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Congratulations to Alina Tam!

Congratulations to Alina Tam from Washington Elementary School! Alina won 2nd place at the San Mateo County STEM Fair at the Hiller Aviation Museum in the 5th grade Physics category. Her project was titled "Noodle Power."

 


 

LCAP Town Hall Meeting - Join us!


  Local Control Accountability Plan Town Hall Meeting

 

 

 

 

Please join us to receive an update on the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and to provide feedback. The plan describes the district's overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. Please join us. 

 

Wednesday, March 29th

7:00 p.m.

Washington's gym

2017-2018 School Calendar

The Burlingame Board of Trustees approved the instructional calendar for 2017-2018.

 

Key dates:
August 23: First day of school
November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
December 22-January 5: Winter Break
February 19-23: President's Week
April 2-6: Spring Break
June 15: Last day of school

 

2017-2018 School Calendar

BIS is recognized as a "School to Watch"

We are very excited to announce that Burlingame Intermediate School (BIS) is being recognized as a 2017 "Schools to Watch - Taking Center Stage" Model Middle School. Please see the attached Press Release with more information.

 

Join us in congratulating BIS!

Board Briefs for Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Board Presentations, Reports & Actions
 
Measure M Implementation Plan 
The Board of Trustees reviewed the Budget Framework for Measure M. Previously, the Board gave direction to move forward with replacing the turf fields at Franklin and BIS which will be done this summer. Tuesday night, the Board approved the Budget Framework and gave direction to move forward with the next phase of replacing the portables at Roosevelt and Washington Elementary. The Board also gave direction to move forward with secured entries at the elementary sites, MPR modernization at the elementary sites, BIS modernization, including, but not limited to the auditorium bathrooms, classroom improvements, and roofing repairs.
Enrollment Update
The District's enrollment has been steadily increasing for many years. In the next few years, BSD can expect to level out and then start a slight decline in enrollment around year 2022. This is of course dependent on future City of Burlingame approval of additional building permits for multi-unit and single family housing. Our demographers are constantly updating numbers and current numbers include all currently approved building permits in the City.
Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The LCAP is a critical part of California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). BSD has a three-year, district-level plan that is updated annually. The plan describes the school district's key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the district will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress.

The Board of Trustees received an update on the District's LCAP. Some highlights are:
  • All science grades 6-8 have NGSS aligned materials
  • Science grades TK-5 started NGSS professional development
  • Based on District Common Core Assessments in Math - 73% of our students are proficient or above
  • 84% of 5th and 8th graders taking science exam last year are proficient or above
  • 24% of English Language Learners were reclassified in 2016-2017

Way to go BSD!!! 


Our LCAP message is:
"The Burlingame School District offers an overall program that differentiates instruction for students. The school district believes all students should be provided a common, rigorous curriculum that includes enrichment opportunities as well as academic support when needed."

Please make sure to join us on Wed., March 29th for our LCAP Town Hall at Washington Elementary at 7:00 p.m. We will discuss the priorities and would love to hear your feedback. This is an active meeting and all are welcome!
State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) and Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) 
The Board of Trustees received an overview of STRS & PERS and the effects of the increased rates on the District's budget. STRS is funded through contributions by employees, employers and the State of Calif. PERS is funded through contributions by employees, employers and investments. These rates are significantly increasing over the next several years. STRS alone is increasing by almost 7% in the next four years and PERS is almost doubling over the next five years. These increases impact the District's budget notably.
Second Interim Report
The Board of Trustees approved the District's Second Interim report which is a periodic review of the District's financial position. The District's multi-year budget reflects the Governor's 2017/18 Budget Proposal and the increased retirement for certificated and classified staff. The District will be watchful of deficit spending which begins in the 2017/18 school year.
The agenda and supporting documents for all meetings are posted on the district web page.  

 

Safe Routes to School

The Only Way to Get There!

 

Check out the alternatives to sitting in traffic for getting your child to school.  Visit our Safe Routes to School page for information about bus routes, and Youth Clipper Cards, traffic flow maps, walking and bicycling resources and other useful alternative transportation resources.  

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