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    Our Mission

    We believe that strong public schools are a critical part of a healthy and vibrant community. We are an independent group of citizens - our purpose is to understand, support, and advocate for our public schools to ensure that all Watertown children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

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    There is nothing more powerful than an informed and passionate citizen. Learn more about what's going on and what you can do to make the change you want to see.

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Our Goals

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Secure Funding

Secure the funding needed to enable our education professionals to provide all of our students with the education and skills needed to compete in the 21st century.

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Reform the Process

Reform and increase the transparency of the budgetary process.

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Improve Communication

Enhance the communication between Watertown Public Schools and the Town of Watertown.
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Elevate

Elevate the stature and importance of our public schools throughout our community.

Our Accomplishments

  • Helped increase the school budget this year by $2.4M – in just a few months!
  • Rallied widespread community involvement, including businesses
  • Gained visibility with local town and school leaders
  • Educated the community on the budget process
  • Advocated for higher education spending through powerful, irrefutable data
  • Helped give Watertown Public Schools a voice and explained the complex needs of our students.
  • Encouraged the school administration to ask for what is needed.
  • Proved our strong commitment to WPS students and that we will continue to advocate until the schools have what they need!

Challenges Ahead

Great progress has been made, but there remain some challenges including:

  • Watertown spends less on education (49%) than other towns with similar student enrollment (67%).
  • Our schools need more student support services due to growth in mental health issues.
  • We need to return to fully-funded Music, Drama and Art programs as well as invest in STEM curriculum.
  • Progress has been made in class size, but further staffing improvements can be made.

Be involved to ensure our children have the best opportunity to fulfill their potential!

 

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