Contract Between
Hazlet Tp B/E-Monmouth
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Hazlet Tp EA
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07/01/2020 thru 06/30/2022


CategorySchool District
UnitGuidance Counselor, Librarians, Nurses, Teaching/Professional Staff

Contract Text Below
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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

Between

HAZLET TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

and the

HAZLET TOWNSHIP EDUCATION ASSOCIATION





2020-2022












Board Approved: July 27, 2020




TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREAMBLE
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ARTICLE 1 – RECOGNITION
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ARTICLE 2 – NEGOTIATION PROCEDURES
2
ARTICLE 3 – GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
3
ARTICLE 4 – EMPLOYEE RIGHTS
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ARTICLE 5 – ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
7
ARTICLE 6 – TEACHING HOURS AND TEACHING LOAD
8
ARTICLE 6A – SECRETARIAL AND CLERICAL HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME
10
ARTICLE 7 – CLASS SIZE
11
ARTICLE 8 – EMPLOYMENT
11
ARTICLE 9 – SALARIES
11
ARTICLE 10 – SICK LEAVE
13
ARTICLE 11 – TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE
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ARTICLE 12 – EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE FOR TEACHERS
15
ARTICLE 13 – MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
16
ARTICLE 14 – TEACHER EVALUATION
16
ARTICLE 15 – TEACHER PROMOTION POLICY
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ARTICLE 15A – SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL PROMOTION AND VACANCY POLICY
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ARTICLE 16 – PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM
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ARTICLE 17 – SABBATICAL LEAVES FOR TEACHERS
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ARTICLE 18 – SCHOOL CALENDAR
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ARTICLE 19A – HEALTH-CARE INSURANCE PROTECTION
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ARTICLE 19B – DENTAL INSURANCE PROTECTION
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ARTICLE 19C – SECTION 125 – CAFETERIA PLAN
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ARTICLE 20 – SPECIALISTS
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ARTICLE 21 – EMPLOYEE ASSIGNMENTS
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ARTICLE 22 – RESERVE MILITARY LEAVE
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ARTICLE 23 – TEACHER VOLUNTARY TRANSFERS AND REASSIGNMENTS
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ARTICLE 24 – TEACHER INVOLUNTARY TRANSFERS AND REASSIGNMENTS
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ARTICLE 25 – PROFESSIONAL LIAISON COMMITTEE
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ARTICLE 26 – COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
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ARTICLE 27 – MAINTENANCE OF DISCIPLINE & CONTROL OF THE CLASSROOM
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ARTICLE 28 – PROTECTION OF TEACHERS, STUDENTS & PROPERTY
25
ARTICLE 29 – BOOKS AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
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ARTICLE 30 – TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL PROCEDURE, NON-TENURE
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ARTICLE 30A – SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL WORK FORCE REDUCTION
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ARTICLE 31 – DEDUCTION FROM SALARY
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ARTICLE 32 – NON-ASSOCIATION PAYROLL REPRESENTATION FEE DEDUCTION
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ARTICLE 33 – DURATION OF AGREEMENT
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APPENDIX A – 2020-2021 TEACHERS SALARY GUIDE
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APPENDIX B – 2021-2022 TEACHERS SALARY GUIDE
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APPENDIX C – SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL 2020-2021 SALARY GUIDE
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APPENDIX D – SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL 2021-2022 SALARY GUIDE
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APPENDIX E – CO-CURRICULAR GUIDES AND STIPENDS
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APPENDIX F – EVALUATION RECORDS
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APPENDIX G – GRIEVANCE FORM
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APPENDIX H – TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
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PREAMBLE

This Agreement, entered into by and between the Board of Education of Hazlet Township, New Jersey, hereinafter called the "Board" and the Hazlet Township Education Association, hereinafter called the "Association."

WITNESSETH:

WHEREAS, the Board and the Association recognize and declare that providing a quality education for the children of the Hazlet School District is their mutual aim and that the character of such education depends in part upon the quality and morale of the teaching service, and
WHEREAS, the parties have reached certain understandings which they desire to confirm in this agreement,
In consideration of the following mutual covenants, it is hereby agreed as follows:


ARTICLE 1 - RECOGNITION

A. The Board hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiations concerning the terms and conditions of employment for the following certificated personnel employed full-time by the Board:
      Classroom Teachers
      Physical Education Teachers
      Music Teachers (Vocal)
      Music Teachers (Instrumental)
      Speech Language Pathologist
      Remedial Teachers
      Art Teachers
      Guidance Counselors
      Librarians
      Nurses
      Special Service Unit

In addition, the Board recognizes the Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiations concerning the terms and conditions of employment for secretarial and clerical employees now employed or to be employed by the Board except Executive Secretaries, work study students, and substitutes employed due to the absence of a member of the bargaining unit
B. Unless otherwise indicated, the term "Teachers" and/or "Secretaries" when used hereinafter in this Agreement, shall refer to these specific employees. The term "employee" shall refer to both teachers and secretaries represented by the Association in the negotiating unit as defined in Section A. References to male employees shall include female employees.

ARTICLE 2 - NEGOTIATION PROCEDURES

A. The parties agree to enter into collective negotiations over a successor Agreement in accordance with Chapter l23, Public Laws l975 in a good faith effort to reach agreement on all agreed upon matters concerning the terms and conditions of employment. Such negotiations shall begin no later than October l of the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which this Agreement expires. The date may be extended by mutual agreement. Any Agreement so negotiated shall apply to all employees as hereinbefore defined, be reduced to writing, be signed by the Board, and the Association, and be adopted by the Board and the Association.
B. During negotiations, the Board and the Association shall present relevant data, exchange points of view and make proposals and counter-proposals. The Board shall make available to the Association for inspection all pertinent records, data, and information of the Hazlet School District which are a matter of public record. Upon adoption, the Board shall provide the Association with a complete budget for the next fiscal year under the same terms and conditions as they are available to the general public.
C. Neither party in any negotiations shall have any control over the selection of the negotiating representative of the other party. The parties mutually pledge that, subject to applicable law their representatives shall be clothed with all necessary power and authority to make proposals, consider proposals, and make counter-proposals in the course of negotiations.
              D. l. Representatives of the Board and the Association's Negotiating committee shall meet at the request of either party for the purpose of reviewing the administration of the Agreement and to resolve problems that may arise. These meetings are not intended to bypass the grievance procedure.
              2. Each party shall submit to the other, at least three (3) days prior to the meeting, an agenda covering matters they wish to discuss.
              3. All meetings between the parties shall be regularly scheduled, whenever possible to take place when the teachers involved are free from assigned instructional responsibilities, unless otherwise agreed.
              4. Should the Board and the Association mutually agree to negotiate an amendment to this agreement, the amendment shall be reduced to writing, be signed by the Board and the Association, and be adopted by the Board and the Association.
              5. In the event that a successor agreement to this Agreement is not reached before June 30, 2022, employees shall not receive their incremental salary increases upon the expiration of this Agreement.
E. The Board agrees not to negotiate concerning said employees in the negotiating unit as defined in Article l of this Agreement, with any organization other than the Association for the duration of this Agreement.
F. This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties on all matters which were or could have been the subject of negotiation. 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 time they negotiated or executed this Agreement.
G. 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.

ARTICLE 3 - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

A. DEFINITIONS
              l. A "grievance" is a claim which must be filed within fifteen (l5) working days after the occurrence of an event or condition which affects the welfare and/or terms and conditions of employment or involving an employee or group of employees in the matter of the interpretation, meaning or application of any of the provisions of this Agreement.
          2. An "aggrieved person" is the person or persons making claim.
              3. A "party in interest" is the person or persons the claim and/or any person who might be required to take action or against whom action might be taken in order to resolve the claim.

B. PURPOSE
              l. 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 the welfare or terms and conditions of employment of employees. Both parties agree that these proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at any level of procedure.
              2. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as limiting the right of any employee having a grievance to discuss the matter informally with any appropriate member of the administration, and having the grievance adjusted without intervention of the Association, provided the adjustment is not inconsistent with terms of this Agreement, and that the Association has been given the opportunity to be present at such adjustment and to state its views with the consent of the aggrieved person.
      C. PROCEDURE
              l. Since it is important that a grievance be processed as rapidly as possible, the number of days indicated at each level should be considered as a maximum and every effort should be made to expedite the process. The time limits specified may, however, be extended by mutual agreement.
              2. In the event a grievance is filed at such time that it cannot be processed through all the steps in this grievance procedure by the end of the school year, and if left unresolved until the beginning of the following year, could result in irreparable harm to a party in interest, the time limits set forth herein shall be reduced, where practicable, so that the grievance procedure may be exhausted to the end of the school year or as soon thereafter as is practicable.
          3. Level One
                  a. An employee with a grievance at this level shall first discuss it with his principal or immediate superior, either directly or through a representative of the Association or he may be accompanied by any other representative of the Association or he may be accompanied by any other representative of the employee's choice.
                  b. In a situation where the immediate superior is a department head (chairperson) or his equal and the grievance cannot be satisfactorily resolved at this level within three (3) school days of its presentation, the grievance shall be presented to the building principal in writing. The principal shall render a decision in writing within five (5) days of its presentation.
          4. Level Two
                  If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of his grievance at level one, or if no satisfactory decision has been rendered within eight (8) school days after presentation of the grievance, he may file a grievance in writing with the Chairperson of the Association's Committee on Professional Rights and Responsibilities (hereinafter referred to as the PR & R Committee) within five (5) school days after the decision at Level One or twelve (l2) school days after the grievance was presented, whichever is sooner. Within five (5) school days after receiving the written grievance, the Chairperson of the PR & R Committee or the aggrieved may refer it to the Superintendent of Schools.
          5. Level Three
                  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 delivered to the Superintendent, he shall, within fifteen (15) school days after the grievance was delivered to the Superintendent, whichever is sooner, request in writing that the Chairperson of the PR & R Committee submit his grievance to the Board of Education. The PR & R Committee may submit the grievance to the Board of Education within fifteen (15) school days after receipt of the request. Failure to move the grievance to the Board of Education level within 15 calendar days, shall result in the grievance being abandoned. The Board shall respond within twenty (20) calendar days. Failure of the Board of Education to respond within the aforesaid twenty (20) calendar days, shall at the option of the PR & R Committee, advance the grievance to the arbitration level.
          6. Level Four
                  a. If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the decision at Level Three, the party may within ten (10) calendar days request in writing to the PR & R Committee that arbitration procedure be initiated. Such request may be made by the PR & R Committee within twenty (20) calendar days. If no request is made, the grievance shall be deemed abandoned.
                  b. The parties may designate a mutually acceptable arbitrator or within twenty (20) school days after such written notice of submission to arbitration, a request for a list of arbitrators shall be made to the Public Employment Relations Commission in the selection of an arbitrator.
                  c. The arbitrator so selected shall confer with the representatives of the Board and the PR & R Committee and hold a hearing promptly and shall issue his recommendation not later than twenty (20) days from the date of the close of the hearings, or, if oral hearings have been waived, then from the date the final statements and proofs in writing on issues are submitted to him. The arbitrator's recommendation shall be in writing and shall set forth his findings of fact, reasoning, and conclusions on the issues submitted. The arbitrator shall be without power or authority to make any recommendations which require the commission of an act prohibited by law or which is violative of the terms of this Agreement. Arbitration shall not be permitted of any grievance involving the non-renewal of a non-tenured employee. The recommendations of the arbitrator shall be submitted to the Board and the Association and shall be binding on the parties.
                  d. The costs for the services of the arbitrator shall be borne equally by the Board and the Association. Any other expenses shall be paid by the party incurring same.
D. RIGHT OF EMPLOYEE TO REPRESENTATION
      1. Any aggrieved person may be represented at all stages of the grievance procedure by himself, or by a representative of his own choice, or at his option by a representative selected or approved by the Association. When an employee is not represented by the Association, the Association shall have the right to be present and state such views as are relevant to the application or interpretation of this contract at all stages of the grievance procedure.
      2. No reprisals of any kind shall be taken by the Board or by any member of the Administration against any party in interest, any building representative, any member of the PR & R Committee or any other participant in the grievance procedure by reason of such participation.
E. MISCELLANEOUS
      1. If, in the judgment of the PR & R Committee, a grievance affects a group or class of employees, the PR & R Committee may submit such grievance in writing, to the Superintendent directly and the process of such grievance shall be commenced at Level Two. The PR & R Committee may process such a grievance through all levels of the grievance procedure even though the aggrieved person does not wish to do so.
      2. Decisions rendered at Level One which are unsatisfactory to the aggrieved person and all decisions rendered at Levels Two and Three of the grievance procedure shall be in writing setting forth the decisions and the reasons therefore and shall be transmitted promptly to all parties interested and the Chairperson of the PR & R Committee. Decisions rendered at Level Four shall be in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section C, paragraph 6 (C) of this article.
      3. All documents, communications and records dealing with the processing of a grievance shall be kept on file.
      4. Forms for filing grievances, serving notice, taking appeals, making reports and recommendations and other necessary documents shall be prepared jointly by the Superintendent and the Association and given appropriate distribution so as to facilitate operation of the grievance procedure.
      5. All meetings and hearings under this procedure shall not be conducted in public and shall include only such parties in interest and their designated or selected representatives, heretofore referred to in this Article.
ARTICLE 4 - EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

A. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1, et seq., the Board hereby agrees that every employee of the Board shall have the right freely to organize, join and support the Association and its affiliates, as identified elsewhere herein for the purpose of engaging in collective negotiations and/or other concerted activities for mutual aid and protection. As a duly elected body exercising governmental power under the law of the State of New Jersey, the Board undertakes and agrees that it shall not directly or indirectly discourage or deprive or coerce any employee in the enjoyment of any rights conferred by N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1, et seq., or other laws of New Jersey or the Constitutions of New Jersey and the United States; that it shall 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 and its affiliates, as identified elsewhere herein, collective negotiations with the Board, or his institution of any grievance, complaint or proceeding under this Agreement or otherwise with respect to any terms or conditions of employment.
B. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny or restrict to any employee such rights as he may have under New Jersey School Laws, or other applicable laws and regulations. The rights granted to employees hereunder shall be deemed to be in addition to those provided under applicable law.
C. No teacher shall be disciplined, reprimanded, reduced in rank or compensation, without just cause. Any such action by the Board, or any agent or representative thereof, shall be subject to the grievance procedure herein set forth.
D. Whenever any employee is required to appear for a formal hearing before the Superintendent, Board or any committee or member thereof concerning any matter which could adversely affect the continuation of that employee in his office, position or employment or the salary of any increments pertaining thereof, he shall be given prior notice through the Superintendent of the reasons for such meeting or interview and shall be entitled to have a representative of the Association present to advise him and represent him during such meeting or interview.
E. No employee shall be prevented from wearing pins or other identification of membership in the Association and its affiliates as identified elsewhere herein.
F. The teacher shall have the right and responsibility to determine grades and other evaluations of students within the grading policies of the Hazlet School District based upon his professional judgment of available criteria pertinent to any given subject area or activity to which he is responsible. No grade or evaluation shall be changed without consultation with the teacher.
ARTICLE 5 - ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

A. The Board agrees to furnish to the Association in response to reasonable requests from time to time all available information concerning the financial resources of the district, including but not limited to: annual financial reports and audits, register of certified personnel, tentative budgets, agendas and minutes of all Board meetings, census data and, upon authorization, names and addresses of all teachers, and such other information that shall assist the Association in developing intelligent, accurate, informed and constructive programs on behalf of the teachers and their students, together with information which may be necessary for the Association to process any grievance or complaint.
B. Whenever, with the approval of the Superintendent, an employee who represents the Association or any employee covered by the contract is scheduled by the parties to participate during working hours in negotiations, grievance proceedings, conferences, or meetings, he shall suffer no loss in pay.
C. Representatives of the Association, N.J.E.A. and M.C.E.A., shall, with the approval of the Superintendent or his designee, be permitted to transact official Association business on school property at all reasonable times, provided that this shall not interfere with or interrupt normal school operations.
D. The Association and its representative shall have the right to use school buildings for meetings upon recommendation of the Principal and with the approval of the Board Secretary in accordance with established Board Policy and conditions for the use of school buildings after school hours, provided, however, that the principal shall have the right to waive the advance notice requirement.
E. The Association shall, with advance approval of the Principal, have the right to use certain school equipment at reasonable times, when such equipment is not otherwise in use. The Association shall provide its own materials and supplies incident to such equipment use and shall be responsible for repairs in the event of damage to such equipment as a result of such use.
F. The Association shall have, in each school building, the exclusive use of a bulletin board in each faculty room.
G. The Association shall have the right to reasonable use of school mail boxes.
H. The Joint Committee for Educational Improvement shall recommend improved programs for orientation programs for new teachers. Teacher representatives on this Committee shall be designated by the Association.
I. The bargaining and related rights of the Association and its representatives 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, and both parties shall be entitled to rely on this exclusive representation, with the sole exception of the use of building space through the application of normal Board Policy.
J. The Association may request released time for meetings when it relates to or promotes the general welfare of the Educational System. The final decision rests with the Superintendent upon consultations with the Administrative Staff and Board of Education.
K. The Board shall provide up to five (5) periods per week of released time to the president of the Association or his designee to perform his functions as Association representative in the enforcement of this Agreement. Said time shall be in addition to regularly scheduled preparation time and lunch period as provided in this Agreement.
L. Copies of this Agreement shall be distributed in electronic format. Upon settlement of the agreement, the District shall provide the Association with ten (10) hard copies of the finalized agreement.



ARTICLE 6 - TEACHING HOURS AND TEACHING LOAD

A. The Board and the Association recognize and agree that the teachers' responsibility to their students and their profession generally entails the performance of duties and the expenditure of time beyond the normal working day, but that the teachers are entitled to regular time and work schedules on which they can rely in the ordinary course and which will be fairly and evenly maintained to the extent possible throughout the school system except in emergencies, and without prejudice to voluntary professional service above and beyond contract requirements.
B. Teachers may leave the building without requesting permission during their scheduled duty-free lunch periods.
C. The notice and agenda for any meetings shall be given to the teachers involved at least three (3) days prior to the meeting except in an emergency. Teachers shall have the opportunity to suggest items for the agenda.
D. The length of the teacher workday shall be seven (7) hours and ten (10) minutes for all employees in grades 9-12 and seven (7) hours and five (5) minutes for employees in grades Pre K–8. Employees in grades 9-12 may work a block schedule which would total to two-hundred and fifty (250) minutes of instructional time per day. Employees in grades 7-8 may work a block schedule which would total to two-hundred and forty five (245) minutes of instructional time per day.
E. Classroom teachers shall, where feasible, in addition to their lunch period, have a daily preparation time during which they shall not be assigned to any other duties. Classroom elementary teachers will receive a total of five (5) preparatory periods per week. Elementary special teachers will receive an additional preparatory period bringing them to a total of five (5) preparatory periods per week provided that such scheduling does not require the Board of Education to hire additional staff.
F. Middle School teachers of grades 7 and 8 shall be given five (5) full preparation periods per week. Those Middle School teachers who cannot be scheduled for five (5) preparation periods shall be prospectively reimbursed at their hourly rate of pay.
G. All teachers shall be required to attend two (2) evening Parent Teacher conferences as assigned by the Administration and the last school day before Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation will be an early dismissal day. On the days of the Parent Teacher Conferences, early dismissal from school shall be observed.
H. All teachers shall be required to attend their assigned schools Back to School Night once each school year.
I. All teachers shall be required to attend twenty (20) one hour after-school meetings annually, which shall begin no later than ten (10) minutes after the conclusion of the teacher’s workday. Two (2) of the twenty (20) hours shall be used towards completing the mandatory training requirements in the fall. The remaining eighteen (18) hours of professional development will be utilized for faculty/staff meetings, building-based initiatives, vertical and horizontal articulation, and teacher-driven professional learning activities. The agendas for these meetings will be developed with input from the building based leadership teams.
Additionally all teachers shall complete two (2) hours of online professional development, these trainings will be conducted similar to those provided by ASCD and the state mandatory trainings. Appropriate and approved workshops in the employees’ area of certification and expertise may be used in lieu of this two (2) hour requirement. Association members who voluntarily attend the 8th grade Open House at Raritan High School or the 6th Grade Open House at Hazlet Middle School will not be required to fulfill the two (2) hours online professional development for compensation for their attendance at the Open House.
J. All certified staff members must maintain an accurate and up to date website, which includes at a minimum; contact information, assignments, notification of class tests and quizzes, and student resources. Staff members will respond to all communication prior to the end of the following school day; employees will make the best effort to respond the same day when possible.
K. Teachers must maintain an online grade book through the District’s provided student software database. Attendance must be posted on a daily basis. Homework and typical assignments are encouraged to be posted within two school days but must be posted within four school days. Test and quizzes shall be posted within five school days. Larger assignments must be posted within ten school days. Extenuating circumstances may exist; it is the responsibility of the employee to request an extension of time from their building principal. Depending on the situation the principal may extend the required timelines. All decisions of the principal shall be final.
L. The Raritan High School band teacher at his/her sole discretion, may have an earlier start time allowing students to take band class prior to the start of the normal school day. The teacher will teach a total of five periods. It is further understood and agreed that the decision, to teach earlier, of the band teacher as noted above, is not precedent setting on any other unit members. The actual schedule change must be agreed to by the Superintendent and the Association.
M. The start of the high school graduation will be 4:00PM. High school staff are expected to work a 2.5-hour shift at the direction of the building principal and be present for the duration of the commencement exercise. High School staff will be given an early dismissal on the day before graduation.

