Welcome to the Fitchburg Public Schools
The vision of each of the Fitchburg Public Schools is to provide learning experiences that engage all students in achieving high academic standards while developing intellectual rigor, creative interest, and social characteristics that prepare them for the challenges of living successfully and productively as citizens of this new century.
Our mission is to provide coordinated curricular and extracurricular experiences that inspire students to develop the academic, intellectual, creative, technological, and social skills necessary to work and to participate in our democratic society. Highly qualified educators who motivate and support students in achieving the high standards of literacy and numeracy as described in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks will staff our schools. Teachers, administrators, and parents will collaborate to ensure the effectiveness of learning experiences that are differentiated to meet a variety of student learning styles, needs, and interests. All members of the school community will focus on achieving academic excellence through curricula that promote inquiry and stimulate curiosity and the foundation for lifelong learning.
FY 2023-2024 FPS BUDGET
We are pleased to announce that the FY 2023-2024 FPS budget was unanimously approved at the School Committee meeting on June 5. The 23-24 school budget presents a significant investment in additional staff in order to help our students achieve to their fullest potentials. As a district (and Commonwealth), we are in year three (3) of a six (6) year rollout of the Massachusetts Student Opportunity Act which infuses additional funds to the districts that are deemed most in need. The Commonwealth is providing Student Opportunity Act funding to Gateway Cities like Fitchburg with the goal of eliminating achievement and opportunity gaps of our students. The SOA funding over the past two years has allowed us to meet students' needs with appropriate staffing levels and we raised three schools above the state's bottom 10% category.
2022 - 2025 STRATEGIC PLAN
SCHOOL SAFETY UPDATE - APRIL 2023
Inclusivity Audit Presentation to the School Committee by Dr. Akuoma Nwadike of Inclusivity Education.
- November 2, 2020