PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OR PLANNING TIME?
What Happened to Our Stipend?
We have been a number of questions and concerns raised across our schools about how the Professional Development and Planning Time week worked this year. While not all information about the change is available, we believe it is important that we all have as much information as possible.
Prior to this School Year
What Changed this Year?
How did Planning Time Work?
Requirements during planning days in the first week did not always allow for real teacher-determined planning time. Administrators at some schools required educators to attend meetings during designated planning days which cut into designated planning time. Unlike the PD days we were not paid a stipend even if required to attend sessions and/or meetings during planning days. Planning time is a great resource and valued time that should be teacher-determined based on each of our individual needs.
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