ARTICLE 6A - SECRETARIAL AND CLERICAL
HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME

A. The normal work week shall be from Monday to Friday, both inclusive, and shall be comprised of five (5) days of seven consecutive hours each, exclusive of lunch period, which shall be of one hour continuous duration as assigned by Supervisor.
B. The first hour of work performed beyond the normal work hours in any one day shall be compensated for at the straight time hourly rate. Work performed in excess of eight (8) hours per day or on Saturday shall be considered overtime and compensated for at time and one-half or one and one-half (l-l/2) the straight time hourly rate.
C. Any work required to be performed on Sunday, shall be considered overtime and compensated for at two (2) times the regular rate of pay.
D. In the event any secretarial or clerical employee is called back to work after the conclusion of that employee's normal assigned work schedule, the employee will be entitled to a minimum of four (4) hours pay at one and one half (l-l/2) times that employee's regular rate of pay.



ARTICLE 7 - CLASS SIZE

The number of students to be taught in a particular class is determined in part by the adequacy of the physical facilities and the nature of the course offered. It is realized that class sizes suggested by the New Jersey State Department of Education represent desirable goals. When the size of the class in relation to the size of the room exceeds a reasonable number, the Superintendent of Schools upon recommendation of the building Principal may request of the Board relief in some form, such as a teacher aide or paraprofessional.
ARTICLE 8 - EMPLOYMENT

A. The Board agrees to make every effort to hire only fully certified teachers holding standard certificates issued by the New Jersey State Board of Examiners for every regular teaching assignment.
B. Each employee shall be placed on his proper step of the salary schedule as of the beginning of each school year.
C. The Board through its delegate, the Superintendent of Schools, shall retain full discretion pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to negotiate with all new association employees in the District their initial salary guide placement with respect to the amount, if any, of salary guide credit which the Board may determine to grant to new employees for previous private and/or public school district teaching experience.
D. The Board shall make every effort to notify teachers of their contract and salary status for the ensuing year no later than May 15.
E. Probationary Period for New Secretarial and
Clerical Employees -
The first sixty (60) days of employment for all new secretarial and clerical employees will be considered a probationary period for purposes of this agreement. During the aforementioned probationary period, the Board may discharge such employee for any reason whatsoever. An employee discharged during such probationary period shall not have recourse to the grievance procedure as set forth in this Agreement. The Board shall have no responsibility for the re-employment of newly engaged probationary employees if they are dismissed during the probationary period.

ARTICLE 9 – SALARIES

A. The salaries of all employees covered by this Agreement are set forth in Appendices A, B, C, D and e which are attached hereto and made a part hereof. Teachers' salaries shall be subject to the provisions of Article l4, C.
B. Teachers
              l. Teachers employed on a ten (l0) month basis shall be paid in twenty (20) equal semi-monthly installments.
              2. When a pay day falls on or during a school holiday vacation or weekend, every effort shall be made to distribute pay checks on the last previous working day.
              3. Every effort shall be made to distribute teachers' final checks and the pay schedule for the following year on the last working day in June, providing all normal administrative requirements have been fulfilled by the teacher.
              4. The salary of teachers who are employed under contract for less than a full year shall be computed by first dividing the annual salary by the number of days for the school year listed in Article l8, Section B to determine a daily rate and then multiplying the daily rate by the number of days covered by the contract.
C. All employees shall have direct deposit.
D. Effective July 1, 2011, the District will maintain all payroll information electronically, pay stubs will no longer be distributed. Employees will have the ability to access their information online at any time.
E. All final coaching stipend payments shall not be paid until there is the submission of a completed year-end report form, which must be approved by the Athletic Director of the District.
F. The Board of Education at its sole discretion, may apply what is commonly referred to as breakage to modify and add additional monies only to the salary guides with the express understanding that the parties must mutually agree to any modified guides proffered by the Board or the Association.
G. Salary increases for certified staff will be increased 3.40% and 3.31% per the attached schedule guides.
H. Salary increases for secretarial staff will be increased 3.90% and 3.81% per the attached schedule.
I. Salary increases for co-curricular salaries increased 2.00% and 2.00% to reflect current titles for positions.
J. Longevity payment for secretaries shall be earned as follows:
    20 years or more of service – a onetime monetary “bonus” of $1,500
    25 years or more of service – a onetime monetary “bonus” of $1,750
    30 years or more of service – a onetime monetary “bonus” of $2,500

Payments shall be made on July 15th following the year of achieving the threshold Employees eligible for bonus effective 7/1/16 shall receive the payment equal to the highest amount paid.
K. Staff members who attain perfect attendance, defined as using no sick days for the prior school calendar year, shall be awarded the following awards:

YEARS
1$25 gift card
2$50 gift card
3$100 gift card
4$150 gift card
5$200 gift card
6$250 gift card
7$250 gift card
8$250 gift card
9$250 gift card
10$350 gift card
11+$500 gift card

ARTICLE 10 - SICK LEAVE

A. Sick leave is hereby defined to mean the absence from his or her post of duty of any employee because of personal disability due to illness, or exclusion from school by any authorized medical authority on account of a contagious disease.
B. By September l5th of each year, every employee is to receive a notice which tells how many sick days they have accumulated.
C. Teacher Sick Leave. All teachers employed shall be entitled to twelve (l2) sick leave days each year as of the first day of said school year whether or not they report for duty on that day. Teachers who are hired after the school year begins shall be entitled to a pro-rated portion of the twelve (12) sick leave days. Unused sick leave days shall be accumulated from year to year with no maximum limit.
      D. Secretarial/Clerical Sick Leave.
              l. All twelve (l2) month secretarial/clerical employees in the Bargaining Unit on staff as of June 30, l985 shall be entitled to fourteen (l4) days paid sick leave and the same shall be cumulative from year to year.
              2. All secretarial/clerical employees in the Bargaining Unit hired on or after July l, l985 shall be entitled to twelve (l2) days paid sick leave and those days shall be prorated. The same shall be cumulative from year to year.
              3. During the first year of employment new secretarial/clerical employees may use unearned sick leave days up to the maximum that would be earned in the first year of employment provided:
              a. At least one sick leave day has already been earned.
                  b. The illness is one where absence is required for a consecutive number of days.
                  c. The employee returns to work within enough time to earn the number of sick leave days that have been used.
      E. Retirement/Sick Leave.
              1. Upon retirement only, a secretarial/ clerical employee shall be entitled to be paid $40.00 per day for any accumulated sick leave days, to a maximum of $8,000. Upon retirement only, a teacher shall be entitled to be paid $65.00 per day for any accumulated sick leave days, to a maximum of $13,500. Notification for retirement must be submitted to the Board of Education on or before December 1 of the school year prior to the date of retirement, so the funds can be budgeted and paid during the school year of retirement, or payment shall be deferred until July of the following school year.
ARTICLE 11 - TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE

A. Personal Leave. As of the beginning of the school year, employees shall be entitled to a maximum of four (4) days per year for personal leave, other than emergency cases regarding personal days, requests shall reach the Superintendent’s office at least seven days in advance of the day(s) requested. Unused days shall accumulate as sick leave days pursuant to Article 10.
              1. Absence with pay may be permitted by the Superintendent under the personal leave provision for employee attendance at court because of a subpoena; or for marriage of a member of the immediate family as defined under Paragraph B below.
              2. Whenever a teacher is absent to visit other schools or teachers for professional observation, attending a school meeting, conference or convention, full salary shall be paid provided the absence is approved by the Superintendent, who will submit approval along with request for payment of a substitute to the Board Secretary.
              3. Absence with pay may be allowed by the Superintendent for transactions involving a legal instrument (deed, mortgage, property title, etc.) or a court order. This absence shall be charged against the four (4) days as set forth above. The Superintendent's advance approval will be required.
              4. Absence with pay may be allowed by the Superintendent for personal business. Such absence shall be charged against the four (4) days as set forth in Paragraph A above. Advance approval will be required.
              5. Employees will be permitted to observe religious holidays without loss of salary. The absence shall be charged against the four (4) days as set forth above.
              6. One personal day before or after a holiday shall be granted, however, more than one day before or after a holiday may only be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent.
              7. Other leaves of absence with or without pay may be granted by the Board for good reason.
              8. No reasonable request for personal time shall be denied consistent with the procedures set forth under Article 11.
B. Bereavement Leave. Employees shall be entitled to bereavement leave of up to four (4) days from the date of death per occurrence for the death of any member of the immediate family, including an employee's spouse, child, father, mother, sister, brother, grandparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and other members of the immediate household.
              1. Employees may be absent from school duties without loss of pay for a period of one day for the death of others not defined above. Employee shall provide at least 24 hours notification to the Superintendent or his designee, except in cases of emergencies. Employee shall also identify the person by name and relationship, i.e., John Smith, friend.
C. Leaves taken pursuant to Sections A & B above shall be in addition to any sick leave which the employee is entitled.
D. Jury Duty Leave - Secretarial and clerical employees who are called for jury duty shall be paid full base salary by the Board.
E. Paternity Leave – Employees may be absent from school duties without loss of pay up to three (3) days for paternity/spousal leave due to birth or adoption of a child.
ARTICLE 12 - EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE FOR TEACHERS

A. Maternity
              l. A leave of absence will be granted, with pay, utilizing sick days for maternity reasons for up to six weeks before the birth of a child and up to eight weeks after the birth of a child with the appropriate medical documentation. A leave of absence will be granted without pay, for maternity reasons to any regularly employed female teaching staff member upon written request for such leave and certification of pregnancy by the employee's physician.
              2. The leave may start when the teacher deems it advisable and extend for the remainder of the current school year. In the case of a tenure teacher said leave may include the following school year if the request for an extension is made by April l of the current year. The teacher must notify the Superintendent of her desire to return by April l of the year prior to her return.
              3. In the case of non-tenure teacher the maternity shall not extend beyond the contract in which said leave was granted.
              4. There is no compensation for maternity leave and no experience credit on the salary schedule granted for the period of maternity leave.
              5. Any teacher granted maternity leave without pay according to the provisions of this section may at her discretion elect to substitute all or any part of her accumulated sick leave in lieu thereof and receive full pay and benefits for the same upon notification to the Superintendent in advance of her leave.
              6. No teacher on maternity leave shall, on the basis of said leave, be denied the opportunity to substitute in the Hazlet School District in the area of her certification or competence after the birth of her child.
B. Other leaves of absence without pay may be granted by the Board for good reason.
C. All requests for extensions or renewals of leaves shall be applied for in writing. Approval or disapproval of such a request shall be applied for in writing.
D. Previously accumulated unused leave days will be returned to all returning teachers who were away on Board approved leaves of absence.
ARTICLE 13 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

A. This agreement constitutes Board and Association policy for the terms of said Agreement, and the parties shall carry out the commitments contained herein and give them full force and effect.
B. If any provision of this Agreement or any application this Agreement to any employee or group of employees is held to be contrary to law in a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision or application shall not be deemed valid and subsisting, except to the extent permitted by law, but all other provisions or applications shall continue in full force and effect.
C. Any individual contract between the Board and individual employee, 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. Accordingly, each individual employee contract shall reflect the terms of this provision.
D. Whenever any notice is required to be given by either of the parties of this Agreement to the other, pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, either party shall do so by letter at the following addresses:
              l. If by Association, to Board, at the Office of the Board Secretary, Hazlet, New Jersey.
              2. In the event school is not in session, if by Board, to Association, then the address is the home of its President;
              3. In the event school is in session, if by Board, to Association, then the address of the school building where Association President is assigned.

