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DistrictBarnstable
Shared Contract District
Org Code200000
Type of DistrictMunicipal K12
Union AffiliationMTA
Most Recent DocumentContract
Expiring Year2012
Expired Status
Superintendency Union
Regional HS Members
Vocational HS MembersCape Cod RVTSD
CountyBarnstable
ESE RegionSoutheast
Urban
Kind of Communityresort/retirement/artistic
Number of Schools7
Enrollment4293
Percent Low Income Students30
Grade StartPK or K
Grade End12
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AGREEMENT

Between

THE TOWN OF BARNSTABLE

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

And
THE BARNSTABLE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Effective September 1, 2009

 

AGREEMENT

This Agreement is made and entered into by the following Parties by and between the School Committee of Barnstable (hereinafter referred to as the Committee or the Employer) and the Barnstable Teachers Association, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the Association).

ARTICLE 1
Introduction

A. The Committee recognizes the Association for the purposes of collective bargaining as the exclusive representatives of all professional teaching employees, registered nurses, Athletic EMT’s and Athletic Trainers in the Barnstable School System. Excluded from the above are the following administrative positions:

Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents, Director of Finances, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Director of Personnel, Principals, Assistant Principals, Athletic Director, Housemasters, Middle School Deans, unaffiliated Administrative Assistants, all members of B.A.O., and all other unaffiliated personnel.

B. If a new position is created or if the duties of a present position are changed, the parties shall discuss the appropriate unit placement of that position. If no agreement is reached, the matter shall be subject to the arbitration procedures set forth in Article III of this Agreement.

ARTICLE 2
Negotiation Procedure

A. Not later than October 15 of the calendar year preceding the expiration of this Agreement the Committee and the Association agree to enter into negotiations for a successor agreement.

B. Any agreement reached between the Committee and the Association will be reduced to writing and will be signed by the Committee and the Association.

C. Except as otherwise provided in Article 6 and other Articles of this Agreement, the School Committee policy with respect to wages, hours and other conditions of employment applicable on the effective date of this Agreement shall continue to be so applicable unless there is good justification for a change. Before any significant change or significant new policy is adopted, the Superintendent will notify the Association in writing that it is considering such action. The Association will have the right to negotiate concerning the action prior to it being put into effect provided that it files such a request with the Superintendent within five (5) days after receipt of said notice.

ARTICLE 3
Grievance and Arbitration

A. The purpose of this procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible administrative level, equitable solutions to the problems, which may from time to time arise affecting the welfare or working conditions of Teachers and Nurses. Both parties agree that these proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at any level of the procedure.

B. A grievance is a claim based upon an event or condition, which affects the welfare and/or conditions of employment of a teacher or group of Teachers and Nurses and/or the interpretation, meaning or application of any of the provisions of this Agreement or any subsequent agreement entered into pursuant to this Agreement.

C. Failure at any step of this procedure to communicate the decision on a grievance within the specified time limits to the aggrieved employee shall permit the aggrieved part or parties to proceed to the next step.

D. Failure at any step of this procedure to appeal the grievance to the next step within the specified time limits shall be deemed to be acceptable of the decision rendered at that step; provided that any time limits may be extended by mutual consent.

E. Nothing herein contained will be construed as limiting the right of any teacher having a grievance to discuss the matter informally with an appropriate member of the administration and having the grievance adjusted without intervention of the Association, provided the adjustment is not inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement and if the grievance involves the interpretation, meaning or application of the Agreement that the Association has been given the opportunity to be present at such adjustment and to state its views.

F. Procedure

Level One (Building)

A teacher having a grievance shall, with or without a representative of the Association, discuss it with the immediate supervisor of the teacher and/or the principal within ten (10) school days of the occurrence on which the grievance is based, or within ten (10) school days of the date on which the teacher had knowledge or reasonably should have had knowledge of the occurrence. Any meeting with reference to the above normally shall be held during non-class hours. If the grievance is of such a nature as to involve more than one principal the grievance may be commenced at level two within the time limits specified above. It is understood that the Association may file any grievance on level one, with or without the teacher involved.

Level Two (Superintendent)

A. In the event that the grievance shall not have been satisfactorily resolved at Level One, or in the event that no decision has been reached within ten

                (10) school days after presentation of the grievance to the immediate supervisor and/or principal, the grievance shall be reduced to writing and referred to the Superintendent of Schools by the aggrieved employee or by the Association within five (5) school days of the disposition under Level One.

 

B. The Superintendent shall represent the School Committee at this level of the grievance procedure. Within ten (10) days after receipt of the written grievance by the Superintendent, s/he or his/her designee shall meet with the aggrieved employee and the Designated Representative of the Association in an effort to settle the grievance.

 

Level Three (School Committee)

In the event that the grievance shall not have been satisfactorily resolved at Level Two or in the event that no decision has been rendered within ten (10) school days after the Level Two meeting, the grievance shall be referred in writing within ten (10) school days of the disposition under level Two to the School Committee. At its next regular School Committee meeting or at a meeting called at the request of the Association for the purpose of considering the grievance, the School Committee shall meet with the Association in an effort to settle the grievance. If a special meeting is requested, it shall be held as soon as possible but in no event later than two (2) weeks after it has been requested.

Level Four (Arbitration)

A. In the event that the grievance shall not have been satisfactorily resolved at Level Three, or in the event that no decision has been rendered within ten (10) school days after the Level Three meeting, the Association may refer in writing within ten (10) school days of the disposition under Level Three, the unsettled grievance to arbitration, provided, however, that only grievances that involve the interpretation, meaning or application of this Agreement shall be subject to arbitration. The Arbitrator shall be selected by agreement between the parties. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator within ten (10) school days of the receipt by the School Committee of the Association’s intention to proceed to arbitration, the selection shall be made by the American Arbitration Association, in accordance with its rules and regulations. The fees and expenses of the Arbitrator shall be shared equally by the parties.

 

B. The decision of the Arbitrator shall be final and binding on the Committee, the Association and any individual involved provided that the Arbitrator shall be without power or authority to modify or alter the terms of this Agreement.

 

C. In the event a grievance is filed on or after any June 1, which if left unresolved until the beginning of the following school year could result in irreparable harm to a party in interest, the time limits set forth herein will be reduced so that the grievance procedure may be exhausted prior to the end of the school term or as soon thereafter as is practicable.

 

D. If, by mutual agreement, a grievance meeting between Association and School Committee representatives is scheduled during school hours, individuals necessary to the processing of such grievance shall be released from class.

 

ARTICLE 4
Class Size

A. The Superintendent will strive to achieve the following desirable maximum number of pupils per teacher:

PreK 15

Kindergarten 25

Regular Classes 25

Special Education Classes 15

Home Economics 25

Industrial Arts 25

B. In the event that any classes exceed the figures listed above, the Superintendent, upon request, shall discuss the reasons therefor with representatives of the Association. Any suggestions made by representatives to alleviate the situation will be given serious consideration.

ARTICLE 5
Duty Free Lunch

Teachers shall have a duty free lunch period equivalent in length to that of the students, provided that in emergency situations teachers may be assigned duties during lunch periods as long as the assignment is in a fair and equitable manner. The teachers lunch period will be when the cafeteria is open for the serving of lunch.

 

ARTICLE 6
Teaching Hours and Teaching Loa
d

A. The Superintendent will maintain the current general policy with respect to work year, vacation periods, teacher hours of employment, length of school day, schedule and workload. If the Superintendent deems that educational circumstances indicate that a minor change is warranted, s/he will notify the Association of the contemplated change and prior to making such change will provide the Association with every opportunity to present its views to the Superintendent. Any information or suggestions provided by the Association will be given serious consideration. If a substantial change is contemplated it shall be subject to negotiations between the parties.

The length of the teacher workday at all levels shall be seven hours.

The starting and finishing time for teachers may be flexible within the length of the workday provided here. The above should only apply to volunteers and teachers hired subsequent to February 1, 2001. 

B. Under normal circumstances two (2) building meetings per month may be scheduled. Such meetings shall normally be up to one (1) hour in length. In unusual circumstances, additional meetings may be scheduled. All teachers shall be required to attend up to three (3) evening meetings per year.

C. The present length of the student/teacher day shall continue for the life of this Agreement.

1. At the K-5 level the time allotment for specialist programs will be made consistent in length throughout the system.  Teachers will be assigned a minimum of five (5) forty-five (45) minute preparation periods per week.  Where practicable, Pre-K-5 teachers shall be scheduled one (1) preparation period per day. Where practicable, teachers in Pre-K-5 and half-day kindergarten programs will be scheduled a minimum of twenty

(20) minutes of preparation time per session. The Employer shall provide to the Association the schedules for all teachers in each school (or the master schedule for each school, if it includes all assignments for all teachers, including preparation time) in writing, within seven (7) calendar days after the schedules are complete.

2. If bus schedules necessitate a change in the beginning and ending times of the workday, no such change shall increase the length of the day. The teacher workday at all levels shall not begin before 7:00 AM.  The teacher workday at all levels shall not begin after 9:00 A.M. 

D. A teacher need not remain in the room when a specialist is in attendance.

E. All teachers assigned to any one school for the entire school day, shall share equally in extra duty assignments not pertaining to their particular class.

Grade level 9-12 teachers shall be assigned four (4) teaching blocks and one (1) prep period and one (1) duty period not to exceed 65 minutes per 1.2 days. Grade level 6-8 teachers may be assigned one (1) duty period and shall receive one (1) prep period of at least 45 minutes. The teaching time in grade level 6-8 shall not exceed 264 minutes per day.

At the discretion of the principal, a teacher may be assigned up to one (1) duty period per day for activities such as: team meeting, hall duty, lunch duty, bus duty, study hall, etc. A duty period at the Pre-K-8 grade level shall not exceed the time of a regular class (45 minutes) per day.

The parties recognize the importance of common planning time in order to ensure effective implementation of various teaching strategies.

Teachers shall continue to make every effort to provide special help and consultation to pupils as requested by pupil or parent.

F.  The parties recognize the importance of keeping parents informed of student progress as an aid in the total development of the student. Teachers in grade level 6-12 shall provide four (4) mid-term reports for all students.  In the event that teachers are required to generate those reports electronically (on applications software such as GradeQuick or Edline) the following conditions must be met prior to implementation:

1             Appropriate training for incumbent and newly hired teachers will be provided by the employer during the school day (with coverage provided), and shall reoccur with any changes made in regards to software or hardware, including upgrades.

2             Reasonable consideration will be given to this process should there be technology failures that impact the timeliness of these reports.

3             Technology needs to be readily accessible to all teachers having to generate such reports so that individual teacher choices may be made between generating mid-term reports and report cards in school or elsewhere.

4              Internet reporting of grades shall occur for the four mid-term reports as well as for the four report cards, but any additional reporting of grades will be done at the individual teacher’s professional discretion. 

5             Teachers may volunteer to use technology offered by the Barnstable Public Schools to assist in home/school communication in other ways but are not required to do so. Any mandatory additional use of electronic reporting technology applications such as Edline or GradeQuick is subject to negotiations.

