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DistrictMedway
Shared Contract District
Org Code1770000
Type of DistrictMunicipal K12
Union AffiliationAFT
Most Recent DocumentContract
Expiring Year2018
Expired StatusCurrent
Superintendency UnionMedway
Regional HS MembersMedway
Vocational HS MembersTRI COUNTY
CountyNorfolk
ESE RegionGreater Boston
Urban
Kind of Communityresidential suburbs
Number of Schools5
Enrollment2364
Percent Low Income Students8
Grade StartPK
Grade End12
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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE

MEDWAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE

AND

MEDWAY FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

LOCAL 3645, MFT, AFT, AFTMA, AFL-CIO (UNIT A)

(2015-2018)

Duration

1.         3-year contract [August 21, 2015 thru August 20, 2018]

Article II: Salaries

2.         Section A, Appendix A(l):

Effective 8/21/2015    2% Increase

Effective 8/21/2016    2% Increase

Effective 8/21/2017    2% Increase

Section A, Appendix B(13): Middle School Team Leaders (Two-Person Team)

Effective 8/21/2015    $1193

Section A, Appendix B(13): Middle School Team Leaders (More than Two-Person)

Effective 8/21/2015    $2700

Section A, Appendix A(2): Title 1 Teachers

Effective 8/21/2015    $25.01 (2% increase + $1.00)

Effective 8/21/2016    $26.51 (2% increase + $1.00)

Effective 8/21/2017    $28.04 (2% increase + $1.00)

Article III: Professional Development and Education Improvement

3.         Change Section B (2):

            The Committee further agrees to release, at no loss of compensation, two (2) members of the Medway Federation of Teachers for the Annual AFT Massachusetts Convention and the Annual American Federation of Teachers Convention. Such expenses are to be borne by the Federation.

4.         Add to Section F the following:

            The goals and agendas for the PLC meetings will be determined collaboratively by the teacher participants of the PLC with suggestions/feedback from the building principal. The responsibility for achieving those goals will be shared among those participants.

Article VI: Employee Assignment

5.         Add to first sentence of Section A:


            Employees, except coaches, will be notified of their program for the coming year, including the schools to which they will be assigned, the grades and/or specific course that they will each, and caseloads, no later than August 1st or as soon as practical.

Article XVI: Leave

6.         Change last sentence of Section A:

            Up to five (5) days of the aforementioned fifteen (15) days may utilized for illness in the teacher's immediate family which necessitates the teacher's presence.

Article XIX:

Bereavement Leave

7.         Add to Section C:

            In the event the funeral or memorial service occurs after the aforementioned five (5) day period measured from the date of death, the teacher shall be entitled to be absent with pay to attend.

            Requests for an exception to the above mentioned requirements may be submitted to the superintendent who may consider on a case by case basis. The decision of the superintendent is not subject to the grievance process as outlined in this agreement.

Article II: Salaries:

8.         Change Section C:

            A regular teacher may voluntarily agree to serve as a substitute teacher during his or her non teaching time, and said teacher will be paid an added twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each period taught or supervised and thirty dollars ($30.00) for each extended period taught or supervised, subject to supervision and assistance of department heads.

9.         Change Section E:

            A regular teacher who voluntarily agrees to serve as a substitute teacher on a long term basis during his or her non-teaching time will be paid at the rate of thirty-two dollars ($32.00) per class.

Article V: Non-Teaching Duties

10.       Add New Section I: High School Advisory

            The goals of the Advisory Program are 1) to ensure that all students in the Medway High School community feel welcomed and supported as a vital part of our school climate and culture and, 2) to enhance and support district-and school-wide expectations for social, emotional and academic behavior.

            The Advisory Program will run for a period of no more than 25 minutes every other week. During this period, groups of students will meet with an assigned advisor in order to engage in activities presented and supervised by the advisor.


 

            Activities may be provided by administration or be of an advisor's own design. The advisor is responsible for determining how to engage their Advisory group. It is expected that activities will serve to fulfill the goals of the Advisory Program as stated above.

            Advisors will be provided with a minimum of 10 minutes per Advisory period to plan, create and prepare activities, or review and adapt suggested activities. This time will be provided during PLC sessions.

            There will be no formal observations, walk-throughs or written documentation of advisors during the Advisory period.

Article IV: Teacher Hours and Teaching Load

11.       Change D (1):

            All elementary teachers (grades Pre k-4) will, in addition to their regular thirty (30) minute lunch period, receive one preparation period per day, at least forty minutes in length, during which, except as hereinafter provided, they will not be assigned to any other duties.

