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PL Mondays / Early Release for Students
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
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The Wilkinson County School District will be introducing an Early Release Schedule (on Mondays) beginning with the 2019-2020 school year for the purpose of teacher collaboration time.


Research provides a strong rationale for regular collaboration time that allows teachers to engage in student data analysis and instructional planning to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of all students. Further, our schools are tasked with implementing the new State Standards and preparing for Georgia statewide assessments. While all our schools have made significant gains in student achievement over the past several years, that success is the direct result of educators working collaboratively to improve instruction.


However, we have much more to accomplish and recognize that providing dedicated, consistent time for teachers to work collaboratively (on continuous classroom improvement) is imperative for our student's success. We understand that the early release schedule on Mondays may present challenges for some families. We appreciate the efforts on your behalf to help our district continue to improve.


We recognize that time devoted to collaborative work results in improved student achievement and we appreciate the support from our families to provide this opportunity for our professional educators and ultimately, for our students. For your review, I have also provided the 2019–2020 Professional Learning Mondays dates as well as early release dates. Please make note of the change of August 26, 2019, Professional Learning Monday to an Early Release Day on August 30, 2019, to celebrate our 8th Annual Ride for Literacy which is sponsored by the Wilkinson County Board of Education.