Demonstrators calling for anti-racism to be included in the Burlington Area School District's policies and curriculums shut down the School Board's meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, when the School Board didn't immiediately take up the anti-racism proposal following nearly an hour of public comment. Here's what happened before, during and after the meeting was shut down and the School Board left Karcher Middle School's library before half of the meeting's agenda was exhausted.
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A Burlington Area School Board meeting ended Monday night with chanting, arguments, School Board members walking away and a police presence.
The Burlington Area School Board held a special virtual meeting earlier today to move forward with a proposed anti-racism policy, setting up a possible vote on formal adoption at the board's next meeting.
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