Essex Agricultural and Technical District

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DistrictEssex Agricultural and Technical District
Shared Contract District
Org Code9130000
Type of DistrictVoc-Tech/Agricultural
Union AffiliationAFT
Most Recent DocumentMOA
Expiring Year2013
Expired Status
Superintendency Union
Regional HS Members
Vocational HS Members
CountyEssex
ESE RegionNortheast
Urban
Kind of Communityeconomically developed suburbs
Number of Schools1
Enrollment462
Percent Low Income Students29
Grade Start9
Grade End12
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CONTRACT

BETWEEN THE

HATHORNE TEACHERS FEDERATION LOCAL 1269

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, AFL-CIO

AND THE

TRUSTEES OF THE ESSEX AGRICULTURAL

AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 - AUGUST 31, 2012

Extended by MOU to 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PREAMBLE

Page 1

 

ARTICLES

 

I.

RECOGNITION, JURISDICTION, DEFINITIONS

Page 2

 

1.1.     Federation Recognition

 

 

1.2.      Jurisdiction

 

 

1.3.     Definitions

 

II.

MANAGEMENT RIGHTS

Page 3

III.

FEDERATION RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Page 3

 

3.1.      Dues Check-off

 

 

3.2.      Information

 

 

3.3.      Allowed Time for Federation Negotiations

 

 

3.4.      Rights of Federation Members

 

 

3.5.      Federation Activity at the School Level

 

 

3.6.      Use of Buildings

 

 

3.7.      Distribution of Materials

 

 

3.8.      Bulletin Boards

 

 

3.9.      Protection of Individual and Group Rights

 

 

3.10.    Meetings of the Board of Trustees: Advanced Agenda - Minutes

 

 

3.11.    Existing Laws and Regulations Preserved

 

 

3.12.    Printing of Agreement

 

 

3.13.    Agency Service Fee

 

IV.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Page 5

 

4.1.      Instructional Assignments

 

 

4.2.      Staff Meetings/After School Activities

 

 

4.3.      Job Descriptions

 

 

4.4.      Teacher Attendance

 

 

4.5.      Duty-Free Lunch

 

 

4.6.      Length of School Year

 

 

4.7.      Length of School Day

 

 

4.8.      School Facilities

 

 

4.9.     School Supplies

 

 

4.10.    Evaluation

 

 

4.11.    Teacher Files

 

 

4.12.    Substitute Service

 

 

4.13.    Grades

 

 

4.14.   Assistance in Assault Cases

 

 

4.15.    Damage or Loss of Property

 

 

4.16.    Seniority

 

 

4.17.   Layoff and Recall

 

 

4.18.    Definitions

 

 

4.19.   Right to Hearing

 

 

4.20.    Personal Appearance

 

 

4.21.    Notices and Announcements

 

V.

TRANSFERS, PROMOTIONS

Page 15

 

5.1.     Transfers

 

 

5.2.      Promotions

 

 

5.3.      Other Job Openings

 

VI.

LEAVE POLICIES

Page 16

 

6.1.      Sick Leave

 

 

6.2       Sick Leave Bank

 

 

6.3.     Funeral Leave

 

 

6.4.      Federation Leave

 

 

6.5.     Job-Connected Injury

 

 

6.6.     Religious Leave

 

 

6.7.      Maternity Leave

 

 

6.8.      Personal Leave

 

 

6.9.     Military Leave

 

 

6.10.    Other Leave

 

 

6.11.    Marital Leave

 

 

6.12.   Retirement

 

VII.

FRINGE BENEFITS

Page 22

 

7.1.     Health Insurance

 

 

7.2.      State Insurance

 

 

7.3.      Workers Compensation

 

 

7.4.      Pension

 

 

7.5.      Tax Free Annuity

 

 

7.6.      Federation Participation

 

 

7.7.      Liability Insurance

 

 

7.8.     Dental Insurance

 

VIII.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Page 23

 

8.1.      Definition

 

 

8.2.      Procedure

 

 

8.3.      Appearance and Representation

 

 

8.4.      Time Limits

 

 

8.5.     Arbitration

 

IX.

SAVINGS CLAUSE

Page 25

X.

COMPENSATION

Page 25

 

10.1.   Basic Salary Schedule

 

 

10.2.    Placement on the Salary Schedule

 

 

10.3.   Provision for Payment - Termination of Service

 

 

10.4.    Anniversary Dates

 

XI.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Page 27

 

11.1.    Professional Development

 

 

11.2.    Common Departmental Planning/Meeting Time

 

XII.

SPECIAL SERVICES

Page 28

 

12.1.    Department Heads

 

 

12.2.    Guidance Counselor

 

 

12.3.    School Nurses and Other Non-Teaching Members

 

XIII.

FAIR PRACTICES

Page 28

XIV.

HANDLING OF NEW ISSUES

Page 29

XV.

EXISTING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Page 29

XVI.

RESOLUTION OF DIFFERENCES BY PEACEFUL MEANS

Page 29

XVII.

DURATION

Page 29

XVIII

. DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSONS

Page 29

APPENDICES

Appendix A

SALARY SCHEDULE

Page 31

Appendix B

ADVISORS, COACHES, AND DEPT CHAIR SALARY SCHEDULE

Page 32

Appendix C

GRIEVANCE FORM

Page 33

Appendix D

SICK LEAVE BANK APPLICATION FORM

Page 34

Appendix E

SALARY COLUMN ADVANCEMENT APPROVAL

Page 35

Appendix F

TEACHER EVALUATION FORMS

Page 36

Appendix G

COUNSELOR EVALUATION FORMS

Page 54

Appendix H

LIBRARIAN EVALUATION FORMS

Page 70

Appendix I

SCHOOL NURSE EVALUATION FORMS

Page 82

Appendix J

SIGNATURE PAGE

Page 94

PREAMBLE

The Board of Trustees of the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School and the Hathorne Teachers Federation, Local 1269, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO recognize and agree that they have a common interest in the educational excellence of the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School that extends far beyond the scope of a collective bargaining agreement governing wages, hours, and working conditions of employment.

To that end, the Board of Trustees of the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School and the Hathorne Teachers' Federation, Local 1269, AFT, AFL-CIO, hereby declare their mutual intent to work together toward the achievement of common aims in a serious and responsible manner as befits representatives of their respective bodies.

Consequently, it is hoped that this joint effort will effect the formulation of realistic goals and intelligent programs beneficial to all, both student and teacher alike, and consistent with the best that education has to offer.

It is further hoped that this Agreement will serve as the foundation for the growth of a procedure of exchange and communication which ultimately will produce more harmonious relations between the parties concerned, and which will contribute in significant measure to the advancement of public education in the Commonwealth.

I             RECOGNITION, JURISDICTION, and DEFINITIONS

1.1         Federation Recognition

The Board of Trustees of the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School recognize the Hathorne Federation of Teachers, Local 1269, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO as the exclusive bargaining representative for all classroom teachers, Counselors, Librarians, School Nurses and School Psychologists.

1.2         Jurisdiction

The Jurisdiction of the Federation shall include those persons, now or hereafter, who perform the duties and functions of the categories of employees in the bargaining unit. If these duties or functions are modified in the future by new processes or equipment, they will be performed by bargaining unit members provided such members are considered qualified.

1.3         Definitions

The term "Trustees" as used in this Agreement means the Board of Trustees of the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School.

The term "parties" as used in this Agreement refers to the Trustees and the Federation as participants in this Agreement.

The term "school" as used in this Agreement means any work location or functional division maintained by the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School

The term "Superintendent" as used in this Agreement means the administrative head of the institution.

The term "teacher" and the term "person" as used in this Agreement means a person employed by the Trustees in the bargaining unit as described in Article I Section A.

The term "federation representative" as used in this Agreement means any qualified designee of the Federation.

The term "campus" refers to any site or location of the facilities or properties of the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School.

The term "principal" as used in this agreement is the administrative head of the high school.

The term "extra-curricular activity" as used in this Agreement shall include all student activities outside of regular day school curriculum and hours.

Wherever the singular is used in this Agreement, it is to include the plural.

II            MANAGEMENT RIGHTS

It is recognized that the Board of Trustees has and will continue to retain, whether exercised or not, the sole and unquestioned right, responsibility and prerogative to direct the operation of the High School in all its aspects. These rights, responsibilities and prerogatives are not subject to delegation in whole or in part, except that the same shall not be exercised in a manner inconsistent with or in violation of any of the specific terms and provisions of this Agreement. No action taken by the Board of Trustees with respect to such rights, responsibilities and prerogatives, other than as there are specific provisions herein, elsewhere contained, shall be subject to the grievance and arbitration provisions of this Agreement

III        FEDERATION RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

3.1          Dues Check-Off

The Trustees will authorize the Business Manager to deduct each month from the pay of each teacher, from whom they receive an authorization to do so, the required amount of fees for the payment of Federation dues. The fees and a list of teachers from whom the fees have been deducted shall be forwarded to the Federation no later than thirty (30) days after such deductions have been made.

3.2          Information

3.2.1          Either the Trustees or the Federation shall make available to the other party, upon specific request, such information, statistics and records which either party may deem to be relevant to negotiations or necessary for the proper enforcement of this Agreement. Information concerning new employees will be issued to the Federation upon its request at the beginning of each school year.

3.2.2          All members of the bargaining unit must have on file at the Business Office accurate and current information pertaining to legal name, legal and current address and an accurate phone number. This information must be submitted in writing no later than the first day of school for students.

3.3          Allowed Time for Federation Negotiations

Whenever members of the bargaining unit are mutually scheduled by the parties to participate during working hours in conferences, meetings or negotiations, they shall suffer no loss in pay.

3.4          Rights of Federation Members

An instructor with professional status shall be entitled to a hearing with the Superintendent when not reappointed. At the hearing discussion will pertain to those reasons for the instructor's failure to meet reappointment requirements.

3.5          Federation Activity at the School Level

3.5.1     The Trustees shall permit staff members of the American Federation of Teachers and Massachusetts Federation of Teachers to visit the high school to investigate working conditions, teacher complaints or problems, or for any other purpose relating to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Such staff members shall inform the Superintendent or, in the absence of the Superintendent, the person in charge, of their presence in the school. If consultation with members of the bargaining unit is necessary it shall be done so as not to interfere with the instructional program. Such visits shall be informal in nature. If the purpose of the visit would involve the Superintendent, s/he shall be free to include any members of his/her staff in the discussions.

3.5.2     The President of the Hathorne Teachers Federation or his/her designee shall be given the opportunity to present brief reports and announcements after staff meetings if s/he so desires.

3.6          Use of Buildings

After the close of the high school on school days, the Federation shall have the right to use designated areas in high school buildings for meetings of teachers, provided there is no interference with any scheduled school activities. The use of such designated areas shall be arranged with the Superintendent in advance. All requests for building use shall conform to Rules and Regulations of the Board of Trustees, and there shall be no cost to the Federation for such meetings so long as no overtime custodial cost to the Board is involved.

3.7          Distribution of Materials

The Federation shall have the right to place Federation related notices and other materials in the mailboxes of teachers and other professional employees.

3.8          Bulletin Boards

The Federation shall be permitted to post Federation related notices and other materials on the school bulletin boards in the teachers' rooms and mailrooms.

3.9          Protection of Individual and Group Rights

3.9.1         Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the Board of Trustees, a member of the Board, or its designated representatives, from meeting with any teacher for expression of the teacher's views. In the area of collective bargaining, either party shall make no changes or modifications of the Agreement, except through consultation and negotiations with the Federation.

3.9.2         Nothing contained herein shall be construed to permit any organization other than the Federation to participate in the processing of a grievance.

3.9.3         Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent any person from informally discussing any dispute with his/her immediate superior, or processing a grievance on his/her own behalf in accordance with the Grievance Procedure.

3.10       Meeting of the Board of Trustees: Advanced Agenda / Minutes

3.10.1      A copy of the public agenda of all meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be transmitted to the official Federation Representative to the Board meetings at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting. The Federation Representative shall be advised as soon as possible of all special meetings of the Board of Trustees.

3.10.2      A copy of the minutes of all public meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be made available through the Superintendent's office to the Official Federation Representative immediately after their approval by the Board of Trustees.

3.11       Existing Laws and Regulations Preserved

The rights and benefits of persons, provided herein, are in addition to those provided by State or Federal law, rule or regulation, including without limitation all applicable tenure, pension, or education laws and regulations.

3.12       Printing of Agreement

The Board of Trustees agrees to photocopy the Agreement and to distribute copies of the Agreement to each teacher presently employed at the High School and to each new teacher hired.

3.13       Agency Service Fee

As a condition of employment, any individual, first employed after January 1, 1977, who is a member of the bargaining unit and who is not a member of the Hathorne Teachers Federation, Local 1269, AFT, AFL-CIO, shall be required to pay an agency service fee to the Hathorne Teachers Federation. Such payment is to be no more and no less than the dues required of an individual member of the Federation. The fee shall be tendered up as payment for the costs of collective bargaining and contract administration. Enforcement costs shall be borne by the Federation.

IV        CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

4.1       Instructional Assignments

4.1.1.        Teachers may express in writing to the principal, their preference of grade level, subject, department and assignment by April 1st of that current academic year. Programming preferences will be given full consideration in preparing the organizational chart for the following year.

4.1.2.        The administration will make every effort to notify teachers with regards to the following information concerning their programs prior to August 1st for the next school year:

a.    Subjects to be taught

b.    Grades of the subjects to be taught

c.     Number of periods

d.    Room assignments

e.     Any other pertinent information

4.1.3.        The number of different teaching locations in which assignments occur for a teacher shall be held to a minimum.

4.1.4.        Except when unusual circumstances prevail, High School teachers will be assigned by the Principal, or his/her agent, a maximum of two (2) supervisory assignments per day.

