Okay, so there's a school district that has set aside Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as teacher work days. Students don't have school. But teachers do. I don't know what to call these anymore: staff development, in-service, work sessions. Who knows. Recently, those teachers received word that no requests for personal days would be honored for Monday or Tuesday. So, I'm wondering, why?
a) because the district can
b) because there's worthwhile stuff for teachers to do
c) because it somehow saves money for the district to say no
d) because it creates some semblance of equity or fairness
I really have no clue. Would be intrigued to know the answer.