Contract Between
Morris B/E-Morris
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Morris EA
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07/01/2011 thru 06/30/2014


CategorySchool District
UnitAides, Bus Drivers, Cafeteria Workers, Other

Contract Text Below
AGREEMENTS

BETWEEN

BOARD OF EDUCATION

OF

THE MORRIS SCHOOL DISTRICT

AND

THE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF MORRIS

FOR THE YEARS

JULY 1, 2011 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014

T.E.A.M.

The Education Association of Morris
736 Speedwell Avenue, Suite 4
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Phone: 973-683-9020
Fax: 973-683-9019

OFFICERS

School Phone Home Phone
President - Smitty Horton 2000 x 2133 908-482-1987
1st Vice President - Matt Carmel 2000 x 3708 973-723-8586
2nd Vice President - Andy Ainsworth 2055 973-580-0915
Secretary - Deirdre Falk 2200 x 8206 973-626-4344
Treasurer - Larry Gonsky 2200 x 8050 908-876-9240
Adm. Asst. - Jen Weitz 7960 x 6106 973-727-1512
Adm. Asst. - Ron Davenport 2000 x 3609 973-769-2198

MCCEA
Morris County Council of Education Associations
Plaza 447 Route 10 East
Randolph, NJ 07869
973-366-0202

President…………Susan Vigilante
Vice President…………Chris Hammerschmidt
Secretary…………Ginny Osborne
Treasurer…………Charlotte Bayley

NJEA—NEA UNISERV FIELD OFFICE
601 Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ07054
973-515-0101

Field Representative…………Vicki Walsh
NJEA
New Jersey Education Association
180 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ08607-1211
609-599-4561

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I -- GENERAL

ARTICLE PAGE

1 Agreement 1
2 Recognition 2
3 Negotiations 4
1. Grievance Procedure 7
2. Leaves of Absence 14
3. Site Based Management 23
7 Association Privileges, Responsibilities and Membership 24
8 Health Benefits 28
9 Compensatory Pay at Retirement 33
10 Deductions from Pay 36
11 Miscellaneous Provisions 38
12 Separability and Savings 40
13 Disciplinary Action 41
14 Employee Rights 42
PART II--CERTIFICATED STAFF

15 Compensation 43
16 Working Conditions 54
17 Vacancies 63
18 Performance 67
19 Boards and Committees 68
PART III — NON-CERTIFICATED STAFF
    20 Transportation 70
    21 Food Services 73
    22 Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 75
    23 Night Watchmen 79
    24 Security Personnel 80
    1. Teacher Assistants/Individual Special Care Assistants 82
      26 Radio/TV Technician & Computer Technicians 84
    PART III — NON-CERTIFICATED STAFF

    27 Secretaries 86
    28 Performance and Assignment 91
    29 Compensation 93
    30 Duration of Agreement 99

    PART IV — GUIDES

    Teacher Salary Guides 100-102
    Teacher Assistant Guides 103-104
    Secretary Guides 105-107

    INDEX ……………………………………………………………………108-116PART 1 -- GENERAL

    ARTICLE 1

    AGREEMENT

    THIS AGREEMENT is between the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE MORRIS SCHOOL DISTRICT (hereinafter called the "Morris Board") and The EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF MORRIS (hereinafter called the "Association").

    WITNESSETH:
    WHEREAS, the Morris Board has an obligation, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 et seq., to negotiate with the Association as the duly recognized majority representative of the personnel employed by the Morris Board, with respect to the terms and conditions of employment and grievance procedures, and

    WHEREAS, The Morris Board and the Association have reached certain understandings in regard to the negotiation procedure to be followed, matters affecting terms and conditions of employment and individual grievance procedures;

    NOW, THEREFORE, the Morris Board and the Association, in consideration of the following mutual covenants, do hereby agree as follows:
    ARTICLE 2
    RECOGNITION

    A. The Morris Board hereby recognizes the Association as the majority representative for collective negotiations for the 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014 school years, concerning the terms and conditions of employment of all full and part-time certificated personnel, custodial, maintenance, groundskeepers, security, night watchmen, food services, transportation employees, summer bus drivers, radio/TV technician, teacher assistants, individual special care assistants, lunchroom/playground aides, secretaries and clerical employees, media center technical assistant, student healthcare specialist, computer technicians, educational computer specialist(s), courier, Community School office manager, and Assistant Behavioral Specialists.

    B. Personnel not represented by the Association are: Superintendent of Schools, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Assistant School Business Administrator/Assistant Board Secretary, Certificated Directors, Manager of Human Resources, Principals, Vice Principals, Certificated Supervisors; Director of Facilities, Assistant to the Director of Facilities, Director of Technology, Assistant Director of Technology, Supervisor of Transportation, Dispatcher, Assistant Dispatcher, Transportation Foreperson, Food Managers, Building Custodial Forepersons, Safety/Security Foreperson, Administrative Assistant(s) to the Superintendent, Administrative Assistant to the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Accountant, Business Analyst, Payroll/Benefits Supervisor, Attendance Officer, Operations Specialist, Data Specialist, Student Information Data Specialist, Assistant Student Information Data Specialist, confidential secretaries, probationary employees, CABAS trainees, employees not receiving a contract, including summer employees except those in the Recognition Clause, and other employees responsible for supervision and/or evaluation of personnel.

    C. Unless otherwise indicated, the term "employee", when used hereinafter in this Agreement, shall refer to all unit members represented by the Association in the negotiating unit above defined. References to male employees shall include female employees.

    D. Upon request, the Association shall file adequate proof with the Secretary of the Morris Board that the Association continues to represent a majority of the said personnel as their duly designated or elected collective negotiation representative.
    ARTICLE 3
    NEGOTIATIONS

    A. The Morris Board and the Association agree to enter into collective negotiations in accordance with N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 et seq. in a good faith effort to reach agreement. For purposes of representing the Morris Board in such negotiations, the Morris Board shall designate at least two permanent negotiation representatives for the purpose of negotiating the contract. The Morris Board shall, however, be permitted to designate such additional representatives, or appoint substitutes for these two permanently designated representatives, for any particular negotiating session.

    B. The Association shall designate not more than five permanent negotiating representatives for the purpose of negotiating the contract. The Association shall be permitted to designate such additional representatives, or appoint substitutes for its five permanently designated representatives, for any particular negotiating session.

    C. The Board and the Association agree that their respective representatives of these collective negotiation meetings shall have an obligation and duty to:
        1. Identify the problems concerning the terms and conditions of employment insofar as employees are concerned;



        2. Gather facts that contribute to a complete understanding of these problems;

        3. Exchange and discuss proposals for the solution of such problems;

        4. Review the administration of negotiated agreements and resolve such problems as may develop there under and which are not properly subject to established grievance machinery;

        5. Consider proposed amendments and supplements to this Agreement;

        6. Consider proposed amendments and supplements to the individual grievance procedure established by the Board;

        7. Strive to achieve agreement on all matters under negotiation, which agreement shall, without delay, be reduced to writing, attested to as to accuracy by the Presidents of the Board and the Association, or their duly authorized designees, and submitted to the membership of the Association and the entire Board for approval.
    1. Any mutually acceptable proposal submitted to the membership of the Association and the entire Board and approved by a majority of each organization shall be formalized as a written amendment, or as a supplement to this Agreement, and signed by the duly authorized officers of the Morris Board and the Association. Both the Morris Board and
        the Association reserve final authority to ratify or reject any tentative Agreement reached by the negotiation committees.

    E. For purposes of future negotiations, the scattergrams and base figures shall be calculated as of October 15 of the last year of the contract prior to commencement of negotiations.

    ARTICLE 4
    GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

    A. Purpose
        The purpose of this procedure is to reduce employer-employee conflict, and to secure, at the lowest possible administrative level, equitable solutions to the problems which may arise concerning the terms and conditions of a unit member's employment. Every effort shall be made to settle the grievance with the employee's immediate supervisor. All grievances shall be given prompt attention and consideration. Ample opportunity for discussion shall be allowed at all administrative levels.

    B. Definitions
        1. "Grievance", as used herein, shall mean a claim by an employee that there has been an improper or unjust administrative decision, application, interpretation, or violation of a policy or agreement, including the application or interpretation of the terms of this Agreement, affecting the terms and conditions of employment. Such claim must be filed within 30 days of the alleged incident.
        2. "Employee" shall mean any person employed in the categories listed in the Recognition clause, but excluding all those listed as being excluded from the bargaining unit.
        3. "Day" means calendar day.


        4. If a person is not directly responsible to a Principal, the term "Principal" will be taken to mean "immediate supervisor".

    C. Grievance Procedure
        1. An aggrieved employee shall verbally notify his immediate supervisor. They shall discuss the problem in good faith with the object of resolving the matter informally.

        2. If an agreeable solution is not forthcoming, the aggrieved employee may submit a written grievance to the immediate supervisor. The immediate supervisor shall offer a written response within five days.

        3. If the employee is still aggrieved, he may, within five days of receipt of response, or in the absence of a response, within ten days from the date of submission of written grievance to the immediate supervisor, whichever is sooner, submit the written grievance, along with the immediate supervisor's response, to the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent shall, within ten days, conduct discussions with the parties concerned and shall recommend a settlement in writing.

        4. If the employee finds the Superintendent's recommendation to be unsatisfactory, the grievance can, within five days of receipt of response, or in the absence of a recommendation, within 15 days from the date of submission of written grievance to the Superintendent, whichever is sooner, be submitted to the Morris Board in writing. The


        Morris Board shall, within 30 days, conduct discussions with all parties concerned and submit a written decision.

        5. Except where grievance involves negotiated terms or conditions of employment forming part of this Collective Bargaining Agreement, and in regard to which all details are set forth in full herein, the written decision of the Morris Board shall in any event be final and binding for all concerned, and shall not be subject to the arbitration procedure set forth below where the grievance involves:
            a. The failure or refusal of the Board to renew a contract of a non-tenured teacher.

            b. Matters where a specific method of review is prescribed by statute, or by any rule or regulation of the State Commissioner of Education or State Board of Education, including, but not by way of limitation, the right to a review and a hearing under the Tenured Employee Hearing Law (N.J.S.A. 18A:6-10, et seq.) and the right to review pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:9-14 in cases involving the withholding of increments.

            c. Matters where the Board is without authority to act.

            d. Reduction in the number of persons holding particular offices, positions, or employment with the Board.


            e. Transfer of a teacher from one school to another, one grade to another, or one position to another.

            f. Fulfillment of vacancies occurring in offices, positions, or employments with the Board.
          1. Those matters negotiated and reduced to writing as part of this Agreement, and with respect to which the Board is expressly vested with unrestricted authority to make the final decision.
        1. Past Practice Clause:
            Unless specifically provided in this contract, all terms and conditions of employment in effect prior to the effective date of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be eliminated or reduced unless they fail to meet the following criteria:

            a. Clarity: the existence of the practice can be proven
            b. Longevity: the practice must be long-standing
            c. Consistency: the same circumstances occur regularly, not randomly
            d. Repetition: occurs frequently
            e. Mutuality and acceptability: both parties know and accept the practice


        7. If the grievance involves the interpretation and application of any term or condition of employment which has been negotiated and in regard to which all details are set forth in full in the Agreement (excluding, therefore, all items listed above as possible subjects for review by the Advisory Board of Administrative Procedures, as well as all policies not set forth in full above but adopted by reference), and provided the grievance does not involve any matter described in Section C.5 above, if the aggrieved party is dissatisfied with the written determination of the Board, he may, within five days of receipt of such determination, request in writing that the Association's Executive Committee pursue an impartial settlement by arbitration.
        8. If the Association's Executive Committee finds the grievance to be worthy of further consideration, it will, within five days, so notify the Board. Whereupon the Association may petition the American Arbitration Association for the appointment of an arbitrator in accordance with the rules and regulations of said Association. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon all parties insofar as it is consistent with prevailing law. Costs of arbitration shall be borne by the Board and the Association.

    D. General Provisions
        1. Nothing in this procedure will abridge the right of an employee or school official to attempt to resolve a grievance directly and informally.
        2. All deadlines provided in this procedure may be extended by mutual written agreement only.

        3. The aggrieved party and/or his representative shall have the right to be present at all discussions conducted at any step of the procedure.

        4. Any party of interest may be accompanied or represented at all stages of this grievance procedure by a person of his own choosing. The grievant must be present at all steps of the grievance process.

        5. In the event a grievance is filed at such time that it cannot be processed through all the steps in this grievance procedure by the end of the school year, the time limits set forth herein shall be reduced so that the grievance procedure may be exhausted prior to the end of the school year or as soon thereafter as is practicable.

        6. The parties involved in a grievance procedure may mutually waive, in writing, any step of this procedure in order to expedite such grievance in the next step.

        7. All meetings and hearings under this procedure shall be conducted in private.

        8. All documents, communications and records dealing with the processing of a grievance file shall not be kept in the personnel file of any of the participants.

        9. No grievance settlement may amend the terms and conditions of employment agreed by the Morris Board and the Association. If either party considers such change to be necessary, the agreed upon negotiation procedure must be followed.

        10. Copies of all written exchanges between the aggrieved and school officials shall be transmitted to the Association President at the request of the aggrieved party.

