On Monday (5/18/15) the legislature’s Joint Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs held a work session on LD 695 “An Act To Empower Parents in the Education of Their Children by Allowing an Opt-out from Standardized Assessments.”
Click for complete letter regarding: Opt-out from Standardized Assessments
Please click here for the Superintendent’s Quarterly Letter.
The Brunswick School Board has initiated a strategic planning process for the Brunswick School Department. This effort will bring our community together to discuss the future of Brunswick schools in the next 5-10 years. The intent is to establish objectives and strategies that will guide the Board in its annual work and provide the foundation for the annual operating plan for the Brunswick School Department.
We are currently in the early phases of this process – look for regular updates over the next several months, including opportunities to participate in stakeholder forums/listening sessions and to provide input and feedback.
We have two immediate opportunities for participation:
1) Join our Planning Workgroup. We are looking for up to 3 community members to join 4 members of the Board and 1 member of the Administrative Team. Interested individuals should have experience or skills in strategic planning and be willing to collaborate on the framework for the strategic plan. To participate in the Workgroup, we ask that you volunteer your time and experience, be willing to think big and beyond your personal experience, and commit to up to 8 working meetings during 2015. If you are interested, please email Joy Prescott, Chair of Policy Planning Committee, by May 1, 2015.
2) Respond to our Request for Proposals for strategic planning.
Click to view or download the RFP! Intent to Respond is due by May 15, 2015, and Proposals due by May 29, 2015. Questions about the RFP can be directed to the Superintendent, Paul Perzanoski, at 319-1900.
The Brunswick Community Education Foundation has just received its first round of grant applications, and will soon be distributing money for education programs in Brunswick schools.
The foundation is an independent organization dedicated to supporting all K-12 students in Brunswick public schools.
“BCEF’s mission is to provide an extra measure of support that can encourage creative spirit and bold experimentation in all of our schools,” according to
the foundation’s website. Click for full Times Record story!
BCEF Website – http://www.brunswickcef.org/
May 26: Merrymeeting Adult Education Graduation, 5:00 p.m., Mr. Ararat High School
May 27: Special Meeting on the 2016 Budget, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Town Hall (agenda: discussion of 2016 budget/possible action: vote on budget “Consideration of Revisions to the Budget Request for the School Department Operating Budget for 2015-2016″)
June 10: School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall
June 12: Brunswick High School Graduation, 7:00 p.m, Watson Arena, Bowdoin College
June 17: School Board Special Meeting (Superintendent Evaluation), 6:30 p.m, Hawthorne Conference Room
For the 2015 calendar of School Board regular board meetings and workshops/special meetings, click here.
For information about absence calls, click here.