Contract Between
E Brunswick Tp B/E-Middlesex
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E Brunswick EA
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07/01/2006 thru 06/30/2009


CategorySchool District
UnitAides, Bus Drivers, Clerical, Teaching/Professional Staff

Contract Text Below
1
ARTICLE I
RECOGNITION

A. The East Brunswick Board of Education hereby recognizes the East Brunswick Education Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiations concerning all matters that shall be properly negotiated under N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 et seq. for the following personnel employed by the Board and excluding all other personnel:

Aides, School and Instructional
Athletic Trainer
Attendance Officer
Child Nutrition Personnel
Cooperative Education Teacher Coordinator
Custodians, Maintenance & Grounds Personnel
Guidance Counselors
Instructional Staff
Learning Disability Teacher Consultants
Network/Telecommunications Technician
Nurses
Psychologists
Purchasing Assistant
Secretaries, Clerks, Bookkeepers & Information Technology Services Personnel
School Library Media Specialists
Senior Computer Technician
Social Workers
Special Education Teachers
Speech & Language Pathologists
Student Assigned Nurses
System Administrator/Technical Assistant
Technician
Technical Assistant
Technical Specialist
Transportation - Vehicle Drivers

but excluding:

Superintendent
Deputy & Assistant Superintendents
Board Secretary/Business Administrator
Director of Support Services/Assistant Board Secretary
Director of Financial Services
Director of Special Education
Director of Human Resources
      Director of Technology Literacy Challenge Fund County Coordinated Services
Senior Manager Technology Systems Support
Computer Technician Supervisor
Senior Manager Network/Telecommunications
Senior Manager of Applications
Department Chairpersons
Personnel on a per diem basis
Managers of Child Nutrition & Transportation
Coordinator of Community Relations and Programs
Principals
Assistant Principals
Supervisors
Foreman - Buildings & Maintenance
Supervisor of Custodians
Director of Information Technology
Network/Telecommunications Manager
Director of the Educational Technology Training Center
Accounts Payable Manager
Payroll/Employee Benefits Manager
Purchasing Manager
Accountant
Senior Manager of Accounting
Confidential Employees

B. 1. It is further agreed that neither the Association nor the Board will discriminate against any person in the employ of the Board on the basis of race, creed, color, age, national origin, sex, marital status, political activities, domicile, or membership or participation in or association with the activities of any employee organization.

2. It is understood that alleged violations of paragraph B1 above must be brought to appropriate statutorily prescribed administrative and/or judicial forums for adjudication. Only if no such forum exists may these matters be subject to the grievance procedure contained in this Agreement.

C. Unless otherwise indicated, the term "employee" when used hereinafter in this Agreement shall refer to all personnel represented by the Association in the negotiating unit as above defined.

D. Unless otherwise indicated, the term "teacher" when used hereinafter in this Agreement shall refer only to certificated personnel.

E. The term "supervisor" when used hereinafter in this Agreement shall refer to the person to whom an employee is directly responsible.
ARTICLE II
PROCEDURE FOR NEGOTIATION OF A SUCCESSOR AGREEMENT

A. Meetings.
1. Negotiations for a successor Agreement shall commence by the exchange of written proposals on a mutually selected date on or about October 15 of the calendar year in which the Agreement terminates. These submissions shall contain all proposals and requests and no new issues shall be introduced thereafter.

2. The parties thereafter shall convene a meeting for the purpose of conducting negotiations. A mutually convenient date shall be set within fifteen (15) working days of the submissions.

3. The Board and the Association have the right to utilize the services of consultants during the negotiations process.

B. When the Board and the Association negotiations teams reach agreement, it shall be reduced to writing and signed by the members of both negotiations teams. No agreement shall be final unless ratified by the Board and the Association membership.

C. Mediation.
1. If an impasse is reached during negotiations, the impasse will be resolved in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Public Employment Relations Commission.

2. Although it is recognized by all parties concerned that fact-finding must be merely advisory, both the neutral and the disputants are expected to treat the process with the proper gravity as the terminal step.

3. Every effort will be made to have mediation and fact-finding conducted after normal school hours. However, if it is necessary that such take place during normal school hours requiring the release of Association officers, committee members or teachers, the Board will release only four (4) persons designated by the Association, such designees to suffer no loss of pay, and as for any other employees involved, the Board will pay only the cost necessary to provide substitutes, and the lost time will be borne by either the employee or the Association as they determine. If the Board requires employees of the school district as witnesses in the proceedings, the Board will designate those of their witnesses who will suffer no loss of pay.

4. If mediation or fact-finding does take place during normal school hours in such a manner that only four (4) hours or less is required, the Association hereby agrees that regularly assigned teachers will assume, as required, classes left uncovered as a result of such mediation or fact-finding, and that other similarly employed non-certificated employees such as secretaries for secretaries and custodians for custodians will assume the duties as required by the Board of any non-certificated employees whom the parties deem necessary to attend.

D. This Agreement shall not be modified in whole or in part by the Board or the Association except by an instrument in writing duly executed by both parties.
ARTICLE III
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
A. Definition. A "grievance" shall mean a complaint by an employee (1) that there has been as to him/her a violation, misinterpretation or inequitable application of any of the provisions of this Agreement, or (2) that there has been as to him/her a violation, misinterpretation, or improper application of a Board policy, or an administrative decision affecting negotiable terms and conditions of employment, except that the term "grievance" shall not apply to any matter as to which (a) a method of review is prescribed by law or any rule or regulation of the State Commissioner of Education having the force and effect of law, or (b) the Board of Education is without authority to act. As used in this definition, the term "employee" shall mean also a group of employees having the same grievance.

B. Employees shall be assured freedom from restraint, interference, or coercion in the exercise of their grievance rights as contained in this Agreement. The employee shall have the right to present his/her own appeal or to have a representative of his/her choosing appear with him /her.

C. Procedure.
1. Failure of the grievant to meet the scheduled time deadlines at any step of the procedure will constitute a waiver, and the employee shall relinquish claim to the right to file. Failure of the Principal, Superintendent, designee, or Board to meet the scheduled time deadlines shall be deemed to permit the grievance to be moved to the next step.

2. Mutual agreement in writing by the parties shall be necessary to extend the timelines of the grievance procedure.

3. When the grievant and/or the Association is satisfied with the resolution of the grievance at any of the procedure steps, he/she shall so notify the person to whom the appeal was last directed.

4. By mutual agreement, in writing, between the Superintendent or his/her designee and the Association, a grievance may be initiated at any level that resolution can be affected.

5. Every attempt shall be made to resolve the grievance informally at the level of its initiation.

Level 1.
a. The employee shall notify the immediate supervisor that a grievance hearing is taking place.

b. Any employee who has a grievance shall discuss it first with his/her Principal or immediate supervisor within twenty (20) school days of occurrence of such grievance in an attempt to resolve the matter informally at this level.

c. The Principal or immediate supervisor shall communicate to the employee his/her decision in writing, with reasons, within three (3) work days following the discussion.

Level 2.
a. If, as a result of the informal discussion with the Principal or immediate supervisor, the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the employee within five (5) school days of the response, he/she shall set forth his/her grievance in writing to the Principal or supervisor specifying:

(1) the nature of the grievance;

(2) the results of previous discussions;

(3) the grievant's dissatisfaction with decisions previously rendered; and
(4) the relief requested by the grievant.

b. The Principal or immediate supervisor shall communicate his/her decision in writing, with reasons, to the employee within five (5) school days of receipt of the written grievance.

Level 3.
a. If dissatisfied, the employee may appeal the Principal's decision to the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee within five (5) school days from receipt of said decision. The appeal to the Superintendent or his/her designee must be made in writing specifying:

(1) the nature of the grievance;

(2) the results of previous discussions;

(3) the grievant's dissatisfaction with decisions previously rendered; and

(4) the relief requested by the grievant.

a. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall meet with the concerned parties within ten (10) school days. He/she shall attempt to resolve the matter as quickly as possible, but within a period not to exceed five (5) school days from the date of the meeting. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall communicate his/her decision in writing, with reasons, to the employee and the Principal.

          Level 4.
a. If the grievance is not resolved to the employee's satisfaction, he/she may request a review by the Board within ten (10) school days of the receipt of the decision of the Superintendent. The request shall be submitted in writing through the Board Secretary, who shall attach all related papers and forward the request to the Board. Confirmation of the transmittal to the Board shall be submitted to the Association in writing.
b. The Board, or a committee thereof, shall review the grievance. The Board reserves the right to hold a hearing with the employee or to refuse to hold a hearing in the event the Board is in agreement with the action of the Superintendent at the previous step. In either case, the Board shall render a decision in writing, with reasons, within fifteen (15) work days from receipt of the grievance, or if a hearing is held, from the date of the hearing.

Level 5.
a. If the Association is dissatisfied with the decision of the Board, the Association may request, where applicable, the appointment of an arbitrator, such request to be made known to the Superintendent no later than two (2) calendar weeks after the decision of the Board was made known to the employee and/or the Association.

b. The following procedure will be used to secure the services of an arbitrator:

(1) A request will be made to the American Arbitration Association to submit a roster of persons qualified to function as an arbitrator in the dispute in question.

(2) If the parties are unable to determine a mutually satisfactory arbitrator from the submitted list, they will request the American Arbitration Association to submit a second roster of names.

(3) If the parties are unable to determine, within five (5) school days of the receipt of the second list, a mutually satisfactory arbitrator from the second submitted list, the American Arbitration Association may be requested by either party to designate an arbitrator.

c. The arbitrator shall limit himself/herself to the issues submitted to him/her and shall consider nothing else. He/she can add nothing to, nor subtract anything from the Agreement between the parties or any applicable policy of the Board.

d. The recommendations of the arbitrator shall be binding on grievances processed as a violation, misinterpretation or inequitable application of the provisions of this Agreement per III.A(1), and shall be only advisory for all grievances processed per III.A(2).

e. (1) Grievances of a non-tenured teacher which are occasioned by his/her not being offered a new contract are not arbitrable. Therefore, the non-tenured teacher who is not offered a new contract may initiate, if he/she so desires, his/her grievance in writing at the level of the Principal within five (5) days after receipt of his/her notice.

(2) Grievances of a non-tenured teacher or non-certificated probationary employee which are occasioned by his/her not being offered a new contract or reemployment are not arbitrable.

f. Only the Board and the aggrieved and his/her representative shall be given copies of the report of findings and recommendations, except by mutual agreement to the contrary. This shall be accomplished within thirty (30) calendar days of the completion of the arbitration hearings.

g. Each party shall pay its own costs for arbitration preparation. Costs to be shared equally by the parties shall be the fee and the expense, if any, of the arbitrator and arbitration proceedings.

D. Forms for filing grievances shall be designed by the Superintendent or his/her designee in consultation with the Association to facilitate the grievance procedure.

A. All written communications concerning grievances shall be sent to the respective parties via certified mail. Date of certified postmark shall be used for the purposes of the grievance procedure.

A. Both parties agree that any sidebar agreements reached during the life of this three year agreement shall be reduced to writing and signed by both parties and will be included in the subsequent agreement.

ARTICLE IV
RIGHTS OF THE EMPLOYEE

A. Personal and Private Life.
1. The private and personal life of any employee is not within the appropriate concern or attention of the Board, except insofar as it affects his/her work.

2. No restrictions shall be placed upon the freedom of an employee to use his/her own time for gainful employment insofar as it does not interfere with satisfactory performance of his/her school duties. Employees may not provide private, paid tutoring services for any student whose work they are responsible for grading.

B. 1. The Board hereby agrees it shall not discriminate against any employee with respect to any terms and conditions of employment by reason of his/her membership or participation in any activities of the Association and its affiliates, or his/her institution of any grievance, complaint or proceeding under this Agreement.

2. The Association agrees it shall not interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of the provisions granted them by this Agreement.

C. No employee shall be disciplined, reprimanded, reduced in rank or compensation without just cause.

D. Whenever any employee is required to appear officially before the Board, or any committee thereof, concerning any matter which could adversely affect the continuation of that employee in his/her position or employment or the salary or any increments pertaining thereto, then he/she shall be given prior written notice of the reasons for such meeting or interview and shall be entitled to have a representative of the Association present to advise him/her and represent him/her during such meeting or interview. The employee shall inform the Superintendent in writing prior to the meeting that he/she will have a representative of the Association present.

E. Review of Employee Personnel File. All employees' files shall be maintained under the following circumstances:

1. No material derogatory to an employee's conduct, service, character, or personality shall be placed in the files unless the employee has had an opportunity to read the material. The employee shall acknowledge that he/she has read such material by affixing his/her signature on the actual copy to be filed, with the understanding that such signature merely signifies that he/she has read the material to be filed. Such signature does not necessarily indicate agreement with the content, nor shall the refusal to sign prevent such material from being placed into and remaining in the file.

2. The employee shall have the right to answer any material filed, and his/her answer shall be attached to the file copy within fifteen (15) school days following his/her receipt of the material. Failure of the employee to file a response for attachment to the file copy within fifteen (15) school days following his/her receipt of material shall result in forfeiture of the employee's right to respond.

3. Upon written request by the employee, he/she shall be given access to his/her file without undue delay, minus confidential credentials and personal references. If the employee wishes to be accompanied by another person or a representative of the Association, such request must be made in writing to the Superintendent or his/her designee.

4. Teachers shall be evaluated only by persons certificated to supervise instruction. The responsibility to become certificated will be solely that of the employee.

5. Employees shall be granted the right to reproduce any materials in their file not considered to be privileged, such as confidential credentials and related personal references normally sought at the time of employment. Notice of such requests shall be made in writing to the Superintendent or his/her designee at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance.

F. No employee shall engage in any activity related to outside employment during school hours or on school grounds unless approved by the building Principal or immediate supervisor.
ARTICLE V
NOTIFICATION OF RETURN/DISMISSAL PROCEDURE

A. On or before the date established by state law, the Board shall give to each non-tenured teacher or other probationary employee continuously employed since the preceding September 30, either 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 and benefits as may be required by law or agreement between the Board and the Association, or a written notice from the Superintendent that such employment will not be offered.

B. Notification of Intention to Return. If the employee intends to accept such employment, he/she shall notify the Board of such acceptance, in writing, on or before May 30, 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 employee.

A. Any employee who has tenure or who is continuously employed for more than three (3) years who submits his/her resignation for the purpose of retirement to the Board by January 15, effective the following June 30, shall receive the following additional compensation at the time of his/her retirement on June 30: for certificated staff, if notice is timely:

          2006-07 $1273
          2007-08 $1273
          2008-09 $1318

and for non-certificated staff, if notice is timely:
          2006-07 $530
          2007-08 $530
          2008-09 $549
If notice is given by January 15, the employee has the option of:
              • Receiving the whole retirement benefit on July 31; or
              • Deferring 100% of the whole retirement benefit until January 15 of the following year;
              • Receiving 50% of the retirement benefit on July 31 and deferring 50% of the retirement benefit to January 15 of the next following year, provided such deferral is permitted under IRS rules.

If notice is not given by January 15, the employee will receive only 25% of retirement benefits on July 31, and balance of payment will be deferred until July 15 of the second following school year. The employee will not be entitled to the additional compensation stated above. In the event an employee is precluded from providing timely notice due to unanticipated forced relocation, illness, family tragedy, or other documented unforeseen extenuating circumstance, then said retirement shall be treated, for purposes of this paragraph, as though the notice had been given by January 15. All retirement benefits shall be in the name of the employee, but in the event of the employee's demise, shall be paid to the employee's estate.
ARTICLE VI
PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES

A. An employee believing he/she is working under unsafe or hazardous conditions or performing tasks endangering health or safety should notify, in writing, his/her immediate supervisor of such conditions. If such conditions persist, a grievance may be initiated.

B. 1. No person employed or engaged in a school or educational institution, whether public or private, shall inflict or cause to be inflicted corporal punishment upon a pupil attending such school or institution; but any such person may, within the scope of his/her employment, use and apply such amount of force as is reasonable and necessary:

a. to quell a disturbance threatening physical injury to others;

b. to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects upon the person or within the control of a pupil;

c. for the purpose of self-defense; and

d. for the protection of persons or property.

2. Such acts, or any of them, shall not be construed to constitute corporal punishment within the meaning and intent of this Section. Every resolution, by-law, rule, ordinance, or other act of authority permitting or authorizing corporal punishment to be inflicted upon a pupil attending a school or educational institution shall be void.

