Let's celebrate the positive things that happen every day in our schools!
We have had a school board representative for the last 4 years who has not been a participant in the community and has not communicated or responded to constituents.
When a teacher has to be on leave for an extended period of time and teaches a speciality class, like orchestra, chorus, etc., students are generally just given a free period and receive no instruction. Current county policies don't encourage long-term substitution either (i.e., must be in the class for 16 consecutive days for the same teacher before the higher rate of pay kicks in).
The northern part of the county faces severe overcrowding so new school construction is a necessity, plus both Hyattsville ES and Hyattsville MS have been identified in the top tier of replacement.