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Budget Woes: Losing our ELST position

posted Jul 1, 2014, 7:49 AM by Birney PTA
The SD Unified budget is in a world of hurt, but the current plan put forward by Superintendent Marten and approved by the Board of Education means that 1 out of every 4 students at Birney will not have the individualized support of an English Learner Support Teacher (ELST) or a Reading Specialist next year.

Literacy is the key to success in our new, tech-driven world, and forcing our ELST to become a classroom teacher deprives some of Birney's most vulnerable students of support they need at a critical educational time, which may have lifelong repercussions for those students. Click here for more details and to find out what you can do to help.
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