District News & Announcements


BOE Budget Update

posted Mar 23, 2017, 9:03 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 9:03 AM ]

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

posted Mar 22, 2017, 12:42 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 12:42 PM ]

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 below to for the Redistricting Information Night schedule. 

STEMposium

posted Mar 16, 2017, 10:36 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 10:39 AM ]

STEMposium logo with drawings of science beakers, an atom, and plant leaves
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!

BOE Column

posted Mar 16, 2017, 10:33 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 10:34 AM ]

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.

Literacies Showcase

posted Mar 8, 2017, 7:33 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 7:34 AM ]

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!

Tony Dudus (parent) with Director of Foreign Languages/ELL Rita Oleksak

Summer Enrichment Camps

posted Feb 23, 2017, 11:45 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 11:45 AM ]

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.

Literacies Showcase

posted Feb 23, 2017, 11:42 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 7:04 AM ]

Students, families, and the entire Glastonbury community is invited to the Foreign Language Literacies Showcase scheduled for March 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Smith Middle School. This is a fun evening that will showcase the ways students develop 21st century skills in making cross-cultural connections and building global communities. Projects and activities from grades one to twelve will be on display. Free and open to the public. We hope you will join us! For more information, please call 860-652-7954.

Literacy Showcase logo linked to https://sites.google.com/a/glastonburyus.org/foreign-language/literacy-showcase

BOE Column

posted Feb 23, 2017, 11:40 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 11:40 AM ]

The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled State Throws a Curveball. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

BOE Budget Update

posted Feb 15, 2017, 5:41 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 5:42 AM ]

The Board of Finance has recommended a $3 million reduction to the Board of Education budget for next year. This large reduction is in response to the Governor’s proposed state budget which greatly diminished our Town’s Education Cost Sharing grant (a decrease of $6.5 million) and shifted a portion of the cost of teacher retirement pensions from the state budget to town budgets (in our case, an additional $5.1 million for our taxpayers to fund). If passed as presented by Governor Malloy, these two measures could have a powerfully negative impact on both the tax burden for Glastonbury citizens and the level of services provided. However, due to the number of towns that would be adversely affected by these proposals, we do not expect them to pass the state legislature. At this time our plan is to be patient and to communicate and collaborate with our town leaders and our community members to ensure that in June we have an education budget that supports Glastonbury students. We will remain reasonable, realistic, and resolute as we monitor the state’s budget process, push for changes, and explore all options to protect our town’s educational system. 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 Column

posted Jan 26, 2017, 11:51 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 11:52 AM ]

The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Our most recent article is Education Budget. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

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