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Org Code1330000
Type of DistrictMunicipal K12
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Expiring Year2014
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                                                           AGREEMENT

                                      BETWEEN THE

             HOLBROOK EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

                                  (TEACHERS' UNIT)

                                           AND THE

                  HOLBROOK SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

 

 

                                         EFFECTIVE

                SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 - AUGUST 31, 2014

 


                                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ARTICLE                                                                                                                 PAGE

 

PREAMBLE                                           AGREEMENT                                                                                             3

ARTICLE I                                             RECOGNITION                                                                                          3

ARTICLE II                                            CONFORMITY TO LAW/SAVING CLAUSE                                         4

ARTICLE III                                          COMMITTEE RIGHTS CLAUSE                                                              4

ARTICLE IV                                          NON-DISCRIMINATION                                                                          4

ARTICLE V                                           ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES                                                     5

ARTICLE VI                                          ASSOCIATION DEDUCTIONS                                                                5

ARTICLE VII                                         AMENDMENTS                                                                                         7

ARTICLE VIII                                       STRIKES AND SLOWDOWNS PROHIBITED                                       7

ARTICLE IX                                          GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE                                                                                      8

ARTICLE X                                           SALARIES AND OTHER COMPENSATIONS                                     11

ARTICLE XI                                          TEACHING DUTIES                                                                                14

ARTICLE XII                                         NON-TEACHING DUTIES                                                                      19

ARTICLE XIII                                       TEACHER EVALUATION AND FILES                                                 20

ARTICLE XIV                                       PROTECTION                                                                                           22

ARTICLE XV                                        PERSONAL INJURY BENEFITS                                                            22

ARTICLE XVI                                       INSURANCE AND ANNUITY PLAN                                                                   22

ARTICLE XVII                                      TEACHER ASSIGNMENT                                                                      23

ARTICLE XVIII                                    TRANSFERS                                                                                             23

ARTICLE XIX                                       VACANCIES                                                                                             24

ARTICLE XX                                        SICK LEAVE                                                                                             25

ARTICLE XXI                                       TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE                                                 28

ARTICLE XXII                                      EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE                                                     29

ARTICLE XXIII                                    SABBATICAL LEAVES                                                                          31

ARTICLE XXIV                                    TEACHER FACILITIES                                                                           32

ARTICLE XXV                                     USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES                                                              33

ARTICLE XXVI                                    CLASS SIZE                                                                                              34

ARTICLE XXVII                                   EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PLAN                                           34

ARTICLE XXVIII                                 REDUCTION-IN-FORCE                                                                         35

ARTICLE XXIX                                    PART-TIME TEACHERS                                                                         37

ARTICLE XXX                                     PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT               38

ARTICLE XXXI                                    DURATION                                                                                               41

 

                                                                                            APPENDICES

 

A.            SALARY SCHEDULES                                       2011-2014                                                                  42

 

B.            ATHLETIC                                                             2011-2014                                                                  44

PAY SCHEDULES

 

C.            EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES                                2011-2014                                                                  48

PAY SCHEDULES

 

D.            STAFF ASSISTANT ACTIVITIES                                                                                                          52

 


 

                                                                                      AGREEMENT

 

This Agreement is entered into as of September 1, 2011, by and between the School Committee of the Town of Holbrook (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") and the Holbrook Education (hereinafter referred to as the "Association").  The Holbrook Education Association is a local affiliate of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

 

 

                                                                    ARTICLE I

                                                               RECOGNITION

 

A.        The Committee hereby recognizes that the Association is the sole and exclusive representative (bargaining agent) for the purpose of bargaining in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 150E of the General Laws, namely with respect to wages, hours, standards of productivity and performance, and any other terms and conditions of employment for the following classifications of employees:

 

1.         Classroom teachers

2.         Counselors

3.         Librarians

4.         Director of Athletics

5.         Program Specialists

6.         Nurses

7.         Physical Therapists

8.         Occupational Therapists

9.         School Psychologists

10.       Speech and Language Therapists

 

The District may contract with agencies or individuals to provide services in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychological or speech if no qualified applicant is available to provide such services.

 

B.        This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties on all issues which were or could have been the subject of negotiation.  During the term of the Agreement, neither party shall be required to negotiate with respect to any such matter whether or not covered by this Agreement and whether or not within the knowledge or contemplation of either or both of the parties at the time they negotiated or signed this Agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   ARTICLE II

                                     CONFORMITY TO LAW - SAVING CLAUSE

 

A.        If any provision of this Agreement is or shall at any time be contrary to law, then such provision shall not be applicable or performed or enforced, except to the extent permitted by law, and any substitute action shall be subject to appropriate consultation and negotiation with the Association.

 

B.        In the event that any provision of this Agreement is or shall at any time be contrary to law, all other provisions of this Agreement shall continue in effect.

 

 

 

                                                                  ARTICLE III

                                                COMMITTEE RIGHTS CLAUSE

 

A.        The Holbrook School Committee is a public body established under and with powers provided by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and nothing in this Agreement shall derogate from the powers and responsibilities of the Committee under the General Laws of the Commonwealth or the rules and/or regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The Committee retains those rights, powers, and duties it now has, may be granted or have conferred upon it by the General Laws of Massachusetts.

 

B.        The Association agrees that the Committee of the Town of Holbrook has complete authority over the policies and administration of all school departments which it exercises under the provisions of law and in fulfilling its responsibilities under this Agreement, including the establishment of work rules and regulations not inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement.  Any matter involving the management of school operations vested by Law in the Committee, and not covered by this Agreement, is in the province of the Committee.  Should the Association object to any rule or regulation as being violative of this Agreement, it may resort to the grievance procedure outlined herein.

 

 

                                                                  ARTICLE IV

                                                       NON-DISCRIMINATION

 

A.        The Committee and the Association shall not unlawfully discriminate against any employee because of such employee's age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, mental or physical handicap, veteran status, and membership or non-membership in the Association.

 

B.        The use of the masculine or feminine genders in this Agreement shall be construed as including both genders and not as restrictions on the basis of sex, unless the contract clearly requires a different language construction.

 

 

                                                                   ARTICLE V

                                            ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES

 

A.        The Association agrees that a written list of Association representatives shall be furnished to the Committee immediately after their designation, and the Association shall notify the Committee of any changes.

 

B.                 The Association will be provided with copies of minutes of the official public meetings and all other printed materials will be made available, if requested, that are distributed to Committee members at public meetings as soon as possible after such meetings.

 

C.        The Association may make announcements to employees covered by the Agreement via inter-school mail.

 

 

                                                                  ARTICLE VI

                                                  ASSOCIATION DEDUCTIONS

 

A.        Dues Deduction

 

1.         Association members shall tender periodic membership dues by signing the Authorization of Dues form.  During the life of this Agreement and in accordance with the terms of the form of Authorization of Payroll Deduction hereinafter set forth, the Committee agrees to deduct Association membership dues from the pay of each member who executes or has executed such form and remits the aggregate amount to the Treasurer of the Association along with a list of members who have had said dues deducted.  Such remittance shall be made within thirty (30) days.

 

                                  AUTHORIZATION FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION

 

BY_______________________________

Name of Association Member

 

TO_______________________________

Holbrook School Committee

 

Effective _____________________, I hereby request and authorize you to deduct from my earnings each _____________, the amount of $_________.  This amount shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Holbrook Education Association, and represents payment of my Association dues/deductions.

 

These deductions may be terminated by me by giving you a sixty (60) day written notice in advance, or upon termination of my employment.

 

_______________________

Member's Signature

 

_______________________

Member's Address

 

2.         The Committee agrees to process deductions, other than dues, from the salaries of its employees when authorized to do so by said employees.  Other deductions include RAH and MTA Credit Union, if approval from same (MTA Credit Union) is authorized by the Treasurer of the Town of Holbrook.

 

3.         The agency fee payment is established as an authorized deduction.

 

4.         The Committee will incur no liability for loss of monies collected pursuant to this Article after delivering said monies to the Treasurer of the Association.

 

B.        Agency Fee

 

1.         Each regular employee who is a member of the Association on the date of agreement of this contract, or who later becomes a member of the Association, and all regular employees in the bargaining unit shall as a condition of employment pay or tender to the Association an agency service fee equal to the periodic unified dues applicable to members for the period in accordance with the provisions of Section 12 of Chapter 150E of the General Laws.  However, in the case of regular employees entering the bargaining unit after the effective date of this Article, this condition of employment shall become effective on or after the thirtieth day after such entrance.

 

            2.         This condition of employment shall not apply during unpaid extended leaves of absence of more than one month duration.

 

            3.         The Committee may inform employees and applicants for employment of their obligations under this Article.

 

                                         AUTHORIZATION FOR AGENCY FEE DEDUCTION

 

BY______________________________

Name of Employee

 

TO______________________________

Holbrook School Committee

 

Effective______________, I hereby request and authorize you to deduct from my earnings each pay period, the amount of $_________.  This amount shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Holbrook Education Association, and represents payment of the Agency Fee required under the Agreement between the Committee and the Association.  

                                                                                __________________________

Employee's Signature

__________________________

Employee's Address

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE VII

                                                               AMENDMENTS

 

A.        The understanding between the Committee and the Association has been set forth in this Agreement, including the Appendices attached hereto.

 

B.        On a claim of adverse treatment, resulting from a change in practice, rule or regulation on a matter not specifically included in the contract, the teacher or the Association shall be given the opportunity to confer with the Superintendent or his designee, with the right of a further conference with the Committee.  The decision of the Committee shall be final and binding.

 

C.        Any amendment to this Agreement or any interpretation of the true intent and meaning of the provisions of this Agreement officially and mutually agreed to by the Committee and the Association shall be committed to writing and signed by the official bargaining representatives of the Committee and the Association.

 

D.        The Association shall be responsible for seeing to it that sufficient copies of the contract are printed and reproduced for use by the school committee and the Association.  Upon receipt of a bill from the Association, the Committee shall reimburse the Association, for one-fourth of the cost of printing or copying the contract, provided however, that the Committee shall be entitled to no fewer than fifty (50) copies of the collective bargaining agreement from the Association.

 

E.                 In the event that any other collective bargaining groups employed by the Town of Holbrook are awarded a salary adjustment greater than the amount agreed to in this Agreement, the Committee and the Association agree to re-open negotiations on salary.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE VIII

                                     STRIKES AND SLOWDOWNS PROHIBITED

 

A.        The Association agrees that during the term of this Agreement with the Committee no employee covered by this Agreement shall engage in, induce or encourage any strike, work stoppage, slowdown or withholding of service.

 

B.        The Association further agrees that should any strike, slowdown, work stoppage or withholding of services occur, the Association shall immediately exert every effort to have the activity terminated.

 

C.        In connection with any negotiations held, said negotiations shall be conducted without threats of sanctions, threats of strikes, or any other public pressure by either party until mediation, fact-finding and any other statutory impasse procedure have been exhausted.

 

 

ARTICLE IX

                                                    GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

 

A.        Definition:  For the purpose of this Agreement, a grievance is defined as a dispute between a person covered by this Agreement or the Association and the Committee over the interpretation or application of an expressed written provision of this Agreement or the alleged inequitable or discriminatory treatment of a person under such provision.

 

B.        Purpose:  The purpose of this procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible administrative level, equitable solutions to problems which may from time to time arise under this Agreement affecting the working conditions of teachers and other employees.  Both parties agree that these proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at any level of the procedure.

