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Board Approves Next Year's Budget
At their January 9, 2020 meeting, the Board of Education voted to adopt a $112,313,089 education budget for the 2020-2021 school year. This is an increase of 3.32% to the current operating budget.
Board members reduced Superintendent Bookman's proposed budget by $300,000. Reduced areas included supplies for art, basic and secondary education, and libraries, as well as staff training, equipment, and fringe benefits.
The Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools will present this budget during the Annual Town meeting on January 28, 2020 at 7 pm at Town Hall Town Council Chambers. The Board of Education will then meet with the Board of Finance and the Town Council to discuss the education budget. The Town Council will vote on the final budget later in March.
The BOE Budget webpage provides budget documents and additional information on the budget process and upcoming meetings.
Any child who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2021 and meets all residency requirements is eligible to begin kindergarten at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
A letter will be sent in January to parents/guardians of all potential students of whom our district is aware. The letter includes instructions for our registration process. After pre-registering students online, parents/guardians will be prompted to schedule a brief session with our registrar at the central office. Families will need to bring the necessary documents for the registrar to scan. This will complete the registration process.
Please complete the online pre-registration for your kindergarten student as soon as possible. Appointments with the registrar are available on days school is in session. Visit the Kindergarten Registration website for more information.
New Assistant Superintendent!
We welcomed Mrs. Cheri Burke as the new Assistant Superintendent in December. Mrs. Burke has worked for the past five years as Director of Student Learning at Regional School District #10. Mrs. Burke has also worked as an elementary and middle school teacher, literacy coach, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, adjunct professor at Saint Joseph University, and elementary school Principal in East Granby.
We are delighted to have found an educator with such a strong passion for education and record of achievement.