BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
CAMDEN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
DIRECTORS/COORDINATORS ASSOCIATION OF SAID
2006 - 2008 SCHOOL YEARS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I RECOGNITION 1
ARTICLE II NEGOTIATIONS PROCEDURE 2
ARTICLE III GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 4
ARTICLE IV EMPLOYEE RIGHTS 11
ARTICLE V ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES 13
ARTICLE VI DEDUCTIONS FROM SALARY 15
ARTICLE VII LEAVES OF ABSENCE 16
ARTICLE VIII EMPLOYEE WORK YEAR AND HOURS 22
ARTICLE IX VACATION 24
ARTICLE X COMPENSATION AND MEDICAL BENEFITS 26
ARTICLE XI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 28
ARTICLE XII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 30
ARTICLE XIII MANAGEMENT RIGHTS 32
ARTICLE XIV LEGALITY OF AGREEMENT 33
SCHEDULE A 34
A. The Board hereby recognizes the Camden County Technical Schools Directors/Coordinators Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiations concerning the terms and conditions of employment for all certified personnel, whether under contract or on leave, employed or to be employed by the Board for their services, including only: Directors and Coordinators.
B. For purposes of clarity, terms crucial to the interpretation of this Contract are listed below: Employee, administrator or administrative personnel, when used hereinafter in this Agreement, shall refer to all professional administrative employees represented by the Association in the negotiating unit as defined above, and all references to "males" shall include "females."
C. The Board recognizes that members of the unit are management and participate as requested by the Superintendent or his designee in an advisory capacity in management decisions as they relate to their responsibilities. The parties agree to support the above concept.
ARTICLE IIA. DEADLINE DATES
B. NEGOTIATING TEAM AUTHORITY
The parties agree to enter into collective negotiations over a successor agreement in accordance with Chapter 123, Public Laws of 1974, in a good faith effort to reach agreement on all matters concerning the terms and conditions of employment of supervisory personnel. Negotiations shall begin in the fiscal year of the current contract with a meeting to be held at a mutually satisfactory place within 15 days after receipt of a notice of intent to commence negotiations. Said notice shall not be given prior to October 15 of such year. The parties can mutually agree to an extension of time.
Neither party shall have control over the selection of the negotiating representatives of the other party. The parties mutually pledge that their representative shall be clothed with all necessary power and authority to make proposals, make counter proposal, tentatively approve provisions in the course of negotiations and recommend to their respective parties the total agreement as reached by the negotiating representatives. It is mutually agreed that such tentative approval is subject to ratification by the Association and Board.
This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties on all matters which were or could have been the subject matter of negotiations. During the term of this Agreement, neither party shall be required to negotiate with respect to any such matter whether or not covered by this Agreement and whether or not within the knowledge or contemplation of either or both of the parties at the times they negotiated or executed this Agreement. 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. This Agreement shall be effective during its term as set forth in Article XIV hereof, subject to the Association's right to negotiate over a successor agreement as provided above.
ARTICLE IIIA. DEFINITION
The term "grievance" means a complaint or a claim that there has been an improper application, interpretation or a violation of any term or provision of this Agreement, board policies or administrative decisions affecting a member, a group of members or the Association.
The purpose of this procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible level, equitable solutions to the problems which may from time to time arise affecting employees. Both parties agree that these proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at any level of the procedure.
1. FILING A GRIEVANCE
2. FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE A DECISION
A grievance may be filed by an individual member, a group of members or by the Association, either in its own name or as a representative of a group or a class whose individual signatures shall not be necessary. Any grievance must be lodged at the proper initiating level within sixty (60) calendar days of the occurrence which caused the grievance.
3. INFORMAL ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE A COMPLAINT
a. Failure at any step of this procedure to communicate the decision on a grievance within the specified time limits shall permit the grievant to proceed to the next step. Failure at any step of this procedure to appeal a grievance to the next step within the specified time limits shall be deemed to be acceptance of the decision rendered at that step. Time limits may be extended by the mutual consent of the parties.
b. It is understood that employees shall, during and not withstanding 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.
4. LEVEL ONE - IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR
An individual who has a complaint shall discuss it first with his immediate supervisor in an attempt to resolve the matter informally. However, if the complainant is the Association, the initial discussion shall be at the level of the Superintendent. In such event, if the problem is not resolved to the satisfaction of the Association within fourteen (14) calendar days after the conclusion of the discussion, the procedures prescribed in the subsections of this section shall become applicable.