 

C.        Protection of Individual/Association Rights:  Nothing herein contained shall be construed as limiting the right of a teacher and other employee having a grievance to discuss the matter informally with any appropriate member of the administration, and to have the matter adjusted on such a basis without intervention of the Association, provided that the adjustment is not inconsistent with the terms of the Agreement.  At the option of the teacher, the Association will be given the opportunity to be present at the final adjustment and to state its views.  In any event, a copy of each grievance resolution under this grievance provision will be furnished to the Association by the Committee.  It is mutually understood that only by the procedure spelled out in sub-paragraph C of the article may a party proceed to Level Four of the Grievance Procedure.

 

D.        Release Time For Association Business:  If negotiation meetings between the Committee and the Association are scheduled by mutual agreement of the parties of this Agreement during the teacher's work day, the appropriate representatives of the Association shall be relieved from all regular duties without loss of pay as necessary in order to permit their participation in such meetings.  If hearings held pursuant to this Grievance Procedure are scheduled by the Committee or its representatives during the school day, then, this grievant, and/or appropriate representatives of the Association shall be relieved of their regular duties without loss of pay for the time necessary to attend such meetings.

 

E.         Exchange of Information:  The Committee will, upon request, make available to the Association any documents in its possession which will assist the Association in developing accurate and constructive programs on behalf of the teachers together with any other available information which may be necessary for the Association to process grievances under this Agreement.

 

F.                  Plant Access:  The President of the Association or his/her designated representative shall have the right to visit schools to investigate teacher complaints or problems, or for any other purpose relating to the terms or conditions of this Agreement.  Such visit shall in no way interfere with the regular teaching duties of the President or his/her designated representative or the instructional program of the school visited.  Upon the representative's arrival, he/she shall notify the Principal of his presence and the purpose of the visit.

 

G.        Grievance Mediation:

 

1.         The party seeking arbitration may, together with the notification of intent to arbitrate, offer to the other the option to join in grievance mediation.  Grievance mediation shall not be deemed an alternative to arbitration of the grievance.

 

2.         In the event the parties agree to submit the grievance to grievance mediation, they shall jointly initiate expedited mediation.  The mediation shall be conducted in accordance with the grievance mediation rules and/or procedures of the Board of Conciliation.

 

3.         It is understood by the parties that the respective positions of the parties in attempting a mediated resolution of the dispute in no way shall prejudice the parties and their respective positions in arbitration in the event no settlement is reached in mediation and the matter continues to arbitration.

 

4.         The mediation process shall not be utilized for any grievance where the parties mutually agree that the grievance go directly to arbitration.

 

H.        Procedure:  Since it is important that grievances be processed as rapidly as possible the number of days indicated at each level is the maximum, and every effort should be made to expedite the process.  The time limits specified may, however, be extended by mutual agreement between the Committee and the grievant(s).

 

1.         Level One -

An employee who is covered by this Agreement and who has a grievance shall file a written statement of the grievance with the employee's immediate supervisor and principal within ten school days after the date on which the incident giving rise to the grievance has occurred.  The written statement of the grievance shall contain a description of the alleged facts of the dispute along with an indication of the applicable provisions of the collective bargaining agreement which the employee believes are pertinent.  The supervisor shall attempt to adjust the matter and shall respond in writing to the grievant within ten school days.  The grievant may choose to be represented by the Association.

 


2.         Level Two

            If the grievant(s) is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level One, or if no decision has been rendered within ten (10) school days after presentation of the grievance at Level One, said grievant(s) and/or the Association may appeal to the Superintendent.  Such appeal shall be in writing, setting forth the details of the grievance, the applicable provisions of the Agreement, and the decision, if any, rendered at Level One.  Within ten (10) school days after receipt of the written grievance by the Superintendent, he or his designee shall confer with the grievant.  If the grievant is not represented by the Association, the Superintendent shall advise the appropriate representative of the Association that an appeal has been made and furnish the Association with the date and time of the conference.  The appropriate representative may be present at the conference to state the views of the Association.

 

3.         Level Three -

If the grievant(s) is not satisfied with the decision of the Superintendent or his designee at Level Two, which decision if rendered shall be in writing, setting forth the reasons; or if no decision has been rendered within ten (10) school days after the Level Two conference, an appeal may be made to the Committee by the grievant(s).  The appeal shall be in writing, setting forth the details of the grievance, the applicable provisions of the Agreement, and the decisions rendered at Level One and Level Two.  The Committee shall confer with the grievant(s) and or the appropriate representative of the Association, if any, at an executive session at the regularly scheduled meeting next following the receipt of the written appeal.  The Committee shall respond in writing fifteen (15) school days following the Level Three conference.

 

4.         Level Four -

a.         If the grievant(s) is not satisfied with the decision of the Committee, which decision, if rendered, shall be in writing setting forth the reasons thereof, or if no decision has been rendered fifteen (15) school days after the Level Three conference, the Association may within fifteen (15) school days thereafter submit the grievance to arbitration as provided in this Agreement.

 

b.         The grievance shall be submitted to an arbitrator by the party demanding arbitration and the party shall, upon written notice to the other, request the American Arbitration Association to provide a panel of arbitrators.  Said arbitrator shall then be selected under the provisions of the Voluntary Labor Arbitration Rules.

 

c.         All arbitration hearings shall commence no earlier than 1:00 p.m. on the assigned date unless an earlier time is mutually agreed to by both parties.

 

d.         The arbitrator shall be bound by the written submission of both parties of the grievance.  The decision of the arbitrator shall be limited to the terms and conditions of the Agreement as written and shall have no power to modify, amend, or add or subtract from the Agreement.  In no event shall an arbitrator render a decision which shall impinge on any of the reserved rights and duties of the Committee.

 

e.         Further, the arbitrator shall render his decision in writing within thirty  (30) calendar days from the date of the completion of the hearings, which decision shall be final and binding on both parties to the Agreement.

 

f.          Both parties shall share equally the expenses of such arbitration.

 

 

                                                                   ARTICLE X

                                     SALARIES AND OTHER  COMPENSATION

 

A.        Scope

The salaries, stipends, and wages of persons covered by this Agreement are set forth in Appendices A, B, C, and D which are attached hereto and made a part hereof.

 

B.        Salary Payment

 

1.         The Committee shall pay a teacher's salary in accordance with one of the following two methods of payment which shall be optional with the teacher.

 

a.         The first of said methods of payment shall be derived from the following formula:  The Committee shall divide the total amount of a teacher's annual salary into twenty-six equal amounts, each of which shall constitute a biweekly payment to the teacher.  The Committee shall make the first of such salary payments on the first regular pay day after the completion of two weeks of work; provided, however, that if a teacher works for less than ten school days prior to the first regular pay day, the Committee may pay to the teacher an amount of salary which is less than one twenty-sixth of the teacher's total salary.  On or about the last week of school for teachers, the Committee shall pay to the teacher in a lump sum all of the remaining salary which is still owed to the teacher at such time.

 

b.         The second of said methods of payment shall be derived from the following formula:  The Committee shall divide the total amount of a teacher's annual salary into twenty-one equal amounts, each of which shall constitute a biweekly payment to the teacher.  The Committee shall make the first of such salary payments on the first regular pay day after the completion of two weeks of work; provided, however, that if a teacher works for less than ten school days prior to the first regular pay day, the Committee may pay to the teacher an amount of salary which is less than one twenty-first of the teacher's salary.  On or about the last week of school for teachers, the Committee shall pay to the teacher all of the remaining salary which is still owed to the teacher.

 

2.         The teacher shall make a selection of one of the two herein-above methods of payment in writing at least one month prior to the opening of school.  If the teacher fails to make such selection, then the teacher shall be paid in accordance with the first method of payment which is based upon twenty-six payments.

 

C.        Lane Adjustments

 

            1.         Compensation for a change in salary classification may become effective on September 1 and February 1 of any year provided that:

 

a.                   Data substantiating eligibility for September changes must be received in the Superintendent’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. of April 1 to be included in the next annual contract; provided further, that the teacher has notified the Superintendent, in writing, no later than 5:00 p.m. November 1 of the previous school year of an anticipated change in salary classification.  Revised individual contracts will be issued up to 5:00 p.m. August 31 for course work completed prior to September 1 of the year in which the lane adjustment is to become effective.

 

b.                  A new contract will be issued effective February 1, provided that the teacher has notified the Superintendent, in writing, no later than 5:00 p.m. November 1 of the previous school year of an anticipated change in salary classification; and, provided further, that data substantiating a teacher’s eligibility is received no later than 5:00 p.m. January 31 of the year in which the adjustment is to become effective.

 

2.                  Graduate level courses to be applied to a change in salary classification (Bachelor’s Degree plus 15 hours, Master’s Degree, Master’s Degree plus 30 hours, M+45/CAGS) must be earned through an accredited institution of higher learning and must be related to the teacher’s certification and/or included as part of a teacher’s approved Professional Development Plan.

 

Effective September 1, 2010 Graduate level courses to be applied to a change in salary classification (Bachelor’s Degree plus 15 hours, Master’s Degree, Master’s Degree plus 15 hours, Master’s Degree plus 30 hours, M+45/CAGS) must be earned through an accredited institution of higher learning and must be related to the teacher’s certification and/or included as part of a teacher’s approved Professional Development Plan.

 

3.                  Norfolk/Plymouth County courses shall be creditable toward changes in classification provided that said courses are recognized by an affiliated college as graduate-level courses.

 

 

D.        Other Compensations

 

1.         Longevity Provisions

 

a.                   Longevity.  Teachers shall receive additional compensation for their longevity of service in the Holbrook Public Schools in an amount of $1,000.00 non-cumulative for each year commencing in June of the tenth year and through fourteen years of service in the System; $1,200.00 non-cumulative for each year commencing in June of the fifteenth year and through nineteen years of service in the System; $1,500.00 non-cumulative for each year commencing in June of the twentieth year and through twenty-four years of service in the System; $1,900.00 non-cumulative for each year commencing in June of the twenty-fifth year and through twenty-nine years of service in the System; and $2,300.00 non-cumulative for each year commencing in June of the thirtieth year of service and thereafter in the System; provided, however, that no percentage of salary raise shall be applied to longevity compensation.

 

Any employee who received the full alternative longevity payments shall remain ineligible to receive regular longevity as set forth in section (a) above; sick leave buy back payments under Article XX, Sick Leave Section D, Sick Leave Buy-Back, and early retirement incentives under Article XXVII, Early Retirement Incentive Plan.

 

 

2.         Tutorial Fees

 

Tutorial rates are listed in Appendix B and shall be increased in accordance with increases agreed upon for all other positions covered by this Agreement.  Tutors shall be paid in accordance with the rates established in Appendix D.

 

E.         Notes on Appendix A

 

Appendix "A" is further amended to provide for extra class renumeration beyond contractually assigned duties at the rate of 1/5 year course, 1/10 semester course, and 1/20 quarterly course.

 


F.         Computation of Salary Deductions

 

1.         In the event it becomes necessary to withhold one or more days of salary, this deduction will be at the rate of 1/182 of the yearly salary rate.

 

2.         In the event it becomes necessary to terminate an individual teacher's contract before the close of the school year, the following method of computing the final

check will be used:  the contract salary is divided by 182 (the number of school calendar days) to determine the per diem rate.  The per diem rate is then multiplied by the number of days actually worked, including the approved absences, to determine the total entitlement.  The total entitlement minus the money paid to that date represents the amount due the teacher.

 

 

                                                                  ARTICLE XI

                                                           TEACHING DUTIES

 

A.        Regular Work Year

 

Subject to the following sentence, the length of the work year for each person covered by this Agreement shall be one hundred eighty-two days, provided that each person has completed his administrative duties at the end of the school year to the satisfaction of the principal, and provided further that new teachers and teachers who are to teach new disciplines may be required to attend one (1) additional day of orientation which is in addition to the number of days set forth herein.  If the minimum requirements for the length of the school year are changed by the State Board of Education, the length of the work year shall not be more than two days in excess of such minimum requirements.

