New Burlington schools superintendent rolls out 100-day plan

 Tom Flanagan
Tom Flanagan (WCAX)
Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 8:25 AM EDT
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Burlington's new school superintendent hit the ground running, rolling out a 100-day plan for reopening schools in the fall.

The new superintendent, Tom Flanagan, is requiring an equity and race workshop for staffers, town hall meetings for families and a review of the district's special education program.

This fall, school administrators are also considering an "A-B" schedule, where students would attend classes on alternate days to limit large gatherings.

When Burlington students return on Aug. 26, Flanagan says schools will look a lot different to keep students safe.

"We still want to hear more feedback and we still have to develop that plan. But we have to balance developing a plan that's thoughtful with getting that information soon, so they can start planning their lives," Flanagan said.

Flanagan is also putting together a task force to look into whether the district should have school resource officers and how to keep kids safe. But he also says the district doesn't want to lose the funding for those positions which come out of the city budget.