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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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Next Technologies for Learning

Next Technologies for Learning (NTL) is a plan for the next innovative technologies that will impact learning. The goal of NTL is to personalize learning for students to support their pathway to college and career readiness. The first phase of this work has largely focused on building a foundation of digital content, tools, literacy, wireless infrastructure and the capacity in staff and students to leverage these tools and resources. These stepping stones allow Bloomington to continue to grow and systematize the best practices we are already using.

Click here for stories about what NTL looks like in our classrooms.

Timeline: Introduction of Personal Learning Devices

2013-14: 6th grade
2014-15: 6th-8th grade
2015-16: 6th-12th grade
2016-17: 3rd-12th grade + PK-2nd grade at a 1:3 ratio


NTL includes three main areas of focus to comprehensively move our students into learning environments that help prepare them to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about Next Technologies for Learning.