2019-2020 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BLACK-OUT CALENDAR
In an effort to protect the days where there are more requests for substitutes, the Professional Development Office has developed a "black out" calendar as a guideline when requesting professional development leave. We have "blacked out" Mondays and Fridays, and other days where a high number of absences could cause a shortage of substitute teachers. The entire month of May is blacked out as well. We are aware there are professional development events that may happen on some of these blacked out days which are beyond our control, such as conferences. However, we ask district staff not to purposefully schedule in-district professional development leave, such as mentor/mentee days, etc., during those blacked out days. Our hope is to reduce the amount of unfilled substitute requests during those days where there are a higher volume of absences due to other reasons, such as illness.