The school year is humming along and we have passed the mid-year mark at BG. Students are traveling through the second semester and spring is on the horizon (hopefully).
You may have noticed work in the school buildings centered on new interior and exterior doors, new windows in the Jr-Sr High fitness facility, and new unit ventilators in the classrooms. The Capital project continues to move along with an end date of this fall for completion. As we get closer to completion we will update the community on public use of the fitness center. We are currently ordering the equipment, paint and flooring are being completed, and new doors are being installed. This is a very exciting time to be a student at BG!
Each year I receive several questions regarding the breakfast cereals served in our cafeterias to students each morning, and is there too much sugar in the cereal. While we do often serve Lucky Charms, Coco Pebbles and Honey Nut Cheerios, we do offer other options if a child wishes. Some of the constraints the district faces with the breakfast cereal choices are: we receive federal funding, so we are directed to make our cereal selections from a provided list, we have provided Cheerios in the past and very few children select this option, and we are forced to buy an entire case which has then gone to waste, and many children will choose not to eat breakfast if we don’t provide these options. This creates the question of, is it better to have a bowl of cereal with milk that might have sugar in it, or attend the school day on an empty stomach if you don’t like the other provided options? We are proud to be able to offer free breakfast to all of our students at BG.
Recently I attended the annual Legislative Breakfast held at the Silo Restaurant in Greene with our Board of Education members, and our student representative to the board, senior Hannah Sprow. The breakfast is put on each year by the Chenango County School Boards Association for area school boards, superintendents and legislators. This is an excellent opportunity for educators to communicate our district’s needs to our area legislators, and to learn about their thoughts and the political climate in Albany.
Hannah spoke to the audience, about the need and the importance of increased funding for schools to provide special education services for our students.
And finally, please don’t hesitate to email me your district questions and suggestions. I like to incorporate them into upcoming issues of the Blue and White because often times, these are questions that others are wondering about.
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