The Trigg County Board of Education looked at their calendar options when they met Thursday night at the district’s central office. A district employee survey, which got 89 responses, was considered when the board made its decisions, especially with regard to the growth days.
Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said there really isn’t any difference in principle between a growth day and a professional development day, both of which are used to help teachers implement the new standards required by Senate Bill One, which was passed three years ago.
“I don’t believe we could’ve gotten this work done without those days, and I still think teachers are having to do a lot of work even outside of those days to get the job done,” Hamby said. “These growth days, I think, give them at least some opportunity … to continue to work on the standards and implementing them within their classrooms, and that’s not been an easy task.”
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