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11/20/17

As a part of our spring of 2016 long-term Facility planning process, we collected feedback from over 350 parents, staff, school site councils, and community members.  That data informed priorities for our Facilities.  The top three priorities from that process were:
 
Replace Aging Classrooms & Portables with New Construction 
Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) / Food Service Improvements 
Safety & Security
 
The Board of Trustees are using the proceeds from the Measure M Bond campaign to address our community's top priorities.  The governing board has directed staff to implement projects to replace rented portable classrooms with permanent construction; improve the learning environments of our MPRs and finishes in our food service kitchens; and advance Safety and Security for our campuses.

As a part of improving Safety and Security of our campuses the district has already added ID badges for staff, and added fencing and gates creating single entry points at all campuses.  As a next step, because of unique existing conditions, we are installing intercom call buttons at Franklin, Lincoln, McKinley, Roosevelt, and Washington Schools' entries.

We already keep gates locked during school hours, except those that allow entry to the school office (which, therefore, also allow access to the entire campus).  The new call buttons will allow the school to secure the front entry into the school.

These intercom call buttons and the signage are currently being installed.  We anticipate turning this on next year upon return from the winter break.

The entry signs are as follows:

 
Please use the intercom to gain entry during school hours 
  1. Press red button, wait for instructions
  2. A team member will respond once available
  3. When asked, please stand in front of panel and identify yourself clearly
  4. After entry, please ensure the door is closed firmly behind you
 
If no response, we may be assisting others, please wait, then press red button again.
 
We are fortunate to have a supportive community.  Keeping our staff and students safe has always been, and continues to be, a priority of our district.

We thank you for your anticipated cooperation during this transition.  Your school's Principal will notify you via newsletter of the date your individual school will implement this safety measure. 
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Superintendent's Message ~ November 2017

Dear Burlingame School District Community,

 

May you and your family enjoy this special time of year. Thanksgiving allows us the time to reflect o what we are thankful for and share these sentiments with family, friends and community members. We would like to share our thanks with all of you! We are thankful for your participation in your student's education and in our schools. Thank you for your time you spend volunteering and providing support for the children in the Burlingame School District. Finally, thank you for trusting us with your children and their education. We are so grateful to be part of the Burlingame School District Community.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

BSD Superintendent

Board Briefs for November 14, 2017

Here are the Board Briefs for the November 14, 2017 Board Meeting:
  1. Marla Silversmith ~ Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services~ The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Marla Silversmith as the new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. Mrs. Silversmith is currently the Special Education Director in Pleasanton Unified School District where she has spent the last 16 years serving students, teachers and families in a variety of teaching and leadership roles. We are happy she has joined our team and look forward to her starting in early December.
  2. Recognition of Outgoing Board Member ~ Doug Luftman~ Trustee Doug Luftman was recognized by representatives from Senator Jerry Hill's office and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin's office. The Board of Trustees and Superintendent appreciate Trustee Luftman's dedication to BSD while serving on the board.
  3. California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Dashborad~ The Board of Trustees received an overview of the CAASPP and the District's priorities.
  4. Multipurpose Rooms (MPR) Modernization Projects for all K-5 elementary schools (except Hoover)~ The Board of Trustees approved the MPR modernization projects.
  5. Computer Science Education Week~ The Board of Trustees recognized December 4-10, 2017 as Computer Science Education Week and all Burlingame schools will participate in the "Hour of Code", which is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.

The complete Board Agenda can be viewed here.

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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