Posted on November 16, 2020

Burlington School District Raises Black Lives Matter Flags at All Schools

Dana Casullo, My Champlain Valley, November 13, 2020

Black Lives Matter flags are being raised at Burlington Public Schools, as a commitment to stand for equality and to reject racism and discrimination. All of the students have one message in common, that Black Lives Matter.

{snip} At C.P. Smith Elementary school students shared anti-racist commitments they wrote.


Superintendent of Burlington schools, Tom Flanagan said it was important to raise the flags.

“We have systemic racism in our nation and this is a way to publicly show, for me as a white man to publicly show my support for people of color and to show that I stand with them,” Flanagan said.

The schools are putting an emphasis on learning anti-racism at a young age.