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Welcome to summer in the Port Washington-Saukville School District. As usual, we have a large number of students participating in our summer school program, with many of our teachers and paraprofessionals teaching. Also, this summer our teachers and administrators are involved in training, curriculum writing, and preparation for the 2018-19 school year.
We had several vacancies this summer because of retirements, individuals deciding to stay home with their young children, and a couple of people being offered positions in their home communities. As the principals and the staff interview teams reviewed applicants and formally interview candidates, we were successful in selecting some outstanding staff members. Our theme of “hiring the best of the best” continued to move forward this summer, in spite of the reduction in the number of individuals nation-wide moving into teaching.
The interview teams selected the top two candidates, who then met with me, the principal, and one other district office administrator, and we selected the top candidate to be offered a position. As we talked with our top candidates, it was very apparent that our reputation of high achievement, positive culture, and a student-first focus drew candidates to our school district. The school board is committed to continuing this focus on students and hiring the best of the best. The end results have been future success for our students, along with providing a strong workforce.
Our construction project continues to be on schedule and on budget, thanks to the expertise of construction managers CD Smith and Bray Architects. Also, we very much appreciate all of the staff input and patience through this construction process, as we added much needed space at Dunwiddie Elementary School and are rebuilding our high school to be a state-of-the-art educational facility.
I hope everyone will enjoy the rest of your summer. Our administrators, school board members, and staff are looking forward to the 2018-19 school year.
Come and learn with us in this very special place! Alternative Open Enrollment began July 1st, and the District Office welcomes your inquiries.
Finally, the Superintendent’s Office continues to be open throughout the summer from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon-Fri. Feel free to contact us if we can be of any additional assistance or support.
Michael R. Weber, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools