Contract Between
Kingwood Tp B/E-Hunterdon
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Kingwood Tp EA
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07/01/2005 thru 06/30/2008


CategorySchool District
UnitTeaching/Professional Staff

Contract Text Below
June ___, 2005
AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN
THE KINGWOOD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF
EDUCATION
AND
THE KINGWOOD TOWNSHIP EDUCATION
ASSOCIATION
2005-2008
COUNTY ROAD 519
FRENCHTOWN, NEW JERSEY 08825
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE PAGE
Preamble ..................................................................................................................1
I Recognition..............................................................................................................2
II Negotiations Procedure............................................................................................2
III Grievance Procedure................................................................................................3
IV Professional Development and Educational Improvement......................................6
V Protection of Teachers, Students and Property........................................................8
VI Teacher Evaluation ..................................................................................................9
VII Teacher Rights .......................................................................................................10
VIII Personal and Academic Freedom...........................................................................11
IX Teacher Employment .............................................................................................11
X Salaries...................................................................................................................12
XI Payroll Deductions.................................................................................................12
XII Teacher Assignment...............................................................................................13
XIII Voluntary Transfers and Reassignments ...............................................................14
XIV Involuntary Transfers and Reassignments .............................................................14
XV Teaching Hours and Teaching Load......................................................................16
XVI Non-Teaching Duties .............................................................................................18
XVII Sick Leave..............................................................................................................18
XVIII Substitutes ..............................................................................................................19
XIX Insurance Protection...............................................................................................20
XX Temporary Leaves of Absence ..............................................................................21
XXI Extended Leaves of Absence .................................................................................22
XXII School Calendar .....................................................................................................23
XXIII Books and Other Instructional Materials and Supplies..........................................24
XXIV Teacher Facilities ...................................................................................................25
XXV Maintenance of Classroom Management...............................................................25
XXVI Association Rights and Privileges .........................................................................26
XXVII Administration-Teacher Liaison ............................................................................26
XXVIII Miscellaneous Provisions.......................................................................................27
XXIX Representation Fees ...............................................................................................27
Schedule A-1..........................................................................................................29
Schedule A-2..........................................................................................................30
Schedule A-3..........................................................................................................31
Schedule B - Extra-Curricular Compensation .......................................................32
Schedule C - Hourly Rates.....................................................................................33
Schedule D.............................................................................................................34
Duration of Agreement ..........................................................................................35
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PREAMBLE
This agreement is entered into this __th day of ______, 20___, by and between the Board of
Education of the Township of Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, hereinafter referred to
as the ‘Board” and the Kingwood Township Education Association, hereinafter referred to as the
“Association.”
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ARTICLE I
RECOGNITION
The Board hereby recognizes the Kingwood Township Education Association as the exclusive
representative for collective negotiations concerning the terms and conditions of employment of
certified teaching personnel under contract, but excluding supervisory personnel, executive
personnel, confidential employees, and all other non-certified personnel. The term teachers
when used hereinafter in this agreement shall refer to all employees represented by the
Association in the negotiating unit as defined above, including classroom teachers, nurses,
librarians, special teachers in areas of music, physical education, and art and child study team
members. References to male teachers shall include female teachers.
ARTICLE II
NEGOTIATIONS PROCEDURE
A. The parties agree to enter into collective negotiations over a successor agreement in
accordance with the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act in a good-faith effort
to reach agreement on the terms and conditions of employment for persons covered
hereunder. Such negotiations shall commence in accordance with the rules and
regulations of the Public Employment Relations Commission in the year preceding the
calendar year in which this Agreements expires.
B. During negotiation, the Board and the Association may submit relevant data, exchange
points of view and make proposals and counter-proposals. Any agreement so negotiated
shall apply to all persons covered hereunder, be reduced to writing, and after ratification
by both sides shall be signed.
C. Neither party in any negotiations shall have any control over the selection of the
negotiating representatives of the other party. The parties mutually pledge that their
representatives shall be clothed with all necessary power and authority to make proposals
and counter-proposals and consider proposals and counter-proposals during the course of
negotiations.
D. This Agreement shall not be modified in whole or in part by the parties except by an
instrument in writing duly approved and executed by both parties.
E. All meetings between the parties shall be scheduled to take place when the teachers
involved are free from assigned responsibilities.
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F. The Board in accordance with the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act agrees
not to negotiate any provision of this Agreement as such terms affect the negotiating unit
as defined in Article I of this Agreement with any organization other than the Association
for the duration of this Agreement.
G. No retaliative action shall be taken against any member of the negotiating unit as defined
in Article I of this Agreement by reason of participating in the negotiations process.
H. This Agreement represents and incorporates the complete and final understanding and
settlement by the parties of all bargainable issues which were or could have been the
subject of negotiations. During the term of this Agreement, neither party will be required
to negotiate with respect to any such matter, whether or not within the knowledge or
contemplation of either or both parties at the time they negotiated or signed this
Agreement.
ARTICLE III
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
A. Definitions:
1. A “grievance” shall be an incident which gives rise to a claim by a teacher or the
Association based upon an alleged misinterpretation, misapplication or violation
of any of the provisions of this Agreement, or any policies or administrative
decisions affecting persons covered hereunder.
2. An “aggrieved” person shall be the person or persons covered hereunder who
have filed a grievance under the procedures set forth herein.
B. Purpose:
1. The purpose of this procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible level, solutions
to the problems which may from time to time arise. Both parties agree that these
proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at
any level of the procedure.
2. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as limiting the right of any teacher
having a grievance to discuss the matter informally with any member of the
administration, and having the grievance adjusted without intervention of the
Association, provided the adjustment is not inconsistent with the terms of this
Agreement.
C. Exclusions:
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1. The following shall be excluded from consideration under this grievance
procedure:
a. Any procedure that is outlined and defined in Title 18A, such as, but not
limited to, suspension of a teacher, notice of termination of contract prior
to school (60-day notice clause) and withholding of annual increment.
b. Any of the provisions of this contract that are contingent upon the
approval of the Administrator and the Board, i.e., tuitions,
reimbursements, leaves of absence, etc. shall not have the decision
involved considered grievable if reasons are given.
c. Any Board policies, except where it changes any terms and conditions of
employment.
D. Procedures:
1. 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 limits specified may,
however, be extended by mutual written agreement.
