Contract Between
Delsea Reg HS Dist B/E-Gloucester
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Delsea Admin Assoc
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07/01/2010 thru 06/30/2011

CategorySchool District

Contract Text Below





July 1, 2010- June 30, 2011



I RECOGNITION.............................................................................. 2
II NEGOTIATIONS PROCEDURE................................................... 2
III BOARD RIGHTS............................................................................ 2
IV UNIT MEMBER RIGHTS.............................................................. 3
V PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES........................................ 3
VI GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES....................................................... 4
VII SICK LEAVE.................................................................................. 7
VIII TEMPORARY LEAVE OF ABSENCE......................................... 8
IX EXTENDED LEAVE OF ABSENCE............................................ 9
X VACATION AND HOLIDAYS..................................................... 12
XI INSURANCE PROGRAMS........................................................... 13
XIII PROFESSIONAL DUES................................................................ 15
XIV SALARIES...................................................................................... 16
XV SABBATICAL LEAVE.................................................................. 16
XVI SEVERANCE PAY......................................................................... 17
XVII MISCELLANEOUS........................................................................ 17
XVIII FULLY BARGAINED CLAUSE.................................................... 18
XIX SEVERABILITY.............................................................................. 18
XX DURATION OF AGREEMENT...................................................... 19
          APPENDIX....................................................................................... 20


The Delsea Regional Board of Education recognizes the Delsea Regional High School District Administrators’ Association as the exclusive representative for the collective negotiations concerning grievances and other terms and conditions of employment for the following listed unit members in the district, whether under contract, or on leave: High School Principal, Middle School Principal, Vice Principals, District Supervisors, Supervisor/Athletic Director.

The Board and the Association shall engage in good faith bargaining in accordance with the schedule established by law.

In preparation for and during negotiations, the Board shall provide relevant public data requested by the Association.

Whenever any member of this Association is mutually scheduled by the parties to participate during working hours in negotiations, grievance proceedings, conferences or meetings, he/she shall suffer no loss of pay and/or benefits.

A. The Board hereby retains and reserves unto itself, without limitation, all powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities conferred upon and vested in it prior to the signing of this Agreement by the laws and Constitution of the State of New Jersey and of the United States.

The exercise of the foregoing powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities of the Board, the adoption of policies, rules, regulations and practices in furtherance thereof, and the use of judgment and discretion in connection therewith shall be limited only by the specific and express terms of this Agreement.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny or limit the Board of any of its inherent managerial rights, privileges or responsibilities, and its authority under any applicable statute, rule or regulation.


Pursuant to Chapter 123, Public Laws 1974, the Board and the Association hereby agree that eligible unit members of the Board shall have the right to freely organize and join the Association for the purpose of engaging in collective negotiations and other concerted activities for mutual aid and protection, or to refrain from such activities.

The Board and Association agree that they shall not directly or indirectly discourage or deprive or coerce any unit member in the enjoyment of any rights conferred by Chapter 123, Public Laws 1974 or other laws of New Jersey or the constitutions of New Jersey and of the United States; that they shall not discriminate against any unit member with respect to hours, wages, or any terms or conditions of employment by reason of membership or non-membership in the Association and its affiliates, including collective negotiations with the Board, or institution or non-institution of any grievance, complaint or proceeding under this Agreement or otherwise with respect to any term or condition of employment.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny or restrict to any unit member such rights as he may have under New Jersey School Laws or other applicable laws and regulations. The statutory rights granted to unit members hereunder shall be deemed to be in addition to those provided elsewhere.

No unit member shall be disciplined, reprimanded, reduced in rank, title or compensation or deprived of any written or existing professional advantages for arbitrary and capricious reasons. Any such action asserted by the Board, or any agent or representative thereof, shall be subject to the grievance procedure herein only to the extent mandated by law.

Whenever any unit member is required to appear before the Board or any committee or member thereof concerning any matter which could adversely affect the continuation of that unit member in his office, position or employment, or the salary or any increments pertaining thereto, then he shall be given prior written notice of the reasons for such meeting or interview and shall be entitled to have a representative of the Association present to advise and represent him during such meeting or interview. Any suspension of a unit member pending charges shall be with or without pay pending final determination of the same, and if the charge is dismissed, the person shall be reinstated immediately with full pay as allowed pursuant to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:6-14.

