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  April 2014  
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   Spring Break - No Classes
   Apr 18 2014
   Spring Break - No Classes
   Apr 21 2014
   Regular School Board Meeting
   Apr 22 2014 at 06:30 PM
   School Board Work Session
   Apr 22 2014 at 07:00 PM
   After Prom Party Pizza Ranch Fundraiser
   Apr 28 2014 at 05:00 PM

Due to our emergency closings on Monday, February 17th, and Friday, February 21st, Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools will now have make-up days on Monday, March 31st, and Thursday, April 17th.  These were previously scheduled days off, and students will now have classes these days.
New Teacher Growth And Evaluation Tool Will Be Unveiled

In 2011, the Minnesota Legislature enacted laws that establish principal and teacher accountability requirements.

Principal accountability requirements were implemented in the 2013-14 school year and teacher accountability requirements will debut in the 2014-15 academic year.

In addition to the requirements of what the evaluation tool must include, a key piece of the legislation provides the opportunity for school districts, local education associations and teachers to work together to develop a tool that will be effective for all.

This is a key component because we can develop a tool that not only meets the requirements of the law, but also has meaning and value for us.

If a district opts not to partner, the Minnesota Department of Education developed a default tool that meets all of the requirements of the law. In our case, however, it did not meet all of the areas we want to include.

Additionally, both the district and Le Sueur – Henderson Education Association saw this as an opportunity to work together to develop a meaningful and useful process.

We began the process about a year-and-a-half ago by attending meetings to gain an understanding of the requirements. We rolled up our sleeves nearly seven months ago meeting to build our tool.

One of the foundational beliefs we established was the understanding that everyone can grow in their profession.