This site has been set up by the Burlington School District (Vermont). We are using this site to provide the Burlington community with more information about "Challenges for Change". On these pages we will provide updates about the School Board's process to meet the Voluntary Budget Reduction Targets we received from the Education Commissioner.
The Challenges for Change forum presentation, as well as comments from the Teacher Forum, Student Forum and Community Forum on 11/30 are all posted as attachments. Click on the link to this post (above) and you will see all of the attachments.
The Burlington School Board invites you to share your educational values and priorities as they draft the 2011-2012 budget in the context of our current economy and the state "Challenges for Change" law. Let your commissioner know what educational quality means to you. Commissioners want to hear what is most important to you as they evaluate the choices we face.
View the "Budget Discussion Guide"" (Educational Quality Programs & Services currently provided)
An ad-hoc committee was formed to develop a zero-based budget --- one that identifies the "bare minimum" our schools must provide by law, as a tool from which to develop this year's budget. The board is currently discussing how to create the 2011-2012 budget, in the context of these tough economic times and the Challenges for Change targets. Please review the work of this committee and share your priorities and values with your school commissioners.
Posted Oct 13, 2010, 5:33 PM by Burlington Schools
BackgroundThis year, we face increased budget pressures due to "Challenges for Change." The Vermont Legislature passed a bill (H.792/Act 146) last session calling for voluntary budget reduction targets ...
Posted Oct 13, 2010, 4:57 PM by Burlington Schools
In January, 2010 the board created an ad hoc committee to develop the
budget from scratch. The committee built the budget by costing out the
"bare minimum" that our schools must provide according to state and
federal law. This tool will be used by the board as they evaluate
potential cuts to programs and services to meet the Challenges for