Your "Human" Resource

Updates, Reminders, And Guidance From WWCS Human Resources

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Our Journey Begins!

November Edition


Welcome to the first WWCS Your "Human" Resource HR Department Newsletter! As all of you know, there are new faces in our HR office, and as a team, we have created a plan to enhance our HR operations for our district. Our goals this year include the following:


  1. Support our staff in a professional, collaborative, and timely manner.
  2. Make information accessible and easy to understand.
  3. Streamline processes to help maximize productivity for district personnel.


Our monthly newsletter will be a comprehensive tool for our readers, providing clarity to essential human resources items. Throughout the year, we will highlight different topics, provide timelines for important events, recognize district personnel, and, most importantly, give guidance to help employees grow professionally as members of the Wayne-Westland family. As a department, we are thrilled to take the first steps on our journey to discover fresh ideas to strengthen WWCS and enhance the experience for all district members.


Sincerely,

Dr. Alex Ofili, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Meet the Friendly WWCS Human Resources Team and see their primary job responsibilities

Legal Focus - Title IX

Throughout the year, we will focus on different educational law topics relevant to our daily work. The monthly resources will reinforce lessons highlighted by Kevin Sutton of Miller Johnson Attorneys, our legal counsel, and likely answer frequently asked school-related legal questions.
Biggest Proposed Changes In Title IX Regulations For Schools

WWCS Title IX Resources

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.



WWCS Title IX Board Policy & Administrative Regulations


Information for Families

HR Reminders & Updates

  • Open enrollment for benefits begins November 1. Please contact Angelle Allen (ext. 2040) if you have any questions.



  • Guest teacher report times for late-start schools have changed from 12:40 pm to 12:20 pm and for the early-start schools from 12:00 pm to 11:40 pm.

  • All newly hired staff members' start dates will be determined by HR personnel.
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  • For safety purposes, it is critical that all district personnel and community members, when visiting buildings, enter through the main entrance and sign in with the building secretary/receptionist.

  • All overtime requests need to be approved by HR administrators before work is done.

  • Dr. Jim Anderson is in the process of reviewing our Rider job descriptions. If he reaches out to you for input on a Rider, please support him in this important work.

  • Please see Peggy Powers if you need Pivot log-in credentials. All new administrators will receive Pivot training from Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Department personnel.


  • Covid-related questions will be answered by Angelle Allen (ex. 2040) during work hours Monday-Friday. Please utilize the 22-23 Covid-19 Updates document as a reference.


  • Meetings between principals and building union reps. have been set up to discuss building issues. These meetings will strengthen relationships and open positive dialogue throughout the year.

Administrator Spotlight - Nancy Schulz

As a district, we are fortunate to be led by a highly talented group of administrators! Each month, we will spotlight one district leader and share their exceptional contributions to impact WWCS positively.


Name: Nancy Schulz


Title: Director of Professional Development & School Improvement


Did You Know: Nancy has two children named Noah (15), who plays football, and Violet (10), who loves art. She has a Newfoundland named Ruby. Her hobbies include traveling, refinishing furniture, cake decorating, and backpacking/hiking. Nancy also loves sitting by the fire while drinking Diet Coke. She enjoys playing board games/ cards, reading books, and laughing!


Noteworthy Contribution: Nancy has worked tirelessly this fall to organize and lead our 5D Core Leadership Team planning sessions. She has also recruited presenters and coordinated our PD Palooza on November 8. Her peers recognize Nancy as a creative and empowering leader who teaches those around her "how to fish"!

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