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=24882
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Amount of elementary teacher planning time

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Methodology for Amount of elementary teacher planning time

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Elementary: 3 hours, 40 minutes per week in 20 minute block minimums; Middle: 3 hours, 45 minutes per week and the equivalent of one full period outside the duty day

90,651 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

69,768 86%

Alpine School District

UT

Amount of time is not specified.

78,957 20%

Anchorage School District

AK

4 hours per week

48,238 46%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Teachers are given 6 hours, 50 minutes per week of planning time of which at least 3 hours, 45 minutes must be for individual planning in blocks of at least 30 minutes.

81,379 32%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

50 minutes per day, in blocks of no less than 30 minutes

38,739 34%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

62,181 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

elementary: 1 hour, 30 minutes per week; middle: 2 hours per week

51,927 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

83,067 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

45 minutes, 3 times per week

82,354 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

4 hours, 10 minutes per week in blocks of no less than 25 minutes

112,139 46%

Billings Public Schools

MT

300 minutes per week in blocks of no less than 30 minutes

16,824 39%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Not specified; teachers will be provided 30 minutes a day free of instructional and supervisory responsibilities.

24,070 65%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

50 minutes per day

12,961 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Elementary: four 48-minute blocks per week in addition to one 48-minute block for common planning, which is administratively directed; Middle: 4 hours per week, to be held on a daily basis in continuous blocks of no less than 40 minutes

53,263 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Elementary: 4 hours, 55 minutes per week (4 hours, 20 minutes per week of regular planning plus 35 minutes per week of "protected planning time"); Middle: 1 class period per day plus 35 minutes per week of "protected planning time"

73,444 51%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Elementary: 1 period per day (no less than 35 minutes in length); middle: 5 preparation periods per week

20,981 51%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Elementary: 1 hour per day; Middle: 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

271,852 62%

Buffalo School District

NY

Elementary: At least 30 minutes per day; Middle: At least one 45-minute period per day

33,245 62%

Burlington School District

VT

Not less than forty-five (45) continuous minutes per day

3,949 40%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Teachers in the extended day Kindergarten pilot receive one day of release time per month for planning purposes but have the option of receiving substitute teacher pay in lieu of taking the monthly release day. Issue not addressed for all other elementary grades.

53,549 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,551 56%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

147,428 60%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

6 hours, 15 minutes per week (in blocks of at least 40 minutes); plus one half day release time annually

54,852 30%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

30 minutes per day

60,060 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

60 continuous minutes per day

377,167 84%

Christina School District

DE

3 hours, 45 minutes per week

14,848 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

4 hours, 15 minutes per week

33,528 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Elementary: at least 4 hours, 10 minutes per week during the student instructional day in blocks of not less than 40 minutes; Middle: not specified; the school district will maintain preparation periods at the middle and secondary levels and the amount of time provided shall be equal at schools with traditional or block schedules

326,953 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

elementary: at least 90 minutes per week planning/professional learning time; middle: at least 120 minutes per week planning/professional learning time

54,345 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

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

38,679 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents. Teachers work a minimum of 7.5 hours each day and spend another 30 minutes a day in parent conferences, planning conferences, teacher preparation, related school activities, extracurricular activities and staff meetings.

113,151 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

45 minutes per day

50,327 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

59,764 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Elementary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; Middle: 45 minutes per day or 90 minutes over two days for those on block schedules

53,119 43%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Average of at least five hours per week

51,194 69%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

114,868 50%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes minimum every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

157,866 88%

Davis School District

UT

36 minutes per day in addition to a block of time once per week for either individual or group planning activities

72,987 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

45 minutes per day, provided in blocks of no less than 30 consecutive minutes

13,298 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,284 71%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Minimum of 5 hours per week, with at least 40 minutes of uninterrupted planning time per day.

91,137 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,360 73%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,537 53%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Elementary and K-8 teachers: three 45-minute periods per week within the regular school day plus one common planning period per week. Middle school teachers: 55 minutes daily

44,616 78%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

3 hours, 45 minutes per week

47,791 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

3 hours, 20 minutes per week

67,470 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

40 minutes per day before the student day; effective 2015-2016, each elementary teacher shall be provided a minimum of two resource/planning periods per week of not less than 45 minutes (one period shall be used for administratively directed professional activities and one shall be used for teacher initiated professional activities)

129,479 52%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

59,424 69%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

3 hours, 45 minutes per week

62,825 53%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Elementary: 5 hours per week, or 10 hours every 2 weeks; Middle: 1 period per day

187,445 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

74,146 37%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,377 62%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

87,428 77%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

45 minutes per day

73,332 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

55,923 10%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

96,122 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

57,133 64%

Granite School District

UT

A weekly block of 1 hour, 45 minutes in addition to one weekly 45 minute block (two times per month the 45 minutes are used for individual planning and two times per month for collaborative planning).