C. It is agreed that 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 any act or omission arising out of and in the course of the performance of the duties in 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. This indemnification provision shall not be interpreted as providing any additional protection beyond that mandated by law.

D. 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 shall reimburse him/her for the cost of defending such proceeding, including reasonable counsel fees and expenses of the original hearing or trial and all appeals.

E. 1. All cases of assault suffered by an employee in connection with his/her employment shall be immediately reported, in writing, to his/her Principal or immediate supervisor.

2. Such notification shall be immediately forwarded to the Superintendent, who shall comply with any reasonable request from the employee for information in the possession of the Superintendent relating to the incident or the persons involved, and shall act in appropriate ways as liaison between the employee, the police and the courts.

F. The Board reserves the right to have accident claims confirmed by a physician designated by the Board. The fee for such examinations shall be paid by the Board.
ARTICLE VII
MAINTENANCE OF STUDENT CONTROL & DISCIPLINE

A. The Board recognizes its responsibility to continue to give administrative support and backing to teachers in maintaining student control and discipline, provided that all disciplinary action and methods for which such backing is sought shall be reasonable and just and in accordance with law, established Board policies, and administrative procedures and regulations. Such policies, procedures and regulations shall be provided to the Association, and shall be available in the main office of each building.

B. It shall be the responsibility of the teacher to report to his/her Principal, in writing, on forms provided, the name of any student who, in the opinion of the teacher, needs particular assistance from skilled personnel, and such forms shall provide for a response from the Principal to the initiating teacher within ten (10) days. The response may merely be a progress report on the action taken.

C. Administrative decisions and responses issued in the course of student discipline are not grievable.

ARTICLE VIII
ASSOCIATION RIGHTS & PRIVILEGES

A. Complaint Procedure
1. It is understood that from time to time people may approach administrators with their comments and perceptions regarding the performance of an employee. It is the policy of this district that an appropriate balance be struck between a complainant’s right to confidentiality and an employee’s right to be given the identity of a complainant when that complainant’s criticism forms the basis of a negative evaluation or disciplinary action. All complainants are to be encouraged to contact the employee initially.

2. Written comments of praise shall be copied to the employee and placed in the employee’s personnel file.

3. Critical comments, whether in writing or not, shall be promptly investigated and assessed by the appropriate administrator. If such comments or criticisms are determined to be unfounded, they shall be discarded and disregarded by the administrator.

a. If as a result of the administrator’s review it is determined that any meetings are necessary, the employee has the option of having a representative of the Association present at such meetings.

b. If as a result of the administrator’s review it is determined that the criticism is valid, then either of the following courses of action is to be followed:

(1) If the administrator determines through his/her observation and review of documentation other than the complaint itself that the performance deficit is to be noted in the employee’s evaluation, then no disclosure of the identity of the complainant who initially brought the matter to the administrator’s attention shall be made.

(2) If the deficit is evidenced only by the complaint or that complaint is referenced by the administrator in writing or orally, then disclosure of the identity of the complainant shall be made.

4. The employee has the right to respond to and rebut any complaint.

B. The Board agrees to make available to the Association, in response to reasonable requests, the information which is in the public domain.

C. Association officers and committees will not perform Association business during assigned school hours, nor will Association meetings be conducted on school premises, without authorization from the appropriate administrative officer. Association business and meetings may be conducted during lunch periods or unassigned periods.

1. An Association representative may speak during a building faculty meeting at a time agreed to in conference with the Principal.

D. The Association shall, at reasonable times, with permission and at the discretion of the building administrator, have the use of facilities, office equipment and audio-visual equipment. The Association shall reimburse the school district for all materials and supplies incident to such use, and for any repairs necessitated as a result thereof.

E. 1. The Association shall continue to have in each school building the use of a bulletin board in the faculty lounge and each separate teachers' dining room, if such exists. The Association shall also continue to have adequate space on the bulletin board in the central office for Association notices. Copies of all materials to be posted on such bulletin board shall be given to the building Principal, but no approval should be required.

2. Posters or announcements pertaining to Association affairs will not be posted on bulletin boards in any area accessible to the public or the students, unless such have first been approved by the appropriate administrator.

F. The Association shall have the right to use the inter-school mail facilities and school mail boxes.

G. The rights and privileges 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 of the unit and to no other organizations.

H. The Association has the right to address new employees at a general meeting, should employees be assembled by the administration for orientation day at the beginning of the school year.

I. The Association, on or before May 15, shall notify the Board of the Association's selection of either I.1 or I.2 of this Article:

1. If the President of the Association is a member of the certificated staff, he/she shall be assigned the first four periods, three of which will be instructional assignments, and one for preparation period. In the event the President is a member of the non-certificated staff, his/her work assignment shall be for the first half of the workday. The President shall receive full salary according to his/her place on the salary schedule; or

. 2. The Board shall grant an approved leave to the President of the Association at full pay. The Board will be reimbursed by the Association for half of this amount.

a. Upon return from approved leave, the President shall be reinstated to a position within his/her certification and as similar as possible to the position held prior to beginning said leave. The Board does not guarantee reinstatement to the same assignment, but only to a position. Upon reinstatement, he/she shall be placed on his/her proper step on the salary guide as if he/she had been actively employed by the Board during his/her leave.

a. The Board shall pay 100% of the premiums for health insurance coverage for the President during his/her leave.

3. Association President Release Time
a. Effective July 1, 2005, the Board shall no longer contribute to the benefits and salary provided for the 100% release time for the Association President.

a. The President shall remain on staff as a Board employee, receive the full annual complement of sick leave, personal days and guide movement and all the terms and conditions as provided in the collective bargaining agreement. The President shall report his/her attendance during the school year, consistent with the existing practice.

a. The Association shall reimburse the Board for the full value of the health benefits and the full salary of the President while the President remains as a full time Board employee and is on leave.
ARTICLE IX
EMPLOYEE WORK YEAR

A. 1. The work year for ten (10) month employees employed in East Brunswick on a ten (10) month basis shall consist of 187 workdays, and newly employed certificated personnel are required to attend three (3) additional days for orientation. The number of workdays shall be reduced by three (3) for certificated ten (10) month employees if those days are not used for unexpected school closings. The last two (2) school days shall be four (4) hour student days.

2. The in-school work year for employees employed on a twelve (12) month basis shall be the number of days from July 1 to June 30, less sixteen (16) holidays, less accrued vacation.

3. a. All twelve (12) month guidance counselors employed prior to July 1, 1988 shall, on the first day that the teachers report to work, join the ten (10) month calendar and on the last day of the teacher's work year shall revert to the twelve (12) month calendar. All twelve (12) month guidance counselors hired after July 1, 1988 shall work the twelve (12) month calendar as per A2 above.

(1) During spring and winter recess, twelve (12) month certificated guidance staff and psychologists shall not be required to report to their buildings when administrators are not working in the building or the building to which they are assigned is not heated or cooled as may be appropriate. Central administration shall make alternative arrangements for personnel under such circumstances.

a. The Board shall have the right to hire ten (10) month guidance counselors, who shall work the ten (10) month calendar.

a. The Board shall have the right to employ Child Study Team members on a twelve (12) month basis. Current ten (10) month employees shall be offered such positions prior to hiring from the outside.
    4. The work year for Cooperative Education Teacher-Coordinators shall consist of the ten (10) month calendar plus twenty (20) additional days.

    5. Teacher attendance shall not be required whenever student attendance is not required due to inclement weather.

    6. Secretarial employees will not be required to report to work during the winter and spring recess periods when children are not required to report. Secretarial employees will not be required to report due to snow, for up to three (3) days per year. Secretarial employees will not be required to report to work on an election day when students and teachers are not required to report.

    7. Information Technology Personnel will not be required to report due to snow, for up to three (3) days per year.

    8. Custodians, maintenance and grounds personnel who are required to work on snow days when other employees are not required to be present shall be compensated at the rate of two (2) times their regular rate for up to three (3) snow days per year.

    1. Twelve (12) month employees shall be provided with up to three (3) nonaccumulative leave days to be utilized only during the winter recess period. Any such days not utilized during that recess period shall be lost. As per Article IX A.6, twelve (12) month secretarial employees are not required to work during winter and spring recess when children are not required to report.

    1. In the event of an emergency school closing after the school day has begun, hourly employees shall be paid for their normal work day if they were present.

    1. No twelve (12) month employee shall be permitted to take vacation during the Monday through Friday of the week prior to the opening of school for students, except as may be approved by their immediate supervisor.

    1. The parties agree to establish a committee of EBEA, EBPSA and Administration representatives to discuss summer flex time.

    B. Non-Certificated Employees.
    1. Ten (10) month non-certificated personnel attendance shall not be required whenever student attendance is not required due to inclement weather. Cafeteria managers may be required to attend under emergency conditions. Transportation personnel shall be required to work during inclement weather when parochial and private schools are in session.

    a. All work beyond the regular work year shall be compensated at the employee’s hourly rate or rate otherwise specified in the bargaining agreement.

    2. Child nutrition salaried personnel shall work the ten (10) month calendar, including the orientation day for new teachers. Child nutrition salaried personnel shall not be required to work on the first full day of teacher workshop. Hourly paid child nutrition personnel shall work only on the days students are in attendance.

    3. Hourly paid lunchroom aides shall work only on days when students are present.

    C. 1. Each Summer School session shall consist of three (3) weeks for four (4) hours daily. The stipend set forth in the salary schedule appended to this Agreement reflects payment per session. If there is any change in the length of each session or the daily time during which each session meets, the stipend shall be adjusted on a pro-rata basis.
    1. Teacher attendance shall not be required when summer school student attendance is not required.

    1. In the event employees working during the Summer School are required to be absent due to an illness, they may, at their option, use up to one (1) day per each three (3) week session from their accumulated sick leave bank. If said option is not exercised, or if more than one (1) day of absence occurs, the employee will be docked his/her Summer School daily rate of pay.

    D. The employee work calendar for all employees shall be as set forth herein.
    ARTICLE X
    HOURS AND WORK LOAD

    A. Hours.
    1. All employees shall indicate their presence for work by placing a check mark in the appropriate column of the employee sign-in roster. Such roster shall be located in a central area. Non-certificated employee hours shall be verified weekly by their supervisor.

    2. a. Effective the 1998-99 school year, all teachers shall report for work ten (10) minutes before the opening of the students’ day and, except as required by assigned duties and professional meetings, shall not be required to remain beyond ten (10) minutes after the close of the student school day.

    (1) Effective the 1998-99 school year, the workday for teachers at the High School, the Junior High School and the Middle School shall include a three (3) minute increase per period. The reduction of the teachers’ before-and-after student day time from twenty (20) minutes to ten (10) minutes shall accommodate the bulk of the increase; the remainder shall be added to the workday.

    (2) The reduction of the teachers’ before-and-after student day time from twenty (20) minutes to ten (10) minutes shall reduce the teachers’ workday by twenty (20) minutes at the elementary schools.
                1. PM Bus Duty
    (1) One (1) or more staff members at Hammarskjold shall be assigned to a flex schedule starting the day at Period 2 and remaining equivalent to one (1) period beyond student dismissal. Staff member(s) shall be assigned PM bus duty and provide coverage for students awaiting late buses.
    The position shall be voluntary. If there are no volunteers, the principal may assign staff member(s) to the position.
    In the event of an emergency, the principal can require other staff members to remain.

    (2) In the elementary schools, in the event that a bus or buses are late, the Lead Teacher in the building shall relieve the staff members on bus duty as part of the Lead Teacher’s time commitment to the position.

    c. School Library Media Specialists and school nurses may be assigned continuous hours different from that set forth in 2a above in order to achieve afternoon coverage pursuant to procedures set forth in Article XIV.

    d. Traveling teachers shall not be assigned a duty on days that they travel.

    e. Counselors shall work an additional twenty-five (25) minutes over that which is required of other teachers in the particular building.

    f. If Counselors or Student Assistance Specialists are required to attend evening guidance programs or to schedule parent conferences after their normal workday, they shall receive compensatory time off on an hour-for-hour basis. Said compensatory time will be scheduled to be taken with the approval of the supervisor, and shall be used not later than the end of the school year in which it was earned.

    g. Special education teachers shall have the same arrival and departure times as other teachers in the particular building.

    h. Psychologists, Social Workers, Learning Disability Teacher Consultants and Speech Therapists shall work an eight (8) hour day. Speech Therapists hired after July 1, 1976 shall work regular teacher hours. All current Speech Therapists’ schedules, which include one (1) day or two (2) half days for indirect service, shall be grandfathered.

    (1) Effective March 1, 2007, newly hired Speech Therapists shall work regular teacher hours and regular teacher schedule. New hires will be given time for indirect service within their schedules.

    3. Teachers may leave the building during their duty-free lunch, providing they sign in and out. Teachers may request permission of their building administrator to leave the building for an emergency during their planning period. Approval may be granted at the discretion of the building administrator.

    B. Meetings.
    1. a. Except as required for purposes of accreditation or in the event of emergencies, building-based teachers may be required to attend no more than ten (10) building faculty meetings per school year.

    a. High School, Jr. High School, and Middle School teachers shall not be required to attend more than ten (10) departmental meetings per year, except for purposes of accreditation or curriculum revision.

    a. Staff may be required to attend up to two (2) multi-building meetings per school year, which will be called at the discretion of the Superintendent.

    a. There shall be no more than ten (10) elementary curriculum meetings per year.

    (1) The parties agree that elementary grade level meetings are scheduled by principals in agreement with the teachers. These meetings are only scheduled when needed. Grade level meetings are to be held consistent with existing practice in each building.

    e. There shall be no more than eight (8) one and one half hour (1 ) New Teacher meetings during the first year of employment.

    2. a. Building faculty meetings shall begin no later than fifteen (15) minutes after the student dismissal time and shall run for no more than sixty (60) minutes. Nothing in this Article shall be interpreted as to preclude morning meetings if agreed by a majority of faculty members and the Principal.

    b. High School, Jr. High School and Middle School departmental meetings shall begin no later than fifteen (15) minutes after the student dismissal time and shall run for no more than sixty (60) minutes.

    c. Multi-building meetings called at the discretion of the Superintendent shall commence twenty (20) minutes after the latest school's student dismissal and shall run for no more than sixty (60) minutes in duration.

    d. Elementary curriculum meetings shall begin no later than fifteen (15) minutes after the student dismissal time and shall run for no more than sixty (60) minutes.

    e. Four (4) New Teacher meetings shall begin within twenty (20) minutes of student dismissal time and four (4) shall begin at 3:30 PM.

    3. Unless an emergency meeting is required, no meetings shall be scheduled on Fridays or on any day immediately preceding any holiday. In case of any emergency meeting, the appropriate building administrator shall notify and confer with the Association building representative(s) prior to calling said meeting.

    4. The notice for any meeting shall be given to the teachers involved at least five (5) school days prior to the meeting, except in an emergency. The notice of an agenda for any meeting shall be given to the teachers involved at least two (2) school days prior to the meeting, except in an emergency. Teachers shall have the opportunity to suggest items for the agenda.

    5. Teachers shall continue to perform duties at Back-to-School nights in accordance with existing practice.

    C. Class Coverage.
    1. In departmentalized situations, the Principal shall establish a pool of all available teachers each period.

    2. In the event a teacher in a departmentalized situation is absent, and a substitute is not available, or the situation requires substitution for less than a full school day, the Principal shall assign on a rotating basis those from the availability pool to perform such substitution.

    3. Any teacher who performs this required assignment shall be remunerated at the following rates effective on the first coverage:


    2006-07 - $45 per period
    2007-08 - $45 per period
    2008-09 - $47 per period.

    4. In the event an elementary teacher shall be used to substitute when a teacher is absent and a substitute is not available, he/she shall be remunerated at the same rates outlined in paragraph #3 above.

    5. Nurses may be assigned to teaching duties within their certification. On such days, they will be guaranteed a preparation period, a lunch period equal to that of the other certificated staff, and a pro-rata reduction in office hours.

    6. Nurses covering other schools will be paid the class coverage rate outlined in paragraph #3 above. Nurses covering for an absent nurse in the same building will not receive this compensation.

    7. Nothing contained herein shall entitle a teacher assigned to a class to which more than one (1) teacher is assigned to additional compensation if the other teacher(s) are absent or unavailable.

    D. Work Load. The following constitutes guidelines for the administrators concerned with scheduling practices as they now exist. Administrators shall make reasonable effort to arrange teachers' schedules to comply with these established guidelines.

