District 6 Teachers and Staff Ready for Students

District 6 Teachers and Staff Ready for Students
Posted on 08/22/2019
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An Important Message from the Zion District 6 School Board and Teachers Union

We want to reassure our parents and community that our core instructional classrooms will be staffed and ready with certified teachers for the first day of school on Monday, August 26. Additionally, we are proud that we are fully staffed to roll-out our new dual language program for Pre-K and Kindergarten students, as well as our full- and half-day pre-school program.

On August 19, 2019, our Board of Education approved a number of routine personnel actions, typical of the ebb-and-flow of a school district. As the Board no longer meets in July, all employee actions received from June through August are approved at the August meeting. The grouping of several months of these resignations, medical leaves and a number of retirements from teachers, support staff and office personnel on this month’s agenda may have caused confusion or concern.

Despite the challenges of a statewide teacher shortage, throughout the summer, we have been successful in recruiting and hiring qualified candidates to join our District staff. The appointments of many of these new staff members were also approved at the August 19 Board meeting.

The changing landscape around public education has made it increasingly difficult for school districts across the country to retain talented staff. However, our Board of Education, administration and the Zion Education Association, the union that represents our 318 certified teachers and support staff, have been and remain committed to working together to both attract and retain quality applicants.
 

Sincerely,

Ruth Davis                                                                 
Zion Elementary School District 6 Board President      

Robin Denil
Zion Education Association President

 


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