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40 Kingsbury Street                                                Superintendent’s Bulletin
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  1. 1. Wellesley Public Schools 40 Kingsbury Street Superintendent’s Bulletin Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481 http://www.wellesley.k12.ma.us/district/bulletins.htm Bella T. Wong Bulletin #22 Superintendent of Schools February 26, 2010 The Superintendent’s Bulletin is posted weekly on Fridays on our website. It provides timely, relevant information about meetings, professional development opportunities, curriculum and program development, grant awards, and school committee news. The bulletin is also the official vehicle for job postings. Please read the bulletin regularly and use it to inform colleagues of meetings and other school news. Dear Colleagues, In the beginning of January, I support elementary students with emotional and presented a level service FY11 Operating Budget to social needs. With projected cost savings of School Committee. At the same time, I presented a $122,436, this program will provide services for possible reduction list that would close the gap students in district, thus avoiding out-of-district between level service and the Advisory guideline. The placements. The following summary denotes the reduction list either eliminated or reduced application of funds or reductions approved by the approximately 25 existing positions across the district. School Committee on February 23, affecting both the This would have caused a significant detrimental operating and capital budgets. School Committee impact to program and operations. The administrative responded to an additional request from Advisory to team has worked tremendously hard to find ways to further reduce by 5% the FY11 capital budget, which reduce the budget while minimizing impact to the includes monies for computer technology, operations of the schools. A revised budget, which instructional equipment, operational equipment, and now reduces only two existing positions, was furnishings. The reductions voted by School presented to and approved by School Committee last Committee on Tuesday total $1,081,855. In the Tuesday evening. If this becomes the final budget aggregate, this is still a significant reduction for next approved by Town Meeting, those two positions, which year. Cost savings we have been able to identify do are anticipated to be vacant at the end of this school mitigate some of the impact. year, would not be filled for next year. Stimulus funds Summarized below are reductions/adjustments School Out-of-district tuition freeze Committee voted on January 6, which remain Reduce technology capital request unaffected by the committee’s subsequent budget Adjust turnover assumption vote on February 23. Eliminate preschool teaching assistant Assess $100/year for elementary band/orchestra Level service reductions, which are possible due to Eliminate middle school teaching assistant enrollment adjustments: Eliminate dedicated high school buses (no 8:30/3:30) 2 elementary classroom positions Eliminate bus subsidy (no cap) .3 elementary art/music/fitness Adjust non-bargaining salary increases Reduce membership in educational collaboratives Reduce expenses Reduce preschool/elementary SPED transportation Eliminate library books Increase middle school athletic fee from $100 to $125 Add therapeutic program for elementary level Reduce number of buses for high school from 6 to 4 Reduce cash capital to technology Add middle school concussion testing Resolving the budget each year is always Add middle school Mandarin section challenging. As you can see the process has Add high school Advanced Strings evolved over the last several months. The budget will Add material expenses for High School AP Economics not be final until approved by Town Meeting in April. Add material expenses for High School Engineering Moreover, the Advisory Committee has not yet taken a position on this budget. I am thankful to those The revised budget, which I presented on February citizens who attended the public hearing held by 23, now includes significant cost savings that we can Advisory last Wednesday evening to express support realize with no detrimental impact to existing program. for the schools. In particular, I announced on Tuesday night that we are preparing to launch a therapeutic program to ...continued on page 2
  2. 2. continued from cover page... I understand many faculty members also attended. How the Advisory Committee votes will be an important factor in how Town Meeting members will perceive our budget. Finally, the outcome of the state budget as it affects local aid is another variable. The town is currently projecting a 10% reduction in local aid. I thank you for your interest and expressions of support as we work this process. And I express again my deep appreciation for the work of the administrative team and the support of the School Committee. Calendar Friday 02/26 Deadline: Spring Grant Applications to WEF Monday 03/08 WTA Rep Council, 3:30 pm at Schofield Tuesday 03/09 School Committee Meeting, Town Hall, 7:30 pm Monday 03/15 First Day of Practice: High School Spring Athletic Teams Wednesday 03/31 Deadline for submitting Flexible Spending Account receipts from 2009 Friday 04/02 Good Friday -- No School Children of teachers or nurses residing outside Wellesley shall be entitled to attend Wellesley Public Schools without charge for Apply Now to Enroll tuition on a space available basis. (Article 12, WTA Unit A Children of Non Contract). Resident WTA Members If you are interested in this benefit in the 2010-11 school year, in Wellesley Schools please contact Valerie_Spruill@wellesley.k12.ma.us. Include your child/ren’s name, birth date, and current grade level. Application deadline: May 1, 2010. Graduate Course Reimbursement Course reimbursement funding of $22,500 is available to distribute in FY11 among qualified teachers for graduate course work which is done as part of a master's degree program to fulfill that teacher's obligations for the Massachusetts educators professional license and for course work required to achieve the next stage of licensure culminating in a professional license. To apply for this course reimbursement, please send--by June 1, 2010--the following to Valerie Spruill: •your name •evidence of your enrollment in an applicable master/doctoral degree program •name and description of the course •evidence of cost of the course •proof of payment (VISA/MC) •transcript. You will be notified of the amount awarded to you by July 1, 2010. ...2...