    1. In the High School, Junior High School and Middle School:
    a. In an eight (8) period day situation, the normal load shall consist of five (5) classroom teaching periods, one (1) preparation period, one (1) duty-free lunch period daily, and one (1) duty period daily.

    a. The Board may assign a teacher to a sixth (6th) classroom teaching period in lieu of a preparation period or a duty period, and either provide an additional preparation period or a duty period, as the case may be, in the other semester during that school year or compensate the teacher at the rate of:

                $3080 in 2006-07
                $3080 in 2007-08
                $3188 in 2008-09
    per each semester of six (6) assigned teaching periods.

    c. No teacher shall teach more than three (3) consecutive periods per day.

    d. In a nine (9) period day situation, the above schedule shall pertain, except that the second (2nd) preparation period in each day shall be available for professional assignments not involving the responsibilities of planning lessons or monitoring student progress.
    e. Payment will be made pursuant to paragraph D.1.b. of this Article on December 15 and May 31 for each semester, respectively.

    1. Elementary teachers, excluding kindergarten teachers, shall be assigned two hundred twenty (220) minutes preparation planning time per week in usable blocks and excluding recess time, and should teach continuously for no more than two (2) hours and thirty (30) minutes.

    a. A committee shall be established consisting of administration and EBEA designated representatives to review elementary schedules to determine if one (1) preparation per day for elementary school teachers is possible.

    3. Kindergarten teachers shall be assigned to one (1) hour duty-free period between morning and afternoon sessions each day.

    4. It is a goal of the district to provide coordinated preparation planning time each week to teachers who are required to teach with one or more other teachers.

    5. In the event that the Board or administration makes changes or cannot adhere to the guidelines established, the teacher affected shall be notified by the administrator in writing, and if after the close of the school year, by certified mail. Within ten (10) days of receipt of notification and upon written request, by certified mail if after the close of the school year, the teacher may have a conference with the administrator to review the schedule. The teacher, at his/her option and upon notifying the administrator, may have a representative of the Association present at the conference. If the teacher affected fails to initiate a request for a conference within the ten (10) day period following notification to review the schedule, the matter shall not be subject to the grievance procedure.

    6. All teachers shall have a daily duty-free lunch period at least equal in length to that of the student.

    7. Mentor Teacher/Provisional Teacher
    a. No teacher shall serve as a mentor to more than one (1) provisional teacher at a time.

    b. The Board shall provide training for all teachers who serve as mentors before the start of their assignments. Such training shall be scheduled for hours the teacher is required to work within the contract year. The Board shall pay all costs connected with the training as specified in Article XIX.G.

    c. No mentor teacher shall evaluate the performance of a provisional teacher.

    a. A teacher serving as a mentor shall be paid in accordance with State regulations and the provision of Article XIII.B.

    (1) If the grant is no longer offered, new teachers will pay mentors on a quarterly basis with language to be developed stating that the Superintendent will not sign off on standard certification papers filed with the State until the mentor fee has been paid in full.

    E. Vacation (12 month certificated personnel).
    1. All certificated personnel on a twelve (12) month contract will have their vacation days credited at the rate of two (2) per month until their maximum of twenty (20) days per year is reached. Effective on the sixth (6th) workday after notification of their separation from the district, employees will have the right to utilize all vacation days before expiration of their contract if they so desire.

    1. Said employee may accumulate and carry over into any future year no more than ten (10) vacation days, effective with the 1989-90 school year. All days previously accumulated shall be banked.

    a. As per the Superintendent’s existing practice, a one (1) month extension for carrying over vacation days may be granted to anyone who is unable to use all vacation days prior to June 30, due to the press of business as determined by the Superintendent.

    3. All requests for vacation are subject to approval in advance, consistent with existing practice.

    4. Certificated personnel, or their estate, shall be paid for all vacation days accrued at time of termination of employment or retirement.

    5. No certificated employee shall take vacation days one (1) week prior to the opening of the school year, or use more than five (5) consecutive vacation days on days when students are present in school, except by mutual agreement between the employee and the immediate supervisor.

    F. Non-Certificated Employees.
    1. Secretary-Clerical Employees.
    a. The working day for secretaries-clerical employees shall be seven (7) hours in length excluding lunch. Secretaries-clerical employees are permitted to leave their work site on a reasonable and informal basis.

    b. Vacation - 12 month personnel only:
    (1) Completion of 1 through 4 years of the anniversary date of employment - 2 weeks.
    Completion of 5 through 9 years of the anniversary date of employment - 3 weeks.
    Completion of 10 years of the anniversary date of employment - 4 weeks.
    Completion of 20 years of the anniversary date of employment - 21 days.
    Completion of 21 years of the anniversary date of employment - 22 days.
    Completion of 22 years of the anniversary date of employment - 23 days.
    Completion of 23 years of the anniversary date of employment - 24 days.
    Completion of 24 years of the anniversary date of employment - 25 days.

    (2) Any ten (10) month secretary-clerical employee who becomes a twelve (12) month secretary-clerical employee shall have his/her years of service in the district as a ten (10) month secretary-clerical employee count as vacation credit in accordance with F.1.b.(1) above.

    c. All requests for vacation shall be subject to approval in advance, consistent with existing practice.

    d. All vacation shall be accrued on a pro-rata basis.

    e. No secretary or clerical employee may accumulate and carry over into any future year more than ten (10) days allotment of vacation, effective with the 1989-90 school year. All days previously accumulated shall be banked. As per the Superintendent’s existing practice, a one (1) month extension for carrying over vacation days may be granted to anyone who is unable to use all vacation days prior to June 30, due to the press of business as determined by the Superintendent.

    2. Information Technology Personnel
    a. The working day for information technology personnel employees shall be eight (8) hours in length including a one (1) hour lunch. Information Technology personnel employees are eligible for overtime in accordance with Article XIII, D.

    b. Vacation – Information Technology personnel employees, excluding the Technical Resource Coordinator:

    (1) Completion of 1 through 4 years of the anniversary date of employment - 2 weeks.
    Completion of 5 through 9 years of the anniversary date of employment - 3 weeks.
    Completion of 10 years of the anniversary date of employment - 4 weeks.
    Completion of 20 years of the anniversary date of employment - 21 days.
    Completion of 21 years of the anniversary date of employment - 22 days.
    Completion of 22 years of the anniversary date of employment - 23 days.
    Completion of 23 years of the anniversary date of employment - 24 days.
    Completion of 24 years of the anniversary date of employment - 25 days.

    c. All requests for vacation shall be subject to approval in advance, consistent with existing practice.

    d. All vacation shall be accrued on a pro-rata basis.

    e. No Information Technology personnel employee may accumulate and carry over into any future year more than ten (10) days allotment of vacation, effective with the 1989-90 school year. All days previously accumulated shall be banked. As per the Superintendent’s existing practice, a one (1) month extension for carrying over vacation days may be granted to anyone who is unable to use all vacation days prior to June 30, due to the press of business as determined by the Superintendent.

    3. Custodians, Maintenance & Grounds Personnel.
    a. For custodial, maintenance and grounds personnel, i.e. full-time contracted employees defined as forty (40) hours per week for day staff and thirty-seven and one-half (37 l/2) hours for night staff, pay shall be one and one-half for hours worked in excess of their schedule. Custodial overtime for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays shall be a minimum of two (2) hours.

    (1) The parties agree to negotiate the terms and conditions of employment associated with a weekend custodial shift if such a shift is reinstated.

    b. Vacation - 12 month personnel only:

    (1) Completion of 1 through 4 years of the anniversary date of employment - 2 weeks.
    Completion of 5 through 9 years of the anniversary date of employment - 3 weeks.
    Completion of 10 years of the anniversary date of employment - 4 weeks.
    Completion of 20 years of the anniversary date of employment - 21 days.
    Completion of 21 years of the anniversary date of employment - 22 days.
    Completion of 22 years of the anniversary date of employment - 23 days.
    Completion of 23 years of the anniversary date of employment - 24 days.
    Completion of 24 years of the anniversary date of employment - 25 days.

    c. All requests for vacation shall be subject to approval in advance, consistent with existing practice.

    d. All vacation shall be accrued on a pro-rata basis.

    e. No custodians, maintenance and grounds personnel may accumulate and carry over to any future year more than ten (10) days allotment of vacation, effective with the 1989-90 school year. All days previously accumulated shall be banked. As per the Superintendent’s existing practice, a one (1) month extension for carrying over vacation days may be granted to anyone who is unable to use all vacation days prior to June 30, due to the press of business as determined by the Superintendent.

    4. Non-Certificated Personnel:
    a. All twelve (12) month contract personnel will have their vacation days credited on a monthly basis.

    b. Upon termination of employment, accrued vacation shall be paid at time of severance, except as noted in (c) below.

    c. If the minimal full two (2) weeks notice is not given by a non-certificated employee, earned vacation shall be paid by subtracting the number of days less than ten (10) that the notice was not given from the days accrued.

    d. Should an employee die while in the employ of the Board, the employee's estate shall be paid as set forth in (b) above. Paragraph (c) shall not apply to (d).

    5. Transportation
    a. The scheduled work load for transportation personnel shall not exceed forty (40) hours per week. Hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours per week shall be paid at straight time and one-half. The start and end of the work day is dependent on route assignments for all drivers. The school bus driver will work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week.

    b. The working day for vehicle drivers shall be eight (8) hours in length excluding a one (1) hour lunch.

    c. Any employee may be required by the employer, at Board expense, to undergo a complete physical and/or psychological examination to ascertain fitness for continued employment.

    d. All drivers shall receive an updated copy of the Board of Education’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy for School Bus Drivers at the start of each school year. Each driver shall sign a form indicating that he/she has received a copy of the policy. Signed forms shall be maintained in district files for that year.

    e. Overtime opportunities shall be accepted on a voluntary basis with rotation on a seniority basis.

    f. In the event that a driver is scheduled for an overnight trip, compensation will begin at the start of the pre-trip inspection and end at the time the driver reaches his/her destination. If the driver is required to remain the following day, he/she shall be compensated for a minimum of eight (8) hours for the lay over. If the driver is assigned responsibility extending beyond eight (8) hours, the driver shall be compensated for any hours in excess of eight (8) hours. The employee’s compensation shall be at his/her hourly rate or rate otherwise specified in the bargaining agreement.

    (1) The driver’s cost for room and board is provided at the district’s expense.

    6. School Aides.
    a. The work day for school aides shall not exceed eight (8) hours per day.

    a. School Aides are permitted to leave their worksite on a reasonable and informal basis by mutual agreement between the teacher and the aide.
          1. Instructional Aides
    a. Instructional Aides can be assigned before and after student day duties monitoring student arrival and departure with teachers.

    a. Instructional Aides shall receive a minimum of thirty (30) minutes per day of non-student contact time, excluding lunch time.

    a. Instructional Aides shall have a daily duty-free lunch period at least equal in length to that of the student.

    8. Child Nutrition Personnel.
    a. All child nutrition personnel who work four (4) or more hours per day shall be paid a half-hour lunch period. Any employee working less than four (4) hours shall receive a fifteen (15) minute break.

    b. All salaried employees will work in accordance with the ten (10) month teacher calendar.

    c. (1) High School Cook Manager - 8 hour day.

    (2) Junior High School Cook Manager - 8 hour day.

    (3) Elementary Leads - 4 1/2 hour day, 5 hour day, or 6 hour day
                    1. High School Cook - 8 hour day.
                    1. Junior High School Cook - 8 hour day.
    (6) Middle School Cook Manager - 6 1/2 hour day.

    (7) Hourly employees range from 3 to 7 hours per day.

    G. Should a change in summer school hours be implemented, the stipend shall be adjusted on a pro-rata basis.

    A. When a non-certificated employee is assigned to substitute for another employee and serves in the higher paid title for three (3) days or longer, then in that event the employee who substitutes shall be remunerated at the higher rate for all time served as a substitute. The Board agrees that it will not rotate substitutes for the purpose of avoiding payment under this paragraph.
      ARTICLE XI
      NON-TEACHING DUTIES

      A. Teachers shall not be required to perform the following duties:
      1. Keeping registers.

      2. Transporting books and other instructional materials of such quantity without carts and assistance at the opening and closing of the school year.

      3. Chaperoning of fifth grade promotion ceremonies, dances, the variety show, the Battle of the Bands, or evening public orchestra, and/or chorus concerts of 50 students or more, except under the following conditions:

      a. Chaperoning for the above events shall be done by the advisors of the sponsoring activity as part of their advisor stipend. Additional chaperones as may be determined by the building administrator shall be determined on a voluntary basis. However, in the event there are insufficient volunteers, the administration shall make assignments on a rotating basis. Volunteer, or assigned, certificated and non-certificated chaperones shall be paid a stipend for the entire affair of:
                  $67 per person in 2006-07
                  $67 per person in 2007-08
                  $69 per person in 2008-09

      4. Chaperoning of any field trip that is scheduled to extend more than one (1) hour beyond the school day, except under the following conditions:

      a. Chaperoning for the above events shall be done by the advisors of the sponsoring activity as part of their advisor stipend. Additional chaperones as may be determined by the building administrator shall be determined on a voluntary basis. However, in the event there are insufficient volunteers, the administration shall make assignments on a rotating basis. Volunteer, or assigned, certificated or non-certificated chaperones shall be paid a stipend equal to one quarter (1/4) of the stipend for employees who participate in overnight education programs.

      5. Correcting standardized tests used at the direction of the Board or the administration, and administered to class size or larger groups. This item shall not apply to mid-term and final examinations.

      6. Picture taking and/or lamination of identification cards.

      7. Counting or verifying insurance and picture money collections.

      B. No employee shall be required to use their cars to transport students.
          C. Teachers need not transfer grades from report cards to cumulative records or folders in schools where guidance counselors exist.

      A. Any teacher whose presence is required at the 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. night conferences shall be paid a stipend as follows:

          2006-07 - $113
          2007-08 - $113
          2008-09 - $117

      On those days, all teachers will teach no more than one-half (1/2) day.
      ARTICLE XII
      EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURES

      A. 1. Each presently employed employee shall be placed on his/her proper step of his/her salary schedule in accordance with his/her status as of the beginning of his/her contractual year.

      2. The Board reserves unto itself the right to grant credit for any experience which it deems of value to the school system at the time of initial employment.

      B. Previously accumulated unused sick leave days, in this particular district, shall be restored to all returning employees who were on Board approved leave.

      C. 1. Certificated Personnel:
      a. Full credit for teaching experience is allowed.

      b. Full credit for up to four (4) years military service is allowed.

      c. All changes in salary based upon additional training become effective on September 1 or February 1 of each school year. This training must be completed prior to September 1 for the salary change to take effect September 1 and prior to February 1 for the change to take effect February 1. Requests for salary changes must be supported by official transcripts from accredited colleges or universities, and filed in the Superintendent's Office. Credits taken for certification are not valid for B + 18 or M + 30.

      d. (1) Bachelors + 18 placement must consist of graduate level courses.
      (2) For movement beyond the Masters column on the guide, the graduate credits must be in addition to those required for the degree. Graduate credits earned prior to July 1, 1989 must have been acquired after the Masters degree was earned. However, graduate credits earned after July 1, 1989 are applicable.
      (a) For newly hired employees effective March 1, 2007, only graduate credits acquired after completion of the Master’s degree will be eligible for guide movement beyond the Master’s column.

      (3) Effective January 1, 1995, continuing education units (CEU's) may be used for placement on the B+18 or M+30 as set forth in Article XXII B. The employee shall first obtain pre-approval from the Superintendent or his/her designee.
      (4) Credits for undergraduate courses shall be used for placement on the B+18 or M+30 guides as set forth in Article XXII A.2.a. The employee shall first obtain pre-approval from the Superintendent or his/her designee.

      D. Non-Certificated Personnel:
      1. Seniority is defined as an employee's continuous length of service and shall commence as of the original date of hire. An employee's seniority shall be his/her date of commencement of employment, including the probationary period, for purposes of benefits. Seniority shall prevail among tenured employees in matters concerning layoffs, recalls, when the skill and ability in performing the work in question are relatively equal among the employees involved, in the opinion of management.
      ARTICLE XIII
      SALARIES

      A. Salary guides for personnel are set forth in enclosed guides and made a part hereof, except for ratios and extra stipends.

      1. Special education teachers employed through June 30, 1976 shall receive an additional $500 stipend above guide placement.

      2. All speech therapists currently employed and receiving an additional ratio of .08 above guide placement for the position shall continue to receive said stipend yearly until termination of employment as a speech therapist.

      a. Effective July 1, 1976, no newly employed speech therapist shall receive the additional ratio stipend.