2. If a grievance cannot be.processed through all the steps by the end of the school
year, it should be carried into the summer months and resolved as soon thereafter
as is possible.
3. LEVEL ONE:
A teacher with a grievance shall first discuss it with his administrator, either
directly or through the Association’s designated representative, with the objective
of resolving the matter informally. Grievances not filed within thirty (30)
calendar days of the occurrence of the grievance, or within thirty (30) calendar
days when he would be reasonably expected to know of its occurrence, shall be
considered waived. In the event the aggrieved is unsatisfied with the disposition
of the grievance, he may, within five (5) calendar days, formalize the grievance
by submitting it in writing to the administrator. Such formalization shall include:
a. A statement of the exact nature of the grievance.
b. The specific article or articles of the Agreement and how the article or
articles have been violated.
c. The exact policy or administrative decision (if applicable) being grieved.
d. The exact remedy being sought.
The administrator shall render a written decision.
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4. LEVEL TWO:
a. If the teacher is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level
One, or if no decision has been rendered within fourteen (14) calendar
days after the grievance was delivered to the administrator, the
Association may within seven (7) calendar days after a decision by the
administrator, or twenty-one (21) calendar days after the grievance was
delivered to the administrator, submit a request in writing to the President
of the Board of Education, together with all relevant data, stating that he
requests a hearing by the full Board. Failure to comply with these time
limits shall be sufficient reason to cause the grievance to be waived.
Within fourteen (14) calendar days after submitting this written request to
the President of the Board of Education, a date that is mutually acceptable
to the Board of Education and the aggrieved person shall be established
for hearing by the full Board. After this hearing, and within a period of
seven (7) calendar days, a decision of the Board shall be delivered in
writing to the aggrieved teacher and the Association.
b. Any grievance of an alleged violation, misinterpretation, or misapplication
of Board policy or major educational policy shall not be permitted to
proceed to arbitration. Said grievance shall end at Level Two of this
procedure.
5. LEVEL THREE:
a. If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of his
grievance at Level Two, or if no decision has been rendered within ten
(10) school days after the grievance was heard by the Board, he may,
within five (5) school days after a decision by the Board or fifteen (15)
school days after the grievance was heard by the Board, whichever was
sooner, request in writing that the Association submit the grievance to
arbitration. If the Association determines that the grievance is
meritorious, it may submit the grievance to arbitration within fifteen (15)
school days after receipt of a request by the aggrieved person. Failure to
comply with these time limits shall be sufficient reason to cause the
grievance to be waived.
b. The demand for arbitration shall be submitted to the American Arbitration
Association. The parties shall then be bound by the rules and procedures
of the American Arbitration Association. 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.
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c. In the event that the arbitrability of a grievance is at issue because the
Board of Education contends that the matter is specifically excluded from
arbitration by a provision of this Contract, then jurisdiction to resolve the
issue will rest with the appropriate authority as provided by law. Any
question of negotiability which is related to the arbitration process shall be
decided by PERC. All other issues related to procedural and substantive
arbitrability shall be decided by the arbitrator. In the event that the issue
of jurisdiction is submitted to the arbitrator, the arbitrator’s decision
regarding procedural or substantive arbitrability shall be rendered in
writing.
d. The costs of 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 shall be paid by the party incurring same.
E. Rights-of-Teachers-to-Representation:
1. Any aggrieved person may be represented at all stages of the grievance procedure
by himself, or, at his option by a representative chosen by the Association.
2. No reprisals of any kind shall be taken by the Board or any member of the
administration against any participant in the grievance procedure by reason of
such participation.
F. Miscellaneous:
1. 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 the participants.
2. All meetings and hearings under this procedure shall not be conducted in public
and shall include both parties and their designated or selected representatives.
3. Failure of the Board or any member of the administration to transmit to the
aggrieved a decision in accordance with the timeliness set forth in the procedure
shall permit the aggrieved to automatically proceed to the next level.
ARTICLE IV
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT
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A. The Board agrees to pay for tuition reimbursement in accordance with the following
provisions for teachers who have received tenure in the district:
1. Board approval must be obtained prior to enrollment if reimbursement is to be
expected, unless registration difficulties make this impossible.
2. Courses leading to certification will not be reimbursed.
3. The total reimbursement during three fiscal years will not exceed four thousand
($4,000.00). A teacher may choose to request reimbursement for the full amount
all in one year, or divide it among three years, at the teacher’s election.
4. Tuition shall be reimbursed following successful completion of the course or
courses.
5. Presentation of a certificate indicating successful completion of the course, which
shall mean the attainment of at least a “B” or better grade and a copy of the
invoice for the courses are prerequisites for reimbursement, except for pass/fail
courses. In cases of exceptional hardship as determined by the Superintendent a
grade of “C” will be approved.
6. Courses taken, which are to be reimbursed, must be for graduate credits, directly
contributory towards increasing the teacher’s effectiveness at an elementary
school level. Only courses which are directly related to the teacher’s current
position and are within the teachers’ areas(s) of certification or which, within the
Chief School Administrator’s sole discretion, are in the best interests of the
Kingwood School District, shall qualify for tuition reimbursement. In addition,
tuition reimbursement will be granted only for enrollment at an accredited
institution of higher learning that is approved by the New Jersey Department of
Education.
7. For any teacher who qualities for tuition reimbursement as outlined above, the
Board agrees to reimburse that teacher in an amount not to exceed the amount
shown below for necessary books in connection with the course. The teacher will
be required to submit a receipt indicating the name of the books, the course for
which they were obtained, and the cost of the books.
2005-2006--$125 2006-2007--$125 2007-2008--$125
8. Teachers must remain on the Kingwood Staff a minimum of one (1) school year
following course completion. In the event a teacher resigns from a position
during the school year following the year in which courses were reimbursed, the
teacher will repay the Board the amount reimbursed for the course in full within
thirty (30) days of resignation. If the Board is forced to resort to legal action to
recover repayment, the teacher shall be required to reimburse the Board for its
attorneys’ fees incurred in prosecuting the action.
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9. Teachers will be reimbursed up to the amount shown below per year toward the
cost of registration for professional workshops and conferences provided the
workshop or conference has been approved for payment by the Superintendent
prior to the teacher’s attendance at the workshop or conference.
2005-2006--$225 2006-2007--$225 2007-2008--$225
B. The Board’s obligation under Article IV(A) shall not exceed fifteen thousand dollars
($15,000). This cap may be exceeded at the sole discretion of the Board.