 

B.        Regular Work Day

 

1.         The "regular work day" shall be defined as the period of time during which a person covered by this Agreement is engaged in the professional duties for which he is employed by the Committee.  The length of the regular work day as set forth herein shall be exclusive of the time which an employee spends in meetings and conferences as set forth in Part F.

 

2.         All teachers shall arrive at school fifteen minutes before the start of the pupils' school day and shall remain fifteen minutes after the pupils' school day has ended.

 

3.         Teachers shall not be required to sign into their respective buildings in the morning; provided, however, that teachers may be required to check into their building.

 

4.         Each teacher grades K-6 shall be required to work six hours and fifty minutes daily.

 

5.         Each teacher grades 7-12 shall be required to work seven hours daily and shall also be required to spend a minimum of fifteen minutes per week after school per discipline for the purpose of assisting pupils with any problems which they may have relative to their courses of study.  The manner in which this time may be scheduled and distributed throughout the week shall be determined by the principal.

 

6.         Each school librarian shall be required to work eight hours per day Monday through Thursday and seven hours and fifteen minutes on Friday, provided, however, that the Superintendent of Schools or his designee may at his discretion permit a school librarian to leave work at an earlier time.

 

7.         Guidance Counselors shall be required to work seven (7) hours daily and may be required to work up to ten (10) days beyond the work year.  Guidance Counselors will consult with their individual building principals to arrange a mutually satisfactory schedule for these days each year.  Compensation for additional days worked will be at the Guidance Counselor’s per diem rate of pay.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Section B.1 (regular work day), administration may require no more than one guidance counselor to work a flexible work day one day per month.  The flexible work day shall not expand the length of the regular work day as set forth in Section B.1 and shall not result in any “split shifts.”  Guidance counselors will be assigned to the flexible work day on a rotating basis.  The dates of the flexible work days shall be mutually agreed upon by administration and the impacted guidance counselors.  Every effort shall be made to ensure the safety and well-being of the impacted guidance counselors.

 

8.         Secondary Program Specialists shall have no extra duties (i.e., corridor duty, lunchroom, etc.) and shall be assigned no more than three (3) instructional duties per day.  The Secondary Program Specialists shall work three (3) days beyond the total number of days teachers are required to work.  Compensation for these additional days shall be at the per diem rate of pay; i.e. per diem rate of pay includes the salary set forth in Appendix A and does not include the stipend set forth in Appendix D.  Secondary Program Specialists will consult with their individual building principals to arrange a mutually satisfactory schedule for these days each year.

 

9.         In the event it becomes necessary for the assistant principal at the elementary school to assume the duties of the principal for more than five successive work days, commencing on the sixth successive day, compensation shall be at a daily rate of pay which is .01 of the assistant’s gross annual salary as a teacher as it appears on the Unit A Salary Schedule Appendix A. [e.g., assuming a gross annual salary of $29, 295 (B, Step 1), then (0.01*29295) = $292.95 per diem.]

 

10.       Nurses shall work at least three (3) days beyond the total number of days teachers are required to work.  At the discretion of the building principal, nurses may be required to work an additional two (2) days for a total of five (5) days beyond the total number of days teachers are required to work.  Compensation for these additional days shall be at the per diem rate of pay.  Nurses will consult with their individual building principals to arrange a mutually satisfactory schedule for these days each year.

 

11.       The Athletic Director shall work five (5) days beyond the total number of days teachers are required to work.  The Athletic Director will consult with the superintendent of schools or his designee to arrange a mutually satisfactory schedule for these days each year.  Compensation for additional days worked will be at the Athletic Director’s per diem rate of pay; i.e. per diem rate of pay includes the salary set forth in Appendix A, but does not include the stipend set forth in Appendix B.

 

C.        Teaching Load

 

1.         Each teacher of grades 7 – 12 may be assigned a maximum of twenty-five (25) teaching periods per week as designated by the principal.

 

2.         The athletic director shall teach a maximum of three (3) periods per day.

 

3.         No teacher of grades 7-12 shall ordinarily be required to teach more than two subjects or more than three preparations within any of such subjects; provided, however, that depending upon the nature of the curriculum such teacher may be required to teach more than two subjects or more than three preparations within any such subjects; and provided further that if the number of single subject sections within a curriculum area commonly known as singletons, requires that one or more teachers in the department teach more than three preparations, then such preparations shall be assigned to teachers on a rotating basis.  The Committee shall be required to demonstrate the necessity for any of such teaching requirements which deviate from the ordinary rule.

 

4.         Elementary lunchroom monitors will be hired to enable more teaching time by specialists.

 

5.         Special Subjects Teachers (Art, Music, etc.) shall not be required to give letter grades for exploratory arts in grades seven and eight.

 

D.        Duty Free Time

 

1.         Each teacher of grades K-6 shall be entitled to one duty-free recess period every other day.  The free time to which a grades K-6 teacher is entitled during said recess period shall be in addition to preparation time and duty-free lunch.

 

2.         Teachers of grades 7-12 shall be entitled to one preparation period per day.  Notwithstanding any provision of this paragraph to the contrary, a teacher of grades 7-12 without professional status may be required to spend a part of a preparation period in a meeting or conference with another staff member during said preparation time; provided, however, that in no event shall such teacher be deprived of preparation time of at least fifteen (15) minutes on such an occasion.

 

3.         A 7-12 "preparation period" shall be defined as a period equal in length to a class period which a teacher uses in his own professional judgment for the purpose of planning and preparing for the subjects which he teaches.  During the teacher's preparation period, the teacher shall be permitted to leave the school building for an educational purpose; provided, however, that before the teacher leaves the school building, the teacher shall inform the principal's office as to the teacher's destination.

 

4.         Any time which a teacher spends traveling from one school building to another shall not detract from said teacher's preparation time.

 

5.         All teachers of Grades K-6 shall be entitled to a minimum of two hundred and twenty-five (225) minutes of preparation time per five-day cycle exclusive of the fifteen (15) minutes before school when said teacher is required to be in attendance.  Notwithstanding any provision of this paragraph to the contrary, a teacher of grades K-6 without professional status may be required to spend a part of a preparation period in a meeting or conference with another staff member during said preparation time; provided, however, that in no event shall such teacher be deprived of preparation time of at least fifteen (15) minutes on such occasion.

 

6.         Each teacher shall have a duty free lunch period of twenty-five minutes daily.  A teacher shall be permitted to leave the building during his/her lunch period.

 

7.         On early release days, teachers shall be released at 12:00 noon at South School and Junior/Senior High School and 12:30 at JFK Elementary School during the school year.

 

E.         Exceptions

 

Exceptions to any of the provisions of Sections C and D of this Article may be made for good cause on a temporary basis by the Superintendent of Schools or his designee.

 

F.         Meetings and Conferences

 

1.         Employees covered by this Agreement shall be available after the regular work day has ended for the purpose of participating in general meetings with the Superintendent, the principal or an immediate supervisor, but no employee shall be required to attend such meetings for more than thirty hours in the aggregate during a school year unless the Superintendent requests further attendance in an emergency situation.

 

2.         Teachers shall also be available after the regular work day has ended for the purpose of participating in any conferences with parents, students, or the principal which may be necessary.  Whenever possible, such conferences with parents shall be scheduled at least twenty-four hours in advance, and in no event shall such a conference be scheduled during a preparation period without the teacher's consent.

 

3.         Upon reasonable notice, any teacher may be required to attend three evening meetings during the school year.

 

4.         Notwithstanding the provisions of this part F to the contrary, new teachers who have been transferred from one building to another may be required to attend evening meetings and meetings after school which are in addition to the meetings herein-above required.

 

5.         Each guidance counselor shall be available to attend evening meetings as well as meetings or conferences after school; provided, however, that no guidance counselor shall be required to attend more than six such evening meetings per year.

 

G.        Extracurricular Activities and Assignment of Student Teachers

 

1.         A teacher may be required to attend two extracurricular activities without compensation during the course of any one school year.  Any teacher who supervises on a continuing basis any of the extracurricular activities which are set forth in Appendix B shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of such appendix.

 

2.         A student teacher may be assigned to a teacher with professional status and only with the consent of such teacher with professional status.

 

3.         Teachers voluntarily working beyond the regular school year will be compensated on a daily basis of one-one hundred and eighty-second (1/182) of their current annual salary.

 

4.         A professional employee who performs services related to guidance counseling and who volunteers to perform services beyond the end of the regular school year shall be compensated on a daily basis at a rate determined by dividing the annual salary of such employee by one hundred eighty-two.

 

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XII

                                                      NON-TEACHING DUTIES

 

A.        Teachers will not be required to perform the following:

 

1.         Conduct student health examinations.

 

2.         Collect money from students for non-educational purposes.  However, teachers who wish to collect money for educational purposes must receive the permission of the Superintendent of Schools or his designee and will be required to tabulate and account for such money.

 

3.         Keep the school registers, school returns, and annual reports which are required to be kept by the Superintendent of Schools under Chapter 72 of the General Laws; provided, however, that classroom attendance will be kept.

 

4.         Supervise physical education periods.

 

5.         Collect attendance slips.

 

6.         Conduct office detention.

 

7.         Chaperone dances, except for proms.

 

B.        Substitute Teaching

 

In accordance with the list of priorities set forth herein, the school department has the authority to assign to a preK through 12 teacher the task of taking the place of and substituting for another such teacher who is absent if the school department is unable to secure a so-called replacement substitute teacher; provided, however, that the school department may not assign more than seven such periods to any teacher in any given school year without the consent of the teacher.  A teacher shall be compensated for every such period at the rate of $25.00 per period.  In making such assignments, the School Department shall follow the following list of priorities:

 

a.         Part-time teachers who may be assigned to the school building at the relevant time.

 

b.         Teachers who are not teaching a full schedule as defined in part C of Article XI (Teaching Duties) of this contract.

 

c.         Teachers who are assigned to a study hall on a rotating basis.

 

d.         Teachers who volunteer for such assignment.

 

e.         Teachers who do not volunteer on a rotating basis as they are needed.

 

 

Teachers required to substitute under this paragraph of this Article will be selected in sequential order from a rotation list of teachers.

 

C.        Sidewalk/Bus Supervision

 

During the term of this Agreement, teachers will not be required to exceed present requirements for supervision of school pupils and regarding sidewalks and school buses, unless the particular school faculty and administration mutually determine a change.

 

D.        Cafeteria Duty

 

A 7-12 teacher who is assigned lunch duty supervision shall have one twenty-five minute lunch duty with the other half of the supervisory period being duty free.

 

E.         Special Education Clerical Support

 

The Committee agrees to provide periodic temporary clerical support to Special Education teachers for the processing of Individual Educational Plans ("IEP's").  This clerical assistance is intended for use during high volume periods only.  Arrangements for this support is to be made between the teacher and the building principal.

 

                                                                             

ARTICLE XIII

                                          TEACHER EVALUATION AND FILES

 

A.        All monitoring or observation of 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 a right to discuss such reports with their supervisors.

 

B.        Teachers will have the right, upon request, to review the contents of their personnel file.

 

C.        No material derogatory to a teacher's conduct, service, character or personality shall be placed in his file unless the teacher has had an opportunity to review the material.  The teacher shall acknowledge that he has had the opportunity to review such material by affixing his signature to the copy to be filed within thirty days after receiving notice of said material with the express understanding that such signature in no way indicates agreement with the contents thereof.  If the material is not signed within thirty days, then it may be filed without the teacher's signature.  The teacher shall have the right to submit a written answer to such material and his answer shall be reviewed by the Superintendent or his designee and attached to the file copy.

