Contract Between
Berlin Boro B/E-Camden
- and -
Berlin TA
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07/01/2007 thru 06/30/2010


CategorySchool District
UnitTeaching/Professional Staff

Contract Text Below
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AGREEMENT



BETWEEN



BERLIN BOROUGH BOARD OF EDUCATION



AND



BERLIN TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION



FROM



JULY 1, 2007 TO JUNE 30, 2010






















PREAMBLE


This Agreement entered into this 28th day of June, 2007 by and between the Board of Education of the Borough of Berlin, hereinafter called the "Board" and the Berlin Teachers' Association, hereinafter call the "Association".

ARTICLE 1

RECOGNITION

1:1 The Board hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiations concerning grievances and the terms and conditions of employment for classroom teachers, nurses, special area teachers, guidance counselor and librarians. Excluded are:


a. Superintendenti. LDT/C
b. Business Administrator/Board Secretaryj. Instructional Aides and Assistants
c. Principal and Vice Principalk. Non Instructional Aides and Assistants
d. Community School Coordinatorl. Secretaries and Clerks
e. Supervisorsm. Custodians and Maintenance
f. Psychologistsn. Social Worker
g. Administrative Assistants
h. Cafeteria Workers

1:2 Unless otherwise indicated, the term "teachers", when used hereinafter in this Agreement, shall refer to all professional employees represented by the Association in the negotiating unit as above defined, and references to male gender shall include the female gender.


ARTICLE 2

NEGOTIATION OF SUCCESSOR AGREEMENT

2:1 The parties agree to enter into collective negotiations over a successor Agreement in accordance with Chapter 303, Laws of 1968, and as amended by Chapters 123, Laws of 1974, in good faith effort to reach agreement on matters concerning the terms and conditions of teachers' employment. Such negotiations shall begin not later than January 15th of the calendar year in which this Agreement expires. Any agreement so negotiated shall apply to all teachers, be reduced to writing, be signed by the Board and the Association, and be adopted by the full Board of Education and voted on by the full Board of Education and the Association.

2:2 Pursuant to Chapter 202, Laws of 1968, and as amended by Chapter 123 of 1974, the Board agrees not to negotiate concerning said employees in the negotiating unit, as defined in Article 1 of this Agreement, with any organization other than the Association for the term of this Agreement.

2:3 This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties on all matters which have been the subject of negotiations. During the terms of this Agreement, neither party shall be required to negotiate with respect to any such matter covered by this Agreement.

2:4 Except as this Agreement shall otherwise provide, all terms and conditions of employment applicable, on the signing date of this Agreement, to employees covered by their Agreement, as established by the rules, regulations, and policies of the Board administrative procedures and practices in force on said date, shall continue to be so applicable during the terms of this Agreement. Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, nothing contained herein shall be interpreted and/or applied so as to eliminate, reduce nor otherwise detract from any teacher benefit or responsibility existing prior to its effective date.

2:5 This Agreement shall not be modified in whole or in part by the parties except by an instrument in writing duly executed by both parties.

2:6 To assist the Association in developing intelligent, accurate, informed, and constructive programs on behalf of the teachers and their students, the Board agrees to provide the Association access to all records, data, and information in the possession of the Berlin Borough School District which is in the public domain.


ARTICLE 3

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

3:1 Definitions:

3:1.1 A "grievance" is a claim based upon an event or condition which affects the terms and conditions of employment of a teacher or group of teachers, including any complaint by an employee that there has been to him a personal loss or injury because there has been a violation, misinterpretation, misapplication, or infringement upon the provisions of this Agreement, or that there has been a violation, misinterpretation or misapplication of established Board policy or as a result of administrative decision pertaining to Board policy or this Agreement.

3:1.2 An "aggrieved person" is the person or persons or the Association making the claim.

3:2 The purpose of the procedure set forth hereunder is to secure, at the lowest possible level, equitable solutions to the problems which may from time to time arise affecting the welfare or terms and conditions of employment of teachers. Both parties agree that these proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at any level of the procedure.

3:3 Since it is important that grievances be processed as rapidly as possible, 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.

3:4 Any aggrieved person may be represented at any or all stages of the grievance procedure by himself, or, at his option, at any stage by a selected representative. When a teacher is not represented by the Association, the Association shall have the right to be present at any stage after the completion of Stage 3.

3:5 Procedure:

3:5.1 Stage One: A teacher with a grievance shall, within thirty (30) calendar days of its occurrence, first discuss it with his/her immediate superior with the objective of resolving the matter informally.

3:5.2 Stage Two: If, as a result of the discussion, the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the employee, within five (5) school days, he may set forth his complaint in writing to his immediate superior. The immediate superior shall communicate his decision to the employee in writing within five (5) school days of receipt of the written complaint. The parties will use the attached grievance form ( Form 8:1.b.).

3:5.3 Stage Three: If the grievance is not satisfactorily resolved under the provisions of Stages One and Two, or if no decision has been rendered by the immediate superior within five (5) school days under the provisions of Stage Two, the teacher may appeal the immediate superior's decision to the Superintendent of Schools. The appeal to the Superintendent must be made in writing and must set forth the grounds on which the grievance is based. The Superintendent shall give his decision, in writing, to the employee and the employee's immediate superior within ten (10) school days of receipt of the written grievance.

3:5.4 Stage Four: If the grievance is not yet resolved to the employee's satisfaction, he may appeal within ten (10) school days of receipt of the Superintendent's decision, to the Board of Education. The request shall be submitted in writing through the Superintendent, who shall attach all related papers and forward the request to the Board. Copies of the request and all related papers shall be given to the Association. The Board, or a committee thereof, shall hold a hearing with the employee within fifteen (15) school days of receipt of the written grievance or the next regular Board meeting, whichever is later, and render a decision in writing within twenty (20) school days of the hearing. If additional grievances are pending, the hearing of more than one grievance may be scheduled for the same meeting.

3:5.5 Stage Five: If, after the decision of the Board of Education, the aggrieved person is still dissatisfied with the disposition of his grievance, he may request the Teachers' Association to submit it to arbitration. If the Association determines that the grievance is meritorious, it shall notify the Board that it wishes arbitration within twenty (20) calendar days after receipt of a request by the aggrieved person.

3:5.5.1 Within ten (10) school days after such written notice of submission to arbitration, the Board and the Association shall attempt to agree upon a mutually acceptable arbitrator and shall obtain a commitment from that arbitrator to serve. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator or to obtain such a commitment within the specified period, a request for a list of arbitrators may be made to the American Arbitration Association by either party. The parties shall then be bound by the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association in the selection of an arbitrator.

3:5.5.2 The arbitrator shall limit himself to the issues submitted to him and shall consider nothing else. He can add nothing to nor subtract anything from the Agreement between the parties or any policy of the Board of Education. The recommendations of the arbitrator shall be advisory. Only the Board, the aggrieved, and his representative shall be given copies of the arbitrator's report of finding and recommendations. This shall be accomplished within thirty (30) calendar days of the completion of the arbitrator's hearings.