        11. Failure of the grievant(s) to appeal to the next level within the times specified shall bar further appeal with respect to the particular grievance then under consideration.

        12. To entitle an aggrieved party to have his grievance processed, the grievant shall be required to follow the administrative decision, directive or Board policy which is the basis for the grievance, until such grievance is properly decided in accordance with this procedure.
    ARTICLE 5
    LEAVES OF ABSENCE

    A. Sick Leave
    1. Employee Illness
            An employee steadily employed, or under tenure, is entitled to leave of absence with pay for personal disability due to illness or injury, or other cause specified in N.J.S.A. 18A:30-1, for:
            a. ten (10) days in each school year.
            b. as many additional days as the employee shall then have to his credit in unused sick leave which has accumulated from prior years as required by law (N.J.S.A. 18A:30-3).
        1. Any employee who is absent from his post of duty as a result of a personal injury caused by an accident arising out of, and in the course of his employment, shall be paid full salary for the period of such absence, for up to one calendar year, without having such absence charged to the annual sick leave or the accumulated sick leave. Salary payments made pursuant hereby shall be made for absence during the waiting period and during the period the employee received, or was eligible to receive, a temporary disability benefit under workers' compensation law. Any amount of salary
          so paid to the employee shall be reduced by the amount of any workers' compensation award made for temporary disability (N.J.S.A. 18A:30-2.1).
        1. Employees shall be given a written accounting of accumulated sick leave days annually.
        1. Part-time employees shall be entitled to 10 sick days per year.

    B. Extended Sick Leave
        Any employee who has exhausted his current and accumulated sick leave may be granted extended leave of absence with partial pay for personal disability due to illness or injury, or other cause specified in N.J.S.A. 18A:30-1 for the remainder of any school year in which such extended leave begins. "PARTIAL PAY" shall be one-half the employee's normal salary. The decision of the Board on whether or not to grant extended sick leave will be final.

    C. Personal Leave
        An employee shall be entitled to a personal leave of absence with pay for not more than a total of six (6) days in each school year. Any unused personal days, up to a maximum of five (5), shall be applied to the employee's accumulated sick leave account.

        1. Personal leave may be taken because of need arising from one or more of the following:
            a. Severe illness of a spouse/domestic partner, ancestor, spouse's/domestic partner’s ancestor, descendant, spouse's/domestic partner’s descendant, or any relative living in the household.

            b. Marriage of the employee or a member of the immediate family.

            c. Such personal leave may also be granted for other compelling just cause.

        An employee shall be entitled to take one (1) personal day without giving any reason to his or her supervisor.

        Notification of taking Personal Leave
            Notification does not constitute a request for permission.

            Where the employee can give prior notice of personal leave, the employee shall notify his or her supervisor as far in advance as possible.

            Where the employee must take emergency personal leave for which the employee cannot give prior notice, the employee shall use the same procedure as reporting absence because of illness.

        Personal leave shall not be taken to extend vacation.


        Unused personal days will be converted to unused sick days at the end of each school year in the following manner: Up to 5 unused personal days may be combined with up to 10 unused sick days to a maximum of 15 days accumulated per year.
        Part-time employees shall be entitled to 6 personal days per year.

    D. Death in Family
        In addition to personal leave, an employee is entitled to leave of absence with pay for the following reasons:
        1. In the case of a death in the immediate family of an employee or the spouse/domestic partner of an employee, the employee shall be allowed up to three (3) school days for each occurrence. Immediate family is defined as: father, mother, guardians, wife, husband, domestic partner, child, sister, brother, grandparents, grandchildren, or anyone else living in the employee's household. An additional five (5) days may be granted with permission of the immediate supervisor for good cause.

        2. In the case of the death of other family members, an absence of two (2) days shall be allowed without loss of pay.
    E. Professional Leave
        An employee may be granted leave of absence with pay to attend a meeting or convention, or to engage in other temporary activity related to the employee's work, where it appears that the interests of the school district will be served to its advantage.

    F. Sabbatical Leave
    Definition
        The word "teacher" shall be considered as including all certificated personnel.
        1. Any teacher who has completed seven or more years of continuous, full-time service in the Morris School District may, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, be granted leave of absence by the Board for one full year for advanced study or travel combined with study. After each subsequent period of seven or more years of such service, a further leave of advanced study or travel combined with study may be granted.

        2. Applications for sabbatical leave are to be submitted no later than October 1 of the school year prior to the school year during which requested sabbatical leave is to be taken. Such application shall be made upon a regular blank form furnished by the Board and shall indicate a program to be followed by the teacher during the period of leave.

        3. Applicants shall agree to abide by all conditions set by the Board to govern such leaves of absence.

        4. As a condition to such leave, the teacher shall be deemed to have agreed, by acceptance of such leave, to continue in the service of the Morris School District for a period of at least two years after the expiration of the leave of absence. Voluntarily failing to so continue ser-

        vice, the teacher shall repay to the Board the full salary received while on leave.

        5. A teacher granted sabbatical leave to engage in full-time study toward an advanced degree shall receive 75% of the salary he would be entitled to receive if not on leave. Full-time study means matriculation in an advanced degree program of a fully accredited advance degree granting institution for a full academic year. A teacher may also be granted sabbatical leave to engage in academic work and study related to his area of specialization combined with travel. If granted sabbatical leave for such purpose, or if engaged in a program of study less than full time, the teacher shall receive 50% of the salary he would be entitled to receive if not on leave. Salary payments for teachers on sabbatical leave shall be made in accordance with the schedule for payment of salaries in the school year, and all regular deductions for salaries, including pension fund deductions and others authorized by the teacher, shall be made.

        6. In passing upon applications for such leave, the Board shall be guided by established guidelines and its appraisal of the resulting benefits to the school system, and such leave will be granted only where the Board is satisfied that the loss of the applicant's services for the period of the leave, together with the financial cost, will be more than offset, in terms of value to the school system, by the benefits to the school system reasonable to be anticipated from the granting of the application. Among other factors arising from this standard, due con-


        sideration will be given to a reasonable distribution of sabbatical leaves among the personnel of the several buildings and departments.

        7. Teachers on such leave may not associate for compensation with any person, persons or organizations during the school year unless the Board shall approve such association as beneficial to this school system, and only then upon conditions prescribed by it.

        8. Teachers on such leave shall provide regular written reports as may be required.

        9. Teachers on such leave will be considered in the employ of the Morris Board, and the time spent shall count as regular service toward retirement and for consideration in regard to salary adjustments.

        10. Such leave of absence shall be without prejudice to the teacher's tenure rights.

        11. Teachers whose applications for such leave have been denied shall receive written notification of specific reasons for denial.

    G. Maternity Leave
        An employee who is pregnant shall be entitled to a leave of absence for that period of time during which the employee, because of pregnancy, is physically unable to discharge her duties.


        1. Upon request, an employee who is pregnant shall be entitled to a leave of absence without pay following the disability period related to the pregnancy, which leave shall commence immediately following the disability period and shall end on June 30 of the school year in which the leave related to the pregnancy begins.
        2. A request for maternity leave shall be made in writing to the Superintendent at least 60 calendar days prior to the date that the leave is to become effective, and shall include the estimated date that the employee intends to return to work.
        3. Eligibility to receive pay during the period of disability due to pregnancy shall be determined on the same basis as such eligibility is determined due to any other disability.

    H. Childrearing Leave
        In addition to leave under Section G above, an employee shall be entitled to a leave without pay for childrearing as follows:
        1. The childrearing leave shall commence immediately following the leave provided under Section G above or, in the case of adoption, at a time as close to the arrival of the child as is possible.

        2. The total duration of a leave without pay under Section G and H combined shall be no more than twenty-four (24) calendar months. If the twenty-four (24) month period ends in July or August, the employee shall return to work on the first scheduled work day in September.


        3. The childrearing leave shall terminate on August 31 or at the end of the first semester of the school year.

        4. The employee shall indicate the planned date for return to work at the time of application for the leave. Changes to the planned date of return can be made by the employee, subject to the provisions of subparagraphs H.2. and H.5.

        5. Application for a childcare leave under Section H, or for a modification in the date for return to work, shall be made not less than forty (40) school days prior to the commencement of the leave or the original planned date of return to work. Exceptions to this forty (40) school days’ notice requirement may be granted due to emergent circumstance for good cause shown and at the sole discretion of the administration.

        6. Leave under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the New Jersey Family Leave Act shall run concurrent with leave granted under Section G or H of this Article.

        7. In no event shall childcare leave under this section be granted to a non-tenured teacher, except as such rights exist under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the New Jersey Family Leave Act.

    I. Other Leaves of Absence
        Other leaves of absence may be granted with or without pay if the same is authorized or validated by the Board.
    ARTICLE 6
    SITE BASED MANAGEMENT

    Teachers may participate in a site based management program if one is established by the Board. Such participation shall be on a voluntary basis and without additional compensation.
    ARTICLE 7
    ASSOCIATION PRIVILEGES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND MEMBERSHIP

    A. Association Responsibilities
        The Association shall be responsible for acquainting its members with the provisions of this Agreement, and shall be responsible for the adherence to the provisions of the Agreement by its members.

    B. Association Identification
        No employee shall be prevented from wearing pins or other identification of membership in the Association or its affiliates.

    C. Use of School Buildings
        The Association and its representatives shall have the right to use the school buildings at all reasonable hours for meetings, if available, provided such meetings do not interfere with school programs and activities, or prevent any teacher from carrying out his duties. The Principal of the building in question shall be notified in advance of the time and place of all such meetings. No approval shall be required.

    D. Bulletin Boards
        The Association shall have, for official use in each school building, the exclusive use of a bulletin board in each faculty lounge and teachers' dining room. The Association shall be assigned adequate space on the bulletin board in the central office for Association notices. The location of the Association bulletin boards in each room shall be mutually designated. Copies of all materials to be posted on such bulletin
        boards shall be given to the building Principal, but no approval shall be required.

    E. Mail Facilities and Mail Boxes
        The Association shall have the right to use interschool mail facilities and school mail boxes as it deems necessary and without the approval of building Principals or other members of the administration.

    F. Office Space
        The Association shall be provided, without cost to it, with adequate office space in the building at a location and of a description to be mutually agreed upon. The Association shall be allowed to install a telephone in said office at its own expense.

    G. Released Time for Meetings
        Whenever any representative of the Association participates during working hours in negotiations, grievance proceedings, or meetings with the Board, s/he shall suffer no loss in pay, provided, however, every effort shall be made to schedule such proceedings and meetings so that they do not interfere with the school program and school activities or the performance by employees of duties in regard thereto.

    H. Leave for Association President
        In accordance with the professional leave policy, the Board shall grant leave to the President and/or members of the Association negotiating team to conduct Association business. The Association President shall also have a duty free schedule, when possible, and be scheduled for a

        prep period at the end of the school day to permit a smoother transition to association meetings.

    I. New Teachers Meeting
        An Association representative shall be permitted to speak to new teachers at the orientation meeting at the beginning of the school year.

    J. Teacher Rights and Protection in Representation
        Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 et seq. the Board hereby agrees that every employee of the Board shall have the right to organize, join and support the Association and its affiliates for the purpose of engaging in collective governmental power under the laws of the State of New Jersey. The Board undertakes and agrees that it shall not directly or indirectly discourage or deprive or coerce any teacher in the enjoyment of any right conferred by N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 et seq. or other laws of New Jersey or the Constitutions of New Jersey and the United States; that it shall not discriminate against any employee with respect to hours, wages, or any terms or conditions of employment by reason of his membership in the Association and its affiliates, collective negotiations with the Board, or the institution of any grievance, complaint or proceeding under this Agreement, or otherwise with respect to any terms or conditions of employment.

    K. The Board agrees to allow one (1) support staff representative released time, without loss of pay, of up to five days, depending on travel requirements, to attend the annual convention of the National Education Association (NEA), and to release two (2) Association officers for two days each, without loss of pay, if employed during the summer to attend the summer workshop of the New Jersey Education Association. This shall not include bus drivers who are hired to work during July and/or August.

    L. The Board shall notify the Association on a monthly basis of the following:
        New hires including name, position, salary, and assignment location.
      2. Transfers, including names, position, and location.
        ARTICLE 8
        HEALTH BENEFITS

        During the agreement, July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014, contributions will be made according to the present legislation known as P.L. 2011 C 78. In the event a new successor agreement has not been reached by June 30, 2014, the parties agree that the contributions will continue until such time as a successor agreement is reached.
        1. The Board shall make available to all employees health care insurance coverage as provided by the School Employee Health Benefits Plan (SEHBP).

        B. 1. All eligible employees shall have the right to select any of the plans offered by the SEHBP regardless of the date of hire.

        2. If the Board determines to leave SEHBP, it must provide the same level of benefits as listed in the SEHBP at the time of the decision to leave the Plan as required by law. The level of benefits existing at that time shall become the new benefit level.

