Superintendent's Blog

  • Schools Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 1/16/2021

     

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    On Monday, there will be no school to honor the pioneering work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who is remembered more than 50 years later after his death. Students on all campuses whether all remote or in person have engaged in writing exercises, videos, speeches, and artwork to commemorate the life of Dr. King.  In an era without the assistance of social media, Dr. King influenced the nation before his life was prematurely taken.  One of his defining moments was when he led a march and protest in Washington, D.C. in 1963 among other protests to promote nonviolent awareness regarding racial inequality. He is best known among many speeches for his "I have a Dream Speech" which addressed injustice and served as a challenge to respect one another and treat all equally.  The following year in 1964, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against racial inequality.  

     

    We are very proud of the efforts of Dr. Ashanti Holley, Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Diversity who has created a pathway across the district to inform, engage in dialogue, incorporate in the hiring processes as well as integrate in curriculum and instruction a conversation about equity and diversity.  Dr. Holley has trained students and staff to be Equity Champions and is leading the implementation of the strategic plan for equity and diversity.Next year, we will be providing a focus each month on key topics and celebrations.  Dr. King's civil rights movement is a defining moment in United States history and his message is very important and relevant more so than ever today that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere and defines the importance of ending racial inequality. 

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  • BCSSSD to Move to Three Day Early Dismissal Model Commencing Next Wednesday

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 1/14/2021

    In a detailed letter sent out to our BCSSSD families yesterday, I noted that we are pleased that upon our return after winter break, we have been able to resume in-person instruction while providing remote learning for those students who have chosen that option. We have been working in tandem with the Burlington County Special Services Education Association to fine tune both programs to maximize the individual support for in-person and remote learners.  Together we have agreed that the optimal learning model can best be achieved if our schedule is adjusted to allow for more horse of individualized attention and support. 

     
    Effective next Wednesday, January 20, 2021, we will adjust our early dismissal schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only to 12:50Ppm on the West, Transition and Lumberton Campuses and 12pm at the Alternative School in Mt. Laurel as they start at 7:30am.
     
    We are living in unprecedented times and we very much appreciate the support of our families, the staff and our students and know that this change is being made in an effort to maximize educational experiences for all of our students. 

     

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  • Board of Education Appreciation Month

    Posted by Dr. Nagy on 1/11/2021

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    January is Board of Education Appreciation Month across New Jersey.  New Jersey School Boards play an important and essential role in the community, in respective districts and support the growth and wellbeing of students entrusted to the districts while supporting the creation and revision of policies to address growth, innovation, achievement, well being, safety, and security of students and staff within the districts.  There are 580 school districts in New Jersey of which operate 2,500 public schools and provide educational services to over 1.4 million students.  At this month's Board meeting, we will honor all of our Board of Education members who collectively have provided 67 years of dedicated service to districts in the County and on our joint Burlington County Board for BCIT and BCSSSD:


    Robert Brittain
      -12 Years of Service

    Anna Evans - 1 Year of Service

    Leon Jones, Vice President  -  12 Years of Service

    Paula Lee, President - 31 Years of Service

    Lorene Moore  - 10 Years of Service

    Michelle Parker - 1 Year of Service


    Our Board Secretary and Business Administrator Andrew Willmott, Dr. English, Dr. Holly Ms. Cooper, administrators, staff, and students thank all of our Board members for their dedication, volunteerism, and passion to create a pathway for ongoing student achievement and success based on our respective district missions. 

     
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