The document linked below provides the details of the upcoming case study of the PARCC Field Trial in Burlington. The time line of the case study is already underway because the testing window is coming up.
There are several opportunities for feedback from the field as part of the case study. While I realize that everyone is busy, it is critical that we get feedback from teachers and students. This local feedback will provide a Massachusetts voice to the PARCC experience.
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In 2013, the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation (BCSF) awarded 38 scholarships to high school graduates for a total of $80,000. In addition, the Adopt-a-Class program sponsored by Northern Bank & Trust awarded 28 scholars for a total of $22,500. Finally, the BCSF also awarded 6 scholarships, totaling $12,000, to Burlington Adults who either returned or started taking college courses.
Additionally, Burlington High School awarded $ 205,000 under the BCSF umbrella for a grand total of 397 individual scholarships totaling $315,000 in 2013.
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Reminder from -Tiffany D’Abbraccio, M.S.Ed. and Naomi O’Brien, M.Ed, BCBA
The next session of the Burlington Public Schools Early Learner Series is Thursday, March 6th. We have pushed back the time slightly to help make it more convenient for everyone, so the session will take place from 7:00 – 8:00pm in the Room B3 of the Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC). The topic for this month’s discussion is fine and gross motor skills. We will cover specific components in each area, how they impact student learning, and how you can help facilitate growth at home. As usual, we will leave ample time to answer questions, address concerns, and troubleshoot any existing challenges you may come across in this area. We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night!
The link below is to the complete FY 2015 Draft Budget. Each section has been or will be presented to the school committee at a posted meeting. These individual departments within the larger budget will also be posted following each school committee meeting.
W & M PDF (1)
The handouts presented at the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 25th. The elementary schools, special education, guidance, and elementary textbook budgets were presented at the meeting.
FY 2015 Budget Presentation-2
The BHS Robotics Team prepares for their first competition. Good luck!
The linked information is to the FY2015 Budget information presented to the School Committee on the evening of Tuesday, February 11th. The budget information included general information and specific information regarding Burlington High School, Marshall Simonds Middle School, Textbooks, and Athletics. We will be posting each budget presentation after the information is shared with the school committee.
FY 2015 Budget Presentation