BCSD District News
Joint Statement from the Beacon City School District and Superintendent Matt Landahl
The events in Charlottesville this past weekend were deeply troubling to all of us. It also provided us an opportunity to reaffirm our collective belief in the power that education has to give hope to the young people in our district and change their lives for the better. We reject the notion that a race or belief invalidates or subjugates others. We believe love should be taught in place of hate. In May 2017, the Beacon City School District Board of Education created a Board Goal focused specifically on diversity. It reads:
“The Beacon City School District is committed to: increasing staff diversity to meet the educational and social-emotional needs of all students; creating a culture of awareness, equality and safety while uniting school and community; fostering unity of the school and the community as a culturally aware and diverse entity; ensuring that all students in the Beacon City School District receive an equitable education; and identifying and addressing the barriers that prevent students from completely experiencing all that the district has to offer.”
We are united in our commitment to achieving this goal and will continue to work with staff and the community to do our best for the diverse group of young people in our schools.
Beacon Board of Education and Superintendent Matt Landahl
Special Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Beacon High School. The meeting will immediately adjourn to a Proposed Executive Session, and the Board is expected to take action on an Instructional Personnel List.
Facilities and Operations Committee
The Facilities and Operations Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the District Office.
The next BOE Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is on Monday, August 28, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. at Beacon High School. The meeting will immediately adjourn to Executive Session from 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. The Workshop will include a presentation of the tax warrant and the tax levy.
Have a Great Summer!
The Board of Education and the District Administration want to wish everyone in the BCSD Community a happy, healthy, and safe summer!
Board Goals Adopted
At the regular meeting of the Board of Education held on Monday, May 8, 2017, the Board adopted goals for Fiscal needs, Curriculum, Communication, Community Engagement, and Diversity. The goals are posted in the Board of Education section under Board Goals.