August 18, 2018: Capital Project Update
JUNE UPDATE: In June 2018, the Board of School Commissioners resolved to halt work on any Capital Plans related to the construction of new preschool centers in the district. The Superintendent was asked to bring back another path forward to address space constraints and deferred maintenance; that plan will be presented summer of 2018.
Note: Because of the amount of work needed to be done on BHS, when the 10-year Capital Plan was in development, Burlington High School was purposely left out of the 10-year plan, and a community-driven team was charged with creating a separate plan for that facility. Please visit our BHS Renovations page to see the most recent update.
Overview: On April 10, 2018, our facilities team presented the latest ideas for a plan forward in year two of the District’s 10 Year Capital Plan. The board was presented with an exciting plan that includes upgrades at Hunt and Edmunds. Additionally, BSD’s facilities team put forth their recommendation to move forward with the construction of two new early education centers, one of two options presented to the board in November of 2017.
Check out the entire plan, timeline, and justification here, or look below for specific plans and ways to get involved (and note that this page is being frequently updated!). To see how we got to this point, please find the HISTORY of the Capital Plan towards the bottom of this page.
Note? Looking for information on BHS? Click here.
Frequently Asked Questions and Supporting Documents
Capital Plan Pre-K Project Options (Presented 6/12/18)
Capital Plan Conversation Presentation (From June 5th Capital Plan Presentation Event)
History of Pre-k Project Development (From May 8th board meeting)
Complete Presentation from April (Pre-K enrollment and needs, project timelines and estimates, etc.)
Capital Plan Memo 1 (April 19, 2018)
Capital Plan Memo 2 (April 23, 2018)
Capital Plan Memo 3 (May 1, 2018)
Capital Plan Memo 4 (May 8, 2018)
Capital Plan Memo 5 (May 15, 2018)
Capital Plan Memo 6 (May 22, 2018)
Capital Plan Memo 7 (May 30, 2018)
North End Early Ed Center Plan
Community Engagement Forums
April 19, 6:30 PM
Ward 5 NPA Presentation and Conversation
City Market Community Room
207 Flynn Ave, Burlington
April 25, 6:45 PM
Ward 4 & 7 NPA Presentation and Conversation
The Miller Center
130 Gosse Court
Edmunds Elementary School Staff Meeting
Edmunds Middle School Staff Meeting
Ward 6 NPA
Greek Orthodox Church
600 Willard Street
Date Confirmed, Time and Agenda to be Set
(Presentation in Supporting Documents)
Burlington Design Advisory Board
CP Smith Staff Meeting
Combined EES and EMS PTO Meeting
Edmunds PTO Project Update
May 10, 7:30 AM
Champlain Elementary Regular PTO Meeting
(Broader community welcome to attend May 16 meeting below.)
May 14, 6:00 PM
C.P. Smith PTO Meeting
Champlain Elementary Staff Meeting
Burlington Development Review Board
(For Edmunds renovations, not including driveway which is on hold.)
May 16, 6:00 PM
Champlain Elementary PTO and Community Meeting
June 5, 6-8:00 PM
Capital Plan Conversations
Integrated Arts Academy, 6-8
Click here to learn more.
June 13, 7:00 PM
Ward 1 and 8 NPA Meeting
UVM Medical Center, McClure Lobby Room
(*Free parking in the McClure Garage)
*Ward 2&3 NPA, SA & IAA PTOs, in the process of scheduling.
Community Input/Question Forum
Please note, we’re reading every response. While we may not be able to respond to each and every note, we are doing our best to make sure the community feels heard in this process. Thank you!
On Town Meeting Day in 2017, Burlington residents approved a $19 million infrastructure improvement bond ballot, passing the item by 76.48% of the vote.
The District plans to combine the bond money with money set aside for property maintenance in the budget each year. Those resources will allow for the implementation of a long-term, strategic plan for the property and facilities needs in the District.
The planning of a large capital program has been happening since the spring of 2016 when the District began presenting property needs, assessments and long-term plans to constituents. Implementation of the capital program is underway, and we need your help! Please see below for updates and presentations, as well as ways to learn more and provide input in this ever-evolving process.
Click Here to watch our Capital Planning Video
Burlington Voters Approve $19 Million School Bond, School Budget (March 7, 2017)
Burlington Seeks $19M to Fix Aging Schools- Burlington Free Press Article (2/16/17)
Officials: Burlington High School Needs $27 Million, All Schools Need Combined $65 Million, LocalABC22 (8/16/16)
Presentations and Supporting Documents
History of Pre-k Project Development (May 8, 2018)
FY18 Capital Project Update (April 10, 2018)
Capital Planning Presentation (November 14, 2017)
BSD Capital Planning Presentation (January 10, 2017)
BSD Capital Plan Handout
BSD Capital Planning NPA Presentation
Long Range Facilities Capital Planning Presentation (August 17, 2016)
BSD Long Range Facilities Master Plan (June 14, 2016)
Facility Condition Assessment and Level 1 Energy Audit (April 2016)