Teachers Demand Apology over Absence Letters

still1116_00000

Mobile County School officials are offering an apology to upset teachers over letters sent out regarding absences.

The letters went out earlier this month, telling teachers to be more aware of how many days off they were taking.

Wednesday night teachers addressed the school board, many of them felt the letter were threatening. Some felt they were being penalized for taking training classes.

Afterward, Superintendent Martha Peek admitted the situation should have been handled better.

“I can certainly understand the concern about the letters that went out about the letters that went out it wasn’t the intent to impact people negatively,” said Peek.

Peek says they still need to address their absences problem. Each year they spend about $6 million on substitute staffing.

“We have about a 30 percent higher absentee rate than educational institutions in the nation,” said Peek.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s