6             If the administration determines that students or parents should receive paper copies of reports generated by teachers electronically, the administration will be responsible for providing those paper copies.

7             The parties will appoint a joint committee composed of equal representatives of each party to monitor implementation of this section and advances in technology relevant to home/school communication. The joint committee will meet as needed and may recommend changes to this section to the parties as it deems appropriate.

 

ARTICLE 7
School Assistants

All grade level K-5 schools will be allotted a minimum of 50 hours of school assistant time per week. The assignment of school assistants will be made in an equitable manner based on need.

ARTICLE 8
Transfers

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

A. When a reduction in the number of teachers in a school is necessary, volunteers will be considered first.

B. When the Administration determines that involuntary transfers are necessary pursuant to Article 8A above, or for other reasons, a teacher’s area of competence, major and/or minor field of study, quality of teaching performance, length of service in the Barnstable School System and needs of the school system shall be considered in determining which teacher is to be transferred. Teachers being involuntarily transferred shall, where possible, be transferred only to a comparable position.

An involuntary transfer shall be made only after a meeting between the teacher involved and the Superintendent (or his/her designee), at which time the teacher shall be notified of the reasons for the transfer. In the event a teacher objects to that transfer at this meeting, at the request of the teacher the Superintendent or her/his designee shall meet with a representative of the Association to discuss the transfer.

C. A list of open positions in other schools shall be made available to all teachers being transferred. The Administration in making involuntary transfers shall give consideration to the factors enumerated in Article 8B above.

 

D. Notice of transfer shall be given to teachers as soon as practicable and under normal circumstances not later than June 1.

E. Teachers desiring a transfer for the next school year shall submit a written request to the Superintendent stating the assignment preferred. In order to assure maximum consideration requests should be submitted between September 1 and March 1 of each school year. Requests must be renewed each year. All requests shall be acknowledged in writing.

F. Before a teacher is assigned or transferred to a particular school, the principal of the school in question shall be consulted regarding said assignments or transfer.

ARTICLE 9
School Year

A. The teacher salary schedule for the 2009-2010 school year is based upon a maximum of one hundred eighty-four (184) legal school days. Effective September 1, 2010, the teacher salary schedule is based upon a maximum of one hundred eighty-three (183) legal school days.  The work year for unit employees will begin no earlier than the Monday preceding Labor Day and will extend no later than June 30th. The Friday preceding Labor Day will not be a scheduled workday. In regard to the two days prior to the opening of school, one day will be used for administrative meetings and the other for teacher preparation. Should the Committee extend the school year in excess of that amount, additional pro rata compensation will be paid.  New teachers may also be required to attend a two (2) day orientation program prior to the opening of school.

B. The Association will be provided an opportunity for input prior to the scheduling of the school calendar.

ARTICLE 10
Vacancies and Promotions

A. Whenever any vacancy occurs in a promotional position during the school year (September to June), it will be adequately publicized by the Superintendent by means of a notice placed on the Association bulletin board in every school as far in advance of the appointment as practicable. During the summer recess period, written notice of any such promotional vacancy will be given to the Association. In both situations the prerequisites for the position, its duties, and rate of compensation will be clearly set forth. A promotional position is defined as any position paying a salary differential and/or any position on the Administrative or Supervisory level including but not limited to Superintendent, Supervisor, Director, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Department Head.

 

B. All teachers will be given adequate opportunity to make application for such positions, and the Committee in making the appointment shall give consideration to the teacher’s area of competence, major and/or minor field of study, quality of teaching performance, length of service in the Barnstable School System and other relevant factors.

C. Vacancies, whether promotional or otherwise, which come to the attention of the Superintendent before July 1 and which are to occur during the school year commencing the following September, will be posted in accordance with Paragraph A of this Article.

D. Teachers who have submitted requests for a transfer to another school, grade, or subject shall be considered when an appropriate vacancy occurs.

E. A vacancy in a position covered by the Contract occurs only when the employee holding the position separates from employment (e.g., through retirement, resignation, death, or dismissal), or when a new position is created. A vacancy does not occur when the employee holding the position is placed on a leave of absence (with or without pay) but remains employed by the District.

F. The date on which a vacancy occurs in a position covered by the Contract is the date on which the employee holding the position separates from employment. (For example, if an employee gives notice on September 15 of an intent to retire and actually retires on December 31, the vacancy occurs on December 31.)

G. Any vacancy in a position covered by the Contract will be filled as follows:

1             If there are 100 or more school days remaining in the school year on the date on which the vacancy occurs (as defined in Section F, above), the position will be filled by a regular employee who will be a member of the bargaining unit, as defined in Article 1 of the Contract, in accordance with the procedures set forth in Article 10 of the Contract.

2             If there are fewer than 100 school days remaining in the school year on the date on which the vacancy occurs (as defined in Section F, above), the position may be filled by employing a professional teacher in the bargaining unit or a long-term substitute teacher at the Administration’s discretion and then posted as a vacancy by the next following July, as provided in Article 10, Paragraph C, of the Contract.

 

H. If an employee holding a position covered by the Contract is granted a leave of absence for the full school year, the Administration may fill the position for the school year by posting the position in the manner provided in Article 10 of the Contract as a one-year position. When the employer is aware that such a position is to be filled for a full school year, the employee filling such position will be considered a member of the bargaining unit under Article 1 of the Contract.

I. When the contract requires a vacancy to be posted, under normal circumstances it will be posted for a minimum of 10 school days (or in the summer 10 business days). In emergency or extenuating circumstances, a vacancy will be posted for a minimum of five school days (or in the summer five business days).

ARTICLE 11
Agency Fee and Dues Deduction

A. As a condition of continued employment every employee covered by this Agreement who is not a member in good standing of the Association, shall pay or, by payroll deduction, shall have paid to the Association an agency service fee in accordance with state law, provided, however, that in no case shall such condition arise before the thirtieth day next following the date of the beginning of the employee’s employment or the effective date of this Agreement, whichever date shall be the later.

B. The Committee agrees to deduct from the salaries of its employees dues or agency fee payments for the Barnstable Teachers Association - Massachusetts Teachers’ Association or the National Education Association, or any one of such Associations as said teachers individually and voluntarily authorize the Committee to deduct and to transmit the monies promptly to such Association or Associations. Teacher authorizations will be in writing in the form set forth below:

 

MEMBERSHIP FORM

Name

Position

School

Date

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS (Check One)

 

1             Barnstable Teachers’ Association
Massachusetts Teachers Association
National Education Association

2             Agency Fee

 

CASH PAYMENT

I hereby authorize the Membership Chairperson of the Barnstable Teachers’ Association, Inc., to bill me annually for current dues or agency fee as indicated above. I understand that payment is due no later than the date of the first payroll deduction for dues, ordinarily the first payroll period in November. If, for any reason the total current dues are not paid to the Treasurer of the Barnstable Teachers’ Association, Inc., by December 31 as provided in Article 4, Section 3 of the By-Laws of the Massachusetts Teachers’ Association, I hereby agree to have the Barnstable School Committee deduct from my salary the current dues in ten (10) equal amounts, under provision of the General Laws Chapter 180, Section 17C, of the above Associations. I also understand that I must notify in writing the Membership Chairperson of the Association at least sixty (60) days prior to the commencement of the school year if I wish to change to payroll deductions. Signed

PAYROLL DEDUCTION - DUES AUTHORIZATION CARD

I hereby request and authorize the Barnstable School Committee to deduct from my earnings and transmit to the Associations checked above an amount sufficient to provide for regular payment of the membership dues or fees as certified by such Association in equal payments over the remainder of the school year and for succeeding school years. I understand that the Committee will discontinue such deductions for any school year only if I notify the Committee in writing to do so not later than sixty (60) days prior to the commencement of the school year. I hereby waive all right and claim to said monies so deducted and transmitted in accordance with this authorization, and relieve the School Committee and all its officers from any liability therefore. Signed

ARTICLE 12
Extended Leaves of Absence

A. The Superintendent agrees that up to two (2) teachers designated by the Association may, upon individual request to the Committee, be granted a leave of absence (Association Leave) without pay for the purpose of engaging in official Association (local, state or national) activities. The exercise of this discretion by the Committee will not be unreasonable. Upon return from such leave a teacher will be considered as if s/he were actively employed by the Superintendent during the leave and will be placed on the salary schedule at the level s/he would have achieved if s/he had not been absent. A teacher may be granted only one leave during his/her lifetime.

B. A leave of absence without pay of up to two and one half (2-1/2) years will be granted to any teacher who joins the Peace Corps, VISTA, or serves as an exchange teacher, and is a full time participant in any of such programs. Upon return from such a leave a teacher will be considered as if s/he were actively employed by the Committee during the leave and will be placed on the salary schedule at the level s/he would have achieved if s/he had not been absent.

C. Military leave will be granted to any teacher who is inducted in any branch of the armed forces of the United States. Upon return from such leave, a teacher will be placed on the salary schedule at the level, which s/he would have achieved had s/he remained actively employed in the system during the period of her/his absence up to a maximum of two (2) years.

D. A leave of absence without pay or increment of up to one (1) year may be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent for the purpose of caring for a sick member of the teacher’s immediate family. The exercise of such discretion will be reasonable. Additional leave may be granted at the sole discretion of the Committee.

E. The Superintendent may grant a leave of absence without pay or increment to any teacher to campaign for, or serve in public office. The exercise of this discretion will be reasonable. An employee may be granted only one (1) such leave during his/her lifetime.

 

F. A maternity/adoptive-parent leave of absence without pay of up to two years will be granted to a teacher who is pregnant or who adopts a child five years old or younger (as of the date when the child is placed with the teacher for adoption).

 

1. A teacher must give the Superintendent at least 30 calendar days in advance written notice before the maternity/adoptive-parent leave is to begin, unless it is not practicable under the particular circumstances to do so, in which case notice must be given as soon as practicable. 

 

2. A teacher who initially notifies the Superintendent of an intent to take maternity/adoptive-parent leave of less than two years may apply to the Superintendent for an extension.  The granting of an extension is discretionary and not subject to the grievance and arbitration, except as provided under Section 8 below.

 

3. A teacher on maternity/adoptive-parent leave accrues no paid sick leave or other benefits during the period of the leave.

 

4. A teacher on maternity/adoptive-parent must give the Superintendent written notice of the teacher’s intention to return to school the following September by March 15 or within four weeks following the birth or adoption of the teacher’s child, whichever is later.

 

5. On return from maternity/adoptive-parent leave, a teacher returns to the step of the salary schedule on which the teacher had been placed before the leave began except that a teacher who teaches in a satisfactory manner for 100 school days or more during the school year is entitled to receive a step increase for that year.

 

6. At the end of maternity/adoptive-parent leave, a teacher is entitled to be returned as soon as possible to the teacher’s former position or, if the former position is not available, to a position for which the teacher is qualified. If no position for which the teacher is qualified is available at the end of the leave period, the teacher is entitled to the first available position for which the teacher is qualified regardless of the two-year limitation.  In no event must a teacher be returned in the midst of a school year.