5. LEVEL TWO – SUPERINTENDENT
If, as a result of the discussions, the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant within seven (7) calendar days, he shall set forth his grievance in writing to his immediate supervisor specifying:
The nature of the grievance and the provision of the contract it is claimed was violated.
b. The nature and extent of the injury, loss or inconvenience.
c. The result of the previous discussion.
The dissatisfaction with decisions previously rendered. The
Superintendent shall communicate his decision to the grievant or other parties in writing within fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt of the written grievance.
6. LEVEL THREE - THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
If the grievance is not resolved or if no written response is received from
the immediate supervisor in the allotted time, the grievant may within ten
(10) calendar days of the answer or expiration of the allotted time submit
the grievance in writing to the Superintendent of Schools.
7. LEVEL FOUR - ARBITRATION
If the grievance is not resolved to the grievant's satisfaction, he, no later than seven (7) calendar days after receipt of the Superintendent's decision, may request a review by the Board of Education. The request shall be submitted in writing to the Superintendent who shall attach all related papers and forward the request to the Board of Education. The Board or a committee thereof shall review the grievance and shall, at the option of the Board, hold a hearing with the grievant and render a decision in writing within forty-five (45) calendar days of receipt of the grievance by the Board.
8. RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION
If the grievance is not resolved the Association only may within fifteen (15) calendar days of the answer or expiration of the allotted time submit the grievance to arbitration pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Public Employment Relation’s Commission.
a. The arbitrator selected shall confer with the representatives of the Board and the Association and hold hearings promptly and shall issue his decision. The arbitrator's decision shall be in writing and shall set forth his/her findings of fact, reasoning and conclusions on the issues submitted. The arbitrator shall be without power or authority to make any decision which requires the commission of an act prohibited by law or which is violative of the terms of this Agreement. The decision of the arbitrator shall be submitted to the Board and the Association and shall be final and binding on the parties.
b. In reaching a decision, the arbitrator shall be limited to the issues submitted and shall consider no other issues. The arbitrator shall neither add anything to nor subtract anything from this Agreement.
c. The arbitrator shall not have the jurisdiction to determine the arbitrability of issues before him but rather such issues shall be determined by the appropriate administrative agency, quasi-judicial or judicial body, except that the arbitrator shall have jurisdiction to determine whether or not the parties in interest have met the time limitations imposed by the grievance procedure.
d. The following matters shall not be arbitrable:
1. The termination of or non-renewal of the contract of a non-tenured employee.
2. Any allegation that the Board has violated a right conferred upon an employee or a duty upon the Board by any administrative agency, court decision or the Laws of the State of New Jersey or the United States of America, where a method of review is available under the rules and regulations of said administrative agency or under or through a quasi-judicial or judicial body by virtue of a court decision or the Laws of the State of New Jersey or the United States of America.
3. Any alleged violation of an employees' rights where the relief demanded by the employee is the payment of money damages for alleged wrongful discharge or the reinstatement of employment.
9. SEPARATE GRIEVANCE FILE
Rights of employees to representation shall be as follows: Any grievant may be represented at all stages by himself or, at his option, by a representative and/or an attorney selected and approved by the Association. When a grievant is not represented by the Association in the processing of a grievance, the Association shall be notified at the time of the submission of the grievance to the Superintendent or at any later level that the grievance is in process. The Association shall have the right to be present and present its position in writing at all discussion or hearing sessions held concerning the grievance after receipt of such notice. The Association shall receive a copy of all decisions rendered by the Superintendent and/or the Board. The Board and the Association shall insure the individual freedom from restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination or reprisal in presenting his grievance and any appeals concerning same.
10. MEETINGS AND HEARINGS
All documents, communications and records dealing with the processing of a grievance shall be filed in a separate grievance file and shall not be kept in the personnel file of any of the participants.
No meeting or hearing under this procedure shall be public. The only parties in attendance shall be the parties-in-interest and the designated or selected representatives contemplated in this article.
The costs 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. Grievance proceedings shall be scheduled during non-work hours so that time spent during such procedures shall not be charged to personal time nor shall there be any loss in pay.
