RAMSEY BOARD OF EDUCATION
RAMSEY SCHOOL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION
JULY 1, 2004 - JUNE 30, 2007
-TABLE OF CONTENTS-
-ARTICLE- - TITLE- - PAGE-
1 RECOGNITION 4
2 NEGOTIATION PROCEDURE 5
3 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 6
4 ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 11
5 EMPLOYEES RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 12
6 BOARD RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 13
7 WORK YEAR 14
8 TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE 15
9 EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE 17
10 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 19
11 COMPENSATION 22
12 SALARIES 24
13 SUPERVISING TEACHER LOAD 25
14 EVALUATION, NOTIFICATION OF SALARY COMPLAINT PROCEDURE AND LIAISON COMMITTEE 26
15 MISCELLANEOUS 27
16 DURATION 28
SUPERVISOR2007CTR.DOC - 4 -
This agreement entered into this 22 nd day of April, 2004, by and between the Board of Education of Ramsey, hereinafter called the "Board", and the Ramsey Supervisors Association, hereinafter called the "Association", represents the complete and final understanding on all bargainable issues between the Board and the Association for the term of this Agreement.
-ARTICLE 1 - RECOGNITION
A.1. The Board hereby recognizes the Association, during the term of this Agreement, as the exclusive representative for collective negotiations concerning the terms and conditions of employment for all Supervisors.
B.1. The terms "employees" when used in this Agreement shall refer to all unit members.
C.1. All other individuals employed by the Board not holding the title of Supervisor are excluded from the negotiations unit.
-ARTICLE 2 - NEGOTIATION PROCEDURE-
A.1. The parties agree to enter into collective negotiations over a successor Agreement in accordance with Chapter 123, Public Laws of 1974, in a good faith effort to reach agreement on all matters concerning the terms and conditions of employment for all personnel in the negotiations unit for whom the Association is authorized to negotiate in accordance with Article 1, entitled "Recognition", of this Agreement. Any agreement so negotiated shall be applicable to the aforementioned personnel and shall be reduced to writing. To be effective, such agreement must have been ratified by the membership of the Association, adopted by appropriate resolution of the Board, and signed by the Board and the Association. The Board reserves the right to request proof of ratification of the membership of the Association before appending its signature to any such agreement.
A.2. The Association and the Board shall submit their proposals to the opposite party not later than December 1 of the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which this Agreement expires. This date may be extended by mutual, written consent of both parties.
A.3. Negotiations shall commence on the date selected by the parties but no later than January 15 prior to the expiration of this Agreement. This date may be extended by mutual, written consent of both parties.
A.4. All meetings between the parties for the purpose of negotiations shall be scheduled, whenever possible, to take place when the Supervisors involved are free from assigned educational responsibilities. When, however, the parties mutually determine that a meeting shall be scheduled during the school day, the Supervisors involved shall be excused from their duties and shall suffer no loss of pay.
B.1. The Board agrees to furnish the Association, in response to reasonable requests made by the Association from time to time, available public information and data concerning the Ramsey Schools. Nothing contained herein shall impose upon the Board any obligation to disclose any information which may be classified as privileged and/or confidential.
B.2. 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.
C.1. Should a mutually acceptable amendment to this Agreement be agreed upon by the parties, it shall be reduced to writing, be signed by the Board and the Association and be adopted by the Board.
-ARTICLE 3 - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE-
A.1. A "grievance" is a claim by an employee(s) or the Association that there has been a misinterpretation, misapplication or violation of any of the provisions of this Agreement.
A.2. The term "grievance" and the procedure relative thereto shall not be deemed applicable in the following instances:
a. In matters where a method of review is prescribed by law or by any rule or regulation of the State Commissioner of Education or the State Board of Education.
b. In matters where the Board is without authority to act.
c. In matters where, after the exercise by the Board of its discretion, a further review of the Board's action is available to employees under State Law.
d. In situations involving a failure or refusal of the Board to renew the employment contract of a nontenured Supervisor.
B.1. 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 Supervisors. Both parties agree that these proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at any level of the procedure.
B.2. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as limiting the right of any Supervisor having a grievance to discuss the matter informally with any appropriate member of the Administration, and having the grievance adjusted without the intervention of the Association, provided the adjustment is not inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement, and that the Association has been given the opportunity to be present at such adjustment and to state its views.
C.1. A grievant(s) shall institute action under the provisions hereof within twenty (20) working days of the occurrence complained of or within twenty (20) working days after the date on which the grievant(s) knew of or would be reasonably expected to know of such occurrence. Failure to act within said twenty (20) working day period shall be deemed to constitute an abandonment of the grievance.
C.2. Since it is important that grievances be processed as rapidly as possible, the number of days indicated at each level shall be considered a maximum and every effort shall be made to expedite the process. The limits specified may, however, be extended by mutual agreement. The failure of a grievant(s) to proceed to the next level within the specified time limits shall be deemed to be an acceptance of the decision rendered at the level last resorted to and shall constitute a waiver of any further proceedings on the basis of the grievance in question.
C.3. 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 school year, could result in irreparable harm to a grievant(s), the time limits set forth herein shall be reduced so that the grievance procedure may be exhausted prior to the end of the school year or as soon as thereafter as is practicable.
C.4. -Level One-: An employee(s) shall first discuss a potential grievance, either directly or through the Association's designated representative, with the immediate superior who is involved in the matter in an informal conference.
C.5. -Level Two:
a. If the employee(s) or the grievant(s) is not satisfied with the disposition of his grievance at Level One, or if no decision has been rendered within five (5) school days after discussion of the grievance at Level One, the grievant(s) may file the grievance in writing with the immediate superior within five (5) school days after the decision at Level One, or within ten (10) school days after the grievance was discussed at Level One, whichever is sooner.
b. A grievance shall be in writing and shall set forth the specific allegations of fact which gave rise to the grievance, the specific provision(s) of the Agreement alleged to have been violated, the date of the event or acts which gave rise to the grievance and the relief sought to the immediate supervisor.
C.6. - Level Three- : If the grievant(s) is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level Two, or if no written decision has been rendered within five (5) school days after the grievance was delivered to the immediate superior at Level Two, the grievant(s) may, within five (5) school days after a written decision by the immediate superior, or within ten (10) school days after the grievance was delivered to the immediate superior, whichever is sooner, appeal the decision in writing to the Superintendent.
C.7. - Level Four-: If the grievant(s) is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level Three, or if no written decision has been rendered within ten (10) school days after the grievance was delivered to the Superintendent at Level Three, the grievant(s) may, within five (5) school days after the written decision by the Superintendent, or within fifteen (15) school days after the grievance was delivered to the Superintendent , whichever is sooner, appeal the decision to the Board.
C.8. - Level Five-:
d. The decision of the arbitrator shall be submitted to the Board and the Association and shall be final and binding on the parties insofar as the grievance deals with the terms of this Agreement. The decision of the arbitrator shall be advisory insofar as it deals with administrative decisions and Board policies not in conflict with the terms of this Agreement.
a. If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of his grievance at Level Four, or if no decision has been rendered within fifteen (15) school days after the grievance was delivered to the Board of Education, he/she may, within ten (10) school days after the decision by the Board of Education or twenty five (25) school days after the grievance was delivered to the Board of Education, whichever is sooner, request in writing that the Association submit his grievance to arbitration. If the Association determines that the grievance is meritorious, it may submit the grievance to arbitration within fifteen (15) school days after the receipt of a request by the aggrieved person.
b. Within ten (10) school days after such written notice of submission to arbitration, the Board and the Association shall attempt to agree upon a mutually acceptable arbitrator and shall obtain a commitment from said arbitrator to serve. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator or to obtain such a commitment within the specified period, a request for a list of arbitrators may be made to the Public Employees Relations Commission by either party. The parties shall then be bound by the rules and procedures of the Public Employees Relations Commission in the selection of an arbitrator.
c. The arbitrator or selected representative shall confer with the representatives of the Board and the Association and hold hearings promptly and shall issue his/her decision not later than twenty (20) days from the date of the close of the hearings, or if oral hearings have been waived, then this decision shall be issued not later than twenty (20) days from the date of the final statements and proofs on the issues submitted. The arbitrator's decision shall be in writing and shall set forth his findings of facts reasonings and conclusions on the issues submitted. The arbitrator shall be without power or authority to make any decision which requires the commission of any act prohibited by law or which is violative of the terms of this Agreement.
e. The costs for the services of the arbitrator, including per diem expenses, if any, and actual and necessary travel, subsistence expenses and the cost of the hearing room shall be borne equally by the Board and the Association. Any other expenses incurred shall be paid by the party incurring same.
-RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION-
D.1. Any grievant(s) may be represented at all stages of the grievance procedure by himself/herself or, at his/her option, by a representative selected or approved by the Association. The Association shall have the right to be present and to state its views at all stages of the grievance procedure.
D.2. No reprisals of any kind shall be taken by the Board or by any member of the administration against any grievant(s), any Association representative or any unit member because of participation in the grievance procedure.
E.1. If, in the judgement of the Association, a grievance affects a group or class of employees, the Association may submit such grievance in writing, under the time lines of C.1. above, to Level Three directly.
E.2. The Association may process such a grievance through all levels of the grievance procedure even though the aggrieved person(s) do not wish to do so.
E.3. Decisions rendered at Levels Two, Three and Four shall be in writing and set forth the decision and the reasons for it. Copies of the decision shall be sent to the grievant(s) and to the Association.
E.4. All documents, communications and records dealing with the processing of a grievance shall be filed in a separate grievance file and shall not be kept in the personnel file of any of the parties in interest.
E.5. Forms for filing grievances, serving notices, 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.
E.6. The meetings and hearings held under this procedure shall not be conducted in public and shall include only the parties in interest, their designated or selected representatives and their witnesses.
E.7. Employees are required to carry out all administrative directives despite an alleged contract violation or the pendency of a grievance.
E.8. The Association agrees that during the term of this Agreement neither the Association nor any person acting in its behalf will cause, authorize, or support, nor will any of its members take part in any work stoppage or any other action which violates the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The Association agrees that such action would constitute a material breach of this Agreement.
E.9. The School Board agrees that during the term of this Agreement neither the Board nor any of its agents will cause, authorize or support the locking out of the employee(s) in this bargaining unit.
-ARTICLE 4 - ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES-
A.1. The Association recognizes its obligation to represent equally all members of the negotiations unit, without regard to membership, participation or association within any activities of the Association.
B.1. The Association shall be responsible for acquainting its members with this Agreement and shall urge adherence to its provisions.
C.1. - Use of School Buildings- - The Association and its representatives shall have the right to use school buildings for meetings. The Association shall comply with the procedures promulgated by the Administration for building use.
D.1. - Use of School Equipment- - The Association shall have the right to use school facilities and equipment, including typewriters, reprographic equipment, computers, computer network, e-mail system and all types of audio-visual equipment. The Association shall reimburse the Board for the cost of all materials used.
E.1. - Mail Facilities and Mail Boxes- - The Association shall have the right to use the inter-school mail facilities and school mail boxes as it deems necessary.
-ARTICLE 5 - EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES-
A.1. Employees shall be directly responsible to their immediate superior and, through said person, the Superintendent of Schools.
B.1. It is the responsibility of each employee to carry out administrative directions regarding Board policies and administrative regulations, subject to the understanding that the grievance procedure shall be available under the terms specified in Article 3 in the event that it is felt that any such directive or policy is in conflict with the express terms of this Agreement.
C.1. - Supervisor Responsibility in the Event of Teachers Strike- -
The Ramsey Supervisors Association agrees and abides by the principle that the Association and the Board of Education need to work in a cooperative spirit in all crises.
In the event of a teacher strike, the Ramsey Supervisors Association will continue to work in conjunction with the Board and fulfill all necessary emergency procedures the Board may choose to implement excepting those practices which fall within the realm and jurisdiction of a law enforcement agency, e.g.: The Serving of Summonses.
D.1. Whenever a Supervisor appears before the Superintendent on matters involving the withholding of increment or the filing of tenure charges, then he/she shall be given prior written notice of the reason for such meeting or interview and shall be entitled to have a representative present to advise and represent him/her during such meeting or interview.
E.1. - Criticism of Supervisor- - Any criticism by an administrator or Board member of an employee should be made in confidence and not in the presence of students, teachers, parents or other public gatherings.
-ARTICLE 6 - BOARD RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES-
The Board reserves to itself sole jurisdiction and authority over matters of policy and retains the right, subject only to the limitations imposed by the language of this Agreement, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; (a) to direct the support
staff of the school district; (b) to hire, promote, transfer, assign and retain support staff in positions in the school district, and to suspend, demote, discharge, or take other disciplinary action against support staff; (c) to relieve employees from duty because of lack of work or for other legal reasons; (d) to maintain efficiency of the school district operations entrusted to them; (e) to determine the methods, means and personnel by which such operations are to be conducted; (f) to establish reasonable work rules; and (g) to take whatever actions may be necessary to carry out the mission of the school district in situations of emergency.
-ARTICLE 7 - WORK YEAR-
A.1. - The length of the supervisors’ work year shall be 207 days in 2001-2002 and 208 days per year thereafter.
A.2. This work year shall commence 5 days prior to the first reporting day for the general teaching staff through June 30 of each school year except those days referenced below.
A.3. To bring the total work year to 207 days in 2001-2002, or 208 days thereafter, supervisors may work additional days during the summer or during holidays and recesses as set forth in the calendar for teachers. Days referenced in this paragraph shall be scheduled with prior approval of the superintendent.
A.4. All supervisors shall be granted vacation time which shall coincide with the holidays and recesses as set forth in the calendar for teachers unless they choose to work during those time periods as referenced in paragraph A.3. above.
ARTICLE 8 - TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE-
A.1. All employees shall be allowed sick leave with full pay for ten (10) days per year.
A.2. Newly-employed employees who commence work after September 1 shall, at the time of employment, be credited with sick leave prorated to the number of months remaining in the work year. For these purposes, a portion of a month shall equal a full month.
A.3. Sick leave not used in any one (1) year shall be accumulative, and any sick leave day not utilized during the year shall be carried from year to year unless and until it is used in any subsequent year or years.
B.1. Any employee may be allowed personal days without pay loss for any one of the following reasons:
a. Attendance at college graduation ceremonies of the individual teacher, a child, a spouse, brother, sister, parent or other member of the immediate household.
b. Taking a dependent to or from college at the beginning of or end of the academic semester, or when accompanying a dependent to a parent orientation program at the start of his/her academic year.
c. Funeral attendance for a relative or close friend, other than those noted elsewhere in this Agreement.
d. Observance of a religious holiday.
e. Legal business other than that provided for elsewhere in this Agreement which cannot be conducted outside of school hours.
f. Home emergency which requires immediate attention, such as a plumbing, heating or refrigeration problem.
g. Wedding Ceremony – A personal day may be utilized without loss of pay for attendance at a member of the immediate household’s wedding or participation in a wedding ceremony.
h. Travel emergency – With documentation, a personal day may be utilized without loss of pay in the event that a supervisor is stranded away from home due to a transportation problem with a public carrier.
i. Moving day.
B.2. Request for such time off must be made in writing to the Superintendent.
C.1. Supervisors may be allowed time off to attend professional meetings or conferences at the discretion of the Superintendent.
-DEATH OR SERIOUS ILLNESS-
D.1. Any employee may be allowed:
a. up to (5) days without pay loss at any one time in the event of death of an employee's spouse, child, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, parent or grandparent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, or other member of the immediate household.
b. up to (5) five days leave in a school year without loss of pay in the event of a serious illness of the employee's spouse, child, parent, parent-in-law, grandchild, or spouse of a child. The Superintendent has the discretion to grant additional time for this clause.
E.1. Any employee absent without leave under the provisions of this Article shall forfeit per diem pay for each day of such absence.
F.1. Other leave of absences without pay may be granted by the Board for good reason. A denial of such leave shall not be grievable.
ARTICLE 9 - EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE-
A.1. Any employee who anticipates undergoing a state of disability, such as but not limited to surgery, hospital confinement, medical treatment or pregnancy, may apply for a leave of absence based upon said disability in accordance with provisions hereinafter set forth.
A.2. All employees anticipating a state of disability shall notify the Superintendent of the condition expected to result in disability as soon as the condition which may result in disability is known.
A.3. An employee desiring an unpaid disability leave shall provide the Board with a certificate concerning the disability from his/her physician. Said certificate shall review the nature of the disability and the anticipated commencement and termination dates for said disability. The Board may request that its physician, or a physician of its choosing, confer with the employee's physician. The Board may require the employee to be examined by its own physician if recommended by the Board's physician after said conference. Said examination will be at the Board's expense.
A.4. In all cases where there is a dispute or difference of opinion between the employee's physician and the Board physician, the two doctors will select a third, and the parties will be governed by the opinion of the third physician. Should the doctors not agree on such third physician, he or she will be selected by the County Medical Society. The expense of the third physician will be shared by the parties.
A.5. The employee requesting a leave under the provisions of A.6. and A.7. shall specify in writing the date on which he or she wishes to commence said leave and the date on which he or she wishes to return to employment following recovery from said disability.