ARTICLE V
PROTECTION OF TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PROPERTY
A. Teachers shall immediately report cases of assault suffered by them in connection with
their employment to the administrator.
1. Such notification shall be immediately forwarded to the Board who shall act in
appropriate ways as liaison between the teacher, the police, and the courts.
2. When absence arises out of or from such assault or injury, the teacher shall not
forfeit any sick leave or personal leave, when approved by the Board.
B. If civil proceedings are brought against a teacher for any action or omission arising out of
and in the course of the performance of his or her duties while employed by the Board,
the Board will furnish legal counsel in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:16-6. If any
criminal proceedings are brought against a teacher for any act or omission and should
such proceeding be dismissed or result in a final disposition in favor of the teacher, the
Board will reimburse him or her for the cost of defending such proceeding, including
reasonable counsel fees and expenses of the original hearing or trial and all appeals in
accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:16-6.1.
C. The Board may reimburse teachers for the loss, damage, or destruction of clothing or
personal property incurred while on duty in the school, on the school premises, or on a
school sponsored activity due to any incident whereupon the teacher is fulfilling his/her
duties. Personal property shall include clothing and personal property worn or carried by
the teacher.
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ARTICLE VI
TEACHER EVALUATION
A. Any complaints regarding a teacher made to the administrator by any parent, student, or
other person which are used in any manner in evaluating a teacher shall be promptly
investigated and called to the attention of the teacher. The teacher shall be given an
opportunity to respond to and/or rebut such complaints, and shall have the right to be
represented by the Association at any meetings or conferences regarding such complaints.
B. Files:
1. A teacher shall have the right, upon request, to review the contents of his
personnel file and to receive copies at the individual’s expense of any documents
contained therein. A teacher shall be entitled to have a representative of the
Association accompany him during such review.
2. Although the Association agrees the Board has a responsibility to protect the
confidentiality of personal references, academic credentials, and other similar
documents, the Board shall not establish any separate personnel file which is not
available for the teacher’s inspection.
C. All observation of the work performance of a teacher shall be conducted openly and with
full knowledge of the teacher. No teacher shall be required to sign a blank or incomplete
evaluation form. Such signature shall not be an indication of the teacher’s approval or
agreement, but shall simply mean that such observation evaluation has been seen and
read.
D. Observation and Evaluation ofTenured and Nontenured Teaching Staff Members
1. Teachers shall be evaluated in accordance with New Jersey statutes and N.J.A.C.
6:3-4.1 et seq., the tenured and non-tenured teacher evaluation regulations.
2. Evaluation criteria will be distributed to teachers within ten (10) days of the
board’s adoption of the criteria.
E. A part of the evaluation shall be in narrative form, and shall include, but not limited to:
1. Strengths of the teaching staff member as evidenced during the period since the
previous report.
2. Areas of improvement, if any, identified in specific terms.
3. Specific suggestions as to measures which a teaching staff member might take to
improve his performance in those areas where weaknesses have been indicated.
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F. Within fifteen (15) days of the observation there shall be a conference between the
observer-evaluator and the teaching staff member to discuss the observation-evaluation.
G. Each evaluation shall be given in writing to the teaching staff member within the
maximum number of days of the observation as permitted by law and at least one (1) day
before any conference to discuss the written report.
H. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6:3-4.1 et seq., teaching staff members shall have the right to
respond to the evaluation in writing. The written response shall be attached to the
observation-evaluation and placed together in the teacher’s file.
ARTICLE VII
TEACHER RIGHTS
A. No teacher shall be disciplined, reprimanded, reduced in rank or compensation without
just cause. Any such action asserted by the Board, or any agent or representative hereof,
shall not be made public before the grievance procedure, where applicable, has been
exhausted.
B. Except as this Agreement shall herein otherwise provide, all terms and conditions of
employment applicable on the effective date of this Agreement as established by the
rules, regulations and/or policies of the Board in force on said date, shall continue to be
applicable during the term of this Agreement.
C. No material derogatory to an employee’s conduct, service, character, or personality shall
be placed in his/her personnel file without a reasonable investigation and a meeting with
the employee. No document that can be deemed derogatory can be added to an
employee’s file that does not identify who the grieved parties are or what the specific
issues are that are being called into question. The employee shall have an opportunity to
review such material and shall indicate so by affixing his/her signature to the copy to be
filed with the express understanding that such signature in no way indicates agreement
with the contents thereof. The employee also shall have the right to submit a written
answer to such material and his/her answer shall be reviewed by the Superintendent or
his/her designee and attached to the file copy.
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ARTICLE VIII
PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM
The personal life of a teacher is not an appropriate concern for the attention of the Board except
as it may directly prevent the teacher from performing properly his assigned functions during the
workday.
ARTICLE IX
TEACHER EMPLOYMENT
A. The Board agrees to hire when available only fully certificated teachers holding standard
certification issued by the New Jersey Board of Examiners for every regular teaching
assignment.
B. 1. Credit may be given, not to exceed four (4) years, for military experience or
alternative civilian service required by the Selective Service system and credit not to
exceed two (2) years for Peace Corps, VISTA, or National Teacher Corps work.
Persons hired prior to February 1, of any school year may be given full credit for one
year of service toward the next increment step. However such service shall not
apply for the purpose of tenure accrual.
2. The Board will have the right to place teachers at any location on the salary guide
at the time of hire. Step placement at the time of hire will not exceed the total of
the new employee’s years of teacher experience plus four years, as well as credit
as permitted by Subsection 1. above.
C. Teachers shall be notified of their contract and salary status for the ensuing year in
accordance with the State statutes pertaining thereto.
D. If a teacher elects to have a physical examination as required under N.J.S.A. 18A:16-2
made by a physician or institution of their own choosing, the Board agrees to pay a
portion of the expense of the examination, in an amount not to exceed the cost which the
Board would have incurred if the examination were performed by a physician or
institution designated by the Board. The scope of the examination will be in accordance
with all statutory and administration prerogatives of the Board and will be reported on
such forms as are designated by the Board from time to time. Pursuant to N.J.S.A.
18A:16-5 all records and reports relating to the examination shall be the property of the
Board and shall be filed with it. Prior to each examination, each teaching staff member if
requested by the Board shall execute such medical authorizations as may be necessary to
insure that the physician make a full and complete disclosure to the Board of the results
and of all relevant background information.
