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.” Click here to read more... Posted 4/12/13.
Brunswick (Brittonkill) Central School District
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.
District Comes Together to Help School Bus Driver
Tamarac faculty and staff came together to help one of the district’s bus drivers who is diagnosed with breast cancer. The district held a 50/50 raffle with half of the proceeds going to the driver to help with medical expenses. Custodian Keith Wilson won the raffle and donated his winnings to her as well. Along with collected donations, faculty and staff were able to donate a total of $1,138. “She was overwhelmed,” said custodian Mark Miller, who organized the raffle. “I would like take the opportunity to thank everyone who helped. You all were awesome.” Posted 3/05/13.
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.” Click here to see the APPR plan… Posted 12/20/12.
The Brittonkill Educational Foundation awarded its 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards to Carolyn Chuhta ’99, Grace Hansen ’05 and Dr. Andrew Miller ’97 at a dinner in their honor on Oct. 27 at the Sterup Square. The annual awards honor Tamarac alumni who have demonstrated the highest level of personal and professional accomplishments, devoted time and energy to their community and forged paths of leadership for others to follow. Congratulations! For more information about the Foundation, click here to visit their website… Posted 11/6/12.
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." Read more by clicking here... Posted 9/26/12.
Homeowners who would like copies of their tax bills can now get them online at 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.
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 brochure here... Posted 2/15/11.