Contract Between
Wallkill Valley B/E-Sussex
- and -
Wallkill Valley Supvs Assn
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07/01/2009 thru 06/30/2012

CategorySchool District

Contract Text Below





Covering the period

JULY 1, 2009


JUNE 30, 2012



I Association Rights and Privileges 2
II Supervisory Responsibilities and Teaching Load 3
III Leaves of Absence 3
IV Payment for Credits 6
V Salaries 7
VI Insurance 8
VII Grievance Procedure 9
VIII Miscellaneous 11
IX Duration 13
Ratification and Confirmation 13

Schedule A Salary Guide 2009-12

This AGREEMENT, entered into the beginning of the 2009 school year between the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF WALLKILL VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT hereinafter called the “Board” and the WALLKILL VALLEY SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION hereinafter called the “Association”.

WITNESSETH, that WHEREAS, a majority of the supervisory staff of the Wallkill Regional School System have designated the Wallkill Valley Supervisors Association as their representative for the purpose of collective negotiation in accordance with and pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 14:13A5.3, and

WHEREAS, the Association and Board have reached certain understandings which they desire to confirm to this Agreement pursuant to Chapter 123, Public Laws of 1974, as amended:




A. The Board agrees to make available to the Association, upon request, information
required by the Association in developing accurate and realistic programs. Said
information shall be in the form of existing public information and additional existing
budgetary and financial material and data. Names and addresses of new personnel shall
be made available to the Association for the purposes of mailing, informing and roster
construction. A comprehensive list of total existing personnel shall be made available
with the appropriate guide step level for the purpose of proposal calculation only.

B. Whenever any member - representative of the WVSA or any supervisor - is mutually
scheduled by both parties to participate during working hours in negotiations, grievance
proceedings, conferences or meetings, he/she shall suffer no loss in pay.

C. Representatives of the WVSA shall be permitted to transact official Association business
on school property after approval of said use by the School Superintendent and subject to
conditions and regulations as set by the Wallkill Valley Board of Education. Notification
of said intended use shall be submitted to the Superintendent at least one week prior
thereto - except in cases of an Association declared emergency - whereupon the
permission for said use shall not be unreasonably withheld.

D. The Association shall have the privilege of reasonable use of office equipment such as
typewriters, photocopiers, computers, and calculating machines, upon request, in such
locations and at such times as set by the Administration provided the Association pays for
any damage it is responsible for.

E. The Association shall have the right to purchase expendable office supplies and
other material from the Board of Education at the price paid by the Board provided the
Association pays for supplies in advance and that supplies are on hand in sufficient
quantities to meet the educational needs of the school.

F. The Association shall have the right to use the interschool mail facilities and school
mailboxes with the provision that this does not interfere with regular school business.

G. An Association representative may speak at all faculty meetings upon the request of the
representative after conclusion of the regular meeting.

H. In negotiating with other bargaining units in the district related to agency shop provision,
the Board of Education shall exempt all supervisory employees from any agency shop
claims from any unit other than one in which the supervisory employee is eligible for



A. The in-school work year for ten month employees shall not exceed 182 days, one of
which shall be the first day of school on which the students arrive later in the day.

B. The daily teaching load for a supervisor in the high school shall be a maximum of four
periods of instruction and/or duty work. Departmental supervisors who are assigned
teaching or extra duty assignments in excess of the above figure shall be compensated on
a prorated scale.

C. “Back to School Night” is a required obligation for the professional staff.

D. Effort will be made, wherever feasible, to give at least twenty four (24) hours advance
notice and an agenda, if indicated, for after school meetings except in the case of

E. On all Fridays, and the day preceding a holiday or vacation, supervisors shall be
allowed to leave at the end of the student day. The supervisors work day shall be seven
(7) hours and twenty (20) minutes.


A. Absence
Any employee who may have cause to be absent from school must give notice to the
Vice Principal on the night before such an absence, or not later than 7:30 a.m. on the
day such absence is known to the employee. Failure to comply with the above may
cause forfeit of payment of one full day’s salary. In case of a bona fide emergency, the
Superintendent may waive the forfeit.

B. Absence for Personal Illness

1. Sick leave is defined as absence from post of duty because of personal disability due
to illness or injury, or because of exclusion from school by the medical authorities on
account of a contagious disease or being quarantined for such a disease in the immediate

2. Absence for personal disability shall be allowed and shall include full pay, not to
exceed twelve (12) days, ten (10) of which are sick days and two (2) of which are
emergency days.

3. If fewer than twelve (12) sick days of allotted sick and emergency leave are taken
in any school year, then the number of days not utilized shall be accumulated without

4. Absences on sick leave shall be charged first to the days allowed for the current
school year until it is fully utilized and thereafter to the cumulative credit to the extent
of such credit is available.
5. In cases of illness extending beyond the employee’s sick leave credit, the deductions
will be made on the basis of 1/20 per day of the monthly basic salary.

6. In case of illness incurred during the school day which results in the supervisor leaving
school before 11:00 a.m., a full day will be charged, if after 11:00 a.m., a half day will
be charged.

7. Upon retirement and in accordance with the requirements of the Teachers Pension and
Annuity Fund, all present employees shall be paide the sum of $60 per day for each
unused sick day accumulated to the day of retirement. For employees hired after July 1,
1996, the rate of pay shall be $60 per day for each day unused sick days to a maximum of
$10,000. Retirement shall mean a supervisor having filed the necessary papers to effect
same with the New jersey State Teachers’ Retirement System or the Teacher’s Pension
and Annuity Fund. Notice of intent to retire shall be given to the Board by December 1
of the school year intended retirment. The employee shall be paid on the first business
day following July 1. Failure to give notice may result in delay of payment until the
following school year.

C. Absence due to death in an employee’s immediate family or household shall be allowed
with pay for the required period not to exceed five (5) school days one of which shall be
the day of death or the day of the funeral. The term “immediate family” shall include
wife, husband, children, mother, father, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister, brother.

D. Two (2) days with full pay shall be allowed in the event of the death of a grandparent and
one (1) day with pay shall be allowed in the event of the death of other non-immediate
members of the family. In both instances, one day shall be either the day of death or the
day of the funeral.

E. Four (4) days leave will be granted without loss of pay for school, legal business, house-
hold or family matters which requires the absence during school hours. This section does
not apply to the day preceding or following any vacation period. Application should be
made to the principal one week prior to the day/days requested and the applicant shall not
be required to state the reason for the absence provided the notice procedure is followed.
In case of bonafide emergency, upon application to the Superintendent, the latter may
waive the one week notice requirement. No more than two supervisors shall be granted
leave at any one time under this section without permission of the Board of Education
after application. Any fraction of a day shall be considered as a whole day’s absence.
Any or all of the four days that are not utilized in a given year will accrue to the
employee’s sick leave.

F. Professional Business
Absences to attend conferences, workshops, critiques, visitations to other schools,
conventions, shall be allowed with full pay upon approval by the Superintendent.

1. Any such leave shall be limited to three days either staggered or consecutive, during any
one school year.

2. No more than two supervisors shall be permitted to exercise the privilege as herein
provided at any one time.

3. Expenses for attendance as special convention or meetings shall be allowed a supervisor
by the Board of Education. In addition to the usual expenses to be approved by the
Superintendent, there shall be allowed travel expenses. The parties have agreed to the
mileage rate established by the IRS on July 1, 2008 ($.58 1/2 per mile). However, due to a
regulation received from the Commissioner of Education, a mileage rate of $.31 per mile
is established and shall be in effect until such time that this regulation is legally changed
through proceedings.

4. Any supervisor desiring to attend a professional convention or meeting shall apply to the
Superintendent for approval not later than ten (10) days in advance of the convention or
meeting date.

G. Absence for the purpose of marriage or to attend weddings of friends or relatives may be
allowed with the employee’s pay reduced by the cost of the substitute’s pay, upon
approval of the Superintendent.

H. Court Order
Absence from school by reason of subpoena shall be allowed with pay provided that the
subpoena is filed with the Superintendent. If a supervisor is a party to a suit, absence
from school in that connection shall be without pay, unless the Board, at its discretion,
shall determine otherwise, or if the individual is under subpoena.

I. Sabbatical Leave: The Board of Education establishes a sabbatical leave under the
following conditions:

1. Applications be forwarded, in writing, to the Board of Education by March 1 of
the year preceding the intended sabbatical. In order to be eligible, a person should
have been in the employ of Wallkill Valley and Franklin Districts (service in Franklin
prior to 1982) for fifteen years or seven (7) years at Wallkill.


2. One person per year may be selected by the Board in accordance with the
educational merit of the proposal which shall at least include: Full time study
in an accredited graduate program. (Full time is defined as twenty four (24)
credits, eighteen (18) of which must be in the person’s subject area.)

3. Compensation for the sabbatical year will be full pay for one (1) year only. The
base pay will be on the salary guide of the year when the person is on sabbatical
and payment is based on the assumption of successful completion of at least
twenty (20) graduate credits. In every respect, a sabbatical year will be treated as
a normal year of employment in terms of advancement on the salary guide.