4.1.5.        Teacher Assignments

a.   Except when unusual circumstances prevail, teachers will have sixteen (16) preparatory periods in an eight (8) day cycle. These periods are reserved for lesson planning, correcting students' work, preparing instructional materials, consulting with parents, adrriinistrators or counselors, or dealing with student-centered issues. A period consists of approximately 45 minutes. The time between the end of the school day for students and the designated teacher dismissal time will be considered as additional preparatory time. Whenever possible, no vocational teacher will be scheduled to teach an eight (8) period day for more than two (2) consecutive days in an eight (8) day cycle. Whenever possible, vocational teachers will not be scheduled to teach a full eight (8) period class schedule in one (1) day unless it enhances the delivery of programmatic instruction.

b.    In scheduling, the Principal will endeavor, whenever possible, to establish instructional assignments with respect to subject matter areas, number of daily classes and students per class which are in accordance with regulations of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

c.    Any periods in an eight (8) day cycle beyond a teacher's scheduled class time and the sixteen (16) preparatory periods are considered unassigned and may be scheduled at the discretion of the administration.

d.    Assignments that reduce a teacher's preparation time below the minimum sixteen (16) periods in an eight (8) day cycle will be compensated with either the equal number of periods off or at the teacher's hourly rate of compensation. The type of compensation will be at the discretion of the principal.

e.    Whenever possible, special education teachers will not be assigned homeroom duty. As liaisons, this time called "liaison duty" will be used to follow up with students they are responsible for and to meet with teachers regarding their assigned students.

f.     The principal shall notify a teacher of any change to his/her teaching assignment or schedule, in writing, a minimum of eight (8) days before the change occurs.

g.    The principal will publish and distribute mid-term and final exam schedules at least twenty (20) school days in advance.

4.2.    Staff Meetings/After School Activities

4.2.1.        Except in cases of emergency, full staff meetings shall be held not more than once a month for no greater than one and one half (1 1/2) hours with no meetings being scheduled in September or December. An agenda for each meeting is to be distributed to the staff no later than the school day prior to the day of the meeting. If there is no professional development component on the agenda, the principal will notify staff at least two (2) weeks in advance that the meeting will be for one (1) hour or less.

4.2.2.        Teachers agree to attend not more than three (3) evening functions per year, outside the normal working hours. These meetings will include two (2) Parents' Nights and one (1) Back to School Night. The first Parents' Night will be scheduled from 6:00 - 9:00 pm with the other two (2) evening functions being scheduled from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

4.3.    Job Description

The job descriptions for all members of the bargaining unit shall be defined, approved, and updated as necessary by the Board of Trustees consistent with the provisions of this contract, state laws and regulations, and made available to members upon request through the Superintendent's office. In the event of a change to a job description, a copy will be immediately distributed to the president of the HFT.

4.4.    Teacher Attendance

4.4.1.    All members of the bargaining unit are presumed to be on duty on the High School campus during the hours of their established work schedules unless school business demands their presence elsewhere, in which case approval shall be secured from the principal and notice of absence, destination, purpose of trip and probable time of return shall be recorded at the office prior to departure. All absences require official notification, including meetings, purchases, illness occurring after the start of the workday, and personal errands.

4.4.2.     Teachers shall not be required to be present when school is closed due to weather conditions or other emergencies, but absence on such days shall not be counted toward the completion of the teacher's individual contract and teachers shall make up for absence by working an equal number of days extending the school year. The additional days beyond 180 teaching days shall be used as follows:

a.    The school year for teachers is 185 days which includes: one (1) administrative day at the beginning of the school year, one (1) professional development day at the beginning of the school year, one Freshmen orientation day at the beginning of the school year, one (1) professional development day during the school year, and one (1) Open House day.

b.    The salary schedule is based on 185 days.

Note: Teachers salary schedule based on 185 days, additional days will be paid on a per diem schedule.

Only those days needed to fulfill Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements, the freshman orientation program, and those high school students on an extended school year need to be made up.

4.4.3.     High School classes shall be canceled whenever travel conditions are sufficiently hazardous to endanger students traveling to and from the Institute, as determined by the Superintendent.

4.5.    Duty Free Lunch

Each teacher shall have a duty free lunch period of at least twenty-five (25) minutes.

4.6.    Length of School Year

The school year for teachers shall be:

4.6.1.        185 days commencing no earlier than the Monday preceding Labor Day and continuing until the 185 days have been attained. Teachers will not be scheduled to work the Friday before Labor Day.

4.6.2.        Teachers on extended contracts will start the school year no earlier than the Monday before Labor Day and continue until the number of days specified in the extended contract has been attained. The Superintendent will schedule those extended contract days.

4.6.3.        There shall be two (2) early release days for the purpose of professional development and curriculum planning. There shall be four (4) early release days for the purpose of administering midterm and final exams. Final exams will be scheduled in such a way as to facilitate the submission of final grades as much as possible and the submission time for final grades will be open for at least twenty four (24) hours after the last day of school for students. The school day will end at 2:30 for teachers on early release days. These days are to count as a day in session as outlined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

4.7.    Length of School Day

4.7.1.     During the period when classes are in session, the working day for the teachers shall be as follows:

Teachers shall be on duty for seven and one quarter (7 1/4) hours beginning no earlier than 7:45 am and ending no later than 4:00 pm.

4.7.2.        High school sessions shall be suspended and teacher attendance shall not be required on Saturday unless designated as the "Open House Day". Teachers will be required to be in attendance at "Open House Day" from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Attendance will not be required on legal holidays or administrative holidays.

4.7.3.        Non-Teaching Days on Contract

The school day for all members of the bargaining unit shall be from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., which includes 1/2 hour for lunch. Non-teaching days on contract are defined as days when classes are not in session.

4.7.4.     Length of School Day

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change the school day but will not lengthen the school day or year without prior negotiations with the Hathorne Teachers' Federation, except to comply with changes in state laws or regulations of the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The School Committee reserves the right to change the starting and dismissal times to meet other than normal situations. The target dismissal time for students will be 2:20 pm. The Hathorne Teachers' Federation will be notified in advance of any changes.

4.7.5.        Delayed openings: When classes are delayed for students, teachers are expected to be present thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of school for that day.

4.7.6.        It is mutually agreed that opportunities for students to receive additional assistance and support is an important component of raising expectations and improving achievement. Therefore, teachers agree to identify in writing to the principal, students, and parents one afternoon help session per week when they will be available to provide extra help to students until 4:00 pm. Teachers may leave at anytime after 3:00 pm if their extra help responsibilities to students have been fulfilled. If the teacher's afternoon help session must be canceled due to required meeting scheduling conflicts, holidays, or other foreseeable reasons then an alternate day will be designated as much in advance as possible for that week. If a teacher finds it necessary to change their designated afternoon help session they will notify the principal, students, and parents in writing at least one month prior to the change. Counselors agree to rotate their afternoon help sessions in order to provide assistance to students and keep the College and Career Center open for students from Monday through Thursday until 4:00 pm. The librarian, nurse, school psychologist, and other non-teaching collective bargaining unit members will also designate an afternoon when they will be available until 4:00 pm.

4.8.    School Facilities

4.8.1.    Every class shall be held in a facility that meets the requirements of the local Department of Public Safety.

4.8.2.        Every effort shall be made to provide a clean, properly ventilated, properly heated, well lighted and suitably furnished teachers' lounge in Gallant Hall.

4.8.3.        Mailboxes for teachers shall be provided in Gallant Hall.

4.8.4.        Provisions shall be made for teachers to have lockable storage space in which to keep instructional materials and supplies.

4.9.    School Supplies

4.9.1.        Supplementary teaching materials, such as periodicals, shall be included in the budget.

4.9.2.        Teachers shall be allowed to recommend what supplies are to be ordered.

4.10.  Evaluation

4.10.1.   Philosophy and Purpose

The evaluation process is instituted to assess the effectiveness of education at Essex Agricultural and Technical High School. The process will be continuous, constructive, and cooperative - one stressing the needs for interaction and communication between the administration and the teachers. The goal of evaluation is to ensure that students are provided with the best instruction.

The intended outcomes of the process are several: to foster continuous self-examination of professional skills; to foster professional growth; to commend professional achievement; to provide a rationale and reliable basis for making recommendations for the improvement of professional practice and instruction; and to provide a basis for ensuring due process in employment decisions.

To achieve these outcomes, participants will set and achieve long-term professional growth goals. This process involves communication and collaboration between teachers and administrators about professional growth and instruction. The three major activities in this process are goal setting, classroom observations, and evaluations.

4.10.2.   Individual Goal Setting

In the fall, each faculty member due to be evaluated in that year shall meet with the administrator assigned for evaluation to discuss plans for the school year. At this conference, the faculty member and evaluator will discuss goals for the year which are based on a combination of school-wide goals, department goals, goals identified in any improvement plan drawn up at the end of the faculty member's most recent evaluation process, and professional development goals identified by the faculty member. Out of this discussion a list of goals will be developed and placed in the faculty member's folders. The list of goals, not to exceed four (4) in number, will be signed by both the evaluator and teacher indicating that they have read it. The goals and the Performance Standards as outlined in the Principles of Effective Teaching adopted by the Board of Education (M.G.L. c.71§38, 603 CMR 35.00) will serve as the framework for the faculty member's supervision and evaluation.

4.10.3.   Evaluation Process

a.    Evaluator Assignments: Evaluator assignments regarding formal evaluations of teachers will be made available to the Union by October 1st of each school year. All evaluators shall have successfully completed the Observation and Evaluation Course offered by Research for Better Teaching (RBT) or an equivalent course at the graduate level utilizing the RBT model beginning with the 2010-11 school year.

b.    Pre-conference: Within ten (10) working days before each formal classroom observation or formal discussion, the evaluator will meet with the teacher for the purpose of discussing the upcoming observation. Prior to the pre-conference, the faculty member will complete the "Pre-conference Questionnaire Worksheet." The pre-conference will review the teacher's responses as contained in the "Pre-conference Questionnaire Worksheet" and result in a clear understanding of the purpose of the evaluation, the time and day, and the lesson to be presented by the teacher. These items should be the subject of the pre-conference discussion between the evaluator and the teacher.

c.    Formal Classroom Observation: The evaluator will be prompt. The evaluator should take an unobtrusive place in the classroom. The observation shall be a minimum of one (1) period and a maximum of one (1) class.

d.    Post-Conference: Within ten (10) working days after each formal classroom observation or formal discussion, the evaluator will meet with the teacher for the purpose of discussing the observations. The post-conference will include a discussion of the teacher's work and identification of strengths and weaknesses in the teacher's work. The evaluator will supply the teacher with a written copy, including narrative comments, of each classroom observation. Specific suggestions that are made for improvement will be documented.

e.    Informal Observations: An observation of a unit member's professional performance by an administrator for the purpose of documenting a unit member's performance beyond the effectiveness of instruction. Informal observations may be no longer than 15 minutes in length. Any observations made shall be brought to the attention of the unit member within three (3) school days. The observer shall reduce any observation to writing and shall be available to meet with the unit member. In the case of any noteworthy observation the observer shall offer specific written suggestions for improvement within five (5) school days from the time the unit member was made aware of the noteworthy observation. Any negative observations made must meet these requirements in order to be used as a basis for a negative remark or comment on the summative evaluation report and be placed in the unit member's file. Informal observations shall apply to any unit member hired after July 1, 2004 and for any unit member hired prior to date who opts to be part of the informal observation process.

f.     Summative Evaluation: A summative evaluation for teachers not on professional teacher status shall take place every year. For teachers on professional teacher status, a summative evaluation shall take place at least every other year. In both cases, the summative evaluation shall be made available to the unit member no later than June 15. The summative evaluation shall be product of both formal and informal observations, and categorized by the Principles of Effective Teaching adopted by the Board of Education (M.G.L. c.71§38, 603 CMR 35.00).

4.10.4.   Formal Classroom Observations and Discussions Cycles

a.             Non-professional status faculty: During the school year, the evaluator will be responsible for conducting a minimum of two (2) formal classroom observations of each non-professional status teacher each year, one of which must be completed by November 30, and another by March 31. The evaluator is responsible for sharing with the faculty member the results of the observation and suggestions for improvement at a conference following each formal observation. For counselors, psychologists, librarians, nurses and other such positions, the evaluator will be responsible conducting a minimum of two (2) formal discussions, the first of which must be completed by December 20, to review the individual's progress on goals and to discuss his/her overall performance. The evaluator will write a summary of these discussions, which will become part of the material upon which the summative evaluation will be based. b.   Professional status faculty: During the school year, the evaluator will be responsible for conducting a minimum of two (2) formal classroom observations at least every other year for each professional status teacher, one of which must be completed by November 30, and another by March 31. The evaluator is responsible for sharing with the faculty member the results of the observation and suggestions for improvement at a conference following each formal observation. For counselors, psychologists, librarians, nurses and other such positions, the evaluator will be responsible conducting a minimum of two (2) formal discussions at least every other year, the first of which must be completed by December 20, to review the individual's progress on goals and to discuss his/her overall performance. The evaluator will write a summary of these discussions, which will become part of the material upon which the summative evaluation will be based.

4.10.5.    Improvement Plan

a.    If the evaluator feels that there are areas that need improvement as indicated in the classroom evaluation or formal discussion, the unit member shall be informed in writing that a third observation will be conducted to determine effective progress in the area(s) identified as "needs improvement". This observation is to be conducted before the summative evaluation is done.

b.    Any unit member receiving a rating of "Needs Improvement" on the summative evaluation report will be required to develop an Improvement Plan and will be placed in a two-year focused evaluation cycle, evaluated annually, consistent with the provisions of this contract in Sections 4.10.2, 4.10.3, and 4.10.4. This plan must be reviewed and approved by the Principal prior to its implementation.

c.    To develop an improvement plan, the unit member will work with the evaluator and one other unit member, from the same department if possible, to assist in the development of the plan. This plan must be reviewed and approved by the Principal prior to its implementation. The Improvement plan must contain specific, observable, measurable behaviors which the unit member must do to meet the performance standards in the area (s) of concern identified as "Needs Improvement" in the summative evaluation.

d.    The School district shall pay reasonable expenses associated with tuition or materials necessary for the implementation of an approved Improvement Plan.

e.    If at the end of the first year of the focused evaluation cycle the teacher has not sufficiently improved in the previously identified area(s) of concern, the Improvement Plan will be reviewed by the Principal, the evaluator, and the member of the bargaining unit on the improvement plan and appropriate amendments will be made subject to the approval of the Principal.

f.     At the conclusion of the focused evaluation cycle, any unit member who succeeds in improving his/her performance in the previously identified area(s) of concern, as indicated by an "Exceeds Expectations" or a "Meets Expectations" rating on the summative evaluation completed after the Improvement plan has been implemented, shall be placed on the evaluation cycle consistent with his/her professional status by the Principal.

g.   At the conclusion of the focused evaluation cycle, any unit member who fails to improve his/her performance in the previously identified area(s) of concern, as indicated by an "Exceeds Expectations" or a "Meets Expectations" rating on the summative evaluation completed after the Improvement plan has been implemented, shall have his/her employment status reviewed by the Principal. The Principal will determine through this review process whether there was a failure on the part of the teacher to satisfy the teacher performance standards. Any personnel action taken under the authority of this paragraph will be subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Law.

4.10.6.    Requesting a New Evaluator

a.    Any teacher who believes that his/her evaluation is inaccurate or feels that s/he is being treated unfairly by his/her evaluator may request a new evaluator by submitting his/her concerns and reasons for the request in writing to the Superintendent within ten (10) school days of the post-conference for the first formal evaluation. The Superintendent will respond in writing to the request in within ten (10) school days. If the Superintendent approves the request for a new evaluator, s/he will appoint a different evaluator to perform an additional evaluation.

b.    If the Superintendent determines that the initial evaluation was inaccurate and/or unfair, the evaluation will be removed from the teacher's personnel file and the new evaluator will remain in place.

c.     If the Superintendent determines that the new evaluation supports the validity of the initial evaluation, both evaluations will remain in the teacher's personnel file and the initial evaluator will continue the evaluation process.

4.11.  Teacher files

4.11.1.    At the written request of a teacher, permission will be granted, by appointment, to inspect the contents of his/her personnel folder, files, cards and records, and to make copies of such contents and records as concern his/her work or himself. The teacher shall have the right to submit a response to any statement. The teacher's answer shall also be included in the file. These documents must be reviewed in the office of the Superintendent and the Superintendent's secretary will make copies of the contents at the request of the individual teacher.

4.11.2.    No file will be maintained on any teacher except the official personnel file.

4.11.3.    Official grievances filed by any teacher under the Grievance Procedure as outlined in this Agreement shall not be placed in the personnel file of the teacher; nor shall such grievance be utilized in the promotion process; nor shall it be used in any recommendation for job placement

4.12.  Substitute Service

4.12.1.     Every effort shall be made to hire substitutes to cover classes of regularly assigned teachers when they are sick or on legally approved absence.

4.12.2.     Teachers may be assigned to substitute at any time that does not conflict with scheduled classes or preparatory time.

4.12.3.     Professional staff shall notify the principal of the need for substitute coverage no later than 6:00 am utilizing the voice mail system on the principal's sick call line.

4.13.  Grades

4.13.1.     Grades are a determination of scholarship achievement, and teachers should be able to substantiate them by test scores and other objective data.

4.13.2.     If the foregoing is established, the grade given by the teacher shall be final.

4.14.  Assistance in Assault Cases

4.14.1.     The Principal shall report all cases of assault suffered by teachers, in connection with their employment, to the Superintendent of the High School.

4.14.2.     Whenever it is alleged that a teacher has assaulted or made remarks that rise to the level of slander or libel of a person, or a person has assaulted a teacher or made slanderous or libelous remarks towards that teacher, the principal shall conduct an investigation of the incident. The Superintendent shall comply with any reasonable request from the teacher for relevant information in the Superintendent or Trustee's possession, not privileged under law, concerning the person or persons involved.

4.15.  Damage or Loss of Property

4.15.1.     No teacher shall be held responsible for loss, damaged, or destruction of High School property or students' property when such loss, damage or destruction is not the fault of the teacher.

4.15.2.     A teacher shall report in writing any loss, damage or destruction, to the Principal immediately upon becoming aware of such loss, damage, or destruction.

4.16.  Seniority

4.16.1.     The Board of Trustees shall prepare a list that indicates the date on which all members of the bargaining unit was hired. The HFT shall be supplied with the list that shall be kept current.

4.16.2.     For purposes of the Article, seniority shall mean the length of continuous service to the high school in the bargaining unit, beginning with the first day for which compensation was received. Should a member of the bargaining unit accept a position in the employ of the high school which is outside the bargaining unit, seniority as defined in this paragraph shall not be lost, but it shall cease to accumulate until such time as said person might return to the unit.

4.17.  Layoff and Recall

If a layoff or layoffs are about to occur, then the following procedures shall be enforced:

4.17.1.     All personnel without professional status shall be reduced in staff before personnel with professional status within licensed subject areas.

4.17.2.     After the above procedure (4.17.1) has been implemented and there are still employees to be laid off, then the employee within a subject area with notice of layoff may exercise seniority by displacing the most junior teacher in all of the other subject areas in which s/he is licensed to teach.

4.17.3.    All members of the bargaining unit shall within thirty (30) days of the signing of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, furnish to the Superintendent of the High School all certificates of permanent licensure in every subject that has been earned by the member of the bargaining unit.

4.17.4.    All members of the bargaining unit who acquire licensure in any subject after the thirty (30) day period referred to in the above paragraph shall furnish to the Superintendent of the High School such proof of licensure within ten (10) days of receipt of said licensure.

4.17.5.    Any bargaining unit member who has completed licensure requirements of the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and has applied for licensure to said department, shall notify in writing the Superintendent of the High School within a thirty (30) day period.

4.17.6.    Any licensure in any subject held by any member of the bargaining unit who does not comply with the time standards of furnishing such licensure to the Superintendent of the High School shall not be considered as being held by such member of the bargaining unit in the event of a reduction in force at the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School.

4.17.7.    A recall list shall be established for all laid off employees within a given subject area for which s/he is certified/approved to teach. Employees will be recalled according to seniority in a subject area for which s/he is certified/approved to teach with the most senior being recalled first.

a.             Seniority shall not accrue to an employee while the employee is on recall.

b.             All licensed employees in a subject area on the recall list must be recalled before new employees are hired.

c.             If employees are recalled, then they must either accept or reject recall in writing to the Superintendent of the high school within two weeks after being notified.

d.             Any professional status employee who has been laid off shall be entitled to professional status upon reemployment.

e.             All laid off employees shall be entitled to previous seniority, longevity, previous accumulated sick time, retirement, appropriate placement on the salary schedule, and shall be returned to the same or substantially similar position.

Example: Appropriate placement on the salary schedule means if the bargaining unit member was laid off at Step 6, then s/he shall return on Step 6 except if the layoff occurred at the end of the school year then the bargaining unit member shall be entitled to move to Step 7.

f.             If an employee refuses a recall to a full-time position, which position is for a full school year, then that employee shall be removed from recall list.   If an employee refuses a recall to a position, with length of employment being less than a school year or less than full time, the employee shall retain his/her place on the recall list.

g.             The employer will present to the union, before any layoffs are made, an updated seniority list and licensure list.

4.18.  Right to Hearing

Teachers shall be entitled to due process in accordance with M.G.L. Section 42 when not reappointed.

4.19.  Personal Appearance

Every effort shall be made to provide teachers with proper protective equipment. All teachers shall dress in a manner to maintain an appearance commanding respect and professionalism.

4.20.  Notices and Announcements

4.20.1.     All official notices pertaining to teachers shall be posted on a designated bulletin board.

4.20.2.     Each teacher shall be furnished with a current copy of Student Handbook of the high school and all amendments thereto.

4.20.3.     A systematic method of circulating information shall be devised. Use of the public address system when classes are in session shall be restricted to emergency calls.

V           TRANSFERS, PROMOTIONS

5.1     Transfers

5.1.1                Requests for transfers shall be submitted in writing by April 1st of the current academic year and renewed annually at any time in the year to the Superintendent of the High School. All transfer requests shall include the grade and subject area to which the teacher seeks assignment.

5.1.2                Notice of transfer shall be given to a teacher as soon as possible following the granting of the teachers' request.

5.1.3                Where all other factors are equal, seniority based on years of experience at the High School (4.16.2) shall govern all transfers.

5.1.4                Any involuntary transfer shall be made only after a meeting between the teacher involved and the Superintendent at which time the teacher shall be notified of the reason for the transfer.

5.1.5                The term "transfer" shall include all changes in subjects to be taught, department changes or changes in the High School.

5.2     Promotions

5.2.1        When vacancies occur (including extra-curricular activities), notice of such vacancies shall be posted promptly on the appropriate bulletin board in Smith Hall, Gallant Hall, and the McNamara-O'Shea Building. Emergency posting shall mean 48 hours and all other postings shall be ten (10) working days prior to the final date.

5.2.2                Qualifications, requirements, duties, salary and other pertinent information shall be set forth.

5.2.3                Applications will be received from the personnel who believe themselves qualified by reason of experience, training, capacity, and general ability to execute proficiently all the demands of the position.

5.2.4                In considering candidates for a position, where factors specified in Items 2 and 3 above are the same among a number of candidates, seniority (4.16.2) at the High School shall be given consideration.

5.2.5                Such applications shall be in writing and shall set forth the basis on which the applicant solicits consideration.

5.2.6                Vacancies shall be filled by an applicant within the High School if his/her education qualifications, performance and experience are equal to those of other applicants.

5.3    Other Job Openings

First consideration for appointments to positions in summer programs, evening programs, MCAS, state, and federal programs shall be given to regularly appointed teachers at the High School who possess the necessary qualifications.

VI        LEAVE POLICIES

6.1        Sick Leave

6.1.1          Sick leave shall be permitted at the rate of fifteen (15) days of paid sick leave per year. Unused sick leave shall be permitted to accumulate without limit provided that no more than sixty (60) days of such accumulated sick leave may be granted in any one year, except on recommendations of the employing officer.

6.1.2          Leave with pay shall be allowed, not to exceed twelve (12) days, to be counted as sick leave in case of serious illness in the immediate family of the employee which requires the personal presence of such employee. Immediate family shall, except in unusual circumstances, include husband, wife, children, parents, brothers or sisters, or other relatives with whom the employee is living in the same house.

6.1.3          An official report of sick leave will be given to each teacher as of September 30th of each year.

6.1.4          Newly-employed teachers shall be eligible for sick leave benefits upon employment to be accrued at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) days per month for the first ten months of their employment.

6.1.5          Sick Leave Buy Back - see Section 6.12

6.1.6          If a teacher is out on sick leave for five (5) consecutive school days or more the administration may require a medical note documenting the illness and/or the teacher's fitness to return to work.

6.1.7          If a teacher is out on sick leave for ten (10) consecutive school days or more the administration may require the teacher to be examined by a medical doctor chosen by the employer at employer's expense.

6.1.8          If the employer's doctor disagrees with the employee's doctor with regards to the employee's ability to return to work, the employee and/or his/her representative will meet with the superintendent in an attempt to resolve the dispute.

6.1.9          If the dispute cannot be resolved at this meeting, the employee's doctor and the employer's doctor will choose a third doctor to conduct an additional independent examination with the cost to be shared equally by the employer and the employee.

6.1.10    The superintendent may extend sick leave based on extenuating circumstances.

6.2.      Sick Leave Bank

6.2.1.     Purpose of the Sick Leave Bank

There shall be a Sick Leave bank, the purpose of which is to enable all qualified employees upon exhaustion of their individual sick leave, compensatory days if any, and personal days, both annual and cumulative, to receive extended sick leave without loss of income during prolonged illness or other incapacitation. It is recognized that the Sick Leave bank may be used with a prolonged illness or other disability or in a series of intermittent but prolonged disabilities in which the employee never became eligible for disability insurance coverage or Workers Compensation Coverage.

6.2.2.     Sick Leave Bank Board

a.    The Sick Leave Bank shall be overseen by a board/committee consisting of the local president or his/her delegate, two (2) local Members elected by the membership at large and two (2) Members of the school administration as appointed by the Superintendent-Director. Such Board must reach majority approval for Sick Leave Bank days to be granted.

b.    The Board will govern all phases of the bank. All decisions of the Board are final, but those decisions may be appealed back to the Board for review or hearing. The Board will have an annual meeting.

c.     The Board must consider the following when making decisions:

i.     The attendance record of the Member

ii.    The medical information submitted.

iii.   Any other information deemed to be pertinent by the Board.

6.2.3.     Contribution of Sick Days to Bank

a. Every teacher with professional teacher status who wishes to be a member of the bank, will contribute two (2) days from his/her accumulated sick leave.

b. Additional contributions of one (1) day per member of the Sick Leave Bank will be made when the Sick Leave Bank days fall below thirty (30) days and at the beginning of each school year if deemed needed by the Board.

c. Any retiring Sick Leave Bank member may contribute any of his/her unused accumulated sick leave remaining after sick leave buy back to the Sick Leave Bank Fund.

6.2.4.     New Teachers Entering Sick Leave Bank

The only time that a teacher is eligible to join the Sick Leave Bank is during the month of September of the first school year that the teacher has attained Professional Teacher Status by directing the Business Manager in writing to deposit two (2) sick days in the Sick Leave Bank.

6.2.5.     Using Sick Days from Sick Leave Bank

A Sick Leave bank Member will be eligible to apply for Sick Leave Bank assistance under the following guidelines:

a.    A Sick Leave Bank Member must deplete his/her accumulated sick leave.

b.    There will be a waiting period often (10) school days between the depletion of sick days and the granting of Sick Leave days during which the Sick Leave Bank Member will be payless.

c.    The application for benefits must be accompanied by a certification of illness or disability completed and signed by the attending physician.

d.    Sick Leave Bank days will be granted for a period not to exceed twenty (20) school days per request.

e.    If these twenty (20) days are expended, more may be granted by the Board upon the petition of the Member with additional medical statements to support the need for such time.

f.     Sick Leave Application

The Sick Leave Bank Application Form is set out and attached hereto and marked "Appendix E".

6.2.6.     Abuse of Sick Leave Bank

a.    Any Member of the Sick Leave Bank who is drawing sick leave time for any type of illness or disability, and is found working another job outside the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, will be immediately taken off the rolls of the Sick Leave Bank and be disallowed from drawing any more sick leave time from the Bank. If such a circumstance occurs, the Federation will notify the Superintendent-Director in writing forthwith.

b.    The Federation shall indemnify and save harmless the School in the event of a lawsuit, fine, damage award or other penalty resulting from actions or lack thereof by the Federation in carrying out its responsibilities in administration of the terms of this Sick Leave Bank.

c.     Any Member of the Bank who is requesting sick time from the Bank and is known as an abuser of sick time can be denied the privilege of using the Bank through the decision of the Bank Board.

6.3.    Funeral Leave

6.3.1          Five (5) days shall be allowed for a death in the immediate family without deductions from the regular sick leave allowance. Immediate family shall include: parents, brother, sister, and parents of spouse. Ten (10) days shall be allowed for the death of a spouse or child.

6.3.2          Three (3) days shall be allowed for the death of grandparents or grandchild of bargaining unit member or member's spouse without deductions from the regular sick leave allowance.

