District prepares to implement state Common Core standards

By Tracy Kinne

The Fulton school board heard several reports Tuesday night, including some on the district’s progress implementing the new Common Core State Standards, and listened to residents concerned about a conflict of interest policy and toxic fragrances in schools.

Elizabeth Conners, executive director of instruction and assessment, handed board members two approximately 3-inch thick binders and told them the material represented guidelines for teachers for the new state standards through Nov. 1.

The district spent $5,000 printing them, she said. She said each staff member will receive 12 hours of guided instruction in the new requirements. Every member will have been trained by the end of summer 2014, she said.

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