Dear Colleagues,

Happy new year and welcome to 2019!  I hope you each had a safe and restful break and that you are finding your post-holiday sea legs during this relatively short first week back.

January will be an important month in the budget approval process for FY2020.  The School Committee and liaisons from the Advisory Committee spent many hours reviewing the Administration’s Recommended FY20 Budget during the week before the winter recess. The Committee will be discussing its initial thoughts on the recommendation at its meeting on Tuesday, January 8th, which begins at 5 pm in the Great Hall at Town Hall.  The Committee will then hold a public hearing on the budget at its meeting on January 22nd at 7 pm at the Police Station (Don’t read anything into the venue) and vote at its meeting on February 5th.  Ultimately, whatever budget is approved by the School Committee must still be approved at the Annual Town Meeting, which begins at the end of March.  If you have any questions about the budget (which is posted in its entirety on our web page) don’t hesitate to reach out to me or other members of our leadership team.

Have a great weekend and thank you for all that you do to support our students.

Best regards, David    

Calendar
1/07/19 – WEF Grant Application Deadline
1/08/19 – School Committee Meeting – 5 pm – Great Hall, Town Hall
1/21/19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School
1/22/19 – School Committee Meeting – 6:30 pm – WPD Kingsbury Room
2/05/19 – School Committee Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall

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Condolences to Stephen McHale (Schofield Custodian) on the loss of his wife, Michelle, on December 25, 2018; and to Mary Gaynor (Upham Speech/Language Pathologist) on the loss of her father-in-law, William Potter, on December 30, 2018.  

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Wellesley Education Foundation – 2019 WEF Grant Applications Important Information:

DEADLINE is MONDAY, JANUARY 7th – 2019 WEF Grant Applications

Decision Notifications in early April

Please start the process at https://www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org/

Educators Tab > Apply for a Grant tab

Did you know??

  • WEF funded over $259,000 in grants last year!
  • Grants funded at all WPS levels – elementary, middle and high school.
  • WEF has a grant history 2010-2018 for review.
  • Questions to wefgrantapplications@gmail.com​​​​​​

Lisa Hicks and Yolanda Tong
WEF Grants Co Chairs

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​​​​​​​Renewing Your Educator’s License?

Information about requirements to renew your educator license is available on the WPS website.  Click here to go to the HR Licensure tab.  When you apply for your license on the DESE website under ELAR, the DESE will send you an electronic communication about what is missing from your licensure file in order to renew.   The HR licensure tab and your ELAR account are two tools to assist you with information about licensure renewal.   

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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@wellesleyma.gov 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.​​​​​​​​​​​​


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