        C. All employees who are eligible to select medical insurance coverage as outlined in the contract may choose to waive this coverage for a calendar year (January 1-December 31). All applications for this waiver must be submitted with proof of alternate coverage. They shall receive an annual stipend as outlined below:
              If waived prior to 5/21/2010, employee is eligible for Family coverage, 33% of Direct 10 premium. If hired after 5/21/2010, employee is eligible for Family coverage, 25% of Direct 10 premium with a maximum of $5,000.
              If waived prior to 5/21/2010, employee is eligible for Husband/Wife coverage, 33% of Direct 10 premium. If hired after 5/21/2010, employee is eligible for Husband/Wife coverage, 25% of Direct 10 premium with a maximum of $5,000.
              If waived prior to 5/21/2010, employee is eligible for Parent/Child(ren), 33% of Direct 10 premium. If hired after 5/21/2010, employee is eligible for Parent/Children coverage, 25% of Direct 10 premium with a maximum of $5,000.
              If waived prior to 5/21/2010, employee is eligible for Single coverage, 33% of Direct 10 premium. If hired after 5/21/2010, employee is eligible for Single coverage, 25% of Direct 10 premium with a maximum of $5,000.

        The premium rates will be those in effect on January 1st of each year in which the ‘opt-out’ occurs.
            Notification of the insurance waiver by the employee to the School Business Administrator must be made no less than 30 days prior to the waiver period. This notification requirement shall begin July 1, 2011 for the initial period ending December 31, 2011. After July 1, 2008, notification must be made no less than 30 days prior to the 1st of the month of the employee’s requested opt-out date. The cash option shall be prorated for this period.

            The premium rates will be those in effect on January 1st of each year in which the ‘opt-out’ occurs. “Opt-out” not available if both member and spouse/domestic partner are covered under NJSHB.

            Thereafter, the waiver period is for a full calendar year effective January 1 of each year.

        This stipend, which is taxable but not pensionable, will be paid in two equal installments. Each installment shall be paid at the conclusion of each six month period: June 25 and January 10.

        Re-enrollment may occur unconditionally during the open enrollment period to be effective January 1. An employee can re-enroll in the health plan immediately if he/she submits proof of a life status change (e.g., unemployment, death or disability of a spouse; divorce or legal separation; activation to full-time military status; or a material change in the status of the spouse’s insurance coverage.)

        For 12-month employees hired after July 1 and for 10-month employees hired after September 1, waivers will be pro-rated in the first year of employment.

        D. The Board shall request the carrier to provide each employee with a description of the health care insurance coverage provided under this Article.

        E. Dental Coverage
            1. The dental plan will continue in effect and will maintain the same level of benefits currently provided except that the $1000 maximum shall increase to $1200.

            The plan shall incorporate a total annual deductible of $25/$50 applicable to all expenses. The employee shall meet the $25 deductible. Eligible dependents shall jointly meet the remaining $25 deductible to satisfy the total annual deductible of $25/$50.

            3. Employee contributions will be calculated as follows: Employees who select single coverage will pay the full cost of the premium up to the cap. Employees who opt for 2-party or full family coverage will pay the cost of dependent coverage up to the cap; the Board will pay the cost for the employee. Annual employee contributions shall be capped as follows:
            Delta Dental Deltacare HMO
            Single: 405.60 224.64
            2-Party: 416.28 204.24
            Family: 993.72 523.20

            4. Non-certificated staff shall not contribute to the premiums, nor shall any certificated staff not paid on the teachers' salary guides. The Board will pay 100% of the premium cost for these employees and their dependents.
        F. Employees shall be entitled to a physical examination once every other year at a cost to the Board not to exceed $150.00 after payment by the medical insurance coverage provided above.

        G. Personnel employed on a regular basis and working a minimum of 25 hours per week shall be entitled to all of the above insurance benefits except for those currently employed prior to present legislation known as P.L. 2011 C78. .
        ARTICLE 9
        COMPENSATORY PAY AT RETIREMENT

        A. Compensatory Pay
            1. Compensatory pay at time of retirement for persons retiring under T.P.A.F. and P.E.R.S. shall be calculated on the basis of 1/200 contract salary at the time of retirement. Entitlement shall be limited to 33-1/3% of a maximum of 10 days per year sick leave less any sick days taken during the period covered.

            2. a. Commencing with the 1999-2000 school year, the entitlement for 10-month employees shall receive ten (10) sick days per year, less sick days used, plus up to three (3) unused personal days for a maximum of up to thirteen (13) days per year to be applied toward their retirement bank. All 11-month and 12-month employees shall receive fifteen (15) days (ten (10) sick days and five (5) unused personal days) per year, less sick days used, which may be applied toward their retirement bank.
          b. For all employees who accrued sick days between July 1, 1989 and June 30, 1999, the entitlement for ten-month employees shall be thirteen (13) sick days per year, less sick days used. All eleven and twelve-month employees shall receive fifteen (15) days (thirteen sick days and two unused personal days)per year, less sick days used, which may be applied toward their retirement bank.


          c. All employees who accrued sick days prior to 1989-90 in the district shall receive for each prior year of service one (1) day if a ten-month employee, or one and one-half (1-1/2) days per year if an eleven or twelve-month employee, for calculation for retirement. These days will be added to the number of days to which the employee is entitled after the computation of unused accumulated sick days.

            3. a. PUSL (Payment for Unused Sick Leave) will be capped at either $7500 or the amount accumulated as of June 30, 1999, whichever is higher. Employees who retire effective June 30th of a given calendar year shall have the option to spread any PUSL payment over the current and next calendar year in any proportion. Retirement at any other time will have PUSL paid in the school year in which the retirement takes effect.

            b. By "effective date of retirement", the parties mean the first day of the month following the last day on which the employee is on the payroll of the Morris School District. For employees retiring at the end of a school year, the effective date of retirement will be the July 1st immediately following that school year.

            c. Notwithstanding all of the above, employees who lose their employment in the district because of subcontracting shall be eligible for payment for unused sick leave, subject to the maximum payments outlined above, but without regard to whether or not they are retiring under T.P.A.F. or P.E.R.S.

            d. If the New Jersey State Law allows for payment for unused sick leave to be placed in a tax sheltered account for retirees, the District shall establish such an account.

        B. Death Benefit
            Employees who would otherwise be eligible for compensatory pay at retirement, but who do not retire from the employ of the District because of death, shall have payment for any eligibility for compensation under this Article made to their estate.
        ARTICLE 10
        DEDUCTIONS FROM PAY

        A. Representation Fee
            The parties to the Agreement hereby adopt in full Chapter 477 P.L. 1979. Said adoption pertains solely to the unit represented by The Education Association of Morris. The Board agrees to implement payroll deduction as is presently operative in the district and will include the collection and transmittal of this fee pursuant to the present procedure. The Association agrees to notify the Board of the amount of the representation fee to be collected for each listed non-member of the Association. Said fee shall be no more than the maximum permitted by law. The provision for collection and transmittal of the fee shall be governed by Chapter 233, P.L. 1969 (N.J.S.A. 52:14-15.9E). Board compliance with this procedure shall release the Board from any further liabilities, and the Board shall not be a party to any litigation resulting from individual challenge to this Agreement. The Association will notify the Board that a proper demand and return system is in place.

        B. Payment Plan and Deductions for Payments to Tri-County Federal Credit Union
            The Board agrees to deduct and withhold for each payroll period, from such compensation as may be due to any employee, such sum as may have been specifically authorized in writing by said employee, and pay overall amounts so deducted to the Tri-County Federal Credit Union.

            2. An employee may withdraw written authorization at any time by filing 30 calendar days written notice with the Secretary of the Board. No employee shall be required to participate in this program.

        C. The Board will bear the cost to establish and maintain a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account. The Board and the Association will jointly develop the guidelines that will govern the way in which the plan is administered.





        ARTICLE 11
        MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

        A. Printing Agreement
            The Board agrees to pay one-fourth (1/4) of the cost of printing the contract and shall receive 100 copies.

        B. Support Staff
            There shall be an advisory board comprised of selected support staff employees.

        C. Twenty-Four Payment Pay Plan
            Full-time employees under contract for a ten-month work year may elect to receive compensation in 24 payments per twelve-month year. Notification must be made to the Business Office in writing prior to May 1 preceding the contract year for which compensation in 24 payments is requested. Election of this pay plan may not be revoked for the payment year. Request to revoke in a subsequent year may be made in writing to the Business Office prior to May 1 proceeding the contract year for which the change in compensation payment is requested. Annual withholding amounts for employees electing the 24 payment plan will be deducted during the September-June pay period.
            It is agreed that the Business Office shall notify employees of this optional pay plan and the requirements for participation.

        D. Call-In System for Non-Certificated Employees
            The parties agree to establish a committee to work towards the implementation of a tape call-in system for non-certificated employees.
        ARTICLE 12
        SEPARABILITY AND SAVINGS

        A. 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 shall continue in full force and effect.

        ARTICLE 13
        DISCIPLINARY ACTION
        1. The Board shall have the right to take disciplinary action for good and just cause. Disciplinary action may include but is not limited to:

            Verbal reprimand
            Written reprimand
            3. Suspension
            4. Fine
            5. Demotion
            6. Withholding of increment where taken for disciplinary reasons rather than educational proficiency reasons
            7. Termination and/or non-renewal of non-certificated staff who is not tenured, where permitted by law.
            Disciplinary actions will not include the non-renewal of a non-tenured teacher.

        B. The Board agrees to utilize the concepts of progressive discipline in its application of this Article, consistent with the circumstances surrounding the infraction and the disciplinary history of the employee.

        C. Administration of discipline shall be discussed jointly in confidence and not in the presence of students, parents, or others outside the school system.

        ARTICLE 14
        EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

        A. No material derogatory to an employee's conduct, service, character, or personality shall be placed in the employee's personnel file unless the employee has had an opportunity to review the material. The employee shall acknowledge that he/she has had the opportunity to review such material by offering his/her signature to the copy to be filed, with the express understanding that such signature in no way indicates agreement with the contents therein. The employee shall also have the right to submit a written answer to such material, and the employee's answer shall be attached to the file copy.

        PART II - CERTIFICATED STAFF
        ARTICLE 15
        COMPENSATION

        A. Salary Guide for Teachers
            The Board and the Association agree that the attached salary guides shall become effective July 1, 2011, July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013.

        B. Extra Pay for Extra Services
            The value of 1/140th throughout this collective bargaining agreement shall not exceed a maximum $60. The maximum shall be calculated to be 1/140th of Step 22 on each column of the 2004-2005 teacher salary guides.
            1.a. The salaries for teachers employed at their regular or similar professional jobs beyond the regular school year will be on a basis of 1/140 per hour of their monthly salary, up to 7/140 per each day worked, unless the rate exceeds the maximum allowed or required by an outside funding source, in which case that rate shall be paid.

            b. The current stipend system shall be based on all prior years of service teaching summer school:
                1. Summer 2011:
                First through sixth year: $34 per hour. Seventh and more years: $39 per hour.
              2. Summer 2012:
                First through sixth year: $34 per hour. Seventh and more years: $39 per hour.
            3. Summer 2013:
                First through sixth year; $34 per hour. Seventh and more years; $39 per hour.

              c. Teachers who attend inservice Programs beyond the school day and/or school year shall be paid $25.00 per hour per session. If the program meets the state requirements for continuing education units, the teachers who attend will receive continuing education credit. Teachers may request of the Superintendent, and be granted, the right to waive the $25.00 per hour in exchange for being excused from a district-scheduled inservice day.

              Teachers who attend inservice Programs, whether during or beyond the school day, shall be required to briefly explain to colleagues, during a contracted after school meeting, what they learned at the Program. Teachers will not be compensated for providing this brief explanation of the Program to colleagues.

              d. Teachers who conduct inservice training during a contracted day or outside of the school day will be compensated at a rate of $100 (flat fee) or 1/140th per hour for the duration of the presentation (the greater of the two amounts shall be given).

              Any preparation that is engaged in outside of the school day in order to conduct the inservice, shall be compensated at a rate of $100 (flat fee) or 1/140th per hour, whichever is greater; provided, however, that the amount of time spent in preparation shall not exceed the number of hours of the inservice training itself.

              e. Transfers of certificated staff, when involuntary and for a change in building, will receive a $100 stipend.

              f. Teachers who write curriculum shall be compensated for a minimum of 20 hours at $50/hr for a completed product.

              g. Teachers working on grant programs which are privately funded shall be paid at the rate of 1/140 as per the current status, and teachers working on grant programs which are government funded shall be paid at the rate set by the grant.

          2. Teachers who perform extra assignments for which extra compensation is now received under current Board policy shall continue to receive extra compensation for such assignments at a salary and under the conditions to be determined by the nature of the assignment, by the responsibility associated with the position, and to be negotiated between the Board and the Association.

          3. Teacher participation in extra-curricular activities which extend beyond the regularly scheduled in-school day shall be voluntary and shall be jointly established by the Board and Advisory Board for Administrative
          Procedures and a representative committee, and administered by the superintendent.

          4. The total cost, breadth, content and relative importance of these activities shall be subject to Board approval.

          5. The per-point value for existing activities shall be $429 for the 2012-2013 school year and remain unchanged in school years 2011-2012 and 2013-2014.

