Board of Education

Board of Education Goal

The goal of the Bozrah Board of Education is to support the implementation of the district's strategic plan. Our strategic plan focuses on school climate, communication, professional development, academic achievement, technology and school facilities.

Our Mission and Vision

Mission

The Bozrah School District prepares and inspires all students to realize their fullest potential by encouraging dedication to excellence, providing a stimulating learning environment, and fostering a commitment towards others.

Vision

The Bozrah School District promotes a dynamic learning environment that inspires opportunities for innovation, problem solving and intellectual curiosity. We integrate relevant technology to set the stage for success in a global society. Our culture supports respect, diversity, discovery, integrity, perseverance, and effective communication in a safe learning community.

Core Values

The Bozrah School District believes in:

Respect by:

  • Encouraging individual diversity while treating others with kindness and sensitivity
  • Allowing students to make good choices that reflect pride in oneself and their environment

Excellence by:

  • Providing and promoting a learning environment for all students to reach their maximum academic and individual potential
  • Promoting innovation, versatility, creativity, perseverance, and intellectual risk-taking

Community by:

  • Developing a caring, safe, and cohesive school community
  • Fostering local and global citizenship through effective communication, responsible leadership and cultural awareness

Integrity by:

  • Embracing the courage to be responsible, honest, accountable, and dependable to oneself, others, and the community at all times.

Board of Education Subcommittees

Policy Subcommittee

  • Purpose: To participate, in conjunction with the superintendent or his/her designee, in creating or identifying policies that are germane to the operation of Bozrah Public Schools. 

  • Members: BOE Secretary Jonathan Gilman, Robin Barry, Joaquim Santo

Budget Subcommittee

  • Purpose: To participate, in conjunction with the superintendent or his/her designee, in developing the annual operating/capital budget proposal and, as circumstances warrant, address particular budgetary challenges that might arise during the fiscal year.

  • Members: BOE Chair Jeanne Goulart, Robin Barry, Tom Finn 

Facilities Subcommittee

  • Purpose: To oversee, in conjunction with the superintendent or his/her designee, the maintenance of the school plant and any special or exceptional projects that may arise thereto. 

  • Members: BOE Secretary Jonathan Gilman, Joaquim Santo 

District Curriculum & Strategic Planning Subcommittee

  • Purpose: To oversee, in conjunction with the superintendent or his/her designee, the development of new curriculum or revisions to existing curricula. To participate, in conjunction with the superintendent or his/her designee, with the development and maintenance of the Strategic Plan to identify the mission, vision and strategic direction of Bozrah Public Schools and provide measurable goals and timelines.
  • Members: BOE Chair Jeanne Goulart, BOE Secretary Jonathan Gilman, Mary Elizabeth Lang

Negotiations Subcommittee

  • Purpose: To represent the Board's interest, in conjunction with the superintendent and legal counsel, by participating in the negotiations process with representatives from the District's Collective Bargaining units.
  • Members: BOE Chair Jeanne Goulart, Mary Elizabeth Lang, Tom Finn

Technology Subcommittee

  • Purpose: To oversee, in conjunction with the superintendent or his/her designee, the identification of emerging technologies and replacement/replenishment of current hardware and/or software.

  • Members: BOE Secretary Jonathan Gilman, Nicholas Savoie, Tom Finn

Parent/Teacher Organization Subcommittee

  • Purpose: To serve as the Board of Education's liaison to the Fields Memorial School Parent/Teacher Organization.

  • Members: Robin Barry

BOE Chair is ex-officio member of all sub-committees.