Policy GAAZ

Work Schedules

The workday for full-time professional and administrative staff is a minimum of seven hours and thirty minutes and continues until professional responsibilities to the students and school division are completed. Administrative meetings, curriculum development, pupil supervision, assigned duties, parent conferences, group or individual planning and extra-curricular activities may require hours beyond the stated minimum. Elementary school classroom teachers are provided at least an average of thirty minutes per day during the students’ school week as planning time. Each full-time middle and secondary classroom teacher is provided one planning period per day, or the equivalent, as defined by the Board of Education, unencumbered of any teaching or supervisory duties. If a middle or secondary school classroom teacher teaches more than the standard load of students or class periods per week, as defined by the Board of Education, an appropriate contractual arrangement and compensation is provided. Work schedules for non-exempt employees will be defined by the Superintendent or his/her designee, consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act and the provisions of this policy.

Workweek Defined

For purposes of compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, the workweek for employees of the Lynchburg City School Board is 12:00 a.m. Saturday until 11:59 p.m. Friday.

Overtime

Working hours for all employees not classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including but not limited to secretaries, bus drivers, school nutrition staff, custodians, instructional assistants, and maintenance personnel, conform to federal and state regulations. The Superintendent ensures that job positions are classified as exempt or non-exempt and that employees are made aware of such classifications. Supervisors make every effort to avoid circumstances which require non-exempt employees to work more than 40 hours each week. The Lynchburg City School Board discourages overtime work by non-exempt employees. A non-exempt employee will not work overtime without the express approval of his/her supervisor. All overtime work must be approved in writing by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

Principals and supervisors must monitor on a weekly basis and report such time to the Superintendent or his/her designee and may need to adjust daily schedules to prevent non-exempt employees from working more than 40 hours in a workweek.

Accurate and complete time records of actual hours worked during the workweek must be submitted to the payroll department. The employee’s supervisor or his/her designee will review work records of employees on a regular basis to make an assessment of overtime use.

Non-exempt employees whose workweek is less than 40 hours are paid at the regular rate of pay for time worked up to 40 hours. Such employees will be provided overtime pay as provided above for working more than 40 hours in a workweek.

Employees will be provided with a copy of this policy and will be required to sign this policy to acknowledge their understanding of overtime provisions. Such signed policy will constitute the written agreement required in this section.

Attendance Expectations

All employees are expected to be present during all work hours. Absence without prior approval, chronic absences, habitual tardiness or abuses of designated working hours are all considered neglect of duty and will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Adopted: March 6, 2018
Revised: December 3, 2019

Legal Refs.:

29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq.

29 C.F.R § 516.1 et seq.

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-253.13:2, 22.1-253.13:3, 22.1-291.1, 40.1-28.8 et seq.

8 VAC 20-131-240

Cross Ref.:

IC/ID School Year/School Day