Adjunct Duty

a) Question: May employees be required to devote a reasonable amount of time to adjunct duty?

Advice: Yes, as a guideline, the time spent by the employee in grades 9-12 on such additional work related duties should not exceed approximately 15 hours during a school year. In grades 7-8, such additional work-related duties, including bus and hall duty, should not exceed 15 hours during a school year [MCS-MTA Contract].

b) Question: May the local administrator exceed this guideline?

Advice: Yes, only if his/her action is reviewed and approved by the Superintendent. In reviewing the local administrator’s action, the Superintendent shall consider the following [MCS-MTA Contract]:

  1. Uniform and equitable distribution of duties among employees;
  2. Special needs of the school;
  3. Special needs, abilities, handicaps, and/or limitations of the individual employee;
  4. Efficient use of employee time;
  5. Extent of the employee's voluntary contribution of time to school or District activities.

c) Question: Is the employee responsible for assigning a substitute to adjunct duties?

Advice: No, the local administrator is responsible for assigning a substitute.


This website is designed to present general information to MTA members; it should not be considered legal advice. While the publisher(s) will try to keep the information timely and accurate, there are no guarantees. The information made available is subject to change without notice. The user assumes the risk of verifying any materials used or relied upon.