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Org Code1140000
Type of DistrictMunicipal K12
Union AffiliationMTA
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Expiring Year2008
Expired Statusnegotiating
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Number of Schools7
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Percent Low Income Students62
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AGREEMENT

 

between

 

THE GREENFIELD SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

and

 

THE GREENFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

 

1 JULY 2005 – 30 JUNE 2008

 

 

                                                                P R E A M B L E

 

Sharing the common aim of high quality education for the young people of Greenfield, the GREENFIELD SCHOOL COMMITTEE and the GREENFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, by the consummation of this AGREEMENT, have hoped to accomplish the following: to recognize the lawful authority of the Committee, and, to define its responsibilities as a public trust; to recognize the rights of teachers relating to compensation and the conditions under which they perform their duties, and to define their responsibilities as a professional calling; and, to continue developing conditions in the school system that promote harmonious relations, mutual understanding and the free exchange of ideas, all with purpose of improving education in the GREENFIELD SCHOOLS.

 

Not withstanding the above, this PREAMBLE is an introduction to the Contract, and shall not be subject to grievance as provided in ARTICLE III, herein.

 

 

This AGREEMENT is made and entered into on this 23 rd day of March, 2006, by and between the GREENFIELD SCHOOL COMMITTEE, (hereinafter referred to as "the Committee"), and the GREENFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, (hereinafter referred to as "the Association).

 

                                                                    ARTICLE I

                                                                RECOGNITION

 

The Committee recognizes the Association for purposes of collective bargaining, as the exclusive representative of all full-time and part-time classroom teachers, remedial teachers, teachers of special classes, consultant teachers, nurses, physical education teachers, adaptive physical education teachers, psychologists, diagnostic technicians, social workers, speech therapists, counselors, department chairmen, house coordinators, special subject coordinators, librarians, coaches, intramural staff, and extra curricular staff employed by the Greenfield School System, as per the following definitions, and excluding all full-time administrative positions.  Unless otherwise indicated, the employees will be, hereinafter, referred to as "the teachers." For the purpose of this Contract, the following terms are defined:

 

1. FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEE:

 

Any person employed under Contract, in a position which requires certification by the Massachusetts Department of Education and which, in the course of the school year, would serve in the position under ARTICLE V of this Agreement, for one hundred eighty-three (183) days per year, shall be considered a full-time employee.

 

2. PART-TIME PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEE:

 

Any person employed under Contract, in a position, who does not meet the full-time requirements, but the position being filled requires certification by the Massachusetts Department of Education.  Part-time employees covered under this definition will be eligible for benefits established under this Agreement, except Salary, Seniority and Sick Leave benefits, which will be pro-rated, as compared to full-time employees.

 

3. WORK LOAD:

 

The work load shall be defined in terms of the number and differences in assignments, the numbers of students seen per operating cycle, and the amount of outside preparation required by the individual employee.

 

4. TEACHING ASSIGNMENT:

 

The teaching assignment shall consist of any assignments to instruct particular classes and subjects.  All other assignments shall be considered non-teaching.

 

5. NON-TEACHING ASSIGNMENT:

 

A non-teaching assignment shall consist of any assignment, during the professional day, whose primary purpose is other than student instruction, as defined in paragraph four (4) above, but may include individual or small group tutoring and independent study responsibility.

 

                                                                    ARTICLE II

                                                   NEGOTIATION PROCEDURE

 

A.        Prior to October 1st of the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which this agreement expires, either Party may give written notice to the other, that it desires to alter or modify this Agreement and upon receipt of such written notice, the Parties agree to meet and confer for the purpose of negotiating a successor agreement, which will include wages, hours, and all other conditions of employment.

 

Within seven (7) calendar days of said notice, a joint meeting will be scheduled for the purpose of revision of the guidelines under which negotiations will take place.  Guidelines will be in writing and signed and executed by the designated negotiating chairperson of both Parties.  The first meeting shall be held in a mutually agreed place, at a mutually acceptable date, but not later than October 1st.

 

B.        Designated representatives of the Committee and the Association shall meet at agreed upon places and times for the purpose of effecting a free exchange of facts, opinions, proposals and counter-proposals, in an effort to reach mutual understanding and agreement.  Both Parties agree to conduct such negotiations in good faith.  Either Party may change designated representatives during the term of negotiations provided the majority of originally designated representatives remain.

 

C.        During the term of this Contract, negotiations may be opened by mutual consent to cover problems that may arise under the Contract or are not covered by the Contract.  If an agreement is reached, an amendment to this Contract will be entered and will be binding for the balance of the term of the Contract.

 

D.        Either Party may, if it so desires, utilize the services of non-party consultants to assist in the negotiations.  If, however, either Party wishes to utilize the services of a non-party person to conduct the negotiations, fourteen (14) days notice must be given, in writing, to the other Party.

 

E.        Before the School Committee adopts a change in policy which affects wages, hours, or other conditions of employment which are not covered by the terms of this Agreement and which have not been proposed by the Association, the Committee will notify the Association in writing that it is considering such a change.  The Association will have the right to discuss such change with the Committee or its designee, provided that it files such a request with the Committee within ten (10) calendar days after receipt of said notice, and further providing that the Committee agrees it will bargain over the effects of such proposed changes on areas involving mandatory subjects of bargaining.

 

                                                                   ARTICLE III

                                                     GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

 

A.        A grievance is defined as a complaint by any teacher, group of teachers, or the Association, that there has been a violation, misinterpretation or misapplication of the terms of this Agreement.

 

B.        General Provisions

 

1.         The Association shall have the right to be present and to participate in the processing of any grievance, at any level, and to use representatives of its own choosing.

 

2.         The time limits specified mean calendar days, exclusive of vacations, and are to be considered as maxima, with every effort made to expedite the process.  The time limits specified may, however, be extended by mutual consent, in writing.

 

3.         No reprisals of any kind will be taken against any Party by reason of participation in a grievance.  All documents, communications and records dealing with the processing of a grievance will be filed separately from the personnel files of the participants.

 

4.         Responses at all levels of the grievance procedure shall indicate, clearly, the rationale for the decision and shall be communicated in writing to the grievants, the President of the Association, and the Chairperson of the Committee.

 

C.        Purpose

 

The purpose of this procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible level, equitable and prompt solutions to problems which may arise under this Agreement.  The Committee and the Association desire that such procedure shall remain as informal and as confidential as may be appropriate, and nothing in this Contract shall be construed as limiting the rights of any teacher having a grievance, to discuss the matter informally, with any appropriate member of the Administration, provided, the adjustment of the grievance is not inconsistent with the terms of the Contract, and nothing in this Contract shall be construed as limiting the Association from bringing matters before the Committee in a manner other than as a grievance.

 

D.        Informal Procedure

 

Any teacher, having a complaint sufficient to state a grievance under the above definition, shall, prior to filing it under the formal procedure, discuss the matter informally with his/her immediate supervisor in an attempt to adjust it. Such discussion must be held no more than twenty-eight(28) calendar days from the time the teacher knew or should have known of the act or condition on which the grievance is based.  Said teacher may request the Association be present and state its views.  A reasonable attempt by all Parties must be made to secure a solution via the informal procedure as stated above.  A class grievance may not be initiated beyond Level Two of the Grievance Procedure.

 

E.        Formal Procedure

 

1.         LEVEL ONE: The teachers(s), or the Association, shall present the grievance to the principal or immediate supervisor, in writing, within ten (10) calendar days after completion of the informal procedure.  The grievance shall indicate the particulars of the complaint, including dates and circumstances where applicable, and the portion(s) of the Contract on which the grievance is based.  Once submitted, the content of the grievance may not be changed.  The grievance shall be discussed by the aggrieved and the supervisor, who shall answer the grievance within seven (7) calendar days of its receipt.

 

2.         LEVEL TWO: If the grievance has not been resolved to the satisfaction of the grievants and/or the Association, the grievant or the Association may, within fourteen (14) calendar days, submit the grievance, in writing, to the Superintendent.  The grievance shall be discussed by the aggrieved and the Superintendent, who shall answer the grievance within fourteen (14) calendar days of its receipt.

 

3.         LEVEL THREE: If the grievance is not resolved to the satisfaction of the grievants and/or the Association, the grievants or the Association may, within seven (7) calendar days, submit the grievance, in writing, to the Committee.  Within fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt of the grievance, a majority of the Committee shall meet with the grievants for the purpose of hearing the arguments of the Parties involved and shall answer the grievance.  At the discretion of the grievants, the hearing may be waived, in writing.


4.         LEVEL FOUR: If the grievance is not resolved to the satisfaction of the Association, the Association may, within fourteen (14) calendar days following receipt of the Committee response, submit the grievance to final and binding arbitration.  The procedures governing the arbitration process are set forth below:

 

The parties agree, for the duration of this Agreement, to select an arbitrator from the following panel of arbitrators.  The selection of an arbitrator shall be on a rotating basis, following the sequence listed.

 

                                         1. Timothy Bornstein

                                         2. John Conlon

                                         3. Paul Dorr

 

If a member of the panel whose turn it is to serve is not available to hear the case promptly, the member of the panel next in sequence will be contacted and so on until an arbitrator is selected who can hear the case promptly.  Once a member of the panel has been selected and arbitrates a problem, that arbitrator will then go to the end of the sequence list and the above process will be repeated for any subsequent problems submitted to arbitration.

 

(a)        The arbitration proceedings will be conducted under the then applicable Voluntary Labor Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association.  The Arbitrator's decision shall be rendered in writing as soon as possible and shall be binding on both the Committee and the Association and the grievants, only in those grievances resulting from interpretation or application of any provisions of this Agreement or any subsequent Agreement entered into pursuant to this Agreement.  The cost of the Arbitrator shall be borne equally by the Committee and the Association.

 

(b)       The parties to this collective bargaining agreement recognize the "exclusive remedy" provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 150E, Section 8 and the amendment to M.G.L. Chapter 71 providing educational employees the right to access a statutory arbitration procedure.  The parties further agree that an employee who is subjected to disciplinary action, where such disciplinary action can be reviewed by an arbitrator appointed by the Massachusetts Department of Education pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 71 or through this Article, may pursue an appeal of their grievance through either the Grievance procedure or such state appointed arbitrator.  The parties further agree that whichever arbitration forum in which review of a disciplinary action is first requested shall be the exclusive method for the resolution of such dispute, foreclosing access to the other arbitration forum.

