How many minutes of duty do you have a week?

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  1. Arky

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    How many minutes of duty do you have a week and what are your duties.
    I have 60 minutes a week. We cannot have more than an hour a week. Our media specialists do not have any and cannot have any duties.

    I have early morning duty 7:30-8:00 in the bus room watching kids that have gotten off the bus and a recess duty - 30 minutes.
     
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    Let's see: I have 45-60 depending on the week & that is recess duty. There's one week out of the month that I only have 3 days duty- normally it's 4.
     
  4. MrsTeacher2Be

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    I've never sat down and counted up the minutes, but I'd be kinda scared to. Hmmm, let's see... hall duty from 7:25 - 7:50 everyday (125 minutes/week), plus break duty every day (75 minutes/week), 30 minutes of tutoring during my planning period every day (150 minutes/week), lunch duty every day(150 minutes/ per week), and bus duty every afternoon (75 minutes/week). That totals a whopping 575 minutes per week. Wow, I didn't realize quite how much it really was! I'd kill for 60 minutes a week :lol:
     
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    Recess duty is the only duty I have ever had! Well I guess I could add lunch duty, but its not a duty here its a job description.
     
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    I go out everyday for recess - about 45 minutes in total. We also have to wait with our students for their bus or taxi, which could be anywhere from 1 minute to 3 hours in the winter...:(. We also have to eat with our students, so they could count it as instructional time:whistle:. We don't have Specials, so I don't get any breaks and I am with my students ALL day.
     
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    I have zero. We have recess and lunch duty people, so the teachers don't have to do any of that. I just have bus duty after school 2 weeks out of the year. I basically just stand outside for about 10 minutes and make sure everyone gets on their buses. I had duty the week before break, and I don't have it again until April.
     
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    Are you serious? I've never had duty, unless you call standing in the hall outside my room during passing periods (4 minutes) duty. You's is crazy! The state mandates basically 45 minutes daily for a personal planning and lunch is just that -- it's our lunch. Our school day starts at 8:25 and ends at 3:38. We are asked to be there from 8:15 until 3:45. Once a month there is a staff meeting either at 7:45or 3:45. It's no wonder some of you are exhausted at the end of the day.
     
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    50 minutes (2 25 minute recess duties)
     
  10. sarypotter

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    I don't guess it's considered a "duty," since it's part of my job description and occurs with my own students. but I have bus duty from 7:25 till 8:15, lunch duty from 12:15 - 12:55, bus duty again from 3:05 till 3:50, and students constantly in between (no planning period or lunch break). So ... 675 minutes a week?

    Edit: Oops, I forgot about the two or three two-and-a-half-hour shifts taking tickets at ball games. That's only a few times a year, but I commute over an hour each way, so it's a real hassle to have to come back for a 6:00-to-8:30 shift taking tickets.

    My job is worth it, but ugh.
     
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    This would be unheard of in my school district. Our union would never stand for this. It would be the second issue discussed during our contract negotiations, salary schedule being first.
     
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    I have no duty each week...one of the perks of being Dean. The other teachers have 1 hour per week covering lunch and recess. Our administrator covers morning recess.
     
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    If you count recess, lunch and car duty, I have 90 minutes of duty per day every day.
     
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    I don't have any extra duties. All extra duties are voluntary and I happily unvolunteered for lunch duty at the end of last year. We do get paid extra for our duties.
     
  15. czacza

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    None outside of my contracted classroom hours.

    I do get a stipend for my traffic duty, but it's not a required duty.
     
  16. MsMar

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    All our teachers have either a morning duty in the hallway, outside the building, or a homeroom. We need to be at our duty at 7:15 and homeroom ends at 7:40. I think the hall and outside duty people can leave their spots at 7:30. Then everyone has either lunch duty or study hall duty for 35 minutes each day. So my morning duty is 25 minutes and with the study hall that's an hour each day. I'm not sure you'd count the study hall as a "duty" though, I'm just thinking of it as one as I'm not teaching.
     
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    We have duty once a week -morning-35 mins hallway, recess -15 mins- car riders -10 mins then once a month we have duty on Friday with the same schedule as our regular day
     
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    150 minutes a week of either lunch or recess duty
    125 minutes a week afterschool car loop duty

    So 275 minutes a week mandatory

    I also have 135 minutes of voluntary tutoring each month and 225 minutes of voluntary afterschool detention for the year.
     
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    none:p
     
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    I have 45 minutes a week. Before and after school bus duty once a week.
     
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    I'm in two schools...

    One school I have duty once a week... it rotates between being bus (15 minutes), recess (20 minutes), lunch - indoor (25 minutes), and lunch - outdoor (25 minutes). Most teachers have duty twice a week there, but because I'm only half time at the school I do half the duty.

    In my other school, my schedule doesn't fit well with their duty times (I travel during their lunch period) so I don't have duty there.
     