          6. Salaries for existing Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches shall be as follows:

          a. All existing coaches and existing assistant coaches will be grandfathered in the sport(s) they currently coach. That is, they will continue to be compensated pursuant to the 2005-2008 contract language.
            b. The point system for each sport will increase by 1.5% in 2012-2013 and remain unchanged for 2011-2012 and 2013-2014.
            c. Longevity points will not increase in value, but all grandfathered employees will continue to earn longevity points in their sport.
            d. An Assistant Coach who moves to the position of Head Coach in the same sport will continue under the prior contract language.
          7. Salaries for newly hired Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches shall be as follows:
              New hires may be given credit on the new guide for years of experience in their sport. Initial placement shall be as agreed between the Superintendent and the new hire.
            b. The new and old guides will increase by 1.5% in year 2 of the contract, 2012-2013, and will remain unchanged in 2013-2014.
            c. Coaches and assistant coaches on these guides will move up based on years of experience in their sport.
            d. Head coaches and assistant coaches who move into a new sport will not be grandfathered into the new sport. They will move on the guide for new hires.
          8. Salaries for existing extra pay positions and Club Advisors shall be as follows:
            a. All existing extra pay positions and club advisors will be grandfathered in the position(s) that they currently hold. That is, they will continue to be compensated pursuant to the prior contract language.
            b. The point system for each position will increase by 1.5% in 2012-2013 and remain unchanged for years 2011-2012 and 2013-2014.
            c. Longevity points will not increase in value, but all grandfathered employees will continue to earn longevity points in their position(s).
            d. Extra pay positions and Club Advisors who move into a new position will not be grandfathered into the new position; rather, they will move to the guide for new hires.
          9. Salaries for newly hired extra pay positions and Club Advisors shall be as follows:
            a. New hires may be given credit on the new guide for years of experience in their position. Initial placement shall be as agreed between the Superintendent and the new hire.
            b. The new and old guides will increase by 1.5% in the second year of the contract, 2012-2013, and will remain unchanged in 2011-2012 and 2013-2014.
              Extra pay positions and Club Advisors on these guides will move up based on years of experience in their position.
            10. All state funding earmarked as compensation for the mentoring of an individual teacher pending certification (a mentee) shall be directly forwarded to the mentor teacher of that mentee. A mentor can have a maximum of two mentees per school year. The classroom schedules of the mentor and the mentee, whenever possible, shall be created so that appropriate observations can take place.
              In the absence of state funding, the mentee shall pay to the Board the designated amount ($550 for provisional, $1000 for alternate route) or other such amounts as designated by the NJ State Department of Education, and the Board shall remit that same amount to the mentor.
                If only a portion of the funding for the purpose of mentoring is provided by the state, the mentee shall pay the difference using the procedure outlined herein.

                C. Payment
                    Employees shall be paid semi-monthly on the 10th and 25th days of each month in the school year. If school is not in session on a pay day, payment shall be made on the last scheduled work day prior to said pay day.

                D. Other Salary Guide Provisions for Certificated Personnel
                    1. The starting salary of a teacher new to the system shall be determined by negotiation between the teacher and the Board.

                    2. Full year credit will be given to a candidate who has a partial year of experience of 100 work days or more, or a regular school year. No credit on the salary guide will be given where a candidate has a partial year experience of less than 100 work days.

                    3. The starting salary of a teacher new to the system is to be translated into a guide position based on years of credited experience and training level. No teacher new to the system shall be placed on a guide position higher than those teachers already employed in the system with similar credited experience and training.

                    4. After initial placement on the guide position, movement along the guide from the position to maximum shall be in terms of annual increments, based on each year of successful service in the Morris School District. To be eligible for a normal increment, a teacher must have been under contract to the Board during the previous year for at least 100 work days. No half steps will be granted. Successful service shall be determined by satisfactory yearly evaluation of the teacher by the Principal. If the yearly evaluation is unsatisfactory, an increment may be withheld upon recommendation by the Superintendent and approved by the Board. A copy of the evaluation guide shall be available to the Association. The teacher evaluation shall be in writing, reviewed
                    by the Superintendent, and presented to the Board at the time of the annual salary review.

                    5. Salary adjustments for change of level of professional preparation will be recognized only if intent to seek such an adjustment is claimed and declared by November 15 of the preceding year, with a final report of status in the form of a letter from the employee filed by August 31 of the school year, followed by an official transcript no later than January 1 of the school year.

                    6. After initial placement on the salary guide, graduate credit approval will require that graduate courses taken shall be in the assigned teaching field, or part of a matriculated program for a higher degree. In all cases, courses and programs must be approved by the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall consider approving courses which are part of a matriculated program or those taken beyond the Masters Degree which will enhance the teacher's educational performance and perspective.
                    7. To qualify for placement on the MA column of the guide, a conferred Bachelor Degree plus completion of thirty semester hours in graduate courses beyond the Bachelor Degree, or a conferred Masters Degree is required. No salary advancement beyond this column will be granted until a conferred Masters Degree is held. Graduate Course credits applied for advancement beyond the MA column must be taken subsequent to the attainment of a Masters Degree.

                    8. Salary guide columns designated as "+10" and "+20" shall not apply to newly hired teachers effective 1988-89 school year. Further, for those employees hired during and after the 1988-89 school year, an earned doctorate will be required for the "DOC" salary guide column. A conferred Masters Degree shall be required for placement on the "MA" salary guide column. Advanced salary guide credit is to be based only on prior approved accredited graduate courses. A G.P.A. of 3.0 shall be required for those teachers moving from MA to MA+30 on the new guide structure. Teachers in the employ of the Board in 1987-88 shall have the option of remaining on the old salary guide or converting to the new guide. This selection is not reversible.

                E. Tuition Reimbursement
                    A tuition reimbursement plan for payment of tuition costs for Superintendent-approved graduate courses payable after successful completion (a grade of "B" or better) of each course shall be made available to teachers hired for the 1988-89 school year and to currently employed teachers electing the new salary guide. Effective July 1, 2011 district tuition reimbursement will be capped at $175,000 for all employees per contract year (July 1 – June 30). The maximum amount of reimbursement for courses taken between July 1 through December 31 shall be $87,500, and $87,500 for courses taken between January 1 to June 30 to a maximum of $175,000 for the period July 1 through June 30. Monies not spent for courses taken from July 1 through December 31 will be added to the amount available for the January 1 to June 30 period, not to exceed $175,000. Payment is to be based on the cost of course credit tuition only, and shall not exceed New Jersey State College tuition rates. All staff tenured as of September 2 is entitled to receive allowable rates of reimbursement for the equivalent of three (3) full semester graduate courses each contract year.

                    All non-tenured certificated staff is entitled to receive allowable rates of reimbursement for the equivalent of one (1) full semester graduate course per contract year.

                    Language regarding distribution dates for reimbursement will be mutually developed.
                F. Staff Assistants and Unit/Team Leaders
                    Staff assistants and Unit/Team Leaders shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:
                    STAFF ASSISTANTS & UNIT LEADERS
                    # Of Teachers
                    2011-2012
                    2012-2013
                    2013-2014
                    6 or less
                    $3,135
                    $3,182
                    $3,182
                    7 – 18
                    $5,408
                    $5,489
                    $5,489
                    19 +
                    $7,315
                    $7,425
                    $7,425

                Staff Assistants and Unit Leaders shall follow the regular 184-day calendar and carry a full teaching assignment.

                Program and Subject Area Coordinators shall be paid a stipend according to the following schedule:
                    PROGRAM/SUBJECT AREA COORDINATORS
                          # Of Teachers Stipend
                6 or less $3135
                            $4702
                            19+ $6270
                    Program/Subject Area Coordinators shall follow the regular 184-day calendar and receive one block each day for articulation and planning meetings; data collection, analysis, and reporting; technical assistance for teachers, and other duties and responsibilities as required.
                    Helping teachers shall work a 190-day schedule and carry a full teaching assignment. They shall be paid an annual stipend of $7629 per year.

                G. Field Trips
                    For required participation in field trips entailing the supervision of pupils which extend beyond the teacher in-school day and overnight and non-school trips, teachers shall be compensated as follows:
                    1. for time beyond the normal in-school work day, at the rate of 1/140 of their monthly salary per hour, up to 7/140 for that day.

                    2. for overnight trips, at the rate of $150.00 per night.

                H. Summer School Coordinators (including ESL) shall be paid a stipend of $2250 per year.
                ARTICLE 16
                WORKING CONDITIONS

                A. Employee Assignment
                    1. Each employee shall be given written notice of his salary schedule, tentative class, and/or subject assignment, room assignment, and/or work assignment, for the forthcoming year not later than June 1 of the preceding school year. A list of said schedule and assignments shall be simultaneously sent to the Association.

                2. Teachers shall NOT be required to:
                        a. work in the High School Attendance office;

                        b. ride the school bus, or monitor school bus stops off school ground;

                        c. supervise their assigned children on the playgrounds, except during their recess in the elementary schools;

                        d. supervise children in the cafeterias during their lunch periods.
                    The practice of using a regular teacher as a substitute, thereby depriving him of his preparation period, is undesirable and shall be discouraged. In those cases where regular substitutes are not available, regular teachers who volunteer may be used as substitutes during their
                        non-teaching time. In the absence of volunteers, a teacher may be assigned to serve as substitute. Volunteers and assigned teachers shall be paid at the rate of 1/140 per hour of their monthly salary for each hour worked. Such coverage shall be arranged by the Principal of the school in question and shall be distributed as equitably as possible among the teachers in said school.
                        a. Whenever a teacher is assigned to cover a class for a period of time that will require the teacher to develop lesson plans, provide instruction, develop assessment tools, and/or grade tests, the teacher shall be paid, in addition to 1/140th for each lost preparation period, a daily stipend of $39.

                B. Teacher Work Year
                    1. Teachers employed under a ten-month contract shall not be required to work in excess of 184 days.
                      1. Three of these days shall be used for teacher inservice programs. The programs shall meet the state requirements for continuing education hours.

                        b. The inservice programs shall be 7 hours in duration beginning at 8:00 A.M. and concluding by 3:00 P.M. There shall be one hour designated for lunch.

                        c. One of these days shall be the opening day for teachers.

                        d. 180 days shall be student days. The last three days shall be the minimum length required by the state.

                        e. Teachers new to the system may be required to attend one additional day of orientation.

                        f. At all schools, two (2) student days will be shortened to four (4) hours and twenty (20) minutes. On each of these shortened student days, teachers shall have a 30-minute lunch immediately following the end of the student day. This lunch period shall be immediately followed by four (4) hours of parent conferences.

                        At elementary schools, in addition to the two (2) afternoons of conferences outlined above, there shall be two (2) additional days for students followed by afternoon parent conferences. These two afternoons of conferences shall follow the same schedule as described in the above paragraph except that they shall be on Mondays in lieu of faculty or other such meetings that would otherwise be scheduled on these days, and shall end at the normal end time of such meetings.

                        Evening conferences shall not be scheduled on these shortened school days.

                        The afternoon parent conferences do count as evening meetings pursuant to Article 16 G.
                    2. 1.1 and 12-month contracts shall be discontinued as of July 1, 1983, except for those certificated staff whose compensation was based on 1.1 or 12-month contract in 1982-83. Certificated staff employed on a 1.1 or 12-month contract may be scheduled to work additional hours or days during the academic year in lieu of equivalent time during the summer period.

                    3. 1.1 contracts require 200 work days. Salary shall be 1.1 times the appropriate salary guide step.

                    4. 12-month contracts shall consist of all normal work days, except earned vacation days and district holidays. Salaries shall be 1.2 times the appropriate salary guide step.

                    5. Vacations for 12-month certificated staff shall be determined as follows:

                1-2 years of service 11 days
                3-4 years of service 16 days
                5 or more years of service 22 days
                      Vacation days shall accrue beginning with the first year of employment on a 12-month contract.

                      6. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the Athletic Trainer shall be placed on the appropriate step of the teacher’s salary guide and shall work 12-months.


                      7. Occupational Therapists hired beginning with the 2012-2013 school year shall be placed on the appropriate step of the teacher’s salary guide and shall work 184 days and the same hours as teachers.

                  C. Arrival and Dismissal Times and Other Conditions of Employment
                      1. Elementary and Middle School teachers shall not be required to be at their assigned posts more than 15 minutes earlier than the time that arriving pupils are officially considered tardy, and shall not be required to remain more than 10 minutes after the end of their last regularly scheduled assignment.

                      2. Teachers shall not be required to "clock in" or "clock out" by hour and minutes at the beginning or end of the day, but shall indicate their presence for duty by placing a check mark in the appropriate column of the faculty "sign-in" roster, if required to do so by their building Principal.

                      3. During the day, teachers may leave the building during preparation periods, but must "clock out" and "clock in" by hours and minutes, showing the reason for their absence.

                  D. Preparation Time and Work Schedule
                      1. Elementary Teachers
                          a. Elementary teachers shall be granted 200 minutes preparation time each five-day work week in 40-minute daily periods.
                          b. Teachers shall not routinely be assigned during the aforesaid time in excess of 200 minutes to playground supervision, clerical work, or the school stockroom. If a teacher is required to cover another teacher's assigned class during preparation time, said teacher shall be paid at the rate of 1/140 of his monthly salary for each hour worked.
                  2. Middle School Teachers
                          Middle School teachers shall be guaranteed at least one preparation period per day.
                          Teachers shall have no more than six teaching assignment periods and one special assignment period.

                          b. Special assignment periods shall not require preparation and shall not be subject to classroom observation procedure in the district's teacher evaluation process.
                  3. High School Provisions
                          The Board agrees that the High School Provisions shall be:
                          a. Work Day - The in-school work day for High School teachers shall be from ten minutes prior to the scheduled arrival of pupils for first period to ten minutes after the last period of the school day, inclusive of a duty-free lunch period equal in time to the student lunch period.

