Welcome to Waynesboro Area School District

Congratulations to the Indians Basketball team for their win this past weekend at the Franklin County Tip-Off Tournament.

Congratulations to WASHS Future Business Leaders of America.  Multiple students qualified for the State competition in April.  Information on those who qualified can be found in the following link:  WASHS FBLA Qualifies for States


Congratulations to the WASHS Competition Cheer Squad. They competed this past weekend at Regionals in Kutztown, PA and secured a bid to compete in the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida in February!

Go Boro!

‚Äč                                               * * * * * * * * * * * 

Redefining the District's Elementary School Attendance Zones

To:       Parents, staff and community leaders

From:   Tod F. Kline, Ed.D Superintendent of Schools

Date:   November 27, 2018

Re:       Redefining the District’s Elementary School Attendance Zones

The Waynesboro Area School District (WASD) Board of Directors had directed the school administration to explore the possibility of redefining or redistricting the elementary school attendance zones.  Essentially the WASD will devise a plan for balancing attendance zones, so students can attend the school closest to where they live. 

Within that plan, the current attendance zones will change.  As a result, a child may attend one school now but possibly attend another school in the future.  Not all students will be impacted. However, please understand, if the Board approves this plan, it will not go into effect until the 2020/21 school year.

WASD hired a professional transportation company called Orbit to build the plan.  The purpose is to provide a safer and more efficient transportation system.  Additionally, WASD wishes to have students attend the school closest to where they live.

WASD Communication Team will be providing a survey for parents and staff to respond to questions in order to help the district to address questions and concerns.  Please expect more communication throughout the process.

This memorandum is to communicate to you that WASD is exploring this possibility, and wanting to keep you informed as we proceed on this project.

Thank you for your time and consideration.  

Redistricting of Elementary School Attendance Zones

FAQs

November 27, 2018 

Background

The WASD School Board gave the district administration (date) the directive to explore and propose a plan for redistricting elementary school attendance zones.  

What is it?

Redistricting elementary school attendance zones is the process for looking at balancing school student capacities by looking at where students live in relationship to a school building.

Why is WASD Exploring This?

WASD, over the years, has moved students to different elementary schools for reasons overcapacity, specific programming, and other reasons.  These situations prevented some students from attending their home area’s school and bussed to another school with space.  Due to other district practices, students are shuttled from building to building due to parental requests.  Unfortunately, with the large amount of transportation situations, there have been countless safety concerns and a lack of efficiency.  With those concerns, the school board wished to look at ways to remedy the issues. 

When Will This Happen?

The school board agreed that if a plan would be approved it would not go into effect until the 2020/21 school year.  When a plan is ready, the Board will review it, seek input and vote whether to move forward or not.

How Will a Plan be Prepared?

The WASD School Board approved the transportation services of Orbit Software, Inc. to consult with the WASD on the plan.  Orbit will have WASD gather the specific information and data, and will use the information to devise a plan.

How Will I Know What Is Going to Happen?

There will be periodic updates provided for parents, guardians and the community in order to help everyone understand any progress with the process.  In addition, the website will also be a good place for reviewing ongoing progress. 

Anything Else?

The WASD Communication Team will be deploying surveys to parents and staff to acquire feedback of concerns and questions.  Therefore, with that information, WASD will try to answer and address any of those concerns and questions.




Recent News

This is the image for the news article titled C4K Jingle Bell 5K - Results
arrowsC4K Jingle Bell 5K - Results
12/11/2018
A big THANK YOU to members of the Waynesboro community and beyond for participating in the C4K Jingle Bell 5K this past weekend. Select "Read More" for official results of the race. We hope to see you back next year! Go Boro!!
Read More about C4K Jingle Bell 5K - Results
clear
This is the image for the news article titled WASD Adopts Safe to Say Initiative
arrowsWASD Adopts Safe to Say Initiative
11/16/2018
Beginning in January of 2019 the Waynesboro Area School District will begin using the Safe to Say anonymous tip line. Select "Read More" for more information.
Read More about WASD Adopts Safe to Say Initiative
clear
This is the image for the news article titled WASD BORO BLAST
arrowsWASD BORO BLAST
10/04/2018
We are pleased to announce the deployment of Waynesboro's Boro Blast. This is our new notification system for the district. It allows us to send you Voice Messages, Emails and Text Messages.
Read More about WASD BORO BLAST
clear
This is the image for the news article titled WASD approves Chain of Command
arrowsWASD approves Chain of Command
09/18/2018
The Waynesboro Area School District Board of Directors approved the WASD Communication Flow Chart. Select "Read More" for more information and to access the WASD Chain of Command.
Read More about WASD approves Chain of Command
clear
This is the image for the news article titled WASD School Board voted and approved they will follow Pennsylvania School Board Association Principles for Governance and Leadership
arrowsWASD School Board voted and approved they will follow Pennsylvania School Board Association Principles for Governance and Leadership
03/28/2018
During the scheduled WASD School Board Meeting on March 27, 2018, the Waynesboro Area School District along with other Pennsylvania school boards voted, approved, and are committed to providing every student the opportunity to grow and achieve. The actions taken by the board ultimately have both short and long-term impact in the classroom. Therefore, school directors collectively and individually voted and approved they will follow Pennsylvania School Board Assoication Principles for Governance and Leadership
Read More about WASD School Board voted and approved they will follow Pennsylvania School Board Association Principles for Governance and Leadership
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Waynesboro Area School District - ALICE
arrowsWaynesboro Area School District - ALICE
10/20/2017
The Waynesboro Area School District is committed to keeping our students safe and preparing our faculty, support staff, and students to be prepared for emergency situations. This year we have implemented the ALICE training program. Select "Read More" for more information on the way that the ALICE program is being implemented.
Read More about Waynesboro Area School District - ALICE
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Our Path to First Choice
arrowsOur Path to First Choice
10/10/2017
Our Path to First Choice is a new vision for the Waynesboro Area School District. It is a concept that promotes the journey of achieving the recognition of being the First Choice School District for the community, parents, employees and, most of all, our students. To learn more click Read More below.
Read More about Our Path to First Choice
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Get Connected With Waynesboro
arrowsGet Connected With Waynesboro
02/18/2016
Get Connected With the new Waynesboro Area School District App. Download on your mobile device today and select yes to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.
Read More about Get Connected With Waynesboro
clear
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.