 

7. A teacher who is pregnant may use paid sick leave for a period not to exceed the period or periods of the teacher’s incapacity or eight weeks, whichever is longer. As used in this paragraph, “incapacity” means inability to work due to pregnancy or childbirth, treatment therefor, or recovery therefrom. It is understood by the parties that sick leave is included in the outside limit of leaves provided in this section.

 

8. Maternity/adoptive-parent leave in the Barnstable Public Schools will comply with applicable State and Federal law.

 

G. Leaves of absence may be granted at the discretion of the School Committee for any reason not listed. Such leaves must be requested by January 15 of the school year prior to the commencement of such leave. Leaves shall not be unreasonably withheld. 

 

H. Leave for Association President. The President of the Barnstable Teachers Association will, upon request, be granted a leave of absence with pay during the time that individual serves in the office of President. The Association will reimburse the School Committee for the salary and insurance benefits paid to the President during the leave.

ARTICLE 13
Positions In Summer School,
Community School and under Federal Programs

A. All openings for summer school and community school positions will be adequately publicized by the Superintendent in each school building as early as possible and teachers who have applied for such positions will be notified of the action taken regarding their applications as early as possible.

B. Positions in the Barnstable Summer School and Community School will be, to the extent possible, filled first by regularly appointed teachers in the Barnstable School System where those teachers possess the necessary qualifications.

C. All teachers will be given adequate opportunity to make application for these positions in summer school, community school and under Federal programs. The Superintendent shall give consideration to a teacher’s area of competence, major and/or minor field of study, quality of teaching performance, length of service in the Barnstable School System, previous experience in Barnstable Summer or Community School and other relevant factors.

ARTICLE 14
Teacher Performance Standards

A. Supervision of teachers will be conducted professionally, openly and with full knowledge of the teacher. Teachers will be given a copy of any evaluation report prepared by an administrator and will have the right to discuss his report.

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

C. No complaints by individuals such as parents, teachers or students may be used to the detriment of the teacher unless brought to the attention of the teacher at the time it was made or within one (1) week thereafter and the identity of the complainant, if known, shall be made known to the teacher.

 

D. The Association recognizes the authority and responsibility of the principal for disciplining or reprimanding a teacher for delinquency of professional performance. If a teacher is to be disciplined or reprimanded by a member of the administration or if the principal has another person present with her/him, s/he will be entitled to have a representative of the Association present.

E. No professional employee who has attained professional teacher status under M.G.L. c. 71, §41, and no professional employee who is ineligible to attain professional teacher status under M.G.L. c.71, §41, but who has served as a professional employee in the Barnstable Public Schools for at least three consecutive school years, as defined under the law, will be discharged, disciplined, reprimanded, reduced in rank or compensation, or deprived of any professional advantage without just cause.  Massachusetts General Laws  c.71 shall be the exclusive recourse for professional employees whose employment is terminated whenever such recourse is available under c. 71.  This just cause provision does not apply to coaching positions, department heads, or extracurricular activity advisors.

 

F. Upon the recommendation of the Principal, the Superintendent may grant early professional status to teachers who have at least one year’s service in this system.

 

G. Each teacher hired after June 30, 2009, must take and complete the Skillful Teacher course within the teacher’s first eight years of employment as a teacher in the district. The Committee will offer the course at least once each school year at no cost to teachers and will ensure that every teacher who requests to take the course is able to do so within 12 months of such request. This requirement does not apply to any teacher who can demonstrate that he or she took and completed the course prior to being employed as a teacher in the District.

 

ARTICLE 15
Professionalism

The Committee and the Association recognize that teaching is a professional endeavor, and in order to promote the creative growth and quality of the Barnstable School System, it is desirable that the teacher exercise discretion in determining, within established guidelines, the substance, organization and presentation of a course of study.

ARTICLE 16
Grading

A. If there are any question as to a teacher’s grades, which cannot be resolved between the principal and the teacher, the process will be as follows: A committee composed of two (2) administrators appointed by the Superintendent with the final approval of the School Committee and two (2) teachers appointed by the Association shall examine the fact surrounding the question and shall determine whether the teacher’s grades were correct.

B. If a majority of the committee agreed upon a determination, they shall so report and that determination shall be final and binding.

C. No administrator or teacher in the school where the question exists shall serve on the committee.

D. If a majority of the committee does not agree, the question shall be submitted for resolution to an impartial person agreed upon by the School Committee and Association. If no agreement on such person is reached within ten (10) school days of the committee’s report, the selection shall be made under the procedures of the American Arbitration Association.

E. The impartial person after a hearing shall issue a determination. Such determination shall be final and binding.

F. The costs for the impartial person shall be borne equally by the Association and the School Committee.

ARTICLE 17
Teacher Facilities

A. Where practical, each school will have the following facilities:

1             Space in each classroom in which teachers may safely store
instructional materials and supplies;

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

3             An appropriately furnished room, which will include a telephone, to be reserved for the exclusive use of the teachers as a faculty lounge. Said room will be in addition to the  aforementioned teacher work area;

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

5              A communication system, so that teachers can communicate with the main building office from their classroom;

6             A well-lighted and clean male teacher rest room and a well-lighted and clean female rest room; and

7             A separate, private dining area for the exclusive use of the teachers that will include a refrigerator(s) and microwave oven(s).

 

B. If required, an adequate portion of the parking lot at each school will be reserved for teacher parking.

ARTICLE 18
Use of School Facilities

A. The Association will have the right to:

1             The reasonable use of school buildings without cost for meetings upon obtaining permission from the Superintendent of Schools. Such permission will not be unreasonably withheld.

2             Use athletic facilities and equipment at the schools without cost, where possible one (1) evening each week. The schedule and other related matters will be arranged in advance with the Superintendent of Schools.

 

B. There will be one (1) bulletin board in each school building, which will be placed in the faculty lounge for the purpose of displaying official Association notices. Copies of such notices will be given to the building principal, but his/her advance approval will not be required. If a member of the administration objects to a particular bulletin, the matter will be taken up with the Association.

ARTICLE 19
Temporary Leaves of Absence

A. Teachers may be granted the following temporary leaves of absence with pay each school year.

1. Up to three (3) days for such matters of religious, legal business, household, family or other personal matters which require absence during school hours. Application for personal leave will be made at least twenty-four (24) hours before taking such leave (except in case of emergencies).

* The reason for the personal day must be stated if the day to be used is the day before or the day after a holiday or a school vacation. The approval of the Superintendent is required for days immediately before or immediately after a holiday or school vacation. Personal days are not to be used in pursuit of outside occupations.

2. At least one (1) day for the purpose of visiting other schools or
attending meetings or conferences of an educational nature.

3. Time necessary for Association representatives to attend Massachusetts Teachers’ Association and/or National Education Association conferences and conventions and to conduct Association business.

 

4. Up to four (4) days in the event of serious illness requiring bedside or household attention by the teacher for a spouse, child, parent, sibling or any member of the immediate household.  In addition, an employee may draw from accumulated sick days to care for a spouse, child, or parent with a “serious health condition,” subject to eligibility under the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).

 

                a. Up to four (4) days at any one time in the event of death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling or any member of the immediate household.

 

5. Any employee who is a member of a reserve component of the Uniformed Services of the United States or of the State National Guard will be granted leave in accordance with applicable federal and state law.

 

6. Up to two (2) days for religious holidays that require the member not to work. Request must be made thirty days before the holiday or in the first week of school if the holiday falls within thirty days of the opening of school.

 

B. Requests for leave under this Article shall not be unreasonably withheld.

* The Superintendent or her/his designee may make exceptions.

ARTICLE 20
Specialists and Special Programs

The Committee and the Association recognize the fact that an adequate number of competent specialists is essential to the operation of an effective educational program.

To this end, the School Committee, absent unusual circumstances, will not reduce the number of specialists employed in the school system and where circumstances warrant, will strive to increase their number.

Any reduction in force shall be in compliance with the Reduction in Force Article of this Agreement.

ARTICLE 21
Teacher Employment

A. All such credit for initial placement on the salary schedule shall be at the discretion of the Superintendent. Additional credit not to exceed two (2) years will be granted for teachers drafted into military service. Credit may also be given for related work experience.

B. The rights of employees returning from an authorized leave of absence will be as set forth in Article 12.

C. No non-degree person shall be newly hired as a classroom teacher in the Barnstable School System either on a regular, part-time or substitute basis. This shall not apply to individuals who are certified.

D. Additional credit may be given at the discretion of the Superintendent to a teacher upon initial employment in positions which are difficult to fill. The Association shall be notified that such action has taken place and the reasons thereof. The salary of any teacher in the same subject or in the case of the elementary school in the same grade shall be raised to equal that of the incoming teacher.

E. C.O.R.I. Checks.

1.    The Superintendent may delegate the request procedure for C.O.R.I. reports to the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall be the gatekeeper for all C.O.R.I. reports. The Superintendent shall receive, review and store all C.O.R.I. reports. All C.O.R.I. reports shall be maintained in a separate, secure file in the office of the Superintendent. At the discretion of the Superintendent, the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent may receive and file employee C.O.R.I. reports, provided that performance of such responsibility is in conformance with the General Laws of Massachusetts and the Agreement.

2.    A principal may have access to the C.O.R.I. report of an employee about whom s/he is making an employment decision (such as a decision to hire or transfer an employee, to suspend an employee under M.G.L. c. 71, § 42D, or to dismiss an employee under M.G.L. c. 71, § 42).

3.    Employees shall be notified that C.O.R.I. reports are being requested and when such request is actually made. Employees shall sign the request form. Individual C.O.R.I. reports shall not be requested more than once every three years, except for good cause. Employees shall be notified, in writing, when their reports are received. Employees shall be provided an opportunity to view such report and upon request shall be provided with a copy. Upon termination of employment, the employee shall indicate, in writing, if s/he elects to be given his/her report. Otherwise, such report shall be destroyed (except that if the termination of employment is based on the C.O.R.I. report, the report may be retained until any employee or Association challenge to the termination is finally concluded or the applicable time period for challenging the termination has expired, whichever is first).

 

4.    At the employee’s option, s/he may be represented by the Association in any meeting arising out of a review of a C.O.R.I. report. Any personnel actions arising from the review of a C.O.R.I. report are subject to the terms and provisions of the Agreement and the General Laws of Massachusetts.

 

ARTICLE 22
Teacher Assignment

A. Under normal circumstances the teachers will be notified by the Administration in writing of their programs for the upcoming school year, including the schools to which they will be assigned, the grades and/or subjects that they will teach, and any special or unusual classes that they will have, by June 1 of the current school year. Changes in such programs may be made after June 1, if the Administration deems it necessary, and the teachers involved in the change will be notified as soon as possible. Supplementary schedules of supervisors will be provided for elementary teachers for planning purposes in areas of art, health, physical education and music. Such supplementary schedules will be submitted, as soon as practicable and under normal circumstances, not later than one (1) week prior to the opening of school.

B. To the extent practical, changes in grade assignment in the elementary schools and in subject assignment in the secondary schools, will be voluntary.

