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BVT Beavers’ return to school

Sep 08, 2023 08:26AM ● By Chuck Tashjian

Creating a culture of continuous improvement 

The administrators, support staff, and facilities team at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) complete numerous projects over the summer, a cycle of continuous improvement in preparation to kick off the next school year successfully.

The organization has found that while students and instructors are on sabbatical, it is an ideal time for routine and preventative maintenance, campus improvements, and special projects to be underway. Likewise, the break allows its administrative leadership team to recharge and prepare for the year ahead through an annual retreat, professional development, and skill attainment activities.

Over the eight-week summer break, instructional spaces were renovated, rooms were painted, inspections were completed, and the school grounds were prepared for the return of all students and staff. "I am proud of the consistent effort of our personnel, our cost-effective approach to raising non-tax revenues to address campus wide improvements, and our impressive team of graduates, retirees, volunteers, and student workers who assist with annual summer projects to master their skills," said Superintendent-Director, Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick. "It's a lengthy and ambitious to-do list to continually enhance, improve, and maintain our day-to-day operations."

BVT welcomed the Class of 2027 at the Freshmen Cookout on August 16; Freshmen Orientation was on August 17 and 18, and the first day of school for all of BVT was on August 21. The 2023-2024 school year is off to a smooth start. 

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