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ARTICLE X
SALARIES
A. Teachers employed on a ten (10) month basis shall be paid in twenty (20) equal
semi-monthly installments.
B. When a pay day falls on or during a school holiday, vacation, or weekend, teachers shall
receive their pay checks on the preceding work day.
C. Teachers shall receive their final checks on the last scheduled day in June provided the
teacher has completed all of his/her duties.
D. The salary guide shall include columns recognizing the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s
degree plus graduate credits earned beyond those required for either of these degrees as
follows: BA, BA+15, BA+30, MA, MA+15, MA+30. All teachers will be eligible to
advance to the higher education columns on the basis of graduate credits or degrees
earned.
E. Non-precedent setting exceptions to these provisions of Section D. are set forth in
Schedule D.
F. Salary and extra compensation Schedules A-1, A-2, A-3, B, C and D are incorporated in
this Agreement.
ARTICLE XI
PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS
A. 1. Teachers may individually elect to have ten percent (10%) of their monthly salary
deducted from their pay. These funds shall be paid to the teacher on the final payday in
June.
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2. Teachers may individually elect to have a portion of their salary deducted
monthly and have the amount deducted deposited with the Hunterdon County
Credit Union.
3. Teachers may individually elect to have a portion of their salary deducted from
each paycheck and forwarded to a tax sheltered annuity plan. Moneys deducted
from teacher salaries will be forwarded to the annuity plan on a monthly or semimonthly
basis in accordance with the rules of the individual annuity plan.
4. The Board is not responsible for any bookkeeping other than the monthly or semimonthly
deposit.
5. Teachers who elect any or all of the above deductions must submit their
authorization for the payroll deduction(s) not later than September 1st and/or
January 1st of each school year or within thirty (30) days of the teacher’s
employment date if hired after September 1st. Teachers may terminate the
deduction authorization(s) with thirty (30) days prior written notice to the Board
Secretary.
B. The Board agrees to deduct from the salaries of its teachers dues for the Kingwood
Township Education Association, Hunterdon County Education Association, the New
Jersey Education Association, and the National Education Association, or any one or any
combination of such Association as said teachers, individually and voluntarily authorize
the Board to deduct. Such deductions shall be made in compliance with Chapter 233,
New Jersey Public Laws of 1969 (NJSA 52:14-15.9e) and under rules established by the
State Department of Education. Said moneys together with current records of any
corrections shall be transmitted to such person designated by the Kingwood Township
Education Association by the 15th of each month following the monthly pay period in
which deductions were made. The person designated shall disburse such moneys to the
appropriate association or associations. Each of the associations above shall certify to the
Board, in writing, the current rate of its membership dues. Any association which shall
change the rate of its membership dues shall give written notice to the Board prior to the
effective dates of such change.
ARTICLE XII
TEACHER ASSIGNMENT
A. All teachers shall be given written notice of their salary, class and/or subject assignments,
and room assignments for the forthcoming year no later than May 30 or as soon thereafter
as is practicable, but in no case no later that fifteen (15) school days thereafter. The
Association shall have access to the schedule and assignment of the staff.
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B. The administrator shall assign all newly appointed personnel to their specific positions
within that subject area and/or grade level for which the Board has appointed the teacher.
The administrator shall give notice of assignments to new teachers as soon as practicable.
C. In the event that changes in such schedules, class and/or subject assignments, building
assignments or room assignments are proposed after the teacher has been notified, the
teacher affected shall be notified promptly in writing, and, upon the request of the
teacher, the changes shall be promptly reviewed between the administrator or his
representative and the teacher affected and, at the teacher’s option, a representative of the
Association.
ARTICLE XIII
VOLUNTARY TRANSFERS AND REASSIGNMENTS
A. 1. All vacancies and the requirements for the position shall be posted at least five (5)
working days prior to the closing date for submitting applications. When vacancies occur
between June 15th and September 1st a copy of the posting shall be sent to the
Association President. Teachers interested in the position may apply in writing.
2. Teachers who desire a change in grade and/or subject assignment may file a
written statement of such desire. Such statement shall include the grade and/or
subject to which the teacher desires to be assigned, in order of preference.
3. By May 30 or as soon thereafter as is practicable, the administrator shall post in
the school and deliver to the Association a system-wide schedule showing the
names of all teachers who have been reassigned and the nature of the
reassignment.
B. In the determination of requests for voluntary reassignment and/or transfer, the wishes of
the individual teacher may be honored to the extent that the transfer does not conflict
with the instructional requirements, and best interests of the school system. No such
request shall be denied arbitrarily, capriciously or without basis of fact.
ARTICLE XIV
INVOLUNTARY TRANSFERS AND REASSIGNMENTS
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A. Notice of an involuntary transfer or reassignment shall be given to teachers as soon as
practicable.
B. When an involuntary transfer or reassignment is necessary, a teacher’s area of
competence, major or minor field of study, length of service in Kingwood Township
School, length of service in the particular school building, and other relevant factors shall
be considered.
C. An involuntary transfer is the legal prerogative of the Board. In the event that a teacher
objects to a transfer or reassignment, upon the request of the teacher, the administrator
shall meet and discuss the transfer or reassignment with him.
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ARTICLE XV
TEACHING HOURS AND TEACHING LOAD
A. 1. As professionals, teachers are expected to devote to their assignments the time
necessary to meet the requirements of teaching.
2. Teachers will indicate their presence by means of sign-in and sign-out sheet. The
in-school work day for teachers shall be seven and one quarter (7-1/4) hours. The
Board has the right to adjust the starting and ending times for the teacher work
day by up to fifteen (15) minutes earlier or later than the teaching starting/ending
times in effect during the 1989-90 school year. Teachers are required to be in
their classrooms not later than fifteen (15) minutes after the teacher arrival time.
On Fridays, or the days preceding holidays or vacations, the teachers’ day shall
end at the close of the pupil’s day and after all scheduled buses have departed
from school property. Teachers will be notified at least fifteen (15) calendar days
in advance of starting time changes except in emergencies.
3. Teachers will be required to remain one (1) hour after the end of the regular
workday without additional compensation one day per week. During two of these
periods each month all staff members may be required to attend faculty or other
professional meetings, including committee work and curriculum development.