C. In order to assure that pupils are taught by teachers working within their areas of competence, teachers will not be assigned, except temporarily and for good cause, outside the scope of their teaching certificate and/or their major field of study.

D. In arranging schedules for teachers who are assigned to more than one school, an effort will be made to limit the amount of inter-school travel. Such teachers will be notified of any changes in their schedules as soon as practicable. Teachers who are assigned to more than one school in any one school day will be reimbursed for all inter-school driving done by them at the mileage rate authorized from time to time by the Internal Revenue Service.

E. Teacher assignments will be made as provided by law without regard to race, creed, color, religion, nationality, sex or marital status.

ARTICLE 23
Sabbatical Leaves

The School Committee of the Town of Barnstable, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, may grant a leave of absence for study or research to any teacher having served seven or more years within the Barnstable schools. The purpose is to increase her/his professional ability. Such leave is to be for a period not exceeding one year, at a salary agreed to by the parties entering said agreement, but in no event less than one-half pay, provided that prior to the granting of such leave, said teacher shall enter a written agreement with the School Committee. Upon termination of such leaves, s/he will return to service in the public schools of Barnstable for a period of at least three years. If in default of completing such service, the teacher will refund to the town an amount equal to such portion of salary received while on leave.

Requests for leave of absence shall be made before January 15 of the school year previous to the school year for which leave of absence is requested.

Applications and Selections

Application must be filed with the Superintendent no later than January 15 for leave of absence for the entire or first semester of the following school year, and not less than six months prior to the second semester. In the event a number of applications are received, the following factors will be taken into account in assigning leave:

1             Educational value of the proposed project to the school system.

2             Length of service in the Barnstable Public School System.

3             Representation of areas of teaching in the system (i.e., Middle School, High School, Elementary, Special).

4             Priority of application (date).

 

During the course of the Sabbatical Leave, brief monthly progress reports shall be made to the Superintendent of Schools.

If possible, on return to Barnstable, a teacher will be assigned to the position that s/he held before leaving Barnstable; otherwise an assignment will be made which is acceptable to both parties.

A teacher returning from Sabbatical leave shall be placed on the salary step schedule s/he would have attained had s/he remained in the school system, and shall be eligible for insurance benefits while on leave. No teacher may reapply for a second Sabbatical Leave unless he or she has completed seven consecutive years since her/his last leave.

ARTICLE 24
Sick Leave

A. On July 1 teachers shall receive fifteen (15) sick days per year and sick leave days may be accumulated up to a limit of two hundred (200) days. 

B. Sick Leave Bank - The sick leave bank presently in existence shall be continued. The bank shall be maintained at a minimum of one (1) day per bargaining unit member and a maximum of two (2) days, for utilization by professional employees whose own sick leave accumulation, both annual and accumulated, is exhausted through illness or accident and who require additional sick leave to make full recovery from an illness or accident.

The initial grant of sick leave by the sick leave bank committee to an eligible employee shall not exceed thirty (30) days.

Upon completion of the thirty (30) day periods, the period of entitlement may be extended by the sick leave bank committee upon demonstration of need by the applicant.

The sick leave bank shall be administered by a sick leave bank committee consisting of four (4) members. Two (2) members shall be designated by the School Committee to serve at their discretion and two (2) members shall be designated by the Association. If a tie in voting occurs, relative to the use of sick leave bank days, the decision shall be in favor of the applicant. The sick leave bank committee shall determine the eligibility for the use of the bank and the amount of leave to be granted. The following criteria shall be used by the committee in administering the bank and in determining the eligibility and amount of leave:

1             Adequate medical evidence of serious illness.

2             Prior utilization of all eligible sick leave.

3             Length of service in the Barnstable School System.

4             Propriety of use of previous sick leave.

 

An applicant must submit to the sick leave bank committee a Certification of Health Care Provide for Employee’s Serious Health Condition (U.S. Department of Labor Form WH-380-E as of July 1, 2009) from the applicant’s health care provider.

If the sick leave bank is exhausted, it shall be renewed by the contribution of one additional day of sick leave by each member of the professional staff covered by this Agreement. Such additional days will be deducted from the teacher’s annual fifteen (15) days of sick leave. The sick leave bank committee shall determine the time when it becomes necessary to replenish the bank.

By December 1, 2009, and September 30 of each succeeding year, the Committee will report to the Association the number of sick days in the sick leave bank as of the end of the preceding school year.

The decision of the sick leave bank committee with respect to eligibility and entitlement shall be final and binding and not subject to appeal.

C. If a teacher has reached the maximum accumulation of sick leave in accordance with Section A of this Article, the days to which the teacher would be entitled which are not credited to the teacher's sick leave account because of being over such maximum shall be credited to the sick leave bank.

D. Any teacher or nurse with five or more years of service in Barnstable who has no absences during a marking term will be entitled to a $100 per-marking-term attendance incentive (for a total of up to $400 for the year) to be paid within 30 days of the end of the school year. Neither an approved professional development day nor a day of jury duty for which an employee is summoned will constitute an absence for purpose of the attendance incentive plan.

E. A sick day buy-back plan is established as follows:

1. A teacher or nurse who retires or dies with at least 10 years of service in Barnstable will be paid for each accumulated sick day in accordance with the following table.

Years of Service

Accumulated Sick Days

 Payment

At least 20 years

 At least 180 days

 $25 per day

15-20 years

At least 180 days

 $20 per day

14 years

At least 160 days

$20 per day

13 years

At least 150 days

$20 per day

12 years

At least 145 days

$20 per day

11 years

At least 135 days

$20 per day

10 years

At least 125 days

$20 per day

 

2. The employee shall provide written notice to the Superintendent of the employee’s intent to utilize the sick leave buy-back option on or before the November 1 immediately prior to the employee’s retirement date, when such date takes effect at the end of that school year.  (For example, an employee retiring on the last day of the 2009-2010 school year must have provided written notice on or before November 1, 2009.)  Payment for such buy-back option shall be made on or before the July 15 immediately following the effective date of such retirement.  In cases where the effective date of retirement is prior to the last day of the school year, the employee shall provide such written notice to the Superintendent by the December 1 immediately preceding the school year in which the effective date of retirement shall occur. (For example, an employee retiring on March 1, 2010, must have provided written notice on or before December 1, 2008.) Payment of the buy-back option shall be made within thirty (30) days following the effective date of retirement.

a. Failure to comply with foregoing notice requirements forfeits any entitlement to sick leave buy-back.

 

b. Notice given under Paragraph 3 of an employee’s intent to utilize the sick leave buy-back option also constitutes the employee’s notice of intent to retire and is irrevocable, except that in extraordinary circumstances the Superintendent may allow an employee to rescind a notice of intent to utilize the sick leave buy-back option/notice of intent to retire. Any such decision by the Superintendent is non-precedentsetting and not subject to the grievance or arbitration provisions of this Agreement.

 

3. In the case of the death of an eligible employee, payment will be made to the employee’s estate within three months of the employee’s death.

ARTICLE 25
Salaries

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

ARTICLE 26
Educational Improvement and Professional Development

A. Subject to the following provisions, the Committee will pay the cost of tuition and course fees for in-service courses or courses at accredited colleges, universities or professional training schools which are taken with the advance approval of the Superintendent or his/her designee.

1             Where possible, approval shall be sought at least thirty (30) days prior to the commencement of the course.

2             Course reimbursement will be at a maximum of $825 per unit member, per year, regardless of the number of courses taken. 

3             For purposes of course reimbursement, the start date of a course determines the course reimbursement period in which the course is taken.  Reimbursement periods run from July 1 through June 30.  For example, if a teacher (after obtaining the approval required by this article) starts a course on June 29, 2010, and completes the course on August 24, 2010, the applicable reimbursement year for the course is the 2009-2010 contract year.

4             To be entitled to reimbursement the teacher must have completed the course with a grade C or better. The superintendent will be authorized to grant approval for CEUs where appropriate (e.g., for personnel other than teachers who have separate or additional licensure requirements).

 

B. The Committee will pay the reasonable expenses (including fees, meals, lodging and/or transportation) incurred by teachers who attend workshops, seminars, conferences, or other professional improvement sessions at the request and/or with the advance approval of their principal or immediate superior, as budgeted.

ARTICLE 27
Textbooks

Textbooks shall be selected in accordance with curriculum and instructional goals as defined by teachers, administrators, and as approved by the School Committee.

ARTICLE 28
Committee Rights

Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to derogate from or impair any power, right or duty heretofore possessed by the School Committee except where such right, power or duty is specifically limited by this contract.

ARTICLE 29
No Strike

The Association agrees that they will not cause, condone, or sanction or take part in any strike, walkout, slowdown or work stoppage.

The Association and the members of the bargaining unit individually and collectively agree that if there is a violation of this clause any or all persons violating this clause will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to discharge, suspension or complete loss of seniority, and the only matter subject to arbitration is that of participation in any of the above prohibited acts.

ARTICLE 30
Protection

A. Teachers will immediately report to the Superintendent in writing all cases of abusive conduct and/or torts suffered by them in connection with their employment.

B. This report will be forwarded to the Committee, which will comply with any reasonable request from the teacher for information in its possession relating to the incident or the person involved, and will act in appropriate ways as liaison between the teacher, the police and the courts. In addition any student involved in such an assault will be promptly and properly disciplined after the responsibility has been established.

C. If criminal or civil proceedings are brought against a teacher alleging that s/he committed an assault in connection with his/her employment, the Committee may furnish legal counsel to defend him/her in such proceedings if s/he requests such assistance. If the Committee does not provide such counsel and the teacher is exonerated, then the Committee shall reimburse the teacher for reasonable counsel fees incurred by her/him.

ARTICLE 31
Waiver Provision

A. The Association and the Committee agree that each has had a right to bargain for any provision that they wished in this contract and on matters that were or could have been discussed during negotiation except where otherwise provided in the contract each expressly waives the right to reopen the contract for any further demands or proposals and agrees that the present contract constitutes a complete agreement on all matters and that if other proposals have been made, they have been withdrawn in consideration of this Agreement.

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

ARTICLE 32
Reduction in Force (RIF)

A. It is recognized that the Barnstable School Committee has the sole and exclusive right to eliminate professional staff consistent with the law.

B. When a reduction in the teaching staff is necessary because of a decrease in student enrollment, changes in curriculum, shortage of funds, changes in use of instructional personnel, or for other reasons approved by the School Committee, the Superintendent shall determine the area, subject, level or programs that will lose staff positions and recommend them to the Committee for action.

C. Insofar as reasonably possible, teachers without professional teaching status will be dismissed before teachers with professional teaching status.

1.    Dismissal of teachers with professional status within a discipline due to a reduction in force will be based upon lengths of continuous service in the Barnstable Public Schools provided there is no significant difference in quality of performance. In case of a dispute as to the existence of a significant difference, the School Committee will have the burden of going forward to demonstrate the significant difference. In case of a dispute, the comparison with respect to quality of performance will be between the RIF’d teacher and the least senior teacher in the discipline.

