You might also want to take into consideration the impact this will have on teachers. Class sizes upwards (possibly) over 30 students is overwhelming. Please, for a moment, imagine... Planning with less time- I do at home, accurately correcting and assessing student work and data,- I do at home,
30+ standards based report cards three times a year ( I do at home), managing behaviors and social-emotional issues on a daily basis with responsibility to ensure the safety and welfare of ALL students-
By the way, I am married an have two children. When could you propose I might be able to fit family time into my schedule? That's right- my family has to suffer.
Have you considered the minute daily routines that will be affected? Answering parent notes and making necessary phone calls would be impossible.
By the way, teachers- your job will be measured based on how well your students score on benchmarks and the MCAS testing!!! Makes perfect sense!
You are setting yourself up for teachers having to leave on stress leave (additional money for disability from the budget) AND paying for a long-term substitute teacher ( from your so- called budget). By making these cuts you have cut the teachers legs off at the knees and then want us to "run- get it done".
Is there an ulterior motive? By creating these cuts you are in essence setting our schools up for failure and thus making us a level 4 district! The state will take over and bring their money with them! Guess who everyone will be pointing their fingers to? That's right, " the teachers didn't do their jobs." You will not be taking the fall for that now, will you? Please respect education enough to find cuts elsewhere. If your daughter and/or son were students, even if they were teachers, what do you think would make the most sense?
I am having voters remorse from our city counsel to our school committee. I beg of you, as a product of the New Bedford Public Schools, a parent of 2 children who attend schools in this district, a teacher who is passionate about my students, and as a ward 3 voter....make things right.