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Welcome to THE WEST HAVEN BOARD OF Education

Welcome to the West Haven Board of Education’s new website. We invite you to learn more about our nine schools, which currently accommodate around 5,900 students, and the countless programs that help enrich each child’s education.

We are fortunate to have a school system brimming with bright and ambitious students, resourceful and innovative teachers, and staff members who work tirelessly to keep the district running. We see our teachers and staff members truly putting students first in everything they do and making strategic decisions to help our youngsters advance in their academic careers.

We are developing more opportunities for kids each year. Course selections are growing, and schools continue offering new programs that help create well-rounded and inquisitive students. Meanwhile, administrators are strengthening partnerships with outside institutions, such as the University of New Haven and Yale University, to give children a leg up in learning about career and college paths.

Teachers and staff members are recognizing their students’ strengths, while encouraging them to take on new challenges, and we’re seeing the positive effects of this approach every day.

Be sure to visit this site frequently, as events, announcements and school and district news will be updated nearly every day.


Announcements

  • 1/29/15: Attention Savin Rock families: Savin Rock Community School was evacuated this afternoon for about 10-15 minutes after a smell of gas was detected. The Fire Department and gas company responded, deemed the building safe, and soon allowed students and staff back inside.
  • The Board of Education approved the Superintendent's proposed budget for 2015-2016 at a meeting Tuesday night, which means it will now be forwarded to the Mayor's office and Board of Finance for further review. For more information on the Superintendent's proposed 2015-2016 schools budget, click here.
  • Students have an opportunity to receive free dental exams through the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center on Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Click here for info.
  • The Food Services Department has sent home a new fact sheet/newsletter for fall and winter to update parents on what's new with the school meal program and answer questions on charging meals and buying snacks. Click here to read the online version.
  • The spring semester of Adult Education classes starts soon. For dates and information, click here.

  • The district is now sending a weekly email newsletter that includes West Haven Public School news, as well as important updates. To subscribe, click here.

 

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