Before Dec. 10, there were no coronavirus cases in Burlington schools. Since Dec. 10, 20 positive cases have been identified.
After facing pressure from parents and students to return to in-person learning, school district officials are forging ahead on plans to find an alternative high school site.
School Superintendent Tom Flanagan said he hopes in-person learning at Edmunds will start Nov. 18, but is “working collaboratively with the (Burlington teachers union) to agree on the details of this short-term solution.”
At a press conference Wednesday, the Burlington School District and local colleges touted low Covid positivity rates as they reopened during the pandemic.
Just how the district will operate is coming into focus.
‘It’s a huge lift, we need everyone involved, but I do think we can do it,’ new Superintendent Tom Flanagan said to parents Wednesday evening.
Tom Flanagan says the district was considering an “A/B” schedule where students would be physically in classrooms half of the time.
The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance and over 1,000 callers to recent municipal meetings have called for the city to remove police officers from schools.
The Burlington School Board is reconsidering its partnership with the Burlington Police Department amid calls from community members to remove police officers from schools.
Following a misleading communication from the school district, the Burlington mayor shifted his position after expressing support for the program and including it in his budget.
School officials have endorsed the mayor’s desire to keep the officers in schools, though the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance demands otherwise.
Wednesday marked the first day out of school for Burlington students
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said the city was reviewing possible local funds that could help small businesses and workers.
The school board announced that Thomas Flanagan will replace Yaw Obeng as superintendent of the Burlington School District.