69,580 59%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,918 53%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Not specified; planning time is determined individually by each school.

73,059 64%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

178,214 55%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

3 hours, 45 minutes per week (monthly average)

20,288 71%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

3 hours, 45 minutes per week

181,550 48%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

elementary: an average of 30 minutes per day during the school week; middle: one planning period per day or the equivalent (amount of time not specified), in accordance with state law

51,425 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

2 hours, 30 minutes per week during the student day in addition to 35 minutes daily before or after the student day

214,386 58%

Houston Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

216,106 77%

Howard County Public School System

MD

4 hours, 10 minutes a week (with at least 3 hours, 40 minutes of such time scheduled in blocks of not less than 55 minutes and at least 30 minutes per day)

55,626 20%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

28,509 69%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

26,948 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Approximately 3 hours, 36 minutes a week, in blocks of no less than 30 minutes.

86,361 32%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Elementary: 4 hours, 10 minutes per week; Middle: 5 class periods per week

99,813 60%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Length of one class period (amount of time not specified)

48,668 62%

Jordan School District

UT

1 hour, 40 minutes per week at the elementary level; issue not addressed for middle school

53,416 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

26,625 42%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

4 hours, 10 minutes per week

15,322 100%

Katy Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

75,428 29%

Klein Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

51,810 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

2 hours, 30 minutes per week in blocks of at least 30 minutes

60,372 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

200 minutes per week distributed in blocks of no less than 30 minutes, in addition to one half day per quarter

1,001 40%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

53,257 32%

Little Rock School District

AR

No less than 30 or 40 minutes per day (see footnote)

24,383 32%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

40 minutes on dates identified by the district; dates should be scheduled for 35 times per year

76,194 69%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

40 minutes per day (outside the student day)

630,962 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

not specified

78,324 17%

Manchester School District

NH

elementary: 5 periods of at least 45 minutes each per week; middle: 1 daily class period

13,886 57%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Elementary: a minimum of 3 hours, 45 minutes per week in blocks of at least 20 minutes; Middle: at least the equivalent of 1 student period daily

63,318 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Elementary: 5 hours per week; Middle: 4 hours, 10 minutes per week

85,163 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

5 hours per week

357,249 71%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,206 81%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

4 hours, 35 minutes - 9 hours, 10 minutes per week (school sites shall select one of three options)

36,538 62%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,628 50%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

3 hours, 45 minutes per week, in minimum blocks of 20 minutes

159,010 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

5 preparation periods of 45 minutes in duration per week

21,030 52%

New York City Department of Education

NY

5 periods per week

945,625 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

A minimum of four 50 minute periods per week

35,836 79%

NOLA Public Schools

LA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,336 51%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

3 hours, 45 minutes a week (see footnote)

31,425 68%

North East Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

67,531 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

106,145 50%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Two 50 minute preparation periods weekly during the student day (one of which is for collaborative planning) in addition to 30 minutes daily before the beginning of the student day

49,621 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Elementary: minimum of 3 hours, 20 minutes per week in blocks of at least 30 minutes; Middle: 1 instructional class period a day

39,806 83%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Elementary: 7 hours, 30 minutes every ten days; Middle: 0.5 to 1 class periods per day, depending on the number of classes in the schedule

52,344 70%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Elementary: an average of 60 minutes per day, of which at least 45 minutes must be contiguous; Middle: one class period or 50 minutes per day (whichever is less)

200,674 66%

Osceola County School District

FL

Elementary: 45 consecutive minutes per day; Middle: equivalent of one regular period of instruction per day

63,031 57%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

56,282 78%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Elementary: 5 hours per week; Middle: 50 minutes per day plus a minimum of 50 planning minutes each week to be used prior to or after the student day

72,493 55%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Minimum of 30 minutes daily during the student day and the equivalent of 2 hours per week outside the student day; Tier II, III and IV Schools will have additional time added for structured planning. Teachers at Tier II, III and IV Schools will have an additional 45 minutes per week for structured planning and teachers at Tier IV Schools will have an additional 30 minutes per week of uninterrupted planning time.

