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DistrictWeston
Shared Contract District
Org Code3300000
Type of DistrictMunicipal K12
Union AffiliationMTA
Most Recent DocumentContract
Expiring Year2016
Expired Status
Superintendency Union
Regional HS Members
Vocational HS MembersMinuteman RVTSD
CountyMiddlesex
ESE RegionGreater Boston
Urban
Kind of Communityresidential suburbs
Number of Schools5
Enrollment2388
Percent Low Income Students4
Grade StartPK or K
Grade End12
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AGREEMENT

between

THE WESTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE

and

THE WESTON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

(UNIT A)

2013-2016

2013-2016

AGREEMENT

between

THE WESTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE, WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS

and

THE WESTON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (UNIT A)

ARTICLE I

RECOGNITION

The Weston Education Association, hereinafter referred to as the Association, is recognized by the Weston School Committee pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 150E of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the exclusive bargaining agent with respect to wages, hours, other conditions of employment, the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and any questions arising thereunder, for Unit A individuals represented for the purposes of collective bargaining by the Weston Education Association, including: teachers, grade leaders, house directors and supervisors, department heads, directors, librarians, counselors, psychologists, speech therapists, METCO Director, reading and learning center teachers, generic specialists, academic liaisons, social worker, secondary department heads, technology specialists, occupational and physical therapists, and school nurses; but not including: superintendent, assistant superintendent, principals, assistant principals, director of student services, assistant director of student services, athletic director, physicians, network managers and technicians, aides, para-professional assistants, secretaries, full or part-time learning assistants, early literacy assistants, classroom assistants, hourly music teachers, student teachers, or any other employees of the Weston Public Schools.

ARTICLE II

SCOPE

Section 1. The School Committee retains complete responsibility and authority to supervise and control the Weston Public School System and the employees thereof, including the employees subject to this Agreement, except as limited or modified by the express provisions of this Agreement and all applicable laws including the collective bargaining Sections of Chapter l50E of the General Laws of Massachusetts.

Section 2. This document constitutes the entire agreement between the parties for the term hereof as to all matters subject to collective bargaining under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Negotiations for changes or additions to this Agreement during the term of this Agreement will be by mutual consent only. Any agreed upon additions or changes to this Agreement will be reduced to writing, signed by the School Committee and the Association, and will become addenda to this Agreement.

Section 3. This Agreement will constitute School Committee and Association policy on the specific subject matters contained herein for the terms of said Agreement and the School Committee and the Association will carry out commitments contained herein and will take such legal actions as may be necessary to give full force and effect to the provisions of this Agreement.

Section 4. Unless specified to the contrary, members of the professional staff covered by this Agreement will hereinafter be referred to as "teachers."

Section 5. No teacher will be disciplined, damaged, or deprived of any rights or benefits without just cause.

Section 6. There will be no reprisals of any kind taken against any teacher by reason of his membership in the Association.

Section 7. Copies of this Agreement will be printed at School Committee expense with a copy given to each teacher and 25 additional copies to the Association.

Section 8. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be contrary to law, then such provision will be deemed valid only to the extent permitted by law, but all other provisions of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect. The parties will meet not later than ten days after such holding for the purpose of re-negotiating the provision or provisions affected.

ARTICLE III

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Section 1. DEFINITION. A grievance is defined as (a) a dispute, claim or controversy concerning wages, hours or other conditions of employment of a teacher or group of teachers covered by this Agreement; or (b) an allegation by a teacher or group of teachers or the Association that one or more express terms or provisions of this Agreement have been violated, or (c) a dispute concerning the interpretation, meaning or application of any express term or provision of this Agreement.

Section 2. TIME LIMITS. Time limits indicated hereunder are maxima unless extended by mutual agreement in writing. Grievances as defined in Section I of this ARTICLE not initiated within thirty (30) calendar days of the event giving rise to the grievance or the day on which the grievant(s) could reasonably have been expected to have knowledge thereof, whichever is later, will not be arbitrable under the terms of this Agreement.

Section 3. PRELIMINARY PROCEDURE. Before beginning the grievance procedure with Level l, the teacher will discuss the problem with the appropriate principal or other supervisory or administrative individual most directly involved, in a good faith attempt to resolve the problem.

Section 4. GRIEVANCE LEVELS.

Level 1 - If a problem is not satisfactorily resolved through the above Preliminary Procedure, the teacher or the Association may within ten school days thereafter present a written grievance to the same appropriate individual, which will be answered in writing within five school days thereafter.

Level 2 - If the grievance is not satisfactorily resolved at Level l, the teacher or the Association may, within ten school days after receiving the written answer at Level l, present or mail the written grievance to the Superintendent of Schools, who will investigate the problem and may at his discretion, within five school days after receipt of such written grievance, conduct an informal discussion involving the teacher, the Association, if requested by the teacher or if the Association has already participated in the grievance, and appropriate supervisory and administrative personnel. The Superintendent will answer such grievance in writing within five school days after receipt, or if an informal discussion is held, then within five school days thereafter.

Level 3 - If the grievance is not satisfactorily resolved at Level 2, the teacher or the Association may, within ten school days after receiving the written answer at Level 2, present or mail the written grievance to the Chair of the School Committee, who will investigate the problem and may, at his discretion within ten school days after receipt of such written grievance, conduct an informal discussion involving the teacher, the Association, if requested by the teacher or if the Association has already participated in the grievance, appropriate supervisory and administrative personnel, and the Superintendent of Schools. The Chair will answer such grievance in writing within ten school days after receipt, or if an informal discussion is held, then within ten school days thereafter.

Level 4 - Binding arbitration in accord with Section 6 of this ARTICLE.

Section 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

A.   The Association will have the right to participate in the processing of any grievance at any Grievance Level, and to use in its presentation any representatives of its own choosing, up to the number of five through Level 3.

B.   The Association may bring a grievance directly to the Superintendent of Schools, and thereafter to the Chair of the School Committee under the above procedure, when such grievance in the judgment of the Association directly affects a group or class of teachers represented by the Association as bargaining agent even though no individual teacher will process such grievance.

C.   When it is necessary for a teacher to investigate a grievance or attend a grievance meeting or hearing on a school day, he will be released without loss of pay for a reasonable time for participation in the foregoing activity. When possible, such participation will be limited to periods when all the individuals involved do not have classroom assignments. Released time from classroom assignments will normally be limited to the grievant teacher, and up to two additional individuals designated by the Association; further released time will be subject to the approval of the Superintendent.

D.   No grievance in process during the term of this contract will lapse because of the expiration or termination of this contract. For any grievance not settled by or beginning after the last day of school in June, the phrase "school days" will no longer apply, and the phrase, "calendar days excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays" will apply.

E.   Failure at any Grievance Level to communicate the decision within the specified time limits to the grievant teacher or the Association will permit the teacher or Association to proceed to the next level.

F.   All documents, communications, and records dealing with the processing of a grievance will be subject to review only by the parties to the procedure.

Section 6. ARBITRATION.

A.   A grievance alleging that one or more express terms or provisions of this Agreement have been violated, or a dispute concerning the interpretation, meaning or application of any express term or provision of this Agreement, which is not satisfactorily resolved in the Grievance Procedure, may be submitted within thirty school days after the expiration of time for a written answer in Level 3, to the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Only the Association, not a teacher or group of teachers, may bring a grievance to Arbitration.

B.   The then-current rules and procedures of the AAA applicable to binding voluntary labor arbitrations will apply to the extent consistent with this Agreement. The decision of the arbitrator will be final and binding on both parties.

C.   The arbitrator will be without power, authority or jurisdiction to alter, add to or detract from the provisions of this Agreement, or to make any decision

1.    which changes or modifies any decision as to which the Superintendent of Schools or the School Committee has "sole discretion" under the express terms of this Agreement; the arbitrator's power, authority or jurisdiction will be full and complete if the arbitrator finds that the School Committee has not fully met its obligations as stated in any ARTICLE that gives the School Committee "sole discretion;"

2.   which constitutes a finding that a teacher has been damaged or deprived of any right or benefit not included in the express terms of this Agreement; the arbitrator's power, authority or jurisdiction will be full and complete if the arbitrator finds that the teacher has been damaged or deprived of a right or benefit included in the express terms of this Agreement;

3.   which constitutes a finding of a change in past practice, except where such change constitutes a violation of the express terms of this Agreement; the arbitrator's power, authority or jurisdiction will be full and complete if the arbitrator finds that the change in past practice results in a violation of the express terms of this Agreement;

4.   which involves the failure or refusal by the Superintendent of Schools to renew the contract of, or re-appoint a probationary teacher, one without Professional Teacher Status (PTS); however, the parties agree that in the event the Superintendent fails to re-appoint or renew the contract of a non-PTS teacher, such teacher will be given reasons, in writing, for the Superintendent’s actions, and upon written request to the Superintendent by the teacher involved, the Superintendent or his designee will meet with the teacher to discuss the reasons for the failure to renew or re-appoint the teacher. Upon request of the teacher, a representative of the Association will be allowed to be present; and any written response to the Superintendent’s action by the teacher, will be filed with or attached to the teacher's personnel record; and upon written request to the Superintendent by the teacher involved, the teacher's personnel file will be forwarded to the School Committee for review by the School Committee of the Superintendent’s action with respect to the failure to renew the contract of or failure to re-appoint the teacher involved.

5. regarding the dismissal of a non-PTS employee. The parties recognize that a non-PTS teacher who has been teaching for more than ninety days in the Weston School System has a right to a hearing at his request before the principal or Superintendent under General Laws Chapter 7l, Section 42, as amended, this section also applies to occupational and physical therapists with less than three years of service

D. The cost for the services of the arbitrator, including per diem expenses, if any, and actual and necessary travel and subsistence expenses, will be borne equally by the School Committee and the Association.

ARTICLE IV

SICK LEAVE

Section 1. a) All full-time teachers will be entitled to l5 days sick leave per year. Each teacher will be credited with l5 days at the time of his initial employment (see special provision below for experienced teachers) and unused sick leave will accumulate from year to year without limitation. Teachers who are hired during the school year will receive sick leave on a pro-rated basis. The sick leave is available for cases of actual sickness and/or disability of the teacher. Paid sick leave days are subject to satisfactory medical evidence when required by the Superintendent, including, if the Superintendent directs, an examination by a physician mutually agreed to by the teacher and the Superintendent, at no additional expense to the teacher. The doctor's decision will be final and binding. b) All full-time school nurses will be entitled to 17 days sick leave per year.

Section 2. A teacher who is absent because of an injury arising out of his duties as a teacher in the Weston Public Schools will not have such absence deducted from his sick leave accumulation through the end of the teacher year in which the injury occurred or until the end of the absence, whichever occurs first; injuries will be defined to include those resulting from assault or mishaps such as mercury poisoning, ingestion of chemicals or gases, harmful exposure to bacteria from an experiment, or field trip mishaps. If a teacher receives a Worker's Compensation award because of total or partial incapacity arising from such injury including any added compensation for dependents, the School Committee will pay to said teacher his full salary less such weekly salary payment from Worker's Compensation. In the event that the Worker's Compensation claim of said teacher is settled by a lump sum payment, the benefits of such lump sum payment will be deemed to be payments made because of total or partial incapacity and additional dependence compensation as these terms are now defined in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter l52, Sections 34, 35, and 35A or any amendments thereto which will hereinafter become law but, in any event, the total of the lump sum payment and other payments from Sections 34, 35, and 35A shall not be applied to the School Committee in an amount greater than the amount applicable to the period of time that absences were not deducted from the teacher's sick leave accumulation. Any teacher claiming the benefits of this provision will comply with the provision of this ARTICLE relating to the providing of a doctor's certificate.

Section 3. A teacher who joins the Weston Public School staff with previous teaching experience in the three (3) years immediately preceding employment in Weston which may include time spent on paid or unpaid leave(s) of absence, will be credited during his first three years of service in Weston with l5 days of sick leave for each year of such previous teaching experience, up to a maximum number of days which when combined with the days of sick leave credited to such teacher under the Weston plan (l5 days per year) will not exceed 60 days, the number of such additional days added by reason of previous teaching experience to be reduced by the number of days of sick leave taken during the most recent of such years of previous service up to three years. At the beginning of the fourth year in Weston, only that unused sick leave heretofore credited to Weston teachers (l5 days per year) will be carried over and permitted to accumulate. A teacher eligible for this sick leave credit must provide the Superintendent or his designee with a statement from his previous Superintendent(s) verifying his attendance record during eligible teaching years. The provisions of this paragraph apply only to teachers hired after September 1, 1970. In addition, they apply to teachers whose previous teaching experience was in Weston.

Section 4. Each teacher will receive annual notice of his accrued sick leave no later than November l of each school year.

Section 5. A teacher will be notified when his absences exceed his accumulated sick leave.

ARTICLE V

SICK LEAVE BANK

Section 1. At the beginning of each teacher year, the School Committee will establish a fund of l75 days to be called the Sick Leave Bank. The Sick Leave Bank days may be used to provide additional sick leave to any member of Unit A who has exhausted his sick leave, both current and accumulated, as provided in the ARTICLE entitled SICK LEAVE and who is unable to perform his professional duties because of serious illness or injury provided that satisfactory medical evidence is presented. At the end of each teacher year, l0% of any days remaining in the Sick Leave Bank from the l75 contributed that year by the School Committee will be added to the l75 to be contributed by the School Committee for the new year. These additional days will accumulate from year to year and will not be used until the 175 days established by the School Committee have been exhausted.

Section 2. Any member of Unit A will be eligible to apply for a number of days which are computed under the following formula to a maximum of 360 days:

Contractual sick days per year x number of years employed in Weston (e.g. a full-time teacher with fifteen (15) years would be eligible for 225 days.)

Section 3. Any member of Unit A who seeks sick leave days under the Sick Leave Bank will by himself or by another person authorized to act on his behalf, inform the Superintendent in writing setting forth the nature of the illness or injury causing the disability, an estimate of how long the disability from such illness or injury will continue in the teacher year in which such leave is exhausted, and the amount of days he seeks to withdraw from the Sick Leave Bank. Said application will be accompanied by a written statement of a physician with personal knowledge which will corroborate the nature of the illness or injury and the estimate of degree and duration of the disability. If the Superintendent finds the medical evidence satisfactory, he will forward all such information to the Sick Leave Bank Committee. In case of dispute concerning satisfactory medical evidence, the decision will be referred promptly to a doctor mutually agreed upon by the Superintendent and Sick Leave Bank Committee. The doctor's decision will be final and binding.

Section 4. Awards from the Sick Leave Bank will be made by a Sick Leave Bank Committee which will consist of three teachers appointed by the Association. At the beginning of each teacher year, the Association will notify the Superintendent in writing of the names of the members of the Committee and, during the teacher year, will notify him promptly of any changes in membership.

Section 5. The Sick Leave Bank Committee, acting by a majority thereof, at its sole discretion, may award to any person eligible therefor such number of days as it deems appropriate, but not to exceed the number of days requested by the member and corroborated by the medical evidence, for the teacher year in which the applicant's sick leave is exhausted. The Sick Leave Bank Committee, in making its award, may consider, with respect to the applicant, prior utilization of all sick leave days, and length of service in the Weston School System. A member who is still unable to perform his professional duties after the award has been exhausted may apply for an additional award in the manner set forth in Section 2 of this ARTICLE.

Section 6. No award of days from the Sick Leave Bank will extend beyond the teacher year except that the Sick Leave Bank continues to cover Unit A members whose regular work year extends beyond the teacher year. This ARTICLE does not apply to teachers while they are participating in the summer workshop under Section 3 of the ARTICLE entitled SUMMER EMPLOYMENT. No person will receive awards from the Sick Leave Bank in more than two consecutive teacher years for the same illness or injury unless the Superintendent and Sick Leave Bank Committee so agree.

Section 7. All awards of the Sick Leave Bank Committee will be in writing. Immediately after each award, the Association will provide to the Superintendent a copy of the award. Subject to the conditions of this ARTICLE, all decisions of the Sick Leave Bank Committee are final and binding.

Section 8. During and upon return from such leave, a Unit A member will be considered as if actively employed by the School Committee during the leave and all rights and benefits to which the person is entitled will be credited and available to him. Nothing herein will affect the requirements of service as set forth in Chapter 7l, Section 4l of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

ARTICLE VI

SABBATICAL LEAVE

Section 1. Any teacher who has served in the Weston Public Schools for a period of at least six years may, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, be granted a sabbatical leave of absence by decision of the School Committee at its sole discretion for purposes of study or research. No single sabbatical leave will exceed one year.

Section 2. Sabbatical leaves will be for a full year or some portion thereof. Half-year sabbaticals will normally coincide with one semester of the Weston school year, but sabbaticals for lesser or greater periods, or for a period not coincident with one semester of the Weston school year may be approved if necessary for the purpose of the sabbatical, and if no unusually adverse effects result on students or other staff.

Section 3. A teacher on sabbatical leave for more than one-half of a school year will receive a salary equal to 75% of the full annual salary to which he would have been entitled had he continued in his regular duties that year, except that the teacher shall be entitled to full salary if the teacher has served in the Weston Public Schools for at least twelve years. A teacher on sabbatical leave for one-half of a school year, or less, will receive his regular salary for that period of time. However, if necessary for the purpose of the sabbatical and subject to any terms and conditions mutually satisfactory to the teacher and the Superintendent, the School Committee will normally approve a period five to ten days longer than one-half a school year at full pay. Sabbatical salaries include role differentials that are part of the teacher's basic job but not differentials for activity supervision. A teacher on sabbatical leave will be considered employed in the school system and all rights and benefits to which he is entitled, including but not limited to salary step increase and accumulated un­used sick leave, but excluding sick leave payments, will be credited and available to him. The School Committee will continue to be responsible for payment of life and health insurance premiums as if the teacher were actively employed, provided the teacher continues payment as if actively employed. Subject to the ARTICLE of this Agreement concerning ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER OF TEACHERS, the teacher will be assigned to the same position he held immediately prior to his sabbatical leave unless his application for transfer or promotion is approved.

