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District News and Announcements

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Free Concert! 
The U.S. Coast Guard Band will provide our community with a free public performance at Glastonbury High School on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm. This concert is hosted by the district's Music Department and funded through the generous support of our parent organization, Friends for Music. The concert will include a broad spectrum of music styles and will run for approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Please click here to learn more and to obtain free tickets by mail. We hope you can join us for this special event!

Our Board of Education—Three Board of Education members were sworn in on November 27. Rosemary Coggeshall and Douglas C. Foyle were re-elected to the Board this year and David Peniston, Jr. is a newly elected Board member. They join Jeremy Grieveson, Susan Karp, Chittaranjan Sahay, Lillian Tanski and Julie Thompson on the Board.
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(Left to right) Lillian Tanski, Chittaranjan Sahay, David Peniston, Susan Karp, Douglas Foyle, Julie Thompson, Rosemary Coggeshall, and Jeremy Grieveson.

BOE Column—The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: Honoring Our Veterans. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Improved Softball ComplexWork was recently completed on a new and improved softball complex at Glastonbury High School, thanks to a productive partnership of town and volunteer organizations. The Glastonbury Public Schools Athletic Department worked with Glastonbury Parks and Recreation, Glastonbury Little League, the Glastonbury Girls Softball Association, and the Glastonbury Rotary Club to enhance the high school field and dugouts. These groups contributed their vision, fundraising efforts, and labor (over 300 hours donated by the Rotary Club). We are so grateful for everyone's commitment to this project. We look forward to further improvements as well, which include plans for fencing and a press box.

BOE Budget WorkshopsThe Board of Education welcomes and encourages citizen input as it proceeds through the process for developing the education budget for the 2018-19 school year. The Board invites all citizens to attend education budget workshops scheduled on January 3rd and 4th at 6:00 pm in the Glastonbury High School Library Media Center. At the January 8th Board of Education meeting, the Board will vote to adopt the education budget for 2018-19. To view budget documents, learn about the school budget process, and confirm upcoming budget meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

Air Conditioning Update—On October 24, 2017 the Glastonbury Town Council approved spending $600,000 to fund design specifications and electrical upgrades necessary for four of our elementary schools to be air conditioned. Nayaug Elementary School, along with Glastonbury High and Smith Middle Schools, are already air conditioned. Gideon Welles School requires further study. We look forward to the Town Council voting in the coming months to complete the funding to implement this project. When all of our schools are air conditioned, all of our students and staff members will be able to focus on teaching and learning every school day. We appreciate all the people—parents, teachers, students, and community members—who have taken time to support this project over the years.

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Redistricting UpdateOn June 12th the Board of Education voted to adopt an elementary redistricting plan for the 2018-2019 school year (next school year). Please click here to view the new Elementary School Listing by Street EFFECTIVE for the 2018-2019 School YearTo learn more, please visit our Elementary School Redistricting webpage.

School Calendars—The Board of Education recently approved school year calendars for the next two school years (2018-2019 and 2019-2020). Please visit the District Calendars page of our website to review the calendars.

Staff Recognition--We are proud to share some of the many accomplishments of our staff and schools. Please click here to learn more about recent staff awards and recognition received by Glastonbury Public School staff members.

GPS Dates to Remember

The Glastonbury Planetarium

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Community Newsletter

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