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110 Beechwood Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-231-5000
Fax: 860-521-6699

Julio Duarte, Principal 

PT Council


What is the PTC? It is a group that meets approximately once a month during the school year to discuss matters that impact the entire school district. Each meeting generally has a primary topic, followed by an informal Q&A/discussion with the Superintendent. The meeting is not designed to be open to the public – it is an opportunity for each school’s representative to participate in a dialogue with school district leadership and the other schools' representatives, then communicate back to their school community on those discussions.
What are the expectations for PTC Representatives? Attendance and active participation in the monthly meetings, followed by reporting out on the meeting’s content to their school’s community. In addition, the PTC regularly gets information on other activities going on throughout the district – representatives are expected to timely pass that information on to their school communities as well. Please feel free to reach out to Conard’s rep; Lisa Benet at lmbenet@comcast.net or Steve Deane who is the Chair of PT Council at ptc@whps.org.

2017 High School AP Results


2017 State Assessment Results


2017 School Day SAT Results


2017 Assessment Results


2017 College List


March 2018

This link is the detailed information pertaining to the budget and the summary Mr. Moore shared at the last PT Council Meeting.  



In addition, as Dave Pauluk indicated, the members of the Board of Education are hosting two forums for the public to learn more about the proposed budget and to provide input.


Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm -9:00 pm 

King Philip Middle School Auditorium

100 King Philip Dr.


Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duffy Elementary School

95 Westminster Dr.


These public forums are in addition to previously scheduled Board of Education budget meetings:


• Board Public Hearing - March 28, Town Hall, 7:00 pm

• Budget Workshop #2 - March 28, Town Hall, After Public Hearing

• Board Budget Adoption - April 3, Town Hall, 7:00 pm

• Town Council Adoption - April 24, Town Hall, 7:00 pm


January 2018

Parent Leadership Programs:  Brochure for the Bridge programs that Sara Barczak discussed.


School Start Times:

Anne McKernan gave an update to the Rethinking School Start Times Committee.  Below are some highlights and also a website link to much more information.

  • Year long study to delay school start times - mostly for high school

  • Committee responsible for researching topic and making a recommendation to the BOE

    • Committee made up of administrators, teachers, psychologist, parents and students

  • Sub committees and research topics

    • Sleep Research

    • Stakeholder Impact

    • Professional Learning

    • Transportation

    • Town Impact

    • Academic Impact

    • Athletic Program

    • Lessons Learned from Early Adopters


  • Some Initial Findings

    • Health Benefits -

      • Research shows only positive benefits from kids getting more sleep.  

      • Physical - less illnesses

      • Mental - benefits range from better moods to lower depression

      • No research show negative or neutral impact.

    • Academic Research - Varies by school.  Schools with higher average test scores may have less of a academic benefit compared to schools with lower average scores.

    • Athletics - Some research indicates that there may be less injuries from delayed start times.


  • Potential vote could be this year.  If passed, the new start time would go into effect for the 2019-2020 school year

  • Next steps

    • Continue research

    • Stakeholder survey

    • Site visits


Rethinking School Start Times website: http://www.whps.org/page.cfm?p=4745.  In addition, here is the email address to raise questions to Anne McKernan and the committee: rsst@whps.org.




Meeting: November 14, 2017


Mathematics in WHPS: Learning Progression From Elementary to High School (powerpoint)

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

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