2.    Dismissals due to reduction in force will be preceded by notice prior to June 15 or sooner, if possible.

3.    A teacher with professional status who is notified of a dismissal due to reduction in force shall have the opportunity to receive a RIF Leave of Absence in lieu of dismissal. Such leave of absence shall be for a twelve (12) month duration. In order for a teacher to elect the RIF Leave of Absence, the teacher must, within ten (10) days of written notification from the Superintendent of intent to recommend dismissal, execute on a form agreed to by the Parties, a waiver of any present or future rights under Chapter 71, Section 42 of the Massachusetts General Laws. Should the teacher accept recall, said waiver is null and void.

4.    Teachers with professional status on a RIF Leave of Absence shall be entitled to recall to vacant positions in the discipline, which they taught at the time of the RIF Leave of Absence or for any curriculum (position?) for which they are actively certified. Should two or more teachers be eligible for the same position, the teacher will be selected in accordance with the Criteria of Article 32, Section C-1.

5.    Disciplines within the meaning of this Article shall be as follows:

 

Elementary

K-6/Title 1/Reading/Pre-School/Prevention Specialists/   

Gateway Teachers/Co-Teachers Counselors  

Special Education by Certification 

Specialist by Certification

   Art
   Physical Education
   Health
 Librarians
Music

-Instrumental
-Vocal
   Nurses
   ELD
   School Psychologists
   Adjustment Counselors/Licensed Social Workers

 

Middle/High School by Subject & Licensure

a) Grades 7-8

b) High School 9-12

1             English

2             Mathematics

3             Science

4             Social Studies

5             World Languages

6             Counselors

7             Reading/Title 1

8             Tech Education

9             Home Economics

10          Business Education

11          Special Education by Licensure

 

6.    Teachers on the recall list will be given first priority in filling substitute-teaching vacancies in their field.

7.    When a vacancy occurs, the appropriate teachers on the recall list will be notified.

8.    Failure to accept the offer in writing within ten (10) days of notification shall result in removal from the recall list.

9.    Length of service in the Barnstable Public Schools shall be determined by:

 

a) First day of employment in a permanent bargaining unit position in the Barnstable Public Schools.

b) In case of a tie, date of appointment by the Superintendent to a permanent professional position. In case of a further tie, a lottery will be held, in the presence of an Association representative.

c) A leave of absence shall not interrupt continuous service.

d) Seniority is not dependent on full-time or part-time status; provided that:

1) Part-time teachers cannot bump full-time teachers with less seniority if part-time positions are available.

2) Part-time teachers may bump less seniority full-time teachers if no part-time positions are available.

3) Full-time teachers may bump less senior part-time teachers if no full-time positions are available.

 

D. The employer shall publish the seniority list to bargaining unit members annually by October 31.  Any errors shall be brought to the attention of the Superintendent, in writing, by November 30.  As of that date, no further revision will be made to the seniority list until the following year.  The seniority list shall be by order of length of service as defined in section C.9 of this article. However, the format may be by discipline provided that, where applicable, each employee’s alternate areas of licensure are also included.

ARTICLE 33

Professional Growth

The Committee will grant teachers one (1) in-service credit that will be valid on the teacher salary schedule (Appendix A) for the successful completion of a fifteen (15) hour in-service workshop series that has been approved and offered through the Professional Development Board. PDPs will be allocated to the presenter and participants in accordance with state recertification regulations. The presenter of these workshops and those who present graduate level courses will receive two (2) in-service credits for a first-time presentation.

ARTICLE 34

Longevity – Longevity Buyout

A. Longevity payments under this section shall be paid in a separate, lump sum check with the second paycheck in November. 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

From max. to 15 years of service in Barnstable

$900

$1,000

$1,000

After 15 years in Barnstable

$1,000

$1,100

$1,100

After 20 years in Barnstable

$1,100

$1,200

$1,200

After 25 years in Barnstable

$1,200

$1,300

$1,300

After 30 years in Barnstable

$1,300

$1,400

$1,400

 

A teacher hired prior to February 1 of their entry year shall be given credit for the full year.

B. Bargaining unit members with fifteen (15) completed years of service in Barnstable may elect longevity payments of $3,500 for year one; $3,600 for year two ($3,700 starting in 2010-2011); and $3,700 for year three ($3,800 starting in 2011-2012).  Longevity payments specified in Section A of this Article will cease upon acceptance under Section B of the Article.  Bargaining unit members will be entitled to the entire sum of $10,800 ($10,900 starting in 2010-2011; $11,000 starting in 2011-2012) regardless of date of retirement or reduction in force. Payment will continue until the remaining credit is exhausted if an entitled unit member retires or is subject to a reduction in force. Annual longevity buyout payments shall be made in a separate, lump sum check with the paycheck closest to June 15.  (References in this section to “year one,” “year two,” and “year three” are to the first, second, and third years of a bargaining unit member’s longevity buyout, not to the first, second, and third years of the Contract).

C. Application is required by November 1 of the school year preceding the date of the longevity buyout.

ARTICLE 35
Mentor Induction Program

The Professional Development Board will oversee the Mentoring Induction Program.

ARTICLE 36
National Professional Board Certification

The School Committee encourages its professional staff to engage in the process of attaining National Professional Board Certification. Therefore, the School Committee agrees to pay the $500 (five hundred dollar) registration fee for up to twenty (20) candidates per year. In addition, all candidates attaining this certification will receive additional compensation of $2000 per year. It is understood that this stipend is in lieu of any mentor stipend given during the year. This stipend will only be paid to a teacher with this certification who participates in the Mentor Induction Program as a mentor and/or as a National Professional Board Certification participant of prescribed Massachusetts Department of Education activities.

ARTICLE 37
Job Sharing

Job Sharing is defined as an experience in which two teachers from the same grade level or department share one position. Job Sharing may occur under the following circumstances:

A. Job share requests will be considered on a year-by-year basis. Job sharing shall occur by agreement among the administration and the two job sharing teachers. The Association shall be informed, in writing, of all job sharing proposals and agreements.

B. Participation by employees in a job sharing position shall he voluntary.

C. Teachers jointly holding a job share position shall attend, without additional compensation, all meetings which are required by the provisions of this collective bargaining agreement and all half and whole in-service days. If an in-service day is held on a day on which a job share teacher is not scheduled to work, the school department’s child care facilities will be made available to that teacher without charge for the duration of the in-service session.

D. Only one of the two job share partners will be eligible for full-time health benefits. The job share partners shall mutually agree, in writing, to the health benefit arrangement. The result will be a cost neutral impact upon the school system.

E. Requests for job sharing shall be submitted to the building principal no later than March 1st for implementation in the subsequent school year.

F. The building principal must initially approve all job share requests with final approval to be granted by the Superintendent of Schools.

G. The principal and the two job share partners will mutually set a schedule with regard to work hours which shall ensure that job share responsibilities are equally shared between the two employees.

H. Job share teachers will do all reporting collaboratively. At the elementary level, the job share teachers will conduct parent conferences together as per the school calendar.

I. A full-time employee desiring to enter into a job share position will inform the Principal and the Superintendent of Schools in writing, that s/he is willing to accept the reduction from a full-time to a part-time position.

J. If a lay-off occurs while the job share is in place, and one of the job share partners is reached for layoff, then the remaining partner shall have the option of electing to accept a full-time position for which s/he is entitled to under Article 32, or the law, or being placed on the recall list as provided therein.

K. If unforeseen or extenuating circumstances occur to one of the partners, causing a job sharing experience to end prior to the end of the school year, the Employer will first seek a volunteer to fill the absent partner position. If there is no volunteer, then the Employer will make every reasonable effort to fill the absent partner’s position with a long-term substitute. If there is no volunteer and no long-term substitute can be retained, the remaining partner shall have the option of electing to accept the full-time position or accepting an unpaid leave of absence for the remainder of the school year.

L. Employees hired to fill a vacancy caused by the creation of a job sharing experience will be so notified in writing at their time of hire.

 

ARTICLE 38
Duration

Except where otherwise provided, the provisions of this Agreement will be effective as of September 1, 2009 and will continue and remain in full force and effect through August 31, 2012, and shall be automatically renewed from year to year unless by October 1, 2012 or by November 20 in any succeeding year either party either party notifies the other in writing of its desire to terminate this agreement.

Barnstable School Committee Barnstable Teachers Association

By: /s/ By: /s/

Patrick Murphy       Jeffrey Morassi

Chairman President

APPENDIX A
Teachers Salary Schedule

A. It is mutually agreed that neither increments nor adjustments are to be automatic; but are granted annually when the School Committee in exercise of its discretion deems that a teacher has rendered satisfactory service to the Barnstable School System. If increment is to be withheld because of unsatisfactory service, the teacher shall be notified within one week of the decision to withhold increment.

B. Teachers who enter the system other than at the beginning of the school year will move the following year on the step schedule at the discretion of the School Committee, provided that a teacher who has taught in a satisfactory manner for 100 days or more during the school year shall receive the step increase.

C. Normally credits toward B + 15, M + 15, M + 30, and M + 60 must be graduate courses approved by the Superintendent and obtained after receipt of the Bachelors or Masters Degree. However, in-service credits may also apply when approved by the Professional Development Board. Refer to Article 34C.

Effective September 1, 2009

STEP

B

B+15

M

M+15

M+30

M+60/PhD

1

38,732

40,350

41,957

42,767

43,572

44,169

2

41,957

43,572

45,192

46,003

46,809

47,401

3

43,572

45,192

46,809

47,613

48,364

48,957

4

45,192

46,809

48,364

49,229

50,031

50,625

5

46,809

48,364

50,031

50,846

51,646

52,241

6

48,364

50,780

53,261

54,071

54,876

55,473

7

50,040

52,573

54,876

55,686

56,494

57,089

8

53,419

55,851

58,267

58,992

59,715

60,310

9

59,348

61,722

64,096

65,002

65,281

65,876

10

61,573

64,020

66,470

67,258

67,615

68,209

11

63,790

66,325

68,863

69,680

69,947

70,540

12

 

 

 

 

72,465

73,079

 

 

Effective September 1, 2010

STEP

B

B+15

M

M+15

M+30

M+60/PhD

1

39,119

40,753

42,376

43,195

44,008

44,611

2

42,376

44,008

45,644

46,463

47,277

47,875

3

44,008

45,644

47,277

48,089

48,847

49,446

4

45,644

47,277

48,847

49,721

50,531

51,131

5

47,277

48,847

50,531

51,355

52,163

52,764

6

48,847

51,288

53,793

54,612

55,425

56,027

7

50,541

53,099

55,425

56,243

57,059

57,660

8

53,953

56,410

58,849

59,582

60,312

60,913

9

59,941

62,339

64,736

65,652

65,934

66,535

10

62,189

64,660

67,135

67,931

68,291

68,891

11

64,428

66,988

69,552

70,377

70,646

71,245

12

 

 

 

 

73,190

73,810

 

 

