CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- It's part of NC Statute 115C-105.27. It states school districts should have a goal to give every teacher an average of five hours a planning time each week. Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district (CMS) parent Susan Plaza claims that is not happening.
"We hear everything from we get 30 minutes a week," Plaza said. "If I'm lucky to I get 4.5."
Plaza sent out a survey to teachers and some teachers report getting only 1.5 hours a week to plan their lessons.
"It's created more work load," Plaza said. "With less time to do it in, so I imagine they are feeling rushed, stressed and overworked."
The problem started when CMS extended the day for elementary schools so the district could save money in its transportation department. The district now uses the buses to make double routes. Plaza and her group have been fighting the longer days since day it started around two years ago.