ARTICLE IVA. RIGHTS AND PROTECTION IN REPRESENTATION
B. STATUTORY SAVINGS CLAUSE
Pursuant to Chapter 123, Public Laws of 1974, the Board hereby agrees that every employee of the Board shall have the right freely to organize, join and support the Association for the purpose of engaging in collective negotiations and other Association activities for mutual aid and protection, except strikes, walk-outs and the like. As a body exercising government power under color of law of the State of New Jersey, the Board undertakes and agrees that it shall not directly or indirectly discourage, deprive or coerce any employee in the enjoyment of any rights conferred by Chapter 123, Public Laws of 1974, or other laws of New Jersey or the Constitutions of New Jersey and the United States; that it will not discriminate against any employee with respect to hours wages or any terms or conditions of employment by reason of his membership in the Association; his participation in any activities of the Association (except as limited above); collective negotiations with the Board or his institution of any grievance complaint or proceeding pursuant to this Agreement.
C. REQUIRED APPEARANCES
Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny to any employee such rights as he may have under New Jersey School Laws or other applicable laws and regulations. Any alleged violation of said rights shall not be subject to the grievance procedure contained in this Agreement. The rights granted to employees hereunder shall be deemed to be in addition to those provided elsewhere.
D. CRITICISM OF ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES
Whenever an employee is required to appear before the Superintendent or his designee, the Board or any committee or member thereof concerning any matter which could adversely affect the continuation of his employment, or the salary or any increments pertaining thereto he shall be given prior written notice of the reasons for such meeting or interview and shall have the right to have a person of his choosing present to advise him and represent him during such meeting or interview. Any suspension shall be in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:25-6 and the Board shall comply with N.J.S.A. 18A:6-8.3.
E. An employee shall not be disciplined, subject to a written reprimand or reduced in compensation, where such action is arbitrary, without rational basis or induced by improper motive.
Any question or criticism by a supervisor or Board member of an employee or any question or criticism by an employee, of a supervisor or Board member shall be made in confidence and not in the presence of students, parents or other public gatherings, unless required by law or at the request of the employee, supervisor or Board member. If an oral complaint concerning an employee is to be acted upon by his supervisor, the complaint shall be reduced to writing and the employee shall be given an opportunity to respond to it.
ARTICLE VA. INFORMATION
ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
B. USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
The Board will make available to the Association, upon request, public records of the Board.
C. USE OF SCHOOL EQUIPMENT
Representatives and members of the Association shall be permitted to utilize school buildings for Association meetings at reasonable times provided that such meetings shall not interfere with or interrupt normal school operations.
D. EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS
The Association shall have the right to use typewriters, computers, duplicating equipment and calculation machines at reasonable times when such equipment is not in use, upon prior written approval of the Superintendent or his designee. The Association shall pay for the reasonable cost of all materials, supplies and equipment incident to such use.
E. BULLETIN BOARD
The rights and privileges of the Association and its members, as set forth in this Agreement, shall be granted only to the Association as the exclusive representative of the employees and to no other organization.
The Association shall have the right to use space on the bulletin boards in the faculty room at both campuses for the posting of general information materials, such to be approved by the Association and identified as such. Said posted materials shall not be derogatory of or in ridicule of any administrator or the Board of Education. Also, the Association shall have the right to use inter-school facilities and mailboxes as it deems necessary without the approval of the administration, which use shall be for the ordinary professional activity of the Association. The Board shall assume no responsibility for the material placed therein.
ARTICLE VIA. LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL SERVICES
DEDUCTIONS FROM SALARY
B. INCOME PROTECTION INSURANCE
The Board agrees to deduct from employees' salaries money for local, state and/or national association services and programs as said employees individually and voluntarily authorize the Board to deduct and to transmit monies promptly to such association or associations.
C. TAX SHELTERED ANNUITY
The Board agrees to deduct from employees' salaries premiums for the income protection insurance of the Allen Associates, Washington National Plans, The Franklin Life Insurance Company, The Seely Agency, and transmit monies promptly to the carrier.
An employee may authorize the Board to take deductions from his salary for the purpose of tax sheltered annuities pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:66-127, et seq., and the terms of a group contract approved by the Board.
ARTICLE VIIA. SICK LEAVE
LEAVES OF ABSENCE
B. TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE
1. Employees shall be entitled to twelve (12) sick leave days each school year as of the first official day of said school year whether or not they report for duty on that day. Unused sick leave days shall be accumulated from year to year with no maximum limit. This accumulated sick leave shall be available for use as sick leave in subsequent years.