102,905 50%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Elementary: one period per day (25 minutes in length), which may occur before or after the student day; Middle: a minimum of five (5) preparation periods per week

22,082 65%

Plano Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law (see footnote)

54,173 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

45 minutes per day

102,295 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

2 hours, 30 minutes per week in blocks of not less than one hour

6,746 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Elementary: 5 hours, 20 minutes per week (at least 40 continuous minutes per day); Middle: not less than 1 class period per day

46,385 40%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

4 hours, 15 minutes per week

130,808 67%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

45 minutes per day

89,332 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Elementary: 30 minutes per day; Middle: 1 period per day

23,757 87%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

225 minutes per week, in blocks of at least 30 minutes

15,929 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

30 minutes per day, on average, during the student day

24,865 91%

Rochester City School District

NY

30 minutes per day, during the student day

27,937 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

90 minutes per week

46,482 68%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

52,514 91%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

2 hours, 5 minutes a week (50 minutes per week plus 15 minutes at the beginning of the work day beginning in 2015-2016)

52,971 87%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

45 minutes to one hour per week; additional time should be provided if possible

127,680 60%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Elementary: 150 minutes per week in blocks of no less than 20 minutes; Middle: 1 class period per day (amount of time not specified)

59,778 53%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

Elementary: 2 hours, 40 minutes minutes each week; Middle: one class period a day

49,177 50%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

grades K-5: not specified; grades 6, 7 and 8 in K-8 schools: no daily preparation period but shall be provided two (2) on-site release days per school year for report card preparation, parent-teacher conferences, or preparation for their academic program

54,482 87%

School District of Lee County

FL

60 minutes per day

92,686 52%

School District of Manatee County

FL

Elementary: 3 hours, 20 minutes (at least 40 continuous minutes each day) per week during the student day and 225 minutes per week outside of the student day; Middle: 40 minutes or one full period, whichever is greater, per day during the student day and 225 minutes per week outside of the student day

48,884 54%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Elementary: one 45 minute block or two 30 minute blocks per day; Middle: 1 class period per day

192,721 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Elementary: 225 minutes per week, in blocks of at least 45 minutes; Middle: 270 minutes per week (advisors receive 360 minutes per week)

131,052 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

2 hours, 40 minutes weekly

54,215 35%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

1 hour, 20 minutes per day

67,808 47%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,403 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

5 hours per week

24,623 42%

Springfield Public School District, MO

MO

planning time required but amount of time undefined

25,767 52%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Elementary teachers are scheduled for duty free planning time following Missouri School Improvement Program Guidelines; Middle school teachers receive the equivalent of one class period of planning time following Missouri School Improvement Program Guidelines

23,810 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

50 minutes per day, in blocks of 25-60 minutes

37,110 70%

Stockton Unified School District

CA

Elementary: not specified; teachers receive stipend pay for planning time scheduled outside of their regular day; Middle: 4 hours, 10 minutes per five-day week

40,912 80%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

180 minutes per week (in blocks of at least 30 minutes)

22,848 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

Elementary: 60 consecutive minutes per day; Middle: at least one period per day

47,367 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

3 hours, 20 minutes per week

38,625 80%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

4 hours, 10 minutes per week

69,085 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Elementary: 2018-2019: 1 hour, 5 minutes per day (35 minutes within the student day, 30 minutes outside the student day); 2019-2020: 1 hours, 5 minutes per day (45 minutes within the student day, 20 minutes outside the student day); 2020-2021: 1 hour, 15 minutes per day (45 minutes within the student day, 30 minutes outside the student day); Middle: equivalent of 1 class period per day; Elementary and middle: early release time shall be unscheduled and utilized at the discretion of the teacher for job responsibilities including class planning and preparation

63,028 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Goal of at least 5 hours per week

159,881 34%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

elementary: at least 45 minutes per day; when a special subject area teacher is in charge of a teacher's class, the teacher may leave the room and have additional prep time; middle: at least 45 minutes per day

66,671 46%

West Ada School District

ID

Amount of time not specified.

