Mr. Anderson
United States of America

We, the teachers of Mark Twain, have had minutes added to our day that has taken away from our prep time. As it currently exists, our prep time is from 2:55 to 3:15 (20 minutes). All other sites have one hour of prep time.

Prep times:
Bret Harte: 2:15 to 3:15 (1 HOUR)
Fremont: 2:15 to 3:15 (1 HOUR)
Mark Twain: 2:55 to 3:15 (20 MINUTES)
John Muir: Prep period; (1 HOUR)
Corcoran High: Prep period (1 HOUR)

In the 2002-2003 school year, school began at 8:20 and there was a ten minute recess (1:45 to 1:55) at the end of the day. School was dismissed at 2:35. Prep time: 40 minutes

In the 2003-2004 school year, breakfast in the classroom was enforced. School began at 8:08 (12 minutes earlier) and the ten minute recess at the end of the day was taken away. School was still dismissed at 2:35. The lost of 22 minutes was never adjusted as it should have been. Prep time: 40 minutes
(Note: The teachers of Mark Twain agrued the point that minutes were not adjusted for in 2003-2004 but were not listened to by administration.)

The 2004-2005 school year was the same as described in the 2203-2004 school year. Prep time: 40 minutes

In the 2005-2006 school year, school begins at 8:10. There is a 20 minute tutoring/detention period at lunch and the day was adjusted for this by adding 20 minutes on to the end of the day. School is dismissed at 2:55; leaving us with only a 20 minute prep period. Prep time: 20 minutes
(Note: Not all teachers voted to have the 20 minute tutoring/detention added on to the day)

In 2005-2006, school should still have been dismissed at 2:35 making up for the 20 minutes that was lost in the 2003-2004 school year (The two minutes were accounted for by making school start at 8:10 instead of 8:08).

We, the teachers of Mark Twain, are requesting for ONE HOUR of prep time as all other school sites have today.

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The More prep time at Mark Twain petition to Mr. Anderson was written by Patricia Dondero and is in the category Education at GoPetition.