A Message From Superintendent Dr. Allen Bourff

Dr. Allen Bourff

Welcome to School Year 2016-2017:

Students of our High School Class of 2029 enter as kindergartners this year, where a whole new world of education awaits them, and we are eager to meet them.

Yes, School Year 2016-2017 begins on August 10th for our students, kindergarten through seniors in high school. Our teachers and administrators are actively preparing for another season of award-winning instruction and engagement.

We look forward to seeing each student and to working with parents and community partners for a great year.

Our community passed the Operating Referendum this spring with a 71% majority! It was a great vote of confidence, and HSE Schools will enthusiastically rise to the challenge.

As promised, here is what you can expect in 2016-2017:

  • Lower class sizes K-6. Portable classrooms have been leased to immediately address overcrowding at the elementary level this fall.

  • More high quality teachers. HSE welcomes 43 additional teachers K-6 to limit class sizes and provide students with more personalized instruction.

  • Assistant principals in all K-4 buildings. Many of our elementary school enrollments exceed 700 students. The addition of administrative support will enable principals to devote more time to advancing instruction.

  • iPads for K-8 students; laptops for grades 9-12. As part of the HSE21 initiative, Hamilton Southeastern Schools has implemented the final phases a 1:1 digital program K-8 and a Bring Your Own Device program in grades 9-12. The goal of HSE 21 is to prepare students for global competition and transform learning through inquiry, STEAM and technology- rich instruction.

  • Fee Relief for Parents. In direct response to the concerns of many parents, HSE administrators, principals, and teachers have worked diligently this summer to reduce, and in many cases eliminate, rental and participation fees for the upcoming year.

Our teachers, staff and administrators will always work to grow not only your children’s capabilities, but also your trust. Hamilton Southeastern is home to an amazing set of champions. For all your support of these champions — and many others in the making — we thank you!

Now, for a great school year!

Dr. Allen Bourff
Hamilton Southeastern Schools