Month

April 2017
Q:      One of my veteran teachers has almost 40 days of banked leave. She has told her campus principal that she intends to take at least 3 days’ vacation every week until the end of the semester. While she may have these days available, her absences will create a major disruption on the campus. What...
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Q:      We had varsity cheerleader tryouts last month and three candidates did not make the team. The parent of one of these girls has requested a copy of her daughter’s tryout evaluations and score cards. Do we have to give the mom copies of these documents? A:      Yes. Both state and federal law provide that...
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Q:      Our district allows a different student speaker to open our board meeting each   month. Some students elect to open the meeting with prayer, and a parent is now complaining that the students should not be allowed to pray. Must we exclude prayer as an option for our student speakers at board meetings?...
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Q:        I have a term contract teacher whose performance has been lacking this past year in regards to classroom management and instruction. I am not ready to recommend the proposed nonrenewal of her contract because she is in a highly desired field that would be difficult to replace. Can I offer this teacher a probationary...
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