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Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

Licensed staff in St. Francis Area Schools are working with a sense of collaboration through Professional Learning Communities (PLC). PLC provide educators an avenue to collaborate regarding student learning and effective instructional strategies. The three concepts of the PLC include clarifying what each student will learn and how educators will ensure the learning, building a collaborative culture because the work cannot be completed in isolation and using various forms of data to monitor student learning and respond to the learning in effective methods. Licensed staff will participate in their PLC during the morning of nine scheduled days and one full day during the school year.

There will be a 90-minute late start on the third instructional Wednesday of the month to accommodate for staff PLC time. For the 2019-20 school year, these dates are: 

  • September 18, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 18, 2019
  • January 22, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 20, 2020

St. Francis Area Schools is offering an option for parents of students in kindergarten through fifth-grade to register for supervised care from 7:15 a.m. until school begins at 10:50 a.m. Visit the PLC Optional Care page for more information.

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