Staff data requirements to change in October

The Department is moving to require work or business email addresses for all school staff. This is a broadening of the current requirement of work/business emails for principals and superintendents.

So as not to delay or upset the upcoming staff data collection due September 30, the new email requirement will not go into effect until October 1, 2012. After that date, if a staff record is added or changed, a valid work/business email will be required to enable you to save the record.

In these tight budget times, email allows the Department to reduce postal costs and facilitates easy collaboration in all program areas. We want to ensure all funds are focused on serving our students, not on administrative costs, and using email as the primary vehicle for communication will help us do so.