Thank You Bound Brook Community
The Bound Brook Board of Education and Administration wants to express its appreciation to all the voters who came out to voice their opinion about the referendum through their ballot choice. We have been able to upgrade and renovate our schools to improve the educational environment for all Bound Brook students.We have one more set projects schedule for next summer that will complete the referendum!
At the end of September I will have a powerpoint slide show and letter explaining all of the improvements that we have accomplished to date, here are a few highlights:
• The purchase of both the Annex and Community School
• Complete renovation of the Community School
• New windows at all the elementary building with the high school
starting this month
• All elementary buildings through grade 8 are air conditioned
• All roofs in the district have been replaced
• The repair and painting of the LaMonte building
We thank you for your confidence that we have only the best interest of students in mind as we progress with the project. We invite residents to continue to have an active voice in the district’s operations through attending board meetings and events at all the schools.
The district has embarked on updating curricular programs and support systems to help our students achieve success. The district has adopted all new curriculum and programs for grades kindergarten through 6. We have Journeys languages arts program, Go Math program, and Science Fusion. These three programs are each integrated programs that build skills for each curricular discipline. All of these programs are aligned to the current standards and provide resources for differentiation.
At the middle school level, grades 7 and 8 have revamped their math programs to include pre algebra and algebra 1 courses. While all language arts programs have been rewritten to align with Common Core Curriculum Standards.
In addition, the district has realigned the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) process to better assist students in their academic endeavors. The district has also trained all of our teachers grades kindergarten through 6 in responsive classroom techniques.
The Board of Education has updated the district retention policy. The Board of Education supports educational programs of high academic standards. These programs shall provide maximum opportunity and challenge for each student to progress according to his/her own needs and abilities. Students shall be placed at the grade level most appropriate to their academic, social, and emotional development. The educational program shall provide for the continuous progress of students from grade to grade. To read the policy please go to our website for additional information.
The Bound Brook School District started the school year with a very positive climate of growth and hope for the future! We believe in keeping the community informed regarding our schools and hope this newsletter does just that for each of you.
Daniel Gallagher, Ed.D.Superintendent of Schools