As discussions about the BCSD budget progress, especially with the March 11 BoE Budget meeting coming up, please see the budget overview below. It provides data to chew on, discuss amongst ourselves, and address with the Board. This document was provided to the BoE and Administration earlier this week, so all parties have the same […]
This 25 page review of the district’s FAQ was brought to the attention of the BCSD Administration and BoE on December 17th, so that they would not continue to spread misinformation. To date, almost a month later, they have not made any changes to the FAQ nor put any blatant disclaimers about the flawed data […]
Thank you Candy Borner for sharing the history of the BVES closure in 1980. Let’s hope that we learn from our past.
On November 15th, the BCSD Board of Education Communication Subcommittee held a meeting. The first agenda item was the upcoming Long Range Facilities Planning survey which will be sent to the community to gather additional feedback on potential school closures. The BoE, which has a responsibility to be transparent and accountable, asked attendees not to take photos. […]
Members of our Five to Thrive community have spent a great deal of time pouring over many of the statistics presented by the BCSD Board of Education and outside consultants. What they’ve found is shocking. Data errors. Manipulated visuals. Misleading assumptions. Is this an attempt to craft a narrative in favor of closing a school? […]
Kindergarten enrollment is an indicator demographers use to help project future enrollment. BCSD Kindergarten enrollment increased at 4 out of 5 elementary schools for this school year, with a net gain of 38 overall. That means we are only 1 child under the 44-year average. One child. We also have higher elementary school enrollment than […]