Teacher Contract Database

Results

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Custom report. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=14295981
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Additional paid leave for professional development not already required by the district

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Methodology for Additional paid leave for professional development not already required by the district

Leave for union activities is no longer included as professional development leave. (2018)

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Yes
Paid professional development leave (number of days not specified); 1 year paid sabbatical leave (percentage of pay not specified)

89,788 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Yes
Paid leave to participate in meetings, conferences, and workshops (amount of time not specified); 1 year partially-paid developmental leave (half salary) or half year at full salary

66,854 87%

Alpine School District

UT

Yes
Leave to attend professional meetings related to teaching area/experience (amount of time not specified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

81,715 16%

Anchorage School District

AK

Yes
2 days at $100 per day on non-school days

46,115 19%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Yes
Paid leave to attend institutes and conferences (amount not specified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary)

83,300 32%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Yes
1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary for the year of leave; or 3/4 salary for the year of leave and the year after); leave for professional visitations (amount of time not specified)

38,802 32%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Yes
Paid developmental leave (one year at half salary, or half of a school year at full salary) in accordance with state law

59,900 73%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,377 75%

Aurora Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

39,872 66%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (one year at half salary, or half of a school year at full salary), in accordance with state law

80,032 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Yes
1 year sabbatical leave at half salary; paid professional leave (number of days not specified) to attend professional meetings

79,297 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Yes
Sabbatical leave for graduate study or other professional growth with partial salary (50-60% salary)

113,814 50%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Yes
paid professional leave (number of days not specified); 1 year sabbatical leave at half salary

16,958 36%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Yes
Professional leave granted to board employees at the discretion of the supervisor (number of days not specified).

23,041 83%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Yes
leave for professional growth upon approval by Superintendent (unspecified)

13,197 23%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Yes
2,000 paid days annually across district for professional development leave

51,433 ND%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Yes
30 days of paid professional leave; 1 day for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards portfolio completion (plus 1 personal leave day)

73,734 49%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Yes
paid leave time to attend educational conferences, conventions, and meetings (leave amount unspecified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (3/4 salary)

20,296 73%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Yes
1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (75% salary); teacher directed improvement funds (amount unspecified); paid temporary leave duty (unspecified amount); 3 days of paid professional leave to attend a full-time course of summer study

270,978 60%

Buffalo School District

NY

Yes
Paid professional leave (number of days not specified); 1 year sabbatical leave at half salary (or full pay for one-half (1/2) year of leave)

32,891 73%

Burlington School District

VT

Yes
Paid professional leave for attendance at meetings, conferences, or for classroom visitation in the individual's teaching field. (number of days not specified)

3,834 46%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Yes
Professional leave to conduct district business, to attend professional meetings/conferences, to participate in workshops/in-service training programs or school visitations (2 days); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave

47,135 25%

Champlain Valley School District

VT

Yes
Paid professional days may be granted to attend programs, engage in school visitations, or participate in other activities of an educational nature (number of days not specified).

4,244 11%

Charleston County School District

SC

Yes
5 days paid professional leave per year to attend professional meetings

49,769 57%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Yes
in accordance with state law (time unspecified, to be determined by Superintendent)

147,638 58%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Yes
Attendance at professional conferences/meetings (number of days not specified)

55,839 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Yes
Professional leave to attend meetings/conferences, conduct workshops, serve on committees, to participate in staff development, to observe other personnel (number of days not specified)

61,552 36%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Yes
paid leave (amount of leave unspecified) to bargaining unit employees to attend conferences, meetings, workshops or conventions of professional organizations.

358,453 78%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

34,802 7%

Clark County School District

NV

Yes
10 paid days, to be used collectively, to attend professional meetings, conferences, or visiting schools (as part of the 250 association days)

330,225 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Yes
professional leave (7 days)

54,840 93%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Yes
Sabbatical leave (amount and pay unspecified)

37,617 ND%

Cobb County School District

GA

Yes
paid professional leave (amount unspecified) to attend work-related conferences, seminars, or training sessions, if directed by their supervisor

111,854 41%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Yes
Professional leave (amount unspecified); 1 year sabbatical leave with partial salary

48,925 ND%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Yes
School business leave for professional meetings or other school-related responsibilities (number of days not specified, dependent on budget allotment);Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law,

62,837 40%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Yes
Unit members at schools that develop SIP plans and have requested release time for staff development and/or professional growth shall have the request honored.

52,877 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Yes
15 days for educational/professional leave, but substitute pay must be deducted from the teacher’s salary

50,879 76%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional development leave for up to 1 year at partial pay or 6 months at full pay for teachers with more than 5 years experience in the district, in accordance with state law

116,512 54%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

155,119 86%

Davis School District

UT

Yes
Each school is allotted 1 day for every 4 full time educators (or 1 for 3 educators in year-round schools), to attend educational meetings, workshops, or for school observations.

74,289 19%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Yes
4 days for school visitations; 1 year sabbatical leave with partial salary

12,537 ND%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Yes
1 paid day per school allotted by district for each seven full-time certificated employees

99,166 73%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

92,039 65%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Yes
Paid leave to attend educational meetings or to visit other schools (number of days not specified); 1 year sabbatical leave (amount of pay not specified)

33,167 78%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

34,392 52%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Yes
The district retains the right to determine all levels and requirements of professional development in accordance with state and district policies

49,534 86%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Yes
1 day of paid individual professional development leave; paid Administrative leave (amount unspecified) available for workshops, seminars, meetings; 1 year partially paid educational leave (1/2 salary)

48,568 ND%

Douglas County School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,591 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Yes
3 days of professional leave during pre/post-planning activities; district curriculum committee; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (60% salary)

130,229 51%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

57,315 75%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Yes
Partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary, amount of time not specified)

62,865 54%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Yes
Administrative leave for job-related duties (number of days not specified)

187,797 29%

Forsyth County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,346 15%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

76,122 43%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Yes
paid professional leave to attend conferences or events (number of days not specified)

29,404 61%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

84,510 86%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

71,126 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

60,182 13%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Yes
Professional day to engage in activities associated with professional development, district mandated business, compliance, or principal's discretion

94,491 44%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional leave to attend workshops, conventions, or meetings (number of days not specified); Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

55,987 65%

Granite School District

UT

Yes
1 year sabbatical leave (half salary)

66,767 55%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Yes
sabbatical leave after 7 yrs service at 50% pay; leave for professional activities (workshops, conferences, etc)

76,158 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Yes
professional leave with deduction (substitute pay deducted - 3-5 successive days, 10 total); professional leave without deduction (days not specified)

72,950 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

179,758 53%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Yes
3 paid days to attend conferences; 6 months at full pay or 1 year at half pay of sabbatical leave in accordance with state law

181,278 46%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Yes
Work related absence (number of days not specified) to attend workshops, classroom visitations, professional meetings, approved committees

51,523 46%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Yes
a maximum of 10% of the total subject area group of teachers shall be given approved paid leave to represent their group if leave requested on a school day; no maximum limit for professional duty on a non-school day

220,252 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Yes
Short leaves for professional business; Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

209,772 80%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

57,907 19%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Yes
Paid professional leave (amount unspecified) to attend professional activities

26,410 65%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Yes
full pay while absent for professional purposes (the amount of leave is not specified).

