In-Service Days and Teacher Planning

Article 13 “Working Hours and Work Load” of the Negotiated Agreement FY 16 CCPS EACC FINAL for more information.

H.2.) Early Dismissals — At least ten (10) of the two-hour student early dismissals contained in any year’s school calendar, the teachers will be given the two hours after the students leave for additional planning and preparation time at their own individual direction. No mandatory meetings will be scheduled during this time. The ten early dismissal days designated for teacher planning will be observed on the day specified in the system calendar.  Unit I employees are given two hours of planning time at their own direction.  Teachers may opt to work the remainder of the day off-site,in an environment that is conducive to work, with notification to their immediate evaluating supervisor.  The BOE will make every effort to align four of these teacher planning days with interim preparation.

2.M.)  Beginning of the School Year  — Classroom teachers, media specialists, therapists, and guidance counselors, will have a total of two full employee workdays at the start of the new school year, before the students arrive, at the individual employee’s direction so that he or she may adequately prepare for the students. No meetings will be held during the two days designated for such preparation.

One and a half of the two designated teacher planning days will be provided prior to the last teacher day before students arrive for the new school year. The remaining preparation time will be the last half of the day before students arrive. School based meetings and orientations may be held on the morning of the day before students arrive, but these activities must conclude before the middle of the normal employee work day.


H.1.) Report Card Preparation

1) Report Card Preparation:

a) Quarters 1, 2 and 3:

A minimum of two (2) hours shall be provided at the end of each marking period for the purpose of report card preparation. At the end of the second quarter, one-half of the teacher workday will be devoted to report card preparation and other end of the semester activities at the individual teacher’s direction.

The end of the marking period will be at least one day before the day designated for employee report card preparation time as described above.

Employees will not be required to export grades sooner than the end of the workday on the day after the designated planning time.

Employees will not be required to submit corrected edit sheets until the end of the work day following the day in which grades were exported.

b) Quarter 4:

Teachers will be provided at least four hours to complete final grades. Final grades will be due no sooner than the day before the final day of school for students.

Senior grades for the 4th quarter will be completed following the guidelines and due dates set by central office in relation to seniors’ last day of school.  Two hours will be allotted for report card preparation.  Final senior grades will be due no sooner than the end of this designated planning time.

c) Special area teachers will not be required to submit their grades any earlier than the regular education teachers.