The Bossier Parish School Board shall require instructional personnel to work at least the minimum number of days stipulated by their contract.  Typically, personnel shall be required to work the following minimum periods:


 For Professional Employees

  9-month employees

174 working days

  9½ -month employees 

184 working days

10-month employees 

194 working days

10½ -month employees

204 working days

11-month employees 

214 working days

12-month employees

234 working days


For Classified (Support) Employees


  9-month employees

174 working days

10-month employees

194 working days

10 ½ month employees

204 working days

12-month employees

240 working days




The Bossier Parish School Board shall require all personnel to follow the school calendar and holiday schedule during the school term.  The work schedule for exempt employees such as principals, teachers, and others will vary as to time of reporting and shall continue until professional responsibilities to students, school, and School System are completed. Administrative meetings, curriculum development, pupil supervision, assigned duties, parent conferences, group or individual planning, extracurricular activities, School Board and School Board Committee meetings may require hours beyond any stated minimum.  Normal business hours shall be officially designated as 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, for the Central Office, Evaluation Center, Bossier Instructional Center and the Resource Center.


Principals and the administrative staff should be in their buildings ahead of students or teachers, and should remain in their buildings until students and teachers have gone from school.  Principals who leave their buildings for any purpose, other than attendance at civic clubs, principals' meetings, going to the administrative offices of the School Board, or other routine business affairs connected with the schools, shall secure prior approval of the Superintendent or his/her designee for such absence.


Teachers shall be permitted to leave school grounds during their duty-free lunch period using prescribed procedures for checking out and back in to the school campus. Exceptions to this time schedule may be made by the principal/building administrator when, in his/her opinion, a justifiable request has been made in advance by the teacher.  School day shall mean the regular student attendance hours, whether or not students are actually present.


Principals and department heads shall be authorized to adjust staff personnel schedules during the work week in order to prevent any employee incurring overtime work, unless properly authorized.


All employees shall personally record their arrival time each day in the Official Employee Attendance Record at their work site.




The Superintendent or his/her designee may designate and maintain a summer work schedule that varies from the normal business hours.  The principal shall be responsible for the operation of the school during the summer months.  This includes summer maintenance, financial statements, requisitions, request for services, reports, mail and correspondence, school records and transcripts, and the coordination of the school operation with the School Board.


In order to achieve the most efficient use of personnel at each school, assistant principals, school secretaries and all other ten (10), ten and one half (10½) and eleven (11) month employees shall work their required number of days as set by the Superintendent.


The principal shall give the Superintendent a telephone number(s) where he/she may be contacted at any time.  The assistant principal shall be contacted in the absence of the principal as needed.




Any employee recovering from a work-related disability and whose recovery is determined by a physician to be at the point where the employee can resume at least partial duties and/or hours of work, may be allowed to return to work on a modified duty schedule.  Such a work schedule and/or the nature of the work to be performed by the returning employee shall be at the discretion of the School Board.  The School Board shall endeavor to provide reasonable accommodation to such an employee based on the employee’s circumstances and conditions of employment in accordance with School Board policy GAAB, Individuals with Disabilities.  A modified work schedule may continue only until the employee is certified to return to his or her normal work schedule by a physician or the employee has been determined to be permanently disabled.


Revised:  November 21, 2019

Revised:  August 6, 2020

Revised:  August 3, 2023



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§11:778, 17:81

Board minutes, 11-21-19, 8-6-20, 8-3-23


Bossier Parish School Board