South Burlington

South Burlington School Board Oks budget proposal for final vote; declines to put Rebels nickname on ballot

A group of citizens who support retaining the name circulated a petition, garnering 700 signatures, asking the board to hold a vote on the controversial nickname.

Hannah Carpino: Young minds and mental health

May is National Mental Health Awareness month, and May 5 marks Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

Gerry Silverstein: South Burlington’s mascot name change

The administration and the school board must remember that we live in a democracy in which the views of all individuals should be taken into consideration when making important decisions.

Suspect in South Burlington threats is released

Josiah Leach will have to wear a GPS monitor, stay away from the South Burlington schools, have no contact with the people he allegedly threatened, and undergo any recommended counseling.

South Burlington residents call for end to racism

Vicki Garrison, organizer of the event, told the crowd “even people who are causing a lot of pain in the community deserve our forgiveness.”

Prosecutors: South Burlington student admitted sending threat

The government argues Josiah Leach should be kept in jail because, if released, “it is reasonable to believe that, based on his prior behavior, (Leach) would again resort to threats.”

Threats lead to lockdown at South Burlington High School

SOUTH BURLINGTON — South Burlington High School went into lockdown Wednesday after school staff received threatening emails and phone calls this week. Superintendent David Young reported that threats were received Tuesday “through hacked student email accounts at the high school” and “a concerning phone call later in the day.” South Burlington police “identified both as […]

UPDATED: No trespass order lifted for South Burlington man

Harassment charges stemmed from an ongoing debate about the Rebel nickname. Opponents of the name say it is racist because of its link with the Confederacy. The school board voted two months ago to change the name.

UPDATED: No trespass order on South Burlington man lifted

Dan Emmons’ attorney: “He is the wrong ideological persuasion for the South Burlington School District. You can’t throw someone out of the local school district because you don’t like them.”

South Burlington voters turn down $50M budget, again

The school board found $810,814 worth of savings while re-tooling the spending plan.

Evening of Performances to Support South Burlington City Center for the Arts is April 21

News Release — South Burlington City Center for the Arts April 6, 2017 Media Contact: Katie Decker [email protected] PHONE: 716-913-3052 NIGHT AT CITY CENTER Maria from the Sound of Music. Farm to Ballet dancing. Broadway musical hits. Mamma Mia and Peter Pan. And, Agent Nathan Green from House of Cards. What do they all have […]

Workshop to Review Options for Bike/Pedestrian Crossing I-89 at Exit 14

News Release — Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission April 7, 2017 Media Contact: Coralee Holm Public Information Officer (802) 846-4127 [email protected] OPTIONS FOR CROSSING I-89 AT EXIT 14 Workshop to Review Bike/Pedestrian Crossing Improvement Alternatives The results are in! We want to share them with the public and get some input on the possible options. […]

South Burlington reconsiders $50M school budget Thursday

The re-tooled spending plan represents $810,814 worth of reductions from the budget that was rejected on Town Meeting Day, March 7.

South Burlington School Board Statement on Teacher Contract Negotiations

News Release — South Burlington School District April 3, 2017 Contact: [email protected] South Burlington – South Burlington School District School Board issued the following statement today: After nine meetings over four months without significant progress toward a contract, the South Burlington School Board declared impasse on March 17th in its negotiations with the South Burlington […]