Over the past few years, we have heard from staff regarding the desire to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with their colleagues. As you know, we have a long history of providing opportunities for staff to collaborate. We are pleased to take this opportunity to introduce a redesigned professional partnership/inquiry initiative called Collaborative Inquires which will be available to all staff. We will be allocating an initial budget of $100,000 to this project.
The collaborative Inquiry program focuses on teams of practitioners working together with a focus on student achievement and instructional practices. The purpose of the program is to extend and enhance the capacity of all involved in the project. The funds are intended for release time and resources. A detailed application will be available in the next few days. The deadline for applications is October 31st.
We would encourage all staff to take advantage of this wonderful professional opportunity.
Once again, Thank you for the work you do to support the learning of each and every one of our students.
- Tom Demeo, Superintendent of Schools