Thursday, March 19, 2009

Board of Ed Issues New Calendar for 2009-2010; Longer School Year, Once Again

Our extended year contract shows its ugly head. The good news is that next school year won't start in August. The bad news is that the school year is 186 days….a week or more longer than most school districts in the New York Metropolitan area!

Thanks to our crack negotiating team we get to work longer hours and shorter vacations. Can't wait for what else they'll take away in the new contract.

August 03, 2009 - August 05, 2009

Elementary and Middle School Exams

Elementary and Middle School Exams

August 06, 2009

Elementary and Middle School Summer Instructional Program

Administrative/Portfolio Day (optional)

August 11, 2009

Latest instructional end date for high school students

August 12, 2009 - August 14, 2009

High School Summer Instructional Program

Regents and RCT Examinations

August 31, 2009

The following staff report: Assistant Principals and school-based intermediate supervisors not designated to work an increased work year

September 03, 2009

Chancellor's Conference Day for staff development related to the Regents High Learning Standards and Assessments

Chancellor's Conference Day for staff development related to the Regents High Learning Standards and Assessments. Classroom Teachers, Bilingual Teachers in School and Community Relations, Guidance Counselors, Attendance Teachers, Nurses, Therapists, Laboratory Specialists and Technicians, Educational Paraprofessionals (except for School Secretaries, Psychologists and Social Workers) report for a Professional Day - General staff orientation. School Secretaries, Psychologists and Social Workers report for a regular work day. Employees in titles not listed should consult the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Students will not be in attendance.

September 04, 2009

Chancellor's Conference Day for staff development related to the Regents High Learning Standards and Assessments

Chancellor's Conference Day for staff development related to the Regents High Learning Standards and Assessments (regular work day for School Secretaries, psychologists, and Social Workers). Students will not be in attendance.

September 07, 2009

Labor Day

No School / Offices Closed

September 08, 2009

All Students: First Day of School

SCHOOL SESSIONS BEGIN FOR ALL STUDENTS. EARLY DISMISSAL FOR NON-DISTRICT 75 KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS ONLY.

September 09, 2009

Early Dismissal for non-District 75 Kindergarten Students Only

September 28, 2009

Yom Kippur

No School / Offices Open


October 12, 2009

Columbus Day

No School / Offices Closed


November 03, 2009

Election Day

Chancellor's Conference Day for staff development. Students will not be in attendance.


November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

No School / Offices Closed


November 26, 2009 - November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Recess

No School / Offices Closed. Students return to school on Monday, November 30, 2009.


December 24, 2009 - December 25, 2009

Winter Recess

No School / Offices Closed. Students return to school on Monday, January 4, 2010.


December 28, 2009 - December 30, 2009

Winter Recess

No School / Offices Open. Students return to school on Monday, January 4, 2010.


December 31, 2009 - January 01, 2010

Winter Recess

No School / Offices Closed. Students return to school on Monday, January 4, 2010.


January 18, 2010

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

No School / Offices Closed


January 26, 2010 - January 29, 2010

NYS Regents

February 01, 2010

Fall Term ends for high school students. Chancellor's Conference Day for staff development in all high schools. All other students will be in attendance.

No high school students will be in attendance, with the exception of high school level students in District 75 (these students will be in attendance on February 1). The high school spring term begins on Tuesday, February 2 with a full day of instruction.


February 02, 2010

Spring term begins for high school students


February 15, 2010 - February 19, 2010

Midwinter Recess

Midwinter Recess (including Washington's Birthday). Students return to school Monday, February 22, 2010.


March 29, 2010 - April 06, 2010

Spring Recess

Spring Recess (including Good Friday, Easter and Passover); students return to school on Wednesday, April 7.


May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Observed

No School / Offices Closed


June 10, 2010

Chancellor's Conference Day for staff development

School staff report to work if required by their collective bargaining agreement. Students IN ALL FIVE BOROUGHS will NOT be in attendance.


June 15, 2010 - June 23, 2010

NYS Regents

Grades 9-12 and eligible grade 8 students.


June 24, 2010

Regents Rating Day

In non-District 75 high schools having to administer Regents Exams from June 15 through June 23, students will not be in attendance on Regents Rating Day, Thursday, June 24.


June 25, 2010

LAST DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS

An early dismissal of students is to be scheduled on this day.


June 28, 2010

Last day for all Classroom Teachers, Bilingual Teachers in School and Community Relations, Attendance Teachers, Nurses, Therapists, Laboratory Specialists and Technicians, and last day for Paraprofessionals. Students will not be in attendance.

June 29, 2010 - June 30, 2010

All other staff report except Classroom Teachers, Bilingual Teachers in School and Community Relations, Attendance Teachers, Nurses, Therapists, Laboratory Specialists and Technicians, and Paraprofessionals.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not only is our school year longer than most public school districts in the New York Metropolitan area, it is longer than most school districts around the country.

NYC Educator said...

Perhaps that's what they meant by parity with the suburbs. We now work as much as they do, more in fact.

Suburban teachers still get paid more than us, despite the UFT's outrageous and blatantly false assertions otherwise.

Chaz said...

I guess parity with the suburbs means a different comparison to the UFT then to the rest of us.

Miss Eyre said...

What are we supposed to do on June 28?

Unitymustgo! said...

Newsday just ran a story last week about new contracts on Long Island with 6-8 percent increases, starting salaries averaging 52-55,000, and top salaries by 2013 of 145,000. When you factor in that it takes us a little less than twice as much time to reach top salary, I'd say sounds like perfect parity to me.

Unitymustgo!

NYC Educator said...

Miss Eyre,

On June 28th we will all go to the library and do some heavy reading. Be sure you bring a designated non-reader with you. Then we will all cheer our dear leaders, particularly those of us in the Bronx.

Weingarten = Benedict Arnold said...

The bastards are actually making us come in on the 28th? WTF?