non·​in·​struc·​tion·​al ˌnän-in-ˈstrək-shnəl How to pronounce noninstructional (audio)
: not relating to or concerned with the process of instruction : not instructional
noninstructional support staff
noninstructional activities/services
noninstructional texts

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Along with debt cancellation, colleges that participate in federal student loans and grants could have been required to freeze tuition and cap hiring of noninstructional staff. WSJ, 28 Aug. 2022 Students involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a nonprofit Christian sports ministry, conducted the assembly during a noninstructional homeroom period at Huntington High School in Huntington on February 2. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 14 Feb. 2022 The bill also extends unemployment benefits for noninstructional academic employees such as school bus drivers retroactively from Jan. 3 through Sept. 4. Robert Channick,, 30 June 2021 The campus has curtailed large noninstructional gatherings, though events like movie screenings for students to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month have been allowed. Lara Farrar, Arkansas Online, 13 Oct. 2020 All other staff, including administrators, noncertified employees and noninstructional support personnel, enjoyed a 4% boost in their salaries. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, 20 Dec. 2019 Lawmakers required an armed guard on every campus and created a guardian program that allowed noninstructional employees to undergo training and carry guns. Skyler Swisher,, 12 Dec. 2019 The rookie teacher will be announced at an awards celebration on March 14, while the noninstructional winner will be revealed at the Lake County Night of Stars event April 18. Jerry Fallstrom,, 14 Feb. 2018 Two high school teachers and an elementary teacher are in the running for Lake County Rookie Teacher of the Year, while two clerical workers and a school resource deputy are finalists for the district’s top noninstructional employee award. Jerry Fallstrom,, 14 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noninstructional was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Noninstructional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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