What Kinds of Teachers Would You Add to the Watertown Schools?

As the School Committee puts together the budget they are considering adding new teaching positions in the town schools.

After cutting teaching jobs over the past few years, Watertown school officials now have the chance of adding more positions to the town's schools, but they have not decided where.

In recent years, the schools have lost some music teachers and other positions, and those could be replaced. Another proposal is to have a drama teacher for the middle and high schools. 

School officials have no choice in filling some positions. The district must hire teachers to teach students whose first language is not English because the district does not have enough to meet the state requirement.

Some have pressed for classroom teachers to be hired to make sure that class sizes do not get too large.

What kind of teachers would you like to see hired for Watertown's schools? Do you think the money could be used better for other things in the Watertown Public Schools? Share in the comment section below.

wiley coyote February 26, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Why not hire a music and drama teacher that could travel between schools? Then you could hire more teachers for ESL students and for the rest of the school population.
Judy F February 26, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Home economics needs to make a comeback! Parents and kids are losing touch with how to cook simple wholesome foods, and to appreciate them. Cheap, filling and healthy foods using lots of grains, beans and vegetables need to come back into the realm of staple foods!
Edie B. February 26, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Please add French back to the Middle School and High School foreign language program.
Paul Fahey February 26, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Civics education is absolutely essential and sadly has been missing for some time!
Patti Cassidy February 26, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Any additional teachers would be greatly welcome. It makes sense to hire more classroom teachers to keep class sizes down first, though. What kind of creative solutions are being pursued to build up education in the arts- like student teachers, volunteers, etc?


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