Section 4. Before beginning the sabbatical leave, the teacher will enter into a written agreement with the School Committee that upon termination of such leave he will return to serve in the Weston Public Schools for a period equal to twice the length of such leave and that, in default of completing such service, he will refund to Weston an amount equal to such proportion of salary received by him while on leave as the amount of service not actually rendered as agreed bears to the whole amount of service agreed to be rendered. The employee may be released from such payment by decision of the School Committee at its sole discretion if his failure to serve the time as stipulated be due to his illness, disability, or death, or if he be discharged from his position by the School Committee, or for any other reason deemed appropriate by the School Committee.

Section 5. Requests for sabbatical leave will be made on or before December l5 of the school year previous to the school year for which sabbatical leave is requested. Teachers who submit requests will be notified of the decision of the School Committee prior to February l5 of the school year in which the request is submitted.

Section 6. In considering recommendations for sabbatical leaves, the School Committee will take into account the relative benefits to the Weston School System of the various plans for sabbatical leave and the number of teachers making application.

ARTICLE VII

LEAVES AND OTHER ABSENCES WITH PAY

Section 1. A teacher will be entitled to be absent, without loss of pay, for so much of a school day as is reasonably necessary to attend to the matters set forth herein up to a total of five full school days in one school year. When possible, the teacher will notify the building principal or Superintendent at least three school days prior to the taking of such leave and will indicate the purpose for which such leave is being taken and the amount of time requested for such absence:

A.  Death or serious illness in the immediate family. (Immediate family for the purpose of this ARTICLE is defined to mean father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, wife, husband, child, grandparents, or other relatives residing within the household of the employee.)

B.   Commencement exercises, weddings, or confirmation for the employee or members of his immediate family, the day of family moving or other urgent household obligations, birth (or adoption) of a child, taking a child to college or other significant family experience, accidents, to the extent that absence is reasonably required

C.   Other reasons of comparable importance to those specified in A and B above as approved by the principal.

D.  Any teacher who, for reasons which are highly personal and sensitive, requires the need of one (l) day of the five days will inform the principal of the necessary date and indicate only that it is highly personal and sensitive.

Section 2. In addition to the five days in Section 1 above, a teacher will be entitled to be absent without loss of pay for so much of a school day or days as is reasonably necessary to meet religious holy days, legal commitments and transactions such as Selective Service examination or court and other legal appearances. Court appearance in connection with jury duty or Weston employment will not be charged against these five days. Bereavement for any death in the immediate family will be allowed for a maximum of seven days and will not be charged against the number of days specified in Section l.

Section 3. Approval by the Superintendent or assistant superintendent of a teacher's request to attend educational and professional workshops, conferences and seminars and to visit other schools both within and outside of Weston will not be charged against the five days in Section l.

Section 4. Reasonable expenses including fees, meals, lodging and transportation incurred by teachers attending approved workshops, seminars, conferences or other professional improvement seminars may be reimbursed upon prior application and by decision of the Superintendent or assistant superintendent at his sole discretion. The Superintendent or assistant superintendent will normally grant approval and reimbursement of expenses to each director for at least one worthy out-of-state national professional conference in any three-year period.

Section 5. Additional leaves and absences with pay may be granted to members of the professional staff by decision of the School Committee or its designee at their discretion. A teacher whose request, pursuant to Section lC, Section 3, or Section 5 of this ARTICLE, is disapproved by the principal or other supervisor may appeal to the Superintendent, who will make the final decision at his sole discretion.

Section 6. Teachers in the military reserves of the United States who are called to training or other active reserve duty are entitled to all of the benefit provisions of Massachusetts laws; up to a maximum of seventeen days, a teacher is entitled to take time off and to be paid full salary. A teacher on such leave will be considered employed in the school system and all Weston teacher rights and benefits will be credited and available to the teacher.

Section 7. In order to facilitate communication between teachers, central administration and School Committee and in order to help save the time and energy of all parties, the President of the Association will be released from approximately 20% of his normal workload during the regular school year. At the junior and senior high schools, this means release from teaching one regular full-time class or, by mutual agreement, the release from other duties, the use of aides, clerical help, or other arrangements. At the elementary level, this means release from other duties, the use of aides, clerical help, or other arrangements mutually agreed upon.

Section 8.

A.  Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, the School Committee at its sole discretion may grant residencies to full-time members of the faculty.

B.   Residencies will be for a full year or some portion thereof.

C.   A teacher filling a residency will be released from up to 50% of the regular teaching assignments. The residency proposal, i.e., the activities carried out by the teacher during that released time, will take place during normal school hours, so that the teacher will retain his status as a full-time member of the faculty.

D.  The School Committee will compensate the teacher for 50% of the released time provided. The remainder of the time may be compensated by sources other than the regular school budget including grants and proceeds for work undertaken as part of the residency.

E.   Requests for residencies will be made on or before December l5 of the school year previous to the school year for which the residency is requested. Teachers who submit requests will be notified of the decision of the School Committee prior to February l5 of the school year in which the request is submitted.

F.   In considering recommendations for residencies, the School Committee will take into account the relative benefits to the Weston School System of the various plans for residencies, the number of teachers currently holding residencies, and the number of teachers making application.

ARTICLE VIII

LEAVES OF ABSENCE WITHOUT PAY

Section 1. Leaves of absence for professional or personal reasons not provided for elsewhere in this ARTICLE may be granted to teachers with or without Professional Teacher Status (PTS) at the sole discretion of the School Committee upon recommendation by the Superintendent. Such leaves will normally be granted for not more than two consecutive school years. Requests for such leaves must be made to the Superintendent prior to March l5 of the school year proceeding the first school year in which the leave will be taken. Requests for second year of leave of absence will be evaluated on an individual case by case basis. Requests for leaves of less than one year should be made to the Superintendent at least two months in advance of the date the leave will begin. If, because of an emergency, the request is not made on time, the School Committee will make a good faith attempt to prevent such late notice from militating against the requesting teacher.

Section 2. Approved graduate courses taken while on such leave are not eligible for tuition payment, but such courses will qualify for advancement on the salary scale upon the teacher's return to Weston.

Section 3. Teaching or equivalent service while on such leave may, at the sole discretion of the Superintendent, result in advancement on the salary scale.

Section 4. A PTS teacher who is awarded a leave of absence under this ARTICLE will, except in the event of a reduction of staff during his absence, be assured of a position as a teacher in Weston upon his return. In the event of a reduction in staff, teachers on such leave will be given equal consideration with teachers not absent because of such leaves.

Section 5. Teachers who are granted leave by the School Committee for the purpose of serving in the military forces of the United States are entitled to all of the benefit provisions of Massachusetts laws; within specified limits, these include the right to reinstatement with credit for normal step increases on the salary schedule. A teacher reinstated from such leave will be considered to have been employed in the school system and all Weston teacher rights and benefits will be credited and available to the teacher.

Section 6. At the sole discretion of the School Committee, a leave of absence without pay of up to two years may be granted to not more than two PTS teachers, upon application to the School Committee for the purpose of campaigning for themselves or serving in a public office. Upon return from this leave, a teacher will be credited with previously accumulated sick leave and seniority as of the teacher's first date of service. A teacher will not get credit for sick leave or placement on the salary schedule while on the leave of absence.

Section 7. A leave of absence of up to two years will be granted to a PTS teacher designated by the Association for the purpose of engaging in Association (local, state, or national) activities. Normally these leaves will be for a duration of at least one semester. Not more than one teacher will be on such leave at any one time. Upon return from this leave, a teacher will be credited with previously accumulated sick leave and seniority as of the teacher's first date of service. A teacher will not get credit for sick leave or placement on the salary schedule while on the leave of absence.

Section 8. A leave of absence of up to two years will be granted to a PTS teacher for the purpose of engaging in activities of professional societies. Normally these leaves will be for a duration of at least one semester. Not more than one teacher will be on such leave at any one time. Upon return from this leave, a teacher will be credited with previously accumulated sick leave and seniority as of the teacher's first date of service. A teacher will not get credit for sick leave or placement on the salary schedule while on the leave of absence.

Section 9. A leave of absence of up to two years may be granted to not more than two PTS teachers per year who join the Peace Corps, VISTA, or a similar organization or who serve as exchange or foreign teachers. Upon return from this leave, a teacher will be credited with previously accumulated sick leave and seniority as of the teacher's first date of service. A teacher will not get credit for sick leave or placement on the salary schedule while on the leave of absence.

Section 10. A leave of absence of up to one year may be granted to not more than two PTS teachers per year for the purpose of caring for a sick member of the teacher's family. Upon return from this leave, a teacher will be credited with previously accumulated sick leave and seniority as of the teacher's first date of service. A teacher will not get credit for sick leave or placement on the salary schedule while on the leave of absence.

Section 11. The Committee and the Association recognize the importance of early notice of a teacher's intent not to return to Weston upon completion of a leave of absence. Unless a teacher on leave notifies the Superintendent by January 1 in writing of his intent to return the following September, the teacher waives his right to return.

ARTICLE IX

MATERNITY LEAVE

Section 1. In accordance with the provisions of this ARTICLE, a female teacher who becomes pregnant or adopts a child will be entitled to a maternity leave of absence without pay. The teacher will notify the Superintendent within a reasonable time after the pregnancy has been established or adoption proceedings have begun.

Section 2. So long as the pregnant teacher is able to perform her duties in a satisfactory manner, the maternity leave of absence will begin when in the opinion of the teacher and her doctor such action becomes advisable. In the event that there is a disagreement with the Superintendent concerning the teacher's ability to perform in a satisfactory manner, the decision will be referred promptly to a doctor mutually agreed upon. In case of adoption, the maternity leave of absence begins when the teacher assumes custody of the child.

Section 3. Every female teacher is entitled under the law to at least eight weeks maternity leave without pay if she has been employed at least three consecutive months and gives two weeks notice of her expected departure date and notice that she intends to return to her job, and is entitled to return to the same position without loss of employment benefits for which she was eligible on the date her leave commenced if she terminates her maternity leave within eight weeks.

Section 4. A teacher is entitled to a maternity leave without pay longer than eight weeks up to eighteen months under the following conditions:

A.  She must be eligible for eight weeks maternity leave under the terms of Section 3.

B.   She must give the Superintendent written notice of her intention to take more than eight weeks not later than eight weeks after the date her maternity leave commenced, and include in such notice the date she intends to return.

C.   She may return at the opening of school in September following the date her maternity leave commenced, or if that should be less than six months following the termination of pregnancy then at her option either that September or the next following September, and in either case is entitled to the same position if vacant or to a similar position.

D.  She may return at some other time than the opening of school in September within eighteen months after the leave commenced if a vacancy exists in the same or a similar position or any other position for which she is reasonably qualified.

E.   A teacher who originally notifies the Superintendent pursuant to Section 4B that she intends to return in September, may upon written notice to the Superintendent change that decision and elect to return at some other time subject to the conditions of Section 4D.

F.   A teacher who originally notifies the Superintendent pursuant to Section 4B that she intends to return at some other time than the opening of school in September may upon written notice to the Superintendent change that decision and elect to return in September; if such notice is given on or before April 1 then Section 4C applies, and if such notice is given between April 1 and the opening of school then she may return that September if a vacancy exists in the same or similar position or any other position for which she is reasonably qualified.

Section 5. Maternity leave and all rights and benefits thereunder including the right to return as described and limited by the terms of Sections 3 and 4 of this ARTICLE will terminate no later than eighteen months following the commencement of such maternity leave unless such leave is extended pursuant to the provisions of Section 6.

Section 6. The School Committee may at its discretion grant a teacher maternity leave longer than eighteen months. The maternity leave and all rights and benefits thereunder including the right to return as described and limited by the terms of Sections 3 and 4 of the ARTICLE will in any event terminate no later than thirty months following the commencement of such maternity leave.

Section 7. A teacher on a maternity leave of absence for one school year or more must notify the Superintendent in writing by February l5 of the school year in which her leave expires of her intent to return the following September. A teacher who fails to so notify waives her right to return.

Section 8. Disabilities caused or contributed to by pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth, and recovery therefrom will be treated as temporary disabilities eligible for accumulated unused sick leave benefits under ARTICLE IV, SICK LEAVE. In the case of a teacher who adopts a minor child he/she is entitled up to 15 days, paid if accrued (up to 10 from sick and up to 5 from personal). In the case of a teacher whose spouse gives birth he/she is entitled up to 10 days, paid if accrued (up to 5 from sick and up to 5 from personal).

Section 9.

A. While on maternity leave, a teacher will be considered employed in the school system and all rights and benefits to which she is entitled, except salary step increases and sick leave credit, but excluding sick leave payments, except pursuant to Section 8 above, will be credited and available to her.

B. Teachers on leave under Section 3 of this ARTICLE will be eligible for salary step increase and sick leave credit. A teacher on such leave will have the option to be or remain an active participant in the state teacher retirement system and/or other fringe benefit programs such as life and health insurance by contributing thereto the amount she would have been required to contribute if actively employed and the School Committee will contribute the amount that it would have been required to contribute if the teacher were actively employed.

Section 10. Nothing in this ARTICLE shall be construed as waiving any teacher maternity leave rights or benefits under any Massachusetts or federal laws or regulations.

ARTICLE X

CHILDREN OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF

The children of non-resident members of the professional staff will be entitled to enroll in the Weston Public Schools at any time. The registration fee for each child is $100 per school year or portion thereof.

ARTICLE XI

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT AND VOUCHERS

Section 1. Any part-time or full-time teacher is entitled to full reimbursement of tuition and laboratory fees paid for approved college or university graduate courses, and for activities approved for equivalency credits under EQUIVALENCY CREDIT FOR INSTITUTES, WORKSHOPS, TRAVEL AND NON-CREDIT COURSES, excluding travel, successfully completed while on Professional Teacher status in Weston. Teachers without Professional Teacher status will be eligible for the benefits of this Section provided that they are reappointed and report for work during the following school year, or they are not reappointed or resign in lieu of non-reappointment.

The School Committee shall set aside a total of $90,000 for tuition reimbursement for pre-approved courses. Of that, $45,000 will be used to fund approved courses scheduled to begin between July 1 and December 31, and $45,000 will be used to fund approved courses scheduled to begin between January 1 and June 30.

Reimbursement in each period shall be on a first-come first-served basis and shall not exceed $1,200 per individual.

Any amount of the $45,000 that is not used for reimbursement in each of the two periods will be placed in a Final Reimbursement Fund on June 15th of each year. Any money in the Final Reimbursement Fund shall be applied on a pro rata (equal percentage) basis to the remaining approved but un-reimbursed requests for tuition reimbursement irrespective of the original $1,200 cap so that each individual receives an equal percentage of their approved, un-reimbursed tuition expense.

Section 2. Written application for tuition and laboratory fee reimbursement under/or for the use of credits for salary advancement must be made to the Superintendent prior to registration for the course(s). The Superintendent or his designee will rule on such application within l4 days of its written submission by the teacher. The Superintendent or his designee will have sole discretion as to approval under this provision. The Superintendent will publish guidelines annually for such approval.

Section 3. Reimbursement is made each year, in March, July and October. Evidence of successful course completion and tuition payment must be submitted three weeks prior to the pay dates in those months. Payments may be made on the pay dates one month after these months if the teacher is unable to obtain the necessary documentation from the issuing institution by the normally required dates. If the required evidence is not submitted during this grace period, it will be accepted and processed for payment for the next scheduled reimbursement date (March, July and October), but not after that date. Teachers without Professional Teacher status who otherwise qualify for reimbursement pursuant to Section 1 of this Article will be paid monies due in September of the following school year.

Section 4. Sections 1 through 3 above will not apply to credits earned by a teacher on sabbatical leave, maternity leave or other leave of absence.

Section 5. Amounts otherwise payable under this plan in July, in any year, will be contingent upon a teacher returning to teach in Weston for the following school year, unless the teacher has approval for a leave of absence for the following school year.

Section 6. Teachers must make full use of tuition vouchers accumulated by the school system. Available vouchers will be distributed by the Superintendent in the following order of priority:

first: to the teachers who sponsored student teachers and earned the vouchers; these vouchers are for the sole use of the sponsoring teacher unless he releases them. For PTS teachers, this is in addition to the credit reimbursement of Section 1 except that a teacher may not receive tuition reimbursement for a course at a college for which he has a voucher.

second: to teachers who sponsored student teachers and earned vouchers but prefer in exchange for the vouchers earned to use vouchers from another college, if available; equal preference to teachers who sponsored a student teacher from a college that did not give vouchers. For PTS teachers, this is in addition to the credit reimbursement of Section 1 except that a teacher may not receive tuition reimbursement for a course at a college for which he has a voucher.

third: to teachers on sabbatical leave for a maximum of six credits (plus any earned vouchers) per Weston semester.

fourth: to non-PTS teachers, but not for courses in excess of six credits per year.

fifth: to PTS teachers to take courses eligible for tuition reimbursement as described in Section 1.

sixth: to PTS teachers, including those on sabbatical leave, for courses not eligible for reimbursement under Section 1.

seventh: to non-PTS teachers for courses in excess of six credits per year.

eighth: to teachers on LEAVES OF ABSENCE WITHOUT PAY except that teachers who have earned vouchers by sponsoring student teachers will continue to be entitled to the first and second priority as described in this Section. Teachers on any other leave (except sabbatical leave as described in this Section) are entitled to vouchers as if actively employed.

Section 7. Vouchers awarded according to Section 6 will be awarded on August 3l, December 24 and May l5 or the first school day after these dates. Teachers seeking vouchers should ordinarily request them from the Superintendent's office prior to these dates but may submit requests for any semester or term at any time after September 1. Where a choice must be made between or among teachers with equal eligibility status, awards will be made according to the earliest application dates.

