main content starts here

Do you know a BC family in need of assistance?

Filed in Archive, District by on September 9, 2019

An important message for BCSD families from Superintendent Jody Monroe:

Dear BC parent/guardian:

We understand that the struggles some families face are not limited to a certain time of year, and that everyone at one time or another may experience periods of economic stress that are unexpected and overwhelming. This can make paying for things like classroom field trips and school supplies difficult at any time during the school year. That is why we are expanding our outreach to let families know that help is available throughout the school year!

Every school in Bethlehem has staff and resources to help families who may be experiencing difficulties. We want to provide all children with what they need to make every day successful and make school trips memorable, not stressful. The district works with families to find available resources to help pay for these expenses.

If you are a family who could use assistance, please call the school nurse at your child’s school or complete the form on the attached letter and return it to your school’s main office. Also, if you happen to know a family in the district who use a helping hand, please share this important information with them.

Contact your school nurse:

  • Eagle Elementary Stacie Decker, School Nurse: (518) 694-3953
  • Elsmere Elementary Linda Jean Isenberg, School Nurse: (518) 439-3019
  • Glenmont Elementary Shelia Jones, School Nurse: (518) 439-4929
  • Hamagrael Elementary Monica Vail, School Nurse: (518) 439-8889
  • Slingerlands Elementary Kathy Betzhold, School Nurse: (518) 439-8984
  • BCMS Heather Machabee, Laura Collier, & Mary Ann Bruno: (518) 439-7705
  • BCHS Beth Callahan, Christin Maycrink & Annemarie Marsh: (518) 439-4921


Jody Monroe
Superintendent of Schools