  3. 3. Professional Development Information Session FOR THE MESPA Instructional Technology Masters/Certification Program Tuesday, March 2, 2010 4:00 - 6:00 PM at: MESPA Education and Technology Center 28 Lord Road, Suite 125 Marlborough, MA 01752 Tel: 508.624.0500 ~ Fax: 508.485.9965 To register, please call or email Doreen Stuart at: dstuart@mespa.org or 508-624-0500 For directions to the MESPA Education and Technology Center - go to: http://mespa.org/about/directions.html Other Professional Development Opportunities Slots still available in these courses (See our website for descriptions): • ELL Category 1 Training with Laura English - Saturdays, March 6 and March 20, 2010 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • iMovie with Brian Allieri - March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and April 6, 2010 - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Teaching with Technology Series Courses - All run from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Mac Lab 300 • Flip Video with Sondra Hamilton - March 17, 2010 • Create a Wiki with Sondra Hamilton - March 24, 2010 • iPhoto with Jackie Hoglund - March 31, 2010 • Podcasting and iPods with Jackie Hoglund - April 28, 2010 New course postings for winter/spring from EDCO and TEC are now up on the Wellesley website. Congratulations to Julie Gentile, Middle School Science Teacher, upon the birth of Eric, February 13, 2010 ...3...
  4. 4. Anticipated Openings 2010 - 2011 District Wide K-12 Director of Fitness and Health Elementary Special Educator for Social/Emotional Therapeutic Program Social Worker Math Specialist Special Educator (Moderate) Middle School Department Head for Special Education Special Educator (Moderate) Skilled in Math Instruction High School Chemistry Speech and Language Pathologist Spanish Please send a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts, and licensure by March 19, 2010, to Carol A. Gregory, Asst. Supt., Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Assistant Superintendent Starting July 1, 2010. We are seeking an energetic, bright, and articulate educational candidate to oversee human resources, recruitment and hiring of all faculty and staff. Coordinates student assessment data and analysis, and all other student and personnel database information management. Responsible for collective bargaining, technology planning, and other assignments as determined by the Superintendent of Schools with extensive interface with town boards. Licensure required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts, and licensure by March 17, 20010 to Bella Wong, Supt., 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.     Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent 12 month position (starting Mid April 2010) Start date negotiable. Salary $39,228 - $58,684. Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference by March 17, 2010 to Bella Wong, Superintendent, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Positions Available Board Certified Behavior Analysts Long Term Substitute (BCBA) Elementary Physical Education Extensive training in Applied Behavorial Analysis, Teacher data collection and management, and Functional May 3 to June 30, 2010. BehavorialAssessments mandatory. School and or Salary is $166.76 per day. home based experience working with elementary and middleschool-aged children necessary. Send cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts, and licensure to Toni_Duval@wellesley.k12.ma.us or mail to: Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Send cover letter, resume, three letters of reference to Personnel Wellesley Public Schools 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 ...4...
  5. 5. Long Term Substitute Long Term Substitute Teaching Assistant High School Spanish Long-term substitute (twelve weeks) teaching assistant position for first or second grade classroom. April through June 2010 Experience with inclusion practices and primary based curriculum. Salary $133.41/day. Send cover letter, Send cover letter, resume, transcripts, licensure resume, and three letters of reference to and three letters of reference to Marie_Slyva@Wellesley.k12.ma.us or mail to tim_eagan@wellesley.k12.ma.us Personnel, Wellelsey Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury or mail to Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Street, MA 02481 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Long Term Substitute Long Term Substitute Elementary Special Educator Elementary Teacher March through June 2010. Send cover letter, Grade 1 long-term substitute starting mid-April 2010 resume, transcripts, licensure and three letters of until the end of the school year. Salary is reference to Carol A. Gregory, Wellesley Public $166.76/day. Please send cover letter, resume, Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 three letters of reference, transcripts and licensure to Sheryl_Boris-Schacter@Wellesley.k12.ma.us or mail to Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Send cover letter, resume, three letters of reference to Personnel Wellesley Public Schools 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Wellesley Public Schools Actively Seeks to Increase the Diversity of its Workforce ...5...

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