More than a dozen possible sites identified for Burlington High School

Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 11:31 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington High School will be holding classes in the revamped Macy’s department store this year, but the process to build a new high school and technical center is continuing.

The Burlington School Board on Tuesday will hear more about 12 to 15 potential sites and then narrow the list down to around five to be presented to the public in a couple of weeks.

Superintendent Tom Flanagan says he wants to be as aggressive with the timeline as possible to hopefully get students into a new building by August 2025.

“We wanted to cast the net wide and make sure we are not leaving any stone unturned and so we are just looking at everything that’s possible there are some at the top that I think are going to be very viable I definitely feel confident we have some sites in the mix that are going to be good for our new high school,” Flanagan said.

Students and staff abandoned the former Burlington High School building during the first week of school last fall after PCB contamination was discovered in the building. It will cost $20 million to demolish the old school and decontaminate the site.

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