Nothing contained in this Agreement prohibits or limits the right of the Board from assigning extra duties normally associated with the administrative and managerial functions attendant to the performance of the educational mission. It is understood that performance of any
such extra duties, as they may be required from time to time, is recognized in the fixed annual compensation.

A. Definitions
      A “grievance” shall mean a complaint by a unit member that there has been to him a personal loss, injury or inconvenience because of a violation, misinterpretation, or inequitable application of an established policy governing unit members, except that the term “grievance” shall not apply to:
          Any matter for which a method of review is prescribed by law;
          Any rule or regulation of the State Commissioner of Education;
          Any by-law of the Board except those that have been preempted by Section 13 of Chapter 123, Laws of 1974;
          Any matter, which according to law, is either beyond the scope of Board authority or limited to a unilateral action by the Board alone;
          A complaint of a non-tenured unit member which arises by reason of his not being re-employed;
          A complaint by an certificated personnel occasioned by appointment to or lack of appointment to, retention in or lack of retention in, any position for which tenure is either not possible or not required.
      A “grievant” is a unit member of the Association who files a grievance.
      “Day” means calendar day. Saturdays, Sundays, and state mandated legal holidays are excluded as the last day of the time limit.
      “Representative” is a person or agent designated to represent either party in the grievance procedure.
      “Party in interest” is a person, agent, or agency with an interest in the grievance.

Purpose - the purpose of this procedure is to secure at the lowest possible level, equitable solutions to the problems which may, from time to time, arise regarding allegations that specific provisions of this Agreement have been violated. Both parties agree that these proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as possible at any level of the procedure.

      Time Limit - The number of days indicated at each level, should be considered as a maximum and every effort should be made to expedite the process. The time limits specified may, however, be extended by mutual agreement.

      Year End Grievances - In the event a grievance is filed at such a time that it cannot be processed through all of the steps of this grievance procedure by the end of the school year, the parties, by mutual consent, may adjust the time limits.
      Specified Time Limits -
          Failure by a grievant to process a grievance within the specified time limits of this procedure shall render the grievance as settled in favor of the Board.
          Failure to issue a decision within the specified time limit of this procedure shall be deemed a denial of the grievance.

      Level 1 - Immediate Supervisor - A grievance to be considered under this procedure must be filed in writing by the unit member within twenty-five (25) days of its occurrence. The grievance shall first be submitted in writing to the immediate supervisor. The grievant may submit the grievance directly or through the Association’s designated representative. The grievance must be on the proper form. The following should be set forth on the grievance form:
          The nature of the grievance;
          The section of the contract that is specifically violated;
          The results of previous discussions, if any were held;
          If the grievance is processed above Level 1, the grievant should note his or her dissatisfaction with the decision previously rendered.
          The supervisor shall communicate his or her decision to the grievant in writing within seven (7) days after receipt of the written grievance.
      Level 2 - Superintendent - The grievant may appeal the supervisor’s decision to the Superintendent. The appeal to the Superintendent must be in writing, within 7 days of the supervisor’s decision, and it must note the matters submitted to the supervisor as specified above and his/her dissatisfactions with the decision previously rendered.
          The Superintendent shall attempt to resolve the matter as quickly as possible and in any case, within fourteen (14) days after receipt of the supervisor’s decision he shall communicate his decision in writing to he grievant and to the supervisor.
      Level 3 - Board of Education - If the grievance is not resolved to the grievant’s satisfaction at the Superintendent’s level, the grievant may file a written appeal with the Board within ten (10) days after receipt of the Superintendent’s decision. The request must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent, who shall attach all related papers and forward the request to the Board.
          The Board, or a designated committee thereof, shall review the grievance and shall by mutual agreement of both parties, hold a hearing with the grievant and render a decision in writing within thirty (30) days of receipt of the grievance by the Board or of the date of the hearing with the unit member, which ever comes later.
          The decision of the Board shall be final and binding unless the grievant files a written appeal of the decision to an advisory fact finder within ten (10) days after the grievant’s receipt of the Board’s written decision.
      Level 4 - Fact Finding
          Only the Association may request the appointment of a fact finder. A Written request must be filed with the Superintendent no later than ten (10) days after the grievant’s receipt of the Board’s written decision. The Association agrees to save the Board harmless from any legal action or suit that may occur as a result of the Association’s exercise of its rights under this paragraph.
          The request can be honored only if the grievant and the Association waive their right if any, in writing, to submit the underlying dispute to any other administrative or judicial tribunal.
          The party seeking fact finding shall thereafter submit a request to the Public Employment Relations Commission for submission of a panel of persons qualified to function as a fact finder in the dispute in question.
          The parties shall follow the applicable procedures of the Public Employment Relations Commission in selecting a fact finder.
      The authority of the fact finder shall be limited in the following respects:
          The fact finder shall limit the hearing to the issue submitted to him or her and shall consider no other material or evidence.
          The fact finder can add nothing to, nor subtract anything from the Agreement between the parties.
          The hearing will entertain evidence, testimony and argument only on those matters that are specifically considered grievable under this contract as defined in Section A-1 of this Article.
          The fact finder shall establish rules for the hearing, except as is provided herein.
          The fact finder shall first rule on the admissibility of the grievance to the fact finding hearing, if so requested by either party.
          The fact finder shall have no power to make an advisory award inconsistent with law.

