Parents sometimes ask why we have in-service or staff development days throughout the year. While these days mean time off for students, they involve a lot of work for our teachers. As the world and our community change, staff development days give the School Board and administration the opportunity to help our teachers fine-tune their skills, learn new technology, and explore innovative ideas.
The Indiana statute know as Public Law 221 and the federal mandate called “No Child Left Behind” have created positive changes in education, but dealing with these changes requires teachers be given quality time to work with one another in teams and across buildings. These staff development days provide meaningful time for our staff to address all of these needs.