Section 8. When a school nurse attends a conference, workshop, meeting, or course, the nurse shall receive full reimbursement for either the conference fee or tuition provided: (a) Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) have been approved for such conference, workshop, meeting, or course; (b) attendance is approved in advance by the Superintendent or his designee; (c) the CEU’s are required to maintain the nurse’s registration; and (d) the nurse provides evidence of satisfactory completion and attendance. The School Committee at its sole discretion may provide full or partial reimbursement for any incidental expenses, including books or travel or tuition or conference fee for conferences, workshops, meetings or courses approved in advance.

ARTICLE XII

INSURANCE AND ANNUITY PLANS

 Section 1. Eligible teachers may at their request participate in a Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan.

Section 2. The School Committee will pay:

A.  50% of a two thousand dollar group term life insurance policy;

B.   50% of the indemnity individual or family health care insurance coverage, whichever applies in the particular case;

C.   80% on the non-indemnity individual or family health care insurance coverage, whichever applies in the particular case;

The above pertains to all plans presently in effect and such plans as may be mutually agreed upon.

Section 3. For purposes of this ARTICLE, the effective termination date for teachers who resign at the end of a school year, or who are not re-appointed, will be August 3l. Such teachers will be eligible for continued medical insurance during July and August on the same basis as during the school year, provided that such teachers will not receive any additional compensation beyond that to which they are entitled as of June 30 in such year.

Section 4. The parties agree that a Flexible Benefit Plan is a benefit that will allow members of the unit to pay for services including but not limited to medical premium contributions in pre-tax dollars.

Section 5. The School Committee will reimburse a nurse up to fifty dollars ($50) per year towards the premium for Nurses’ Professional Liability Insurance.

ARTICLE XIII

TEACHER PROTECTION AND INDEMNIFICATION

Section 1. The School Committee will provide indemnification for certain actions or claims against teachers whenever any teacher becomes eligible under Chapter 5l2 of the Acts and Resolves of l978.

Section 2. The School Committee will provide all teachers assigned laboratory or shop classes with appropriate protective clothing and equipment.

Section 3. All teachers will be covered by the provisions of the Massachusetts Worker's Compensation Law.

Section 4. When requested by the teacher, principals or other supervisors will be required to report to the Superintendent any case of assault or battery on a teacher in connection with his employment. The School Committee will render all reasonable assistance to the teacher in connection with the handling of the incident by law enforcement, legal, or medical authorities. Such assistance will include, but not be limited to, complying with any request by the teacher for information in the School Committee's possession relating to the incident or the persons involved.

ARTICLE XIV

ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Section 1. The parties seek to educate young people in the democratic tradition, to foster a recognition of individual freedom and social responsibility, to inspire meaningful awareness of and respect for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and to instill appreciation of the values of individual personality. It is recognized that these democratic values can best be transmitted in an atmosphere which is free from censorship and artificial restraints upon free inquiry and learning, and in which academic freedom for teacher and student is encouraged.

Section 2. Academic freedom will be guaranteed to teachers, and no special limitations will be placed upon study, investigation, presenting and interpreting facts and ideas concerning man, human society, the physical and biological world and other branches of learning, subject to accepted standards of professional educational responsibility and subject to a teacher's responsibility for carrying out teaching assignments reasonably within his professional competence. Although the School Committee and administration are responsible for the ongoing development of objectives, content, and methods of the curriculum, teachers should actively share in such development and should be given reasonable scope in their implementation.

Section 3. A major goal of public education is the development of informed citizens willing to examine impartially the many sides of social responsibility of each individual toward society. Teachers should feel free to make assignments and generate classroom and extra-class discussions relating to controversial issues. Such topics should be considered in an atmosphere free of bias and prejudice. Teachers should make a reasonable attempt to be well informed on various sides of such issues presented to students. When an outside expert representing one point of view visits a classroom, the teacher should make a reasonable effort to explore differing views with the students.

Section 4. Freedom of individual conscience, association and expression will be encouraged and fairness in all procedures will be observed both to safeguard the legitimate interest of the school and to exhibit by appropriate examples the basic objectives of a democratic society.

ARTICLE XV

USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES

Section 1. The Association will have the right to use school buildings, without cost, at reasonable times for meetings, subject to safety requirements and availability. The approval by the principal of the building in question will be obtained sufficiently in advance of the time and place of all such meetings.

Section 2. There will be one bulletin board in each school building, which will be placed in the faculty lounge, for the purpose of displaying Association notices, circulars and other Association material. The Association will be responsible for materials posted.

ARTICLE XVI

TELEPHONES FOR TEACHERS

Section 1. Each school will provide a telephone, in addition to and separate from those in the administration or other offices, for the use of teachers. Where possible the telephones will be located to insure privacy. Each Director and Department Head will be provided a private office or working area for the sole use of the Director or Department Head, with a telephone closely available.

Section 2. Teachers will be charged only the actual cost of personal calls made to outside the message unit area.

ARTICLE XVII

VACANCIES

Section 1. Whenever a vacancy occurs in either an established or newly created teaching, promotional, or any other professional position, it will be adequately publicized by the following methods:

A.  During the school year and summer, by electronic communication to each teacher at least ten school days before the final date that applications for such vacancy must be submitted.

B.   Effort will be made to allow teachers ten (10) days before the final date that applications for such vacancies must be submitted, but for vacancies that become known to the administration after the close of school in June, the Superintendent may, at his sole discretion, decide to fill a position before the expiration of the ten days or with no notice at all in order to hire a highly qualified candidate who might otherwise become unavailable.

Section 2. All such notices will set forth the location, specifications, qualifications and compensation for the position, and, except for vacancies that become known after the closing of school in June, the date by which application by Weston teachers should be filed with the Superintendent.

Section 3. Any PTS teacher who has been terminated because of a reduction in the professional staff (whether or not such termination results in an overall net reduction in the professional staff) and who desires to be considered for re-employment by the Weston Public Schools will notify the Superintendent in writing and provide to him a mailing address, for a period of two years after the effective date of such termination, the Superintendent will notify such teacher by mail of all vacancies as set forth in this ARTICLE.

Section 4. Subject to the provisions of this ARTICLE, appointments will be made by decision of the Superintendent at his sole discretion upon the recommendation of the principal. Appointments will be based upon consideration by the Superintendent of all factors in his judgment relevant to the applicant's qualifications. Whenever the relevant factors are in the Superintendent's judgment approximately equal, first preference in filling vacancies not otherwise filled under ARTICLE XXXI - REDUCTIONS IN FORCE will be given to teachers already employed in the Weston Public Schools. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their applications. Upon request, the administration will discuss the application, on a confidential basis, with a teacher.

Section 5. Nothing in this Agreement will prevent the Superintendent or the administration from making acting appointments until positions can be filled with permanent appointments. Time spent in such acting appointments will not be regarded as evidence of superior qualifications for the permanent openings. No person will serve more than two weeks in a temporary position without receiving the salary commensurate with that position.

ARTICLE XVIII

ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER OF TEACHERS

Section 1. The Superintendent will assign and/or transfer personnel on the basis of the following considerations:

A.  TEACHER-INITIATED CHANGE: Any staff member may request of his principal or of the Superintendent a transfer to another grade, school or department.

B.   ADMINISTRATOR-INITIATED CHANGE: Teachers are to be consulted by those in authority proposing any change to the end of reaching amicable and mutual understanding. Change will mean any change between grade levels or any change in role or any change between buildings and/or teams. No final decision is to be reached without prior consultation with the teachers involved, and such decision will be based upon reasonableness and the opportunity for full discussion by all concerned parties of all relevant factors. Such consultation should be early enough in the school year for teachers to have reasonable time to make plans for change in employment if they so desire.

C.   Where a teacher is supervised by a director or department head, the director and/or department head will be consulted before any transfer or change in assignment is made.

Section 2. No later than twelve (12) school days prior to the end of each student year, teachers will receive their assignments of buildings and grades for the following year. By July 30, they will receive their schedules which include courses and periods. It is understood that such assignments and schedules remain tentative and are subject to change by the Administration as circumstances dictate.

Section 3. Nothing in this ARTICLE shall be construed to limit the Superintendent's sole discretion to decide upon changed assignments and transfers, provided the provisions of Section 1 above are met.

ARTICLE XIX

TEACHER YEAR, HOURS AND WORKLOAD

Section 1. The part-time or full-time teacher year will begin no earlier than the last Monday in August and will end no later than June 30. The number of days in the teacher year will be no more than 184 days which will include a maximum of 180 contact days with students (teaching days) and a maximum of four days for teacher orientations, planning, conferences, workshops, or staff meetings; an additional day may be scheduled for educational purposes provided the Association agrees; some of these four days may occur after the l80 student contact days. Although a maximum of l85 teaching days may be scheduled to allow for inclement weather or other emergencies, schools will close at the end of l80 teaching days.

Section 2. In addition to the four days of Section 1 above, teachers new to Weston and teachers requested to assist in the orientation of such new teachers may be required to attend an orientation on the calendar day immediately prior to the first day that all other teachers are required to return. Teachers who are not new to Weston but who are required to attend and assist during this extra day will not be paid extra so long as this is reasonably related to the reason why they are receiving a differential; a teacher who is receiving no related differential will be paid an additional 1/184 of his basic salary.

Section 3. Except as specified to the contrary in this ARTICLE, existing practices will be maintained concerning total teacher hours of employment, length of school day, work week, vacations, holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, provided, if educational circumstances dictate a proposed change in the length of the school day, the Agreement, by written notice may be reopened for the negotiation of that issue. No teacher will be assigned an unreasonable workload.

Section 4. A teacher's work day on school premises will generally consist of eight continuous hours including lunch periods, as well as such reasonable additional time as may be required for activity supervision for which differentials are paid. Additional time required for activities such as conferences with parents and back-to-school nights will be reasonable in the light of past practices in Weston and the particular circumstances. Activities such as teacher meetings and workshops should generally be scheduled so that they are consistent with a day of eight continuous hours. When a teacher's presence is not required by a specific obligation, the teacher has freedom as to the use of his time.

Except for elementary early release Wednesdays, kindergarten students shall be dismissed at 2:15 p.m. four (4) days per week and at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Release time will be granted to kindergarten teachers in September to allow for kindergarten screenings. It is understood that kindergarten teachers will have fewer specials than elementary teachers during the regular work week. The parties agree, however, that kindergarten teachers’ preparation time shall in sum be no less than the preparation time provided to elementary teachers. Therefore, on non-elementary early dismissal Wednesdays the time within the workday post-dismissal of kindergarten students shall be used by kindergarten teachers as preparation time.

Consistent with past practice, kindergarten will not be in session on the following days: .

•    The two first days of school for students;

•    One day in the fall for parent conferences;

•      Two days in the spring for parent conferences; and

 •   One additional day in the spring for incoming kindergarten students.

Section 4(a).

A.   The number of elementary early dismissal Wednesdays will be seven (7).

B.   The time students arrive in the classrooms at the elementary level is 8:10 a.m.

C.   Every effort will be made to prevent any loss in specialist instruction time and/or classroom teacher preparation time that may result from the change in schedule.   In the event that a minimal loss in specialist instruction time and/or classroom teacher preparation time in unavoidable, every effort will be made to equalize the loss of specialist instruction time and/or classroom teacher preparation time.

At the start of the school year, each Principal will confer with his/her cabinet (including teacher leaders) to create a schedule of meetings including first Wednesdays, faculty meetings, and department or team meetings, cross grade, curriculum or department meetings and professional development. Monday and Friday after-school time is reserved for individual preparation time with the exception of voluntary activities or stipended responsibilities.

For elementary early release Wednesdays, the entire day after student dismissal will be used as:

District-Wide (2)

Individual Faculty Preparation Time (2)

Principal’s Discretion (2)

Shared Faculty/Principal (1) with half the time for individual preparation time

On the two (2) early release Wednesdays scheduled for individual faculty preparation time, the entire time after student dismissal will be for individual faculty preparation time. Apart from individual teachers choosing to work in small groups and/or an emergency school crisis that must be addressed, no meetings will take place during Individual Faculty Preparation Time.

On the early release Wednesdays that are shared between Principal discretion and teacher discretion, approximately half the time after student dismissal shall be for individual faculty preparation time. No meetings such as described above will be scheduled during this time.

D. Full-time Physical Education teachers in grades 6-12 will have a teaching assignment of no more than 21 classes per week.

Section 5.

A.  Department Heads in English, history, mathematics and science have 50% released time. Department Heads of Guidance and special education have a 50% caseload. In accordance with Article XXIII Teacher Evaluation and Appendix A Teacher Evaluation Documents, the Guidance Department Head shall evaluate middle and high school counselors and elementary principals shall continue to evaluate counselors in their buildings.

B.   The K-12 Directors of Music, Art, Foreign Language and Physical Education/Health and Wellness will receive released time in the range of twenty to fifty percent (20 - 50%).

C.   The High School Student Activities Coordinator will receive a stipend and the option of one released day per month to be planned at the teacher’s discretion.

D.  The High School Drama Director will receive 30% released time and technical support for three shows.

Section 6. Teachers will have a duty-free lunch period of at least the following lengths:

A.  Elementary School (K through 6): 35 minutes

B.   Secondary School (7 through l2): 25 minutes

Section 7. Any of the teachers who teach in the Kindergarten program will be considered full-time employees (at their salaries for a 34-hour week). Except as specified to the contrary herein, all kindergarten positions shall be classified as full-time positions (1.0 FTE) and shall be entitled to all the salary, benefits, rights and conditions of full-time teachers under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. In the event the school committee decides to move back to a part-time kindergarten model, kindergarten teachers will revert back to 0.85 FTE.

Section 8. School nurses may be required at the sole discretion of the School Committee to provide services for the Weston Board of Health within their normal workweek. A job description will be developed to identify the “school nursing” and “public health” functions performed by the nurses. While it is not the present intention of the School Committee or the Town to substantially modify the duties of the school nurses, the Committee and the Association agree that public health functions may be removed from the duties performed by Unit A nurses without the need to bargain over any such decision. However, the Association may require bargaining over the impact that any such decision has upon any Unit A school nurse.

The work year for school nurses shall be 185 days. Any work days approved beyond will be paid at the then current per diem rate for the nurse who performs that work.

ARTICLE XX

CLASS SIZE

Section 1. While it is not the present intention of the School Committee to substantially modify present class sizes, nevertheless final decisions on these matters will remain at the sole discretion of the School Committee.

Section 2. Before implementing class size decisions, the School Committee will consider the staffing recommendations of the Pupil-Teacher Ratio Advisory Committee appointed by the Commissioner of Education in accordance with the provisions of the Acts of the General Court of l965, Chapter 572, Section 1G, and as promulgated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in publication #268. Consistent with the most effective education, the School Committee will make an effort to maintain or improve the present ratio of pupils to professional staff.

ARTICLE XXI

CLERICAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANCE

Section 1. While it is not the present intention of the School Committee to substantially modify the amount of clerical and instructional assistance available to teachers, nevertheless final decisions on these matters will remain at the sole discretion of the School Committee.

Section 2. Recognizing the importance of clerical and instructional assistance in facilitating the teacher/learning process, the School Committee will continue its efforts to maintain the quality and quantity of these resources.

ARTICLE XXII

NON-TEACHING DUTIES

Section 1. The School Committee and the Association acknowledge that a teacher's primary responsibility is to teach and that his energies should be utilized to this end.

Section 2. Subject to the requirement that students be adequately supervised while on school premises, the Superintendent will make every reasonable effort to distribute non-teaching duties equitably and to accommodate the preferences of individual teachers.

Section 3.

Teachers will not be required to drive pupils to activities which take place away from the school building. Teachers may do so voluntarily, so long as the following conditions are met:

A.  The activity has the approval of the Superintendent.

B.   The owner of the vehicle being used in transporting students must file evidence with the Superintendent of personal liability insurance coverage on the vehicle in the amounts of at least $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident.

C.   The parents of the students being transported in this manner will be fully informed as to this means of transportation and will sign a statement to this effect.

Indemnification of a teacher for any damage, over and above the amount of insurance held by the owner of the vehicle, from accidents or claims related to a teacher’s transport of a student shall be in accordance with the relevant provisions of Massachusetts General Laws as most currently amended, or any other applicable provision of the law.

Section 4. All teachers in the bargaining unit, with the exception of the house supervisors, psychologists and generic specialist, shall be assigned non-teaching duties on an equitable basis.

Section 5. 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 is practicable.

ARTICLE XXIII

TEACHER EVALUATION

Section 1. The goal of teacher evaluation is to identify strengths and weaknesses in teacher performance in order to improve instruction, to encourage professional growth, and to assist in making personnel decisions. Evaluation will include all aspects of a teacher's total performance, both in the performance of his main assignment and in his total professional responsibilities. Teachers shall be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation instrument as agreed to and incorporated by reference.

1)        Purpose of Educator Evaluation

A)        This contract language is negotiated and based on M.G.L., c.71, § 38; M.G.L. c.150E; and the Educator Evaluation regulations, 603 CMR 35.00 et seq. In the event of a conflict between this collective bargaining agreement and the governing laws and regulations, the laws and regulations will prevail.

B)        The purposes of evaluation are:

i)    To promote student learning, growth, and achievement by providing Educators with feedback for improvement, enhanced opportunities for professional growth, and clear structures for accountability, 603 CMR 35.01(2)(a);

ii)   To provide a record of facts and assessments for personnel decisions, 35.01(2)(b);

iii)   To ensure that every school committee has a system to enhance the professionalism and accountability of teachers and administrators that will enable them to assist all students to perform at high levels, 35.01(3); and

iv)   To assure effective teaching and administrative leadership, 35.01(3).

2)        Definitions

A)        Artifacts of Professional Practice: Products of an Educator’s work and student work samples that demonstrate the Educator’s knowledge and skills with respect to specific performance standards.

