News & Announcements

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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Superintendent Message on School Safety

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.
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Trustee Election Area Map & Sequencing

At the November 9th Board Meeting, the Trustees approved implementing the Green Trustee Area Map for elections beginning November 6, 2018. At the January 18th Board Meeting, they amended the sequencing of elections for the Green Map as follows: Areas 2, 3 & 5 in 2018 and Areas 1 & 4 in 2020. A petition will be sent to the Orange County Committee on School District Organization requesting approval of the District's adopted map and sequencing. Click the headline to see the Green Map.
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Kindergarten Information Night for Parents

On Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30 pm, a Kindergarten Information Night will be held at all elementary schools in the Westminster School District. Come learn about our two fantastic kindergarten programs and hear about our new online registration. Childcare is available at each site. For more information click on the headline or call Yen Ta at (714) 898-8389, ext. 3642.
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Proposed Trustee Election Area Maps

The Westminster School District is in the process of changing the method by which Governing Board Members are elected. Under the current “at-large” system, all registered voters in the District can vote for any of the candidates up for election. Under the new proposed system, candidates will be elected by “trustee areas.” This means only voters within a given trustee area can vote for candidates who reside within the same area. The intent of this proposed system is to offer greater opportunities for Board representation for candidates that might not otherwise be elected under an at-large system. Click on the headline for more information and to view the proposed area maps.
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Administrators of the Year

The Westminster Educational Leadership Association (WELA) announced that Reagan Lopez, Executive Director of Student Services, has been named WSD Central Office Administrator of the Year and Kim Breckenridge, Anderson Principal, was named WSD Site Administrator of the Year. Congratulations to both of these outstanding administrators!
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Classified School Employees of the Year

Congratulations to our outstanding 2018 Classified School Employees of the Year! These staff members go above and beyond the call of duty every day. The honorees in each category are eligible to participate in the Orange County competition in January.
Patricia Arnold (Johnson MS) - Para-Educator & Instructional Assistance
Sheree Newman (District Office) - Support Services & Security
Edgar Valladares (Anderson ES) - Maintenance, Operations & Transportation
Debi Watson (District Office) - Office & Technical Support
Maria Yaghoubi (Johnson MS) - Child Nutrition
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