Week 7 discussion – meeting attendance
Week 7 Discussion – Meeting Attendance
After completing this week’s Readings and Resources, respond to the following questions.
This afternoon the fifth grade teacher comes by your office and asks if it would be possible to miss today’s meeting. She really hates to miss, but she has had to re-schedule her hair appointment at a local salon and the only time she could get in is today at 3:30. She was told that if she doesn’t take that appointment, it would be a three-week-wait for another appointment.
- What do you tell her?
- When is it permissible to allow one of your staff to miss staff meetings?
- Should teachers know the rules in advance, or will you consider these kinds of requests on a case-by-case basis?
- Will allowing this teacher to keep her hair appointment set precedent for future meetings in your building?
- Is that sending a message that the meeting really isn’t important? Or are you showing that teacher that you can be flexible and sensitive to personal needs?
Your initial responses are due by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday and should be between 200-250 words. The initial posting should be a statement of your point of view on the question, supported by the required readings