6.3.3          One (1) day shall be allowed for the death of an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of any teacher or spouse without deductions from the regular sick leave allowance.

6.3.4          An official designee of the Federation shall be allowed to attend the funeral of any member of the bargaining unit.

6.3.5          At the discretion of the Superintendent three days funeral leave without loss of pay, up to and including the day of the funeral, shall be granted in the case of the death of a person when a teacher is solely responsible for all funeral arrangements of the deceased.

6.3.6          Faculty representation at the funeral of a member of a teacher's family shall be arranged among the faculty of the High School, with the approval of the Superintendent.

6.3.7          Permission to attend the service shall be granted to at least one (1) teacher in the case of death of a teacher retired from the High School.

6.4      Federation Leave

6.4.1          Any one member of the bargaining unit who is elected or appointed to a full-time position with the Federation or any organization with which it is affiliated, will, upon proper application, be granted leave of absence, without pay, not to exceed one (I) year, for the purpose of accepting that position.

6.4.2          Teachers granted a one-year leave of absence in compliance with the contract to fill full-time jobs with the Federation, or any organization with which it is affiliated, shall, provided such action is legal, retain all pension insurance and other benefits and shall continue to accrue seniority for salary increments, pensions and all other purposes as though they were in regular service. Upon return to service, they shall be placed on the assignment that they left with all accrued benefits and increments that they would have earned had they been on regular service.

6.5      Job-Connected Injury

Members of the bargaining unit may elect coverage under Worker's Compensation. The employee may, upon request, use additional sick leave to make up the difference between the Worker's Compensation coverage and his/her regular salary.

6.6      Religious Leave

Teachers requesting to be excused from duty without loss of pay shall use a personal day.

6.7      Maternity Leave Childbearing/Childrearing Leave

6.7.1         Statutory Leave of Absence - Pursuant to M.G.L. c.149. Section 105D, every female employee who has completed the initial probationary period of ninety (90) days shall be entitled to an eight (8) week leave of absence for the purpose of giving birth or for adoption, provided she gives at least two (2) weeks notice of her anticipated date of departure and of her intention to return. Teachers are urged to give earlier notification in order to provide the Administration with additional time to secure a replacement. Teachers may use an additional twelve (12) weeks of leave as provided by the Family Medical Leave Act to extend maternity leave up to a total of twenty (20) weeks. Upon return from this leave of absence, the teacher shall be restored to her previous position.

6.7.2         Unpaid Leave - With the birth or adoption of a child or upon completion of a statutory leave a teacher shall be entitled to an unpaid leave of absence of up to one (1) year, provided the teacher gives written notice at least four (4) weeks in advance of the leave or adoption.

6.7.3         A teacher who becomes unable to work prior to the birth of a child and who presents documentation of such disability shall be entitled to draw upon accrued sick leave during the period of such disability; subsequent to the birth of the child, a teacher shall be entitled to draw upon accrued sick leave up to forty (40) days prior to the commencement of any unpaid leave of absence pursuant to section 6.7.2.

6.7.4         General Provisions - In determining the placement on the salary schedule of a teacher returning from leave taken pursuant to section 6.7.2, credit for a full year of teaching will be given on the salary schedule for the school year during which the leave began provided the teacher served one half (1/2) or more of the school year in which the leave was granted; otherwise, the teacher shall return to the step on the salary schedule held prior to the commencement of such leave. Nothing in this section shall prevent the Employer from laying off a teacher on leave pursuant to the Layoff and Recall provisions of this agreement. Unless a teacher returns to duty at the expiration of the one-year period, his/her employment will be terminated. A teacher returning from an unpaid leave will be returned to his/her previous position or a substantially similar position and will retain the seniority held at the time the leave became effective.

6.8      Personal Leave

Teachers shall be granted two (2) days personal leave, without the loss of pay, annually. Such leave shall not be taken on the day proceeding or on the day following a vacation, Administrative Holiday, or Holiday. If together, then the teacher must have prior approval by the Superintendent.

6.9      Military Leave

6.9.1 The Board of Trustees will comply with all state and Federal laws with respect to military leave of absence. Unpaid Military leave will be granted to any teacher who is inducted or enlists for one (l)-required term in the Armed forces of the United States. Upon return

from such leave, a teacher will be placed on the salary schedule at the level that s/he would have achieved had s/he remained actively employed in the system during the period of his/her absence up to a maximum of two (2) years, but said time of absence shall not count toward seniority/professional status.

6.9.2     Teaching personnel who are required to perform active duty for training as part of a Reserve Unit will do so as far as possible during July and August.

6.10    Other Leaves

6.10.1      Two (2) official delegates of the Federation shall be granted leave with pay to attend conventions of affiliated bodies, the Massachusetts Federation of Teachers, The American Federation of Teachers, the Massachusetts State Labor Council, and the AFL-CIO, if elected by the American Federation of Teachers National Convention.

6.10.2      A teacher may be released by the Superintendent to attend a summer school course which conflicts with the work schedule. Courses required for Licensure shall not be covered by this section.

6.10.3      As per the Family Medical Leave Act, a teacher shall be granted up to twelve (12) weeks unpaid leave to be used for Maternity Leave or for family illness.

6.10.4      Members of the bargaining unit who are on professional status may be granted by the Superintendent an unpaid leave for not more than two (2) years, for the following reasons: Prolonged illness, needed rest, and necessities of the home, professional improvement when a teacher is not eligible for sabbatical leave, teaching in an acceptable school system in the United States when teachers are not selected as exchange teachers, for teaching at a United States Military Installation abroad, to serve as an elected official in public office, or any other activity which would benefit the High School.

6.10.5      Leave of absence may be extended by the Superintendent.

6.10.6      All benefits to which a teacher was entitled at the time a leave of absence commenced shall be restored to him/her upon his/her return, and s/he will be assigned to the same or a substantially equivalent position.

6.10.7      Professional leave may be granted at the discretion of the Principal but no more than two (2) days per year when classes are in session. Once approved it may not be rescinded.

6.10.8      Extended leaves of absence over one year for any reason shall not count towards seniority.

6.11    Marital Leave

Marital leave-of-absence, without pay, may be granted to teachers upon request up to a maximum often (10) school days.

6.12    Retirement

6.12.1         All notices to retire must be submitted to the Superintendent a minimum of eight (8) months prior to the date of retirement. Failure to notify within the stated time frame will result in the loss of the accumulated sick leave buy back as described in Article VI, Subsection 6.1.5 of the contract.

6.12.2         A teacher must be employed by the school for at least five (5) years in order to be eligible to receive sick leave buy back. For any teacher who was employed prior to July 1, 1997, there will be a sick leave buy back upon that employee's retirement of 25% of the total number of days accrued at the employee's daily rate paid at the time of retirement. For employees hired after July 1, 1997, the accumulation of sick days will remain unlimited, but the sick leave buy back upon retirement will be restricted to 25% of 120 days at the employee's daily rate at the time of retirement.

VII       FRINGE BENEFITS

7.1      Health Insurance

The employee/employer contribution formula is subject to the contribution formula set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for both health and dental insurance.

7.2      State Insurance

The High School shall provide fifty percent (50%,) of the full cost of a $5,000.00 life insurance policy for each member of the bargaining unit.

7.3      Workers' Compensation

Members of the bargaining unit shall be covered by the provisions of the Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Act.

7.4      Pension

The parties agree that all provisions of the Massachusetts Teacher Retirement Plan shall be made part of this agreement.

7.5      Tax Free Annuity

The trustees will make every effort to allow teachers to take advantage of the Federal law concerning Tax Free Annuities.

7.6      Federation Participation

At the time when Essex Agricultural and Technical High School ceases to be funded through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Federation president or his/her representation shall represent the teachers on the committee that negotiates health, accident and life insurance with the vendors.

7.7      Liability Insurance

The board shall provide the full cost of a Liability Insurance Policy for all members of the bargaining unit.

7.8      Dental Insurance

At the time when Essex Agricultural and Technical High School ceases to be funded through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the high school shall provide eighty-five percent (85%) of the full cost of the school Dental Plan or its equivalent, for each member of the bargaining unit.

VIII     GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

8.1      Definition

8.1.1          A "Grievance" shall mean a complaint by an employee or the Federation that there has been a violation, misinterpretation, or inequitable application of any of the provisions of this Agreement.

8.1.2          As used in this Article, the term "employee" shall mean either an individual employee or a group of employees having the same grievance.

8.1.3          The Federation may initiate and process grievances under the following procedure, acting in place of the employee utilizing form in Appendix D.

8.1.4          As used in this Article, the term "business day" shall mean a day when the school is open for business. The term "school day" shall mean a day when school is in session.

8.2      Procedure

8.2.1      Informal

Within twenty (20) business days of the time a grievable action or event occurs or the grievant should have reasonably known that it occurred, the employee of the Federation either directly or accompanied by his/her Federation representative, will present the grievance to the Principal during non-teaching hours. Within five (5) business days after presentation of the grievance, the Principal shall give his/her answer orally to the employee.

8.2.2      Step One

a.    Within five (5) business days of the oral answer, if the grievance is not resolved, it shall be stated in writing, signed by the grievant and lodged with the Principal.

b.    The "Statement of Grievance" shall be completed on the Grievance Form in Appendix D of this Agreement. It shall include the name of the employee(s) involved, shall state all the known facts giving rise to the grievance, shall identify by appropriate reference the provisions of this Agreement alleged to be violated, shall state the contention of the employee and of the Federation with respect to these provisions, and shall indicate the specific relief requested.

c.     Within five (5) business days after receiving the written grievance, the Principal shall communicate his/her answer in writing to the grievant and the Federation representative.

8.2.3      Step Two

a.    If the grievance is not resolved in Step One, the grievant may, within five (5) business days of receipt of the Principal's answer submit to the Superintendent-Director a written "Statement of Grievance" signed by the grievant. A copy shall be given to the Principal at the same time.

b.    Within five (5) business days of receiving the "Statement of Grievance" the Superintendent-Director will schedule a meeting with the employee and/or the Federation representative.

c.    The Superintendent-Director or his/her designated representative shall give the grievant and the Federation representative an answer in writing no later than five (5) business days after receipt of the written grievance. If further investigation is needed, additional time may be allowed by mutual agreement of the Superintendent-Director and the Federation.

8.2.4      Step Three

a.    Within five (5) business days after receiving the decision of the Superintendent-Director, an appeal of the decision may be made to the Trustees or their designee.

b.    It shall be in writing and accompanied by a copy of the decision at Step Two.

c.    No later than 30 calendar days after receiving the appeal, the Trustees or their designees shall hold a hearing on the grievance at a regular or special meeting. All those listed in Step Two shall have a right to participate in this step.

d.    Within five (5) business days after the hearing, the Trustees or their designees shall communicate their decision in writing, and state their reasons if requested, to the Federation and the aggrieved employee, if any.

e.    The Federation may not present any material, allegation, or remedy that was not present in Step Two.

8.3      Appearance and Representation

Hearings held under this procedure shall be conducted at a time and place that will afford a fair and reasonable opportunity for all persons, including witnesses, conducted during school hours, unless there is mutual agreement for other arrangements.

If the grievance arises from an action of authority higher than the Principal of the School, the employee may present such a grievance at Step Two of this procedure.

8.4      Time Limits

Time limits provided in this Agreement may be extended by mutual agreement signed by the parties.

Failure at any step of the procedure to communicate the decision on a grievance within the specified time limit shall permit the Federation to lodge an appeal to the next step of this procedure.

Any grievance not advanced from one step to the next step within the time limits of that step, shall be deemed resolved by the answer at the previous step.

8.5    Arbitration

Within ten (10) business days of receiving the decision from the Trustees, the Federation may appeal the decision to Arbitration. The proceeding may be initiated by filing with the Division of Labor Relations in serving notice of such action to the Board of Trustees.

The voluntary labor Arbitration rules of the Division of Labor Relations shall be equally shared by the parties.

It shall be the function of the Arbitrator, and s/he shall be empowered except as his/her powers are limited below, after due investigation, to make a decision in cases of alleged violation of specific articles in sections of this Agreement.

8.5.1          The Arbitrator shall have no power to add to, subtract from, disregard, alter or modify any of the terms of this Agreement.

8.5.2          All expenses other than that of the Arbitrator shall be borne by the party incurring them.

8.5.3          All claims for back wages shall be limited to the amount of wages that the employee would otherwise have earned, less any employment compensation s/he may have received from any public source during the period of the back pay.

IX           SAVINGS CLAUSE

In the event that any provision of this Agreement is or shall at any time be held to be contrary to law by court of last resort in Massachusetts or of the United States or by a court of competent jurisdiction from whose judgment or decree no appeal has been taken within the time provided for doing so, all other of this Agreement shall continue in effect and any substitute action shall be subject to negotiation and agreement between the parties.

X             COMPENSATION

10.1     Basic Salary Schedule

Teachers shall be paid in accordance with the salary schedule. See attached salary schedule.

10.1.1      Assignment to student extra-curricular activity shall be voluntary.

10.1.2      Student extra-curricular activities and all other stipend positions shall be compensated according to the list approved by the Superintendent at the beginning of each new school year.

10.1.3     All extra curriculum stipends shall be available to qualified faculty who will have the right of first refusal. The Superintendent shall have sole discretion in all appointments.

10.1.4     Stipends may vary as to the needs of the high school administration and student body; such stipends will be identified annually but may include as an example the attached list. The attached list is not all-inclusive; it may change as needed, but all such stipends are subject to federal, state taxes and pension contributions. Stipends may or may not be funded annually as determined by the School Superintendent. (See Appendix B)

10.2   Placement on the Salary Schedule

10.2.1      Members of the bargaining unit shall be placed on the salary schedule at the step appropriate for degree status and creditable years of experience. Creditable years of experience will be determined by the Principal/Superintendent and will reflect full-time, recent teaching experience of full-time recent work experience in the field.

10.2.2      All salary schedules shall be rounded off to the nearest dollar.

10.2.3      Whenever a teacher achieves credits or degrees associated with a change on the salary schedule, the teacher shall file a letter of intent with the Superintendent/Director's office at the beginning of the school year notifying the administration of such a possible change. Changes on the salary schedule will take place in September and February upon the receipt of an official transcript a minimum of 30 days in advance of the pay date for the months of September and February.

10.2.4      For the purpose of horizontal salary column advancement, coursework must be approved in advance by the Department Chairperson, Professional Development Coordinator, and Superintendent and should be an identified component of the teacher's Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP). In addition, undergraduate and graduate level coursework from accredited colleges and universities is eligible for salary column advancement provided that such coursework is rigorous and designed to significantly improve teachers' subject content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and/or progress toward meeting the school's improvement goals, (see appendix E)

10.3   Provision for Payment in Case of Termination of Service

If a member of the bargaining unit leaves or dies during the school year, s/he or his/her estate shall be entitled to a pro-rated share of his/her salary based on his/her period of service in relation to the number of weeks schools are in session during his/her work year, minus the compensation already paid.

10.4   Anniversary Dates

10.4.1      For purposes of salary payment, full-time teachers serving more than one-half (1/2) of a school year will advance a step on the salary schedule at the beginning of each school year.

10.4.2      Teachers working on a part-time schedule will advance on the salary schedule only when their part-time service equals one year.

XI        PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

11.1    Professional Development

11.1.1      It is the responsibility of each individual teacher to maintain appropriate licensure and to maintain an "approved" professional improvement plan in their personnel file that is aligned with school goals and consistent with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regulations.

11.1.2      The school will provide teachers with information on licensure and re-licensure by scheduling at least one optional afterschool meeting for academic licensure and one for agricultural licensure each school year.

11.1.3      A Professional Development Committee will be assembled and chaired by the administrator responsible for coordinating curriculum and instruction and will hold open meetings for the purpose of developing a comprehensive Professional Development Plan annually.

11.1.4      A diversified annual Professional Development Plan consisting of opportunities such as full and half day PD/in-service training, afterschool workshops, faculty meeting PD training, common planning/meeting time content PD, DESE Summer Content Institutes, the MAVA Summer Institute, NAAE Conference, MVA Conference, the mentorship/induction program, curriculum and assessment development, other conferences and workshops, and other professional development opportunities shall be provided for all teachers.

11.1.5      Teachers will be issued Professional Development Point (PDP) certificates consistent with DESE regulations for the completion of in-house professional development activities.

11.1.6      All teachers are required to successfully complete part one of "The Skillful Teacher Course" presented by "Research for Better Teaching" as part of their individual professional improvement plan. All teachers must complete this requirement within 24 months of hire. Non-teaching professional staff members such as counselors, nurses, school psychologists, and librarians may present an alternative course of similar content and benefit to the superintendent for his/her approval.

11.2    Common Departmental Planning/Meeting Time

Common departmental planning/meeting time shall be an integral part of the Professional Learning Community activity of all professional staff members. There will be 180 minutes of common departmental planning/meeting time scheduled each month consisting of: one 90 minute meeting after school and two 45 minute meetings or a second 90 minute meeting. Departments will designate the day(s) they will set aside for common departmental planning/meeting time at the beginning of every school year and revise as needed. The 45 minute meetings may be scheduled before school, after school, or a combination of these options depending on the availability of department members. All members are required to attend common departmental planning meetings as part of their professional duties. During December and June, the 90 minute after school meeting will be the only requirement.

XII       SPECIAL SERVICES

12.1   Guidance Counselors

12.1.1     Clerical assistance shall be provided for all counselors, whenever possible.

12.1.2     The pupil-counselor ratio shall be 300-1 in the high school.

12.1.3     Each counselor shall be provided suitable space and a phone to carry out his/her duties.

12.1.4     Counselor's duties shall be related solely to the guidance program, as specified in the position description.

12.1.5     Guidance service shall be expanded, as required, to provide for all students at all levels.

12.1.6     Guidance Counselors shall be compensated in accordance with the teachers' salary schedule.

12.2   School Nurses and other Non-Teaching Members

The school nurses and other non-teaching members of the bargaining unit shall be compensated in accordance with the teacher's salary schedule.

XIII     FAIR PRACTICES

13.1     The Board agrees to continue its policy that no person, persons, or departments responsible to the Board shall discriminate against any employee on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or memberships in, or association with the activities of, any organization not operating in conflict with the law.

13.2     As sole collective bargaining agent, the Federation will continue its policy of accepting into membership all eligible persons in the unit without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status. The Federation will represent equally all persons without regard to membership in, or association with the activities of, any organization.

XIV     HANDLING OF NEW ISSUES

Matters of collective bargaining not covered by this Agreement may, during the life of the Agreement, be handled in the following manner:

By the Board of Trustees:

With respect to matters not covered by this Agreement, which are proper subjects for collective bargaining, the Board agrees it will make no changes without prior consultation and negotiation with the Federation.

By the Federation:

In any matter not covered in this Agreement which is a proper subject for collective bargaining, the Federation may raise issue with the Board of Trustees for consultation and negotiation; except that the Federation shall not seek to renew to be effective during the life of this Agreement, any question introduced, debated and settled, either negatively or affirmatively, during the bargaining prior to final settlement.

Being a mutual agreement, this instrument may be amended at any time by mutual consent.

XV         EXISTING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Except as this Agreement shall otherwise provide, all conditions of employment applicable to employees covered by this Agreement on the effective date of this Agreement, as established by the Trustees' Rules and Regulations in force on the said date, shall continue to be so applicable during the life of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement which changes preexisting Rules and Regulations shall operate retroactively.

XVI        RESOLUTION OF DIFFERENCES BY PEACEFUL MEANS

The Federation and the Board of Trustees agree that differences between the parties shall be settled by peaceful means as provided within this Agreement. The Federation shall, for the term of this Agreement, not engage in, instigate, or condone any strike, work stoppage or any concerted refusal to perform normal work duties.

XVII    DURATION

17.1.         This agreement and each of its provisions shall be in effect as of September 1, 2009 and shall continue in full force and effect until August 31, 2012 except for the salary and benefit provisions which shall be in effect as of September 1, 2009 and shall continue in full force and effect until August 31, 2010.

17.2.         Negotiations for a subsequent agreement shall commence at the first available date as determined by the Board of Trustees and the H.T.F., but no later then October 1 or a date mutually agreed to by both sides, or thereafter, as agreed by the Board of Trustees and the H.T.F.

XVIII  DEPARTMENT CHAHIPERSONS

18.1.    Department Chairs will remain as a part of the bargaining unit unless and until the parties have come to an agreement on creating a separate bargaining unit for them within the Hathorne Federation of Teachers.

18.2.    The administration shall post a minimum of at least six (6) department chair positions annually to assist in the management and supervision of departments.

18.3.    A Department Chairperson's appointment will be made not to exceed one (1) full year. The Department Chairperson shall work three (3) work days beyond the work year of a teacher at times to be deteirnined by the Superintendent-Director. Department Chairs will be compensated at their contracted per diem rate for any additional days that they may agree to work in addition to the three (3) required days. The Department Chairperson shall report to and be evaluated by the Assistant Superintendent and/or Principal.

18.4.    His/her annual salary will be appropriate placement on the teachers' salary schedule plus an additional stipend in the amount of $6,000.00 for supervising less than five (5) teachers and $9,000.00 for supervising five (5) or more teachers. If the Department Chair is a member of the department then they shall be counted as a supervised member of the department.

18.5.    Department Chairperson duties will not include the observation and evaluation of teachers. A job description, as approved by the Board of Trustees, will be available in the Superintendent's office.

18.6.    Whenever possible, department chairs will receive a reduced teaching scheduled in order to provide additional time to perform their responsibilities. Agricultural Department Chairs supervising four (4) or more teachers shall receive a reduced teaching schedule.

APPENDIX A

Salary Schedule for Contract Year 2009-2010

2009-10 Step

BA

BA+15

MA

MA+15

MA+30

MA+45

MA+60

Ph. D

1

39,100

40,385

42,313

43,599

44,884

46,170

47,455

48,741

2

41,028

42,313

44,242

45,527

46,813

48,098

49,383

50,669

3

42,956

44,242

46,170

47,455

48,741

50,026

51,312

52,587

4

44,884

46,170

48,098

49,383

50,669

51,954

53,240

54,525

5

46,813

48,098

50,026

51,312

52,597

53,883

55,168

56,454

6

48,741

50,026

51,954

53,240

54,525

55,811

57,096

58,382

7

50,669

51,954

53,883

55,168

56,454

57,739

59,024

60,310

8

52,597

53,883

55,811

57,096

58,382

59,667

60,953

62,238

9

54,525

55,811

57,739

59,024

60,310

61,595

62,881

64,166

10

56,454

57,739

59,667

60,953

62,238

63,524

64,809

66,095

11

58,382

59,667

61,595

62,881

64,166

65,452

66,737

68,023

12

60,310

61,595

63,524

64,809

66,095

67,416

68,739

70,064

13

62,238

63,524

65,452

66,753

68,078

69,438

70,801

72,166

14

64,166

65,452

67,416

68,756

70,120

71,521

72,925

74,331

APPENDIX B

Advisors, Coaches, and Department Chair Salary Schedule

Advisor Positions

FY10

FFA Advisor

4,785

FFA CDE Event Advisors

309

Livestock Showing Advisor

309

Drama Club (per season)

1,500

Senior Class

3,322

Junior Class

1,677

Sophomore Class

1,539

Freshmen Class

1,259

Yearbook

3,090

Outdoor Leadership Club

1,259

School Newspaper

1,259

Art Club

1,259

Peer Leaders

1,259

Computer Club

1,259

Equestrian Club (Advanced)

1,259

Equestrian Club (Beginner)

1,259

Camera Club

1,259

Environmental Action Club

1,259

Technology Club

1,259

Gay Straight Alliance

1,259

National Technical Honor Society

1,259

Athletic Positions

 

Athletic Director

12,360

Cross Country Varsity Coach

3,868

Asst. Cross Country Coach

3,134

Boy's Varsity Basketball Coach

5,614

Boy's JV Basketball Coach

3,728

Girl's Varsity Basketball Coach

5,614

Girl's JV Basketball Coach

3,728

Basketball Cheerleading Coach

3,728

Girl's Varsity LaCross Coach

5,334

Girls JV LaCross Coach

3,449

Department Chairpersons

 

Supervising less than 5 teachers

6,000

Supervising 5 or more teachers

9,000

Stipends are for each position. If more than one person fills a position, the stated stipend will be divided equally between or among the people filling each position.

APPENDIX C

GRIEVANCE FORM

Grievant __________________________________________        Step No.               Date Filed

Work Site_______________________________________ ______ Step 1                   Date: ____________

Job Classification_________________________________ _____ Step 2                   Date: ____________

Step 3                   Date: ____________

Nature of the grievance and date occurred: ________________________________________________

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Articles or practice violated: ____________________________________

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Remedy sought: ________________________________________________

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Signed: ________________________ Signed: _________________________

Grievant                                    For Association

Response: _________________________________________________________________________

Date: __________________________ Signed: ______________________________________

Supervisor/Administrator

Copy to:                                              (Attach Employer Responses)

1.       Supervisor/Administrator

2.       Grievance Committee

3.       Employee/Grievant

APPENDIX D

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SICK LEAVE BANK APPLICATION FORM

Employee's Name: _______________________ Home Telephone _______________________

Home Address: ______________________________________________

Attending Physician: _______________________ Office Telephone _______________________

Address: _______________________

Written Letter on file from a Physician:  _______________________YES  _____________NO

Date: _______________________

Action Taken

Days Allowed: ______________________________________________

(Maximum Days Allowed to Draw at a Time is Twenty (20) days)

Starting Date: ______________________________________________

Estimated Ending Date: ______________________________________

Other: _____________________________________________________________________

Sick Leave Bank Committee

APPENDIX E

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

Salary Column Advancement Approval Form

Note:     Members of the Hathorne Teachers Association should refer to Subsection 10.2.4 for specific conditions and approval requirements regarding horizontal salary column advancement. If approved, please submit an official course transcript to the Superintendent's office upon successful completion of the proposed course.

Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________________________

Department: _________________________________ School Year: ______________________

PART A               Please provide the following information:

Postsecondary                                                                                                       Course Dept:

Institution: ______________________________________                    ____________________

Course                                                                                                                  Course

Title: ______________________________________Number:  _____________________

Completion

Semester: ______________________________________Date: __________________________

PART B               Please check all that apply.

2-year Accredited College                                              Graduate Credit

4-year Accredited College                                              Official Course Description Attached

4-year Accredited University                                         Sample Course Syllabus Attached (if available)

Undergraduate Credit                                                     Other (Explain)

PART C               Please attach a narrative that clearly describes how this course is aligned with your Individual Professional

Improvement Plan (IPDIP) and is rigorous and designed to significantly improve your subject content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and/or progress toward meeting the school's improvement goals.

PART D               Please attach a narrative that clearly describes how you plan to implement the knowledge and skills attained in this course to improve instruction and student achievement.

PART E               Initial Approval Signatures

________________                                       ________________

Dept. Chairperson                                          Date

________________                                       ________________

Prof. Dev. Coordinator                                 Date

PART F               Superintendent-Director Authorization

Approved as Requested           Returned to PD Coordinator for Consultation       Approval Withheld

________________________________                       ________________

Superintendent-Director                                                    Date

APPENDIX F

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Teacher Observation Evaluation

Teacher's Name: ________________Date: ________________

Subject: ________________ Status: Non-Professional   Professional

Observation: ______________________                Evaluator: _____________________________

KEY:     Exceeds expectations = E                              Needs improvement = NI

Meets expectations =     M                             Not observable = NO

I. Currency in the Curriculum:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Demonstrates working knowledge of the subject matter.

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B.   Keeps current in the field and applies knowledge to instructional program.

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C.   Adheres to the department's current curriculum.

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D.   Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum frameworks.

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Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):_________________________________________________

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II. Effective Planning and Assessment of Curriculum and Instruction:

 

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Establishes instructional goals consistent with curriculum objectives.

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D

B.   Instructional strategies are appropriate for both individual and group need;

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C.   Uses instructional vocabulary and materials best suited to the pupils.

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D.   Can identify school and community resources and use them appropriately in the classroom.

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E.   Integrates foundational skills (thinking, reading, listening, writing, speaking) with lesson plans and assignments.

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F.    Plans assessment of student learning effectively and regularly.

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G.   Maintains clear and accurate records of student grades, attendance, and assignments.

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H.   Current lesson plans have been submitted and are accessible.

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I.    Correlates the instruction between the career area and related component.

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Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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III.    Effective Management of Educational Environment:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Implements instructional routines and procedures that foster time on task And student learning; transitions smoothly from one activity to another.

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B.   Creates an environment that is positive for student learning and involvement.

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C.   Maintains classroom control and order based upon mutual respect.

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D.   Maintains appropriate professional boundaries with students.