3:5.5.3 The cost for the services of the arbitrator, including per diem expenses, if any, and actual and necessary travel, subsistence expenses and the cost of the hearing room, shall be borne equally by the Board and the Association. Any other expenses incurred shall be paid by the party incurring same. Arbitration proceedings shall not take place during school working hours.

3:6 General Provisions:

3:6.1 In the event a grievance is filed at such time that it cannot be processed through all the stages in this grievance procedure by the end of the school year, and if left unresolved until the beginning of the following school year, could result in irreparable harm to the aggrieved person, the time limits set forth herein shall be reduced so that the grievance procedure may be exhausted prior to the end of the school year or as soon thereafter as is practicable. Otherwise, any grievance not processed in accordance with the time limits specified herein shall be deemed relinquished by the aggrieved person.

3:6.2 Administrative failure at any step of this procedure to communicate a decision within the specified time limits shall permit the aggrieved person to proceed promptly to the next stage. The time limits specified at any stage may be extended in any particular instance by agreement between the Superintendent or his designee and the aggrieved.

3:6.3 No aggrieved person nor the Association shall seek any relief until it exhausts its remedies under the grievance procedure.

3:6.4 The Board and the Association shall assure the individual freedom from restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination or reprisal in presenting his appeal with respect to his personal grievance.

3:6.5 It is understood that the aggrieved person or persons shall, during and notwithstanding the pendency of any grievance, continue to observe all assignments and applicable rules and regulations of the Board until such grievance and any effect thereof shall have been fully determined.


ARTICLE 4

TEACHER RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

4:1 Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny to or restrict from any teacher or the Board such right as either may have under New Jersey School Laws or other applicable laws and regulations. The rights granted to teachers herein shall be deemed to be in addition to those provided elsewhere.

4:2 Any questioning or criticism by a supervisor, administrator, or a board member of a teacher and his instructional methodology and/or professional performance shall be made in confidence and not in the presence of students, parents, or in public gatherings.

4:3 Before any teacher is required to appear before the Board or a Board Committee concerning any matter which could adversely affect the continuation of that teacher in his office, the following steps must be taken:

a. A meeting with the Superintendent or his designee shall be held.
      b. The teacher shall be provided with prior written notice of the Board or Committee meeting and the reason(s) for such meeting or interview.

      c. The teacher shall be entitled to have a representative of the Association present with him at any disciplinary meeting with an administrator or supervisor or with the Board or with a Board Committee occurring under the provisions of this section. This representative may speak on behalf of the teacher at the teacher's request.

      d. Other meetings between teachers and administrators shall not be subject to the above.

4:4 Any suspension of a teacher pending charges may be with or without pay at the discretion of the Board. If without pay, it shall be placed in escrow pending outcome.
    4:5 The teachers shall have the right to make their views known to the administrative personnel regarding the equitable distribution of responsibilities and workload amongst the staff.

    4:6 A teacher shall have the right to review and to copy, at his expense, the contents of his personnel file with the exception of any documents sent to the Board to be held in confidence. The review of this file must be arranged at a time mutually agreeable to the Superintendent and the teacher and be held in the presence of the Superintendent or his designee.

    4:7.1 For the purposes of this contract, the workday for teachers shall be 420 minutes or seven (7) hours in duration. Although the Board has the right to set the starting and ending times, it is anticipated that the normal workday will commence at 7:30 AM for grades 5-8 and 8:05 AM for grades K-4 and terminate at 2:30 PM and 3:05 PM respectively.
        a. Student contact time may be increased by no more than 30 minutes within the aforesaid 420 minutes or seven (7) hours as set forth herein above and as scheduling permits. No teacher shall be scheduled for more than six full teaching periods.
        b. The additional contact time will be scheduled to insure all contracted preparation time and lunch time shall be worked into the schedule.
        c. The Gifted and Talented Program and the Instrumental Music Program may, at the determination of the administration, operate on a flexible late schedule at the end of the current school hours.

        Middle School Basic Skills and GEPA reading, writing, and math programs may be implemented on a flexible early schedule; i.e., at the beginning of current school hours, at the discretion of the administration. If not enough individuals volunteer for flex assignments, staff may be assigned to flexible sessions based upon the determination of the administration and the needs of the students. The length of the workday for the affected staff shall be consistent with the workday for other staff not assigned to a flexible schedule.
    4:7.2 The teachers' work year shall consist of 187 days for the duration of this contract.

    4:7.3 Teachers may be required to remain after the end of the regular workday, without additional compensation, for the purpose of attending faculty or grade level meetings, not more than seventeen (17) hours in the school year, nor more that three (3) times in any calendar month. An attempt shall be made to convene such meetings no later than fifteen (15) minutes after the students' dismissal and to limit the duration of the meeting to one and one-half (1.5) hours. No teacher shall be required to remain in attendance at these meetings beyond 4:35 PM for grades K-4, and 4:00 PM for grades 5-8. The notice of an agenda for any such meeting shall be given to the teachers at least two (2) days prior to the meeting, except in the case of an emergency. Teachers shall have the opportunity to suggest items for the agenda of after school meetings. The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the calling of extra meetings where an emergency situation necessitates such extra meetings. In addition, teachers shall be required to return after the end of the workday for the purpose of attending two (2) evening sessions. Back to School Night shall follow a regular school day while Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences shall be an early dismissal day for both students and staff. There will be no additional compensation for attending these evening sessions.


    4:8 In order to continue to maximize the educational effort being put forth by the professional staff, which thereby insures the continued excellence in education, the Association agrees that no Association business matters will be discussed during scheduled instruction times but will be permitted during a teacher's lunch time. Meetings will be conducted after the normal workday. All reasonable expenses incurred in support of Association activities will be borne exclusively by the Association.

    4:9 All teachers shall receive a minimum of 225 minutes preparation time each week. Administration shall make an effort to provide each teacher with forty-five (45) continuous minutes of preparation time each day. Preparation time can be used for classroom related activities such as parent conferences, child study team meetings, and teacher observation conferences. All teachers shall have a forty five (45) minute duty free lunch. Teachers may be assigned lunchroom supervision in lieu of an instructional assignment without any additional compensation.


    ARTICLE 5

    TEACHER PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION

    5:1 Although this article is titled Teacher Performance and Evaluation, it deals with some specifics of formal classroom observation, which is a small part in the total evaluation of a teacher, and is not to be construed as a total performance and evaluation procedure.

    5:2 After any formal classroom observation, a written observation report shall be presented to the teacher at a post-observation conference. The purpose of the observations and post-observation conferences will be to specifically discuss ways and techniques for improving the learning situation for the children of our school.