12.       Change E (2):

            The combination of supervisory periods, directed study periods, and teaching periods for High School teachers shall not exceed thirty (30) periods per week of which teaching periods shall not exceed five (5) per day or twenty-five (25) per week, and directed study periods and/or supervisory periods shall not exceed five (5) per week. High School teachers will receive at least one (1) preparation period per day during which they will not be assigned to any other duties. Preparation periods will be equivalent in length to a teaching period. In the case that there is an extended period in the daily schedule, the preparation period for full-time teachers will be the equivalent length of an extended period at least one (1) day in the schedule cycle. Preference of assignment will be given to teachers with greatest seniority when inequitable situations arise. Homeroom duty is not considered a supervisory periods for the purpose of pay.

13.       New Section E (4):

            Special Education Co-Teachers who co-teach at least one-half (1/2) of the time or more shall be entitled to one additional preparatory period per cycle or week, depending on the grade level.

Appendix C: Educator Evaluation

14.       Change Paragraph F, 3 (C): Directed Growth Plans for PTS Educators:

            The parties agree that Directed Growth Plans shall be for the duration of one complete school year to permit the educator to implement the plan and demonstrate proficiency.

15.       Change Paragraph F, 4 (C): Improvement Plan for PTS Educators:


 

15.       Change Paragraph F, 4 (C): Improvement Plan for PTS Educators:

            The parties agree that Improvement Plans shall generally be for the duration of one complete school year to permit the educator to implement the plan and demonstrate improvement. A shorter plan length may be considered on a case by case basis for extenuating circumstances.

16.       Add to the third Paragraph J, 2 (C): Evaluation Cycle: Formative Assessment/ Evaluation:

            Any evaluator recommendations from the Formative Assessments shall be stated in the "Overall Performance Rating" section of the Formative Evaluation Report Form.

          Recommendations must specifically identify the particular Indicator of a particular Standard from the Educator Rubric.

17.       Using Student Feedback in Educator Evaluation:

            In accordance with 603 CMR 35.07(1) (c)(2), the parties agree that student feedback shall be used as evidence relevant to one or more Performance Standards in the evaluation of each educator (see Section 3.C). The instruments used to collect student feedback shall include safeguards necessary to protect student confidentiality. Educators will use the feedback results to inform their self-assessment and/or shape their goal-setting process. Educators will discuss student feedback results with evaluators as they relate to their Professional Practice and Student Learning goals. Student feedback will not be collected or reviewed by administrators or used as evidence for a Performance Rating. Educators will determine what instruments they will use to gather student feedback.

18.       Using Staff feedback in Educator Evaluation:

            In accordance with 603 CMR 35.07(1)(c)(3), the parties agree that staff feedback shall be used as evidence relevant to one or more Performance Standards in the evaluation of each administrator. The instruments used to collect staff feedback shall include safeguards necessary to protect staff confidentiality.

19.       The parties agree to negotiate outside the overall agreement with the intent to creating an evaluation component for Specialists with any agreement subject to ratification by the parties.

20.       The parties agree to negotiate outside the overall agreement to review and potentially revise any current Educator Evaluation contract language with any changes subject to ratification by the parties.

21.       The parties agree to negotiate outside the overall agreement over District-Determined Measures subject to ratification by the parties.

22.       Appendix B (A) (1) Coaches

            The following changes are to coaching stipends effective 8/21/2015:


 

Position

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Baseball, Freshman

2,216

2,579

3,094

Cross Country (MS)

800

900

1,100

Field Hockey(MS)

800

900

1,100

Golf (MS)

2,600

1,800

2,200

Golf, Assistant (MS)

800

900

1,100

Gymnastics, Head

3,500

3,900

4,300

Soccer, Freshman

2,458

2,821

3,348

Swimming, Head

2,611

2,975

3,406

Tennis, Assistant (MS)

800

900

1,100

Track (MS)

800

900

1,100

Ultimate Frisbee

2,500

2,700

2,900

Volleyball, Assistant (MS)

800

900

1,100

23. Appendix B (A) (2) Advisors

The following changes are to the advisor stipends effective 8/21//2015:

Position

School(s)

 

Fixed amounts -

 

 

CSL Team Member (each)

(1 per sch)

$800

Mentor Teacher Trainer

District

 

Nurse Coordinator

District

$3,500

Student Activities Coordinator

Middle

$3,000

 

Variable amounts -

 

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

PBIS Advisor

Middle

2,224

2,406

2,712

(no change)

Peer Mediator/Helping Hands

Middle

-

-

-

Play/Musical Director

Middle

2,466

2,648

2,965

Stage Manager

Middle

1,209

1,300

1,457

Stage Manager

High

1,209

1,300

1,457

 

MEDWAY FEDERATION OF                                          MEDWAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE

TEACHERS, LOCAL 3645,

MFT, AFT, AFTMA, AFL-CIO, UNIT A