August 1th- will be the first day back for teachers. Dates will be designated as follows:
August 11th-12th-Campus Professional Development/Work Day
August 15th-16th-Campus Professional Development
August 17th -18th-Curriculum Professional Development
August 19th- Teacher Preparation Work Day
Response to Inquiries
As many of you know, last Friday, the U.S. Dept. of Education and Office for Civil Rights issued guidance regarding transgender students in schools. This is an evolving area of law and our district does not have a policy specific to transgender bathroom access. We do have a practice of working individually with students and families to make reasonable accommodations that meet students’ needs in accordance with federal law.
Leadership Development Academy
Campus Services will sponsor the Leadership Development Academy for teachers who want to further develop their leadership skills as future campus leaders. This program will span over 6 sessions during the 2016-2017 school year. Applications will be available on August 11th and principals will need to complete a reference. The tentative deadline for applications is September 2nd. There will be limited spots in the academy and a quick timeline for applications, so I wanted to share this information now so that you can share it with your teachers.
Aug 4: McMillen High School Department Chair and Team Leader Leadership Retreat
Aug 18: Lion Camp 6:30-8:00
9:00: Faculty Meeting (Report to Cafeteria)
10:30: Plano Professional Practice Analysis Presentation
12:30: Department Meeting
1:30: Work in classroom