Call to Action: Oppose HB3907 (Planning Time Mandate)

Delivered via email: April 10, 2024

Oppose HB3907- Mandatory Planning Time

We are once again contacting you with an URGENT Call to Action regarding HB3907 (Stuart), a bill that proposes mandating 45 minutes of uninterrupted preparation time per day for all educators. This bill is scheduled for consideration on April 11 at 2 p.m. in the House Elementary and Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing, & Charter Schools Committee.

While HB3907 House Amendment 1 stipulates that prep time should be subject to local negotiations, it includes a provision that sets a default of 45 minutes per day for all educators if no agreement is reached. This mandate hinders management’s ability to manage teacher schedules and reduces flexibility and local control. We do not believe that planning time should be legislated.
We urge you to take action by submitting a witness slip in OPPOSITION to House Amendment 1 to HB3907. Your participation will help demonstrate the significant unintended consequences this measure could entail. If you filed a witness slip last week, we ask that you file a new one this week as well.

File a Witness Slip

To fill out a witness slip:
  • Click on the button above and fill out the Identification portion of the form with your information. 
  • Under the Firm/Business or Agency please put your school district
  • Under Representation, type “myself” or “self”
  • Under the drop down in description please select “House Amendment 1”
  • Under Position, click on “Opponent” and “Record of Appearance Only” under Testimony. Click on the Terms of Agreement and then Create (Slip)