Monday, March 13, 2017

Hunt Middle School PTO Blog - March 12. 2017

Approved Ballot Items Set Tone for the Future of the Burlington School District

The District’s Fiscal Year ‘18 budget and $19 million infrastructure improvement bond ballot items both passed by significant margins on Town Meeting Day.

Unofficial results released by the Burlington City Clerk’s Office show that the budget was approved by 3,905 - 2,717 votes and the bond passed by a 5,047 - 1,552 margin.

“The budget and bond were both thoughtfully developed by the School Board to meet the needs of students as we look to the future,” Superintendent Yaw Obeng said. “I want to thank the voters of Burlington for supporting the vision of the District, and I look forward to sharing our accomplishments in the coming year.”

The approved bond will be part of a new capital improvement fund to address deferred maintenance items in schools throughout the District. Implementation planning for this capital program will begin in the coming months.

Student Support Services Parent Forum

Substance Abuse and Addiction: 
Impact on Child Development and Education 

Join Jackie Corbally, Opiate Policy Coordinator and Laura Nugent, Student Support Director for this discussion that will cover the impact substance abuse and addiction has on child development and education. 

Sustainability Academy
123 North Street, Burlington, VT
Thursday, March 23 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

ALL are invited to the Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction
Saturday, March 25th from 
8:30 am to 11:30 am

This event is sponsored by the Hunt Middle School PTO. Mark your calendars now! Prices for admission still to be determined, but will be reasonable & no one will be turned away due to ability to pay.

We'd welcome help! If you are interested in helping with cooking, welcoming guests, set-up, clean-up, serving, communications, or silent auction, please email Helen Rock at or call/text 802-999-7574.

If you have items to donate to the silent auction, please email Rebecca Padnos at  

Thank you for your support!
Helen Rock, Event Chair