Know Your Rights: Length of Workday

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TEACHERS: According to SAISD School Board Policy DK (Local),

“Teachers shall be on duty seven and one-half hours each day, between 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as determined by the school principal. A principal may require teachers to be on duty more than seven and one-half hours for in-service training and/or staff meetings with at least five working days’ notice to the teachers, unless urgent circumstances arise that demand immediate attention. A principal may require teachers to meet outside the regular school day as long as the additional time does not exceed a total of 180 minutes within a four-week period and no single meeting or training exceeds 90 minutes in length.”

PARAPROFESSIONALS/CLASSIFIED: According to SAISD School Board Policy DK (Local),

“Paraprofessional and auxiliary/classified personnel, with the exception of transportation and department of safety personnel, shall be on duty seven and one half or eight hours each day, between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as determined by their individual job assignments and by the school principal or department head.”

Under Federal law (Fair Labor Standards Act) hourly employees must be compensated (in time or money) on an hourly basis for all hours worked each week.  Hourly employees must be compensated at time-and-a-half (in time or money) for any hours over 40 hours per week

Also, under SAISD Administrative Procedure, D-18, paraprofessionals are to receive
two fifteen-minute breaks daily.