Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies


Every teacher who is regularly employed for a period of time more than one-half (1/2) the class periods of the regular school day shall be provided at least one (1) paid planning period within each school instructional day to be used to complete necessary preparations for the instruction of students. The planning period shall be the length of the usual class period in the school to which such teacher is assigned, and shall be not less than thirty (30) minutes. A teacher shall not be assigned any responsibilities during this period, and the County shall not increase the number of hours to be worked by a teacher as a result of such teacher being granted a planning period.

Substitute teachers may be utilized to assist with classroom responsibilities in cases where the regular teacher is unavailable for teaching purposes as a result of this policy; however any substitute teacher who is employed to teach a minimum of two (2) consecutive days in the same position shall be granted a planning period.

A teacher may exchange his/her planning period for any compensation or benefit mutually agreed upon by the employee and the Superintendent of Schools or his/her agent. A teacher and the Superintendent or his/her agent may not agree to terms which are different from those available to any other teacher within the individual school or to terms which in any way discriminate among such teachers within the individual school. This shall be a written agreement, dated and signed by the employee/teacher and the Superintendent or his/her agent.

WV Code 18A-4-14