Effective Mid-Point of 2010-2011    

STEP

B

B+15

M

M+15

M+30

M+60/PhD

1

39,706

41,365

43,012

43,843

44,668

45,279

2

43,012

44,668

46,329

47,160

47,986

48,593

3

44,668

46,329

47,986

48,811

49,580

50,188

4

46,329

47,986

49,580

50,467

51,289

51,898

5

47,986

49,580

51,289

52,125

52,945

53,555

6

49,580

52,057

54,600

55,431

56,257

56,868

7

51,299

53,895

56,257

57,086

57,915

58,525

8

54,762

57,256

59,732

60,475

61,217

61,827

9

60,840

63,274

65,708

66,637

66,923

67,533

10

63,122

65,630

68,142

68,950

69,315

69,924

11

65,394

67,993

70,595

71,432

71,706

72,314

12

 

 

 

 

74,287 

74,917

 

 

Effective September 1, 2011

STEP

B

B+15

M

M+15

M+30

M+60/PhD

1

40,500

42,192

43,872

44,720

45,562

46,185

2

43,872

45,562

47,255

48,103

48,946

49,565

3

45,562

47,255

48,946

49,787

50,572

51,192

4

47,255

48,946

50,572

51,476

52,315

52,936

5

48,946

50,572

52,315

53,168

54,004

54,626

6

50,572

53,099

55,692

56,540

57,382

58,005

7

52,325

54,973

57,382

58,228

59,073

59,695

8

55,857

58,401

60,927

61,685

62,441

63,063

9

62,057

64,539

67,022

67,969

68,262

68,884

10

4,384

66,942

69,505

70,329

70,701

71,323

11

6,702

69,352

72,007

72,861

73,140

73,760

12

 

 

 

 

75,773

76,416

 

 

Effective Mid-Point of 2011-2012  

STEP

B

B+15

M

M+15

M+30

M+60/PhD

 

1

41,310

43,036

44,750

45,614

46,473

47,109

 

2

44,750

46,473

48,201

49,065

49,925

50,556

 

3

46,473

48,201

49,925

50,782

51,583

52,216

 

4

48,201

49,925

51,583

52,506

53,361

53,994

 

5

49,925

51,583

53,361

54,231

55,084

55,719

 

6

51,583

54,161

56,806

57,671

58,529

59,165

 

7

53,371

56,073

58,529

59,393

60,255

60,889

 

8

56,974

59,569

62,145

62,919

63,690

64,324

 

9

63,298

65,830

68,362

69,329

69,627

70,262

 

10

65,672

68,281

70,895

71,736

72,116

72,749

 

11

68,036

70,739

73,447

74,318

74,603

75,235

 

12

 

 

 

 

77,289

77,944

 

 

APPENDIX B
Athletic Salary Schedule

1             Shall be in effect for three (3) years.

2             Present coaches shall be placed on the schedule based upon their years of experience except that no coach shall be placed beyond the 5th step.

3             Coaches may at the discretion of the School Committee be placed higher than dictated by their years of experience.

 

Newly recruited coaches may, at the discretion of the School Committee be placed at any step of the schedule.

Effective 9/1/09 0.00%

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Football

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,743

3,967

4,190

4,413

4,637

4,860

H.S. Head

6,888

7,266

7,644

8,023

8,401

8,780

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.S. Assistant

1,989

2,092

2,188

2,289

2,387

2,489

M.S. Head

3,237

3,399

3,559

3,723

3,882

4,043

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basketball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,949

3,136

3,323

3,511

3,697

3,885

H.S. Head

4,962

5,260

5,558

5,858

6,156

6,454

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.S. Assistant

1,496

1,569

1,641

1,710

1,785

1,859

M.S. Head

2,236

2,353

2,466

2,584

2,699

2,814

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,949

3,136

3,323

3,511

3,697

3,885

H.S. Head

4,962

5,260

5,558

5,858

6,156

6,454

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baseball, Softball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,949

3,136

3,323

3,511

3,697

3,885

H.S. Head

4,962

5,260

5,558

5,858

6,156

6,454

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.S. Assistant

1,496

1,569

1,641

1,710

1,785

1,859

M.S. Head

2,236

2,353

2,466

2,584

2,699

2,814

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lacrosse, Spring Track, Sailing

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,892

3,057

3,223

3,387

3,552

3,716

H.S. Head

4,112

4,326

4,541

4,755

4,971

5,185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.S. Assistant

1,244

1,306

1,372

1,433

1,496

1,557

M.S. Head

1,740

1,830

1,918

2,010

2,096

2,184

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,570

2,754

2,938

3,121

3,304

3,489

H.S. Head

4,057

4,286

4,515

4,743

4,972

5,201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.S. Assistant

1,244

1,306

1,372

1,433

1,496

1,557

M.S. Head

1,496

1,569

1,641

1,710

1,785

1,859

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golf – Fall & Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Head

2,730

2,921

3,112

3,303

3,494

3,685

H.S. Junior

Varsity

1,460

1,555

1,650

1,745

1,840

 

Cross Country

H.S. Assistant

2,607

2,808

3,009

3,210

3,413

3,614

H.S. Head

2,869

3,060

3,251

3,442

3,633

3,824

Tennis - Boys & Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

1,947

2,074

2,202

2,329

2,456

2,584

H.S. Head

2,559

2,757

2,953

3,151

3,348

3,546

M.S. Head

943

995

1,049

1,098

1,145

1,198

Winter Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,539

2,700

2,861

3,023

3,184

3,344

H.S. Head

3,802

4,025

4,247

4,469

4,692

4,914

Cheerleader Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

1,947

2,074

2,202

2,329

2,456

2,584

H.S. Head

2,559

2,757

2,953

3,151

3,348

3,546

Gymnastics & Swimming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistants

2,523

2,712

2,901

3,090

3,279

3,467

Head

3,607

3,806

4,004

4,202

4,401

4,600

Wrestling

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,523

2,712

2,901

3,090

3,279

3,467

H.S. Head

3,607

3,806

4,004

4,202

4,401

4,600

Team Physician

 

 

 

 

 

 

Football

1,733

 

 

 

 

 

 ATHLETIC EMT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1

34,409

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

36,306

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

37,581

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

39,296

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5

40,918

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6

42,570

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7

44,175

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8

45,796

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9

46,355

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10

49,228

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11

50,709

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective 9/1/10

1.75%

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Football

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,808

4,036

4,263

4,490

4,718

4,945

H.S. Head

7,009

7,393

7,778

8,164

8,548

8,933

M.S. Assistant

2,024

2,128

2,226

2,329

2,428

2,533

M.S. Head

3,294

3,459

3,622

3,788

3,950

4,114

Basketball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,000

3,191

3,381

3,572

3,762

3,953

H.S. Head

5,049

5,352

5,656

5,960

6,264

6,567

M.S. Assistant

1,523

1,597

1,670

1,739

1,816

1,891

M.S. Head

2,275

2,395

2,509

2,629

2,746

2,863

Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,000

3,191

3,381

3,572

3,762

3,953

H.S. Head

5,049

5,352

5,656

5,960

6,264

6,567

Baseball, Softball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,000

3,191

3,381

3,572

3,762

3,953

H.S. Head

5,049

5,352

5,656

5,960

6,264

6,567

M.S. Assistant

1,523

1,597

1,670

1,739

1,816

1,891

M.S. Head

2,275

2,395

2,509

2,629

2,746

2,863

Lacrosse, Spring Track, Sailing

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,943

3,110

3,279

3,446

3,614

3,781

H.S. Head

4,184

4,402

4,621

4,839

5,058

5,276

M.S. Assistant

1,265

1,329

1,396

1,459

1,523

1,584

M.S. Head

1,771

1,862

1,952

2,045

2,133

2,223

Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,615

2,803

2,989

3,176

3,362

3,550

H.S. Head

4,128

4,361

4,594

4,826

5,059

5,292

M.S. Assistant

1,265

1,329

1,396

1,459

1,523

1,584

M.S. Head

1,523

1,597

1,670

1,739

1,816

1,891

Golf - Fall & Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Head

2,778

2,972

3,167

3,361

3,555

3,750

H.S. Junior Varsity

1,486

1,582

1,679

1,776

1,872

1,969

Cross Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant (new position)

2,653

2,858

3,062

3,267

3,472

3,677

H.S. Head

2,919

3,114

3,308

3,503

3,697

3,891

Tennis - Boys & Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant (new position)

1,981

2,110

2,241

2,370

2,499

2,629

H.S. Head

2,604

2,805

3,005

3,206

3,407

3,608

M.S. Head

960

1,012

1,068

1,117

1,165

1,219

Winter Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,583

2,747

2,912

3,076

3,240

3,403

H.S. Head

3,869

4,096

4,322

4,548

4,775

5,000

Cheerleader Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

1,981

2,110

2,241

2,370

2,499

2,629

H.S. Head

2,604

2,805

3,005

3,206

3,407

3,608

Gymnastics & Swimming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistants

2,568

2,760

2,952

3,144

3,336

3,527

Head

3,670

3,872

4,075

4,276

4,478

4,680

 

Wrestling

H.S. Assistant

2,567

2,759

2,952

3,144

3,336

3,528

H.S. Head

3,670

3,873

4,074

4,276

4,478

4,681

Team Physician

 

 

 

 

 

 

Football

1,763

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-

 

 

 

 

 

Start of

Point of

 

 

 

 

 ATHLETIC EMT

Year

Year

 

 

 

 

Step 1

34,753

35,274

 

 

 

 

Step 2

36,669

37,219

 

 

 

 

Step 3

37,957

38,526

 

 

 

 

Step 4

39,689

40,284

 

 

 

 

Step 5

41,327

41,947

 

 

 

 

Step 6

42,996

43,641

 

 

 

 

Step 7

44,617

45,286

 

 

 

 

Step 8

46,254

46,948

 

 

 

 

Step 9

46,819

47,521

 

 

 

 

Step 10

49,720

50,466

 

 

 

 

Step 11

51,216

51,984

 

 

 

 

 

Effective 6/30/11

0.75%

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Football

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,837

4,067

4,295

4,524

4,754

4,983

H.S. Head

7,061

7,448

7,837

8,225

8,612

9,000

M.S. Assistant

2,039

2,144

2,243

2,347

2,447

2,552

M.S. Head

3,318

3,485

3,649

3,816

3,979

4,145

Basketball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,023

3,215

3,407

3,599

3,790

3,983

H.S. Head

5,087

5,392

5,698

6,005

6,310

6,616

M.S. Assistant

1,534

1,609

1,682

1,753

1,830

1,905

M.S. Head

2,293

2,413

2,528

2,649

2,767

2,885

Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,023

3,215

3,407

3,599

3,790

3,983

H.S. Head

5,087

5,392

5,698

6,005

6,310

6,616

Baseball, Softball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,023

3,215

3,407

3,599

3,790

3,983

H.S. Head

5,087

5,392

5,698

6,005

6,310

6,616

M.S. Assistant

1,534

1,609

1,682

1,753

1,830

1,905

M.S. Head

2,293

2,413

2,528

2,649

2,767

2,885

Lacrosse, Spring Track, Sailing

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,965

3,134

3,304

3,472

3,641

3,810

H.S. Head

4,215

4,435

4,655

4,875

5,096

5,315

M.S. Assistant

1,275

1,339

1,406

1,470

1,534

1,596

M.S. Head

1,784

1,876

1,967

2,060

2,149

2,239

Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,634

2,824

3,011

3,199

3,387

3,576

H.S. Head

4,159

4,394

4,628

4,862

5,097

5,331

M.S. Assistant

1,275

1,339

1,406

1,470

1,534

1,596

M.S. Head

1,534

1,609

1,682

1,753

1,830

1,905

Golf - Fall & Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Head

2,799

2,994

3,190

3,386

3,582

3,778

H.S. Junior Varsity

1,497

1,594

1,691

1,789

1,886

1,984

Cross Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant (new position)

