November 25, 2014

Dear Parents, Staff and Concerned Citizens:

I wish to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.  As we contemplate our good fortunes over the next few days, please join me by keeping those who are less fortunate in our thoughts and prayers no matter what form they take. 

Personally, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve you, your children and the faculty and staff of the school district. 

Best wishes to you for a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

I remain very truly yours,

Gary

Gary S. Mala

Superintendent of Schools

Avon Public Schools

gmala@avon.k12.ct.us

 

 

November 25, 2014

Dear Parents, Staff and Concerned Citizens:

I am pleased to once again communicate with you and provide you with a brief update regarding some of the most recent activities taking place in the district.

The District's Curriculum Professional Development Council (CPDC) met last Thursday and has recommended for use primary instructional materials in grade 1 as well as the science and drama departments at AHS.

In accordance with Board Policy 5010, the instructional materials being recommended for consideration and approval by the Board of Education have met the required two-thirds approval by the CPDC.  A copy of the Council's recommendations along with the proposals that were submitted to the CPDC are posted under the Departments/Teaching and Learning tab on the district website, www.avon.k12.ct.us.  Pursuant to the provisions of the Board Policy 5010, the required, public inspection of these primary instructional materials has commenced and will conclude on Wednesday, December 24th.  If you wish to review the specific materials, you may do so by visiting the Avon Public Schools’ Central Office located at 34 Simsbury Road.

Additionally, the 2015-2016 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget was presented to the Board of Education at its regular meeting last Tuesday evening.  A copy of the budget detail by line item, all supporting materials and a copy of the Power Point presentation are available for your review on the district’s Budget page under the District tab of our website.

Next week, the Board of Education has scheduled a public input session on December 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Avon High School.  At this session, the Board of Education will listen to your thoughts on the proposed budget.  That same evening and again later that week, the Board will conduct budget workshops at which they will engage the Central Administration by reviewing each budget cost center.

Lastly, in line with our past practice of providing you with an alternate method for sharing your thoughts regarding the 2015-2016 Superintendent’s Proposed Budget, we are maintaining a special email address.  Please feel free to submit your questions and ideas to 20152016budget@avon.k12.ct.us.  This address will be checked daily and answers to questions received will be posted on the district website under Frequently Asked Questions within the Budget tab.

In closing, I wish to thank you for your continued support and again wish you the best for a safe, happy and healthy holiday weekend.

I remain very truly yours,

Gary

 

Gary S. Mala

Superintendent of Schools

Avon Public Schools

gmala@avon.k12.ct.us.