                          b. Teacher Work Cycle - Teachers whose assignments require that they be in school for more than seven hours times the number of days in the cycle shall be paid at the rate of 1/140 per hour of their monthly salary for each hour worked in excess of seven times the number of days in the cycle. The teacher's work cycle shall include part (a) of High School Provisions.
                  c. Additional Assignments
                              (1) In addition to their regular teaching assignments, teachers may be assigned a homeroom or related duty and one period of supervision each day.

                              (2) Teachers assigned teaching duties over and above their regular teaching assignments shall be assigned no other duties.

                              (3) Teachers assigned teaching duties less than a regular teaching assignment may be assigned additional extra duties.

                              (4) Nurses, librarians, guidance counselors and all other teachers whose assignment requires that they continuously cover a particular post or
                              function shall be assigned no additional duties.

                              (5) In the assignment of additional duties, every effort shall be made to insure equity of time and assignment.
                  E. Certificated Support Staff Work Cycle
                      The normal work day for certificated support staff shall be seven hours. The Board may regularly schedule varying start and end time for the work day of individual certificated support staff. Individual preferences will be considered in the development of work schedules.

                  F. After School Meetings
                      After school meetings shall be held only on Mondays.

                      At the elementary schools, meetings shall be limited to three per month not to exceed one hour in length. However, during 3 months per year, one of the three meetings may extend to 1.5 hours.

                      At the middle and high schools, the Board may schedule four one-hour meetings per month. During three months, one of the monthly meetings may extend to 1.5 hours. When this occurs, the number of monthly meetings shall be limited to three.

                      Prior to November 1 of a given school year, the Board will provide at least two weeks’ notice of any meeting scheduled to exceed one hour in length. After November 1 of a given school year, the Board will provide at least one month notice of any meetings scheduled to exceed one hour in length.
                  G. Evening Meetings
                      Teachers may be required to attend no more than four (4) evening assignments or meetings each school year without additional compensation. Two of the evening meetings shall be with parents and each meeting shall not exceed two hours in length. Staff required to attend additional meetings shall be compensated at the rate of 1/140 of their monthly salary per hour for each meeting they attend.

                  H. Class Size
                      The Board shall make every effort to maintain class size consistent with good educational standards and practices.
                  ARTICLE 17
                  VACANCIES

                  A. A complete listing of all vacancies within the school system shall be published each year, ten days following the collection of letters of intent from teachers within the system. At least one other listing shall be made before the close of the school year. A copy of this list shall be sent to the Association at the time of posting. Upon application to the appropriate supervisor, teachers qualified to fill the vacancies within the system will be granted an interview.

                  B. Extra Pay Positions
                      All extra pay positions proposed in the district, and all other positions which are open to teachers, as well as others, shall be posted prior to March 15. A copy of the list of positions shall be forwarded to the Association within ten days of posting. Any teacher may apply within ten days of the posting. Each applicant shall be given consideration.

                  C. Signing Bonus/Recruitment
                      During this contract period, 2011-2014, the Board may pay a "signing bonus" to new teachers hired to teach math, science, foreign languages, computer sciences, or any discipline that becomes hard to fill.

                      The amount of the "signing bonus" will be determined by the Board based on recommendations of the Human Resources Director and the Superintendent. Before the HRD makes recommendations to the Superintendent, the data and process will be shared with TEAM.

                      The amount of the "signing bonus" shall not exceed $5000. Any amount over $1000 will be paid in two equal installments - the first upon the signing of the contract and the second upon completion of 4 months of employment.

                      The Board may choose to give new hires credit for years of experience outside of education. When this is contemplated, the following factors will be considered:
                          degree and years of graduate study
                          years of related work experiences
                      During this contract period and when the district is experiencing difficulty in attracting qualified applicants, the Board may also choose to pay a "signing bonus" to new support staff, i.e., bus drivers, custodians, grounds people, security, secretarial, etc. who accept employment. This shall be $500 payable after a 60 day probationary period, and $500 upon the completion of 4 months of employment. As with certificated staff, the data and process used will be shared with TEAM.

                  D. Finder's Fee
                      The Board may offer a "finder's bonus" to TEAM employees who refer candidates who accept offers of employment with the district for hard to fill teaching or support staff positions. These bonuses will also be confirmed by the Board based upon recommendations of HRD who will have consulted with TEAM. The "finder's bonus" shall be 1% of the new hire's entry salary and will be paid at the end of the new hire's 60th day.
                      All certificated and non-certificated employees will be eligible to receive a "finder's fee" in the years 2, 2011-2014, for recommending candidates who subsequently become employees of the district. When the Board is unable to secure candidates for the positions indicated, discussions shall be held between the HRD and TEAM leadership immediately and an announcement pertaining to the finder's fee will be disseminated to staff.

                      To be eligible for the finder's fee, an employee must:
                      • have been employed by the district for not less than one year
                      • submit the name(s) of prospective candidate(s) within (time) of the said announcement
                      • provide a signed and dated recommendation form for each candidate
                      When the HRD receives recommendations, there will be an immediate review of applications to determine if the recommended candidate has already applied for a position in the district. If an application or resume is on file, the recommendation will be considered null. The submitter will be immediately contacted to be informed that his/her recommendation is not eligible for the fee should the applicant be hired. If, however, the candidate's application has not been received, the name of the recommended candidate and the employee's will be placed on file for future reference should the applicant be hired.

                      In cases where the same candidate is recommended by two or more employees, the employee whose recommendation which is received first will receive the finder's fee if the applicant is hired by the district. This will be determined by the stamp date procedure used in human resources.
                  ARTICLE 18
                  PERFORMANCE

                  A. Teacher Evaluation
                      The Board and the Association agree that there shall be an established procedure for the evaluation of teachers' services. Such procedures shall be adopted only after thorough review and consideration of proposals of evaluation developed by the Advisory Board for Administrative Procedures. All teachers shall receive a copy of this procedure in September of each school year.

                  B. Use of Certificated Teachers, Etc.
                      In order to assure that pupils are taught by a teacher working within his area of competence, a teacher shall be assigned to teach in areas for which he holds a standard teaching certificate issued by the New Jersey State Board of Examiners, or in areas where he is working toward certification. These provisions do not apply to substitute teachers.

                  C. Non-Tenure Re-Contracting
                      Any non-tenured teacher who is not to be rehired may request a copy of his or her written evaluation.
                  ARTICLE 19
                  BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

                  A. Advisory Board
                      The Board and the Association agree that there shall be an Advisory Board for Administrative Procedures.

                  B. Professional Development Committee
                      The Board shall establish a Professional Development Committee in accordance with state requirements for teacher training.

                      Composition of the Committee:
                      The Superintendent shall appoint two members and TEAM shall elect four members to the Committee. The six members of the Committee shall elect a chairperson from among themselves. Said individuals shall serve two-year terms. Initial terms shall be staggered.

                      Role of the Committee:
                      The Committee shall be empowered to work in conjunction with the Superintendent, with input from professional staff, parents, community members, and local business leaders to assess inservice needs and professional development opportunities and to plan and implement professional development programs in accordance with standards established by the state Professional Teaching Standards and by the Commissioner of Education at the State Board's recommendation. The Committee shall present its plan to the County Professional Develop


                      ment Committee for its review and recommendation in accordance with state statutes.

                      In the event revision is needed, the Committee shall have the sole responsibility for revising and resubmitting the plan with the Superintendent's input in accordance with state statutes.

                      Each TEAM member serving for a full year on the Committee shall receive a stipend of $500.
                  C. Curriculum Council
                      The Board and the Association may have representation on the Curriculum Council.
                  PART III--NON-CERTIFICATED STAFF
                  ARTICLE 20
                  TRANSPORTATION

                  A. Work Year
                      The work year for transportation employees shall be all days that Morris School District students are scheduled to be present in school. In the event a majority of a transportation employee’s contracted hours follows a school calendar that is different from the Morris School District, that employee shall follow the other school’s calendar.

                  B. Work Day
                    1. The workday for transportation employees shall be individually contracted by the BOE.
                      1. Bus drivers are to be guaranteed a minimum of four hours of regular assigned work.
                        1. As soon as the routes have been established, each driver will be informed of the specific number of hours during which he/she is required to drive. Adjustments to drivers contracted home-to-school hours will be made by November 1 of the school year.
                      1. Extra Assignments - all assignments that are in addition to a driver's regular work day and/or work year as well as summer employment.


                        1. Extra assignments shall be no less than two consecutive hours except when an extra assignment is between AM/PM school routes or is contiguous with school routes.
                          1. Extra assignments shall be offered on a rotating basis established by TEAM and the BOE.
                            1. Regular driver rotation shall be exhausted before utilizing non-contracted drivers.

                          D. Overtime
                              Transportation employees who are required to work more than 40 hours in any work week shall be compensated at the rate of one and one-half their regular hourly rate for each hour or fraction of an hour worked in excess of 40 hours.

                          E. Special Fees
                              All transportation employees are to submit satisfactory proof of physical qualifications for bus driving duties as required. The Board will pay the cost of required physical examination if performed by the Board physician, or up to $25.00 if performed by the employee's physician, to be reimbursed to the employee upon submission of physician's report and bill. The Board will pay all fees related to obtaining or maintaining required driver licenses.

                          F. Uniforms
                          Bus drivers will be provided with appropriate jackets.


                          G. Inservice
                            1. Employees who attend District inservice departmental programs will be paid their hourly rate. The date of this inservice training will be provided to the employee on the last day of the previous school year or when he/she is hired.
                              1. When the interests of the School District will be served, transportation employees shall be encouraged to attend staff development programs outside the District, as well as programs offered by the District, throughout the year. Such training must be approved by the Supervisor in advance and will be compensated by released time or at the employee's hourly rate. The Supervisor will make every attempt to maintain equitability when considering all such requests.

                            H Vo-Tech and Late Runs
                                Vo-tech and 4:00 p.m. late runs shall be added to driver packages by the transportation supervisor prior to drivers selecting route packages. Drivers will be credited one-half (1/2) hour per day for a 4:00 p.m. late run. Any time beyond a driver’s daily contracted hours will be placed as extra time on their time sheet for compensation. In calculating the hour inclusion for the drivers’ contracted hours, the calculation shall be based on the number of times the late run was performed for the previous school year.
                            ARTICLE 21
                            FOOD SERVICES
                            A. Work Year
                                The work year for food service employees shall be 183 days.

                            B. Work Day
                                The work day for food service employees shall be individually contracted by the Board.

                            C. Break Period
                                Food service employees whose contracts exceed four (4) hours shall be entitled to one ten (10) minute break.

                            D. Overtime Pay
                                1. Overtime pay for regular food service employees shall be calculated at the rate of one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours in any one work week.

                                2. Regular food service employees required to work on Saturdays, Sundays, or evenings shall be guaranteed overtime pay rate at one and one-half times their regular rate for hours worked, exclusive of whether such hours are in excess of 40 in any one work week.

                            E. Substitutes
                                In the event a food service employee is absent, a substitute shall be provided, or adjustment made in work assignment or schedule of other employees, as may be required to provide coverage for the absence.

                            F. Uniforms
                                Contracted food service employees shall be provided an annual approved work shoe and uniform allowance of $150.00. Appropriate uniforms pants/shirt/ skirts) shall be white and/or black and worn during each work shift.

                            G. Inservice
                                1. The work days immediately prior to the first day for students and immediately following the last day for students will be used exclusively for kitchen readiness and cleanup.

                                2. In addition to the 180 student days and the two days for readiness and cleanup, food service employees will attend a staff development/training day offered by the District prior to the opening of school. Employees who attend such inservice departmental programs will be paid their hourly rate. The date of this inservice training will be provided to the employee on the last day of the previous school year or when he/she is hired.

                                3. When the interests of the District will be served, food service employees shall be encouraged to attend staff development programs outside the District. Such training must be approved by the Supervisor in advance and will be compensated by released time or at the employee's hourly rate. The Supervisor will make every attempt to maintain equitability when considering all such requests.
                            ARTICLE 22
                            CUSTODIAL/MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEES/TRANSPORTATION MECHANICS

                            A. Work Year
                                The work year shall be as established by the district calendar, inclusive of all work days of the period December 26 and 31 each year. Christmas and New Year holidays shall be as current practice.

                            B. Work Day
                                The workday shall be eight hours, exclusive of a scheduled one-half hour duty-free meal period.

                            C. Break Periods
                                The Board shall provide two scheduled break periods of 15 minutes during each regular work shift and a clean-up period of 15 minutes at the end of each work shift.

                            D. Overtime
                                Employees who are required to work more than 40 hours in any work week shall be compensated at the rate of one and one-half their regular hourly rate for each hour or fraction of an hour, worked in excess of 40 hours.
                              1. Employees assigned to work on Sundays and holidays shall be compensated at the rate of two times their regular hourly rate of pay for each hour or fraction of an hour worked on these days.

                              1. All overtime shall be assigned on a rotating basis within a building or department. The rotation roster shall be established on the basis of seniority. An employee shall have the option to refuse overtime work, except in those instances in which the Board requires that custodial work be performed and the rotation roster produced insufficient staff for the required work. Employees refusing overtime work shall be placed at the end of the rotation roster.

