I hope you each had a productive week. Following our staff preview of the FY24 budget on Monday, we presented the Administration’s recommended FY24 Budget to the School Committee on Tuesday evening. The full budget document is posted on the district website, which we will continue to discuss with the School Committee in the weeks ahead.
This coming week, members of our elementary teaching and learning team will be hosting a webinar on the district’s approach to K-5 literacy instruction, via an evening webinar on January 18th at 7pm. Many thanks to our elementary and central office team for your work over the past few months to host literacy coffees at each school to help bring clarity to this important topic. Later Wednesday evening, we will be hosting an update for the Hardy community on the progress of the new Hardy building project, for which we will break ground in the coming months.
Finally, as we head into a holiday weekend in which we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I want to acknowledge the civil rights efforts in which we all remain engaged by working in public education. A high-quality public education is essential to bringing Dr. King’s vision to reality for our young people. When you come to WPS each day, you are part of a long line of equity warriors for whom that mission is paramount. Thanks for your extraordinary work in service of ALL students each day in Wellesley.
Enjoy the weekend!
As part of our ongoing effort to strengthen support for our WPS BIPOC Community, I am inviting any interested WPS staff member to join me in a conversation on how we can continue to progress in recruiting, developing, and retaining a more diverse workforce.
Monday, January 30, at 3:15 pm.
Wellesley High School – Faculty Dining Room
Please RVSP here
Jorge S. Allen, Ph.D. (he/él/ele)
Interim Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Wellesley Public Schools
Human Relation Services
The Human Relation Services (HRS) can help. Wellesley Public Schools has contracted with HRS to provide up to ten free counseling visits for you and/or your family members. This program is designed to help you deal with stresses of life and work –including personal and family issues, drug or alcohol problems, and job related tension. It offers prevention and intervention to reduce these stresses and improve coping skills.
HRS is located at 11 Chapel Place in Wellesley and can be reached at 781-235-4950. This is a confidential service. Wellesley Public Schools is not aware of the names of employees or their family members who utilize this service.
Do you have a question for the WPS Human Resources Department?
Email AskHR@Wellesleyps.org. The Human Resources Department is happy to assist you.
WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
For all Internal Job Postings, please go to “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website.