38,406 26%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

At least 3 hours, 52 minutes per week, occurring in not less than 30 minute blocks. Teachers in grades 6-12 with block schedules, shall have at least 7 hours, 44 minutes per two consecutive five-day weeks with no less than 3 hours per week.

49,685 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law NCGS §115C-301.1.

55,228 60%
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Amount of secondary teacher planning time

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Methodology for Amount of secondary teacher planning time

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

1 class period per day; for block scheduling, teachers are guaranteed 7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks.

90,651 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

69,768 86%

Alpine School District

UT

Amount of time is not specified.

78,957 20%

Anchorage School District

AK

One instructional planning period per day

48,238 46%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

6 hours, 50 minutes per week of planning time of which at least 3 hours, 30 minutes must be for individual planning during the student day in blocks of at least 40 minutes.

81,379 32%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

50 minutes per day, in blocks of no less than 30 minutes

38,739 34%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

62,181 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

2 hours per week

51,927 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

83,067 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

5 periods per week or 10 periods per week when a teacher has 28 teaching periods per week

82,354 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

5 unassigned periods per week (of a 35 period week), with the objective of providing at least one period per day. If the school week is not 35 periods, a minimum of 4 hours, 10 minutes per week will be provided.

112,139 46%

Billings Public Schools

MT

300 minutes per week in blocks of no less than 30 minutes

16,824 39%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Not specified; teachers will be provided 30 minutes a day free of instructional and supervisory responsibilities.

24,070 65%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

50 minutes per day

12,961 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

4 hours per week, to be held on a daily basis in continuous blocks of no less than 40 minutes

53,263 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

1 class period per day plus 35 minutes per week of "protected planning time"

73,444 51%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

5 preparation periods per week

20,981 51%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

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

271,852 62%

Buffalo School District

NY

At least one 45-minute period per day

33,245 62%

Burlington School District

VT

Not less than one block per day (exact amount of time not specified)

3,949 40%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,549 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,551 56%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

147,428 60%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

6 hours, 15 minutes per week, in blocks of at least 40 minutes

54,852 30%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,060 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

5 hours, 50 minutes. Teachers also receive three principal-directed periods per week (length of each period not specified).

377,167 84%

Christina School District

DE

3 hours, 45 minutes per week

14,848 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

1 period per day or 225 minutes per week, whichever is greater

33,528 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Not specified; the school district will maintain preparation periods at the middle and secondary levels and the amount of time provided shall be equal at schools with traditional or block schedules

326,953 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

at least 120 minutes per week planning/professional learning time

54,345 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

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

38,679 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents. Teachers work a minimum of 7.5 hours each day and spend another 30 minutes a day in parent conferences, planning conferences, teacher preparation, related school activities, extracurricular activities and staff meetings.

113,151 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,327 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

59,764 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

45 minutes per day or 90 minutes over two days for those on block schedules.

53,119 43%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Average of at least five hours per week

51,194 69%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

114,868 50%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes minimum every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

157,866 88%

Davis School District

UT

One daily preparation period in addition to the the time provided by student late starts as approved by the board (amount of time not specified)

72,987 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

45 minutes per day

13,298 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,284 71%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Minimum of 5 hours, 45 minutes per week, with at least 40 minutes of uninterrupted planning time per day.

91,137 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,360 73%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,537 53%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

One 55-minute period daily

44,616 78%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

1 class period per day

47,791 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

Equivalent of 1 instructional period per day

67,470 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Four 90 minute periods per week for teacher initiated professional activities and one 90 minute planning period each week for administratively directed professional activities.

129,479 52%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

59,424 69%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

1 preparation period daily

62,825 53%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

1 period per day

187,445 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

74,146 37%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,377 62%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

87,428 77%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

8 hours per week in blocks of no less than 30 minutes with one block of at least 45 minutes per day

73,332 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

55,923 10%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

96,122 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

57,133 64%

Granite School District

UT

1 period per day (amount of time unspecified)

69,580 59%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,918 53%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Not specified; planning time is determined individually by each school.

73,059 64%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

178,214 55%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

3 hours, 45 minutes per week (monthly average)

20,288 71%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

3 hours, 45 minutes per week

181,550 48%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

one planning period per day or the equivalent (amount of time not specified), in accordance with state law

51,425 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

1 period of at least 45 minutes

214,386 58%

Houston Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

216,106 77%

Howard County Public School System

MD

50 minutes per day

55,626 20%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

28,509 69%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

26,948 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Approximately 3 hours, 36 minutes a week, in blocks of no less than 30 minutes.

