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Teachers headed back to work

<p>Getting the classroom ready: Katrina Snow, a Kindergarten teacher at Paris Elementary School, spent part of last week preparing her room for the new school year. Teachers in the district report for work Monday, Aug. 12. The new school year begins Monday, Aug. 19.</p>

Getting the classroom ready: Katrina Snow, a Kindergarten teacher at Paris Elementary School, spent part of last week preparing her room for the new school year. Teachers in the district report for work Monday, Aug. 12. The new school year begins Monday, Aug. 19.

Public school teachers in the northern county will be back in class next week. They report for work on Monday, Aug. 12.

In most cases, teachers will be involved in professional development sessions and getting classrooms ready for the opening of the 2013-14 school year on Monday, Aug. 19.

Paris School Superintendent Wayne Fawcett said all teaching spots should be filled by the end of Thursday’s meeting of the Paris School Board. There will be 99 teachers in the district this year.

The first day for Paris teachers and administrators will begin with the annual breakfast put on by First National Bank of Paris. The event will take place at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at the First National Bank Community Center.

“During that week, teachers will be involved in in-service sessions that will vary from building to building,” Fawcett said last week.

On Thursday, the school district will hold a bus drivers certification class at 5 p.m. New teacher orientation will take place Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the district’s safe room on the Paris Middle School campus.

On Thursday, Aug. 15, the district will hold open houses at each campus. Open house at Paris Elementary School lasts from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Open house at Paris Middle School will be from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Open House at Paris High School will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. PHS will also host a Senior Night on Thursday, Aug. 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Scranton School District will welcome two new teachers and 34 returning teachers on Monday, Aug. 13, according to School Superintendent Jim Bridges. The first week back to work will be filled with workshops, Dr. Bridges said. The district will hold open house on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

County Line School District teachers will also report back to school next Monday, according to Superintendent Joan Jones. The district will host open house for fifth and sixth grade students on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Open house for the remainder of classes in the district will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The three superintendents also said they expect enrollment levels to be little changed from enrollment levels at the end of the 2012-13 school year. The Paris district ended the year with an enrollment of 1,122 students. The Scranton School District ended the year with an enrollment of about 400 students. The County Line School District ended the year with 446 students.

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