Superintendent's Message

January 19, 2023

Dear BU Community,

As we turn the page on another calendar year, I am excited to share that we are making significant progress on the construction of the new school building. We continue to review financials and the current construction supply market with optimism and believe we are continuing on track to open in the middle of next school year.

Please take a moment to visit our YouTube channel, where all of the construction progress has been captured by Berne Union alum and filmmaker Sarah Bieber. She has been working with Summit, our construction team, to ensure we document the progress of the new school and it is exciting to see it all taking shape.

Additionally, while construction is continuing on our new building, the learning in our current facility is thriving. Our students have had an incredible year so far of academic progress, extracurricular successes and building social skills. We truly have a special group of kids here at B.U., and that is, no doubt, because of the wonderful support they receive at home and throughout the community.

Bringing together the construction process and learning, our students at every grade level have been able to gain hands-on, immersive experiences through the partnership with Summit Construction. From tours to math labs in the new structures, our students have benefited from real-time learning opportunities. Perhaps the most intense learning is happening with the high school students involved in our BU Next program. You can read and learn more about this unique initiative in a recent Eagle Gazette article, or see the final results for yourself at a community open house on February 9 at 6 p.m.

As always, I am tremendously grateful to the BU community for your support of our students and staff. Thank you for being such an awesome Rocket Family!

Jon Parker

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