      Each party shall bear its own costs except that the fees and expenses of the fact finder shall be shared equally.
      If time is lost by a unit member due to fact finding proceedings necessitating the retention of a substitute, the Board will pay only the cost of the substitute. The time lost by the unit member must be either without pay or charged to personal time. Unit member case preparation and post-hearing briefings will not be conducted during scheduled assignments.

General Provisions
      Right of Representation - Any aggrieved person may be represented at all stages of the grievance procedure by a representative selected or approved by the Association. The Association agrees to save the Board harmless of any legal action or suit that may occur as a result of the Associations’ exercise of its rights in this paragraph.
      No prejudice will attend any party in interest by reason of the utilization or participation in the grievance procedure.
      The filing or pendency of a grievance shall not impede the normal management and operation of the schools.
      All records of grievance processing shall be filed separately.
      Forms for grievance processing shall be mutually agreed upon by the parties to the Agreement. The Association will distribute the forms as they are required.
      Parties in interest and witnesses will cooperate in investigating and providing pertinent information concerning a grievance being processed.
      All meetings and hearings under this procedure shall not be conducted in public and shall include only the parties in interest and their designated or selected representatives.


Unit members working twelve (12) months shall be granted twelve (12) accruable sick days per year commencing July 1 and concluding June 30. Unit members working eleven (11) months shall be granted eleven (11) accruable sick days per year commencing July 1 and concluding June 30. Unit members working ten (10) months shall be granted ten (10) accruable sick days per year commencing September 1 and concluding June 30. Sick leave should be taken only in cases of illness which would interfere with the successful completion of work responsibilities. Any unused sick leave shall be cumulative from year to year, and each unit member shall receive an annual accounting of days accrued.

Arrangement for additional sick leave in cases of emergency may be made at the discretion of the Board in accordance with law.

The Superintendent has the discretion to require the submission of confirming medical documentation in appropriate situations.

Unit members may be granted temporary leaves without loss of pay provided they comply with the regulations below:

Bereavement Leave - An allowance of up to three (3) days shall be granted for death in the immediate family. The immediate family is defined as: father, mother, spouse, child, brother, sister, grandparent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, or any legally domiciled member of the immediate household. An allowance of (1) day shall be granted to attend the funeral of other blood relatives of the employee not listed above, as well as the following non-blood relatives:


Personal Leave - A unit member may request up to three (3) days personal leave per year. The request for personal leave will be made on the proper form.
      Personal leave will be granted to conduct personal business which must be conducted during the school day.
      Personal days may be utilized for emergencies or other urgent reasons if the member has received the prior approval of the Superintendent or his designee and the member has completed the required form issued by the Office of the Superintendent.
      The following regulations shall apply to the granting of all personal days:
          The proper form must be filled out by the unit member and submitted to the Superintendent’s Office at least twenty-four (24) hours before anticipated commencement of the leave.
          Any absence which is for a purpose not covered by personal days or sick leave shall result in the deduction of one (1) day’s pay for each day.
      Unused personal leave will convert to sick leave.

A. Leaves are granted at the discretion of the Board. Requests for extended leaves are considered on a case-by-case basis. Written application for leave should be forwarded to the Superintendent no later than ninety (90) days before the requested start date of the leave. The application must indicate the date the leave is to commence, the reason for the leave and the length of the leave requested.

