why risk it

Columbia, TN

#21 Feb 1, 2013
local yokel wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is your sign. Your post indicates your viewing choices when it comes to news reporting. You are probably a progressive liberal democrat who expects the government to take care of you instead of being able to think for yourself.
I bet you voted for Obama.
Wrong on all counts. Better luck next time trying to derail a conversation with more political crap.
Cletus

Columbus, NC

#22 Feb 1, 2013
Teachers do not put any extra time in if snow days aren't used. That is a myth they would have you believe.
why risk it

Columbia, TN

#23 Feb 1, 2013
Cletus wrote:
Teachers do not put any extra time in if snow days aren't used. That is a myth they would have you believe.
No, it is not a myth. The school day could be somewhere between 20-30 minutes shorter if not for the extra time they put in building up weather days. Our kids and teachers put in that extra time so that they can use it as needed. It is done for the purpose of avoiding having to make up weather days in the summer.
cry babies cry

Lewisburg, TN

#24 Feb 1, 2013
y'all cryin about the wrong things. MC schools are so bad it dont matter how long they teach. they have theives for teachrs ex principles in government and its all about money not kids graduating with deplomas. we be so far behind they could go all summer and not make it any better. but please dont send timmy to school when the winds blows cause somethin bad might happen! dont mind my bad spellin i gaduated from MC.
Cletus

Columbus, NC

#25 Feb 1, 2013
Students attend 30 minutes extra, teachers do not. That's a verifiable fact.
why risk it

Columbia, TN

#26 Feb 1, 2013
Cletus wrote:
Students attend 30 minutes extra, teachers do not. That's a verifiable fact.
So, the kids spend the extra 30 minutes unattended?
Cletus

Columbus, NC

#27 Feb 1, 2013
That would be a logical observation except that you didn't consider the length of a teacher's work day before snow days were built in. The state determines the minimum work day and that is where MC is at; seven hours on duty.
Could I be an idiot

United States

#28 Feb 1, 2013
Yes they do go 7 hours a day but the snow days are put in as extended days built into the calendar. Duhhhhh????
Cletus

Denver, NC

#29 Feb 1, 2013
You may be.

Students do attend school 30 minutes above the minimum, which accumulates 13 days for bad weather and/or professional development. Teachers do not, however. They still work the minimum 7 on-duty.
why risk it

Columbia, TN

#30 Feb 1, 2013
Cletus wrote:
You may be.
Students do attend school 30 minutes above the minimum, which accumulates 13 days for bad weather and/or professional development. Teachers do not, however. They still work the minimum 7 on-duty.
Wrong. From the time teachers are required to show up until the time they are allowed to leave is 7.5 hours.
Cletus

Denver, NC

#31 Feb 1, 2013
Duty free lunch my dear.
Grandparent

Lawrenceburg, TN

#32 Feb 1, 2013
Cletus wrote:
That would be a logical observation except that you didn't consider the length of a teacher's work day before snow days were built in. The state determines the minimum work day and that is where MC is at; seven hours on duty.
When I taught, we were required to be at school by 7:45 and allowed to leave at 3:15. That's 7 hours and 30 minutes, and yes, it was a Marshall County School. Some schools put in the extra 30 minutes and some didn't, but I think they passed it off as all schools doing the extra time.
Grandparent

Lawrenceburg, TN

#33 Feb 1, 2013
Cletus wrote:
Duty free lunch my dear.
The lunch time is counted as part of the 7 1/2 hours. The state does not exclude it.

Actually Marshall County builds 13 "snow" days. The teachers voted to use some of those days for professional development (days when the teachers show but the kids don't).
why risk it

Columbia, TN

#34 Feb 1, 2013
Grandparent wrote:
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The lunch time is counted as part of the 7 1/2 hours. The state does not exclude it.
Actually Marshall County builds 13 "snow" days. The teachers voted to use some of those days for professional development (days when the teachers show but the kids don't).
Even those professional development days don't get counted toward the 30 hour requirement. Teachers are actually getting closer to 50 hours of professional development at a minimum considering they are required to do 30 hours on top of the days shown on the school calendar.
Teacher

United States

#35 Feb 1, 2013
Teachers at MCHS are required to be there at 7:30 and leave at 3:30. Take out the 30 min "duty free" lunch (which is actually only 25 mins) and that equals 7.5 hours.
Of course some coach, which means they're there till 4 or 5 in the offseason, till 7 or later during the season. Let's not forget game nights, sometimes there till midnight or later.
I actually figured up extra time put in versus supplement pay, and it comes out to be about an extra 20 to 25 cents per hour. But hey, I'm just a pathetic lazy teacher. What do I know.
Cletus

Denver, NC

#36 Feb 1, 2013
Teacher, those times are not accurate. Plain and simple. Y'all have told this lie for so long no one knows the truth. Teachers work 7 on duty and 30 minutes off= 7.5.

Also, coaches choose to coach and get paid extra for it. No sympathy here.

Grandparent, when did you teach? Was it before we built snows days?

Since: May 11

Cornersville Tn

#37 Feb 2, 2013
why risk it wrote:
You are missing the point. The teachers and students are putting in extra time just for the purpose of being able to avoid risky situations. If they are all going to be exposed to the risks anyway, why are we having everyone put in 30 minutes extra at school each day? Do you think teachers are working all of this extra time just so they can be robbed of it? Are the kids staying longer than is necessary because they love school? Hell no! They are all putting in more time than is needed so they can stay safe when conditions are hazardous. If the decision makers insist on risking everyone's safety, then let's start turning school out 30 minutes early and be fair to the kids and teachers. Or would that piss off Barbara Kennedy too much?
How are we to know that in the near future there will not be a real need for these days? My guess is if we used them now and then had an emergency situation you would be upset that your child had to continue a day or so over the normal school year. Give a little get a little. You can not make all people happy all of the time.
why risk it

Columbia, TN

#38 Feb 2, 2013
Cletus wrote:
Teacher, those times are not accurate. Plain and simple. Y'all have told this lie for so long no one knows the truth. Teachers work 7 on duty and 30 minutes off= 7.5.
Also, coaches choose to coach and get paid extra for it. No sympathy here.
Grandparent, when did you teach? Was it before we built snows days?
You call "teacher" a liar and then provide no evidence to discredit his claims. If you know so much about the schedule, please enlighten everyone. When are teachers required to report? When are they allowed to leave? Either provide facts or shut up.
JA

United States

#39 Feb 2, 2013
School is officially closed today. It's snowing. Tell your kids I've ok'ed it. Have fun kiddos. I think I'll have a few drinks.
Grandparent

Lawrenceburg, TN

#40 Feb 2, 2013
why risk it wrote:
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Even those professional development days don't get counted toward the 30 hour requirement. Teachers are actually getting closer to 50 hours of professional development at a minimum considering they are required to do 30 hours on top of the days shown on the school calendar.
No, but if you will look at the calendar on the School Board website, you will find that the professional days are actually counted as instructional days. So students are in session 177 days instead of the 180 required by the state, throw in the 2 abbreviated days and you're down to 175 instructional days. This is allowed by the state.
http://www.mcs.marshall.k12tn.net/index_files...

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