                            E. Licensing
                                The Board of Education shall pay all fees related to training for the licensing of any employees desiring to obtain or maintain licenses to perform their required duties as permitted by law. Reimbursement will be made once the following criteria have been met:
                                    Successful completion of the course(s) along with documentation to support course(s) fees and license fees
                                    License has been submitted to the Director of
                                    Facilities

                            F. Security
                                Custodial employees shall not leave the premises of their work assignment during their work shift without notifying their immediate supervisor. Employees required to secure a building shall be given adequate time to do so within their shift.
                            G. Substitutes
                                In the event a custodial employee is absent, a substitute shall be provided, or adjustment made in work assignment or schedule of other employees, as may be required to provide coverage for the absence. In the event that the work of the absent employee is assigned to other employees to be performed in addition to other regular duties, those employees shall be eligible for overtime pay in accordance with paragraph D of this Article.

                            H. Recall Pay
                                Custodial/maintenance employees recalled to work after the completion of their regular work shift shall receive a minimum of four hours pay.

                            I. Vacation Allowance
                                After one full year of service, full-time custodial/maintenance employees/transportation mechanics shall be entitled to annual paid vacation as follows:

                                1 - 3 full years of service 10 days
                            4 - 10 full years of service 15 days
                            11 full years of service & over 20 days

                            J. Holidays
                                Holidays for employees shall be 13 days per year, with up to one additional day for a Board-designated holiday that does not fall within a school vacation period. The one additional day shall be a floating day. Employees required to work on a holiday in excess of those designated in the custodial/maintenance school calendar shall receive regular pay, but shall be granted an alternate holiday day, the date for which is to be subject to the supervisor's approval for each employee.


                            K. Conventions and NJEA Summer Workshop
                                One representative of the district group of custodians, and one representative of the district group of maintenance employees shall be permitted to attend the annual NJEA convention without loss of pay.

                            L. Clothing Allowance
                              1. All mechanics, custodial and maintenance employees shall, after completion of the probationary period, be provided annually the following work clothes: three pair of trousers, three long-sleeve shirts, two short-sleeve shirts, and an allowance of $125.00 for approved work shoes.
                                1. Appropriate work jackets will be provided for all custodial, maintenance, mechanic, courier, and food service delivery employees.
                                  1. Clothing provided shall be required attire for each work shift.
                                    1. The Board shall be responsible for the cleaning of uniforms of mechanics, custodial, and maintenance employees only when regular or “special” tasks involve “special” cleaning agents and/or when DEP cautions are required.
                                    ARTICLE 23
                                    NIGHT WATCHMEN

                                    A. Work Day
                                        The work day (or night) for watchmen shall be individually contracted.

                                    B. Overtime
                                        Employees required to work more than 40 hours per week shall be paid at one and one-half times their regular hourly rate of pay for each hour or fraction of an hour worked in excess of 40 hours.


                                    ARTICLE 24
                                    SECURITY PERSONNEL

                                    A. Work Year
                                        The work year for security personnel shall be all days that school is in session.

                                    B. Work Day
                                        The work day for security personnel shall be eight hours, inclusive of a duty-free lunch period.

                                    C. Overtime
                                        Security personnel who are required to work more than 40 hours in any work week shall be compensated at the rate of one and one-half their regular hourly rate for each hour or fraction of an hour worked in excess of 40 hours.

                                        Security personnel will be paid double time on Sundays and holidays. Overtime assignments shall be on a rotating basis.
                                        Security personnel shall be paid at the holiday rate in the event they work on New Year’s Eve.

                                    D. Communicators
                                        The Board shall provide each security employee with a communicator.

                                    E. Safety Training
                                        Security personnel shall attend security training classes provided by the Board. Employees shall be compensated at their regular rate of pay while attending these courses.
                                    F. Uniforms
                                        Security guards will be provided with appropriate clothing that shall be required attire for each work shift.
                                    ARTICLE 25
                                    TEACHER ASSISTANTS/INDIVIDUAL SPECIAL CARE ASSISTANTS

                                    A. Work Year
                                        The work year for teacher assistants and individual special care assistants shall be all days that students are scheduled to be present in school.

                                    B. Work Day
                                        The work days and duty-free lunch for teacher assistants and individual special care assistants shall be the same as that established for classroom teachers.

                                    C. Break Periods
                                        Part-time teacher assistants and part-time individual special care assistants shall be entitled to one 15-minute break depending on scheduling needs.

                                        Teacher assistants and individual special care assistants shall be entitled to two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break depending on scheduling needs.
                                    1. Delayed Openings
                                        Part-time teacher assistants and part-time individual special care assistants will report at the delayed opening time and their assignment will finish at their regular time.

                                    1. Individual Special Care Assistant Salary
                                      The salary for an Individual Special Care Assistant shall be based upon their placement on the teacher assistant salary guide plus $1000.
                                    1. Reduction in Individual Special Care Assistant Work Force
                                      In the event of a reduction, the Individual Special Care Assistant will maintain seniority as a teacher assistant if applicable.
                                    ARTICLE 26
                                    RADIO/TV TECHNICIAN & COMPUTER TECHNICIANS

                                    A. Work Year
                                        The work year for the radio/TV technician and computer technicians shall be the district calendar.

                                    B. Work Day
                                        The work day for the radio/TV technician and computer technicians shall be eight hours, inclusive of a duty-free lunch period.

                                    C. Overtime
                                        The radio/TV technician and computer technicians who are required to work more than 40 hours in any workweek shall be compensated at the rate of one and one-half their regular hourly rate for each hour or fraction of an hour worked in excess of 40 hours.

                                    D. Vacation Allowance
                                        The radio/TV technician and computer technicians on 12-month contracts shall receive vacation days according to the following entitlement schedule:
                                    1 - 2 years of service 11 days
                                    3 - 4 years of service 16 days
                                    5 or more years of service 22 days
                                        The scheduling of vacation time shall be with the approval of the Board.


                                    E. Inservice
                                      1. The radio/TV technician and computer technicians who attend district training programs beyond the usual work day will be compensated at their established rate. The date(s) of such inservice training will be provided to the employee at least 10 days before the scheduled activity.
                                        1. When the interests of the School District will be served, the radio/TV technician and computer technicians shall be encouraged to attend staff development programs outside the District. Such training must be approved by their supervisor in advance and will be compensated by released time or at the employee's hourly rate. The supervisor will make every attempt to maintain equitability when considering all such requests.
                                      1. Additional Training
                                          The Board shall reimburse the radio/TV technician and computer technicians for fees related to training towards those certifications required by the employees in the performance of their duties. Such training must be approved in advance by the Superintendent.
                                      ARTICLE 27
                                      SECRETARIES

                                      A. Work Year
                                          Employees hired on a 12-month contract shall work all weekdays, except earned vacation days and district holidays, or compensatory days in lieu of work performed on district holidays. Employees on a 10-month contract (i.e., employed from September 1 through June 30) shall have 197 work days. Upon agreement between the individual employee and the appropriate administrator, 10-month employees may work any portion of the required 197 work days between July 1st and August 31st. Part-time employees (i.e., employees working less than the normal work week of 35 hours) must work the number of work days required of a 10 or 12-month employee.

                                      B. Work Day
                                          Seven (7) hours shall constitute a full work day exclusive of a one-hour lunch. Employees shall observe such hours as are assigned to them by the staff member to whom they are assigned.

                                      C. Secretarial Job Descriptions
                                          Secretarial employees may obtain copies of job descriptions for their particular jobs upon request.

                                      D. Secretarial Vacations
                                          1. Secretaries on 10-month contract earn no paid vacation.


                                          2. Secretaries on 12-month contract shall receive vacation days according to the following entitlement schedule:

                                          From date of employment to completion of 4-full school years (0 – 48 months)
                                          (The first year is prorated based on employee’s start date. Vacation accrual will be ranted on the first day of July each year.)
                                          10 days

                                          From start of 5-full school years to completion of 10-full school years (49 – 120 months)
                                          15 days

                                          Completion of 11-full school years or more (132 months or more)

                                      20 days

                                      The first year is prorated based on employee’s start date. Vacations will be granted on the first day of July each year.
                                          3. In cases of secretaries transferred from 10-month contract to a 12-month contract, years employed in 10-month contract positions shall be credited as years of service in determining vacation entitlement.

                                          4. Vacation entitlement for secretaries in first year of employment in the district shall be pro-rated from date of employment through June 30 of the first contract period. Subsequently, vacation entitlement shall accrue on a July 1 to June 30 year basis.
                                          1. All Elementary School, Classification IV secretaries will be moved to Classification V effective July 1, 2011, which will equal a total increase of $25,000 salaries in salaries for such employees.
                                        E. Reduction in Secretarial Work Force
                                            In the event of a reduction in secretarial work force, an employee whose position is eliminated shall be permitted to displace a secretarial employee with less seniority in the affected job classification. Should there be no employee in the affected job classification, the employee shall be permitted to displace an employee of less seniority, as determined by the Board, in a lower secretarial job classification, provided that the employee choosing to displace another has previously held the lower job classification being claimed. An employee displaced by the employee whose position was eliminated by the reduction in force may
                                            in turn choose to displace an employee of lower seniority in a lower job classification, provided that the employee choosing to displace another has previously held the lower job classification being claimed.

                                        F. Salary Guide Provision for Secretaries
                                            1. Initial placement of an employee new to the system shall be based upon an evaluation of experience and training, and by negotiation between the employee and the administration, and as recommended to the Board for approval.

                                            2. Promotion or Transfers
                                            Initial placement of an employee in another classification due to promotion or transfer shall be determined by lateral movement on the negotiated guide.

                                            3. After initial placement on a guide position, movement along the guide from the position to maximum shall be in terms of annual increments, based on each year of successful service in the Morris School District.
                                          1. The placement of all 10-month employees on the guide shall be made on the same basis as if they had been 12-month employees, and their salaries shall be 86% of 12-month salaries for a position of the same classification at the same guide step. Cut-off dates for salary guide movement for first-year employees are to be as follows:

                                            12-month secretary January 1st
                                            10-month secretary February 1st

                                        G. Inservice
                                          1. Secretaries who attend district training programs beyond the usual workday will be compensated at their established rate. The date(s) of such inservice training will be provided to the employee at least 10 days before the scheduled activity.
                                            1. When the interests of the School District will be served, secretaries shall be encouraged to attend staff development programs outside the District. Such training must be approved by their supervisor in advance and will be compensated by released time or at the employee's hourly rate. The supervisor will make every attempt to maintain equitability when considering all such requests.
                                          ARTICLE 28
                                          PERFORMANCE AND ASSIGNMENT

                                          A. Transfer or Reassignment
                                              Notice of an involuntary transfer for reassignment of non-certificated personnel shall be given to the personnel involved as soon as practical.

                                          B. Employee Evaluation
                                              Non-certificated personnel shall be evaluated one or more times each contract year, of which one shall be the annual evaluation. The Board retains the right to deny or withhold a salary adjustment for unsatisfactory performance. Evaluation shall be made by the employee's immediate supervisor. At the time of the annual evaluation, there shall be a conference between the employee and the supervisor. The employee shall receive a written report of evaluation of this conference.

                                          C. Employment Seniority (non-cert.)
                                            1. In the event of a reduction in force in the following classifications:
                                                  Assistant Behavioral Specialist(s)
                                          Community School office Manager
                                          Computer technician(s)
                                          Courier
                                          Custodial employees
                                          Educational Computer Specialist(s)
                                          Food Service employees
                                          Individual Special Care Assistant(s)
                                          Groundskeepers
                                          LR/PG Aides
                                          Maintenance employees
                                          Media center technical assistant(s)
                                          Occupational Therapist(s) *
                                          Radio/TV Technician(s)
                                          Security personnel
                                          Student healthcare specialist
                                          Teacher Assistants
                                          Transportation employees
                                            * Occupational Therapists hired beginning with the 2012-2013 school year shall be placed on the appropriate step of the teacher’s salary guide and shall work 184 days and the same hours as teachers.
                                              Employees shall be laid off in the inverse order of seniority. Employees shall exercise their total employment seniority in their classification to replace a less senior employee.

                                              2. In the event a vacancy occurs after a reduction in force, laid-off employees shall be entitled to recall in the order of seniority.
                                          D. Upon successful completion of probationary period, seniority, longevity, and time for accrual of vacation entitlement for non-certificated unit employees shall be calculated from first day of employment.
                                          ARTICLE 29
                                          COMPENSATION

                                          1. Salaries

                                              1. Custodians: Personnel shall receive the following increases in each year:
                                                2011-2012: Salary shall increase by 2% each year over the prior year’s base.
                                                2012-2013: Salary shall increase by 2% each year over the prior year’s base.
                                                2013-2014: Salary shall increase by 2% each year over the prior year’s base.
                                                Day/Night Foreperson/Black Seal $888 stipend
                                                Assistant Foreperson $888 stipend

                                              2. Maintenance/Transportation Mechanics: Personnel shall receive the following increases in each year:
                                                2011-2012: Salary shall increase by 2% each year over the prior year’s base.
                                                2012-2013: Salary shall increase by 2% each year over the prior year’s base.
                                                2013-2014: Salary shall increase by 2% each year over the prior year’s base.


