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Pinellas teachers can apply to Summer Bridge program



The Pinellas County School District is taking applications from teachers who want to work in its new six-week summer program.

Teachers who teach in the new Summer Bridge program will receive their regular rate of pay, minus the referendum dollars. All teachers use the same application, regardless of the program they apply to. The deadline is April 2.

District officials have targeted about 12,000 students for the program. But they won’t know until April 2 how many have actually applied. Students must be struggling academically (based on test scores) to be eligible.

Principals should find out during the first week of May how many teachers they will need at their school this summer. They then will be given a master list of applicants form which to choose. Teachers should be notified about placement by the second week of May.

For teachers, the program will run from June 17 to July 25. (That doesn’t include voluntary pre-kindergarten or extended year.) Work hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for elementary school; 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for middle school; and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for high school. 

[Last modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 1:20pm]


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