LPS proposing extra dedicated plan days for teachers

Lincoln Public Schools will be proposing to the board in the coming weeks, extra dedicated plan days for teachers and additional early release days for elementary and middle school levels.
Lincoln Public Schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Public Schools will be proposing to the board in the coming weeks, extra dedicated plan days for teachers and additional early release days for elementary and middle school levels.

“No meetings, no structures, just for teachers to work, plan, and prepare to teach in a hybrid environment” an LPS official said at the board meeting.

Teachers, parents, and other school faculty agree with the soon to be proposal. Many said the pandemic has brought along a lot of challenges instructors are facing and prep days would be very beneficial to work certain kinks out.

“I really appreciated seeing that the extra allotted minutes are being considered. Getting an extra plan time once a month versus every other week, every other week would be beneficial because of how quickly remote learners are coming in and out of our classes” one teacher said, at public comment time.

Others are very thankful that LPS is hearing their cries for help.

“I just want to thank LPS executives and the board of education for your interest in listening to teachers”  one woman said.

Although most people say extra prep days are a step in the right direction, it is still not going to correct the huge challenge teachers are facing everyday, instructing both in-person and remote learners at the same time.

“It’s not working. My friends are tired, beyond tired, not just teacher tired,” one commented, “something needs to change.”

 

 

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