Teacher Professional Time on Early Release Days

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The Alliance Consultation Team worked to ensure that the Teacher Professional Time on the Early Release days is for use at the individual teacher’s discretion.  The Team also sought clarification from the District Administration regarding guidelines for the Oct. 25th and March 28th Early Release days. Important points are noted below.  Alliance Reps should notify the Alliance office if there are any implementation issues or concerns.

  • The two-hour time after student dismissal and staff lunch is Teacher
    Professional Time
    for use at the individual teacher’s discretion for collaboration and/or planning/preparation.
  • Students will receive a prepared lunch prior to leaving campus (sack lunch, pizza box, etc.). Staff will have their 30-minute duty-free lunch, but it may be scheduled after student dismissal time.
  • Teachers are entitled to their 450 minutes of planning/prep time in each two-week period as per state law.  All teachers who have a planning/prep period on the Early Release days must receive that planning/prep period during the instructional day.  In other words, the planning/prep period cannot be tacked on after the students leave. For teachers who do not have a planning/prep period on the Early Release day, the schedule will be adjusted to ensure the 450 minutes for the two-week period.
  • Bus service will be provided in alignment with the Early Release schedule below and Special Ed and Pre-K students must have a responsible adult pick them up from the bus stop on these days. A special form parents must sign promising to pick up students was e-mailed to the schools and must be turned into the school for each Pre-K and Special Ed student.

Early Childhood Centers        7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Elementary Schools                8:05 a.m. –12:35 p.m.

Cameron                                   7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Crockett and Neal                   7:25 a.m. –11:55 a.m.

Middle Schools                         8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

High Schools                             8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.