Meetings involving committee work and curriculum development may not require
attendance of the full staff. The day of the week designated for meetings shall be
agreed upon by the administration and the faculty. If a meeting is to be held on a
day other than the designated day, two days written notice shall be given.
Additional required meetings may be scheduled two days per month prior to the
designated teacher departure time. The day of the week and/or the hours per
meeting may be changed with the consent of the Superintendent.
4. On the days when required meetings are not scheduled, the additional hour shall
be used by the professional staff in accordance with Board of Education policy.
The administrator may also schedule meetings on these days.
5. On or before October 1 of each year, the administration will designate objectives
to be accomplished by each teacher in assisting with curriculum development. If
any staff member feels that the objectives set are unclear or not attainable or
constitute an increase in workload or other violation of this Agreement, they shall
meet with the Administrator as promptly as possible to resolve any concerns. If
the concerns are not resolved administratively, the teacher shall notify the Board
in writing by October 15, indicating specifically the concerns which the teacher
has. The Board will review the objectives with the teacher and the Board will
make a final determination by the first regularly scheduled Board meeting
thereafter. The selection and designation of the objectives is the Board’s
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prerogative. However, other alleged contractual issues such as increase in
workload are issues which may be arbitrated. The dates and times designated for
meetings will be determined by each curriculum committee, and submitted to the
administration by October 15. The administration shall be notified of any change
in a meeting date within forty-eight (48) hours of the scheduled meeting.
Following each committee meeting, curriculum committee meeting minutes will
be submitted to the administration.
6. In addition to the time specified above, the administration will also designate two
full working days during the school year for curriculum development by the entire
staff. Each teacher will complete the assigned objectives not later than the end of
the third marking period. Objectives are not considered completed until they are
submitted to the designated administrator and the teacher has received an
approval in writing. Any deficiencies noted shall be remedied by the teacher
within the time frame designated by the administrator.
7. After the third marking period has ended, teaching staff members will continue to
work on curriculum development in the following areas:
a. Meetings with the administration and other teachers in connection with
administration and staff review of the designated objectives;
b. Meetings with the committees of the Board of Education, or with the
Board of Education, and with parent and community curriculum or
relations committees (which meetings may take place after the end of the
school day).
8. On the days of the half-day workshops, the teachers workday shall end at the
normal teacher departure time.
9. a. Parent-Teacher conferences may be up to four (4) days in the fall semester
and up to two (2) days in the spring semester. Up to two (2) of the fall
conference days may be for night conferences and one (1) of the spring
conference days may be for night conferences for the entire staff.
Conferences shall be scheduled so that the teacher work day on conference
days does not exceed the regular teacher work day. Students will be
dismissed after a minimum length school day on conference days.
Teachers agree to meet with all parents requesting conferences.
B. 1. Staff members covered hereunder shall be entitled to a forty-minute duty- free
lunch. However, on such days as they are assigned cafeteria or playground
supervision, or in the event that the Board reestablishes the student dismissal time of 3:30
p.m., or in the event of an emergency, then all teachers shall have duty-free lunch in
accordance with the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.
Inclement weather shall not be considered as an emergency.
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2. Teachers may leave the building without requesting permission during their
scheduled duty-free period, but they must sign in and sign out.
C. Every effort will be made to utilize any music, art, library, and physical education
specialists to allow preparation for teachers.
D. All staff members are required to attend one (1) “Open House Night” per year.
E. Teachers shall make an effort to attend PTO or PTA meetings.
F. Teachers may be required to travel out of the district for meetings after the end of the
school day. In that event, the teacher will receive $20.00 plus the current IRS rate per
mile traveled upon the Chief School Administrator’s/administrator’s approval.
ARTICLE XVI
NON-TEACHING DUTIES
A. The Board agrees that teachers shall not be required to perform the following nonteaching
duties:
1. Non-professional assignments, including, but not limited to milk distribution.
2. Collecting money from students.
3. Keeping state attendance records.
4. Correcting Iowa Basic Skills Test or standardized test used in its place.
5. Teachers shall not be required to drive students to activities which take place
away from the school building.
ARTICLE XVII
SICK LEAVE
A. All teachers employed shall be entitled to ten (10) 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.
Sick leave is hereby defined in accordance with applicable provisions of NJSA Title 18A
and federal statute. Teachers who begin employment after the start of the school year
shall receive one day of sick leave per month or portion thereof for the term of their
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employment. All sick leave days will be given to the teacher on the first day of
employment.
B. Any sick day leaves shall be used only for the purpose of illness.
C. An annual record of accumulated sick days shall be issued to each faculty member with
his final check in June.
D. Proof of illness may be requested by the administrator after three (3) consecutive days or
whenever abuse of sick leave is suspected.
E. No time will be allowed for time off for serious illness in the immediate family per se.
However, if the teacher feels so emotionally distressed that he would not be able to carry
out his duties, he may take time off as sick leave. Otherwise, the substitutes’ salary will
be deducted from his pay.
F. Transfer of accumulated sick leave days from former districts within the state to present
district shall be twenty per cent (20%) of previously accumulated days with a maximum
limitation often (10) days.
G. Any teacher who retires according to the provisions of the Teachers’ Pension and
Annuity Fund in order to receive immediate benefits and not merely “deferred
retirement” and has completed ten years of service in the district shall be compensated for
accumulated sick leave at the rate of day’s salary for each remaining accumulated sick
day, not to exceed $6,000.00 in total. A teacher wishing to receive this benefit must
notify the Chief School Administrator no later than January 1 of the calendar year in
which they will retire to request this benefit, and payment shall be made on July 15 of
that calendar year. If the teacher notifies the Board after January 1, it will result in
payment on July 15 of the following year. Teachers retiring between July 1, 2005 and
December 31, 2005 seeking compensation under this Article shall not be required to have
given notice by January 1, 2005 in order to be paid, at the teachers’ election, on either
January 1, 2006 or July 1, 2006.
H. Any teacher who does not use any of the yearly allotted sick leave days will receive a
five hundred ($500) dollar bonus at the end of the year. The bonus checks will be issued
not later than July 31st.
ARTICLE XVIII
SUBSTITUTES
The Board agrees at all times to maintain an adequate list of substitute teachers. Teachers shall
call a designated person or persons between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. or between 6:00 a.m. and
7:00 a.m. prior to the start of the workday to report unavailability. It shall be the responsibility
of the administration to arrange for a substitute.
