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Monday and Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - Noon
School cancellation or delay due to inclement weather
Happy New Year!
As we ring in the New Year in Barnstable Public Schools, we approach the midpoint of the school year. Our staff and students have accomplished much during the first half of the year, from new academic content, to new friends, to new ways of teaching and learning. What’s not new is the commitment of our staff and students to help the Barnstable community in untold ways. Over the holiday season we witnessed our staff and students engage in volunteerism and community service to help those in need. We commend our BPS community for continuing to make a difference in our community!
The New Year also brings us into budget season for Barnstable Public Schools. We are beginning to identify our needs for the 2017-18 school year and beyond. We have submitted our Capital Improvement Projects to the Town for review as we maintain taxpayer investment in our school buildings and grounds. As we develop the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, school principals and department heads are drafting budgets that place student-centered needs at the forefront of their budget recommendations.
As I complete the first phase of my entry plan – learning about Barnstable from Barnstable – I have learned there is an overwhelming sense of pride about the school system. More so, parents, students, staff, and community members value the wide range of opportunities that exist for our students. Our goal during budget development is to continue and expand upon those opportunities for students, offering a comprehensive, engaging, and high quality education for our 5,100 students. I remain convinced that BPS is an outstanding system, and welcome our community to become engaged in our budget process. The Barnstable School Committee will hear the initial presentation of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget on February 1st in the Town Hall Hearing Room and will hold a Public Hearing on March 15th.
Happy New Year!
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting: Public Hearing on FY'18 Budget