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E.   Maintains and stores equipment in a proper and safe manner, as well as maintaining a current inventory of supplies.

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Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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IV.    Effective Instruction:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Provides clear explanation of lessons to students.

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B.   Shows skills in questioning and soliciting responses.

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C.   Allows for repetition, review, and recall of basic learning.

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D.   Uses positive reinforcement with students.

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E.   Communicates clearly in writing and speaking with pupils.

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F.   Uses instructional techniques that reflect an awareness of learning styles.

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G.   Shows respect for safety requirements, proper clothing, and equipment used by teachers and students.

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H.   Assigns relevant tasks to students.

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I.    Evaluates, tries innovative approaches, and refines instructional strategies, including the use of technology to enhance student learning.

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Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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V.      Promotion of High Standards and Expectations for Student Achievement:

 

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Regularly communicates objectives or learning outcomes to students.

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B.   Provides students with feedback on their progress.

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C.   Communicates expectations and guidelines regarding quality and quantity of students' work and work procedures.

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D.   Challenges students of all levels.

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E.   Recognizes when a student is having difficulty, and responds appropriately

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F.   Identifies students needing assistance and provides resources.

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G.  Measures student performance and acquisition of knowledge.

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Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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VI.    Promotion and Appreciation of Equity and Diversity:

E

M

NT

NO

A.   Demonstrates an appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individuals.

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B.    Provides equal opportunities for all students to participate in the classroom.

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C.   Provides opportunities to include all students in the full range of academic programs and activities and extra-curricular activities.

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D.   Demonstrates sensitivity to differences in abilities, modes of contribution, and social and cultural backgrounds.

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E.     Develops and implements educational and organizational strategies that are effective in meeting the needs of a diverse student body.

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F.    Structures the classroom to facilitate the integration of all students.

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Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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VII.   Professional Responsibility:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Establishes yearly goal(s) for professional growth.

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B.   Participates in professional development and improvement activities.

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C.   Works cooperatively with staff on curriculum and instruction.

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D.   Implements adopted curriculum, programs, and procedures as outlined by the district.

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E.   Maintains professional relationship with parents.

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F.    Keeps parents informed regarding student's progress.

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G.   Reports to school, instructional areas, and duties on time.

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H.   Encourages safety precautions within the school setting.

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Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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VIII.      Commendations and Recommendations (attach extra pages if necessary):

Commendations:

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Recommendations:

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ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Verification of Evaluation

Evaluation:    _____________________________________________

Date                                                     Time

This evaluation is the result of a formal classroom observation or formal discussion and other informal observations that have taken place during the evaluation period.

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Evaluator's signature                                                                                      Date

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Teacher's signature                                                                                         Date

Signature indicates the teacher has read this evaluation and discussed it with the evaluator but does not necessarily indicate full agreement

Next evaluation scheduled for: ______________________________

Month

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Teacher Summative Evaluation

Teacher's Name: ___________________________ Date: ______________________________

Subject: ___________________ Status: Non-Professional   Professional

Observation:______________                     Evaluator: _____________________________

KEY:     Exceeds expectations = E                              Needs improvement = NI

Meets expectations =    M                              Not observable = NO

I. Currency in the Curriculum:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Demonstrates working knowledge of the subject matter.

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[]

B.   Keeps current in the field and applies knowledge to instructional program.

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[]

C.   Adheres to the department's current curriculum.

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D.   Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum frameworks.

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Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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II. Effective Planning and Assessment of Curriculum and Instruction:

 

 

E

M

NI

NO

Establishes instructional goals consistent with curriculum objectives.

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[]

Instructional strategies are appropriate for both individual and group needs

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[]

Uses instructional vocabulary and materials best suited to the pupils.

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[]

Can identify school and community resources and use them appropriately in the classroom.

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[]

E.   Integrates foundational skills (thinking, reading, listening, writing, speaking) with lesson plans and assignments.

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[]

F.     Plans assessment of student learning effectively and regularly.

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[]

G.   Maintains clear and accurate records of student grades, attendance, and assignments.

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H.   Current lesson plans have been submitted and are accessible.

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I.     Correlates the instruction between the career area and related component.

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Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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III.    Effective Management of Educational Environment:

E

M

NI

NO

Implements instructional routines and procedures that foster time on task And student learning; transitions smoothly from one activity to another.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Creates an environment that is positive for student learning and involvement.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Maintains classroom control and order based upon mutual respect

[]

[]

[]

[]

Maintains appropriate professional boundaries with students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Maintains and stores equipment in a proper and safe manner, as well as maintaining a current inventory of supplies.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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IV.    Effective Instruction:

E

M

NI

NO

Provides clear explanation of lessons to students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Shows skills in questioning and soliciting responses.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Allows for repetition, review, and recall of basic learning.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Uses positive reinforcement with students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Communicates clearly in writing and speaking with pupils.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Uses instructional techniques that reflect an awareness of learning styles.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Shows respect for safety requirements, proper clothing, and equipment used by teachers and students.

[]

D

[]

[]

H.  Assigns relevant tasks to students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

I.    Evaluates, tries innovative approaches, and refines instructional strategies, including the use of technology to enhance student learning.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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V.      Promotion of High Standards and Expectations for Student Achievement:

 

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Regularly communicates objectives or learning outcomes to students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Provides students with feedback on their progress.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Communicates expectations and guidelines regarding qualify and quantity of students' work and work procedures.

[]

[]

D

[]

D.   Challenges students of all levels.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Recognizes when a student is having difficulty, and responds appropriately

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.   Identifies students needing assistance and provides resources.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Measures student performance and acquisition of knowledge.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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VI.    Promotion and Appreciation of Equity and Diversity:

E

M

NI

NO

Demonstrates an appreciation for and sensitivity to the diversity among individuals.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.    Provides equal opportunities for all students to participate in the classroom.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Provides opportunities to include all students in the full range of academic programs and activities and extra-curricular activities.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Demonstrates sensitivity to differences in abilities, modes of contribution, and social and cultural backgrounds.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.    Develops and implements educational and organizational strategies that are effective in meeting the needs of a diverse student body.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.    Structures the classroom to facilitate the integration of all students.

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[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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VII.   Professional Responsibility:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Establishes yearly goal(s) for professional growth.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Participates in professional development and improvement activities.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Works cooperatively with staff on curriculum and instruction.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Implements adopted curriculum, programs, and procedures as outlined by the district.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Maintains professional relationship with parents.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.   Keeps parents informed regarding student's progress.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Reports to school, instructional areas, and duties on time.

[]

[]

[]

[]

H.   Encourages safety precautions within the school setting.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):_

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VIII.      Commendations and Recommendations (attach extra pages if necessary):

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Commendations:

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Recommendations:

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Non-professional status teacher:                  Recommend for rehire -                                  Yes                                No

Recommend for an improvement plan -      Yes               No

Improvement plan to be given to teacher by: ________________

Date

Professional status teacher:                           Recommend for an improvement plan -            Yes         No

Improvement plan to be given to teacher by: _______________

Date

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Verification of Summative Evaluation

Evaluation: _____________________________________________________

Date                                                     Time

This summative evaluation is the result of a formal classroom observation or formal discussion and other informal observations that have taken place during the evaluation period.

______________________________________________________________________________

Evaluator's signature                                                                                      Date

_____________________________________________________________________________

Teacher's signature                                                                                          Date

Signature indicates the teacher has read this evaluation and discussed it with the evaluator but does not necessarily indicate full agreement.

APPENDIX G

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362 HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Counselor Evaluation

Teacher's Name: ___________________________ Date: ___________________________

Subject: ___________________________ Status: Non-Professional   Professional

Observation: ___________                          Evaluator: ____________________________

KEY:    Exceeds expectations = E                               Needs improvement = NI

Meets expectations =   M                               Not observable = NO

I. Plans, organizes, and delivers the school counseling curriculum to:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Address the developmental needs of students while supporting school mission.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Support learning and close the student achievement gap.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Play an effective role in the Chapter 766, 504, and/or ELL processes for students in her/his caseload.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Foster a safe, supportive school climate by demonstrating and promoting positive interpersonal relationships with students, staff, and parents/guardians.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

II. Implements individual planning interventions in collaboration with teachers, parents, mentors

to:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Develop/enhance students' planning and decision making skills.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Develop educational/career plans for students, individually or in groups.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Initiate or respond to parent and staff requests for consultation.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Explain counseling procedures and outcomes clearly to parents, teachers, and administrators.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Promote accurate and appropriate interpretation of assessment data and relevant information.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.   Develop/support students' awareness of themselves and their ability to Overcome elf-doubt and take risks.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Act on the belief that all students can achieve at a high level, with appropriate modifications.

[]

[]

[]

[]

H. Assist students in assessing and clarifying problems.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

III. Provides responsive services in consultation with administrators, teachers, and student support

services and through referrals to external agencies to:

E

M

NI

NO

Address students' identified needs and concerns individually and/or in small-group counseling.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Assist students in coping with family, interpersonal and educational issues.

[]

[]

[]

D

Help the student accept responsibility for her/his behavior.

[]

[]

D

[]

Establish professional routines.

[]

[]

[]

D

Involve parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and support staff as needed.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Use school and community agencies and organizations for providing long-term responsive and support services.

[]

[]

[]

D

G.   Write clear and concise reports/educational recommendations in a timely manner.

[]

[]

[]

[]

H.   Provide a consistent level of service throughout the year.

[]

[]

[]

D

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

IV.      Monitors student progress on a regular basis to:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Help students understand choices and achieve solutions.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Modify or develop curriculum and interventions based upon students needs.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Track students' progress with their education/career planning.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Identify students at risk and develop appropriate interventions.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

V.

Manages and uses time effectively in order to:

 

 

 

 

A.

Ensure the adherence to a master calendar for program implementation.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.

Spend the recommended amount of time providing direct services.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.

Develop, distribute, and post a calendar of events and services for timely access by students, parent/guardians, teachers, and administrators.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

VI.      Collects and analyzes school counseling data to:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Establish goals and activities that work to close the student achievement gap-

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Ensure that students are taking appropriate yet rigorous courses.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Guide counseling program direction and emphases.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Maximize use of counselor's time.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Measure results and disseminate outcome information.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.   Plan for and improve program evaluation.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

VII.          Encourages and provides system support to:

 

 

 

 

A.   Ensure that school counseling program is meeting the needs of students and the school community.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Support student achievement through collaboration with educational and community based programs.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Obtain input from school administrators and staff in developing the counseling management system.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Conduct program evaluations.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

VIII.   Communicates regularly with school council and other school advisory committees to:

 

E

M

NT

NO

A.   Learn the needs and concerns of constituent groups.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Inform the council and other advisory committees of program features/services.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Review the school improvement plan and provide input.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

IX.      Conducts or assists with a yearly program audit to:

 

 

 

 

A.   Determine the degree to which the counseling program is being implemented.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Inform appropriate stakeholders of program results.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Inform counseling staff of the need for modifications in the program.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

X.       Acts as a student advocate, leader, collaborator and systems change agent to:

 

 

 

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Ensure support for all students achieving at the highest levels.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Ensure equity in the delivery and access of the program.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Advance the school's and counseling department's mission and goals.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

XI.      Takes professional responsibility to:

 

 

 

 

A.   Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional growth and development.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Keep abreast of current trends in guidance and counseling techniques.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Subscribe to and uphold the ASCA Code of Ethics and legal standards/guidelines.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Utilize technology in an appropriate and beneficial manner.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Foster diversity and inclusivity in school policy and interpersonal relationships.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.   Exhibit professional courtesies to others.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Meet school, and if applicable, departmental needs.

[]

[]

[]

[]

H.   Accept constructive criticism, as warranted, and acts upon it in a positive manner.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

XII.            Commendations and Recommendations (attach extra pages if necessary):

Commendations:

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Recommendations:

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Verification of Evaluation

Evaluation:   __________________________________________________

Date                                                     Time

This evaluation is the result of a formal classroom observation or formal discussion and other informal observations that have taken place during the evaluation period.

_________________________________________________________________________

Evaluator's signature                                                                                      Date

____________________________________________________________________________

Counselor's signature                                                                                     Date

Signature indicates the counselor has read this evaluation and discussed it with the evaluator but does not necessarily indicate full agreement The counselor has the right to respond in writing to the ratings and/or statements and those comments will be attached to the evaluation form in the personnel file.

Next evaluation scheduled for:__________________________

Month

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362 HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Counselor Summative Evaluation

Teacher's Name: _____________________________ Date: _____________________________

Subject: _____________________________ Status: Non-Professional   Professional

Observation:_________ _____________ Evaluator: ___________________________

KEY:     Exceeds expectations = E                             Needs improvement = NI

Meets expectations =    M                              Not observable = NO

I. Plans, organizes, and delivers the school counseling curriculum to:

E

M

NT

NO

A.   Address the developmental needs of students while supporting school mission.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Support learning and close the student achievement gap.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Play an effective role in the Chapter 766,504, and/or ELL processes for students in her/his caseload.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Foster a safe, supportive school climate by demonstrating and promoting positive interpersonal relationships with students, staff, and parents/guardians.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

II. Implements individual planning interventions in collaboration with teachers, parents, mentors to:

 

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Develop/enhance students' planning and decision making skills.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Develop educational/career plans for students, individually or in groups.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Initiate or respond to parent and staff requests for consultation.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Explain counseling procedures and outcomes clearly to parents, teachers, and administrators.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Promote accurate and appropriate interpretation of assessment data and relevant information.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.   Develop/support students' awareness of themselves and their ability to Overcome elf-doubt and take risks.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Act on the belief that all students can achieve at a high level, with appropriate modifications.

[]

[]

[]

[]

H. Assist students in assessing and clarifying problems.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

III. Provides responsive services in consultation with administrators, teachers, and student support

services and through referrals to external agencies to:

E

M

NI

NO

Address students' identified needs and concerns individually and/or in small-group counseling.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Assist students in coping with family, interpersonal and educational issues.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Help the student accept responsibility for her/his behavior.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Establish professional routines.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Involve parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and support staff as needed.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Use school and community agencies and organizations for providing long-term responsive and support services.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.  Write clear and concise reports/educational recommendations in a timely manner.

