>That is called the enrichment/tutoring period.
I think the above is your strongest arguement. Tell the principal what you
do during this time (yearbook, art club) and ask if he/she is willing to be
responsible for this not being available to the students. Also, look into
your state laws on the subject.
Unfortunately, here in Texas a principal can require a teacher to do
ANYTHING during contract time. I know of an art teacher in my district that
has to call people from the community to come in and eat with a student
during her extra time. Mine used to require that I create a school
newsletter once a week on how to read to your child. (try coming up with
info. on that subject for a whole year)
As someone who used to sponsor yearbook, I think that is your main backbone
for refusing to do this extra duty. Do you get extra compensation for
sponsoring yearbook? If not, throw that in too. Document how much out of
school time you spend on the yearbook (I remember many nights working to
meet a deadline at 2:00 a.m. after I had sent the students home at 10:00)
Let us know how this turns out.
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