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Old 08-14-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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Just read an article about this.

There's a key sentence in there that I'm sure all teachers will see.

https://www.king5.com/mobile/article...eeks/583964056


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Around here if that happened, the parents would burn down the district office.

The screaming about PD days and non vacation days off leads to much wailing and nashing of teeth.

Also, most jobs loathe to give you Mondays off. You might get have a better shot getting a Friday to save on child care.

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Maybe they should talk to Oklahoma schools that have this schedule. Yes, it does attract teachers. Who wouldn't love a 4 day week? But, based on reporting from districts in my area that are on this schedule, it doesn't save as much as they estimated, not even half of what they estimated.
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AND, the pregnancy rate at those schools has skyrocketed! One school reported that 80% of the junior class was pregnant. OMG!
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“Come in on Monday whether they get paid or not”. There they go again expecting us teachers as a collective group to again work for free. Interesting to see how it goes this year.


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This is only one district- all of the other metro area districts are still working 5 days. That's the first article I've seen that's mentioned teachers still coming in on Mondays- everything has said one of the big reasons for doing it is attracting teachers to the district. I don't know anyone personally who works there (I'm on the complete opposite side of the city) but I'd be curious to know how big of an expectation there is for teachers to come in and work on Mondays.

Many years ago I almost took a job in a rural district that basically had 4 day weeks (they went like 6 Fridays the whole year). However, the salary was incredibly low. Seeing how COL has risen I'm extremely glad now that I never took that position. The salary scale for this district looks pretty bad too. My district isn't one of the highest in the area I would take an $8,000 pay cut if I went to the district mentioned in the article.

I have to imagine it's very hard on families and there are a lot of unhappy people. This isn't a community where a stay at home parent would be the norm. I saw something else that said they were offering Monday childcare for $30 per day, but it's limited and over the course of the year that's a lot of money to pay for something that used to be free.
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Come in on Monday whether they get paid or not. NOPE. Not doing it. You can't increase our workload and expect us to do it on our "day off" for no pay.
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Do the teachers not get plan time Tuesday-Friday? Would they schedule IEP meetings on Mondays? PD?

You would still have to turn the lights on somewhere if the district ran day care on Monday.

My district has parents upset about finding childcare on snow days (0-5 times a year), so this four-day week would not go over well here.
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In my perfect world we would come in at about 10 on Monday and leave at 1 on Friday.
Who can I write to and get that started?
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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We used to have a four day week but teachers were paid for five and expected to be there on the “day off.” It was heavenly.

But “they’ll come in whether they get paid or not”?


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The first school I taught at (private) had a 4 day week, with each day going 8-4 so we got our hours in. If we did field trips, they were on Fridays (2-3 each year) Also, it was a k-12 school, so the high school kids played 1A sports with small public schools. This made it so their travel to away games, usually on Friday, did not interfere with school work.
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