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‘We’re stretched too thin’

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 14th, 2012

• Students suffering due to loss of instructors’ second prep hour this year, larger student load

BROOKINGS – The school board’s only response, offered by board president Larry Rogers, seemed an understatement: “That gives us a lot to think about.”

Board members, Brookings School District administrators and quite a few teachers had just heard two Brookings High School teachers lament over how the loss of half their planning time and an increased student load is affecting them and their students.

Steve Keppen, who is in his 42nd year of teaching math, and Kelly Riedell, in her 16th year teaching science in South Dakota, addressed the board during its Tuesday night meeting.

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