23,935 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

84,631 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Yes
Professional Leave (400 days for all teachers); Association leave (maximum of 275 days for teachers collectively and a maximum of 8 days for an individual teacher)

97,936 56%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Yes
Paid professional leave (number of days not specified); sabbatical leave paid at the rate of 65% of salary

48,254 61%

Jordan School District

UT

Yes
1 day professional leave per 4.5 teachers at each school; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

56,176 21%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

25,764 51%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Yes
paid professional activities leave to attend professional meetings (number of days not specified)

14,978 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional development leave to attend meetings, conferences and workshops (number of days not specified); Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

79,913 31%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

53,328 45%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,854 ND%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Yes
(number of days not specified)

1,051 37%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

52,218 35%

Little Rock School District

AR

Yes
paid leave to visit other District schools (first year teachers only, up to 4 days), visit classrooms, attend meetiings or educational conferences at District's request (2 days), attend legal proceedings connected to employment (no. of days unspecified)

23,368 72%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Yes
Paid educational meeting leave; sabbatical leave available per state law (paid at 50% of regular salary)

72,661 68%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Yes
Paid leave to attend conferences and conventions; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

492,842 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

81,906 18%

Manchester School District

NH

Yes
1 paid professional day to participate in out-of-district professional development during the teacher workshop day; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary)

13,452 58%

Memphis-Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,125 ND%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Yes
1 day for each 8 teachers per school; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

62,981 55%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Yes
10 days

84,667 ND%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Yes
3 paid weeks of short-term professional leave when school is not in session, in accordance with state law.

350,434 69%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Yes
Paid professional leave (number of days not specified); 1 year of partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

75,431 77%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Yes
Leave for school purposes; Standards Team Leave (1-2 weeks); Sabbatical leave (see "more information"); Nat. Board Cert. Leave (5 days); Teacher Exchange Program (1+ yr)

35,580 57%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Yes
1 year professional study leave for tenured teachers

53,967 70%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Yes
leave for academic study at 50-60% of regular pay; paid leave to attend professional meetings (amount of leave not specified); paid leave for summer school (amount of leave not specified)

162,680 33%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

Yes
Paid leave time to attend conferences or to visit other schools (amount of time unspecified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical (3/4 salary)

20,180 71%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Yes
1 year partially paid special study sabbatical leave to achieve certification (70% salary)

922,935 72%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Yes
paid leave to attend conferences when excused by District Superintendent (number of days not specified)

35,665 74%

NOLA Public Schools

LA

Yes
paid professional leave (number of days not specified); sabbatical leave paid at the rate of 65% of salary

4,642 54%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Yes
paid professional leave (number of days not specified)

30,087 72%

North East Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional development leave to attend meetings, conferences, and workshops (amount of time not specified); Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

65,186 48%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

106,501 49%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Yes
Paid leave for educational meetings and conferences (amount unspecified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (2/3 salary)

36,373 73%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Yes
Paid professional leave to attend conferences, workshops, and meetings (amount of time not specified)

37,530 85%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Yes
Paid absence for professional purposes (number of days not specified)

53,194 72%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Yes
10 paid temporary professional days to attend classes for certificate/license renewal or extension; paid temporary duty (amount unspecified) for meetings & professional growth

209,089 52%

Osceola County School District

FL

Yes
2 days professional development leave (1 or more days for school visitation or attending meetings/conferences; school visitation limited to 2 days); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

68,554 44%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional development leave to attend meetings, conferences, and workshops; Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

53,291 86%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Yes
30 days per occasion for the purpose of attending conferences, workshops, institutes, school visitations, and other meetings related to education; partially paid sabbatical leave to attend a certification education program (55% salary)

75,048 54%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Yes
10 days paid professional leave to attend summer session at college during pre- and/or post-school periods.

100,948 50%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Yes
paid Professional Leave (number of days unspecified and must be board-approved); district acknowledges state law regarding sabbatical leaves

22,567 96%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

53,057 32%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Yes
5 days of paid professional summer school leave to attend college or workshops when school is not in session

105,648 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Yes
professional leave to visit other schools or to attend educational meetings and conferences (number of days not specified); partially paid sabbatical leave (half of a school year at 75% salary, or 1 year at 50% salary)

6,764 52%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Yes
2-4 paid days of professional leave

46,924 36%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Yes
1 day professional growth leave, 1 year Sabbatical leave at half salary; leave to attend professional meetings, programs or workshops on day or days immediately preceding end of school year (days not specified)

132,657 66%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Yes
(number of days not specified)

90,843 42%

Providence Public School District

RI

Yes
2 days for purposes related to school or district; 1 day for work-related school visits; 1 year partially-paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

23,699 85%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Yes
1 school year sabbatical leave in accordance with state law

15,414 ND%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Yes
Paid professional leave (amount of time unspecified); 1 year of partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary).

24,763 88%

Rochester City School District

NY

Yes
2 days allowed for educational exams; 1 year sabbatical leave at 60% salary; unspecified amount of time for workshops, meetings, site visits, & Union Duty

27,044 89%

Round Rock ISD

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

50,387 28%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Yes
professional leave to attend meetings & conferences (amount unspecified); national education organization presidents are granted 10 days a year to attend meetings of those organizations; other officers get 5 days; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave

42,196 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional development leave to attend and participate in meetings, conferences, and workshops (number of days not specified); Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

48,745 90%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Yes
Leave to attend a professional development program, meeting, workshop, seminar, or conference (amount of time not specified)

48,769 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Yes
1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

102,884 58%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Yes
2 days of paid release time for classroom/school visits, and additional paid time to attend meetings/conferences (amount unspecified); 1 year sabbatical (paid at 60% salary)

52,417 53%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Yes
1 year partially paid sabbatical (regular salary less 83% of Class I, Step 1)

46,923 84%

School District of Lee County

FL

Yes
Paid extended professional leave (50% base salary; amount unspecified); paid temporary leave days on a school day (amount unspecified); 5 days paid temporary leave days during pre- or post-school to attend summer school classes for completion of a degree.

94,410 49%

School District of Manatee County

FL

Yes
Professional leave (educational meetings, clinics, etc) - number of days not specified, Assignment for Temporary Duty leave (participation in surveys, professional meetings, study course, workshops, etc) - number of days not specified

49,301 52%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Yes
3 paid consecutive weeks of professional leave to be taken when school is not in session; 1 year of partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary); temporary duty elsewhere leave to attend conferences

194,172 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Yes
school district meetings (not specified); educational programs (not specified); educational conventions (not specified); observations inside or outside district (2 days); PD Sabbatical (1/2 or full sch. term - 1/2 salary); Classroom Occupational Exchange

128,647 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Yes
paid leave to attend meetings and conferences (amount unspecified)

55,271 31%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Yes
Temporary duty leave to attend meetings, study courses, workshops, etc.; pre-school and/or post-planning professional leave to attend summer school (5 days), 1 year sabbatical (full pay); 1/2 year sabbatical (1/2 pay)

68,269 48%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Yes
20-45 days for Association Leave district-wide

24,968 44%

Springfield Public School District, MO

MO

Yes
Professional leave is provided to attend classes or conferences, meet with mentors or participate in other approved professional growth activities (number of days not specified)

25,641 55%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Yes
1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary); Short term educational leave (Up to six days per incident)

21,814 99%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Yes
Professional leave (number of days not specified); 1 year sabbatical leave (50% salary)

36,888 66%

Stockton Unified School District

CA

Yes
School or department visit for professional improvement (1 day), sabbatical leave (1 year), short term sabbatical leave (4 weeks), service performed within the state on any boards, commissions, committees or groups authorized by law (20 days)

37,502 74%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Yes
10 days for attendance at conferences, 2 days for visiting other schools; 1 year partially-paid sabbatical leave; up to 35 delegates shall be granted paid leave to attend the conventions of the Ohio and American Federation of Teachers

23,153 12%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Yes
2 paid days of school business leave to attend educational meetings; school business leave as required by principal/supervisor (amount of leave not specified)

36,512 82%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Yes
Professional Leave to attend professional meetings (number of days not specified).

68,624 39%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Yes
Paid professional leave to attend local, state and national professional meetings (amount of leave not specified)

63,223 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Yes
educational leave to attend meetings, workshops, and staff development (number of days not specified); professional leave without deduction (number of days not specified): professional leave with deduction (10 days)

161,784 33%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Yes
Visitation leave to visit other schools (leave amount not specified); professional leave to attend meetings, conferences, assemblies & conventions (leave amount not specified); National Board Certified leave (3 days); 1 year sabbatical leave (half salary)

67,113 46%

West Ada School District

ID

Yes
1 paid professional leave day

40,205 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Yes
Paid leave is given for curriculum review, visitations (observe/consult with a person or school), and professional activities (amount of time not specified); sabbatical leave (1 semester at 100% salary, or 1 year at 50% salary).

48,916 77%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Yes
Educational Professional Leave - short term (15 days); Educational professional leave - Intermittent

54,707 61%
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Amount of collaborative planning time

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Methodology for Amount of collaborative planning time

We are looking for a policy or defined district practice that explicitly provides for collaborative planning time.

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Elementary: a minimum of 45 minutes per week as long as the designated individual planning time has been met; Middle: one class period per week as long as the designated individual planning time has been met; Secondary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

89,788 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,854 87%

Alpine School District

UT

60 minutes per week are allocated for collaborate teacher team meetings (see footnote) and elementary schools that opt in to staggered collaboration time commit to a one-hour block time.

81,715 16%

Anchorage School District

AK

Collaborative team planning is one of the designated uses for teacher planning time (amount of time not specified).

46,115 19%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Teachers are given 6 hours, 50 minutes per week of planning time of which a minimum of 60 minutes per week is to be designated for collaborative planning.

83,300 32%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Not specified; while team planning is an addressed teacher activity, there is no specified amount of time that must be dedicated to it.

38,802 32%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,900 73%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Not specified; collaborative planning is among the accepted uses of teacher planning/professional learning time.

52,377 75%

Aurora Public Schools

CO

Amount of time not specified: teachers meet regularly in professional learning teams to build strategies to maximize student learning.

39,872 66%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

80,032 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Elementary: principals may designate one preparation period for collaborative planning if there are more than 3 planning periods per week; if not, principals may add a fourth preparation period for collaborative planning Secondary: principals may designate one of the teachers' preparation periods per week for collaborative planning;

79,297 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

If additional planning time beyond the 4 hours, 10 minutes per week alloted for regular planning time, is available, it may be used for collaborative planning.

113,814 50%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

16,958 36%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,041 83%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

13,197 23%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Elementary: 1 block of 48 minutes per week, which is administratively directed; Middle and secondary: collaborative planning time is not specified

51,433 ND%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,734 49%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Two hours once a month for professional activity which is directly related to school improvement plans, student work, and teacher development.

20,296 73%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Amount of time not specified; collaborative planning time is to be a part of the regularly provided planning time for teachers (elementary: 1 hour per day; middle and secondary: 1 period per day equivalent to the length of a regular class period or not less than 90 minutes per day if on a block schedule). Additionally, at the teacher's discretion,s/he may participate in Professional Learning Communities outside of student contact time.

270,978 60%

Buffalo School District

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

32,891 73%

Burlington School District

VT

Elementary: not specified; middle: not more than 1.5 hours per week; secondary: 1 hour per week

3,834 46%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Elementary & middle: no more than 3 hours per month will be dedicated to meetings for the purpose of collaboration, professional development, and/or at and across grade-level articulation; Secondary: no more than 4 hours per month will be dedicated to professional development and/or department/subject matter collaboration time

47,135 25%

Champlain Valley School District

VT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

4,244 11%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,769 57%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Not specified; teachers should be given "regularly scheduled opportunities" to meet in teams to develop lesson plans and otherwise collaborate with their colleagues.

147,638 58%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

At the elementary level, teachers receive a half day annually of release time which may be used for individual, team or grade level planning. Issue not addressed at the secondary level.

55,839 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

61,552 36%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Elementary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; Secondary: three principal-directed periods (length of each period not specified) may be used for teacher collaboration.

358,453 78%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

No less than one class period per week

34,802 7%

Clark County School District

NV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

330,225 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Not specified; scheduled planning time should be balanced among collaborative planning, professional learning and individual planning time

54,840 93%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

100 minutes per week before or after the student day (scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday in 50 minute increments), which may be used for collaborative planning.