ARTICLE 14 - TEACHER EVALUATION

A. Principals are to keep all teachers informed as to whether or not the kind of service they are rendering
is satisfactory in terms of the standards of the school district.
B. Teachers shall be evaluated only by persons certified by the New Jersey State Board of Examiners to supervise instruction.
C. A Summative Evaluation for every teacher is to be forwarded to the Superintendent by the respective Principal. A request for an extension of time regarding an individual's evaluation may be made by the Superintendent. Each Principal shall discuss the final evaluation with the individual teacher after the evaluation of an individual is completed. Every effort will be made to notify individual teachers of their employee status by the end of April. The status may be one of the following:
    Recommended for continued employment.
    Recommended for continued employment, but will not return.
    Recommended for placement on a Corrective Action Plan. (one or more domains are ineffective, two or more domains are partially effective; or the overall rating is ineffective or partially effective.)
    Recommended for dismissal/Non-renewal. (The teacher has failed to make progress on a Corrective Action Plan, or the teacher consistently performs below the established standards, or in a manner than is inconsistent with the school’s mission and goals.)
    Other (please fill in text box below.)
      1. Tenured Teachers: In most cases, the teachers should be notified of their final evaluation by June. The observation which constitutes the major factor upon which final evaluations are based, should be completed for tenured teachers at least two (2) times a year.
      2. Non-Tenured Teachers: In most cases, teachers should be notified of their final evaluation by May 15. The observation which constitutes the major factor upon which final evaluations are based, should be completed for non-tenured teachers at least three (3) times a year.
    D. The Board of Education reserves unto itself the right to withhold for inefficiency, or other good cause, in the performance of any assignment, the employment increment or the adjustment increment of any person listed on any salary guide in any year of employment by a recorded roll call majority vote of the full membership of the Board of Education. If an increment is withheld, it shall be the duty of the Board of Education to give written notice of such action together with the reasons therefore, to the person concerned within ten (l0) days after such action is taken. The employee shall thereafter have such rights of appeal as are expressed in this Agreement and in the laws set forth by the State of New Jersey; N.J.S.A. l8A:29-l4.
    E. Evaluation reports shall be issued in the name of the immediate superior based upon a compilation of reports and observations by any or all supervisory personnel who come into contact with the teacher in a supervisory capacity. Such reports shall be addressed to the teacher and shall be written in a narrative form. Evaluation reports shall include, when pertinent:
                l. Strengths of the teacher as evidenced during the period since the previous report.
                2. Weaknesses of the teacher as evidenced during the period since the previous report and suggestions as to the measures which the teacher should take to improve his performance.
    F. A teacher shall have the right, upon request, to review the contents of his/her personnel file and to receive at Board expense copies of documents contained therein. A teacher shall have the right to have a representative of the Association accompany him/her during such review.
    G. No material derogatory to a teacher's conduct, service, character or personality shall be placed in his/her personnel file unless the teacher has had an opportunity to review such materials. The teacher shall acknowledge that he/she has had the opportunity to review such material by affixing his/her signature to the copy to be filed with the express understanding such signature is in no way indicative of his/her agreement with the contents thereof. The teacher shall have the right to submit a written answer or challenge the validity of such derogatory material. The answer or validity challenge shall be reviewed by the Superintendent or his designee and attached to the file copy of material in question.
    H. Although the Board agrees to protect the confidentiality of personal references, academic credentials and other similar documents, it shall not establish any separate personnel file which is not available to the teacher for inspection.
    I. No evaluation, report of conduct or other such instrument shall be based on information not available to the teacher in written form with the source of such information clearly indicated, as set forth in this provision.

    ARTICLE 15 - TEACHER PROMOTION POLICY

    A. When a vacancy occurs in the school district, a job description and other details, such as requirements in the area of certification, length of contract, salary, where and how to apply and any other pertinent information shall be posted in each school office as well as on each teachers' room bulletin board.
                l. Posting of such vacancies shall occur, when possible, at least fifteen (15) school days before the final date when applications must be submitted. In the event of a second or any subsequent posting, no more than ten (10) days will be necessary and may remain open until the position is filled.
    B. Those who qualify are interviewed by either or both the Principal and Superintendent, or his delegated agent.
            l. A list of appointments shall be posted in all schools.

    ARTICLE 15-A - SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL
    PROMOTION AND VACANCY POLICY

    A. If new jobs are created within the secretarial/clerical units subject to this agreement or if such vacancies occur in a higher rated position or if such promotions are to be made, and if two or more secretarial/clerical employees deter-mined equally qualified by the Board apply for such position, seniority shall be the determining factor in the selection of employees to fill such positions before any new employees are hired.
    B. The Board agrees to post a notice of such new job, vacancy or promotion on the bulletin board for a minimum period of five (5) working days. Such notice shall contain a description of the job, the rate, cutoff date for applications, and when the job will be available. Anyone subject to this agreement in order to be considered shall so indicate in writing to the Supervisor posting the notice.
    C. In the event an employee covered under agreement is selected to fill such position, the employee and the H.T.E.A. shall be notified in writing of the employee's acceptance by the Board within three (3) days of such acceptance.
    D. Any secretarial/clerical employee subject to this agreement selected to fill a new position or promotion to a position, of which is subject to this agreement, shall be granted a trial period of up to sixty (60) days. If it shall be determined by the Board during the said trial period that the promoted employee is for any reason not qualified to discharge the duties of the position to which he or she was promoted, the employee shall resume his or her former position or a position equivalent thereto. During the trial period the employee shall receive no increase in salary by reason of the promotion but shall, if accepted in the new position, receive such an increase in salary retroactive to the commencement date of the trial period. However, if the employee has equivalent experience in this district and has previously performed the specific higher rated position, such employee shall receive the higher rate immediately.

    ARTICLE 16 - PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM

    The Board and the Association mutually agree that there exists certain personal and academic freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution the United States and the laws of the State of New Jersey.

    ARTICLE 17 - SABBATICAL LEAVES FOR TEACHERS

    A. The Superintendent may recommend sabbatical leave of absence of one (l) school year or one-half (1/2) school year for a teacher for study, or for travel of demonstrable benefit to the School District, and the Board may grant such leave at its sole discretion subject to the following conditions:
                l. Sabbatical leaves may be granted to a maximum of one percent (1%) of the teachers at any one time.
                2. Requests for sabbatical leaves must be received by the Superintendent, no later than April 1, and action must be taken on all such requests no later than June 1, of the school year proceeding the school year for which the sabbatical leave is requested.
                3. The teacher has completed at least seven (7) full school years of service in the Hazlet School District.
                4. A teacher on sabbatical leave shall be paid by the Board at fifty percent (50%) of the salary rate which he would have received if he would have remained for the year.
                5. Upon return from sabbatical leave, a teacher shall be placed on the salary schedule at the level which he would have achieved had he remained actively employed in the system during the period of his absence.
                6. A teacher applying for such leave shall agree in writing to return to the School District for a period of two (2) years. The Board shall have the right to secure such agreement by Security Bond and the Board shall pay the premium of the Security Bond.
    ARTICLE 18 - SCHOOL CALENDAR

    A. The Board agrees that the Association has the right of consultation in the preparation of the school calendar. A representative of the Association shall meet with the Superintendent of Schools when the school calendar is being prepared to offer suggestions as to its make-up.
    B. The teachers work year shall consist of 184 days.
    C. Notwithstanding section "B" above, the Board may, in its discretion, schedule a “new teacher orientation day”, to be held before the beginning of the school year. This orientation day may be scheduled at the convenience of the Board and may be scheduled on or before September 1 of the upcoming school year.
    D. The Board agrees to publish and promulgate the school calendar prior to the issuance of the individual teachers contract for the next year.
    E. Holidays (Secretarial/Clerical Employees Only)
                l. All holidays as indicated on the school calendar shall be observed by the secretarial/clerical employees with pay. In addition, July 4th and Labor Day shall be observed holidays for all 12 month employees.
                2. In order to be eligible for Holiday Pay, an employee must work on the scheduled workday immediately preceding and following the holiday, unless sick or reasonably excused, and in the case of illness, a doctor's note may be required.

    F. Vacations (Secretarial/Clerical Employees Only)
                l. During the first year of employment, secretarial/clerical employees shall receive a pro-rated vacation period as follows: six (6) months, service as of July l equals one (l) week. Thereafter, the following schedule shall apply:
                Services as of July 1Earned Vacation
                1 year10 days
                5 years15 days
                10 years21 days
                2. Completed years of service shall be calculated from July 1st of any year. Persons who join the unit prior to January 1st of any year shall be considered to have completed a year of service on the following July 1st, persons who join the unit between January 1st and June 30th of any year shall be deemed to have one year's completed service on July 1st of the following year for purposes of this section.
                3. Employees must take vacations to which they are entitled within the year following the year in which it was earned. Vacations can neither be accumulated nor go back beyond that year.
                4. All employees shall take their earned vacation on a schedule as approved by their supervisor and the Superintendent of Schools.

    ARTICLE 19A - HEALTH-CARE INSURANCE PROTECTION
              A. Medical/Prescription – Effective October 1, 2020 Employees shall be enrolled in the School Employee’s Health Benefit Plan, N.J. Direct 15 (SEHBP) or its equivalent. In addition to the co-pays required in the current coverage plans, all employees shall make contributions towards health insurance premiums, through payroll deductions, in the amount prescribed by current law in each year of this Agreement. Any employee, who wishes greater health, prescription or dental coverage, may purchase the plan or coverage via payroll deduction.
                B. For employees that move to the following plans, the District will provide stipends of:
                      Direct 20/30 Plan – The employee will receive a stipend equal to 20% of the savings.
                      Direct 0 Plan – The employee will receive a stipend equal to 40% of the savings.
                    Stipends to be paid on December 15th and June 15th.
                C. Effective October 1, 2020, all new full time non-tenured contractual employees shall be enrolled in the School Employee’s Health Benefit Plan, N.J. Direct 0 Plan (SEHBP) or its equivalent. Once tenured all full time employees shall be eligible for benefits under section A and B.
                  D. Contribution to Health Insurance Costs – Pursuant to Chapter 78 of Public Law 2011 effective June 28, 2011 - in addition to the co-pays required in the current coverage plans, all employees shall contribute towards health insurance premiums, through payroll deductions.
                    E. If there are modifications to Chapter 78 by the State of New Jersey, both parties agree to discuss the changes.

