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Plank resigns as Superintendent of Burlington Area School District effective June 30

BURLINGTON — Dr. Stephen Plank, the superintendent of Burlington Area School District, recently submitted a letter of resignation to the BASD school board.  Dr. Stephen Plank – Plank served four years in Burlington, however, he is now accepting a position as the Principal of Wauwatosa East High School. In addition, he will begin a term […]

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Levonian named principal at Burlington High School; effective July 1

BURLINGTON — Amy Levonian has officially been named the new principal of Burlington High School (BHS), 400 McCanna Parkway, part of the Burlington Area School District (BASD). Levonian started with the BHS faculty in July 2022 as assistant principal, moving on to serve as the interim principal since January 2023. She will now shed the […]

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Artwork from Black History Month contest on display at The Coffee House at Chesnut & Pine until April 15

BURLINGTON — The Burlington Coalition for Dismantling Racism (BCDR) and the Burlington Area School District (BASD) partnered during Black History Month to offer local area students the opportunity to participate in an art and essay contest. A team of representatives from Burlington Coalition for Dismantling Racism, the Burlington Area School District, and the City of […]

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Burlington Area School District announces board seat vacancy, application deadline is March 3

BURLINGTON — Per policy 0142.5 the Board of Education of the Burlington Area School District (BASD) announces a vacant seat due to the resignation of Kevin Bird. Bird submitted his resignation due to relocating outside of the District on Tuesday, February 14. The Burlington Area School District wishes to express our deepest gratitude to Mr. […]

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Burlington Area School District launches 4k-12 virtual charter school, awaiting approval from DPI

Virtual charter school awaits approval from DPI BURLINGTON—The Burlington Area School District (BASD) is launching its first virtual charter school. The district received approval from the school board allowing the district to go forward and open Wisconsin Connect Charter School (WisCo). The new virtual charter school will focus on educating students in grades 4K-12. Charter schools are […]

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Burlington Area School District moves forward with operating referendum on April 4

BURLINGTON—The Burlington Area School District (BASD) school board has approved placing an operating referendum on the April 4 ballot. The Burlington Area School District operating referendum asks residents to support exceeding the current revenue limit by $8 million a year for three years. Funds would be used for general operating expenses. BASD’s 2022-2023 general operating […]

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Teen Voice program gives Burlington students inside look at local government

BURLINGTON — The Burlington Area School District and the City of Burlington have once again collaborated to include teens in leadership roles through the Teen Voice program. The Teen Voice program has operated for more than 10 years in the City of Burlington and allows Burlington area students an opportunity to gain a better understanding […]

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Burlington Area School District in noncompliance of discrimination policies says Department of Public Instruction

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) declared that the Burlington Area School District (BASD) failed to comply and adhere to the district’s own discrimination policy. The ruling came following an event that displayed a racially hostile environment in September of 2021. The incident involved Burlington High School football players who were caught using racial slurs […]

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Burlington area school aide charged with inappropriately touching students

A school aide with the Burlington Area School District who has been in his position for 15 years was arrested Tuesday for allegedly inappropriately touching students. Daniel Powers was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with three felony counts of repeated sexual assault of a child. If convicted, he faces the rest of his […]

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