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  1. TeacherWhoRuns

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    I accepted a job this year teaching an art pull-out that I love and in a district that so far I really am pleased with. The only issue is the distance. It's a 40 mile commute, which doesn't seem far, and wouldn't be an issue if not for the traffic here. School hours are 8:45 to 3:15. I leave home at 6:00am and get there somewhere around 7:45, which is fine. I use the hour to prep. If I leave home any later in the morning I get stuck in worse traffic and run the risk of being late.
    Then going home if I leave at 3:30, I get home somewhere between 5:30 and 5:45. All told, it's close to a twelve hour day. The sad part is, this isn't unusual here where the cost of living pushes people way out of the city.
    The school hours seem late to me. The district I just left went from 8:15 to 2:50.
    What is your schedule at your school? (Elementary)
     
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  3. Ms.Holyoke

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    Our kids come in for homeroom at 7:35. I usually get to school around 7am. Classes start at 8am and the school day ends at 2:20. Teachers are required to stay until 2:40. The school hours you posted seem normal to me because you start so late.
     
  4. YoungTeacherGuy

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    The work hours the OP posted are perfectly normal. I worked at a late start school that was 9:05-3:35. I am now at an early start school that is 7:40-2:05. We all have staggered start/end times due to only having a certain # of busses available.
     
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    My work hours are 8:10 - 3:50. Kids are there from 8:35 - 3:35.
     
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    My contacted hours are 7:35-3:45. Students are there 7:50-3:15.
     
  7. mathmagic

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    Not out of the norm.
    8:45-3:20 school hours here, 7:35-3:35 teacher hours.
     
  8. MrsC

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    Our school day is from 8:30 until 3:00. Teachers are expected to be in the building 15 minutes before students arrive and can leave once all of their students are safely dismissed.
     
  9. Ima Teacher

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    8:00 to 3:35 for teachers

    8:15 to 3:15 for kids

    I live 4 miles from work. Rural roads. I usually leave my house between 7:15 and 7:30 and go home around 4.
     
  10. MissScrimmage

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    8:45-3:30 for kids, 8:35-3:30 for teachers.
     
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    My hours are 7:30-4:00. Students are 8-3:30.
     
  12. waterfall

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    Those are short hours! We used to be 7:30-3:30 for teachers and 8:00-3:00 for students. This year, due to construction in the district they changed our hours to 8:00-4:00. 4 days per week I tutor until 5:00 (paid), and on the 5th day we have a staff meeting until 5:00 every other week. One day per week I have to be there at 7:15 AM for PLC (paid), and then an additional 1x monthly leadership meeting (unpaid) also at 7:15.

    I actually love the new schedule. I used to go to the gym after school. This year, I've been waking up at the same time I used to when school started at 7:30 and working out at home right away. I can finish an entire workout in the time it used to take me just to drive to/from the gym! With not having to mess with the gym after school, I actually get home around the same time even though we used to end earlier and we didn't have tutoring last year.

    My morning commute tends to be a lot lighter than the afternoon. Morning is 20-30 minutes while the afternoon is generally a minimum of 40 minutes.
     
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    7:25-2:30 for teachers
    7:35-2:25 for students

    I usually get to school around 6:15 though. I'm a morning person so I get A LOT done between 6:15-7:30. No one at the copy machine, building nice and quiet, etc.
     
  14. MissScrimmage

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    Same here! I get there at 7:30 and get so much done by the time the students arrive at 8:45.
     
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    At my school, student hours are 8:10-3 (elementary) or 3:10 (high school). Teachers are required to be at school for 8 hours starting by 7:40 and ending no earlier than 3:25 (except Fridays, we can leave as soon as the busses leave).
     
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    I have to be to school a little after 7am and school ends shortly before 3:30pm. I usually leave around 4:30-5pm (with some days lasting until 6-7pm as I attend after-school events or advise clubs), except it takes me around 8-10 minutes to get home as I live very close by. Your commute time seems *very* long for only living 40 minutes away. The traffic must be maddening.

    I do, however, drive about 2 hours each day because I private tutor on the side, but I elect to do that as I benefit financially.
     
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    8:00 - 4:00 for teachers. 8:15 - 3:50 for students.
     
  18. Anonymous425

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    8:30 to 4:30 for teachers and 9:05 to 3:55 for students. For some reason, the days are longer than the other district I will be subbing for soon which is about 8:45 to 3:15 for students.
     
  19. otterpop

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    Which did you like more?

    We start at 8:20 and go to around 3:00, but I'd rather have an earlier start. I like having more time in the evening.
     
  20. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I do not like the later start. Late start = late day in general.
     
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    My contract hours are 8:20 to 3:00. I usually get to school around 8am, and I try to leave at 3pm at least two times per week. On meeting days (2-3 days/week), I am usually here until about 4-4:30. I usually stay late (4:30-4:45) once a week on a rare non-meeting day just to get work done.
     

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