4-19. Elementary Beginning of School Preparation Periods

The BOARD and the UNION shall consult on elementary schedules for schools that maintain the current student instructional minutes at 360 while providing elementary teachers preparation time at the beginning of the school day.

No later than January 1, 2017, the parties shall agree on model schedules that will allow full-time elementary teachers a minimum of 15 minutes of preparation at the beginning of the school day for a minimum of 71 student attendance days (based on a 178 student attendance day school year; two per week).

Schools shall adopt a schedule in accordance with Articles 4-2 and 5-2. School must implement their first such schedule in SY2017-18 but the UNION and the BOARD shall meet and confer to determine whether some or all schools will implement by the start of the second semester in SY2016-17.

The preparation period will be self-directed.