In my district, it seems like specials teachers have more preps than regular ed or special ed teachers. Whenever I sub for a regular ed teacher, I have one prep and a 30-45 minute lunch period. When I sub for a specials teacher, I have several blocks of free time. Her schedule for all days has these extra blocks of free time. Do schools give specials teachers extra responsibilities? I'm assuming computer teachers may be responsible for school-wide technology issues. Ex. I'm subbing for a computer teacher today and my schedule has a 1.5 hour lunch and two 45 minute preps and no duty today. I have noticed the same thing when I subbed for the art teacher. I subbed on a day when she had one prep but her schedule had 3 preps on other days. It seems like this district needs to have specials teachers do recess duty since teachers have a 25 minute lunch when they have duty!