Days are needed for teacher training
Letters to the Editor
Published October 19, 2005
Re: School schedule isn't family friendly, letter, Oct. 9.
Teachers in the state of Florida must renew their certification (at their own cost) every five years. To do this, they must have 120 hours of inservice training or two college courses. Much of this inservice must be taken on a teacher's own time (often without pay). Oct. 14 was the statewide convention day. It was also designated as an inservice day.
Teachers can attend the state conventions or county inservice sessions for training and inservice credit. Teachers are given several training days throughout the year for training to become better teachers and to help meet the state's guidelines for certification renewal.
Teachers must also find day care for these days. I hope this explanation helps parents understand the necessity for these teacher inservice days.
-- Dr. Regan Musgrove, Pinellas Park
Verizon worker's honesty a blessing
What a joy to know that there are people who care (like the good Samaritan in Luke 10:33).
The other day our car broke down, and I looked in my purse for money that we had to have to get our car towed to a service station. Looking in my wallet, I dropped an insert that had important cards in it. I didn't realize I had dropped it ... until we got home!
Four days later, I received a phone call from a Verizon employee who had found the insert that I lost. He returned it to me but would not accept any reward. Thank you, Mark. You were a blessing to me!
-- E. Huseby, Pinellas Park
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