2019-2020 Calendar Change Feedback

PRSD 2019-20 Calendar Changes
Parent, Staff, and School Community Feedback

PRSD is considering a change to early dismissal times for the 2019-2020 school calendar and wants your feedback.

Current Practice:  Currently PRSD has eight one hour early dismissals throughout the year to provide teachers with professional development opportunities; In accordance with the Public Schools Act, PRSD extends the instructional day to accommodate early dismissal time.

Proposed Change:  PRSD is proposing three two and one half hour early dismissals throughout the school year.

Rational:

  • Providing a longer period (2.5 hours-3 times) for professional development strategically planned throughout the year will allow for focused planning that will positively effect teacher and student learning.
  • Short periods (1 hour-8 times) of professional development does not allow for focused planning that effects teacher and student learning.
  • Families will have to arrange for childcare 3 times per year compared to 8 times.
  • Less interruptions of instructional time.

PRSD VALUES YOUR FEEDBACK! Please complete the form below.

Deadline for feedback submission is March 31, 2019.