Answer: A letter was sent to parents last week informing them of five half-days that have been added to the district calendar to accomodate state-mandated professional development for all faculty and staff. The half days are:
- Wednesday, Oct. 7
- Friday, Nov. 13
- Wednesday, Jan. 6
- Wednesday, Mar. 3
- Wednesday, Apr. 14
New York State Education Law mandates on-going training for all certified instructional staff. In an effort to meet the needs of the students that we serve, it is important that our teachers and instructional support staff receive and participate in various trainings on an ongoing basis, not just at the start of the school year. Research shows that the most effective professional development programs are those that provide on-going training in a format much like the one we are implementing here at Broadalbin-Perth.
Please contact your child's building principal if you have any additional questions or concerns.
- Stephen Tomlinson, District Superintendent