New Teacher Orientation

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  1. LovelyTee

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    I have to attend a new teacher orientation on August 28, 29, and 30. Each day I have to be there from 8:00am to 3:30pm. I was wondering, do teachers get paid for orientation?
     
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    I wasn't.:sorry:
     
  4. Aliceacc

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    We get paid annually, and that annual salary is broken into 24 equal pieces.

    So I assume that means teachers do get paid. It's part of their professional responsibility for the upcoming school year.

    And, paycheck aside, they're your chance to learn all you'll need to know about your new job.

    Our new teachers will attend 2 days of orientation at the end of this week. Something like 40 teachers have volunteered to help.
     
  5. mopar

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    Our teacher orientation days are part of our salary as well. Our assistants (who are paid hourly) are paid for these days as well.

    If, as a veteran teacher, I volunteer to help out with new teacher days, we sometimes get a stipend for our time, but most of the time it is just a nice gesture with no extra pay.
     
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    It is apart of our contracted hours.
     
  7. waterfall

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    It was for ours too- we didn't get anything extra for coming earlier than the veteran teachers. It's just considered a job responsibility like anything else, and with a salaried position you don't really get paid for overtime or extra hours.
     
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    I've been asking this question as well. Mine starts on Monday and for the whole week. The answer I got from a former teacher of that school is "no". Is that possible? My one way drive is 50 miles.
     
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    I just got paid on Thursday and the pay period was from 7/31-8/13. The only thing I did during that time was a little work in my room and a half day orientation so I guess we got paid for it :confused:
     
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    Count your self lucky for a three-day new teacher orientation. I was in the new Teacher Orientation last year for a whole week. For some of those days, we were paid. The other days, we were given PD credit. It was nice the second round to have the whole week to set up my classroom and not be as stressed out with learning the new rules and policies.
    Now, we didn't see our pay check until the end of August.
     
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    In our district it's counted as part of the first year's contracted days. So, teachers new to the district are required to work for like 191 days and everyone else is required to work for 185 days.

    Since we're salaried, there's no "extra" money for orientation.
     
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    It's part of our salary.
     
  13. Southernese

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    I guess I was one of the few, then.

    We got paid for our orientation. It was three days and $500 total.
     
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    I was also paid a $500 stipend in my first district. I don't remember if I was paid in the other two districts I worked in.
     
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    thanks for the replies everyone. I will see what happens.
     
  16. MrBiology

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    I'm sure someone has mentioned this by now, but just ask someone. You might feel awkward asking someone about pay before you even start your job, but it's fine.

    I was paid a $100 stipend for each day attended (it wasn't mandatory but it was "strongly recommended") and each stipend will be added to our first paycheck.
     
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    I had to attend 5 full days and got salary credit for the hours, no actual pay.
     
  18. mollydoll

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    Well, you have a job. I'm in the same boat with gas money. Since I don't get paid until October, I'm in a world of hurt with spending $300+ on gas for the month. At least September is the last if my medical bill payments. I'm not sure how I'll pay it and buy gas (I'll probably have to default for the month on all my bills), but at least I do have a job.

    I'm part time though, so I also won't get paid for this week even though I'm required to attend.

    Spending $150 just to get show up for unpaid hours isn't great, but I have a job!
     
  19. EMonkey

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    In the district I work for PD is paid at a rate of about 20 some dollars an hour rather than regular salary rate. If it is on days that you are already required to be at work you would get no extra pay only additional hours.
     
  20. newteacher26

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    We didn't get paid for it. Our "start date" was Aug 15th, but we do get paid on the 31st rather than wait until the 15th with everyone else.
     

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