9:00 – 10:15 – Breaking down planning silos: developing district-wide partnerships for managing professional absences

Sites and departments that collaborate with one another, and the district, are a necessary part of any district that effectively manages “controllable” teacher absences.  Simple practices for communication and tools to share information are at the heart of reducing disruption to student learning for absences requiring a substitute.

In this session, Sarah Kriewall, Director of Employee Services will describe the efforts and activities in Anoka-Hennepin that have broken down silos to raise awareness of the impact of granting employees leave and invited district leaders to shift from a mindset of “how do we find enough subs?” to “how can we keep teachers in the classroom?”.  Sarah will highlight the importance of educating administrators on their role and accountability, and also share supporting tools derived from the Frontline Absence Management system.

The group will be asked to consider the types of challenges and opportunities that emerge to collaborate to break down silos between neighboring districts.

Presenter: Sarah Kreiwall, MPA, Director of Employee Services, Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools

Location: Assembly Room
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