What do teachers & staff think about the reconfiguration?

We know that parents and families — and kids! — greatly prefer and benefit from small schools.  But what do the staff think — the teachers who make these schools run?

The School Committee’s January survey of teacher/staff opinion about reconfiguration made it clear that teachers greatly prefer K-6. In fact, they preferred K-6 at more than 2 to 1 margins.

That least popular Option C?  With only 4% of teachers and staff preferring it?  That was the option that the Administration recommended and the School Committee dutifully voted for.

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Screenshots of McBassi & Co. survey, Jan. 13, 2016 “Survey Results”, pp. 4 and pp. 11. Available at https://wildwoodpgo.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/2015jan-schoolsurvey-results.pdf.

Staff and teachers, like parents, noted in text comments the absence of the obvious alternative:  Renovation of both Fort River & Wildwood.  Many of them would have likely chosen that alternative as their preferred solution.  But even without that option they made their preferences plain:  Teachers prefer K-6 education.

When given the chance to speak anonymously, teachers are happy to explain why they prefer K6.  You can read their comments on the SASS blog (PDF) and on Facebook.

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