B. No leave will be approved for more than one (1) calendar year at any one time. The Board will notify the employee of its decision no later than fifteen (15) days before the commencement of the employee's requested leave. If, after an employee has been granted a leave, the employee wishes to extend that leave, the request for an extension shall be made in writing to the Superintendent who will refer the request to the Board. The request for an extension of leave must be made at least forty-five (45) calendar days before the scheduled expiration of the existing leave period. Notice of intention to either return to employment or to resign shall be given to the Superintendent thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the leave.

C. In emergency situations, the employee should contact the Superintendent no later than fifteen (15) days before the commencement of the requested leave, or as soon as feasible under the circumstances. The Board will expedite consideration of emergency leave requests, provided there is appropriate notice and the request is properly processed in writing with the Superintendent.

D. Leaves are without pay or benefits, except as may be required by law. Sick leave days and other benefits shall not accrue during the leave, but unused sick leave days held at the start of the leave shall be reinstated upon return to employment. Employees seeking to continue their insurance coverage during leave must make that desire known to the Superintendent and arrange for premium payments prior to the start of the leave period.

E. The following types of extended leaves of absence are available:
      1. Military Leave
          Military leave without pay shall be granted in accordance with all applicable statutory requirements.

      2.Disability Leave (Including Pregnancy Leave)

      a. An employee who anticipates disability shall so notify the Superintendent
      as soon as the employee is under medical supervision for the condition
      and a date is projected for the anticipated disability. Because of the
      potentially disabling nature of pregnancy and the certainty of temporary
      disability at birth, the Board will presume that a pregnant employee is disabled for work thirty days before the anticipated date of childbirth and continues to be disabled for thirty days after parturition, except that any such employee who presents medical certification of her fitness may continue to work until she is actually disabled and may return to work as soon as she is able.

b. The Board reserves the right to require an employee who requests an extended leave of absence that includes anticipated disability to
          commence and/or terminate the leave at times that insure continuity in the
          educational program. Whenever possible, partial year leaves of absence
          will begin and end at divisions in the academic calendar and will cause not
          more than one interruption in teaching continuity during the school year in which the leave is taken. No person who is required to take leave at a time other than that requested will be denied the use of sick leave for the
          anticipated disability.
          An employee who anticipates a disability may request a leave of absence
      To commence before and to extend beyond the period of disability. Any
such request shall be subject to Board discretion. An employee on
voluntary leave of absence is not eligible for sick leave pay for disability
occurring during the period of absence.

          The Board, in its discretion may require a review and examination of the
employee’s condition by a Board selected physician as to the employee’s
fitness to continue in employment. If, as a result of such examination, the
employee is found to be unfit to perform assigned duties, the employee
shall be placed on sick leave for the duration of the disability with such
compensation, if any, to which the employee is entitled under the terms of
the agreement. The opinion of a third unrelated physician, as selected by
the parties, shall govern in cases of disagreement between the employee’s
physician and the Board selected physician as to the employee’s medical
    3. Miscellaneous Leave
            Upon application, the Board, in its sole discretion, may grant such additional leave as it deems appropriate.

    4. Leave Under The Family Leave Act
            Leave to provide care as the result of the birth or adoption of a child or a serious health condition of a family member (as defined in the Act) or the employee is available to eligible employees pursuant to the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the New Jersey Family Leave Act, N.J.S.A. 34:11B-1, et seq. Any such leave shall be in accordance with all statutory requirements and procedures.
            Pursuant to the Act, eligible employees are entitled to take up to a maximum of twelve (12) weeks of leave in a 12 month period. The 12 month period commences with the beginning of the leave.
            Pursuant to the requirements of the Act, the Board will maintain in effect, for up to the maximum 12 week duration of leave under the Act, the employee’s health insurance coverage as if the employee had continued in active employment.
            Employees desiring family leave must submit a leave request indicating the starting and ending dates of the leave.
        Leave for Maternity/ Child Rearing Purposes
                    Requests for family leave taken for the birth or adoption of a child shall be submitted at least 30 days prior to the anticipated commencement of the leave, except in cases of medical emergency. Leave must be taken consecutively and must begin within one year of the adoption or birth.
                Leave to Care for Family Member with Serious Health Condition