    5:3 All written evaluations of a teacher which are to be placed in the teacher's personnel file shall be signed by him attesting to the fact that the contents of the evaluation are known to him. No written evaluation may become part of the teacher's personnel file without the teacher's signature. The teacher's signature shall not be construed as other than a simple acknowledgement by the teacher that he has read the evaluation.

    5:4 The teacher is entitled to attach a written answer or comment to any evaluation, conference report, or other material susceptible to evaluative use which is placed in his file.

    5:5 During a classroom observation/evaluation, whether formal or informal, no tape
        recorders or videotape equipment shall be used.

    ARTICLE 6
      FACULTY-ADMINISTRATION LIAISON

      6:1 The Association shall establish a liaison committee which shall meet during the school year as needed with the Superintendent and the Principal to review and to discuss school district problems and practices. No item may be presented through the liaison committee unless it has been discussed at a Berlin Teachers' Association meeting. The liaison committee is strictly an advisory group.


      ARTICLE 7

      BOARD RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      7:1 The Board reserves to itself sole jurisdiction and authority over all matters of policy and retains those rights which derive from applicable laws and regulations subject only to the limitations imposed by the language of this Agreement.

      7:2 It is understood by all parties that under the rulings of the courts of New Jersey and the State Commissioner of Education, the Board of Education is forbidden to waive any rights or powers granted it by law.


      ARTICLE 8

      TEACHER FACILITIES

      8:1 The Board will provide facilities for the use of teachers as faculty lounges. These facilities will be reserved for teacher use until 6:00 PM during every normal school day. Although these facilities shall be regularly cleaned by the school custodial staff, teachers shall exercise reasonable care in maintaining the appearances and cleanliness of the lounges.


      ARTICLE 9

      LEAVES OF ABSENCE

      9:1 The law requires or permits the following with respect to the absence of teachers:

      a. Ten (10) sick days leave with full pay as guaranteed during each school year.

      b. The Board of Education must allow accumulations of sick leave from unused days
      up to ten (10) days per year, for later use with full pay.
          c. The Board will pay 33 & 1/3% of all accumulated sick time, upon retirement, after fifteen (15) years in the district. Effective July 1, 2005, all new hires are entitled to a maximum of $11,500.00 for reimbursement of accumulated sick leave upon retirement. Those employed by the district prior to that date are entitled to a maximum of $21,500.00 for reimbursement of accumulated sick leave upon retirement. Notification to the Board shall be required by the December preceding the fiscal year in which payment is to be made. Time on authorized extended leave shall not count as credit toward fifteen (15) years service, but time worked before or after such leave may be counted to total fifteen (15) years. If employment is terminated for other than a RIF, and if reemployment occurs, the previous service will not be applicable to this provision
        9:2 Absence for reasons given below, not allowable as sick leave, will be granted as follows:
            a. Up to five (5) days leave of absence will be granted to bargaining unit members whose home is saddened by the death of an immediate member of his family (husband, wife, son, daughter, parent, parent-in-law, sister, brother) or any member of the household. At the employees discretion these days may be taken any time prior to the seventh calendar day following interment. The Administration must be notified prior to taking bereavement days.
              b. Up to three (3) days leave of absence will be granted to bargaining unit members whose home is saddened by the death of a grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law. The Administration must be notified prior to taking the bereavement days.

              c. Up to three (3) days per school year with full pay shall be granted to bargaining unit members for personal reasons. The person applying for leave will notify his immediate supervisor at least (24) twenty-four hours in advance. Emergency leave will be granted when necessary. The twenty-four (24) hour notification period will be waived. All notifications will be made on Form 9:2b appended hereto. For each personal leave day unused at the end of the school year, one day shall be added as an available sick leave day.

              d. Personal days cannot be taken the day before or after a holiday or school closing.
          9:3 The Board shall grant leave for purposes of maternity, disability or child-rearing to a teacher upon request, subject to the following stipulations and limitations:

          a. Any teacher who anticipates a disability or child rearing leave of absence shall notify the Superintendent in writing of such necessity within sixty (60) days of medical confirmation.
              b. A teacher shall be entitled to utilize all available sick leave for any disability period as certified by his/her physician. The normal maternity disability period shall be six (6) weeks prior to the birth and four (4) weeks after the birth of a child, subject to the physician’s certification.
                  1. The Board can request the teacher to produce a certificate from her doctor stating she is not medically able to continue to perform her normal teaching duties by completing Form 8:3b appended hereto.

                  2. The Board's appointed physician may be requested to agree that she is not medically able to continue to perform her normal teaching duties.

                  3. Following the difference of medical opinions between the Board's physician and the teacher's physician, the Board may request expert consultation in which case the two physicians shall agree in good faith on a third impartial physician who shall examine the teacher and whose medical opinion shall be conclusive and binding on issues of use of sick days during the extended disability period due to the teacher's inability to perform the normal teaching duties.

              c. The Board shall grant a child-rearing leave of absence to a tenured teacher without pay for a period of not more than one (1) year from the effective date of the application for such leave.

              d. Reinstatement of employees to whom such a leave of absence has been granted shall commence with the next regular school year following expiration of such leave, provided that the application for reinstatement has been made in writing to the Superintendent prior to March 1st of the calendar year in which reinstatement is requested. If application for reinstatement is not made prior to March1st, the contract of the teacher shall be terminated.

              e. The Board will assume no responsibility for reassignment of such teacher to the same classroom, grade, or subject areas. However, the Superintendent will attempt to his fullest extent to return the teacher to the same grade level that the teacher left.

              f. No teacher on child-rearing leave shall, on the basis of said leave, be denied an opportunity to substitute in the Berlin Community School in the instructional area of certification or competence.

              g. Any teacher adopting an infant child shall receive similar leave, as set forth in paragraph c. above, which shall commence upon the teacher receiving de facto custody of said infant, or earlier if necessary to fulfill the requirements of the adoption.
          9:4 Employees are entitled to their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act and the New Jersey Family Leave Act. However, those benefits shall be included in all leaves granted under this Article and not in addition to them.

          9:5 Other leaves of absence with or without pay may be granted by the Board of Education.

          ARTICLE 10
            SALARIES

            10:1 The salaries of all teachers covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedule "A" which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.

            10:2 Each teacher employed on a ten (10) month basis shall be paid in twenty (20) equal payments on the 15th and 30th of each month.

            10:3 When a payday falls on or during a school holiday or when school is closed, other than for an emergency, teachers shall receive their pay on the last previous working day or a date agreed to by the Board and the Association.

            10:4 Each teacher shall receive his final pay on the last work day in June, provided that he has complied with all closing procedures as required by the Principal.

            10:5.1 Each teacher choosing summer savings will have the money deposited in their account no later than five (5) working days following the deduction.

            10:5.2 Each teacher may individually elect to have their salary reduced, in an amount not to exceed limits set by law, and the money transmitted to an annuity. Monies collected for annuities shall be deposited within five (5) working days following the pay from which the money is collected.

