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School Committee Finance Subcommittee Meeting - April 29, 2014
School Committee Finance Subcommittee Meeting - April 29, 2014
posted by Cathy Grant, Secretary to Superintendent Cathy Grant, Secretary to Superintendent on Apr 22, 2014

BHS Student has Qualified to Participate in US Mathematical Olympiad
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Joseph Chen, Belmont High School, grade 10 student has qualified to participate in the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad based on his performance on two previous Math exams. Only about 230 students nationwide are chosen to participate at this level. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Apr 22, 2014

School Committee - BEA Negotiations - Executive Session - April 28, 2014
School Committee - BEA Negotiations - Executive Session - April 28, 2014
posted by Cathy Grant, Secretary to Superintendent Cathy Grant, Secretary to Superintendent on Apr 21, 2014

New Social Dance Classes for Middle Schoolers
The Belmont Woman’s Club announces that it will present a new series of social dance classes for fifth and sixth grade boys and girls beginning in the fall. A series of eight one-hour classes that will run after school on Thursdays from late September to early November. There will be two class-time options, 4:00-5:00 p.m. and 5:15-6:15 p.m. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Apr 14, 2014

Guys and Dolls - Spring Musical
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Chenery Middle School Drama Group proudly presents our spring musical: Guys and Dolls. Featuring a cast and crew of 100 students in grades 6, 7, and 8! [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Apr 14, 2014

One Book One Belmont - Nathaniel Philbric's Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
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The Belmont Public Library is pleased to announce that Nathaniel Philbrick’s Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution has been selected as the featured title for One Book One Belmont 2014, the library’s fifth town-wide reading program. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Apr 08, 2014

Belmont Summer Enrichment Program
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Belmont Summer Enrichment classes are the perfect blend of academics, social stimulation, and fun! Enthusiastic, experienced, well organized teachers will lead students through a variety of activities that will make kids love learning. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Apr 01, 2014

Pan-Mass Challenge Belmont Kids' Ride
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Pan-Mass Challenge Belmont Kids' Ride. Belmont Hill School on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM. Kids Ages 3-12! Registration opens April 1st. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Mar 27, 2014

Belmont Gallery of Art's New Show
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Belmont Gallery of Art's New Show - Celebrating Picture Book Illustrators of Charlesbridge Publishing - Opens Sunday, March 30 to May 17, 2014. Special Gallery hours during Books on the Charles: Thursday & Friday, 10am - 4pm, Saturday, 10am - 1 pm and Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Mar 27, 2014

Belmont Boosters Event: Benefit Basketball Game NE Patriots vs. Belmont
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The Belmont Boosters are bringing members of the AFC East Champion NE Patriots football team to BHS to play a benefit basketball game against business owners, faculty and Belmont Residents on Thursday May 8 2014 @ 7:00 PM at the field house. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Mar 25, 2014

FBE - Don't Miss Out...
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If you were not able to attend the FBE’s spring fundraiser, LIGHT up the NIGHT, last Saturday, please take a few minutes to view an exciting, short video that was shown at the fundraiser. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Mar 25, 2014

Belmont Public School Budget Forums
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In early April the School Committee will hold two budget forums - a time during which they will discuss budget implications with the community; answer questions; and receive thoughts, suggestions and input before they hold the formal budget hearing in mid-May and vote on the budget to present to Town Meeting. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Mar 12, 2014

Belmont Special Education Advisory Council Events
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BSEAC Events. Mark your calendar for the rest of the year and plan to attend the next BSEAC Parent Information Sessions. And don't forget to start thinking about those teachers, staff, tutors, etc. that you would like to appreciate this year by honoring them with a BSEAC award and have them and you attend our lovely Awards ceremony on 5/21st. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Mar 10, 2014

School Committee - BEA Negotiations - Executive Session - April 16, 2014
School Committee - BEA Negotiations - Executive Session - April 16, 2014
posted by Cathy Grant, Secretary to Superintendent Cathy Grant, Secretary to Superintendent on Mar 04, 2014

Kindergarten Parent Information Night 2014
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A general information and orientation program for all parents of incoming kindergarten students is scheduled, as follows. Each elementary school will host its own program at each school. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Jan 30, 2014

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Superintendent's Message


Public Budget Hearings

Tom Kingston, Superintendent of Schools

On Monday, April 7, at 7:30 at the Wellington Community Room, the School Committee will have a public presentation of the proposed budget for 2014-2015.  The presentation will be repeated 9:00 am, Wednesday, April 9, in the Selectmen’s Chamber, Town Hall.  The presentations provide an opportunity for Belmont residents to ask questions and provide comments.

The FY 15 proposed budget represents a 4.1% increase in General Funds, or a 3.5% increase in all funds over the current fiscal year.  This year the School Department had to hire 18 new people (Aides, Teachers, Clerical Staff, and others) to meet the increased student population. The proposed budget provides for the continuation of the new hires.  However, there are no new proposed positions.  Both the Town and state have been as generous as possible; yet, there remain a number of unknowns and variables—all of which will be presented at the hearings along with a list of priorities should additional funding become available.

The School Committee, after considering the comments from the public hearings, will review the proposed budget and vote for a final version on May 13.  The proposed budget will then go to the Town Meeting session scheduled for June 2.


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