86,361 32%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

5 class periods per week

99,813 60%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Length of one class period (amount of time not specified)

48,668 62%

Jordan School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,416 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

26,625 42%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

4 hours, 10 minutes per week

15,322 100%

Katy Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

75,428 29%

Klein Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

51,810 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

2 hours, 30 minutes per week in blocks of at least 30 minutes

60,372 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

daily equivalent of 1 class period

1,001 40%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

53,257 32%

Little Rock School District

AR

No less than 30 or 40 minutes per day (see footnote)

24,383 32%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

One period per day

76,194 69%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

5 class periods per week. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, teachers serving under a Regional Occupational Center/Regional Occupational Program Contract in Secondary Schools and teaching classes six periods during the instructional day shall be assigned ten additional hours per month for professional duties including preparing for class and collaborative planning.

630,962 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

not specified

78,324 17%

Manchester School District

NH

1 daily class period

13,886 57%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

At least the equivalent of 1 student period daily with at least 3 hours, 45 minutes per week during the student day.

63,318 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

4 hours, 10 minutes per week

85,163 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

1 period per day for traditional schedules; 1 period on alternating instructional days equal to two instructional periods during days of double period blocks for block schedules

357,249 71%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,206 81%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

4 hours, 35 minutes - 9 hours, 10 minutes per week (school sites shall select one of three options)

36,538 62%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,628 50%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

1 period per day

159,010 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

1 period per day, or 5 periods per week (amount of time not specified)

21,030 52%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

945,625 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

1 class period per day

35,836 79%

NOLA Public Schools

LA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,336 51%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

One daily planning period and, in schools using block scheduling, the equivalent.

31,425 68%

North East Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

67,531 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

106,145 50%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,621 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

A minimum of 55 minutes per day; 1 instructional period per day for teachers on a 4 block schedule; and 4 hours, 35 minutes per week over a two-week time period for teachers on extended time-block scheduling

39,806 83%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

1 to 2 class periods, depending on the number of classes in the schedule

52,344 70%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

One class period or 50 minutes per day (whichever is less)

200,674 66%

Osceola County School District

FL

Equivalent of one regular period of instruction per day

63,031 57%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

56,282 78%

Pasco County Schools

FL

50 minutes per day plus a minimum of 50 planning minutes each week to be used prior to or after the student day

72,493 55%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

1 full period or its equivalent during the student day and a minimum of 2 hours per week outside the student day; Tier II, III and IV Schools will have additional time added for structured planning. Teachers at Tier II, III and IV Schools will have an additional 45 minutes per week for structured planning and teachers at Tier IV Schools will have an additional 30 minutes per week of uninterrupted planning time.

102,905 50%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

One period per day

22,082 65%

Plano Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law (see footnote)

54,173 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

45 minutes per day

102,295 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

6,746 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Not less than 1 class period per day

46,385 40%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

45 minutes per day

130,808 67%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

4 hours, 10 minutes per week to be used in no more than 5 and no less than 2 periods

89,332 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

1 period per day

23,757 87%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

5 class periods; no less than 225 minutes per week

15,929 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,865 91%

Rochester City School District

NY

ten (10) preparation periods for one semester and either twenty-five (25) teaching periods, five (5) administrative assignments and five (5) preparation periods or at the option of the teacher and with the approval of the principal, thirty (30) teaching periods and five (5) preparation periods for the other semester.

27,937 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

1 period per day (amount of time unspecified)

46,482 68%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

7 hours, 30 minutes every two weeks (in blocks of no less than 45 minutes within the instructional day), in accordance with state law

52,514 91%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

1 period per day plus 15 minutes at the end of each work day beginning in 2015-2016

52,971 87%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

1 preparation period a day (amount of time unspecified)

127,680 60%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

1 class period per day (amount of time not specified)

59,778 53%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

One class period a day

49,177 50%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

not specified

54,482 87%

School District of Lee County

FL

60 minutes per day

92,686 52%

School District of Manatee County

FL

40 minutes or one "skinny" period, whichever is greater, per day during the student day and 225 minutes per week outside of the student day

48,884 54%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

1 class period per day

192,721 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

225 minutes per week

131,052 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

1 full class period per day

54,215 35%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

1 class period per day or its weekly equivalent

67,808 47%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,403 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

