How long do you have to stay after school?

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  1. McKennaL

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    How long, after the bell rings (dismissing the students), are you expected to stay?

    And how long DO you stay?

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    I have worked at schools where you have to stay anywhere for 30 minutes to an hour after the bell rings. That's not an issue for me since I am a "late stayer".

    But i am NOT used to THIS school. There is NO expectation at all for teachers to stay. MANY teachers are gone within a few minutes. People are ALL telling me that I shouldn't be staying so late (in my current position of an 1 on 1 aide)...and that's within 20 minutes of the bell. But - not having a planning period, that's my time to meet with teachers about the expectations and progress of my student. Thing is? Many times... I am finding that many of the teachers have already left.

    Really?
     
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  3. sue35

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    I leave within 15 minutes of the kids leaving. I get to school an hour early so that I don't need to stay late. It works better for me. Maybe these teachers are doing the same?
     
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    Our students leave around 2:55, and teachers are expected to be there until 3:30. If you have duty, you get to leave at 3:15 the next week. I have 7:00 - 7:15 duty every morning, so technically I can leave at 3:15 every day. But---------it's usually around 4:00 to 4:30 when I leave. :D
     
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    We load our students up on their buses at 2:55 pm. We can leave as soon as our students are gone. We have no choice but to be out of the school by 4:45 pm though.
     
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    We have to stay 30 minutes after the kids and we're expected to get to school at least 25 minutes before the kids get there.
     
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    I've worked in a few different situations.

    One, the kids left at 4:30 and by 4:45 I was gone because that was just a long day! Started at 7.

    Another, I started at 7:30, kids left at 3:00 and I stayed until around 4.

    Now our kids leave at 3:00, bus duty until 3:10 and then M-R I am usually at school until about 4. On Friday we can leave at 3 (as soon as buses go) and I do my best to do that. Other days we have to stay until 3:30. I try to get in about 15 minutes before our contract time, but I just try to use my prep time wisely.
     
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    Our kids leave at 3:05 and we have to stay until 3:30 except on fridays, then we can leave with the kids, and Mondays we have staff meetings until 4. typically I stay until 3:45 or 4. My kids have playtime at the end of the day, so I try to clean up and get reade for the next day at that time because I have three kids and a commute before I get home :)
     
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    Our contract time is 7:50-3:20.

    I hate walking in when the kids do, so I'm usually at work about 30 minutes before the kids arrive. I always have my classroom ready the evening before, but I still like to "settle in" before the kids arrive.

    The second round of busses leave between 3:05-3:10. I very rarely leave at 3:20. Most of the time I leave between 4:00-4:30. I like to "debrief" with co-workers some days, and I always like to get my room strightened up and ready for the next day.
     
  10. Aliceacc

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    We have to stay until 3:15, 15 minutes after the bell.

    I'm seldom out before 3:40. It's rare that I'm not busy with extra help. This afternoon I had 2 of my own students, a Junior doing Algebra II and a Senior doing SAT prep.
     
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    We have to be there an hr longer the students. But we can leave 15 minutes after them if we put in 45 mins before they arrived in the morning.
     
  12. SunnyGal

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    The kids leave at 3:15, and we can leave at 3:30. I get to school pretty early in the morning though, so I usually leave between 3:30 and 3:45.
     
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    I arrive early and leave early. I prefer working at home in the afternoon.

    Required to stay 30 minutes after buses leave.
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
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    Our contract time is 7:30-2:41. I usually leave at 2:45, unless we have a club meeting (I'm a sponsor/advisor), then we stay until whenever, usually 3:30 or so.
     
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    The kids get out at 2:30 and we can get out at 2:45, except on days when there are meetings. I usually don't get out of there until 3 though, and some days I will stay later if I have some things I want to get done.

    At my last building the kids got out at 2:30 and we stayed until 3. We had a lot more meetings in that building though. Then we could sign up to do tutoring on Tuesdays and stay until 3:30, but then we got to leave right at 2:30 with the kids on Friday. That was a nice tradeoff!
     
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    Students finish at 2:41, we finish at 3:01 except on Fridays when we can leave at 2:41 as well. I have to leave at 3:01 most days to be home when my 8 year old gets off the bus. If I can though I stay later to get stuff done as it's hard to be productive at home. If I could leave at 2:41 every day I definitely wouldn't, I need 15-20 minutes to get my stuff in some kind of order to not start the following day completely out of sorts.
     
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    Kids leave at 3:10 and we are supposed to stay till 4:00. I normally stay till 4:30. Until sports starts and I have to stay and work the concession stand or stay for the dances I have to plan ..then its like 8pm

    we have a dance this week :)
     
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    We are required to be in by 7:50 & stay till 4:15. We have morning duty about one week a month which means we have to be at school & in our duty station by 7:30.
     
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    We must be on duty by 8:10, and we can leave at 3:50. During drama season, I'm at school until at least 6 each day, often later.
     
