Westminster School District will receive a prestigious 2016 Golden Bell Award from the California School Board Association (CSBA) for its i4 Blended Learning Initiative. WSD is one of only 56 recipients to receive the state’s leading educational honor. The Golden Bell Award, now in its 37th year, recognizes public school programs that are innovative and sustainable, make a demonstrated difference for students and concentrate on meeting the needs of all public school students.
The District takes pride in the condition of our schools, yet all of our local schools are 46 to 66 years old and have aging classrooms and science labs that need to be updated. For example, aging roofs leak, which disrupts classroom instruction. Schools lack air conditioning systems and classrooms often reach temperatures of 80 to 100 degrees. WSD has placed Measure T, a local school bond measure, on the November 2016 ballot that, if approved by local voters, would provide $76 million of the funding needed to improve local schools. Click on the Measure T Information icon near the top of our homepage for more information.
As parents gathered for Back to School Night at DeMille Elementary, State Senator Janet Nguyen joined the festivities to present a $5,000 check on behalf of the Barona Tribe of Mission Indians. This education grant will support the school’s Vietnamese Language Dual Immersion Program through the purchase of Vietnamese language arts books; with the remaining funds going towards the creation of a Vietnamese Language Library.
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! This promises to be another exciting year full of innovation, achievement, and excellence! Since becoming Superintendent, the Board of Trustees and I have focused on bringing equity, access and opportunities to every student in the district and I am pleased to report that we have made wonderful progress in our ability to create and develop new programs and resources to better support teaching and learning.