Weston school superintendent discusses safety after Florida shooting

In the wake of the school shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Weston Superintendent William McKersie released a five-page memorandum outlining the district’s safety and security measures. The memorandum, released on Monday, Feb. 19, lays out the district’s specific safety resources and discusses how to address the “root causes” of the issue with students. “Let me state in the clearest and simplest terms that the Weston Public Schools are among the safest in the region and nation,” said McKersie. “The safety and security of Weston students and staff has been the … Read more

Weston Schools Superintendent discusses goals, challenges

William McKersie

Weston’s school superintendent, Dr. William McKersie, is convinced that creating global citizens is the district’s highest priority. A global citizen is defined by the district as someone with “the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes to achieve their personal goals and contribute to society.” In September 2017, McKersie launched a web page outlining how achieving the ultimate vision of creating global citizens can be achieved. The page lists five “goals” that are designed to “cultivate empowered citizens of the global community.” The five goals are “academic excellence,” “digital learning,” “healthy learning environments,” “gauging district progress,” and “resources for learning.” “Global citizenship was … Read more

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