This past week, our Board of Education approved a proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The proposal includes many items that have been set as priorities for the school district -- increased music, agricultural education, and STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-the Arts-Mathematics). The proposal also includes several efforts to improve our school facilities and grounds. I hope to see many of you at our budget hearing on May 3rd.
I wanted to thank all of the families who encouraged their children to participate in the 3 - 8 ELA testing last week. These assessments are very important to our school district in helping our teachers and administrative staff develop the most appropriate curriculum for each of our students. The information gathered assists us in creating opportunities for all students to reach their potential.
Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing opportunities for the community to learn more and see first hand the many capital improvements that have been made to our school. These improvements include new boilers, windows, emergency generators and more. I have had a chance to tour all of the facilities and am pleased to see the modern technology in our schools.
As always, I hope that you will make an effort to reach out and visit when you see me around the schools and town.
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools