WALLKILL VALLEY REGIONAL
BOARD OF EDUCATION
THE WALLKILL VALLEY
Covering the period
July 1, 2005
June 30, 2008
The agreement will cover conditions specified for three years effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008. Other items not specified will continue according to past practice.
ARTICLE I - LONGEVITY
1. A longevity formula will be applied in accordance with the following formula:
Completed 5 through 9 - 450
10 14 - 500
15 19 - 600
20 24 - 700
25 or more - 800
This sum is to paid on the anniversary date of employment.
Betty VanTassel 7/15/82
Christie Danko 8/01/82
Denise Jameson 3/18/85
Carolyn Wright 8/27/86
Deborah Correale 9/3/03
Donna Omelio 3/28/05
Lynn Hayn 10/21/96
ARTICLE II - LEAVES OF ABSENCES
A. ABSENCE FOR PERSONAL ILLNESS
1. Absence for personal illness shall be allowed and shall include full pay not to
exceed twelve days in one year for 12 month secretaries, and ten days for 10 month
secretaries. For 12 month secretaries, if fewer than twelve school days of allowed
sick leave are taken in any school year, then the number of days not utilized shall
be accumulated without limit. For 10 month secretaries, it is 10 days.
2. In case of illness incurred during the school day which results in the secretary
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. (Adjustments will be made depending on starting time of
B. PERSONAL AND EMERGENCY DAYS
1. Personal days will be designated as Personal/Emergency Days with emergency
days not requiring prior notice. Four (4) Personal Days and two (2) Emergency Days
will be granted per year. In the event that Personal and Emergency Days are not
used in any given year, the number of days not used will accumulate as sick leave.
-1-C. ABSENCE FOR DEATH IN THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY
1. Absence due to death in the secretaries immediate family or household shall be
allowed with pay for the required period not to exceed five school days. The term
“immediate family” shall include wife, husband, children, mother, father, mother-
in-law, father-in-law, sister, brother, sister-in-law, brother-in-law.
2. Two days with full pay shall be allowed in the event of the death of a grandparent
and one day with pay shall be allowed in the event of the death of other non-immediate
members of the family.
D. ABSENCE FOR JURY DUTY
1. Secretaries will be granted time off to serve on Jury Duty without being penalized.
They will receive full pay and time spent on Jury Duty will not be charged against
personal leave and will count as time on the job. An employee called for Jury Duty
shall report same to the Superintendent and while on Jury Duty, will report their
schedule for the following days.
E. EXTENDED ABSENCES
1. All extended absences and other absences not otherwise specifically covered herein
shall be considered only after application therefor to the Board of Education.
1. Upon retirement, unused sick leave will be reimbursed at a rate of $35.00 per day
for each unused sick leave day accumulated at the day of retirement. Retirement shall
mean a secretary having filed the necessary papers to affect same with the Public
Employees Retirement System.
ARTICLE III - INSURANCE
A. A Board paid family plan for the following will be provided:
1. Hospitalization/Major Medical Health Plan
2. Dental Plan
3. Prescription Plan
4. Optical Plan
-2-ARTICLE IV - VACATION
A. Twelve month secretaries will take vacation during the months of July and August.
Vacation schedules will be approved by the Superintendent. In the event that all
5 secretaries choose the same day(s), week(s), seniority rules, leaving 2 secretaries
in the building on that particular day(s), week(s).
Vacation shall be earned as follows:
After 1 full year’s service - 10 working days
After 5 full year’s service - 15 working days
B. No more than 3 consecutive days with the Superintendent’s approval during the school
year. All other vacations will be limited to July and August.
ARTICLE V - HOLIDAYS
A. Secretaries receive seven fixed holidays with pay and they are as follows:
1. New Year’s Day 4. Labor Day 7. Christmas Day
2. Memorial Day 5. Thanksgiving Day
3. Fourth of July 6. Day after Thanksgiving
B. In addition, 12 month secretaries shall receive four days from the following list: These
days shall be approved by the Superintendent. In the event that all 5 secretaries choose
the same day, seniority rules, leaving 2 secretaries in the building on that particular day.
1. Good Friday 4. President’s Day 7. Floating Day
2. Christmas Eve 5. Day after President’s Day
3. New Year’s Day 6. Day after Christmas
C. During Spring, Winter, and Christmas Breaks, NJEA Convention, and all other days
when school is not in session, minimal staffing schedule will be in effect for the
ARTICLE VI - INCLEMENT WEATHER
A. When school is operating on a 2 hour delayed opening, secretaries are to report to work
2 hours later than their regular reporting time. When school is closed due to inclement
weather, secretaries are not required to report to work.
President Wallkill Valley
Board of Education
July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2008
2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Christie Danko 46,200 48,050 49,975
Denise Jameson 44,760 46,550 48,415
Deborah Correal 29,245 30,520 31,740
Betty VanTassel 43,735 45,485 47,305
Carolyn Wright 41,060 42,705 44,415
Donna Omelio 26,500 27,560 28,665
Lynn Hayn 25,820 26,855 27,930