While I understand that we frontloaded the beginning of the year with Superintendent’s Conference Days, teachers use the March Superintendent’s Conference Day as a day to reflect and refresh for the 2nd half of the year. So many teachers are in a new position this year, some are teaching in hybrid positions and ALL teachers are working harder than ever to meet the needs of our students. I ask you to seriously consider taking this day away from us this year, as an effort to support the staff instead of taking away a day of support.

Written by on March 5, 2021

A. The hard work and dedication of teachers at all levels is appreciated and the importance of PD days is valued. To the end, for example, additional PD time has been provided throughout the year on Wednesdays at the secondary level to support the success of teachers. The district is only allotted a certain number of days per Education Law and NYSED regulation, and we have exhausted those days.