37,617 ND%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,854 41%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,925 ND%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

62,837 40%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

90 minutes per week

52,877 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,879 76%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

A recommended minimum of 45 minutes per week

116,512 54%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

155,119 86%

Davis School District

UT

At the elementary level, students will have one shortened day per week to allow time for individual teacher or group planning activities. At the middle school level students are dismissed early one day per week to allow time for individual teacher or group planning activities. Secondary schools will be allowed late starts, as approved by the board, where the time is intended for professional collaboration.

74,289 19%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

One planning period per week (see footnote)

12,537 ND%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

99,166 73%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Amount of time not specified

92,039 65%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

36 hours per school year, in accordance with Iowa Code Section 284.6(8)

33,167 78%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

34,392 52%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Elementary and K-8 teachers: one common planning period every Wednesday (amount of time not specified); Secondary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,534 86%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

The 30 minute daily 'Morning Block' may be used for collaborative planning.

48,568 ND%

Douglas County School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,591 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Elementary teachers are provided a minimum of two 45 minute resource/planning periods per week (one period shall be used for administratively directed professional activities and one shall be used for teacher initiated professional activities). Secondary teachers are provided four 90 minute planning periods per week in schools with 90 minute periods or one period per day in schools with a straight 7 period day which may include time for collaborative planning (no minimum time for collaborative planning is specified).

130,229 51%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

57,315 75%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Elementary: via the "Late Start/Early Out" pilot program, elementary teachers will have weekly collaboration time (amount of time not specified); Secondary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ documents

62,865 54%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Elementary: 60 minutes per week or 2 hours over a 2-week period; Middle & Secondary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

187,797 29%

Forsyth County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,346 15%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,122 43%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,404 61%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

84,510 86%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

45 hours per school year are dedicated to Professional Learning/Accountable Communities; teachers may spend a portion of the 8 hour work day - and after the 7 hour duty day - in Professional Learning/Accountable Communities, which includes time for collaboration with peers.

71,126 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,182 13%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

94,491 44%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,987 65%

Granite School District

UT

Two 45 minute blocks per month for elementary teachers.

66,767 55%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,158 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,950 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

179,758 53%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Two days for school planning and collaboration

181,278 46%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,523 46%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.

220,252 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Amount of time not specified; the school day should give teachers common planning time to collaborate with colleagues.

209,772 80%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Amount of time not specified; principals will support teacher initiated collaboration among educators through the use of PIP planning periods.

57,907 19%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

26,410 65%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,935 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Approximately 45 minutes per week for collaborative planning and required building meetings.

84,631 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Professional Learning Communities can be required no more than once per week during planning time. In addition, two half days are reserved annually for grade group, team, or department meetings.

97,936 56%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

The daily planning and preparation time (length of one class period) may be used for collaborative planning no more than twice per week.

48,254 61%

Jordan School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,176 21%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

25,764 51%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

70 minutes on Professional Learning Community Wednesdays

14,978 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

79,913 31%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,328 45%

Knox County Schools

TN

Amount of time not specified; there are days set aside, through student late start or early release, for teacher collaboration.

60,854 ND%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

One hour per week for Professional Learning Community collaboration time at the elementary level; issue not addressed for the middle or secondary levels.

1,051 37%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,218 35%

Little Rock School District

AR

At the middle school level 1 hour, 55 minutes per week may be used for collaborative planning. In schools with block schedules, teachers receive 7 hours, 30 minutes of planning time per week; at least 3 hours, 20 minutes of that time must be for individual planning time. Issue not addressed for the elementary or secondary levels. Teachers may be required to attend a Professional Learning Community collaboration for 60 minutes one day per week.

23,368 72%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,661 68%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Planning time at the elementary and secondary levels is to be used for professional duties including conferences with staff; however, there is no designated amount specific to collaborative planning time. There is common planning time for middle school teachers (amount of time unspecified).

492,842 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

81,906 18%

Manchester School District

NH

Elementary and secondary: issue not addressed; Middle: amount of time not for team planning time is not specified

13,452 58%

Memphis-Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,125 ND%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Collaborative planning shall be a minimum of 30 minutes per week and generally shall not exceed 60 minutes per week. In addition, one day is scheduled prior to the start of the school year for training and/or site planning (for school improvement)

62,981 55%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

84,667 ND%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

350,434 69%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

75,431 77%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

In schools with two preparation times per day, two of the ten weekly preparation times will be for collaborative planning, and teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing students shall have 2 hours per month devoted exclusively for professional peer collaboration.

35,580 57%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,967 70%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Amount of time not specified; teachers should have additional opportunities to plan with other teachers. In addition, two unscheduled calendar days totaling 16 hours are reserved for collaborative planning.

162,680 33%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

Amount of time not specified; a teacher's scheduled time shall include collaborative time.

20,180 71%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Teachers at all levels must select a professional or administrative activity; "common planning time" is listed as a professional activity option.

922,935 72%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Elementary: two of five preparation periods per week are directed by the building administrator and may be used for common planning time (not to exceed eight planning periods per month); Secondary: a maximum of 12 common planning periods per month may be held during a two block schedule and a maximum of six common planning periods per month may be held during a three block schedule

35,665 74%

NOLA Public Schools

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

4,642 54%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Elementary: one 45-minute period per week, minimum; Secondary: amount not specified - planning time will be aligned with local, state, and federal assessment results for students

30,087 72%

North East Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

65,186 48%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

106,501 49%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Elementary: 50 minutes per week and all student minimum days shall be extended 30 minutes beyond the normal duty day to support staff collaboration; Secondary: all student minimum days shall be extended 30 minutes beyond the normal duty day

36,373 73%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,530 85%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Elementary: 45 minutes each ten day instructional cycle; Middle: collaborate periodically on their current practice (frequency decided at the school level) Secondary: minimum of two meetings per month in accordance with requirements of the Nebraska DOE.

53,194 72%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Schools shall provide a common planning time once a week for instruction (amount of time not specified).

209,089 52%

Osceola County School District

FL

Amount of time not specified; teachers may be required to meet for the purpose of collaborative planning during regular contractual work hours on early release Wednesdays or times outside of individual teacher planning time.

68,554 44%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,291 86%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Amount of time not specified; planning time may include time for teachers to meet with grade-level or subject area team members on matters related to curriculum and student progress.

75,048 54%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Amount of time not specified; structured planning time may consist of collaborative planning. Elementary teachers may be required to participate in structured planning twice a week - once during the student instructional day and once outside the instructional day. Secondary teachers may be required to participate in Structured Planning outside the student day one time per week. Tier II, III and IV Schools will have an additional 45 minutes per week for structured planning.

