We are now three weeks into the 2021-22 school year and I am happy to tell you that, in spite of COVID-19 and all the challenges it has presented, Westminster Public Schools is in really good shape, right now, and we are able to focus on educating our children.
Discussions about masks and vaccines, while important, are no longer dominating our thinking. That’s a great credit to our staff and families who have embraced our COVID-19 strategy and our focus on “in-person” learning. There will no doubt be ups and downs in the days ahead, and I ask all of you to stay informed and remain flexible.
In reading this week’s edition of What’s Up WPS you will have an opportunity to learn more about two new principals in our district. As you may know, we are big proponents of “growing our own” leaders. Then, when they step into the principal’s office they fully understand the community and our Competency Based System (CBS).
Westminster Public Schools also will have two new members on the Board of Education this fall. Dan Orecchio and Aaron Martin will be sworn into office in November. You can read some of their thoughts about why they wanted to join the board in this What’s Up WPS publication. Dan and Aaron will be replacing Ryan McCoy and Joe Davidek, who are term-limited.
Ryan and Joe have done an extraordinary job serving our children and community, and I feel so blessed to have worked with both of them. I will have more thoughts on their contributions to Westminster Public Schools in October.
In the meantime, Joe, Ryan and all of us have work to do.