Enjoy the Summer. School resumes Grades 7-12 August 30, 2017. Grades K-6 August 31, 2017.

District News and Announcements

Summer Reading and Summer Math—Glastonbury Public Schools encourages all students in grades 1-12 to participate in the summer reading and math programs to help students maintain and strengthen their skills over the summer months. Please visit the Summer Reading Website and the Summer Math Website to help guide and inform students at each grade level.

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 Graduation 2017: A Strong Foundation. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

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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 (the year after next school year). To learn about the plan, please visit the Elementary School Redistricting webpage.

2017-2018 Administrative Changes—Mr. James Gregorski, current Principal of Gideon Welles School, has been appointed Smith Middle School Principal beginning July 1, 2017. Mr. Gregorski will replace Stephen Falcigno who has been serving as acting principal since December when Principal Donna Schilke retired. Mr. Falcigno will return to his Smith Middle School Assistant Principal position next school year. We greatly appreciate his time and efforts in stepping up to temporarily fill the principal position.

Mr. Gregorski has been a successful administrator at the middle school level, including his past service as an assistant principal at Smith Middle School. Student achievement has grown dramatically under his collaborative leadership with the exceptional staff at Gideon Welles. He will undoubtedly continue to value his partnership with the equally exceptional staff at Smith Middle School.

Mr. Scott Hurwitz will serve as acting principal at Gideon Welles School next year. Mr. Hurwitz, the current assistant principal at Gideon, has proven to be a terrific educational leader and has a bright future ahead of him in administration. Ms. Marta Krzemien will transfer from Smith Middle School as an acting assistant principal to become the Acting Special Education Supervisor at Gideon Welles School. We know she will continue to excel in this role.

Administrator Award—Mrs. Cindy Parsons was recently recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Art Education Supervisor by the Connecticut Art Education Association. Professionals like Mrs. Parsons set the standard for quality art education and we are delighted she was recognized in this way. Congratulations Mrs. Parsons!

BOE Budget UpdateOn 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.

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.

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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