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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum A: SECTION 4 PROFESSIONAL HOURS/WORKDAY

4.1 Normal Hours of Work

Itinerant, District-Wide as Directed and Teachers Assigned to Doyle Administration Building Teachers assigned across elementary and secondary levels (itinerant), District-Wide as Directed, or assigned to the Doyle Administration Building shall be governed by the same provisions as Middle and High School teachers.

Elementary

Elementary teachers’ work day shall be 452 minutes per day and shall be a continuous time between 7:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Said times include the duty-free lunch period. The District retains the right to post new positions with starting and ending times which may vary from those set forth herein.

The contract day for teachers assigned responsibilities to elementary level programs at more than one (1) elementary school shall conform to the school in which the teacher commenced his/ her assigned workday.

Special education teachers who are assigned to non-school sites shall be governed by such hours as the principal shall file with the Director of Special Education concerning their special duties in relation to the normal operation of the site. The length of the special education teachers’ normal daily workday shall equal the length of the normal daily workday of regular education teachers and shall be a continuous time between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Said times include the duty- free lunch period.

Except during his/her duty-free lunch period, a teacher is to be in his/her assigned building continuously when school is in session unless excused by the principal. Should a teacher leave the school/worksite during his/her duty-free lunch period, he/she shall first notify the office staff.

The District shall make every reasonable effort to schedule elementary specials teachers in such a manner as to cluster the assignment of sections by similar grade level (i.e., first grades scheduled consecutively, second grades scheduled consecutively, etc.) and to insure that no specials teacher is assigned more than two (2) consecutive hours without a planning period, duty-free lunch or at least ten (10) minutes of non-student contact time.

Middle and Senior

Middle and Senior High School teachers’ work day shall be eight (8) hours per day and shall be a continuous time between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. except for alternative programs which may occur outside of these times. The District retains the right to post new positions with starting and ending times which may vary from those set forth herein.

School may be dismissed in middle and high schools prior to the regular dismissal time of students during the regular school day for the purpose of staff development in the middle and high school and parent teacher conferences in the middle school. The Assistant Superintendent must approve such early dismissal. Staff members shall be required to attend such meetings. Every reasonable effort shall be made to conclude such meeting by the end of the regular school day. In the event of an early dismissal under this section, each class in the class schedule shall be shortened by the necessary number of minutes.

Full-time is established as twenty-five (25) hours of classroom instruction or any other combination of assigned regular teaching duties per week. An assignment of an additional Carnegie unit class beyond five (5) Carnegie unit classes would entitle a teacher to an overload pursuant to Section 1.05.

A teacher is to be in his/her assigned building continuously when school is in session unless excused by the principal.

Duty Free Lunch

All teachers shall be provided with a daily duty free lunch period of at least thirty (30) continuous minutes. Teachers shall not be required to work in any capacity for the District during the duty free lunch period. The District may, however, contract with teacher volunteers for services in lunch period supervision. Teachers who volunteer for such lunch duty shall be paid at the rate of $9.10 per hour with payment being computed in one half (1⁄2) hour lots.