5 hours per week

24,623 42%

Springfield Public School District, MO

MO

planning time required but amount of time undefined

25,767 52%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

One class period of planning time following Missouri School Improvement Program Guidelines

23,810 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

5 minutes of preparation for every 25 minutes of classroom instructional time in one or two uninterrupted blocks during the student instructional day

37,110 70%

Stockton Unified School District

CA

4 hours, 40 minutes per five day week

40,912 80%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Not specified (planning time for high school shall follow past practices)

22,848 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

At least one period per day

47,367 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

3 hours, 45 minutes per week

38,625 80%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

4 hours, 10 minutes per week

69,085 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Equivalent of 1 class period per day; in addition early release time shall be unscheduled and utilized at the discretion of the teacher for job responsibilities including class planning and preparation.

63,028 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Goal of at least 5 hours per week

159,881 34%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

at least 45 minutes per day

66,671 46%

West Ada School District

ID

Amount of time not specified.

38,406 26%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

At least 3 hours, 52 minutes per week, occurring in not less than 30 minute blocks. Teachers in grades 6-12 with block schedules, shall have at least 7 hours, 44 minutes per two consecutive five-day weeks with no less than 3 hours per week.

49,685 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law NCGS §115C-301.1.

55,228 60%
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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

90,651 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

69,768 86%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

78,957 20%

Anchorage School District

AK

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

48,238 46%

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.

81,379 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.

38,739 34%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

62,181 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

unspecified, collaborative planning is among the accepted uses of teacher planning/professional learning time

51,927 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,067 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Secondary: principals may designate one of the teachers' preparation periods per week for collaborative planning; 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

82,354 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

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

112,139 46%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

16,824 39%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,070 65%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

12,961 21%

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

53,263 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,444 51%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

50 minutes twice a month for professional activity which is directly related to school improvement plans, student work, and teacher development.

20,981 51%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

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 principal's discretion, teachers may participate in Professional Learning Communities outside of student contact time.

271,852 62%

Buffalo School District

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,245 62%

Burlington School District

VT

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

3,949 40%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

No more than 4 hours per month will be dedicated to meetings for the purpose of collaboration, professional development, and/or at and across grade-level articulation

53,549 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,551 56%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

147,428 60%

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.

54,852 30%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,060 30%

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.

377,167 84%

Christina School District

DE

maximum of 45 minutes per week

14,848 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

No less than one class period per week

33,528 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

326,953 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

amount of time not specified; scheduled planning time should be balanced among collaborative planning, professional learning and individual planning time

54,345 100%

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.

38,679 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents. Teachers work a minimum of 7.5 hours each day and spend another 30 minutes a day in parent conferences, planning conferences, teacher preparation, related school activities, extracurricular activities and staff meetings.

113,151 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,327 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,764 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

90 minutes per week

53,119 43%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,194 69%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

A recommended minimum of 45 minutes per week

114,868 50%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

157,866 88%

Davis School District

UT

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

72,987 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

One planning period (amount of time not specified) per week

13,298 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,284 71%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Amount of time not specified; although collaborative planning time is specifically addressed in the contract.

91,137 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

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

33,360 73%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,537 53%

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

44,616 78%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

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

47,791 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,470 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Elementary teachers are provided a minimum of two 45 minute resource/planning periods per week. At least one shall be used for professional activities, which can include collaborative planning time. Secondary teachers are provided four 90 minute planning periods per week and may include time for collaborative planning, but no minimum time is specified.

129,479 52%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,424 69%

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

62,825 53%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Elementary: 60 minutes per week (or 120 minutes over a 2-week period) included in the teacher's 300 minutes per week (or 600 minutes per every 2-weeks) of planning time; Secondary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

187,445 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

74,146 37%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,377 62%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,428 77%

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.

73,332 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,923 10%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

96,122 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

57,133 64%

Granite School District

UT

Two 45 minute blocks per month for elementary teachers.

69,580 59%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,918 53%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,059 64%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

178,214 55%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

Up to 45 minutes of the weekly 225 minutes of elementary teacher preparation time may be administration-directed preparation time, which may include collaborative planning; additionally, secondary teachers are required to attend 2 meetings (elementary teachers 1 meeting) for group, team, or grade level meetings.

