Published in the January 11, 2019 edition.

WAKEFIELD — Educators invite the public to a State of the Schools presentation and Parent/Community Budget Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Galvin Middle School’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Supt. of Schools Doug Lyons and Business Administrator Michael Pfifferling sent an invitation out to parents Wednesday.

The event will be an opportunity to hear about all that is happening in the Wakefield Public Schools and the emerging budget priorities for the 2019-2020 school-year.

“Following a short presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and weigh in on their priorities. The feedback of staff and parents is very important to the budget process,” the invitation states.

Accompanying the invitation to the State of the Schools and Parent/Community Forum is a fiscal year 2020 Budget Priority Survey that people are asked to fill out.


Please select your role in the WPS

• Faculty

• Staff

• Administrator

• Parent

• Community/Business

Priority items for FY20 Budget


•  Increase PD and Curriculum Materials for Intervention Services

• Early Childhood School Psychologist (PreK-1)

• School Adjustment Counselors (K-12)

• Library Aide (9-12)

• Increased OT/PT Support

• Art Teacher (9-12)

• Reading Specialist (K-4)

• Theater Teacher (9-12)

• Full Time Substitute Teachers at each School (8)

• ESL Teacher (5-8)

• Chromebooks (5-8)

• Districtwide IT Technician (2)

• Technology & Engineering Curriculum and Resources (K-12)

• Health and SEL Curriculum Resources (K-12)

• Moderate Special Needs Teachers (K-12)

• Interventionists (K-8)

• Reading Specialists (K-6)

• Behavior Coach (K-12)

• Certified Behavior Analyst (K-12)

• .5 Psychologist (K-4)

Additional items and/or your comments.