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    We have a total of 20 a da, so 100 a week. That's a lot...hmm
     
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    It is a bit ridiculous. It seems like we're on duty every single minute of every single day. We're on block schedule so we had 95 minute planning periods, but starting next week we each have to give up 30 minutes of our planning time every day to tutor. The "trade-off" was that we don't have to work ball games any more. Such a shame I worked THREE basketball games the weekend before they made this decision. :mad: Our day is from 7:50 to 2:56 and we're expected to be there from 7:20 to 3:30, plus we have weekly department meetings that usually last an hour or so and monthly faculty meetings that last about an hour and a half, plus I have a meeting with all the teachers who are new to our school at 7 a.m. one Friday every month. Maybe it's a good thing this is my first school and I don't know enough to be really aggravated by it all, though I was quite PO'd about losing part of my planning period every day. But with all of that said, since we do have so much duty, they're pretty lenient if we miss it occasionally because we're busy doing something for our classes, and they are very good about letting us leave campus for any reason during our planning time if we just let them know where we're going.
     
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    15 minutes a day, 5 days a week of cafeteria lunch duty...so a total for a week of 75 minutes.
     
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    60 minutes/week as per our contract--could be before or after school, recess, or during lunch.
     
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    We're supposed to be in the hall for 15 minutes before homeroom starts, though many days I seem to be out there all alone.

    I have a study hall every day with 3 other teachers ( 200 kids or so in the cafeteria 9th period. Our study halls are silent.)

    And I'm on call one period per day. If a sub is needed for that period, we rotate who gets it. So I could sub anything from 6th grade art to Physics.

    Oops, I forgot: we have to be in school for 25+ minutes a day for extra help. School ends at 2:48, and we have to be available unti 3:15.
     
  27. Tasha

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    15-30 minutes a day (plus one week of no duties) depending on the week. Our grade rotates 5 different duties and one week of no duties between 6 teachers. We all supervise our own recess for kindergarten (the older grades have a monitors and a system where one or two teachers from each grade only go out every 3 weeks or something like that but I don't know the details).
     
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    We have a rotating duty schedule, so every day I have a 30 minute duty of either lunch, recess or homework help (study hall). Every 4th week or so we get a week off with no duty. Unfortunately for me, my off week was the two days before Christmas break. :(
    So, I guess that's 150 minutes a week. We also having a rotating after-school detention schedule, so about once a month I have after school detention.
     
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    I have car duty once a week for 20 minutes and recess duty 4x a week for 15 minutes. So I have 80 minutes a week of duty.
     
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    Our six fourth-grade teachers rotate duties so no one gets stuck. I do morning duty once every six weeks for a week, 15 minutes each day for a total of 75 minutes per week once every six weeks.

    In the afternoon, we alternate weeks by left-side and right-side of the hallway. One week, the three left-side teachers have afternoon bus and car duty, then the next week the right-side teachers do afternoon duty, so we only have afternoon duty every other week. We are out the about 20 minutes each day for that, so it's a total of about 100 minutes every other week.

    Broken down, it works out to about an hour a week on average. It just doesn't feel like it :)

    It's a sweeeeeet deal for all of us. We love it!
     
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    We have one lunch recess duty (20 min.) each week and a grade level recess in p.m. (15 min.) five times per month. I "volunteered" to help supervise the students on the late bus the first week of school. The bus comes 20 min. late daily due to the interm. schedule. This "volunteering" has continued but the week before winter break the principal started coming in half way through to "relieve" me of duty.
     
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    I have 30 minutes a day of either recess or cafeteria duty, and every fifth week I have after school bus duty which usually takes about 20 minutes. So 150 minutes every week and then another 100 minutes every fifth week. But we get half an hour free for lunch and a 45 minute planning period every day.
     
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    I have 2 recess duties ( 12 minutes each) usually once a week. Then one week we have bus duty and one week before school playground duty.
     
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    I have recess and car/bus duty for 60 minutes per day every day. Up until October I also had an additional 25 minutes lunch duty, but now a TA has it. I looooooove my duty-free lunch, it's such a treat!
     
  35. BioAngel

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    At a private school I have the following duties:
    One 20 minute indoor recess duty
    One 20 minute outdoor recess duty
    One sub period (45 minutes)~ this usually turns out to be a free period though
    One 45 detention period
    Total: 130 minutes per week

    It could technically be more~ we're required to stay after school for 45 minutes to be available for our students. One of these days counts as my detention duty and I've seem plenty of teachers slip out around 3:00 so I don't really count it.

    We do have two reading workshops [45 minutes] where it's technically for their reading class, but they just sit and read in my classroom. I call it a free period because I have another teacher in there with me and I can leave to go do stuff if I need to. :)
     
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    none really, well, except for back to school night and our winter concert
     
  37. I_love_turtles

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    30 minutes every day either before school or after (alternate weeks). So, 150 minutes or 2 1/2 hours. We're supposed to have partners so that we only have to do every other day, but mine never shows up for duty so I end up doing it.
     

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