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Burlington School Board approves existing site for new high school

The future home of the Burlington High School may not be going that far after all.
Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 6:47 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Burlington School Board has unanimously approved the north side of Institute Road off North Avenue as the future home of the city’s high school.

That’s the site of the old high school. It closed to students in September 2020 after potentially cancer-causing PCBs were found, and the students were moved to the old Macy’s building in downtown Burlington.

On Tuesday night, the Burlington School Board unanimously approved the existing Institute Road site for Burlington High School. The new tech center would be built at the old site, as well.

But it’s not a done deal; voters will have to approve the plan. School board members say the goal is to have it on next year’s November ballot.

Officials hope the new school can be ready for students by the fall of 2025.

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