District News and Announcements
BOE Budget Update—On April 24, 2017 the Board of Education voted to identify over $3.3 million in reductions from next year's 2017-2018 education budget. The majority of these reductions (over $3 million) were required by the Glastonbury Town Council in response to Governor Malloy's proposed reduction in state education funding. An additional $250,000 was reduced in order to accommodate a decrease in personnel turnover savings expected next year. This exceptionally large budget reduction presents many challenges for our district. However, the Board of Education worked in earnest to prepare a final budget that would preserve the priority our district places on student instruction. To see what line items were reduced, view budget documents, and learn about the school budget process, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.
The Board of Education is currently reviewing three redistricting options. Please click here for the Elementary Redistricting web page. This page includes information such as the schedule of upcoming PTO Redistricting Information Nights hosted by the Superintendent of Schools and Board of Education Chair and maps of the three draft redistricting options. Please click here for the Parent Comment and Scenarios Ranking Form.
Art Shows—Every spring our Glastonbury schools present Art Shows to display and celebrate our student artists. Please click here for the art show schedule. The Glastonbury High School Art Show, to which the public is invited to attend and enjoy, will be held on May 31, 2017 from 2:30 to 7:00 pm in the art department on the second floor of GHS. A year's worth of projects, including student work in art, computer art, and video, will be on display.
GHS AgriScience Spring Fair—The Glastonbury Regional Agriscience & Technology Program is hosting the annual Spring Fair. This is a FREE event that is open to the public and appropriate for children of all ages. A variety of companion and farm animals, plants, tractors, and exciting activities will be available. Please review the schedule and RSVP accordingly by April 21st to Patty Callahan, (860) 652-7200 x1101, CallahanP@Glastonburyus.org.
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.
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 was 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.