In July, the New Albany – Plain Local Board of Education approved the addition of two waiver days to the school calendar so that we may provide additional professional development. The two days will occur on Monday, October 21, 2013 and Friday, January 17, 2014 and have now been approved by the Ohio Department of Education. We want to make every attempt to communicate this to you now as many families plan ahead based on the school calendar.
As mentioned this summer, as a district we continue to strive to reach our vision of reinventing education, we are implementing new common core standards, new teacher evaluation, expanded work in student culture including bullying and diversity awareness and campus safety/security. This extensive amount of work has created a primary need for additional opportunities for professional development for our staff.