2,673

2,879

3,085

3,291

3,498

3,704

H.S. Head

2,941

3,137

3,333

3,529

3,725

3,921

Tennis - Boys & Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant (new position)

1,996

2,126

2,257

2,388

2,518

2,649

H.S. Head

2,623

2,826

3,027

3,230

3,433

3,635

M.S. Head

967

1,020

1,076

1,125

1,174

1,228

Winter Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,603

2,768

2,933

3,099

3,264

3,428

H.S. Head

3,898

4,127

4,354

4,582

4,810

5,038

Cheerleader Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

1,996

2,126

2,257

2,388

2,518

2,649

H.S. Head

2,623

2,826

3,027

3,230

3,433

3,635

Gymnastics & Swimming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistants

2,587

2,781

2,974

3,168

3,361

3,554

Head

3,698

3,901

4,105

4,308

4,512

4,715

 

Wrestling

H.S. Assistant

2,586

2,780

2,974

3,168

3,361

3,554

H.S. Head

3,698

3,902

4,105

4,308

4,512

4,716

Team Physician

 

 

 

 

 

 

Football

1,776

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective 9/1/11

3.00%

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Football

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,952

4,189

4,424

4,660

4,896

5,132

H.S. Head

7,273

7,672

8,072

8,472

8,870

9,270

M.S. Assistant

2,100

2,209

2,310

2,417

2,520

2,628

M.S. Head

3,418

3,589

3,758

3,931

4,099

4,269

Basketball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,113

3,312

3,509

3,707

3,904

4,102

H.S. Head

5,239

5,554

5,869

6,185

6,500

6,815

M.S. Assistant

1,580

1,657

1,733

1,805

1,884

1,963

M.S. Head

2,361

2,485

2,604

2,729

2,850

2,971

Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,113

3,312

3,509

3,707

3,904

4,102

H.S. Head

5,239

5,554

5,869

6,185

6,500

6,815

Baseball, Softball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,113

3,312

3,509

3,707

3,904

4,102

H.S. Head

5,239

5,554

5,869

6,185

6,500

6,815

M.S. Assistant

1,580

1,657

1,733

1,805

1,884

1,963

M.S. Head

2,361

2,485

2,604

2,729

2,850

2,971

Lacrosse, Spring Track, Sailing

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,054

3,228

3,403

3,576

3,750

3,924

H.S. Head

4,341

4,568

4,795

5,021

5,249

5,475

M.S. Assistant

1,313

1,379

1,448

1,514

1,580

1,644

M.S. Head

1,838

1,932

2,026

2,122

2,213

2,307

Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,714

2,908

3,102

3,295

3,489

3,684

H.S. Head

4,284

4,526

4,767

5,008

5,250

5,491

M.S. Assistant

1,313

1,379

1,448

1,514

1,580

1,644

M.S. Head

1,580

1,657

1,733

1,805

1,884

1,963

Golf - Fall & Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Head

2,883

3,084

3,286

3,488

3,690

3,891

H.S. Junior Varsity

1,542

1,642

1,742

1,843

1,943

2,043

Cross Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant (new position)

2,753

2,965

3,178

3,390

3,603

3,815

H.S. Head

3,030

3,231

3,433

3,635

3,836

4,038

Tennis - Boys & Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant (new position)

2,056

2,190

2,325

2,459

2,593

2,729

H.S. Head

2,702

2,911

3,118

3,327

3,536

3,744

M.S. Head

996

1,051

1,108

1,159

1,209

1,265

Winter Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,681

2,851

3,021

3,192

3,362

3,531

H.S. Head

4,015

4,250

4,485

4,719

4,955

5,189

Cheerleader Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,056

2,190

2,325

2,459

2,593

2,729

H.S. Head

2,702

2,911

3,118

3,327

3,536

3,744

Gymnastics & Swimming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistants

2,665

2,864

3,063

3,263

3,462

3,660

Head

3,808

4,018

4,228

4,437

4,647

4,857

 

Wrestling

H.S. Assistant

2,664

2,864

3,063

3,263

3,462

3,661

H.S. Head

3,809

4,019

4,228

4,437

4,647

4,857

Team Physician

 

 

 

 

 

 

Football

1,830

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-

 

 

 

 

 

Start of

Point of

 

 

 

 

 ATHLETIC EMT

Year

Year

 

 

 

 

Step 1

35,980

36,700

 

 

 

 

Step 2

37,964

38,723

 

 

 

 

Step 3

39,296

40,082

 

 

 

 

Step 4

41,090

41,912

 

 

 

 

Step 5

42,786

43,642

 

 

 

 

Step 6

44,514

45,404

 

 

 

 

Step 7

46,192

47,116

 

 

 

 

Step 8

47,887

48,845

 

 

 

 

Step 9

48,471

49,441

 

 

 

 

Step 10

51,475

52,504

 

 

 

 

Step 11

53,024

54,084

 

 

 

 

 

Effective 6/30/12

1.00%

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Football

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,991

4,230

4,468

4,706

4,945

5,183

H.S. Head

7,346

7,748

8,152

8,556

8,959

9,363

M.S. Assistant

2,121

2,231

2,333

2,441

2,545

2,655

M.S. Head

3,452

3,625

3,796

3,970

4,140

4,312

Basketball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,145

3,345

3,544

3,744

3,943

4,143

H.S. Head

5,292

5,610

5,928

6,247

6,565

6,883

M.S. Assistant

1,596

1,674

1,750

1,823

1,903

1,982

M.S. Head

2,385

2,510

2,630

2,756

2,878

3,001

Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,145

3,345

3,544

3,744

3,943

4,143

H.S. Head

5,292

5,610

5,928

6,247

6,565

6,883

Baseball, Softball

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,145

3,345

3,544

3,744

3,943

4,143

H.S. Head

5,292

5,610

5,928

6,247

6,565

6,883

M.S. Assistant

1,596

1,674

1,750

1,823

1,903

1,982

M.S. Head

2,385

2,510

2,630

2,756

2,878

3,001

Lacrosse, Spring Track, Sailing

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

3,085

3,260

3,437

3,612

3,788

3,963

H.S. Head

4,385

4,613

4,843

5,071

5,301

5,530

M.S. Assistant

1,326

1,393

1,463

1,529

1,596

1,661

M.S. Head

1,856

1,952

2,046

2,144

2,235

2,330

Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,741

2,937

3,133

3,328

3,524

3,721

H.S. Head

4,327

4,571

4,815

5,058

5,302

5,546

M.S. Assistant

1,326

1,393

1,463

1,529

1,596

1,661

M.S. Head

1,596

1,674

1,750

1,823

1,903

1,982

Golf - Fall & Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Head

2,911

3,115

3,319

3,523

3,726

3,930

H.S. Junior Varsity

1,557

1,658

1,760

1,861

1,962

2,064

Cross Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant (new position)

2,781

2,995

3,209

3,424

3,639

3,854

H.S. Head

3,060

3,264

3,467

3,671

3,875

4,079

Tennis - Boys & Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant (new position)

2,076

2,212

2,348

2,484

2,619

2,756

H.S. Head

2,729

2,940

3,149

3,360

3,571

3,782

M.S. Head

1,006

1,061

1,119

1,171

1,221

1,278

Winter Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,708

2,880

3,052

3,224

3,395

3,566

H.S. Head

4,055

4,293

4,530

4,766

5,004

5,241

Cheerleader Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.S. Assistant

2,076

2,212

2,348

2,484

2,619

2,756

H.S. Head

2,729

2,940

3,149

3,360

3,571

3,782

Gymnastics & Swimming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistants

2,691

2,893

3,094

3,295

3,497

3,697

Head

3,847

4,059

4,271

4,481

4,693

4,905

 

Wrestling

H.S. Assistant

2,691

2,892

3,094

3,295

3,497

3,697

H.S. Head

3,847

4,059

4,270

4,481

4,693

4,906

Team Physician

 

 

 

 

 

 

Football

1,848

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX C

Extracurricular Activities and Miscellaneous Specialized Activities

Effective 9/1/09 0.00%

HIGH SCHOOL

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

 

 

 

 

 

All Come Together (A.C.T.) Advisor

1,062

 

 

 

Alliance Advisors (2)

1,358

 

 

 

Alpha Omega

11,911

 

 

 

Art Club Advisor

939

 

 

 

Art National Honor Society Advisor

500

 

 

 

Astronomy

939

 

 

 

Astropark Coordinator

939

 

 

 

Marching Band Director

2,711

3,387

4,066

4,738

Asst. to Band Director

2,711

3,387

4,066

 

Asst Band Director Percussion

2,711

3,387

4,066

 

Best Buddies

939

 

 

 

Fall Color Guard Instructor

2,711

3,387

4,066

 

Asst. Fall Guard

939

 

 

 

Chorus Instructor

1,363

1,683

2,374

 

Class Advisor, 8th Grade

951

 

 

 

Class Advisor, Freshman

951

 

 

 

Class Advisor, Sophomore

1,070

 

 

 

Class Advisor, Junior

1,308

 

 

 

Class Advisor, Senior

2,021

 

 

 

Asst. Class Advisor, Senior

974

 

 

 

Debate Coach

1,363

1,683

2,374

 

Drama Coach

3,387

5,083

6,773

8,467

Asst. Drama Coach

2,711

3,387

4,066

 

Asst. Drama Coach (Music)

2,711

3,387

4,066

 

Fashion Club

500

 

 

 

French National Honor Society Advisor

500

 

 

 

Gay/Straight Alliance

939

 

 

 

Habitat for Humanity Club

939

 

 

 

Imani Club

939

 

 

 

Interact Club

939

 

 

 

Jazz Band Director

939

 

 

 

Jazz Lab

939

 

 

 

Key Club

939

 

 

 

Leo Club

939

 

 

 

Literary Magazine

1,203

 

 

 

Math Club Advisor

500

 

 

 

National Honor Society

939

 

 

 

Newspaper Advisor

1,695

2,374

3,048

 

Peer Mediation Advisor

1,104

 

 

 

Photo Club

856

 

 

 

Recycling Club Coordinator

939

 

 

 

Scuba Club

939

 

 

 

Show Choir

939

 

 

 

Ski Club Advisor

1,358

 

 

 

Spanish Honor Society Advisor

500

 

 

 

Speech Coach

2,374

2,707

3,387

4,400

Asst. Speech Coach

1,358

1,862

2,376

 

