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Evening activities (after 6:00 pm 1/26/15) cancelled and Schools closed Tuesday, 1/27/2015

posted Jan 26, 2015, 11:13 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Longmeadow Public Schools will cancel all activities that begin at 6 pm or later today.  Therefore, the Williams Concert is canceled this evening as well as the high school's games.  The one exception is School Committee, as they will meet at 7 pm tonight.

There will be no school tomorrow.  

Enjoy the wonders of playing in the snow produced by this potentially historic storm!

Transportation Public Forum Slide show

posted Jan 22, 2015, 9:44 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The transportation sub-committee presented this slideshow during their public forum on Wednesday, January 21st.   The forum was aired on LCTV.

School Closed - Monday, 1/12/15

posted Jan 12, 2015, 2:36 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed Monday, 1/12/15 due to the predictions of inclement weather.

Public Forum

posted Jan 8, 2015, 11:44 AM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Jan 21, 2015, 1:10 PM ]

The School Department will be holding a public forum to gather input from parents regarding possible changes to student transportation.  The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Room A15 in the Central Office (changed location).  Enter through the District Offices' main doors, off Bliss Road.

As we approach another budget season, we are striving to find ways to keep a balanced budget.  Therefore, the School Committee has formed a Transportation Sub-Committee to study current transportation practices and their effectiveness, both operationally and financially.

 We believe that it may be possible to save funds if we consolidate routes and place middle school students and high school students on the same busses.  This has been successfully done in other districts.  This would result in changing the starting and ending times for students which would maximize use of our buses. 

Users’ fees are also being examined as they only cover a portion of the transportation costs. 

 Another topic that will be examined is after school bussing to Greenwood and the JCC.  By having these groups provide their own bussing, it would allow us to cover our own athletic needs without incurring extra costs used to supplement these programs.  While we appreciate and support these after school opportunities, we need to look at what is most cost effective for our own program.

 METCO bussing will not be impacted as this bussing is grant funded by the State.

 The purpose of this meeting is to share current thinking and gather community input.  We hope that you will be able to join us.

 Regards,

Transportation Sub-Committee

2- Hour Delay

posted Jan 7, 2015, 3:27 PM by Dianne Georgantas

Thursday. January 8, 2015 will be a 2-Hour Delayed opening for the Longmeadow Public Schools.
Please stay safe and warm!

Substitutes Needed

posted Jan 7, 2015, 8:48 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Have you ever considered substitute teaching?  The Longmeadow Public Schools is looking for qualified individuals to substitute!  Please complete an online application today, and become part of a magnificent team of professionals who keep their "eyes on the child - learning"!
http://sites.longmeadow.k12.ma.us/www/employment

Holiday Schedule

posted Dec 23, 2014, 5:56 AM by Dianne Georgantas   [ updated Dec 23, 2014, 6:04 AM ]

Happy Holidays to All!
The holiday break for students and school-year staff will begin after a half day of school on Tuesday, December 23rd.  Schools will re-open on Mon., January 5th!

The Central Office's schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Dec. 23rd  closing at 12:00 noon
Wednesday, Dec. 24th closing at 12:00 noon
Thursday, Dec. 25th closed
Friday, Dec. 26th closed
Monday, Dec. 29th closing at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 30 closing at 3:00 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 31st closing 12:00 noon
Thursday, Jan. 1st Closed
Friday, Jan. 2nd closing at 3:00 pm

Draft policies for Public Input

posted Dec 23, 2014, 5:44 AM by Dianne Georgantas

POLICIES OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

In accordance with Policy BFC, the School Committee sends its proposed policy changes and/or additions/deletions out for public comment following its first reading. The committee currently is seeking public comment on the policies below. Please use the IMPACT FORM to provide feedback for each policy.

Policy revision continues to be a priority of the School Committee and more revisions will be forthcoming.

The policy review group has posted policies:  Policy JBA Student-to-Student Harassment
                                                                               Policy JICFB - Bullying Prevention

for public input to the proposed changes.  Please complete the Policy Impact form to provide your input.

2-Hour Delay

posted Dec 9, 2014, 3:03 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Good morning:
Due to the weather conditions, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the Longmeadow Public Schools will have a 2-Hour delayed opening.

Stroll for Strength Postponed

posted Nov 26, 2014, 3:22 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Based on the forecasted weather and in the interest of safety,  the annual Stroll for Stength at Longmeadow High School has been postponed. We are hopeful that all those who planned to attend the event, and honor those family's who have lost a loved one, will be able to attend the rescheduled event on December, 23, 2014.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of this community event.

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