2. A physician’s certificate may be required for any absence due to illness per N.J.S.A. 18A:30-4.
3. Upon returning from any absence due to illness, an employee will fill out a form entitled "Absence Form." The employee will follow the directions printed on the form, sign the form and turn it in to the office of the Superintendent for approval. This form will be in triplicate. A copy will be placed in the employee's file, one sent to the Office of Personnel and Data Management, and another returned to the employee. If a physician's certificate is required under the provisions of 2 above, it shall be placed in the employee's file.
4. Employees shall be given a written accounting of accumulated sick leave days no later than October 30th of each school year.
C. EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE
1. a. Personal leave - A request for approval of all absences will be
2. Absence without salary deduction shall be allowed in the amount of up to five (5) days due to death in the family. Family is defined as a parent, child, spouse, or any person residing in the employee's household. Absence without salary deduction shall be allowed in the amount of one (1) day due to the death of a brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandmother or grandfather.
b. The request will be made in triplicate. One copy will be returned to the employee making the request, signed by the Superintendent or his nominee. One copy will be placed in the employee's file and one copy will be sent to the Office of Personnel and Data Management.
made at least two (2) days in advance of the expected absence on the from entitled "Request for Temporary Leave." The only exception to the two-day advance notification will be an extreme emergency or sudden illness.
c. Anyone having to take a personal day under emergency conditions and not able to submit the request two days in advance, will do so immediately upon return to school.
3. Absence without salary deduction shall be allowed for three (3) days in any one school year provided that the need for such days is to perform personal business that cannot be performed during non-school hours. Personal business shall be defined to include the observance of religious holidays. Except in the case of an extreme emergency, such days may not be taken on the day immediately before or after a school holiday. Any such days not utilized in a school year shall accumulate as sick leave pursuant to "SICK LEAVE - ARTICLE VII" as of July 1st of the succeeding school year.
4. Absence without salary deduction shall be allowed for a required appearance in a court of law or before an administrative agency, provided the employee is not a defendant in a criminal action, and provided further that the appearance does not involve an adversary action between the Board and the employee, except as otherwise provided in N.J.S.A. 18A:16-6.1 under the terms of which expenses of hearing shall be construed to include salary.
5. In case of required jury duty, an employee shall be allowed time off for jury service. He shall be paid the difference between his regular pay and jury pay.
6. Other leaves of absence with pay may be granted at the discretion of the Board or the Superintendent.
7. Leaves taken pursuant to this Article shall be in addition to any sick leave to which the employee is entitled.
2. EXTENDED DISABILITY LEAVE
1. Military leave without pay shall be granted to any employee who is inducted in any branch of the armed forces of the United States for the period of said service.
3. CHILD REARING LEAVE
a. Due to medical disability, an employee shall be granted an extended leave of absence without pay (subject of Paragraph d hereof) if any one of the following conditions exists:
b. The Board shall have the right to have such an employee examined by its own physician and in the event of a disagreement between the Board's physician and the employee's physician on such ability or inability, the question shall be referred to a third physician designated by mutual agreement of the employee and the Board, or, if no such agreement can be reached, by the Camden County Medical Society, for final and binding resolution. The expenses of the third physician shall be paid by the Board.
(1) A notable and substantial decrease in work performance.
(2) The production of a certification from a medical doctor that the employee is medically unable to continue to work.
c. During the period of the employee's personal medical disability, accumulated sick leave benefits in accordance with "SICK LEAVE - ARTICLE VII" shall be paid until such benefits are exhausted or the personal medical disability has terminated.
d. When the seeking of an extended leave of absence for medical disability can be anticipated, an employee shall file a written request for such leave with the Superintendent or his designee at least thirty (30) days in advance of the anticipated date on which said leave is to commence. The request shall specify therein the date upon which, subject, to medical confirmation, the employee proposes to return. Upon termination of the medical disability, the employee shall return to work, resign, retire or apply for other leave. In the event of disagreement, the date of such termination shall be established as set forth in Paragraph b above.
e. Application for extended medical disability shall not be granted beyond June 30 of the current school year. In the event an employee wishes to continue on extended medical disability for all or part of the ensuing school year, an application for such status shall be made during the month of June accompanied by appropriate medical certification and shall be granted by the Board. In the event the continued extended medical disability is for part of the ensuing school year and there is a change in the employee's medical status during the school year, the Board shall, upon submission of an additional application and appropriate medical certification, make changes in said leave. In the event of a question concerning the certification, it shall be resolved in accordance with Paragraph b above.