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ARTICLE XIX
INSURANCE PROTECTION
A. The Board shall provide health care insurance protection, including Blue Cross/Blue
Shield, major medical, and Rider J coverage or the equivalent of such coverages. The
Board of Education shall pay the full premium for each teacher, and in cases where
appropriate, for family-plan insurance coverage. All teachers enrolled in dependent
coverage programs for health insurance shall contribute two hundred forty ($240) per
year toward the cost of their dependent(s) medical insurance coverage. Insurance
contributions shall be withheld in equal amounts over twenty (20) pay checks.
1. The Board shall have the right to select the insurance carrier. If the Board elects
to switch insurance carriers, it will comply with the following procedure:
a. The Association will be given ninety (90) days prior notice in intention to
switch carriers.
b. The Board of Education will provide to the Association, along with the
notice, all relevant information on the proposed new carrier.
c. The Association shall then have the opportunity to determine whether or
not the proposed new carrier would provide equivalent coverage, which
shall be defined to include (but not be limited to) the nature of the
coverage, conversion privilege and acceptability of the plan in other areas.
d. Should within the ninety (90) day period the Association feel that the
coverage is not equivalent, it shall notify the Board in writing of the ways
it feels the coverage is not equivalent. Should within fifteen (15) days
thereafter, or such further time as the parties may agree, there still be a
dispute concerning the equivalency of coverage, the Association may
demand that the question of whether the coverage is equivalent be
submitted to binding arbitration. Should the arbitrator rule that the
proposed plan is not equivalent, then the Board will retain the existing
plan.
B. The Board shall provide prescription insurance under major medical of the State Health
Benefits Plan effective July 1, 2003 or as soon as practicable. Each teacher shall be fully
indemnified for prescription costs only upon the submission of documentation (original
receipt) from participating pharmacies for those teachers in the HMO Plan or proof of
submission of “Explanation of Benefits” form to the State Health Benefits Plan for those
teachers in the Traditional or NJ Plus plans. Confidentiality shall be provided with
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regard to all claims. Reimbursement shall be monthly or upon reaching $200.00 in outof-
pocket expenses, whichever comes first. The new prescription program shall be
implemented on a trial basis on a year-to-year basis. The program can be terminated for
cause by either party upon at least sixty (60) days written notice. Final details on notice
requirements to be worked out by the parties. The new prescription program shall
include each teacher and where appropriate for the teacher’s family.
ARTICLE XX
TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE
A. 1. Teachers shall be entitled to three (3) days of absence with pay per year for
personal, legal business, household or family matters which require absence
during school hours. Application to the administrator for personal leave shall be
made at least five (5) working days before taking such leave, except in the case of
emergencies. Personal days shall not be granted except in the case of extreme
emergency for: 1) the day preceding or following a scheduled school vacation
period or holiday, or; 2) on the first day of the teacher’s scheduled work year, or
on the first day of the school year in which students are in attendance, or; 3) at
anytime during the last week of the school year. If a personal leave day is
requested for any of those days, the staff member shall be required to specify the
reason for the leave.
2. Personal leave days may be full or half days. Approval of requests for half day
personal leave shall be based on the availability of half day substitutes. Approval
of requests for half a personal day will not be withheld unreasonably.
3. Unused personal leave days will be added to the teacher’s accumulated sick leave
at the beginning of the following school year.
B. Teachers shall be entitled to the following temporary non-accumulative leaves of absence
with full pay each school year:
1. Up to one day for the purpose of visiting other schools or attending meetings or
conferences of an educational nature that shall be approved by the administrator
or Board.
2. Upon written request, the Board may approve time necessary for appearance in
any legal proceedings connected with the teacher’s employment or with the
school system, and may also approve time for other legal proceedings if the
teacher is required by law to attend.
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3. Up to four (4) days leave of absence for death in the immediate family (father,
father-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, spouse, child, brother, sister, grandparents,
grandparents of spouse) or any member of the immediate household living in the
residence. Up to one additional day may be granted by the administrator in cases
of extreme emergencies. For any extra leave needed, the cost of a substitute will
be deducted from the teacher’s pay. Up to a maximum of one (1) day for the
death of other relatives.
4. Time necessary for persons called into temporary-active duty of any unit of the
U.S. Reserves or the State National Guard, provided such obligations cannot be
fulfilled on days when school is not in session. A teacher shall be paid the
difference between his military pay and his regular pay.
5. Other leaves of absence may be granted by the Board for good reason.
C. Anticipated Disability Leave:
1. Any person covered hereunder who anticipates undergoing a state of disability
such as, but not limited to: surgery, hospital confinement, medical treatment,
pregnancy, etc., may apply for a leave of absence based upon anticipated
disability, in which instance such leave of absence shall be chargeable to the sick
leave account of said teacher. All persons covered by this Agreement anticipating
a state of disability shall notify the Administrator as soon as is practicable of the
condition expected to result in disability. A conference between the person so
affected and the Administrator shall take place upon notification for the purpose
of discussing specific dates and arrangements pursuant thereto.
2. A pregnant teacher may not be removed from duties unless teaching performance
has noticeably declined, and may remain on the job as long as able to produce
certification from a physician that she can continue working.
ARTICLE XXI
EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE
A. Military Leave:
Military Leave shall be granted in accordance with State Law.
B. Child-Rearing Leave:
1. In case where a person hereunder covered or spouse gives birth to a child or in a
case of a de facto adoption, said person shall have the right to apply for a leave
without pay or any other benefits provided for in this Agreement for a period not
to exceed two (2) academic years.
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2. Said leave shall be granted by the Board for a period from the birth of the child as
agreed between the Administrative Principal and person affected subject to Board
approval. The date of requested return shall coincide with any of the natural
breaks occurring during the school year, such natural breaks being defined as the
first day of a marking period.
In the absence of application for child-rearing leave, the conditions pursuant to
emergency disability leave shall prevail and control.
3. Wherever possible, upon return from leave the Administration shall attempt to
assign such person to the same position he/she held at the time said leave
commenced. If such person who has been granted a child-rearing leave is
permitted to return to the system at any time other than those stipulated herein,
such person may be assigned to any position decided on by the Administrative
Principal so long as the assignment is within the certification held by said person.
C. Application for leave or any extension thereof shall be in writing, and if granted, approval
shall also be in writing.
