2017-2018 WMTPS Budget…

Dear WMTPS Community,


At the Board of Education meeting held last night, the Board approved the 2017-2018 budget. Budget highlights include:

  • No increase to the local tax levy
  • The total budget decreased by 1.02%
  • The general fund decreased by $626,373 or 0.85%

We thank you for your continued support and will maintain our efforts to provide the best possible education for our children at the lowest possible cost to our taxpayers.

Tonight at Macopin Middle School at 7:00pm, the District will host a special presentation If I Could Have a Do-Over. Our guest speaker is John Halligan and his son, Ryan, died by suicide in 2003. Mr. Halligan’s presentation will cover the lessons learned too late for his family regarding how to deal with bullying and teen depression. This special presentation is open to all community parents and was featured on the front page of The Record yesterday as part of a larger discussion about teen issues. Our District was identified as being one of the most progressive districts in this area. This recognition is largely due to our systemic focus on the social and emotional wellness of all our children. I hope to see you tonight. Educational child care (STEM and Makerspace) for school-aged children will be provided.

Lastly, please note that schools will be closed on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, for one unused snow day.




Alex Anemone, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools


2 thoughts on “2017-2018 WMTPS Budget…”

  1. Considering how many calls I receive for major and relatively minor announcements (I have 3 children in 3 different WM schools), I would expect a call regarding a change in school days. I would imagine this change impacts most families in the school district and would warrant a phone call. Please consider for the future. Many families need to plan accordingly and the sooner we are advised the better. If something formal was sent out, thank you – I have not yet received it.


    1. A notice was sent home via backpack and Honeywell and was posted on the website as well. Additionally, it was included in the final paragraph in the above blog post.
      Thank you for reading and I hope your children continue to have a great experience in the WMTPS.


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