4. Other leaves of absence without pay may be granted at the discretion of the Board.
Upon completion of a disability leave in accordance with Paragraph 2 above, an employee may make application to the Board for an unpaid child rearing leave of absence. Upon application, said leave shall be granted by the Board for a period not to extend beyond the end of the contract year in which leave is requested to commence for non-tenured employees and shall not extend beyond the beginning of the second September 1 from the date on which said leave is to commence for tenured employees. The date of the requested return by the employee may be adjusted by the Board, in its discretion, to commence in January or September following the end of the requested leave.
5. All extensions or renewals of leaves shall be applied for and responded to in writing.
6. An employee shall not accrue sick leave and vacation time while on an extended leave of absence. Upon return from an extended leave of absence, any sick leave or vacation time that had been accrued by the employee before going on the extended leave of absence (and not utilized by him) shall be restored to him. The employee shall be assigned to substantially the same position he held at the time his leave commenced.
ARTICLE VIIIA. EMPLOYEE WORK YEAR
EMPLOYEE WORK YEAR AND HOURS
B. EMPLOYEE HOURS
The employee work year shall be twelve (12) months on a fiscal year basis (July 1 to June 30) except for official holidays, any approved vacation or leave day and any day that the schools are closed. During the teachers’ school year (first work day for teachers in September and last day work day for teachers in June), employees shall be required to be in attendance on any day when teachers are required to be in attendance.
1. Between the dates of September 1st and June 30th the employees' regularly scheduled work day shall be eight (8) hours including lunch. The start time of the employees' work day shall be as determined by the Superintendent or his designee. In the event teachers are dismissed early on any teacher work day, employees shall remain in attendance until dismissed by the Superintendent or his designee. Between the dates of July 1st and August 31st, the employees' work day shall be seven (7) hours including lunch.
2. The employees recognize and accept that their positions and responsibilities must be met and to accomplish this, the employee may be called upon occasionally to work before and after regularly scheduled hours and/or on weekends. In view of the above, the employee may request an adjustment of his scheduled work hours. Said adjustment is subject to the approval of the Superintendent or his designee.
ARTICLE IXA. TIME ALLOTTED
B. USE OF VACATION TIME
1. Employees hired prior to July 1, 1998 shall be entitled to twenty-three (23) vacation days per contract year and employees hired effective July 1, 1998 and thereafter shall be entitled to twenty (20) such vacation days.
2. The aforementioned vacation time shall be available for use in the following contract year. The vacation time earned for an employee who has worked less than a full contract year shall be prorated.
C. If an employee dies while employed, payment for any accrued unused vacation time shall be made to the employee's estate at the employee's current per diem rate.
Employees must submit their vacation requests to the Superintendent or his designee for approval on or before June 1. The employee will be advised of its approval by June 15. It is further recognized that all approved vacation time must take into account the smooth operation of the district. The employees recognize that occasionally emergencies arise that require them to work during scheduled vacation time. These emergencies include but are not limited to the following: unexpected resignations, difficulty in finding qualified staff, scheduling difficulties and/or technology issues. When these situations occur and the employee is able to alter his scheduled vacation and does work and, with the prior approval of the Superintendent or his designee, the employee may bank all or a portion of unused vacation time to be used at a later date.
D. An employee who resigns or retires during the contract year shall receive payment for all earned and banked vacation days at his/her per diem rate.
ARTICLE XA. SALARY
COMPENSATION AND MEDICAL BENEFITS
B. MEDICAL BENEFITS
The salary of each employee covered by this Agreement shall be as set forth in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof. An employee must have worked for at least six (6) calendar months in a given fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) to be eligible to receive a salary increase for the following fiscal year.
Any unit member that holds an earned Doctoral degree that is related to his or her duties shall be paid an additional amount as follows: school year 2006-2007, $1,500; school year 2007-2008, $1,500.
C. PAY PERIODS
1. The Board agrees to continue its present policy for the paying for coverage of employees and dependents under the New Jersey State Health Plan.
2. The Board agrees to continue the present coverage for employees and dependents for a prescription drug plan with a $0.00 co-pay for drugs purchased by mail, $5.00 co-pay for generic drugs and a $10.00 co-pay for legend drugs.
3. The Board agrees to continue the present coverage for employees and dependents under its existing dental health plan and further agrees to provide as an option a flagship dental plan provided that the Board continues to qualify for same and the flagship dental plan does not result in premium payments higher than those for the Board's basic dental plan.
