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Updated Weather Alert: Early Release Today 1/22/18

Parents/Guardians and Staff:

All schools will release two hours early today as a result of the winter storm that is intensifying. All afternoon programs, including pre-school, early childhood, Kids' Safari and Bloomington Career and College Academy are cancelled. All after-school programs are cancelled.

The bus schedule will run as follows: 

  • Secondary Schools (middle and high school) will release at 12:37 p.m.
  • Elementary at 1:20 p.m.
  • Ridgeview at 1:30 p.m.
  • Hillcrest at 1:50 p.m. 

There will be no activity buses running after school today.

Evening building rentals are cancelled.  Activity Centers will close at 5 p.m.  

Tonight's School Board meeting has been cancelled.

Thank you,

Severe Weather Team
Bloomington Public Schools

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Professional Development

Online Resources

Building Resources

Secondary Buildings
  • Digital Content Specialists:
    Todd Walsh (OGMS)
    Stacy Phillipich (OMS)
    Len Spiegelberg (VVMS)
  • High school technology coordinators:
    Kevin Coenen (JHS)
    Kevin Nelson (KHS)
  • Instructional Leadership Team, which helps determine professional development opportunities at school sites as well as coordinates with the district to plan workshop day trainings.

District Resources

District Professional Development Fund: The BPS Professional Development Fund (PDF) is a sum of money available for professional development for all Bloomington teachers.  The goals of the PDF are:
  • To provide opportunities for teachers to continue their professional development.
  • To provide time and support for teachers to improve student learning.
  • To foster sharing and collaboration.
  • To create new models of instruction.
District Professional Development Catalog


Holly Skadsem
Digital Learning Coordinator

Karen Qualey
Digital Learning Coordinator

Katrina Mezera
Tech Project Coordinator

Natalie Golberg
Personal Growth Plan Development Specialist

Out-of-District Resources

Conferences that supplement NTL

For more information about these conference opportunities, visit the 271 Innovation and Integration blog.

Online PD, Training, and Certifications