 


 

                                                                   ARTICLE IV

                                                                    SALARIES

 

A.        The salaries of all persons covered by this Agreement are set forth in Appendix "A" which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.

 

Salary schedule placement for hiring teachers in critical shortage areas and/or subjects:

 

            Upon employment as a teacher in the Greenfield Public Schools, every teacher shall be placed on the salary schedule at the step appropriate for his/her degree status from an accredited college or university and granted credit for full school years of teacher service in one or more school systems following receipt of a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.

 

            The Superintendent shall determine, based on reasonable criteria, the amount of credit which may be given for previous outside teaching experience, related experience and professional employment in the subject field, up to a maximum of eight (8) years.

 

            The teacher will be awarded fifty percent (50%) of the credit during their first year of teaching.  Upon successful completion of the first year, the remaining fifty percent (50%) of credit will be awarded in the teacher’s second year.

 

            Additionally, the teacher hired in a critical shortage area or subject is required to pass the entire Massachusetts Educator Certification Test within two (2) years of hire or revert to the appropriate salary schedule step based on public school teaching experience.

 

            The Superintendent will inform, in writing, the Association’s President of the reason for this action.

 

B.        All persons on the Teacher's Salary Schedule will have the option of being paid, in either:


1.         Twenty-six (26) equal, bi-weekly installments, or

 

2.         Twenty-one (21) equal, bi-weekly installments during the school year.

 

Failure to elect either of the options above by August 1, will result in the selection being made by the Superintendent or his/her designee, except that unless the Superintendent specifically requires notice, teachers serving under a continuing contract will be paid according to the option selected for the previous year.  Teachers who are under the twenty-six (26) pay installment option may receive their summer checks in a lump sum, provided the Business Office is notified in writing by April 1.

 

C.        All persons covered under this Contract and eligible for Health and Life Insurance will have deductions made unless proper waiver cards, as furnished by the Employer are executed and filed with the Superintendent of Schools.  Every new employee will be notified of this requirement in writing.

 

Upon signing of appropriate authorization cards, the persons covered under this Contract may have the following payroll deductions:

 

1.         Tax Sheltered Annuity premiums* and/or 403B contributions.

 

2.         Direct Deposits.

 

3.         Local, State and National Teacher Association Dues.

 

4.         United Way Contributions.

 

5.         Health and Life Insurance - The Committee agrees to continue to provide teachers with the same Health and Life Insurance plan as provided Town employees.  The current Town Life Insurance plan provides $5,000 coverage.  If the Town, by a change in Town by-laws, provides additional coverage for Town employees, or agrees to apply a larger share of the premiums, then such improvements will be granted to teachers at the same time.

 

*Such contracts for Tax Sheltered Annuities must be received in the School Business Office no later than April 1 of any given school year.

 

D.        The Treasurer of the Greenfield Education Association will certify to the Committee or its designee, in writing, the current membership dues of the Greenfield Education Association, Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the National Education Association.  In the event of any changes in said dues, the Committee or its designee, will be given thirty (30) days written notice prior to the effective date of such change.

 

E.        No later than October 31st of each year, the Association will notify the Committee or its designee, of all those teachers seeking payroll deductions for Association dues.  The Committee will notify the Association of any changes in said list thereafter.

 

F.         The Association shall indemnify and save the Committee harmless against all claims, demands, suits or other forms of liability, which may arise by reason of any action taken in making deductions and remitting the same to the Association, pursuant to this Article.

 

G.        For those employees who have annual contracts and who experience "No Pay" type days, the amount of reduction for each "No Pay" day will be calculated on the basis of 1/183rd of such annual contract.  For all other purposes of this Agreement the Parties agree that the per diem rate of compensation shall be at the per diem rate of 1/183rd of the teacher's annual salary.

 

H.        Mid-Year Column Advancement on the Salary Schedule.

 

Teachers will be given an advancement on the salary schedule upon achieving a Master's degree or thirty (30) credits beyond the Master's when they provide the Superintendent with all official transcripts documenting the completion of all required course work.  In order to receive column advancement on the salary schedule, teachers will provide prior written notice to the Superintendent of their intention to apply for column advancement indicating the date and degree or credits they expect to complete.  For column advancement effective September 1 or January 1, a letter must be submitted by December 1 of the previous fiscal year.  This will allow sufficient time to budget funds necessary to cover the salary increase.

 

Failure to meet the prior written notice dates will result in the advancement being postponed for six (6) months from the proposed date.

 

Disability Insurance.  Provided the Town payroll system can accommodate, the School Committee will make available a payroll deduction option for a single plan with the employee paying 100% of the premium cost.  The GEA will select the plan.  The School Committee does not agree to assume any administrative cost of the plan.

 

 

                                                                    ARTICLE V

                                 TEACHER WORK YEAR - TEACHER WORK DAY

 

A.        The work year for teachers will begin no earlier than the last Tuesday in August and will terminate no later than June 30th. The work year for returning teachers will be one hundred eighty-three (183) days. Teachers new to the Greenfield Public Schools may be required to work an additional two (2) days with no additional compensation beyond the annual salary expressed in Appendix A.

 

B.        The parties acknowledge that the position of the teacher may require that professional activities take place outside the confines of the regular work day, but recognize that time and work schedules can and should be set. Accordingly the parties agree that the hours and schedules of personnel covered by this agreement shall be as follows:

 

1.         At the High School, the work day shall be a consecutive six hours and forty minutes, (except that detention assignments may be made until 3:30 p.m.). No assignments will be made during the first fifteen minutes of the workday. Assignments during the first fifteen minutes may be made on an emergency basis (something that is not routine).

 

a.     Each teacher will have a daily professional period equal to the length of a regular class period provided that school is in session for a full day and the normal student schedule is being followed.

 

b.     Each teacher will have a duty-free lunch period of a least thirty (30) consecutive minutes.

 

c.     Each teacher will be assigned no more than five (5) teaching assignments per year. A sixth teaching assignment would be on a voluntary basis.

 

d.     Teachers will be assigned non-teaching assignments on an equitable basis in addition to a daily homeroom assignment.

 

e.     Detention assignments will be limited to six (6) per school year and be equitably distributed among the staff.

 

2.         At the Middle School, the work day shall be a consecutive six hours and forty minutes (except that detention assignments may be made until 3:30 p.m.). No assignments will be made during the first fifteen minutes of the work day. Teachers not assigned homerooms may be assigned duties during the first fifteen minutes of the work day. Assignments during the first fifteen minutes of the work day may be made on an emergency basis (something that is not routine).

 

a.     Each teacher will have a daily professional period of a least forty-six (46) consecutive minutes provided that school is in session for a full day and that the normal student schedule is being followed.

 

b.     Each teacher will have a duty-free lunch period of a least thirty (30) consecutive minutes.

 

c.     Each teacher will be assigned no more than two hundred thirty minutes (230) of teaching assignments per day. The middle school staff shall have ongoing input and participation into the development and formation of the middle school schedule.

 

d.     Each teacher will be assigned no more than four (4) non-teaching assignments in a five (5) day cycle, in addition to daily home room assignment (s) not exceeding a total of fifteen (15) minutes.

 

e.     Detention assignments will be limited to three (3) per school year and be equitably distributed to all members of the staff.

 

3.         At the elementary schools the work day shall be a consecutive six hours and forty minutes. No assignments will be made during the first fifteen minutes except on an emergency basis (something that is not routine).

 

a.     The specific starting time and dismissal time of each school will be established by the Committee within the work day outlined above, after consultation with the Association. Personnel shall not be assigned in excess of twenty-six and one-quarter (26¼) hours, (including recess), of instruction time in a five (5) day week, and shall not be assigned more than three (3) hours of non-instructional duty in a five (5) day week.

 

b.     Effective September 1, 1997, this paragraph will be modified to provide each classroom teacher with forty-five (45) consecutive minutes per day of professional time during which they will not be assigned any responsibility other than preparation for their instructional duties, provided that school is in session for a full day and the normal student schedule is being followed.

 

c.     Each teacher will have a duty-free lunch period of a least thirty (30) consecutive minutes.

 

d.     Each teacher will be given time per student, per year to set aside for parent-teacher conferences during the instructional day or evenings required in Section F.

 

C.        Any voluntary deviation from the above Section B, by individual teachers, may be allowed to the extent that the deviation does not affect normal assignments of other teachers in the same school. A deviation of this paragraph shall not be deemed a waiver of this provision be either Party to the said Contract.

 

D.        The annual school calendar for the succeeding year, shall be submitted to the Association for comment, at least two (2) weeks prior to adoption by the Committee.

 

E.        Teachers are required to attend, punctually, all meetings which shall be reasonable in number, called by either the Committee, the Superintendent, the Principals, the Directors, Subject Coordinators or Heads of Departments, the reasonableness of which will be determined by the Superintendent. At the elementary level, when scheduling meetings, teachers and school administrators will insure adequate time is set aside and priority given to parent-teacher conferences.

 

F.        The Committee and the Association recognize, that while participation in activities sponsored by the Greenfield Public Schools and attendance by members at evening activities, related to school matters, are desirable as general propositions, teachers will not be required to attend more than three (3) evening activities per school year.  Additionally, the parties agree that the Fall Semester Grades 1-8 parent-teacher conferences and Spring Semester Grades 1-5 parent-teacher conferences be changed in the following manner:

 

1.         A teacher’s work day during the period designated for parent-teacher conferences shall be based on a flexible rather than a continuous time format.

 

2.         During the Fall Semester, a Grade 1-8 teacher and during the Spring Semester, a Grade 1-5 teacher may schedule parent-teacher conferences in early afternoon, late afternoon or evening by mutual agreement with the parent.

 

3.         During the Spring Semester, there shall be one (1) evening parent-teacher conference which shall be deemed one (1) of the three (3) evening activities per school year pursuant to Article V, Section F.  This evening parent-teacher conference shall be in addition to the parent-teacher conferences referenced in the above paragraph 2.

 

4.         No teacher shall be assigned a work day in excess of six (6) hours and forty (40) minutes during the parent-teacher conference period.  A teacher assigned a flexible work day schedule shall not be required to remain in the school building during the period in which no school work or parent-teacher conference is scheduled for him/her.