      3. All learning disability teacher consultants and social workers employed prior to July 1, 1980 shall receive an additional .08 ratio above guide placement for the position.

      a. Effective July 1, 1980, newly employed ten (10) month learning disabilities teacher consultants and ten (10) month social workers shall receive a stipend of

      $3209 in 2006-07
      $3305 in 2007-08
      $3404 in 2008-09

      above guide placement.

      a. Effective July 1, 2003, newly employed twelve (12) month learning disabilities teacher consultants and twelve (12) month social workers shall receive a stipend of:

      $7063 in 2006-07
      $7275 in 2007-08
      $7493 in 2008-09

      above guide placement.

      4. Psychologists employed prior to July 1, 1980 shall receive an additional .23 ratio above guide placement, of which .10 shall be for the position, and .13 shall be for the work year as defined in Article IX.A2.

      a. Effective July 1, 1980, newly employed psychologists shall receive a stipend of:

                  $9632 in 2006-07
                  $9921 in 2007-08
                  $10,219 in 2008-09

      above guide placement.
                  1. Stipends for 10-month psychologists are:

                  $3978 in 2006-07
                  $4097 in 2007-08
                  $4220 in 2008-09
      above guide placement.

      5. Guidance counselors who were employed prior to July 1, 1980 and who continue in twelve (12) month positions shall receive an additional .16 ratio above guide placement, of which .03 is for the position, and .13 is for the work year as defined in Article IX.A3.

      a. Counselors employed for a ten (10) month work year shall receive a stipend of:

                  $3209 in 2006-07
                  $3305 in 2007-08
                  $3404 in 2008-09

      above guide placement.

      a. Counselors employed for a twelve (12) month work year hired after July 1, 1980 shall receive a stipend of

                  $7063 in 2006-07
                  $7275 in 2007-08
                  $7493 in 2008-09
      above guide placement.

      6. The stipends for 10-month student assistance specialists shall be determined by their endorsements.

      7. Cooperative education teacher coordinators shall receive an additional .l5 ratio above guide placement, of which .05 shall be for the position, and an additional .10 for the extended work year during July and August as defined in Article IX.A4.

      a. Effective July 1, 1980, newly hired cooperative education teacher coordinators shall receive a stipend of:

                  $6420 in 2006-07
                  $6613 in 2007-08
                  $6811 in 2008-09
      above guide placement.

      8. All tenured teachers shall receive $250 above guide placement, to be included in the regular paychecks.

      9. Summer Workshops.
      a. Teachers participating in summer workshops shall be either awarded either CEU credit or, at the option of the teacher, be remunerated at the rate of:

      2006-07 $109 per day
      2007-08 $109 per day
      2008-09 $113 per day

      (1) The Board of Education shall follow the procedure below for offering either CEU credit or the negotiated rate of pay as remuneration for summer workshops:

      (a) The Board of Education agrees that it has no intention of assigning summer workshop slots dependent on the option of remuneration that the teacher selects.

      (b) The teacher shall select the workshop(s) he/she wishes to attend.

      (c) Upon receiving notification of acceptance into the workshop(s), the teacher shall notify the Board whether he/she selects CEU credit or the negotiated rate as remuneration.

      b. Non-certificated 10-month employees participating in summer workshops shall be remunerated at the following rates:


                  2006-07 $61 per day
                  2007-08 $61 per day
                  2008-09 $63 per day

      c. (1) Employees who are pre-approved to present for an in-house summer or in-service workshop shall be paid for the length of their presentation at the rate of:

      $54 per presentation hour in 2006-07
      $54 per presentation hour in 2007-08
      $56 per presentation hour in 2008-09

      and shall be subject to pro-ration for any fraction thereof. The employee shall first obtain pre-approval from the Superintendent or his/her designee.

      (2) Employees who are pre-approved to present for an in-house summer or in-service workshop shall be paid for one (1) hour of preparation time for each presentation session at the rate specified in A.9.c.(1) above.

      (3) Workshop Presenter - Payment at the contract rate is made to a staff member as a presenter under the following circumstances:

      (a) a staff member(s) is asked by a district administrator and agrees to plan and present all or part of a workshop on an in-house summer or in-service workshop day, or other scheduled workshop;

      (b) the staff member(s) presents a written plan using the district’s Prior Approval Presenter Form, and

      (c) the workshop has been approved in advance by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

      (d) Payment is provided at the contract rate specified in A.9.c.(1) for one (1) hour for workshop preparation plus pre-approved full or prorated presentation time, following receipt by the Human Resources Department of a list of actual workshop participants and signed voucher.

      (4) Turnkey Trainer - When a staff member agrees in writing to receive specified turnkey training in or out of district, the staff member is expected to turnkey the information to appropriate others during the employee’s workday, including district workshop days, other scheduled in-service sessions and/or at staff, department, curriculum meetings. Teachers will serve as turnkey trainers in lieu of the presenter’s stipend for a maximum of 16 hours. Hours will be credited and prorated based on pre-approved actual training activities and preparation times. If the turnkey training occurs during the summer months, the trainer will be paid at the contractual participant rate as specified in A.9.a in addition to being credited with turnkey hours for preparation and training for the respective workshop. The district’s Prior Approval Form for In-Service Presenters will be used to track approved turnkey hours. These 16 hours are not eligible for the presenter’s stipend.

      (5) Professional Sharing - The purposes of staff meetings, department meetings, grade level meetings, etc. are to share ideas, skills, strategies and to work collaboratively toward professional improvement. Staff members are expected to share instructional strategies, present committee reports, plans, information concerning classroom strategies and activities, and to participate in or informally lead professional discussions, etc. There is no stipend associated with professional sharing.

      10. Summer Employment.
      a. 10-month certificated employees who are required to work during the summer season shall receive their per diem rate for such service. If required to work less than a full day, the per diem rate shall be pro-rated.

      b. 10-month certificated employees who conduct kindergarten orientation and/or preschool handicapped orientation during the summer season shall receive the teachers' summer workshop rate for each session.
      .
      a. 10-month non-certificated employees who are requested to work during the summer at their same jobs shall be remunerated at their regular hourly rate. If said employees are requested to work during the summer at jobs different from their regularly assigned jobs, they shall be remunerated at the rate of $10 per hour.

      a. Ten (10) month certificated employees who attend IEP meetings during the summer shall be paid one fourth (1/4) of the summer workshop rate in 9.a. above for each hour of attendance.

      a. Ten (10) month certificated employees who test new students during the summer shall be paid their regular hourly rate for each hour of testing.

      11. Employees who conduct sports pre-physical screenings and/or assist medical personnel during sports physicals shall be paid:

      $49 per two (2) hour session in 2006-07
      $49 per two (2) hour session in 2007-08
      $51 per two (2) hour session in 2008-09

      Any time in excess of two (2) hours shall be paid at a rate of:

      $20 per hour in 2006-07
      $20 per hour in 2007-08
      $21 per hour in 2008-09

      prorated for any fraction thereof.

      a. The Board of Education shall follow the procedure below for offering sports physical assignments:

      (1) The positions will be posted for a reasonable period of time for voluntary sign-ups by all interested employees.

      (2) In the event insufficient volunteers are secured from among the employees, the Board shall solicit appropriately qualified non-employees in order to fulfill its staffing requirements.

      (3) Should these staffing requirements still not be met, the Board shall have the right to assign qualified employees in inverse order of seniority. In the event any particular employee is unavailable for good cause, he/she shall be skipped.

      1. Employees who volunteer for sports physical assignments shall be moved to the top of the seniority list for the next sports physical cycle only.

      12. An employee who provides piano accompaniment at a District function for which he/she is not the advisor shall be paid the presenter rate specified in A.9.c. above for each hour of accompaniment. The employee shall first obtain pre-approval from the Superintendent or his/her designee.

      1. Teachers who work as the before school or after-school media specialist, basic skills/ESL tutors, or home instructors shall be paid:

      $28 per hour in 2006-07
      $28 per hour in 2007-08
      $29 per hour in 2008-09
        1. Employees who work as the after-school media technology aide shall be paid:

      $18 per hour in 2006-07
      $18 per hour in 2007-08
      $19 per hour in 2008-09
              1. Saturday Detention Teacher/Proctor
                  1. Two (2) teachers will be paired for each session.
        1. A session is four (4) hours in length with students in attendance for three (3) hours. The teacher shall use the fourth hour, which shall be divided before and after the students’ session, to complete administrative tasks.
        2. Each teacher shall be paid:

      $34 per hour in 2006-07
      $34 per hour in 2007-08
      $35 per hour in 2008-09

      1. Employees who work as a language interpreter shall be paid:

      $55 per hour in 2006-07

      $55 per hour in 2007-08
      $57 per hour in 2008-09
              1. Early Morning Program
      a. The Program shall operate Monday through Friday for ninety (90) minutes prior to student entrance time.

      a. The Site Manager shall be paid a level 1 Advisor Stipend.

      a. The Lead School Aide shall be paid the stipend listed on the salary guides in addition to his/her hourly rate for each hour and part thereof worked.

      1. The Lead School Aide shall work the hours that the program is in session.

      a. The School Aide shall be paid his/her hourly rate for each hour worked. The rate shall be prorated for any part of an hour worked.

      1. Teachers who teach SAT and PSAT prep courses after school hours shall be paid at the rate of:

              $68 per hour for 2006-07
              $68 per hour for 2007-08
              $70 per hour for 2008-09

      B. Teachers receiving payment for directing extra-curricular activities and coaching interscholastic sports will receive their stipend in two (2) equal payments as follows:

      1. For seasonal activities:
      Fall sports - October 15 and November 30.
      Winter sports - December 15 and February 15.
      Spring sports - April 15 and May 31.

      2. For full-year activities the payment will be made on December 15 and May 31.

      C. 1. Employees who participate in overnight education programs with the approval of their building Principal shall be reimbursed for legitimate out-of-pocket expenses. Employees remaining with students over night shall be compensated at the rate of:

      $106 per night per person in 2006-07
      $106 per night per person in 2007-08
      $110 per night per person in 2008-09

      2. Employees remaining with students overnight on non-workdays shall be compensated at one and a half (1 ) times the rate per night per person stated in C.1 above.

      1. Employees who accompany students on an overnight trip that extends beyond noon on Sunday shall be compensated for Sunday, at the rate of:

      $106 in 2006-07
      $106 in 2007-08
      $110 in 2008-09

      D. 1. Non-certificated personnel who work in excess of a forty (40) hour work week shall be paid straight time and one-half. Overtime shall be voluntary.

      2. Secretaries and clerical employees who work overtime shall be paid at straight time and one-half for the hours worked in excess of a forty (40) hour work week.

      3. Child nutrition personnel shall be paid straight time up to forty (40) hours per week and time and one-half for hours in excess of forty (40) hours per week.

      4. Overtime opportunities shall be rotated among qualified employees in the work unit in which the overtime exists. Such overtime shall be accepted on a voluntary basis with rotation on a seniority basis. The use of seniority is limited to this issue.

      5. a. At most, 240 hours of compensatory time off will be provided in lieu of monetary overtime compensation that would otherwise be required.

      b. Compensatory time received by an employee in lieu of cash must be at the premium rate of not less than one and one-half (1 l/2) hours of compensatory time for each hour of overtime work.

      c. Any employee who has accrued 240 hours of compensatory time off shall, for additional overtime hours of work, be paid overtime compensation (in cash).

      d. An employee who has accrued compensatory time off shall, upon termination of employment, be paid for the unused compensatory time at a rate of compensation not less than:

      (1) the average regular rate received by such employee during the last three (3) years of the employee's employment, or

      (2) the final regular rate received by such employee, whichever is higher.

      e. The employee who has accrued compensatory time off, and who has requested the use of such compensatory time, shall be permitted to use such time within a reasonable period after making the request if the use of the compensatory time does not unduly disrupt operations.

      f. The use of compensatory time off in lieu of overtime payment in cash requires an agreement or understanding reached prior to the performance of work.

      E. No employee shall be required to pay for any medical examination required by the Board as a condition for continued employment, providing that he/she goes to a Board approved physician.

      F. Payroll Dates. Pay periods end on the 15th of each month and on the last day of each month. Employees shall be given their checks on these specified days, with the exception that if such days fall on a weekend or within a vacation period, the checks shall be distributed to all employees on the last work day, as determined by the ten (10) month calendar, preceding such weekend and vacation periods.

      G. Employees may individually elect to have a percentage of their monthly salary deducted from their pay. Payroll deductions, in multiples of $10, can be deposited in a summer savings program and/or regular savings program with the Southern Middlesex County Federal Teachers Credit Union.

      H. Employees employed on a ten (10) month basis shall receive their final checks on their last working day in June following clearance approval from their principal and/or supervisor.

      I. On or before September 15, each employee shall receive a statement explaining the deductions from his/her salary. On or before the end of any pay period wherein a significant change is made in any employee's deductions, the employee shall receive a written explanation.

      J. No hourly employee shall work for less than minimum wage. In the event the minimum wage is altered and an hourly employee is below, the parties agree to negotiate adjustments.

      K. Nothing in this Agreement can be construed to mean that the Board has waived either the right to grant an extra increment or to withhold an increment.

      1. Any increment or part thereof, if such is withheld, shall not be required to be restored in subsequent years in whole or in part. No employee shall have an increment withheld without just cause.
      ARTICLE XIV
      PROCEDURE FOR ASSIGNMENTS

      A. Contracts normally will be distributed between April 15 and May 1 of the school year. Notice and/or contracts normally shall be returned, signed by the employee, within two (2) weeks of receipt of said notice or contract.

      B. 1. No later than the last day of school of any year or earlier if conditions make possible, all teachers shall be notified in writing of the following matters concerning their assignment for the following year:

      a. subject to be taught,

      b. grade or class assignment,

      c. building assignment,

      d. length of school day and required hours.

      2. No later than the last working day of school of each non-certificated employee, he/she shall be notified in writing of the following matters concerning his/her assignment for the following year where appropriate:

      a. building assignment

      b. required hours

      C. In the event that changes are made in B1, 2, following the last day of school in any year, the employee affected shall be notified promptly in writing by certified mail. The employee may request a conference to review the change with the Superintendent or his/her designee. The employee at his/her option may have a representative of the Association present upon so notifying the Superintendent in writing.

      D. No later than May 15 of any year, and earlier if conditions make possible, all teachers shall be notified of the school calendar for the following year.

      E. 1. It is understood by all parties that many factors are involved in determining the items specified under B and D.

      2. Circumstances and/or emergencies may necessitate a change. This section is not to prohibit changes to individual employees. The individuals and/or the Association shall be notified prior to implementation of such change.

      F. In the event of a change pertaining to B after the last day of school to a specific teacher, such teacher is released from the requirement to provide a sixty (60) day notice of intent to resign unless the change occurs as a result of a decrease in the number of students. The teacher is required to notify the Superintendent of resignation within two (2) weeks after receiving the mailed notification of changed status to the specific teacher.

      G. Traveling Employees.
      1. Schedules of teachers who are assigned to more than one (1) school will be arranged to keep to a minimum interschool travel, recognizing first the instructional needs of students. Such teachers will be notified of any changes in their schedule as soon as practicable.

      2. Employees who may be required to use their own automobiles in the performance of their duties and employees who are assigned to more than one (1) school per day:

      a. will be reimbursed for all such travel between schools at a rate equal to the Internal Revenue Service allowance for travel;

      b. will receive this reimbursement within a reasonable time after the proper submission of forms to the appropriate administrative office.

      3. Employees shall not be required to use their personal vehicles to transport other employees.
      ARTICLE XV
      PROCEDURE FOR PROMOTIONS
      A. All job vacancies will be publicized by notice on faculty bulletin boards and in areas where support staff bulletin boards are located. A notice shall be posted in each school. A copy of said notice shall be made available to the Association at the time of posting.

      1. If any vacancy occurs after the close of school in June and before the opening of school in September, notice of such vacancies will be mailed to the Association at the time of posting.

      2. The sole remedy for non-compliance shall be a requirement to re-post the position.

      B. Employees who desire to apply for such vacancies shall submit their applications in writing to the Superintendent or his/her authorized agent within the time limits specified in the notice. In the event the employee is not offered the position, the Superintendent or his/her authorized agent shall notify the employee in writing.

      C. Nothing contained herein can be construed to imply that the Board has waived the right to fill any position in the school system with other than presently employed personnel, nor has it waived any right to determine qualifications of all those considered for such positions. In the event the employee is not offered the position, the Superintendent or his/her authorized agent shall notify the employee in writing.

      D. In situations set forth in A above, position descriptions and/or qualifications shall be clearly set forth.

      E. Advancement of employees desiring reclassification shall be based upon qualifications. Considerations for advancement from one classification to the next highest classification shall be afforded to employees (1) when vacancies occur, and (2) when the employee has acquired such skills and proficiencies as are required in the next highest classification and the employee has demonstrated capability in performing duties specified in the job requirements of the higher classification. The Superintendent shall make the decision after giving due consideration to the employee request and the needs of the district.

      ARTICLE XVI
      PROCEDURE FOR TRANSFERS

      A. All transfers will be made at the discretion of the Superintendent after giving due consideration to area of employee competency, teacher's major and/or minor field of study, quality of work performance and length of service in the school district. Nothing contained herein can be construed to imply that the Board has waived the right to consider other factors such as the desired balance of any teaching staff or non-certificated employees in any school within the system.

      B. Employee Request.
      1. An employee, other than non-tenured, may request a change of school, assignment, or both when such request is made before May 1. A written request should be sent to the Superintendent through the Principal.

      2. When a teacher is requesting transfer, such teacher will request up to three (3) choices of grade assignment and school.

      C. Administrative Decision.
      1. When the Superintendent believes that a transfer is necessary, the employee will be advised of this decision in writing immediately upon its becoming firm. The employee will have recourse to the provisions in Section B2.

      2. Notice of all transfers will be given to the teachers concerned as soon as practicable, and under normal circumstances, before the end of the school year.

      3. Teachers transferred within the building or to a new building shall be provided with custodial assistance and packing supplies.

      D. Notification of Vacancies.
      1. No later than April 1 of each school year there shall be posted in all school buildings a list of known vacancies as of that date which shall occur during the following school year. A copy of said list shall be furnished to the Association.

      2. Certificated and non-certificated employees who desire a transfer or reassignment of position or to another building may file a written statement of such desire with the Superintendent or his/her designee. Such statement or request shall include the specific change or changes in order of preference, if such exists. Requests for transfer or reassignment shall be submitted not later than May 1 of a school year.

      3. A list of the known vacancies that will exist the following year should be posted in all schools by April 1 so that the teachers may apply for open positions. This list should be kept up to date with new openings added periodically. During the summer, this list will be kept posted in the Board office.
      ARTICLE XVII
      EMPLOYEE FACILITIES

      A. The Board will continue its efforts to keep the schools reasonably and properly equipped and maintained. Each school shall have the following facilities:

      1. Conveniently located appropriate and secure space for each teacher to store instructional materials and supplies.

      2. A furnished, air-conditioned room, which shall be reserved for the exclusive use of employees as a lounge and/or dining area, shall be provided in each of the schools, but excluding the small elementary schools. Employees shall be expected to exercise care in maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of said lounge and/or dining area. It shall be regularly cleaned by the school's custodial staff.

      3. One (1) serviceable desk, chair and filing cabinet shall be provided for the exclusive use of each teacher within one of the buildings to which the teacher is assigned.

      1. Adjustable chairs, glare shields, and workstands will be provided for employees who use computer video display terminals.

      1. A committee shall be established consisting of administration and EBEA designated representatives to study issues involving sufficient on-site parking for employees at each building.

      B. 1. Lab and shop coats and smocks for art shall continue to be provided in accordance with present practices for those who request them.

      2. Custodians shall receive two (2) uniforms during probationary period and a third uniform upon completion of probation. Two (2) additional uniforms will be provided upon request. Subsequent replacement may be had to a maximum of six (6) uniforms in any one (1) working year by turning in the worn-out uniforms to the Superintendent or his/her designee. Part-time custodial employees shall receive three (3) uniforms per year.
              1. Maintenance and grounds personnel shall receive three (3)
      uniforms during probationary period and a fourth uniform upon completion of probation. Two (2) additional uniforms will be provided upon request. Subsequent replacement may be had to a maximum of seven (7) uniforms in any one (1) working year by turning in the worn-out uniform to the Superintendent or his/her designee.

      1. Custodians, maintenance and grounds personnel will, after one (1) year of employment, receive a stipend toward the cost of safety shoes, not to be limited to one (1) pair of shoes. The stipend shall be:

              $98 for 2006-07

              $98 for 2007-08
              $101 for 2008-09
      2. Transportation vehicle drivers shall receive three (3) uniforms during the first year of employment. A uniform shall consist of one (1) shirt and one (1) pair of slacks. Two (2) additional uniforms will be provided upon request. Subsequent replacement may be had to a maximum of three (3) in any one (1) work year by turning in the worn out uniforms to the Superintendent or his/her designee. In addition, one (1) sweater will be issued during the first year of employment. One (1) additional sweater will be provided upon request. Subsequent replacement may be had to a maximum of two (2) sweaters every two (2) years by turning in the worn out uniforms to the Superintendent or his/her designee.
                  Drivers shall be reimbursed for the cost of one (1) pair of black
      shoes per annum not to exceed $50.00.

      6. Cafeteria, child nutrition personnel, shall receive three (3) uniforms and one (1) pair of shoes per annum.

      7. Custodial, maintenance, and grounds personnel whose duties require outdoor work in foul weather shall be supplied with a parka, boots and gloves on a turn-in basis.

      8. Custodian, maintenance and grounds personnel whose duties require them to use tractors, mowers, snow blowers and/or other outside equipment shall be provided with the following:

      a. Non-prescription safety goggles suitable for driving that meet PEOSHA standards;

      b. Safety ear protectors that meet PEOSHA standards;

      c. Safety masks with replaceable filters that meet PEOSHA standards.

      C. Suitable locker or closet space shall be provided for each teacher at the secondary schools.

      ARTICLE XVIII
      SICK LEAVE

      A. 1. It is agreed that sick leave is hereby defined to mean the absence from his/her post of duty of any person because of personal disability due to illness or injury, or because he/she has been excluded from school by the school district's medical authorities on account of a contagious disease or of being quarantined for such a disease in his/her immediate household.

      2. It is agreed that all persons holding any office position, or employment in all local school districts, regional school districts, or county vocational schools of the state, who are steadily employed by the Board of Education, or who are protected by tenure in their office, position or employment under the provisions of this or any other law, except persons in the classified service of the Civil Service under Title II, Civil Service, of the Revised Statutes, shall be allowed sick leave with full pay for a minimum of ten (10) school days in any school year. Two (2) additional days per year shall be added for personnel employed full time on a twelve (12) month basis.

      3. It is agreed that if any such person requires in any school year less than the specified number of days of sick leave with pay allowed, all days of such minimum sick leave not utilized that year shall be accumulative to be used for additional sick leave as needed in subsequent years.

      a. All unused personal days will be converted to sick leave days and credited to the employee's accumulated sick leave.
      4. Twelve (12) month employees shall be given a written accounting of accumulated sick leave days and vacation days no later than July 31 of each year. Ten (10) month employees shall be given a written accounting of accumulated sick leave days no later than September 30 of each school year.

      B. Payment for Unused Sick Days.
      1. To be eligible for payment for unused sick days, an employee must take an early retirement, a disability retirement, or a service retirement, and must have completed ten (10) years of service within the district.

      1. Payment shall be based upon sick leave days that the retiring employee has accumulated beyond 30 days and at the rate, for certificated employees of:

      $68 per day in 2006-07
      $68 per day in 2007-08
      $70 per day in 2008-09

      and for non-certificated employees of:


      $47 per day in 2006-07
      $47 per day in 2007-08
      $49 per day in 2008-09

      1. Any employee who dies shall be entitled to have the benefits as outlined in B2 paid to his/her estate.

      1. The employee may opt to receive the reimbursement of sick leave payment in the tax year he/she retires or to receive payment January 15 of the proceeding tax year, provided such deferral is permitted under IRS rules.
      ARTICLE XIX
      TEMPORARY LEAVE OF ABSENCE

      A. In the event of death in the immediate family, an allowance of up to five (5) school days shall be granted.

      1. Immediate family shall be considered father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, spouse, child, brother, sister, grandparents, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, or any relative or friend domiciled with the employee.

      B. In the event of serious illness in the immediate family, an allowance of up to three (3) school days leave shall be granted. Immediate family is defined the same as A1 above.

      C. In the event of a death of any other relative or close friend, an allowance of one (1) school day leave per year shall be granted if such is necessary.

      D. In addition to those days of personal leave granted in paragraphs A, B and C above, an allowance of up to three (3) school days leave shall be granted for personal reasons.

      E. In accordance with the present Board policy, an employee who is required to go on temporary military leave, including activation in the U.S. Reserves, State or National Guard, during his/her calendar work year, shall be paid an amount equal to his/her regular pay less any monies received for such temporary military service.

      F. In the event an employee is required to serve on jury duty, such employee will have deducted from his/her salary the amount of money which will have been paid him/her for his/her service.

      G. The Superintendent, at his/her sole discretion, may grant time to attend professional meetings, conferences, and visitations. The Board will bear the full cost of workshops, conferences, and conventions attended, provided prior approval of the cost is acquired. The costs shall include tuition, travel, room and board.

      H. Temporary leaves granted shall not be charged against an employee's individual sick leave.

      ARTICLE XX
      EXTENDED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

      A. An unlimited number of fully compensated days of illness or approved medical care, in excess of accumulated sick leave, in accordance with need and after proper application to the Superintendent, may be granted to all employees. In all cases, the Superintendent will review all the details with the Board and make recommendation concerning the status of the employee. The Superintendent may require a physician's certificate in case of sick leave claimed. Grievances initiated under this paragraph shall terminate at the Board level.

      B. A leave of absence without pay of one or two years, as dictated by the program, may be granted subject to the recommendation of the Superintendent and subsequent Board approval to a tenured teacher who joins the Peace Corps, Vista, National Teacher Corps, or becomes an overseas exchange teacher. The employee must be a full-time participant with verification of acceptance in the program and dates of participation to be filed in the office of the Superintendent.

      C. Child Rearing Leave.
      1. A child rearing leave shall be granted upon request to any tenured employee for a period which shall not extend beyond the third June 30th for twelve (12) month employees, and August 31st for ten (10) month employees, after the date on which the leave is granted. All such leaves shall end on the last day of a marking period, or the last day of the school year in the case of the last marking period.

      a. By April 15 of the preceding school year, employees must notify the Superintendent of their intent to return to the district on July 1 for twelve (12) month employees and September 1 for ten (10) month employees or their intent to remain on leave. Failure to provide notice by April 15 shall make the employee ineligible for the third year of a child rearing leave. In the event an employee is precluded from providing timely notice due to illness, family tragedy or other documented, unforeseen, extenuating circumstances, the April 15 notice can be waived by the Superintendent.

      2. All requests for such leave shall be made at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of commencement of the child rearing leave. In the event of adoption or other emergency in which the employee does not have sufficient notice to meet this sixty (60) day requirement, the employee shall provide such notice as is possible under the circumstances, and the Board shall have the right to waive the notice and commencement date requirements set forth herein.

      3. If the need for a child rearing leave is negated prior to its commencement, the employee shall notify the Superintendent/designee as soon as possible, and the leave shall be cancelled, provided the Board is not obligated thereby to employing both the employee and a replacement employee already under contract. If such leave has commenced and the need for it is negated, the employee shall notify the Superintendent/designee and be entitled to return at the beginning of the next marking period, provided the Board is not obligated thereby to employing both the employee and a replacement employee under contract.

      4. Non-tenured employees may request and may be granted leave under the provisions above. However, such leave shall not go beyond the contract year in which it commenced.

      D. 1. Employees shall be allowed to continue work during pregnancy contingent upon regular attendance and satisfactory job performance. Employees may be asked to submit a physician's statement to certify their continued fitness.

      2. Employees may use accumulated sick leave as paid leave for reasons of disability related to pregnancy. The Superintendent/designee may require a physician's certificate verifying the disability and the duration thereof.

      E. Upon return from leave granted pursuant to paragraph B of this Article, an employee shall be considered as if he/she were actively employed by the Board during the leave for salary purposes only, and not other benefits, and shall be placed on the salary schedule at the level he/she would have achieved if he/she had not been on leave.

      F. All unused accumulated sick leave benefits accrued at the time of the starting date of any Board approved unpaid leave shall be restored to the employee upon return. Sick leave credit shall not accrue for the time of any Board approved unpaid leave of absence.

      G. Other leaves without pay may be granted by the Board upon recommendation by the Superintendent.

      H. Upon return from a one (1) year Board approved unpaid leave of absence, an employee shall be considered as if he/she were actively employed by the Board during the leave for salary purposes and shall be placed on the salary schedule at the level he/she would have achieved if he/she had not been on leave. Upon return from a Board approved unpaid leave of absence for more than one (1) year, but not more than two (2) years, the employee shall not advance one step on the salary guide, except as specified in paragraph E.

      1. Effective with the 1993-94 contract year, an employee who takes a one (1) year Board approved leave shall no longer be considered as if he/she were actively employed by the Board during the leave for salary purposes, excluding the leave granted pursuant to paragraph E.

      I. During any Board approved unpaid leave of absence, the employee shall be afforded the opportunity of participation in the group health insurance plan at his/her own expense.




      ARTICLE XXI
      EMPLOYEE EVALUATION PROCEDURES

      A. All audio-monitoring and formal evaluation of the work performance of an employee shall be conducted openly and with full knowledge of the employee. There shall be no monitoring of the lounges and workrooms.

      B. Any written evaluation made after an observation by a supervisor shall be submitted to the employee within two (2) calendar weeks after such evaluation was made.

      C. Written observations by supervisory personnel shall include a follow-up conference with the employee.

      D. An employee shall be given a copy of his/her written evaluation report and be asked to sign it. This signature shall indicate only that the employee has seen the completed evaluation report. The employee has up to fifteen (15) school days to return the evaluation. Notwithstanding the timelines set forth in this paragraph, nothing contained herein shall preclude subsequent evaluations during the fifteen (15) day period. An employee shall be given a copy of his/her summary evaluation report. The employee has within five (5) school days from the annual summary conference to sign the report. The employee has fifteen (15) school days from the signing of the report to submit performance data including a response that are not included in the report. The submitted information shall be attached to the summary evaluation.

      E. No evaluation report shall be submitted to the central office or placed in the employee's file without his/her knowledge. No employee shall be required to sign a blank or incomplete evaluation form.

      F. The administration will consult with designated Association representatives in developing forms used for formal observation and evaluation reports.

      G. All non-certificated personnel will be entitled to at least one (1) supervisory report prior to action concerning contract renewal for the subsequent or next employment year. All non-tenured teachers will be entitled to at least two (2) supervisory reports prior to April 1 of a school year and prior to recommendation concerning contract renewal.

      H. The end-of-the-year summary evaluation shall be submitted to staff members by June 15.
      ARTICLE XXII
      PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

      A. All full-time certificated staff members shall be eligible to receive reimbursement of tuition costs and fees for courses taken in an accredited college or university pursuant to the following:

      1. Courses to be taken and institutions to be attended must be approved by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee in advance of the start of the proposed course.

      1. Each teacher, upon submission of an invoice copy, a college bill (or copy), and a transcript indicating completion of graduate level studies with a grade of "B" or better in the area of the teacher's current certification, or courses leading to certification in administration and/or supervision, or as part of an approved degree-granting program, will be reimbursed subject to paragraph A1 to a maximum of:

      $1275 in 2006-07
      $1275 in 2007-08
      $1275 in 2008-09
      a. The Superintendent may approve undergraduate level studies for reimbursement in accordance with A.1. and A.2. above where applicable. If courses are approved, appropriate guide credit shall also be given.

      3. Payments will be made until December 31 following each contract year.

      4. Tuition reimbursement will be made to eligible certificated staff up to B + 30 credits (unless more than thirty (30) credits are required for a Master's degree). To qualify for further reimbursement, a Master's degree is required.

      5. Failure to achieve a grade of "B" or better shall negate reimbursement.

      1. The cost of courses not completed, or which will be completed after resignation from the school system, shall be borne by the individual.

      1. The total cost to the Board of the above-provisions shall not exceed:

      $140,000 in the 2006-07 school year
      $140,000 in the 2007-08 school year
      $140,000 in the 2008-09 school year

      The parties agree that the procedures for distributing the money shall be developed by the Association and approved by the Administration.

      B. One credit shall be awarded for the completion of fifteen (15) hours of Board approved continuing education units (CEU's).

