Matt Wade and Michael Fortun Elected BOE President and Vice President
Matt Wade and Michael Fortun were unanimously elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Board of Education at the July 11 organizational meeting. Leah Wertz and Judy Wienman were sworn in to three- and one-year terms, respectively. Margaret McCarthy and Jack Roddy were sworn in to three-year terms at the June meeting to fill vacant seats on the Board.
Homeowners who would like copies of their tax bills can now get them online
www.infotaxonline.com. Brunswick (Brittonkill) CSD has
joined other area school districts in providing the convenience
of viewing their tax bills
. Please note this is a secure website that
only has copies of tax information. Original tax information is kept
secure at the school district.
Faculty, staff, parents, students, retirees, current and former BOE members and other community members filled the school library on June 18 to wish Superintendent Lou McIntosh a happy retirement and to welcome incoming Superintendent Angelina Bergin to the district. “When I came here five years ago, I thought this was the type of district I wanted to end my career at,” Mr. McIntosh said. “I couldn’t have picked a more wonderful district. I want to sincerely thank everyone for making my time here so special.”
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Dr. Angelina Bergin, an educator with 16 years of administrative and classroom experience, was appointed the next superintendent by the Board of Education on April 11. She is expected to start on July 1, succeeding Superintendent Lou McIntosh who will retire at the end of the school year. “It’s an honor to come to a community like Brunswick which has such a close-knit, family feel to it,” Dr. Bergin said. “Their priorities align with my priorities. I look forward to working with everyone and leading the district into the future.”
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The Board of Education has agreed to allow parents to pay
tuition for out-of-district students to attend Tamarac schools.
“We have received numerous calls from parents in surrounding
communities who would prefer to send their children to Tamarac
schools because of the reputation of our educational programs,”
said Superintendent Lou McIntosh. “We have the capacity in our
schools for more students so we decided this would be a good
opportunity to bring in additional revenue to help offset the
continued cuts in state aid that are causing our financial
challenges.” To learn more click
here… Posted 1/18/13.
Educators from Tamarac schools visited Maple Hill High School on Jan. 10 to observe their Distance Learning classroom as the district explores the possibility of creating its own. Distance Learning allows schools to work together
through videoconferencing technology to offer courses they would not be able to offer on their own. “It’s nothing new for our students to learn this way. Seven or eight years ago when we started Distance Learning it was new to them but now with FaceTime and Skype, it’s not new,” said Maple Hill High School Principal Ron Agostinoni. “Our students have been very successful in these classes.”
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The State Education Department has approved the district’s
Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan. The district
submitted its plan, which both the district and Brittonkill
Teachers Association (BTA) had to agree to, more than a month
ago. The state’s approval means the district avoids losing a
portion of its state aid, which Governor Andrew Cuomo has
threatened if school districts do not receive approval by Jan.
15. “I want to thank the BTA and our administrators for working
so well together to get this completed,” said Superintendent Lou
McIntosh. “It truly was a collaborative effort and everyone came
to the table to make sure this was completed on time.”
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The Board of Education is exploring an opportunity to have
solar panels installed on school roof buildings after a recent
visit to Schodack CSD which has a solar panel system. The
proposed system would be at little cost to the district and
would actually save money from reduced electricity rates. "The
company essentially leases space on the district's buildings for
the solar panels," said BOE member Michael Fortun. "They own,
install and maintain the solar panels."
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clicking here... Posted 9/26/12.
The Brittonkill Educational Foundation has created a brochure which explains their mission of helping Tamarac
students by providing funding for innovative and creative
programs which go above and beyond the basic educational
requirements for public education.
Learn more about the non-profit organization by downloading the