The Monroe City School Board shall require instructional personnel to work at least the minimum number of days stipulated by their contract.  Typically, personnel shall be required to work the following minimum periods:


9-month employees

182 working days

10-month employees 

202 working days

11-month employees

217 working days

12-month employees

233 working days




The Monroe City School Board shall require all personnel to follow the school calendar and holiday schedule during the school term.  The Superintendent, with approval from the Monroe City School Board, shall establish office hours and work schedules outside the normal school calendar as necessary.  Normal business hours shall be officially designated as 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday for the central office.


Principals and the administrative staff should be in their buildings ahead of students or teachers, and should remain in their buildings until students and teachers have gone from school.  Principals who leave their buildings for any purpose, other than attendance at civic clubs, principals' meetings, going to the administrative offices of the School Board, or other routine business affairs connected with the schools, shall secure prior approval of the Superintendent or his/her designee for such absence.


The maximum school day for teachers shall be seven and one-half (7½) hours. Teachers are expected to be at school at least fifteen (15) minutes before school starts and may leave school no sooner than fifteen (15) minutes after the close of school each day.  Teachers shall be permitted to leave school grounds during their duty-free lunch period using prescribed procedures for checking out and back in to the school campus. Exceptions to this time schedule may be made by the principal/building administrator when, in his/her opinion, a justifiable request has been made in advance by the teacher. School day shall mean the regular student attendance hours, whether or not students are actually present.


Paraprofessionals shall report to work at the time teachers do.  They may leave at the completion of a six and one-half (6½) hour day.  The day’s schedule shall include breaks consistent with those afforded teachers who are not on duty at recess periods.  The lunch period shall be equal to that of teachers; and when in-service training activities are scheduled which concern paraprofessionals, these will be considered a part of that work day.  These must be planned in advance and announced at least one (1) week prior to being held.


Principals and department heads shall be authorized to adjust staff personnel schedules during the work week in order to prevent any employee incurring overtime work, unless properly authorized.


All employees shall personally record their arrival and departure time using the designated time clock.




The Superintendent or his/her designee may designate and maintain a summer work schedule that varies from the normal business hours.  The principal will be responsible for the operation of the school during the summer months.  This includes summer maintenance, financial statements, requisitions, request for services, reports, mail and correspondence, school records and transcripts, and the coordination of the school operation with the School Board.


In order to achieve the most efficient use of personnel at each school, the assistant principals, school secretaries and all other ten (10) and eleven (11) month employees shall work their required number of days at the discretion of the principal.


The principal shall give the Superintendent a telephone number(s), where he/she may be contacted at any time.  The assistant principal shall be contacted in the absence of the principal as needed.




Any employee recovering from a work-related disability and whose recovery is determined by a physician to be to the point where the employee can resume at least partial duties and/or hours of work, may be allowed to return to work on a modified duty schedule.  Such a work schedule and/or the nature of the work to be performed by the returning employee shall be at the discretion of the School Board.  The School Board shall endeavor to provide reasonable accommodation to such an employee based on the employee’s circumstances and conditions of employment in accordance with School Board policy GAAB, Individuals with Disabilities.  A modified work schedule may continue only until the employee is certified to return to his or her normal work schedule by a physician or the employee has been determined to be permanently disabled.



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:81


Monroe City School Board