Glastonbury Public Schools
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In order to protect the health of our students, staff, parents, and community from the coronavirus pandemic all Glastonbury Public Schools are closed through at least April 20. This includes all school related events including athletics. During this time, buildings will be locked and inaccessible to the public. Students will be engaged in e-Learning during the school closure. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and will keep you informed. Please click below for more information.
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Board Votes on Final 2019-2020 Budget
On April 6, 2020 the Board of Education voted on the final education budget for the 2020-2021 school year. Accounts from the Board's originally projected budget from January needed to be reduced by $290,000. This was to accommodate projections that have increased since January (special education and classified staff retirement obligations). In addition, the Town Council reduced the education budget by $559,043 for a total of nearly $850,000 in reductions.
The Board targeted reductions in areas they felt would have the least impact on student instruction. The following budget lines were impacted: operations and maintenance, utilities, fuel, transportation, athletics technology, classroom equipment, technology printers, substitute teachers, and special education tuition.
In addition, the Board made the difficult decision not to hire two elementary library media specialists to fill the positions of two librarians who are retiring in June. Next school year, each elementary school library will remain open five days a week. However, two of those days the library will be staffed by a full-time paraprofessional. Our elementary library media specialists will each be covering more than one elementary school.
The Board monitors class sizes throughout the spring and summer. They will make any necessary staffing adjustments to accommodate enrollment. More information about the school budget can be found on the BOE Budget page.
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.
Please complete the online pre-registration for your kindergarten student as soon as possible. After pre-registering students online, parents/guardians will be prompted to schedule a brief session with our registrar at the central office. Visit the Kindergarten Registration website for more information.
Summer Enrichment Camps
School staff members will be offering a variety of summer camp programs for students in June, July and August. Because these camps are tuition based, there is no cost to the Board of Education. Please visit the Summer Camps page of our website to learn about the camps and to register. A limited number of program brochures are also available in school offices and the district's central office.
School Calendar Artists
Our student calendar artists were recently recognized at a Board of Education meeting and reception. The calendars hang in thousands of homes across Glastonbury. The students' artwork is also on display at the Glastonbury Town Hall Gallery through April.