WCS Board Achievements

With the outstanding leadership of WCS personnel, expert and caring work of WCS staff, and the support of the Williamston Community, the current WCS Board of Education has:

  • Drafted and passed a revision to the sinking fund millage language that would allow for funds to be used to improve school safety.
  • Celebrated the prestigious award of State Academic Champion District by Bridge Magazine.
  • Passed policies 8011 and 9260 which improve service and safety of all students, including LGBT students.
  • Added sexual orientation to the district anti-discrimination language.
  • Revised school board voting procedures to include remote participation.
  • Approved the implementation of changes to the science curriculum.
  • Partnered with Virtual Learning Academy Consortium.
  • Celebrated Narda Murphy’s retirement.
  • Interviewed and hired Dr. Spina
  • Approved revisions to 8195 Weapon Free School Zone.
  • Approved the 2017-18 Middle School Behavior Matrix.
  • Celebrated M-Step Results top 50!—WHS came in 15th in the State in Literacy.
  • Celebrated WCS receiving the PIRE Grant—Crafting Engagement in Science Environments— the PIRE Grant is a collaboration between researchers at MSU and the University of Helsinki.
  • Developed Communication Matrix to provide communication flow.
  • Approved the Peer-to-Peer course curriculum for Williamston High School.
  • Entered Michigan Virtual University Partnership Agreement 2017-18.
  • WCS Logo is now a Registered Trademark.
  • Approved Board Goals: One: Provide High Quality Educational Experiences For All Students; Goal Two: Increase the Fund Balance to 5%; Goal Three: Strengthen Communication with Students, Parents, Staff, and Community; Goal 4: Increase student safety and security.
  • Updated marketing of the district, including launching a new website.
  • Approved the implementation of STEAM programming at elementary.
  • Developed 3 year financial plan that has surpassed its targets.
  • Adopted and implemented a formal superintendent evaluation process.
  • Exceeded enrollment projections.
  • Improved financial stability and outlook.
  • Entered partnership with CADL.
  • Supported the start of the Be Nice program, a student mental health program.
  • Supported the successful adoption of IQWST at the middle school.
  • Trained all district science teachers and administrators via the NGSX program.
  • District participated in six (6) separate research studies on effective science curriculum and instructional practices.
  • District received over $250,000 in grants over the last 14 months to implement our K-12 STEAM initiative.
  • Supported the creation of the elementary STEAM lab.
  • Supported the construction of two middle school innovation labs.
  • Added STEAM related Advanced Placement courses and teacher training at the high school.
  • First district in Ingham County to fully align to the new science standards NGSS/MSS.
  • Started the WCS Hornet Hive Podcast to extend communication of district happenings to a broader audience.