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Photo of single peach rose and leaves with quote: "Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." —Alphonse Karr

District News and Announcements

BOE Budget WorkshopsThe Board of Education welcomes and encourages citizen input as it proceeds through the process for developing the education budget for the 2019-20 school year. The Board invites all citizens to attend education budget workshops scheduled on January 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 6:00 pm in Town Council Chambers. At the January 7th Board of Education meeting, the Board will vote to adopt the education budget for 2019-20. To view budget documents, learn about the school budget process, and confirm upcoming budget meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

My Stop app logo. An orange square with white silhouette of bus and stop signNew Bus/Van Tracking App—We recently launched the Versatrans My Stop App for parents and guardians. This program helps our transportation department in several ways. In addition, it allows parents, guardians, and students to track their buses and vans in a secure, web-based application. Please click here to learn more about the Versatrans My Stop App.

Board of Education Column—The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: What You are Asking About (Part 2). Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Photo of Hopewell Principal Kathleen Murphy, Parent Lori Lucey, Art Teacher Dawn Mistretta and two elementary students with recognition plaque.Kindness Garden
Leaders of the Hopewell Kindness Rocks Garden were recently honored at a Board of Education meeting. The project was also spotlighted on the Better CT television program. Please click to the right to view the inspiring video. In February, Hopewell School will host the founder of the Kindness Rocks Project, Megan Murphy. We are proud of the Hopewell community and how they are working to cultivate kindness!

District Receives Communications AwardsThe Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) recently recognized Glastonbury Public Schools with several Bonnie B. Carney Awards of Excellence for Educational Communications. The award categories are "District Budget" (for our Board of Education's 2018-2019 Budget document), "School Calendar" (for the district's 2017-2018 Art School Calendar), and "Special Audio-Visual Project" (for the district's 2017 Veterans Day slideshow). Our district also received an Honorable Mention for our community newsletter, School Report.

Change in Inclement Weather School Delay TimesThe district has changed its standard school delay time from 90 minutes to 2 (two) hours. This additional time will provide a better opportunity for roads to be cleared for the safety of buses traveling in inclement weather. Click here for more information on school closings and delays.

Image of certificate:  Congratulations, Niche is proud to recognize Glastonbury School District for achieving the rank of #1 Best School Districts in Hartford Area, August 2018
Best School District in Hartford Area—Niche has ranked Glastonbury Public Schools the number one school district in the Hartford Area for 2019. Please click here for the Niche rankings. 

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.
Blue box with red border and 5 gold stars with text: Congratulations! GHS Boys Soccer, 2018 CT Class LL State Champs! The 5th State Championship for GHS Boys Soccer in 6 years!

Hopewell's Kindness Garden

GPS Dates to Remember

Community Newsletter

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