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2017-2018 School Calendar

The Burlingame Board of Trustees approved the instructional calendar for 2017-2018.

 

Key dates:
August 23: First day of school
November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
December 22-January 5: Winter Break
February 19-23: President's Week
April 2-6: Spring Break
June 15: Last day of school

 

2017-2018 School Calendar

BIS is recognized as a "School to Watch"

We are very excited to announce that Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS) is being recognized as a 2017 "Schools to Watch - Taking Center Stage" Model Middle School. Please see the attached Press Release with more information.

 

Join us in congratulating BIS!

Board Briefs for Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Board Presentations, Reports & Actions
2017-2018 School Calendar 
Last night, the Board of Trustees approved the instructional calendar for 2017-2018.

Key dates:
August 23: First day of school
November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
December 22-January 5: Winter Break
February 19-23: President's Week
April 2-6: Spring Break
June 15: Last day of school

2017-2018 School Calendar
2017 Summer School Programs 
The Burlingame School District will again be contracting with Camp Galileo for Summer 2017. This program serves TK through incoming 5th grade students. Camp Galileo will have 2 programs that are 2 weeks each; June 26-July 7 and July 10-July 21. The district's successful Reach Up program is back this year and is for incoming 6th graders. The District will also be offering the Extended School Year (ESY) for Special Education which will be held in August. The District is excited to introduce Kindergarten University for incoming Kindergartners that have not previously attended preschool. All summer school programs are by invitation only and are for students who qualify for intervention. The details of the programs are still in the planning process.
Resolutions
The Board of Trustees approved the following resolutions:
  • Read Across America Day- March 2nd, Dr. Seuss's birthday is recognized each year as Read Across America Day
  • Music in Our Schools Month- March is officially designated as Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Women's History Month- March is recognized as National Women's History Month
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 
The Board of Trustees received information on the District's implementation plan for the roll out of the new NGSS. Teachers in the district have focused on the change in science instruction that includes more student engagement via instructional practices that are based on natural curiosity and a love of the natural world around us.
Hoover's Single Plan for Student Achievement and School Safety Plan 
The Board of Trustees approved Hoover's Single Plan for Student Achievement and Hoover's School Safety Plan. 
2017-2018 Governor's January Budget  
The Board of Trustees received an update on the Governor's January Budget and its impact on BSD's budget. There are lower than expected state revenues which slightly impact 2016-2017, but have a larger impact for the out years. The District is looking at being prudent with their expenditures to decrease the deficit spending as a result of decrease in revenues, deferrals and the increase in STRS and CalPERS (employee's retirement programs).
Odd/Even Numbered Board Elections  
The Board of Trustees revisited this topic at last night's meeting. Senate Bill 415 requires school districts to change their elections to even years to encourage more voter participation. The board discussed extending and shortening their terms to comply with the mandate. The options for the elections are as follows:
  1. 2017/2019 scheduled elections held with 5 year terms to meet even years (2022/2024)
  2. 2017/2019 elections postponed to 2018/2020 extending current board terms by one year for a total of 5 years
  3. 2017/2019 elections held shortening board terms to 3 years to meet even year requirement (2020/2022)
The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hold regularly scheduled elections in 2017 & 2019 and to shorten those terms by one year for a total of a three-year term. It is important to the Board that the electorate have the opportunity to vote in the next election. The Board hopes to encourage additional interest and participation in the 2017 and 2019 elections. 
The agenda and supporting documents for all meetings are posted on the district web page.  

 

Safe Routes to School

The Only Way to Get There!

 

Check out the alternatives to sitting in traffic for getting your child to school.  Visit our Safe Routes to School page for information about bus routes, and Youth Clipper Cards, traffic flow maps, walking and bicycling resources and other useful alternative transportation resources.  

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