A.6. If the provisions of the foregoing sections have been met, the Board shall grant an unpaid leave of absence to an employee up to the balance of the year which concludes on June 30.
A.7. The employee may seek an additional unpaid leave of absence of one (1) full school year or less by making application to the Superintendent no later than April 1 of the school year in which the disability leave commenced. The application shall include the employee's statement as to the period of additional unpaid leave required, not to exceed one (1) additional school year. It must be accompanied by a physician's statement pursuant to A.3.
A.8. The provisions of A.1. -et. seq.- shall not be deemed to impose on the Board any obligation to grant or extend a leave of absence of any nontenured employee beyond the end of the contract school year in which the leave is obtained.
-CHILD REARING LEAVE-
B.1. Employees desiring an unpaid leave of absence for child-rearing purposes shall apply to the Superintendent at least four (4) months in advance of the desired commencement date of such leave.
B.2. In the case of child-rearing leave commencing immediately upon birth or adoption, tenured employees shall be entitled to child-rearing for the balance of the school year in which the child is born or adopted and one (l) additional full school year. At the time of application under B.1., the employee shall state whether he or she is seeking the balance of the school year or that period plus the additional year. However, an employee may elect to delay notification to the Board of his or her intentions regarding the additional year as long as such notification is made prior to -April 1- preceding that year.
B.3. Nontenured employees shall be entitled to child-rearing leave for the balance of the school year in which the child is born or adopted.
B.4. If an employee under the provisions of B.2. is on a child-rearing leave solely for the balance of the school year in which the child was born or adopted, the employee may receive an additional full year of such leave. A letter of application to request such leave shall be made to the Superintendent no later than April 30th prior to the termination of the leave already granted.
C.1. A leave of absence without pay of up to one (1) year shall be granted for the purpose of caring for a sick member of an employee's immediate family. Eligibility shall be for employees who have completed more than one year of service. Additional leave may be granted at the discretion of the Board.
D.1. An Employee shall not receive increment credit for time spent on leave granted pursuant to Sections A., B., or C., of this Article, nor shall such time count toward the fulfillment of the time requirements for acquiring tenure.
D.2. All benefits to which a supervisor was entitled at the time his leave of absence commenced, including unused accumulated sick leave, shall be restored upon his/her return, and he/she shall be assigned to a Supervisor's position.
ARTICLE 10 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-
The Board of Education agrees:
A.1. To pay the full cost of tuition, textbooks and other materials required for any courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, inservice training sessions or other such sessions, which an employee is required and/or requested by the administration to take.
A.2. a. To pay the full cost of tuition, registration fees, service fees and laboratory fees of approved graduate studies, or other courses which are approved by the Superintendent and are for the immediate benefit of the school district, up to One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.) provided such study has been given prior approval by the Superintendent..
b. The foregoing reimbursement arrangement shall not cover courses required of employees for certification purposes unless a change in field of certification is requested by the Superintendent or the Superintendent, at his discretion, determines that regardless of whether such course of study is required for certification, the course will be of benefit to the district. Parking fees and fees of a similar nature shall not be reimbursable.
A.3. This reimbursement policy does not apply to employees on leave.
c. The Superintendent may recommend courses for certification purposes only and/or he may approve courses for reimbursement.
d. In order to be eligible for reimbursement, an employee must gain a grade of "B" or better in a course. A "Pass" grade will be accepted for reimbursement only if the employee has not been offered the choice of a letter grade rather than "Pass-Fail". Failure to select a letter grade when offered shall result in loss of reimbursement.
B.1. Provisions of this Article will cover employees taking courses during the summer months, providing said employee was in the employ of the Ramsey School System prior to the close of school in June and is under contract of the new school year starting in September.
