Texas Education Zero Period/Zero Hour

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  1. Greg V

    Greg V New Member

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    So due to cuts in Missouri I am beginning my next Educator job in the state of Texas. So far in some schools I've looked at, they have what they call "Zero Period" which at some districts starts at 0700hrs. That is far too early for me as I work a second job on some days and I just wanted to know if every teacher worked Zero period or is it only for those Teachers hired for that prep? Thanks.
     
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    It's only the teachers who teach zero hour classes. Depending on the school, it's usually either really specific classes with reduced interest (AP German or Jazz Band type stuff) or generic courses everyone has to take like PE or Driver's Ed. It might be in the contract that you have to be available to teach that period if assigned, but if you teach a core class it's likely voluntary opt-in.
    Keep in mind that regular operating hours vary between districts. My high school started 1st hour classes at 7:10; zero hour started at 6am.
     

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