The Burlington School District is pleased to announce that both the School Board and the Burlington Education Association have signed the teachers’ contract ratified this past September. With the signing, the contract becomes legal and binding, and teachers will soon begin receiving retroactive pay for raises granted by the contract. The contract also provides teachers with health insurance savings and will help the District support students whose needs are not easily met by traditional models.
“The signing of this contract is great news for all parties,” said District Superintendent Yaw Obeng. “This means we can begin to pay teachers their raises, and can put the process behind us and learn from it.” Obeng mentioned that finalizing the contract will allow the district to focus on presenting the school board with a sustainable budget that the community can support in March.
Obeng said the contract will be available on the district website later this month.
Burlington School District (BSD) is a pre-k-12 public school system of about 4,000 students in Burlington, VT. BSD’s mission is to graduate students who: value different cultures, engage with the community, communicate effectively, think creatively, skillfully solve problems, and achieve at their highest academic, intellectual, and personal potential.