Hi...I teach 6 classes a day...each 43 mins. long...plus a 15 min. homeroom
situation here in northern California (SF). We have 5 min. passing periods
(due to a large campus of many portables added), one 43 min. prep period (I
have 4 preps a day), and lunch. I teach middle school. Lots and LOTS of
dutytime, though. I head up the Art Department (hee, hee) because I'm the
only art teacher.
There is not even one elementary art teacher in our district (and our
district is supposedly a "progressive" one). The "art" is given strictly
volunteerly by non-art-trained PTA moms at this level through an "Art in
the Trunk" series. THIS is hit and miss at it's finest. Some years they
can't even get one mom to volunteer.
High school teachers have only 5 classes per day. There are 3 art teachers
(2 full-time and one PT) at our feeder high school. Department heads have
only 4 classes/day.
Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526 bkramer.ca.us...(sch)925-552-5620