Burlington schools

Burlington School Board declares contract talks impasse

Declaring an impasse will allow the two sides to bring in a mediator and factfinder to help broker a new contract

Tony Redington: The Burlington schools challenge remains

The legacy of this current board will be their failure to address the economic and academic issues across the district.

Burlington School Commissioners Call for Community Input on Facilities Plan

News Release — Burlington Board of School Commissioners June 29, 2016 Media Contact: Mark Porter Chair, Burlington Board of School Commissioners [email protected] Burlington, Vermont — Our school facilities are aging and it is crucial that we ensure that our facilities are both safe and able to support a high-quality education for all Burlington students. Several […]

Burlington Board of School Commissioners Pre-Mediation Statement

News Release — Burlington Board of School Commissioners March 22, 2016 Media Contact: Mark Porter Chair, Burlington Board of School Commissioners [email protected] Burlington, Vermont — On Wednesday, March 23rd, the Board will meet with the Burlington Education Association (the teachers’ union) and a federal mediator in an effort to resolve the issues that led to […]

Burlington school board to vote on harassment, bullying policy

Burlington’s interim Schools Superintendent Howard Smith said that the new policy documents will hopefully ensure “a consistent set of procedures for investigating incidents.”

Burlington names finalists for superintendent

Last night, the Ad Hoc Superintendent Search Committee of the Burlington School Board identified two finalists for the position of permanent Superintendent for the Burlington School District.

Burlington School Board selects Howard Smith to lead city schools

The Burlington School Board of Commissioners announced today that it has selected Dr. Howard Smith to be the Interim Superintendent of Burlington Schools.

Free summer meals in Burlington for all kids 18 and under

Beginning today, BREAKFAST and LUNCH will be provided at no charge to kids 18 and under at a variety of Burlington Schools and other locations.

Burlington Schools release 2013 Strategic Plan for Equity and Excellence

Delivering on a promise made to the community last spring, the Burlington Schools released its 2013 Strategic Plan today to specifically and thoroughly address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in the schools.

Partnership for Change invites community participation in reshaping Burlington and Winooski schools

The Partnership for Change, a non-profit organization that is helping to remodel the public education systems in Winooski and Burlington, is offering several opportunities for the community to learn about what’s happening in the schools and contribute their ideas for ensuring that our young people receive a world-class education.

New ‘Director of Equity’ to tackle discrimination issues in Burlington schools

Henri Sparks: “The greatest thing that we have within our school district is the diversity, because not only students of color learn and benefit from it, white students do as well…. that’s all part of education.”

Digger Tidbits: Shumlin, realtors at impasse over road provision; Video on equity and race in Burlington schools

Sen. White said while road maintenance hasn’t held up private home mortgages, it has had an impact on public housing projects.

Wright endorsed by police despite no vote on 2-cent tax hike for public safety; Progressives pass on mayoral race

Without more revenue Mayor Kiss says Burlington faces cuts in public safety. But the City Council has decided not to place a tax increase on the ballot, and two mayoral hopefuls agree.