100,948 50%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Elementary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; Middle: team planning time may be scheduled at the end or the beginning of three school days each week in accordance with previously established middle school scheduling standards and practices; however, the total amount of assigned work time per week shall not exceed five times the amount of assigned work time in the regular middle school workday; Secondary: Teacher Interaction and Planning (TIP) time at high schools will occur every Wednesday for secondary teachers after the student day

22,567 96%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,057 32%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

The principal may designate up to one 45 minute block per week of the teacher's regularly scheduled planning time for collaborative planning or Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

105,648 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

6,764 52%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,924 36%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

132,657 66%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Elementary: the 45 minutes of planning time per day is designated for both individual and team planning; Secondary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,843 42%

Providence Public School District

RI

Not specified; a teacher's daily planning time may be used for collaborative planning

23,699 85%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

45 minutes per week

15,414 ND%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,763 88%

Rochester City School District

NY

elementary: planning time may be used as common planning time for up to two (2) thirty (30) consecutive minutes per week and may also be used for grade-level meetings, coordination among Special Education and General Education teachers, collaboration among teachers or similar coordinating activities; secondary: preparation periods may be used for common planning time for up to two (2) thirty (30) consecutive minutes per week and may also be used for grade-level meetings, coordination among Special Education and General Education teachers, collaboration among teachers or similar coordinating activities.

27,044 89%

Round Rock ISD

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,387 28%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

4 hours per month

42,196 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,745 90%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents (see "more information")

48,769 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

102,884 58%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Common planning time is built into the schedule at some school sites (number of sites not specified). At sites with common planning time, the minimum is 5-10 minutes per day.

52,417 53%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

At the elementary and middle school levels, 1 hour per week may be used for collaboration and/or professional learning communities. In addition, two duty days during the year may include collaborative planning time at the elementary, middle and secondary levels.

46,923 84%

School District of Lee County

FL

Amount of time not specified; collaborative planning time must occur once per week

94,410 49%

School District of Manatee County

FL

No more than 45 minutes per week

49,301 52%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

194,172 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

128,647 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Weekly early release days (75 minutes per day) throughout the year are allocated to various types of collaborating planning.

55,271 31%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Elementary: 40 minutes per day, 4 times per week may be used for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) or for tasks assigned by the principal; Secondary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

68,269 48%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,968 44%

Springfield Public School District, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

25,641 55%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

21,814 99%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

36,888 66%

Stockton Unified School District

CA

1 hour, 30 minutes every two weeks

37,502 74%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Two hours per week In Title 1 schools; issue not addressed for other schools.

23,153 12%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

No more than one planning period per week

36,512 82%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

68,624 39%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Not specified; teachers may not be required to attend more than one department/grade level/curriculum/in-service meetings per week during their designated planning time (see footnote). As long as middle schools continue to have a professional service period, it may be used for team planning. Early release time shall be unscheduled and utilized at the discretion of the teacher for job responsibilities including team planning.

63,223 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Professional Learning Teams must meet for a minimum of one hour per week; meetings can be extended by the consensus of the team.

161,784 33%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,113 46%

West Ada School District

ID

2 days; one-half of each of the 4 designated non-student contact days is dedicated to PLC collaboration.

40,205 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,916 77%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Amount of time not specified; collaborative time is to be provided on a regular basis.

54,707 61%
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Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Not specified

89,788 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

2 days

66,854 87%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

81,715 16%

Anchorage School District

AK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,115 19%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

9 days

83,300 32%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

4 days

38,802 32%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

1 day

59,900 73%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

4 days

52,377 75%

Aurora Public Schools

CO

3 days

39,872 66%

Austin Independent School District

TX

4 days

80,032 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

5 days

79,297 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

5 days

113,814 50%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

16,958 36%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,041 83%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

5 days

13,197 23%

Boston Public Schools

MA

3 days

51,433 ND%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,734 49%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

20,296 73%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

1 day

270,978 60%

Buffalo School District

NY

2 days

32,891 73%

Burlington School District

VT

1 day

3,834 46%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

1 day

47,135 25%

Champlain Valley School District

VT

3 days

4,244 11%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,769 57%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

147,638 58%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,839 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

61,552 36%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

358,453 78%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

34,802 7%

Clark County School District

NV

5 days

330,225 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

4 days

54,840 93%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

2 days

37,617 ND%

Cobb County School District

GA

Up to 4 days

111,854 41%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,925 ND%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

3 days

62,837 40%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

1 day

52,877 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

3 days

50,879 76%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

116,512 54%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

1 day

155,119 86%

Davis School District

UT

2 days

74,289 19%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

12,537 ND%

DeKalb County School District

GA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

99,166 73%

Denver Public Schools

CO

3 days

92,039 65%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

4 days

33,167 78%

Desoto County School District

MS

3 to 4 hours

34,392 52%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,534 86%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

1 day

48,568 ND%

Douglas County School District

CO

2 days

67,591 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

130,229 51%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

3 days

57,315 75%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

62,865 54%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

4 days

187,797 29%

Forsyth County Schools

GA

2 days

49,346 15%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

5 days

76,122 43%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,404 61%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

3-4 days plus a 45-minute online orientation and 6 hours of technology training

84,510 86%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

71,126 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

4 days

60,182 13%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

94,491 44%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,987 65%

Granite School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,767 55%

Greenville County Schools

SC

4 days for teachers with no experience; 2 days for teachers with 1 year of experience

76,158 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,950 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

4 days

179,758 53%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

181,278 46%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

5 days

51,523 46%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

6 days plus 3 virtual pedagogical training courses (see "more information)

220,252 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

5 days

209,772 80%

Howard County Public School System

MD

4 days

57,907 19%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

26,410 65%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

2 days

23,935 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

84,631 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

97,936 56%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,254 61%

Jordan School District

UT

2 days

56,176 21%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

25,764 51%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,978 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

2 days

79,913 31%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,328 45%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,854 ND%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

1,051 37%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

4 days

52,218 35%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,368 72%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,661 68%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

492,842 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

5 days

81,906 18%

Manchester School District

NH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

13,452 58%

Memphis-Shelby County Schools

TN

2 days

112,125 ND%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

6 days

62,981 55%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

84,667 ND%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

5 days

350,434 69%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

3 days

75,431 77%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Not specified

35,580 57%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,967 70%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

2 days (3 days for new Special Education teachers)

