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Commitment to Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students
February 23, 2017

The Burlington School District fosters and promotes a welcoming environment for all learners, staff and members of the community.  


The District follows the “Vermont Agency of Education Continuing Best Practices Regarding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students,” which are not dependent upon actions at the Federal level. Among these practices, bathroom choice throughout the District is determined by a student’s self-designated gender identity. The District has also established gender neutral bathroom spaces where possible.


“Everyone belongs and is welcome in our educational community,” said Superintendent Yaw Obeng. “The District has worked hard to build a culture that is focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. Our work will continue to cultivate an environment where differences are valued and celebrated.”

Negotiations Update
January 24, 2017

Click here to read the 1/24/17 Press Release.

Click here to review the Negotiations Timeline.
Burlington School District Announcements
Middle Schools Awarded $40,000 from Verizon Innovative Learning for Makerspaces
February 23, 2017

Lyman C. Hunt and Edmunds Middle Schools have been awarded grants from Verizon Innovative Learning for $20,000 each, for the creation of makerspaces at their respective schools. Schools nationwide applied for the grant, which will be used to design a space where people can go to create, invent and learn in a do-it-yourself and hands-on setting.

Hunt’s three “Maker Champions” - Tech-Integrationist Val Lodish, Social Studies Teacher Charles Dabritz and Afterschool Site Director Rebecca Reese - and EMS’s three “Maker Champions” - Tech-Integrationist Brent Truchon, STEM Teacher Matt Chandler and Design and Tech Education Teacher Eric Schoembs - will participate in two days of STEAM-focused professional development and lead the setup and launch of the Maker Lab (Hunt) and the CnC Lab (Edmunds).

FY18 Burlington School Budget and Bond CCTV Center for Media & Democracy Presentation with Superintendent Yaw Obeng
February 21, 2017
Junior Iron Chef Team Visits Our Studio
February 16, 2017
(myChamplainValley.com, 2/8/17)

Click on the image to watch the videos.

Exciting Event for Families, Students and the Larger Burlington Community

February 13, 2017

The award-winning film SCREENAGERS will be shown at the Burlington High School Auditorium on Wednesday, February 15 at 5:30PM. It is FREE and open to all.

This film is being shown around the country and sparking some great conversation among communities (http://www.screenagersmovie.com/trailer/). It is a topic that touches so many of us — let’s learn about ways for children and families in Burlington to achieve a healthier balance with their use of technology.

Please contact Kate Larson (kate.larson@mac.com) for more information.

Partnership for Change: Education Equity in Action
February 13, 2017

Partnership for Change Executive Director Hal Colston speaks with
 Alyssa Church-Smith, Edmunds Middle School After School
Coordinator, and Binti Malawia, 9th Grader at Burlington High School
 and EMS After School Youth Staff.

For more information: www.partnershipvt.org.


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