|Burgard Vocational High School|
| Burgard Vocational High School|
Humanity, Integrity, Scholarship
| 400 Kensington Avenue|
Buffalo, New York, Erie County, 14214
|Coordinates||Coordinates: 42.55-44.14-North 78-50-10.61-West|
|Type||Public, Coeducational, Vocational school|
|School district||Buffalo Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Amber M. Dixon (interim)|
|Principal||Brian M. Wiesinger|
|Assistant principals|| Andre D. Thomas|
Lorenda D. Williams
|Hours in school day||7|
|Campus size||5 Acres|
|Athletics||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball|
|Administrative Aide||Michael O. Payton|
Burgard Vocational High School is a vocational high school located in Buffalo, New York, USA. It holds about 800 students from Grades 9 - 12 and teaches according to the Board of Regents. The current Principal is Mr. Brian Wiesinger, and the current Assistant Principals are Mr. Andre Thomas and Ms. Lorenda Williams.
Burgard offers Regents level courses as required by New York State. Burgard's curriculum includes a career and technical component in classes such as Automotive Repair Technology, Virtual Enterprise, Welding, Computer-aided design & CAM Robotics, and Building Management.
2010 controversy Edit
In 2010, Burgard was placed on New York State's list of consistently low-achieving high schools in the state. The school's current graduation rate is 44%, below state standards, and saw a drop in on test scores on Regents exams in all subject areas except Earth science New state requirements state that schools on the list that do not show improvement must either convert to a charter school, replace the building principal and at least 50% of its staff, create incentive pay for high-performing staff and implement staff development for teachers that do not, or close entirely. Superintendent James Williams initially announced that he would keep Principal Florence Schmiert-Krieter in place at Burgard despite the fact that doing so would cost the school and district federal funds, approximately two million dollars per year for three years. Following a visit by the state education department, Williams announced that he would remove Krieter as well as the principals at two other Buffalo high schools, with the changes taking effect October 15, 2010. Around that time, it was announced that Burgard had failed to meet the requirements for those grants, and would not receive that funding.
|Period Number/Activity||Beginning Bell||End Bell|
* For students with 1st Lunch & For students with 2nd Lunch ^ For students with 3rd Lunch
The school was founded in 1910 as a combined printing class between Public School #5 and Public School #44 on Elm Street in Buffalo. In 1914, it became known as the Elm Technical School. A $1,000,000 construction project was begun to construct a new facility for the school, with the land being donated by Henry P. Burgard.
In 2009, a renovation was completed on the school that expanded the main office and created new science and computer labs, technology shops, and renovation to the automobile shops. Locker rooms were also expanded.
Selected former principals Edit
Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses
- Mr. William B. Kamprath–1914-1953. (Principal - Elm Vocational School, retired)
- Mr. Joseph F. Crotty–1953-1970 (Vice Principal - Burgard Vocational High School, passed away)
- Mr. J. Patrick Curry–1970-1984 (Vice Principal - Seneca Vocational High School, retired)
- Mr. James F. Harmon–1984-1986 (Principal - McKinley Vocational High School, retired)
- Mr. John J. Mattimore–1986-1988 (Principal - South Park High School, retired)
- Mr. Rocco A. Lamparelli–1988-1990 (Supervising Principal - Buffalo Public Schools' Secondary Schools, retired)
- Mr. Thomas P. Kopera–1990-2002 (Vice Principal - Lafayette High School, retired)