          ARTICLE 19B - DENTAL INSURANCE PROTECTION

          The Board shall provide the dental insurance protection designated below. The Board shall pay the full premium for individual or full family coverage (subject to the conditions and limitations herein) for each employee. It is also understood that the dental insurance protection plan pays only 50% of covered services and it is the responsibility of the individual employee to pay the other 50% of the cost of the services.
                  1. Provisions of the dental-care insurance program shall be detailed in master policies and contracts agreed upon by the Board and Association.
              2. The dental insurance carrier shall be Delta.
                  3. The Board shall provide each employee a description of the dental-care insurance coverage provided under this ARTICLE which shall include a clear description of conditions and limits of coverage as listed above.
                  4. The total cost to the Board of Education for the dental insurance protection plan shall not exceed the rates in effect on June 30, 2022, in accordance the Board's obligations for payment as set forth above.
          ARTICLE 19C – SECTION 125 – CAFETERIA PLAN

          The Board shall establish a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. Employees that waive their family health care and prescription insurance coverage shall be paid $4,000 per year, employees that waive their two-adult health care and prescription insurance coverage shall be paid $3,000 per year. Employees shall have a right to opt out/in of Section 125 Plan each year by following these procedures. Requests for a waiver/inclusion must be submitted on or before May 1, in the school year prior to the waiver/inclusion. Payments for the waiver shall be made in two equal installments on December 15th and June 15th of the school year for which coverage is waived.
          ARTICLE 20 - SPECIALISTS

          The Board and the Association recognize the fact that an adequate number of competent specialists are essential to the operation of an effective educational program. Every effort will be made to employ qualified specialists.
          ARTICLE 21 - EMPLOYEE ASSIGNMENTS

          A. Notification
          All teachers shall be given written notice of their class and/or subject assignments, and building assignments for the forthcoming year not later than June 1. In the event changes are necessary after June 1, the teacher(s) shall be notified as soon as possible.
          B. Assignment Criteria
          In order to assure that pupils are taught by teachers working within their areas of competence, contracted teachers shall only be assigned to teach in areas for which they hold a standard teaching certificate issued by the New Jersey State Board of Examiners.
          C. Traveling Employees
                  1. Schedules
                          It shall be understood that traveling employees not have their lunch periods jeopardized by inter-school travel.
                  2. Expenses
                          Employees who are required to use their own automobiles in the performance of their duties shall be reimbursed for such travel at the rate of thirty-one (31 cents) per mile.
          ARTICLE 22 - RESERVE MILITARY LEAVE

          Employees obligated to serve in Military Reserve Corps or National Guard Units shall follow the procedure outline below when applying for leaves:
          A. Sixty (60) days prior to E.T.A. at the training center for duty, a copy of letter addressed to the Military Reserve or National Guard Board of the respective service and duty area requesting deferment of training duty shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools.
          B. The Superintendent shall submit, upon receipt of said letter, a letter to the same military board substantiating the request for the said deferment.
          C. Should the deferment not be granted, the Superintendent shall make a request at the next succeeding Board of Education meeting that a Military Leave of Absence be granted to said employee in order to fulfill the employee's obligation.
          D. Employees called for active reserve duty shall suffer no loss of pay or benefits for such periods, except as provided in Paragraph E.
          E. Any employee who joins a Reserve Unit that requires an initial training period - the Board will not pay the employee for any part of this training period.

          ARTICLE 23 - TEACHER VOLUNTARY TRANSFERS AND REASSIGNMENTS

          A. Notification of Vacancies
                  1. Date - As soon as he becomes aware of them, the Superintendent shall deliver to the Association, and post in all school buildings, a list of the known vacancies which shall occur during the following year.
                  2. Filing requests - Teachers who desire a change in grade and/or subject assignment or who desire to transfer to another building may file a written statement of such desire with the Superintendent. Such statement shall include the grade and/or subject to which the teacher desires to be assigned and the school or schools to which he desires to be transferred, in order of preference. Such requests for transfers and reassignments for the following year shall be submitted within fifteen (15) calendar days of the posting.
          ARTICLE 24 - TEACHER INVOLUNTARY TRANSFERS
          AND REASSIGNMENTS
              A. Notice
          Notice of an involuntary transfer or reassignment shall be given to teachers as soon as practicable, and except in cases of emergency not later than thirty (30) days prior to said transfer.
              B. Meeting and Appeal
          An involuntary transfer or reassignment shall be made only after a meeting between the teacher and the Superintendent or his designate, at which time the teacher shall be notified of the reason therefore. In the event that a teacher objects to the transfer or reassignment at this meeting, upon the request of the teacher, the Superintendent shall meet with him. The teacher may, at his option, have an Association representative present at such meeting.
          C. Involuntary transfers may be made at any time by the Superintendent when in his best judgment the instructional objectives and best interest of the school district will be served thereby, provided the procedural provisions of this Article are adhered to.
          D. In the event that a teacher objects to the transfer or reassignment and upon written request of the teacher, the Superintendent shall meet with the teacher. The teacher may have an Association representative present at such meeting.
          ARTICLE 25 - PROFESSIONAL LIAISON COMMITTEE

          A. Purpose
          The purpose of the Committee shall be to strengthen the educational program through recommendation, research, implementation, and evaluation by the Superintendent and the Association to best meet the needs of the students, the schools, and the community. The Committee may consider, but not be limited to, advising the Superintendent and the Association on such matters as curriculum improvements, teaching techniques, instructional organizational patterns, experimentation, extracurricular programs, in-service training and staff development, pupil testing and evaluation, philosophy and educational goals of the district, teacher recruitment, research, educational specifications for buildings, and other related matters regarding the effective operation of the Hazlet School District.

          B. Membership
          The Committee shall consist of one representative from each elementary school; two representatives from the high school, appointed by the Association and the Superintendent of Schools.

          C. Meetings
          The Committee shall meet at least once each month or when, so recommended by the Superintendent or the Association.
          ARTICLE 26 - COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

          Procedural Requirement
          Any complaints regarding a teacher made to any member of the administration by a parent, student, or other person which are used in the evaluation of the teacher in any manner, shall be brought to the teacher's attention. The teacher shall have the right to be represented by the Association and/or its designated representative at any meetings or conferences regarding such complaint. Complaints based on hearsay or received from anonymous sources shall summarily be disregarded.
          ARTICLE 27 - MAINTENANCE OF DISCIPLINE & CONTROL OF THE CLASSROOM

          A. When in the judgment of a teacher, a student requires the attention of the Principal or other administrative authority and/or specialist, he shall go to his immediate superior and inform him of such needed attention. The Principal or immediate superior shall as soon as possible hold a conference among himself, the teacher, and an appropriate specialist to discuss the problem and to decide upon the appropriate steps for its resolution.
          B. When in the judgment of a teacher, a student is by his behavior seriously disrupting the instructional program to the detriment of other students, the teacher may exclude the student from the classroom and refer him to the Principal. In such cases the Principal shall arrange as soon as possible, and under normal circumstances not later than the conclusion of the following school day, a conference among himself, the teacher and possibly an appropriate specialist to discuss the problem and to decide upon appropriate steps for its resolution. Such resolution may include consultation with the teacher, the principal, and other appropriate professional and/or lay persons, including the student's parents and/or guardians.
          ARTICLE 28 - PROTECTION OF TEACHERS, STUDENTS, & PROPERTY

          A. Teachers shall not be required to work under unsafe or hazardous conditions or to perform tasks which endanger their health, safety or well-being.
          B. When an individual or group of individuals have reason to consider a condition related to their employment as being hazardous and/or unsafe, an immediate report of such condition or conditions shall be made to the building Principal. The building Principal shall submit to the Superintendent a report of said complaint along with recommendation to resolve the problem.
              C. Reasonable Force
          As specified in 18A:6-1, a teacher may, within the scope of his employment, use and apply such amount of force as is reasonable and necessary to quell a disturbance threatening physical injury to others; to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects upon the person or within the control of the pupil; for the purpose of self-defense; and for the protection of persons or property.
              D. Indemnity of Officers and Employees Against
          Civil Action 18:16-6
          Whenever any civil action has been or shall be brought against any person holding any office, position or employment under the jurisdiction of any Board of Education, including any student teacher for act or omission arising out of and in the course of the performance of the duties of such office, position, employment or student teaching, the Board shall defray all costs of defending such action, including reasonable counsel fees and expenses, together with costs of appeal, if any, and shall save harmless and protect such person from any financial loss resulting therefrom; and said Board may arrange for and maintain appropriate insurance to cover all such damages, losses, and expenses.
              E. Indemnity of Officers and Employees in Certain Criminal Actions 18A:16-6.1
          Should any criminal action be instituted against any such person for any such act or omission and should such proceeding be dismissed or result in a final disposition in favor of such person, the Board of Education shall reimburse him for the cost of defending such proceeding, including reasonable counsel fees and expenses of the original hearing or trial and all appeals.
                      1. Teachers shall immediately report to their principal, or other immediate supervisor, cases of assault suffered by them in connection with their employment.
                      2. Such notification shall be immediately forwarded to the Superintendent who shall comply with any reasonable request from the teacher for information in the possession of the Superintendent relating to the incident or the persons involved.
                      3. The Board shall reimburse teachers for reasonable cost of any clothing or other personal property damaged or destroyed as a result of an assault suffered by a teacher while the teacher was acting in the discharge of his duties within the scope of his employment. (The above shall hold true only if the teacher is not otherwise covered by personal insurance or Workmen's Compensation.)
                      4. In the event of any disorder or disruption in the regular school program the Board, the Administration and Staff shall act in accordance with Board policy in effect at the time of the disruption.
                      5. When absence arises out of or from such assault or injury, the teacher shall be entitled to full salary and other benefits for the period of such absence but shall not forfeit any sick leave or personal leave as provided under the Workmen's Compensation Act.
                      6. The Board shall reimburse a teacher for the cost of medical, surgical or hospital services incurred as the result of any injury sustained in the course of his employment.
                      7. Benefits derived under this or subsequent Agreements shall continue beyond the period of any Workmen's Compensation until the complete recovery of any teacher when absence arises out of or from assault or injury, but shall be consistent with N.J.S.A. 18A:30-2.1.

          ARTICLE 29 - BOOKS AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL
          MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

          Petty Cash
          A petty cash fund shall be established in each building for use in purchasing incidental supplies for classroom instructional use. Expenditures from this fund shall be at the discretion of the teacher. The teacher shall be reimbursed upon presentation of a paid receipt for such expenditures to the Principal, provided it does not exceed thirty (30) dollars per school year.