      1. All CEU's shall be offered during the school year (September - June). CEU's may be offered as part of the summer workshop program in accordance with the procedures outlined in Article XIII, A.9.a.- A.9.a.(1)(c).

      2. All participation of employees in the CEU program shall be completely voluntary.

      C. Where the Board recognizes a need for increased skills in an employee's current job category, full-time non-certificated employees shall be eligible to receive reimbursement for tuition costs and fees for courses taken on a voluntary basis pursuant to the following:

      1. Courses to be taken and institutions to be attended must be approved by the Superintendent or his/her designee in advance of the start of the proposed course.

      1. Each employee, upon submission of an invoice copy, a bill (or copy), and evidence of satisfactory completion of the course will be reimbursed subject to paragraph C1 to a maximum of:

              $836 in 2006-07
              $836 in 2007-08
              $865 in 2008-09
      2. Payments will be made until December 31 following each contract year.

      A. Non-certificated employees who participate in approved in-service training programs shall be eligible to receive an in-service stipend pursuant to the following provisions:

      1. Participation must be approved in advance by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

      1. In-service programs must be related to the occupation of the non-certificated employee.

      1. Participation in the Black Seal license course shall be eligible for in-service credit for those employees who are not eligible for credit on the Custodial Salary Guide I.

      1. In-service programs may be in-district or out-of-district workshops, seminars, and courses.

      a. Only in-service programs taken on employees’ time are eligible. Those programs may be paid for by the Board.

      1. One (1) credit shall be awarded for the completion of fifteen (15) hours of Board approved in-service training;

      6. Non-certificated employees shall receive an annual stipend pursuant to the following pattern up to a maximum of forty-five (45) credits:
          2006-07
          2007-08
          2008-09
          # earned credits is fewer than 4
          $73
          $75
          $77
          at least 4 but fewer than 7
          $146
          $150
          $155
          at least 7 but fewer than 11
          $287
          $296
          $305
          at least 11 but fewer than 14
          $434
          $447
          $460
          at least 14 but fewer than 18
          $574
          $591
          $609
          at least 18 but fewer than 21
          $720
          $742
          $764
          at least 21 but fewer than 25
          $861
          $887
          $914
          at least 25 but fewer than 28
          $1,007
          $1,037
          $1,068
          at least 28 but less than 32
          $1,148
          $1,182
          $1,217
          at least 32 but less than 35
          $1,295
          $1,334
          $1,374
          at least 35 but less than 39
          $1,435
          $1,478
          $1,522
          at least 39 but less than 42
          $1,581
          $1,628
          $1,677
          at least 42 but less than 46
          $1,722
          $1,774
          $1,827
      7. The in-service stipend of each non-certificated employee shall become effective on September 1 or February 1 of each school year. The training must be completed prior to September 1 for the salary change to take effect September 1 and prior to February 1 for the change to take effect February 1. Requests for salary changes must be supported by documentation filed in the Superintendent’s office.

      8. Non-certificated employees who have completed job-related training programs subsequent to July 1, 1997, shall be eligible for in-service stipend credits for the programs with the approval of the Superintendent.
        E. Employees who obtain their Black Seal license shall be reimbursed for the cost of the course. Participation in the course shall be voluntary.

        1. Payments will be made until December 31 following each contract year.

        A. The Board shall reimburse non-certificated employees for all the costs including fees for licenses used in their employment.

        A. Where the Board requires employee(s) to utilize new technology, the Board shall provide training in that technology to the employee(s) on work time and at Board expense.

        1. Where the Board requires instructional aides and school aides to use specific strategies with students, the Board shall provide training appropriate to the task to the employee on work time and at Board expense.

        A. The in-house Master Teacher Program shall be implemented as designed by the designated representative of the Administration and the East Brunswick Education Association and approved by the Board.

        I. 1. The Board shall maintain a grant program to encourage creative and innovative teachers to experiment in improving instruction and student learning during the ten (10) month school year. These proposed program grants must clearly define the objectives of the program and demonstrate measurable criteria for the accomplishment of objectives.

        2. Proposal grants shall be adjunct to the regular teaching schedule and work day. Grants will include salary remuneration only when determined by the Superintendent of Schools that the project demands weekend, holiday or significant evening activity. Any salary remuneration or other funds to support the proposal shall be made on the recommendation of and at the discretion of the Superintendent.

        3. Applications for grants during the ten (10) month school year should be filed by May 15 of the school year prior to the grant. Applicants shall be notified of approval by the last working day. The disapproval of a grant is not subject to the grievance procedure.

        4. Grants shall be limited to a minimum of $50 and to a maximum of $2,000.00.

        5. Grants shall be limited to no more than twelve (12) professional staff members in any one (1) year. Proposals may be submitted in writing, individually or by a group of teachers, for review and recommendation, through the building Principal to the Assistant Superintendent.

        J. Cafeteria employees shall receive their hourly rate for each hour of in-service workshop or course work required by the Board, payable upon completion of the course work or workshop.

        K. Instructional Councils
        1. Faculty Councils.
        a. There shall be maintained in each school with a Principal a Faculty Council of not less than three (3) nor more than eight (8) members in the elementary schools, not less than six (6) nor more than twelve (12) in the middle and junior high schools, and not less than six (6) nor more than fifteen (15) in the senior high school, elected by the staff.

        b. The Faculty Council shall meet once a month, discuss and study professional matters pertaining to the building, and make recommendations in writing to the building Principal.

        (1) The building Principal shall report back to the Council the progress of the recommendations within thirty (30) days in writing.

        c. In addition, the Faculty Council shall, as necessary, work cooperatively with the District-wide Council on professional matters and projects pertaining to the school system.

        2. District-wide Council.
        a. There shall be continued in the school district a District-wide Council of not less than five (5) nor more than seven (7) faculty members selected from the members of the Faculty Councils by the President of the Association and such administrators designated by the Superintendent, not to exceed seven (7).

        b. The Superintendent and the President of the Association are ex-officio members of the District-wide Council.

        c. The chairperson of the District-wide Council shall be selected yearly, rotating each year between the administrators and the faculty members. The President shall appoint a secretary at the first meeting of each school year.

        d. The District-wide Council shall meet once a month on a regularly scheduled basis and such other times as is necessary. The District-wide Council may establish such committees and sub-committees as necessary.

        e. The District-wide Council shall meet, discuss and study professional matters pertaining to the school system.

        f. The professional matters requiring discussion and study may be initiated by the District-wide Council or the Superintendent.

        g. Recommendations of the District-wide Council shall be submitted in writing to the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall convey the Council's recommendation to the Board. The Superintendent shall report back to the Council the progress of the recommendation within sixty (60) days in writing.

        3. Purpose of the Faculty Council and District-wide Council.
        a. Neither the Faculty Councils nor the District-wide Council shall have as their purpose, nor shall they attempt the discussion, determination or settlement of grievances, changes in interpretation of the Agreement, or practices under the Agreement, or additions to or deletions from the Agreement.

        b. Matters discussed by the Faculty Councils with the Principals or the disposition of recommendations made by the District-wide Council shall not be the subject of grievances.

        c. Nothing in the establishment of the Faculty Councils nor the District-wide Council shall preclude the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents, or building Principals from appointing faculty members to or forming within the district other committees or councils of an ad hoc nature to discuss, study or recommend to the administrators on matters of educational concern to the district.

        d. The District-wide Council shall not have the authority to make policy, alter existing policy, or in any way depart from the established administrative or Board regulations; nor shall it have authority to make commitments for expenditures of funds. Meetings of the District-wide Council and the Faculty Councils shall take place other than the hours school is in session, unless the Superintendent shall at his/her discretion determine otherwise.

        ARTICLE XXIII
        DEDUCTIONS FROM SALARY

        A. Association Payroll Dues Deductions. The Board agrees to deduct from the salaries of its teachers dues for the United Teaching Profession, which includes the East Brunswick Education Association, the Middlesex County Education Association, the New Jersey Education Association, and the National Education Association, as said teachers individually and voluntarily authorize the Board to deduct. The Board agrees to deduct from the salaries of all employees, other than teachers, those dues for the above associations which the employee desires to join. 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 East Brunswick 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.

        B. The associations named above shall certify to the Board in writing by October 15 of a school year the current rate of its membership dues. Any association which shall change the rate of its membership dues shall give the Board written notice prior to the effective date of such change.

        C. 1. The Board agrees to deduct from the salaries of its employees as authorized by the employees, tax sheltered annuities, credit union, United Fund contributions, United States Savings Bonds and guaranteed income protection insurance.

        2. It is understood and agreed that the Board assumes no liability in connection with its agreement to make deductions in this paragraph. The sole responsibility of the Board shall be to make deductions as directed by the employee and to transmit those funds to the appropriate depositories in a businesslike manner.

        D. Procedure for Withdrawal. The filing of notice of employee's withdrawal shall be prior to June 1 and become effective to halt deductions as of July 1 next succeeding the date on which notice of withdrawal is filed.

        E. The Board agrees to continue to maintain an agency shop fee system in accordance with law. Such representation fee shall be equal to 85% of the applicable dues structure as provided by the Association to the Board. The Association will hold the Board harmless in the event of any suit or judgment. The Board shall have the right to select its own attorney to represent it, and the Association will assume all attendant reasonable attorney's fees as well as costs of suit.





        ARTICLE XXIV
        INSURANCE PROTECTION

        A. The Board agrees to continue to pay one hundred (100%) percent of the premium for hospitalization and medical insurance coverage for all employees and their families employed by the Board prior to January 9, 1985. No employee who was eligible to receive Board payments for their health insurance as of June 30, 1984 will have such eligibility reduced as a result of a change in work schedule. Effective July 1, 1995, the medical deductible shall be $100 single/$200 family.

        1. For employees hired after January 9, 1985, the formula for Board payment of premiums covered under this Article is as follows:

        a. Employees working thirty (30) hours or more -- full coverage paid by the Board.

        b. Employees working twenty (20) to twenty-nine (29) hours -- coverage for first six (6) months of employment is at the employee's expense; after six (6) months, the Board will pay one-half (1/2) of the cost of the premium.

        c. Employees working less than twenty (20) hours -- no health insurance coverage paid by the Board.

        1. Effective two (2) weeks after the paychecks are issued carrying the agreed-to raises, the primary hospitalization/medical insurance coverage shall be a PPO. The deductible shall be $100 single/$200 family. The PPO plan shall include at least the coverage of all items as presented to the Association and agreed to, including, but not limited to, the following:
                1. Nutritional Counseling;

        a. All therapies, excluding mental health therapy, to a maximum of 45 sessions per therapy per year;
                1. Acupuncture;
                1. Orthotics with or without foot surgery;

        a. Outpatient mental health benefit of 80% of 26 visits per year;
                1. Inpatient mental health care of 21 days per year;
                1. Elimination of preexisting condition requirements;
                1. Elimination of pre-admission review sanction.

                1. New employees hired after June 30, 1998, shall be entitled
        to employee-only health, dental and prescription benefit coverages in the PPO plan as described in this Article for the first four (4) years of their employment. Thereafter, the employee shall also be entitled to dependent coverage paid by the Board. In the alternative, the employee may opt to be provided with family coverage under the Blue Choice program. At the end of the four (4) year period, employees may opt for family coverage under the PPO plan at the Board expense.

        a. During the first four (4) years as set forth herein, if an employee whose family is entitled to coverage under Blue Choice wishes to purchase coverage under the PPO plan, he/she may do so by paying the difference in premiums between the two family plans.

        B. The Board agrees to provide coverage under health insurance contracts for dependents until the calendar year in which they turn twenty-three (23), and further agrees to pay additional premiums up to an annual maximum of $2.76 per employee with coverage on a parent/child contract basis and up to an annual maximum of $3.60 per employee with coverage on full family contract basis.

        C. The Board agrees to the inclusion of a rider to the major medical insurance policy providing for dental orthodontia coverage, and further agrees to pay premiums on an individual contract basis and on a family contract basis.

        D. Any employee who is granted extended sick leave without pay by the Board shall also have the right to continued health insurance coverage by the Board for a period of leave not to exceed three (3) months.

        E. Effective March 1, 2007, the Board shall provide a prescription drug insurance plan with a $15 deductible for brand name drugs; a $10 deductible for generic drugs only; and a $5 deductible for mail orders. Effective July 1, 2008, the amount shall be increased to $20 for name brand drugs; $10 for generic drugs; and a $5 deductible for mail orders.

        1. The parties agree to the new, modified pharmacy list as presented by the Board at mediation and on file in the Board’s Business Office and the Association Office.

        F Effective March 1, 2007, the Board agrees to provide a vision plan for each employee and covered dependent enrolled in the Board’s medical plan. The vision plan shall provide up to $100 reimbursement for hardware coverage (frames, lenses, contact lenses) per covered individual per calendar year.

        G. Employees shall be offered the option of waiving all health insurance benefits as set forth in this Agreement. Any employee who executes an appropriate waiver provided by the Board will, for the school year to which the waiver applies, receive a lump sum check on the July 1 following conclusion of that school year. For the 2006-07 school year, the employees entitled to full coverage paid by the Board, shall receive $750, and employees for whom the Board would otherwise pay one-half (1/2) the cost of the premium shall receive $375. If an employee elects to return to coverage at any time during the year, he/she may do so, but forfeits the $750 or $375 payment. Effective July 1, 2007, the employees entitled to full coverage paid by the Board shall receive $1500 and the employees for whom the Board would otherwise pay one-half (1/2) the cost of the premium shall receive $750. If an employee elects to return to coverage at any time during the year, he/she may do so, but forfeits the $1500 or $750 payment. Entry and re-entry to coverage shall be in accordance with the rules of the carrier. New employees who elect not to take coverage shall receive a pro-rated share of the bonus.

        H. Employees will be afforded the rights set forth under the federal C.O.B.R.A. statute and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder.

        I. Effective January 1, 1995, the major medical maximum shall be increased from one (1) million dollars to unlimited coverage.

        ARTICLE XXV
        MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

        A. The Board, subject only to the language of this Agreement, reserves unto itself full jurisdiction and authority over matters of policy, and retains the right, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, (1) to direct employees of the school district, (2) to hire, promote, transfer, assign, and retain employees in positions within the school district and to suspend, demote, discharge, or take other disciplinary action against employees, (3) to relieve employees from duties because of lack of work or other legitimate reasons, (4) to maintain the efficiency of the school district operations entrusted to them, (5) to determine the means, methods, and personnel by which such operations are to be conducted, (6) to take whatever actions might be necessary to carry out the mission of the school district in situations of emergency.

        B. It is understood by all parties that the Association expressly agrees that negotiations will be conducted without the use of pressure tactics or any practice generally defined within the term "sanctions".

        C. Both the Board and the Association, by mutual agreement, hereby agree to follow procedures outlined in this Agreement and to use no other channel to resolve any question or proposal until the procedures within this Agreement are fully exhausted.

        D. If any provision of this Agreement or any application of this Agreement to any employee or group of employees is held to be contrary to law, then such provision or application shall not be deemed valid and subsisting, except to the extent permitted by law, but all other provisions or applications of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

        E. For all personnel for whom the Board authorized payment, the reimbursement for the use of privately owned automobiles shall be at a rate equal to the Internal Revenue Service allowance for travel.

        F. Whenever any notice of negotiations, impasse or arbitration 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 registered letter at the following addresses:

        1. If by Association to Board, at 760 Route 18, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816.

        2. If by Board to Association, at 575 Cranbury Road, Suites B1 & B2, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816.

        G. Each party shall equally share the cost of reproducing this Agreement. This Agreement shall be given to all personnel.

        1. The Board shall provide the Association with a copy of job descriptions, including area of responsibility, for all existing certificated and non-certificated positions within the unit, once annually upon request.

        2. The Board shall provide the Association with a copy of any new or revised job descriptions, including area of responsibility, for certificated and non-certificated positions within the unit within ten (10) days of its or its agent's adoption of said new or revised job description.
          ARTICLE XXVI
          DURATION

          This Agreement shall be effective as of July 1, 2006 and shall continue in effect until June 30, 2009, or until a successor Agreement has been negotiated.

          This Agreement represents and incorporates the complete and final understanding and settlement by the parties of all bargainable issues which were or could have been the subject of negotiations. During the term of this Agreement, neither party will be required to negotiate with respect to any such matter, whether or not 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 signed this Agreement.

          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be signed by their respective Presidents, attested to by their respective Secretaries, all on the day and year first above written.