- Mr. James J. Pautler–2002-2006 (Vice Principal - Kensington High School, assigned to Buffalo Public Schools' Office of Shared Accountability)
- Mr. Carlos J. Villarroel [interim]–2006-2007 (Vice Principal - Burgard High School, named Assistant Principal of Frank A. Sedita Academy)
- Mrs. Florence S. Krieter–2007-2010 (Interim Assistant Principal - Burgard High School, assigned to Buffalo Schools' Department of School Turnarounds)
- Ms. Genelle E. Morris-Adams–2010 [interim] (Director of Data Analysis - Buffalo Public Schools, returned to District Office)
Selected former assistant principals Edit
Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses
- Mr. Laverne H. Engel–1932-1937
- Mr. Joseph M. Crotty–1948-1953 (unknown, named Principal of Burgard Vocational High School)
- Dr. William Sharp–?-1962
- Mr. Archie Rouselle–1962-1972? (Teacher - McKinley Vocational High School, unknown)
- Mr. Thomas F. Cosgrove [interim]–1969-1970 (Math teacher - Burgard High School, returned to teaching)
- Mr. Salvatore Sedita
- Mr. Jack L. Miligore (Guidance Counselor - Burgard High School, unknown)
- Mr. Joseph T. Schmidle (unknown, named Director of Manpower Development for Buffalo Public Schools Board of Education)
- Mr. Don Brusky [interim]–1989-1990
- Mr. Thomas Aquino–1990-? (Deputy Youth Director - City of Buffalo, named Supervisor of Personnel/Teacher Aides for Buffalo City Schools)
- Mr. Leonard J. Carfley–?-1993
- Mrs. Aloma D. Johnson
- Mrs. Mary A. Craig–?-2003 (Unknown, named Assistant Principal of Grover Cleveland High School)
- Mr. Carlos Villarroel–2003-2006 (Assistant Principal - Grover Cleveland High School, named Interim Principal of Burgard High School)
- Mrs. Denise E. Clarke–2003-2005 (ESL Teacher - Burgard High School, named Assistant Principal of Frederick Law Olmstead)
- Mrs. Florence Schmiert Krieter [interim]–2006-2007 (Social Studies Teacher - Burgard High School, named Interim Principal of Burgard High School)
- Mr. Bert L. Stevenson–2007-2008 (Director of Special Services - Buffalo Public Schools, named Assistant Principal of Bennett High School)
- Dr. Barbara J. Carson-Jones–2008-2010 (Principal - Seneca Vocational High School, retired)
Selected former administrators Edit
|1958-1959||Joe Crotty||Bill Sharp|
|1959-1960||Joe Crotty||Bill Sharp|
|1960-1961||Joe Crotty||Bill Sharp|
|1961-1962||Joe Crotty||Bill Sharp|
|1962-1963||Joe Crotty||Archie Rouselle|
|1963-1964||Joe Crotty||Archie Rouselle|
|1964-1965||Joe Crotty||Archie Rouselle|
|1965-1966||Joe Crotty||Archie Rouselle|
|1967-1968||Joe Crotty||Archie Rouselle|
|1969-1970||Joseph Mench||Joe Crotty||Archie Rouselle||Tom Cosgrove|
|1970-1971||Joseph Mench||Pat Curry||Archie Rouselle|
|1971-1972||Joseph Mench||Pat Curry||Archie Rouselle|
|1972-1973||Joseph Mench||Pat Curry|
|1973-1974||Joseph Mench||Pat Curry|
|1974-1975||Joseph Mench||Pat Curry|
|1975-1976||Eugene Reville||Pat Curry|
|1976-1977||Eugene Reville||Pat Curry|
|1977-1978||Eugene Reville||Pat Curry|
|1978-1979||Eugene Reville||Pat Curry|
|1979-1980||Eugene Reville||Pat Curry|
|1980-1981||Eugine Reville||Pat Curry|
|1981-1982||Eugene Reville||Pat Curry|
|1982-1983||Eugene Reville||Pat Curry|
|1983-1984||Eugene Reville||Pat Curry|
|1984-1985||Eugene Reville||Jim Harmon|
|1985-1986||Eugene Reville||Jim Harmon|
|1986-1987||Eugene Reville||John Mattimore|
|1987-1988||Eugene Reville||John Mattimore|
|1989-1990||Eugene Reville||Rocco Lamparelli|
|1990-1991||Alfred Thompson||Tom Kopera|
|1991-1992||Alfred Thompson||Tom Kopera||Leo Carfley|
|1992-1993||Alfred Thompson||Tom Kopera||Leo Carfley|
|1993-1994||Alfred Thompson||Tom Kopera||Aloma Johnson|
|1994-1995||Alfred Thompson||Tom Kopera||Aloma Johnson|
|1995-1996||Alfred Thompson||Tom Kopera||Aloma Johnson|
|1996-1997||Jim Harris||Tom Kopera||Aloma Johnson|
