North Branford Public Schools
P.O. Box 129
1332 Middletown Avenue
Northford, CT 06472
Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:
On behalf of North Branford Public Schools, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016/2017 school year. I would like to take this opportunity to share with the community my goals and areas of focus for the coming school year. The most important area of focus will be increased academic rigor in all schools to better prepare students to be responsible 21st Century citizens of the world. We are rewriting curriculum in both math and reading at the elementary levels, increasing course offerings at the intermediate school and providing additional opportunities to earn college credit, as well as participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) offerings at the high school. We will continue our attention on the area of building maintenance and security. During the 2016/2017 school year, we will endeavor to improve systems as we continue our focus on building cleanliness and the proper maintenance of building mechanicals. North Branford’s school safety plan has been updated and remains one of our primary goals in educating students in a safe and secure learning environment. Significant upgrades have been made to all school facilities to assist with the compliance of security protocols. Our school security teams remain in place and continue to provide assistance with the adherence to all State and Federal guidelines contained in our school security plans. I am excited about our plans for the 2016/2017 school year and I will make every effort to inform and share with the community our progress and successes. Administrators will continue to recognize the accomplishments of their staff and students. As a district, we will highlight some of our most significant accomplishments and accolades at monthly Board of Education meetings. As we strive to meet our goals while being fiscally responsible, I encourage you to stay involved in your child’s academic career and the educational process.
Scott Schoonmaker Superintendent of Schools