 

5.         The GEA Contract’s Article V, Sections B-2, B-3, F, G, and J shall be modified in the manner stated in the above paragraphs.

 

G.        Teachers prior to leaving the building during the teacher’s work day, excluding the teacher lunch period, will notify the principal or his/her designee. Such notice will include the reason for leaving, the destination and estimated time of return, unless the reason necessitates not returning on the same work day. Authorization to leave may be withheld by the Principal for reasonable cause.

 

H.        Special Personnel - The normal work day of the following special personnel will be defined as follows:

 

1.         Middle School Nurse, Senior High School Nurse seven consecutive hours, with half (½) hour for lunch.

 

2.         Elementary Nurse (Multi-Building Responsibility) seven consecutive hours, with half (½) hour for lunch.

 

3.         High School Counselors, Middle School Counselors, High School Librarians, Middle School Librarians. Starting time will be fifteen (15) minutes prior to arrival of students and ending time will be thirty (30) minutes after the close of the school day, with half (½) hour for lunch.

 

I.         It is agreed that teachers shall hold themselves available for student help before, during, and after school as necessary.

 

J.         The School Committee and their agents reserve the right to determine the number and schedule of all days when students are released prior to the normal dismissal time. Said determination will be made after input and participation from GEA prior to setting the calendar pursuant to Article V-D. The Superintendent and his agents will determine the professional activity performed by teachers on all such release days. Said determination will be made after input and participation from standing committees on curriculum and staff development. Teachers on such released days will have a duty free lunch period of at least one (1) hour.

 

 

                                                                   ARTICLE VI

                                                                   CLASS SIZE

 

The School Committee and the Association recognize that Pupil-Teacher ratio is an important factor in quality education, and the Committee will, whenever possible, subject to space availability and other educational considerations, insure classes are equitably distributed in Grades K-5, and that Pupil-Teacher ratio is of the most effective nature for both teacher and pupil.  Class assignments will be made, giving consideration to the physical size of the classroom, the special needs of the students involved, the resource personnel and space available to accommodate them in the building.  However, it is understood that none of the above shall be subject to the provisions of ARTICLE III, beyond Level Three, or, unfair labor practice proceedings.

 

 

                                                                  ARTICLE VII

                                                       NON-TEACHING DUTIES

 

A.        The Committee and the Association acknowledge that a teacher's primary responsibility is to teach and his/her energies should, to the extent possible, be utilized to this end.  The Committee shall (within the limitations of existing paraprofessional and/or custodial personnel), assure that teachers will not be required to perform the following

duties:

 

1.         Non-teaching duties, including, but not limited to, milk distribution and supervision of playgrounds, cafeterias, corridors, sidewalks and buses.

 

2.         Health services, such as administering eye and ear examinations, and weighing and measuring students, except by health and physical education personnel.

 

3.         Collecting money from students for non-educational purposes.  Although teachers may be required to collect and transmit money to be used for educational purposes, they will not be required to tabulate, or account for such money.  They shall not be held responsible for the loss of any such money, provided established school system policy, relative to collection and maintenance of funds, is followed.  Such collections are to be confined to those that are required for the proper functioning of the school, such as lunch money, milk money, and money collected for field trips.

 

4.         Delivering books and other materials to classrooms in bulk quantities.

 

B.        Teachers will not be required to drive pupils to activities which take place away from the school building.  Teachers may do so voluntarily, however, with the advance approval of their principal or immediate supervisor.

 

C.        Teacher participation in extracurricular activities will be strictly voluntary and where applicable, compensation will be made in accordance with the provisions of Appendix "A" of this Agreement.

 

D.        Any teacher, instrumental in planning a public appearance for any student group, shall coordinate such appearance through the Building Principal.

 

E.        Teachers will prepare and submit data in prescribed form, as determined by the Superintendent, for attendance and report cards to meet deadlines as established by the Superintendent for the timely processing of such data.  For the first three marking periods grades will be due no later than the close of school on Tuesday, following the closing of marks.  Marks will not close on Monday.  For the June marking period grades will be due on or before the clearing date as established in the school calendar.  Failure to comply with the provisions of this section will result in the withholding of pay until such time as the requirements are completed.  Any change in the procedure will be discussed with the Association before implementation.

 

F.         Teachers in the Middle School and the secondary school(s) will not be required to supervise cafeterias during the student lunch periods.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE VIII

                                                      TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS

 

A.        Preliminary scheduling of teaching/work assignments and non-teaching duties will occur between January 1 and March 31 of each year.  The site-based team will assist in the scheduling of work, teaching and non-teaching duties.  Teachers will be notified, in writing, of their programs for the coming school year, including the school(s) to which they will be assigned, the grades and/or subjects that they will teach, within fifteen (15) days following the Town Meeting's adoption of the School Committee budget.

 

B.        In order to assure that pupils are taught by teachers working within their areas of competence, teachers will not be assigned except temporarily, and for good cause, as determined by the Superintendent, outside the scope of their teaching and/or major fields.

 

C.        To the extent possible, changes in grade assignments in the elementary schools and in subject assignment in the secondary schools, will be voluntary.

 

D.        In arranging schedules for teachers who are assigned to more than one (1) school, an effort will be made to limit the amount of intra-system travel.  Such teachers will be notified of any changes in their schedules as soon as possible as is practicable.  Teachers who are assigned to more than one (1) school in any one (1) school day, will receive reimbursement per mile for all inter-school driving done by them, at the rate paid by the Town of Greenfield.

 

                                                                             

ARTICLE IX

                                                                   TRANSFERS

 

Although the Committee and the Association recognize that some transfer of teachers from one school to another is unavoidable, they also recognize that frequent transfer of teachers is disruptive of the education process and interferes with optimum teacher performance.

 

Therefore, they agree that the following principles shall be applied, in the transfer and the reassignment of the teachers:

 

A.        A voluntary transfer is defined as a change in the grade level, school or department of a teacher, requested by the teacher or voluntarily agreed to by the teacher.  Volunteers shall be given preference to the extent compatible with individual qualifications, instructional requirements, staff availability and other factors, including, but not limited to, the recommendations of the Supervising Principal, effecting the best interest of the Greenfield School System.

 

B.        When other factors are substantially equal, preference will be given to the volunteer with the greatest number of years of service in the Greenfield School System.

 

C.        An involuntary transfer is defined as a change in grade level, school or department of a teacher, not requested by the teacher or not voluntarily agreed to by the teacher.

 

1.         A proposed involuntary transfer will be made only after a meeting, held at least two (2) weeks prior to a final decision, between the teacher involved and the Superintendent at which time the teacher will be notified of the reasons for the transfer.

 

2.         In the event the teacher objects to the proposed transfer at this meeting, the teacher may request a meeting with the Superintendent and the Association's representative to discuss the proposed transfer within seven (7) calendar days of the initial meeting before a final decision is made.  It is recognized that the final decision of whether or not such a transfer will be made must rest with the Superintendent of Schools.

 

D.        When involuntary transfers are made, the following factors will be considered in determining which teacher is to be transferred.

 

1.         A teacher's area of competence, major and/or minor field of study.

 

2.         Quality of teaching performance, as determined by formal evaluation.

 

3.         The administration's determination as to the suitability of that individual to that particular situation, with the teacher being informed as to the rationale for that determination.

 

4.         The length of service in the Greenfield School System.  Unless the best interests of the Greenfield School System otherwise require, in the judgment of the Superintendent, teachers being involuntarily transferred will be transferred only to a comparable position.

 

E.        When a transfer causes a position to be left open, then this opening shall be considered a vacancy and will be filled, as provided in Article X.

 

F.         Notice of transfers will be given to teachers as soon as practicable and under normal circumstances, not later than May 15th.  If other than normal circumstances should occur, the administration will define the circumstances and will discuss them with the Association.

 

G.        Teachers desiring a transfer will submit a written request to the Superintendent, stating the assignment preferred and the reason for seeking a transfer.  Such requests must be submitted between September lst and April lst of each school year, to be considered for the next school year.  Requests must be renewed in writing each year.  All requests will be acknowledged in writing.  Upon request, reasons for denial of transfer will be furnished in writing.

 

H.        No teacher shall be involuntarily transferred or reassigned, except for just cause.

 

I.         A teacher being involuntarily transferred or reassigned shall have preference in filling future vacancies over any teacher seeking a voluntary transfer or reassignment, if the affected teacher is certified to fill the vacancy.  Said preference to be limited to a period of twelve months, from date of the involuntary transfer, and subject to the provision that filling said future vacancy will not be inconsistent with the reason for the involuntary transfer.

 

 

                                                                    ARTICLE X

                                                VACANCIES AND PROMOTIONS

 

All vacancies in a professional position, covered by this Agreement, or any new positions covered by this Agreement, shall be filled in the following manner:

 

A.        Any vacancy in a professional position during the school year (September to June), will be adequately publicized by the Superintendent or his/her designee, by means of a written notice, displayed in every school, as far in advance of the appointment as possible.  If such a vacancy occurs after the close of school in June, and before the opening in September, by mailing a copy of such notice to the Association, and to every teacher who has, individually, filed his/her name and address with the Superintendent for the purpose of receiving such notices.

 

B.        Said notice of vacancy shall clearly set forth the qualifications for and the duties of the position and the compensation rate and range thereof.

 

C.        Teachers who desire to apply for such vacancies shall file their applications, in writing, with the Superintendent, within the time limit specified in the notice.

 

D.        The Committee may give notice of such vacancies, outside the system, at its discretion.

 

E.        No vacancy shall be filled, except on a temporary basis, within five (5) school days from the date the notice of such vacancy is posted or should have been posted by a designated Association member in each school and the President of the Association.

 

F.         Such vacancies shall be filled by that person, who in the judgment of the recommending administrator is best qualified by experience, training, and performance, to successfully carry out the required duties.  Where, in the judgment of the recommending administrator, the qualifications are substantially equal, preference will be given to teachers presently employed in the Greenfield Public Schools.

 

G.        Insofar as is practicable, under the circumstances, appointments will normally be made not later than sixty (60) days after the notice is posted.  If, in the judgment of the Superintendent, there is no qualified candidate, the position will not be filled.

