Many of you have asked a good question, what did the override mean for Peirce? First and foremost, newer teachers have been able to keep their classrooms, as they did not have to be ‘bumped’ out by veteran teachers who would have been displaced by budget cuts.
Gym is restored to two times a week. This is not only great for the kids, but it means I am able to give grade level teachers common planning time. Collaboration is a key component to student success.
Art and music will remain at the current level, once a week for each. Library returns to once a week.
As of today, we are still in the interview process for several positions. Once they have been determined, we will be able to send home class lists with appointed teachers. I expect to be able to do that next week.
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! Please remind your children to read, and I hope you get to turn a few pages during some quiet moments yourself! I certainly plan to!