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Wednesday, June 19
The Indiana Daily Student


Parent-teacher meetings not required at MCCSC

Parents who wish to have a meeting with teachers in the Monroe County Community School Corporation will now have to schedule an appointment themselves, according to a MCCSC announcement.

Conferences used to take place during an early dismissal day, which conflicts with the law. Conferences are  no longer required.

State law determined that students must have five hours of instruction each day, and conferences aren’t included in those hours.

“State law changed a few years ago,” said Beverly Smith, MCCSC director of School and Community Services.

Smith said parents can now get in touch with teachers in many ways.

“They use email, the teachers’ websites and even Facebook and Twitter,” Smith said.

Smith said parents have also found it increasingly difficult in recent years to come in on a specific day. She also said parents have played a large role in education.

Though Smith acknowledges that parent-teacher interaction could drop, she said she believes it won’t.

“Our teachers are very committed to helping students and parents in every way,” she said.

— Stephen Kroll

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