 

H.        Positions in Summer Programs and Evening School shall be filled as defined above and notice of such positions will be publicized and teachers notified of action taken as soon as practicable.  When positions in the Summer Programs are, in the judgment of the Superintendent, an extension of the curriculum area of a particular teacher, those positions will be included in the teacher's regular, individual contract, if the teacher so desires.

 

I.         Positions in the Greenfield Summer Programs and Evening School will, to the extent possible, be filled, first, by regularly appointed teachers in the Greenfield School System.

 

 

                                                                   ARTICLE XI

                                                       TEACHER EVALUATION

 

The primary purpose of the teacher evaluation process is the improvement of teaching performance and instruction.  Both teachers and evaluators shall keep this objective in mind, in order to insure that the evaluation process is carried out in the spirit of professional growth.

 

A.        1.         All monitoring or observation on the work performance of a teacher will be conducted openly and with full knowledge of the teacher.  Teachers will be given a copy of any evaluation report prepared by their supervisors, and will have the right to discuss such report with their supervisors, and shall sign every report to indicate that they have read it.

 

2.         No teacher shall receive adverse oral comments from any supervisory personnel, in the presence of pupils.

 

3.         Any complaint or concern deemed by the administration to be serious enough to merit possible discipline shall be brought to the attention of the teacher within a reasonable period of its receipts At least 24 hours in advance, the teacher shall be notified of the meeting to discuss the complaint/concern and shall be informed of the possible disciplinary nature of the meeting and the general nature of the complaint/concern, and shall be entitled to have a representative present at the meeting.

 

B.        1.         Teachers will have the right, upon written request, to review, at a time mutually convenient, the contents of their personnel files.  A member of the Association may accompany the teacher in such review.  The review shall be made in the presence of the administrator responsible for the safekeeping of such files or his/her designated representative.

 

2.         No material, derogatory to a teacher's conduct, service, character or personality, will be placed in his/her personnel file unless the teacher has had the opportunity to review the material.  The teacher will acknowledge that he/she has had the opportunity to review such material by affixing his/her signature to the copy to be filed, with the express understanding that such signature, in no way, indicates agreement with the contents thereof.  The teacher will also have the right to submit a written answer to such material and his/her answer shall be reviewed by the Superintendent or his designee, and attached to the file copy.

 

3.         The Professional Growth and Evaluation Process for Certified Staff, dated November 14, 1996, will remain in effect for the life of this Agreement. Grievances relative to the Article will be limited to alleged violations of the established evaluation procedure or procedural changes affecting work load, which have not been agreed to via the collective bargaining process.  Under no circumstances, will the judgment of the evaluator be the subject of a grievance.  Each member of the bargaining unit will receive a copy of said process.

 

4.         The proposed 2005 evaluation process and instrument will be remanded to the School System’s Evaluation Committee for final editing.

 

C.        Any credible complaints, regarding a teacher, made to any member of the administration by any parent, student, or other person, will be promptly called to the attention of the teacher, and the complainant will be identified to the teacher.  Complaints that are not deemed to be credible shall be treated as if they had not been made.

 

D.        No teacher shall be disciplined, reprimanded, reduced in rank or compensation, or deprived of any professional advantage, without sufficient reason.  It is expressly understood that the School Committee retains all rights and obligations which it has under the tenure law.

 

 

                                                                  ARTICLE XII

                                                         TEACHER FACILITIES

 

A.        The Association will have the right to use school buildings, if available, without cost, during times when custodians are normally employed.

 

B.        There will be one (1) bulletin board in each school building, for the purpose of displaying Association material.

 

C.        Whenever possible and practicable, each school will have the following:

 

1.         A separate, private dining area for the use of the staff.

 

2.         A teacher work area containing adequate equipment and supplies to aid in the preparation of instructional materials.

 

3.         An appropriately furnished room to be reserved for the use of the staff as a lounge.  Said room to be in addition to the aforementioned work area.

 

4.         An adequate and convenient parking area reserved for teacher parking.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XIII

                                                                  SICK LEAVE

 

A.        1.         Each teacher is entitled to a leave of absence for sickness and disability with full pay, up to fifteen (15) working days in each school year, in which he/she is serving the Greenfield School System, as of the first day of said school year, whether or not he/she reports for duty on that day, except, the first year teachers will accumulate sick leave at the rate of one and one-half (1-1/2) days per month.  Unused sick leave, for first year teachers, will be applied at the end of the school year, to days which may have been lost earlier in that year due to insufficient sick leave accumulation at that time.  Unused leaves of absence for disability shall be accumulated from year to year, without limitation, so long as the teacher remains continuously in the employ of the Committee.

 

                        A Greenfield School System paraprofessional who is hired for any position in Article I of this contract will carry over his/her unused sick days.

 

2.         Female employees, disabilities caused by or related to pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth and recovery therefrom, shall be treated as temporary disabilities, and as such accumulated sick leave shall be available for use during periods of such disability.

 

3.         Notwithstanding the above, teachers who are recalled to a position under Article XXI,after the start of the school year will be entitled to proration of the fifteen (15) sick leave days, calculated on one and one half (1-1/2) days per month of service, for each month remaining in the school year.

 

4.         A teacher will be allowed to use up to five (5) days per year of accumulated sick leave for illness in the immediate family of the teacher. Immediate family is as defined in Article XIV-5.

 

B.        Each teacher shall receive yearly notice of accrued sick leave.

 

C.        The Superintendent may require that absences of five (5) or more consecutive school days because of disability, be certified by a physician.  The Superintendent may require recertification at any five (5) day interval thereafter.

 

D.        Sick leave days are, essentially, a form of insurance protection for the employees and are an inchoate right to compensation that does not vest in an employee until he/she has a bona fide sickness, preventing him/her from reporting for and performing his/her duties.  Abuse of sick leave will subject an employee to disciplinary action.

 

E.        No teacher will be required to arrange for his/her own substitute.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XIV

                                            TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE

 

Teachers may be entitled to the following Temporary Leaves of Absence, with pay, each school year.  Leaves taken, pursuant to this section, will be in addition to any Sick Leave to which the teacher is entitled.  No teacher will be required to arrange for his/her substitute.

 

1.         Emergency leaves with pay may be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent.  Depending on the nature of on emergency leave, advance notice, although desirable, is not required.  The reason for the emergency leave and the number of emergency leaves granted to any individual will be determined solely by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

 

2.         Each teacher may be granted two (2) emergency days each school year, for the purpose of transacting or attending to emergency matters.  The applicant for such leave need not state the reason for taking such leave, other than it is being taken under this paragraph.  Leaves of absence under this section will not be granted for days immediately preceding or following school vacations or holidays.  Advance notice although desirable for this leave, is not required.  Unused emergency days will accumulate as sick days.

 

3.         Teachers may be granted time for the purpose of visiting other schools or to attend meetings and conferences of an educational nature.  A written request describing the nature, time and place of such meeting must be submitted to the Superintendent or his/her designee prior to said visit or meeting.  All requests shall be answered in writing within eight (8) school days of receipt of teacher's request.  This request for absence may be denied at the discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee.

 

4.         Necessary time will be granted to official Association representatives to attend conferences or conventions each year.  A written request describing the nature, time and place of such meeting will be submitted to the Superintendent fifteen (15) school days in advance of the conference or convention.  The Committee agrees to authorize for this purpose five (5) teaching days with pay and the cost of substitute teachers.

 

5.         Up to five (5) school days absence may be granted with full pay in the event of a death in the teacher's immediate family.  Immediate family is defined to include spouse, children, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, parents-in-law, brother, sister, brother or sister-in-law, member of the immediate household residing with the teacher or individual for whom the teacher has acted as parent or legal guardian.

 

6.         One (1) school day may be granted with full pay in the event of the death of a relative other than specified in Section 5 of this Article, to attend the funeral.  If additional school time is required for travel, it may be granted with pay, less the established rate of a substitute.

 

7.         A maximum of seventeen (17) days per school year, for persons called into temporary active duty with any unit of the United States Reserves of the National Guard, provided such obligations cannot be fulfilled on days when school is not in session, and the reservist has made an effort to request duty when school is not in session.  The reservist will be paid the difference between his/her military pay and his/her normal school compensation.

 

8.         The current practice of paying the difference between a teacher's regular earnings and whatever monies are received for jury duty will be continued.

 

9.         Male employees may request up to five (5) days of paternity leave to be charged against their regular bank of sick days.

 

 

                                                                  ARTICLE XV

                                              EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE

 

A.        Up to two (2) years of leave of absence without pay will be granted to professional employees with professional status upon election to State or National Office in any professional education association for the purpose of engaging in the activities required by that office.  Upon return from such leave, a teacher will be considered as if he/she were actively employed by the Committee during the leave and he/she will be placed on the salary schedule at the level he/she would have achieved if he/she had not been absent.  Requests for this leave must be submitted to the Superintendent by June 1 of the year prior to the year of the leave.

 

B.        One (1) leave of absence, without pay, up to two (2) years, will be granted to any teacher with professional status who joins the Peace Corps or serves as an exchange teacher, and is a full-time participant in either of such programs.  Upon return from such leave, a teacher will be considered as if he/she were actively employed by the Committee during the leave, and will be placed on the salary schedule at the level he/she would have achieved if he/she had not been absent.  Requests for this leave must be submitted to the Superintendent by June 1 of the year prior to the year of the leave.

 

C.        Military leave will be granted to any teacher who is inducted or enlists in any branch of the armed forces of the United States.  Upon return from such leave, a teacher will be placed on the salary schedule at the level which he/she would have achieved had he/she remained actively employed in the system during the period of his/her absence up to a maximum of four (4) years.

 

D.        Parental leave which includes adoption, of up to one (1) year will be granted without pay or increment.

 

E.        A leave of absence, without pay or increment, of up to one (1) year, will be granted for the purpose of caring for a sick member of the teacher's immediate family.  Additional leave may be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee.  Request for this leave must be submitted to the Superintendent with prior reasonable notice.

 

F.         After five (5) years' continuous employment in the Greenfield School System, a teacher may be granted a leave of absence by the Superintendent or his/her designee, without pay, for up to one (1) year for health reasons.  Requests for such leave will be supported by appropriate medical evidence.

