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DISD Board Votes Against Extra 45 Minutes For Teachers

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Dallas Independent School District teachers could soon see changes to the rule that requires them to work an eight-hour day, including the removal of a 45-minute work extension that was added this year.

An overwhelming number of teachers told the district it didn’t help them or their students. Instead, they say it takes time away from other tasks like planning lessons and grading papers.

Teachers argue that the added 45-minutes is filled with meetings, development sessions instead of areas like tutoring, parent meetings or extra time with children.

Tuesday night, the teachers told the district the time felt forced.

The DISD board will now roll the eight-hour workday (plus a 30 minute lunch break) back to the state minimum 7 hours 45 minutes.

The 8-hour day was put in to place in January, it will now roll back immediately.

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