B)        Caseload Educator: Educators who teach or counsel individual or small groups of students through consultation with the regular classroom teacher, for example, school nurses, guidance counselors, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and some reading specialists and special education teachers.

C)        Classroom teacher: Educators who teach preK-12 whole classes, and teachers of special subjects as such as art, music, library, and physical education. May also include special education teachers and reading specialists who teach whole classes.

D)        Categories of Evidence: Multiple measures of student learning, growth, and achievement, observations, artifacts of professional practice, and additional evidence relevant to one or more Standards of Effective Teaching Practice.

E)        District-determined Measures: Measures of student learning, growth and achievement related to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, Massachusetts Vocational Technical Education Frameworks, or other relevant frameworks, that are comparable across grade or subject level district-wide. These measures may include, but shall not be limited to: portfolios, approved commercial assessments and district-developed pre-and post-unit and course assessments, and capstone projects.

F)         Educator(s): Inclusive term that applies to all classroom teachers and caseload educators, unless otherwise noted.

G)        Educator Plan: The growth or improvement actions identified as part of each Educator’s evaluation. The type of plan is determined by the Educator’s career stage, overall performance rating, and the rating of impact on student learning, growth and achievement. There shall be four types of Educator Plans:

i)    Developing Educator Plan shall mean a plan developed by the Educator and the Evaluator for one school year or less for an Educator without Professional Teacher Status (PTS); or, at the discretion of an Evaluator, for an Educator with PTS in a new assignment.

ii)    Self-Directed Growth Plan shall mean a plan developed by the Educator for one or two school years for Educators with PTS who are rated proficient or exemplary.

(a)        For educators whose impact on student learning is either moderate or high, the Educator Plan shall be two years. 35.06(7)(a)(1)

(b)        For educators whose impact on student learning is low, the Educator plan shall be for one year. The Plan shall include a goal related to examining elements of practice that may be contributing to low impact 35.07(a)(2)

iii) Directed Growth Plan shall mean a plan developed by the Educator and the Evaluator of one school year or less for Educators with PTS who are rated needs improvement.

iv)   Improvement Plan shall mean a plan developed by the Evaluator of no more than one school year for Educators with PTS who are rated unsatisfactory with goals specific to improving the Educator’s unsatisfactory performance.

H)   ESE: The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

I)    Evaluation: The ongoing process of defining goals and identifying, gathering, and using information as part of a process to improve professional performance (the “formative evaluation” and “formative assessment”) and to assess total job effectiveness and make personnel decisions (the “summative evaluation”).

J)    Evaluator: Any person designated by a superintendent who has responsibility for observation or evaluation and who has successfully completed a professional learning program (see 603 CMR 35.11(7)) and is responsible for judging professional practice. The superintendent is responsible for ensuring that all evaluators have training in the principles of supervision and evaluation. Each classroom teacher and caseload educator will have one evaluator responsible for determining performance ratings, although other evaluators may participate in the evaluation process by completing walk-throughs and observations. The classroom teacher and caseload educator shall be apprised of his/her evaluator at the beginning of the academic year. Each classroom teacher and caseload educator who is assigned to more than one building will be evaluated by the appropriate licensed administrator where the individual is primarily assigned or assigned most of the time. The principal of each building in which the classroom teacher and caseload educator serve must review and sign the evaluation. The evaluator shall be evaluated pursuant to 603 CMR 35.00 and such other standards as may be established.

K)   Evaluation Cycle: A five-component process that all Educators follow consisting of 1) Self-Assessment; 2) Goal-setting, analysis and Educator Plan development; 3) Implementation of the Plan; 4) Formative Assessment/Evaluation; and 5) Summative Evaluation.

L)    Experienced Educator: An educator with Professional Teacher Status (PTS).

M)   Family: Includes students’ parents, legal guardians, foster parents, or primary caregivers.

N)   Formative Assessment: The process used to assess progress towards attaining goals set forth in Educator plans, performance on standards, or both. This process may take place at any time(s) during the cycle of evaluation, but typically takes place at mid-cycle.

O)   Formative Evaluation: An evaluation conducted at the end of Year 1 for an Educator on a 2-year Self-Directed Growth plan which is used to arrive at a rating on progress towards attaining the goals set forth in the Educator Plan, performance on Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice, or both.

P)    Goal: A specific, actionable, and measurable area of improvement as set forth in an Educator’s plan. A goal may pertain to any or all of the following: Educator practice in relation to Performance Standards, Educator practice in relation to indicators, or specified improvement in student learning, growth and achievement. Goals may be developed by individual Educators, by the Evaluator, or by a team of Educators. “Team Goals” can be developed by grade-level or subject area teams, departments, or other groups of Educators who have the same role.

Q)   Measurable: That which can be classified or estimated in relation to a scale, rubric, or standards.

R)   Multiple Measures of Student Learning: Measures must include a combination of classroom, school and district assessments, student growth percentiles on state assessments, if state assessments are available, and student MEPA gain scores. This definition may be revised as required by regulations or agreement of the parties upon issuance of ESE guidance expected by July 2012.

S)    Observation: A data gathering process specifically undertaken pursuant to this agreement that includes notes and judgments made during one or more classroom or worksite visits(s) of at least ten (10) minutes in duration by the Evaluator and may include examination of artifacts of practice. An observation shall occur in person. All observations will be done openly and with knowledge of the Educator. Classroom or worksite observations conducted pursuant to this article must result in feedback to the Educator using agreed-upon written protocols. Normal supervisory responsibilities of department, building and district administrators will also cause administrators to drop in on classes and other activities in the worksite at various times as deemed necessary by the administrator. Carrying out these supervisory responsibilities, when they do not result in feedback to the Educator, are not observations as defined in this Article.

T)    Performance Rating: Describes the Educator’s performance on each performance standard and overall. There shall be four performance ratings:

Exemplary: the Educator’s performance consistently and significantly exceeds the requirements of a standard or overall.

 Proficient: the Educator’s performance fully and consistently meets the requirements of a standard or overall.

Needs Improvement: the Educator’s performance on a standard or overall is below the requirements of a standard or overall, but is not considered to be unsatisfactory at this time. Improvement is necessary and expected.

 Unsatisfactory: the Educator’s performance on a standard or overall has not significantly improved following a rating of needs improvement, or the Educator’s performance is consistently below the requirements of a standard or overall and is considered inadequate, or both.

U)   Performance Standards: Locally developed standards and indicators pursuant to M.G.L. c. 71, § 38 and consistent with, and/or supplemental to 603 CMR 35.00.

V)   Professional Teacher Status: PTS is the status granted to an Educator pursuant to M.G.L. c. 71, § 41.

W)   Rating of Educator Impact on Student Learning: A rating of high, moderate or low based on trends and patterns of student learning, growth, and achievement, pursuant to #20 below.

X)   Rating of Overall Educator Performance: The Educator’s overall performance rating is based on the Evaluator’s professional judgment and examination of evidence of the Educator’s performance against the four Performance Standards and the Educator’s attainment of goals set forth in the Educator Plan, as follows:

i)    Standard 1: Curriculum, Planning and Assessment

ii)    Standard 2: Teaching All Students

iii)   Standard 3: Family and Community Engagement

iv)   Standard 4: Professional Culture

v)    Attainment of Professional Practice Goal(s)

vi)   Attainment of Student Learning Goal(s)

Y)   Rubric: A scoring tool that describes characteristics of practice or artifacts at different levels of performance. The rubrics for Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice are used to rate Educators on Performance Standards, these rubrics consists of:

vii)   Standards: Describes broad categories of professional practice, including those required in 603 CMR 35.03 viii)  Indicators: Describes aspects of each standard, including those required in 603 CMR 35.03 ix)   Elements: Defines the individual components under each indicator x)    Descriptors: Describes practice at four levels of performance for each element

Z)    Self-Assessment: The evaluation cycle shall include self-assessment addressing Performance Standards established through collective bargaining. 603 CMR 35.06 (2) The educator shall provide such information, in the form of self-assessment, in a timely manner to the evaluator at the point of goal setting and plan development. 35.03(2)(b) Evaluators shall use evidence of educator performance and impact on student learning, growth, and achievement in goal setting with the educator based on the educator's self-assessment and other sources that the evaluator shares with the educator. 35.06(3)(a)

AA) Summative Evaluation: An evaluation used to arrive at a rating on each standard, an overall rating, and as a basis to make personnel decisions. The summative evaluation includes the Evaluator’s judgments of the Educator’s performance against Performance Standards and the Educator’s attainment of goals set forth in the Educator’s Plan. The summative evaluation rating must be based on evidence from multiple categories of evidence. MCAS growth scores cannot be the sole basis for a summative evaluation rating. 603 CMR 35.08(3). To be rated Proficient overall, a teacher shall, at a minimum, have been rated Proficient on the Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment and the Teaching all Students standards for teachers, 603 CMR 35.03(1) and 35.03(2).

BB) Superintendent: The person employed by the school committee pursuant to M.G.L. c. 71 §59 and §59A. The superintendent is responsible for the implementation of 603 CMR 35.00.

CC) Trends in student learning: At least three (3) years of data from locally bargained measures and state assessments used in determining the Educator’s rating on impact on student learning as high, moderate or low.

3)    Evidence Used In Evaluation

The following categories of evidence shall be used in evaluating each Educator, development of which shall be negotiated by the parties:

A)   Multiple measures of student learning, growth, and achievement, pursuant to #20 below, which shall include:

i) Measures of student progress on classroom assessments that are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks or other relevant frameworks and are comparable within grades or subjects in a school;

ii)    At least two measures of student learning related to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks or the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Education Frameworks or other relevant frameworks that are comparable across grades and/or subjects district-wide. These measures may include: portfolios, approved commercial assessments and district-developed pre and post unit and course assessments, and capstone projects

iii)   Statewide growth measure(s) where available, including the MCAS Student Growth Percentile and the Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment (MEPA) gain scores; and

iv) Measures of student progress and/or achievement toward student learning goals set between the Educator and Evaluator for the school year or some other period of time established in the Educator Plan.

v)    For Educators whose primary role is not as a classroom teacher, the appropriate measures of the Educator’s contribution to student learning, growth, and achievement as negotiated between the parties. The measures shall be based on the Educator’s role and responsibility.

B)        Observations and artifacts of practice including;

 i)    Walk-throughs as defined in #10 below.

 ii)    Observations as defined in #10 below.

iii)   Examination of Educator work products.

iv)   Examination of student work samples.

C)        Other Evidence, including but not limited to:

i)    Evidence compiled and presented by the Educator, including :

(a)        Evidence of fulfillment of professional responsibilities and growth such as self-assessments, peer collaboration, professional development linked to goals in the Educator plans, contributions to the school community and professional culture;

(b)        Evidence of active outreach to and engagement with families;

ii)    Evidence of progress towards professional practice goal(s);

iii)   Evidence of progress toward student learning outcomes goal(s); and

 iv)   Student Feedback, pursuant to #21 below.

4)        Rubric

A)    The rubrics constitute a scoring tool used for the Educator’s self-assessment, formative assessment, formative evaluation and summative evaluation. The rubrics for all educators will be completed in the summer of 2012. The Association and the Committee will vote on the completed rubrics no later than September 14th, 2012. If no agreement is reached on the proposed rubrics, the Department and Elementary and Secondary Education rubrics will be used for the 2012 – 2013 school year. After the first year of implementation, a joint association-administration committee will review the rubrics and make any necessary revisions for the second year of implementation.

5)        Evaluation Cycle: Training

A)   By November 1st of the first year of this agreement, all Educators shall complete a professional learning activity about self-assessment and goal-setting satisfactory to the superintendent or principal. Any Educator hired after the November 1st date, and who has not previously completed such an activity, shall complete such a professional learning activity about self-assessment and goal-setting within one (1) month of the date of hire. This learning activity shall occur during the contractual work day. The district through the superintendent shall determine the type and quality of the learning activity based on guidance provided by ESE and input from the Association.

6)        Evaluation Cycle: Annual Orientation

A)   At the start of each school year, the superintendent, principal or designee shall conduct a meeting for Educators and Evaluators focused substantially on educator evaluation. The superintendent, principal or designee shall:

i)    Provide an overview of the evaluation process, including goal setting and the educator plans.

ii)    Provide District and School goals and priorities, as well as professional development opportunities related to those goals and priorities.

iii)   Provide all Educators with directions for obtaining a copy of the forms used by the district. These may be electronically provided when the availability and use of technology permit.

iv)   The faculty meeting may be recorded to facilitate orientation of Educators hired after the beginning of the school year, provided that an announcement is made at the beginning of the meeting that it is being recorded and no one objects.

7)        Evaluation Cycle: Self-Assessment

A)   Completing the Self-Assessment

i)    The evaluation cycle begins with the Educator completing a self-assessment and bringing it to the goal setting meeting with the Evaluator. This meeting should take place by October 15th or within six weeks of the start of their employment at the school.

ii)    The self-assessment includes:

(a)        An analysis of evidence of student learning, growth and achievement for students under the Educator’s responsibility, pursuant to #20 below.

(b)        An assessment of practice against each of the four Performance Standards of effective practice using the district’s rubric.

(c)        Proposed goals to pursue as described below.

B)   Proposing the goals

i)    Educators should meet with teams to consider establishing team goals. Evaluators may participate in such meetings.

ii)    For Educators in their first year of practice, the Evaluator will meet with each Educator by October 15th (or within six weeks of the Educator’s first day of employment if the Educator begins employment after September 15th) to assist the Educator in completing the self-assessment and drafting the professional practice and student learning goals which must include induction and mentoring activities and may be part of a team goal.

iii)   Unless the Evaluator indicates that an Educator in his/her second or third years of practice should continue to address induction and mentoring goals pursuant to 603 CMR 7.12, the Educator may address team goals.

iv)   For Educators with PTS and ratings of proficient or exemplary, the goals may be team goals. In addition, these Educators may include individual professional practice goals that address enhancing skills that enable the Educator to share proficient practices with colleagues or develop leadership skills.

v)    For Educators with PTS and ratings of needs improvement or unsatisfactory, the professional practice goal(s) must address specific standards and indicators identified for improvement. In addition, the goals may address team goals.

8)    Evaluation Cycle: Goal Setting and Development of the Educator Plan

A)   Every Educator has an Educator Plan that includes, but is not limited to, one goal related to the improvement of practice and one goal for the improvement of student learning. The Plan also outlines actions the Educator must take to attain the goals established in the Plan and benchmarks to assess progress.

B)        To determine the goals to be included in the Educator Plan, the Evaluator reviews the goals the Educator has proposed in the Self-Assessment, using evidence of Educator performance and impact on student learning, growth and achievement based on the Educator’s self-assessment and other sources that Evaluator shares with the Educator. The process for determining the Educator’s impact on student learning, growth and achievement will be determined pursuant to #20, below.

Evaluators and Educators shall consider creating team goals. The evaluator retains final authority over goals to be included in an educator’s plan.

C)        Educator Plan Development Meetings shall be conducted as follows:

i)    Educators in the same school may meet with the Evaluator in teams and/or individually at the end of the previous evaluation cycle or by October 15th of the next academic year to develop their Educator Plan. Educators shall not be expected to meet during the summer hiatus.

ii)    For those Educators new to the school, the meeting with the Evaluator to establish the Educator Plan must occur by October 15th or within six weeks of the start of their assignment in that school

iii)   The Evaluator shall meet individually with Educators with PTS and ratings of needs improvement or unsatisfactory to develop professional practice goal(s) that must address specific standards and indicators identified for improvement, whether they be individual or team goals.

iv)   For educators with Professional Teacher Status with ratings of Proficient and Exemplary, the professional practice goal may be a team goal. In addition, these educators may include professional practice goals that address enhancing skills that enable the educator to share proficient practices with colleagues or develop leadership skills.

D)        The Evaluator and Educator complete the Educator Plan at the Goal Setting Meeting. This meeting shall take place by October 15th. The plan will be completed on MyLearningPlan.com or using some other online tool. The Educator and Evaluator shall electronically sign the Educator Plan. The Educator’s signature does not indicate agreement or disagreement with its contents. The Evaluator retains final authority over the content of the Educator’s Plan. The Educator may include a written response to the plan.

9)    Evaluation Cycle: Observation of Practice and Examination of Artifacts

Teachers will be observed a minimum number of times per educator plan cycle as follows:

Educator Plan

Number of Walk-Throughs

Number of Observations

Two-Year Self-Directed Plan

10 (over 2 years)

2 (over 2 years)

One-Year Self-Directed Plan

5

2

One-Year Directed Plan

5

2

One-Year Improvement Plan

5

2

One-Year Emerging Educator Plan

5

2

10)   Observations

The Evaluator’s first observation of the Educator shall take place by November 15. Observations required by the Educator Plan should be completed by May 15th.

The Evaluator is not required nor expected to review all the indicators in a rubric during an observation. However, every effort will be made to observe for a period of time sufficient to observe as many indicators as possible.

A)        Walk-Throughs

i)    A walk-through is an unannounced visit of least 10 minutes in duration.

ii)    After all walk-throughs, the Evaluator will submit feedback notes to the Educator on MyLearningPlan.com, or some other online tool, within 2 school days.

iii)   For at least 2 of the 5 walk-throughs in a school year, in addition to submitting feedback notes as described in ii), the Evaluator will meet briefly with the Educator within 3 school days.

iv)   Any walk-through resulting in one or more standards judged to be unsatisfactory or needs improvement must be followed by a meeting with the Evaluator and Educator within 3 school days, in addition to submitting feedback notes as described in ii).

v)    For all walk-throughs, the Evaluator will assess the walk-through on MyLearningPlan.com, or some other online tool, as Exemplary, Proficient, Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory. For any walk-through assessed as Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory, the Evaluator will indicate which specific indicators were observed as Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory.

vi)   The Educator may include a written response to the walk-through notes on MyLearningPlan.com or some other online tool.

