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Snow days prompt Brainerd School District to add extra day of classes

The Brainerd School District tacked on an extra day of classes for students after the district dealt with four snow days this winter. Friday, May 31 -- the day seniors graduate -- will also be a day of classes for students. Teachers and staff wil...

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The Brainerd School District tacked on an extra day of classes for students after the district dealt with four snow days this winter.

Friday, May 31 -- the day seniors graduate -- will also be a day of classes for students.

Teachers and staff will then return Monday and Tuesday of the following week for two staff development days.

“We’ve been looking at the number of high quality professional development days that other school districts have in numbers as compared to our district, and we are very low,” Superintendent Laine Larson told board members during a meeting Monday, March 18. “And we see this as an opportunity … that we would like to ask for those two days for professional development.”

On Wednesday, staff will be asked to come back and begin to “purge” their classrooms, as Larson put it, to prepare for the district building projects. Teachers will organize and pack current items, while throwing away anything old or unnecessary to help with a seamless move for those who will have to switch buildings or classrooms in the near future. For those teachers who aren’t moving -- like those at Forestview, as the school will not undergo extensive remodeling -- Larson said the purge day will still be a good opportunity to organize classrooms.

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Thursday will then be a half-day teacher workshop. If another snow day were to happen, however, Thursday would be increased to a full day.

 

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