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BOE ColumnThe Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: Maximum Student Learning at the Lowest Possible Cost. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Board Approves 2018-2019 Budget—At the January 8th Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to adopt a $105,666,982 million education budget for the 2018-19 school year. This is an increase of 2.2% to the current operating budget, assuming that $2.5 million of state funding will soon be restored (as planned) to that current budget. 

The 2.2% increase is attributable to employee salary, health insurance, and benefit increases and includes considerable savings (over $850,000) from the closing of Eastbury Elementary School and the elimination of 17 staff positions. There are no new initiatives in the budget.

The Superintendent and the Chairman of the Board of Education will present this budget at the Annual Town Meeting on January 29, 2018 at 7 pm in the Town Hall Town Council Chambers. The Board will then meet with the Board of Finance and the Town Council to discuss the education budget and the Town Council will vote on the final budget later in March. The Board welcomes and encourages citizen input on its budget. To view budget documents, learn about the school budget process, and confirm upcoming budget meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

Air Conditioning Update—On January 9, 2018 the Town Council voted to send a $2 million funding request to the Board of Finance for their approval. The funding will be used to install air conditioning in the classrooms of four elementary schools (Buttonball, Hebron Avenue, Hopewell, Naubuc). If approved by the Board of Finance, the Town Council will vote on this funding at their February 13 meeting. 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 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.

photo of the U.S. Coast Guard BandFree Concert! The U.S. Coast Guard Band will provide our community with a free public performance at Glastonbury High School on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm. This concert is hosted by the district's Music Department and funded through the generous support of our parent organization, Friends for Music. The concert will include a broad spectrum of music styles and will run for approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Please click here to learn more and to obtain free tickets by mail. We hope you can join us for this special event!

Kindergarten Registration—Any child who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2019 and meets all residency requirements is eligible to begin kindergarten at the start of the 2018-19 school year. A letter will be mailed in January to 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 starting January 2nd. Visit the Kindergarten Registration website for more information.

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Redistricting UpdateOn June 12th the Board of Education voted to adopt an elementary redistricting plan for the 2018-2019 school year (next school year). Please click here to view the new Elementary School Listing by Street EFFECTIVE for the 2018-2019 School YearTo learn more, please visit our Elementary School Redistricting webpage.

Staff Recognition--We are proud to share some of the many accomplishments of our staff and schools. Please click here to learn more about recent staff awards and recognition received by Glastonbury Public School staff members.

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