How many of you, when subbing, are supposed to stay after the kids go home? Today I was in a school where there was a polite little note from the principal in the sub folder to the effect of, "you will be here until 3:00. If you must leave earlier, please see me and we will discuss." Around here, most full-day schedules are until about 3:00 or 3:10, mabye even 3:30 if there's a late start. So, for instance, primary grades may go home at 2:15, and 4th and 5th at 3:00 but subs have to be there until 3:00 regardless of the grade level. We also have planning days on Wednesday where the entire school gets out at 1:00, but again, if you're scheduled to sub it's until 3:00. I don't know why, but that's the way it is. I always just figured if that's the scheduled time to be at work, that's what they're paying me for, and I might as well find something to do if the teacher doesn't leave prep work--grading papers, cleaning up the classroom, etc. I had one situation where the aide kicked me out of the room when the kids left. I went to the office to ask if they needed me anyplace else and they sent me home. It was nice, but I thought it was just a one-off kind of thing at the time. I was surprised to see that note today. To me, the time of the job is clearly stated online or through the call in system, but I guess people have a tendency to try to leave as soon as the kids are gone, even though they accept a job with a time until x:xx....what is your experience with this? Do your districts end your day when the kids are gone? Or are you supposed to finish out the contracted time?