There shall also be an annual deductible of $50 per covered employee paid by the employee to the pharmacy or to the mail order provider. Effective July 1, 2008, the annual prescription deductible shall be $100 per covered employee paid by the employee to the pharmacy or to the mail order provider. This shall be an aggregate annual deductible no matter how many covered persons are under the employee’s plan. There shall be a $2,000 unit-wide pool to proportionally reimburse employees whose mail order co-pays exceed $600 in any calendar year. Proof of mail order co-payments will be submitted by January 15th each year and monies will be proportionally distributed to all qualified employees by the following March 1st. The program carrier shall be selected by mutual agreement between the Board of Education and the Association.
The Board shall provide a dental insurance program for all employees and their dependents and the Board shall pay 100% of the premium cost of the program. The programs shall be selected by mutual agreement between the Board of Education and the Association and benefits shall be equal to the existing program.
The Board shall pay 100% of the premium costs for employees and their dependents for a vision care program. The program carrier shall be selected by mutual agreement between the Board and the Association.
2. Superintendent’s Approval of Courses
The Superintendent must be notified prior to registration for a course to ensure that the course is approved for reimbursement. The Superintendent’s denial of a course for tuition reimbursement purposes shall not be for arbitrary or capricious reasons.
3. Submission of Proof
Funds will be reimbursed upon submission to the Office of the Superintendent of schools evidence of participation, upon submission of official proof of successful completion of the course (with a grade of B or better), and upon submission of costs for tuition.
2. The Board shall make all tuition reimbursement payments before the end of the July following when the course was successfully completed under the terms of B.3. and C.3. above as long as the grade is submitted to the District by June 15.
3. If all tuition reimbursement claims under B. and C. above exceed the cap set forth in D.1. above, all claims shall be pro-rated. For example, if the cap set forth can cover 95% of all claims, all individual claims will be reimbursed at 95% of the claimed amount.
2. The Board agrees to pay for in-service programs held outside the teacher workday or teacher work year, which the Board requires a teacher to take at the rate set forth in Article 8, O. Continuing education obligations of a teacher created by N.J.A.C. 6:11-13.1 et seq. carried out outside of the teacher workday or teacher work year, unless within the terms of Article 12, B.1, are not compensable under the contract, except under Article 12, B.
3. Any teacher who is selected by the Administration to provide in-District training experiences for District staff members shall receive $26 (twenty-six dollars) per hour. Each trainer will be credited with one-half hour of preparation for each hour of presentation, which will be paid at the same hourly rate.
4. Professional Improvement Plans will contain a specific section which details the progress of the teacher toward completing his/her hours requirement under N.J.A.C. 6:11-13.1 et seq.
5. The Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC)
b. The LPDC shall establish its own rules and procedures in line with the Professional Teaching Standards Board’s (PTSB) Norms and Code of Ethics. Furthermore, the LPDC will develop the appropriate forms needed to conduct its business and meet it responsibilities as set forth by the regulations and standards established by PTSB.
c. Teachers who serve on the LPDC shall receive an annual stipend. For 2006-2007, the stipend shall be $803. For 2007-2008, the stipend shall be $859. For 2008-2009, the stipend shall be $900.The stipend shall cover all necessary work in furtherance of the LPDC’s responsibilities.