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Support Windsor Students

Windsor Voters Who Support our Schools VOTE YES on Tuesday, June 7

  • The adopted BOE Budget is $67,471,330 which is a 2.19% increase.
  • Overall Town tax increase is 1.94%
  • Budget increase over the past five budget cycles is 1.69% (5-Year Average)
  • Over past five years, the average Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 2.0% and the average CT school district budget was 2.1%.

Efforts Funded:

  • Maintain optimal class size throughout district
  • Add 2.0 Math Support Teachers, Grades 3-5 (1.0 grant funded)
  • Add 1.0 Science Teacher, Grades 3-5
  • Add 0.6 Strings Teacher, Grade 1
  • Add 1.0 Preschool Teacher and 1.0 Paraprofessional (grant funded)
  • Implement Kindergarten Early Start Program
  • Ensure well-maintained and secure buildings and restore $25,000 in major maintenance


  • Educational Cost Sharing Grant: $11,660,177
  • Transportation Grant: $216,126
  • Adult Education: $56,726
  • SPED Excess Cost and Tuition: $1,250,000 (estimate)
  • Health Services: $47,209
 Youth Service Bureau: $26,285
  • Budget Challenges/Decreases:
  • Transportation Increase of $163,000—increase due to provider changes and mandates
  • Eliminate 1.0 Seminar teacher at Windsor High School and 0.6 teacher at Sage Park Middle School
  • Contractual Obligations/Benefits Increase of $1,291,637 – The increase is due to contractual salary increases and mitigated by retirements and benefit changes

Budget Savings:

  • No projected increase in magnet school tuition and Special Education outplacements
  • Textbook purchases decrease of $20,000
  • Minimal increase in benefits (annual increase down to $204,335) due to increased payments from employee groups and a plan redesign


Windsor Public Schools Recognitions 

  • Windsor High School Air Force Jr. ROTC Cadets Receive Top Performer Ribbon and Certificate – The program was recently evaluated by Air Force JROTC Headquarters.
  • Clover Street School Announces Winners of Annual Fifth Grade Poetry SLAM – First place winners include Horation Gledhill and Jordan Roche. Second place went to Ke’Arya Jackson. A tie for third place went to Shaniqua Jones and Jillian Grams.
  • Students Raise Funds For Friend With A Muscular Disease – A group of John F. Kennedy students raised $1,320 for their classmate Thomas Hastings.
  • Windsor Public Schools Transform and Accelerate STEM Education – Sage Park Middle School hosted a zSpace mobile lab, the ultimate virtual reality learning experience for STEM Education.
  • Clover Street School holds a walk to school day to raise community awareness about walking safety and promote healthy behavior.
  • Windsor High School Music Education Program Receives National Recognition – The SupportMusic Merit Award is awarded to individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
  • WHS Culinary Students Invited to Houston, TX as Finalists of NASA HUNCH Culinary Challenge -Students showcased their veggie meatball recipe and competed against nine other schools across the country.
  • Award-winning Windsor High School Choral Department recognized at the Music in the Parks Festival, an affiliate of The Festivals of Music, in Jackson, New Jersey – The Honors Chorale received first place with a rating of “Excellent” and the Teens of Praise Gospel Choir also received first place with a rating of “Excellent.”
  • Five Sage Park Middle School Students Recognized by the Connecticut Student Writers For Poetry – a magazine established in 1987 by the Connecticut Writing Project to honor excellence in writing by students from kindergarten through high school.
  • Future Problem Solving Program Art Competition Recognizes Windsor Students – Two eighth-grade students at Sage Park Middle School placed in the top three in the state for the 2016 Future Problem Solving Program of Connecticut Art Competition.
  • Clover Street School K-Kids Collect Supplies for Troops – the K-Kids from Clover Street School held a collection to help fill the shelves at WIN-TV, where supplies are stored for “Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops.”
  • Windsor Public Schools Leaders Honored for Excellent Service to School District – The Connecticut Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), has recognized Danielle Batchelder, Director of Business Services, as the Rising Star Recipient for this year. In addition, Sage Park Middle School Principal, Paul Cavaliere, has been honored for his service to the Connecticut Association of Schools.
  • Sage Park Students Win the Most Awards at Third Annual United Nations for Middle School Conference – The committee topics included the refugee crisis, Human Rights and climate change.
  • Windsor High School Junior Takes First Place in Home Builders & Remodeling Association’s Student Home Design Competition – In addition to winning the competition, Danielle Gozzo also received a $1,000 cash prize and a $1,500 scholarship.
  • Clover Street Student Rafid Choudhary recognized as one of four Hartford County Region Winners at the Connecticut Fire Prevention Posted Recognition Ceremony at The U.S.S. Chowder Pot in Hartford, CT.
  • Windsor High School Students Rally Together for Hailey Strong for a Paws – to help raise money for one of their classmates to purchase a therapy dog. Hailey was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was a baby.
  • Windsor Public Schools Receives $390,000 Grant from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to Support Family, School, Community Partnerships
  • Clover Street School WIN-TV News Team (WCLO News) Receives a WIN-TV Ollie Award for Contributions to the “WPS Now” Segment
  • Windsor Education Foundation Awards Grants to Windsor Public Schools to Help Further Student Achievement – The WEF awarded a total of $16,082 in grants.
  • Sage Park Middle School Ranked Highest Connecticut Public Middle School by NCTE for Student Literary Magazine Equus 2015
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