D. Other leaves of absence may be granted by the Board for good reason.
E. Previously accumulated unused sick leave days will be restored to all teachers returning
from an approved leave of absence.
ARTICLE XXII
SCHOOL CALENDAR
A. The school calendar shall be set by the Kingwood Township Board of Education.
Suggestions and recommendations by interested parties may be considered.
B. The Board agrees to subtract any unused emergency days from the calendar at the end of
the school year.
C. The school calendar shall include one hundred eighty-five (185) teacher days, including a
half day on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the last day of the year, which shall
mean 1:30 p.m. or such later time as necessary for a minimum school day as required by
State Law or State Administrative Regulation. Pupil contact days shall not exceed one
hundred eighty (180) unless otherwise required by the State of New Jersey.
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ARTICLE XXIII
BOOKS AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
A. Kingwood Township Board of Education reserves the right of final approval on books,
supplies, and equipment; however, recommendations of individual teacher are
encouraged.
B. A procedure for reviewing and evaluating books and other instructional materials and
supplies shall be instituted as soon as possible after the effective date of this agreement.
Said procedure shall provide, among other things, for a Curriculum Committee which
shall continue to make recommendations to the Board for each subject area.
C. Each teacher may purchase up to fifty dollars ($50) worth of instructional materials at the
New Jersey Association Convention and will be reimbursed for these upon presentation
of the receipts to the Board Secretary.
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ARTICLE XXIV
TEACHER FACILITIES
A. The Board shall provide to the extent physically and economically possible the following:
1. Space in each classroom in which teachers may store instructional materials and
supplies.
2. Furnished room which shall be reserved for the exclusive use of teachers as a
faculty lounge. Although teachers shall be expected to exercise reasonable care in
maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of said lounge, it shall be regularly
cleaned by the school’s custodial staff.
3. A serviceable desk, chair for the exclusive use of each teacher.
4. Well-lighted and clean teacher rest rooms, separate for each sex and separate from
the students’ rest rooms.
5. Suitable closet space for each teacher to store coats, overshoes, and personal
articles.
6. Copies, exclusively for each teacher’s use of all texts used in each of the courses
he is to teach.
7. Adequate chalkboard space in every classroom.
B. No teacher shall be required to provide teaching materials such as books, pencils, paper,
etc. at his or her own personal expense.
ARTICLE XXV
MAINTENANCE OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
A. When, in the judgment of a teacher, a student requires the attention of the administrator, a
counselor, psychologist, physician, or other specialist, the teacher shall so inform his/her
administrator. The administrator shall arrange as soon as possible for the conference
among himself and the teacher to discuss the problem and to decide upon appropriate
steps for its resolution.
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B. When, in the judgment of a teacher, a student is, by his behavior, seriously disrupting the
educational program to the detriment of the other students, the teacher may refer him to
the Administrator to decide upon appropriate steps.
ARTICLE XXVI
ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
A. Upon request the Board agrees to make available to the Association copies of all records
and documents of the Board which have been released to the public.
B. The Association and its representatives shall have the right to use school buildings for
meetings after 3:45 p.m. provided that administrative approval is obtained at least three
(3) school days in advance whenever possible, to assure that the meeting does not
interfere with other regularly scheduled activities for all or part of the staff.
The Association and its representatives shall have the right to use school buildings for
meetings between 8:30 a.m., once a month provided all teachers are at their assigned
stations by 8:45 a.m.
C. The Association shall have, in each school building, the exclusive use of a bulletin board
in the faculty lounge.
D. The Association shall have the right to use the school mail boxes as it deems necessary
with the approval of the administrator.
E. The President of the Kingwood Township Education Association shall receive one-half
(1/2) day release time with no deduction in salary to attend the Hunterdon County
Education Association President’s Luncheon.
ARTICLE XXVII
ADMINISTRATION-TEACHER LIAISON
There shall be established for the term of this Agreement an Administration-Teacher Liaison
Committee composed of members of the administration and teaching staff which shall meet from
time to time as deemed appropriate to discuss educational matters of mutual concern and interest.
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ARTICLE XXVIII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
A. If any provision of this Agreement or any application of the Agreement to any employee
or group of employees is held to be contrary to law, then such provisions or application
shall not be deemed valid and subsisting, except to the extent permitted by law, but all
other provisions or applications shall continue in full force and effect.
B. 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 an individual contract contains any language inconsistent with this
Agreement, this Agreement, during its duration, shall be controlling.
C. The Board and the Association agree that there shall be no discrimination, and that all
practices, procedures, and policies of the school system shall clearly exemplify that there
is no discrimination in the hiring, training, assignment, promotion, transfer, or discipline
of teachers or in the application or administration of the Agreement on the basis of race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, domicile, or marital status.
D. 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 by letter at
the following addresses:
1. If the Association, to the Board Secretary at Kingwood Township School.
2. If by the Board, to the Association President at Kingwood Township School.
ARTICLE XXIX
REPRESENTATION FEES
A. Purpose of Fee:
If an employee does not become a member of the Association during any membership
year (i.e. September 1 to August 31) which is covered in whole or in part by this
Agreement, said employee will be required to pay a representation fee to the Association
for that membership year. The purpose of this fee will be to offset the employee’s per
capita cost of services rendered by the Association as majority representative.
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B. Amount of Fee/Notification:
At the onset of each membership year, the Association will notify the Board in writing of
the amount of regular membership dues, initiation fees, and assessments charged by the
Association to its members for that membership year. The representation fee to be paid
by non-members/fee-payers will be determined by an impartial arbitrator in accordance
with the law.
C. Deduction and Transmission of Fee:
1. Notification: On or about September 1 of each year, the Board will submit to the
Association a list of all employees in the bargaining unit. On or about January 1
of each year, the Association shall provide the Board with the names of those
employees who are required to pay the representation fee.
2. Payroll Deduction Schedule: The Board will deduct from the salaries referred to
in Article XXIX, Section C.1, the full amount of the yearly representation fee in
equal installments beginning with the first paycheck in February.
3. Mechanics: Except as other wise noted in this Article, the mechanics for the
transmission of such fees to the Association will, as nearly as possible, be the
same as those used for the transmission of regular membership dues to the
Association.
4. Changes: The Association will notify the Board in writing of any changes in the
list provided for in Paragraph C.1 above, and/or the amount of the representation
fee, and such changes will be reflected in any deductions made more than thirty
(30) days after the Board received said notice.
