TX Student Airdrops Inappropriate Photo of Staff Found on School Device
Lamar Consolidated Junior High is investigating an incident that happened this past week. ABC-13 reports that, a student got into a teacher's office at Lamar Junior High School without permission and got their hands on a school-issued device that was logged into a personal iCloud account. After the student found the image(s) they spread the inappropriate photo through AirDrop and social media.
A district spokesperson said there may have been a substitute teacher in the class at the time, so the student did not have consent to enter the teacher's office and access any device. "This incident is currently under investigation and upon completion, those involved will receive the appropriate discipline in accordance with our Code of Conduct," a statement from Lamar CISD read in part.
FOUR-DAY SCHOOL WEEK:
The topic of a four-day school week has been around for years and now some school districts are making the change. In fact, over 60 school districts have made or are in the process of making the change. Most of these school districts are located in North Texas. According to KXAN, the latest school district to do so is Rockdale ISD in an effort to retain teachers and improve student learning.
Currently, Rockdale ISD is on half days for Wednesday but will start the new four-day schedule for the 2023-24 years. The week will be Monday through Thursday, while Fridays will be a time for teachers to plan future lessons and work on professional development. While this is a great idea, however, this will pose a problem for parents who work on Friday. In this scenario, school districts are working to have Friday programs available What do you think about a four-day school week? Do you think a four-day school week will lift teacher morale? Do you think it will hinder the children's learning?
In the article, we also learn that Crosby ISD, in Harris County just outside Houston recently became the largest district in the state to adopt a four-day week. The district, which serves almost 6,500 students, approved the switch in a Feb. 27 school board meeting. The new four-day school day for this school will also start next school year.
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