With the recent attempt to add a technology special to the elementary grades, and the administrative desire to expand collaboration time, many elementary teachers are left wondering what time is explicitly theirs for planning and what time is at the direction of administration.

Sections 21:1.1 – 21:1.3 of the contract explain this is detail.

Per section 21:1.1, Elementary classroom teachers get 145 minutes per week of prep time.

Per section 21:1.1, they also get 45 minutes per month of grade level planning time, that is not at the direction of admin or intended for LA or Math coach use.

Time that exceeds the 145 weekly and extra 45 minutes per month is at the direction of administration.