 

D.        Any written or oral complaint which concerns a teacher and which is made by any person, including a parent and a student shall be promptly brought to the attention of the teacher; provided, however, that the individual who receives the written or oral complaint shall inform the person who is making the complaint that there is a duty under this collective bargaining agreement to bring such complaint to the teacher's attention.  The requirements of this paragraph apply to every written or oral complaint, whether or not such complaint is to be placed in the teacher's personnel file.

 

E.         No teacher will be disciplined or reprimanded, reduced in rank or compensation, or deprived of any professional advantage without just cause.

 

F.         Whenever a teacher is disciplined or reprimanded, such shall be done in private.

 

G.        Criminal Offender Record Information

 

1.         The parties agree that any information obtained pursuant to G.L. c.71, Sec. 38R as amended by c.385 of the Acts of 2002, in order to ensure confidentiality, shall be maintained in a secure and locked location, separate and apart from the employee’s personnel file, shall include only the most recent reports, and the previous reports shall be destroyed.

 

2.         The employer agrees to provide the Association with the names of all persons authorized to have access to such information.

 

3.         Such information shall not be obtained more than once every three (3) years, and employees will be routinely notified when such information is requested and supplied with a copy of the requested information simultaneously.

 

4.         Such employee shall have the right to challenge any information therein contained and to respond, in writing, prior to the dissemination of such information.

 

5.         If such information is sealed by the Court, it shall be considered sealed for all purposes.

 

6.         In the event an employee covered by this agreement has questions concerning the signing of the request form, (s)he may meet with the Superintendent.  It is understood that the Superintendent may take appropriate action if an employee refuses to sign the CORI Release Form and the employee shall be provided with the due process protections to which (s)he is entitled by law and under the collective bargaining agreement.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XIV

                                                                 PROTECTION

 

All employees covered by this Agreement shall be protected to the full extent required by Chapter 258 of the General Laws.

 

                                                                             

ARTICLE XV

                                                PERSONAL INJURY BENEFITS

 

A.        Members of the bargaining group injured in the course of employment shall be granted leave in accordance with the provisions of Article entitled "Sick Leave", and such persons and substitute teachers will receive other Workmen's Compensation benefits as provided in the General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 152.

 

B.        An employee who is absent because of personal injury arising out of and in the course of his employment as the result of an assault or battery shall be credited with sick leave, in addition to that credited to him at the time of his injury.  The additional sick leave shall be equal in duration to the period of his absence as a result of such injury.  The employee may take such of this additional sick leave allowance payment as when added to the amount of weekly Workmen's Compensation disability allowance actually received, will result in the payment to his/her or his/her weekly salary.

 

C.        An employee who is absent because of a personal injury arising out of and in the course of his employment, shall be credited with sick leave in addition to that credited to him at the time of his injury.  The additional sick leave shall be equal in duration to the period of his absence as a result of such injury.  The employee may take such of this additional sick leave allowance, as when added to the amount of any weekly Workmen's Compensation disability allowance actually received, will result in the payment to her/him of her/his full weekly salary.

 

 

ARTICLE XVI

                                             INSURANCE AND ANNUITY PLAN

 

A.        The Committee agrees to pay the maximum percentage which is permitted under law and under the by-laws of the Town of Holbrook towards the cost of the group health insurance plan and term life insurance plan of the Town of Holbrook.  Both of these plans are presently available to all employees covered by this Agreement.

 

B.                 An employee who takes an unpaid leave of absence in accordance with this Agreement may elect to continue to participate in the group health insurance plan and the life insurance plan provided herein for the duration of his leave; provided, however, that said employee shall be required to pay the entire amount of the premiums for such insurance plan.

 

C.        A person covered by this Agreement may elect to participate in a tax-sheltered annuity plan or other tax deferred plan as provided for in Section 403(b) and 401(a), Sec. 125 of the Federal Internal Service Code and Section 37B of M.G.L. c. 71.

 

 

 

ARTICLE XVII

                                                      TEACHER ASSIGNMENT

 

A.        The Committee shall, by the end of the school year, notify in writing a teacher of such teacher's assignment for the subsequent school year.  With respect to teachers who teach grades seven through twelve, such assignment shall include the specific courses which the teacher will be teaching.  In addition, if the Committee makes a change in a teacher's assignment after the school year has ended due to an unexpected vacancy, the Committee shall notify the teacher in writing as soon as possible of such change and of the reasons thereof.

 

B.        Insofar as possible and in accordance with law, teachers will not be assigned outside the scope of their teaching certificates and/or their major or minor fields of study; nor will evaluations be based upon a teacher's performance in any such assignment outside the scope of their teaching certificates and/or their major or minor fields of study.

 

C.        Insofar as possible, changes in grade and subject assignments will be voluntary.

 

D.        Teachers who are assigned to teach in more than one school in any one school day will be compensated at the prevailing Town mileage rate for all inter-school driving done by them.

 

 

                                                               ARTICLE XVIII

                                                                  TRANSFERS

 

A.        All members of the bargaining unit are eligible to apply for transfer to any vacant position for which they are certified.  All requests for transfer should be in writing and submitted to the Superintendent.

 

B.        When a reduction in the number of teachers in a school or department is necessary, volunteers will be transferred first.  When involuntary transfers are required, a teacher's area of competence, major and/or minor fields of study, quality of teaching performance, and length of service in the Holbrook School System shall be considered.  Any teacher being transferred involuntarily shall be notified of the reasons for the transfer no later than June 1, except under unusual circumstances.

 

C.        In the case of an involuntary transfer, the teacher involved shall be given the opportunity of a conference with the Superintendent, and may be accompanied by a representative of the Association.  Recourse to settle the disputed transfer would be sent to the Committee for final determination.

 

 

                                                                 ARTICLE XIX

                                                                  VACANCIES

 

A.        Notification

 

1.         Notice of vacancies in positions of a professional nature which occur during the school year will be posted in each school building office and Teachers' Room.  Teachers will be given ten (10) working days from the date of posting of the notice of such vacancy to submit a written application to the Superintendent.

 

2.         If a vacancy of a promotional nature should occur during the non-school months, notice of such vacancy will be sent to all members, by way of school-based e-mail and posted on the school department website.  If a teacher provides the school department with his/her personal e-mail account, the notice of such vacancy will also be sent to the personal e-mail account provided. Teachers will be given fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of mailing of such notice of vacancy of a promotional nature to submit written application to the Superintendent.  Any notice given pursuant to this Article will contain the qualifications for such position, the duties of the position, and the rate of compensation.  If the qualifications for any vacant position are changed, the original posting will be withdrawn and the revised position will be posted.  If a vacancy of a promotional nature is changed during the non-school months, notice will be sent to all members.

 

B.        Application Procedure

 

All teachers who submit written applications for vacancies in accordance with this Article shall set forth their qualifications.  Teachers who are serving in the school system shall be given equal consideration for all vacancies; provided however, that qualified teachers who apply for vacancies in positions involving extra-curricular activities shall be given preference for such vacancies.

 

C.        Interview Procedure

 

The Committee shall inform the Association concerning the time and place of interviews for professional positions.  A maximum of three representatives from the Association shall be permitted to be present at such interview.

 

D.        Bargaining unit members will work with the Superintendent to limit the disruption to students, when possible, in setting their retirement dates.

 

ARTICLE XX

                                                                  SICK LEAVE

 

A.        Sick Leave Entitlements and Accumulation

 

1.         All teachers shall be entitled to fifteen days (15) of paid sick leave annually which shall be cumulative to a maximum of one hundred eighty days (180).

 

2.         It is provided, however, that a teacher in the first year of employment who does not report for duty on the first day of work shall be entitled to a proportionate number of sick leave days related to the portion of the year in which the teacher has actually served.

 

3.         In any contract year in which an employee's entitlement of sick days, when added to those already accumulated, exceeds the maximum accumulation stated herein, the following procedure for the use of those sick days in the current school year will apply:

 

a.         All entitled days will be applied first for that contract year.  If an employee uses the prescribed number of entitled days, then the maximum accumulation shall be applied for absences beyond the yearly entitlement.

 

b.         Any unused sick days, in excess of the maximum accumulation, will revert to the School Committee at the end of that contract year.

 

c.         No employee shall have available any sick days in excess of one hundred eighty (180) plus one year's entitlement.

 

4.         All teachers who are currently employed by the School Department and who have accumulated any sick leave, including sick leave of the so-called "partial" type of sick leave prior to the effective date of this Agreement, shall be entitled to carry over such sick leave.

 

5.         In addition to teacher's sick leave days, additional days will be given according to the terms of the Article entitled "Temporary Leaves of Absence."

 

6.         Each individual teacher shall receive notification at the beginning of each school year of the amount of sick leave accumulated to date.

 

 


B.        Sick Leave For Bedside Care

 

1.         In addition to the personal illness or injury of the teacher, sick leave may be utilized for the following purposes:

 

a.         One (1) day when emergency illness or injury in the teacher's immediate family requires said teacher to make arrangements for necessary medical and nursing care.

 

b.         Up to five (5) days at any one time in the event of the serious or critical illness of a member of the immediate family of a teacher, provided that said teacher's presence or bedside attention is required.

 

2.         For the purpose of this Section, ‘immediate family’ is defined as the teacher's spouse, life partner who resides within the teacher’s household, children, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblings.

 

C.        Sick Leave Bank

 

1.         There shall be a so-called sick leave bank under the provisions of this Agreement which shall be administered in accordance with the procedures hereinafter described.  The purpose of the sick leave bank is to create a source of sick leave which may be used by a teacher who suffers extended personal sickness, injury, or disability, and who has exhausted all of the accumulated sick leave which was possessed by the teacher.

 

2.         The number of sick leave days which may be held by the sick leave bank in a particular school year shall depend upon two factors; namely:  1) the number of sick leave days which are voluntarily deposited at the commencement of the school year by the teachers covered by this Agreement; and 2) the number of sick leave days which were voluntarily deposited by teachers in the immediately preceding school year but which are left unused.  The commencement of every school year, each teacher is permitted to deposit into the bank one day of sick leave from the sick leave to which the teacher is otherwise entitled.  Once the teacher has deposited such sick leave into the bank, the teacher may not thereafter unilaterally withdraw such sick leave for the personal use of the teacher.  If at the end of the school year there are any unused sick leave days left in the bank from the group of sick leave days which have been deposited by teachers in said year, such days of sick leave may be carried over and held by the bank for the following year only.  In such following year, the bank shall first be required to expend the sick leave days which are deposited by teachers at the commencement of such year before the bank may expend any of the sick leave days which have been carried over from the immediately preceding year.  If any of such sick leave days which have been carried over from the immediately preceding year are not expended by the end of the year following, then all of such sick leave days shall expire.  Such days shall not be carried over for a second year.

 

3.         The policy of sick leave bank shall be governed by a board of directors consisting of four persons, two of whom shall be appointed by the Committee, and two of whom shall be appointed by the Association.  The board of directors shall make all determinations concerning the awarding of sick leave; provided, however, that no teacher may be awarded sick leave from the bank so long as said teacher retains any accumulated sick leave to the teacher's credit.  The operation of the bank shall be coordinated by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

D.        Sick Leave Buy Back

 

When an employee retires irrevocably, such employee shall be entitled to receive payment from the Committee of an amount of money equal to the remaining number of accumulated and unused sick leave days to a maximum of one hundred and fifty (150) days retained by the teacher multiplied by the amount of sixty-five ($65.00) dollars per day; provided, however, that all employees agree to give notice by December 1 if they intend to retire or resign before the start of the next school year.  An employee failing to give such notice shall not be entitled to receive the payment for accumulated and unused sick leave set forth in this Article, provided that exceptions shall be granted if the employee could not reasonably anticipate extenuating circumstances such as a change in family circumstance, residence or ill health.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, an employee who has completed twenty (20) years of service in the Holbrook School System and who has been laid off and not recalled within the recall period set forth Article XXVIII, Reduction-In-Force shall be entitled to receive the payment for accumulated and unused sick leave set forth in this Article.  Further, in the event of the death of an employee who has completed twenty (20) years of service in the Holbrook School System, the Executor or Administrator of such employee shall be entitled to the payment for accumulated and unused sick leave set forth in this Article.