          ARTICLE 30 - TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL PROCEDURE,
          NON-TENURE

          A. Notification of Status
                  l. Date - On or before May 15 of each year, the Board shall give to each non-tenure teacher continuously employed since the preceding September 30 either:
                      a. A written offer of a contract for employment for the next succeeding year providing for at least the same terms and conditions of employment but with such increases in salary as may be required by law or policies of the Board of Education, or:
                  b. A written notice that such employment will not be offered.
                  2. Reasons - Any non-tenure teacher who receives a notice of non-employment may within fifteen (l5) calendar days thereafter, in writing, request a statement of reasons for such non-employment from the Superintendent, which statement shall be given to the teacher in writing within thirty (30) days after receipt of such request.
                  3. Informal Appearance - Any non-tenure teacher who has received such notice of non-employment and statement of reasons shall be entitled to an informal appearance before the Board provided a written request for an informal appearance is received in the office of the Secretary of the Board within ten (10) calendar days after receipt by the teacher of the statement of reasons. Such an informal appearance shall be scheduled within thirty (30) days from receipt of the Board's statement of reasons.
                  4. Board Determination - The Board shall issue its written determination as to the employment or non-employment of said non-tenure teacher for the next succeeding school year within three (3) days after the completion of the informal appearance.

          B. Notification of Intention to Return
          If the teacher desires to accept such employment, he or she shall notify the Board of such acceptance, in writing on or before June l, in which event such employment shall continue as provided for herein. In default of such notice the Board shall not be required to continue the employment of the teacher.

          ARTICLE 30A - SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL WORK FORCE REDUCTION

          A. The Board agrees that it will not engage any new secretarial/clerical employees unless all of the employees presently employed are working the scheduled hours noted in this agreement.
          B. In the reduction or restoration of the working force, the rule to be followed shall be the length of service with the Board by category (secretary, clerk), except that in force reduction, the person in each category to be laid off shall have the option to bump a person in any category provided the person bumping has greater seniority and has performed in that position previously. That person so bumped is then entitled to bump the person with the lesser seniority in any category provided they have served in that position so on down the line. The employee with the least seniority in each category shall be laid off first and in rehiring, the same principle shall apply; the last employee laid off shall be the first to be rehired. The provisions of this Article shall be subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A.
          C. The employees involved in such lay-off shall receive seventy-two (72) hours notice in writing prior to any lay-off, and a copy shall be given to the H.T.E.A. Representative.

          ARTICLE 31 - DEDUCTION FROM SALARY

          A. The Board agrees to deduct from the salaries of its employees dues for the Hazlet Township Education Association, the Monmouth County Education Association, the New Jersey Education Association and the National Education Association, as said employees individually and voluntarily authorize the Board to deduct. Such deductions shall be made in compliance with Chapter 310. Public Laws of 1967 (N.J.S.A. 52:14-15.9e) and under rules established by the State Department of Education. Said monies together with records of any corrections shall be transmitted to the treasurer of the Hazlet Township Education Association by the 15th of each month following the monthly pay period in which deductions were made. The Association treasurer shall disburse such monies to the appropriate association or associations. Employee authorizations shall be in writing utilizing the form provided by the NJEA.






          ARTICLE 32 - NON-ASSOCIATION PAYROLL REPRESENTATION
          FEE DEDUCTION

          A. If an employee does not become a member of the Association prior to the commencement of a contract year (i.e. from July l to the following June 30) 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 contract 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. The fee is not to cover excluded union activities for which payment is not required, i.e. partisan activities, political activities or causes, or ideological positions only incidentally related to terms and conditions of employment, and/or any and all benefits available only to members of the majority representative.
              B. Amount of Fee
                      l. Notification - On or before August 1, 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 own members for the coming year. A representation fee to be paid by the non-members will be determined by the Association in accordance with the law.
                      2. Legal Maximum - In order to adequately offset the per capita cost of services rendered by the Association as majority representative, the Association will certify to the Board prior to the start of each contract year the amount of the representation fee to be assessed calculated on an amount equal to the regular membership dues, initial fees and assessments charged by the Association to its own members and that it does not include any amount of dues, fees and assessments that are expended (l) for partisan, political or ideological activities or causes that are only incidentally related to terms and conditions of employment or (2) applied toward the cost of benefits available only to members of the majority representative. The actual representation fee shall be set at no more than 85% of the amount of membership dues, initiation fees and assessments as above defined.

          C. Deduction and Transmission Fee
                      l. Notification - Once during the contract year covered in whole or in part of this Agreement, the Association will submit to the Board a list of those employees who have not become members of the Association for the then current contract year. The Board will deduct from the salaries of such employees, in accordance with paragraph (2) below, the representation fee and promptly transmit the amount so deducted to the Association.
                      2. Payroll Deduction Schedule - The Board will deduct the representation fee in equal installments, as nearly as possible, from the pay checks paid to each employee on the aforesaid list during the remainder of the contract year in question. The deductions will begin with first pay check paid.
                          a. Twenty (20) days after receipt of the aforesaid list by the Board.
                          b. Forty-five (45) days after the employee actually commences his or her duties of employment in a bargaining unit position unless the employee previously served in a bargaining unit position and continued in the employ of the Board in a non-bargaining unit position or was on a lay-off, in which event the deductions will begin with the first pay check paid twenty (20) days after the resumption of the employee's employment in the bargaining unit position, whichever is later.
                      3. Termination of Employment - If an employee who is required to pay a representation fee terminates his or her employment with the Board before the Association has received the full amount of the representation fee to which it is entitled under this Article, the employee shall not be required to pay the entire year's representation fee but rather shall pay a pro-rata share of the representation fee in a percentage equal to the number of days employed divided by the number of work days in the contract year. In the event that the pro-rata share is more than the amount which has been deducted at the time of the employee's termination, the Board will deduct the unpaid portion of the fee from the last pay check paid to said employee during the contract year in question, provided that the Board is required to deduct the unpaid portion of union dues from the last pay check paid to union members during the contract year in question.
                      4. Mechanics - Except as otherwise provided in this Article, the mechanics for the deduction of representation fees and the transmission of such fees to the Association will, as nearly as possible, be the same as those used for the deduction and transmission of regular membership dues to the Association.
                      5. Changes - The Association will notify the Board in writing of any changes in the list provided for in paragraph (l) above and/or the amount of the representation fee, and such changes will be reflected in any deductions made more than twenty (20) days after the Board receives said notice.
                      6. New Employees - On or about the last day of each month, beginning with the month the Agreement becomes effective, the Board will submit to the Association, a list of all employees who commenced performing their duties of employment in a bargaining unit position during the preceding thirty (30) day period. The list will include names, job titles and dates of commencement of employment for all such employees. New employees shall pay a prorata share of the representation fee for the contract year in an amount equal to the percentage of the days employed divided by the total number of work days in the contract year.
                      7. Demand and Return - The Association shall establish and maintain at all times a demand and return system as provided by N.J.S.A. 34:13-A-5.5(c) and 5.6, and membership in the Association shall be available to all employees in the unit on an equal basis at all times. The Association shall provide evidence of the existence of this system to the Board and to all non-union members before any deductions are made. In the event the Association fails to maintain such a system, or if membership is not so available, the employer shall immediately cease making said deductions.
                      8. Indemnification and Hold Harmless Provision - The Association shall indemnify and hold the Board harmless against any and all claims, demands, suits and other forms of liability, including liability for reasonable counsel fees and other legal costs and expenses that may arise out of, or by reason of any action taken or not taken by the Board, in conformance with this provision.
                      9. Effective Date - The effective date for the commencement of the agency shop agreement for representation fees shall be the l983/1984 school year. In no event shall any representation fee be deducted by the Board, or transmitted to the Association, for any portion of any preceding school year.

















          ARTICLE 33 - DURATION OF AGREEMENT

          This agreement shall be effective as of ______ and shall continue in full force and effect for a period of two years to June 30, 2022 midnight, subject to the Association's right to negotiate over a successor Agreement as provided in Article 2. This Agreement shall not be extended orally and it is expressly understood that it shall expire on the date indicated.

          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused these presents to be signed by their duly authorized officers as of this day of , 2020.



          FOR THE BOARD FOR THE ASSOCIATION


          ____________________________________ ________________________________
          Victor J. Iannello, Jr. President Kathleen Gotay, President



          ____________________________________ ______________________________
          Christopher J. Mullins, Board Secretary/ Treasurer
          School Business Administrator





















          APPENDIX A
          2020-2021 TEACHER SALARIES
          Step
          BA
          BA+20
          MA
          MA+15
          MA+30
          1
          54,000
          54,800
          56,550
          58,000
          59,000
          2
          54,750
          55,550
          57,300
          58,750
          59,750
          3
          55,000
          55,800
          57,550
          59,000
          60,000
          4
          56,000
          56,800
          58,550
          60,000
          61,000
          5
          57,000
          57,800
          59,550
          61,000
          62,000
          6
          58,000
          58,800
          60,550
          62,000
          63,000
          7
          60,000
          60,800
          62,550
          64,000
          65,000
          8
          62,000
          62,800
          64,550
          66,000
          67,000
          9
          63,500
          64,300
          66,050
          67,500
          68,500
          10
          65,000
          65,800
          67,550
          69,000
          70,000
          11
          67,000
          67,800
          69,550
          71,000
          72,000
          12
          71,000
          71,800
          73,550
          75,000
          76,000
          13
          76,500
          77,300
          79,050
          80,500
          81,500
          14
          78,500
          79,300
          81,050
          82,500
          83,500
          15
          80,000
          80,800
          82,550
          84,000
          85,000
          16
          85,000
          85,800
          87,550
          89,000
          90,000
          17
          90,500
          91,300
          93,050
          94,500
          95,500
          18
          94,000
          94,800
          96,550
          98,000
          99,000
          19
          96,000
          96,800
          98,550
          100,000
          101,000
          20
          98,000
          98,800
          100,550
          102,000
          103,000
























              BA Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate and/or Bachelor’s Degree.
              BA+20 Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate, a Bachelor’s Degree and 20 graduate credits beyond a Bachelor’s Degree.
          MA Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate and a Master’s Degree.
              MA+15 Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate, a Master’s Degree and 15 graduate credits beyond a Master’s Degree.
              MA+30 Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate, a Master’s Degree and 30 graduate credits beyond a Master’s Degree.

          The guides reflect a movement of one step each contractual year, unless the Board of Education determines to withhold a salary increment of an individual(s) employee(s). The number representing the step does not necessarily reflect the years of experience for an employee.


