LPS adding extra dedicated plan days for teachers

As of Tuesday evening, the board approved extra dedicated plan days and early release days for teachers and staff in order to be more successful in the hybrid environment.
Lincoln Public Schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – As of Tuesday evening, the board approved extra dedicated plan days and early release days for teachers and staff in order to be more successful in the hybrid environment.

“We acknowledge that teaching in a hybrid environment is challenging and does require extra plan time,” Matt Larson, the Associate Superintendent for Instruction at LPS, said.

The district was given flexibility on the required amount of instructional time due to the pandemic.

“We were able to add a combination of early release days at the elementary and middle level and full additional plan days at all three levels,” Larson said.

These early release dates and plan days will happen fairly quickly.

“The first early release date under this plan would be November 10th, this is the next board meeting so that’s why we are asking that you move it into action tonight so it can approved and parents can plan. The next full plan day is November 2nd,” Larson said.

There is potential for more plan days and early release times, it all depends on several factors such as snow days, etc. School officials say they will revisit that as the year moves forward.

This motion seems to be a fan favorite, most people in support of the extra days and time for teachers to prepare for both in-person and hybrid classes.

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