More shared decision making from the district, they make a decision and share it with staff. Once again they make a decision that affects staff without caring how it affects staff until it does. Even on distance learning days teachers, even those teachers with children and no child care, will be expected to be at school.
From the Times Union,
On Thursday, the school district clarified to the Times-Union that even on days students are learning from home, teachers are expected to be on campus.
“It has been decided that teachers will report to school five days per week,” a spokeswoman said.
Other modifications because of the coronavirus are strict limits on class sizes, Greene said. Kindergarten- through third-grade classes are limited to 18 students, while fourth through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade are limited to 22 and 25 students, respectively. These restrictions are for core classes. It’s unclear how elective classes will be impacted.
Um why? Why say kids have to be home but teachers have to be at school? If the days off are for deep cleaning, won’t staff get in the way?
The answer is they don’t trust staff and the don’t care about staffs needs. If you need more evidence of that just look at their plans which are the exact opposite of what staff requested.
Bad plans will have bad results and any plan that doesn’t take into consideration staff needs is a bad one.
We could and should be doing better.