162,680 33%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

4 days

20,180 71%

New York City Department of Education

NY

4

922,935 72%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

2 days

35,665 74%

NOLA Public Schools

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

4,642 54%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

2 days

30,087 72%

North East Independent School District

TX

5 days

65,186 48%

Northside Independent School District

TX

2 days

106,501 49%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

36,373 73%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

4 days

37,530 85%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

5 days

53,194 72%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

209,089 52%

Osceola County School District

FL

Number of days not specified

68,554 44%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Days not specified ("Summer Induction Training")

53,291 86%

Pasco County Schools

FL

5 days

75,048 54%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

100,948 50%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

22,567 96%

Plano Independent School District

TX

2 days

53,057 32%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

105,648 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

6,764 52%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

1-3 days

46,924 36%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

3 days

132,657 66%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

2 days

90,843 42%

Providence Public School District

RI

1 day

23,699 85%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

2-4 days

15,414 ND%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

2 days

24,763 88%

Rochester City School District

NY

Up to 5 days

27,044 89%

Round Rock ISD

TX

5 days

50,387 28%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

1 day maximum

42,196 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

5

48,745 90%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

1

48,769 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

102,884 58%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,417 53%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,923 84%

School District of Lee County

FL

3 days

94,410 49%

School District of Manatee County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,301 52%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Up to 2 days

194,172 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

2 days

128,647 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

3 days

55,271 31%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

3-4 days (see "more information")

68,269 48%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

3 days

24,968 44%

Springfield Public School District, MO

MO

4 days

25,641 55%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

21,814 99%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

5 days

36,888 66%

Stockton Unified School District

CA

Up to 7 days

37,502 74%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Up to 5 days

23,153 12%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

5 days

36,512 82%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

5 days

68,624 39%

Volusia County Schools

FL

3 days, in compliance with state mandated teacher induction program

63,223 64%

Wake County School District

NC

3 hours (see "more information")

161,784 33%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents (see "more information")

67,113 46%

West Ada School District

ID

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

40,205 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Up to 3 days

48,916 77%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Length of orientation not specified

54,707 61%
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Length of mentorship program for new teachers

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Methodology for Length of mentorship program for new teachers

The answer reflects the length of time for which teachers are guaranteed mentors (those who mentor/coach/guide other teachers). If mentors are available upon request for an additional amount of time, this information is included. Typically, mentors are provided for a pre-determined amount of time for new teachers or new to the district teachers. Also of note is that districts may use various terms for mentors (e.g., coaches, instructional coaches, etc).

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

1 year

89,788 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,854 87%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

81,715 16%

Anchorage School District

AK

2 years

46,115 19%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

3 years

83,300 32%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

38,802 32%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,900 73%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

3 years

52,377 75%

Aurora Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

39,872 66%

Austin Independent School District

TX

2 years

80,032 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

3 years

79,297 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

3 years

113,814 50%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

16,958 36%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,041 83%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

2 years

13,197 23%

Boston Public Schools

MA

1 year
Mentors are provided to "novice" teachers

51,433 ND%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

2 years

73,734 49%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

2 years
in accordance with state law

20,296 73%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

1 year

270,978 60%

Buffalo School District

NY

2 years

32,891 73%

Burlington School District

VT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

3,834 46%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

2 years

47,135 25%

Champlain Valley School District

VT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

4,244 11%

Charleston County School District

SC

1 year
(see footnote)

49,769 57%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

3 years

147,638 58%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

1 year

55,839 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

1 year

61,552 36%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

2 years

358,453 78%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

2 years

34,802 7%

Clark County School District

NV

1 year

330,225 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

3 years

54,840 93%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

1 year

37,617 ND%

Cobb County School District

GA

Not specified

111,854 41%

Columbus City Schools

OH

2 years

48,925 ND%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

2 years

62,837 40%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

2 years

52,877 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

3 years
in accordance with state law

50,879 76%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

1 year

116,512 54%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

1 year

155,119 86%

Davis School District

UT

3 years

74,289 19%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

1 year
in accordance with state law

12,537 ND%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

99,166 73%

Denver Public Schools

CO

1 year

92,039 65%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Not specified

33,167 78%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

34,392 52%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

1 year

49,534 86%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

3 years

48,568 ND%

Douglas County School District

CO

2 years

67,591 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

130,229 51%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

2 years

57,315 75%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

2 years

62,865 54%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

1 year

187,797 29%

Forsyth County Schools

GA

3 years

49,346 15%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,122 43%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,404 61%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

1 year

84,510 86%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

1 year

71,126 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

1 year

60,182 13%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

94,491 44%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,987 65%

Granite School District

UT

3 years

66,767 55%

Greenville County Schools

SC

1 year

76,158 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

3 years

72,950 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Not specified

179,758 53%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

3 years

181,278 46%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,523 46%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

2 years

220,252 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

1 year

209,772 80%

Howard County Public School System

MD

1 year

57,907 19%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

1 year

26,410 65%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,935 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

District acknowledges state law

84,631 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Not specified

97,936 56%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,254 61%

Jordan School District

UT

3 years

56,176 21%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Not specified

25,764 51%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,978 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

1 year

79,913 31%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,328 45%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,854 ND%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

1 year
A second year of mentoring shall be available, if desired.

1,051 37%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

2 years

52,218 35%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,368 72%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

2 years

72,661 68%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

2 years

492,842 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

1 year

81,906 18%

Manchester School District

NH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

13,452 58%

Memphis-Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,125 ND%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

3 years

62,981 55%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

3 years

84,667 ND%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

3 years

350,434 69%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

1 year

75,431 77%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

3 years
(see "more information")

35,580 57%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,967 70%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

3 years

162,680 33%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

2 years

20,180 71%

New York City Department of Education

NY

1 year

922,935 72%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

30 weeks, in accordance with state law

35,665 74%

NOLA Public Schools

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

4,642 54%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

1 year

30,087 72%

North East Independent School District

TX

1 year

65,186 48%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

106,501 49%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

2 years

36,373 73%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

1 year

37,530 85%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

1 year

53,194 72%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

2 years

209,089 52%

Osceola County School District

FL

1 year

68,554 44%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

1 year

53,291 86%

Pasco County Schools

FL

1 year

75,048 54%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

1 year

100,948 50%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Not specified

22,567 96%

Plano Independent School District

TX

2 years

53,057 32%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

1 year

105,648 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

2 years

6,764 52%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

2 years

46,924 36%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

1 year
New teachers are provided mentors during the "induction period".