 

G.        Any teacher whose personal illness extends beyond the period compensated may be granted a leave of absence up to one year without pay for such time as is necessary for recovery from such illness.  Appropriate medical, psychological (licensed psychologist) evidence of fitness to function in the assigned capacity may be required before such personnel are permitted to return to work.  The professional employees shall furnish the Committee, in writing, medical evidence furnished by a duly licensed physician or psychologist.  The Committee shall have the right to designate a duly licensed physician to verify, upon examination, the findings of the report submitted by the professional employee.  The Committee shall bear the expense for such examination and report.  The Committee shall furnish the professional employee a copy of same.

 

H.        Teachers who receive fellowship grants will be granted a leave of absence without pay for the period of time of such grant.  Teachers may be receiving a salary through the grant agency.

 

I.         Other leaves of absence, without pay, may be granted by the Superintendent.

 

J.         Following a letter from the Superintendent, notification of intent to return to service from a leave shall be made, in writing, prior to April lst of the year in which the leave ends, or the position shall be considered vacated, and the employee to have voluntarily terminated his/her employment.

 

K.        All benefits to which a teacher was entitled at the time his/her leave of absence commences, including unused, accumulated sick leave, will be restored to him/her, upon his/her return, and he/she will be assigned to the same position which he/she held at the time said leave commenced, if available, or, if not, to a substantially equivalent position.  If an employee fails to pay the required insurance premiums during such leave and thereby allows the policy to lapse, insurance coverage upon return to work will be on the same basis for new employees.

 

L.        All requests for extensions of leaves will be applied for in writing to the Superintendent stating the specific reason for the request, at least forty-five (45) calendar days prior to the termination date of the leave or extension thereof.  No single extension shall exceed ninety (90) calendar days.  More than one (1) extension may be granted.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XVI

                                                         SABBATICAL LEAVES

 

Upon recommendation by the Superintendent, sabbatical leaves may be granted for study or travel, to a member of the professional staff, covered under this Contract, by the Committee, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.         Up to three (3) members of the professional staff may be on sabbatical leave at any one time.  All recommendations made by the Superintendent will be considered by the Committee, at which time, the applicant may be present to support the application.  The actual number of sabbatical leaves in any given year will be at the sole discretion of the Committee, and, under no circumstances, will be the subject of a grievance.

 

2.         Requests for sabbatical leave must be received by the Superintendent no later than February lst of the year prior to the sabbatical period, and action will be taken on all such requests by March lst.  No requests under this paragraph will be considered prior to February lst.

 

3.         The teacher must have completed at least seven (7) full school years in service in the Greenfield School System, and at least seven (7) consecutive full school years in said service since his/her last sabbatical leave, except that leaves without pay granted by the Committee should not constitute a break in service.  The teacher must provide sufficient evidence satisfactory to the Superintendent that the sabbatical leave will augment, increase, and enhance the teacher's ability to perform his/her specific job description.

 

4.         Teachers on sabbatical leave will be paid at three-quarters (3/4) of their regular salary rate.


5.         Prior to the granting of a sabbatical leave, a teacher shall enter into written agreement with the School Committee, that upon return of such leave, he/she will return to service in the Greenfield School System for a period equal to twice the length of the leave and, that in default of completing such service, he/she shall refund, to the Town of Greenfield, an amount equal to such proportion of salary received by him/her while on leave as the amount of service not actually rendered as compared to the whole amount of service agreed to be rendered, except in cases of death, incapacitating illness or disability.  The Association will insure a performance bond is posted relative to this section of the Contract by a duly licensed insurance company licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

6.         Upon return from such leave, a teacher will be considered as if he/she were actually employed by the Committee during the leave, and will be placed on the salary schedule at the level he/she would have achieved if he/she had not been absent.  Upon return from such leave, the staff member shall be prepared to conduct in-service workshops in the area of concentration and shall submit an oral or written report to the Committee on the results of the year's work.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XVII

            PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

 

A.        There will be professional development moneys appropriated by the School Committee on an equitable basis for each school building.  These moneys will include grants and special education funds specified for professional development purposes.

 

            The school building site-based teams will allocate their professional development moneys.

 

            The parties recognize that some professional development moneys will be used for district-wide programs/initiatives.

 

B.        The Committee will pay the cost of tuition, for in service courses at accredited colleges, universities or other professional training schools, which are taken with the advance approval of the Superintendent of Schools.  Such approval will not be unreasonably withheld.  The amount of tuition paid to a teacher will not exceed the University of Massachusetts rate per credit hour and related course fees at the time of application.

 

No teacher shall be entitled to reimbursement in excess of the above-mentioned limit, nor be entitled to reimbursement for more than six (6) credit hours in any twelve (12) month period. The total annual reimbursement amount for the bargaining unit will not exceed $35,000.

 

However, any professional development moneys referenced in Section A of this Article which are not expended as of June 1 of any year will be applied to tuition reimbursement.

 

C.        The Committee will pay the reasonable expenses (including fees, meals, lodging and transportation) incurred by teachers who attend workshops, seminars, conferences or other professional improvement sessions, attendance at which the teacher has received written, advance approval or has been requested to attend by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

 

D.        Each teacher will have available up to $75.00 per year for reimbursement for the purchase of educational supplies and materials, including but not limited to educational magazines and journals for professional use. Said reimbursement will be made within thirty (30) days of receipt by the School Department of a voucher signed by the teacher, along with appropriate receipts of purchase.  Vouchers may be submitted once per school year, on or before May 1.

 

            Effective July 1, 2007 the amount will be $100.00 per year.

                                                                             

 

ARTICLE XVIII

PROTECTION

 

A.        Teachers will immediately report all cases of assault suffered by them in connection with their employment to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing.

 

B.        This report will be forwarded to the Committee which will authorize the Superintendent to comply with any reasonable request from the teacher for information in its possession relating to the incident of the persons involved.

 

C.        If criminal or civil proceedings are brought against a teacher alleging that he/she committed an assault and battery in connection with his/her employment, the Committee will furnish and select legal counsel to defend him/her in such proceeding if he/she requests such assistance.

 

D.        Whenever a teacher is absent from school as a direct result of personal injury caused by an accident or an assault and battery, related to the proper and direct performance of his/her school employment as determined by the Superintendent, he/she will be paid his/her full salary (less the amount of any workmen's compensation award made for temporary disability due to said injury) for a period equal to the total dollar value of accumulated sick leave at the time of accident or injury as described in this Section.

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XIX

                                                                     GENERAL

 

A.        When it is necessary, pursuant to ARTICLE III, for the grievant and one (1) representative of the Association to attend a grievance hearing during a school day, the preceding individuals, upon prior notice to the principal or immediate supervisor and to the Superintendent, will be released without loss of pay, as necessary, in order to permit appearance in the foregoing activities.  The Association agrees that these rights will not be abused.  The foregoing procedures and rights will also prevail for the Labor Relations Board Hearings.  In the case of a class grievance, the applicable representative will be the Chairman of the Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee or his/her designee.  In no case will there be more than two(2) representatives released without loss of pay.

 

B.        If any provision of this Agreement, or any application of the Agreement to any employee or group of employees shall be found to be contrary to law, then such provision or application shall not be deemed valid and subsisting, except to the extent permitted by law, but all other provisions or applications will continue in full force and effect.

 

C.        Four hundred (400) copies of this Agreement will be furnished, and the costs will be shared, equally, by the Association and the Committee.

 

D.        Except as expressly provided otherwise by this Agreement, or by chapter 736 of the Acts of 1965 or any subsequent laws, the determination and administration of school policy, the operation of the schools and the direction of the teachers are vested, exclusively, in the School Committee.  The administration and execution of provisions of this paragraph will be carried out by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee as the executive officer of the School Committee.  The management of the school system, and the direction of the working force, including the right to plan, direct and control operations; to schedule and assign duties to employees; to determine the curriculum, textbooks, instructional supplies and schedules; to establish standards and to maintain the efficiency of employees; to establish and require employees to observe School Committee rules and regulations; to hire, lay-off or relieve employees from duties; to maintain order and to suspend, demote, discipline and discharge employees for just cause, are the recognized, reserved rights of the School Committee.  The foregoing enumeration of School Committee rights shall not be deemed to exclude other rights of management, not specifically set forth; the School Committee, therefore, retains all rights not specifically restricted by this Agreement.  The exercise, by the School Committee, of any of the foregoing rights shall not alter any of the specific provisions of this Agreement, nor shall they be used to discriminate against any member of the Association or Bargaining Unit.

 

E.        All grievances being processed under the preceding Contract shall not be deemed settled by this successor agreement.  The conditions and terms of said preceding Contract shall govern the decision in the disposition of such grievances.

 

F.         The Parties acknowledge that during the negotiations that resulted in this Agreement, each had the unlimited right and opportunity to make demands and proposals with respect to any subject or matter not removed by law from the area of collective bargaining; that any such matters not covered herein have been voluntarily withdrawn as part of the consideration for the making of this Agreement.  Therefore, both Parties waive the right and each agrees with the other that neither shall be obligated to bargain collectively with respect to any subject not covered by this Agreement, except as may be otherwise provided for in any "reopening" clause contained herein, even though said subjects may not have been within the knowledge of one or both of the Parties at the time this Agreement was negotiated and signed.  The Committee and the Association agree that no change in hours, wages or other conditions of employment enumerated herein shall be changed or instituted during the term of this Agreement unless the Parties shall have collectively bargained on the subject matter.

 

G.        During the term of this Agreement, the Parties hereto agree that there shall be no strikes of any kind whatsoever, work stoppages, slow-downs, withholding of services or interference or interruption with the operation of the school department, by any employee or the Association.  Nor, shall there be any strike or interruption of work during the term of this Agreement because of any disputes or disagreements between any other parties (or other employers or associations), who are not signatory parties to this Agreement.  Employees who violate this provision shall be subject to disciplinary action, including discharge; and any claim by either Party against the other, of a violation of this Article, shall be subject to arbitration as provided for in Article III, of this Agreement.

H.        The Committee and the Association recognize the right and the responsibility of the professional staff to have input in the development of curriculum.  However, it is expressly understood that the final decision, in all matters relating to curriculum, rests with the School Committee.

 

 

ARTICLE XX

EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE

 

A.        Any teacher who have completed 25 years of service to the Greenfield Public Schools may retire under this clause and receive an extra $1,000 payment in addition to his/her final pay check, provided that the following procedure is followed:

 

            If said teacher’s retirement is to become effective between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006, written notification indicating that date must be delivered to the Superintendent no later than January 1, 2006.

