District News and Announcements
BOE Budget Update—The Glastonbury Town Council has extended their Budget Public Hearing and will meet again on next Tuesday, March 28 at 7 pm. At this meeting they will vote on the final education budget expense for next school year. The Town Council is currently considering reducing the Board of Education's approved budget by $3 million in response to Governor Malloy's proposed reduction in the Town's Education Cost Sharing grant. Our Board of Education Chair, Susan Karp, has requested the Town Council implement a mechanism to restore funding to the Board of Education budget if the state legislature votes a final state budget that does not cut our Education Cost Sharing so drastically. To view budget documents, learn about the school budget process, and confirm upcoming budget meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.
Redistricting Information Nights—The Board of Education Chairman and the Superintendent of Schools will be holding a series of information nights to discuss elementary redistricting plans. Please click here to for the Redistricting Information Nights schedule.
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 Criminal Fraud. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.
STEMposium—All students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend Glastonbury High School’s 4th annual STEMposium scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2017 from 3:30–6:00 pm at GHS. This program is designed and presented by GHS's Advanced Research Mentorship students to inspire interest in and awareness of opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The agenda includes a keynote address by 2015 Google Science Fair winner and Greenwich High School student Olivia Hallisey, student oral presentations and project displays, recognition of mentors, and refreshments. This event has been growing every year. We hope all interested students will attend!
Congratulations to Glastonbury parent Mr. Tony Dudus who attended the district's recent Literacies Showcase and won two free airline tickets donated by Aer Lingus. The event, which was sponsored by the Foreign Language/ELL Department was a terrific success and we thank all the community members who joined us!
(Mr. Dudus is pictured here with Director of Foreign Languages/ELL Rita Oleksak.)
Summer Enrichment Camps—School staff members will be offering a variety of summer camp programs for students. Because these camps are tuition based, there is no cost to the Board of Education. For a complete listing of summer enrichment opportunities, please visit our Summer Camps website. Program brochures are also available at the Glastonbury Public Schools Central Operations office, 628 Hebron Avenue, building two.
Kindergarten Registration—Any child who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2018 and meets all residency requirements is eligible to begin kindergarten at the start of the 2017-18 school year. A letter will be sent in January to all potential students of whom our district is aware. The letter includes instructions for our registration process. After pre-registering students online, families will be prompted to schedule a brief session with our registrar at the central office. Families will bring the necessary documents for the registrar to scan, which will complete the process. Please complete the registration of your kindergarten student as soon as possible. Appointments with the registrar are available starting January 3rd. Visit the Kindergarten Registration webpage for more information.
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.
The Glastonbury Board of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal law. More information is available on the Non-Discrimination Policy page.