So all during FSA testing they pulled our teachers to test other grades. No subs were used, and instead they forced us to cover for these teachers. I was a “buddy” teacher the entire week and had a double load of students in my room. They did not pay me and said coverage does not get extra pay.
Is this legal?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

In your contract it probably says something along the lines of "and perform other duties as specified by the district or principal." Fair? No. Legal? Yes.


Our contract specifies if we have to take on more students on a particular day for coverage, or if a regular class has more than a certain number of students, we get extra pay. I think it would all depend on your contract. I know ours pretty decently since I am a building rep.


As 1 of 2 SPED teachers at my school, we had to work together administering state tests to the kids with IEPs every day for 3 weeks straight. We knew we weren’t getting extra pay for that, but it made a huge negative impact on our ability to provide services for our students here at the end of the school year when they needed us the most.

So extra work.. extra risk, but no extra pay? Yeah I don’t think so

Same thing happens in Virginia each year. We can’t unionize and our contracts leave us at the mercy of our districts. We were required to do 80 hrs of PD between July 4th and Aug 2nd last year and could do nothing about it!!! Our contracts even basically said they would pay us if funds were available, if they weren’t our pay was subject to change. Some things are changing at the state level this year and we will have way more rights......and we haven’t seen contracts!!! We usually get them in February.

More Posts

Any recommendations on a work field to transition to? I’ve been in retail for 20+ years with 10+ in management. It’s been very difficult to get out.

itna hike mila hai batane me khud ko sharam aati hai 🥸

Post Photo

Are most of you expected to go back into the office now? How many days do you need to be in the office per week? And which sector do you work in?

Looking to switch from France to Gulf.

Currently working as a Manager in OPs at Oliver Wyman, mainly for the Automotive, Transport and Manufacturing industries.

Any companies in the gulf region that work for similar industries and / or in Operations? The target being to make my transfer as smooth as possible.


Best tacos in San Antonio?


What's your end of the year goal? Personally or professionally? My personal goal is to finish 2 more self help/professional advancement books by January 1st. Currently reading "It didn't start with you" by Mark Wolynn. Taking rec's too if you've read any good ones!


How are the annual hikes in CBA , TIA ?


Russian espionage in a US presidential election? I feel like we're in a flashback to the 80s. Where's sylvester stallone to get us out of this mess??


Hey guys, After reading many reviews ,Is it true that WLB is not good in PWC SDC?

Daily 10-12 hours of work.

Stack: Java Microservices Spring Boot (technical work).


Do you think it is easier to sell property (as in, acreage without any structures) or homes?


4th yr looking to leave ID for PI but would be taking a big paycut. Is there still big money in PI down the road? Or is it only for the moral and lifestyle adv?


If given the opportunity, would you leave your current job to run/work at a start up? I think most people would say yes, but would you actually give up the job security/pay/benefits and take a risk?


No ladies in this bowl?


Need to address this

I got an offer with fintech company and currently finished a background check. I saw a mark on my credit, partially due to write off that I have since paid out. Should I be worried over getting rejected due to employee credit. I haven't heard from my prospectove employer


If I’m a BD director making in the $250k range at a legacy payments company like visa, Mastercard, Amex etc, what level in tech is attainable and could get me a higher income? Are level 6 faang roles attainable? What other companies and comps are good to target?

I get a lot of notifications from Samsung for some reason - anyone know how they’d pay in hcol?


Imagine if the shooters of the Loisville police were identified and sat at home until they went free.


Has anyone joined citi today?
Facing some issues, need help


A newbie earning around 70k in Jersey. I want to know how to save up/budget for buying a house in 5 years from now. Any tips?

I want to tell my boyfriend I love him but I keep getting too nervous waiting for the perfect moment and can’t get it out 🙈 any funny or inspirational stories to share?


Anyone testing in Houston? This is insane. My exam scheduled for the end of May was cancelled and I was able to reschedule for July. Really hoping that my rescheduled date doesn’t also get cancelled.


Additional Posts in Teachers

Is anyone working on edTPA?


I have a counselor that always calls a meeting when a kid complains. She doesn’t take time to talk to me about it, and I’m always in meetings. The kids are empowered here.


I don't know about you all, but it's so nice and refreshing to read the successful return to school stories. Keep them coming because this is my first week! #thankyou


What does it mean to be a STEM school?


Fav cold one for a Sunday? I like wheat beers and fruity beers.


If your students like Kahoot!, they will like Blooket! Especially playing in the crypto mode.


Good afternoon! I hope everyone felt appreciated this week and always! I am sharing this because I’m not sure what to think. The administration did some small things for us (soup and schmooze which i wish were soup and snooze LOL) but in a week which was very stressful for us with Ap exams coming up etc, we were asked to show our appreciation to each other via emails, or some special way. Nice thought, but we kinda do this every day…. Aren’t the students supposed to say thank you? 🤷‍♀️


Our student council just started having teacher of the month awards last year. It's such a great idea!


Have you been responding to work emails during the break?


Does anyone have a recommendation for a great book on being a leader? I was just appointed as team leader at school but the principal said I have leadership qualities but I’m not quite a leader yet.


Who's teaching today and who's off for the election? #holdingmybreath


My first-graders are out of control and driving me MAD. They’re so cute and mean well, but we don’t get very much done, and I think we’re falling behind because of management issues.


The long weekend (what non-teacher’s call “summer vacation”) has only focused my furious resolve to constantly combat the neolithic conservative crosshairs on education. Public education is not a business; it is a cultural nurturing ground for young individuals and a long-term investment in society. Public education is not politics; we can tell the whole truth about historyPublic education is not an armed force; we are trying to eliminate the need for arms and the people who support them.


I'm seeing a lot of teachers post that one advantage of remote teaching is fewer disruptions. While this is true, I also notice less engagement. I have students who are clearly looking down and doing something else (probably texting on phone?). Now that I can't ban cell phones in class, what can I do?


As a young teacher do you keep your age hidden from students in order to avoid losing their respect?


Have you ever worked with someone who makes your blood boil? Someone avoid in the halls and instantly stresses you out on seeing them? This teacher for me is a “mean girl” and bullies others.


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone


Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or