B)        Observations

i)    Observations shall be no less than 30 minutes in duration.

ii)    An observation shall be announced or unannounced, at the discretion of the Evaluator

iii)   Within 5 school days before an announced observation, the Evaluator or Educator may request a pre-observation conference. In lieu of a meeting, the Educator may inform the Evaluator in writing of any other information that will assist the Evaluator to assess performance

iv)   The Educator will be notified as soon as possible if the Evaluator will not be able to attend the scheduled observation. The observation will be rescheduled with the Educator as soon as reasonably practical.

v)    Within 5 school days after the observation, the Evaluator and Educator shall meet for a post-observation conference to review the observation and the observation notes the Evaluator submitted on MyLearningPlan.com, or some other online tool.

vi)   For all observations, the Evaluator will assess the observation on MyLearningPlan.com, or some other online tool, as Exemplary, Proficient, Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory.

vii)   For any standard where the Educator’s practice was found to be Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory, the feedback must:

(a)        Describe the basis for the Evaluator’s judgment.

(b)        Describe actions the Educator should take to improve his/her performance.

(c)        Identify support and/or resources the Educator may use in his/her improvement.

(d)        State that the Educator is responsible for addressing the need for improvement.

(e)        The parties agree that individual teaching styles vary and not all of the indicators on the rubric may be observed during any one class or lesson.

11)   Evaluation Cycle: Formative Assessment for 1 year cycles

A)        A specific purpose for evaluation is to promote student learning, growth and achievement by providing Educators with feedback for improvement. Evaluators are expected to give targeted constructive feedback to Educators based on their observations of practice, examination of artifacts, and analysis of multiple measures of student learning, growth and achievement in relation to the Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice or Educator goals or both.

B)        Formative Assessment may be ongoing throughout the evaluation cycle but typically takes places mid-cycle when a Formative Assessment report is completed.

C)        The Formative Assessment report provides written feedback to the Educator about his/her progress towards attaining the goals set forth in the Educator Plan, performance on Performance Standards and overall, or both

D)        By January 17th, the Educator shall provide to the Evaluator evidence of family outreach and engagement, fulfillment of professional responsibility and growth, and progress on attaining professional practice and student learning goals. The Educator may provide to the Evaluator additional evidence of the Educator’s performances against the four Performance Standards.

E)        The Evaluator shall complete the Formative Assessment report on MyLearningPlan.com, or some other online tool, and share the report with the Educator at a face-to-face meeting by January 31st.

F)         The Educator may reply in writing to the Formative Assessment report within five (5) school days of the Formative Assessment meeting. The Educator’s reply shall be on MyLearningPlan.com, or some other online tool.

G)        The Educator shall electronically sign the Formative Assessment report by within 5 school days of receiving the report. The signature indicates that the Educator received the Formative Assessment report in a timely fashion. The signature does not indicate agreement or disagreement with its contents.

H)   As a result of the Formative Assessment Report, the Evaluator may change the activities in the Educator Plan.

I)    The educator’s performance for this report shall be assumed to be the same as the previous summative evaluation unless evidence demonstrates a significant change in performance.

J)    After the formative assessment and upon request of the educator, another trained supervisor shall be assigned to perform a formal observation to be used as evidence in the educator’s summative evaluation.

12)   Evaluation Cycle: Formative Evaluation for Two Year Self-Directed Plans Only

A)        Educators on two year Self-Directed Growth Educator Plans receive a Formative Evaluation report no later than June 1st of the first year of the two-year cycle.

B)        By May 18th, the Educator shall provide to the Evaluator evidence of family outreach and engagement, fulfillment of professional responsibility and growth, and progress on attaining professional practice and student learning goals. The Educator may provide to the Evaluator additional evidence of the Educator’s performances against the four Performance Standards.

C)        The Evaluator shall complete the Formative Assessment report on MyLearningPlan.com, or some other online tool, and share the report with the Educator at a face-to-face meeting by June 1st.

D)        The Educator may reply in writing to the Formative Assessment report within five (5) school days of the Formative Assessment meeting. The Educator’s reply shall be on MyLearningPlan.com, or some other online tool.

E)        The Educator shall electronically sign the Formative Assessment report by within 5 school days of receiving the report. The signature indicates that the Educator received the Formative Assessment report in a timely fashion. The signature does not indicate agreement or disagreement with its contents.

F)         As a result of the Formative Assessment Report, the Evaluator may change the activities in the Educator Plan.

G)        The educator’s performance for this report shall be assumed to be the same as the previous summative evaluation unless evidence demonstrates a significant change in performance.

H)   After the formative assessment and upon request of the educator, another trained supervisor shall be assigned to perform a formal observation to be used as evidence in the educator’s summative evaluation.

13)   Evaluation Cycle: Summative Evaluation

A)        The evaluation cycle concludes with a summative evaluation report. For Educators on a one-year Educator Plan, the summative report must be written and provided to the Educator by May 15th. For Educators on a two-year Educator Plan, the summative report must be written and provided to the Educator by June 1st.

B)        The Evaluator determines a rating on each standard based on the Evaluator’s professional judgment, an examination of evidence against the Performance Standards and evidence of the attainment of the Educator Plan goals. In determining the overall rating, the Evaluator shall give equal weight to the four standards and attainment of goals.

C)        The Evaluator shall determine the summative rating that the Educator receives. For an Educator whose overall performance rating is exemplary or proficient and whose impact on student learning is low, the Evaluator’s Supervisor shall discuss and review the rating with the Evaluator and the Supervisor shall confirm or revise the Evaluator’s rating of the Educator.

D)        The summative evaluation rating must be based on evidence from multiple categories of evidence. MCAS Growth scores shall not be the sole basis for a summative evaluation rating.

E)        To be rated proficient overall, the Educator shall, at a minimum, have been rated proficient on the Curriculum, Planning and Assessment and the Teaching All Students Standards.

F)         No less than two weeks before the due date for the Summative Evaluation report, the Educator will provide to the Evaluator evidence of family outreach and engagement, fulfillment of professional responsibility and growth, and progress on attaining professional practice and student learning goals. The educator may also provide to the evaluator additional evidence of the educator’s performance against the four Performance Standards.

G)        The Summative Evaluation report should recognize areas of strength as well as identify recommendations for professional growth.

H)   The Evaluator shall share a signed copy of the Summative Evaluation report completed on MyLearningPlan.com, or some other online tool, to the Educator at a face-to-face meeting, by May 15th for Educators on a one-year cycle and by June 1st for Educators on a two-year cycle.

I)    Upon mutual agreement, the Educator and the Evaluator may develop the Self-Directed Growth Plan for the following two years during the meeting on the Summative Evaluation report.

J)    The Educator shall electronically sign the final Summative Evaluation within 5 days of receiving the evaluation. The signature indicates that the Educator received the Summative Evaluation report in a timely fashion. The signature does not indicate agreement or disagreement with its contents.

K) The Educator shall have the right to respond in writing on MyLearningPlan.com to the Summative Evaluation. The Educator’s response shall become part of the final Summative Evaluation report.

L)    A hard copy of the signed final Summative Evaluation report shall be filed in the Educator’s personnel file.

14)   Educator Plans – General

A)        Educator Plans shall be designed to provide Educators with feedback for improvement, professional growth, and student achievement. The Plan must be aligned to the standards and indicators and be consistent with district and school goals.

B)        The Educator Plan shall include:

i)    At least one goal related to improvement of practice tied to one or more Performance Standards;

ii)    At least one goal for the improvement of the learning, growth and achievement of the students under the Educator’s responsibility;

iii)   An outline of actions the Educator must take to attain the goals that include specified professional development, self-study, and coursework, as well as other support that may be suggested by the Evaluator or provided by the school or district. Examples may include but are not limited to coursework, self-study, action research, curriculum development, study groups with peers, and implementing new programs.

C)        It is the Educator’s responsibility to attain the goals in the Plan and to participate in any trainings and professional development provided through the state, district, or other providers in accordance with the Educator Plan. These activities shall be paid for by the District, and shall take place within the contractual workday when appropriate.

15)      Educator Plans: Developing Educator Plan

A)        The Developing Educator Plan is for all Educators without PTS, and educators working the first year in a new school or under a different educator license.

B)        The Educator shall be evaluated at least annually.

16)       Educator Plans: Self-Directed Growth Plan

A)        A Two-year Self-Directed Growth Plan is for those Educators with PTS who have an overall rating of proficient or exemplary, and whose impact on student learning is moderate or high, when available. A formative evaluation report is completed at the end of year 1 and a summative evaluation report at the end of year 2.

B)        A One-year Self-Directed Growth Plan is for those Educators with PTS who have an overall rating of proficient or exemplary, and whose impact on student learning is low, when available. In this case, the Evaluator and Educator shall analyze the discrepancy between the summative evaluation rating and the rating for impact on student learning to seek to determine the cause(s) of the discrepancy.

17)       Educator Plans: Directed Growth Plan

A)        A Directed Growth Plan is for those Educators with PTS whose overall rating is needs improvement.

B)        The goals in the Plan must address areas identified as needing improvement as determined by the Evaluator.

C)        The Evaluator shall complete a summative evaluation for the Educator at the end of the period determined by the Plan, but at least annually, and in no case later than June 1st.

18)       Educator Plans: Improvement Plan

A)        An Improvement Plan is for those Educators with PTS whose overall rating is unsatisfactory.

B)        The parties agree that in order to provide students with the best instruction, it may be necessary from time to time to place an Educator whose practice has been rated as unsatisfactory on an Improvement Plan of no more than one school year.

C)        The Evaluator must complete a summative evaluation for the Educator at the end of the period determined by the Evaluator for the Plan.

D)        An Educator on an Improvement Plan shall be assigned an Evaluator who is responsible for providing the Educator with guidance and assistance in accessing the resources and professional development outlined in the Improvement Plan.

E)        The Improvement Plan shall define the problem(s) of practice identified through the observations and evaluation and detail the improvement goals to be met, the activities the Educator must take to improve and the assistance to be provided to the Educator by the district.

F)         The Improvement Plan process shall include:

i)    Within ten school days of notification to the Educator that the Educator is being placed on an Improvement Plan, the Evaluator shall schedule a meeting with the Educator to discuss the Improvement Plan. The Evaluator will develop the Improvement Plan, which will include the provision of specific assistance to the Educator.

ii)    The Educator may request that a representative of the Association attend the meeting(s).

iii)   If the Educator consents, the Association will be informed that an Educator has been placed on an Improvement Plan.

G)        The Improvement Plan shall:

i)    Define the improvement goals directly related to the performance standard(s), indicator(s), elements(s) and/or student learning outcomes that must be improved;

ii)    Describe the activities and work products the Educator must complete as a means of improving performance;

iii)   Describe the assistance that the district will make available to the Educator;

iv)   Articulate the measurable outcomes that will be accepted as evidence of improvement;

v)    Detail the timeline for completion of each component of the Plan, including at a minimum a mid-cycle formative assessment report of the relevant standard(s) and indicator(s);

vi)   Identify the individuals assigned to assist the Educator which must include minimally the Evaluator; and,

vii)   Include the signatures of the Educator and Evaluator.

viii)  If there is no agreement on the contents of the plan, the Association may submit the issue to expedited mediation and arbitration through the American Arbitration Association.

H)   A copy of the signed Plan shall be provided to the Educator. The Educator’s signature indicates that the Educator received the Improvement Plan in a timely fashion. The signature does not indicate agreement or disagreement with its contents.

I)    Decision on the Educator’s status at the conclusion of the Improvement Plan:

i)    All determinations below must be made no later than June 1. One of three decisions must be made at the conclusion of the Improvement Plan:

(a)        If the Evaluator determines that the Educator has improved his/her practice to the level of proficiency, the Educator will be placed on a Self-Directed Growth Plan.

(b)        If the Evaluator determines that the Educator is making substantial progress toward proficiency, the Evaluator shall place the Educator on a Directed Growth Plan.

(c)        If the Evaluator determines that the Educator’s practice remains at the level of unsatisfactory, the Evaluator shall recommend to the superintendent that the Educator be dismissed.

19)   Timelines

Activity:

Completed By:

Superintendent, principal or designee meets with evaluators and educators to explain evaluation process

September 15

Evaluator meets with Educators in teams or individually to establish and complete Educator Plans

October 15

Evaluator should complete first observation of each Educator

November 15

Educator submits evidence on parent outreach, professional growth, progress on goals (and other standards, if desired)

January 17

Evaluator meets with Educator to share Formative Assessment Report

January 31

Educator submits evidence on parent outreach, professional growth, progress on goals (and other standards, if desired)

May 1

Evaluator meets with Educator to share Summative Evaluation Report

May 15

Educator signs Summative Evaluation Report and adds optional response

May 20

A)   Educators with PTS on Two Year Plans

Activity:

Completed By:

Evaluator meets with Educator to share Formative Assessment Report

June 1 of Year 1

Evaluator meets with Educator to share Summative Evaluation Report

June 1 of Year 2

Educator signs Summative Evaluation Report and adds optional response

June 6 of Year 2

B)   Educators on Plans of Less than One Year

i)    The timeline for educators on Plans of less than one year will be established in the Educator Plan.

20)       Rating Impact on Student Learning Growth

ESE will provide model contract language and guidance on rating educator impact on student learning growth based on state and district-determined measures of student learning by July 15, 2012. Upon receiving this model contract language and guidance, the parties agree to bargain with respect to this matter, provided that educators will not be assessed using student data until the measures are identified and data is available for three years.

21)       Using Student feedback in Educator Evaluation

ESE will provide model contract language, direction and guidance on using student feedback in Educator Evaluation by June 30, 2013. Upon receiving this model contract language, direction and guidance, the parties agree to bargain with respect to this matter, including protocols for administering the instrument(s), protecting student confidentiality, and analyzing student feedback.

22)       Using Staff feedback in Administrator Evaluation

ESE will provide model contract language, direction and guidance on using staff feedback in Administrator Evaluation by June 30, 2013. Upon receiving this model contract language, direction and guidance, the parties agree to bargain with respect to this matter.

23)      Transition from Existing Evaluation System

A)   The parties agree that to address the workload issue of Evaluators, during the first evaluation cycle under this Agreement in every school or department, the names of the Educators who are being placed on Self-directed Growth Plans shall be literally or figuratively “put into a hat.” The first fifty (50) percent drawn shall be on a 1-year Self-directed Growth Plan and the second fifty (50) percent shall be on a 2-year Plan.

24)      General Provisions

A.  Only those who are licensed may serve as Evaluators of Educators.

B.   Evaluators shall not make negative comments about the Educator’s performance, or comments of a negative evaluative nature, in the presence of students, parents or other staff, except in the unusual circumstance where the Evaluator concludes that s/he must immediately and directly intervene. Nothing in this paragraph is intended to limit an administrator’s ability to investigate a complaint, or secure assistance to support an Educator, or use of staff in support of an Evaluator or administrator.

C.   The superintendent shall insure that Evaluators have initial and ongoing training in supervision and evaluation, including the regulations and standards and indicators of effective teaching practice promulgated by ESE (35.03), and the evaluation Standards and Procedures established in this Agreement.

D.  The parties agree to establish a joint labor-management evaluation team that shall review the evaluation processes and procedures annually through the first three years of implementation and recommend adjustments to the parties, as well as discuss other parts of this evaluation noted as needing further negotiations. Recommendations from this team shall be forwarded to the parties for negotiations and ratification.

E.   For any deadline in the evaluation process that falls on a non-school day, the deadline will be the next school day that occurs after the deadline.

F.   A violation of this article that has a direct impact on an Educator’s final summative evaluation is subject to the grievance and arbitration procedures.

G.  Principals, Assistant Principals, Department Heads, Elementary Curriculum Specialists and Directors will have full access to all online notes and documents that are part of the evaluation cycle of any educator under their supervision. Other administrators that are not taking part in the walk-throughs and observations of an educator will only have online access to the final summative evaluation of the educator and can only access other online notes and documents if they notify the educator in advance. Administrators that are not taking part in the walk-throughs and observations of an educator will be able to view online how each evaluator is progressing in fulfilling the requirements of the evaluation cycle.

H. Department Heads (Math, Science, History, English, Guidance, Special Education) can be assigned to evaluate and supervise teachers in grades 6 through 12. Given that Department Heads are also responsible for a 0.5 teaching load, administration will make every effort possible to assign Department Heads a manageable evaluation and supervision caseload. Effective September 1, 2013, elementary curriculum specialists can be assigned to evaluate no more than three teachers in any one school year.

ARTICLE XXIV

PERSONNEL FOLDERS

Section 1. Each teacher will have on file in the Superintendent's office an individual folder containing such items as the initial application for employment, transcripts, evaluation reports, a record of assignments and promotions, absence records and correspondence. In addition to the teacher's folder in the Superintendent's office, each building principal will maintain a folder for each teacher under his supervision. These and any other folders concerning a teacher or his work will comprise the personnel records of the teacher.

Section 2. The following sentence from the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 71, Section 42C applies: "School officials of cities and towns keeping records concerning any teacher or his work will, at the written request of the teacher, permit the teacher by appointment to inspect the contents of his personnel folder, files, cards and records, and to make copies of such contents and records as concern his work or himself." A teacher is entitled to have a representative of the Association, designated by the President, accompany the teacher during the inspection of the teacher's folder, files, cards, and records.

Section 3.

A. Whenever a member of the school administration or the School Committee receives any information about a teacher which could become the basis for adverse personnel action, said information will promptly be called to the attention of the teacher involved, but need not necessarily be reduced to writing or placed in the teacher's personnel folder.

B.   Whenever any evaluation reports and/or whenever any other materials which reflect upon the competence of the teacher, either in a positive or negative manner, are placed in a teacher's folder, either in the Superintendent's office or the building principal's office, such material will be dated immediately and reviewed with the teacher within a seven-day period or as soon as reasonably possible after the date of inclusion within the folder, and an opportunity will be granted to the teacher to write any comment he may wish to accompany the materials. Exception: In cases where the material is a duplication from one folder to another; in such cases, the teacher will be notified within seven days that such material is being added to a different folder.

C.   If material is not filed in the Personnel Folder in accordance with Section 3B above, it will not be used for any adverse personnel action.

Section 4. Materials may be removed from the teacher's folders only by prior mutual consent.

Section 5. In the case of a teacher whose employment in Weston has terminated, no such materials as described in Section 3 will be placed in or removed from the folder without a copy of the materials being sent to the teacher with a letter informing the teacher that the materials have been placed in or removed from the folder and the teacher must have been given an opportunity to comment in writing, those comments to be included in the folder.

ARTICLE XXV

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

Section 1. The School Committee and the Association agree upon the importance of the educational work to be performed during the summer and the desirability of a summer program adequate to meet these educational needs.

Section 2. The selection of teachers employed during the summer, as well as the nature of their assignments, will be decided at the sole discretion of the School Committee upon the recommendation of the Superintendent. He will consult with the cabinet of each school.

Section 3. Summer employment for Weston teachers will be for a number of teacher weeks equal to at least 82% of the highest number of full-time equivalent members of Unit A (including the Directors of Art, Music, Foreign Language, Physical Education/Health and Wellness, the Guidance Department Head, and the METCO Director) during the respective contract year.

Section 4. An announcement regarding the nature and number of assignments available will be made by the administration as early in the school year as practicable. Teachers will apply for participation in summer employment programs within fifteen days after such announcement.

Section 5. As part of the days provided under Section 3, the Directors of Art, Music, Foreign Language, Physical Education/Health and Wellness, the Guidance Department Head and the METCO Director may each be employed as needed for up to twenty (20) working days each summer. The Guidance Department Head may allocate up to twelve (12) of his/her allotted twenty (20) days for other High School Guidance Counselors. In addition, each High School Guidance Counselor will be scheduled for one (1) per diem day to be worked the day prior to opening day for teachers. Generally a director may choose not to work during a particular summer or to work fewer than 20 days but the Superintendent may from time to time require specific assignments or require the full 20 days of summer work. The nature of the summer work will be mutually agreed between the Director and the Superintendent.

Section 6. Compensation for summer employment will be at the per diem rate of one-one hundred eighty-fourth (1/184) of the teacher's annual salary including role differentials that are part of the basic job but excluding differentials for activity supervision. The maximum per diem rate paid to any teacher will be $325

Section 7. A teacher will have one day paid sick leave for each ten working days or major portion thereof of summer employment, which sick leave days will not accrue.

ARTICLE XXVI

SALARIES

Section 1. The salary schedules hereinafter set forth will become effective on September 1, 2013 and will remain in effect through August 31, 2016.

Schedule A - See Salary Schedules September 2013 through August 2016

Schedule B & C - Role and Activity Differentials

Schedule D - Coaching Differentials

Section 2. Each member of the professional staff will be paid on a bi-monthly schedule throughout the calendar year. It is the right of each teacher to elect to receive his yearly salary in twenty equal bi-monthly payments beginning in September and ending in June, or in twenty-four equal bi-monthly payments throughout the year. A teacher who elects the twenty-four payment plan is entitled to elect to receive July and August checks along with his June check, provided notice of such election is given to the Superintendent or his designee prior to the start of the 2010-2011 school year and prior to the start of subsequent school years. Teachers will be paid on the twenty payment plan unless notice in writing is given to the superintendent or his designee prior to the start of the 2010-2011 school year and prior to the start of subsequent school years.

Section 3. Initial placement on a salary schedule will be decided by the Superintendent at his sole discretion, except that no teacher will be placed below Step One of the training level applicable to him. Any course which a teacher takes before being hired in Weston, and for which he is given college credit at an accredited college or university will be approved for salary credit. If the college or university is not an accredited one, the teacher may be given salary credit. Reasonable effort will be made to award credit for previous experience equitably for all new employees. A new employee with a half year or equivalent of prior experience will be placed half-way between steps and will continue on half steps until maximum salary is reached. Prior service will be the only cause for placement between steps. No teacher will be placed in a training level category different from that to which his approved credit entitles him. The only exceptions to the application of this Section will be as the result of actions taken pursuant to Section 5 of this ARTICLE.

Section 4. Teachers will move up the appropriate training level schedule automatically one step each school year, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement.

Section 5. The Superintendent reserves the right to withhold from any teacher all or part of any increment, including step advancement and scale adjustment, to which such teacher might otherwise be entitled, provided that such decision is made on the basis of unsatisfactory service, and provided further that the Superintendent afford such teacher an opportunity to be heard prior to a decision. If the teacher or the Association disagrees with such decision, the Association may bring the issue to binding arbitration beginning with Level 4 of Section 4 of the grievance procedure; such action by the Association will delay implementation of the decision until such time as the arbitrator finds against the teacher. In addition to whatever criteria he chooses to use, the arbitrator will not find against the teacher in whole or in part if he finds that the Superintendent or his designee has failed to do one or more of the following if appropriate dependent upon the nature of the alleged unsatisfactory service:

A.  To confer with the teacher to inform him of the possible financial consequences if his work is not satisfactory by the end of a period of time at least twelve calendar months following such conference; this notification and evaluation must be in writing and signed by the teacher.

B.   To make a reasonably strong effort for such period of time to help the teacher overcome his difficulties or lack of effectiveness. Said withholding will in any event not be implemented until the September beginning the school year following the expiration of the period of time referred to in A and B above.

Section 6. Salary credit for additional levels of training will be awarded at the levels shown on the salary schedule. To be eligible for advanced training credit, teachers must have graduate courses approved in writing by the Superintendent or his designee prior to the teacher's enrollment in such courses. The teacher must submit to the Superintendent or his designee evidence of satisfactory completion of such courses. Approved courses taken while on any leave qualify for advancement on the salary scale upon the teacher's return to Weston.

Section 7. Salary adjustments for changes in degree and training levels will be made effective as of September 1 and February 1. Teachers must notify the Superintendent or his designee in writing of the intent to seek salary adjustment by May 1 and October 1, respectively, and then have until September 25 and February 25, respectively, to present evidence of such changes. The Superintendent will undertake every effort to provide notice to teachers of the requirements in this section at least seven (7) days prior to the notice deadlines stated in this section provided, however, that a failure to give such written notice shall not relieve the teachers of the obligations in this section. Teachers may only advance one lane every two academic years. This restriction shall not apply to a teacher who, with the prior approval of the Superintendent or his/her designee, enrolls in a Master’s degree program, an additional licensure program, or a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) program. The annual salary for teachers making degree and level changes effective February 1 will be one-half the sum of the appropriate annual salary before and after the change.

Section 8. Absences without pay will result in a deduction for each day thereof at the rate of one-one hundred eighty-fourth (1/184) of the teacher's base salary. Deductions for role differentials that are part of the basic job or for activity supervision will be made only when the time cannot be made up; in no event will this deduction exceed an amount in the same proportion to the total differential as the time lost bears to the total time required. Compensation for any approved extra days worked in addition to those provided in TEACHER YEAR, HOURS, AND WORKLOAD will be at the rate of one-one hundred eighty-fourth (1/184) per day computed from the teacher's yearly salary, including role differentials that are part of the basic job but excluding differentials for activity supervision.

Section 9. Teachers required to use their motor vehicles in the performance of their assignments will receive mileage reimbursement at the rate then in effect as approved by the Weston Board of Selectmen, upon approval of expense vouchers.

Section 10. All role payments, extracurricular payments, and other differentials (but excluding ratio figures) will be increased each year proportionate to the increase in the teacher's basic salary schedule. Teachers will be treated fairly in assignment to these positions.

Section 11. A teacher who volunteers and is selected to be a mentor to a new faculty member will receive a $500.00 stipend.

ARTICLE XXVII

LONGEVITY

Section 1.    Members of Unit A shall receive longevity payments based on years of employment in Weston, as follows:

Beginning at year 15

$500

Beginning at year 20

$600

Beginning at year 25

$700

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

Section 2. Unit A members with fifteen (15) completed years of service in Weston may elect longevity payment of $5,000 per year for three consecutive years that follow acceptance under this provision of Article XXVII. Longevity payments specified in Section 1 of this Article will cease upon exercising the three-year option. Eligible teachers will be entitled to the entire sum of $15,000 regardless of date of termination. Payment will continue until the remaining credit is exhausted if an entitled teacher is terminated. Notification of this option must be received by January 15 of the school year prior to the school year in which the payments are to begin.

ARTICLE XXVIII

DEDUCTIONS

Upon authorization in writing on a form prescribed by the Superintendent, payroll deductions will be made for teachers for the following purposes:

A.  Local, state and national teachers' associations, in seven equal consecutive monthly installments beginning with the November paycheck.

B.   Premiums under the current employees' group insurance program as provided by the Town of Weston.

C.   Premiums under any Tax-Sheltered Annuity program purchased by the School Committee on a teacher's behalf.

D.  Payments to the Massachusetts Teachers Association Credit Union, authorizations therefor to be submitted on or before October 1 to take effect with the October salary payment, and on or before February 1 to take effect with the February salary payment. Authorizations may be withdrawn at any time upon at least 30 days notice.

E.   Purchase of United States Savings Bonds.

F.   Massachusetts Bay United Fund contributions in eight equal consecutive monthly installments beginning with the November paycheck.

G.  Any teacher employed by the Weston Public Schools shall be subject to an agency service fee unless said teacher is or becomes a member of the WEA. The WEA agrees to set the amount of the agency service fee and to administer procedures relating to the fees in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Collection of the agency service fees, including the collection of delinquent fees, shall be solely the responsibility of the WEA. The Weston School Committee shall not be obligated to take any action in regard to the employment of such delinquent employees. Teachers who fail to pay the agency service fee shall not be subject to dismissal or suspension, but the WEA may pursue payment through whatever legal means it deems appropriate.

ARTICLE XXIX

EQUIVALENCY CREDIT FOR

INSTITUTES, WORKSHOPS, TRAVEL AND NON CREDIT COURSES

Section 1. Credit toward salary improvement will be allowed under the following conditions:

A.  The teacher must receive the approval of the principal and the Superintendent or his designee prior to participation. Such approval will include a determination of the number of credits allowed.

B.   A statement or other evidence of completion of the activity must be submitted to the Superintendent or his designee before credit will be granted.

C.   The method for determining one equivalency credit will be as follows:

1.    Fifteen hours of formal participation with required outside preparation, or

2.   Thirty hours of formal participation without required outside preparation.

D.  No more than15 equivalency credits may be applied for purposes of lane advancement during a teacher's career in Weston

Section 2. Conferences and conventions will not be considered for credit. Subject to the provisions of Section 1, institutes, workshops and either credit or non-credit courses will be allowed for salary increment credit. A teacher will be granted six (6) salary credits for authoring or co-authoring a professional book published by a reputable publishing house. Each revision of such book will be granted three (3) salary credits provided the teacher has contributed to the revision. In any event, the credits for a book revision will not be awarded more frequently than once every five years.

Section 3. Subject to the provisions of Section 1A, B, and D, travel outside the Northeastern United States may qualify for one credit for each two weeks of such travel up to a career maximum of six credits. Travel credit may be approved if prior to the travel the teacher submits to the principal and the Superintendent or his designee a satisfactory statement of the nature of the trip and the anticipated benefits to the school system; and if, upon completion of the travel, a satisfactory detailed statement of plans to use the experience in the teacher's work is submitted.

ARTICLE XXX

PART-TIME TEACHERS

Section 1. Part-time teachers are defined as those who staff positions approximately equal to regular full-time teachers except that by mutual agreement they work less time per day or per week than full-time teachers.

Section 2. Each part-time teacher will receive in writing a statement showing the percent of full-time status for which he has been employed. The percent of full-time status will then be applied to the full-time salary schedule to determine a yearly salary.

Section 3. Except as specified to the contrary, part-time teachers are entitled to all the salary, rights and benefits, and conditions of full-time teachers under the terms of this contract.

Section 4. Part-time teachers are entitled to equal application of all Sections of SICK LEAVE and LEAVES AND OTHER ABSENCES WITH PAY. The computation of benefits for these two ARTICLES is as follows: A part-time teacher who works less than full time for five days per week is entitled to the same number of benefit days specified in the Sections except that "days" will mean "part-time days." A part-time teacher who works full days but less than five days per week is entitled to that proportion of the number of benefit days that the number of days he works per week bears to a five-day week; for example, a teacher who works three full days per week is entitled to three-fifths of the number of benefit days referred to in any Section.

Section 5. A part-time teacher will advance one full step on the full-time salary schedule for each part-time year that he teaches.

Section 6. Part-time teachers who work 20 hours or more per week are entitled to full coverage by the Town of Weston’s health and life insurance plans. A teacher employed 50% or more of full time will be deemed to have met the "20 hours" requirement.

Section 7. Temporary teachers are those who, by mutual written agreement, are employed for a period of one full school year or less with a specified termination date; typically such teachers are employed to replace teachers on leave or to fill a job which is not scheduled to be continued. Depending upon whether they are employed full-time or less, temporary teachers are defined as full-time or part-time teachers and are entitled to all the salary, rights and benefits, and conditions thereof.

ARTICLE XXXI

REDUCTIONS IN FORCE

Section 1. In determining the order in which PTS teachers and other bargaining unit members for whom PTS cannot be attained under the statute will be affected by this ARTICLE, the Superintendent will utilize the following method: layoff of PTS teachers and other bargaining unit members for whom PTS cannot be attained under the statute within a discipline because of the School Committee's decision to reduce staff will be based upon performance and seniority. Performance will be determined by the three most recent written summative evaluations written by the primary evaluator, any other evaluations written in the same time period, and any post-observation forms or administrative memoranda written since the most recent evaluation, and teacher responses to these documents as contained in both the folder in the Superintendent's office and the folder in the building principal's office for each person currently serving in each RIF discipline, including teachers on leave. If there is no significant difference in the quality of the teachers' performance, seniority within the discipline will govern. Seniority within the discipline will be determined by the seniority list (that is, the teacher lowest on the seniority list will be affected first, then the next lowest, etc.). In case of any dispute as to the existence of a significant difference, the comparison will be between the affected teacher and the most junior teacher within the discipline. The Association has the right to view and make copies of all relevant documents involved in RIF decisions. The Association will inform the affected teachers when such a review is made. The above will apply to partial as well as full reductions.

The seniority list will be determined by the following rules:

A.  The names of all Unit A members employed by the Weston Public Schools, including those on leave, will be listed. The names of Unit A will be coordinated in one system-wide list for the purpose of establishing a body of information mutually agreed to, and for convenience. The rights of individuals are defined in this Agreement; these rights are not altered by the appearance of names in the system-wide list.

B.   The date used will be the date on which a person began to serve, not the date on which the Committee or Superintendent decided to employ the person. "September 1" will be the date used for teachers who began to serve on the initial teacher orientation day in the fall of any year. The actual first day of teaching will be listed for any teacher who began service during a school year.

C.   Time spent on any type of leave, paid or unpaid, will not be deducted.

D.  Part-time and full-time service will be treated equally.

E.   Teachers re-appointed in early April will be treated exactly as those re-appointed in May-August, so long as no break in service occurred.

F.   In addition to a teacher's continuous service, dates will be adjusted to include the following:

service as a paid Weston teacher intern with exclusive responsibility for students. (2) service as a Weston teacher in a prior period of employment.

G.  Ties will be broken by a joint WEA-Administration lottery.

H. The following employment will not be included: service as a tutor, as a substitute teacher, as a student teacher, in summer workshop, in summer workshop prior to beginning service as a teacher in September, or teaching in another school system.

I. The order in which teachers within a discipline will be considered as affected will be defined as the order in which said teachers are voted to be laid off by the Committee, using the method stated above.

Section 2. The Superintendent will make every effort to notify, in writing, any PTS teacher who may be affected by March 15 of the school year preceding the school year in which the RIF will take effect but in any event no later than April 15, except in the case of an event which was beyond the control of the School Committee (e.g., Town Meeting rejection of the Committee’s budget), in which case notification must be given by May 30. Any PTS teacher who may be affected out of the order of seniority will be provided, in writing, the specific reasons used by the Superintendent in making the decision to affect that teacher out of the order of seniority.

Section 3. For purposes of this ARTICLE, discipline will mean:

Art

Generic Specialist

Physics

Biology

Grades preK-6

School Psychologist

Business

Guidance

Social Studies

Chemistry

Consumer Science

Spanish

Chinese

Latin

Special Needs K-6

Elementary Specialists K-5

Library/Media Specialist

Special Needs 7-12

English

Mathematics

Speech & Language Spec.

ESL

METCO

 

French

Music

Technology Education

General Science

Physical Education

Technology Specialist

 

Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Within the disciplines set forth, all non-PTS teachers will be affected first.

Each elective course at the Middle School has been assigned to one of the currently existing RIF pools. If a new elective or a change in pool is proposed, both parties will meet to agree on the assignment to or change in the RIF pool. A teacher who is assigned to teach an elective will be notified of the RIF pool into which his assignment falls as part of his annual letter stating his salary and either full-time or part-time status for RIF purposes.

Section 4. Subject to the significant difference standard in Section 1, a teacher who has been designated to be affected will have the right to move to another discipline if said teacher has a greater length of service than the teacher with the least number of years of service in that discipline, and further, that the teacher has had at least two (2) years of past successful experience in Weston in that discipline. Notwithstanding any other provision of this ARTICLE, a teacher who demonstrated two (2) years of past successful experience outside of Weston will have the right to move to that discipline if there is a non-PTS teacher in that discipline.

Section 5. For purposes of this Agreement, a seniority list will be established by November 1 and a copy sent to each teacher. Should an individual choose to challenge the accuracy of the list, written notice should be sent to the Superintendent within ten (10) days. If the Association and the

Committee are unable to resolve the challenge within twenty (20) days of its receipt, the matter may be submitted to arbitration within five (5) days.