            10:6 The Board agrees to compensate teachers supervising certain extracurricular activities as set forth in Schedule "B" which is attached hereto and made part hereof.

            10:7 Full-time teachers performing after hours home instruction and summer school instruction at the request of the Administration will be paid at the rate of $35.00 per hour for 2007-2008, $36.00 per hour for 2008-2009, and $37.00 per hour for 2009-2010.

            10:8 Payment of monies earned under 10.6 or 10.7 will be paid in the next regular pay after earning or on special "extra-pay" paydays in October, December, February, April , and June.

            10:9 Teachers who may be required to use their own automobiles to conduct school business at the request of the Administration shall be reimbursed for all such travel according to the current Internal Revenue Service Mileage Reimbursement Schedule.

            10:10 Teachers shall not be entitled to advancement to the next step on Schedule "A" until after successful completion of six (6) months on the prior step.

            10:11.1 Effective July 1, 2004,the Board agrees to pay for a maximum of nine (9) credits per year per individual at the Rowan University rate with a maximum amount available for the entire unit of seventeen thousand ($17,000.00) dollars. Reimbursement is limited to graduate courses. Preference will be given to courses in technical fields (e.g. math, science, computers, etc.) if the balance in this account is reduced to One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars. If the amount applied for exceeds the maximum, apportionment will take place after the first payment. Payment for courses will be made upon successful completion of courses and following Board approval at its next regular meeting. Successful completion for reimbursement purposes shall require unit members to receive a grade of “B” or better or “Pass” for courses with a Pass/Fail rating. Courses taken and the request for reimbursement must be approved in advance by the Superintendent and the courses must be in related fields.

            10:11.2 Teachers who are asked and who volunteer to be trained or to attend meetings during the summer months shall be paid One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars per full day outside the tuition cap. Payment for meals must be approved prior to approval of the teacher's trip. Teachers who are asked and who volunteer to perform tasks on an hourly basis shall be paid the Home Instruction Rate.

            10:12 Salary level adjustments shall be made at the August Board meeting. Written requests for adjustment must be submitted to the Superintendent before August 1st. Any employee taking a late summer course must notify the Superintendent by August 1st of the pending adjustment on the salary guide. Approval, pending appropriate documentation, may be given at the August Board meeting.

            10:13 The Board agrees to permit the employees to participate in the South Jersey Credit Union. The business office shall make payroll deductions as authorized by the employee and will forward all monies within five (5) working days following the pay from which the money is deducted.

            10:14 The Board agrees to permit employees to have their pay directly deposited into their bank account. Employees must notify, and submit the appropriate paperwork, to the business office if they choose this option by the last day in June for the succeeding year.


            ARTICLE 11

            INSURANCE PROTECTION

            11:1 The insurance plan shall be the Aetna/U.S. Healthcare Quality Point of Service Program Inc. as outlined in Appendix A covering, but not limited to such areas as hospitalization, surgical services, anesthesia services, in hospital services, additional outpatient hospital services, other specified services performed by a physician and major medical program. The Board of Education agrees to pay one hundred percent (100%) for a teacher eligible for family coverage ( except as excluded in 11:8 and 11:9). The Board further agrees to pay HMO costs in full not to exceed the cost of the U.S. Healthcare HMO.

            11:2 At a teacher's option, however, the Board of Education agrees to pay the NJEA endorsed Disability Plan, or any other comparable plan approved by the Board for the full time employee in lieu of 11:1 above. Payment by the Board will not exceed $1,000.00 per year during the length of the contract. If the employee desires an improved plan, the balance in excess of the amounts provided will be paid by the employee.

            11:3 The Board agrees to provide a prescription plan as outlined in Appendix "B". The plan shall include a mail order option and a generic drug option. The deductibles shall be $15 for generic, $30 for brand and, if by mail, $15 for generic and $30 for brand for a 90 day supply. This benefit is available for the full time teacher and his family, (except as excluded in 11:8).

            11:4 The Board agrees to provide a family dental plan as outlined in Appendix "C", (except as excluded in 11:8). Effective July 1, 2005, the deductible for this dental plan shall be $50.00 for single coverage, $150.00 for family coverage with a maximum benefit of $1500.00 per person per year.

            11:5 The Board agrees that a retiring teacher with less than 25 pension years of service may continue his group benefits by notifying the Board at retirement. The retiree will be billed semiannually for the group plans selected.

            11:6 If an employee elects not to take the coverage provided for in 11:1 and 11:2 above, then the employee shall be eligible to receive payment in lieu of benefits as follows:
                        Aetna Premier Single $2,000.00
                        Aetna Premier Family $4,800.00
                Aetna Patriot V Single $2,300.00
                Aetna Patriot V Family $5,300.00
                Aetna Patriot X Single $3,600.00
                Aetna Patriot X Family $6,100.00
            The Board agrees to take all steps necessary to insure this provision complies with Section 125 of the I.R.S. Tax Code and the N.J. Division of Taxation. The Board shall not be held responsible for any tax implications for employees which may arise, subsequent to compliance with the requirements of Section 125 of the I.R.S. Tax Code and the N.J. Division of Taxation.

            11:7 This contract confirms compliance with the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA).

            11:8 Employees hired after October 1, 1998 will be eligible for only single coverage, at Board expense, for health coverage outlined under section 11:1 above, during their first year of employment. In the second consecutive year of employment they shall be eligible for single coverage under section 11:3 above at Board expense. In the third consecutive year of employment they shall be eligible for single coverage under section 11:4 above at Board expense. In the fourth consecutive year of employment they shall be eligible for all appropriate levels of health coverage as outlined in 11:1, 11:3, and 11:4, at Board expense. Employees may, at their own expense, purchase coverage above the levels outlined at the current Board rates. Eligibility for said benefits shall be determined by the date of hire of the employee. Patriot V shall be the standard for all new employees hired after October 1, 1998.


            ARTICLE 12

            MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

            12:1 The parties agree that this Agreement is a valid and binding contract upon them.

            12:2 If any provision 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, excepting to the extent permitted by law, but all other provisions or application shall continue in full force and effect.

            12:3 Any individual contract between the Board and an individual teacher, heretofore or hereafter executed, shall be subject to and consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If any individual contract contains any language inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement, during its duration, shall be controlling.

            12:4 Copies of this Agreement shall be prepared at the expense of the Board after agreement with the Association on format within thirty (30) days after the Agreement is signed. The Agreement shall be presented to all teachers now employed and hereafter employed.

            12:5 Whenever any notice is required to be given by either of the parties to this Agreement to the other, pursuant to the provision(s) of this Agreement, either party shall do so by written notice to the following people:

            a. If by the Association, to the Board via the Superintendent.

            b. If by the Board, to the Association President via the Superintendent.

            12:6 The Nurse will be given a record keeping period of the same length as a teacher preparation period, in lieu of a preparation period. The Nurse will not be permitted to leave the building during the times when children are scheduled for lunch (4) four days a week. The Nurse will notify the main office whenever he leaves the building. The Nurse is to carry a beeper, provided at Board expense, when leaving the building.

            12:7 Special education preparation periods will be coordinated with the regular teacher preparation periods to the best effort of the administration. IEP software that is internet accessible will be purchased and installed as soon as CES makes it available.

            12:8 Any complaints regarding an employee made to any member of the Administration by any parent, student, or other person which does or may influence evaluation of that unit member shall be made known to the employee.

            Employees shall be informed of complaints which will lead to disciplinary action within ten (10) days, including the name of the complainant.

            Any complaint concerning a member of the Administration or the Board of Education by a represented member of this contract shall not be in public or to any parent, student, or resident of the community served without first bringing the complaint to the direct attention of the member of the Administration or the Board of Education Member at least ten (10) days prior to any public meeting of the Board.

            12:9 A tape recorder or videotape equipment may be used for staff development or public relations purposes if mutually agreeable between the teacher and administrator or the supervisor.



            SCHEDULE “A”

            SALARY GUIDELINES

            2007 - 2008

            Salary Guide
            Step
            BABA+15BA+30 MAMA+15MA+30
            1
            43,471 44,616 45,761 46,906 48,051 49,196
            2
            43,671 44,816 45,961 47,106 48,251 49,396
            3
            45,236 46,381 47,526 48,672 49,817 50,962
            4
            46,968 48,113 49,258 50,403 51,548 52,694
            5
            48,685 49,830 50,975 52,120 53,266 54,411
            6
            50,575 51,720 52,865 54,010 55,155 56,300
            7
            52,310 53,456 54,601 55,746 56,891 58,036
            8
            53,999 55,144 56,289 57,434 58,579 59,725
            9
            55,708 56,853 57,998 59,143 60,288 61,434
            10
            56,986 58,131 59,276 60,422 61,567 62,712
            11
            58,264 59,410 60,555 61,700 62,845 63,990
            12
            61,235 62,380 63,526 64,671 65,816 66,961
            13
            66,832 67,977 69,122 70,267 71,413 72,558
            14
            72,429 73,574 74,718 75,863 77,008 78,153
            SCHEDULE “A”

            SALARY GUIDELINES

            2008 – 2009

            Salary Guide
            Step
            BA
            BA+15BA+30 MAMA+15MA+30
            1
            46,067 47,243 48,419 49,595 50,772 51,948
            2
            46,267 47,443 48,619 49,795 50,972 52,148
            3
            46,467 47,643 48,819 49,995 51,172 52,348
            4
            48,245 49,422 50,598 51,774 52,951 54,127
            5
            50,009 51,186 52,362 53,538 54,714 55,891
            6
            51,950 53,127 54,303 55,479 56,656 57,832
            7
            53,733 54,910 56,086 57,262 58,439 59,615
            8
            55,468 56,644 57,820 58,996 60,173 61,349
            9
            57,223 58,399 59,576 60,752 61,928 63,104
            10
            58,536 59,712 60,889 62,065 63,241 64,418
            11
            59,849 61,026 62,202 63,378 64,554 65,731
            12
            62,901 64,077 65,253 66,430 67,606 68,782
            13
            68,650 69,826 71,002 72,179 73,355 74,531
            14
            74,399 75,575 76,750 77,927 79,103 80,279
            SCHEDULE “A”

            SALARY GUIDELINES

            2009 – 2010


            Salary Guide
            Step
            BA
            BA+15BA+30 MAMA+15MA+30
            1-3 49,367 50,576 51,784 52,993 54,201 55,410
            4
            49,567 50,776 51,984 53,193 54,401 55,610
            5
            51,380 52,588 53,797 55,005 56,214 57,422
            6
            53,374 54,582 55,791 56,999 58,208 59,416
            7
            55,206 56,414 57,623 58,831 60,040 61,248
            8
            56,987 58,196 59,404 60,613 61,821 63,030
            9
            58,791 59,999 61,208 62,416 63,625 64,834
            10
            60,140 61,349 62,557 63,766 64,974 66,183
            11
            61,489 62,698 63,906 65,115 66,323 67,532
            12
            64,624 65,833 67,041 68,250 69,458 70,667
            13
            70,531 71,739 72,948 74,156 75,365 76,573
            14
            76,437 77,646 78,853 80,062 81,270 82,479
            SCHEDULE "B"
            2007-2010

            SALARY SCHEDULE FOR COACHES/ADVISORS

            2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
            Field Hockey-Head Coach $ 3,150 $ 3,150 $ 3,250
            Field Hockey - Assistant $ 1,800 $ 2,000 $ 2,125

            Soccer-Head Coach (2) $ 3,150 $ 3,150 $ 3,250
            Soccer- Assistant (2) $ 1,800 $ 2,000 $ 2,125

            Basketball - Head Coach (2) $ 3,520 $ 3,520 $ 3,650
            Basketball – Assistant (2) $ 1,830 $ 2,030 $ 2,325

            Cheerleading - Head Coach $ 3,520 $ 3,520 $ 3,650
            Cheerleading - Assistant $ 1,830 $ 2,030 $ 2,325

            Softball - Head Coach $ 3,150 $ 3,150 $ 3,250
            Softball - Assistant $ 1,800 $2,000 $ 2,125

            Baseball - Head Coach $ 3,150 $ 3,150 $ 3,250
            Baseball - Assistant $ 1,800 $ 2,000 $ 2,125

            Wrestling – Head Coach $3,520 $3,520 $3,650
            Wrestling – Assistant $1,830 $2,030 $2,325

            Student Government $ 3,519 $ 3,519 $ 3,519

            Dances, Concerts, Plays $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
            (Per chaperone/per activity)

            Photographer/Public Relations $ 1,600 $ 1,600 $ 1,650

            Technology Advisor $ 2,500 $ 2,500 $ 3,000

            Director of Inst. Music $ 1,050 $ 1,050 $ 1,100

            Director of Vocal Music $ 1,050 $ 1,050 $ 1,100

            Director of Musical Theater $ 1,050 $ 1,050 $ 1,100

            Future Act Advisor $ 1,631 $ 1,631 $ 1,731

            Yearbook Advisor $ 2,350 $ 2,400 $ 2,500

            Detention Monitors $ 35/hr $ 36/hr $ 37/hr

            Grant Manager
            $ 0 - $ 7,500 $ 250 $ 250 $ 250
            $ 7,501- $ 15,000 $ 500 $ 500 $ 500
            over $ 15,000 $ 750 $ 750 $ 750

            IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have affixed their respective signatures, this 28th
            day of June, 2007.





