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January 26th, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Does your school have any kind of late start/early release type days so teachers can collaborate or have professional development time?

We have had the occasional 1/2 day for stuff like this, but we are looking into doing it weekly. I'm wondering what the parents are going to think about it.

September 2009 @ 6 weeks May 2011 @ 11 weeks
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January 27th, 2012, 02:37 AM
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I taught at one school that did it. I think here it needs support from 95% of the parent community for a change like that AND then there is all the liaising with the bus companies to change timetables and routes!
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January 28th, 2012, 11:37 AM
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We did it every Wednesday when I taught in NM. It was a community where many parents did not work. There was no busing for elementary. After I moved away I heard they were doing away with it. As a parent my kids had to go to a church for child care. And it was crazy expensive. $25 a day for only 3 hours of care. As for the Prof development - that will depend on your school. I never met with my team member because she ran the Sst team and wasn't available. The pd's were run in house so they weren't quality. I left there with a bad opinion. But it can work if done right.
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January 28th, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for sharing! I'm interested to see how this will all work out. They want to offer some kind of free "daycare" as an option b/c they realize that will help get more parents on board.

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