So, my union is calling for all teachers to work to contract for the remainder of the school year. No taking work home, no conferences or meetings beyond our hours, no checking email or entering grades... nothing beyond contracted hours. On one hand, I'm excited that the union is FINALLY doing something. It's not precisely in the vein of what teachers want, but it's a step forward. On the other hand, I have no idea how to work to contract. I work at least 25 hours beyond my duty time every week. There's absolutely no way I can do everything in 7.5 hours a day. We're in the middle of a big project. I have the essay step coming in next week... 120-ish to grade by the next week. Semester exams are coming up. I have a Field Day to plan and shop for. So, if you've done work-to-contract in your district, how do you get everything done without it being unfair to the kids? Also... does this count towards voluntary committees or can I still attend those meetings after school?