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Every teacher is entitled to a duty-free lunch and
planning and preparation time. Except for a few minor
changes made in the 1995 rewrite of the Texas Education
Code, the statutes have essentially remained the same.

Duty-free lunch – Texas Education Code, Sec. 21.405
By law, each classroom teacher and full-time librarian
gets at least a 30-minute lunch period “free from all
duties and responsibilities connected with the instruction
and supervision of students.” According to a Texas
Attorney General opinion, the term “duty” would include a
directive that teachers remain on campus during lunch,
because it would relate to student instruction or
supervision. Districts cannot require teachers to stay on
campus during their 30-minute lunch even if the campus
is “closed” for students.

The law provides exceptions—personnel shortages, extreme
economic conditions or unavoidable/unfor...See More
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On 12/22/06, Does your state offer similar rights? wrote:
> Every teacher is entitled to a duty-free lunch and
> planning and preparation time. Except for a few minor
> changes made in the 1995 rewrite of the Texas Education
> Code, the statutes have essentially remained the same.
>
>...See More
Mar 11, 2008
leah landry Hi, would someone please give me some information regarding having to attend ARD Meetings during your conference period. My union rep said this is against the law, but the special ed rep at my school says that it is not because it falls under parent/teacher conference or student evaluation. Please help! I get so mad when I see an ARD meeting schedu...See More
Sep 11, 2009
Elizabeth Harrison On 9/11/09, leah landry wrote: > Hi, would someone please give me some information regarding > having to attend ARD Meetings during your conference period. My > union rep said this is against the law, but the special ed rep > at my school says that it is not because it falls under > parent/teacher conference or student evaluation. Pl...See More
Nov 11, 2009
Robert On 11/11/09, Elizabeth Harrison wrote: > On 9/11/09, leah landry wrote: >> Hi, would someone please give me some information regarding >> having to attend ARD Meetings during your conference period. My >> union rep said this is against the law, but the special ed rep >> at my school says that it is not because it falls un...See More
Sep 6, 2011
J. Wilson On 11/11/09, Elizabeth Harrison wrote: > On 9/11/09, leah landry wrote: >> Hi, would someone please give me some information regarding >> having to attend ARD Meetings during your conference period. My >> union rep said this is against the law, but the special ed rep >> at my school says that it is not because it falls un...See More
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