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February 2017
Q:      During a board workshop recently several trustees expressed interest in starting school earlier next year. Our proposed 17-18 calendar goes to the board for approval in May. Is there a way to include a start date before the fourth Monday in August?   A:      Yes. If a board of trustees approves a...
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Q:      We have a middle school math teacher that is not meeting expectations for instruction and classroom management. We are interested in renewing her employment for next year; however, we think she would be better suited in a non-core elementary environment as a P.E. teacher. This reassignment will not affect her salary. Do we have...
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Q:      A parent recently emailed one of my campus principals asking for the most recent evaluation of her child’s teacher. This parent has accused the teacher of rough handling her child in the past, and I believe that she is digging for information that may support a complaint against the teacher. I know the teacher’s...
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Q:      A second grader has been assigned classroom detention during recess for 3 days this week due to bad behavior in the classroom. The child’s parent is claiming that the student is required to participate in recess every day. Can the classroom teacher assign the student lunch detention or otherwise suspend a child from...
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