132,657 66%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

1 year
in accordance with state law

90,843 42%

Providence Public School District

RI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,699 85%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

1 year

15,414 ND%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,763 88%

Rochester City School District

NY

1 year

27,044 89%

Round Rock ISD

TX

1 year

50,387 28%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

2 years

42,196 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

2 years

48,745 90%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

2 years

48,769 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

2 years
In accordance with state law

102,884 58%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

1 year
typically one-year long; however, if the teacher has less than two prior years of teaching experience outside of the District, the PAR Panel may recommend said teacher for second-year teacher assistance.

52,417 53%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

2 years

46,923 84%

School District of Lee County

FL

1 year

94,410 49%

School District of Manatee County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,301 52%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

3 years

194,172 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

1 year

128,647 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

1 year

55,271 31%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Not specified

68,269 48%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,968 44%

Springfield Public School District, MO

MO

2 years

25,641 55%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

1 year

21,814 99%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

3 years

36,888 66%

Stockton Unified School District

CA

2 years

37,502 74%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,153 12%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

3 years

36,512 82%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

68,624 39%

Volusia County Schools

FL

1 year

63,223 64%

Wake County School District

NC

3 years

161,784 33%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

2 years

67,113 46%

West Ada School District

ID

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

40,205 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

1 year

48,916 77%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

3 years

54,707 61%
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Additional paid leave for professional development not already required by the district

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Methodology for Additional paid leave for professional development not already required by the district

Leave for union activities is no longer included as professional development leave. (2018)

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Yes
Paid professional development leave (number of days not specified); 1 year paid sabbatical leave (percentage of pay not specified)

89,788 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Yes
Paid leave to participate in meetings, conferences, and workshops (amount of time not specified); 1 year partially-paid developmental leave (half salary) or half year at full salary

66,854 87%

Alpine School District

UT

Yes
Leave to attend professional meetings related to teaching area/experience (amount of time not specified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

81,715 16%

Anchorage School District

AK

Yes
2 days at $100 per day on non-school days

46,115 19%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Yes
Paid leave to attend institutes and conferences (amount not specified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary)

83,300 32%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Yes
1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary for the year of leave; or 3/4 salary for the year of leave and the year after); leave for professional visitations (amount of time not specified)

38,802 32%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Yes
Paid developmental leave (one year at half salary, or half of a school year at full salary) in accordance with state law

59,900 73%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,377 75%

Aurora Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

39,872 66%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (one year at half salary, or half of a school year at full salary), in accordance with state law

80,032 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Yes
1 year sabbatical leave at half salary; paid professional leave (number of days not specified) to attend professional meetings

79,297 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Yes
Sabbatical leave for graduate study or other professional growth with partial salary (50-60% salary)

113,814 50%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Yes
paid professional leave (number of days not specified); 1 year sabbatical leave at half salary

16,958 36%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Yes
Professional leave granted to board employees at the discretion of the supervisor (number of days not specified).

23,041 83%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Yes
leave for professional growth upon approval by Superintendent (unspecified)

13,197 23%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Yes
2,000 paid days annually across district for professional development leave

51,433 ND%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Yes
30 days of paid professional leave; 1 day for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards portfolio completion (plus 1 personal leave day)

73,734 49%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Yes
paid leave time to attend educational conferences, conventions, and meetings (leave amount unspecified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (3/4 salary)

20,296 73%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Yes
1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (75% salary); teacher directed improvement funds (amount unspecified); paid temporary leave duty (unspecified amount); 3 days of paid professional leave to attend a full-time course of summer study

270,978 60%

Buffalo School District

NY

Yes
Paid professional leave (number of days not specified); 1 year sabbatical leave at half salary (or full pay for one-half (1/2) year of leave)

32,891 73%

Burlington School District

VT

Yes
Paid professional leave for attendance at meetings, conferences, or for classroom visitation in the individual's teaching field. (number of days not specified)

3,834 46%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Yes
Professional leave to conduct district business, to attend professional meetings/conferences, to participate in workshops/in-service training programs or school visitations (2 days); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave

47,135 25%

Champlain Valley School District

VT

Yes
Paid professional days may be granted to attend programs, engage in school visitations, or participate in other activities of an educational nature (number of days not specified).

4,244 11%

Charleston County School District

SC

Yes
5 days paid professional leave per year to attend professional meetings

49,769 57%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Yes
in accordance with state law (time unspecified, to be determined by Superintendent)

147,638 58%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Yes
Attendance at professional conferences/meetings (number of days not specified)

55,839 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Yes
Professional leave to attend meetings/conferences, conduct workshops, serve on committees, to participate in staff development, to observe other personnel (number of days not specified)

61,552 36%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Yes
paid leave (amount of leave unspecified) to bargaining unit employees to attend conferences, meetings, workshops or conventions of professional organizations.

358,453 78%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

34,802 7%

Clark County School District

NV

Yes
10 paid days, to be used collectively, to attend professional meetings, conferences, or visiting schools (as part of the 250 association days)

330,225 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Yes
professional leave (7 days)

54,840 93%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Yes
Sabbatical leave (amount and pay unspecified)

37,617 ND%

Cobb County School District

GA

Yes
paid professional leave (amount unspecified) to attend work-related conferences, seminars, or training sessions, if directed by their supervisor

111,854 41%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Yes
Professional leave (amount unspecified); 1 year sabbatical leave with partial salary

48,925 ND%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Yes
School business leave for professional meetings or other school-related responsibilities (number of days not specified, dependent on budget allotment);Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law,

62,837 40%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Yes
Unit members at schools that develop SIP plans and have requested release time for staff development and/or professional growth shall have the request honored.

52,877 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Yes
15 days for educational/professional leave, but substitute pay must be deducted from the teacher’s salary

50,879 76%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional development leave for up to 1 year at partial pay or 6 months at full pay for teachers with more than 5 years experience in the district, in accordance with state law

116,512 54%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

155,119 86%

Davis School District

UT

Yes
Each school is allotted 1 day for every 4 full time educators (or 1 for 3 educators in year-round schools), to attend educational meetings, workshops, or for school observations.