4. The person on sabbatical must agree to return to Wallkill for a minimum of three
(3) years. An employee who leaves before three (3) years of employment following
sabbatical leave shall return that portion of the payment which is the equivalent to
the remaining time not worked, unless other mutually agreeable terms can be

5. Graduate Absences
All extended absences and other absences not otherwise specifically covered herein
shall be considered only after application therefor to the Board of Education. In granting
any leave upon special application, the Board reserves the right to impose such conditions
and terms with regard to the time period, point on the salary guide when the supervisor
returns, position upon return and other matters it deems appropriate.

K. In the event no substitute is available during an employee’s absence, deduction of
substitute’s wages shall be made in all cases where such deduction would have applied
had a substitute been employed.


A. Departmental supervisors shall be entitled to reimbursement for graduate work up to 9
credits per year in their field. The Board of Education agrees to reimburse department
supervisors at the New Jersey resident State College or State University cost of a graduate
credit as appropriate. This shall include courses in the supervisor’s subject area as well as
those in the area of curriculum development and supervision and shall include the
summer months between the effective dates of his/her contract.


B. Six (6) credits must be in the subject field in which he/she is employed or certified and a
maximum of three (3) credits may be out of his/her field. It is recommended, but not
mandatory to receive approval, that a supervisor be fully matriculated in a recognized
college program.
C. In order for reimbursement to occur, a supervisor must obtain a grade of “B” or better for
the course.

D. Payment will be made within forty (40) days of submission of the course to the
Superintendent’s Office.

E. Credits must be taken at an accredited college.

F. All courses must be submitted to the Superintendent for approcal prior to taking and/or
enrolling in such courses. A form will be provided.


A. The salaries of all supervisors covered by this agreement are set forth in Schedule A
which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.

B. Supervisors shall be paid on the 15 and 30 of each month in twenty (20) equal
installments, September through June, for ten (10) month employees and twenty-four
(24) equal installments for twelve (12) month employees.

C. Supervisors may individually elect to have ten percent of their monthly salary deducted
from their pay. These funds will be directly deposited into a personal interest bearing
savings account to be drawn upon by the employee at his/her convenience.

D. When a payday falls on or during a school holiday, vacation, or weekend, supervisors
shall receive their paychecks on the last previous working day.

E. Supervisors shall receive their final checks on the last working day in June after
completion of their duties. Supervisors shall receive the pay schedule for the school year
on the first working day in September or the day of the manual issue, but in either case,
prior to September 15.

F. Supervisors shall be paid at the rate of $40 per period for substituting.

G. Home Instruction shall be paid at the rate of $42 per hour which includes mileage.


H. Departmental supervisors shall be eligible for up to ten (10) days of summer work at a per
diem rate and subject to the approval of the Superintendent.

I. Administrative detention duty will be paid at the same rate as “F” above per session.

J. When acting in the capacity of advisors or coaches, supervisors agree to accept current
standards of practice and salary as set forth by the Board for other non-supervisory

K. An employee who has an earned Doctorate shall have $2750 added to the salary as it
appears in Schedule A.


A. Present health care benefits shall be continued during the term of this Agreement for all
employees hired prior to July 1, 2002 except as specifically modified in other parts of this
Article. Employees hired for employment subsequent to September 1, 2002, shall enjoy
the same benefits and options as other employees except for the limiting language of
Paragraph G below.

B. Dental Plan - The Board will pay the premiums covering full family dental insurance at
the rate currently in existence. The Board’s contribution per teacher and family shall
remain at the present premium cost for the duration of the Agreement.

C. Prescription Plan
1. The Board will provide 100% payment of premiums for employee and dependent
coverage (family plan) for the duration of this Agreement.
2. The Prescription Plan shall be one which requires the employee to contribute a co-pay
as follows: Name Brand: $20
Generic: $ 5 Mail Order: (0)

D. Optical Plan - The Board shall pay the premium for an optical play for employee and
family coverage.

E. Retirees shall be allowed to purchase, through the Board, at the group rate, at no cost to
the Board, all or any insurance offered above.

F. No later than September 1 of each school year, each employee shall have the option of
informing the Superintendent, in writing, that he/she does not wish to be covered by any
or all of the Board of Education’s Health benefits. That employee shall be entitled to
receive 50% of the cost of the premium of the particular plan for which the employee was
eligible. Payment shall be made in equal monthly payments over the school year. The
employee shall have the right to have these monies deposited directly into a Tax Shelter
Annuity or added directly to the periodic paycheck on a monthly basis, September

through June. Employees have the option of acquiring full coverage at the conclusion
of each school year if they so choose. Without notice prior to September 1, choice of
coverage from the preceding year shall remain in effect.

