New Burlington Middle School On Track
A new middle school in Burlington is nearing completion. Karcher Middle School is on schedule to open in Fall 2021. The middle school is expected to change the Burlington School District. It was part of a November 2018 referendum to allow funds to replace the aging existing facility, which is more than 90 years old. Work began in October 2019 and completion is expected to be completed in Fall 2021 at the location at 225 Robert Street. The school will serve 6-8 grades, which will allow the district to reorganize the five elementary schools in the districts to Pre-K through 5th grade. It will also relieve congestion at the schools and allow for a smoother transition from elementary school to middle. The building built in 1924 will be demolished upon completion of the new building.It previously served as the high school until 2000, when it was moved to a new location.