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ERIC Number: ED498767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Non-Instructional Time for Elementary School Teachers: Strategies from Schools in North Carolina
Reeves, Cynthia; Emerick, Scott; Hirsch, Eric
Center for Teaching Quality
Governor Mike Easley signed into law House Bill 1151 in July 2006, requiring schools to develop a plan to provide at least five hours of duty-free instructional planning time per week and a daily duty-free lunch period for every teacher. Acknowledging the difficulties in creating school schedules that incorporate sufficient non-instructional time--particularly at the elementary school level--the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Advisory Board, in collaboration with The Center for Teaching Quality, and with generous support from the Karen and Christopher Payne Family Foundation, convened a meeting of nine elementary school principals to learn how they create and protect non-instructional time for teachers. This brief is designed to document successful strategies that have helped these elementary schools meet or exceed the planning time requirements of HB 1151. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 3 notes.) [This report was produced by the Center for Teaching Quality, formerly known as the Southeast Center for Teaching Quality. Support for this brief was provided by the Karen and Christopher Payne Family Foundation.]
Center for Teaching Quality. 976 Airport Road Suite 250, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Tel: 919-951-0200; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeast Center for Teaching Quality, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina