Contract Between
Bridgeton B/E-Cumberland
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Bridgeton EA
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07/01/2009 thru 06/30/2012


CategorySchool District
UnitCafeteria Workers, Clerical, Teaching/Professional Staff

Contract Text Below
BRIDGETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302





AGREEMENT BETWEEN

BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION

AND

BRIDGETON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION







FOR SCHOOL YEARS 2009-2012

(Beginning July 1, 2009 - Ending June 30, 2012)



















TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE
NUMBER TITLE PAGE

I Recognition 1
II Negotiation Procedures 2
III Grievance Procedure 3
IV Employee Rights 6
V BEA Rights and Privileges 7
VI Teachers’ Work Year and Employment 9
VII Teaching Hours and Load 10
VIII Evaluation 12
IX Fringe Benefits 13
X Instructional Council 17
XI Employee Assignment and Promotion 18
XII Leaves of Absence 19
XIII Protection of Employees 20
XIV Meet and Discuss Committee 21
XV Reimbursement for Accumulated Sick Leave 22
XVI Office Personnel 23
XVII Cafeteria Personnel 25
XVIII Terms of the Agreement 26
XIX Salaries 27
XX Extracurricular Activities 28
XXI Facilitator/Instructional Coach 29
XXII ExCEL Teachers 30



ARTICLE I

RECOGNITION

1.1 The Bridgeton Board of Education, hereinafter called the Board, hereby recognizes the Bridgeton Education Association, hereinafter called the BEA, as the majority and exclusive representative of Teachers, Librarians, School Nurses, Secretaries, Guidance Counselors, Substance Awareness Coordinators, Cafeteria Workers (exclusive of Cafeteria Managers), Technology Coordinators, Facilitators/Instructional Coaches, Athletic Trainer, and Anger Management Coordinators for the purpose of collective negotiation concerning terms and conditions of employment.

1.2 Unless otherwise indicated, the term "employee" when used hereinafter shall mean all employees eligible for representation by the BEA; and references to male employees shall include female employees as well.

1.3 The negotiating unit as defined in 1.1 comprehends employees on authorized leaves of absence as well as employees under contract.

1.4 No substitute employees specifically mentioned in 1.1 shall be included in the negotiating unit.

1.5
              1. Only classes of employees specifically mentioned in 1.1 shall be included in the negotiating unit.
                b. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:13A-(g), the following positions are excluded from representation by the BEA:

                  (1) Secretary to the Superintendent;
                  (2) Secretary to the Business Administrator;
                  (3) Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent
                  (4) Secretary to the Human Resource Administrator
                  (5) Payroll Manager
                  (6) 12-Month Secretary to the Superintendent (backup to the Secretary)
                  (7) Secretary to the Affirmative Action Officer
                  (8) Benefits Manager
    ARTICLE II


    NEGOTIATION PROCEDURES


    2.1 The Board and the BEA agree to enter into collective negotiations over a Successor Agreement in a good-faith effort to reach agreement on all negotiable matters concerning terms and conditions of employment.

    2.2 The BEA shall submit to the Board a complete list of negotiations proposals for the complete Successor Agreement to this document at the first negotiating session between the parties which shall be held no later than 120 days prior to the Board's budget submission date.

    2.3 The Board shall not be obligated to negotiate any additional demands submitted to it after the initial proposal of the BEA is received by the Board of its designee.

    2.4 Neither the Board nor the BEA shall have any control over selection of the negotiating team of the other party.

    2.5 During negotiations the Board and the BEA negotiating teams shall have the right to present relevant data, to exchange points of view and to make proposals and counter proposals.

    2.6 The Board shall make available to the BEA, upon specific request, all records, data and information of the Bridgeton, New Jersey School District that the Board and the BEA deem pertinent to the negotiations.

    2.7 Any Successor Agreement shall apply to all employees in the negotiating unit.

    2.8 Any Successor Agreement shall be reduced to writing and adopted and signed by the BEA and the Board.

    2.9 This Agreement shall not be modified in whole or part by the parties, except by an instrument in writing and duly executed by both parties.

    2.10 Any aspect of an experimental program or other project which could affect the terms and conditions of teacher employment shall be negotiated with the BEA before implementation.



    ARTICLE III

    GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

    A grievance shall mean an allegation by an employee or employees in the bargaining unit, BEA, that a section of this agreement has been violated or an appeal resulting from an administrative decision affecting employees in the bargaining unit.

    3.2 PROCEDURE
        3.2.1 Step 1 - Any employee who has a grievance shall discuss it first with his immediate supervisor in an attempt to resolve it informally within thirty (30) days after the act which caused the grievance.
        3.2.2 Step 2 - If the aggrieved employee is not satisfied with the results of Step 1, within ten (10) school days after Step 1 above, he shall set forth his complaint in writing to the building principal stating the date, time (if applicable), place and Article of the Board and BEA Agreement or policy which he feels has been misinterpreted, violated or inequitably applied. Within three (3) school days after receipt of the written complaint the principal shall communicate his decision in writing to the employee, giving reasons for his decision. A copy of the decision shall be sent to the Chairman of the Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee (PR&R) of the BEA.
        3.2.3 Step 3 - If the aggrieved employee does not accept the decision rendered in Step 2, within five (5) school days after receipt of the decision, he shall appeal the decision to the Superintendent of Schools. The appeal must be in writing, setting forth the grievance and the aggrieved employee's reason for not accepting the decision rendered in Step 2. Within five (5) school days after receipt of the appeal, the Superintendent of Schools shall communicate his decision in writing to the employee, giving reasons for his decision. A copy of the decision shall be sent to the Chairman of the PR&R.

        3.2.4 If the aggrieved employee does not accept the decision rendered in Step 3, the grievance may be submitted to the PR&R Committee for review. Within ten (10) school days after the decision of Step 3 is rendered, the PR&R Committee shall determine whether or not the grievance has or might have merit. (a) If the PR&R Committee determines that the grievance has or might have merit, it shall recommend that the decision rendered in Step 3 be appealed to the Board. (b) If the PR&R Committee determines that the grievance is without merit, it shall so advise the employee and a copy of its findings shall be sent to the Superintendent of Schools. (c) If the aggrieved employee is dissatisfied with the findings of the PR&R Committee, he shall have the right to appeal the decision rendered in Step 3 to the Board. (d) If the aggrieved employee does not accept the decision rendered in Step 3, he may appeal it to the Board directly without having the grievance reviewed by the PR&R Committee. (e) Any appeal to the Board shall be within fifteen (15) school days after the decision in Step 3 is rendered and shall
    ARTICLE III (CONTINUED)

        be in writing, stating the grievance and the reasons for not accepting the decision rendered in Step 3. (f) Within fifteen (15) days after hearing the grievance, the Board shall communicate its decision in writing to the employee, giving reasons for its decision. A copy of the decision shall be sent to the PR&R Committee.

        3.2.5 If the aggrieved employee does not accept the Board's decision rendered in Step 4 within five (5) school days after the decision in Step 4 is rendered, he shall request in writing that the Chairman of the PR&R Committee submit his grievance to arbitration. A copy of such request shall be sent to the Superintendent of Schools. (a) If the PR&R Committee determines that the request is meritorious, it shall notify the Board of its intent to submit the grievance to arbitration no later than fifteen (15) school days after receipt of the request from the aggrieved employee. (b) Within ten (10) school days after such written notice, the Board and the PR&R Committee shall attempt to agree on a mutually acceptable arbitrator and shall obtain a commitment from said arbitrator to serve. (c) If the parties are unable to agree on an arbitrator or to obtain a commitment from an agreeable arbitrator within a specified period, a request shall be made to the Public Employment Relation Commission to submit a roster of the persons qualified to function as an arbitrator in the dispute in question. (d) If the parties are unable to pick a mutually acceptable arbitrator from the submitted list, they shall request the Public Employment Relation Commission to submit a second roster of names. (e) If the parties are unable to agree on a mutually acceptable arbitrator within ten (10) days after the second roster of names is received, either party may request that the Public Employment Relation Commission designate an arbitrator. (f) The arbitrator shall render a decision based on the issues submitted to him and shall consider nothing else. He can add nothing to, nor subtract anything from, the Agreement between the Board and the BEA. The arbitrator shall be without power or authority to make any decision which requires the commission of an act prohibited by law or which violates the terms of this Agreement. The arbitrator shall render his decision not later than twenty (20) days after hearings have been completed. It shall be in writing and shall give his findings and reasons for the decision. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties. (g) Only the Board and the aggrieved employee and his representative shall receive copies of the arbitrator's decision. (h) Fees and expenses of the arbitrator, including costs of the hearing room, shall be shared equally by both parties. Each party shall bear the expenses incurred by themselves. (I) If the arbitration proceedings require the aggrieved employee or his Board-employed representatives to leave their regular places of employment, and if their absence necessitates the services of substitute employees, the Board will pay the cost of the substitutes; but the time lost by the aggrieved employee and his representative shall be without pay.

    ARTICLE III (CONTINUED)

    3.2.6 Failure at any step of this procedure to communicate the decision on a grievance within the specified time limits shall permit the aggrieved employee to proceed to the next step. Failure at any step of this procedure to appeal a decision within the specified time limits shall be deemed to be acceptance of the decision rendered at that step.
        3.2.7 Any aggrieved employee may be represented at any or all steps of this procedure by himself or, at his option, by a representative selected by the BEA. The BEA shall have the right to be present and to state its view at all steps of the proceedings.

    3.3 No reprisals of any kind shall be taken by the Board or by the School Administration against any employee represented by the BEA for his having participated in grievance proceedings.

    3.4 All documents, communications and records dealing with the processing of a grievance shall not be kept in the personnel file of the participants.

    3.5 Forms for filing grievances, serving notices, filing appeals, making reports and recommendations, and other necessary documents shall be prepared jointly by the Superintendent of Schools and the BEA and given appropriate distribution in order to facilitate smooth functioning of the grievance procedure.

    3.6 All meetings and hearings under this grievance procedure shall not be conducted in public and shall be attended only by the parties and/or representatives and a representative of the BEA.
















    ARTICLE IV

    EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

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

    4.2 No employee shall be disciplined, reprimanded, reduced in rank or compensation, or deprived of any professional advantage without just cause. Any such action asserted by the Board or any agent or representative thereof, shall be subject to the grievance procedure set forth in Article III.

    4.3 Whenever any employee is required to appear before the Superintendent, Board, or any committee or member thereof concerning any matter which could adversely affect the continuation of that employee in his office, position, employment, or 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 BEA present to advise him and to represent him during such meeting or interview.

    4.4 All professional employees shall follow the guidelines regarding curriculum, grading and promotion of students as promulgated by the Board. The teachers shall maintain the exclusive right and responsibility to determine grades and other instructional evaluations of students. No grade or instructional evaluation shall be changed until the teacher is consulted on the proposed alteration and such change shall have been deemed warranted by the administrator.
        When any grade change or promotion or retention change is deemed warranted by an administrator, any and all documents wherein the grade change is made shall be signed by the administrator making said grade change.

    4.5 Any question or criticism by a supervisor, administrator or board member of a teacher and his instructional methodology shall be made in confidence and not in the presence of peers, students, parents or other public gatherings.

    4.6 No observations or evaluations of any teacher shall be made by any person not possessing a supervisory certificate issued by the State Board of Education. Those who do evaluate must be employed in a supervisory or applicable administrative capacity.




    ARTICLE V

    BEA RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

    5.1 The Board agrees to furnish to the BEA in response to specific and reasonable requests available information concerning the financial resources of the district, including annual financial reports, school audits, register of certificated personnel, enrollment data, names and addresses of all employees, and agenda and minutes of all public meetings.

    5.2 Whenever any representative of the BEA or any employee is mutually scheduled by the parties to participate during work hours in negotiations, grievance proceedings, conferences or meetings, he shall suffer no loss in pay except as mentioned in Article III.

    5.3 Representatives of the BEA, the New Jersey Education Association and the National Education Association, with the permission of the Superintendent, shall be permitted to transact official business on school property provided that this shall not interfere with or interrupt normal school operations.

    5.4 The BEA and its representatives shall have the privilege of using school buildings at all reasonable hours for meetings. Approval of the Superintendent shall be required. The Superintendent will notify the building principal.

    5.5 The BEA shall have the use of a bulletin board in each school building. Locations of the BEA bulletin boards shall be mutually decided by the BEA and building principals. The BEA shall also be assigned adequate space for BEA notices on bulletin boards in the central offices. Copies of all materials to be posted on the bulletin boards shall be given to the building principal before the material is posted. The parties acknowledge that the building principal has the authority to permit or deny the posting of any material.

    5.6 The BEA shall have the right to the use of the inter-school mail facilities and school mailboxes as it deems necessary and without approval of the building principal or other members of the Administration.

    5.7 The rights and privileges of the BEA and its representatives as set forth in the Agreement shall be granted only to the BEA as the majority and exclusive representative of employees eligible for representation by the negotiating unit as defined in Article I.

    5.8 Representation Fee
        The Board agrees to withdraw a Representation Fee in the manner of automatic payroll deduction from the pay of employees certified by the BEA and/or NJEA as non-members. The Representation Fee to be paid by non-members will be determined by the Association in accordance with the law. Non-members are those eligible to join the United Teaching Profession but do not join and/or are covered under the recognition clause in Article 1.1.
        ARTICLE V (CONTINUED)
    5.8 (cont’d) The BEA and/or the NJEA shall notify the Board on or before October 30 of each school year of who are non-members. The BEA and/or the NJEA shall notify the Board of changes or additions in member/non-member status throughout the year so that the Representation Fee can be deducted or canceled, whichever is applicable.
        The BEA and/or NJEA shall notify the Board of the amount of yearly total dues on or before October 30 of each school year.

        The Association agrees to indemnify and hold the Board harmless against any liability which may arise by reason of any action taken by the Board as it applies to this Article.

















    ARTICLE VI

    TEACHERS' WORK YEAR AND EMPLOYMENT


    6.1 The teachers' work year shall be composed of no more than 186 instructional and/or inservice days for all teachers and two (2) additional orientation days for all teachers new to the district.

    6.2 Employee attendance shall not be required whenever student attendance is not required due to inclement weather, except in emergency situations.

    6.3 Teachers working in excess of the above work year shall be paid on a prorated basis.

    6.4 Teachers working in excess of the contractual day will be compensated in the following amounts per hour:

    BA - $25.00 MA - $28.00 DR - $31.00

    For the purpose of computing salaries, new employees shall be given credit as per Board Policy for outside employment gained in a duly accredited school. Employees shall be given credit as required by law for military service.

    6.6 No new employee, covered by this agreement, shall be placed on a step higher than an employee with the same years experience.

    6.7 Employees shall be notified of their contract and salary status for the ensuing year no later than May 15.



    ARTICLE VII

    TEACHING HOURS AND LOAD

    7.1 Teachers shall not be required to report for duty earlier than fifteen (15) minutes before the opening of the pupils' day and shall be permitted to leave not later than thirty (30) minutes after the close of the pupils' school day in each building.
        The teachers’ workday shall be as follows except as noted in Article 7.5. High School: 7 hours, 30 minutes/Elementary: 7 hours, 15 minutes.

    7.2 Teachers shall have a duty-free lunch period equal to the students' lunch period; but in NO instance shall a teacher's duty-free lunch period be less than thirty (30) minutes.

    7.3 Prep time is defined as that time during the regular workday, excluding lunch, when the certificated staff member is not assigned pupils for instruction in a class, and she/he is not assigned a duty (i.e. lunch duty, hall duty, playground duty, homeroom, etc). All teachers shall receive 200 minutes preparation time per five (5) full day week. For each full length day, the prep period will consist of forty (40) continuous minutes. Preparation time shall continue to be used for supervisor-teacher meetings, parent-teacher meetings, and teacher committee meetings as well as other uses to which prep time has been devoted. Any questions regarding the appropriate use of prep time shall be determined by the Superintendent of Schools in her/his sole discretion.

    “Prep Time” applies to teaching staff members who are:
          Being primarily guided in their work by the board approved Teacher Job Description and whose position has no additional job description
          Assigned a daily instructional schedule with specified time to teach pupils
          Responsible for submitting lesson plans to his/her supervisor which cover at least one week and include the three major components of a lesson plan
          Responsible for preparing “Emergency Lesson Plans” for use in the event of his/her sudden absence
          Assigned primary responsibility for teaching a specific core curriculum content area
          Responsible for assessing pupil academic performance on a daily basis
          Responsible for assigning pupil grades (i.e. A, B, C, D, F, O, S, U) indicating individual pupil performance
          Accountable for the Indicators of Pupil Progress described in the Annual Performance Report, including but not limited to pupil grades, standardized test scores, grade book, lesson plans, tests, quizzes, etc.)
          Meets with supervisors, staff, parents, etc. to review and discuss pupil performance in class and related issues.

