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District News and Announcements

School Consolidation A vote on school consolidation and the potential closing of Eastbury Elementary School is scheduled for a Special Meeting of the Board of Education at 7:00 pm on December 12, 2016 (preceding the regular Board Meeting which begins at 7:30 pm). This vote follows intensive research, study, discussion, and public input at Board meetings over a number of years. Please click here to review the Board's latest Enrollment and Space Utilization Question and Answer report. 

Acting Assistant Principal
Marta Krzemien has been appointed Acting Assistant Principal for Smith Middle School, replacing Stephen Falcigno who will begin as Acting Principal at Smith starting December 19, 2016. Ms. Krzemien has taught Spanish in our district for eleven years, primarily at Gideon Welles School. She is a student centered educator with elementary, middle, and high school teaching experience and she has also actively participated in school committees for behavioral intervention and support, school culture, school safety, and curriculum review. We are pleased to welcome such a widely admired leader to the Smith Middle School family!

Glastonbury FFA Winter SaleThe Glastonbury High School Agriscience Department is sponsoring a Winter Sale of holiday plants and student-designed decor to support the FFA Program. Please click here for the flyer and order form. The sale is "first come, first serve" and runs until December 22. We appreciate your support!

Acting Principal
—Smith Middle School Assistant Principal Stephen Falcigno has been appointed Acting Principal for Smith Middle School to replace Principal Donna Schilke who will be retiring on December 16, 2016. At this time, the position is an interim one because there is a possibility Eastbury School could close in the near future. We do not want to hire a new administrator who could soon lose their position based on a reduction in administrative staffing. Mr. Falcigno began as a science teacher at Smith Middle School in 1997 and became assistant principal in 2012. He is a highly respected, capable, and accomplished administrator and we look forward to his continued success at Smith Middle School.

BOE Budget Workshops—The Board of Education welcomes and encourages citizen input as it proceeds through the process for developing the education budget for the 2017-18 school year. The Board invites all citizens to attend education budget workshops scheduled on January 3rd, 4th and 5th at 6:00 pm in the Glastonbury High School Library Media Center. At the January 9th Board of Education meeting, the Board will vote to adopt the education budget for 2017-18. To view budget documents, learn about the school budget process, and confirm upcoming budget meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

BOE ColumnThe Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Please click here to view our most recent article, Student Mock Election 2016. Previous articles can be found here.

District of Distinction Award—Glastonbury Public schools was recently recognized as a District of Distinction by District Administration magazine. Our school system was one of 24 school systems in the nation recognized for "established initiatives that are yielding quantifiable benefits that could be replicated by other districts." We were commended for "Building a 21st Century Professional Learning Community to Support iPad Integration." This award is a credit to our teachers, our administrators, and all of our support staff. Click here for more information about this award.

Air Conditioning Our SchoolsOur Board of Education and administration believe air conditioning our schools is necessary in order to provide an appropriate learning environment for our students and working environment for our staff. It remains a top priority for us and we continue to support a spring voter referendum on this important issue. In October our Board sent this letter to the Town Council and Board of Finance to clearly state our position on issues related to air conditioning. More information on air conditioning our schools can be found on the BOE Reports page.

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 awards and recognition received by Glastonbury Public School staff members.

Veterans Day 2016

GPS Dates to Remember

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Community Newsletter

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