Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The School Committee is considering three budgets, with a fourth option in the wings, and wants to hear what
Tuesday, January 15
We are writing to solicit community feedback on the current School Budget discussions for the 2013-2014 school year. The School Committee is considering the following 3 budgets presented by Dr. Stein in December. Detail can be found at http://wayland.sharpschool.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1036352/File/Superintendent/FY14%20Budget/Budget_Book_FY14.pdf: A fourth budget option under consideration is a Maintenance of Effort Budget. A Maintenance of Effort Budget is one in which the school system offers the same level of services in the 2013-2014 School Year that students benefited from during the current school year. Essentially, this takes into account any enrollment changes, required increases in special education or English language …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The School Committee is released its FY14 budget timeline and is inviting public input.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The information below was supplied by the Wayland School Committee. The School Committee invites the community to participate in its budget development process for the 2013-14 school year. On Monday, Dec. 17, Dr. Stein, the Superintendent of Wayland Public Schools, presented his recommended operating budget for FY14 to the School Committee. You can see his presentation by going to http://waycamtv.pegcentral.com. At this meeting, Dr. Stein presented three different budgets: The following is the schedule for the upcoming School Committee budget work sessions, including a public forum. The School Committee encourages all community members to be a part of this process by attending these public meetings or by contacting any of the Committee …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The budget season has gotten off to a much discussed start with the Wayland Finance Committee asking town departments to consider what a 10 percent budget reduction would look like.
Schedule a meeting to discuss a possible 10 percent budget cut to Wayland schools, and you’ll likely attract a crowd too big for the meeting room. That’s what happened Monday night as residents packed shoulder to shoulder in the School Committee hearing room for a discussion between the School Committee and the Finance Committee about the recently released budget guidelines for Fiscal Year 2014. In those guidelines, the FinCom requested two operating budget submissions from all departments: A level-service budget that includes only required increases (contracted salary increases, utility increases, etc.) and a prioritized list cutting about 10 percent from the budget in order to “help mitigate the potential tax impact for residents.” But …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The School Committee has been given two budget guidelines with which to work.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The School Committee submiteed the announcement below. The School Committee plans to hold a special meeting with the Finance Committee on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the second floor School Committee meeting room at the Town Building to further discuss the Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget guidelines. The Finance Committee has asked all town departments, including the School Department, to submit two operating budgets: The School Committee encourages all community members to be a part of this process by attending this public meeting or by contacting any of the Committee members with feedback.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Wayland Board of Selectmen were split on the decision, but a majority voted against expanding the Audit Committee's responsibilities to include looking at the schools' revolving accounts.
Wayland's Board of Selectmen Monday night voted 3-2 against expanding the purview of the newly formed Audit Committee to include oversight of an audit of Wayland Public Schools fee-based programs accounts. The vote came after several residents spoke in support of the expansion during the selectmen's public comment segment and more than 200 signatures were presented to selectmen on a petition requesting that expanded role. In January, selectmen voted to create a new audit committee with members appointed by selectmen, the Finance Committee and the School Committee. The new committee's charge is "to advise the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and town management including the town administrator, finance director/town accountant and town…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The five member committee includes appointees from the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and School Committee.
Wayland's Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Finance Committee met in a joint meeting Monday to interview seven candidates who threw their resumes in the hat for Wayland's new audit committee. In January, the Board of Selectmen voted to establish an audit committee with the charge "to advise the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and town management including the Town Administrator, Finance Director/Town Accountant and Town Treasurer with respect to the town’s internal auditing, financial systems and internal controls, and independent annual audit." The resolution to form the committee calls for initial committee members to serve for various terms, ranging from one year to three years. After interviewing Tony Boschetto, Donna …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
School year goals, fiscal 2013 budget, high school project and one-to-one computer pilot discussed.
The School Committee held its Fall Public Forum Tuesday night, where Superintendent Paul Stein went over the district’s goals for the school year, reviewed the fiscal 2013 budget timeline, and heard updates on the high school building project and a one-to-one computer pilot. “The bottom line about all of (the goals) is they really are about making sure we’re meeting the needs of all kids and challenging all kids,” Stein said. Stein outlined the goals and priorities for the 2011-2012 school year: An update on the high school building project was provided, and it is on schedule and under budget. The school will be moved into over the winter break, and a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held next summer, Barb Fletcher, School Committee…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Jane Purser joins the Youth Advisory Committee is its seventh member.
The School Committee Monday night appointed Jane Purser the newest member of Wayland’s Youth Advisory Committee. The Youth Advisory Committee oversees the work of Wayland’s Youth and Family Services Department, a department that "supports the healthy development of young Wayland residents and families by providing [a] variety of counseling, educational, and outreach services and programs," according to its mission. The seven-person committee has for years included two high school student representatives in addition to representatives appointed by the Wayland Police Department, Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Board of Health and the Wayland Clergy Association. Lynn Dowd, director of the Youth and Family Services Department, said that …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Aidan McCann explained a pilot math preview strategy to the Wayland School Committee during it's June 20 meeting.
During the past school year, 35 kids at Wayland’s Claypit Hill and Happy Hollow elementary schools made it a point to stay after school once a week for sneak previews. With that kind of commitment, you’d expect they were previewing the newest Pixar film or Harry Potter book, but in fact, they were previewing their upcoming math lessons. Aidan McCann, a fourth grade teacher at Claypit, piloted a math preview strategy during the 2010-11 school year. The strategy was designed to give students with a math focus on their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) a chance to gain confidence and understanding of the unit’s math concepts before those concepts were introduced during regular classroom lessons. “Those students have an opportunity to …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Green Team is looking into options to do away with the polystyrene trays currently used to serve lunch at the high school.
Representatives from the Wayland Green Team spoke at this week’s School Committee meeting about the need to do away with polystyrene lunch trays at the new high school. “We’re of the mindset that polystyrene isn’t an effective way to serve food to students long-term for a number of reasons,” Green Team member Christina Veal told the School Committee. While the ultimate goal is to remove polystyrene trays from all Wayland schools, the Green Team’s immediate goal is to impact the new high school. The High School Building Committee heard from the Green Team on this issue previously and has done preliminary looking into whether dishwashers could be added to the kitchen at the new high school. According to HSBC chair Lea Anderson, who attended …