Dear Members of the Brighton School Community,
As the leaves turn and we prepare for winter, I hope that this publication of the District newsletter finds you well. For those of you directly involved in school, I hope the first quarter of the academic year has been positive, productive, and enjoyable in every way. We’re very excited to have had a great start to the year from an organizational perspective. However, the degree to which it was a great start largely depends on the experiences that you have had. Please reach out and let us know how we’re doing, what works, and what would work better for you and your family. We’re always trying to improve our service to all of you.
Ongoing feedback helps us on a day-to-day basis, as does the feedback that you have provided to the District in the Blueprint planning process, our capital project planning, and in the implementation or revision of many programs within the District. Your perspectives, hopes, dreams, and desires are incorporated in all of our work alongside careful analysis of qualitative data that helps us understand the performance of our students. Once our planning for the year is done, communicated, and then implemented, we regularly provide updates on progress being made in fulfilling our ongoing objectives. Please visit www.bcsd.org/blueprint for presentations made to the Board of Education or come join us in person. We’d love to provide you with an update and hear your feedback.
Over the coming months, we will be discussing progress on our intensive efforts related to diversity and equity, school safety, mental health and wellness, rigorous coursework and instruction, 21st century learning initiatives, and our ongoing Brighton Facilities Improvement Project.
Finally, as we recently communicated through eNews, we hope to continue to be a resource for you and your families a safe, nurturing, and positive school environment that is open to all perspectives. We’re there for the celebrations and the challenges. We hope to foster respectful, productive dialogue, and to honor the greatness in every child and family. Please connect with your child’s teacher, counselor, principal, diversity consultant Marlowe Washington, an administrator, or a Board of Education member if you need any additional assistance.
I hope that the coming months are wonderful for you and yours.
Kevin McGowan, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools