Education Commissioner On Meeting Tomorrow

March 4, 2019 | 2 Comments

“The Department of Education wishes to advise parents and the community that we have reached out to the Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] to invite them to engage in discussions around their concerns about grading and reporting,” Commissioner of Education Kalmar Richards said.

Ms Richards said, “With the assistance of the Labour Relations Office, a meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, 5 March, 2019. Our goal in meeting with union representatives is to bring resolution to their concerns, to ensure progress reports are sent home to parents this week, and to encourage the BUT against taking any further, irregular actions that will have an adverse impact on the teaching and learning of our students.

“The Department of Education considers keeping students and parents informed about ongoing student progress to be of paramount importance, and uses the PowerSchool database and reports cards distributed throughout the school year as the methods for doing so.

“Our PowerSchool database shows that some teachers are already putting grades in the system and the Department of Education remains committed to supporting Principals and teachers as they carry out their collective responsibility to ensure that parents receive report cards in-hand by Friday, 8 March, 2019.”

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  1. Red rose says:

    Well, as they voted in favour of a no confidence vote in ms richarfs, i doubt this meeting will have much success

  2. Realist says:

    It’s ridiculous that the BUT is influencing poor professional conduct of teachers.

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