The Botetourt County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will show the documentary I Have Tourette’s but Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me on at the School Board Administration building at 143 Poor Farm Road in Fincastle. The This Emmy Award winning film helps to dispel some of the myths that surround this neurological disorder. Resources available to families and educators who want to learn more about Tourette Syndrome will also be shared. A brief business meeting will take place prior to the presentation at which time the Annual Plan will be presented for review.
The Draft Calendar for the 2015-2016 school year is now available for public input. Please contact Joni Poff, Director of Instruction, with questions or comments.
The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Departments will be offering vaccination clinics during Spring Break for students who are in need of immunizations required for school attendance. Vaccinations required for school attendance are provided at no cost. All students must be accompanied by and adult and have an up-to-date vaccination record with them at the time of the visit. Please see the attached schedule for more information. Contact the health department at the numbers provided to schedule an appointment.
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.
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.
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)