20,288 71%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Two days for school planning and collaboration

181,550 48%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,425 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.

214,386 58%

Houston Independent School District

TX

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

216,106 77%

Howard County Public School System

MD

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

55,626 20%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

28,509 69%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

26,948 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Approximately 54 minutes per week for collaborative planning and meeting time

86,361 32%

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.

99,813 60%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

The daily planning and preparation time may be used for collaborative planning.

48,668 62%

Jordan School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,416 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

26,625 42%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,322 100%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

75,428 29%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,810 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

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

60,372 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

1,001 40%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,257 32%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,383 32%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,194 69%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Common planning time for middle school teachers (amount of time unspecified). Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, teachers serving under a Regional Occupational Center/Regional Occupational Program Contract in Secondary Schools and teaching classes six periods during the instructional day shall be assigned ten additional hours per month for professional duties including collaborative planning.

630,962 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

78,324 17%

Manchester School District

NH

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

13,886 57%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Collaborative planning shall generally 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)

63,318 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Elementary: 60 minutes per day; Middle and Secondary: 50 minutes per day. This duty-free time can be used for common planning and/or collaboration.

85,163 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

If schools opt-in to the collaborative planning time, a maximum of 30 minutes weekly or 60 minutes bi-weekly may be dedicated to collaborative planning.

357,249 71%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,206 81%

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 at the elementary level, the district and union will explore opportunities for additional time for collaboration and preparation. Teachers of the deaf / hard of hearing students shall have 2 hours per month devoted exclusively for professional peer collaboration. Teachers in High Priority schools will participate in up to 5 additional duty duties - or the equivalent time - for professional development and peer collaboration.

36,538 62%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,628 50%

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.

159,010 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

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

21,030 52%

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.

945,625 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Elementary: preparation periods may be used by the principal or his/her designee to hold common planning periods; a maximum of 8 per month may be utilized for common planning periods. Secondary: a maximum of twelve (12) common planning periods per month may be held during a two (2) block schedule by a principal or his/her designee during preparation and service periods.

35,836 79%

NOLA Public Schools

LA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,336 51%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Elementary: one 45-minute period per week; secondary: district acknowledges state and local law

31,425 68%

North East Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,531 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

106,145 50%

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; Secondary: all student minimum days shall be extended 30 minutes beyond the normal duty day

49,621 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

39,806 83%

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.

52,344 70%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

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

200,674 66%

Osceola County School District

FL

Teachers may be required to meet for collaborative planning during regular work hours during no more than two planning periods per month. In designated School Improvement Grant schools, teachers shall have collaborative planning time twice per week (amount of time not specified).

63,031 57%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,282 78%

Pasco County Schools

FL

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

72,493 55%

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.

102,905 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

22,082 65%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,173 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

The principal may designate up to two blocks per week (45-minutes each) of the teacher's regularly scheduled planning time for collaborative planning or Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

102,295 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

amount of time not specified

6,746 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,385 40%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

130,808 67%

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

89,332 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,757 87%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

45 minutes per week

15,929 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,865 91%

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.

27,937 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

4 hours per month

46,482 68%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,514 91%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,971 87%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

127,680 60%

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.

59,778 53%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,177 50%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

elementary: 1 hour per week which shall be used for staff/faculty meetings, department meetings, grade level meetings, collaboration, professional learning communities, staff development activities, in-services, and curriculum meetings secondary: issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,482 87%

School District of Lee County

FL

30 minutes per week

92,686 52%

School District of Manatee County

FL

No more than 45 minutes per week

48,884 54%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

192,721 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

131,052 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

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

54,215 35%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Elementary: 40 minutes per day, 4 days a week may be used for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) or for tasks assigned by the principal to include team planning, curriculum review, or student study; Secondary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,808 47%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,403 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,623 42%

Springfield Public School District, MO

MO

issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

25,767 52%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,810 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,110 70%

Stockton Unified School District

CA

Once a month for no more than 60 minutes.

40,912 80%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

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

22,848 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

"Staff Development Wednesdays" shall be used for planning and implementing curriculum and instructional programs to meet goals/objectives of all school plans

47,367 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

No more than one planning period per week

38,625 80%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

69,085 37%

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.

63,028 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Professional Learning Teams must meet for a minimum of one hour per week.

159,881 34%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,671 46%

West Ada School District

ID

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

38,406 26%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,685 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

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

55,228 60%