A lot of people on here seem to have a lot of meetings. I'm just curious what types of meetings you have and how often? We operate on a two hour delay once a month for PD and staff meetings. This also gives us time to meet in departments if we choose. I'm on the principal-teacher committee. We meet once a month as well. I was asked to be on it and accepted, so it's definitely not requested. We have PT conferences twice a year. I've never had a parent request a conference outside of that, most communication is done via email. I've attended one IEP meeting this year. We don't meet as a "department" very often. There are two of us and we each teach two grades. We have lunch together often and talk shop as needed (not often though). I feel so lucky to have an admin that so values our time. They are allowed by contract to call a staff meeting one day per month after school, but they've only had to do it once per year.