PLC/PLT are for Wednesday afternoons. If your team chooses to hold it during planning, you should get Wednesday afternoon for your planning time. (Time for time) You may be asked to give up planning for MTSS once per month. All IEP meetings should be scheduled with your prior approval and DO NOT always need to happen during your planning time. Protect your time to plan by knowing Section 5.08 of the contract.
Planning time is essential and will be granted to those teachers engaged in classroom instruction. Planning time shall be free of supervisory duty and appropriate to the instructional assignment. The length of planning time shall be equal to one (1) regular period of instruction in middle and high school or equal to forty-five (45) consecutive minutes per day in elementary school. Unique schedules constructed with teacher involvement and approval may vary from the norm. (08/17/05)