The Orange County Committee on School District Organization will hold a special meeting and public hearing on March 21st to receive public testimony/comment on the Westminster School District’s recommended plan to establish trustee areas within the district from which the governing board members would be elected using a by-trustee area election process. Please click headline for full notice.
Our outstanding 2018 Classified School Employees of the year are featured on the cover of this month's issue of School News Roll Call. Click headline for article.
Westminster School District is aware of a number of nationwide walkouts being planned in response to the school shooting in Florida. It appears that at least three major student-led efforts are underway nationally, including Wednesday, March 14; Saturday, March 24; and Friday, April 20. Our top priority is to support the needs of our students while maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment for all. Free political expression and activity is one of the great privileges that we enjoy in this country. Teachers and administrators here are always glad to see students become interested in any important issues facing our country, and are glad to encourage political participation by students, as long as it is done in a responsible way. Please click headline for full message.
In response to the National School Walkout planned for March 14th, Ron Wenkart, general counsel for the Orange County Department of Education, recently offered answers (based on state and federal laws) to some common questions about the rights and responsibilities of schools, students and staff. Click headline for article.
Last week our nation experienced yet another senseless school shooting. As we reflect on this unfortunate tragedy, please know that the safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. Moments like this remind all of us to continue to be vigilant and prepare as best as possible for the unexpected. Click headline for the full message.