Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership


Bell Schedule and Instructional Minutes

Chris York


Chris York developed this template to help administrators save time.


By Chris York
TICAL cadre member
Director of Technology
Del Norte Unified School District


These scheduling templates will help create your bell schedule whether you are starting from scratch or already have an existing schedule to work with. Each Excel® template automatically calculates the passing or recess time per day, the amount of time school is in session per day, and the total annual minutes of instructional time. You can ensure you are meeting the state’s or district’s requirements. The templates also give you the option to enter your articulation/collaboration schedule and minimum day schedule.


Download the template and read the directions on the first worksheet.