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Superintendent's Message

Dear Families and Jamestown Community,

 

     The new year has arrived, which brings new beginnings and the start of our budget season. When I started this position my goal was and still is to be transparent, accountable and to serve the Jamestown community. As we begin our budget process with the Jamestown School Committee I want  you to know your voice counts. We welcome your input and would like to invite you to join us at our upcoming meetings.

     Our school system continues to be an innovative, high performing district that serves the residents of the Jamestown community. As your Superintendent I will ensure our core beliefs and values are represented in the 2018-2019 budget.  We are committed to high quality instruction, small class sizes, and a rigorous curricula that serves the needs of all students in a school environment that promotes social emotional learning and equity. Our vision  is centered  on our students and community engagement as we continue to meet and surpass the goals in our district strategic plan. 

     We cannot do this alone! We need you, your input and your support to continue the amazing work that is being accomplished by the students, staff, community  and administration of the Jamestown School Department.

    Our budget presentation will continue on Thursday January 25th at 7:00 pm in the Lawn School library. Once the school committee has approved the school department budget it will be presented to the town council at a public meeting for approval in March.

The highlights of these meetings will be:

  • Enrollment

  • Special Education Staffing

  • Curriculum (Literacy Instruction)

  • Middle School Schedule

  • The Arts and Athletics 

  • Enrichment Programs

  • Transportation Contract

  • Capital Improvements

   It is important that the community is  knowledgeable about the school budget expenditures and reductions that will be discussed. The final vote may not be until June, but now is the time to advocate for what you believe our students require to be successful and contributing citizens in the future.

   Over the next month you will see the familiar face of Mr. Mike Convery at the School Committee meetings in my absence. Mr. Convery is Jamestown’s former interim superintendent who served prior to my appointment. I had to have emergency back surgery due to a herniated disc, which has me working from home. I will be working closely with Mr. Convery,who will be presenting my budget recommendations to the school committee. While I am working from home I will be in very close communication with our administrative team and school committee during the budget process. 

    I hope many of you are able to attend the budget presentations beginning this week. On behalf of our students thank you for your continued support and advocacy for public education.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Dr. Duva


 

Upcoming School Committee Meetings

Budget Discussions

January 25, 2018

February 1, 2018

February 8, 2018 (if needed)

February 15, 2018

February 22, 2018 (if needed)

All meetings will begin at 7:00 pm in the Lawn School Library

Posted by: Janette Warner, District Staff, Jamestown School Department Published:2/2/18
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