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    I don't know what time we have to be at school in the morning, but I'm always there an hour before the kids!

    We can leave as soon as the children do in the afternoon, but I usually stay for another hour - hour and a half.

    Can you tell I'm a new teacher??
     
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    At my school, student hours are 8:00-3:30. Teachers are required to be there from 7:45-4:00. I leave between 4:00-4:30 most days, but am usually at school well before 7:00 and sometimes as early as 6:00. I like to come in early when I can get going in the morning because I get more done before school than I will the rest of the day put together...
     
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    I like to get to school between 7:00 and 7:30. We start at 8:10. We get out at 2:45. I usually leave around 5:00. I'm supposed to call home if I'm going to be later than 6:00 and I have a 45-60 minute commute unless it's really windy.
     
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    Our student hours are 8:05 - 2:35. We need to be there 15 minutes before the students are 10 minutes after. I'm at school from before 7:00am until at least 4:30.
     
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    Student hours are: 8:00-3:36. Teachers need to be there 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after (though a lot leave right after the kids do!). I am normally at school at 7:30 and leave around 4:00.
     
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    Students are dismissed by 3 o'clock and we may leave at 15 after the hour.


    This depends on what I need to get done. If I need extra time preparing, I stay as late as 5 p.m. If I have little to do, I am out the door and on to my other priorities by 20 after. If I have a school event to plan, organize, and decorate for I could be staying as late as 9 p.m. (every evening for a week which happened last week with homecoming).
     
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    Kids 8:15-3:20
    Contract- 8:00-4:00
    Me 7:45 or so I try to leave by 5 but somedays I have worked until 6. Just depends!
     
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    Our contract says 15 minutes after the kids. Depending on the day and the situation, I'm usually there for up to another hour after the kids. But, once I go back from my maternity leave, I'm hoping to leave quickly everyday.
     
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    Kids - 8:05-3:45
    Contract - 7:45-4:00
    Me - 7:44 to around 4:30

    During speech season - 7:00 am ~ 9:00 or 9:30 pm, except for Wednesdays, when we have to leave at 6:30. If not for church, that day would be 9:00 also. It's a long 3 months.
     
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    Kids: 8:45-3:20
    Contract - 8:35-3:50
    Me - 8ish - 4
     
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    Contract 7:30 - 3:30
    Kids 8:20 - 2:50

    Me 7:40 to 4ish

    I've been trying to do better at getting to school on time, but really as long as we're there by 8 no one cares. I am terrible at getting anything done before school, so I would much rather stay later after school to get ready for the next day.
     
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    I'm surprised at how early some schools let out. 2:30 seems so early to me. We still have over an hour left at that point! No wonder some schools have to go well into June! We are out 2 weeks before Memorial Day.
     
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    Most of the high schools in my city start at 6:50 AM and let out at 1:15. Mine is an hour later.

    The biggest reason for this sort of schedule, at least in my district, is transportation. If the high schools let out at 1:15, it gives bus drivers time to get them home before picking up the middle schoolers and elementary kids. Our district transports thousands upon thousands of students, and they can't all be on the bus at the same time.
     
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    Makes sense! We have 2 buses and a van. All of the kids over 14 drive to school, save about 5 or 6. Elementary, out of around 80 students K-6, I'd estimate about 60% of them ride the bus home.
     
  35. Aliceacc

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    That's how my district works as well.

    Brian is on a bus at 7:09; classes start at 7:30 in the middle school. Those same busses and drivers then do the elementary/ high school runs.
     
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    Our schools stagger starts because of busing as well. We finish early, but start early as well.
     
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    We are allowed to leave right after the kids do - as in if they're older walk them to the door and swipe out. Politicians like to use this against teachers as do the teacher bashers- This is our lunch break actually- our lunch is from the end of school until 45 minutes after- you can choose to leave campus for your lunch break. Depending on your school, this time is generally 1:45, 2:15, 2:30 or 3:00.

    I tend to stay a bit later, go in earlier and bring work home with me- really- I have no set schedule.
     
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    We're required by contract to be there from 7:30-3:15 everyday but Wednesday. On Wednesday we have faculty meeting and are required to stay until 4:15. The students begin arriving in our room at 7:45 (tardy bell rings at 8:00), and leave at 3:00. Most everyone in my hallway are late stayers, but the other 2nd grade hallway is always gone by 3:30. We have to be out of the building by 9:00 each night. If we want in the building after that then so sorry. Our keys don't work from 9pm to 6am.
     
  39. bros

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    Here (an elementary school), the teachers arrive around 8:45 AM and leave at 3:30 (like 10 minutes after the school is ended, 5 minutes after kids are on the buses)
     
  40. buck8teacher

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    Contract 8:10-3:40. Kids come at 8:55 and leave at 3:30. I'm usually there between 730-745 to 5:00/5:15.
     
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    Thesethings just very, district to district. Some have this written into contracts whereas others have it as more of a "professional responsibility" view.
     

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