Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Elementary Preparation Time Task Force
The Elementary Planning/Collaboration Time Task Force met again yesterday afternoon. Each person had made a proposed schedule for incorporating preparation time into the elementary school day. Everyone approached this assignment differently, so there were lots of ideas. Basically, to have one licensed specialist teacher (computer, art, music, P.E., etc.) per 28 classes who would teach the students while teachers have preparation time would cost between $2.5 and $3 million. Bevan Wasden and I will make a report for the Joint Committee. It is good to have the idea for the ideal, but money will be an issue that will make elementary preparation time something that will not happen in the near future.