-CRITERIA FOR COURSE APPROVAL
C.1. Any approved college course, workshop, seminar, or initiative credits described below shall be reimbursed under this Article. However, the aforementioned reimbursement shall not cover courses required of employees for certification purposes unless a change in field of certification is requested by the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee at his discretion, determines that regardless of whether such course is required for certification, the course will be of benefit to the District. Non-traditional college bases credits do not qualify for reimbursement.
d. No employee may receive approval for repeating a course unless changes in the field have been such that, in the written opinion of an employee's immediate supervisor or degree advisor, repetition of a course will prove beneficial to the employees and students.
a. All graduate degrees related to an employee’s assignment shall be approved.
b. If a supervisor is not enrolled in a graduate degree program he/she shall receive approval for all graduate content (field) courses, provided he/she can justify them to the Superintendent as being directly related to his teaching assignment or his/her supervisory responsibility.
c. In addition to related content (field) courses, employees may be given approval by the Superintendent for courses that would increase the effectiveness of their teaching, such as speech, linguistics, reading, psychology and guidance.
e. Approval may be given for non-college workshops, lectures or courses approved by the Superintendent of Schools. Such courses shall be prorated in accord with the hours spent and course content.
f. For purposes of this article, ‘Non-Traditional College Based Graduate Credits’ are defined as “short term courses scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays, and/or Sundays for less than five weekends total meeting time, or similar courses from the same or similar organizations delivered in a different time format during the summer”. All approved graduate courses appearing in a traditional college or university catalog, including summer schedule courses, are, upon approval, eligible for reimbursement. Web-based Internet Graduate Courses are not considered to be ‘non-traditional’ courses, and may, with approval, also eligible for reimbursement. The denial of course approval for an Internet Graduate Course shall not be subject to Article 3 of this contract.
D.1. The Board will pay the full cost of tuition and other expenses incurred in connection with any courses, workshops, seminars, conferences or in-service training sessions which an employee is requested by the administration to take.
E.1. The Board is committed to the training of employees. Subject to District and employee needs and available resources, the Board shall, with the Superintendent's recommendation, approve relevant conference attendance.
F.1. The Board shall pay the cost of membership for all Supervisors in the National Principals/Supervisors Organization (PSA) and in the Association for Supervision for Curriculum Development.
ARTICLE 11 - COMPENSATION-
A.1. The salary for each employee includes compensation for the work year as defined in Article 7.
B - MILEAGE- - Employees required to use their own automobiles to carry out assignments in the district shall receive one hundred and seventy five dollars ($175.00) for traveling expenses annually for in-district travel.
1. - Medical:- The Board agrees to provide the same health benefits to members of the association and their eligible dependents as it provides for tenured members of the Ramsey Teachers Association. The same provisions as contained in the Ramsey Teachers Association contract shall apply.
2. - Dental:- The Board of Education shall provide Dental Plan coverage for all employees and their eligible dependents covered by this agreement. The same provisions as contained in the Ramsey Teachers Association contract shall apply.
3. - Miscellaneous-
A. The Board shall make payment of insurance premiums to provide insurance coverage under 1, and 2, above for the full twelve (12) month period, commencing July 1.
B. All insurance coverages shall terminate one month after the last paycheck received after employment is terminated.
C. The Board shall provide to each employee a description of the insurance coverages provided under this Article, which shall include a description of conditions and limits of coverage as listed above.
D. The Board, may at its option, change insurance carriers so long as substantially equivalent benefits as those presently enjoyed are provided.
D.1. The employee shall notify the Superintendent in writing on a form provided on or before the first of December if he/she expects to receive an earned doctorate degree for the following school year. Receipt of such notification shall be acknowledged by the Superintendent within five (5) working days. Failure of the supervisor to notify the Superintendent by the first of December may, at the Superintendent's discretion, eliminate such supervisor for such salary consideration for the immediately following school year. The exercise of such discretion by the Superintendent shall not be subject to the grievance procedure. Upon written proof, earned doctoral degrees will be recognized on September 1 and February 1 of each year. Where the doctoral degree has been earned prior to the aforementioned dates, but evidence of completion by the supervisor has not been submitted prior thereto, payment will be made retroactively upon satisfactory proof of completion.
E.1 Payment for accumulated sick leave.
1. The Board shall pay for accumulated sick leave at retirement in the amount of sixty-seven ($67.00) per day up to a Board maximum cost of $10,050 per employee sick days accrued.
2. For those employees who give notice of retirement for any period of time greater than one hundred fifty (150) calendar days before the date of departure or by September 15 for departure dates of December 31 or January 1, payment shall be made at the following rate: the first five (5) days shall be paid at the rate of four hundred ($400.00) per day for accumulated unused sick leave. The remaining days shall be paid at a rate of sixty-seven (67.00) per day up to a maximum Board cost of $12,050. For those employees eligible, this provision shall be exercised in lieu of 11 E. 1.1 above.
F.1. Supervisors who cover a class shall be paid four dollars ($4.00) per period more than the amount paid to teachers, with a minimum payment of fourteen ($14.00) per period.