            FOR THE BOARD: FOR THE ASSOCIATION:





            ______________________ _______________________
            Joseph Mammarella Maureen Lynch
            President BOE President BTA




            ______________________ _______________________
            Frank J. Domin, Jr. Diane Kochon
            Secretary Secretary
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            SCHEDULE “C”

            Aetna Health Inc. PREMIER PLAN
            BERLIN BORO BOARD OF EDUCATION
            New Jersey - South
                                                Copayments
            PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN VISITS
            Office Hours $2 copay
            After Hours / Home Visits $5 copay

            SPECIALTY CARE
            Office Visits No copay
            Diagnostic Outpatient Testing No copay
            Phys, Occ, Speech Therapy No copay

            SPU SURGERY No copay

            HOSPITALIZATION No copay

            EMERGENCY ROOM (copay waived if admitted) $15 copay

            MATERNITY
            First OB Visit No copay
            Hospital No copay

            MENTAL HEALTH
            Inpatient No copay, 35 days
            Outpatient No copay, 1-2 visits
                                            $10 copay/V, 3-10 visits
                                            $25 copay/V, 11-20 visits

            SUBSTANCE ABUSE
            Detoxification No copay
            Inpatient Rehabilitation No copay, 30 days
            Outpatient Rehabilitation $0 copay/V, 20 visits

            PREVENTIVE CARE
            Routine Eye Exam (per benefit schedule) $2 copay
            Routine GYN Exam $2 copay
            Pediatric Preventive Dental Exam $2 copay
            ``````
            PRESCRIPTION LENS REIMBURSEMENT $100 every 24 months




            All non-emergency specialty and hospital services require a written referral from the primary care physician. See Certificate of Coverage for complete list of terms, benefits and exclusions. Benefits are provided by Aetna Health Inc.
            Aetna Health Inc. PREMIER PLAN
            BERLIN BORO BOARD OF EDUCATION
            New Jersey - South

            Exclusions and Limitations

            This plan does not cover all health care expenses and includes exclusions and limitations. Members should refer to their plan documents to determine which health care services are covered and to what extent. The following is a list of services and supplies that are generally not covered. However, your plan documents may contain exceptions to this list based on state mandates or the plan design or rider(s) purchased by your employer.

            All medical and hospital services not specifically covered in, or which are limited or excluded in your plan documents; Cosmetic surgery, including breast reduction; Custodial care; Dental care and dental X-rays; Donor egg retrieval; Durable Medical Equipment; Experimental and investigational procedures; Hearing aids; Home births; Implantable drugs and certain injectible drugs including injectible infertility drugs; Immunizations for travel or work; Infertility services including artificial insemination and advanced reproductive technologies such as IVF, ZIFT, GIFT, ICSI and other related services unless specifically listed as covered in your plan documents; Long-term rehabilitation therapy; Orthotics; Outpatient Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications and supplies; Nonmedically necessary services or supplies; Radial keratotomy or related procedures; Reversal of voluntary sterilization; Services for the treatment of sexual dysfunction or inadequacies including therapy, supplies, counseling or prescription drugs; Special duty nursing; Therapy or rehabilitation other than those listed as covered; and Treatment of behavioral disorders.

            Disclaimers

            Some benefits are subject to limitations or visit maximums. Members or Providers may be required to precertify, or obtain prior approval of coverage for certain services such as nonemergency inpatient hospital care. Certain benefits like comprehensive infertility and advanced reproduction technology (ART) services, if covered under your plan, are subject to a select network of participating providers, from which you will be required to seek care to receive covered benefits. Depending on the plan selected, new prescription drugs not yet reviewed by our medication review committee are either available at the highest copay under plans with an open formulary, or excluded from coverage unless a medical exception is obtained under plans that use a closed formulary. They may also be subject to precertification. Non-prescription drugs and drugs in the Limitations and Exclusions section of the plan documents (received upon enrollment) are not covered, and medical exceptions are not available for them. While this material is believed to be accurate as of the print date, it is subject to change.
            Aetna Health Inc. QUALITY POINT-OF-SERVICE PROGRAM
            NJ School Patriot V (6/96) / QPOS Custom Plan
            BERLIN BORO BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                    NJ Referred NJ Nonreferred*
            FINANCIAL
            Deductible: Single/Family N/A $100/$200
            Coinsurance N/A 70%
            Coinsurance Limit: Single/Family N/A $2,000/$4,000
                Lifetime Maximum Benefit N/A $5,000,000
            PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN VISITS
            Office Hours $5 copay 70% after deductible
                After Hours / Home Visits $10 copay 70% after deductible
            SPECIALTY CARE
            Office Visits $5 copay 70% after deductible
            Diagnostic Outpatient Testing No copay 70% after deductible
                Phys, Occ, Speech Therapy No copay 70% after deductible
            SPU SURGERY No copay 70% after deductible

            HOSPITALIZATION No copay 70% after deductible

            SKILLED NURSING FACILITY No copay 70% after deductible

            EMERGENCY ROOM (copay waived if admitted) $25 copay $25 copay

            HOME CARE No copay 70% after deductible, 60 visits

            MATERNITY
            First OB Visit No copay 70% after deductible
            Hospital No copay 70% after deductible

            MENTAL HEALTH
            Inpatient No copay, 35 days 70% after deductible, 60 days
            Outpatient $5 copay/V, 30 visits 70% after deductible, 30 visits
            SUBSTANCE ABUSE
            Detoxification No copay 70% after deductible, 7 days
            Inpatient Rehabilitation No copay, 30 days 70% after deductible, 30 days
            Outpatient Rehabilitation No copay, 60 visits 70% after deductible, 30 visits

            PREVENTIVE CARE
            Routine Eye Exam (per benefit schedule) $5 copay Not covered
            Routine Physicals $5 copay See Insurance Certificate
            Immunizations $5 copay See Insurance Certificate
            Routine Mammography No copay Covered (state-specific guidelines)
            Routine GYN Exam $5 copay Not covered
            Pediatric Preventive Dental Exam $5 copay Not covered

            CHIROPRACTIC CARE $ 5 copay/V 70% after deductible

            PRESCRIPTION LENS REIMBURSEMENT $100 every 24 months

            DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Not Covered 70% after deductible

            BARIATRIC SURGERY Covered


            * Member precertification required or benefits paid will be substantially reduced.
            To receive maximum benefits, In-network (referred) services must be provided or referred by the participating primary care physician you selected.
            In-network (referred) benefits are provided by Aetna Health Inc.
            Out-of-network (non-referred) benefits are underwritten by Corporate Health Insurance Company.
            All benefits, exclusions and limitations are provided in accordance with the applicable group agreement and insurance certificate.

            Aetna Health Inc. QUALITY POINT-OF-SERVICE PROGRAM
            NJ School Patriot V (6/96) / QPOS Custom Plan
            BERLIN BORO BOARD OF EDUCATION


            Exclusions and Limitations

            This plan does not cover all health care expenses and includes exclusions and limitations. Members should refer to their plan documents to determine which health care services are covered and to what extent. The following is a list of services and supplies that are generally not covered. However, your plan documents may contain exceptions to this list based on state mandates or the plan design or rider(s) purchased by your employer.

            All medical and hospital services not specifically covered in, or which are limited or excluded in your plan documents; Cosmetic surgery, including breast reduction; Custodial care; Dental care and dental X-rays; Donor egg retrieval; Durable Medical Equipment; Experimental and investigational procedures; Hearing aids; Home births; Implantable drugs and certain injectible drugs including injectible infertility drugs; Immunizations for travel or work; Infertility services including artificial insemination and advanced reproductive technologies such as IVF, ZIFT, GIFT, ICSI and other related services unless specifically listed as covered in your plan documents; Long-term rehabilitation therapy; Orthotics; Outpatient Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications and supplies; Nonmedically necessary services or supplies; Radial keratotomy or related procedures; Reversal of voluntary sterilization; Services for the treatment of sexual dysfunction or inadequacies including therapy, supplies, counseling or prescription drugs; Special duty nursing; Therapy or rehabilitation other than those listed as covered; and Treatment of behavioral disorders.

            Disclaimers

            Some benefits are subject to limitations or visit maximums. Members or Providers may be required to precertify, or obtain prior approval of coverage for certain services such as nonemergency inpatient hospital care. Certain benefits like comprehensive infertility and advanced reproduction technology (ART) services, if covered under your plan, are subject to a select network of participating providers, from which you will be required to seek care to receive covered benefits. Depending on the plan selected, new prescription drugs not yet reviewed by our medication review committee are either available at the highest copay under plans with an open formulary, or excluded from coverage unless a medical exception is obtained under plans that use a closed formulary. They may also be subject to precertification. Non-prescription drugs and drugs in the Limitations and Exclusions section of the plan documents (received upon enrollment) are not covered, and medical exceptions are not available for them. While this material is believed to be accurate as of the print date, it is subject to change.
            Aetna Health Inc. QUALITY POINT-OF-SERVICE PROGRAM
            NJ School Patriot X (2004) / QPOS Custom Plan
            BERLIN BORO BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                  NJ Referred NJ Nonreferred*
            FINANCIAL
            Deductible: Single/Family N/A $100/$200
            Coinsurance N/A 80%
            Coinsurance Limit: Single/Family N/A $400/$1,200
            Lifetime Maximum Benefit N/A Unlimited

            PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN VISITS
            Office Hours $10 copay 80% after deductible
            After Hours / Home Visits $15 copay 80% after deductible

            SPECIALTY CARE
            Office Visits $15 copay 80% after deductible
            Diagnostic Outpatient Testing $15 copay 100% covered
            Phys, Occ, Speech Therapy $15 copay 100% covered

            SPU SURGERY No copay 100% covered

            HOSPITALIZATION No copay 100% covered

            SKILLED NURSING FACILITY No copay 100% covered

            EMERGENCY ROOM (copay waived if admitted) $35 copay $35 copay

            HOME CARE 100% 100% covered

            MATERNITY
            First OB Visit $15 copay 80% after deductible
            Hospital No copay 100% covered

            MENTAL HEALTH
            Inpatient No copay, 35 days 0-30d 100% covered; 31-90d D & C
            Outpatient $25 copay/V, 20 visits 80% after deductible

            SUBSTANCE ABUSE
            Detoxification No copay 100% coverage, 7 days
            Inpatient Rehabilitation No copay, 30 days 100% covered, 30 days
            Outpatient Rehabilitation $15 copay/V, 60 visits 80% after deductible, 30 visits

            PREVENTIVE CARE
            Routine Eye Exam (per benefit schedule) $15 copay Not covered
            Routine Physicals $10 copay 100% (state-specific guidelines)
            Immunizations $10 copay 100% (state-specific guidelines)
            Routine Mammography $15 copay 100% (state-specific guidelines)
            Routine GYN Exam $15 copay 100% of UCR up to $150
            Pediatric Preventive Dental Exam $15 copay Not covered

            CHIROPRACTIC CARE $15 copay, 20 visits 80% after deductible

            PRESCRIPTION LENS REIMBURSEMENT $100 every 24 months

            DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Not Covered 80% after deductible

            BARIATRIC SURGERY Covered

            *Member precertification required or benefits paid will be substantially reduced.

            To receive maximum benefits, In-network (referred) services must be provided or referred by the participating primary care physician you selected.
            In-network (referred) benefits are provided by Aetna Health Inc.
            Out-of-network (non-referred) benefits are underwritten by Corporate Health Insurance Company
            All benefits, exclusions and limitations are provided in accordance with the applicable group agreement and insurance certificate.

            Aetna Health Inc. QUALITY POINT-OF-SERVICE PROGRAM
            NJ School Patriot X (2004) / QPOS Custom Plan
            BERLIN BORO BOARD OF EDUCATION


            Exclusions and Limitations

            This plan does not cover all health care expenses and includes exclusions and limitations. Members should refer to their plan documents to determine which health care services are covered and to what extent. The following is a list of services and supplies that are generally not covered. However, your plan documents may contain exceptions to this list based on state mandates or the plan design or rider(s) purchased by your employer. All medical and hospital services not specifically covered in, or which are limited or excluded in your plan documents; Cosmetic surgery, including breast reduction; Custodial care; Dental care and dental X-rays; Donor egg retrieval; Durable Medical Equipment; Experimental and investigational procedures; Hearing aids; Home births; Implantable drugs and certain injectible drugs including injectible infertility drugs; Immunizations for travel or work; Infertility services including artificial insemination and advanced reproductive technologies such as IVF, ZIFT, GIFT, ICSI and other related services unless specifically listed as covered in your plan documents; Long-term rehabilitation therapy; Orthotics; Outpatient Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications and supplies; Nonmedically necessary services or supplies; Radial keratotomy or related procedures; Reversal of voluntary sterilization; Services for the treatment of sexual dysfunction or inadequacies including therapy, supplies, counseling or prescription drugs; Special duty nursing; Therapy or rehabilitation other than those listed as covered; and Treatment of behavioral disorders.