 

Effective August 31, 2014, only employees with twenty (20) or more completed years of service in the Holbrook School System who die while employed or are impacted by the provisions of Article XXVIII Reduction In Force shall be entitled to the payment for accumulated and unused sick leave set forth in this Article.”  Effective August 31, 2014 the payment for accumulated and unused sick leave set forth in this Article shall be eliminated for all other employees.

 

In the event of death, amounts due to an employee under this provision shall be deemed by the School Committee to be fully earned and payable to the teacher’s Executor or Administrator.

 

                                                                             


ARTICLE XXI

                                           TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE

 

A.        Teachers will be entitled to the following leaves of absence with full pay each year:

 

1.         Personal Business

 

Two (2) days of paid leave for the purpose of attending to a personal matter which requires the teacher's presence during the school year.  The teacher shall furnish written notice to the principal at least one school day prior to such leave; and provided further that with respect to one of said two days of leave, the teacher shall advise the building principal as to the reason for such leave.  Under no circumstances may any teacher be entitled to take personal leave for the purpose of extending a holiday or vacation or for creating a personal holiday.  An additional personal day may be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools.  Effective September 1, 2009, the number of days of paid leave under this article shall be increased to three (3), with the understanding that the teacher shall advise the building principal as to the reason for such leave with respect to two of the three days.

 

2.         Religious Observance

 

Up to two (2) days of absence from school shall be granted to a teacher without loss of salary for the purpose of fulfilling a required obligation in accordance with tenets of his/her faith.  A third day of said leave, if required, shall be deducted from the teacher’s accumulated sick leave.  No such days shall be granted if a person’s obligations can be fulfilled at a time when schools are not is session.  Written notice to the individual’s Principal at least one week prior to such leave is prerequisite to the granting of said leave.

 

3.         Bereavement Leave

 

Up to five (5) days at any time in the event of death in the teacher's family which shall include the teacher's spouse, child, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and a life partner who resides within the teacher’s household; up to two (2) days in the event of the death of a teacher’s aunt, cousin or uncle; provided; however, that such bereavement leave shall be taken at or about the time of death.  Additional leave may be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent.

 

4.         Educational Meetings, Conferences, School Visitations

 

With the prior approval of the Superintendent of Schools or his designee, teachers  may visit other schools or attend meetings or conferences of an educational nature.

 

5.         Association Business

 

With the prior approval of the Superintendent, upon sufficient notice, representatives of the Association may be allowed ten (10) days total at the election of the H.E.A. per school year to attend M.T.A. and/or H.E.A. conferences or conventions.

 

6.         Court Appearances

 

Time necessary to appear in court when the teacher's attendance in court is required.

 

7.         Reserve Duty

 

A maximum of ten (10) days per school year for persons called into temporary active duty of any unit of the U.S. Reserves or the State National Guard, provided such obligations cannot be fulfilled on days when school is not in session.  Teachers will be paid the difference between their regular pay and the pay which they receive from the State or National Government.

 

8.         Jury Duty

 

A teacher shall be entitled to take a leave of absence for the purpose of serving on jury duty.  Such teacher shall receive compensation in an amount equal to the difference between the teacher's regular salary and the amount of compensation which the teacher receives for service on jury duty; provided, however, that the teacher shall be required to submit to the Superintendent of School evidence of compensation which the teacher has received for jury duty.

 

B.        Leave taken pursuant to this Article will be in addition to sick leave of this Agreement.

 

 

ARTICLE XXII

                                            EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE

 

Teachers with professional status covered by this Agreement will be entitled to the following leaves of absence:

 

A.        Peace Corps/Exchange Program

 

1.         A leave of absence without pay of up to two (2) years will be granted to two (2) teachers per school year who join the Peace Corps as a teacher or who serve as a teacher in an exchange program approved by the Superintendent; and, provided said teacher is a full-time participant in either of the afore-described programs.  Upon return from such leave, a teacher will be considered as if he were actively employed by the Committee during the leave and will be placed on the salary schedule at the level he would have achieved if he had not been absent on said leave.

 

2.         It is agreed between the parties to this Agreement that, if a teacher who takes a leave of absence pursuant to this Section does not return at the end of two (2) years, said teacher will be presumed to have resigned from the Holbrook Public School System.

 

B.        Military Leave

 

1.         Military leave will be granted to any teacher with professional status or any teacher without professional status who is inducted or enlists to fulfill draft requirements only 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 he would have achieved had he remained actively employed in the System during the period of his absence to a maximum of three (3) years.

 

C.        Maternity Leave

 

1.         A teacher who is pregnant shall be entitled to use her accumulated sick leave for sickness and physical disability which are caused by pregnancy in the same manner and to the same extent that a teacher may use sick leave for any other sickness and physical disability of the teacher.  The use of accumulated sick leave shall be supported by a physician's certificate in the same manner and to the same extent that the use of sick leave is supported by such certificate for any other sickness or physical disability of the teacher.

 

2.         A teacher shall in her discretion be entitled to take an unpaid maternity leave of absence for a maximum of time equal to the period of time remaining through to the end of the school year in which the teacher's baby is born or for any shorter period of time thereof in such school year; provided, however, that said teacher shall give at least two weeks notice to the Committee of her anticipated date of return.  A teacher whose baby is born in the summertime shall also be entitled to take an unpaid maternity leave of absence at the commencement of the following school year and under the same terms and conditions as a teacher whose baby is born during the school year.

 

3.         Upon returning to her employment, the teacher shall be restored by the Committee to her previous position or to a similar position if available.  A teacher who had taught for at least ninety-three school days during the school year in which the teacher takes the unpaid maternity leave of absence shall be given one full year's credit for increment step placement on the salary scale when the teacher returns to work.  Otherwise, such teacher shall remain on the same step of the salary schedule.

 

D.        Extended Bedside Care

 

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 when the teacher's presence is required.  (Immediate family as defined in Article XX, Sick Leave, B:  Sick Leave for Bedside Care, paragraph 2).  Additional leave may be granted at the discretion of the Committee.

 

E.         Miscellaneous

 

1.         Other leaves of absence without pay or increment may be granted by the Committee.

 

2.         All benefits to which a teacher was entitled at the time the leave of absence commenced, including unused accumulated sick leave, will be restored to him upon his return, and he will be assigned to the same position which he held at the time said leave commenced; or if not, to a substantially equivalent position if available.

 

3.         All requests for extensions or renewals of leaves will be applied for and answered in writing.  Any teacher who is on an extended leave of absence under this Article is required to send written notice to the Superintendent of Schools on or about February 1 of the preceding school year of the teacher's intention to return to employment in the succeeding school year.  If the Superintendent does not receive any such notice, the Superintendent shall send a letter of inquiry to the teacher by certified mail, return receipt requested.  Thereafter, if the Superintendent does not receive a written response from the teacher within a reasonable time, but not later than thirty days from the letter of inquiry, the Committee reserves the authority to determine that the teacher shall not be restored to a position in the Holbrook Public Schools.

 

 

                                                               ARTICLE XXIII

                                                        SABBATICAL LEAVES

 

The School Committee may grant sabbatical leaves under the following provisions:

 

1.         Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools.

 

2.         No more than 2% of the teaching staff will be absent on sabbatical leave at any one time.

 

3.         Requests for sabbatical leave expressing an intention must be received by the Superintendent no later than November 1 of the school year preceding the school year for which the sabbatical leave is requested.  However, all requests for sabbatical leave which express intent only must be confirmed by the applicant as a firm request no later than five (5) school days prior to the Annual Town Meeting of the school year preceding the school year for which the sabbatical leave is requested.  Any teacher who requests a sabbatical leave shall first present such request in the form of a written proposal to the Superintendent of Schools.  Such proposal shall include, among other things, a statement of the project or training which the teacher shall undertake during the time of the sabbatical leave.  Thereafter, a teacher who is a candidate for a sabbatical leave shall be required to appear before the Committee and to make a verbal presentation to the Committee regarding such written proposal which shall also be submitted for review by the Committee.

 

4.         The teacher has completed at least six (6) consecutive full school years of service in the Holbrook School System.  In computing full years of service, ninety-one days are continuous with the remaining five (5) full school years of service.

 

 

5.         Teachers on sabbatical leave will be paid fifty (50) percent of their regular salary rate, provided that such pay when added to any program grant will not exceed the regular salary rate.

 

6.         The teacher will agree to return to employment in the Holbrook School System for two (2) full years in the same position.

 

7.         All benefits to which a teacher was entitled at the time his sabbatical leave commenced will be restored to him upon his return.

 

8.         During the sabbatical leave, the teacher's benefits shall continue.

 

 

                                                               ARTICLE XXIV

                                                        TEACHER FACILITIES

 

A.        Each school will have the following facilities, where and when such are feasible:

 

1.         Space in each classroom for the storage of instructional materials and supplies.

 

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

 

3.         A furnished room to be reserved for the exclusive use of the teachers as a faculty lounge.

 

4.         A serviceable desk and chair for the teacher in each classroom.

 

5.         A communication system so that teachers can communicate with the main teaching building office from the classroom.

 

6.         A well-lighted and clean restroom for male teachers and a well-lighted and clean restroom for female teachers.

 

7.         A separate, private dining area for the exclusive use of the teachers.

 

8.         An adequate portion of the parking lot at each school reserved for teacher parking.

 

9.         A telephone provided for the use of teachers, limited to school purposes.

 

B.                 Health and Safety:

 

In order to enhance the teacher’s focus on the education of students, the administration will investigate any written staff complaint dealing with situations which adversely impact the learning process, health and/or safety of staff and students.

 

 

                                                                ARTICLE XXV

                                                  USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

 

A.        When available, facilities and equipment will be made available, without charge, for the use of all employees covered under this Agreement.  At least seventy-two hours' notice will be given.  Custodial services will be compensated by the Association consistent with established Committee policy.

 

B.        There will be one bulletin board in each school building, which will be placed in the faculty lounge, if any, for the purpose of displaying notices, circulars and other Association material.

 

C.        Teachers may be allowed the use of the school telephone.  However, personal calls must be charged to the said teacher's home phone.

 

                                                                             


ARTICLE XXVI

                                                                   CLASS SIZE

 

The Association and the Committee agree that class size is an important factor in creating optimum teaching and learning conditions.

 

The goal for teachers of English will be one hundred and twenty students.

 

If feasible, no more than two students will be assigned to a station in the science class.

 

The Committee shall schedule and maintain class sizes which are appropriate to the nature of the learning activity.

 

The Committee shall assign pupils to classrooms in numbers which are appropriate to the capacity of the teaching and learning facilities of such classroom.

 

In developing student class size assignments, Principals will consider the number of special needs children as weighting factor in balancing class size.