Section 6. A teacher affected by this ARTICLE, will, for the first fifteen (15) months subsequent to June 30, retain recall rights to fill a vacancy within the teacher's discipline or within any discipline in which the teacher has at least two years of past successful experience. In the event of a vacancy, the most recently affected teacher who has recall rights within the discipline and who has been reduced in whole or in part will be offered the position created by the vacancy up to the level said teacher held at the time he was affected. A PTS teacher who accepts recall to a vacancy which comes up between the 90th teaching day and May 15th will be paid on the Unit A pay scale. (If the vacancy occurs after May 15th, the teacher may be paid at the long-term substitute rate.) If a position becomes vacant after the school year begins and if the administration decides not to assign to that position a teacher who has recall rights, then the teacher will have his paycheck restored to the sum of his current salary and the salary of the vacant position, or the appropriate amount on the Unit A scale up to the level the teacher held at the time he was reduced, whichever is less.

Section 7. For the purposes of this ARTICLE, teachers who receive released time for leadership roles and/or leaves of absence under ARTICLE VII, Section 7, and the position of High School Drama Advisor will be considered as full-time teachers in their respective disciplines.

Section 8. A recall notice will be sent via Certified Mail to the teacher's address of record. A teacher who is offered recall to a position at a level of time less than that held at the time he was affected, may decline the recall offer without forfeiting any rights or benefits. A teacher who fails to notify the Superintendent within fourteen (14) days of receipt of a recall notice of his intent to decline recall, or who fails to return to work at the designated time, will forfeit all rights and benefits provided for in this Agreement. A teacher who accepts recall will have all benefits (i.e., sick leave, years toward sabbatical and years of service for step placement and service increments) accrued up to June 30 of the school year in which he was notified of a reduction in staff restored upon recall.

Section 9. During the recall period, teachers who have been affected by this ARTICLE will be given preference on the substitute list if they so desire.

Section 10. A teacher who is notified of a total reduction will have the opportunity to receive a "RIF Leave of Absence" in lieu of dismissal. Such leave of absence will be for the duration of the fifteen month recall period. In order for a teacher to elect the RIF Leave of Absence, the teacher must, within ten school days of written notification from the Superintendent of intent to recommend reduction, execute, on a form provided by the Superintendent, a waiver of any present or future rights under Chapter 71, Section 42 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The waiver will only be valid until such time as a teacher is recalled and returns to the system. Because kindergarten assignments are considered full-time assignments, any teacher who, because of a reduction in force, is assigned to teach in the kindergarten program does not need to sign such a waiver.

Section 11. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, a teacher on a paid or unpaid leave of absence will be considered along with all other teachers when a reduction in force is being made.

Section 12. Administrators whose jobs are eliminated will be considered under the criteria in Section 1 (Unit A) for continued employment in discipline(s) in which they have had two (2) years of past successful experience in Weston. For purposes of determining length of service, only years spent in Unit A or Unit B positions will be counted. Administrators as of September 1, 1978 in or out of Unit

B will be considered under the criteria in Section 1 (Unit A) for continued employment in the discipline(s) in which they have had two (2) years of past successful experience in or outside of Weston.

Section 13. All correspondence related to a potential or actual Reduction-in-Force will be filed separately and will not be considered in any future reductions-in-force.

ARTICLE XXXII

TEACHER LEADERS

It is agreed that the Superintendent of his/her designee’s appointment of Department Head, Directors, Grade/House Director/Supervisor (6-8), Nurse Leader and Grade Leaders (K-5) will be for either two, three or four-year terms. This agreement does not constitute a waiver of any legal or contractual rights which teachers may have. Further, in the event that a Principal intends to consider the non-reappointment of a Teacher Leader, the Principal shall notify the Teacher Leader of his/her intent with an explanation prior to December 31 of the school year. If an above-referenced Teacher Leader is not continued in the position at the end of his/her term, he or she will be provided with the reason(s) in writing by April 1. There shall be no limit to the number of terms that a teacher may serve in these positions. Each Teacher Leader will be informed prior to August 1, 2014 whether he/she is on a two, three or four-year term.

ARTICLE XXXIII

DURATION

This Agreement will become effective as of September 1, 2013 and will continue and remain in full force and effective until August 31, 2016, but in any event until a successor Agreement becomes effective.

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

(EVALUATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RIF)

Beginning September 1, 2013, solely for the purpose of determining the order of reductions in force as addressed by Article XXXI, there shall not be a “significant difference” between exemplary and proficient evaluation results. The terms of this MOU shall be in force and effect up to and including August 31, 2016 and shall not extend beyond that date unless otherwise agreed to in a separate written agreement executed by both parties. If there is no successor agreement extending the terms of this MOU, the language of this MOU shall be stricken from the contract prior to the printing of any integrated successor agreement.

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

(BACHELOR’S DEGREE)

Effective September 1, 2013, all bargaining unit members on the Bachelor’s column shall be moved to their corresponding step on the B+15 column. Bargaining unit members on the B+15 column shall remain on the B+15 column. The Bachelor’s column shall then be eliminated.

All bargaining unit members employed prior to 8/27/2013 who are placed on the B+15, B+30 and B+45 columns may remain on said columns. The across-the-board increases shall apply to all columns including, but not limited to, B+30 and B+45. Any bargaining unit member employed prior to 8/27/13 who is placed on the B+15 column effective 9/1/13 shall have two years (9/1/15) to attain the credits necessary to move to B+30 provided he/she complies with the provisions of Article XXVI Salaries Sections 6 and 7.

Any bargaining unit member employed as of 8/27/13 or after shall not be eligible to move to the B+30 or B+45 column. In addition, any bargaining unit member employed after 8/27/13 on the Bachelor’s column shall not move beyond Step 10 on the Bachelor’s column.

SCHEDULE A

SALARY SCHEDULE

FY'14 Salary Schedule

 

2.40%

Increase

 

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

STEP

B

B30

M

B45

M15

M30

M45

M60

DOC

1

47,815

 

50,654

 

51,949

53,514

54,814

56,107

56,107

2

48,843

52,601

52,601

 

53,914

55,661

56,870

58,164

58,164

3

51,456

54,691

54,691

 

55,984

57,782

59,076

60,376

60,376

4

53,914

57,265

57,265

 

58,572

60,538

61,806

63,118

63,118

5

56,488

60,130

60,130

 

61,444

63,520

64,930

66,373

66,373

6

59,076

62,971

62,971

 

64,264

66,457

68,067

69,620

69,620

7

61,690

65,868

65,868

 

67,239

69,620

71,263

72,976

72,976

8

64,452

69,077

69,077

 

70,661

73,358

75,156

77,021

77,021

9

67,524

72,595

72,595

 

74,245

77,148

79,102

81,057

81,057

10

71,069

76,625

76,625

 

78,417

81,432

83,468

85,797

85,797

11

79,782

81,057

81,057

82,834

82,834

86,198

88,301

90,377

90,377

12

 

90,629

90,629

92,550

92,550

96,632

98,806

100,985

100,985

 

FY'15 Salary Schedule

2.00%

Increase

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

STEP

B

B30

M

B45

M15

M30

M45

M60

DOC

1

48,771

51,667

52,988

54,585

55,910

57,229

57,229

2

49,820

53,653

54,992

56,774

58,007

59,328

59,328

3

52,485

55,785

55,785

57,104

58,938

60,257

61,584

61,584

4

54,992

58,410

58,410

59,743

61,749

63,042

64,381

64381

5

57,618

61,333

61,333

62,673

64,790

66,228

67,700

67,700

6

60,257

64,230

64,230

65,549

67,786

69,429

71,012

71,012

7

62,924

67,185

67,185

68,584

71,012

72,688

74,436

74,436

8

65,741

70,459

70,459

72,074

74,826

76,660

78,562

78,562

9

68,874

74,047

74,047

75,730

78,691

80,684

82,678

82,678

10

72,490

78,157

78,157

79,985

83,060

85,138

87,513

87,513

11

81,378

82,678

82,678

84,491

87,922

90,067

92,185

92,185

12

 

92,442

94,401

94,401

98,564

100,782

103,005

103,005

 

FY'16 Salary Schedule

1.55%

Increase 5

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 201

STEP

B

B30

M

B45

M15

M30

M45

M60

DOC

1

49,527

 

52,468

53,809

55,431

56,777

58,116

58,116

2

50,592

 

54,484

55,844

57,654

58,906

60,247

60,247

3

53,299

 

56,649

57,989

59,851

61,191

62,538

62,538

4

55,844

59,316

59,316

60,669

62,706

64,019

65,379

65,379

5

58,511

62,284

62,284

63,644

65,794

67,255

68,749

68,749

6

61,191

65,226

65,226

66,565

68,836

70,505

72,113

72,113

7

63,899

68,227

68,227

69,647

72,113

73,815

75,590

75,590

8

66,760

71,551

71,551

73,191

75,985

77,848

79,779

79,779

9

69,942

75,195

75,195

76,904

79,911

81,935

83,959

83,959

10

73,614

79,369

79,369

81,225

84,348

86,457

88,869

88,869

11

82,639

83,959

83,959

85,801

89,285

91,463

93,614

93,614

12

-

93,875

93,875

95,864

95,864

100,092

102,344

104,601

104,601

 

FY'17 Salary Schedule

0.35%

Increase

EFFECTIVE 8/31/16 at 11:59 PM

STEP

B

B30

M

B45

M15

M30

M45

M60

DOC

1

49,700

 

52,652

 

53,997

55,625

56,975

58,320

58,320

2

50,769

 

54,675

 

56,040

57,856

59,113

60,458

60,458

3

53,485

 

56,848

 

58,192

60,061

61,405

62,757

62,757

4

56,040

 

59,523

 

60,882

62,925

64,243

65,607

65,607

5

58,716

62,502

62,502

 

63,867

66,025

67,490

68,990

68,990

6

61,405

65,454

65,454

 

66,798

69,077

70,752

72,365

72,365

7

64,123

68,465

68,465

 

69,891

72,365

74,074

75,854

75,854

8

66,993

71,801

71,801

 

73,448

76,251

78,120

80,059

80,059

9

70,186

75,458

75,458

 

77,173

80,191

82,221

84,253

84,253

10

73,871

79,647

79,647

 

81,509

84,643

86,760

89,180

89,180

11

82,928

84,253

84,253

 

86,101

89,598

91,783

93,941

93,941

12

-

94,203

94,203

96,200

96,200

100,443

102,702

104,967

104,967

SCHEDULE A

SALARY SCHEDULE

FOR OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

FY'14 Salary Schedule

 

 

2.40%

 

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

 

 

STEP

B

B30

M

M15

M30

M45

M60    

DOC

1

47,815

 

50,654

51,949

53,514

54,814

56,107

56,107

2

48,843

52,601

52,601

53,914

55,661

56,870

58,164

58,164

3

51,456

54,691

54,691

55,984

57,782

59,076

60,376

60,376

4

53,914

57,265

57,265

58,572

60,538

61,806

63,118

63,118

5

56,488

60,130

60,130

61,444

63,520

64,930

66,373

66,373

6

59,076

62,971

62,971

64,264

66,457

68,067

69,620

69,620

7

61,690

65,868

65,868

67,239

69,620

71,263

72,976

72,976

8

64,452

69,077

69,077

70,661

73,358

75,156

77,021

77,021

9

67,524

72,595

72,595

74,245

77,148

79,102

81,057

81,057

10

71,069

76,625

76,625

78,417

81,432

83,468

85,797

85,797

 

FY'15 Salary Schedule

 

2.00%

 

 

 

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP

B

B30

M

M15

M30

M45

M60   

 DOC

1

48,771

 

51,667

52,988

54,585

55,910

57,229

57,229

2

49,820

 

53,653

54,992

56,774

58,007

59,328

59,328

3

52,485

55,785

55,785

57,104

58,938

60,257

61,584

61,584

4

54,992

58,410

58,410

59,743

61,749

63,042

64,381

64,381

5

57,618

61,333

61,333

62,673

64,790

66,228

67,700

67,700

6

60,257

64,230

64,230

65,549

67,786

69,429

71,012

71,012

7

62,924

67,185

67,185

68,584

71,012

72,688

74,436

74,436

8

65,741

70,459

70,459

72,074

74,826

76,660

78,562

78,562

9

68,874

74,047

74,047

75,730

78,691

80,684

82,678

82,678

10

72,490

78,157

78,157

79,985

83,060

85,138

87,513

87,513

 

FY'16 Salary Schedule

 

1.55%

 

 

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

 

 

 

STEP

B

B30

M

M15

M30

M45

M60

DOC

1

49,527

 

52,468

53,809

55,431

56,777

58,116

58,116

2

50,592

 

54,484

55,844

57,654

58,906

60,247

60,247

3

53,299

 

56,649

57,989

59,851

61,191

62,538

62,538

4

55,844

59,316

59,316

60,669

62,706

64,019

65,379

65,379

5

58,511

62,284

62,284

63,644

65,794

67,255

68,749

68,749

6

61,191

65,226

65,226

66,565

68,836

70,505

72,113

72,113

7

63,899

68,227

68,227

69,647

72,113

73,815

75,590

75,590

8

66,760

71,551

71,551

73,191

75,985

77,848

79,779

79,779

9

69,942

75,195

75,195

76,904

79,911

81,935

83,959

83,959

10

73,614

79,369

79,369

81,225

84,348

86,457

88,869

88,869

 

FY'17 Salary Schedule

 

0.35%

 

 

EFFECTIVE 8/31/16 at 11:59 PM

 

 

 

STEP

B

B30

M

M15

M30

M45

M60

DOC

1

49,700

 

52,652

53,997

55,625

56,975

58,320

58,320

2

50,769

 

54,675

56,040

57,856

59,113

60,458

60,458

3

53,485

 

56,848

58,192

60,061

61,405

62,757

62,757

4

56,040

 

59,523

60,882

62,925

64,243

65,607

65,607

5

58,716

62,502

62,502

63,867

66,025

67,490

68,990

68,990

6

61,405

65,454

65,454

66,798

69,077

70,752

72,365

72,365

7

64,123

68,465

68,465

69,891

72,365

74,074

75,854

75,854

8

66,993

71,801

71,801

73,448

76,251

78,120

80,059

80,059

9

70,186

75,458

75,458

77,173

80,191

82,221

84,253

84,253

10

73,871

79,647

79,647

81,509

84,643

86,760

89,180

89,180

 

SCHEDULE B

ROLE RATIOS* OR DIFFERENTIALS**

 

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

31-Aug-16 11:59 P.M.

Director* (exc. summer)  Art, METCO,

Music, PE/Health, World Language

1.15 x salary step

1.15 x salary step

1.15 x salary step

1.15 x salary step

Dept Heads (7-12)*

English, Math, Science, Social

Studies

1.15 x salary step

1.15 x salary step

1.15 x salary step

1.15 x salary step

Dept Head (6-12)* Guidance

1.15 x salary step

1.15 x salary step

1.15 x salary step

1.15 x salary step

Nurse Leader*

1.10 x salary step

1.10 x salary step

1.10 x salary step

1.10 x salary step

Elementary Specialist* (K-5 Language Arts, Math, Science/Social Studies)

1.06 x salary step

1.06 x salary step

1.06 x salary step

1.06 x salary step

*Annual salaries for the above listed positions are ratios of the Schedule A (Teachers' Salary Schedule) step occupied by the individuals appointed to those positions.

*Grade Leader**

(K-5)

6,745 7,583 8,560

6,880 7,734 8,731

6,987 7,854 8,866

7,011 7,882 8,897

Grade/House** Director/Supervisor (6-8)

6,034 6,745 7,583

6,155 6,880 7,734

6,251 6,987 7,854

6,272 7,011 7,882

** Annual salaries for these positions are sums of the assigned differential step (above) and the Schedule A (Teachers' Salary Schedule) steps occupied by the individuals appointed to those positions.

SCHEDULE C EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITY SALARY SCHEDULE

 

SY'13-14

SY'14-15

SY'15-16

08/31/16

Group Titles

2.40%

2.00%

1.55%

0.35%

Group I

 

 

 

 

CS Art Club

442

451

458

460

HS Stockyard

766

781

793

796

HS Muslim Student Association

766

781

793

796

HS Pumpkin Festival

766

781

793

796

HS Student Government Day

766

781

793

796

HS Amnesty International

1,021

1,041

1,057

1,061

HS DECA (Business Club)

1,022

1,042

1,059

1,062

HS Jewish Student Union

1,022

1,042

1,059

1,062

FS Science Club

1,179

1,202

1,221

1,225

MS Book Club

1,179

1,202

1,221

1,225

HS Students Against Destructive Decisions

1,277

1,302

1,323

1,327

HS Computer Science Team

1,278

1,304

1,324

1,328

MS Student Council – Grade 6 Advisor

1,461

1,490

1,514

1,519

MS Student Council – Grade 7 Advisor

1,461

1,490

1,514

1,519

MS Student Council – Grade 8 Advisor

1,461

1,490

1,514

1,519

HS Funky Bunch

1,533

1,564

1,588

1,593

Group II

 

 

 

 

Elementary Newspaper Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

Elementary Student Council Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Chess Club

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Community Service Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Computer Club Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Debate Team

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Literary Magazine Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Math Counts Team

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Math Team Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Math Team Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Science Club Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Yearbook Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Yearbook Advisor

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Student Activities Coordinator

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

HS Gay-Straight Alliance

1,788

1,824

1,852

1,858

HS Asian Student Union

1,788

1,824

1,852

1,858

HS Asian Student Union

1,788

1,824

1,852

1,858

HS Math Team Assistant

1,788

1,824

1,852

1,858

HS Students for Environmental Action

1,788

1,824

1,852

1,858

Group III

 

 

 

 

HS Intergenerational Association

2,044

2,085

2,117

2,125

HS Science Team

2,044

2,085

2,117

2,125

Group IV

 

 

 

 

HS Dance Team

2,299

2,345

2,381

2,390

HS Math Team

2,299

2,345

2,381

2,390

HS National Honor Society

2,299

2,345

2,381

2,390

HS Maelstrom (Literary Magazine)

2,299

2,345

2,381

2,390

HS Debate Team Advisor

3,200

3,264

3,315

3,326

SCHEDULE C

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITY SALARY SCHEDULE

Data Collection:

All individuals who lead an extracurricular activity as listed above will collect the following data: club name, date of meeting, length of meeting, number of participants and preparation time. On an annual basis, but no later than June 30th each year, copies of the individual data sheets will be provided to the WEA President and the Assistant Superintendent. For successor agreements, this information may be used to evaluate the equity of stipend levels across the district. A failure to timely report may result in stipend reduction and/or cancellation of the activity in future years by the parties.

