School district implements for staff development
The school calendar for USD 398 has what is called a late start day each month.
The days are scheduled to give teachers extra time for staff development.
“Our teachers asked for this time,” said Superintendent Rex Watson. “On Sept. 15, the first late start day, they completed work on a curriculum assessment plan for their class. Other programs will be covered in the upcoming months.”
On late start days, school will begin at 10 a.m. instead of the regular time. However, buses will run at the usual time, breakfast will be served, and activities will be provided for students who arrive before 10 a.m.
“Students are welcome to arrive before 10 a.m.,” said Peabody-Burns Elementary School principal Ken Parry. “They can come and participate in the activities if they wish. No one will be counted tardy until after 10 a.m.
“Morning preschool will not be held on late start days,” he added.
Parry encouraged any elementary school parent or caregiver with questions to call his office at (620) 983-2188. Parents or guardians of junior high or high school students should call the PBHS office at (620) 983-2196 with questions.