Botelle School

Board of Education

The Norfolk Board of Education is an elected body of citizens from the town who are charged with maintaining the organizational and fiscal well-being of the town's school. Board members are elected for a two-year or four-year term and may be elected to the position more than once. Officers of the Board of Education are the chairman, vice chairman, and secretary. The Board employs a recording secretary to keep track of Board business and maintain minutes.


The Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Botelle School to hear issues of importance to the school, its teachers, and its families.

Board Members

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

September 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm Agenda | Minutes

October 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm   Agenda | Minutes

November 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm Agenda | Minutes

December 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm  Agenda | Minutes

January 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm      Agenda | Minutes

January 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm Agenda - Meeting Cancelled

February 1, 2022 @6:00 pm   Agenda | Minutes

February 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm  Agenda - Meeting Cancelled

March 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm      Agenda | Minutes

March 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm    Agenda | Minutes  

April 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm     Agenda | Minutes

May 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm      Agenda | Minutes

June 7, 202 2@ 6:00 pm     Agenda | Minutes

June 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm   Agenda | Minutes

August 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm  Agenda |  Minutes

September 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm  Agenda | Minutes

October 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm  Agenda | Minutes

November 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm  Agenda | Minutes - Cancelled

November 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm Special Meeting Agenda | Minutes 

December 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 

January 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm     


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Board Goals

Teaching & Learning

Design and implement rigorous, standards based, aligned, and engaging instruction in the academics and arts that allows all students to achieve at high levels, develop their interests and talents, and express their creativity.

School Culture & Climate

Foster a positive, safe,and healthy learning environment that supports high quality teaching and learning, engages families and the community as partners, and offers enriching co-curricular programs.

Staff Development & Evaluation

Hire, develop, evaluate, and retain highly effective school leaders, teachers, and support staff, who work in teams and grow through ongoing professional learning.

Operations & Systems

Implement a yearly strategic planning process that utilizes all resources in support of teaching and learning.

Typical Budget Timeline

Typical Budget Timeline

Health & Wellness Committee



Health & Wellness Policy

Triennial Assessment Report

Jan. 2021              Agenda  •   Minutes

March 2021           Agenda   •   Minutes

May 2021              Agenda  •   Minutes

Oct. 2021              Agenda  •   Minutes

Dec. 2021              Agenda  •  Minutes

Feb. 2022              Agenda  •   Minutes

Apr.  2022             Agenda  •   Minutes

May 2022              Agenda  •   Minutes

Oct. 2022              Agenda  •   Minutes

Oct. 25, 2022        Agenda  •   Minutes


Botelle School was named in 1970 for Myrtle Botelle, longtime teacher at the Norfolk Center School. In 1970 the town acquired the current Botelle building from the Augustinian Brothers who constructed the building and operated a seminary at the site from 1958 to 1970. In 1996, an extensive renovation of the site modernized the facility for its current use. Today Botelle School serves about 85 children. Students completing sixth grade at Botelle usually attend Northwestern Regional School in Winsted which serves grades 7-12 for students from Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, and Norfolk.

Botelle School is the only school in a district governed by the Norfolk Board of Education. The Board employs a part-time superintendent to administer the district and a full-time principal to manage school operations. The town of Norfolk pays an annual assessment, similar to tuition, for its students that attend Northwestern Regional School in Regional District Number 7. Regional District Number 7 is governed by its own autonomous Board whose members are representatives from the feeder towns and districts.

Parents and the local community play an active role in the day to day life of the school. An active Parent Teacher Organization sponsors fundraisers which support the school and its goals. A cultural subcommittee of the PTO sponsors several events throughout the year intended to enrich the academic program by exposing students to a diversity of cultural experiences. Another PTO subcommittee sponsors a well-attended after school program.


Other Board Subcommittees

Personnel, Sept 2022 - Agenda   Minutes

Policy, Oct 4, 2022 -  Agenda  •   Minutes

Curriculum & Technology, Nov. 1, 2022 Agenda Minutes