Teachers upset that conferences won't allow them to attend round table with administrators, board

2013-02-07T06:00:00Z Teachers upset that conferences won't allow them to attend round table with administrators, boardLynn Taylor Rick Journal staff Rapid City Journal
February 07, 2013 6:00 am  • 

Elementary teachers in the Rapid City Area Schools district are voicing concern over a scheduling conflict that prevents elementary teachers from attending a meeting today with administrators and board of education members.

Called round tables, the meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from December through April. The meetings, held the first Thursday of the month for the past several years, are designed to allow teachers and staff to bring forth concerns and be heard by members of the Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education as well as administrators.

The problem arose when parent/teacher conferences were scheduled in most district elementary schools for this evening. 

Sue Podoll, president of the Rapid City Education Association, said she has been contacted by elementary teachers who were upset over the conflict. A meeting facilitator has assured her the scheduling snafu was unintentional, Podoll said. "Scheduling is always a nightmare," Podoll said. "I don't think it was nefarious."

The next round table will be March 7. The meetings are not open to the public or the media.  

 

Contact Lynn Taylor Rick at 394-8414 or lynn.taylorrick@rapidcityjournal.com

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  1. Frank Smith
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    Frank Smith - February 07, 2013 10:06 am
    "Teachers upset..." Now there's an original news story. Really, when has a teacher NOT been upset?
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