            Disclaimers

            Some benefits are subject to limitations or visit maximums. Members or Providers may be required to precertify, or obtain prior approval of coverage for certain services such as nonemergency inpatient hospital care. Certain benefits like comprehensive infertility and advanced reproduction technology (ART) services, if covered under your plan, are subject to a select network of participating providers, from which you will be required to seek care to receive covered benefits. Depending on the plan selected, new prescription drugs not yet reviewed by our medication review committee are either available at the highest copay under plans with an open formulary, or excluded from coverage unless a medical exception is obtained under plans that use a closed formulary. They may also be subject to precertification. Non-prescription drugs and drugs in the Limitations and Exclusions section of the plan documents (received upon enrollment) are not covered, and medical exceptions are not available for them. While this material is believed to be accurate as of the print date, it is subject to change.
            BERLIN BOROUGH BOARD OF EDUCATION
            PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN


            RETAIL COPAYS
            Generic Drugs: $15.00
            Brand Drugs: $30.00

            MAIL ORDER COPAYS
            Generic Drugs: $15.00
            Brand Drugs: $30.00

            Supplies of up to 90 days are available through a mail order arrangement.
            BERLIN BOROUGH BOARD OF EDUCATION

            If you are in
            Premier

            Calendar Year Maximum $1,500.00
            Calendar Year Deductible

              Individual $50.00
              Family (family deductible is accumulated by
                individual deductibles) $150.00
            Orthodontia (Employee and Dependents) 50%
            Orthodontic treatment is a benefit limited to once in a lifetime
              Maximum (Lifetime) $1,000.00
              Deductible (Lifetime) N/A

            Preventive & Diagnostic Services (No Deductible) 100%
              Exams, Cleanings, (each twice per calendar year per person, ages 14 and older are
                considered adults)
              X-rays – full mouth series or panoramic (either one, once in three years)
              X-rays – bitewing (twice per calendar year)
              X-rays – single films (multiple x-rays on the same date of service will not exceed
                the benefit of a full-mouth series)
              Fluoride Treatment (once per calendar year, for eligible children to age 19, combin-
                ations with cleanings are applied to time limits for both)
              Space Maintainers (once per space for missing posterior primary teeth, for children
                under age 14)
            Remaining Basic & Crowns (No Deductible) 80%
              Crowns and crown-related procedures (post and core, core buildup, etc., once every
                every five years, permanent teeth only, for ages 12 and older)
              Inlays (inlays are only payable when done in conjunction with an onlay; by them-
                selves they are given the alternate benefit of an amalgam filling)
              Fillings – composite and amalgam (composite fillings on back teeth are given the
                alternate benefit of an amalgam filling, payable once per year for decay or frac-
                ture only)
              Extractions, Oral Surgery (impacted wisdom teeth claims should first go to medical
                carrier)
              Endodontics (root canals on permanent teeth and root surgery each once per 24 months)
              Periodontics (have specific frequency limitations, pre-treatment estimate is strongly
                recommended – e.g. surgery once per 36 months)
              Sealants (1st and 2nd permanent, decay-free molars, once in a lifetime per tooth, for
                children to age 16)
              Repair of Dentures (repair of existing prosthetic appliances)
              Emergency Care (necessary palliative treatment for minor dental pain)

            Prosthodontics (No Deductible) 60%
              Bridgework (once every five years, for ages 16 and older) (bridges with four or more
                missing teeth in that arch may be given an alternate benefit of a partial denture)
              Full & Partial Dentures (either one, once every five years, partial dentures for ages 16
                and older) (fixed bridges and removable partial dentures are not benefits in the same
                arch; benefits will be provided for the removable partial denture only)
            GRIEVANCE REPORT FORM
            Berlin Teachers’ Association
            Page 1 of 3

            (this three(3) page document to be completed in duplicate with originals for both parties)


            Grievance Number: _______________


            Name of Grievant/Association:

            Job Title and Assignment:
            Grievance Information

            Specific action or decision giving rise to the grievance:

            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

            Specific date of action or decision which is being grieved:

            Specific contract provision(s), board policy(ies), administrative decision(s) allegedly violated:

            _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

            Specific remedy sought:

            __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

            Signature of Grievant/Association:

            Date of Filing:


            Page 2 of 3


            Stage Two: Filed with immediate superior/Principal per 3:5.2
            (within five(5) days of Stage One discussion held under 3:5.1)

            Date Stage One discussion held: ____________ Date Filed at Stage Two: ____________

            Signature of Immediate Superior/Principal and date, indicating receipt at Stage Two:

                _____________________________________ ______________________
                signature date received
            Immediate Superior/Principal decision: (within five(5) days of receipt per 3:5.2)

            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                _____________________________________ ______________________
                signature of immediate superior/principal date of decision
            Signature of Association Representative and date, indicating receipt of decision at Stage Two:
                _____________________________________ ______________________
            signature date received


            Stage Three: Filed with Superintendent per 3:5.3


            Date Filed at Stage Three:

            Signature of Superintendent and date indicating receipt at Stage Three:

                _____________________________________ ______________________
                signature date received
            Superintendent decision: (within ten (10) days of receipt per 3:5.3)

            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                _____________________________________ ______________________
                signature of superintendent date of decision
            Signature of Association Representative and date, indicating receipt of decision at Stage Three:
                _____________________________________ ______________________
                signature date received
            Page 3 of 3
            Stage Four: Filed with Board of Education per 3:5-4


            Date Filed at Stage Four:

            Signature of Superintendent and date indicating receipt at Stage Four:

                _____________________________________ ______________________
                signature date received
            Date of Board/Committee hearing: (per 3:5.4)

            Board of Education decision: (within twenty (20) days of hearing per 3:5.4)

            ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                _____________________________________ ______________________
                signature of board president date of decision
            Signature of Association Representative and date, indicating receipt of decision at Stage Four:
                _____________________________________ ______________________
                signature date received




            Stage Five: Filed for Arbitration per 3:5.5

            Date Filed at Stage Five:

            Signature of Superintendent and date indicating notification by Association of Stage Five filing:

                _____________________________________ ______________________
                signature date received

            Distribution:

            Grievant/Association
            Immediate Superior/Principal
            Superintendent
            Board of Education

            Form 8:2b

            BERLIN BOROUGH COMMUNITY SCHOOL

            215 SOUTH FRANKLIN AVENUE

            BERLIN, NEW JERSEY 08009


            Name: Date:

            Day Requested:

            This day is personal in nature and is business that cannot be conducted at some other time other than when school is normally in session.


            _____________________________

            Teacher’s Signature

            NOTE: All personal day requests are to be submitted to the Superintendent through the Principal at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the day requested. Requests received less than twenty-four (24) hours in advance will be considered for only extreme emergency reasons. Personal days cannot be taken the day before or the day after a holiday or school closing.


            Form 8:3b

            DISABILITY REQUEST

            BERLIN BOROUGH COMMUNITY SCHOOL


            Request for expected temporary disability leave/pregnancy

            Name

            School

            Part I

            To be completed by your physician:

            is under my care, and at this time I expect her to be temporarily disabled from _______________ to _______________. I understand that these dates may be altered at a later time due to the nature and possible extent of the disability.

            Signed

            ________________________________

            Part II

            To be completed by the employee:

            Please check the appropriate item below:

            1. I shall return to work at the conclusion of my disability

            2. At the conclusion of my disability leave, I hereby request an unpaid leave of absence. I plan to return to work on __________.

            Signed

            ___________________________________



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