Speech Club

939

 

 

 

Student Council Advisor

2,517

 

 

 

SADD Advisor

939

 

 

 

Television Advisor

4,318

4,511

4,738

 

Treasurer BHS

3,387

 

 

 

Vocal Jazz

939

 

 

 

Winter Percussion

2,711

3,387

4,066

 

Assistant Winter Percussion

939

 

 

 

Winter Guard Instructor

2,711

3,387

4,066

 

Assistant Winter Guard

939

 

 

 

Yearbook Advisor (School-Day)

1,695

2,374

3,048

 

Yearbook Advisor (After-School)

 

4,020

4,422

4,939

Assistant to Yearbook Advisor

1,358

 

 

 

 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

 

After School Chorus Advisor

1,569

After School Program Coordinator

1,104

Amazon Trip Coordinator

1,569

Drama Coach

1,569

Gateway Geometry Teachers

6,626

Hip Hop Dance Team Advisor

884

Jazz Band Advisor

884

Multicultural Club

939

National Junior Honor Society

673

Newspaper Advisor

1,255

Peer Leadership Advisor

1,351

Peer Leadership Assistants

607

Peer Mediation Advisor

884

Saturday School Supervisors

110 each for 2 teachers each Saturday

Team Leaders

1,104

Yearbook Advisor

2,374

 

OTHER POSITIONS

HS Guidance Counselors, per diem for 6 weeks of summer work (voluntary on the part of both Guidance Counselor and School Committee)

Future Problem Solving

939

 

 

 

Gateway Specialist

1,785

1,874

1,968

2,066

Grade 5 Drama

971

 

 

 

Head Teacher

2,229

 

 

 

Odyssey of Mind

939

 

 

 

Summer School Director

8,492

 

 

 

Summer School Teacher

1,292

 

 

 

Mentor

1,427

 

 

 

MME Acc. Schools Proj. Leader

1,724

 

 

 

 

MA DOE Community Service Learning School-Based Program Grant 354B

Project Coordinator       1,104

Middle School Teacher Leaders 552 each for two teacher leaders

High School Teacher Leaders     552 each for two teacher leaders Teacher Stipends: Professional Development    497 each for three teachers

MA DOE CSL: Living Democracy School Based Program Grant 138

Project Coordinators     2,485 each for two coordinators

Curriculum Review Committee

Middle School   690 each for four

High School      690 each for four

Web Master      552

KIDS Consortium Grant (Community Learning Service)

Two Teacher/Leaders:

High School Recycling Club Advisor   552

Elementary School Teacher/Leader     552

Two Project Advisors:

Middle School           276

High School   276

Banknorth Charitable Foundation Grant (Barnstable Middle School)

Afterschool Program Advisors

Chess

884

K.I.D. Smart

884

Robotics

884

Spanish

884

Peer Mediation

884

Rockapella

884

School Store

884

Walk of Fame

884

Yoga

884

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEADS CATEGORY I:

H.S. Guidance

7,155

Science

7,155

Personal Development

7,155

Art

7,155

Applied Technology

7,155

Foreign Language

7,155



SYSTEM:

 

Personal Development (PreK-8)

7,155

CATEGORY II: High School

 

 

Equity Officer

 

5,990

SYSTEM:

 

 

Music (PreK-5)

5,990

 

Music (6-12)

5,990

 

SPED Early Childhood Coordinator

5,990

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY III:

Alternative School

 4,590

BCHMCPS Fed. Prog. Coordinator

 4,590

MS Guidance

4,590

English Language Education

 4,590

Pre-K-8 Foreign Language

4,590

 

 

 

COORDINATORS

 

PT

3,500

OT

3,500

Head Nurse

3,500

Speech/Language

3,500

Teaching Assignment: Number of teachers measured in full time equivalents only Teaching periods* 18 or more 1 to 2

*At the discretion of the School Committee workweek before and week after school closes for staff at fraction of .10 for summer.

 

Effective 9/1/10 1.75%

HIGH SCHOOL

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

 

 

 

 

 

All Come Together (A.C.T.) Advisor

1,081

 

 

 

Alliance Advisors (2) 

1,382

 

 

 

Alpha Omega

12,119

 

 

 

Art Club Advisor

955

 

 

 

Art National Honor Society Advisor

 509

 

 

 

Astronomy

 955

 

 

 

Astropark Coordinator

955

 

 

 

Marching Band Director

 2,759

 3,446

4,137

4,821

Asst. to Band Director

2,759

 3,446

 4,137

 

Asst Band Director Percussion

2,759

3,446

4,137

 

Best Buddies

955

 

 

 

Fall Color Guard Instructor

2,759

 3,446

4,137

 

Asst. Fall Guard

955

 

 

 

Chorus Instructor

1,387

 1,713

 2,416

 

Class Advisor, 8th Grade

 968

 

 

 

Class Advisor, Freshman

968

 

 

 

Class Advisor, Sophomore

1,089

 

 

 

Class Advisor, Junior

1,330

 

 

 

Class Advisor, Senior

 2,056

 

 

 

Asst. Class Advisor, Senior

 991

 

 

 

Debate Coach

1,387

 1,713

2,416

 

Drama Coach

3,446

 5,172

 6,892

8,615

Asst. Drama Coach

2,759

3,446

 4,137

 

Asst. Drama Coach (Music)

2,759

 3,446

4,137

 

Fashion Club

509

 

 

 

French National Honor Society Advisor

509

 

 

 

Gay/Straight Alliance

955

 

 

 

Habitat for Humanity Club

955

 

 

 

Imani Club

955

 

 

 

Interact Club

955

 

 

 

Jazz Band Director

955

 

 

 

Jazz Lab

 955

 

 

 

Key Club

955

 

 

 

Leo Club

 955

 

 

 

Literary Magazine

1,224

 

 

 

Math Club Advisor

 509

 

 

 

National Honor Society

955

 

 

 

Newspaper Advisor

1,725

 2,416

 3,101

 

Peer Mediation Advisor

 1,124

 

 

 

Photo Club

871

 

 

 

Recycling Club Coordinator

955

 

 

 

Scuba Club

955

 

 

 

Show Choir

955

 

 

 

Ski Club Advisor

1,382

 

 

 

Spanish Honor Society Advisor

509

 

 

 

Speech Coach

2,416

 2,754

3,446

4,477

Asst. Speech Coach

1,382

1,895

 2,417

 

Speech Club

955

 

 

 

Student Council Advisor

 2,561

 

 

 

SADD Advisor

955

 

 

 

Television Advisor

4,394

 4,590

4,821

 

Treasurer BHS

3,446

 

 

 

Vocal Jazz

 955

 

 

 

Winter Percussion

2,759

3,446

4,137

 

Assistant Winter Percussion

955

 

 

 

Winter Guard Instructor

2,759

3,446

4,137

 

Assistant Winter Guard

955

 

 

 

Yearbook Advisor (School-Day)

1,725

 2,416

3,101

 

Yearbook Advisor (After-School)

 4,090

4,499

5,025

 

Assistant to Yearbook Advisor

1,382

 

 

 

 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

 

After School Chorus Advisor 

1,596

After School Program Coordinator

1,124

Amazon Trip Coordinator

 1,596

Drama Coach

1,597

Gateway Geometry Teachers

 6,742

Hip Hop Dance Team Advisor

899

Jazz Band Advisor

899

Multicultural Club

955

National Junior Honor Society

684

Newspaper Advisor

1,277

Peer Leadership Advisor

1,374

Peer Leadership Assistants

 618

Peer Mediation Advisor

899

Saturday School Supervisors

 112 each for 2 teachers each Saturday

Team Leaders

1,124

Yearbook Advisor

2,416

OTHER POSITIONS

HS Guidance Counselors, per diem for 6 weeks of summer work (voluntary on the part of both Guidance Counselor and School Committee)

Future Problem Solving

 955

 

 

 

Gateway Specialist

1,816

1,907

2,002

 2,102

Grade 5 Drama

 988

 

 

 

Head Teacher

2,268

 

 

 

Odyssey of Mind

 955

 

 

 

Summer School Director

8,640

 

 

 

Summer School Teacher

1,315

 

 

 

Mentor

 1,452

 

 

 

MME Acc. Schools Proj. Leader

 1,754

 

 

 

 

MA DOE Community Service Learning School-Based Program Grant 354B

Project Coordinator 1,124

Middle School Teacher Leaders 562 each for two teacher leaders

High School Teacher Leaders 562 each for two teacher leaders

Teacher Stipends: Professional Development 506 each for three teachers

MA DOE CSL:

Living Democracy School Based Program Grant 138

Project Coordinators 2,528 each for two coordinators

Curriculum Review Committee Middle School 702 each for four

High School 702 each for four

Web Master 562

KIDS Consortium Grant (Community Learning Service)

Two Teacher/Leaders:

High School Recycling Club Advisor   562

Elementary School Teacher/Leader     562

Two Project Advisors:

Middle School                       281

High School   281

Banknorth Charitable Foundation Grant (Barnstable Middle School)

Afterschool Program Advisors Chess 899

K.I.D. Smart

899

Robotics

 899

Spanish

899

Peer Mediation

899

Rockapella

899

School Store

899

Walk of Fame

899

Yoga

899

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEADS CATEGORY I:

 

H.S. Guidance

7,280

Science

7,280

Personal Development

7,280

Art

 7,280

Applied Technology

 7,280

Foreign Language

7,280

 

 

SYSTEM:

Personal Development (PreK-8)          7,280

CATEGORY II: High School

 

Equity Officer

6,095

SYSTEM:

 

Music (PreK-5)

6,095

Music (6-12)

6,095

SPED Early Childhood Coordinator

 6,095

 

 

 

CATEGORY III:

Alternative School

4,670

BCHMCPS Fed. Prog. Coordinator

 4,670

MS Guidance

4,670

English Language Education

 4,670

Pre-K-8 Foreign Language

4,670

 

 

 

COORDINATORS

PT

 3,561

OT

3,561

Head Nurse

3,561

Speech/Language

3,561

Teaching Assignment: Number of teachers measured in full time equivalents only Teaching periods* 18 or more 1 to 2

*At the discretion of the School Committee workweek before and week after school closes for staff at fraction of .10 for summer.

 

Effective 6/30/11 0.75%

HIGH SCHOOL

 Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

 

 

 

 

 

All Come Together (A.C.T.) Advisor

1,089

 

 

 

Alliance Advisors (2) 

1,393

 

 

 

Alpha Omega

12,210

 

 

 

Art Club Advisor

 963

 

 

 

Art National Honor Society Advisor

513

 

 

 

Astronomy

 962

 

 

 

Astropark Coordinator

 963

 

 

 

Marching Band Director

 2,779

3,472

4,169

4,857

Asst. to Band Director

 2,779

 3,472

 4,169

 

Asst Band Director Percussion

2,779

3,472

4,169

 

Best Buddies

962

 

 

 

Fall Color Guard Instructor

 2,779

 3,472

4,169

 

Asst. Fall Guard

962

 

 

 

Chorus Instructor

1,397