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Teachers have mixed feelings on new conference schedule

Second semester Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on February 7th and 8th at 3:30-7pm. It will also take place s on the 9th, from school hours 8-3pm. There won’t have school Friday the 9th, but school will still be open for conferences and teachers will be here.

USD 259 changed the arrangement for conferences this year, referring to now holding them in classrooms and having the students go to all their classes separately instead of having all the teachers together in the gym or cafeteria and finding them one by one. We got a few words from some teachers who had some thoughts over this organization method.

Math and AVID teacher Ms. Rivas said, “Adding a third day of conferences is very helpful because it helps spread out parent meetings. This method for conferences is easier, however our dinner time is now less since conferences start right after school. The only thing to dislike about holding conferences in our rooms is that there’s no easy access to security or administration in case a parent gets angry.”

English teacher Ms. Hansen added, “I’m not sure why the district made the change, but I don’t have a strong feeling about the change. Organizing conferences in a school this large sounds hard enough, so credit to Ms. Martinez who keep families informed and accommodates with the needs of students, family, and staff. I’m actually grateful that this year I won’t be sitting at a table in the cafeteria, trying to hear and be heard over several others in the same room, so this year it’ll be much easier to have a conversation in the classrooms and engage with the parents.”

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