Dear District 15 Residents,
We want to make you aware of an important issue going on right now that affects the over 12,000 children who attend District 15 schools.
The 40 minutes of professional development time that was negotiated as part of the new teachers' contract is currently planned as a late start one day a week. This can change, per the wording in the contract, if and only if, the community gets involved and there is an OVERWHELMING response.
We are strongly advocating for an early release rather than a late start.
We believe a Friday early release would result in the LEAST AMOUNT OF LOST INSTRUCTIONAL TIME.
In the long run, everyone is impacted by students having less instructional time.
Also, for working parents, after school care is already in place and would only need to be moved up. A late start would create a new, and potentially costly, childcare issue.
A Friday early release would have the least impact on most children and families in our community.
The following actions are requested:
- Sign the Change.org Petition (only takes 2 minutes): Parent Petition
- Attend the ONLY community forum before the decision is made:
THIS SATURDAY: January 26, 2013
Sundling Junior High on Smith St.
Please spread the word in the community. Thank you very much. Hope to see you on Saturday.
Citizens for Accountability in D15