Budget Vote:
May 20, 2014 at BCHS, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

If the proposed 2014-15 district budget is approved by voters, the plan will include a property tax levy increase of 2.99 percent. It is expected that the resulting tax rates will decrease by 3.57 percent. Rates are expected to be the same in both the Town of Bethlehem and the Town of New Scotland. To help residents ESTIMATE the budget's impact on their tax bill, use the calculator below. Final tax rates will not be available until August. Click here for calculator>>


Please join us and offer your input on BCSD budget issues. All meetings will be held in the BCHS Library & Media Center.

May 6, 6:30 p.m.:Meet the Candidates Night (sponsored by the League of Women Voters)

May 7, 7 p.m.:Budget Hearing

May 20, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.:Budget Vote, BCHS

May 21, 7 p.m.:Board of Education meeting





2011 Facilities Feasibility Study


Latest news

Final Elementary Boundaries, effective September 2011 [PDF]

Board decides to close Clarksville after this year  03/30/11 

Documents from the March 21 Facilities Forum:
Presentation [PDF] | Webcast Playback | Webcast Chat [PDF]

Facilities Frequently Asked Questions — and Answers 03/14/11 

Links from March 7 Facilities Forum: Webcast playback | Transcript of Webcast Chat [PDF] 03/09/11

Public Forums on Facilities are March 7 and March 21 02/28/11

Superintendent presents feasibility study 02/17/11

Board targets March 30 for facilities decisions 02/11/11

All budget meetings & Facilities forums moved to BCMS 02/10/11

BC Fiscal Think Tank recommends major changes for further study 01/29/11


facilities feasibility study

Each of the following documents are in Adobe PDF format; if you do not have it, you can download the Adobe Reader for free. Because of the size of the full report and the amount of time it could take to load, it is also broken down into smaller sections.

Full Report [PDF]

Elementary Facilities Section [PDF]

A note about Table 16 reassignment boundaries and a detailed map

District Offices/90 Adams Place Section [PDF]


Frequently asked questions

Questions about the Decision Process

Questions about the Report

Other Options, Past Decisions, Property Values, Taxes and the Tech Proposal

Academics: Small Schools, Big Schools and Class Sizes

IF a School Closes

Entire FAQ Document:

Download all of the Facilities FAQs as a PDF 


Public Forums on Facilities

March 7: Webcast playback | Transcript of Webcast Chat [PDF] 


Additional links & Resources

2011-12 budget development process

2010 Long Range Planning Report

Fiscal Think Tank meeting archive