Talks are still ongoing. The school District will update the community regarding school tomorrow as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Update: Monday, September 18th
There will be no school on Tuesday, September 19th due to the teachers’ strike.
To provide better access for students, the District is delivering meals to city neighborhoods during the strike. Please note, meals will still be available at J.J. Flynn Elementary School and Burlington High School from 11 AM – 12PM, but these are the only school sites where meal distribution will take place.
The District would like to thank our community partners King Street Center, Burlington Parks & Recreation, Burlington Housing Authority and Champlain Housing Trust for this collaborative effort to deliver meals to our students. Meals will be distributed from a School District or partner organization van at each site. Meals are free and available to anyone 18 or younger at any site.
Meal Delivery Schedule Tuesday, September 19th (arrival times are approximate and subject to change).
J.J. Flynn and Burlington High School open for lunch from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Franklin Square at 11:00 AM
Riverside Apartments at 11:00 AM
Roosevelt Park at 11:45 AM
Salmon Run Apartments at 11:45 AM
Bobbin Mill Apartments at 12:00 PM
Lakeside at 12:15 PM
South Meadow at 12:45 PM
For current updates on negotiations please go to the School Boards Negotiations Page here.
This letter is to update you on the Burlington School District’s plan during the current teachers’ strike. Extracurricular activities, like athletics, can occur during the strike, and those will be communicated separately. Notification will be sent using all District outreach vehicles to update you on school closings (connect 5 mass communication system, District website, official District social media outlets). This will be announced on television and the radio as well. After school programs are cancelled. For site specific community activities scheduled, separate notifications will be sent on their status. The District will continue to update parents on the progress of the strike. Meals will be available to students, please refer to our daily updates on this post for the most up to date information.
Your children may have some questions about the strike. Here are some suggestions to help them understand why school has been cancelled.
Why is there no school?
The Burlington School Board and teachers are having a disagreement about how best to serve students. Both care very much about students. Teachers have decided to strike.
What is a strike?
A strike is a legal right not to work if employees disagree with their work conditions.
How long will it last?
We don’t know. Adults are working to keep the strike as short as possible so students can go back to school.
When can we go back to school?
When the teachers and the board are able to come to an agreement.
Updates on the strike will be available at the Burlington School District website.
Elementary parents/guardians can also access educational resources on your school website under Educational Supports. Here are general resources for all age groups:
Yaw Obeng, Superintendent of Burlington Schools