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Board Votes on Final 2019-2020 Budget
On April 8, 2019 the Board of Education voted on the final education budget for next school year. Accounts from the Board's originally projected budget from January needed to be reduced by $570,000. This was to accommodate projections that have increased since January (e.g., increases to electricity, natural gas, and special education). In addition, the Town Council reduced the budget by $459,052, for a total of nearly $1.3 million in reductions.
The Board chose to reduce areas they felt would impact student instruction the least. The following budget lines were chiefly impacted: transportation (one fewer bus), operations and maintenance, education and technology supplies, paraprofessional staff, and two high school teachers.
The Board monitors class sizes throughout the spring and summer. They will make any necessary adjustments to accommodate enrollment. More information about the school budget can be found on the BOE Budget page.
Vaping 101: Parents We Have a Problem
On April 3, 2019 the Glastonbury PTSO hosted a Citizen's Academy Forum "Vaping 101: Parents We Have a Problem." The event was videotaped and can be found on the PTSO website. The video includes a discussion on vaping by three Connecticut doctors, two GHS students, a local police officer, the school superintendent, three school principals, a school social worker, and a state congresswoman. There was also a question and answer session with the audience. We encourage you to watch and learn.
Mrs. Brenda Gregorski will serve as our new Director of Mathematics, replacing Caroline Quinn-Alger who is retiring this July. Mrs. Gregorski began her career teaching math at Glastonbury High School. She has served as the head math teacher for the past 11 years. Mrs. Gregorski is highly respected by students, staff, and parents alike. We are so fortunate to have one talented leader following another.
Dr. Bookman Inducted into Hall of Honor
This April, Glastonbury Public Schools Superintendent Alan B. Bookman was inducted into the Hall of Honor of the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CAS-CIAC). Recipients of this award are chosen for their significant and outstanding contributions to the CAS-CIAC organization over the course of their careers. Click here for more information about the 2019 Hall of Honor Honorees.
In July, Mrs. Mary Poisson will begin work as our Director of Elementary Language Arts, replacing Dr. Joanne St. Peter, who is retiring. Mrs. Poisson served as an elementary principal in Wallingford for three years. Prior to that, she was the assistant principal at Naubuc School for two years. We are confident Mrs. Poisson’s skills will help us continue developing our outstanding elementary language arts curriculum.
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 23rd to Patti Callahan, (860) 652-7200 x11101, CallahanP@Glastonburyus.org.Thursday, May 2: Program for elementary/nursery/pre-school students. Various tours scheduled from 8:30 am –12:00 pm. Please call to reserve a tour.Friday, May 3: Program for seventh graders and GHS classes during school hours. Please call to reserve a tour.Friday, May 3: Community members and program families are welcome to join us after-school from 2:30–6pm!
Summer Camps 2019
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.