-ARTICLE 12 - SALARIES-
A. The salary for each supervisor employed under a ten (10) month contract includes compensation for the entire Contract Year as defined in Article 7.
B. Salaries shall be:
1. Effective July 1, 2001, an earned Doctorate will receive $1,150 above placement on Salary Guide.
2. Incremental movement on the Guide shall be included in any negotiated percentage raise.
3. Absent withholding of increment under the normal withholding process, employees hired in supervisory positions after 6/30/84 shall advance one step each year, up to and including Step 9. ** Only supervisory employee’s hired before 6/30/84 shall be eligible to move to Step 10. Step 10 shall be removed when supervisory employees hired before 6/30/1984 separate from the school district.**
-ARTICLE 13 - SUPERVISING TEACHER LOAD-
A.1. Any Supervisor who is responsible for K-12 will be assigned two teaching periods.
B.1. Any Supervisor who is responsible for 6-12 will be assigned three teaching periods.
-CLARIFICATION-: In the event of an "emergency situation" supervisors can temporarily teach an additional one period. This assignment will be determined at the discretion of the supervisor and the high school principal.
-ARTICLE 14 - EVALUATION, NOTIFICATION OF SALARY COMPLAINT PROCEDURE AND LIAISON COMMITTEE-
A.1. - EVALUATION-
An employee shall be given a copy of any written evaluation prepared by his/her evaluators. No such report shall be submitted to the Board, placed in the employee's file or otherwise acted upon without prior conferences with the employee.
B.1. -NOTIFICATION OF CONTRACT AND SALARY-
Employees employed on or before September 30th shall be notified of their contract and salary status for the succeeding year no later than April 30. Employees employed after September 30th shall be notified of their contract and salary status for the succeeding year no later than June 15th.
C.1. - COMPLAINT PROCEDURES-
Complaints regarding an employee which are made to any member of the administration or the Board by any parent, student or other person and which do or may influence an evaluation of an employee, shall not be placed in his/her personal file unless the employee has had an opportunity to review the materials by affixing his/her signature to the copy to be filed with the express understanding that such signature in no way indicates agreement with the contents thereof. The employee shall also have the right to submit a written answer to such material and his/her answer shall be reviewed by the Superintendent or his/her designee and attached to the file copy.
D.1. -LIAISON COMMITTEE-
A Liaison Committee consisting of six (6) members, including the Superintendent and his designee, two (2) members appointed by the Association and two (2) members appointed by the Board, shall meet at the request of either the Board (including the Superintendent) or the Association for the purpose of maintaining close communication on matters relating to policies, procedures, problems, practices, duties and responsibilities pertinent to the operation of the Ramsey School District. Agenda shall be formulated and exchanged between the Board and the Association at least five (5) school days prior to such meetings.
-ARTICLE 15 - MISCELLANEOUS-
A.1. -PRINTING OF CONTRACT-
B.1. - OFFICIAL ADDRESSES-
Copies of this agreement shall be reproduced at the expense of the Board within ninety (90) days after it has been signed and a copy shall be made available to each individual now employed or hereafter employed in the negotiations unit for whom the Association is authorized to negotiate in accordance with Article 1, entitled "Recognition", of this Agreement.
Whenever any notice is required to be given by either of the parties to this Agreement to the other, pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, either party shall do so by telegram, certified or registered mail at the following addresses:
1. If by the Association to the Board:
266 East Main Street, Ramsey, N.J. 07446
2. If by the Board to the Association:
Send to the Address of the President of the Association.
If any provision of this Agreement, or any application of this Agreement thereof, is held invalid by operation of law or by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, such provision or application shall thereupon be deemed null and void and of no further force or effect. All other provisions hereof shall not be effected thereby and shall continue in full force and effect.
-ARTICLE 16 - DURATION-
This Agreement shall be effective as of July 1, 2004 and shall continue in effect through June 30, 2007, 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, unless it is extended in writing.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be signed by their respective presidents, attested to by their secretaries and their respective seals affixed hereto at Ramsey, New Jersey, on the 22 nd day of April, 2004.
RAMSEY SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION RAMSEY BOARD OF EDUCATION
By: ________________________ By: _______________________________
Stacie Poelstra, President Joseph D. Tarulli, President
Robert Kliewe, Secretary Robert J. Marcotulli, Secretary