 

            If said teacher’s retirement is to become effective between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007, written notification indicating that date must be delivered to the Superintendent no later than January 1, 2007.

 

            If said teacher’s retirement is to become effective between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008, written notification indicating that date must be delivered to the Superintendent no later than January 1, 2008.

 

            Any payment made under this clause shall not be considered as regular earnings under Chapter 32 of the Massachusetts General Law.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XXI

                                                         REDUCTION IN STAFF

 

When a reduction in staff is necessary, the following procedures will be followed:

 

A.        Where possible, staff reduction will be accomplished through attrition.

 

B.        Teachers without professional status will be terminated prior to teachers with professional status.  Such reduction of staff members without professional status will be conducted in compliance with State Certification Laws, and they will be terminated in order of competence.

 

C.        When the position of a teacher with professional status is eliminated, that person may bump another teacher with professional status only if all of the following conditions are met:

 

1.         The teacher has more seniority than the person being bumped.

 

2.         The teacher is properly certified to fill the position.

 

3.         The teacher has demonstrated competency, by actual on the job experience, to teach in the subject field and/or the elementary schools, while employed by the Greenfield Public Schools.

 

D.        When teachers are being hired into areas previously reduced, those person(s) previously terminated, within the intervening three (3) year period, will be notified and given an opportunity to make application for the positions.  Notification shall be in accordance with paragraph I of this Article.

 

E.        Nothing in this section shall limit the School Committee's rights to terminate the employment of any teacher under Massachusetts Laws.

 

F.         The Superintendent or designee responsible for notifying a teacher that his/her position is being eliminated, shall, at the time of notification, assure that the teacher is aware of any existing vacancy within the school system, for which he/she is certified and qualified, in accordance with the criteria listed above.

 

G.        Seniority is measured in terms of a teacher's continuous length of service in years, months, days from the last date of appointment by the School Committee.  Teachers who substituted on a continuous basis in the same position prior to their School Committee appointment will be credited with such service for seniority purposes.  Teachers shall be credited with such service for seniority purposes with all time spent on all leaves of absence as provided for in this Agreement.

 

H.        Cases of identical seniority in the same subject area shall be resolved by granting preference to the teacher with the highest level of formal educational training.  If these are identical then preference will be given to the teacher with the most years of teaching experience.

 

I.         Teachers who have been laid off shall be entitled to recall rights for a period of three (3) years from the effective date of their layoff.

 

1.         During the recall period, teachers shall be notified by registered mail, return receipt requested, addressed to their last address of record, and given preference for positions for which they are qualified, certified, or certifiable in the inverse order of their respective layoff.

 

2.         Teachers so notified shall have twenty (20) calendar days, from the date registered letter is mailed.

 

J.         All benefits to which a teacher is entitled at the time of the layoff shall be restored in full upon re-employment within the recall period.

 

K.        During the recall period teachers who have been laid off shall be given preference on the substitute list if they so desire.  Their employment will be at the established Committee substitute rate.  The Committee will not be held responsible if teachers on the substitute list decline work.

 

L.        Teachers on layoff may continue, subject to the approval of the Town and the Insurance Carrier, their group life and health insurance coverage during the recall period by reimbursing the Town of Greenfield for the total premium costs.  Failure to forward premium payments to the Committee in accord with a mutually agreed-upon schedule or the refusal to return to employment upon recall will terminate this option.

 

M.       The Committee will provide a seniority list of teachers, in writing, annually to the Association.  The list will be available by October 1. Challenges to this list must be presented, in writing, to the Superintendent by October 15.  If there are no challenges to the list by October 15, the list will stand for the full calendar year, unless such error is clerical and could not reasonably be challenged by the Association or individual members of the bargaining unit.  In such cases the time limits for filing will be waived.

 

N.        When layoff action occurs, the Association shall be notified, in writing of all teachers on layoff.

 

O.        The Association shall be notified, in writing of all positions, as they occur, and of any recall action taken by the Committee if there are people on layoff.

 

P.         Staffing Procedures:

 

1.         In order to protect the rights of teachers in the RIF process, the Administration and the Greenfield Education Association agree that information consisting of each teacher's area of certification, date of hire, prior teaching experience both within and outside the Greenfield Public Schools and highest level of education will be used in conjunction with the seniority list referenced in Article XXI (M) .

 

2.         Members of the bargaining unit with professional status currently on recognized leaves of absence will be returned to positions for which they hold appropriate certification.

 

3.         The School Committee will determine the number and area of positions to be reduced and inform the Greenfield Education Association President no later than May 15. The Association President may request a meeting with the Superintendent to discuss this matter.  This meeting shall occur within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Association President’s request.

 

4.         Members of the bargaining unit without professional status will receive notices no later than June 1 of their non-renewal for the following school year.  Such employees are subject to recall provisions of Article XXI but excluded from the bumping process.

 

5.         Bargaining unit members with professional status will be reduced in accordance with the procedures outlined in Article XXI (Reduction in Force) of the collective bargaining agreement.  Those whose positions are eliminated will be given a listing of open positions and, if none are available for which they are qualified and certified, may then utilize the bumping process of Article XXI(C).

 

6.         An attempt will be made to reassign teachers with professional status who hold appropriate certifications within their current building.  Employees whose positions are eliminated and cannot be reassigned within their current buildings will be assigned to open positions in other buildings within their areas of certification.

 

7.         Positions currently held by teachers without professional status who were not reappointed for the following school year will be considered as open positions for teachers with professional status whose positions have been eliminated.

 

8.         Voluntary transfer requests will be considered during this process only after the bumping process is completed unless it is determined to be in the best interest of the system and consistent with overall staffing needs.

 

9.         Teachers with professional status who are not certified for remaining vacancies will be laid off in accordance with Article XXI.

 

10.       Teachers without professional status will then be recalled to the remaining vacancies.  A certified teacher without professional status will have priority for recall to a position for which he or she is certified over a waivered teacher without professional status.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XXII

                                                    HIGH SCHOOL DETENTION

 

A.  The Parties agree that in order for teachers to effectively carry out their detention assignments, the support of the Administration is necessary.  To this end the Parties agree that the Administration will be readily available to the teachers on detention duty.

 

B.  The provisions of this High School Detention Article will not be subject to the Grievance Procedure beyond the Superintendent's level. (Level II.)

 

 

                                                                ARTICLE XXIII

                                                              CORE MEETINGS

 

A.  For any meetings leading up to the implementation of the first operational Educational Plan and one ten month and/or annual review meeting relative to any one student in any one school year, teachers will receive no additional compensation.

 

B.  Any meeting(s) in addition to those cited above, required of teachers not receiving a differential, as to the Educational Plan for the same student in the same school year, will be compensated for by a $10.00 hourly rate, if such additional meetings are held outside the regular work day.

 

 

                                                                ARTICLE XXIV

                                         SICK LEAVE BUY-BACK OR 403B PLAN

 

A.  All teachers with twenty (20) years or more of continuous service to the Greenfield Public Schools, at the time of retirement or death shall receive 20% of their unused accumulated sick leave at their basic rate, in a lump sum payment.  At the discretion of the teacher this lump-sum payment may be spread over a three-year period.  Teachers employed during the 2001-2002 school year shall either elect to continue with the sick leave buy-back benefit referenced in this paragraph or elect to participate in the 403(b) plan described in paragraph B.  This choice is final and shall be made by January 1, 2002.

 

B.  All teachers shall be eligible to participate in the school system’s 403(b) tax-deferred compensation plan.  The School Committee shall annually contribute up to$300.00 (pre-tax) to the plan if the teacher contributes a matching amount.  A teacher may contribute more money if he/she so chooses to do so.  Teachers shall complete five (5) years of participation in the plan before vesting in the 403(b) plan.

 

      Vesting shall mean:

 

                         A teacher with less than five (5) years of participation in the plan who leaves the system shall only recover his/her 403(b) contributions.

 

                         A teacher with five (5) or more years of participation in the plan who leaves the system shall recover all 403(b) contributions made by the school system and him/her.

 

      Teachers hired on or after January 1, 2002 shall be eligible for the 403(b) plan and not eligible for the sick leave buy-back referenced in paragraph A.

 

C.  The 403b plan will take effect on July 1, 2003.

 


 

                                                                       ARTICLE XXV

                                                                       AGENCY FEE

 

Agency Fee – All members of the bargaining unit who are not members of the Association shall be required to pay an annual Agency Fee, pursuant to MGL Chapter 150-E, Section 12. The Greenfield Education Association recognizes the sole and exclusive remedy for non-payment of the fee shall be for the Association to proceed to court for collection of the fee from a non-paying employee member of the unit. The School Committee is not, and should not be responsible for the implementation, collection, or enforcement of the Agency Fee, except that it will supply any required documentation to establish that a person is a member of the bargaining unit subject to the fee.

 

The Association agrees that it will indemnify and hold the School committee harmless for any action taken against any employee as a result of this agency service fee agreement, including but not limited to any legal expenses incurred.

 

In the event of conscientious or other objection to payment of the Agency Fee, a member of the bargaining unit may pay the amount of the fee to a scholarship fund to be set up by Greenfield Education Association for recent graduates from Greenfield High School.

 

 

                                                                ARTICLE XXVI

                                                        LONGEVITY PAYMENT

 

A.        Bargaining unit members with fifteen (15) completed years of service in Greenfield may elect a longevity payment for three (3) consecutive years or a pro-rata amount if less than three (3) consecutive years that follow acceptance under this provision.

 

            A Greenfield School System paraprofessional who is hired for any position in Article I of this contract will carry over his/her paraprofessional service for calculating longevity payment time.

 

B.        Application is required by January 1st of the preceding school year and immediate placement is not insured, since the system retains the right to set budget limits.  However, the system will not set budget limits that are generally viewed as restrictive.

 

                        The total longevity amounts for the:

 

                                    2005-2006 school year will not exceed $ 45,200.

                                    2006-2007 school year will not exceed $ 45,200

                                    2007-2008 school year will not exceed $ 45,200

 

            Members electing, but not immediately placed under the provisions of Paragraph A, will be carried forward to the next school year and placed at the top of the list.

