Natalie Barnes is a mathematics middle school teacher in the county. The views expressed are the author’s own.
by Natalie Barnes
On November 2, Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell sent a memo to all staff regarding weekend email communication:
“The nature of our work often requires us to miss opportunities to spend time with loved ones. I would like to announce a change that hopefully encourages you to seek a better work-life balance.
“Effective Friday, November 4, I am strongly discouraging weekend email communication. Please refrain from sending emails after 6:00 pm on Fridays unless it is an emergency situation.
“You may resume sending emails Monday morning. I ask that supervisors maintain current contact information for all staff members in the event of an emergency.
“As always, thank you for all of the work that you do on behalf of our students and schools.”