BBRSD Central Office Update

September 16, 2022

Superintendent's Office

Worcester Country District Attorney's Office Webinar:

KEEPING KIDS SAFE AND SECURE ONLINE

A PROJECT SAFE CHILDHOOD PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS is brought to you in collaboration with The United States Attorney’s Office, Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Lunenburg Police Department.


This presentation is for all adults who wish to learn how to keep kids safe and secure online.

Content is inappropriate for children. Please use headphones and shield your viewing screen from others who may be listening.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

6:30 p.m. (log-in begins at 6:15 p.m.)

Please register at the following link: (via Chrome browser)

https://usao.webex.com/usao/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec9182cf5686fab0c6bb55c0ced83ffda




Jeffrey T. Zanghi

Superintendent of Schools

jzanghi@bbrsd.org

School Committee News

On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Mrs. Carol Costello, the current assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning interviewed for the position of Superintendent of Schools, which will become vacant upon the retirement of Jeffrey Zanghi on June 30, 2022.


To watch the interview in its entirety, please click here. The interview begins at 49:18 in.

Business Office

School Bus Transportation

As we are settling into the school year, you might have seen some delays with our school buses.


Even though we have drivers assigned for our school district runs, if one of the drivers takes a day off, NRT does not have adequate coverage. If there are new drivers or substitute drivers, it takes time to become familiar with the routes.


This is very common in the transportation industry right now. NRT is working very diligently on training new drivers, and finding new potential candidates.


We will communicate any delays as soon as we receive notification from the bus company.

If anyone is interested in driving a School Bus for our Transportation Provider NRT, please reach out to them at (978) 562-5186. They are very willing to help anyone become trained for their school bus licensure!


Nancy Konisky, Director of Finance and Operations

nkonisky@bbrsd.org

Pupil Personnel Department

SEPAC

The Berlin-Boylston Special Education Parent Advisory Council is a group of parents who are available to support other parents of students with disabilities. For more information: SEPAC


SEPAC Meet and Greet:

SEPAC is hosting a Meet and Greet on September 20th at Tahanto. Please see the attached announcement for more details and RSVP to info.bbrsd.sepac@gmail.com to be included in the count for pizza.


Berlin-Boylston Special Education and 504 Survey

SEPAC and Pupil Personnel Services request your help understanding what works for our special education families and what needs improving.

Please provide your input in this survey


Hiring

The district has a few positions remaining. Berlin-Boylston is a great place to work!


· Paraprofessional

Paraprofessionals work with individual or small groups of students to provide instructional and behavioral support to students under the supervision of teachers. If you or someone you know may be interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact me at jfitzpatrick@bbrsd.org .


· School Nurse

The district has an opening at Tahanto for a School Nurse. If you are a licensed RN, or you know of a licensed RN who may be interested, please contact me at jfitzpatrick@bbrsd.org for more information.


· Substitute Nurses

The district is looking for substitute school nurses in all three schools to cover when a nurse is absent and occasional help in the health clinics while the nurses are doing routine screenings or testing. If you are a licensed RN, or you know of a licensed RN who may be interested, please contact me at jfitzpatrick@bbrsd.org for more information.


Jannel Fitzpatrick

Director of Pupil Personnel

jfitzpatrick@bbrsd.org

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Technology Department

Please join me in welcoming Kyle Paquette to the Technology Department. Kyle is working for us part-time as he pursues a degree in Technology at Quinsigamond Community College. He has experience in K-12 schools having worked as a Technology Intern last year for the West Boylston Public Schools.


Dell is once again offering some school-related discounts on some of its products:


Sale Highlights:

Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop - Starting at $449.99

Inspiron Desktop - Starting at $439.99

Alienware Aurora Ryzen R14 Desktop - Starting at $1249

You may access these deals at www.Dell.com/mpp/BBRSD


As I have stated in the past this is not an endorsement of one vendor over another, but if you were considering Dell I hope you take advantage of their school-based offers.


Paul Mara, Technology Coordinator

pmara@bbrsd.org

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