        ARTICLE VII (CONTINUED)

        No more than eight hundred (800) minutes of prep time per school year shall be used for Child Study Team meetings, and no more than one hundred (100) of those prep minutes shall be used in any one month.


        In the event that a K through 12 teacher is required to supervise pupils for a full forty (40) minutes preparation period due to lack of substitutes or other administrative assignment which results in a reduction of weekly preparation time to one hundred twenty (120) minutes or less as prorated during the 2000-2001 school year or a reduction in weekly preparation time to one hundred sixty (160) minutes or less commencing with the 2001-2002 school year, the following shall apply:
                Effective March 1, 2007, when a teacher has lost a preparation period, the teacher shall be paid $18.00 for the loss of that period. There will be no combining or merging of classes. This eliminates all other forms of compensation. This excludes the closing of the library on the first and last student day of school as well as the first and last day for art, music and physical education.

    7.4 Staff will be required to attend back to school night. Staff will be required to attend parent conferences according to a district wide schedule. On one-session days when parent conferences are scheduled for the evening, staff may leave immediately after “walkers” and bus pupils have departed the school grounds.

    7.5 Teachers may be required to attend two (2) after school meetings a month extending forty-five (45) minutes after the end of the contractual teacher workday. Such meetings shall be scheduled at the discretion of the principal or administration, with a minimum of 48 hours notice.



      ARTICLE VIII

      EVALUATION

      8.1 Tenured teachers shall be observed by appropriately certificated personnel at least once each school year, unless a waiver is granted by the New Jersey Department of Education. Observations will be limited to one (1) per day per teacher. Observations shall be conducted openly and with full knowledge of the teacher. In addition, there shall be an annual total performance evaluation of the teacher as an employee of the Board of Education.
          The evaluator, upon request, will provide methods to correct any areas in need of improvement, supply materials or give suggestions to correct any areas in need of improvement. At the request of the teacher, a pre-observation conference may be held to enable the evaluator to become aware of the instructional period within which the observation will take place. Said pre-conference shall be held at least three (3) days, but not more than five (5) days prior to the observation/evaluation. This does not preclude an unannounced observation.

      8.2 Each of the observations shall be followed by a conference between the administrative/supervisory staff member who has made the observation and the tenured staff member within ten (10) working days. The teacher will receive a copy of the written evaluation a minimum of one (1) day prior to the conference. Both parties to such conference will sign the complete written evaluation report and retain a copy for his/her records. The tenured staff member shall have the right to submit his/her disclaimer of such evaluation within ten (10) working days following the conference, and such disclaimer shall be attached to each party's copy of the evaluation report.

      8.3 Secretaries and Cafeteria Personnel shall be evaluated by the appropriate supervisor. The individual will receive a copy of the written evaluation a minimum of one day prior to the conference. Both parties to such conference will sign the completed written evaluation report and retain a copy for their records. Unit members shall have the right to submit his/her rebuttal of such evaluation within ten (10) working days following the conference, and such disclaimer shall be attached to each party’s copy of the evaluation report.











      ARTICLE IX

      FRINGE BENEFITS

      9.1 The Board shall give written notification at the time of hiring of all employees new to the district that the responsibility for filling out the proper cards rests with the employee. No employee shall be covered unless he has requested coverage and has signed the necessary documents.

      9.2 The Board shall pay the full premium for employee, family and dependent coverage where eligible, which consists of Aetna Quality Point of Service, Patriot V and Patriot X. Such premium payments shall be for the full twelve (12) month period of the coverage year and continue every year thereafter for all employees covered by this Agreement.
          To be eligible for the benefits set forth in this article, unit employees must work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

      9.3 The Board agrees to pay full family drug and prescription plan ($10.00 brand name/$5.00 generic/$5.00 mail-in co-pay) for all employees. Effective, July 1, 2007, co-pay will become $15.00 brand name/$5.00 generic/$5.00 mail-in and will remain the same through June 30, 2009. Carrier to be named by the Board.

      9.4 The Board shall provide Full Family Dental Plan identified as Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey, Inc., premium to be paid by the Board of Education for all employees in the bargaining unit. Said plan shall provide the following:

      (1) 50/50 co-pay;
      (2) $1,000 maximum benefit for each family member per year;
              (3) Orthodontic coverage not to exceed a maximum of $1,500 per lifetime.
      9.5 An employee may elect to forego medical health benefits (not including prescription and dental) and receive a cash payment of $3,000 at the end of June each school year pursuant to the provisions outlined below. Said payment is not part of the employee’s salary nor is it pensionable. The Board shall establish a Section 125 plan. The individual unit member is responsible for all tax liability.
                The employee must opt out of the medical insurance for the entire school year
                The employee must demonstrate, in writing that he/she has alternative health coverage prior to opting out.
                An employee who opts out may only restore coverage during the course of the year in which insurance coverage was declined based upon the provisions outlined below.

          ARTICLE IX (CONTINUED)

          An employee who has waived his/her medical benefit coverage will be allowed to restore such coverage on an immediate basis, without the necessity of a health questionnaire for the employee or his/her family members, in the event of a hardship and without exemption for pre-existing conditions.

          Reentry to medical health benefit coverage for reason of hardship applies in the following situations that result in the loss of medical health benefits coverage through the employee’s spouse:
                Termination of employment (proof of termination of benefits required)
                Legal Separation (a copy of decree is required)
                Group contract/policy terminated (proof of termination of benefits required)
                Disability of spouse which eliminates benefits (proof of termination of benefits required)
                Divorce ( a copy of the decree is required)
                Death of Spouse ( a copy of death certificate is required)
                Military Discharge ( a copy of DD214 is required)
          In addition, any employee who has waived his/her medical health benefit coverage may automatically restore his/her coverage by applying during the open enrollment period during any school year. The reinstatement date under such conditions will be July 1. It will not be necessary for any employee or his/her family members to complete a Statement of Health (proof of insurability) to restore coverage during the open enrollment period.

      9.6 Employees may individually elect to have monthly deductions from their salaries in elected denominations for payment to individual accounts in the Cumberland County Federal Credit Union. However, the amount of the monthly deduction selected initially shall remain in effect until July 1, at which time the employee may elect to change and establish the amount of the deduction until the ensuing July 1 period. All requests for a change in the amount of the monthly deductions must be on or before July 1.
          Employees desiring to establish such an arrangement shall notify the district payroll office and complete all required forms.

      9.7 EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT
          Eligibility for reimbursement is entirely dependent upon the employee's meeting the State requirements for permanent teacher's certificate and the completion of his Bachelor's Degree. The Board agrees to reimburse employees the tuition costs of up to nine (9) graduate credits per year. The completion date of the course will determine the contractual year in which the employee is eligible for reimbursement.
          ARTICLE IX (CONTINUED)

          Reimbursement shall be based on Rowan College's current rates for graduate courses of study and the presentation of evidence of a grade of B or better or passing in a pass/fail course to the Superintendent of Schools not later than April 30 for courses taken during the Fall Semester and not later than December 1 for courses taken during the Spring Semester and the Summer months. The maximum payment by the Board shall not exceed $208,372.00 in the first year of this contract, plus 5% for each ensuing year of this agreement. This money will be disbursed on a first-come basis until funds are depleted.

      To be eligible for reimbursement, graduate courses must have prior approval by the Superintendent of Schools and must be in your education field or related to the employee’s work and must be actually taken during the school year for which reimbursement is requested. Carry-over of credits from one year to another for the purpose of increased reimbursement shall not be permitted.
          Reimbursement is also available for undergraduate courses when staff who already hold an instructional certificate wish to return to school to become certified in hard to fill area(s). To be eligible for reimbursement, these courses must have prior approval by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.

          When the teacher submits the bill after the course or courses have been successfully completed, the teacher must be under contract and have full intention to continue teaching in the Bridgeton Public School system. In the event that the teacher voluntarily terminates his/her employment in the district less than one full academic year (July 1 to June 30) after successfully completing the course for which he/she is reimbursed, then the teacher shall repay the Board for 100% of his/her reimbursement. Example: If a teacher completes a course in December 2009, in order to avoid having to reimburse the Board 100%, the teacher is obligated to remain in the district for one year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011). If a teacher completes a course in June 2010, in order to avoid having to reimburse the Board 100%, the teacher is obligated to remain in the district for one school year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011).

          Any teacher who must reimburse the Board must make said repayment within sixty (60) days of leaving the district.
          Once $104,186.00 has been properly committed for reimbursement of graduate courses (proper paperwork is approved for reimbursement), the remaining $104,186.00 will be distributed in the following order:
                To tenured teachers who are in graduate programs
                To tenured teachers who are in certificate programs
                To tenured teachers
                To non-tenured teachers

      The School Business Administrator, or his/her designee, will inform the Association President, or his/her designee when the $104,186.00 threshold has been met.

      Teacher (employee) taking courses must sign a contract agreeing to repayment in accordance with this Article.

      Those funds not committed by February 1 may become available to other unit members.

      9.8 Non-certificated staff will be reimbursed for classes/courses relevant to their employment that have received prior approval as per 9.7 and said employee has received a grade no lower than a B or P if the course is Pass/Fail. The maximum payment by the Board shall not exceed $11,576.00 in the first year of the contract (2009-2010) plus 5% for each ensuing year of this agreement. Those funds not committed by February 1 may become available to other unit members.

      9.9 BEA members whose positions require possession of the instructional or educational services licenses in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6:11-6, 10 and 11 are required to complete 100 hours of professional development over a five-year period. Professional development activities approved in accordance with State regulations shall count toward attainment of the 100-hour requirement. For every 20 hours of approved professional development, the active teaching staff member shall accrue one college credit for purposes of lateral guide movement up to a maximum of five (5) credits in her/his employment career with the Bridgeton School District.





      ARTICLE X

      INSTRUCTIONAL COUNCIL

      10.1 ORGANIZATION
          A. The Instructional Council shall encourage the initiation and development of ideas and projects by staff members to be used in teaching. Said encouragement shall be by the awarding of small grants of money for materials and supplies to be used for teaching.
          B. The Council shall consist of three (3) members of the BEA as selected by the President plus three (3) members of the Board of Education as selected by the President and be in addition to the President. The Superintendent shall be included as ex-officio.
          C. All decisions by the Council shall be majority vote of those present at the time of the vote.
          D. The Council shall decide the rules of eligibility, deadlines, amounts of awards, and any other procedures/rules deemed necessary. These rules/procedures shall be published and made known to the staff.
          E. The Council shall decide the times of the meetings. However, meetings should be timely and frequent enough so as to achieve the purpose stated in Section A.
          F. The Board of Education shall provide no more than $3,500 yearly for use by the Council. This money shall be used for the awards. Any unused money at the end of the school year shall be placed in the regular budget, and each expenditure is to be approved by normal Board procedure.
          G. Unscheduled meetings of the Council may be called by agreement between the President of the BEA and the President of the Board of Education only in those instances whereby a request for a grant would be rendered meaningless if the normal meeting schedule was followed.

      ARTICLE XI


      EMPLOYEE ASSIGNMENT AND PROMOTION


      11.1 To assure that pupils are taught by teachers working within their area of competence, every attempt will be made to assign teachers to teach in fields and grades which their training and experience make them competent to teach.

      As vacancies arise, the Superintendent of Schools will advertise such vacancies throughout the school system. During the month of May a general advertisement of all known vacancies for the coming year will be posted in each school.

      11.3 Employees who desire to apply for any ten or twelve month positions which may be filled during the summer period when school is not regularly in session should submit their names to the Superintendent of Schools together with their certification(s) and an address where they can be reached during the summer months, along with their phone number. The Superintendent or his designee shall notify such employees of any vacancy in a position(s) for which they are certified. Such notice shall be sent as far in advance as is practicable. It is also true that anyone interested in such positions or opportunities at any time should make it known to the Superintendent of Schools, and certification should be checked on or applied for in Trenton.

      11.4 All qualified employees will be given opportunity to make application. Due consideration will be given to the professional background and attainment of applicants, along with other relevant factors. Announcement of appointments will be made by posting a list in the office of each school building. When reasonable, a copy of the posted notice will be mailed to the President of the BEA.

      11.5 All employees shall be given tentative written notice of their salary, schedule, class and/or subject assignment, work assignment, building assignment and room assignment for the forthcoming year not later than the last teacher workday.

      11.6 In the event that changes in such schedules, class and/or subject assignments, work assignments, building assignments or room assignments are proposed after August 15 of the ensuing school year, any employee affected shall be notified promptly in writing and, upon request of the employee, the changes shall be promptly reviewed by the Superintendent or his representative and the employee affected and, at his option, a representative of the BEA.



      ARTICLE XII

      LEAVES OF ABSENCE

      12.1 Employees will be granted ten (10) days' sick leave for ten (10) month contracts and twelve (12) days' sick leave for twelve (12) month contracts. Unused sick leave shall be accumulated from year to year with no maximum limit.

      12.2 All employees shall receive two (2) days' leave of absence with full pay for personal, legal, business, household or family matters which require absence during school hours, by submitting a request in writing to the Superintendent forty-eight (48) hours before the leave is to commence. The applicant for such leave shall not be required to state the reason for taking such leave other than that he is taking it under this Section. This leave may not be taken on a day immediately preceding or succeeding a holiday. Unused personal leave days may become accumulated from year to year as sick days and go into the individual's sick day bank. All personal leave requests after May 31 must be accompanied by a reason. It is within the discretion of the Superintendent to approve or disapprove such requests

      12.3 A leave of absence without pay of up to one (1) year may be granted for the purpose of caring for a sick member of the employee's immediate family.

      12.4 All benefits to which an employee was entitled at the time his leave of absence commenced, including unused accumulative sick leave, shall be restored to him upon his return and he shall be assigned to a similar or substantially equivalent position to the position he held prior to taking his leave of absence.

      12.5 All extensions or renewals of leaves shall be applied for and granted in writing.

      12.6 Any time an illness occurs within the immediate family and the employee must be absent, the absence will be counted against the employee's sick leave. The immediate family is defined as the employee's mother, father, spouse or children.

      For the absence due to a death of an employee’s immediate family (i.e., mother, father, father-in-law, mother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, grandparent, sibling, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law), the employee will receive three (3) days on or about the time of death and/or the day of the funeral. For the death of a spouse or child, the employee will receive five (5) days on or about the time of death and/or the day of the funeral. All other family members, including nephew, niece, cousin, aunt, uncle, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law will be one (1) day for the day of the funeral. The procedure for requesting these days must follow Board policy.
      ARTICLE XIII

      PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES

      13.1 Employees shall not be required to work under unsafe or hazardous conditions or to perform tasks which endanger their health, safety or well-being. The Administrator in charge of the building shall determine if the condition is dangerous or hazardous.

      13.2 The Association shall be consulted and be allowed to submit recommendations for consideration before any judgment is made to open or close school except regarding weather.



      ARTICLE XIV

      MEET AND DISCUSS COMMITTEE

      14.1 In order to promote and implement an effective procedure for employer-employee input and discourse, a Meet and Discuss Committee for the Bridgeton School System has been created to consider such subjects as evaluation criteria and procedures, discipline policy and procedures, in-service programs, and fair dismissal procedures, but shall not be limited to these areas.

      14.2 The moderator of this committee shall be the President of the Board of Education.

      14.3 Up to three (3) members of the Board of Education may attend the meetings of the committee.

      14.4 Up to four (4) members of the administrative staff may attend the meetings of the committee.

      14.5 Up to seven (7) members of the BEA, as well as the President, may be designated by the President of the BEA to attend the meetings of the committee. At least one (1) BEA representative must come from the High School faculty, one (1) BEA representative must come from the Middle School faculty, and two (2) BEA representatives from the elementary faculty.

      14.6 Up to two (2) employees from the bargaining units in the school district other than the BEA and the ABA may attend these meetings.

      14.7 The members of the committee shall meet monthly to discuss any subject submitted by the constituent members of the committee, a bargaining unit, the administration, the Board, or any other party with a valid interest in the operation of the school system.

      14.8 The members of the M&D Committee may increase their numbers to mutually agreed upon limits, if a specific topic requires additional discussants.

      14.9 This committee has the authority to make recommendations to the full Board of Education.

      14.10 If the Board of Education does not adopt the recommendation of the M&D Committee, the reasons for the Board's decision shall be provided in writing to members of the M&D Committee.

      ARTICLE XV


      REIMBURSEMENT FOR ACCUMULATED SICK LEAVE


      15.1 Upon retirement, employees covered by Article 1.1 of this Agreement shall be given a bonus calculated by multiplying the number of unused sick days accumulated by the individual, times the rate of 60% of the pay of a fully certified substitute teacher, secretary, cafeteria employee--whichever is applicable, that is being paid in the Bridgeton District at the time the individual retires. Effective with all employees hired as of July 1, 2007, the maximum benefit may not exceed $2,000.00. Said employees must have at least ten (10) years in the Bridgeton School System. In case of the death of the employee prior to retirement meeting these requirements, payment of this bonus shall be made to the heir presently designated, in writing, by the employee.


      ARTICLE XVI


      OFFICE PERSONNEL


      16.1 All office personnel will be given job descriptions which clearly state their duties, responsibilities, and title of their immediate supervisor.

      16.2 Any office personnel, regardless of pay description, currently performing duties or responsibilities of a higher pay classification according to the job description referred to in 16.1 above, will receive the salary commensurate with the higher pay.

      16.3 Office personnel will work a five (5) day workweek.

      16.4 Ten (10) and twelve (12) month office personnel will work a seven (7) hour workday.

      16.5 Central Administration office personnel who work on holidays or inclement weather days shall receive one (1) extra day of vacation for each day worked.

      16.6 Seven (7) hour office personnel will stagger starting and finishing times so as to provide personnel in the office over a 7 hour period.

      16.7 The following vacation schedule is based on the work year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.

      16.8 Less than one year, earned pro rata, not to exceed five (5) days.

      16.9 Over one year but less than two years--one week (5 days) plus earned pro rata as for the first year, not to exceed a total of two (2) weeks or ten (10) days.

      16.10 Two or more complete years--three (3) weeks.

      16.10.1 Ten (10) or more complete years--four (4) weeks.

      16.11 All vacations earned will be taken after the following July 1.

      16.12 All ten (10) month secretaries are to report five working days before first day for teachers and the work year shall end five working days after the last day for teachers.

      VACATION CHART

      Completed Months of Employment
      Vacation Days Earned
      1 Month
      0 Days
      2 Months
      Day
      3 Months
      1 Day
      4 Months
      1 Day
      5 Months
      2 Days
      6 Months
      2 Days
      7 Months
      3 Days
      8 Months
      3 Days
      9 Months
      4 Days
      10 Months
      4 Days
      11 Months
      5 Days
      12 Months
      5 Days

      16.13 CREDIT FOR EXPERIENCE
          Maximum three (3) years' total experience. In the event that a ten (10) month secretary moves to a twelve (12) month position, said secretary will be given credit for the years on the guide, including vacation time.

      16.14 Personnel with an Associate Arts (AA) Degree will receive credit on scale by movement upward two steps.

      16.15 Upon acquiring statutory tenure, secretaries shall be granted seniority rights.



      ARTICLE XVII

      CAFETERIA PERSONNEL

      17.1 When a position within the cafeteria becomes vacant, written notice of the vacancy shall be posted in the cafeteria. No vacancy shall be filled before notice is posted and application received. All qualified employees shall be given four (4) school days to make application.

      17.2 The Board agrees to give due weight to the background and experience of all applicants. In filling vacancies, preference shall be given to qualified employees already employed by the Board and when all other factors are substantially equal, length of time in the Bridgeton System shall be the deciding factor.

      17.3 No applicant for a vacancy shall be denied the position arbitrarily, capriciously or without basis in fact.

      17.4 All present cafeteria employees who presently work four or more hours shall be guaranteed no less than four hours per day, five days per week.

      17.5 Those cafeteria employees who serve three (3) or more completed years of service will not be refused subsequent contract or be discharged without just cause.

      17.6 The Food Service Director and the Superintendent's Office will assemble and maintain an adequate list of substitutes. A substitute will be called whenever a cafeteria worker is absent. Cafeteria workers will be responsible for calling the registry to get a substitute to replace them and state the reason for said absence. In the event that a substitute is not available, the salary normally paid the substitute shall be distributed among the rest of the cafeteria staff.

      17.7 The Board of Education will provide all cafeteria employees with five (5) smocks.

      17.8 Any reduction of force shall be done on a seniority basis with the least senior being first reduced. Recall shall be done in reverse order.

      17.9 Salary guides for cafeteria personnel are based on 186 days. All cafeteria workers and cooks must work the same contractual year as teachers.
      ARTICLE XVIII

      TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT

      18.1 This Agreement shall be effective as of July 1, 2009 and shall continue in force and effect until June 30, 2012.

      18.2 During the term of the Agreement neither the Board nor the BEA shall be required to negotiate with respect to any matters which were or which could have been the subject of negotiation whether or not within the knowledge or contemplation of either or both of the parties at the time they negotiated or executed this Agreement.

      18.3 Should a mutually acceptable amendment to this Agreement be negotiated by the parties, it shall be reduced to writing and adopted and signed by the BEA and the Board.

      18.4 Except as this Agreement herein provides, all terms and conditions of employment applicable on the effective date of this Agreement to employees covered by this Agreement as established by the rules, regulations and/or policies of the Board in force on said date, shall continue to be so applicable during the term of this Agreement. Nothing contained herein shall be interpreted and/or applied so as to eliminate, reduce or otherwise detract from, any employee benefit existing prior to its effective date.

      18.5 Failure of either party to keep any part of this Agreement does not automatically make the entire Agreement void.

      18.6 Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be considered to deny or restrict the Board of its rights, responsibilities and authority under the New Jersey School Laws or any other national, state, county or local laws as they pertain to the operation of the school district. The Board reserves to itself sole jurisdiction and authority over matters of policy and retains this right, subject only to the limitations imposed by the language of this Agreement.

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

      ARTICLE XIX


      SALARIES


      19.1 The salary schedule for all employees in the bargaining unit is set forth in Tables I, IA, IB, II, IIA, IIB, III, IIIA, IIIB, IV, IVA, IVB, and V, which are made part of this Agreement.

      19.2 All employees shall be placed on the proper step of the salary guide pertaining to their classification. All hourly employees shall be paid the appropriate rate per hour as indicated.

      19.3 Employees will receive their paychecks on the fifteenth (15th) and thirtieth (30th) day of each month or the last working day prior to the regular payday.

      19.4 All requested employee deductions will be made in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14-159e. Auto deposit will be available for the base salary only and it is the employee’s choice.

      19.5 The Board will approve as appropriate three (3) tax-sheltered annuity programs as long as there are at least five (5) members in each program.

      19.6 Employees who are required to use their own automobiles in the performance of their duties shall be reimbursed for all such travel at the state reimbursement rate for mileage. The district’s standard travel form will be used. Vouchers for reimbursement of expenses must be submitted within ninety (90) days of the occurrence in order to be honored by the Board. Travel expenses must be in accordance with Board Policy.

      19.7 When nurses work beyond their contractual time with prior approval from their supervisor, they will be compensated at the district hourly rate.

      ARTICLE XX

      EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

      20.1 The Board and the Association agree that the extracurricular activities listed under Table IV are educationally worthwhile. Therefore, the Association agrees that for the salary considerations set forth herein, the Board, in the absence of applications to fill all positions, may assign faculty members to fill said positions.

      20.2 Advisors will be assigned duties on a rotating basis. For an activity that has two advisors, a rotating coverage system will apply. Advisor “A” will have a duty for day 1, week 1 or month 1. Advisor “B” will have a duty for day 2, week 2, or month 2. For activities that have one advisor, the duty will be rotated with another advisor from a different activity. While Advisor “A” has a duty, Advisor “B” shall be engaged in his/her contracted advisor role and vice versa.































      ARTICLE XXI


      FACILITATORS/INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES



      21.1 The Facilitator/Instructional Coach position is a twelve (12) month position.

      21.2 The Facilitator’s/ Instructional Coaches’ workday shall be the same as all other certificated employees in Article 7.1.

      21.3 Facilitators/Instructional Coaches shall be entitled to four (4) weeks of vacation during the summer months when school is not in session. Vacation days are accrued annually. All vacation days earned will be taken after July 1 of the year in which they are earned. However, under exceptional circumstances, a Facilitator/Instructional Coach may take up to eight (8) days of vacation during the school year, no more than three (3) consecutive days, with prior approval of the Superintendent of Schools. All vacation days must be used in full and shall not be cumulative. Facilitators/ Instructional Coaches are permitted to use a personal day before or after a holiday. Ten month teaching staff members who are promoted to twelve month Facilitator/Instructional Coach positions and who are hired from within the Bridgeton School District shall be entitled to take five (5) days of vacation in the months of July and August of the year that the employee moves from the ten month to twelve month position. These five (5) days shall be deducted from the four weeks earned vacation days.

      21.4 Salary for the Facilitator’s/Instructional Coaches’ position shall be that salary as set forth in the attached schedules. (Teacher’s salary plus an additional 10%).

      21.5 Facilitators/Instructional Coaches will receive all other benefits of the existing agreement between the Board of Education and the Bridgeton Education Association and shall have the same holidays as all twelve (12) month employees in the school district.









      ARTICLE XXII

      ExCEL TEACHERS



      The parties acknowledge that beginning with the school year 2001-2002, the Board of Education implemented an ExCEL Program (Extra Commitment Enhances Learning). Teachers working in the ExCEL Program shall have the following work schedule:

      22.1 The length of the day will be eight (8) hours and will remain at eight (8) hours for the duration of the contract.

      22.2 ExCEL teachers shall teach on Saturdays in the ExCEL Program. The student day on Saturdays will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. All ExCEL teachers shall teach on Saturdays. The individual ExCEL teacher’s schedule will vary. The Saturday teaching obligation is in addition to the extended year program described herein.

      22.3 The ExCEL Program shall be an extended year program, and there will be an additional twenty (20) student days per school year over and above the regular school schedule. Therefore, the ExCEL teacher’s work year shall be extended to include an additional twenty (20) full days, as well as Saturdays, over and above the contract year for regular teachers.

      Salary Guides for ExCEL teachers for the school years 2009-2012 are attached hereto as Tables V-A, V-B and V-C.

      Board of Education and the Bridgeton Education Association contract as proposed 2009-2012.




      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                  ______________________________
      Ms. Angelia Edwards, President
      Bridgeton Board of Education

                                  ______________________________
      Mr. J. Curtis Edwards, Vice President
      Bridgeton Board of Education


      Date: __________________




      BRIDGETON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

                              ______________________________
      Mr. Sherman Denby, President
      Bridgeton Education Association




      Ms. Roseann Amaranto, Vice President
      Bridgeton Education Association




      Ms. Shirley Shaw, Member
      BEA Negotiations Team


      Date: __________________











      EXTRA CO-CURRICULAR SALARIES (EXTRA CONTRACTS)
      Position
      2009-2010
      2010-2011
      2011-2012
      Assistant Athletic Director
      8917
      9095
      9277
      Head Football Coach
      7724
      7878
      8036
      Assistant Football Coach
      3861
      3938
      4017
      Assistant Football Coach
      3861
      3938
      4017
      Assistant Football Coach
      3861
      3938
      4017
      Assistant Football Coach
      3861
      3938
      4017
      Assistant Football Coach
      3861
      3938
      4017
      Boys’ Head Basketball Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Boys’ Assistant Basketball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Boys’ Assistant Basketball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Girls’ Head Basketball Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Girls’ Assistant Basketball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Girls’ Assistant Basketball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Boys’ Head Basketball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Boys’ Assistant Basketball Coach
      2576
      2628
      2681
      Gr. 7/8 Girls’ Head Basketball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Girls’ Assistant Basketball Coach
      2576
      2628
      2681
      Head Softball Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Assistant Softball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Assistant Softball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Head Softball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Assistant Softball Coach
      2576
      2628
      2681
      Head Hockey Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Assistant Hockey Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Head Hockey Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Assistant Hockey Coach
      2576
      2628
      2681
      Boys’ Head Tennis Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Boys’ Assistant Tennis Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Girls’ Head Tennis Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Girls’ Assistant Tennis Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Head Cheerleader Coach - Football
      3038
      3099
      3161
      Assistant Cheerleader Coach – Football
      1607
      1639
      1672
      Head Cheerleader Coach - Basketball
      3038
      3099
      3161
      Assistant Cheerleader Coach - Basketball
      1607
      1639
      1672
      Gr. 7/8 Head Cheerleader Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Boys’ Head Spring Track Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Boys’ Assistant Spring Track Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Boys’ Assistant Spring Track Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Boys’ Head Winter Track Coach
      4048
      4129
      4212
      Boys’ Assistant Winter Track Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Boys’ Assistant Winter Track Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Grade 7/8 Boys’ Head Track Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Girls’ Head Spring Track Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Girls’ Assistant Spring Track Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Girls Head Spring Track Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Girls’ Head Winter Track Coach
      4048
      4129
      4212
      Head Golf Coach
      4048
      4129
      4212
      Head Baseball Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Assistant Baseball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Assistant Baseball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Boys’ Head Cross Country Coach
      4414
      4502
      4592
      Girls’ Head Cross Country Coach
      4414
      4502
      4592
      Gr. 7/8 Head Cross Country Coach (Boys & Girls)
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Head Baseball Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Assistant Baseball Coach
      2576
      2628
      2681
      Boys’ Head Soccer Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Boys’ Assistant Soccer Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Girls’ Head Soccer Coach
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Girls’ Assistant Soccer Coach
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Head Soccer Coach (Boys & Girls)
      3125
      3188
      3252
      Gr. 7/8 Assistant Soccer Coach
      2576
      2628
      2681
      Athletic Business Manager
      5883
      6001
      6121
      Summer Weight Trainers
      30.89/hr.
      31.50/hr.
      32.13/hr.
      Weight Training Sponsors
      30.89/hr.
      31.50/hr.
      32.13/hr.
      All Intramurals
      794
      810
      826
      Band Director
      7730
      7885
      8043
      Assistant Band Director
      3680
      3754
      3830
      Band Front Advisor
      2574
      2625
      2678
      Band Drill Instructor
      2479
      2529
      2580
      Band Camp Director
      2753
      2808
      2864
      Assistant Band Camp Director
      1652
      1685
      1719
      Band Camp Front Advisor
      1654
      1687
      1721
      Band Camp Drill Instructor
      1604
      1636
      1669
      Director-6 week Instrumental Program
      29.63/hr.
      30.22/hr.
      30.82/hr.
      Head Teacher-GOFECC
      1288
      1314
      1340
      Head Teacher-Quarter Mile Lane
      1288
      1314
      1340
      Head Teacher – ExCEL
      1288
      1314
      1340
      Head Teacher – ECHOES
      1288
      1314
      1340
      Head Nurse
      2023
      2063
      2104
      Right-to-Know
      5693
      5807
      5923
      Student Government – High School
      1802
      1838
      1875
      Student Government – High School
      1802
      1838
      1875
      12th Grade Advisor
      2903
      2961
      3020
      12th Grade Advisor
      2903
      2961
      3020
      11th Grade Advisor
      2553
      2604
      2656
      11th Grade Advisor
      2553
      2604
      2656
      10th Grade Advisor
      2045
      2086
      2178
      10th Grade Advisor
      2045
      2086
      2178
      9th Grade Advisor
      2045
      2086
      2178
      9th Grade Advisor
      2045
      2086
      2178
      High School Honor Society Advisor
      1548
      1579
      1611
      High School Honor Society Advisor
      1548
      1579
      1611
      Drama Club Advisor
      2114
      2156
      2199
      Director of Musical Productions
      2479
      2529
      2580
      Echo Advisor
      1802
      1838
      1875
      Baconian Advisor
      3680
      3754
      3829
      Baconian Business Manager
      2553
      2604
      2656
      Elementary Yearbook Advisors - Broad
      981
      1001
      1021
      Elementary Yearbook Advisors – Indian
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Yearbook Advisors – Cherry
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Yearbook Advisors – West
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Yearbook Advisors – Buckshutem
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Yearbook Advisors - QML
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Yearbook Advisors - GOFECC
      492
      502
      512
      High School Banker
      2354
      2401
      2449
      High School AVA
      1802
      1838
      1875
      Distributive Ed Coordinator
      1990
      2030
      2071
      Office Co-op Coordinator
      1990
      2030
      2071
      HOSA Advisor
      1654
      1687
      1721
      SADD Advisor
      1548
      1579
      1611
      High School Gifted & Talented Coordinator
      1654
      1687
      1721
      Elementary Gifted & Talented Coordinator
      1654
      1687
      1721
      Elementary Gifted & Talented Coordinator
      1654
      1687
      1721
      Scenery Advisor
      1009
      1029
      1050
      Makeup Advisor
      337
      344
      351
      Costume Advisor
      337
      344
      351
      BHS Musical Choreographer
      1009
      1029
      1050
      BHS Musical Vocal Director
      1009
      1029
      1050
      Mock Trial Advisor
      470
      479
      489
      High School Select Choir Director
      1352
      1379
      1407
      All-City Select Choir Director
      1352
      1379
      1407
      All-City Select Band Director
      1352
      1379
      1407
      All-City Select String Ensemble Director
      1352
      1379
      1407
      Elementary Honor Society Advisors – Broad
      981
      1001
      1021
      Elementary Honor Society Advisors – Indian
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Honor Society Advisors – Cherry
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Honor Society Advisors – West
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Honor Society Advisors – Buckshutem
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Honor Society Advisors – QML
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Student Government Advisors – Broad
      981
      1001
      1021
      Elementary Student Government Advisors – Indian
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Student Government Advisors – Cherry
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Student Government Advisors – West
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Student Government Advisors – Buckshutem
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Student Government Advisors – QML
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Grade 8 Advisors - Broad
      981
      1001
      1021
      Elementary Grade 8 Advisors – Indian
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Grade 8 Advisors – Cherry
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Grade 8 Advisors – West
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Grade 8 Advisors – Buckshutem
      492
      502
      512
      Elementary Grade 8 Advisors – QML
      492
      502
      512
      Science Fair Advisors - BHS
      981
      1001
      1021
      Science Fair Advisors - Broad
      981
      1001
      1021
      Science Fair Advisors – Indian
      492
      502
      512
      Science Fair Advisors – Cherry
      492
      502
      512
      Science Fair Advisors – West
      492
      502
      512
      Science Fair Advisors – Buckshutem
      492
      502
      512
      Science Fair Advisors - QML
      492
      502
      512
      Science Fair Advisors – ExCEL
      492
      502
      512
      Latin American Club
      492
      502
      512
      Leo Club
      492
      502
      512
      African American Club
      492
      502
      512
      Double Dutch
      492
      502
      512
      Environmental Club
      492
      502
      512








      TABLE I
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      TEACHERS
      2009-2010

      Step
      BA
      BA+30
      MA
      MA+30
      Doctorate
      Trainer
      AD
      1
      46800
      47500
      48300
      49200
      50700
      51480
      58500
      2
      47000
      47700
      48500
      49400
      50900
      51700
      58750
      3
      47500
      48200
      49000
      49900
      51400
      52250
      59375
      4
      48400
      49100
      49900
      50800
      52300
      53240
      60500
      5
      49200
      49900
      50700
      51600
      53100
      54120
      61500
      6
      50000
      50700
      51500
      52400
      53900
      55000
      62500
      7
      50800
      51500
      52300
      53200
      54700
      55880
      63500
      8
      51500
      52200
      53000
      53900
      55400
      56650
      64375
      9
      53050
      53750
      54550
      55450
      56950
      58355
      66313
      10
      55850
      56550
      57350
      58250
      59750
      61435
      69813
      11
      58650
      59350
      60150
      61050
      62550
      64515
      73313
      12
      60668
      61368
      62168
      63068
      64568
      66734
      75835
      13
      63668
      64368
      65168
      66068
      67568
      70034
      79585
      14
      66476
      67176
      67976
      68876
      70376
      73123
      83095
      15
      69284
      69984
      70784
      71684
      73184
      76212
      86605
      16
      72092
      72792
      73592
      74492
      75992
      79301
      90115

      TABLE IA
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      TEACHERS
      2010-2011

      Step
      BA
      BA+30
      MA
      MA+30
      Doctorate
      Trainer
      AD
      1
      47000
      47700
      48500
      49400
      50900
      52400
      58750
      2
      47500
      48200
      49000
      49900
      51400
      52900
      59375
      3
      48500
      49200
      50000
      50900
      52400
      53900
      60625
      4
      49500
      50200
      51000
      51900
      53400
      54900
      61875
      5
      50500
      51200
      52000
      52900
      54400
      55900
      63125
      6
      51450
      52150
      52950
      53850
      55350
      56850
      64313
      7
      52300
      53000
      53800
      54700
      56200
      57700
      65375
      8
      53000
      53700
      54500
      55400
      56900
      58400
      66250
      9
      53272
      53972
      54772
      55672
      57172
      58672
      66590
      10
      56372
      57072
      57872
      58772
      60272
      61772
      70465
      11
      59572
      60272
      61072
      61972
      63472
      64972
      74465
      12
      61992
      62692
      63492
      64392
      65892
      67392
      77490
      13
      64492
      65192
      65992
      66892
      68392
      69892
      80615
      14
      67492
      68192
      68992
      69892
      71392
      72892
      84365
      15
      70492
      71192
      71992
      72892
      74392
      75892
      88115
      16
      73492
      74192
      74992
      75892
      77392
      78892
      91865



      TABLE IB
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      TEACHERS
      2011-2012

      Step
      BA
      BA+30
      MA
      MA+30
      Doctorate
      Trainer
      AD
      1
      47500
      48200
      49000
      49900
      51400
      52900
      59375
      2
      48500
      49200
      50000
      50900
      52400
      53900
      60625
      3
      48630
      49330
      50130
      51030
      52530
      54030
      60788
      4
      49830
      50530
      51330
      52230
      53730
      55230
      62288
      5
      51030
      51730
      52530
      53430
      54930
      56430
      63788
      6
      52230
      52930
      53730
      54630
      56130
      57630
      65288
      7
      53430
      54130
      54930
      55830
      57330
      58830
      66788
      8
      54630
      55330
      56130
      57030
      58530
      60030
      68288
      9
      55830
      56530
      57330
      58230
      59730
      61230
      69788
      10
      57830
      58530
      59330
      60230
      61730
      63230
      72288
      11
      60870
      61570
      62370
      63270
      64770
      66270
      76088
      12
      63020
      63720
      64520
      65420
      66920
      68420
      78775
      13
      65520
      66220
      67020
      67920
      69420
      70920
      81900
      14
      68520
      69220
      70020
      70920
      72420
      73920
      85650
      15
      71520
      72220
      73020
      73920
      75420
      76920
      89400
      16
      74520
      75220
      76020
      76920
      78420
      79920
      93150

      TABLE II
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      FACILITATOR/COACH
      2009-2010

      Step
      BA
      BA+30
      MA
      MA+30
      Doctorate
      1
      51480
      52250
      53130
      54120
      55770
      2
      51700
      52470
      53350
      54340
      55990
      3
      52250
      53020
      53900
      54890
      56540
      4
      53240
      54010
      54890
      55880
      57530
      5
      54120
      54890
      55770
      56760
      58410
      6
      55000
      55770
      56650
      57640
      59290
      7
      55880
      56650
      57530
      58520
      60170
      8
      56650
      57420
      58300
      59290
      60940
      9
      58355
      59125
      60005
      60995
      62645
      10
      61435
      62205
      63085
      64075
      65725
      11
      64515
      65285
      66165
      67155
      68805
      12
      66946
      67716
      68596
      69586
      71236
      13
      70035
      70805
      71685
      72675
      74325
      14
      73124
      73894
      74774
      75764
      77414
      15
      76212
      76982
      77862
      78852
      80502
      16
      79301
      80071
      80951
      81942
      83591


      TABLE IIA
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      FACILITATORS/COACHES
      2010-2011

      Step
      BA
      BA+30
      MA
      MA+30
      Doctorate
      1
      51700
      52470
      53350
      54340
      55990
      2
      52250
      53020
      53900
      54890
      56540
      3
      53350
      54120
      55000
      55990
      57640
      4
      54450
      55220
      56100
      57090
      58740
      5
      55550
      56320
      57200
      58190
      59840
      6
      56595
      57365
      58245
      59235
      60885
      7
      57530
      58300
      59180
      60170
      61820
      8
      58300
      59070
      59950
      60940
      62590
      9
      58709
      59479
      60359
      61349
      62999
      10
      62009
      62779
      63659
      64649
      66299
      11
      65529
      66299
      67179
      68169
      69819
      12
      68191
      68961
      69841
      70831
      72481
      13
      70941
      71711
      72591
      73581
      75231
      14
      74241
      75011
      75891
      76881
      78531
      15
      77541
      78311
      79191
      80181
      81831
      16
      80841
      81611
      82491
      83481
      85131