                    An employee requesting family leave to be taken for the serious medical condition of a family member shall provide at least fifteen (15) days prior notice to the commencement of the leave, except where emergency circumstances warrant shorter notice. The leave request shall include a prearranged commencement and expiration date. The leave may be taken consecutively or intermittently, depending upon the legitimate needs of the employee.
    e. An employee desiring to take leave in excess of the maximum 12 weeks allowable under the Family Leave Act must include a request for this additional leave time along with the original Family Leave Act request. Such additional leave may be granted at the discretion of the Board. Generally leave granted shall not exceed one (1) year, unless by special permission granted by the School Board at its discretion after consideration of an individual case.
            f. No salary shall be paid to any employee on leave under the Family Leave Act, nor shall any rights or benefits accrue during the period of leave.
        g. Upon return to employment following leave under the Family Leave Act, the school shall offer the job held by the employee before going on leave or a substantially equivalent position, except as his/her entitlement to a position may have been affected by a reduction in force.
            h. The Board shall require the certification of the health care provider verifying the purpose of the requested family leave. In the event the Board doubts the validity of the certification, the employee shall obtain the opinion of a second health care provider approved by the Board. If the certification and opinion disagree, the employee shall, at Board expense, obtain an opinion from a third health care provider approved by both the employee and the Board.
            The opinion of the third health care provider shall be final and binding.


    Eligibility - Vacation time will be granted to twelve (12) month employees on the basis of in-district employment according to the following guide:
            Under 1 year 1 day for every 22 days worked
            1-7 years 15 working days
            8-14 years 20 working days
            15+ years 25 working days
        There will be a maximum of one year carryover per year. This will be in addition to the vacation days granted on July 1 for the previous year. The maximum days that may be accumulated is two times the employees vacation day allotment.

    Time of Vacation - Vacation days must be taken within one year of the time earned or they are forfeited, except that all or part of earned vacation may be carried over to the next year upon approval of the Board.
        Vacations will be granted only at times of the year when they will not interfere with the normal operation of the school.

        Payment in lieu of vacation in prohibited.

    Termination of Employment - a unit member who anticipates termination in this district may take accrued vacation prior to the termination date with proper prior written approval. Accrued vacation may be paid to the estate of a deceased unit member.

    Holidays - The holidays listed will only be in effect when school is not in session for pupils and staff.
        Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran’s Day, N.J.E.A. Convention, Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Christmas Eve Day thru and including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Day, Lincoln’s/Washington’s Birthday (President’s Holidays), Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Memorial Day, Independence Day.
    E. Flex Days - Eleven month administrators shall be allowed 10 flex days per year, where they may exchange 10 work day within the period of September through June, for days within the period of July through August, with prior approval of the Superintendent.
        A. 1. The Board of Education agrees to provide Aetna US Healthcare Patriot V or a
        plan of equal or greater benefits for the members of the unit and their legal
        dependents. Employees who are currently enrolled in the Patriot X plan as of
        June 30, 2008 shall be allowed to remain in the plan. There shall be no new
        member enrolled in the Patriot X plan after this date.

        Effective July 1, 2008, reimbursement for co-pay costs for doctor’s visits will be eliminated.
          2. If an employee waives medical coverage, the Board will contribute $1,000 to a
          cafeteria plan or pay the employee $1,000 in cash. If the employee elects to receive cash, this will be taxable compensation to the employee. Employees who
          elect to waive medical coverage must provide proof of coverage with their spouse.
            New employees hired during a plan year who elect to waive medical coverage will receive compensation on a prorated basis beginning with the date of eligibility for health coverage. For married couples, the Board will provide an optional plan which is greater than a composite of the existing health plans offered by the Board. The married couple would be provided with one coverage, with payment of $1,000 for waiving medical coverage applicable to married couples who select this option. Payment would be made to the spouse whose coverage is dropped.
            B. 1. The Board of Education will contribute 90% of the cost of Delta Premier plan, effective with the signing of the contract, for employees who participate in the Board administered Dental Program which is to be purchased and administered by the Board of Education. Ten percent (10%) of the premium will be assumed by those participating in the plan. There will be no change in coverage.
              2. The Board will pay 100% of the Delta Preferred plan. Employees will have the option of buying up to an enhanced Delta Preferred plan with the following plan design:
                        Preventative and Diagnostic – 100%
                        Remaining Basic Services – 80%
                        Calendar Year Maximum - $1,500
                For employees selecting the enhanced Delta Preferred plan, the employee will pay, through payroll deduction, the difference in the rate per year from the basic Preferred plan to the Enhanced Preferred plan.