Unpaid extracurricular club advisors may seek inclusion in Schedule C of the contract provided the advisor has collected and submitted data for a minimum of two years in the same manner as listed above.

 

SY'13-14

SY'14-15

SY'15-16

08/31/16

Group Titles

2.40%

2.00%

1.55%

0.35%

Group I

 

 

 

 

MS Fall Play – Stage Design and Set Crew

1,179

1,202

1,221

1,225

MS Spring Drama Club – Stage Design and Set Crew

1,179

1,202

1,221

1,225

MS Spring Drama Club Advisor

1,179

1,202

1,221

1,225

MS Choral Music Director

1,179

1,202

1,221

1,225

MS Band Director

1,179

1,202

1,221

1,225

MS Orchestra Director

1,179

1,202

1,221

1,225

MS Musical Choreographer

1,179

1,202

1,221

1,225

Group II

 

 

 

 

Grade 3 Choral Music Director

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

Grade 4 Choral Music Director

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

Grade 5 Choral Music Director

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Fall Play – Advisor/Director

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

MS Winter Musical – Stage Design and Set Crew

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

HS Choral Music Director

1,756

1,791

1,819

1,825

Group III

 

 

 

 

MS Winter Musical – Musical Director

1,957

1,996

2,027

2,034

HS Drama Musical – Choral Director

1,957

1,996

2,027

2,034

HS Drama Musical – Instrumental Director

1,957

1,996

2,027

2,034

HS Drama Musical – Technical Director

2,044

2,085

2,117

2,125

Group IV

 

 

 

 

HS Freshman Class Advisor

2,146

2,189

2,223

2,231

HS Freshman Class Advisor

2,146

2,189

2,223

2,231

HS Sophomore Class Advisor

2,146

2,189

2,223

2,231

HS Sophomore Class Advisor

2,146

2,189

2,223

2,231

HS Marching Band / Pep Director

2,398

2,446

2,484

2,493

HS Junior Class Advisor

2,575

2,627

2,668

2,677

HS Junior Class Advisor

2,575

2,627

2,668

2,677

HS Senior Class Advisor

2,575

2,627

2,668

2,677

HS Senior Class Advisor

2,575

2,627

2,668

2,677

MS Winter Musical - Advisor/Director

2,710

2,764

2,807

2,816

HS Student Council Advisor

2,733

2,788

2,831

2,841

HS Bookstore Advisor

3,200

3,264

3,315

3,326

Group V

 

 

 

 

HS Instrumental Music Director

3,542

3,613

3,669

3,682

HS Yearbook Editor

4,154

4,237

4,303

4,318

HS Yearbook Business Advisor

4,154

4,237

4,303

4,318

HS Drama Musical - Director

4,737

4,832

4,907

4,924

Group VI

 

 

 

 

HS Director of Student Activities

5,692

5,806

5,896

5,917

Extracurricular Activity Differentials

HS Cheerleader’s Advisor*

$48.14/session

$49.10/session

$49.86/session

$50.04/session

Saturday School Supervision

$40.95/hour

$41.77/hour

$42.42/hour

$42.56/hour

Intramural Coaches

$48.14/session

$49.10/session

$49.86/session

$50.04/session

After School Study Hall Monitors

$48.14/session

$49.10/session

$49.86/session

$50.04/session

Ski Club Advisor

$48.14/session

$49.10/session

$49.86/session

$50.04/session

Pool Director

$53.33/session

$54.40/session

$55.24/session

$55.43/session

Director of Intramurals

$5,970

$6,089

$6,184

$6,205

** Double session applies to away games where attendance by the advisor is required by the Principal.

Schedule D

Coaching Differentials

Coaches will be paid the current intramural per diem rate for each day of practice and/or tournament play after their opening round post-season tournament day. For swimming, the sectional meet will serve as the opening round. For wrestling, the divisional meet will serve as the opening round. For both swimming and wrestling, post season pay will be capped at seven (7) days per coach.

The following categories of additional payment are established:

A.   A person who actively coaches 4 years of the same sport in Weston will receive a one-time payment equal to the value of one (1) point at the conclusion of the sport’s season of the fourth year of coaching.

B.   A person who actively coaches 8 years of the same sport in Weston will receive a one-time payment equal to the value of three (3) points at the conclusion of the sport’s season of the eighth year of coaching.

C.   A person who actively coaches 12 years of the same sport in Weston will receive a one-time payment equal to the value of five (5) points at the conclusion of the sport’s season of the 12th year of coaching.

D.   A person who actively coaches 16 years of the same sport in Weston will receive a one-time payment equal to the value of seven (7) points at the conclusion of the sport’s season of the 16th year of coaching.

E.   A person who actively coaches 20 years of the same sport in Weston will receive a one-time payment equal to the value of nine (9) points at the conclusion of the sport’s season of the 20th year of coaching.

F.   A person who actively coaches 24 years of the same sport in Weston will receive a one-time payment equal to the value of eleven (11) points at the conclusion of the sport’s season of the 24th year of coaching.

G.   A person who actively coaches 28 years of the same sport in Weston will receive a one-time payment equal to the value of thirteen (13) points at the conclusion of the sport’s season of the 28th year of coaching.

H. A person who actively coaches 32 years of the same sport in Weston will receive a one-time payment equal to the value of fifteen (15) points at the conclusion of the sport’s season of the 32nd year of coaching.

A “sport” is defined as coaching a sport listed in Schedule D; that is, not club sports or intramural. The point values are:

School Year 2013-2014

School Year 2014-2015

School Year 2015-2016

2.40% Increase

2.00% Increase

1.55% Increase

$192.95

$196.81

$207.63

SCHEDULE D

COACHES SALARY SCHEDULE

Coaching Differentials by Sport:

 

 

SY'2013-2014

 

 

SY'2014-2015

 

 

 

 

2.40%

Increase

 

2.00%

 Increase

 

 

L

Step l

Step 2

Step 3

Step l

Step 2

Step 3

FALL SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Head Football

1

8,214

8,793

9,372

8,378

8,969

9,559

Varsity Football Assistant 1

4

4,315

4,895

5,473

4,401

4,993

5,583

Varsity Football Assistant 2

4

4,315

4,895

5,473

4,401

4,993

5,583

Junior Varsity Football

4

4,315

4,895

5,473

4,401

4,993

5,583

Junior Varsity Football Assistant

4

4,315

4,895

5,473

4,401

4,993

5,583

Middle School Football

8

2,223

2,802

3,380

2,268

2,858

3,448

Middle School Football Assistant

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

SOCCER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Soccer

3

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Varsity Girls Soccer

3

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Junior Varsity Boys Soccer

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Junior Varsity Girls Soccer

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Freshman Boys Soccer

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

Freshman Girls Soccer

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

Middle School Boys Soccer A

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

Middle School Girls Soccer A

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

Middle School Boys Soccer B

10

1,498

2,078

2,656

1,528

2,119

2,709

Middle School Girls Soccer B

10

1,498

2,078

2,656

1,528

2,119

2,709

FIELD HOCKEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Field Hockey

3

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Junior Varsity Field Hockey

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Freshman Field Hockey

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

Middle School Field Hockey A

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

Middle School Field Hockey B

10

1,498

2,078

2,656

1,528

2,119

2,709

CROSS COUNTRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Cross Country

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Varsity Cross Country Assistant

8

2,223

2,802

3,380

2,268

2,858

3,448

 

 

 

SY'2015-2016

 

 

8/21/16 11:59 P.M.

 

 

 

 

1.55%

 Increase

 

0.35%

 Increase

 

 

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Step 3

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Step 2

Step 3

FALL SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Head Football

1

8,508

9,108

9,707

8,537

9,140

9,741

Varsity Football Assistant 1

4

4,470

5,070

5,669

4,485

5,088

5,689

Varsity Football Assistant 2

4

4,470

5,070

5,669

4,485

5,088

5,689

Junior Varsity Football

4

4,470

5,070

5,669

4,485

5,088

5,689

Junior Varsity Football Assistant

4

4,470

5,070

5,669

4,485

5,088

5,689

Middle School Football

8

2,303

2,902

3,501

2,311

2,912

3,514

Middle School Football Assistant

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

SOCCER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Soccer

3

5,938

6,538

7,137

5,958

6,561

7,162

Varsity Girls Soccer

3

5,938

6,538

7,137

5,958

6,561

7,162

Junior Varsity Boys Soccer

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Junior Varsity Girls Soccer

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Freshman Boys Soccer

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

Freshman Girls Soccer

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

Middle School Boys Soccer A

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

Middle School Girls Soccer A

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

Middle School Boys Soccer B

10

1,552

2,152

2,751

1,557

2,160

2,761

Middle School Girls Soccer B

10

1,552

2,152

2,751

1,557

2,160

2,761

FIELD HOCKEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Field Hockey

3

5,938

6,538

7,137

5,958

6,561

7,162

Junior Varsity Field Hockey

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Freshman Field Hockey

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

Middle School Field Hockey A

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

Middle School Field Hockey B

10

1,552

2,152

2,751

1,557

2,160

2,761

CROSS COUNTRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Cross Country

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Varsity Cross Country Assistant

8

2,303

2,902

3,501

2,311

2,912

3,514

 

 

 

SY'2013-2014

 

 

SY'2014-2015

 

 

 

 

2.40%

Increase

 

2.00% I

 Increase

 

 

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Step 3

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Step 3

WINTER SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKETBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Basketball

2

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Girls Basketball

2

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Junior Varsity Boys Basketball

5

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball

5

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Freshman Boys Basketball

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

Freshman Girls Basketball

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

Middle School Boys Basketball A

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

Middle School Girls Basketball A

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

Middle School Boys Basketball B

10

1,498

2,078

2,656

1,528

2,119

2,709

Middle School Girls Basketball B

10

1,498

2,078

2,656

1,528

2,119

2,709

ICE HOCKEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Ice Hockey

2

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Ice Hockey Assistant

5

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

SWIMMING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Swimming

2

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Swimming Assistant 1

5

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Varsity Swimming Assistant 2

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

INDOOR TRACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Indoor Track

2

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Indoor Track Assistant 1

5

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Varsity Indoor Track Assistant 2

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

WRESTLING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Wrestling

2

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Wrestling Assistant I

5

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Varsity Wrestling Assistant 2

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

 

 

 

SY'2015-2016

 

 

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1.55% Increase

 

 

0.35% Increase

 

 

 

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Step 2

Step 3

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Step 2

Step 3

WINTER SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKETBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Basketball

2

6,549

7,149

7,748

6,571

7,174

7,775

Varsity Girls Basketball

2

6,549

7,149

7,748

6,571

7,174

7,775

Junior Varsity Boys Basketball

5

3,914

4,514

5,113

3,928

4,530

5,131

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball

5

3,914

4,514

5,113

3,928

4,530

5,131

Freshman Boys Basketball

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

Freshman Girls Basketball

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

Middle School Boys Basketball A

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

Middle School Girls Basketball A

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

Middle School Boys Basketball B

10

1,552

2,152

2,751

1,557

2,160

2,761

Middle School Girls Basketball B

10

1,552

2,152

2,751

1,557

2,160

2,761

ICE HOCKEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Ice Hockey

2

6,549

7,149

7,748

6,571

7,174

7,775

Varsity Ice Hockey Assistant

5

3,914

4,514

5,113

3,928

4,530

5,131

SWIMMING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Swimming

2

6,549

7,149

7,748

6,571

7,174

7,775

Varsity Swimming Assistant 1

5

3,914

4,514

5,113

3,928

4,530

5,131

Varsity Swimming Assistant 2

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

INDOOR TRACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Indoor Track

2

6,549

7,149

7,748

6,571

7,174

7,775

Varsity Indoor Track Assistant 1

5

3,914

4,514

5,113

3,928

4,530

5,131

Varsity Indoor Track Assistant 2

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

WRESTLING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Wrestling

2

6,549

7,149

7,748

6,571

7,174

7,775

Varsity Wrestling Assistant I

5

3,914

4,514

5,113

3,928

4,530

5,131

Varsity Wrestling Assistant 2

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

 

 

 

SY'2013-2014

 

 

SY'2014-2015

 

 

 

 

2.40%

Increase

 

2.00%

 Increase

 

 

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Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

SPRING SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASEBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Baseball

3

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Junior Varsity Baseball

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Middle School Baseball A

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

Middle School Baseball B

10

1,498

2,078

2,656

1,528

2,119

2,709

LACROSSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Lacrosse

3

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Varsity Girls Lacrosse

3

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Junior Varsity Boys Lacrosse

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Freshman Boys Lacrosse

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

Freshman Girls Lacrosse

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

SOFTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Softball

3

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Junior Varsity Softball

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Middle School Softball A

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

Middle School Softball B

10

1,498

2,078

2,656

1,528

2,119

2,709

TENNIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Tennis

5

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Varsity Girls Tennis

5

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Junior Varsity Boys Tennis

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

Junior Varsity Girls Tennis

7

2,459

3,038

3,617

2,508

3,099

3,689

Middle School Tennis A

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

 

 

 

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8/4/16 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

1.55% Increase

 

 

0.35%

 Increase

 

 

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Step 3

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Step 2

Step 3

SPRING SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASEBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Baseball

3

5,938

6,538

7,137

5,958

6,561

7,162

Junior Varsity Baseball

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Middle School Baseball A

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

Middle School Baseball B

10

1,552

2,152

2,751

1,557

2,160

2,761

LACROSSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Lacrosse

3

5,938

6,538

7,137

5,958

6,561

7,162

Varsity Girls Lacrosse

3

5,938

6,538

7,137

5,958

6,561

7,162

Junior Varsity Boys Lacrosse

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Freshman Boys Lacrosse

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

Freshman Girls Lacrosse

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

SOFTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Softball

3

5,938

6,538

7,137

5,958

6,561

7,162

Junior Varsity Softball

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Middle School Softball A

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

Middle School Softball B

10

1,552

2,152

2,751

1,557

2,160

2,761

TENNIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Tennis

5

3,914

4,514

5,113

3,928

4,530

5,131

Varsity Girls Tennis

5

3,914

4,514

5,113

3,928

4,530

5,131

Junior Varsity Boys Tennis

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

Junior Varsity Girls Tennis

7

2,547

3,147

3,746

2,556

3,158

3,759

Middle School Tennis A

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

 

 

 

SY'2013-2014

 

 

SY'2014-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.40%

Increase

 

2.00%

Increase

 

 

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Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

OUTDOOR TRACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Outdoor Track

2

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Outdoor Track Assistant 1

5

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Varsity Outdoor Track Assistant 2

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Varsity Outdoor Track Field Asst.

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

Middle School Outdoor Track

9

1,927

2,507

3,085

1,966

2,557

3,147

Middle School Outdoor Track Asst.

10

1,498

2,078

2,656

1,528

2,119

2,709

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Volleyball

3

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Junior Varsity Volleyball

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Golf

6

3,242

3,822

4,400

3,307

3,898

4,488

 

 

 

SY'2015-2016

 

 

8/31/16 11:59 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.55%

Increase

 

0.35%

Increase

 

 

L

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

OUTDOOR TRACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Outdoor Track

2

6,549

7,149

7,748

6,571

7,174

7,775

Varsity Outdoor Track Assistant 1

5

3,914

4,514

5,113

3,928

4,530

5,131

Varsity Outdoor Track Assistant 2

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Varsity Outdoor Track Field Asst.

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

Middle School Outdoor Track

9

1,996

2,597

3,196

2,003

2,606

3,207

Middle School Outdoor Track Asst.

10

1,552

2,152

2,751

1,557

2,160

2,761

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Volleyball

3

5,938

6,538

7,137

5,958

6,561

7,162

Junior Varsity Volleyball

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Golf

6

3,358

3,958

4,558

3,370

3,972

4,574

 

 

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SY'2014-2015

 

 

 

2.40%

Increase

 

2.00% Increase

 

 

 

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Step 2

Step 3

Step l

Step 2

Step 3

LEVEL 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Head Football

8,214

8,793

9,372

8,378

8,969

9,559

LEVEL 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys Basketball

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Girls Basketball

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Ice Hockey

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Indoor Track

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Outdoor Track

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Swimming

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

Varsity Wrestling

6,322

6,902

7,480

6,449

7,040

7,630

LEVEL 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Baseball

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Varsity Boys Lacrosse

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Varsity Boys Soccer

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Varsity Field Hockey

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Varsity Girls Lacrosse

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Varsity Girls Soccer

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Varsity Girls Softball

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

Varsity Volleyball

5,732

6,312

6,890

5,847

6,438

7,028

LEVEL 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Football Assistant 1

4,315

4,895

5,473

4,401

4,993

5,583

Varsity Football Assistant 2

4,315

4,895

5,473

4,401

4,993

5,583

Junior Varsity Football

4,315

4,895

5,473

4,401

4,993

5,583

Junior Varsity Football Assistant

4,315

4,895

5,473

4,401

4,993

5,583

LEVEL 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Varsity Boys Basketball

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Varsity Boys Tennis

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Varsity Girls Tennis

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Varsity Ice Hockey Assistant

3,779

4,358

4,937

3,854

4,445

5,035

Varsity Indoor Track Assistant 1

3,779