Cole County R-I


R 4220 Certificated Staff Duties, Schedules and Working Hours

Normal Working Day

Members of the teaching staff are required to be on duty for a total of thirty (30) minutes before/after the close of the students' day, as designated by the District.

It is recognized that professional duties and responsibilities extend beyond the student contact hours to include time for such activities as additional planning and evaluating, meetings, professional growth, parent conferences, sponsoring activities and participation in Open House and PTO meetings, if needed. These professional tasks will be equitably shared so that no staff member is given undue burdens.

Snow/Emergency Days

In the event that schools are closed due to snow or inclement weather, teachers are not expected to report for work.

Duty Free Lunch

Efforts will be made to provide an uninterrupted duty-free lunch as designated by the District.  When temporary, unanticipated emergency situations may arise, an uninterrupted duty-free lunch cannot be guaranteed.

The scheduling of lunch periods shall be determined by the building administrator or supervisor. Staff members may leave the school building during such periods; however, clearance must be made through the building principal/designee and a prompt return to assigned duties is mandatory.

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Board Approved Date: September 21, 2023
Last Updated: September 2023