D. New Employees:
On or about the last day of each month, the Board will submit to the Association a list of
all employees who began their employment in the bargaining unit during the preceding
month. The list will include names, job titles, dates of employment, and places of
assignment for all such employees. The Board will also notify the Association of any
change in the status of an employee regarding transfer, leave of absence, return from
leave, retirement, resignation, separation from employment, or death.
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SCHEDULE A-1
KINGWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION
TEACHER SALARY GUIDE
2005-2006
Step BA BA+15 BA+30 MA MA+15 MA+30
1 39,145 40,445 41,745 42,345 43,205 44,345
2 39,745 41,045 42,345 42,945 43,805 44,945
3 40,445 41,745 43,045 43,645 44,505 45,645
4 41,145 42,445 43,745 44,345 45,205 46,345
5 42,581 43,881 45,181 45,781 46,641 47,781
6 44,069 45,369 46,669 47,269 48,129 49,269
7 46,000 47,300 48,600 49,200 50,060 51,200
8 48,019 49,319 50,619 51,219 52,079 53,219
9 50,222 51,522 52,822 53,422 54,282 55,422
10 52,528 53,828 55,128 55,728 56,588 57,728
11 54,943 56,243 57,543 58,143 59,003 60,143
12 58,010 59,310 60,610 61,210 62,070 63,210
13 61,345 62,645 63,945 64,545 65,405 66,545
14 65,145 66,445 67,745 68,345 69,205 70,345
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SCHEDULE A-2
KINGWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION
TEACHER SALARY GUIDE
2006-2007
Step BA BA+15 BA+30 MA MA+15 MA+30
1 40,235 41,535 42,835 43,435 44,295 45,435
2 40,835 42,135 43,435 44,035 44,895 46,035
3 41,535 42,835 44,135 44,735 45,595 46,735
4 42,235 43,535 44,835 45,435 46,295 47,435
5 43,671 44,971 46,271 46,871 47,731 48,871
6 45,159 46,459 47,759 48,359 49,219 50,359
7 47,090 48,390 49,690 50,290 51,150 52,290
8 49,109 50,409 51,709 52,309 53,169 54,309
9 51,312 52,612 53,912 54,512 55,372 56,512
10 53,618 54,918 56,218 56,818 57,678 58,818
11 56,033 57,333 58,633 59,233 60,093 61,233
12 59,100 60,400 61,700 62,300 63,160 64,300
13 62,435 63,735 65,035 65,635 66,495 67,635
14 66,235 67,535 68,835 69,435 70,295 71,435
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SCHEDULE A-3
KINGWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION
TEACHER SALARY GUIDE
2007-2008
Step BA BA+15 BA+30 MA MA+15 MA+30
1 41,350 42,650 43,950 44,550 45,410 46,550
2 41,950 43,250 44,550 45,150 46,010 47,150
3 42,650 43,950 45,250 45,850 46,710 47,850
4 43,350 44,650 45,950 46,550 47,410 48,550
5 44,786 46,086 47,386 47,986 48,846 49,986
6 46,274 47,574 48,874 49,474 50,334 51,474
7 48,205 49,505 50,805 51,405 52,265 53,405
8 50,224 51,524 52,824 53,424 54,284 55,424
9 52,427 53,727 55,027 55,627 56,487 57,627
10 54,733 56,033 57,333 57,933 58,793 59,933
11 57,148 58,448 59,748 60,348 61,208 62,348
12 60,215 61,515 62,815 63,415 64,275 65,415
13 63,550 64,850 66,150 66,750 67,610 68,750
14 67,350 68,650 69,950 70,550 71,410 72,550
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SCHEDULE B
EXTRA-CURRICULAR COMPENSATION
2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008
Sports Director $1,474 $1,543 $1,616
Basketball Coach Boys $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
Basketball Coach Girls $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
Soccer Coach $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
Baseball Coach Boys $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
Softball Coach Girls $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
Cheerleading Advisor $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
Play Director $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
Student Council Advisor $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
8th Grade Yearbook Advisor $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
8th Grade Advisor $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
Opera Co-Advisors (2 Advisors) $1,750 $1,832 $1,918
Dance Chaperones (per dance) $87 $91 $95
Overnight Trips (per night) $148 $155 $162
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SCHEDULE C
HOURLY RATES
2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008
Summer School Teachers
$ 46 $ 48 $ 51
Summer Curriculum
$ 46 $ 48 $ 51
Homebound Instruction
$ 46 $ 48 $ 51
After School Program $ 46 $ 48 $ 51
The Board may implement after school programs under-the following-guidelines:
1. Interested staff members shall submit suggested program topics to the Chief School
Administrator.
2. The Board shall have final approval of all programs.
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SCHEDULE D
A. Upon completion of forty-five (45) graduate credits beyond the Bachelor’s degree the
following individuals will be paid an annual salary that is four thousand dollars ($4000)
above their appropriate step on the BA column. In the event that any of these individuals
attain either a Master’s degree plus fifteen (15) or more graduate credits or sixty (60)
credits beyond the Bachelor’s degree the individual shall either be moved to the MA+15
column on the salary guide or receive an annual salary that is five thousand two hundred
dollars ($5200) above their appropriate step on the BA salary-column.
Susan Grassi
David Bacon
B. The following individuals will be paid an annual salary that is five thousand two hundred
dollars ($5200) above their appropriate step on the BA salary column for the duration of
their employment in the Kingwood School District.
Felicia Pressens
Lorraine Schumann
Carol Vinci
Frances Wasitowski
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DURATION OF AGREEMENT
This Agreement shall be effective as of July 1, 2005 and shall continue in effect until June 30,
2008, subject to the Association’s right to negotiate over a successor agreement as provided in
Article II of this Agreement. This Agreement shall not be extended orally, and it is expressly
understood that it shall expire on the date indicated.
In witness whereof the Association has caused this Agreement to be signed by its President and
Secretary, and the Board has caused the Agreement to be signed by its President, attested by its
Secretary and its corporate seal to be placed hereon.
By: _________________________________
President of Kingwood Township
Board of Education
_____________________
Date
_________________________________
Secretary of Kingwood Township
Board of Education
_____________________
Date
_________________________________
President of Kingwood Township
Education Association
_____________________
Date
_________________________________
Secretary of Kingwood Township
Education Association
_____________________
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