|1997-1998||Jim Harris||Tom Kopera||Aloma Johnson|
|1998-1999||Jim Harris||Tom Kopera||Aloma Johnson|
|1999-2000||Jim Harris||Tom Kopera||Mary Craig|
|2000-2001||Marion Canedo||Tom Kopera||Mary Craig|
|2001-2002||Marion Canedo||Tom Kopera||Mary Craig|
|2002-2003||Marion Canedo||Jim Paulter||Mary Craig|
|2003-2004||Marion Canedo||Jim Pautler||Carlos Villaroel||Denise Clarke*|
|2004-2005||Yvonne Hargrave*||Jim Pautler||Carlos Villaroel||Denise Clarke|
|2005-2006||James Williams||Jim Pautler||Carlos Villaroel|
|2006-2007||James Williams||Carlos Villaroel*||Florence Krieter*|
|2007-2008||James Williams||Florence Krieter||Bert Stevenson|
|2008-2009||James Williams||Florence Krieter||Barb Jones|
|2009-2010||James Williams||Florence Krieter||Barb Jones|
|2010-2011||James Williams||Morris*/Wiesinger||Andre Thomas||Lorenda Williams|
|2011-2012||Amber Dixon*||Brian Wiesinger||Andre Thomas||Lorenda Williams|
*Denotes interim appointment
Notable alumni Edit
- Andre Coleman–Canadian Football League defensive lineman of the Edmonton Eskimos
- Brian C. Davis–Member of Buffalo, NY City Council
- ↑ Buffalo Public Schools. Retrieved September 19, 2010, from Burgard Public Schools: Burgard High School 301
- ↑ Burgard virtual tour. (2009). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.buffaloschools.org//videos.cfm?vID=2043
- ↑ Jones, M. H. (2010). New York State Education Department Joint Intervention Team (JIT) Review: The Written Report. Albany: New York State Education Department.
- ↑ Simon, P. (2010, January 22). 7 Buffalo schools on state list face reforms. The Buffalo News.
- ↑ Pasiack, M. B. (2010, July 25). Williams will keep principals at three failing schools. The Buffalo News.
- ↑ Pasiack, M. B. (2010, August 17). Profile: Burgard Vocational High School. The Buffalo News.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Pasiack, M. B. (2010, October 3). Rumore to OK grant application. The Buffalo News .
- ↑ Pasiack, M. B. (2010, October 19). Ways To Say Goodbye. The Buffalo News
- ↑ Pasiack, M. B. (2010, October 19). State OKs grant for 4 schools. The Buffalo News.
- ↑ LaChiusa, C. Burgard Vocational HS Retrieved September 19, 2010, from Buffalo Architectural History.
- ↑ Ramtech Engineers. (Ramtech Engineers - Projects - Buffalo Public Schools - Burgard High School. Burgard High School Retrieved September 9, 2010, from Ramtech Engineers:
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 "Truck and Bus". (2006, August 14). Retrieved September 19, 2010, from Karl R. Joser Photos: Burgard High School Photo
- ↑ J. PATRICK CURRY, RETIRED BURGARD PRINCIPAL. (1994, December 29). The Buffalo News.
- ↑ John J. Mattimore, Principal in Buffalo schools . (2011, May 2). The Buffalo News
- ↑ Mills, R. P. (2002). The New York State School Report Card for Burgard Vocational High School in Buffalo City School District. Albany: New York State Department Of Education.
- ↑ Mills, R. P. (2006). New York State School Report Card Comprehensive Information Report. Albany: New York State Department Of Education.
- ↑ Pasiack, M. B. (2010, November 12). Principals shifted to positions on central staff. The Buffalo News .
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Buffalo Public Schools. (n.d.). Retrieved September 9, 2010, from Buffalo Public Schools: Buffalo Public Schools - Burgard.
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Herod-Zak, R. (2005). 09-14-05 Administrative Board Changes - Special Meeting. Board of Education Special Meeting September 14, 2005 (p. 1). Buffalo: Buffalo Public Schools.
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Sommer, M. (2008, August 14). 32 administrative changes approved. The Buffalo News.
- ↑ Pasiack, M. B. (2010, July 22). Buffalo Faces Teacher Retirement Exodus. The Buffalo News.
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