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  January 2015  
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   Half Day - K-12 Teacher Inservice
   Jan 28 2015
   Board of Education Budget Review Session
   Jan 28 2015 at 07:30 PM
   Reception for Superintendent - Willett
   Jan 29 2015 at 06:00 PM
   Board of Education Budget Review Session
   Jan 29 2015 at 07:30 PM
   Board of Education Budget Review Session
   Feb 04 2015 at 07:30 PM
   Board of Education Meeting
   Feb 11 2015 at 07:30 PM
   No School - Mid Winter Break
   Feb 16 2015
   Breakfast with the Superintendent
   Feb 18 2015 at 09:00 AM
   K-12 Teacher In-Service
   Feb 25 2015
   Board of Education Meeting
   Feb 25 2015 at 07:30 PM
51 Tolland Green
Tolland, CT 06084
Tel: (860) 870-6850
Fax: (860) 870-7737
Office Hours: 
8:00 am -  4:00 pm

Breakfast with Superintendent Willett!-Click Here 

What is a Community Budget Workshop? 
A Community Budget Workshop is where I (
the Superintendent), the School Administration, and the BOE welcomes and encourages citizen input as it continues through the process of developing the education budget for the 2015-16 school year.  During these workshops, discussions will include: goals, priorities, and opportunities for cost savings as it pertains to the budget details. Additional information may be requested as needed. This is an opportunity to impact the Superintendent’s Budget Request. Please mark these dates on your calendar, and please come out!

 After completing the budget workshops, deliberating, and making modifications as needed, the Board of Education adopts a budget at the regularly scheduled meeting on February 11, 2015 which will then become part of the Town Manager’s community conversation on February 18, 2015 at the Fire Training Center at 7:00 pm.

 Any questions regarding these workshops? Please contact the Superintendent’s office at 860-870-6850 extension 1.

Timeline for Preparation of 2015-2016 Budget

Meetings will be held at the Tolland High School Library at 7:30 pm except for the meeting on March 3, 2015 that will be held at Council Chambers at 7:00 pm.

 1/15/15   Community Budget Workshop 
 1/20/15 Community Budget Workshop  
 1/21/15  Community Budget Workshop 
 1/28/15  Board of Education Budget Review Session  
1/28/15 Presentation to BOE of Superintendent's proposed Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget to Board of Education  
Board of Education Budget Review Session  
 1/29/15  Board of Education Budget Review Session 
 2/04/15  Board of Education Budget Review Session 
Regular BOE meeting -Adoption of Board of Education Budget  
 2/17/15  Superintendent submits Board of Education Budget to Town Manager
 3/3/15  Town Manager convenes joint meeting between Council and Board of Education - Council Room - 7:00 p.m.
 5/5/15    Budget Referendum 


Welcome Reception


Dr. Walter Willett

Superintendent of

Tolland Public Schools

The Tolland Board of Education invites the community to a meet and greet event with Dr. Willett, our new Superintendent of schools.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

6:00 – 7:30pm

Tolland High School Cafeteria

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.

All are welcome!

Tolland Public Schools Five Year
Capital Improvement Plan  - Click Here

Weather Closing Information - Click Here
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Report of the Visiting Committee - Click Here

Click Here

Agenda Topics, Charts, Graphs and Descriptors
School Facility Utilization and Assessment Study
December 12, 2013
Agenda Topics
Click Here
Study Overview   Click Here
Families of Options Click Here
Grade Reconfiguration Options Click Here

 School Facility Utilization and Assessment Study
Workshop 2
November 7, 2013
Question and Answer                                     Click Here
Enrollment Projection Primer                        Click Here
Families of Options                                         Click Here
Grade Reconfiguration Options                     Click Here
District School Floor Plans                             Click Here

 School Facility Utilization and Assessment Study
Workshop 1
October 3, 2013
Agenda, Tolland Community Workshop              Click Here 
District Goals  Click Here
Study Process Information Click Here
Workshop Breakout Session Introduction             Click Here
Workshop Image 1  Click Here
Workshop Image 2  Click Here

The Tolland Public Schools Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Education at its November 28, 2012 meeting.  The Strategic Plan incorporates the findings developed through the work of the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) and the Strategic Plan Steering Committee.

Those findings included the following six topic areas:
  1. Communication
  2. Technology
  3. 21st Century Learning Skills
  4. Parent/Community Engagement
  5. Student Learning/Curriculum
  6. School Environment
The Strategic Plan addresses each of these areas.  The Plan includes specific strategies and actions:
  1. To ensure high levels of student achievement for each individual academically, socially, and emotionally in preparation for a 21st Century world.
  2. To establish a positive school climate where all members of the school community are safe, respected, and available for learning.
  3. To provide and utilize technology to promote learning.
  4. To facilitate consistent communication among Tolland Public Schools' stakeholders.
  5. To improve school facilities that support student achievement and provide a safe learning and working environment.
William D. Guzman

Click here for the Strategic Plan.


In June of 2010, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governor’s Association, with monetary support from the Gates and Mott Foundations and the desire expressed through the Race to the Top initiative, released national curriculum standards for math, English language arts,  and literacy standards for social studies, science and the technical subjects. All but five states have adopted these standards.  These standards are now Connecticut’s Common Core State Standards (CCSSs).

In addition to the above, national science frameworks have been developed and standards are slated to be adopted and released in the fall. Social studies standards are also new and have already been developed for use by Connecticut.

For information on what parents can do to help their student learn, click on this link.


The Tolland Safe School Climate Plan was approved by the Board of Education on December 14, 2011.

Click here for the full Safe School Climate Plan


message from the superintedent

Welcome to the website of the Tolland Public Schools.
This website has been prepared for the sole purpose of making school information easier to find, and it is our hope that it will become for parents, students, and visitors the “go to” place for that information.

The website has been developed to enable visitors to become familiar with our district, as well as our schools, and to provide current information, updated school news, schedules, and events.  It is also our goal to improve our communication with parents, students, staff, and the community at large.

Our home page has a calendar that includes the events scheduled district-wide, as well as an area of “Quick Links” for easy access to information utilized on a regular basis.  The tabs located across the top of the page have drop down menus containing a variety of information that you will also find helpful.

Please visit our site often as we add and update information about our schools and programs.

Click on the Car for Directions

Click Here for Directions to District Schools