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Superintendent Search Process
Opportunities to Participate

The Torrington Board of Education has engaged the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to assist them in the search process for a new Superintendent of Schools.

Focus Groups

An integral part of the process involves district staff, administration, parent and community participation in focus groups. These focus groups are designed to obtain participant input about the attributes, experience and knowledge that the new superintendent should possess. The groups also provide an opportunity for participants to identify immediate tasks which the new superintendent should address.

Parents and Community Members

There are three opportunities to participate in a focus group. The focus group sessions for parents, community members, school council, and PTA, etc., are as follows:

Day

Time

Location

Wed., Sept. 21

9:30-11:00 a.m.

City Hall Auditorium

Wed., Sept. 21

6:30-8:00 p.m.

THS – Little Theater

Thurs., Sept. 22

6:30-8:00 p.m.

THS – Little Theater

 

District Staff and Administrators

Focus groups are scheduled as follows:

Type

Day

Time

Location

Staff (cert. and non)

Wed., Sept. 21

4:00-5:30 p.m.

THS-Little Theater

District Administrators

Thurs., Sept. 22

4:00-5:30 p.m.

THS-Little Theater

 

Business Community

A focus group will take place at Northwest’s Connecticut Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 22. Please contact the Chamber at (860) 482-6586 for information.

Survey

Those who are unable to attend a focus group can provide input by survey.
Click here to access the survey.

 

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Proceso de Búsqueda de Superintendente 
Oportunidades para Participar

La Junta de Educación de Torrington se ha unido a New England School Development Council (NESDEC) para asistirlos en el proceso de búsqueda de un nuevo Superintendente de Escuelas.

Grupos de Debate

Una parte integral del proceso involucra al personal del distrito, administración, participación de padres y la comunidad en grupos de debate. Estos grupos de debate son designados para obtener aporte participativo sobre los atributos, experiencia y conocimiento que el nuevo superintendente debería poseer. 

Aquellos que no puedan asistir al grupo de debate pueden proporcionar su aporte completando una encuesta. (Los grupos de debate son conducidos en Inglés, pero la encuesta esta en español. Ver la pagina de internet de la encuesta en la parte de abajo.)

Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor comunicarse con la Sra. Claudia Ocasio en la escuela East al telefono (860 )489-2303, ext 1501.

 

Padres y Miembros de la Comunidad

Hay tres oportunidades para participar en un grupo de debate. Las sesiones de grupo de debate para padres, miembros de la comunidad, consejo escolar, y PTA, etc., son las siguientes:

Día

Hora

Locación

Mier., 21 de Sept.

9:30-11:00 a.m.

City Hall Auditorium

Mier., 21 de Sept.

6:30-8:00 p.m.

THS – Little Theater

Jue.,    22 de Sept.

6:30-8:00 p.m.

THS – Little Theater

 

Personal del Distrito y Administradores

Grupos de debate son programados de la siguiente manera:

Tipo

Día

Hora

Locacion

Personal (cert. y no cert.)

Mier., 21 de Sept.

4:00-5:30 p.m.

THS-Little Theater

Administradores del Distrito

Jue., 22 de Sept.

4:00-5:30 p.m.

THS-Little Theater

 

Comunidad Empresarial

Un grupo de debate tomará lugar en Northwest’s Connecticut Chamber of Commerce (La Cámara de Comercio del Noroeste de Connecticut) el Jueves, 22 de Septiembre. Por favor contacte a la Cámara de Comercio al (860) 482-6586 para obtener información.

 

Encuesta

Aquellos que no puedan asistir al grupo de debate pueden proporcionar su aporte completando una encuesta.   
Pulse aquí para acceder a la encuesta


 

 

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District Information 

The Vision of the Torrington Public Schools is to be recognized as a high achieving, future-oriented learning community dedicated to embracing all people as individuals who contribute purposefully to our diverse and dynamic society. 

Our Mission is to graduate all students with the knowledge, skills, ethics, attitude and confidence to succeed in their future.

As the largest school district in Litchfield County, Torrington enrolls approximately 5,000 students in grades pre-K through 12. Students continuously score well on Standardized Achievement Tests and Connecticut Mastery Tests. Torrington High School students have been accepted at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in our nation.

Programs which have been cited for excellence include a K-12 Computer Education Program,Talents Unlimited Program in the elementary schools, a Comprehensive Applied Education Program, Advanced Placement and Honors courses at Torrington High School.  Torrington teachers receive state level recognition, having been selected for awards such as State Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted and Outstanding Middle School Art Teacher.  The district has been nationally ranked eight times as "One of the Best One Hundred Communities for Music Education" in the country. 

The district provides learning centers, well equipped library media centers, exemplary Fine Arts programs, and a standards-based curriculum. The Board of Education has given significant support to the use of technology for instructional purposes. It has also supported Reading Recovery, a Family Resource Center and an Early Success Program at the elementary level.

The community has supported four building projects during the last nine years: In 1994, a new middle school was opened; in 1996, a new elementary school was occupied; in 1997, a $13.4M bond issue was approved for the renovation of Torrington High School; and in December 1998, $12.7M was approved for the addition/renovation of the Torringford Elementary school.

Active community involvement in the schools is evidenced by parent-teacher school groups, booster clubs and educational advisory councils.

School District Statistics

 K-5 Elementary Schools  5
 Middle School  1
 High School  1
 Total School Enrollment  4,658 Students
 Professional Staff  401
 Operating Budget  - 2009-2010  $62,864,721
   




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