April 1, 2016


Parents, Families, and Residents of Falmouth,


It is April and that means budget season!  Join us this Thursday, April 7th, in the FES cafeteria at 7pm for our combined school and town FY17 budget presentation.  Our slides will highlight districtwide achievements, summarize the major components of the school budget, and outline changes/additions for the upcoming fiscal year.  We encourage you to access any and all budget documents on our website - everything we do is posted for the public to see beginning in March.  I am confident we have the most transparent and accountable budget process in the state.  Please take a moment to review the budget overview letter - we encourage you to get involved and offer feedback.  Thank you to our leadership team, school board, teachers, support staff, and all who were involved in the budget development process: for the countless hours of work, deliberations, difficult conversations, and efforts on behalf of our students.  The budget we are presenting focuses our collective resources on the needs of our kids and classrooms in the most fiscally responsible way possible.  I also would like to recognize the town council and our town manager for their collaboration and support as we work together to best support the entire Falmouth community and all taxpayers.         


In other news, we have begun the search for a new FES Principal and K-12 curriculum director.  Our two search committees have met, outlined a vision for both positions, identified qualities we are looking for when reviewing applications, and scheduled interviews starting this week.  Many qualified educators applied to both positions and we look forward to meeting them and selecting potential finalists in the upcoming weeks - stay tuned!  Finally, if you haven’t yet liked Falmouth Public Schools on Facebook, or followed us on Twitter, get on it; we are using social media more and more to communicate, share important information, and even alert the community during snow delays, or decisions not to delay (that tweet went over like a lead balloon I can assure you).    


Our monthly book recommendation:

I polled the staff and got too many responses to fit in this letter: click here for the list.

 

Thank you for supporting our school community.  Please continue to communicate with us on how we can best inspire and develop your child’s unique interests and abilities.

 

Warm Regards,


Lucy Tucker Geoff Bruno

School Board Chair Superintendent of Schools

 

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