          EAST BRUNSWICK EAST BRUNSWICK
          EDUCATION ASSOCIATION BOARD OF EDUCATION


          ______________________________ ______________________________
          RUTH DAVITT, President HOLLY M. HOWARD, President


          ATTEST: ATTEST:


          ______________________________ ______________________________
          RUTH RISMAN, Secretary BERNARDO GIULIANA, Secretary












          Salary Guides – East Brunswick Teachers
          Tenure = $250 in Each Contract Year
          YEAR 1
          2006-07
          StepBABA+18MAMA+30DOC
          K43,91244,78247,65450,52553,718
          J44,51245,38248,25451,12554,318
          I45,11245,98248,85451,72554,918
          H45,71246,58249,45452,32555,518
          G46,31247,18250,05452,92556,118
          F46,91247,78250,65453,52556,718
          E47,51248,38251,25454,12557,318
          D48,11248,98251,85454,72557,918
          C48,71249,58252,45455,32558,518
          B53,73754,60757,47960,35063,543
          A60,59761,46764,33967,21070,403
          A267,66768,53771,40974,28077,473
          A175,51776,38779,25982,13085,323
          YEAR 2
          2007-08
          StepBABA+18MAMA+30DOC
          K45,83746,70749,57952,45055,643
          J46,43747,30750,17953,05056,243
          I47,03747,90750,77953,65056,843
          H47,63748,50751,37954,25057,443
          G48,23749,10751,97954,85058,043
          F48,83749,70752,57955,45058,643
          E49,43750,30753,17956,05059,243
          D50,03750,90753,77956,65059,843
          C50,63751,50754,37957,25060,443
          B55,66756,53759,40962,28065,473
          A62,57763,44766,31969,19072,383
          A269,66770,53773,40976,28079,473
          A177,51778,38781,25984,13087,323
          YEAR 3
          2008-09
          StepBABA+18MAMA+30DOC
          K47,62948,49951,37154,24257,435
          J48,22949,09951,97154,84258,035
          I48,82949,69952,57155,44258,635
          H49,42950,29953,17156,04259,235
          G50,02950,89953,77156,64259,835
          F50,62951,49954,37157,24260,435
          E51,22952,09954,97157,84261,035
          D51,82952,69955,57158,44261,635
          C52,42953,29956,17159,04262,235
          B57,54258,41261,28464,15567,348
          A64,59765,46768,33971,21074,403
          A271,66772,53775,40978,28081,473
          A179,51780,38783,25986,13089,323


          Salary Guides – East Brunswick Clerical

          YEAR 1
          2006-07
          StepCAT 4CAT 5CAT 6CAT 7
          J22,52123,79925,07426,350
          I22,77124,04925,32426,600
          H23,02124,29925,57426,850
          G23,27124,54925,82427,100
          F23,52124,79926,07427,350
          E23,77125,04926,32427,600
          D24,02125,29926,57427,850
          C24,27125,54926,82428,100
          B27,77729,05530,33031,606
          A31,80733,08534,36035,636
          A236,44137,71938,99440,270
          A141,76843,04644,32145,597
          YEAR 2
          2007-08
          StepCAT 4CAT 5CAT 6CAT 7
          J 23,631 24,909 26,184 27,460
          I 23,881 25,159 26,434 27,710
          H 24,131 25,409 26,684 27,960
          G 24,381 25,659 26,934 28,210
          F 24,631 25,909 27,184 28,460
          E 24,881 26,159 27,434 28,710
          D 25,131 26,409 27,684 28,960
          C 25,381 26,659 27,934 29,210
          B 28,887 30,165 31,440 32,716
          A 32,917 34,195 35,470 36,746
          A2 37,551 38,829 40,104 41,380
          A1 42,878 44,156 45,431 46,707
          YEAR 3
          2008-09
          StepCAT 4CAT 5CAT 6CAT 7
          J 25,041 26,319 27,594 28,870
          I 25,291 26,569 27,844 29,120
          H 25,541 26,819 28,094 29,370
          G 25,791 27,069 28,344 29,620
          F 26,041 27,319 28,594 29,870
          E 26,291 27,569 28,844 30,120
          D 26,541 27,819 29,094 30,370
          C 26,791 28,069 29,344 30,620
          B 30,297 31,575 32,850 34,126
          A 34,327 35,605 36,880 38,156
          A2 38,961 40,239 41,514 42,790
          A1 44,288 45,566 46,841 48,117




          Clerical Guide Key
          Cat 4Secretary II, Health Aide, Xerox Operator
          Cat 5Attendance Officer, Bookkeeper - S/AS, Child Nutrition Bookkeeper
          Cat 6Secretary III, Accounts Payable Bookkeeper, Child Nutrition Secretary, Encumbrance Bookkeeper, Grants Bookkeeper, High School Bookkeeper, Purchasing Assistant
          Cat 7Secretary IV, Payroll/Employee Benefits Bookkeeper
          Salary will be pro-rated in accordance with days and hours worked.
          To compute the hourly rate for ten- & twelve-month employees, divide the 12-month annualized salary by 24 to determine the appropriate semi-monthly rate. Divide the semi-monthly rate by 75.83 hours. (This factor represents the number of hours worked during 52 work weeks of 35 hours (1820 divided by 24).)

          YEAR 1
          Guide I - School Aides
          2006-07
          Guide II - Instructional Aides
          Step
          GUIDE I
          GUIDE II
          K
          11.11 17,267
          J
          11.21 17,521
          I
          11.31 17,776
          H
          11.42 18,030
          G
          11.52 18,176
          F
          11.62 18,323
          E
          11.72 18,472
          D
          11.88 19,107
          C
          12.72 22,314
          B
          13.61 26,060
          A
          14.57 30,435
          A1
          15.59 35,544
          YEAR 2
          2007-08
          Step
          GUIDE I
          GUIDE II
          K
          11.22 17,440
          J
          11.32 17,697
          I
          11.43 17,953
          H
          11.53 18,210
          G
          11.63 18,357
          F
          11.74 18,506
          E
          11.84 18,656
          D
          12.00 19,298
          C
          12.85 22,537
          B
          13.75 26,321
          A
          14.72 30,740
          A1
          15.74 35,900
          YEAR 3
          2008-09
          Step
          GUIDE I
          GUIDE II
          K
          11.33 17,614
          J
          11.44 17,874
          I
          11.54 18,133
          H
          11.65 18,393
          G
          11.75 18,541
          F
          11.85 18,691
          E
          11.96 18,843
          D
          12.12 19,491
          C
          12.97 22,762
          B
          13.89 26,584
          A
          14.86 31,047
          A1
          15.90 36,259














          Salary guides - East Brunswick Technical
          YEAR 1
          2006-07
          Step
          Grade T-I
          Grade T-IIGrade T-IIIGrade T-IVGrade T-V
          M
          32,792
          36,328 40,557 45,294 50,597
          L
          33,042 36,606 40,869 45,642 50,987
          K
          33,292 36,883 41,180 45,991 51,378
          J
          33,542 37,161 41,491 46,340 51,769
          I
          34,600 38,338 42,809 47,817 53,423
          H
          35,693 39,553 44,171 49,342 55,131
          G
          36,822 40,808 45,577 50,917 56,896
          F
          37,988 42,105 47,029 52,544 58,718
          E
          39,192 43,443 48,529 54,224 60,600
          D
          40,435 44,825 50,077 55,958 62,543
          C
          41,719 46,253 51,676 57,750 64,550
          B
          43,045 47,727 53,328 59,600 66,622
          A
          44,415 49,250 55,034 61,511 68,763
          YEAR 2
          2007-08
          Step
          Grade T-I
          Grade T-IIGrade T-IIIGrade T-IVGrade T-V
          M
          34,115
          37,651 41,880 46,617 51,920
          L
          34,365
          37,929 42,192 46,965 52,310
          K
          34,615 38,206 42,503 47,314 52,701
          J
          34,865 38,484 42,814 47,663 53,092
          I
          35,923 39,661 44,132 49,140 54,746
          H
          37,016 40,876 45,494 50,665 56,454
          G
          38,145 42,131 46,900 52,240 58,219
          F
          39,311 43,428 48,352 53,867 60,041
          E
          40,515 44,766 49,852 55,547 61,923
          D
          41,758 46,148 51,400 57,281 63,866
          C
          43,042 47,576 52,999 59,073 65,873
          B
          44,368 49,050 54,651 60,923 67,945
          A
          45,738 50,573 56,357 62,834 70,086
          YEAR 3
          2008-09
          Step
          Grade T-I
          Grade T-IIGrade T-IIIGrade T-IVGrade T-V
          M
          35,620 39,156 43,385 48,122 53,425
          L
          35,870
          39,434 43,697 48,470 53,815
          K
          36,120
          39,711 44,008 48,819 54,206
          J
          36,370 39,989 44,319 49,168 54,597
          I
          37,428 41,166 45,637 50,645 56,251
          H
          38,521 42,381 46,999 52,170 57,959
          G
          39,650 43,636 48,405 53,745 59,724
          F
          40,816 44,933 49,857 55,372 61,546
          E
          42,020 46,271 51,357 57,052 63,428
          D
          43,263 47,653 52,905 58,786 65,371
          C
          44,547 49,081 54,504 60,578 67,378
          B
          45,873 50,555 56,156 62,428 69,450
          A
          47,243 52,078 57,862 64,339 71,591
          Technical Guide Key
          T-ITechnical Assistant, C-Print Captionist
          T-IITechnician
          T-IIINetwork/Telecommunications Technician, Systems Administrator/Technical Assistant, Help Desk - Technician, Human Resources - Technical Specialist, Superintendent's Office - Technical Specialist, Student-assigned Nurse, Community Programs Department Technical Specialist
          T-IVSenior Computer Technician (Note: The salaries of three (3) Senior Computer Technicians who were added to the bargaining unit on July 1, 2006 shall be redlined until such time that the salary on the top step of salary guide T-IV exceeds their redline salary. They shall be assigned additional duties and responsibilities during the period their salaries are redlined.)
          Salary will be pro-rated in accordance with days and hours worked.
          Salary Guides – Transportation and Food Service

          YEAR 1
          2006-07
          StepVANGUIDE IGUIDE 1AGUIDE IIGUIDE IIIGUIDE IVGUIDE VII
          I 9.08
          H16,23723,91921,22215,05211,84515,0799.29
          G16,49425,61422,72616,11812,68415,3699.49
          F16,75227,42924,33617,26013,58316,4579.70
          E17,00929,37226,06018,48314,54517,6239.91
          D17,21531,45327,90619,79315,57618,87110.11
          C18,96833,68229,88421,19516,67920,20911.15
          B20,89936,06832,00122,69717,86121,64012.30
          A23,02638,62434,26824,30419,12623,17413.56
          A125,37141,36136,69726,02720,48224,81614.95
          YEAR 2
          2007-08
          StepVANGUIDE IGUIDE 1AGUIDE IIGUIDE IIIGUIDE IVGUIDE VII
          I 9.35
          H16,71124,61821,84215,49112,19115,5209.56
          G16,97626,36223,38916,58913,05415,8189.77
          F17,24128,23025,04617,76413,98016,9389.98
          E17,50630,23026,82119,02314,97018,13810.20
          D17,71832,37228,72120,37116,03119,42210.41
          C19,52234,66530,75621,81417,16620,79911.48
          B21,50937,12132,93523,36018,38222,27212.65
          A23,69939,75135,26925,01419,68523,85013.96
          A126,11242,56937,76826,78721,08025,54115.39
          YEAR 3
          2008-09
          StepVANGUIDE IGUIDE 1AGUIDE IIGUIDE IIIGUIDE IVGUIDE VII
          I 9.64
          H17,23925,39622,53215,98112,57616,0109.86
          G17,51227,19524,12917,11313,46716,31710.08
          F17,78629,12225,83818,32614,42117,47310.30
          E18,05931,18527,66819,62415,44318,71110.52
          D18,27833,39529,62921,01416,53720,03610.74
          C20,13935,76131,72822,50417,70821,45611.84
          B22,18938,29433,97624,09818,96322,97613.05
          A24,44841,00836,38425,80420,30724,60414.40
          A126,93743,91438,96227,63421,74626,34815.88
          Child Nutrition Salary Guide Key
          Guide IHigh School Cook/Manager (8 hours)
          Guide I.AJunior High School Cook/Manager (8 hours)
          Guide IIMiddle School Cook/Manager (6.5 hours)
          Guide IIIElementary Leads (Hourly, 6 hours) plus stipend
          Guide IVHigh School or Junior High School Cook (8 hours)
          Guide VIIHourly Employees
          Stipends2006-072007-082008-09
          Elementary Leads$872 $898 $925
          Delivery Person$470 $484 $499


          Salary guides – East Brunswick Custodial


          YEAR 1
          Guide I - With License
          2006-07
          Guide II - Without License
          Step
          GUIDE I
          GUIDE II
          J
          23,123
          22,331
          I
          23,373
          22,581
          H
          23,623
          22,831
          G
          23,873
          23,081
          F
          24,123
          23,331
          E
          24,373
          23,581
          D
          24,623
          23,831
          C
          24,873
          24,081
          B
          28,680
          27,888
          A
          33,112
          32,320
          A2
          38,271
          37,479
          A1
          44,276
          43,484
          YEAR 2
          2007-08
          Head Custodian/Grounds/Maintenance Guide III
          Step
          GUIDE I
          GUIDE II
          2006-072007-082008-09
          J
          24,123
          23,331
          High School
          $11,563 $11,910 $12,267
          I
          24,373
          23,581
          Asst. High School
          $5,780 $5,953 $6,132
          H
          24,623
          23,831
          Junior High School
          $10,397 $10,709 $11,030
          G
          24,873
          24,081
          Middle School
          $8,358 $8,609 $8,867
          F
          25,123
          24,331
          Single Elementary
          $2,474 $2,548 $2,624
          E
          25,373
          24,581
          Multi.
          $4,163 $4,288 $4,417
          D
          25,623
          24,831
          C
          25,873
          25,081
          B
          29,680
          28,888
          A
          34,112
          33,320
          A2
          39,271
          38,479
          A1
          45,276
          44,484
          YEAR 3
          2008-09
          Step
          GUIDE I
          GUIDE II
          J
          25,123
          24,331
          I
          25,373
          24,581
          H
          25,623
          24,831
          G
          25,873
          25,081
          F
          26,123
          25,331
          E
          26,373
          25,581
          D
          26,623
          25,831
          C
          26,873
          26,081
          B
          30,680
          29,888
          A
          35,112
          34,320
          A2
          40,271
          39,479
          A1
          46,276
          45,484
          Salary Guides – East Brunswick Maintenance

          YEAR 1
          2006-07
          StepMatronHelperJourney
          J 19,932 24,628 28,625
          I 20,182 24,940 28,990
          H 20,432 25,252 29,355
          G 20,682 25,564 29,720
          F 20,932 25,876 30,085
          E 21,182 26,188 30,449
          D 21,432 26,500 30,814
          C 24,511 30,342 35,307
          B 28,054 34,764 40,477
          A 32,131 39,852 46,426
          A1 36,822 45,707 53,271
          YEAR 2
          2007-08
          StepMatronHelperJourney
          J 20,932 25,628 29,625
          I 21,182 25,940 29,990
          H 21,432 26,252 30,355
          G 21,682 26,564 30,720
          F 21,932 26,876 31,085
          E 22,182 27,188 31,449
          D 22,432 27,500 31,814
          C 25,511 31,342 36,307
          B 29,054 35,764 41,477
          A 33,131 40,852 47,426
          A1 37,822 46,707 54,271
          YEAR 3
          2008-09
          StepMatronHelperJourney
          J 21,932 26,628 30,625
          I 22,182 26,940 30,990
          H 22,432 27,252 31,355
          G 22,682 27,564 31,720
          F 22,932 27,876 32,085
          E 23,182 28,188 32,449
          D 23,432 28,500 32,814
          C 26,511 32,342 37,307
          B 30,054 36,764 42,477
          A 34,131 41,852 48,426
          A1 38,822 47,707 55,271
          Grounds/Maintenance Stipends
          2006-072007-082008-09
          Grounds
          $4,826 $4,971 $5,120
          Skilled/Licensed Maintenance
          $4,826 $4,971 $5,120























