District News & Announcements


Board of Education Budget Workshops

posted Nov 15, 2017, 7:50 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

The Board of Education welcomes and encourages citizen input as it proceeds through the process for developing the education budget for the 2018-19 school year. The Board invites all citizens to attend education budget workshops scheduled on January 3rd and 4th at 6:00 pm in the Glastonbury High School Library Media Center. At the January 8th Board of Education meeting, the Board will vote to adopt the education budget for 2018-19. To view budget documents, learn about the school budget process, and confirm upcoming budget meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

Thanksgiving Dismissal Schedule

posted Nov 7, 2017, 9:41 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 9:41 AM ]

Please see the attached Thanksgiving Recess Schedule for dismissal times by school.

BOE Column

posted Oct 26, 2017, 12:12 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 12:13 PM ]

The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: Evaluating Our High School. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Air Conditioning Update

posted Oct 25, 2017, 6:12 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 6:12 AM ]

On October 24, 2017 the Glastonbury Town Council approved spending $600,000 to fund design specifications and electrical upgrades necessary for four of our elementary schools to be air conditioned. 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 in the coming months 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 Calendars

posted Oct 17, 2017, 7:05 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 7:06 AM ]

The Board of Education recently approved school year calendars for the next two school years (2018-2019 and 2019-2020). Please visit the District Calendars page of our website to review the calendars.

Eastbury School Utilization

posted Sep 26, 2017, 8:56 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 8:56 AM ]

On September 25, 2017 the Board of Education voted on a plan for the utilization of the Eastbury School building for next school year when the Eastbury Elementary School closes. In the fall of 2018 the LINKS Academy, including post-graduate students, and the district's preschool program will be located at the Eastbury building. The district's Pupil Services/Special Education offices will also move to Eastbury. There are numerous educational and financial benefits to centralizing these programs and providing room for them to expand. In addition, the building will house a weight room for athletics training of students across the district. Details of the plan are available in the Board's Eastbury School Utilization report. The Board will continue to discuss the use of this facility during their meetings throughout the year as the plan is further refined.

BOE Column

posted Sep 21, 2017, 5:51 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 5:51 AM ]

The Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: Talented and Dynamic Educators. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Eastbury School Utilization

posted Sep 12, 2017, 9:59 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

The Board of Education is currently considering a plan to make use of Eastbury School when it closes in 2018. Several district special education programs, including the LINKS Academy, post-graduate programs, and special education preschool program would be relocated to the Eastbury building. The district's Pupil Services/Special Education offices would also move to Eastbury. There are numerous educational and financial benefits to centralizing these special education programs and providing room for them to expand. In addition, the building would house a weight room for athletics training of students across the district. The Board encourages the community to learn more by reviewing the Eastbury School Utilization report. The plan is likely to be discussed and voted upon during upcoming Board of Education meetings.

Two Presidential Award State Finalists!

posted Sep 5, 2017, 5:47 PM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 5:47 PM ]

Congratulations to Ms. Diane Pintavalle and Mrs. Brenda Gregorski who have both been selected as State Finalists in the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Ms. Pintavalle is a GHS Biology teacher and Mrs. Gregorski a GHS Mathematics teacher. If chosen as a national finalist, these teachers would be honored at the White House in Washington D.C. Glastonbury teachers Mr. Joshua Steffenson and Mr. Richard Broggini have both received these prestigious Presidential Awards and made the trip to Washington in the last two years!

Board Member Recognition

posted Sep 5, 2017, 10:31 AM by Patti Renaud   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 10:32 AM ]

Jeremy Grieveson, a member of the Glastonbury Board of Education, recently achieved the level of Certificated Board of Education Member in the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Board Member Academy for the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Grieveson was one of 58 board of education members recognized for their achievement. A board member must accumulate at least 20 credits to become a Certificated Board of Education Member. Areas of study are designed to strengthen leadership skills and give Board members a firm foundation in the essential governance skills needed to carry out their responsibilities. 

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