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From the Superintendent

Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent 

Bill Butler

Bill Butler
Interim Superintendent of Schools
  
Phone: 508-862-4953
Fax: 508-790-6454  

As I write this in mid-May, we have just experienced the five darkest days in May ever (not a single minute of sunshine), followed by five days of gorgeous sunshine. Welcome to spring on Cape Cod.

June is perhaps the busiest month of the year in our schools, filled with celebrations, concerts, field trips, events, and graduation. We reflect on the school year ending and look forward to summer vacation. Our graduating seniors look forward to college or other new beginnings.

I have attended or will be attending various school events, including the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, SEPAC’s Wind Beneath My Wings Ceremony and Reception, the BPS Staff Retirement Dinner, and the Special Education Graduation. The BHS graduation will take place on Saturday, June 4, at 2:00 p.m. The last day of school for all Barnstable Public Schools is a half day on June 20.

This is my final contribution to the Barnstable Bulletin as interim superintendent of the Barnstable Public Schools. Meg Mayo-Brown, currently superintendent in Fall River, will begin her service as superintendent in Barnstable on July 1. I look forward to working with her and supporting her and the school committee next year in my role as assistant superintendent and legal counsel.

Our accomplishments this year include: 

  • Opening the Enoch Cobb Early Learning Center housing our integrated preschool program 
  • Completing our second year of work with the National Center for Learning Disabilities to implement a framework of multi-tiered supports to meet the needs of all students, including student-centered schedules in the K-7 grades that include expanded blocks of instruction in ELA and Math 
  • Removing all portable classrooms throughout the district 
  • Completing a successful search for a new superintendent

I was honored to be asked by the School Committee to serve as interim superintendent during this transition year between Mary Czajkowski and Meg Mayo-Brown. I am deeply grateful for the support I have received from the School Committee, administration, staff, and school community.

As we look forward to new leadership next year, I wish everyone a happy and safe summer.

 

 

Our Vision

The vision of the Barnstable Public Schools is to provide a common, standards-based educational program that will enable EVERY student to achieve rigorous performance standards in order to graduate college and career ready. 
 
 

    

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