As the school year winds down, it is a great time to reflect on all we, as a district, have accomplished since September.
The Board of Education approved a strategic roadmap of measurable objectives in December, which is already paving a path for student success. One example is that our teachers and administrators are collaborating to provide a cohesive curriculum for our diverse student body across all buildings and levels.
Thanks to the community’s overwhelming support of the proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year, we are able to maintain all academic programs. The budget adds positions to accommodate enrollment increases, maintains favorable class sizes and meets pressing student needs.
In the meantime, work associated with the $106.5 million bond passed last year continues to move forward. This summer, Phase II of the construction work, which will focus on New Rochelle High School, Isaac E. Young Middle School and Jefferson Elementary School will begin. New playgrounds will also be installed at Barnard, Webster, Trinity, Columbus and Jefferson elementary schools.
While work will continue here, summer is an ideal time for children to connect with family, enjoy nature and read for pleasure. I welcome you to savor all the wonderful moments the end of the school year brings and wish you a safe and joyful summer!