                For the 10-11 school year, the above employees contributions for buy-up dental coverage will be in addition to the 1.5% of base salary for health/prescription coverage.

                For the 10-11 school year, an employee waiving medical/prescription coverage but electing to participation in dental only will contribute 1.5% of his/her base salary or the cost of the dental coverage, whichever is lower for the coverage. The employee will still be eligible for the $1,000 payment as described in A.2 above for waiving medial.
            1. The Board of Education will provide a prescription plan through Aetna/US
            Healthcare (Prescription Rider Plan). Effective upon ratification, prescription
            co-pays shall increase to $10/20/35/2x. There will be no employee contribution
            toward the premium.

            2. An employee wishing to participate in the prescription plan must also participate
              in the Aetna/US Healthcare health plan. There will be one coverage offered for married couples within the district, in that there is no additional benefit by
              providing two coverages. A change in marital status is a qualifying event, at
              which time individual coverages would be provided.
            Applicable coverages will be provided for full-time employees only. Part time
            employees may purchase coverage in the Board administered plans by paying the
            full premium amount through payroll deductions. A full time employee is one
            who works at least 30 hours per week.
            E. The Board will administer the plans with both parties cooperating in providing
            continuous coverage.

            F. The Board reserves the right to change carriers and programs so long as
            substantially similar benefits are provided.

            G. In accordance with Chapter 2, P.L. 2010, all employees will contribute 1.5 percent
            of their base salary for the health care benefits coverage provided by the Board.

          Each member of the bargaining unit shall be eligible for a tuition reimbursement plan with the following provisions:
            The unit member must submit to the Superintendent a request for approval of the
            course or courses to be taken. The applicant must supply the Superintendent with
            all necessary information. The Superintendent will review and recommend to the
            Education Committee of the Board who in turn will recommend to the full Board
            for approval. If the Education Committee denies the request, it will not be
            forwarded to the Board.
              Denial of approval by the Board may not be appealed through the grievance

              The applicant must achieve a minimum grade of B or better in order to be
              All courses taken must be in the applicant’s existing area of certification. Supervisors shall be permitted reimbursement for content related classes as well as administrative classes.
              The reimbursement will be one hundred percent (100%) for the grade of “B” or better, of the actual cost of the approved course credits at the institution. The applicant must submit verification of payment to the institution in order to be eligible for reimbursement.
              If an administrator is pursuing an advanced degree, they must remain as an employee of the District for a two (2) year period subsequent to obtaining their degree. If they leave the District before the end of the two (2) year period, they must reimburse the Board for the full amount of tuition reimbursement received by the employee.
              If an administrator is pursuing a doctorate degree, there will be a maximum reimbursement of $22,000, and the employee must remain as an employee of the District for a three (3) year period from the anniversary date of the degree being bestowed. If they leave the District before the end of the three (3) year period, they must reimburse the Board for the full amount of tuition reimbursement received by the employee. Employees in a doctorate program as of July 1, 2008 shall be grandfathered, there will be no cap on the amount of reimbursement.
              All mentoring fees required for new administrators hired by the Board will be the responsibility of the employee. No fees associated with the mentoring process will be paid for by the Board.

          All administrators are encouraged to attend State seminars. However, two administrators per year, based on a rotating basis, by seniority, shall be permitted to attend National seminars in order to broaden their professional development. The Board will contribute $2,500 per employee for a National conference, and $1,500 for other conferences. The Board’s maximum contribution will cover room/board, fees for conferences and travel.

          Approval by the Superintendent and the Board of Education is required.
            All reimbursement shall be in accordance with statutes/OEM/Department of
            Education/Board policy guidelines.
          ARTICLE XIII

          Administrators’ dues for N.J.P.S.A,. and N.A.S.S.P. will be paid for by the Board, and a
          maximum of $200 will be paid for dues in other professional organizations.

          ARTICLE XIV

          See Appendix A.
          ARTICLE XV

          Certified unit members who have served in the school system for not less than seven (7) years may be granted , at the non-reviewable discretion of the Board, one (1) full year’s leave of absence for the purpose of approved study or travel for educational purposes which will benefit the district.

          No more than one unit member shall be granted such leave of absence in any one (1) school year.

          The unit member receiving a sabbatical leave shall not be eligible for further sabbatical leave until after he/she has completed seven (7) years of employment in the school district following such leave.

