BOE NEWS & Calendar:
Tues. Oct. 21 (regular meeting)
Agenda Items include:
Presentation of the K-12 Library Media Curriculum
First reading of Policy #5516 Students with Healthcare needs - food allergies and glycogen storage disease management
Discussion of the Long Range Facilities Plan
Tues. Nov. 25 (organizational/regular meeting)
Tues. Dec. 9 (regular meeting)
Common Core Information:
“Communicating the Common Core: Schools and Parents Working Together for Student Success” Several local organizations and the Connecticut State Department of Education are presenting a conference for teams of school district and PTA leaders on how to communicate information on the Common Core State Standards. This conference entitled, “Communicating the Common Core: Schools and Parents Working Together for Student Success” will be held on October 21, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell from 8-12 PM. Otha Thornton, the National PTA president, will be the keynote speaker.
There will also be a panel discussion with representatives from several Connecticut school districts who will share their efforts to convey information on the Common Core with their communities. In addition, there will be a presentation on successful communication practices. Teams will leave this conference with multiple strategies on how to best communicate important and accurate information on the Common Core standards with their parent communities.