D. PAYMENT FOR ACCRUED SICK LEAVE
1. Employees shall receive paychecks on the 15th and 30th of each month.
2. When a pay period falls on or during a school holiday or weekend, the employee shall receive his paycheck on the last working day before the holiday or weekend.
3. When a pay period falls during an employee's scheduled vacation days, he may request his paycheck be available on his last work day present. Said request must be made at least two weeks prior to the last work day.
Any employee who has been employed by the Board for a period of ten (10) years or more shall be paid $75.00 per day for no more than 170 unused accumulated sick leave days if said employee retires during the 2006-07 or $80 per day for no more than 175 accumulated sick leave days if said employee retires during the 2007-08 school year. This paragraph shall not apply to any employee whose employment is terminated as a result of a decision of an administrative agency or a court of competent jurisdiction. If an employee dies while employed, this benefit shall be paid to the employee's estate.
ARTICLE XIA. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
B. PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS
The Board recognizes the value of its employees being members of a professional organization. Therefore, the Board agrees to pay the dues for members of the association to two of the following associations relevant to the professional’s position: NJASCD, ISTE, NBEA, or NJCEA.
C. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
The Board may pay the registration fee, tuition and related expenses for any employee to attend conventions, conferences, workshops or seminars subject to prior approval of the Superintendent and the Board.
In addition to the terms of the above section C, the technology professionals who are members of the association shall be reimbursed at the Rowan University Graduate Credit rate to a maximum of six (6) credit hours per year for course work leading to an Industry Standard Technology Certification.
The Board shall pay the prevailing graduate rate per credit hour at Rowan University for no more than six (6) credit hours per employee per school year subject to prior approval by the Superintendent in accordance with the following criteria:
1. Courses must be in administration, vocational, secondary education or other approved related specialties.
2. Courses must be taken at a school recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education.
The employee shall be reimbursed upon proof of successful completion of the courses.
A. The Board and the Association agree that there shall be no discrimination in the hiring, training, promotion, transfer or discipline of employees or in the application or administration of this Agreement on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, domicile or marital status.
B. This Agreement constitutes Board policy for the term of said Agreement and the Board and Association shall carry out the commitments contained herein and give them full force and effect.
C. Proposed new rules or modifications of existing rules governing working conditions shall be negotiated with the Association before they are established.
D. All employees who may be required to use their vehicles in the performance of their duties shall be reimbursed by the Board at the mileage rate approved by the Internal Revenue Service.
E. The Board shall review any claims (after receiving such verification as it shall request) on a case-by-case basis, made by employees for damages to their personal property arising out of and in course of the performance of their duties as administrators and shall pay all or such part of such claims, not reimbursed to the employee by the Board's worker compensation carrier, as the Board in its absolute discretion shall deem appropriate. In no event shall such payment exceed ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).
F. The Board shall, at its own expense, provide sufficient copies of this Agreement for present and new employees.
G. Any individual contract between the Board and an employee, heretofore or hereafter executed, shall be subject to and consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, except such contract shall be issued for no longer than one (1) year, shall be in the form as prepared and distributed by the New Jersey Commissioner of Education pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:27-7 and shall contain a sixty (60) day termination clause. If an individual contract contains any language inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement, during its duration, shall be controlling.
H. Whenever any notice is required to be given by either of the parties to this Agreement to the other, pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, either party shall do so, in writing, at the following addresses:
1. If by Association to Board: c/o President, Camden County Technical Schools, 343 Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081-4000.
2. If by Board to Association: Camden County Technical Schools Directors/Coordinators Association, c/o President (at school presently assigned).
ARTICLE XIIISubject to the provisions of this Agreement, the Board reserves all rights and functions vested in it pursuant to applicable laws and regulations and such other functions as are normally and customarily exercised by Boards of Education in the management of the school districts.
ARTICLE XIVA. In the event that any portion of this Contract shall be deemed to be in violation of the law, the remainder of the contract shall remain in full force and effect.
LEGALITY OF AGREEMENT
B. The duration of this Contract shall be from July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2008.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be signed by their respective Presidents and attested by their respective Secretaries:
Attest: Louis S. Bezich, President
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
TECHNICAL SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTY OF CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
James, Clark, Secretary
Dave Burns, President
|D. Burns, Coordinator of Technology and Computer Applications|
|S. Kelly, Ed.D., Job Development Coordinator|
|P. Null, Director – Director – ETTC|
|D. Valentino, Coordinator of Technology and Computer Applications|