          A candidate for sabbatical leave must submit a plan of study, or travel, to the Superintendent of Schools on or before December 1 of the school year preceding the requested leave.
              Upon returning, the candidate must report, in writing, to the Superintendent the extent to which the plan was fulfilled.

          The unit member granted a sabbatical leave shall receive a stipend equal to one-half salary for a full year.

          If a unit member has been employed for ten (10) consecutive years, and has not applied for a full year at half pay after seven year, he/she may apply for a half year sabbatical at full pay at the conclusion of his/her tenth consecutive year of employment.

          A unit member who accepts sabbatical leave agrees to return to this school district for not less than one (1) full contract year directly following the leave; or failing to do this, agrees to refund the total sabbatical leave monies spent by the district.

          Any unit member granted sabbatical leave shall be returned to the position held at the time the leave was granted or to a comparable position as staff needs require.

          The decision to grant sabbatical leave and the selection of unit members to be granted sabbatical leave will be made at the discretion of the Board upon recommendation of the Superintendent and shall not be subject to appeal or review under this Agreement.

          ARTICLE XVI

          Any unit member who completes ten (10) consecutive years of employment with the district, who has accumulated unused sick leave, will be eligible for this benefit upon their retirement from the district. Retirement shall be defined as the completion of all retirement requirements for the processing of pension under the New Jersey State Teacher’s Pension System.

          Each unit member with unused sick days at the time of retirement will be eligible for a reimbursement of sixty-five dollars ($65.00) for each unused sick day up to a maximum payment of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) for each individual participant.

          Should a unit member die anytime prior to receipt of such payment, payment shall be made to his or her estate.
          ARTICLE XVII

          Free tuition shall be offered to children of administrators employed as of July 1, 2004 in the Delsea Regional School District, subject to available seats. Children of administrators hired after July 1, 2004 shall be allowed to attend District schools in accordance with Board of Education policy and regulations. Transportation shall be provided by the administrator.

          B. Administrators working in the District Alternative School Program shall be paid at a rate of $45.00 per hour. The District will use this provision when there is an immediate need for it to occur, and the other job responsibilities of the affected administrator will be adjusted accordingly.

          C. Based on the needs of the District, District Supervisors may be assigned up to one (1) teaching period per year.

          D. Administrators will develop a supervisory plan for each co-curricular evening program.

          E. The Negotiated Agreement between the Board and Association will be printed and distributed at Board and Association expense as soon as possible.

          F. Should this Agreement conclude prior to the completion of negotiations for a succeeding agreement, the parties may, with mutual written consent, continue in effect the terms of this Agreement until the negotiation of a successor agreement.

          G. Nothing herein shall be changed, altered, or deleted without the mutual written consent of the Board and Association.


          The parties agree that they have fully bargained and agreed upon all terms and conditions of employment that were or could have been the subject of negotiations. This agreement represent and incorporates the complete and final understanding and settlement by the parties of all bargainable issues which were or could have been the subject of negotiations.

          There shall be no new negotiations on any such matters during the term of this agreement unless the parties mutually agree in writing to reopen negotiations on a specific item.
          ARTICLE XIX

          If any part, clause, portion, or article of this agreement is subsequently deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, such clause, portion, or article may be deleted and the remainder of the agreement not so affected shall continue in full force and effect, absent the affected clause.
          ARTICLE XX

          This contract will be effective retroactively as of July 1, 2010 and shall remain in full force and effect until June 30, 2011.

          Entitlement to retroactive salary payments are limited to those employees who are actively employed as of the payment date for retroactive increases, except in instances of employee death, disability, or retirement. Retirement shall be defined as the completion of all retirement requirements for the processing of pension under the New Jersey State Teacher’s Pension System.

          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this agreement to be properly signed and attested by:


              Mr. Mario Christina
              Chairman Negotiations Committee

              Mrs. Kathy Mastran
              School Business Admin./Board Secretary

              ________________________________ ______________________________________
              Mr. Steve Iles
              Association Member

              _________________________________ _____________________________________
              Mrs. Piera Gravenor
              Association Member

              APPENDIX A

              CST Director
              Principal / Middle School
              District Supervisor
              District Supervisor / Athletic Director
              District Supervisor

              Vice Principal/HS
              Vice Principal/MS
              Vice Principa/MS
              * Salary differential for district supervisor/athletic director is the result of additional hours required for the position.

              Delsea BE and Delsea Admin Assoc 2010.pdf