      TABLE IIB
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      FACILITATORS/COACHES
      2011-2012

      Step
      BA
      BA+30
      MA
      MA+30
      Doctorate
      1
      52250
      53020
      53900
      54890
      56540
      2
      53350
      54120
      55000
      55990
      57640
      3
      53504
      54274
      55154
      56144
      57794
      4
      54824
      55594
      56474
      57464
      59114
      5
      56144
      56914
      57794
      58784
      60434
      6
      57464
      58234
      59114
      60104
      61754
      7
      58784
      59554
      60434
      61424
      63074
      8
      60104
      60874
      61754
      62744
      64394
      9
      61413
      62183
      63063
      64053
      65703
      10
      63613
      64383
      65263
      66253
      67903
      11
      66957
      67727
      68607
      69597
      71247
      12
      69322
      70092
      70972
      71962
      73612
      13
      72072
      72842
      73722
      74712
      76362
      14
      75372
      76142
      77022
      78012
      79662
      15
      78672
      79442
      80322
      81312
      82962
      16
      81972
      82742
      83622
      84612
      86262

      TABLE III
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      OFFICE PERSONNEL
      2009-2010
      Step
      10 Mo. Secretary
      12 Mo. Secretary
      Bookkeeper
      Office Manager
      Translator
      1
      20600
      24920
      25420
      25620
      27920
      2
      20900
      25280
      25780
      25980
      28280
      3
      21100
      25520
      26020
      26220
      28520
      4
      21400
      25880
      26380
      26580
      28880
      5
      21600
      26120
      26620
      26820
      29120
      6
      22000
      26600
      27100
      27300
      29600
      7
      22400
      27080
      27580
      27780
      30080
      8
      23000
      27800
      28300
      28500
      30800
      9
      23500
      28400
      28900
      29100
      31400
      10
      24500
      29600
      30100
      30300
      32600
      11
      25500
      30800
      31300
      31500
      33800
      12
      26500
      32000
      32500
      32700
      35000
      13
      27500
      33200
      33700
      33900
      36200
      14
      28500
      34400
      34900
      35100
      37400
      15
      30350
      36620
      37120
      37320
      39620
      16
      32500
      39200
      39700
      39900
      42200
      17
      34600
      41720
      42220
      42420
      44720

      TABLE III
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      OFFICE PERSONNEL
      2010-2011
      Step
      10 Mo. Secretary
      12 Mo. Secretary
      Bookkeeper
      Office Manager
      Translator
      1
      21100
      25320
      25820
      26020
      28320
      2
      21400
      25680
      26180
      26380
      28680
      3
      21700
      26040
      26540
      26740
      29040
      4
      22000
      26400
      26900
      27100
      29400
      5
      22200
      26640
      27140
      27340
      29640
      6
      22600
      27120
      27620
      27820
      30120
      7
      23000
      27600
      28100
      28300
      30600
      8
      23600
      28320
      28820
      29020
      31320
      9
      24100
      28920
      29420
      29620
      31920
      10
      24600
      29520
      30020
      30220
      32520
      11
      25600
      30720
      31220
      31420
      33720
      12
      26600
      31920
      32420
      32620
      34920
      13
      27600
      33120
      33620
      33820
      36120
      14
      28600
      34320
      34820
      35020
      37320
      15
      30450
      36540
      37040
      37240
      39540
      16
      33120
      39744
      40244
      40444
      42744
      17
      35120
      42144
      42644
      42844
      45144
      TABLE IIIB
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      OFFICE PERSONNEL
      2011-2012

      Step
      10 Mo. Secretary
      12 Mo. Secretary
      Bookkeeper
      Office Manager
      Translator
      1
      21350
      25620
      26120
      26320
      28620
      2
      21650
      25980
      26480
      26680
      28980
      3
      21950
      26340
      26840
      27040
      29340
      4
      22250
      26700
      27200
      27400
      29700
      5
      22450
      26940
      27440
      27640
      29940
      6
      22850
      27420
      27920
      28120
      30420
      7
      23250
      27900
      28400
      28600
      30900
      8
      23850
      28620
      29120
      29320
      31620
      9
      24350
      29220
      29720
      29920
      32220
      10
      24850
      29820
      30320
      30520
      32820
      11
      25850
      31020
      31520
      31720
      34020
      12
      26850
      32220
      32720
      32920
      35220
      13
      27850
      33420
      33920
      34120
      36420
      14
      28900
      34680
      35180
      35380
      37680
      15
      30750
      36900
      37400
      37600
      39900
      16
      33420
      40104
      40604
      40804
      43104
      17
      35570
      42684
      43184
      43384
      45684

      TABLE IV
      SALARY GUIDE FOR CAFETERIA PERSONNEL
      2009-2010

      Regular Rate $17.71 Cooks/Banquets $18.63

      TABLE IVA
      SALARY GUIDE FOR CAFETERIA PERSONNEL
      2010-2011

      Regular Rate $18.41 Cooks/Banquets $19.37


      TABLE IVB
      SALARY GUIDE FOR CAFETERIA PERSONNEL
      2011-2012

      Regular Rate $19.14 Cooks/Banquets $20.14

      TABLE V
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      ExCEL
      2009-2010

      Step
      BA
      BA+30
      MA
      MA+30
      Doctorate
      1
      58500
      59375
      60375
      61500
      63375
      2
      58750
      59625
      60625
      61750
      63625
      3
      59375
      60250
      61250
      62375
      64250
      4
      60500
      61375
      62375
      63500
      65375
      5
      61500
      62375
      63375
      64500
      66375
      6
      62500
      63375
      64375
      65500
      67375
      7
      63500
      64375
      65375
      66500
      68375
      8
      64375
      65250
      66250
      67375
      69250
      9
      66313
      67188
      68188
      69313
      71188
      10
      69813
      70688
      71688
      72813
      74688
      11
      73313
      74188
      75188
      76313
      78188
      12
      76075
      76950
      77950
      79075
      80950
      13
      79585
      80460
      81460
      82585
      84460
      14
      83095
      83970
      84790
      86095
      87970
      15
      86605
      87480
      88480
      89605
      91480
      16
      90115
      90990
      91990
      93115
      94990

      TABLE VA
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      ExCEL
      2010-2011

      Step
      BA
      BA+30
      MA
      MA+30
      Doctorate
      1
      58750
      59625
      60625
      61750
      63625
      2
      59375
      60250
      61250
      62375
      64250
      3
      60625
      61500
      62500
      63625
      65500
      4
      61875
      62750
      63750
      64875
      66750
      5
      63125
      64000
      65000
      66125
      68000
      6
      64313
      65188
      66188
      67313
      69188
      7
      65375
      66250
      67250
      68375
      70250
      8
      66250
      67125
      68125
      69250
      71125
      9
      66715
      67590
      68590
      69715
      71590
      10
      70465
      71340
      72340
      73465
      75340
      11
      74465
      75340
      76340
      77465
      79340
      12
      77490
      78365
      79365
      80490
      82365
      13
      80615
      81490
      82490
      83615
      85490
      14
      84365
      85240
      86240
      87365
      89240
      15
      88115
      88990
      89990
      91115
      92990
      16
      91865
      92740
      93740
      94865
      96740


      TABLE V
      BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION/BEA
      ExCEL
      2011-2012

      Step
      BA
      BA+30
      MA
      MA+30
      Doctorate
      1
      59375
      60250
      61250
      62375
      64250
      2
      60625
      61500
      62500
      63625
      65500
      3
      60800
      61675
      62675
      63800
      65675
      4
      62300
      63175
      64175
      65300
      67175
      5
      63800
      64675
      65675
      66800
      68675
      6
      65300
      66175
      67175
      68300
      70175
      7
      66800
      67675
      68675
      69800
      71675
      8
      68300
      69175
      70175
      71300
      73175
      9
      69788
      70663
      71663
      72788
      74663
      10
      72288
      73163
      74163
      75288
      77163
      11
      76088
      76963
      77963
      79088
      80963
      12
      78775
      79650
      80650
      81775
      83650
      13
      81900
      82775
      83775
      84900
      86775
      14
      85650
      86525
      87525
      88650
      90525
      15
      89400
      90275
      91275
      92400
      94275
      16
      93150
      94025
      95025
      96150
      98025




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