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District Announcements
SCHOOL BOARD INVITES COMMUNITY TO FY16 BUDGET WORK SESSIONS

The Board is hosting two budget work sessions designed to provide community members an opportunity to talk with each other about the standards and values that they believe should be reflected in the school budget. Each participant will be asked to complete a brief worksheet that will be collected at the end of the session. The product of these work sessions will help guide the budget development process.

Wednesday, December 17 or Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 7-9PM 
(attend one session only)
Burlington High School Cafeteria, 52 Institute Road
 
Please RSVP by sending an email to superintendent@bsdvt.org or by calling 
    (802) 865-5332, and indicate if you will need childcare and/or translation services.
      
News and Announcements
December 15, 2014
TUESDAY ASSEMBLY START TIME CHANGED TO 9:00
 
Dear Families,
 
We are down to the final week of school prior to our December vacation. It is the time of the year that we begin building the budget for next year. The board is hosting two budget work sessions designed to provide community members an opportunity to talk with each other about the standards and values that they believe should be reflected in the school budget. Each participant will be asked to complete a brief worksheet that will be collected at the end of the session. The product of these work sessions will help guide the budget development process. If you can squeeze out some time during this busy week there are two scheduled meetings as follows: Wednesday, December 17th or Thursday, December 18th from 7-9:00 p.m. Both sessions are held in the BHS cafeteria.  Please RSVP by sending an email to superintendent@bsdvt.org or by calling 802-865-5332. There will be childcare available and translation services.
 
Determining our Kindergarten enrollment is also an important part of the budget building process. Next year, 2015-16, we will have space for three sections of Kindergarten. The district creates priority lists for first choice schools based on: siblings, socio-economic integration (for magnet schools) and proximity. If there are more first choice registrations than there are spots, the district will look at families’ second choices. When a student doesn’t receive their first choice school, a district employee will contact the family to discuss their options for schools. Applicants will be placed on a waiting list for their first choice school if we run out of room. The same criteria previously stated will be used. Families will be contacted as soon as an opening occurs, and they will have 72 hours to decide if they want to switch their registration to their first choice school.
 
Registration will open for Kindergarten from January 5th-February 20th 2015. Forms can be accessed on the BSD home page, and registration will close on February 20th. By the end of March letters will be sent out to families letting them know of their school placement. If you have a child or know of a child who will be 5 by September 1, 2015 please contact Heather Sienkiewicz. Heather will begin gathering a list of potential Kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year. Please register your upcoming 5 year old as soon as you can and pass this important message on to your neighbors so that we can gather accurate numbers of Kindergarten enrollment in a timely manner. If you or your neighbors want a tour of the school please again call Heather and we can schedule that for you at any time. Thanks for helping to spread the word about Kindergarten registration so that we can plan accordingly.
 
Enjoy the next two weeks of vacation with your family and friends. We wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
 
Sincerely, Leslie
 
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