By Salinas H.B. No. 830 77R4085 KKA-F A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to time management and required service for classroom 1-3 teachers. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 21.404, Education Code, is amended to read 1-6 as follows: 1-7 Sec. 21.404. PLANNING AND PREPARATION TIME. (a) Each 1-8 classroom teacher is entitled to at least 450 minutes within each 1-9 two-week period for instructional preparation, including 1-10 parent-teacher conferences, evaluating students' work, and 1-11 planning. A planning and preparation period under this section may 1-12 not be less than 45 minutes within the instructional day. During a 1-13 planning and preparation period, a classroom teacher may not be 1-14 required to participate in any other activity. 1-15 (b) In addition to the time required under Subsection (a), a 1-16 school district shall schedule within the regular work day, as 1-17 described by Section 21.4051, at least one two-hour period each 1-18 month during which classroom teachers may jointly plan and 1-19 collaborate based on the subject area or grade level taught by the 1-20 teachers. 1-21 SECTION 2. Subchapter I, Chapter 21, Education Code, is 1-22 amended by adding Section 21.4051 to read as follows: 1-23 Sec. 21.4051. MAXIMUM WORK DAY. (a) A regular work day for 1-24 a classroom teacher may not extend beyond the 30-minute period 2-1 immediately following conclusion of the last class period of the 2-2 school day. 2-3 (b) Except in an emergency, a school district shall provide 2-4 a classroom teacher with at least 24-hours advance notice of any 2-5 meeting to be held outside of the regular work day. 2-6 SECTION 3. This Act applies beginning with the 2001-2002 2-7 school year. 2-8 SECTION 4. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives 2-9 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as 2-10 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this 2-11 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this 2-12 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.