Recess is over, thanks to the teachers’ strike

  • Feb. 13, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Recess will be cancelled in the islands’ elementary schools as of March 5, district superintendent Angus Wilson announced Monday (Feb. 13), due to the ongoing teachers’ job action. The decision was difficult, but principals and other exempt staff are finding it hard to do their regular jobs plus extra duties like supervising children at recess and before school, Mr. Wilson said. “It’s really regrettable,” he said. “It was definitely a tough decision.” The district’s 12 exempt staff have been doing the supervision duties of 50 teachers since the job action began in early September, Mr. Wilson wrote in a letter that went home to parents Monday. With recess gone, the school day will end 15 minutes earlier in the elementary schools, and the high schools will have their days adjusted by a few minutes to accommodate the new bus schedules, Mr. Wilson said.

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