sigh of relief – early-release Wednesdays are ending.
Superintendent Harvielee Moore said there will be two more early-release days – February 20th and 27th, but there will be no more early-release days after March 1st for the
remainder of this school year.
Moore said Wednesday afternoons were used to analyze data, create instructional plans and develop teachers’ skills so they could implement the new Common Core State Standards.
Now, she said, it’s time to practice using the standards.
While early-release Wednesdays may have helped teachers and school administrators, they were generally disliked by parents and employers, who had a once-weekly disruption in their afternoon
schedule. In fact, early-release Wednesdays were noted by at least one parent to be the “rudest thing Deming Public Schools ever foisted on working parents.”
Again, there will be no more early-release Wednesdays after February 27th for the remainder of the school year.