          APPENDIX B
          2021-2022 TEACHER SALARIES
          Step
          BA
          BA+20
          MA
          MA+15
          MA+30
          1
          54,500
          55,300
          57,050
          58,600
          59,650
          2
          55,500
          56,300
          58,050
          59,600
          60,650
          3
          56,500
          57,300
          59,050
          60,600
          61,650
          4
          57,000
          57,800
          59,550
          61,100
          62,150
          5
          58,000
          58,800
          60,550
          62,100
          63,150
          6
          59,000
          59,800
          61,550
          63,100
          64,150
          7
          60,000
          60,800
          62,550
          64,100
          65,150
          8
          62,500
          63,300
          65,050
          66,600
          67,650
          9
          64,500
          65,300
          67,050
          68,600
          69,650
          10
          66,500
          67,300
          69,050
          70,600
          71,650
          11
          68,000
          68,800
          70,550
          72,100
          73,150
          12
          71,000
          71,800
          73,550
          75,100
          76,150
          13
          75,000
          75,800
          77,550
          79,100
          80,150
          14
          79,500
          80,300
          82,050
          83,600
          84,650
          15
          81,500
          82,300
          84,050
          85,600
          86,650
          16
          83,000
          83,800
          85,550
          87,100
          88,150
          17
          87,750
          88,550
          90,300
          91,850
          92,900
          18
          93,000
          93,800
          95,550
          97,100
          98,150
          19
          96,000
          96,800
          98,550
          100,100
          101,150
          20
          98,000
          98,800
          100,550
          102,100
          103,150
























              BA Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate and/or Bachelor’s Degree.
              BA+20 Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate, a Bachelor’s Degree and 20 graduate credits beyond a Bachelor’s Degree.
          MA Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate and a Master’s Degree.
              MA+15 Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate, a Master’s Degree and 15 graduate credits beyond a Master’s Degree.
              MA+30 Applies to teachers holding a standard certificate, a Master’s Degree and 30 graduate credits beyond a Master’s Degree.

          The guides reflect a movement of one step each contractual year, unless the Board of Education determines to withhold a salary increment of an individual(s) employee(s). The number representing the step does not necessarily reflect the years of experience for an employee.



          APPENDIX C

          2020-2021 SECRETARY SALARIES

          STEP SALARY
          1 38,415
          2 38,719
          3 39,112
          4 39,448
          5 39,785
          6 40,232
          7 40,793
          8 41,464
          9 42,439
          10 43,685
          11 45,133
          12 46,902
          13 48,894
          14 51,080
          15 53,489
          16 56,124























          APPENDIX D

          2021-2022 SECRETARY SALARIES


          STEP SALARY
          1 39,480
          2 39,784
          3 40,177
          4 40,513
          5 40,850
          6 41,297
          7 41,858
          8 42,529
          9 43,504
          10 44,750
          11 46,198
          12 47,976
          13 49,959
          14 52,145
          15 54,554
          16 57,189





















          APPENDIX E

          CO-CURRICULAR GUIDES AND STIPENDS
          RARITAN HIGH SCHOOL
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION, RHS
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          AFTER SCHOOL LIBRARY PROCTOR, RHS
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          ATHLETIC TRAINING CLUB ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,726.00
          $2,781.00
          BAND DIRECTOR, RHS
          $8,126.00
          $8,289.00
          BAND DIRECTOR ASSISTANT, RHS
          $6,127.00
          $6,270.00
          COLOR GUARD ADVISOR, RHS (formerly Band Front End Advisor)
          $6,147.00
          $6,270.00
          BOWLING CLUB ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,413.00
          $2,461.00
          CHESS CLUB ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,402.00
          $2,450.00
          CREDIT RESTORATION PROCTOR, RHS
          $37.00 PH
          $38.00 PH
          CULINARY CLUB ADVISOR, RHS
          $1,479.00
          $1,509.00
          DANCE TROUPE ADVISOR, RHS
          $6,785.00
          $6,921.00
          DRAMA CLUB ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,754.00
          $2,809.00
          ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,498.00
          $2,548.00
          FRESHMAN CLASS ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,391.00
          $2,439.00
          GAME CLUB
          $1,389.00
          $1,417.00
          GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,498.00
          $2,548.00
          GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS CLUB ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,498.00
          $2,548.00
          GUIDANCE ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE, RHS
          $1,419.00
          $1,447.00
          HEALTH OCCUPATION STUDENTS OF AMERICA ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,778.00
          $2,834.00
          INTERACT CLUB ADVISOR – RHS
          $2,498.00
          $2,548.00
          JAZZ BAND ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,486.00
          $2,536.00
          JUNIOR CLASS ADVISOR, RHS
          $3,491.00
          $3,561.00
          KEY CLUB ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,498.00
          $2,548.00
          LITERARY MAGAZINE CLUB ADVISOR, RHS
          $1,479.00
          $1,509.00
          MATH LEAGUE ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,515.00
          $2,565.00
          NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,444.00
          $2,493.00
          ODYSSEY OF THE MIND, RHS
          $2,778.00
          $2,834.00
          PALS ADVISOR, RHS
          $745.00
          $760.00
          PLAY DIRECTOR, FALL, RHS (formerly Fall Class Play Director)
          $2,511.00
          $2,561.00
          PLAY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, FALL, RHS (formerly Fall Play Technical Director)
          $2,510.00
          $2,560.00
          PLAY DIRECTOR, SPRING, RHS (formerly All-School Production Director)
          $6,783.00
          $6,919.00
          PLAY CHOREOGRAPHER, SPRING, RHS (formerly All-School Production Choreographer)
          $2,089.00
          $2,131.00
          PLAY MUSIC DIRECTOR, SPRING, RHS (formerly All-School Production Music Director)
          $2,481.00
          $2,531.00
          PLAY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, SPRING, RHS (formerly All-School Technical Director)
          $2,522.00
          $2,572.00
          PLAY TICKET TAKER, RHS (formerly All-School Ticket Taker)
          $368.00
          $375.00
          PEER MEDIATION/CONFLICT RESOLUTION ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,754.00
          $2,809.00
          ROCKET LIFE LINE ADVISOR, RHS (formerly TIGS)
          $2,089.00
          $2,131.00
          SADD ADVISOR, RHS
          $1,441.00
          $1,470.00
          SCIENCE LEAGUE ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,515.00
          $2,565.00
          SENIOR CLASS ADVISOR, RHS
          $4,546.00
          $4,637.00
          SOPHOMORE CLASS ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,698.00
          $2,752.00
          SPECIAL OLYMPICS ADVISOR, RHS
          $3,150.00
          $3,213.00
          SPIRIT SHOP ADVISOR, RHS
          $1,697.00
          $1,731.00
          STEM CLUB
          $1,389.00
          $1,417.00
          STUDENT COUNCIL ADVISOR, RHS
          $6,733.00
          $6,868.00
          SUMMER GUIDANCE SCHEDULING, RHS
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          TECHNICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATE ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,498.00
          $2,548.00
          WORLD LANGUAGE ADVISOR, RHS
          $2,608.00
          $2,660.00
          YEARBOOK ADVISOR, RHS
          $8,224.00
          $8,388.00
          HAZLET MIDDLE SCHOOL
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION, HMS
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          DRAMA CLUB ADVISOR, HMS
          $1,497.00
          $1,527.00
          DROPS OF RAINE, HMS
          $946.00
          $965.00
          GARDEN CLUB ADVISOR, HMS
          $1,389.00
          $1,417.00
          GIRLS WHO CODE ADVISOR, HMS
          $1,389.00
          $1,417.00
          MATH CLUB ADVISOR, HMS
          $252.00
          $257.00
          NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY ADVISOR, HMS
          $1,497.00
          $1,527.00
          NATURAL HELPERS ADVISOR, HMS
          $1,475.00
          $1,505.00
          NEWSPAPER ADVISOR, HMS
          $2,459.00
          $2,508.00
          ODYSSEY OF THE MIND, HMS
          $2,778.00
          $2,834.00
          ROBOTICS COMPETITION CLUB, HMS
          $1,497.00
          $1,527.00
          STUDENT COUNCIL ADVISOR, HMS
          $2,716.00
          $2,770.00
          SUMMER GUIDANCE SCHEDULING, HMS
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          TRACK CLUB ADVISOR, HMS
          $1,576.00
          $1,608.00
          YEARBOOK ADVISOR, HMS
          $2,757.00
          $2,812.00
          BEERS STREET SCHOOL
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          ADMINISTRATIVE AIDES, BSS
          $1,419.00
          $1,447.00
          FLEX TIME, BSS (formerly Before and After Care)
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          COMMUNITY CLUB, BSS
          $946.00
          $965.00
          DRAMA CLUB ADVISOR, BSS
          $1,497.00
          $1,527.00
          ODYSSEY OF THE MIND, BSS
          $2,778.00
          $2,834.00
          READING CLUB, BSS
          $946.00
          $965.00
          YEARBOOK CLUB, BSS
          $946.00
          $965.00
          COVE ROAD SCHOOL
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          ADMINISTRATIVE AIDES, CRS
          $1,419.00
          $1,447.00
          FLEX TIME, CRS (formerly Before and After Care)
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          DRAMA CLUB ADVISOR, CRS
          $1,497.00
          $1,527.00
          FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ADVISOR, CRS
          $2,778.00
          $2,834.00
          GLEE CLUB ADVISOR, CRS
          $946.00
          $965.00
          ODYSSEY OF THE MIND, CRS
          $2,778.00
          $2,834.00
          READING CLUB, CRS
          $946.00
          $965.00
          YEARBOOK CLUB, CRS
          $946.00
          $965.00
          LILLIAN DRIVE SCHOOL
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE, LDS
          $1,419.00
          $1,447.00
          FLEX TIME, LDS (formerly Before and After Care)
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          MIDDLE ROAD SCHOOL
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE, MRS
          $1,419.00
          $1,447.00
          FLEX TIME, MRS (formerly Before and After Care)
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          RARITAN VALLEY SCHOOL
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE, RVS
          $1,419.00
          $1,447.00
          FLEX TIME, RVS (formerly Before and After Care)
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          SYCAMORE DRIVE ECLC
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE, SD ECLC
          $1,419.00
          $1,447.00
          DISTRICT WIDE POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          VIDEO PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
          $6,120.00
          $6,242.00
          AFTER SCHOOL TUTOR (formerly HSPA, NJASK, SAT Tutors)
          $37.00 PH
          $38.00 PH
          CURRICULUM WRITING
          $34.00 PH
          $35.00 PH
          HOME INSTRUCTION
          $49.00 PH
          $50.00 PH
          MASTER TEACHER INNOVATION LAB
          $37.00 PH
          $38.00 PH
          SUMMER SCHOOL – TEACHER//NURSE
          $37.00 PH
          $38.00 PH
          SUMMER SCHOOL – CST/BEHAVIORIST/SPEECH/OT/PTHourly Rate based on Individual Salary
          RHS SUPPLEMENTAL ATHLETIC POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          ATHLETIC SITE MANAGER, RHS
          $109.00
          $111.00
          ATHLETIC SITE MANAGER, RHS – OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS
          $36.00 PH
          $37.00 PH
          ATHLETIC TRAINER, RHS
          $4,108.00
          $4,190.00
          CAMERAPERSON, RHS
          $105.00
          $107.00
          CROWD CONTROL/ANNOUNCER, RHS
          $51.00
          $52.00
          INDOOR TICKET MANAGER, RHS (formerly Wrestling/Basketball Ticket Manager)
          $89.00
          $91.00
          OUTDOOR TICKET MANAGER, RHS (formerly Football Ticket Manager)
          $98.00
          $100.00
          SCOREBOARD OPERATORS, RHS
          Varsity – Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball
          $49.00
          $50.00
          Football/JV Frosh Wrestling/Soccer/Field Hockey/JV Frosh Basketball
          $43.00
          $44.00
          TICKET SELLER, RHS (formerly Football/Wrestling/Basketball Ticket Seller)
          $41.00
          $42.00
          TICKET TAKER, RHS (formerly Football/Wrestling/Basketball Ticket Taker)
          $41.00
          $42.00
          HMS SUPPLEMENTAL ATHLETIC POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          ATHLETIC SITE MANAGER, HMS
          $98.00
          $100.00
          CROWD CONTROL, HMS (formerly Basketball Crowd Control)
          $43.00
          $44.00
          SCOREBOARD OPERATORS, HMS (formerly Basketball Scoreboard)
          $43.00
          $44.00
          ALL YEAR RHS COACHING POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          WEIGHT ROOM COACH, RHS
          $28.00 PH
          $29.00 PH
          FALL RHS COACHING POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          CHEERLEADING HEAD COACH , RHS
          $4,479.00
          $4,568.00
          CHEERLEADING ASSISTANT COACH , RHS
          $3,462.00
          $3,531.00
          CROSS COUNTRY HEAD COACH, BOYS, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          CROSS COUNTRY HEAD COACH, GIRLS, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          FIELD HOCKEY HEAD COACH , RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          FIELD HOCKEY ASSISTANT COACH, RHS (3)
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          FOOTBALL HEAD COACH, RHS
          $9,554.00
          $9,745.00
          FOOTBALL ASSISTANT COACH, (6)
          $7,497.00
          $7,647.00
          SOCCER HEAD COACH, BOYS, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          SOCCER ASSISTANT COACH, BOYS, RHS (2)
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          SOCCER HEAD COACH, GIRLS, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          SOCCER ASSISTANT COACH, GIRLS, RHS
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          TENNIS HEAD COACH, GIRLS, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          TENNIS ASSISTANT COACH, GIRLS, RHS
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          VOLLEYBALL HEAD COACH, GIRLS, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          VOLLEYBALL ASSISTANT COACH, GIRLS, RHS (2)
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          FALL HMS COACHING POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          CROSS COUNTRY COACH, BOYS, HMS
          $3,509.00
          $3,579.00
          CROSS COUNTRY COACH, GIRLS, HMS
          $3,509.00
          $3,579.00
          FIELD HOCKEY COACH, HMS
          $3,516.00
          $3,586.00
          SOCCER COACH, BOYS, HMS
          $3,516.00
          $3,586.00
          SOCCER COACH, GIRLS, HMS
          $3,516.00
          $3,586.00
          WINTER RHS COACHING POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          BASKETBALL HEAD COACH, BOYS, RHS
          $9,554.00
          $9,745.00
          BASKETBALL ASSISTANT COACH , BOYS, RHS (2)
          $7,497.00
          $7,647.00
          BASKETBALL HEAD COACH, GIRLS, RHS
          $9,554.00
          $9,745.00
          BASKETBALL ASSISTANT COACH, GIRLS, RHS (2)
          $7,497.00
          $7,647.00
          CHEERLEADING HEAD COACH, RHS
          $4,479.00
          $4,568.00
          CHEERLEADING ASSISTANT COACH, RHS
          $3,462.00
          $3,531.00
          INDOOR TRACK HEAD COACH, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          INDOOR TRACK ASSIST. COACH, RHS (2)
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          SWIMMING HEAD COACH, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          SWIMMING ASSISTANT COACH, RHS
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          WRESTLING HEAD COACH, RHS
          $9,554.00
          $9,745.00
          WRESTLING ASSISTANT COACH, RHS (3)
          $7,497.00
          $7,647.00
          WINTER HMS COACHING POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          BASKETBALL COACH, BOYS, HMS
          $4,046.00
          $4,127.00
          BASKETBALL COACH, GIRLS, HMS
          $4,046.00
          $4,127.00
          CHEERLEADING COACH, HMS
          $2,562.00
          $2,613.00
          WRESTLING COACH, HMS
          $4,046.00
          $4,127.00
          SPRING RHS COACHING POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          BASEBALL HEAD COACH, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          BASEBALL ASSISTANT COACH, RHS (2)
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          SOFTBALL HEAD COACH, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          SOFTBALL ASSISTANT COACH, RHS (2)
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          TENNIS HEAD COACH, BOYS, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          TENNIS ASSISTANT COACH, BOYS, RHS
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          TRACK HEAD COACH, BOYS, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          TRACK ASSISTANT COACH, BOYS, RHS (2)
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          TRACK HEAD COACH, GIRLS, RHS
          $8,968.00
          $9,147.00
          TRACK ASSISTANT COACH, GIRLS, RHS (2)
          $6,856.00
          $6,994.00
          SPRING HMS COACHING POSITIONS
          2020-2021
          2021-2022
          BASEBALL HEAD COACH, HMS
          3,516.00
          $3,586.00
          SOFTBALL HEAD COACH, HMS
          $3,516.00
          $3,586.00



