 

C.        In the event that an abnormally high number of members elect this option in a specific year, the following sequence of events will take place:

 

            1.     A request will go to all members who have elected this option seeking members willing to delay the start of this option to the next school year.  Members will have five (5) school days to respond to this request.

 

            2.     If a budgetary problem still exists after voluntary delays are sought, members electing this option will start, in order of seniority, with the most senior being placed first and the remainder starting in the next school year.  Cases of identical seniority will be resolved by the earliest application date.

 

            3.     No bargaining unit member will be denied immediate placement on the optional longevity schedule specified in this article for any reason other than specified in Paragraph C.

 

D.        The GEA and the Greenfield School Committee will annually review this Article prior to March 1st to increase, decrease or leave unchanged the longevity payment.  Consensus is required for a change to become effective.  The number of teachers eligible as provided by Paragraph C and the amount of the longevity payments budgeted for each year of this contract are listed in Appendix E.

 

 

                                                                     ARTICLE XXVII

                                                                         DURATION

 

The provisions of this Agreement shall be in effect from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008.

 

If negotiations for a successor Agreement are not completed by June 30, 2008 the provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect until said successor Agreement is executed.  Provided however, either party can terminate this Agreement after June 30, 2008, by serving written notice of their intention to terminate the Agreement.  Said written notice must be served at least forty-five (45) days prior to the actual termination.


 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereunto set their hands and seals this ________day of March ,

2006.

 

GREENFIELD SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

 

 

_______________________________________________

Chairperson

 

 

 

GREENFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

 

 

 

_______________________________________________

President                                             


 

 

Appendix A

 

 

SALARY SCHEDULE - Effective July 2005

 

2.50%

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                   

Step                             Bachelors                    Masters                        Masters+30    

                                               

1                                  29,961                         31,222                         32,783

                                               

2                                  31,009                         32,312                         33,929

                                               

3                                  32,094                         33,444                         35,117

                                               

4                                  33,218                         34,614                         36,347

                                               

5                                  34,380                         35,827                         37,619

                                               

6                                  35,582                         37,078                         38,936

                                               

7                                  36,829                         38,378                         40,299

                                               

8                                  38,117                         39,720                         41,709

                                               

9                                  39,451                         41,112                         43,168

                                               

10                                40,832                         42,552                         44,681

                                               

11                                42,263                         44,037                         46,244

                                               

12                                43,741                         45,580                         47,862

                                               

13                                45,404                         47,176                         49,536

                                               

14                                49,488                         52,519                         55,461

                                               


 

                                                                                                                                   

SALARY SCHEDULE - Effective July 2006

3.00%

                                               

                                               

Step                             Bachelors                    Masters                        Masters+30    

                                               

1                                  30,860                         32,159                         33,766

                                               

2                                  31,939                         33,281                         34,947

                                               

3                                  33,057                         34,447                         36,170

                                               

4                                  34,215                         35,652                         37,437

                                               

5                                  35,411                         36,902                         38,748

                                               

6                                  36,649                         38,190                         40,104

                                               

7                                  37,934                         39,529                         41,508

                                               

8                                  39,261                         40,912                         42,960

                                               

9                                  40,635                         42,345                         44,463

                                               

10                                42,057                         43,829                         46,021

                                               

11                                43,531                         45,358                         47,631

                                               

12                                45,053                         46,947                         49,298

                                               

13                                46,766                         48,591                         51,022

                                               

14                                50,973                         54,095                         57,125


 

SALARY SCHEDULE - Effective July 2007

3.50%

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                   

Step                             Bachelors                    Masters                        Masters+30    

                                               

1                                  31,940                         33,285                         34,948

                                               

2                                  33,057                         34,446                         36,170

                                               

3                                  34,214                         35,653                         37,436

                                               

4                                  35,413                         36,900                         38,747

                                               

5                                  36,650                         38,194                         40,104

                                               

6                                  37,932                         39,527                         41,508

                                               

7                                  39,262                         40,913                         42,961

                                               

8                                  40,635                         42,344                         44,464

                                               

9                                  42,057                         43,827                         46,019

                                               

10                                43,529                         45,363                         47,632

                                               

11                                45,055                         46,946                         49,298

                                               

12                                46,630                         48,590                         51,023

                                               

13                                48,403                         50,292                         52,808

                                               

14                                52,757                         55,988                         59,124

 

 

 

25                                53,757                         56,988                         60,124

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                   

* Placement on Step 25 occurs when an individual has completed 24 years of service.

 

 

 


                                                              APPENDIX B

 

 

1.         Salary Schedule for Curriculum Coordinators

 

(a)     Basic Salary.

 

(b)     Salary Schedule:

 

July 1, 2005 - $3,324

July 1, 2006 - $3,424

July 1, 2007 - $3,544

 

(c)     Ten (10) days of summer work at a per diem rate.*(*The work year for the above will be the teacher work year, plus five (5) days prior to the beginning of and five (5) days following the end of said teacher work year.)

 

            (d)    The Coordinators shall be released during the school year for the equivalent of two (2) days per month curriculum monitoring.

 

2.         Salary Schedule for the Special Subject Coordinators

 

(a)        Basic Salary.

 

(b)        July 1, 2005 - $678     July 1, 2006 - $698     July 1, 2007 - $722

 

(c)        Five (5) days of summer work at a per them rate.* *The work year for the Special Subject Coordinator will be the teacher work year, plus five (5) days of summer work as schedule by the Middle School Principal.

 

Position Differentials

                                                       July 1, 2005          July 1, 2006                 July 1, 2007

 

Teacher of Special Classes                  $   678             $   698                         $   722

Remedial Teachers                              $   272             $   280                         $   290

*Adaptive Physical Education           $1,357             $1,398                         $1,447

*Psychologist                                      $1,357             $1,398                         $1,447

*Diagnostic Technician                       $1,357             $1,398                         $1,447

*Speech Therapist                               $1,357             $1,398                         $1,447

*Elementary Counselor                       $1,357             $1,398                         $1,447

*Social Worker                                   $1,357             $1,398                         $1,447

 

*The indicated position differential will only apply to those employees hired in these positions prior to July 1, 1989.

 


 

Assistant to the Principal

 

July 1, 2005

1-12 rooms - $1,370 base stipend plus $55.00/room

13 or more rooms - $1,715 base stipend plus $55.00/room

 

July 1, 2006

1-12 rooms - $1,411 base stipend plus $55.00/room

13 or more rooms - $1,766 base stipend plus $55.00/room

 

July 1, 2007

1-12 rooms - $1,460 base stipend plus $55.00/room

13 or more rooms - $1,828 base stipend plus $55.00/room

 

 

It is understood by the Parties that the School Committee reserves the right to continue its study of the necessity of position differentials and upon completion of such study, to negotiate any needed changes with the cooperation of the Association prior to the expiration date of this Agreement.

 


Guidance Counselors

 

The contractual work year for guidance counselors will be ten(10) days in addition to the work year for teachers.  Compensation for this additional time will be in accordance with their basic salary.

 

Extracurricular Personnel

 

For those people who are full-time and part-time professional employees and nurses of the Greenfield School System (excluding all full-time administrative positions) who also serve the System in an extracurricular capacity, shall, while in that capacity, be covered by the following Articles of this Contract.

 

ARTICLE III

ARTICLE VII, Paragraph C

ARTICLE X, Paragraphs A, B, C, D, E, F, & G

ARTICLE XI

ARTICLE XVIII

ARTICLE XIX

 

It is understood that “extracurricular person (or personnel)" will be substituted for “teacher(s)" in the above.  Also the term "Professional will be deleted.

 

It is also agreed that the School Committee, at its discretion, will continue to be able to declare any position vacant.  The listing of positions, in this Appendix, places no obligations on the School Committee to fill the positions or to retain the activity.

Coaches, with the exception of spring sports, shall receive notification by April 15th of their assignment for the following school year.  Spring sports coaches shall be notified by July lst.  All coaches may elect to be paid one (1) sum at the conclusion of their season or bi-weekly during the salary year.

 

Those who desire to be paid bi-weekly must notify the Superintendent's office prior to August lst, in writing, and their compensation shall be made a part of the contractual annual salary for which they shall be liable for the complete fulfillment of their duties.

 

Coaches and Substitutes

 

No teacher who is a coach will be required to obtain his/her own classroom substitute if his/her coaching duties require that he/she be absent from school during an assigned time period.  Determination of time required to be absent from class to perform coaching activities will be made by the Director of Athletics, subject to approval by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

Nurses (Summer Work)- The Superintendent shall determine the Nurses’ summer schedule.  Any additional days (at per-diem rate) will not exceed five (5) per nurse.  The Superintendent will decide what work is to be done, who will do the work and when the work is to be done.

 

Music Director :

 

July 1, 2005                 July 1, 2006                 July 1, 2007

 

  $5,850                         $6,026                         $6,237

 

 

 

 



 

                                                          APPENDIX C

 

July 1, 2005  2.5%

 

                                                         I                 II                III              IV

                                                         Year           Year           Year           Year

                                                         1-3             4-6              7-9              10 or more

                                                                                                                

Director of Athletics                        4,039          4,406          4,772          5,139

                                                                                                                

Football                                                                                                    

Head Coach (Varsity)                      3,549          3,917           4,285          4,649

Assistants (3)                                    2,663          2,937          3,212          3,487

Head Coach (7th & 8th)                  2,129          2,349          2,570          2,790

Assistant                                           1,278          1,410          1,543          1,675

                                                                                                                

Boys Basketball                                                                                      

Head Coach                                     3,061          3,304          3,549          3,977

Assistant                                           2,295          2,478          2,663          2,845

7th & 8th                                          1,378          1,488          1,598          1,707

                                                                                                                

Baseball                                                                                                   

Head Coach                                     3,061          3,304          3,549          3,977

Assistant                                           2,295          2,478          2,663          2,845

7th & 8th                                          1,378         1,488          1,598          1,707

                                                                                                                

Soccer (B & G)                                                                                       

Head Coach                                     2,693          2,937          3,182          3,428

Assistant                                           2,019          2,203          2,387          2,570

7th & 8th                                          1,378          1,488          1,598          1,707

                                                                                                                

Ice Hockey                                       2,448          2,693          2,937          3,182

                                                                                                                

Track (B & G )                                                                                        

