B … R … E … A … T … H … E

First, please take a deep breath through your nose. Hold for a bit. Now exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat as needed.

A survey we released yesterday has disrupted the space-time continuum so to restore the order of the universe I thought an update may be helpful. As you will see in the survey results thus far, below, our parents and our teachers (the two largest groups to respond so far) are worlds apart on their preferences for finding additional time for teachers. If this pattern continues as additional responses come in, and I expect it will based on the number of responses received so far, I will not be bringing a recommendation to the Board in May to make any changes to our schedule next year or the year after. Instead, we will develop and implement a larger stakeholder engagement process to help all interested parties better understand the situation we are in and to have further two-way communication about that and potential solutions (those already presented and others that may arise during the engagement process).

So, if this has been a stressful moment for you, please know that we do listen carefully to your feedback and adjust course as needed. Everything will be okay. Namaste.

(In the following graphs, red represents “dislike” and green represents “like” with darker shades indicating stronger preferences.)