[]

[]

[]

[]

H.   Provide a consistent level of service throughout the year.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

IV.      Monitors student progress on a regular basis to:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Help students understand choices and achieve solutions.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Modify or develop curriculum and interventions based upon students needs.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Track students' progress with their education/career planning.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Identify students at risk and develop appropriate interventions.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

V.        Manages and uses time effectively in order to:

 

 

 

 

A.   Ensure the adherence to a master calendar for program implementation.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Spend the recommended amount of time providing direct services.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Develop, distribute, and post a calendar of events and services for timely access by students, parent/guardians, teachers, and administrators.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

VI.      Collects and analyzes school counseling data to:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Establish goals and activities that work to close the student achievement gap-

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Ensure that students are taking appropriate yet rigorous courses.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Guide counseling program direction and emphases.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Maximize use of counselor's time.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Measure results and disseminate outcome information.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.   Plan for and improve program evaluation.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

VII.          Encourages and provides system support to:

 

 

 

 

A.   Ensure that school counseling program is meeting the needs of students and the school community.

[]

[]

[]

D

B.   Support student achievement through collaboration with educational and community based programs.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Obtain input from school administrators and staff in developing the counseling management system.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Conduct program evaluations.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

VIII.   Communicates regularly with school council and other school advisory committees to:

 

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Learn the needs and concerns of constituent groups.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Inform the council and other advisory committees of program features/services.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Review the school improvement plan and provide input.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

IX.      Conducts or assists with a yearly program audit to:

 

 

 

 

A.   Determine the degree to which the counseling program is being implemented.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Inform appropriate stakeholders of program results.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Inform counseling staff of the need for modifications in the program.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

X.        Acts as a student advocate, leader, collaborator and systems change agent to:

 

 

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Ensure support for all students achieving at the highest levels.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Ensure equity in the delivery and access of the program.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Advance the schools and counseling department's mission and goals.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

XI.      Takes professional responsibility to:

 

 

 

 

A.   Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional growth and development

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Keep abreast of current trends in guidance and counseling techniques.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Subscribe to and uphold the ASCA Code of Ethics and legal standards/guidelines.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Utilize technology in an appropriate and beneficial manner.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Foster diversity and inclusivity in school policy and interpersonal relationships.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.   Exhibit professional courtesies to others.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Meet school, and if applicable, departmental needs.

[]

[]

[]

[]

H.   Accept constructive criticism, as warranted, and acts upon it in a positive manner.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

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XII.         Commendations and Recommendations (attach extra pages if necessary):

Commendations:

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______________________________________________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________________________________________

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Recommendations:

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

Non-professional status teacher:                  Recommend for rehire -                                  Yes                                No

Recommend for an improvement plan -      Yes               No

Improvement plan to be given to teacher by: ________________

Date

Professional status teacher:                           Recommend for an improvement plan -            Yes         No

Improvement plan to be given to teacher by: _______________

Date

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Verification of Summative Evaluation

Evaluation: ___________________________________________________

Date                                                     Time

This summative evaluation is the result of a formal classroom observation or formal discussion and other informal observations that have taken place during the evaluation period.

______________________________________________________________________________

Evaluator's signature                                                                                       Date

_____________________________________________________________________________

Counselor's signature                                                                                       Date

Signature indicates the counselor has read this evaluation and discussed it with the evaluator but does not necessarily indicate full agreement. The counselor has the right to respond in writing to the ratings and/or statements and those comments will be attached to the evaluation form in the personnel file.

APPENDIX H

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Librarian Evaluation

Teacher's Name: ________________________ Date: ________________________

Subject: ________________________ Status: Non-Professional   Professional

Observation:__________                             _________________________________________________________ Evaluator: ____________________________

KEY:     Exceeds expectations = E                              Needs improvement = NT

Meets expectations =   M                              Not observable = NO

I. Currency m the Curriculum:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Has an appropriate in-depth knowledge of subject matters

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Acts as a subject area resource person for students and teachers

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Keeps current in the field and applies knowledge to the instructional program

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

II. Effective Planning and Assessment of Curriculum and Instruction:

 

 

 

 

A.   Sets short term and year long goals within curricular units

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Instructional strategies are appropriate for both individual and group needs.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Identifies school and community resources and uses them appropriately.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Seeks out and collaborates with classroom teachers, specialists and administrators to help them design curriculum, assessment strategies, and/or instructional modifications to meet the special learning needs of students

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Plans frequent instructional opportunities where students are interacting with teachers and one another while assuming increasing responsibility for their own learning

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.     Current lesson plans have been submitted and are accessible.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Demonstrates a working knowledge of current educational research and information technology.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

III.     Effective Management of Educational Environment:

 

 

 

 

A.   Applies classroom management techniques to establish a positive and productive learning environment.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Uses time and space productively and efficiently in order to promote optimal learning.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Maintains control and order based upon mutual respect.

[]

[]

[]

D

D.   Maintains appropriate professional boundaries with students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Maintains and stores equipment in a proper and safe manner, as well as maintaining a current inventory of supplies.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

IV.     Effective Instruction:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Provides clear explanation of lessons to students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Correlates the instruction between the career area and related component.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Helps students plan strategies for acquiring, selecting, and evaluating information.

[]

[]

D

[]

D.   Uses a variety of appropriate materials to reinforce and extend skills, accommodate learning styles, and match instructional objectives.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.    Communicates clearly in writing and speaking with pupils.

[]

[]

D

[]

F.    Uses instructional techniques that reflect an awareness of learning styles.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Evaluates, tries innovative approaches, and refines instructional strategies, including the use of technology to enhance student learning.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

V.      Promotion of High Standards and Expectations for Student Achievement:

 

A.   Regularly communicates objectives or learning outcomes to students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Provides students with feedback on their progress.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Communicates expectations and guidelines regarding quality and quantity of students' work and work procedures.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Challenges students of all levels.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Recognizes when a student is having difficulty, and responds appropriately.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.    Identifies students needing assistance and provides resources.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Measures student performance and acquisition of knowledge.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

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______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

VI.     Promotion and Appreciation of Equity and Diversity:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Provides opportunities for all students to participate in the library media center's activities.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.     Demonstrates sensitivity to differences in abilities, gender, learning style, social and cultural backgrounds.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Develops and implements educational and organizational strategies that are effective in meeting the needs of a diverse student body.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary): ______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

VII.   Professional Responsibility:

 

 

 

 

A.   Establishes yearly goal(s) for professional growth.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Participates in professional development and improvement activities.

[]

[]

D

[]

C.   Manages systems necessary for effective operation of the Library Media Center.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Trains and supervises Library Media Center staff.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Develops and administers budgets.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.    Meets deadlines and fulfills routine responsibilities.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Maintains professional relationship with parents, students, and faculty.

[]

[]

D

[]

H.   Shares expertise and new ideas with students, colleagues and parents.

[]

[]

D

[]

I.   Reports to school, instructional areas, and duties on time.

[]

[]

[]

D

J.   Works collaboratively with other staff members to implement appropriate auricular and school related programs.

[]

[]

D

[]

K. Articulates and models a vision of the library program that is integrated with all the school's instructional programs, provides intellectual and physical access to materials, emphasizes higher order thinking skills, manages networks of information resources and accommodates emerging information technologies.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

IX.          Commendations and Recommendations (attach extra pages if necessary):

Commendations:

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

Recommendations:

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Verification of Evaluation

Evaluation: _____________________________________________________________

Date                                                     Time

This evaluation is the result of a formal classroom observation or formal discussion and other informal observations that have taken place during the evaluation period.

________________________________________________________________________

Evaluator's signature                                                                       Date

_______________________________________________________________________

Librarian's signature                                                                         Date

Signature indicates the librarian has read this evaluation and discussed it with the evaluator but does not necessarily indicate full agreement.

Next evaluation scheduled for: ________________________________

Month

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Librarian Summative Evaluation

Teacher's Name: _________________________ Date: _________________________

Subject: _________________________ Status: Non-Professional   Professional

Observation:_________                               Evaluator: _________________________

KEY:     Exceeds expectations = E                              Needs improvement = NI

Meets expectations =   M                               Not observable = NO

I. Currency in the Curriculum:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Has an appropriate in-depth knowledge of subject matters

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Acts as a subject area resource person for students and teachers

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Keeps current in the field and applies knowledge to the instructional program

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

II. Effective Planning and Assessment of Curriculum and Instruction

 

 

 

 

A.   Sets short term and year long goals within curricular units

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Instructional strategies are appropriate for both individual and group needs.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Identifies school and community resources and uses them appropriately.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Seeks out and collaborates with classroom teachers, specialists and administrators to help them design curriculum, assessment strategies, and/or instructional modifications to meet the special learning needs of students

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Plans frequent instructional opportunities where students are interacting with teachers and one another while assuming increasing responsibility for their own learning.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.    Current lesson plans have been submitted and are accessible.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Demonstrates a working knowledge of current educational research and information technology.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

III.     Effective Management of Educational Environment:

 

 

 

 

A.   Applies classroom management techniques to establish a positive and productive learning environment.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Uses time and space productively and efficiently in order to promote optimal learning.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Maintains control and order based upon mutual respect.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Maintains appropriate professional boundaries with students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.    Maintains and stores equipment in a proper and safe manner, as well as maintaining a current inventory of supplies.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

IV.

Effective Instruction:

E

M

NI

NO

A.

Provides clear explanation of lessons to students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.

Correlates the instruction between the career area and related component.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.

Helps students plan strategies for acquiring, selecting, and evaluating information.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.

Uses a variety of appropriate materials to reinforce and extend skills, accommodate learning styles, and match instructional objectives.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.

Communicates clearly in writing and speaking with pupils.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.

Uses instructional techniques that reflect an awareness of learning styles.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.

Evaluates, tries innovative approaches, and refines instructional strategies, including the use of technology to enhance student learning.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

V.      Promotion of High Standards and Expectations for Student Achievement:

 

A.   Regularly communicates objectives or learning outcomes to students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Provides students with feedback on their progress.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Communicates expectations and guidelines regarding quality and quantity of students' work and work procedures.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Challenges students of all levels.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Recognizes when a student is having difficulty, and responds appropriately.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.    Identifies students needing assistance and provides resources.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Measures student performance and acquisition of knowledge.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

VI.     Promotion and Appreciation of Equity and Diversity:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Provides opportunities for all students to participate in the library media center's activities.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.    Demonstrates sensitivity to differences in abilities, gender, learning style, social and cultural backgrounds.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Develops and implements educational and organizational strategies that are effective in meeting the needs of a diverse student body.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

VII.   Professional Responsibility:

A.   Establishes yearly goal(s) for professional growth.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Participates in professional development and improvement activities.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Manages systems necessary for effective operation of the Library Media Center.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Trains and supervises Library Media Center staff.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Develops and administers budgets.

[]

[]

D

D

F.   Meets deadlines and fulfills routine responsibilities.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Maintains professional relationship with parents, students, and faculty.

[]

[]

[]

[]

H.   Shares expertise and new ideas with students, colleagues and parents.

[]

[]

[]

[]

I.   Reports to school, instructional areas, and duties on time.

[]

[]

[]

[]

J.   Works collaboratively with other staff members to implement appropriate curricular and school related programs.

[]

[]

[]

[]

K. Articulates and models a vision of the library program that is integrated with  all the school's instructional programs, provides intellectual and physical access to materials, emphasizes higher order thinking skills, manages networks of information resources and accommodates emerging information technologies.

 

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

IX.          Commendations and Recommendations (attach extra pages if necessary):

Commendations:

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

Recommendations:

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

Non-professional status teacher:                  Recommend for rehire -                                  Yes                                No

Recommend for an improvement plan -      Yes               No

Improvement plan to be given to teacher by: ________________

Date

Professional status teacher:                           Recommend for an improvement plan -            Yes         No

Improvement plan to be given to teacher by: _______________

Date

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Verification of Evaluation

Evaluation:     __________________________________________________________________

Date                                                     Time

This summative evaluation is the result of a formal classroom observation or formal discussion and other informal observations that have taken place during the evaluation period.

________________________________________________________________________

Evaluator's signature                                                                       Date

________________________________________________________________________

Librarian's signature                                                                         Date

Signature indicates the librarian has read this evaluation and discussed it with the evaluator but does not necessarily indicate full agreement.

APPENDIX I

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

School Nurse Evaluation

Teacher's Name: _________________________________ Date: _________________________________

Subject: _________________________________ Status: Non-Professional   Professional

Observation:___________                           Evaluator: ______________________________

KEY:    Exceeds expectations = E                             Needs improvement = NI

Meets expectations =   M                               Not observable = NO

I. Currency in School Health:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Has an appropriate in-depth knowledge of school nursing practice.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Acts as a health resource person for students, colleagues, and parents.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Contributes to the ongoing evaluation of the health services program.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Keeps current in the field and applies knowledge to the health care of students and staff.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Demonstrates an interest in and concern for the prevention of disease and promotion of health.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

H. Effective Planning and Assessment of Student Health Status:

 

 

 

 

A.   Sets short term and year long goals for health care needs of students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Compares intended and actual health outcomes

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Identifies individual needs and plans for the use of appropriate nursing care

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Uses resources, including technologies, that are appropriately matched to nursing interventions and to individual student health needs

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Seeks out and collaborates with other school based nurses, specialists, and administrators to better design modifications to meet the special health needs of students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.     Regularly provides feedback to students on their progress.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.      Keeps parents informed of student's health status and works with them to meet the total health needs of the student.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

III. Effective Instruction and Communication:

 

 

 

 

A.   Promotes students' independence as learners with regard to health issues.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Communicates clearly in writing and speaking with students, parents, and faculty.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Understands and demonstrates to students the relevance of their health status to their life.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Identifies confusions and misconceptions about healthcare issues and addresses them.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Demonstrates a working knowledge of current school nursing research and practice.

[]

[]

[]

D

F.   Implements clear health care objectives and communicates these to students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

IV.    Effective Management of Healthcare Office Environment:

 

 

 

 

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Uses time and health room space productively and efficiently.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Establishes and carries out reasonable and routine health room rules and procedures.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Maintains appropriate professional boundaries with students.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Handles sensitive information with discretion.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

V.      Promotion and Appreciation of Equity and Diversity:

 

 

 

 

A. Demonstrates sensitivity to differences in gender, social and cultural backgrounds.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B. Develops and implements health programs that are effective in meeting the needs of a diverse student body.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

VI.    Professional Responsibility:

E

M

NI

NO

A.   Establishes yearly goal(s) for professional growth.

[]

[]

[]

[]

B.   Participates in professional development and improvement activities.

[]

[]

[]

[]

C.   Works cooperatively with staff on health curriculum and instruction.

[]

[]

[]

[]

D.   Implements adopted curriculum, programs, and procedures as outlined by the district.

[]

[]

[]

[]

E.   Shares expertise and new ideas with colleagues.

[]

[]

[]

[]

F.   Observes established school system policies and procedures.

[]

[]

[]

[]

G.   Reports to school, instructional areas, and duties on time.

[]

[]

[]

[]

H.   Meets deadlines and fulfills routine responsibilities

[]

[]

[]

[]

I.   Works constructively with others to identify school health problems and suggest possible solutions.

[]

[]

[]

[]

J.   Maintains appropriate professional behaviors in all interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.

[]

[]

[]

[]

Evidence (attach extra pages if necessary):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

VII.        Commendations and Recommendations (attach extra pages if necessary):

Commendations:

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Recommendations:

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Verification of Evaluation

Evaluation:    _____________________________________________________________

Date                                                     Time

This evaluation is the result of a formal classroom observation or formal discussion and other informal observations that have taken place during the evaluation period.

