School Year. SSAS agrees that opening and closing dates of the school year and school holidays will coincide with other Sarasota County schools.
School Year a. For employees on the AT-1, AT-2 and AT-3 and A-2 salary matrices, the work year shall consist of one hundred eighty-four (184) workday. Employees on the A-3 and A-4 salary matrices, the work year shall consist of two hundred and eight (208) workdays. Divergence from the District work calendar is permitted if mutually agreed upon by the educational diagnostician and the educational diagnostician’s immediate supervisor or if mutually agreed upon by the school psychologist and the school psychologist's immediate supervisor.
School Year. A. The Board shall determine the starting dates for new teachers and returning teachers for the school year after an evaluation of the prior school year and in consultation with the Union. At the beginning of the school year, at least the equivalent of one full day in at least half day increments shall be guaranteed for teachers to prepare their room, with no meetings or other assigned responsibilities.
School Year. Teachers shall not be required to work any days preceding the official start of the school year for students except in years where 194 school days are not available between Labour Day and June 30. No Teacher shall be required to work before the start of the school year for pupils unless this day is designated by the Board/ETFO joint committee as one of the 194 school days.
School Year. The teachers shall open their doors to students and be at their assigned duty stations by (7:35) a.m., and shall remain on the school premises until 3:00 p.m. The following time schedules shall constitute the instructional starting and ending time by grade levels: Sycamore and Xxxxxxx Elementary Grades Young 5 through 5 7:45 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. which allows for a 15-minute recess and a 30-minute lunch period. Middle School and High School Grades 6 through 12 7:45 a.m. to 2:43 p.m. which allows for a 30-minute lunch period. The total length of the teacher work day will be seven hours and twenty-five minutes each day, and this shall be time that teachers are teaching and supervising students, including a designated lunch period during which the teacher is subject to employment related activities. Permission for emergency or approved classes may be allowable with permission of the principal. Due to the nature of their positions, the counselors and media center specialists may have hours different than those specified in this article. These hours will be mutually agreed upon by the administration and the employee involved.
School Year. The school year shall not exceed one hundred eighty-four (184) days for teachers and one hundred seventy-eight (178) days for students. The 184 teacher days shall be distributed as follows: 178* Student days 1 Teacher record day 3 In-service days* 184 Teacher days per school year. *The school calendar may include waiver days approved by the State Department of Education. A parent/teacher conference day will be equal to total six (6) hours, when held in the evening. The superintendent shall establish, with input from the HEA president, the time and dates of the evenings on which conferences will be held. Conferences will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for the elementary and middle schools. The high school and/or middle school principals, in collaboration with the appropriate HEA representative, shall have the authority to abide by the same schedule or schedule a one (1) day format for six (6) hours after school. In the event that a one (1) day schedule is used, a dinner break will be scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All elementary schools will hold conferences on the same evenings, the middle and the high school conferences need not be held concurrently. Two days will be indicated on the school calendar as parent/teacher conference days without students in attendance. Administrators will be present in the building during scheduled parent/teacher conferences. One (1) day will be a scheduled in-service and planning day prior to the start of school. The additional twelve (12) hours shall be the responsibility of each teacher. The goal of the in-service program is designed to meet the timely needs of each staff member as they focus on the district’s continuous improvement plan. The additional twelve (12) hours are to be scheduled at the discretion of each teacher but must align to the District Improvement Plan and be approved by the building principal. In-service for each year shall be completed by June 30. In- service completed after the last day of contractual obligations may be applied to the following year. Teachers shall follow the procedures outlined by the LPDC to receive credit. (The immediate supervisor shall approve in-service before the LPDC approves credit.) Building principals will keep records of in-service obligations. All extended service days are in addition to the 184 days. Principals may have up to 1 ½ hours of meetings during each record day. Teachers new to the district may have one additional day for purposes of orientation.