                                              Groundskeepers/Courier: Personnel shall receive the following increases in each year:
                                                2011-2012: Salary shall increase by 2% each year over the prior year’s base.
                                                2012-2013: Salary shall increase by 2% each year over the prior year’s base.
                                                2013-2014: Salary shall increase by 2% each year over the prior year’s base.
                                                Boiler Fireman/Black Seal $888 stipend
                                                Electrical $888 stipend
                                                Plumbing $888 stipend
                                            1. Salaries shall increase by the following percents each year over the prior year’s base for: Security, Computer Technicians, Food Service employees, Bus Aides, Lunchroom/Playground Aides, Transportation employees, Community School office manager, Occupational Therapist(s)*, Media Center Technical Assistant(s), Student Healthcare Specialist, Radio/TV technician, Assistant Behavioral Specialists, and Educational Computer Specialist(s):
                                            2011-2012 2%
                                                  2012-2013 2%
                                                  2013-2014 2%

                                            * Occupational Therapists hired beginning with the 2012-2013 school year shall be placed on the appropriate step of the teacher’s salary guide and shall work 184 days and the same hours as teachers.
                                                  4. The salary ranges below shall be utilized solely for the initial placement of new hires. Following the school year of initial hire, employees shall receive salary increases as per above.

                                              Minimum Maximum
                                                  Assistant Behavioral Specialist 75% of step 1 of the teachers' guide
                                                Bus Aides $12.00/hr $20.00/hr

                                                Community School Office Manager $32,000 $52,000

                                                Computer Technician $38,000 $67,000

                                                Courier $20,000 $36,000

                                                Custodian $25,000 $42,000

                                                Food Service employee $9.50/hr $14.25/hr

                                                    Groundskeepers, Maintenance; $32,000 $52,000
                                                    Transportation Mechanics
                                                Lunchroom/Playground Aides $12.00/hr $20.00/hr

                                                Media Center Technical Assistant $27,000 $42,000

                                                Radio/TV Technician $38,000 $67,000

                                                    Security Monitor $20,000 $35,000
                                                Transportation $20.00/hr $27.00/hr

                                                B. Support Staff
                                                    1. Service increments of $375.00 over base salary after 5 years of service, $700 over base salary after 10 years of service, and $925 over base salary after 15 years of service shall be paid to secretarial, custodial, teacher assistants (beginning 1993-94),individual special care assistants, groundskeepers, maintenance, radio/TV technician, computer technician, educational computer specialist, media center technical assistant, assistant behavioral specialist, Community School office manager, courier, security personnel and student health care specialist.

                                                    2. Food service employees shall be eligible for one-half service increment amounts as apply to custodians. Transportation employees shall be eligible for 70% of the custodial rate (beginning 1993-94). Transportation employees shall be paid 100% of the custodial service increments during any year in which their regular work assignment is 6.5 hours or more.

                                                    3. Transportation courier and high school cafeteria custodian are to be eligible for longevity payments, pro-rated as may be required.

                                                    4. Lunchroom/Playground aides shall be eligible for one-quarter service increment amounts as apply to custodians.

                                                    5. Teacher assistants' years of service in the district as of July 1, 1985, shall be recognized in determining eligibility for service increments. However, payments shall not be made retroactive prior to July 1, 1985.

                                                    6. Media center technical assistant’s years of service in the district shall be recognized in determining eligibility for service increments. They shall work the same days per year and hours per day as teacher assistants.

                                                    7. Occupational therapists shall work 195 days per year and the same hours per day as teachers. Occupational Therapists hired beginning with the 2012-2013 school year shall be placed on the appropriate step of the teacher’s salary guide and shall work 184 days and the same hours per day as teachers.

                                                    8. Community School office manager’s years of service in the district shall be recognized in determining eligibility for service increments. They shall work the same number of days per year and hours per day as twelve month secretaries. Vacations shall be the same as twelve-month secretaries.

                                                    9. Courier’s years of service in the district shall be recognized in determining eligibility for service increments. They shall work the same number of days per year and hours per day as twelve-month custodians.

                                                    10. Assistant Behavioral Specialists' years of service shall be recognized in determining eligibility for service increments. They shall work 184 days per year, and the same hours per day as certificated support staff.

                                                C. K-12 Teacher Assistants
                                                    Teacher Assistants on Columns C or D prior to June 30, 2002, will remain on those designations. All others, including new hires, will be placed or remain on Columns A or B.

                                                    Teacher Assistants and Assistant Behavioral Specialists shall utilize the teacher call-in service to report absence.
                                                PART IV
                                                ARTICLE 30

                                                DURATION OF AGREEMENT

                                                This agreement covers salaries and terms and conditions of employment effective July 1, 2011 and shall continue in effect until June 30, 2014.

                                                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Board and the Association have hereunto caused this Agreement to be executed by its duly authorized officers and their corporate seals affixed as of the day and year first above written.

                                                BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
                                                  MORRISSCHOOL DISTRICT OF MORRIS


                                                By: By: ____________________
                                                Board of Education President Team President

                                                By: By:_____________________
                                                Board of Education Negotiations Chair Team Negotiations Chair


                                                OTHER BOARD PARTICIPANTS OTHER TEAMPARTICIPANTS

















                                                TEAM Teachers’ Salary Guide
                                                Year 1: 2011-2012
                                                StepBABA+10BA+20*BA+30/MAMA+10MA+20MA+30MA+40MA+50**MA+60/DOC
                                                147,30950,70953,50956,509
                                                248,01351,46454,30657,351
                                                350,15453,60556,44759,492
                                                452,29455,74558,58761,632
                                                554,43457,88560,72763,772
                                                656,57460,02562,86765,912
                                                758,71562,16665,00868,053
                                                860,85664,30767,14970,194
                                                962,99666,44769,28972,334
                                                1065,13768,58871,43074,475
                                                1167,27870,72973,57176,616
                                                1269,41872,86975,71178,756
                                                1371,55875,00977,85180,896
                                                1473,69977,15079,99283,037
                                                1575,83979,29082,13285,177
                                                1677,98081,43184,27387,318
                                                1780,12083,57186,41389,458
                                                1882,26185,71288,55491,599
                                                1984,40287,85390,69593,740
                                                2086,54189,99292,83495,897
                                                2188,68292,13394,97598,020
                                                2290,82394,27497,116100,161
                                                2392,96393,97894,99396,41497,22698,24199,256100,271101,286102,301
                                                y
                                                92,963
                                                93,978
                                                94,993
                                                96,494
                                                97,539
                                                98,612
                                                100,083
                                                101,157
                                                102,259
                                                103,639
                                                z
                                                92,963
                                                93,978
                                                94,993
                                                97,750
                                                98,825
                                                99,868
                                                101,340
                                                102,414
                                                103,515
                                                104,896

                                                * No salary advancement beyond this column will be granted until a conferred Masters Degree is held.
                                                ** For those employees hired during and after the 1988-89 school year, an earned doctorate will be required for the “DOC” salary guide column.
                                                TEAM Teachers’ Salary Guide
                                                Year 2: 2012-2013
                                                StepBABA+10BA+20*BA+30MAMA+10MA+20MA+30MA+40MA+50**MA+60/DOC
                                                147,69751,09753,89756,897
                                                248,40651,85754,69957,744
                                                349,12152,62355,50858,599
                                                451,29354,79657,68160,772
                                                553,46656,96959,85462,944
                                                655,63859,14162,02565,116
                                                757,81161,31364,19867,289
                                                859,98363,48666,37169,461
                                                962,15665,65968,54471,634
                                                1064,32967,83270,71673,807
                                                1166,50270,00472,88975,980
                                                1268,67472,17775,06278,152
                                                1370,84774,35077,23580,325
                                                1473,01976,52279,40682,497
                                                1575,19278,69481,57984,670
                                                1677,36480,86783,75286,842
                                                1779,53783,04085,92489,015
                                                1881,71085,21388,09791,188
                                                1983,88387,38590,27093,361
                                                2086,05589,55892,44395,533
                                                2188,22791,73094,61497,705
                                                2290,40093,90396,78799,878
                                                2392,57296,07598,960102,051
                                                2494,74595,77596,80698,24899,072100,102101,133102,163103,193104,223
                                                y
                                                94,745
                                                95,775
                                                96,806
                                                98,329
                                                99,389
                                                100,478
                                                101,972
                                                103,062
                                                104,180
                                                105,581
                                                z
                                                94,745
                                                95,775
                                                96,806
                                                99,604
                                                100,695
                                                101,754
                                                103,248
                                                104,338
                                                105,455
                                                106,857

                                                * No salary advancement beyond this column will be granted until a conferred Masters Degree is held.
                                                ** For those employees hired during and after the 1988-89 school year, an earned doctorate will be required for the “DOC” salary guide column.
                                                TEAM Teachers’ Salary Guide
                                                Year 3: 2013-2014
                                                StepBABA+10BA+20*BA+30/MAMA+10MA+20MA+30MA+40MA+50**MA+6/DOC0
                                                1 48,09251,49254,29257,292
                                                2 48,80752,25855,10058,145
                                                3 49,52853,03055,91559,006
                                                4 50,25353,80856,73659,873
                                                5 52,45856,01358,94162,078
                                                6 54,66458,21961,14764,284
                                                7 56,86860,42363,35166,488
                                                8 59,07362,62865,55668,693
                                                9 61,27864,83467,76270,899
                                                10 63,48467,03969,96773,104
                                                11 65,68969,24472,17275,309
                                                12 67,89471,45074,37877,515
                                                13 70,10073,65576,58379,720
                                                14 72,30575,86078,78881,925
                                                15 74,50978,06580,99384,130
                                                16 76,71580,27083,19886,335
                                                17 78,92082,47585,40388,540
                                                18 81,12584,68187,60990,746
                                                19 83,33186,88689,81492,951
                                                20 85,53689,09192,01995,156
                                                21 87,74191,29794,22597,362
                                                22 89,94693,50196,42999,566
                                                2392,15195,70698,634101,771
                                                2494,35697,912100,840103,977
                                                2596,56297,60798,653100,117100,954101,999103,045104,091105,136106,182
                                                y96,56297,60798,653100,200101,276102,381103,897105,004106,138107,560
                                                z96,56297,60798,653101,493102,601103,676105,192106,298107,433108,855

                                                * No salary advancement beyond this column will be granted until a conferred Masters Degree is held.
                                                ** For those employees hired during and after the 1988-89 school year, an earned doctorate will be required for the “DOC” salary guide column.

                                                TEAM Teacher Assistant Salary Guide
                                                Year 1: 2011-2012Year 2: 2012-2013
                                                StepABCDStepABCD
                                                121,61322,813121,77022,970
                                                221,93523,153222,09523,313
                                                322,08723,305322,24123,658
                                                422,24023,458422,57623,812
                                                522,39223,610522,73023,967
                                                622,54423,762622,88524,121
                                                722,69623,914723,03924,276
                                                823,00624,224823,19424,430
                                                923,31524,533923,50824,744
                                                1023,62524,8431023,82225,059
                                                1123,90425,7711124,13725,373
                                                1224,71226,7731224,42026,314
                                                1325,53227,3881325,24027,331
                                                1426,34528,1961426,07227,956
                                                1527,13128,99727,13128,9971526,89828,776
                                                1628,32030,18128,32030,1811627,69529,59027,69529,590
                                                1729,49931,57829,49931,5781728,90230,79128,90230,791
                                                1830,65632,51830,65632,5181830,09932,20830,09932,208
                                                1932,07733,92732,07733,9271931,27333,16331,27333,163
                                                2032,65934,51932,65934,5192032,71534,59332,71534,593
                                                2135,12336,97135,12336,9712133,30635,19433,30635,194
                                                2236,52638,38036,52638,3802235,80737,68335,80737,683
                                                23/Y37,92939,69837,92942,5282337,23139,11337,23139,113
                                                24/Z38,70839,92639,16447,24824/Y38,65640,45038,65643,324
                                                25/Z39,44640,68239,90848,114
                                                TEAM Teacher Assistant Salary Guide
                                                Year 3: 2013-2014
                                                StepABCD
                                                121,93123,131
                                                222,25723,475
                                                322,58623,823
                                                422,91824,173
                                                523,07524,330
                                                623,23224,486
                                                723,38924,643
                                                823,54524,800
                                                923,70224,957
                                                1024,02125,276
                                                1124,34025,595
                                                1224,65925,914
                                                1324,94726,870
                                                1425,77927,902
                                                1526,62428,535
                                                1627,46129,368
                                                1728,27130,19428,27130,194
                                                1829,49631,41329,49631,413
                                                1930,71032,85230,71032,852
                                                2031,90233,82131,90233,821
                                                2133,36635,27333,36635,273
                                                2233,96635,88233,96635,882
                                                2336,50438,40936,50438,409
                                                2437,95039,86037,95039,860
                                                25/Y39,39641,21739,39644,134
                                                26/Z40,19841,45340,66748,996