_____________________________________________________________________________

Evaluator's signature                                                                                       Date

_____________________________________________________________________________

Nurse's signature                                                                                              Date

Signature indicates the nurse has read this evaluation and discussed it with the evaluator but does not necessarily indicate full agreement

Next evaluation scheduled for: ___________________________________

Month

ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

School Nurse Summative Evaluation

Teacher's Name: __________________________ Date: __________________________

Subject: __________________________ Status: Non-Professional   Professional

Observation:_______________                  Evaluator: _____________________________

KEY:     Exceeds expectations = E                              Needs improvement = NI

Meets expectations =   M                               Not observable = NO

I. Currency in School Health:

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A.   Has an appropriate in-depth knowledge of school nursing practice.

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B.   Acts as a health resource person for students, colleagues, and parents.

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C.   Contributes to the ongoing evaluation of the health services program.

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D.   Keeps current in the field and applies knowledge to the health care of students and staff.

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E.   Demonstrates an interest in and concern for the prevention of disease and promotion of health.

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II. Effective Planning and Assessment of Student Health Status:

 

 

 

 

A.   Sets short term and year long goals for health care needs of students.

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B.   Compares intended and actual health outcomes

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C.   Identifies individual needs and plans for the use of appropriate nursing care

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D.   Uses resources, including technologies, that are appropriately matched to nursing interventions and to individual student health needs

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E.   Seeks out and collaborates with other school based nurses, specialists, and administrators to better design modifications to meet the special health needs of students.

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F.     Regularly provides feedback to students on their progress.

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G.      Keeps parents informed of student's health status and works with them to meet the total health needs of the student.

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III. Effective Instruction and Communication:

 

 

 

 

A.   Promotes students' independence as learners with regard to health issues.

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B.   Communicates clearly in writing and speaking with students, parents, and faculty.

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C.   Understands and demonstrates to students the relevance of their health status to their life.

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D.   Identifies confusions and misconceptions about healthcare issues and addresses them.

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E.   Demonstrates a working knowledge of current school nursing research and practice.

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F.   Implements clear health care objectives and communicates these to students.

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IV.    Effective Management of Healthcare Office Environment:

 

 

 

 

 

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A.   Uses time and health room space productively and efficiently.

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B.   Establishes and carries out reasonable and routine health room rules and procedures.

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C.   Maintains appropriate professional boundaries with students.

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D.   Handles sensitive information with discretion.

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V.      Promotion and Appreciation of Equity and Diversity:

 

 

 

 

A. Demonstrates sensitivity to differences in gender, social and cultural backgrounds.

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B. Develops and implements health programs that are effective in meeting the needs of a diverse student body.

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VI.    Professional Responsibility:

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A.   Establishes yearly goal(s) for professional growth.

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B.   Participates in professional development and improvement activities.

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C.   Works cooperatively with staff on health curriculum and instruction.

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D.   Implements adopted curriculum, programs, and procedures as outlined by the district.

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E.   Shares expertise and new ideas with colleagues.

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F.   Observes established school system policies and procedures.

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G.   Reports to school, instructional areas, and duties on time.

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H.   Meets deadlines and fulfills routine responsibilities

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I.   Works constructively with others to identify school health problems and suggest possible solutions.

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J.   Maintains appropriate professional behaviors in all interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.

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IX.          Commendations and Recommendations (attach extra pages if necessary):

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Recommendations:

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Non-professional status teacher:                  Recommend for rehire -                                  Yes                                No

Recommend for an improvement plan -      Yes               No

Improvement plan to be given to teacher by: ________________

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Professional status teacher:                           Recommend for an improvement plan -            Yes         No

Improvement plan to be given to teacher by: _______________

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ESSEX AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

562 MAPLE STREET, P.O. BOX 362

HATHORNE, MASSACHUSETTS 01937

Verification of Evaluation

Evaluation:    ________________________________________________________

Date                                                     Time

This stimulative evaluation is the result of a formal classroom observation or formal discussion and other informal observations that have taken place during the evaluation period.

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Evaluator's signature                                                                                      Date

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Nurse's signature                                                                                              Date

Signature indicates the nurse has read this evaluation and discussed it with the evaluator but does not necessarily indicate full agreement

APPENDIX J

SIGNATURE PAGE

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have executed this agreement by duly authorized representatives in Hathorne Massachusetts on this 1st day of September, 2009.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ESSEX                 ESSEX AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL

AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL HIGH         HIGH SCHOOL HATHORNE FEDERATION OF

SCHOOL                                                                          TEACHERS, LOCAL 1262

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Joseph Edwards, Chair                                                           Michael Pellegrino, President

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Daniel Bennett, Vice-Chair                                                    Ann Witzig, Vice-President

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Kosma Evaqgelidis                                                                 Leandra Abdella, Treasurer

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Malcolm Patterson                                                                  Todd Simendinger

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Vincent Basile                                                                          Patricia Bartsch

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Frederick Winthrop                                                                 Michael Grace

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Daniel Cahill                                                                             Jennifer Skane

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)

Of Agreement between the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School Board of Trustees and the Hathorne Teachers Federation Local 1269 American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO under Article XXLT Section 17.1 of the contract in force-from September 1, 20G9 through August 31, 2012 with the following amendments in effect beginning on September 1, 2010 as follows:

I.     Contract Duration

Parties agree to extend the current bargaining agreement for an additional year beginning on September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013. The parties also agree that Articles III through VII will be in effect-only for the duration of the MQU and are considered to be outside the parameters of the original-contract with regard to any future collective bargaining process for a successor agreement.

II.    Salary Schedule (see Attachment A)

a.    2010-11:   Effective 9/1/10 - add a step 15 at 3%, all members move to next step, delete step 1, renumber steps 1-14, therefore all members will advance one (1) step and in effect remain at the same step number as the previous year.

b.    2011-12:   Effective 9/1/11 - add a step 15 at 3%, all members move to next step, delete step 1, renumber steps 1-14, therefore all members will advance one (1) step and in effect remain at the same step number as the previous year.

c.    2012-13:   Effective 9-1-12 - add a step 15 at 3%, all members move to next step, delete step 1, renumber steps 1-14, therefore all members will advance one (1) step and in effect remain at the same step number as the previous year..

III.   Technology Reimbursement

Members of the bargaining unit shall be eligible to receive a cumulative total of $1,000 for computer laptops, computer desktops, scanners, printers, and/or routers through August 31, 2013 to be used for the purpose of improving professional job performance with regard to efficiency, effectiveness, and/or productivity. Reimbursements must be approved in advance of purchase by the superintendent on the Technology Reimbursement Approval Form (see Attachment B). Approval of reimbursement for other technology hardware, software, and/or course/workshop expenses will be at the sole discretion of the superintendent. College course credits, if approved, will NOT be eligible to be applied toward salary column movement. Payment will be made within 30 ' days of receipt of satisfactory proof of payment and/or course completion.

IV.   Professional Licensure Course Reimbursement

Members of the bargaining unit, who have NOT attained professional licensure status, shall be eligible to receive course reimbursement for either tuition or fees, for coursework required by the MA DESE to attain professional licensure status in their assigned teaching field from any state college or university after the state employee tuition waiver has been applied. College course credits earned will be eligible to be applied toward salary column movement Payment will be made within 30 days of receipt of satisfactory proof of course payment and completion with a course grade of at least a 3.0 or B.

V.   National Board for Professional Teaching Certification (NBPT) Reimbursement

Members of the bargaining unit, who have attained professional licensure status, shall be eligible to receive reimbursement in the amount of $3,250 for fees and expenses associated with acquiring NBPT Certification in their assigned teaching field. Graduate college credits earned through this process will be eligible to be applied toward salary column movement. Payment will be made within 30 days of receipt of satisfactory, proof of payment. In the event that a member of the bargaining unit fails to attain NBPT Certification within the duration of this MOU, or leaves the employ of the school either voluntarily or involuntarily, the member agrees to immediately reimburse the school in full for any and all payments received (see Attachment C).

•   VI. Departmental Incentives

Departmental incentives shall be paid to appropriate members of the bargaining unit upon validation of "attainment of the following performance goals that clearly align with and support the development of the three primary Professional Learning -Community concepts of improving student learning outcomes, fostering collaborative and interdependent teams, and an accountability to produce measurable and meaningful results:

A.   English Language Arts (ELA)

1.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the ELA department when the ELA Student Growth Percentile (SGP) on the MCAS test increases by at least 3 percentage points compared to the previous year or a 70% SGP is achieved.

2.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the ELA department when the percentage of graduating students attaining a score of 82 on the English and reading Accuplacer college placement tests increases by at least 3 percentage points compared to the previous year.

B.    Math

1.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the math department when math Student Growth Percentile (SGP) on the MCAS test increases by at least 3 percentage points compared to the previous year or a 70% SGP is achieved.

2.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the math department when the percentage of graduating students attaining a score of 82 on the mathematics Accuplacer college placement test increases by at least 3 percentage points compared to the previous year.

C.    Science.

1.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the science department when science Student Growth Percentile (SGP) on the MCAS test increases by at least 3 percentage points compared to the previous year or a 70% SGP is achieved.

2.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the science department when the percentage of students attaining-advanced" or proficient levels in the aggregate on the MCAS test increases by 5% with at least a 2.5% increase to advanced level attainment compared to the previous year. If all students attain advanced and proficient levels in the aggregate, then only the 2.5% increase to the advanced level shall apply.

Note: If SGP data for the science MCAS test referred to in Goal 1 is' not available from the previous year then the incentive for Goal 2 shall be increased to $500.

D.    History

1.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the history department when history Student Growth Percentile (SGP) on the MCAS test increases by at least 3 percentage points compared to the previous year or a 70% SGP is achieved.

2.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the history department when the percentage of students attaining advanced or proficient levels in the aggregate on the MCAS test increases by 5% with at least a 2.5% increase to advanced level attainment compared to the previous year. If all students attain advanced and proficient levels in the aggregate, then only the 2.5% increase to the advanced level shall apply.

Note: If SGP data for the history MCAS test referred to in Goal 1 is not available from the previous year then the incentive for Goal 2 shall be increased to $500.. If the advanced and proficient data referred to in Goal 2 is not available then the incentive shall be $500 when all students in grades 9 and 10 demonstrate at least a 3% increase to the average test score over the previous year on both the common midterm and the common final exams.

E.    Special Education

1.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members. of the Special Education department when the SGP on all MCAS tests increases by at least 3 percentage points compared to the previous year for special education subgroups and/or a 70% SGP is achieved.

2.    A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the special education department when the percentage of special education students attaining advanced or proficient levels in the aggregate on the MCAS test increases by 5% with at least a 2.5% increase to advanced level attainment compared to the previous year. If all special education students attain advanced and proficient levels in the aggregate, then only the 2.5% increase to the advanced level shall apply.

Note: If SGP data for the MCAS test referred to in Goal 1 is not available for any special education subgroup from the previous or current year then the incentive for Goal 2 shall be increased to $500.

F.    Animal Science

1. A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the Animal Science Department when the percentage of grade 12 students participating in quality cooperative education or work-based learning opportunities for at least one full grading quarter increases by at least 3% compared to the previous year or at least 50% of grade 12 students participate for at least one full grading quarter.

Note: The intent of Goal 1 is for members of the Animal Science department to encourage and facilitate increased cooperative education participation for qualified and eligible students who would benefit from a work-based learning experience.

Note: When the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency (COP) becomes available, Goal 1 will be replaced by at least a 3% increase to the percentage of graduating students to receive a state issued COP compared to the previous year.

2. A departmental incentive of $250 when the percentage of graduating students employed fulltime in a related animal science position or enrolled in college on September 15th of the year following graduation increases by at least 3% compared to the previous year.

G.   Plant and Environmental Science^

1. A departmental incentive of $250 to members of the Plant and Environmental Science Department when the percentage of grade 12 students participating in quality cooperative education or work-based learning opportunities for at least one full grading quarter increases by at least 3% compared to the previous year.

Note: The intent of Goal 1 is for members of the Plant and Environmental Science department to encourage and facilitate increased cooperative education participation for qualified and eligible students who would benefit from a work-based learning experience.

Note: When the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency (COP) becomes available, Goal 1 will be replaced by at least a 3% increase to the percentage of graduating students to receive a state issued COP compared to the previous year.

2. A departmental incentive of $250 when the percentage of graduating students employed fulltime in a related plant or environmental science position or enrolled in college on September 15th of the year following graduation increases by at least 3% compared to the previous year.

H.   Guidance Department

1.    A departmental incentive of $250 when student attendance rates increase by at least 0.5% compared to the previous year or an attendance rate of 98% or higher is attained.

2.    A departmental incentive of $250 when student retention rates, 4-year graduation rates, and dropout rates all improve over the previous year or a 0%, 100%, and/or 0% rate respectively is attained or combination thereof.

VII. Amendments to the Memorandum of Understanding

The parties agree to meet, at the request of either party, to discuss potential amendments to Performance Goals.   It is further agreed than only changes mat are mutually agreed to by both parties will be amended.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have executed this agreement by duly authorized representatives in Hathorne Massachusetts on this ____________ day of _______________, 2011.

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Joseph Edwards, Chair                                                Michael Pellegrino, President

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Daniel Bennett, Vice-Chair                                         Andy King, Vice President

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Kosma Evangelidis                                                       Jennifer Skane

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Malcolm Patterson                                                       Leandra Abdella

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Vincent Basile                                                              Michael Grace

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Frederick Winthrop                                                     AnnWitzig

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Danel Cahill

Attachment A

2010-11

Step

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BA+15

MA

MA+15

MA+30

MA+45