• South Burlington School District

    Human Resources Department

  • The South Burlington School District is committed to excellence in education and maintaining an educational vision to inspire all learners to make a difference in the world.

    Our District's Human Resources Department works to develop, implement, and support the processes, policies, and programs that add value to the District. This is to ensure an environment where employees can focus and contribute to the District's educational vision. As a team, we strive to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce committed to our learning community. We have a strong belief in building safe, caring, and healthy work environments, fostering family and community partnerships, utilizing global resources, and inspiring life-long learning. 

    This website provides relevant information and resources regarding the South Burlington School District Hiring Process, Employee Compliance Training, Benefit and Leave Management, Compensation Programs, as well as Professional Development opportunities. 


    • If you are looking to verify employment, please contact the Payroll Coordinator at (802) 652-7051


      Based on current Vermont Department of Health guidance

      Updated 4/2/22


      We are following VTDOH Guidelines


      People with COVID-19 can spread the virus to others. If you test positive for COVID-19, even if you are vaccinated or never have symptoms, isolate as soon as you receive your test result. Isolation means staying home and away from other people – including the people who live with you – for at least 5 days from the date of your positive test.


      Stay home and isolate for 5 days.

      • You can leave your home and return to work after day 5 if your symptoms have improved AND you have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medicine that reduces fevers.

      When you test positive, you may get a call from the Health Department.  If you have questions about this guidance, or if you miss a call from the Health Department, call us at 802-863-7240.


      If you still have symptoms after completing isolation, you might choose to take extra precautions such as wearing a mask, which helps protect you and the people around you from getting or spreading COVID-19.


      1. Notify your close contacts of the positive test results.

      2. Notify the school nurse, Maura Sawtelle in HR and your health care provider of the positive test result. Continue to fill out ruvna daily screenings and absence manager.

      3. Report the positive at-home test results using this link.


      Close contact means being within 6 feet, for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, of someone with COVID-19 while they are contagious. You can be contagious two days before your symptoms began and until you are recovered. For people who haven't had symptoms, you may be contagious two days before you have a positive test.

      Examples of close contact

      If you are a close contact or think you had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, follow the guidance below. This guidance does not apply to health care workers

      Are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines  If you develop symptoms at any time, get tested. 


      Are NOT up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines or are not vaccinated
      • No earlier than day 4, take two antigen tests 24 hours apart (or longer) OR
      • On or after day 5 take a PCR or LAMP test

        If you develop symptoms at any time, get tested. 

      Up to Date means you:

      • Had your booster shot OR
      • Completed your Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series within the last 5 months  OR
      • Completed your Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last 2 months

      Find a free COVID-19 test


      If you are a close contact, you might choose to take extra precautions such as wearing a mask, which helps protect you and the people around you from getting or spreading COVID-19. 

      If someone you live with tests positive and you are not vaccinated or up to date on your vaccines, you may choose to get tested after their positive test and again every 2 to 3 days during their isolation.

      1. If you test positive, follow the guidance above “If you have a positive test.”

      2. If you develop symptoms at any time, get a test and isolate yourself from others, until you receive your test results.
  • Contact Us:

    Karen Dantzscher, HR Director  

    Karen Dantzscher, HR Director

    EMAIL: kdantzscher@sbschools.net   PHONE: (802) 652-7256

    Maura Sawtelle, HR/Benefit Specialist

    Maura Sawtelle, Benefit Specialist     

    EMAIL: msawtelle@sbschools.net   PHONE: (802) 652-7136   Confidential FAX: (802) 652-7150