ENJOY THE WEEKEND!
05/09/17 – C & I Proposals Due (Deadline Extended)
05/09/17 – Meeting RE: Investigation Followup – 5:00 – 6:00 pm (Note New Date)
05/09/17 – SC Meeting – 7 pm – Town Hall
05/12/17 – Open Enrollment Deadline for Health and Dental Plans
05/23/17 – SC Meeting – 7 pm – Town Hall
05/29/17 – Memorial Day – No School
06/02/17 – WHS Graduation – 5 pm
Congratulations to Kenn Craig (Sprague Gr 5 Teacher) on the birth of his son, Elliot Allen, on April 26, 2017.
C&I Proposals Now Being Accepted for Summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 School Year
We are seeking C&I Projects whose focus is to develop or refine curricula and/or innovative teaching practices resulting in products that can be shared with colleagues. Priority will be given to proposals aligned with the Strategic Plan and the District Goals: Social and Emotional Learning, Tiered Systems of Support, Creative Schools and Cultural Competence.
For more information on the District Goals, please click here and/or review your school’s School Improvement Plan.
We are seeking C&I Proposals whose focus is on specialized instructional inclusive practices, e.g., co-teaching models, and/or emotional/social/behavioral support systems.
To access a fillable C&I Proposal Form, please click C&I Proposal. Proposals can be initiated by administrators or by teacher groups who have worked with your department head. C&I Proposals are due no later than Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
- For Regular Education proposals, please submit to Gwen Cheek, Office of Teaching & Learning.
- For Special Education proposals, please submit to Lori Cimeno, Director of Student Services.
Approval notifications will be sent the week of May 22nd.
Open Enrollment for Health and Dental Plans
Open enrollment for benefit eligible employees will end Friday, May 12, 2017. During open enrollment, you may do the following:
- Enroll in a health or dental plan
- Add family members to a health or dental plan
- Change your health plan provider
- Change your dental option (low to high or high to low)
- Change your long term disability (LTD**) option.
** LTD benefits and premium are based on salary. Please contact HR directly at (781) 431–1019, x2244 to find out what options are available to you.
Rates for all health and dental plans offered by the Town can be found here. General information and forms on all the health and dental plans the Town offers can be found here .
REMINDER: NO ACTION IS REQUIRED IF YOU WISH TO KEEP YOUR BENEFIT ELECTIONS THE SAME FOR FY18
Graduate Course Reimbursement Guidelines/Deadline
Course reimbursement funding of $30,000 is available to distribute in FY18 among qualified teachers. This funding is for graduate course work done to obtain a master’s degree and/or a teacher’s professional license. Newly added benefits this year allow course reimbursement for specialists including physical therapists and occupational therapists to recertify their professional or allied health license. The Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning must verify in advance that there are no further in-district specialist courses available in order for the specialists to apply for course reimbursement. To apply for this course reimbursement, please send by no later June 1, 2017, your name, evidence of your enrollment in an applicable master/doctoral degree program, name and description of the course, evidence of course cost (a billing statement), proof of payment (i.e. credit card statement, canceled check or receipt of payment), and transcript to Valerie Spruill, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Human Resources, spruillv. You will be notified of the amount awarded to you some time prior to the first paycheck in September 2017. Please note: all information must be received by June 1, 2017 or you will be disqualified for reimbursement. All courses must have occurred in the summer of 2016, fall of 2016 and spring of 2017 and have been completed by June 1, 2017. Any courses taken prior to the summer of 2016 will not count for reimbursement.
Insurance Benefits Information
Health and Dental Insurance Benefits information is handled by the Town Hall Benefits Office. Inquiries should be directed to Joanne Liburd at JLiburd or by calling 781-431-1019 extension 2244.
WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
Please be aware that we added a new feature called “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website. We will post all of our internal jobs under this website tab. Therefore, you will no longer see internal job postings in the bulletin. This new way of posting will allow us to post internal positions any day of the week.