On Friday, September 20th, students across the nation and right here in Vermont will be participating in a “student strike” to raise awareness about climate change. Burlington School District is working to support students in this activism. Students wishing to participate in the teach-in at Main Street Landing and/or the Burlington youth-organized Climate Change Rally at City Hall Park will have their absences considered excused. (Parents should please call their student’s schools to excuse your child’s absence from school.)
Students who do not wish to participate in the strike will also have a chance to focus on climate change during their school day. Our school leaders have encouraged their teachers to focus on climate change. Several schools have planned age-appropriate activities related to climate change and the events of the day.
At BSD, we believe supporting students and teachers in this advances several facets of the Mission of the Burlington School District to graduate students who: Value different cultures; Engage with the community; Communicate Effectively; Think Creatively; Skillfully solve problems; and Achieve at their highest academic, intellectual, and personal potential. Please join us in supporting and commending our student activist leaders on drawing attention to this important matter and helping to create positive change in the community.