District News

Superintendent Student Advisory Council
Facilities Master Plan Community Engagement Meeting
Say Something Anonymous Reporting System Launches November 28, 2022
Waterbury Board of Education Receives Distinction Award at Major Education Convention

Waterbury Board of Education was presented with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Leadership Award on Friday during the annual CABE / CAPSS (Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents) Convention held at the Mystic Marriott.

WPS Supervisor Receives Professional Honor Award from the CT Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Supervisor Joseph Gorman was awarded the 2022 Professional Honor Award from the CT Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 

Waterbury Public Schools Partners with Varsity Tutors to Connect All Students with Tutors 24/7

WATERBURY- Today, Waterbury Public Schools launched a new tutoring program with Varsity Tutors for students of all levels within the district. WPS developed the program in partnership with Varsity Tutors, a leading platform for live online learning, whose breakthrough products offer personalized live instruction via a customizable, all-in-one platform. The new program will enable students to access on-demand academic support 24/7.

Waterbury U Welcomes 80 Educators the Opportunity to Continued Education

Today, Waterbury Public Schools welcomed 80 staff members who were accepted into the Waterbury U program.

Academic Academy Tour the District High School to Help Students Select their Next Chapter

Waterbury Promise and Post University Provide Resources to Aid Students in Selection Process

On Friday, October 28, 2022, the Academic Academy eighth grade took a field trip to several Waterbury Public School high schools to help inform and prepare students on their next year journey in selecting a high school. Waterbury Promise collaborated with Academic Academy to provide scholarship information and Post University provided students with a campus tour and sponsored the field trip lunch. 

Waterbury Neighborhood Council Awards Superintendent of Schools the 2022 City Service Award

WATERBURY- On Thursday, October 22, 2022, the Waterbury Neighborhood Council awarded the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Verna D. Ruffin, the 2022 City Service Award. The Waterbury Neighborhood Council held its 22nd annual awards dinner at La Bella Vista where they awarded four community leaders with the City Service Award and the Good Neighbor Awards. The five recipients of the City Service Award are: Waterbury Police Chief Fernando C. Spagnolo, Reverend James M. Sullivan, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Verna D. Ruffin and Guiseppe “Joe” Pisani of Pisani Steel and the Naugatuck River Brigade, Police Activity League.  

Waterbury Public Schools and Harvard University Team Up to Refine the School Turnaround Plan

Waterbury Public School Staff Participate in a 3-Day School Turnaround Leadership Institute

WATERBURY- Waterbury Public Schools is participating in a 3-day School Turnaround Leadership Institute led by Harvard University beginning October 19 - 21, 2022. This exclusive program will take place at North End Middle School with 50 staff members in attendance, composed of administrative leaders, teachers and central office staff. 

Early College High Application Now Open!

The Early College High School at Crosby High School will offer students the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Accounting, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Legal Studies, Management or Marketing, while simultaneously earning a high school diploma. Waterbury students will attend college classes taught by a Post-credentialed Waterbury Public Schools instructor at Crosby, complete online coursework at Crosby and/or attend college classes at Post University, at no cost.

The high school will be designed for rising Freshmen, who are Waterbury residents

2022 -2023 School Bus Routes

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Durham Bus Services: 203-591-1847

All Star Transportation (*Special Education Transportation): 203-597-9210

City of Waterbury Bussing Coordinator (Jeff Hunter): 203-346-3511; select option 2 

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Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

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