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BOE Column

posted Feb 22, 2018, 10:56 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 10:56 AM ]

The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: GHS's Blueprint for Continued Success. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Letter from Superintendent

posted Feb 16, 2018, 12:49 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 12:49 PM ]

Superintendent Bookman sent a letter to our school community in response to the recent school shooting tragedy in Florida. Please click below to read the Superintendent's letter. 

Air Conditioning APPROVED!

posted Feb 14, 2018, 2:16 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 8:13 AM ]

On February 13 the Town Council voted to approve the funding necessary to install air conditioning in the classrooms of four elementary schools (Buttonball, Hebron Avenue, Hopewell, Naubuc)!  We appreciate all the people—parents, teachers, students, and community members—who have taken time to support this project over the years. Installation is planned to begin this spring. Note: Nayaug Elementary School, along with Glastonbury High and Smith Middle Schools, are already air conditioned. This March, the Town Council will be voting on funding to air condition Gideon Welles School as part of the CIP (Capital Improvements Program) budget.  When all of our schools are air conditioned, all of our students and staff members will be able to focus on teaching and learning every school day.

Summer Enrichment Camps

posted Feb 13, 2018, 5:59 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 6:20 AM ]

Image of blue halo and text Summer Camp 2018
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.

Board of Finance Recommends Education Cut

posted Feb 9, 2018, 10:50 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 11:46 AM ]

At the January 8th Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to adopt a $105,666,982 million education budget for the 2018-19 school year. This is an increase of 2.2% to the current operating budget. It assumes that $2.5 million of state funding will soon be restored (as planned) to the current budget. On February 8th the Board of Finance recommended an $800,000 cut to the education budget for next year. The Town Council will vote on the final education budget later in March. The Board of Education welcomes and encourages citizen input on its budget. To view budget documents, learn about the school budget process, and confirm upcoming budget meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

Air Conditioning Update

posted Jan 30, 2018, 10:46 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 10:46 AM ]

On January 18, the Board of Finance voted to approve a $2 million appropriation of funds to install air conditioning in the classrooms of four elementary schools (Buttonball, Hebron Avenue, Hopewell, Naubuc). The Town Council will now vote on this funding at their February 13 meeting. Nayaug Elementary School, along with Glastonbury High and Smith Middle Schools, are already air conditioned. Gideon Welles School requires further study. We look forward to the Town Council voting to complete the funding to implement this project. When all of our schools are air conditioned, all of our students and staff members will be able to focus on teaching and learning every school day. We appreciate all the people—parents, teachers, students, and community members—who have taken time to support this project over the years.

School Calendar Artists Honored at Board Meeting

posted Jan 29, 2018, 1:11 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 1:12 PM ]

Glastonbury School Calendar Student artists lined up with certificates
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Glastonbury Schools Calendar student artists! 
Pictured from left to right:  Mrs. Pagan accepting award for her daughter Emily, Quinn Collins, Nicholas Werner, 
Laura Park, Sydney Simon, Jasmin  Sarac, Morgan Peterson, Alex Bell, Evan Glynn, Ali Al-Kawaz. Missing from photo: 
Camryn Grady, Cassandra  Nocera, Ty Richardson, Roman Stanford.

Communication Awards

posted Jan 24, 2018, 5:38 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 5:38 AM ]

Glastonbury Public Schools recently received several awards from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE). Our district was honored with following 2016 Bonnie B. Carney Awards of Excellence for Educational Communications:  The Board of Education's 2017-2018 Budget document (First Place); The district's 2016 Art School Calendar (First Place); and the district's 2016 Veterans Day Slideshow (First Place). 

Redistricting Update

posted Jan 24, 2018, 5:36 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 5:37 AM ]

On June 12th the Board of Education voted to adopt an elementary redistricting plan for the 2018-2019 school year (next school year). Please click here to view the new Elementary School Listing by Street EFFECTIVE for the 2018-2019 School Year and a report on Redistricting Transition Plans presented to the Board of Education in January 2018. To learn more, please visit our Elementary School Redistricting webpage.

BOE Column

posted Jan 18, 2018, 11:30 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jan 18, 2018, 11:30 AM ]

The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: Maximum Student Learning at the Lowest Possible Cost. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

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