Sunday, June 7, 2009


While perusing NYC Educator's site, I happened to read a response by Carol K. regarding the 2009-2010 school calendar. Now, I've been teaching for quite some time, and I can't recall a year when teachers have worked past the last day of school for students. Since time immemorial, our last day has been the last half day for students. But if you look at the calendar, you can see that while the last day for students is Friday, June 25, the last day for teachers is Monday, June 28.

I don't know about you, but I am certainly looking forward to a staff development day in 95 degree heat right before summer vacation. Does anyone have any insight on this newest infringement on our school year?


Chaz said...

Of course our union leaders will be sleeping in their air conditioned offices on that day. Randi is asleep at the wheel again.

ed notes online said...

My friends are assuming the last day is still Friday for most people and the assumption is that the last 2 days Monday and Tues are for those who usually work those days.

17 (really 15) more years said...

I do remember several years ago when we came in on a Monday without the kids- however, it was NOT on June 28th, it was several days earlier. I am strangely happy to know, however, that I'm not the only one pissed off over a year in advance.

Norm- I am fairly certain your friends are assuming incorrectly, secretaries, guidance counselors, etc. will probably work until June 30th- the latest ever.