Teachers, principals look to new academic year
Original post made on Aug 10, 2012
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on Aug 10, 2012 at 9:14 am
Not only construction at many schools, but there seems to be road construction all over town which is going to make school commutes more difficult for drivers and those on bikes too.
on Aug 10, 2012 at 10:19 am
Yes, PG&E major pipeline work; PA Art Center; new Mitchell Park library and community center - I wish there could be incentives given for (accurate) completed work ahead of schedule...it seems to stretch out over a very long time. Commercial construction seems to move along so much quicker (not necessarily in Palo Alto - that's not what I mean...)
Let's all remember tiny kids will be walking to school next week -
Parents, please instruct your kids on proper biking - I have had many kids, especially middle-school aged, cut across residential streets like mine without looking and even very careful drivers like myself are concerned with the potential for accidents.
on Aug 10, 2012 at 10:21 am
Wasn't the calendar adopted during one of those meetings that was tainted by private communication between the Superintendent and Board members in violation of the open meetings requirements? Also, I never heard the Board or Superintendent discuss potential consequences of breaking the trust implicit in the calendar. What happens when teachers defy the schedule and give finals whenever they want, or assign work to be turned in immediately after the Winter break, as has been the case for years now? How can a student be expected to turn in a project or assignment those first few days after break and expect to have a work free holiday? Strangely, this calendar does not take into account the train wreck of asking students to take finals in the middle of preparing college applications. Also left unresolved is the unexplained decision not to monitor whether students attend the tutorial period, which schools count as instructional time.