 

 

                                                              ARTICLE XXVII

                                      EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PLAN

 

A.        The purpose of paragraphs A and B of this Article is to provide a financial incentive plan to encourage a teacher with professional status employed by the school committee prior to June 30, 2000 to retire voluntarily at the end of a contract year in which he shall have

            attained the age of 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, or 60; provided, however, that a notice of intent to so retire has been given to the Committee on a form furnished for this purpose by the Superintendent of Schools.  Any such teacher with professional status who intends to retire under this plan shall fill out a form furnished by the Superintendent and shall mail it to the Committee by certified or registered mail return receipt requested.  Such form shall be mailed to the Committee on or before December 10 of the contract year which ends three years prior to the intended date of retirement.

 

B.        During each of the three contract years next following the school year in which the notice of intent to retire has been mailed, the participating teacher shall be paid an annual salary at a rate which is seven per cent higher than the rate at which he would otherwise have been paid.  If the teacher revokes his intention to retire, he shall repay the Town of Holbrook the additional seven per cent salary which he received under the retirement plan plus interest thereon computed in accordance with customary banking practices at the annual rate of five per cent.

 

C.        Notwithstanding the provisions to the contrary contained in paragraph A and B of the Article, any teacher with professional status who intends to retire at the end of the contract year which commences on July 1, 2001, shall be paid a salary during the said contract year at a rate that is seven percent higher than the rate at which he would otherwise have been paid, provided that such teacher will be between the ages of 58 and 68 inclusive, at any time during the said contract year and provided further that the teacher notifies the Committee before November 1, 2000, by certified or registered mail return receipted requested that he intends to so retire at the end of the said contract year.

 

 

                                                              ARTICLE XXVIII

                                                       REDUCTION-IN-FORCE

 

A.        Scope: In the event it becomes necessary to reduce the number of teachers within the school system, then no teacher with professional status shall be laid off if there is a teacher without professional status serving in a position that a teacher with professional status is certified to fill.  The terms of this Article shall apply only to teachers with professional status.

 

B.        Seniority Units: In determining the order in which teachers shall be laid off, the Committee shall lay off teachers in accordance with seniority and with certification / licensure requirements subject to the following:

 

1.         Separate seniority lists shall be established for the following disciplines:

 

a.         K-6

 

b.         7-12

1.         English                                    5.         Business

2.         Social Studies                         6.         Foreign Language

3.         Mathematics                            7.         Family & Consumer Science

4.         Science                                   

 

c.         System Wide

1.         Guidance                                 5.         Physical Education

2.         Visual Arts                              6.         Reading

3.         Music                                      7.         Special Education

4.         Media Specialists                    8.         Technology Education

 

2.         In order for a teacher to be included on a seniority list in any one or more of the above disciplines, he/she must be certified within the discipline and must:

 

a.         Have taught in the discipline within the past five years; or

b.         Be currently teaching within the discipline.

 

3.         Definitions:

 

a.         Seniority shall be defined as the number of consecutive days, months and years of continuous teaching experience in the Holbrook School System.  A teacher shall receive additional credit towards seniority for certain advanced degrees which the teacher has earned beyond the teacher's bachelors degree; provided, however, that a teacher shall receive no more than a total of two years' credit towards seniority regardless of the number of advanced degrees which the teacher may hold beyond the bachelors degree.  As used herein, an advance degree shall be deemed to be the category of master's degree and the category of doctorate degree and certificate of advanced graduate studies.  A doctorate degree and a certificate of advanced graduate studies shall be alternate to one another.  Provided, further, that no more than one-year credit towards seniority shall be granted for any one of such categories of degrees regardless of the number of degrees which a teacher may hold in any one of such categories; and provided, further, that no credit shall be given unless such degree is earned during the course of the teacher's employment in the Holbrook Public Schools or unless such degree has been set forth on the teacher's original application for employment in the Holbrook Public Schools.  Unless the college or university which confers the degree is accredited by a national regional accrediting association at the time when the degree is conferred, the teacher shall not receive credit for such degree.  In order to receive credit towards seniority for purposes of reduction in force, a teacher shall prior to February 1 present evidence to the Superintendent of Schools that the degree has been awarded.  A teacher shall receive such credit for purposes of recall when the teacher presents evidence to the Superintendent of Schools that the degree has been awarded.

 

b.         The word "consecutive" shall be defined as years of service which follow one another without interruption, including years the whole or a part of which are taken as leaves of absence with pay.  Unpaid leaves of absence taken in accordance with this Agreement shall not be considered as breaks in said continuous service, except that the time of said leaves shall not be counted as days, months and years for the purpose of this definition.

 

C.        Layoff  Procedure

 

No later than May fifteenth the Superintendent shall send to each such teacher a letter notifying such teacher of the proposed action on reduction in force.

 

D.        Recall Procedure

 

1.         Teachers who are laid off because of a reduction shall be recalled to fill vacancies and new positions for which they are certified.  Such recall shall be by seniority within certificate(s).

 

2.         A teacher's name will remain on the recall list for one calendar year after August 31st of the year in which the reduction-in-force was voted.

 

3.         A teacher on the recall list will be entitled to two refusals of an offered position before his/her name is removed from the recall list.  The second position offer must be made at least one month after the first position offer before being considered the second refusal.

 

4.         It is understood by both parties that nothing in this provision would preclude the Committee from employing a teacher who is not in the Unit when a position has been refused by a Unit member and no other Unit member is certified.

 

5.         During the recall period, teachers who have been laid off shall be given absolute preference on the substitute list, provided, however, that the teacher makes application to have his/her name included on the substitute list.

 

6.         A teacher must respond to a written communication of recall within five days of its receipt as verified by a return receipt certified letter or the offer will be considered null and void and be counted as a refusal.

 

7.         After the recall period teachers laid off from the Holbrook Public Schools will, upon proper application, be given equal consideration for new positions and/or vacancies.

 

8.         Teachers with professional status who are laid off shall be recalled with professional status.  All teachers who are recalled will be credited with sick leave credit and salary step placement accrued up to the time of lay off.

 

E.         Teachers who are laid-off may continue group insurance coverage during the recall period as provided by the Committee to members of the bargaining unit subject to the provisions of Chapter 32B of the General Laws; provided, however, that said teacher shall pay the entire cost of said insurance and there shall be no contribution by the Committee for such teacher's insurance.  Such group insurance shall be treated in accordance with the provisions of paragraph two of Article XVI, Insurance and Annuity Plan, of this Agreement.

 

 

                                                               ARTICLE XXIX

                                                       PART-TIME TEACHERS

 

A.        Salaries:  A part-time regular teacher and a part-time special subject teacher shall receive compensation at the appropriate step and lane of a regular teacher's salary; provided however, that the rate of such compensation for a part-time regular teacher shall be twenty per cent of the regular teacher's salary multiplied by the number of periods which the part-time special subject teacher actually teaches.  In addition, a part-time regular teacher and a part-time special subject teacher shall be required to perform certain non-teaching duties in an amount of time which shall be determined by the number of teaching periods which the part-time regular and special subject teachers actually teach, namely fifteen minutes for every such teaching period for a part-time regular teacher, and ten minutes for every such teaching period for a part-time special subject teacher; provided however, that such non-teaching duty time shall not be compensated.

 

The Committee shall make every effort to make assignments of both teaching periods and non-teaching duty time as consecutively as possible.

 

B.        Sick Leave:  A part-time teacher shall receive the same number of days of sick leave and personal as a regular teacher, but the per diem pay for each such day will be prorated based upon the part-time teacher's compensation.

 

C.        Other Benefits:  All other benefits, rights, and privileges under the Agreement, including seniority, shall be granted on the same proportionate basis as for salaries.

 

                                                                ARTICLE XXX

                         PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT

 

A.        Tuition Cost Reimbursement

 

1.         Subject to the continuing availability of Professional Development Funds as part of the Education Reform Act of 1993, bargaining unit members will be annually entitled to reimbursement of the full tuition cost of one graduate level course and/or its equivalence for clinical evaluation units or continuing education units (“CEU’s”) applicable to a bargaining unit member’s area of responsibility completed during the twelve (12) month period commencing July 1 of any year.  A teacher may be reimbursed hereunder for no more than three credit hours per approved course.  Satisfactory completion is defined as a grade of “B” or better, “Pass” in a pass/fail system, or a certificate indicating “Satisfactory Completion” if specific grades are not issued.

 

2.         An "approved" course is one which is in a teacher's role and beneficial to the growth of the teacher in his/her area of responsibility and for which approval for reimbursement from the Superintendent has been obtained prior to the teacher's commencement of the course.  Courses other than those earning university credit may be accepted for reimbursement at the discretion of the Superintendent.  The Superintendent's decision on whether to approve a course is final and binding and not subject to arbitration.

 

3.         A minimum of twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars shall be budgeted for the purpose of this Article. A minimum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) shall be budgeted for the purpose of the Article starting in FY 2011.   All reimbursements for approved courses will be distributed by or before July 15.  The reimbursement shall not exceed the Bridgewater State College tuition rate.

 

4.         In the event that there are insufficient funds to cover the full cost of one course, the funds available will be distributed by apportioning the said funds such that the numerator is the total amount of funds available and the denominator is the total number of all approved courses taken by teachers.

 

5.         A listing of the no-cost options that will be provided in each year to bargaining unit members as required by G.L. c.71, Sec. 38G.

 

B.                 Professional Days:

1.                  The Professional Development Committee, including teachers and administrators representing each school, shall have authority for the planning and coordination of all professional day activities.

 

2.                  Professional Development Days, herein defined, are contingent upon continued funding of professional development by the State Legislature through Chapter 70 school funding program.

 

C.        Recertification (Relicensure)

 

1.         The Principal shall be responsible for approving the Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDPs) of the teachers at the elementary level.  The principal or the assistant principal, at the discretion of the principal, shall be responsible for approving the IPDPs at the middle school and high school levels.  In the case of shared staff, the principal or the assistant principal, at the discretion of the principal, at the teacher’s home school shall be responsible for approving the IPDP.

 

2.         Each teacher must seek initial approval of the IPDP no later than June 30, unless there is mutual agreement between the teacher and the person responsible for approving the IPDP to extend the deadline to no later than October 1.

 

3.         The IPDP shall be submitted on the form attached as Appendix F.

 

4.         In each year, each teacher will be provided with a copy of the district Professional Development Plan and the relevant School Improvement Plan no later than opening of school.

 

5.         If a principal or an assistant principal refuses to approve an IPDP, the reason for said refusal must be set forth in writing to the teacher.

 

6.         A teacher on a leave of absence shall be granted three (3) months from the date of return to work to obtain approval of the IPDP.

 

7.         In the event that teachers are no longer required, by regulation, to obtain initial approval or final endorsement of an IPDP for recertification, this Section shall be declared null and void.

 


 

                                                               ARTICLE XXXI

                                                                   DURATION

 

A.        This Agreement shall take effect on September 1, 2011 and shall continue in full force and effect until and including August 31, 2014 and, shall continue in force and effect thereafter until a successor agreement is signed by both parties.

 

B.        Negotiations for Successor Agreement

 

1.         This Agreement, except as otherwise provided above, may be reopened by either party no earlier than October 1, 2013, for the purpose of commencing negotiations for a successor Contract.

 

2.         Negotiation meetings shall start no earlier than October 1, 2013 and no later than January 15, 2014, unless the parties agree to an earlier date.

 

C.        At the initial negotiation session, both parties will endeavor to establish an agenda of items to be discussed at subsequent sessions.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE TOWN OF HOLBROOK has caused this AGREEMENT to be signed in its name and behalf by its chairman, and the HOLBROOK EDUCATION ASSOCIATION has caused this Agreement to be signed in its name and behalf of its President, the _____ day of August__________, 2011.