          APPENDIX F - EVALUATION RECORD
          HAZLET TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
          HAZLET, NEW JERSEY

          EVALUATION RECORD

          TEACHER: SCHOOL: ___________
          GRADE: SCHOOL YEAR: ________

          NUMBER OF YEARS IN SYSTEM (INCLUDE CURRENT YEAR)
          Ratings: (E) Effective (or successful) (N) Needs Improvement
          Comments are optional except for N rating

          I. Classroom Performance/Management
          a. Knowledge of subject matter
          b. Skill in presenting
          c. Correct English usage
          d. Provisions for individual differences
          e. Plans and other preparations
          f. Control and discipline
          g. Record keeping
          h. Care of materials and equipment

          Comments:

          II. Professional Demeanor
          a. Cooperative/rapport with staff
          b. Cooperative/rapport with administration
          c. Communication/rapport with students
          d. Communication/rapport with parents or public

          Comments

          III. Punctuality
          a. Includes reporting on time in AM for assigned duties, teaching assignments,
          staff meetings, etc.

          Comments





          ATTENDANCE
          Sick __________
          Personal __________
          Professional Development __________
          Bereavement

          IV. PDP Performance (comments required)


          V. Additional Comments: (i.e. items of merit or commendation, appearance, attendance, pupil progress)


          VI. Recommendations: Check for April evaluation only.
          Re-employment Yes ____ No ____
          Increment Yes ____ No ____



          ________________________ ________ ____________________ _______
          Signature of Supervisor Date Signature of Principal Date


          Statement by Teacher-Form must be returned within 10 working days.
          I agree with the contents of the evaluation. ______________________

          I disagree with the contents of this evaluation for the following reasons:







          ____________________ _______
          Signature of Teacher Date


          Note: If additional space is needed, please attach separate sheet of paper.




          APPENDIX G - GRIEVANCE FORM

          Grievance Number _____________________ School Year ______________________
          ______________________________________________________________________

          Name of Grievant Assignment Date Filled
          ____________________ ______ ____________________ ________________

          Level I

          A. Date cause of grievance occurred _____________________________________

          B. 1. Statement of Grievance_________________________________
          __________________________________________________________
          __________________________________________________________
          __________________________________________________________

          2. Violates: Article ________ Section ________ Number ________

          3. Relief sought _________________________________________
          __________________________________________________________
          __________________________________________________________
          ________________________________________
          Signature of Grievant Date

          C. Disposition of Building Principal: _____________________________________
          _________________________________________________________________
          _________________________________________________________________
          _________________________________________
          Signature of Principal Date

          D. Position of Grievant: ________________________________________________
          _________________________________________________________________
          ______________ Grievance Withdrawn
          ______________ Grievance to be Pursued - Association Support
          ______________ Grievance to be Pursued - by Grievant
          __________________________________________
          Signature of Grievant Date

          E. Position of Association: ______________________________________________
          __________________________________________________________________
          __________________________________________
          Authorized Association Signature Date
          LEVEL II


          A. Date received by Superintendent of Schools ____________________________

          B. Disposition by Superintendent _______________________________________
          ________________________________________________________________
          ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________
          Signature Date

          C. Position of Grievant and/or Association _______________________________
          ________________________________________________________________
          ________________________________________________________________

          _________________________________________
          Signature Date

          LEVEL III

          A. Date received by Board of Education ___________________________________

          B. Disposition by Board of Education _____________________________________
          _________________________________________________________________
          _________________________________________________________________

          ____________________________________________
          Signature-President / Date
          Vice-President
          Board of Education

          C. Position of Grievant and/or Association __________________________________
          __________________________________________________________________________

          ____________________________________________
          Signature Date


          LEVEL IV

          A. Date submitted to Arbitration __________________________________

          B. Date List of Arbitration Requested ______________________________

          C. Date List of Arbitrators Received _______________________________

          D. Date Arbitrator Selected _______________________________________

          E. Date Arbitration Proceedings Begin ______________________________

          F. Date Arbitration Proceedings Finish ______________________________

          G. Disposition of Arbitrator and Award, If Any ________________________
          __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



          ______________________________________________________
          Signature of Arbitrator Date
















          APPENDIX H

          The Board of Education shall pay up to one-half the established rate percent by Rutgers University for approved courses taken in a teacher's present area of teaching in elementary or secondary education with a maximum allowance of twelve (12) per year including payment and advancement allowance for National Board Certification equal to nine (9) graduate credits or for National Board Recertification equal to three (3) graduate credits minus any secured grants or Federal and State subsidies toward certification. Total overall payments made pursuant to this tuition reimbursement provision shall be capped at $52,000. Reimbursement shall be made on a first come, first served basis. Payment shall be made in October of each year only if the teacher has successfully completed such approved courses and if the teacher is a member of the staff at the time. Registration and other required fees may be included for reimbursement provided the one-half Rutgers credit rate maximum is not exceeded.

          Upon request, special consideration may be given to teachers who take courses in other than the assigned area. Such courses, fully described as per college catalogue (graduate or undergraduate courses, cost per credit, number of credits, etc.) shall be presented on the prescribed form, to the building principal at least two weeks before the course is taken for his initial approval. Final approval will be made by the Superintendent. The receipt of the cost of registration must be forwarded to the Superintendent's Office as soon as possible. If the course is taken, an official transcript must be sent by the College (at the request of the teacher), to the Superintendent's Office by the end of the following September for the Board approval for reimbursement. For National Board Certification, the employee must present the following documents: copy of payment for all fees, copy of the candidate score report, and a copy of the National Board Certified Teaching Certificate. The reimbursement period extends from September 1st through August 1st. Request for placement on a new schedule (BA to BA-20, MA to MA-15, etc.) for September must be sent to the Office of the Superintendent in writing no later than the first week of August. A new contract will be issued only upon receipt of an official transcript of courses required for the change in Superintendent's Office. Employees receiving reimbursement choosing to leave the District within two years after receipt of reimbursements, must repay the reimbursement amount back to the District.

          Approval of courses in supervision and administration shall be in special cases as approved by the Superintendent of Schools.


          AGREED TO ON THE ____ DAY OF MM DD YYYY


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