74,289 19%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Yes
4 days for school visitations; 1 year sabbatical leave with partial salary

12,537 ND%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Yes
1 paid day per school allotted by district for each seven full-time certificated employees

99,166 73%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

92,039 65%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Yes
Paid leave to attend educational meetings or to visit other schools (number of days not specified); 1 year sabbatical leave (amount of pay not specified)

33,167 78%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

34,392 52%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Yes
The district retains the right to determine all levels and requirements of professional development in accordance with state and district policies

49,534 86%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Yes
1 day of paid individual professional development leave; paid Administrative leave (amount unspecified) available for workshops, seminars, meetings; 1 year partially paid educational leave (1/2 salary)

48,568 ND%

Douglas County School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,591 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Yes
3 days of professional leave during pre/post-planning activities; district curriculum committee; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (60% salary)

130,229 51%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

57,315 75%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Yes
Partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary, amount of time not specified)

62,865 54%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Yes
Administrative leave for job-related duties (number of days not specified)

187,797 29%

Forsyth County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,346 15%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

76,122 43%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Yes
paid professional leave to attend conferences or events (number of days not specified)

29,404 61%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

84,510 86%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

71,126 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

60,182 13%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Yes
Professional day to engage in activities associated with professional development, district mandated business, compliance, or principal's discretion

94,491 44%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional leave to attend workshops, conventions, or meetings (number of days not specified); Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

55,987 65%

Granite School District

UT

Yes
1 year sabbatical leave (half salary)

66,767 55%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Yes
sabbatical leave after 7 yrs service at 50% pay; leave for professional activities (workshops, conferences, etc)

76,158 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Yes
professional leave with deduction (substitute pay deducted - 3-5 successive days, 10 total); professional leave without deduction (days not specified)

72,950 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

179,758 53%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Yes
3 paid days to attend conferences; 6 months at full pay or 1 year at half pay of sabbatical leave in accordance with state law

181,278 46%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Yes
Work related absence (number of days not specified) to attend workshops, classroom visitations, professional meetings, approved committees

51,523 46%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Yes
a maximum of 10% of the total subject area group of teachers shall be given approved paid leave to represent their group if leave requested on a school day; no maximum limit for professional duty on a non-school day

220,252 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Yes
Short leaves for professional business; Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

209,772 80%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

57,907 19%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Yes
Paid professional leave (amount unspecified) to attend professional activities

26,410 65%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Yes
full pay while absent for professional purposes (the amount of leave is not specified).

23,935 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

84,631 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Yes
Professional Leave (400 days for all teachers); Association leave (maximum of 275 days for teachers collectively and a maximum of 8 days for an individual teacher)

97,936 56%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Yes
Paid professional leave (number of days not specified); sabbatical leave paid at the rate of 65% of salary

48,254 61%

Jordan School District

UT

Yes
1 day professional leave per 4.5 teachers at each school; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

56,176 21%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

25,764 51%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Yes
paid professional activities leave to attend professional meetings (number of days not specified)

14,978 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional development leave to attend meetings, conferences and workshops (number of days not specified); Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

79,913 31%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

53,328 45%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,854 ND%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Yes
(number of days not specified)

1,051 37%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

52,218 35%

Little Rock School District

AR

Yes
paid leave to visit other District schools (first year teachers only, up to 4 days), visit classrooms, attend meetiings or educational conferences at District's request (2 days), attend legal proceedings connected to employment (no. of days unspecified)

23,368 72%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Yes
Paid educational meeting leave; sabbatical leave available per state law (paid at 50% of regular salary)

72,661 68%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Yes
Paid leave to attend conferences and conventions; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

492,842 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

81,906 18%

Manchester School District

NH

Yes
1 paid professional day to participate in out-of-district professional development during the teacher workshop day; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (50% salary)

13,452 58%

Memphis-Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,125 ND%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Yes
1 day for each 8 teachers per school; 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

62,981 55%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Yes
10 days

84,667 ND%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Yes
3 paid weeks of short-term professional leave when school is not in session, in accordance with state law.

350,434 69%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Yes
Paid professional leave (number of days not specified); 1 year of partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

75,431 77%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Yes
Leave for school purposes; Standards Team Leave (1-2 weeks); Sabbatical leave (see "more information"); Nat. Board Cert. Leave (5 days); Teacher Exchange Program (1+ yr)

35,580 57%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Yes
1 year professional study leave for tenured teachers

53,967 70%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Yes
leave for academic study at 50-60% of regular pay; paid leave to attend professional meetings (amount of leave not specified); paid leave for summer school (amount of leave not specified)

162,680 33%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

Yes
Paid leave time to attend conferences or to visit other schools (amount of time unspecified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical (3/4 salary)

20,180 71%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Yes
1 year partially paid special study sabbatical leave to achieve certification (70% salary)

922,935 72%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Yes
paid leave to attend conferences when excused by District Superintendent (number of days not specified)

35,665 74%

NOLA Public Schools

LA

Yes
paid professional leave (number of days not specified); sabbatical leave paid at the rate of 65% of salary

4,642 54%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Yes
paid professional leave (number of days not specified)

30,087 72%

North East Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional development leave to attend meetings, conferences, and workshops (amount of time not specified); Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

65,186 48%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

106,501 49%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Yes
Paid leave for educational meetings and conferences (amount unspecified); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (2/3 salary)

36,373 73%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Yes
Paid professional leave to attend conferences, workshops, and meetings (amount of time not specified)

37,530 85%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Yes
Paid absence for professional purposes (number of days not specified)

53,194 72%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Yes
10 paid temporary professional days to attend classes for certificate/license renewal or extension; paid temporary duty (amount unspecified) for meetings & professional growth

209,089 52%

Osceola County School District

FL

Yes
2 days professional development leave (1 or more days for school visitation or attending meetings/conferences; school visitation limited to 2 days); 1 year partially paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

68,554 44%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Yes
Professional development leave to attend meetings, conferences, and workshops; Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

53,291 86%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Yes
30 days per occasion for the purpose of attending conferences, workshops, institutes, school visitations, and other meetings related to education; partially paid sabbatical leave to attend a certification education program (55% salary)

75,048 54%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Yes
10 days paid professional leave to attend summer session at college during pre- and/or post-school periods.

100,948 50%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Yes
paid Professional Leave (number of days unspecified and must be board-approved); district acknowledges state law regarding sabbatical leaves

22,567 96%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Yes
Developmental leave (1 year at 50% salary, or half a year at full salary), in accordance with state law

53,057 32%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Yes
5 days of paid professional summer school leave to attend college or workshops when school is not in session

105,648 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Yes
professional leave to visit other schools or to attend educational meetings and conferences (number of days not specified); partially paid sabbatical leave (half of a school year at 75% salary, or 1 year at 50% salary)

6,764 52%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Yes
2-4 paid days of professional leave

46,924 36%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Yes
1 day professional growth leave, 1 year Sabbatical leave at half salary; leave to attend professional meetings, programs or workshops on day or days immediately preceding end of school year (days not specified)

132,657 66%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Yes
(number of days not specified)

90,843 42%

Providence Public School District

RI

Yes
2 days for purposes related to school or district; 1 day for work-related school visits; 1 year partially-paid sabbatical leave (half salary)

23,699