On March 6, I will present the FY20 Administrative Budget to the Board of Education. The budget is a spending plan that is responsive to the needs of the district, a Board of Finance budget guideline of 4 percent, a huge State budget deficit, and a proposed Governor’s budget that reduces $254K in State educational funding to Granby.
Over the years, in response to the significant economic challenges, the district has taken steps to reduce its budget by realizing line-item efficiencies and closing a school.
Granby Performing Arts at GMHS is back again, with this year’s spring musical: Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey and in cooperation with Samuel French Publishing and directed by Nikki Currie-Huggard. It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form.
The 2019 GMHS Grad Night event is held at the Granby YMCA every year on graduation night and offers a free, fun-filled, substance-free event in June of next year. This event cannot happen without volunteers to help with food, room set up, decorations and chaperoning.
Chuck Hershon, assistant principal at the middle school, updated how STEAM Committee work is making its way into classrooms across the district. Last year a shift was made to create collaborative action teams (CATs) that worked on several projects last year: the development of an AP Computer Science program, a re-design of the media center at Wells Road, the implementation of iPad carts at Kelly Lane and Steam Day at the middle school.
Members of From The Ground UP, Nourish My Soul’s high school leadership program, recently traveled to New Orleans to present their work with food rescue. These students have studied food systems, analyzed their own communities, and developed projects that improve the deficits they identify through this process.