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WSD Named a California Honor Roll District

Westminster School District has been named to the 2017-2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll in recognition of high achievement and student success. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Westminster School District is one of just 24 public school districts throughout California to be recognized. In addition, nine of our schools have been named 2017-18 California Honor Roll Schools.
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Sheree Newman Named An Orange County Classified School Employee of the Year

The Orange County Department of Education has announced this year’s top classified school employees for Orange County and we are so proud that our own Sheree Newman is one of them! Six county finalists were selected from among 65 nominations based on their work performance, leadership, commitment and involvement with their schools and communities. Each is now eligible to compete for state-level honors. Click headline for more.
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Notice of Special Meeting & Public Hearing on Trustee Area Election Process

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.
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Superintendent Message on Nationwide Student Walkouts

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.
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National School Walkout Q & A

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.
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