Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Teachers - Number of Days Shorter, Day Length Longer

Data collected by KASB shows that since 1998, the number of days in a teacher’s annual contract has decreased by approximately 10 days, and the average length of each of those days has increased by approximately 10 minutes.  


According to data collected via KASB’s annual Teacher Contract Details and Teacher Negotiation Settlement Surveys, the average number of days in a teacher’s contract has decreased from 187.23 in 1998 to 178.78 in 2016, as shown in the following graph:




However, during that same time, the length of teachers’ contract days has increased from 7 hours and 52 minutes to 8 hours, as shown in the following graph:




When you combined the data from the two charts above, you come up with the total contract hours for teachers.  This shows that total teacher hours have decreased an average of almost 40 hours since 1998 (from 1471 to 1432), as shown in the following graph.  




And finally, the number of days off for teachers has to be considered.  As the graph below shows, from 1998 to 2016, the total number of vacation, sick, and personal days available to teachers has increased by approximately 5.5 days.  




What does this data tell us?  It tells us that since 1998,
  • Total contract days for teachers has decreased by almost 10 days.  
  • Time per day for teachers has increased by almost 10 minutes.
  • Total contract hours for teachers has decreased by almost 40 hours.
  • The total for teacher vacation, sick, and personal days has increased by over 5 days.  


For more details on teacher contracts and other school district data, visit kasb.org/research.  

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