Community Newsletter: Burlington Area School District | A +


These improvements complement other security measures that the district has recently implemented, such as adding more security cameras, ensuring that all exterior doors are on the access system, and improving the circulation around schools.

Therapy dog

Burlington High School has many friendly faces, but it recently added a wagging tail. Tryg, a therapy dog, walks through Burlington High School greeting students and promoting their well-being.

Studies have shown that therapy dogs can reduce stress, decrease anxiety, and increase dopamine and serotonin levels. When students have a positive mindset at school, other elements of the school day fall into place.

Prior to joining the advisory office staff, he completed over 100 hours of supervised training and graduated from the American Kennel Club courses in Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience, and Canine Good Citizen. This fall, he will take a test for his certification and his international therapy dog ​​license.

At the end of the line

COVID-19 has impacted learning and year-to-year financial comparisons. Indeed, some costs were reduced when the plans were canceled, while others increased due to the addition of risk mitigation and virtual learning tools. Federal ESSER funds ultimately helped the Burlington area school district balance its budget.


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