Letter to the Editor: Teachers need time in classrooms to plan

Letter to the Editor: Teachers need time in classrooms to plan

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This letter was sent to members of the Board of Education and forwarded to The Alamedan for publication.

Good morning,

I’m writing to express a concern of mine that affects may teachers. I know you are aware that teachers never have enough planning time. Many of us use time during breaks to work in our rooms. I just received a smart board last week and am receiving training for it on 6/25. I was looking forward to trying what I learned following the training and create curriculum for my students.

I checked with several principals and they all had the same thing to say. At the principal’s meeting they were told by Ms. Vital that all teachers were to turn in their key and could not get into their classrooms until the end of August because teachers disrupt the custodians and cleaning. This is the first time in my 21 years in this district that this has happened. I really believe that teachers and custodians can work together - we do all year long. Since custodians now rotate from school to school for summer cleaning, it seems that teachers should be allowed in before and after their school is cleaned.

I hope you can look into this matter and find a solution. With Common Core and other new curriculum, most of us would love and need time to plan in our rooms.

Debby Meyer


Submitted by Debby Meyer (not verified) on Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Thank you for sharing this.