Tri States Public Radio Staff
Will Discuss Graduation Day Note
Mon May 28, 2012
Superintendent to Meet With HS Administration
The Burlington School District is looking into a note left on multiple cars following the recent high school graduation ceremony.
It’s been reported that the note mentioned bullying, intimidation and miscommunication by teachers towards students at the high school.
The signature was from the “Graduating Class of 2012.”
Superintendent Jane Evans says similar concerns were recently raised by a student during a meeting of the School Improvement Advisory Committee.
She plans to meet with the high school administrative team about both incidents.
“(The idea is) to talk about some of the issues raised,” says Evans, “if there are perceptions out there that there are things we need to look at, we certainly want to be proactive about it.”
Evans says the school board has not discussed the note at this time, but she will place it on the agenda for an upcoming meeting if a board member asks her to do so.
She says anyone with concerns about the district should call or visit her or a board member instead of leaving an anonymous note.
It’s unclear, at this time, who left the notes on the vehicles at graduation.
School is out for Burlington’s students, which means construction season can get underway.
Evans says the district’s “to-do” list includes addressing the lighting and replacing a retaining wall at Bracewell Stadium and sanding the gym floor and painting lockers at Burlington High School.
She says James Madison Middle School will also be renovated to allow it to house the alternative school, food service and technology next year.
Evans says the largest project will be the construction of a safe room at Burlington High School. FEMA must still sign off on that project as it is providing a majority of the funding for the shelter.