JOIN US for BSD Local Control Accountability Plan Meeting
BSD parent and community members are invited to engage in a conversation and planning for the update of the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Burlingame Intermediate School - Auditorium
For more information on the District's LCAP, please click here
Roosevelt receives a Kent Award!
Our very own Roosevelt Elementary School has been selected to receive a Kent Award. The awards are given to outstanding and innovative programs in the classroom. Programs awarded promote student success, employ a high degree of creativity and demonstrate replication. Roosevelt's "Building Engineers from the Ground Up" qualified and received the Kent Award.
This year's reception will be held on May 11, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City.
Hoover School Update
Good news! Hoover Elementary School is back on track to open in the Fall of 2016!
Beginning in 2011 the District embarked on a thorough CEQA review of the new Hoover Elementary School project, culminating in the Board adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) which found no significant environmental impacts arising from the project. A group of neighbors formed a group called Alliance for Responsible Neighborhood Planning (ARNP) and sued the District, claiming that the CEQA investigation was incomplete. In May 2014 the San Mateo Superior Court issued a judgment finding that certain questions remained to be answered, and directed the District to do further investigation. The District engaged ARNP in intensive discussions designed to address and accommodate all parties’ concerns. The District performed further traffic and parking studies, and agreed to workable modifications to the project. As a result, the parties reached a comprehensive settlement agreement. On February 3, 2015, the San Mateo Superior Court approved the settlement, and modified the earlier judgment to permit the District to comply with CEQA by amending the MND rather than preparing a costly and time-consuming EIR. On February 17, 2015, the Court lifted the injunction on construction and the project can now proceed. The settlement has saved the District at least a year of time until the school can open, and avoids millions of dollars in construction cost increases.
The Burlingame School District looks forward to completing Hoover School. The District will continue to work with the community in the spirit of being a good neighbor. A timeline for the process of determining Student Attendance areas will be discussed at the March 10, 2015 Board Meeting.
San Mateo County STEM Fair
Burlingame was well-represented at the San Mateo County STEM Fair Award Ceremony!
Jana Nisbet cheered on her all-star 7th Grade student, Jyothsna Bolleddula, who was awarded first place in Biology for her research on enzyme inhibitors (photo on left).
8th Grader Samantha Goldstein won the Filoli Award for her research on composting.
It was exciting to have students in 5th - 8th grade participate in this event. We hope to have even greater participation next year!
2015 BSD STEM Fair
On Monday, February 9th, over 50 Burlingame students from every school huddled anxiously outside of the Burlingame Intermediate School library. Inside, a team of scientists and engineers were reading through the student’s STEM Fair projects in preparation for interviewing. At 6:00, Brennan Brockbank, District Science Coach, welcomed the student scientists and engineers into the library. Eager authors flooded into its double doors, dressed in v-neck sweaters, button down blouses, and slick back hairdos.
Parents were reminded that they could view projects at 7:00, after the student interviews were completed. Some students read a book while they waited patiently for the judges to make their way through their assigned categories. Other students read over their neighbor’s projects, meeting new friends with a shared passion. Two mature sisters described to a judge how their data collection included surveying over 300 students about their use of technology outside of school. A young student engineer demonstrates his how we coded LEDs to a software engineer with a clipboard in hand. One vivacious fourth grader reports, “I will definitely do this again next year!”
Board Meeting Highlights - March 10, 2015
The Board of Trustees approved the second and final reading of new Board Policy 6170.1 on Transitional Kindergarten. The Board received an update on the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
BUSINESS AND FINANCE
The Governing Board held a public hearing for the Developer Fee Study. The Board of Trustees approved Resolution 2014/15-14 to approve the Developer Fee Rate Increase. The Board approved the 2014-2015 Second Interim Report.
The Board approved Resolution 2014/15-20 establishing April 22, 2015 as Administrative Professionals Day. The Board reviewed the First Reading of BP 4121 - Temporary/Substitute Personnel. The Board received California School Employees Associations' Initial Proposal to Bargain with BSD and the District's Initial Proposal to Bargain with CSEA. The Board discussed the Student Attendance Areas, Process and Timeline for Hoover Elementary School which is scheduled to open in the 2016/17 school year.
Congratulations to Jude Lawrence & Tim Weaver
Two Roosevelt teachers were honored with a County Science and Innovation prize this past week for an Engineering & Transportation Project project they are working on with their elementary students. Great work team!
As you may know, California is experiencing a measles outbreak and as of 2/10/15, San Mateo County has had three confirmed cases, all of which have been adults. There have been no confirmed cases here at Burlingame School District. If your child has not been vaccinated for the measles and is eligible for vaccination, it is urgent and highly recommended that you contact your healthcare provider and have your son or daughter vaccinated.
Food Service Management RFP and Vended Meal Contract IFB
Notice Requesting Proposals and Invitation for Bids
Food Service Management Company
Notice is hereby given that the Governing Board of the Burlingame School District SFA (hereinafter referred to as SFA) is requesting proposals for a Food Service Management Company...
Check here for Revisions to RFP and IFB
RFP and IFB Questions answered
Mandatory Kitchen Tour - Supplemental Information: District Map, 2015-2016 Calendar, 2014-2015 Reimbursement, 2013-2014 Reimbursement, Enrollment and Daily Meals sold, Current Staffing, Lunch Menu-Elem, Lunch Menu-BIS
Safe Routes to School
The Only Way to Get There!
Check out the alternatives to sitting in traffic for getting your child to school. Visit our Safe Routes to School page for information about bus routes, and Youth Clipper Cards, traffic flow maps, walking and bicycling resources and other useful alternative transportation resources.
NEWS FROM THE DISTRICT
Enrollment and Registration
First Day of School for 2015/16 is Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DISTRICT MAILING LIST
To view past Governing Board Meeting Notifications, Highlights and Superintendent Updates, please click here.