Burlington Teachers Expected to Return to Picket Line

There will be no school again on Monday in Vermont's largest city due to teachers being back on the picket line.

About 400 members of the Burlington Education Association went on strike Thursday. Teachers say the issue is scheduling time for teachers to prepare outside the classroom and to work one-on-one with students. The school board says teachers made new, unexpected demands at the last minute.

On Saturday, school officials said there would be a change in meal distribution on Monday for the district's students.

In partnership with the King Street Center, Burlington Parks & Recreation, Burlington Housing Authority and Champlain Housing Trust, meals will be delivered to city neighborhoods as follows:

  • Bobbin Mill 11-11:30 a.m.
  • South Meadow 11:30-12 p.m.
  • Franklin Square 11-12 p.m.
  • Riverside 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Roosevelt Park 11:30-12 p.m.
  • Salmon Run 12-12:30 p.m.

J.J. Flynn and Burlington High School will be open for lunch from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The school district has about 4,000 students.

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