Due to days missed and delayed openings this school year, BCPS will use the non-school day of Friday, March 13, 2015 in the current calendar as a "school day".
Reminder: Should the school year fall below the required instructional days (180) or hours (990), the difference will be made up by converting the following non-school days to schools days, not necessarily in the order listed. Remaining available day: April 3, 2015.
Please be advised that the school calendar may be subject to change based upon any additional inclement weather. The Botetourt County School Board reserves the right to amend the school calendar if additional instructional time is needed.
The Botetourt County School Board Budget Development Work Session scheduled for , has been canceled.
Reminder: Procedures for making up days missed due to inclement weather:
Should the school year fall below the required instructional days (180) or hours (990), the difference will be made up by converting the following non-school days to schools days, not necessarily in the order listed.
Remaining possible days:.
Due to days missed this school year, BCPS will utilize "excess instructional time" built into each school day in order to meet the requirement of 990 hours. As of this date, February 20, 2015, the non-school days of March 13, 2015 and April 3, 2015 will not be used.
Please be advised that this is subject to change based upon any additional inclement weather.
Also, the Botetourt County School Board reserves the right to amend the school calendar if any additional time is needed.
BCPS Special Education Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on at Read Mountain Middle School. A representative from DSLCC will discuss disability services at the college level. Please plan to attend if you have a child with a current IEP or Section 504 Plan and a two-year or four-year college is in your child's future.
Comcast offers the Internet Essentials program which brings broadband, a laptop computer, and digital literacy training to qualifying students and their families. If a student is currently eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program and is in Comcast’s service area, they are eligible for broadband service for $9.95 per month, a netbook computer for $149.99, and digital literacy training. Once a student is enrolled in this program, they are able to continue until graduation. New residential customers who meet the eligibility criteria may be eligible for up to six months of complimentary Internet service. For additional information regarding this program, visit www.internetessentials.com/partner or contact Kenneth Dye, Director of Government and Community Affairs, by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (804) 915-5302.
Cox Communications has partnered with Connect2Compete to establish a broadband adoption program that provides affordable Internet service to qualifying households in their service area with a child eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program. For households that are eligible, Internet service is $9.95 a month for two years. There is no deposit or contract required and no installation or modem rental fees. To determine eligibility, visit http://connect2compete.org/cox or call toll free at 1-855-222-3252. For more information on this program, contact Tracy Kubicz by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (757) 222-8158.
Botetourt County Public Schools recently completed a School Efficiency Review that was coordinated by the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget and conducted by MGT of America.
The school division efficiency review program, begun in 2004, is designed to identify ways that divisions can realize cost savings in non-instructional areas that can be redirected to classroom activities. Participation by school divisions is voluntary and involves contracting with outside education experts to perform the efficiency reviews. The findings include an evaluation of the efficiency of various offices and operations within a school division, recommendations and projected costs and/or savings associated with the recommendations. The Virginia Department of Planning and Budget (Virginia School Efficiency Review Program) is responsible for coordinating efficiency reviews.
The final report is available on this link and on the Virginia Department of Education website (School Finance > School Division Efficiency Reviews).
Middle School and High School Registration Guide 2015-2016 (Program of Studies)
February 12, 2015
Location: School Board Office, 143 Poor Farm Road Fincastle, VA
Time: 6:30-Agenda will be available in BoardDocs