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Waterville Public Schools' Plan for Use of Covid-Related Federal Funds
Click here for a message regarding the Free and Reduced Meals Application
At the start of each school year parents and guardians are asked to complete several forms as part of the registration packet. One of the forms was the Free and Reduced Meals Application. Completion of this form has always been crucial because the information gathered is used to determine whether your child is eligible for free or reduced priced meals at school. This year, because all students are free many of our parents saw no reason to fill out this application, certainly understandable from your perspective. However unbeknown to you, these applications were also used to determine what federal funds the school will receive in order to support important programs such as our Title I reading and math programs, offering counseling services to students through Title V funds, and providing professional development for our staff through Title II funds. Because of this, the state has developed a different form, called the Economic Status Form which once filled out will determine the amount of funding the schools will get for academic resources, as noted above. Completing this form is one way you as a parent or guardian can invest in your student’s education.
To help families, who have not yet completed this form, get that information to us before the Maine Department of Education’s deadline for submissions, members of our school staff will be reaching out to you via phone. With your verbal authorization, we will complete the form with you over the phone by asking 3-4 short questions. Any information obtained will remain confidential and you will not be required to provide your exact income but rather where your family income would fall within different ranges. If you have already completed this form then you are all set and should not be receiving a phone call from one of our offices.
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to work with us to get this information submitted to the state so that we can continue to provide critical academic support for all Waterville students.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Waterville Public Schools is to help students attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to achieve personal fulfillment, be responsible citizens, do meaningful work, and pursue lifelong learning. To achieve our mission we believe that our curriculum should provide all students with a foundation of knowledge, skills and academic standards, along with opportunities to demonstrate and apply learning in varied ways across all curriculum areas. Curriculum and program offerings should provide opportunities for all students to realize their fullest potential and to celebrate their individual worth. Programs and activities should be challenging and should promote and enhance student's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well being. Furthermore, we will strive to produce graduates who think critically and independently, adapt to new and changing situations, make appropriate choices, and act in a respectful and responsible manner. We believe that all employees of Waterville Public Schools should serve as models for students in helping them:
Demonstrate the ability to solve problems.
Communicate clearly and effectively.
Discover ways to express themselves creatively.
Make responsible decisions as world citizens.
Use technological resources to enhance their learning.
Research, analyze, and apply information.
Behave in a respectful and responsible manner.
Appreciate world cultures and diversity.
Waterville Public Schools is committed to working with parents/guardians and the community to provide the necessary leadership, resources and support to accomplish our mission.