I am a new teacher and coach. My schedule is hectic since I am a traveling teacher and will also be coaching two sports. Today, the friday before school I finally got my entire schedule. On it was two conference periods. I thought "Wow" plenty of time to plan and keep up with stuff this will be great! One of those conferences is "lunch duty". They scheduled me to do it during the entire period since I am a coach and kids are supposedly going to do what I say because of who I am. In my state, we are required by law to have 30 minutes without any duties that does not include our conference period. I could bring this to light and fight it but being a new teacher it would not come out well or I could do it and not eat lunch. I am worried that if I do not eat lunch I may have a problem being out in the hot 100 degree weather from 3pm until 5pm everyday. I feel like I am screwed either way. I do have a mentor but she is gone for the week. I do not mind doing lunch duty but I feel that it is unfair that the two coaches have to do lunch duty for all three sections while everyone else only has one or two.