Bristol Public Schools release first annual report

Published on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 10:51
Written by Dean Wright


BRISTOL – Bristol Public Schools has released its first annual report which highlights various district achievements, facts and more for area families and residents.

"Annual reports are common in higher education and private K-12 education; however, they are less common throughout public K-12 education,” said Brian Burke, Bristol Public Schools executive director of BPS Communications, Community Partnerships, and Strategic Planning. 

“To pull a report like this together, it requires ongoing collaboration with our school administrations throughout the year,” he continued. “Last school year, we launched the district’s first-ever digital newsletter which features the many positive happenings of Bristol Public Schools.  The annual report is a culmination and more comprehensive publication with the same goals to inform, engage, and celebrate our students and staff."

The report looks to highlight district accomplishments in both staff and students throughout the community, class and contests.

“This time of year is most fitting to evaluate our progress over the past school year, set new goals, and prioritize what is most important to our district,” writes BPS Superintendent Dr. Catherine Carbone in the report. “I would like to take a moment to revisit our BPS Equity through Excellence Framework and 2019-2024 District Priorities and Indicators of Success, which were developed in consultation with the BPS District Continuous Improvement team.”

The superintendent wrote that the district intends to continue moving forward with its district priorities of cultivating and inspiring talent; pushing learner-focused practices; centering in organizational and operational effectiveness; and encouraging further interactivity with community engagement and partnerships.

Strategic actions are being planned to fit school initiatives within the district’s Equity through Excellence framework which will serve as a roadmap for best practices in schools and classrooms. To monitor these, the district has created its Indicators of Success to compare previous year data with current year in order to gauge progress.

Carbone emphasized the district focuses on learning its students' stories, names and strengths in order to create stronger classroom environments with the help of families, teachers and staff to ensure continued academic success.

For more information or to view the report, visit the Bristol Public Schools webpage.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 10:51. Updated: Wednesday, 5 October 2022 10:53.