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January 23, 2015

The Ad Hoc Superintendent Search Committee and the Superintendent Search Advisory Committee are happy to announce that finalists will be coming to Burlington next week to meet and be interviewed by students, staff, and community members as follows:

 

Thursday, January 29, 6:30 p.m., Hunt Middle School: Community Members

 

Friday, January 30, 1:30 p.m., Burlington High School: Students; The Student Consultancy Seminar at BHS is working with the Board to plan the interview, and principals from all schools have been invited to send student delegations.

 

Friday, January 30, 3:30 p.m., Hunt Middle School: Burlington School District Staff Members; Staff should contact Brian Cina to submit questions, volunteer to read questions, or help with the planning. Ideally, every Burlington School will have representatives at the interview.
 

Click here to view Joyce Mundy's resume. 
Click here to view Yaw Obeng's resume.

Questions? Input? Contact Brian Cina at bcina@bsdvt.org


Burlington School District Announcements
Burlington Names Finalists for Superintendent
January 27, 2015

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. Joyce Mundy, currently the Superintendent of the Centennial School District in Warminster, Pennsylvania and Yaw Obeng, a Superintendent in Halton District School Board in Burlington, Ontario have been invited to Burlington for a final series of interviews this Thursday and Friday, January 29-30. We are pleased to announce that both candidates accepted their invitations.

Click here to read the full Press Release.
FY16 Budget - Updated Board Proposal
January 20, 2015

School Commissioners have adopted a proposed budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that represents a 1.75% increase over the budget approved by the voters for the current year. The historically low rate of growth was the byproduct of a different approach to building a budget. This approach avoided crafting a budget on the basis of existing spending patterns whenever possible, and instead focused on student needs and District resources.

Click here for more information on the proposed budget and the new approach to creating it.
January 19, 2015
North Avenue News - January Superintendent's Column
January 15, 2015

*Greetings from Interim Superintendent Howard Smith!

As we enter the new year, a reflection on our schools, staff, and students...
 
Burlington Schools serve nearly 4,000 students, pre-k to grade 12, across 10 campuses. Our mission is to prepare all students for success in college, careers, and citizenship through access to challenging core academic instruction, enriched arts, math, sciences, and wellness experiences, and opportunities to develop 21st Century skills. 
 
Our teachers have some of the finest training and skills and are well prepared to focus on the basic skills as well as enrichment opportunities for our students. Burlington students are also fortunate to have an array of options in the arts, music, drama, and athletics, as well as a comprehensive afterschool program available to all students. We enjoy and appreciate greatly the support of parents, partners, and community members.

Click here to read the full column.
Interested in Running for School Board Commissioner?
January 14, 2015
 
Election Day is March 3, 2015

1. Determine which Ward or District you represent 

2. Visit http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CT/Elections to print out the Consent of Candidate for your Ward or District 

3. Collect a minimum of 30 signatures from voters registered in the Ward or District you represent 

4. Turn in your completed Consent of Candidate with signatures to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 149 Church Street in Burlington by 5PM on Monday, January 26 to ensure your name is on the official ballot

 
Need more information, have questions, looking for support? CLICK HERE

​Vermonter of the Year: Hal Colston
December 31, 2014 (excerpted from The Burlington Free Press)
 
“For his years of service to the community in the name of social and economic justice, the Burlington Free Press editorial board names Hal Colston 2014 Vermonter of the Year.
 
Colston is best known as the founder of Good News Garage, the nonprofit that fixes donated vehicles for low-income people. He was instrumental in forcing Vermont to confront the issue of   racial profiling by the police.
 
Today, Colston is engaged in what is perhaps his biggest challenge to date. He serves as director of Partnership for Change, a collaboration between the Burlington and Winooski school districts. The mission is to re-imagine public education to better prepare students from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds to succeed in school, in their careers and as members of their communities.
 
For his steady faith in the ability of each person to make a difference, and putting that faith to work in the service of his community, Hal Colston is the 2014 Vermonter of the Year.”
BSD Staff Present at Arts Education Summit
December 30, 2014
 
In early Fall, Judy Klima (IAA Arts Coach) and Victor Prussack (BSD Magnet Schools Coordinator) presented on best practices in arts education at the Envisioning Arts Education in Vermont Summit, held in Montpelier.

The Vermont Arts Council hosted this conversation about the future of arts education in Vermont, which included 100 leaders in the arts, education, and business communities. The goal of the summit was to identify a series of priorities and strategies to ensure that Vermont students have the opportunity to develop their creative abilities and critical thinking. 
 
More information at www.vtartsed.org/about.

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