Saint Simons Island, GA asked in Employment Law and Education Law for Georgia

Q: I teach K-5 music in GLynn Co. GA, teach reading in my planning time & begin early for traffic duty. Extended day pay?

I have been assigned morning and afternoon traffic duty at the same K-5 school for 10 years. I teach a school chorus afterschool one day per week. This year, under a new principal, my planning period was taken away and I am assigned to teach reading during my preparation time, told to do planning afterschool. Today my instruction to students was interrupted to advise me I must arrive and clock in earlier for morning traffic duty and make that up by leaving earlier. What of my planning and chorus. If I am to arrive early, teach through my planning time, and leave I not due extended day pay for the planning and preparation that must now be done on my own time at home?

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Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
  • Education Law Lawyer
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Without details about your school district's policy, as written in your employment contract, it is difficult to provide you with an accurate answer. It will be best to consult an attorney who can examine the facts of your case to determine your best course of action.

We wish you well, and we are glad to assist you.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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