                                                TEAM Secretary Salary Guide
                                                Year 1: 2011-2012
                                                Step 13-12 mos.3-10 mos.4567
                                                123,25435,72830,76338,56441,25042,90243,953
                                                223,59936,26031,22139,13941,86543,54244,609
                                                324,44237,25532,07640,14442,89744,91246,030
                                                425,28438,25032,93141,14843,92946,28247,451
                                                526,12639,24433,78742,15344,96147,65348,872
                                                626,96940,23934,64243,15845,99349,02350,293
                                                727,81141,23435,49844,16347,02450,39351,714
                                                828,65442,22836,35445,16848,05751,76353,135
                                                929,49643,22337,20846,17349,08853,13454,556
                                                1030,33944,21838,06447,17850,12054,50455,977
                                                1131,18145,21338,92048,18251,15255,87457,398
                                                1232,02446,20739,77549,18752,18457,24458,819
                                                1332,86647,20240,63150,19253,21658,61560,240
                                                1433,70948,19741,48551,19754,24759,98561,661
                                                1534,55149,19142,34152,20255,27961,35563,082
                                                1635,39350,18643,19753,20756,31262,72564,503
                                                1736,23651,18144,05254,21257,34364,09665,924
                                                1837,07852,17544,90855,21658,37565,46667,345
                                                1937,92153,17045,76356,22159,40666,83668,766
                                                2038,76354,16546,61857,22660,43968,20670,187

                                                TEAM Secretary Salary Guide
                                                Year 2: 2012-2013
                                                Step 13-12 mos.3-10 mos.4567
                                                123,52235,99631,03138,83241,51843,17044,221
                                                223,87136,53231,49239,41042,13643,81344,880
                                                324,22137,07231,95739,99342,76144,46245,545
                                                425,07638,08132,82541,01343,80845,85346,988
                                                525,93139,09133,69242,03344,85547,24448,430
                                                626,78640,10034,56143,05345,90348,63549,872
                                                727,64141,11035,42944,07346,95050,02651,314
                                                828,49642,12036,29845,09347,99751,41652,757
                                                929,35143,12937,16646,11349,04552,80754,199
                                                1030,20644,13938,03447,13350,09254,19855,641
                                                1131,06145,14938,90248,15351,13955,58957,084
                                                1231,91646,15839,77149,17352,18756,98058,526
                                                1332,77147,16840,63950,19353,23458,37059,968
                                                1433,62748,17741,50851,21254,28259,76161,411
                                                1534,48249,18742,37552,23255,32861,15262,853
                                                1635,33750,19743,24453,25256,37662,54364,295
                                                1736,19251,20644,11254,27257,42463,93465,738
                                                1837,04752,21644,98155,29258,47065,32567,180
                                                1937,90253,22645,84956,31259,51866,71568,622
                                                2038,75754,23546,71757,33260,56568,10670,065
                                                2139,61255,24547,58558,35261,61369,49771,507

                                                TEAM Secretary Salary Guide
                                                Year 3: 2013-2014
                                                Step 13-12 mos.3-10 mos.4567
                                                123,79536,26931,30439,10541,79143,44344,494
                                                224,14736,80831,76939,68742,41344,09045,157
                                                324,50137,35232,23740,27443,04144,74345,826
                                                424,85737,90132,70940,86643,67545,40246,501
                                                525,72538,92533,59041,90144,73846,81447,965
                                                626,59339,95034,47142,93745,80148,22649,429
                                                727,46040,97535,35243,97246,86449,63750,893
                                                828,32842,00036,23445,00747,92851,04952,357
                                                929,19643,02437,11546,04248,99052,46153,821
                                                1030,06444,04937,99747,07750,05353,87255,285
                                                1130,93245,07438,87748,11351,11655,28456,749
                                                1231,80046,09939,75949,14852,17956,69658,213
                                                1332,66847,12340,64050,18353,24358,10759,677
                                                1433,53648,14841,52251,21854,30559,51961,141
                                                1534,40449,17342,40352,25455,36960,93162,605
                                                1635,27250,19843,28453,28956,43162,34264,069
                                                1736,14051,22244,16554,32457,49463,75465,533
                                                1837,00852,24745,04755,35958,55865,16666,997
                                                1937,87553,27245,92856,39459,62066,57768,460
                                                2038,74354,29746,81057,43060,68467,98969,924
                                                2139,61155,32247,69058,46561,74669,40171,388
                                                2240,47956,34648,57259,50062,81070,81272,852
                                                INDEX

                                                -A-

                                                Additional assignments 60
                                                Advisory boards:
                                                Certificated staff 45, 68
                                                Support staff (non-cert.) 38
                                                After-school meetings 61
                                                Arrival and dismissal times 58
                                                Assistant Behavioral Specialists 91, 94-98
                                                Association
                                                Identification 24
                                                Responsibilities 24
                                                Athletic Trainer 57
                                                - B -

                                                Break period:
                                                Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 75
                                                Food Services 73
                                                Teacher Assistants, Individual Special Care Assistants 82

                                                Bulletin boards 24
                                                - C -

                                                Certificated Support Staff 61
                                                Change of Level 50
                                                Childrearing Leave 21
                                                Class size 62
                                                Clothing allowance
                                                Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 78
                                                Food Services (uniforms) 75
                                                Security (uniforms) 82
                                                Transportation (uniforms) 72
                                                Communicators (Security personnel) 80
                                                Compensatory pay at retirement 33-35
                                                Computer Technicians 84, 92, 94-96
                                                Conventions:
                                                NEA 26
                                                NJEA 26, 78
                                                Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 75
                                                Curriculum Council 69
                                                Curriculum writing 45
                                                Custodial performing building security check 76

                                                - D -

                                                Death benefit (sick days) 35
                                                Death in family (leaves) 17
                                                Deductions from pay 36
                                                Dental Coverage 31
                                                Disciplinary action 41
                                                Duration of Agreement 99
                                                - E -
                                                Educational Computer Specialist 91, 94, 96
                                                Employee assignment 54
                                                Employee illness (sick leave) 14
                                                Employee Rights 42
                                                Evaluation
                                                Certificated 50, 67
                                                Non-certificated 91
                                                Evening meetings 56, 61
                                                Extended sick leave 15
                                                Extra pay and/or released time 25
                                                Extra pay for extra services 43-48
                                                Extra Pay – Head & Assistant Coaches, Club Advisors 46
                                                Extra pay positions posting 63
                                                - F -

                                                Field trips 53
                                                Finder’s fee 64
                                                Flexible Spending Account 37
                                                Food Services 73, 91, 94-96

                                                - G -

                                                Grievance procedure 7
                                                - H -

                                                Health benefits 28
                                                Helping Teachers 53
                                                High School provisions 59
                                                Holidays (Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics) 75
                                                - I -

                                                Individual Special Care Teacher Assistants 81
                                                Inservice:
                                                Certificated staff 44, 55
                                                Food services 74
                                                Professional Development Committee 68
                                                Radio/TV Technician& Computer Technicians 85
                                                Secretarial 89
                                                Security safety training 80
                                                Transportation 72

                                                - J -

                                                Job descriptions-Secretaries 86
                                                Job postings (vacancies) 63
                                                - K -
                                                - L -

                                                Leave for Association President 25
                                                Leaves:
                                                Childrearing 21
                                                Death in Family 17
                                                Employee Illness (sick leave) 14
                                                Extended Sick Leave 15
                                                Maternity 20
                                                Leaves:
                                                Professional 17
                                                Personal 15
                                                Sabbatical 18
                                                Licenses:
                                                Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 76
                                                Transportation 71
                                                Listing of teacher vacancies 63
                                                Longevity:
                                                Certificated employees (built into guides) 100-102
                                                Non-certificated employees (service increments) 96
                                                Lunchroom/Playground Aides 94-96
                                                - M -

                                                Mail facilities 25
                                                Maintenance 75-78, 92, 93, 95, 96
                                                Maternity leave 20
                                                Mentoring 48
                                                - N -

                                                NEA Convention 26
                                                Negotiation procedure 4
                                                Negotiations release time 25
                                                New teachers meeting 26
                                                Night Watchmen 79
                                                NJEA Convention 26, 78
                                                NJEA Summer Workshop 26, 78
                                                Non-tenure re-contracting 68
                                                - O -

                                                Occupational Therapist 58, 92, 94, 97
                                                Office Space (Association) 25
                                                Overtime:
                                                Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 75
                                                Food Services 73
                                                Overtime:
                                                Night Watchpersons 79
                                                Radio/TV Technician/Computer Technicians 84
                                                Security 80
                                                Transportation 71
                                                - P -

                                                Partial pay 15
                                                Paydays 49
                                                Payment plan (Tri-Co) 36
                                                Payment plan (24 checks pay plan) 36
                                                Personal leave 15
                                                Physical examination:
                                                General 32
                                                Point system (value of point) 46
                                                Prep time & Work Schedule 58
                                                Printing agreement 38
                                                President’s Release Time 25
                                                Probationary period (non-cert.) 92
                                                Professional Development (see inservice):
                                                Committee 68
                                                Certificated Staff 55
                                                Days 55
                                                Professional leave 17
                                                Promotion (secretaries) 89
                                                PUSL 34
                                                - Q -
                                                - R -

                                                Radio/TV Technician, Computer Technicians 84, 92, 94-96
                                                Ranges (salary) 95
                                                Reassignment (non-cert) 91
                                                Recall:
                                                Custodial/Maintenance 77
                                                Transportation (Extra Assignments) 70
                                                Recognition clause 2
                                                Released time:
                                                Computer Technicians 85
                                                Food Services 74
                                                Radio/TV Technician 85
                                                Secretaries 89
                                                Transportation 72
                                                Released time for meetings (Association) 26
                                                Representation fee 36
                                                - S -

                                                Sabbatical leave 18
                                                Safety training (Security) 80
                                                Salaries:
                                                Community School Office Manager 94
                                                Assistant Behavioral Specialist 94
                                                Computer Technicians 94
                                                Radio/TV Technician 94
                                                Courier 94
                                                Custodial 93
                                                Food Services 94
                                                Groundskeepers 94
                                                Maintenance/Transportation Mechanics 93
                                                Occupational Therapist 94
                                                Secretaries 105-107
                                                Security 94
                                                Subject Area Coordinators 53
                                                Summer 43
                                                Teacher Assistants K-12 103, 104
                                                Lunchroom/Playground Aide 94
                                                Transportation 94
                                                Salary Guides:
                                                Teacher Assistants A, B, C & D 103, 104
                                                Secretaries 105-107
                                                Teachers
                                                2011-2012 100
                                                2012-2013 101
                                                2013-2014 102
                                                Salary guide provisions
                                                Certificated Personnel 49
                                                Secretaries 88
                                                Secretaries 86
                                                Security personnel 80
                                                Seniority (non-certificated):
                                                Secretaries 88
                                                All other personnel 91
                                                Separability& Savings 40
                                                Service Increments (longevity) 96
                                                Sick day compensation
                                                (death/retirement) 33
                                                Sick leave 14
                                                Signing bonus/Recruitment 63
                                                Site-based management 23
                                                Special fees (Transportation) 70
                                                Substitutes:
                                                Assistant Behavioral Specialists 98
                                                Custodial 76
                                                Food Services 73
                                                Teacher Assistants 98
                                                Staff Assistants and Unit Leaders 52
                                                Staff Development (See Inservice)
                                                Subject Area Coordinators 52
                                                Summer workshop (NJEA) 26, 78
                                                Summer school pay 43
                                                Coordinators 53
                                                - T -

                                                Teacher Assistants 82
                                                Teacher evaluation 67
                                                Teacher rights and protection 26
                                                Teacher work year 55
                                                Team Leaders 52
                                                Transfer/re-assignment:
                                                Teacher 45
                                                Non-certificated 91
                                                Secretary 89
                                                Transportation 70
                                                24-payment plan 38
                                                Tuition reimbursement 51
                                                - U -

                                                Uniform allowance:
                                                Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 78
                                                Food Services 74
                                                Security 82
                                                Transportation 71
                                                Unit Leaders 52
                                                Use of certificated teachers, Etc. 67
                                                Use of school buildings (Association) 24
                                                - V -

                                                Vacancies:
                                                Certificated 63
                                                Non-certificated 90
                                                Vacations:
                                                Community School office manager 97
                                                Certificated personnel (12 months) 57
                                                Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 77
                                                Radio/TV Technician/Computer Technicians 84
                                                Secretaries 87

                                                - W -

                                                Work cycle
                                                Certificated Support Staff 61
                                                Teacher (HS) 59
                                                Work day:
                                                Assistant Behavioral Specialist 97
                                                Community School office manager 97
                                                Courier 97
                                                Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 75
                                                Elementary Teachers 57
                                                Food Services 73
                                                High School Teachers 59
                                                Middle School Teachers 59
                                                Night Watchmen 79
                                                Occupational Therapist 58, 92, 97
                                                Radio/TV Technician, Computer Technicians 84
                                                Secretaries 86
                                                Security 80
                                                Transportation 70
                                                Work Year:
                                                Assistant Behavioral Specialist 97
                                                Athletic Trainer 57
                                                Community School office manager 97
                                                Courier 97
                                                Custodial/Maintenance Employees/Transportation Mechanics 75
                                                Food Services 73
                                                Individual Special Care Assistant 82
                                                Occupational Therapist 58, 92, 97
                                                Radio/TV Technician, Computer Technicians 84
                                                Secretaries 86
                                                Security 80
                                                Teacher 55
                                                Teacher Assistants 82
                                                Transportation 70
                                                Workers' Compensation 14


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