Well said,Christy I have noted before that some posters on here must work in schools with more planning time, breaks, etc. Many of us do not. It is not that those of us who have to work extra aren't organized,using time wisely etc. That is not the case for me. I would love to work contract hours, but with increasing demands, it isn't possible to be effective with the time given to us. I am" working" much more this year than ever before. The expectations keep increasing, and they keep taking more of the daily 40 min. plan time for meetings, etc. I work through my 25 min. lunch, come early and sometimes take work home. I have gone in on a weekend, but that is rare. Many of our staff-new teachers and veterans-go in regularly on weekends.