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Brooklyn Middle School Promotion
June 13, 2019 6:30-7:30

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2019-20 Budget Planning

The budget planning has begun!  Please watch for budget information!

Budget Documents
1.  Budget Priorities Presentation: BES, BMS, Special Education
2.  Board of Education Approved 2019-20 School Budget
Brooklyn Public Schools Capital Improvement Requests 2019-20

Budget Questions?  Email me!
If you have questions please use the link above to email them or email 

Budget Questions and Answers:
I will keep a running list of questions and answers!

Question 1.  What happens at a budget workshop?  
Budget workshops are open meetings that anyone can attend.  The public can ask questions for the Board of Education to consider as they determine what their budget priorities are for the next school year!  

Question 2.  What at the dates of the budget workshops?
All Budget Workshop meetings are at the Board of Education Community Room.
Dates are:
January 23, 2019 5:30-6:30PM
February 6, 2019 5:30-6:30PM
February 27, 2019 5:30-6:30PM

Once the Board of Education decides on a budget that they will forward to the Board of Finance and the Town for approval they will no longer hold budget workshops.

Question 3.  What exactly does it mean for 7th graders – what is content reading rotation by quarter and how is that different than the grade 8 reading full year?  What does this look like and what is the purpose in 7th grade for the change?
Content reading rotation by quarter: means that each content area, language arts, science, social studies and mathematics; will incorporate reading instruction an additional quarter throughout the year.  In addition to the language arts class, they will have an additional reading block and focus on cross-curricular reading.  
How does this look different than 8th grade: eighth grade will have one language arts class per day. 
What does this mean for Spanish classes:  
Next year, 2019-2020, Spanish will be part of the specials rotation so all students will have Spanish grades 6-8.
We are working on the schedule now but anticipate the following:
Grades 6 & 7:  Spanish classes taught every other day for one quarter of the year
Grade 8:  An extended Spanish class/flex block taught every day and for one quarter
We are also looking to offer Spanish Pace, an enrichment offering for students who excel in Spanish and have room in their schedule for this option.
Currently: students in grades 7 & 8 have 1/2 year of language arts and 1/2 year of Spanish during grades 7 & 8.  Next year they will both have more language arts instruction and less Spanish instruction.  
What is the purpose for the change: The change was made to accommodate the academic, staffing and scheduling needs of our school.  Academically only having 1/2 year of language arts instruction for two years in middle school does not provide a strong foundation of skills students will need for the rest of their schooling.  Middle school provides an opportunity for students to explore various unified arts (Spanish, music, art, technology).  Staffing needs have changed and in order to accommodate the number of students in classes, we needed to adjust the schedule and offerings.  
Question 4: What meeting is next and should I attend?  The next meeting where the budget will be discussed is on
Board of Finance Meetings: they will discuss capital improvement requests, budgets and revenue.  The meeting is May 7th, and May 15th at 7:00PM at the Clifford Green Building.
Town Budget Hearing May 14th, 7:00PM at Brooklyn Middle School.  This is a Budget Hearing.  You will hear about the municipal and school budgets and can ask questions.  The Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen will want to hear from the community to see if there are questions, concerns or support for what is being presented.  This is an important meeting to attend.  Final decisions about what might be sent to the town for a vote will be determined based on feedback from you, the residents and tax payers of Brooklyn.

Town Meeting, June 3rd, 7:00PM at Brooklyn Middle School!  This is the date you will vote for or against the budget!  Your vote is important!  

Please feel free to submit your questions to be answered here!  


Approved 2019-20 School Calendar


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Start with Hello
Learn more about this at:

Start with Hello.pdf

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Please read the notice below to learn what we are doing to
keep your children and our students safe!

School Safety Notice (2).pdf
Translated copy of School Safety Notice-Spanish (4).pdf

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