Employees and their dependents can re-enroll in any plan which they had previously
waived, without a waiting period and without limitations for pre-existing conditions.
Re-enrollment can occur each July 1 for any reason, or at any other date in response to a
“life event” as defined in COBRA and ERISA statutory and regulatory language. Such
“life events” include: death or disability of employee’s spouse; loss of spouse’s employ- ment; involuntary reduction in spouse’s work hours resulting in loss of benefits; divorce
or legal separation; or activation to full time military status. Re-enrollment may also
occur when there has been an involuntary diminution in a spouse’s coverage.

G. New employees hired to begin in the 2002-03 school year and thereafter, shall only be
eligible for Point of Service (POS) Medical Coverage in the category of eligibility for
which the employee qualifies (Family, Single, Parent). Newly hired supervisors who
have previously attained tenure within the Wallkill Valley School District shall be
eligible for the same Health Care Benefits as pre-2002-03 school year employees.


A. Definition
A “grievance” is a claim by an employee based upon the interpretation, application
or violation of this Agreement, policies or administrative decisions affecting the terms
and conditions of his/her employment. The Association may process such a grievance
if the grievant does not wish to do so.

To be considered under this procedure, a grievance must be initiated by the grievant
within twenty (20) contractual working days of the time the grievant knew or should
have known of its occurrence.

B. Purpose
The purpose of this procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible level, equitable
solutions to the problems which may from time to time arise affecting employees. Both
parties agree that these proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be
appropriate at any level of the procedure.


C. Procedure

1. Failure at any step of this procedure to communicate the decision on a grievance within
the specified time limits shall permit the aggrieved employee to proceed to the next step.
Failure at any step of this procedure to appeal a grievance to the next step within the
specified time limits shall be deemed to be acceptance of the decision rendered at that

2. The number of days indicated at each level should be considered as a maximum and
every effort should be made to expedite the process. The time limits specified may,
however, be extended by mutual agreement.

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

4. Level One - Any employee who has a grievance shall discuss it first with his/her
immediate supervisor in an attempt to resolve this matter informally at that level.

5. Level Two - If, as a result of the discussion, the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction
of the employee within five (5) school days, he/she shall set forth his/her grievance, in
writing, to a vice principal within five (5) school days specifying:

a. the nature of the grievance and the provision or provisions of the Agreement alleged
to be violated;
b. the nature and extent of the loss, injury or detriment;
c. the results of previous discussion; and
d. his/her dissatisfaction with the decisions previously rendered and the relief and/or
adjustment sought.

A Vice Principal shall communicate his/her decision to the employee, in writing, within
ten (10) school days of receipt of the written grievance.

6. Level Three - The employee, no later than five (5) school days after receipt of the
decision in Level Two, may appeal the decision to the Superintendent who shall
communicate, in writing, to the employee withing ten (10) school days.


7. Level Four - If the grievance is not resolved, the employee may, within five (5) days,
appeal his/her grievance, in writing, to the Board of Education through the Super- intendent/Principal, who shall attach all related papers and forward the appeal to the
Board. The Board, or a committee thereof, shall review the grievance and shall hold a
hearing with the employee. The Board shall render a decision, in writing, within thirty
(30) school days of receipt of the written grievance.

8. If the decision of the Board does not resolve the grievance to the grievant’s satisfaction
and the Association wishes review by the third party, it shall so notify the Board, in
writing, within ten (10) school days of receipt of the Board’s decision. Grievances con-
cering, (a) a complaint by an employee which arises by reason of his/her not being
re-employed; (b) a complaint by an employee occasioned by the withholding of a salary
increase or increment; (c) any matter which, according to law, is either beyond the scope
of Board authority or limited to action by the Board alone; and (d) any matter for which a
method for review is prescribed by law or any rule or regulation of the State
Commissioner of Education such as, but not limited to, questions of increment denial or
suspension, shall not be subject to arbitration.

9. Within ten (10) school days after receipt of the request for arbitration, the Board and the
Association shall attempt to agree upon a mutually acceptable arbitrator. If the parties are
unable to agree, a request for a list of arbitrators shall be made jointly to the American
Arbitration Association. The parties shall then be bound by the rules and procedures of
the American Arbitration Association in the selection of an arbitrator.

10. The arbitrator shall limit him/herself to the issues submitted to him/her and shall not add
to nor subtract anything from the Agreement between the parties. The Arbitrator’s
decision shall be binding only to the extent required by law. The parties shall be
responsible for all costs incurred by each and only the fees and expenses, if any, of the
arbitrator shall be shared by each party paying one-half.