 

 

 

School Committee of the                                            Holbrook Education Association

Town of Holbrook     

 

 

_______________________________                      ___________________________

Chairman                                                                     President        

 

 

 


APPENDIX A1

TEACHERS’ BASIC SALARY SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

0% ATB INCREASE

Step 20 becomes Step 18; Step 15 becomes Step 13; new Step 20@2% higher than new Step 18

 

STEP

B

B+15

B+30

M

M+15

M+30

M+45/CAGS

DOC

1

 $ 35,404

 $ 36,822

 $ 38,065

 $ 39,301

 $ 40,541

$41,781

$43,191

$44,486

2

 $ 39,470

 $ 41,742

 $ 42,701

 $ 43,678

 $ 44,978

$46,278

$47,604

$49,032

3

 $ 41,510

 $ 43,264

 $ 44,247

 $ 45,246

 $ 46,541

$47,836

$49,060

$50,532

4

 $ 44,504

 $ 46,282

 $ 46,799

 $ 48,295

 $ 49,871

$51,446

$52,788

$54,372

5

 $ 47,248

 $ 49,590

 $ 50,368

 $ 51,371

 $ 52,977

$54,582

$55,950

$57,629

6

 $ 49,827

 $ 52,189

 $ 53,237

 $ 54,311

 $ 55,649

$56,987

$58,366

$60,117

7

 $ 52,473

 $ 54,326

 $ 55,401

 $ 56,462

 $ 57,799

$59,135

$60,427

$62,240

8

 $ 55,164

 $ 56,992

 $ 58,084

 $ 59,165

 $ 60,795

$62,425

$63,831

$65,746

9

 $ 57,802

 $ 59,704

 $ 60,812

 $ 61,923

 $ 63,563

$65,202

$66,633

$68,631

10

 $ 59,957

 $ 62,417

 $ 63,550

 $ 64,665

 $ 66,030

$67,395

$68,826

$70,891

11

 $ 65,809

 $ 67,762

 $ 68,913

 $ 70,051

 $ 71,427

$72,802

$74,138

$76,362

13

 $ 66,303

 $ 68,270

 $ 69,429

 $ 70,576

 $ 71,962

$73,348

$74,694

$76,935

18

 $ 66,797

 $ 68,779

 $ 69,946

 $ 71,102

 $ 72,498

$73,894

$75,250

$77,508

20

 $ 68,132

 $ 70,154

 $ 71,345

 $ 72,524

 $ 73,948

$75,372

$76,755

$79,058

 

 

APPENDIX A2

TEACHERS’ BASIC SALARY SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 1, 2012

2.00% ATB INCREASE

STEP

B

B+15

B+30

M

M+15

M+30

M+45/CAGS

DOC

1

 $ 36,112

 $ 37,558

 $ 38,826

 $ 40,087

 $ 41,352

 $    42,617

 $   44,054

 $ 45,376

2

 $ 40,259

 $ 42,577

 $ 43,555

 $ 44,552

 $ 45,878

 $    47,204

 $   48,556

 $ 50,013

3

 $ 42,340

 $ 44,129

 $ 45,132

 $ 46,151

 $ 47,472

 $    48,793

 $   50,041

 $ 51,542

4

 $ 45,394

 $ 47,207

 $ 47,735

 $ 49,261

 $ 50,868

 $    52,475

 $   53,844

 $ 55,460

5

 $ 48,193

 $ 50,582

 $ 51,375

 $ 52,398

 $ 54,036

 $    55,674

 $   57,069

 $ 58,781

6

 $ 50,823

 $ 53,233

 $ 54,301

 $ 55,398

 $ 56,762

 $    58,127

 $   59,533

 $ 61,319

7

 $ 53,523

 $ 55,413

 $ 56,509

 $ 57,591

 $ 58,955

 $    60,318

 $   61,636

 $ 63,485

8

 $ 56,267

 $ 58,132

 $ 59,245

 $ 60,348

 $ 62,011

 $    63,674

 $   65,108

 $ 67,061

9

 $ 58,958

 $ 60,898

 $ 62,028

 $ 63,162

 $ 64,834

 $    66,506

 $   67,965

 $ 70,004

10

 $ 61,156

 $ 63,665

 $ 64,821

 $ 65,958

 $ 67,350

 $    68,742

 $   70,202

 $ 72,308

11

 $ 67,126

 $ 69,117

 $ 70,291

 $ 71,452

 $ 72,855

 $    74,258

 $   75,621

 $ 77,890

13

 $ 67,629

 $ 69,636

 $ 70,818

 $ 71,988

 $ 73,401

 $    74,815

 $   76,188

 $ 78,474

18

 $ 68,132

 $ 70,154

 $ 71,345

 $ 72,524

 $ 73,948

 $    75,372

 $   76,755

 $ 79,058

20

 $ 69,495

 $ 71,557

 $ 72,772

 $ 73,974

 $ 75,427

 $    76,880

 $   78,291

 $ 80,639

 

 


APPENDIX A3

TEACHERS’ BASIC SALARY SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

3.00% ATB INCREASE

 

STEP

B

B+15

B+30

M

M+15

M+30

M+45/CAGS

DOC

1

 $ 37,195

 $ 38,685

 $ 39,991

 $ 41,290

 $ 42,593

 $    43,895

 $   45,376

 $ 46,737

2

 $ 41,467

 $ 43,854

 $ 44,862

 $ 45,888

 $ 47,254

 $    48,620

 $   50,013

 $ 51,513

3

 $ 43,611

 $ 45,453

 $ 46,486

 $ 47,535

 $ 48,896

 $    50,257

 $   51,542

 $ 53,089

4

 $ 46,755

 $ 48,623

 $ 49,168

 $ 50,739

 $ 52,394

 $    54,049

 $   55,460

 $ 57,123

5

 $ 49,638

 $ 52,099

 $ 52,917

 $ 53,970

 $ 55,657

 $    57,344

 $   58,781

 $ 60,545

6

 $ 52,348

 $ 54,830

 $ 55,930

 $ 57,060

 $ 58,465

 $    59,871

 $   61,319

 $ 63,159

7

 $ 55,129

 $ 57,075

 $ 58,204

 $ 59,319

 $ 60,723

 $    62,128

 $   63,485

 $ 65,390

8

 $ 57,955

 $ 59,876

 $ 61,023

 $ 62,158

 $ 63,871

 $    65,584

 $   67,061

 $ 69,073

9

 $ 60,726

 $ 62,725

 $ 63,889

 $ 65,057

 $ 66,779

 $    68,502

 $   70,004

 $ 72,104

10

 $ 62,991

 $ 65,575

 $ 66,766

 $ 67,937

 $ 69,371

 $    70,805

 $   72,308

 $ 74,478

11

 $ 69,139

 $ 71,191

 $ 72,400

 $ 73,595

 $ 75,041

 $    76,486

 $   77,890

 $ 80,226

13

 $ 69,658

 $ 71,725

 $ 72,943

 $ 74,147

 $ 75,604

 $    77,060

 $   78,474

 $ 80,828

18

 $ 70,176

 $ 72,259

 $ 73,486

 $ 74,699

 $ 76,166

 $    77,633

 $   79,058

 $ 81,430

20

 $ 71,580

 $ 73,704

 $ 74,955

 $ 76,193

 $ 77,690

 $    79,186

 $   80,639

 $ 83,058

 

 


 

APPENDIX B1

ATHLETICS

September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012

 

INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS 

No.  Position

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

    1. Athletic Director

$6,204

$6,635

$7,101

$7,598

$8,129

    2. Athletic Event Supervisor

$62.93 per event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.  Head Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

    3. Football

$4,897

$5,261

$5,739

$6,035

$6,411

    4. Hockey

$3,459

$3,778

$4,005

$4,268

$4,594

    5. Basketball

$3,459

$3,778

$4,005

$4,268

$4,594

    6. Soccer

$3,341

$3,651

$3,912

$4,182

$4,469

    7. Baseball

$2,994

$3,270

$3,504

$3,728

$4,005

    8. Softball

$2,994

$3,270

$3,504

$3,728

$4,005

    9. Wrestling

$2,900

$3,128

$3,392

$3,622

$3,856

  10. Gymnastics

$2,900

$3,128

$3,392

$3,622

$3,856

  11. Track

$2,900

$3,128

$3,392

$3,622

$3,856

  12. Volleyball

$2,747

$2,999

$3,211

$3,442

$3,671

  13. Field Hockey

$2,747

$2,999

$3,211

$3,442

$3,671

  14. Cross Country

$2,473

$2,711

$2,931

$3,176

$3,364

  15. Cheerleaders/Season

$1,358

$1,483

$1,582

$1,710

$1,817

  16. Golf

$1,358

$1,483

$1,582

$1,710

$1,817

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

  17. Football

$2,946

$3,195

$3,475

$3,634

$3,961

  18. Basketball

$2,415

$2,664

$2,880

$3,064

$3,280

  19. Softball

$2,204

$2,379

$2,564

$2,724

$2,904

  20. Baseball

$2,204

$2,379

$2,564

$2,724

$2,904

  21. Field Hockey

$1,684

$1,818

$1,963

$2,078

$2,223

  22. Volleyball

$1,684

$1,818

$1,963

$2,078

$2,223

  23. JV Soccer

$1,684

$1,818

$1,963

$2,078

$2,223

  24. Track

$1,627

$1,780

$1,902

$2,048

$2,180

  25. Hockey

$1,610

$1,775

$1,916

$2,049

$2,185

  26. Freshmen Basketball

$1,610

$1,775

$1,916

$2,049

$2,185

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intramural Sports

$20.93 per event

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX B2

ATHLETICS

September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013

 

INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS           No.  Position

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

    1. Athletic Director

$6,632

$7,128

$7,629

$8,162

$8,732

    2. Athletic Event Supervisor

$67.61 per event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.  Head Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

    3. Football

$5,236

$5,624

$6,135

$6,452

$6,853

    4. Hockey

$3,698

$4,038

$4,282

$4,562

$4,911

    5. Basketball

$3,698

$4,038

$4,282

$4,562

$4,911

    6. Soccer

$3,572

$3,903

$4,182

$4,471

$4,778

    7. Baseball

$3,201

$3,497

$3,745

$3,985

$4,282

    8. Softball

$3,201

$3,497

$3,745

$3,985

$4,282

    9. Wrestling

$3,100

$3,345

$3,626

$3,872

$4,122

  10. Gymnastics

$3,100

$3,345

$3,626

$3,872

$4,122

  11. Track

$3,100

$3,345

$3,626

$3,872

$4,122

  12. Volleyball

$2,937

$3,206

$3,433

$3,679

$3,925

  13. Field Hockey

$2,937

$3,206

$3,433

$3,679

$3,925

  14. Cross Country

$2,643

$2,898

$3,133

$3,396

$3,596

  15. Cheerleaders/Season

$1,451

$1,585

$1,691

$1,828

$1,942

  16. Golf

$1,451

$1,585

$1,691

$1,828

$1,942

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

  17. Football

$3,164

$3,432

$3,733

$3,904

$4,254

  18. Basketball

$2,594

$2,862

$3,094

$3,292

$3,524

  19. Softball

$2,367

$2,556

$2,754

$2,926

$3,119

  20. Baseball

$2,367

$2,556

$2,754

$2,926

$3,119

  21. Field Hockey

$1,808

$1,953

$2,108

$2,232

$2,388

  22. Volleyball

$1,808

$1,953

$2,108

$2,232

$2,388

  23. JV Soccer

$1,808

$1,953

$2,108

$2,232

$2,388

  24. Track

$1,748

$1,913

$2,043

$2,200

$2,342

  25. Hockey

$1,729

$1,907

$2,058

$2,201

$2,347

  26. Freshmen Basketball

$1,729

$1,907

$2,058

$2,201

$2,347

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intramural Sports

$22.48 per event

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX B3

ATHLETICS

September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014

 

INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS

No.  Position

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

    1. Athletic Director

$6,831

$7,342

$7,857

$8,407

$8,994

    2. Athletic Event Supervisor

$69.63 per event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.  Head Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

    3. Football

$5,393

$5,793

$6,319

$6,645

$7,059

    4. Hockey

$3,808

$4,159

$4,410

$4,699

$5,059

    5. Basketball

$3,808

$4,159

$4,410

$4,699

$5,059

    6. Soccer

$3,679

$4,020

$4,307

$4,605

$4,921

    7. Baseball

$3,297

$3,601

$3,858

$4,105

$4,410

    8. Softball

$3,297

$3,601

$3,858

$4,105

$4,410

    9. Wrestling

$3,193

$3,445

$3,735

$3,988

$4,245

  10. Gymnastics

$3,193

$3,445

$3,735

$3,988

$4,245

  11. Track

$3,193

$3,445

$3,735

$3,988

$4,245

  12. Volleyball

$3,025

$3,302

$3,536

$3,790

$4,043

  13. Field Hockey

$3,025

$3,302

$3,536

$3,790

$4,043

  14. Cross Country

$2,722

$2,985

$3,227

$3,497

$3,703

  15. Cheerleaders/Season

$1,495

$1,633

$1,742

$1,883

$2,000

  16. Golf

$1,495

$1,633

$1,742

$1,883

$2,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

  17. Football

$3,259

$3,535

$3,845

$4,021

$4,382

  18. Basketball

$2,672

$2,948

$3,186

$3,390

$3,630

  19. Softball

$2,438

$2,633

$2,837

$3,014

$3,213

  20. Baseball

$2,438

$2,633

$2,837

$3,014

$3,213

  21. Field Hockey

$1,863

$2,012

$2,172

$2,299

$2,459

  22. Volleyball

$1,863

$2,012

$2,172

$2,299

$2,459

  23. JV Soccer

$1,863

$2,012

$2,172

$2,299

$2,459

  24. Track

$1,801

$1,970

$2,104

$2,266

$2,412

  25. Hockey

$1,781

$1,965

$2,120

$2,267

$2,417

  26. Freshmen Basketball

$1,781

$1,965

$2,120

$2,267

$2,417

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intramural Sports

$23.16 per event

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX C1

Extracurricular Activities

September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012

A. Class Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

    Grade 12

$1,994

 

 

 

 

    Grade 11

$1,495

 

 

 

 

    Grade 10

$1,147

 

 

 

 

    Grade 9

$1,000

 

 

 

 

    Grade 8

$898

 

 

 

 

    Grade 7

$798

 

 

 

 

B. Club Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

    Color Guard

$2,056

 

 

 

 

    B.P.A

$1,563

 

 

 

 

    Math

$924

 

 

 

 

    Foreign Language

$889

 

 

 

 

C. School Activities Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

    1. Yearbook

 

 

 

 

 

        Art

$1,719

$1,859

$1,999

$2,164

$2,296

        Literary

$1,719

$1,859

$1,999

$2,164

$2,296

    2. Drama/Musicals

 

 

 

 

 

        Senior Musical:

 

 

 

 

 

            Drama Director

$1,423

$1,554

$1,658

$1,792

$2,141

            Music Director

$1,423

$1,554

$1,658

$1,792

$2,141

        School Play:

 

 

 

 

 

            Director [Per Play]

$1,423

$1,554

$1,658

$1,792

$2,141

    3. Student Activities

 

 

 

 

 

        Student Council

$1,637

$1,949

$2,153

$2,373

$2,591

        Art Work - High School

$1,423

$1,554

$1,660

$1,792

$1,904

        Majorettes

$1,423

$1,554

$1,660

$1,792

$1,904

        Newspaper

$1,692

$1,803

$1,987

$2,130

$2,233

        Honor Society

$1,218

$1,273

$1,360

$1,427

$1,467

        Jr. Honor Society

$1,218

$1,273

$1,360

$1,427

$1,467

        Dir. Of Choral Activities

$2,454

$2,714

$2,973

$3,233

 

 

D.     Elementary Grades Extra Activities.                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                            

                      1.  The School Committee desires to provide to staff members of the elementary grades       

                 opportunities to earn additional compensation while providing students with regular after           

                 school hours learning opportunities.  In order to maximize staff participation, appointments       

                 to these positions should be made on an annual basis.                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                            

                       2.  Elementary after-school activities that require a minimum of forty (40) hours work             

                 annually shall be paid a stipend of seven hundred dollars ($700).  Such duties shall be for        

                 programs outside the regular school day and which have been given prior approval by the        

                 superintendent.  These activities are currently identified as:                                                                 

 

                                                                                   Student Council                                                                            

                                                                                   Ecology Club                                                                                 

                                                                                   Gymnastics                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                            

                       3.  Other after-school activities shall be paid at an hourly rate to be set annually contingent   

                 upon the availability of funds through the Elementary Parent Group.                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                            

                       4.  It is understood that such positions will be filled upon the availability of funds from a

source(s) other than those provided through the normal budget process.

 

E.  PAL Coordinator position: $6,975

APPENDIX C2

Extracurricular Activities

September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013

A. Class Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

    Grade 12

$2,034

 

 

 

 

    Grade 11

$1,525

 

 

 

 

    Grade 10

$1,170

 

 

 

 

    Grade 9

$1,020

 

 

 

 

    Grade 8

$916

 

 

 

 

    Grade 7

$814

 

 

 

 

B. Club Advisors

$0

 

 

 

 

    Color Guard

$2,097

 

 

 

 

    B.P.A

$1,594

 

 

 

 

    Math

$942

 

 

 

 

    Foreign Language

$907

 

 

 

 

C. School Activities Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

    1. Yearbook

 

 

 

 

 

        Art

$1,753

$1,896

$2,039

$2,207

$2,342

        Literary

$1,753

$1,896

$2,039

$2,207

$2,342

    2. Drama/Musicals

 

 

 

 

 

        Senior Musical:

 

 

 

 

 

            Drama Director

$1,451

$1,585

$1,691

$1,828

$2,184

            Music Director

$1,451

$1,585

$1,691

$1,828

$2,184

        School Play:

 

 

 

 

 

            Director [Per Play]

$1,451

$1,585

$1,691

$1,828

$2,184

    3. Student Activities

 

 

 

 

 

        Student Council

$1,670

$1,988

$2,196

$2,420

$2,643

        Art Work - High School

$1,451

$1,585

$1,693

$1,828

$1,942

        Majorettes

$1,451

$1,585

$1,693

$1,828

$1,942

        Newspaper

$1,726

$1,839

$2,027

$2,173

$2,278

        Honor Society

$1,242

$1,298

$1,387

$1,456

$1,496

        Jr. Honor Society

$1,242

$1,298

$1,387

$1,456

$1,496

        Dir. Of Choral Activities

$2,503

$2,768

$3,032

$3,298

 

 

D.     Elementary Grades Extra Activities.                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                     1.  The School Committee desires to provide to staff members of the elementary grades       

                opportunities to earn additional compensation while providing students with regular after           

                school hours learning opportunities.  In order to maximize staff participation, appointments       

                to these positions should be made on an annual basis.                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                      2.  Elementary after-school activities that require a minimum of forty (40) hours work             

                annually shall be paid a stipend of seven hundred dollars ($714).  Such duties shall be for        

                programs outside the regular school day and which have been given prior approval by the        

                superintendent.  These activities are currently identified as:                                                                 

 

                                                                                 Student Council                                                                            

                                                                                 Ecology Club                                                                                 

                                                                                 Gymnastics                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                      3.  Other after-school activities shall be paid at an hourly rate to be set annually contingent   

                upon the availability of funds through the Elementary Parent Group.                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                      4.  It is understood that such positions will be filled upon the availability of funds from a

source(s) other than those provided through the normal budget process.

 

E.  PAL Coordinator: $7,115

 

APPENDIX C3

Extracurricular Activities

September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014

A. Class Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

    Grade 12

$2,095

 

 

 

 

    Grade 11

$1,571

 

 

 

 

    Grade 10

$1,205

 

 

 

 

    Grade 9

$1,051

 

 

 

 

    Grade 8

$943

 

 

 

 

    Grade 7

$838

 

 

 

 

B. Club Advisors

$0

 

 

 

 

    Color Guard

$2,160

 

 

 

 

    B.P.A

$1,642

 

 

 

 

    Math

$971

 

 

 

 

    Foreign Language

$934

 

 

 

 

C. School Activities Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

    1. Yearbook

 

 

 

 

 

        Art

$1,806

$1,953

$2,100

$2,273

$2,412

        Literary

$1,806

$1,953

$2,100

$2,273

$2,412

    2. Drama/Musicals

 

 

 

 

 

        Senior Musical:

 

 

 

 

 

            Drama Director

$1,495

$1,633

$1,742

$1,883

$2,249

            Music Director

$1,495

$1,633

$1,742

$1,883

$2,249

        School Play:

 

 

 

 

 

            Director [Per Play]

$1,495

$1,633

$1,742

$1,883

$2,249

    3. Student Activities

 

 

 

 

 

        Student Council

$1,720

$2,048

$2,262

$2,493

$2,722

        Art Work - High School

$1,495

$1,633

$1,744

$1,883

$2,000

        Majorettes

$1,495

$1,633

$1,744

$1,883

$2,000

        Newspaper

$1,778

$1,894

$2,088

$2,238

$2,346

        Honor Society

$1,280

$1,337

$1,429

$1,499

$1,541

        Jr. Honor Society

$1,280

$1,337

$1,429

$1,499

$1,541

        Dir. Of Choral Activities

$2,578

$2,851

$3,123

$3,397

 

 

 

 

       D.     Elementary Grades Extra Activities.                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                     1.  The School Committee desires to provide to staff members of the elementary grades       

                opportunities to earn additional compensation while providing students with regular after           

                school hours learning opportunities.  In order to maximize staff participation, appointments       

                to these positions should be made on an annual basis.                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                      2.  Elementary after-school activities that require a minimum of forty (40) hours work             

                annually shall be paid a stipend of seven hundred dollars ($735).  Such duties shall be for        

                programs outside the regular school day and which have been given prior approval by the        

                superintendent.  These activities are currently identified as:                                                                 

 

                                                                                 Student Council                                                                             

                                                                                 Ecology Club                                                                                 

                                                                                 Gymnastics                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                      3.  Other after-school activities shall be paid at an hourly rate to be set annually contingent   

                upon the availability of funds through the Elementary Parent Group.                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                      4.  It is understood that such positions will be filled upon the availability of funds from a

                source(s) other than those provided through the normal budget process.

 

E.  PAL Coordinator position: $7,328

 


 

 

APPENDIX D

STAFF ASSISTANT ACTIVITIES

 

 

A.

Annual Stipends

2011/2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

 

                Secondary Program Specialist

$6,574

$6,705

$6,907

 

                Elementary Asst. Principal (Teaching)

$3,287

$3,353

$3,453

 

                SPED Liaison (K-12)

$2,191

$2,235

$2,302

 

                Audiovisual Advisor

$1,632

$1,665

$1,715

 

B.      Hourly Compensation

 

            -      Detention/After School Suspension

                               

                                * September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012                        $31.45 per hour

                                *September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013                         $32.08 per hour

                                *September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014                         $33.04 per hour

 

 

 

 

 

            -      Home Tutors (Academic)

                               

                                * September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012                        $30.98 per hour

                                *September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013                         $31.60 per hour

                                *September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014                         $32.55 per hour

 

            -      Home Tutors (SPED)                                     per diem hourly rate