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Superintendent’s Bulletin: 02-2-24

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Colleagues,

I hope you each had a productive week. On Wednesday, members of our Hunnewell staff had their first chance to visit their new building, just weeks away now from its official opening for students. For the past year and a half, these staff members have been working at Bates, Hardy, Sprague, and Upham, which allowed this building project to move forward on this accelerated timeline. Not only has this resulted in significant project savings, it means we are bringing a new, state-of-the-art school on line for our students in 2024 rather than 2026 (or later.) With all of this mind, I want to thank the Hunnewell staff for their willingness to participate in our internal swing space plan. Similarly, I want to thank our host schools staff for making our Hunnewell students and staff feel so welcomed during this time. It was with incredible gratitude and pride that I listened to Hunnewell Principal Ellen Quick say to her staff on Wednesday, “Welcome home!”

Have a great weekend everyone!

David


Calendar


February 19 – 23 – February Break


403(B)/457 Fund Contribution Limits


The limit for 403(b) and 457 contributions for calendar year 2024 will be $23,000. Employees who are 50 years of age and older may chose to have an additional $7,500 in catch-up contributions, if eligible, bringing the limit to $30,500. Changes to your contribution amounts must be made through Voya (457) or OMNI & TSACG for 403(b). Contact information for the two programs are:

VOYA: Bruce Coughlin PH: 781-237-3776 or at [email protected]

Additional information is available at: https://www.wellesleyma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11303/457b-Self-Enrollment-Instructions?bidId=

OMNI & TSACG: PH: 877-544-OMNI

Additional Information is available at: https://www.omni403b.com/SRA/Landing

Please use this link for information about SECURE Act 2.0. If you have additional questions about these provisions, please reach out to OMNI/TSACG directly.

If you have questions about payroll deductions, please contact Donna Kalinowski at ext. 5613.


Human Relation Services


The Human Relation Services (HRS) can help. Wellesley Public Schools has contracted with HRS to provide up to ten free counseling visits for you and/or your family members. This program is designed to help you deal with stresses of life and work –including personal and family issues, drug or alcohol problems, and job related tension. It offers prevention and intervention to reduce these stresses and improve coping skills.

HRS is located at 11 Chapel Place in Wellesley and can be reached at 781-235-4950. This is a confidential service. Wellesley Public Schools is not aware of the names of employees or their family members who utilize this service.



Do you have a question for the WPS Human Resources Department?


Email [EMAIL][email protected][/EMAIL]. The Human Resources Department is happy to assist you.


WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website


For all Internal Job Postings, please go to “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website.


Superintendent’s Bulletin

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