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2014-2015 School Calendar: Make Up Days

posted Feb 27, 2015, 9:57 AM by bcps web   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 9:58 AM ]

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.


School Board Meeting

posted Feb 23, 2015, 11:56 AM by bcps web   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 11:57 AM ]

March 12, 2015 

Location
: School Board Office, 143 Poor Farm Road   Fincastle, VA 

Time: 6:30-Agenda will be available in BoardDocs 

Budget Meeting Work Session

posted Feb 23, 2015, 11:18 AM by bcps web   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 11:21 AM ]

The Botetourt County School Board Budget Development Work Session scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 2015, has been canceled.

2014-2015 School Calendar: Make Up Days

posted Feb 20, 2015, 2:34 PM by bcps web   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 2:35 PM ]

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: March 13, 2015 and April 3, 2015.

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.

SEAC Parent Meeting

posted Feb 20, 2015, 12:31 PM by bcps web   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 12:32 PM ]

BCPS Special Education Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, February 24th at 7pm 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. 

Broadband offers available to Botetourt County residents

posted Feb 12, 2015, 10:13 AM by bcps web   [ updated Feb 12, 2015, 10:13 AM ]

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 ken_dye@cable.comcast.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 tracy.kubicz@cox.com or by phone at (757) 222-8158.

Botetourt County Public Schools- School Efficiency Review

posted Jan 19, 2015, 12:54 PM by bcps web   [ updated Jan 19, 2015, 12:55 PM ]

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).

Secondary Registration Guide 2015-2016

posted Jan 11, 2015, 7:36 PM by Beth Allen   [ updated Jan 11, 2015, 7:38 PM by bcps web ]

FY16 Budget Public Input

posted Jan 6, 2015, 3:24 PM by bcps web   [ updated Jan 6, 2015, 3:24 PM ]

Please comment on each of the following expenditure categories, which are provided by and reported to the Virginia Department of Education. Suggestions and ideas related to decreased or increased spending, addition or elimination of programs, etc. may be submitted for consideration by the School Board. All responses are limited to 160 characters.


School Board Meeting

posted Nov 26, 2014, 6:48 AM by bcps web   [ updated Jan 23, 2015, 8:47 AM ]

February 12, 2015 

Location
: School Board Office, 143 Poor Farm Road   Fincastle, VA

Time: 6:30-Agenda will be available in BoardDocs

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