April 27, 2022 - The Timpson ISD school board is adopted a new a new instructional schedule that other schools across the state have either adopted or are considering. The following is a statement issued by the school Superintendent, Mid Johnson:
Last night the TISD Board of Trustees met in a special session to discuss ways to retain and attract teachers to our district.
The board has decided to implement a 4-day instructional week. With this innovative change comes a lot of questions and challenges, but a lot of questioning, thought and planning has already gone into the discussion. We believe this will help with the retention/attraction of staff and help the attendance rate of staff and students. We know some parents may be concerned about childcare for their younger children on Fridays. We are discussing some creative ways to help families on Fridays if needed. We will put out a calendar as soon as possible with more information to come.
Please understand that all districts in Texas must comply with the minimum number of minutes per year. To make this adjustment, students and staff will be returning to school a couple of weeks earlier than normal and school will end a week or so later than normal. Additionally, the school day will be increased by about an hour in order to comply with the required minutes.
The board also discussed ways to increase pay for teachers and staff. We hope to get more information out soon. But, this too is an area we feel will help our district.
The last two years have not been easy, but you are valued at TISD. I don’t believe you will find another district that cares more about the students, teachers, and staff. Our board is open to new ideas and wants what’s best for all in the district. I hope you find these changes exciting. We just have a few more weeks of school. Thank you for all you do and let’s do our best to end this year better than ever.