WCS Revamps Vision, Mission Goals Focus


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Waterville Central School District Board of Education members and administrators came up with this new Vision Statement after a three-day retreat earlier this summer. WCS Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Spring unveiled this and the new four Mission Statements at last week’s Board meeting.


The next step is to solicit community input. Comments can be made through the District’s website and Facebook pages.


The meeting began with returning Board member Linda Hughes and new Board member Dave Poyer being sworn in for three-year terms.


Steve Stanton and Russell Stewart were re-elected president and vice president, respectively, without opposition. Spring and Business Administrator Tracy Leone also took their Oaths of Office for another year.


Waterville’s proposed Vision Statement would replace “Preparing each student to be a successful contributor to society.’’


The Mission Statement states a partnership with students, staff, district and community to focus on educating the whole child for success in an ever-changing world.


Stewart said the new statements address the individual student and can be a wonderful model.


Four ways to reach those goals were also created during the retreat.


1. We believe in high expectations and learning by all. The commitment is all students and staff will be supported for personalized growth while held to rigorous standards.

2. We believe in wellness. The commitment supports diversity, citizenship and social/emotional/physical wellness.

3. We believe in future-ready knowledge and skills. The commitment is to prepare all students for post-high school success.

4. We believe in the efficiency of resources. The commitment is to maximize resources and leverage partnerships.


Spring will bring the proposal to the next Board meeting Aug. 10 for the Board to adopt.


She also informed the Board the district is changing to ParentSquare for school to district communications.


Because this was the first meeting of the new school year, much of the two-and-a-half hour meeting was spent setting up for the year ahead. Board members signed up for committees to serve on…



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