          Salary Guides – Summer School, Advisor Stipends and Early Morning Program

          Summer School Stipends
          Step2006-072007-082008-09
          Coordinator (0-3 years experience)A$7,491 $7,491 $7,753
          Coordinator (4 or more years experience)B$9,841 $9,841 $10,185
          Teacher (0-3 years experience)A$3,390 $3,390 $3,509
          Teacher (4 or more years experience)B$4,389 $4,389 $4,543
          Advisor Stipends
          Level2006-072007-082008-09
          1$1,147 $1,147 $1,187
          2$1,447 $1,447 $1,498
          $1,522 $1,522 $1,575
          3$1,807 $1,807 $1,870
          4$2,161 $2,161 $2,237
          5$2,520 $2,520 $2,608
          6$2,876 $2,876 $2,977
          7$3,236 $3,236 $3,349
          Plus duty-free period for the activities listed below:
          Newspaper/Clarion
          Yearbook - High School
          Student Council - High School
          Audio-visual - High School, Junior High School, Middle School
          PSAT/SAT Test Coordinator
          School Treasurer - Junior High School, Middle School
          Athletic Treasurer
          Early Morning Program Stipends
          2006-072007-082008-09
          Site Manager (Level I Advisor Stipend) $1,147 $1,147 $1,187
          Lead School Aide $418 $431 $444


          Salary Guides – Coaches Stipends

          2006-07
          2007-08
          2008-09
          Head Coaches - High School
          Level
          1-2 Years Experience
          3-4 Years Experience5-6 Years Experience1-2 Years 3-4 Years 5-6 Years3-4 Years Experience5-6 Years Experience
          Football
          1
          $8,095
          $9,081 $10,074 $8,095 $9,081 $10,074 $8,300 $9,286 $10,279
          Basketball - Boys
          2
          $6,327
          $7,001 $7,661 $6,327 $7,001 $7,661 $6,532 $7,206 $7,866
          Basketball - Girls
          2
          $6,327
          $7,001 $7,661 $6,327 $7,001 $7,661 $6,532 $7,206 $7,866
          Wrestling
          2
          $6,327
          $7,001 $7,661 $6,327 $7,001 $7,661 $6,532 $7,206 $7,866
          Baseball
          3
          $6,208
          $6,785 $7,362 $6,208 $6,785 $7,362 $6,413 $6,990 $7,567
          Soccer - Boys
          3
          $6,208
          $6,785 $7,362 $6,208 $6,785 $7,362 $6,413 $6,990 $7,567
          Soccer - Girls
          3
          $6,208
          $6,785 $7,362 $6,208 $6,785 $7,362 $6,413 $6,990 $7,567
          Softball
          3
          $6,208
          $6,785 $7,362 $6,208 $6,785 $7,362 $6,413 $6,990 $7,567
          Spring Track - Boys
          3
          $6,208
          $6,785 $7,362 $6,208 $6,785 $7,362 $6,413 $6,990 $7,567
          Spring Track - Girls
          3
          $6,208
          $6,785 $7,362 $6,208 $6,785 $7,362 $6,413 $6,990 $7,567
          Swimming - Boys/Girls
          3
          $6,208
          $6,785 $7,362 $6,208 $6,785 $7,362 $6,413 $6,990 $7,567
          Field Hockey
          4
          $5,746
          $6,244 $6,741 $5,746 $6,244 $6,741 $5,951 $6,449 $6,946
          Gymnastics - Boys
          4
          $5,746
          $6,244 $6,741 $5,746 $6,244 $6,741 $5,951 $6,449 $6,946
          Gymnastics - Girls
          4
          $5,746
          $6,244 $6,741 $5,746 $6,244 $6,741 $5,951 $6,449 $6,946
          Lacrosse - Boys
          4
          $5,746
          $6,244 $6,741 $5,746 $6,244 $6,741 $5,951 $6,449 $6,946
          Volleyball - Boys
          4
          $5,746
          $6,244 $6,741 $5,746 $6,244 $6,741 $5,951 $6,449 $6,946
          Volleyball - Girls
          4
          $5,746
          $6,244 $6,741 $5,746 $6,244 $6,741 $5,951 $6,449 $6,946
          Winter Track - Boys
          4
          $5,746
          $6,244 $6,741 $5,746 $6,244 $6,741 $5,951 $6,449 $6,946
          Winter Track - Girls
          4
          $5,746
          $6,244 $6,741 $5,746 $6,244 $6,741 $5,951 $6,449 $6,946
          Bowling - Boys/Girls
          5
          $5,020
          $5,434 $5,846 $5,020 $5,434 $5,846 $5,225 $5,639 $6,051
          Cheerleading
          5
          $5,020
          $5,434 $5,846 $5,020 $5,434 $5,846 $5,225 $5,639 $6,051
          Cross Country - Boys
          5
          $5,020
          $5,434 $5,846 $5,020 $5,434 $5,846 $5,225 $5,639 $6,051
          Cross Country - Girls
          5
          $5,020
          $5,434 $5,846 $5,020 $5,434 $5,846 $5,225 $5,639 $6,051
          Golf
          5
          $5,020
          $5,434 $5,846 $5,020 $5,434 $5,846 $5,225 $5,639 $6,051
          Tennis - Boys
          5
          $5,020
          $5,434 $5,846 $5,020 $5,434 $5,846 $5,225 $5,639 $6,051
          Tennis - Girls
          5
          $5,020
          $5,434 $5,846 $5,020 $5,434 $5,846 $5,225 $5,639 $6,051
          Two years credit for assistant coaches toward head coaching in same sport.
          Salary Guides – Coaches Stipends (Continued)

          2008-09
          1-2 Years Experience3-4 Years Experience5-6 Years ExperienceHead Coaches - High SchoolLevel
          $8,300 $9,286 $10,279 Football1
          $6,532 $7,206 $7,866 Basketball - Boys2
          $6,532 $7,206 $7,866 Basketball - Girls2
          $6,532 $7,206 $7,866 Wrestling2
          $6,413 $6,990 $7,567 Baseball3
          $6,413 $6,990 $7,567 Soccer - Boys3
          $6,413 $6,990 $7,567 Soccer - Girls3
          $6,413 $6,990 $7,567 Softball3
          $6,413 $6,990 $7,567 Spring Track - Boys3
          $6,413 $6,990 $7,567 Spring Track - Girls3
          $6,413 $6,990 $7,567 Swimming - Boys/Girls3
          $5,951 $6,449 $6,946 Field Hockey4
          $5,951 $6,449 $6,946 Gymnastics - Boys4
          $5,951 $6,449 $6,946 Gymnastics - Girls4
          $5,951 $6,449 $6,946 Lacrosse - Boys4
          $5,951 $6,449 $6,946 Volleyball - Boys4
          $5,951 $6,449 $6,946 Volleyball - Girls4
          $5,951 $6,449 $6,946 Winter Track - Boys4
          $5,951 $6,449 $6,946 Winter Track - Girls4
          $5,225 $5,639 $6,051 Bowling - Boys/Girls5
          $5,225 $5,639 $6,051 Cheerleading5
          $5,225 $5,639 $6,051 Cross Country - Boys5
          $5,225 $5,639 $6,051 Cross Country - Girls5
          $5,225 $5,639 $6,051 Golf5
          $5,225 $5,639 $6,051 Tennis - Boys5
          $5,225 $5,639 $6,051 Tennis - Girls5







          Salary Guides – Coaches Stipends (Continued)


          2006-07
          Assistant Coaches
          Level1-2 Years Experience3-4 Years Experience5-6 Years Experience
          Football
          1$5,087 $5,421 $5,748
          Basketball - Boys
          2$4,427 $4,759 $5,087
          Basketball - Girls
          2$4,427 $4,759 $5,087
          Spring Track - Boys
          2$4,427 $4,759 $5,087
          Spring Track - Girls
          2$4,427 $4,759 $5,087
          Wrestling
          2$4,427 $4,759 $5,087
          Baseball
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Cheerleading
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Cross Country - Boys/Girls
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Field Hockey
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Golf - Boys/Girls
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Lacrosse - Boys
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Lacrosse - Girls
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Soccer - Boys
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Soccer - Girls
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Softball
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Swimming - Boys/Girls
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Volleyball - Boys
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Volleyball - Girls
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Winter Track - Boys
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925
          Winter Track - Girls
          3$4,262 $4,595 $4,925




          2007-082008-09
          Assistant Coaches
          1-2 Years Experience
          3-4 Years Experience5-6 Years Experience1-2 Years Experience3-4 Years Experience5-6 Years Experience
          Football
          $5,087
          $5,421 $5,748 $5,267 $5,601 $5,928
          Basketball - Boys
          $4,427
          $4,759 $5,087 $4,607 $4,939 $5,267
          Basketball - Girls
          $4,427
          $4,759 $5,087 $4,607 $4,939 $5,267
          Spring Track - Boys
          $4,427
          $4,759 $5,087 $4,607 $4,939 $5,267
          Spring Track - Girls
          $4,427
          $4,759 $5,087 $4,607 $4,939 $5,267
          Wrestling
          $4,427
          $4,759 $5,087 $4,607 $4,939 $5,267
          Baseball
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Cheerleading
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Cross Country - Boys/Girls
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $4,775
          Field Hockey
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Golf - Boys/Girls
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Lacrosse - Boys
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Lacrosse - Girls
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Soccer - Boys
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Soccer - Girls
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Softball
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Swimming - Boys/Girls
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Volleyball - Boys
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Volleyball - Girls
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Winter Track - Boys
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105
          Winter Track - Girls
          $4,262
          $4,595 $4,925 $4,442 $4,775 $5,105

          Football Defensive Coordinator (applies to assistant coaches - EBHS)
          2006-2007
          $271
          2007-2008
          $271
          2008-2009
          $280
          Football Offensive Coordinator (applies to assistant coaches - EBHS)
          2006-2007
          $271
          2007-2008
          $271
          2008-2009
          $280





          INDEX
          A
          Aides 1, 19,30, 59,
            After School Media Tech. Aide 41
            Workday 30
          Association President 16, 17
          Association Rights and Privileges 15
            Business & Meetings 16
            New Employees 16
            Posters Pertaining to the Association 16

          B

          Black Seal license 58, 59
          Blue Choice 65

          C

          Child Nutrition 1, 2, 19, 30
          Child Rearing Leave 54, 55

            Negation 55
            Return From 54
          Class Coverage 23
          Committees 5, 8, 19, 60
            District-wide Council 59, 60
            Elementary Prep 24
            Faculty Council 60
            Mediation 3
            On-Site Parking 48
          Compensatory Time 42
            Counselors 21
          Custodians 1, 2, 28, 48, 49
            Black Seal License 57, 58
            Inclement Weather 18
            Mediation 3
            Uniforms 48
            Vacation Carryover 27
            Work Hours 28

          D

          Death of an Employee 29
          Dental Coverage 63
          District-Wide Council 59, 60

          E

          Early Morning Program 40
          Employee Evaluation 15, 55

            Complaint Procedure 15
            End of Year Summary 55
          Employee Facilities 48, 49
            Locker/Closet Space 49
            Uniforms 49

          Employee Rights 8, 12, 36
            Discipline 12
            Employee Evaluation 55
            Grants 59
            Grievance 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
            Outside Employment 9
            Withheld Increment 43
          Employment Procedures 33
            Association President 17
            Changes in Salary 33
            Salary Upgrades 33
            Seniority 33
            Step on Salary Guide 33
          Extra-Curricular Activities
            Stipends 41

          F

          Faculty Councils 59, 60

          G

          Grant Program 59
          Grievance 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 25

            Grants 59
            Hazardous Conditions 12

          H

          Hours and Work Load 21

            Aides 30
            Counselors 21
            Custodians & Grounds/Maintenance 28
            IT Personnel 27
            Leaving the Building 22
            Non-Certificated 29
            Secretarial & Clerical 26
            Traveling Teachers 21
            Transportation 29

          I

          Inclement Weather 19, 49

            Child Nutrition 19
            Custodians 19
            IT Personnel 18
            Secretarial 18
            Teacher Attendance 18
          Insurance Protection 63, 64, 65

          J

          Job Vacancies 46
          Jury Duty 52

          L

          Leaves 50, 52, 54, 64

            Association President 17
            Child-Rearing 53
            Death in Family 52
            Death Other 52
            Extended 52
            Illness in Family 52
            Jury Duty 52
            Military 52
            Personal 52
            Related to Pregnancy 54
            Return From 54
            Sick 50, 51
            Summer Academy 19
            Temporary 52
            Without Pay 53

          M

          Maintenance & Grounds 49

            Inclement Weather 19
            Uniforms 49
            Vacation Carryover 28
            Work Hours 28
          Maintenance of Student Control and Discipline 14
          Master Teacher Program 58
          Meetings 22, 23
            Building Faculty Meetings 22
            Counselors 21
            Elementary Curriculum 22
            New Certificated Staff 18
            New Teacher 22
            Secondary Schools 22
            Superintendent 22
          Mentor Teacher/Provisional Teacher 25

          N

          Negotiations 3
          Non-Teaching Duties 31

            Chaperoning 31
            Night Conferences 31
            Piano Accompaniment 39
          Notification of Return/Dismissal 10, 26

          O

          Overnight 31, 41

            Compensation 41
          Overtime 42
            Child Nutrition 41
            Custodians 28
            IT Personnel 27
            Secretaries & Clerical 41

          P

          Payroll

            Deductions 42
            Explaining Deductions 43
            Leaves 54
            Payroll Dates 42
            Withheld Increment 43
          Personal days
            Unused 50
          Personal Days
            Association President 17
          Prescriptions 64
          Procedure For Assignments 44
            60 Day Notice 44
            Contracts 44
          Procedure for Promotion 46
          Procedure for Transfer 47, 66
          Professional Development 33, 56
            Black Seal License 57
            CEU Credits 52, 57
            Custodians 58
            Grants 59
            Master Teacher Program 58
            Remuneration 37
            Tuition Reimbursement 56, 57
            Workshops 37
          Professional DevelopmentTuition Reimbursement 56
          Protection of Employees 12
            Civil Action 12
            Corporal Punishment 12
            Criminal Action 12
            Hazardous Conditions 12

          R

          Retirement 10, 26,
            Early Notice of 10
            Unused Days 50
          Return from Leave 54

          S

          Salaries 19, 34, 36, 37

            Chaperoning 31
            Co-Op Teachers 36
            Counselors 36
            Early Morning Program 40
            Extra Curricular 41
            LDTC’s 35
            Medical Screenings 39
            Night Conferences 31
            Non-Certificated with In-Service Credits 57
            Psychologists 35
            Saturday Detention 40
            Social Workers 35
            Special Education Teachers 35
            Speech Therapists 35
            Summer Academy 19, 30
            Summer Workshops 37
            Uniform Stipend 48
          Saturday Detention 40
          Secretaries & Clerical
            Mediation 3
            Overtime 41
            Vacation 26
          Should an employee die 29
          Sick Leave 50, 52, 54
            Association President 17
            Extended 53
            Payment 50, 51
            Related to Pregnancy 54
            Summer Academy 20
            Unused Personal Days 50
          Sixth Period 24
          Stipends/Additional Compensation 36, 37
          After School Media specialist/Technology Aide
            Chaperoning 31
            Classs Coverage 23
            Co-Op Teachers 36
            Counselors 36
            Early Morning Program 40
            Extra-Curricular 41
            For Uniforms 48
            In Service 58
            Language Interpreter 40
            LDTC’s 35
            Night Conferences 32
            Non-Certificated 30, 57
            Non-Certificated with In-Service Credits 58
            Piano Accompaniment 39
            Psychologists 35
            Social Workers 35
            SAT/PSAT Prep Course Teacher 41
            Special Education Teachers 35
            Speech Therapists 35
            Sports/Physical Screenings 39
            Student Assistance 36
            Summer Academy 19, 30
            Summer IEP Meeting Attendance 39
          Summer Academy 19, 30
          Summer Employment 38
          Summer Workshops 39

          T

          Travel 21, 45
          Tuition

            Reimbursement 56

          U

          Uniforms 48

            Child Nutrition 49
            Foul Weather 49
            Safety Goggles 49
            Safety Shoes 48
            Transportation - 49
          Unused Days 50
            Payment 50
            Sick 33
          Unused Sick Days
            Payment 50

          V

          Vacation

            12 Month Certificated 26
            12 Month Custodians 28
            12 Month Non-Cert. 26, 27
            IT Personnel 27

          W

          Work During Pregnancy 54
          Work Load

            Prep Time 24
            Sixth Period 24
          Work Year 18, 19, 20
            12 Month Employees 18
            Emergency School Closing 19
            Employee Calendar 20
            Inclement Weather 19
            Summer Academy 19


          E Brunswick Tp BE and E Brunswick EA 2006.pdf