MEA Weekend Offers Reset for Staff & Students
By Mark Askelson firstname.lastname@example.org (10/15/20)
Hendrum, MN — While MEA weekend to students may mean nothing more than four days off from school, for staff and administration it’s a chance to continue their professional development, network with other teachers, and also hit the reset button, according to Norman County West Elementary Principal Deanne Flom.
This year’s MEA Conference, however, is being held virtually and will feature about 20 live sessions via webinar. While staff can still continue their professional development, the drawback of a virtual conference is that they will likely miss out on the networking opportunities.
And with most everyone out of the building during the MEA break, Flom says the district will be using that opportunity for a deep clean and make adjustments.
What students do during the 4 day weekend is up to them, but as the coronavirus pandemic worsens in our region, Fosston Superintendent Sue Chase asks students and parents to still be on their best COVID behavior.
MEA Weekend always kicks off on the 3rd Thursday in October.