Arbitration Hearing - Early Release Friday - Please come August 1st
I am sure you all know by now that the Classroom Teacher's Council Union filed a grievance against the District 15 Board of Education and Superintendent's Office because WE, parents of students in District 15 schools, succeeded in convincing the Board of Education that a Late Start for our kindergarten, elementary and middle school students any day of the week was not acceptable to us.
In supporting weekly professional development of our teaching staff as requested by the Union, the parents spoke up and ovewhelmingly supported an Early Release for our children on Friday afternoon. Our teachers will have professional development time every week on Friday and be released from school on Friday afternoon at the SAME time as they are released now while our children will head home or to day care 40 minutes earlier. Placing this time on Friday afternoon will not affect tutoring or other beneficial after school programming which currently occur after school on Mondays through Thursdays.