How would you feel about your child's school adding time to the school day?
Our district is adding twenty minutes of instructional time to each school day. The kids will get dismissed 20 minutes later.
It's not costing the district anything because the teacher day isn't being extended. The teacher work day was always 30 minutes more than the student day. So now we will only have 10 minutes in the morning before the kids get in and our duty day will end right when the kids are dismissed.
I haven't run across a teacher who is bothered by it, but I do think it's kind of sneaky of the district to not extend the teacher day as well. We still have just as much to do. So like we already do, we will stay beyond our contracted hours. Now we will just stay another 20 minutes. So they will get an extra 100 minutes a week out of all their employees for free. That's 60 hours a year- almost two weeks of extra work.
I just found out parents in the district are protesting. Apparently some parents are very upset by the schedule change. How would you feel about it?