Head Coach                                     3,061          3,304          3,549          3,977

Assistant                                           2,295          2,478          2,594          2,845

                                                                                                                

Golf                                                  1,347          1,591          1,836          2,081

                                                                                                                

Cross Country (B & G)                    1,347          1,591          1,836          2,081

                                                                                                                

Tennis (B & G )                                1,347          1,591          1,836          2,081

                                                                                                                

Wrestling                                          3,061          3,304          3,549          3,977

                                                                                                                

 

                                                         I                 II                III              IV

                                                         Year           Year           Year           Year

                                                         1-3             4-6              7-9              10 or more

                                                                                                                

Skiing (B & G )                                1,347          1,591          1,836          2,081

                                                                                                                

Girls Basketball                                                                    

Head Coach                                     3,061          3,304          3,549          3,977

Assistant                                           2,295          2,478          2,663          2,845

7th & 8th                                          1,378          1,488          1,598          1,707

                                                                                                                

Softball                                                                                                    

Head Coach                                     3,061          3,304          3,549          3,977

Assistant                                           2,295          2,478          2,663          2,845

7th & 8th                                          1,378          1,488          1,598          1,707

                                                                                                                

Field Hockey                                                                                           

Head Coach                                     2,693          2,937          3,182          3,428

Assistant                                           2,019          2,203          2,387          2,570

7th & 8th                                          1,378          1,488          1,598          1,707

                                                                                                                

Volleyball                                         2,203          2,448          2,693          2,937

                                                                                                                

JV Volleyball                                   1,653          1,836          2,020          2,203

                                                                                                                

Cheering Advisor - H. S.                 2,448          2,693          2,937          3,182

                                                                                                                

Cheering Advisor - M. S.                 1,468          1,591          1,714          1,836

                                                                                                                

Intramural Coordinator                    1,224          1,347          1,468          1,591

                                                                                                                

Intramural Supervisor                          404           for each activity selected to run

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

July 1, 2006  3.0%

 

                                                         I                 II                III              IV

                                                         Year           Year           Year           Year

                                                         1-3             4-6              7-9              10 or more

                                                                                                                

Director of Athletics                        4,160          4,538          4,915          5,293

                                                                                                                

Football                                                                                

Head Coach (Varsity)                      3,655          4,035          4,414          4,788

Assistants (3)                                    2,743          3,025          3,308          3,592

Head Coach (7th & 8th)                  2,193          2,419          2,647          2,874

Assistant                                           1,316          1,452          1,598          1,725

                                                                                                                

Boys Basketball                                                                                      

Head Coach                                     3,153          3,403          3,655          4,096

Assistant                                           2,364          2,552          2,743          2,930

7th & 8th                                          1,419          1,533          1,646          1,758

                                                                                                                

Baseball                                                                                                   

Head Coach                                     3,153          3,403          3,655          4,096

Assistant                                           2,364          2,552          2,743          2,930

7th & 8th                                          1,419          1,533          1,646          1,758

                                                                                                                

Soccer (B & G)                                                                                       

Head Coach                                     2,774          3,025          3,277          3,531

Assistant                                           2,080          2,269          2,549          2,647

7th & 8th                                          1,419          1,533          1,646          1,758

                                                                                                                

Ice Hockey                                       2,521          2,774          3,025          3,277

                                                                                                                

Track (B & G )                                                                                        

Head Coach                                     3,153          3,403          3,655          4,096

Assistant                                           2,364          2,552          2,743          2,930

                                                                                                                

Golf                                                  1,387          1,639          1,891          2,143

                                                                                                                

Cross Country (B & G)                    1,387          1,639          1,891          2,143

                                                                                                                

Tennis (B & G )                                1,387          1,639          1,891          2,143

                                                                                                                

Wrestling                                          3,153          3,403          3,655          4,096

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                         I                 II                III              IV

                                                         Year           Year           Year           Year

                                                         1-3             4-6              7-9              10 or more

                                                                                                                

Skiing (B & G )                                1,387          1,639          1,891          2,143

                                                                                                                

Girls Basketball                                                                                       

Head Coach                                     3,153          3,403          3,655          4,096

Assistant                                           2,364          2,552          2,743          2,930

7th & 8th                                          1,419          1,533          1,646          1,758

                                                                                                                

Softball                                                                                                    

Head Coach                                     3,153          3,403          3,655          4,096

Assistant                                           2,364          2,552          2,743          2,930

7th & 8th                                          1,419          1,533          1,646          1,758

                                                                                                                

Field Hockey                                                                                           

Head Coach                                     2,774          3,025          3,277          3,531

Assistant                                           2,080          2,269          2,459          2,647

7th & 8th                                          1,419          1,533          1,646          1,758

                                                                                                                

Volleyball                                         2,269          2,521          2,774          3,025

                                                                                                                

JV Volleyball                                   1,703          1,891          2,081          2,269

                                                                                                                

Cheering Advisor - H. S.                 2,521          2,774          3,025          3,277

                                                                                                                

Cheering Advisor - M. S.                 1,512          1,639          1,765          1,891

                                                                                                                

Intramural Coordinator                    1,261          1,387          1,512          1,639

                                                                                                                

Intramural Supervisor                         416            for each activity selected to run

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

 

July 1, 2007  3.5%

 

                                                         I                 II                III              IV

                                                         Year           Year           Year           Year

                                                         1-3             4-6              7-9              10 or more

                                                                                                                

Director of Athletics                        4,306          4,697          5,087          5,478

                                                                                                                

Football                                                                                                   

Head Coach (Varsity)                      3,783          4,176          4,568          4,956

Assistants (3)                                    2,839          3,131          3,424          3,718

Head Coach (7th & 8th)                  2,270          2,504          2,740          2,975

Assistant                                           1,362          1,503          1,654          1,785

                                                                                                                

Boys Basketball                                                                                      

Head Coach                                     3,263          3,522          3,783          4,239

Assistant                                           2,447          2,641          2,839          3,033

7th & 8th                                          1,469          1,587          1,704          1,820

                                                                                                                

Baseball                                                                                                   

Head Coach                                     3,263          3,522          3,783          4,239

Assistant                                           2,447          2,641          2,839          3,033

7th & 8th                                          1,469          1,587          1,704          1,820

                                                                                                                

Soccer (B & G)                                                                                       

Head Coach                                     2,871          3,131          3,392          3,655

Assistant                                           2,153          2,348          2,545          2,740

7th & 8th                                          1,469          1,587          1,704          1,820

                                                                                                                

Ice Hockey                                       2,609          2,871          3,131          3,392

                                                                                                                

Track (B & G )                                                                                        

Head Coach                                     3,263          3,522          3,783           4,239

Assistant                                           2,447          2,641          2,766          3,033

                                                                                                                

Golf                                                  1,436          1,696          1,957          2,218

                                                                                                                

Cross Country (B & G)                    1,436          1,696          1,957          2,218

                                                                                                                

Tennis (B & G )                                1,436          1,696          1,957          2,218

                                                                                                                

Wrestling                                          3,263          3,522          3,783          4,239

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

                                                         I                 II                III              IV

                                                         Year           Year           Year           Year

                                                         1-3             4-6              7-9              10 or more

                                                                                                                

Skiing (B & G )                                1,436          1,696          1,957          2,218

                                                                                                                

Girls Basketball                                                                                       

Head Coach                                     3,263          3,522          3,783          4,239

Assistant                                           2,447          2,641          2,839          3,033

7th & 8th                                          1,469          1,587          1,704          1,820

                                                                                                                

Softball                                                                                                    

Head Coach                                     3,263          3,522          3,783          4,239

Assistant                                           2,447          2,641          2,839          3,033

7th & 8th                                          1,469          1,587          1,704          1,820

                                                                                                                

Field Hockey                                                                                           

Head Coach                                     2,871          3,131          3,392          3,655

Assistant                                           2,153          2,348          2,545          2,740

7th & 8th                                          1,469          1,587          1,704          1,820

                                                                                                                

Volleyball                                         2,348          2,609          2,871          3,131

                                                                                                                

JV Volleyball                                   1,763          1,957          2,154          2,348

                                                                                                                

Cheering Advisor - H. S.                 2,609          2,871          3,131          3,392

                                                                                                                 

Cheering Advisor - M. S.                 1,565          1,696          1,827          1,957

                                                                                                                

Intramural Coordinator                    1,305          1,436          1,565          1,696

                                                                                                                

Intramural Supervisor                         431            for each activity selected to run

 



APPENDIX D

 

Salary Schedule for Extracurricular Activities*

 

 

ACTIVITY

                                                            2005-2006       2006-2007       2007-2008

                                                               2.5%    3%                   3.5%

High School:                                      

 

School Play                                         $2,665             $2,745             $2,841

Stage Director                                     $2,050             $2,112             $2,185

French Club                                        $  513              $  528              $  546

Spanish                                                $  513              $  528              $  546

Student Government                          $3,383             $3,484             $3,606

Class Advisors

9th Grade                                            $1,025             $1,056             $1,093

10th Grade                                          $1,230             $1,267             $1,311

11th Grade                                          $1,845             $1,900             $1,967

12th Grade                                          $2,768             $2,851             $2,950

National Honor Society                      $1,538             $1,584             $1,639

Key Club                                             $1,948             $2,006             $2,076

Renaissance Program                          $  923              $  950              $  983

Science Fair Coordinator                    $  615              $  633              $  656

Science Fair Advisor (4)                     $1,845             $1,900             $1,967

Student Account                                 $3,000             $3,090             $3,198

                                               

Middle School:                                              

                                               

Student Council                                  $1,230             $1,267             $1,311

Yearbook                                            $1,230             $1,267             $1,311

School Store                                        $  410              $  422              $  437

National Honor Society                      $  615              $  633              $  656

Stage Director (School only)              $  410              $  422              $  437

Class Advisors

6th Grade                                            $  615              $  633              $  656

7th Grade                                            $  820              $  845              $  874

8th Grade                                            $1,230             $1,267             $1,311

Play Director                                       $1,230             $1,267             $1,311

Band Director                                     $  513              $  528              $  546

Chorus Director                                  $  513              $  528              $  546

Student Account                                 $2,000             $2,060             $2,132

 

*Requests to add or delete an extracurricular activity will be submitted to the principal.  The principal will submit a recommendation to the Superintendent..