Local teacher probation lengthened

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Posted: June 20, 2013

The Winchester Star

“Three years is not really enough time to work with an employee to ensure that they are the best they can be.” — Superintendent Mike Murphy
“We’re not going to have enough information after three years.” — Peter Vernimb, assistant superintendent for instruction

WINCHESTER — Area school divisions have voted to extend the probationary period of new teachers from three to five years, starting this year.

Previously, teachers were assessed for their first three…

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