D. Miscellaneous
1. Any aggrieved person may be represented at all stages of the grievance procedure
by him/herself or, at his/her option, by a representative selected or approved by the
2. When an employee is not represented by the Association, the Association shall
have the right to be present and to state its views at all stages of the grievance



A. Any individual contract between the Board and an individual supervisor shall be subject
to, and consistent with, the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
B. Any available positions which can be filled by a member of the bargaining unit shall be
posted in the public schools with a copy to the Association.

C. The parties agree to enter into collective negotiation over a successor Agreement in
accordance with Chapter 123: Public Laws of 1974, as amended, in a good-faith effort to
reach agreement on all matters concerning the terms and conditions of supervisors em- ployment. Any agreement so negotiated shall apply to all supervisors, be reduced to
writing, be signed by the Board and the Association and be adopted by the Board.

D. Professional reimbursement shall include $100 per year or one half of the membership
dues for PSA, whichever is higher. The President of the Association shall be responsible
for providing the Board Secretary with the figure for the dues structure of PSA in
September of each year.

E. The Board agrees to permit two Supervisors per year to attend a national professional
conference, in their field. After preliminary review by the Association to insure equitable
opportunities for its members, the Association will forward the requests to the Superin-
tendent. Once approved, the Board agrees to pay the conference registration fee in full
and reimbursement up to $800 for transportation, food, and lodging expenses.

F. Supervisors shall not be required to transport students to extracurricular activities which
take place away from the school; however, supervisors sponsoring such activities shall be
responsible for arranging with parents or the administration for transportation of students
where bus transport is not available.

G. The following Advisors/Coaches who must travel to and from meetings or practice to
conduct their activities on a regular basis shall be paid a yearly travel stipend of $50.00:
Bowling, Skiing, Swimming, Golf.

H. A contract for extracurricular assignment should accompany the supervisor’s contract
whenever possible.



This Agreement shall be effective July 1, 2009, and shall continue in effect until June 30, 2012. Such Agreement shall not be modified in whole or in part except by an instrument in writing executed by both parties.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Wallkill Valley Supervisors Association has caused this Agreement to be signed by its representative and the Wallkill Valley Regional High School Board of Education has caused this Agreement to be signed by its President, attested to by its Secretary, and its corporate seal to be placed hereon, all on the day and year first above mentioned.


The parties hereto, by the execution hereof, do ratify, acknowledge and agree that this Agreement dated January 27, 2009, shall constitute the Agreement between the Association and the board pursuant to Chapter 123, Public Laws of 1974, as amended, until further modified in accordance with provision thereof.


January, 2009



Elizabeth Flatt, Secretary President



2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

MA 30 60 MA 30 60 MA 30 60

1a 72870 74970 77070 74662 76762 78862 77605 79705 81805
2a 74870 77070 79170 76662 78762 80862 79105 81205 83305
3a 77170 79270 81370 78762 80862 82962 80605 82705 84805
A 79470 81570 83670 80816 82916 85016 82705 84805 86905
B 81670 83770 85870 83116 85216 87316 84759 86859 88959
C 84015 86115 88415 85316 87416 89516 87059 89159 91259
D 86915 89015 91115 87807 89761 92207 89259 91359 93459
E 89815 91915 94015 90561 92661 94761 91750 94050 96150
F 92850 94950 97050 93461 95561 97661 94504 96604 98704
G 95995 98095 100195 96642 98596 100696 98404 99504 101604
H 100040 102540 104040 100441 102941 105041 100585 103285 105385
I 104440 105440 108840 104832 106332 108932 105384 107484 108984
J 107705 110005 112105 108175 110275 112375
K 111648 113948 116048

A. Differential:
A staff differential of $250.00 per person supervised will be added to each departmental supervisor’s base salary when calculating gross salary, and shall continue to be included as an integral part of the departmental supervisor’s gross salary, thereby making it inclusive in the employee’s pension program.

The inclusion of staff differential in a supervisor’s gross salary shall only apply to those supervisors whose salaries are derived from steps A through H.

B. Longevity:
After continuous service in the Wallkill Valley Regional High School District for the number of years indicated, longevity payments shall be added to the base pay as follows:

10 years = 300
15 years = 2175
20 years = 3525
25 years = 4450
30 years = 5100 -14-

_______________________________________ ___________________________________
Joseph DiPasquale, Superintendent Supervisor’s President


_______________________________________ ____________________________________
Board President Date


Elizabeth Flatt, Secretary

Wallkill Valley BE and Wallkill Valley Supv Assn 2009.pdf