A lot of our parents and the public in general glaze over when they try to get a handle on what's going on. To understand the rising tide of teacher anger one only has to realize that the Superintendent's Proposal will strip some very basic services that students and parents have come to rely on. This was done with NO TEACHER input or awareness despite her claim that she held over 100 meetings. It's really hard to hide 100 meetings from your teachers but that's another posting.
The following schedule is a very basic high school schedule. I have tried to reflect what we can expect to find IF THIS PROPOSAL IS APPROVED.
7:25 AM 1st Period
*Take Attendance (Send Attendance Cards to Office)
*Listen To Announcements
8:30 AM 2nd Period
9:26 AM 3rd Period
10:22 AM 4th Period
11:53 AM 5th Period (extended & split to provide multiple 30 min. *Lunches)
12:59 PM 6th Period
1:55 PM 7th Period
3:05 PM *Teacher's Dismissed
4:05 PM *Arrive Home
10:00 PM * Go To Bed (ideally! - yeah I hear the laughing)
Bold entries are a variable by school & individual.
Choose ONE 50 minute period as a conference for grading papers, averaging grades, making and returning phone calls, fulfilling administratively assigned duty time, and other curricular necessities. Don't forget to think about "personal needs" like going to the bathroom.
Teachers are expected to be in their doorways between classes monitoring student behavior in the hall and in their classrooms.
Service there will be NO time for:
(please list in "comments" what services you provide now BUT will be unable to find time for next year)