Contract Between
Evesham Tp B/E-Burlington
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Evesham Tp EA
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07/01/2006 thru 06/30/2009


CategorySchool District
UnitTeaching/Professional Staff

Contract Text Below














COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

Between The

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

And The

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

For
JULY 1, 2006

Through

JUNE 30, 2009









TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

ARTICLE I - PREAMBLE ........................................ 1

ARTICLE II - PROCEDURE ...................................... 3

ARTICLE III - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ........................... 4

ARTICLE IV - SALARIES ....................................... 9

ARTICLE V - INSURANCE PROTECTION ............................ 15

ARTICLE VI - TUITION AID .................................... 21

ARTICLE VII - TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE ................... 24

ARTICLE VIII - SICK LEAVE BUYBACK .......................... 26

ARTICLE IX - EMPLOYEES RIGHTS ............................... 30

ARTICLE X - WORKDAY, WORKLOAD & WORK YEAR ................... 35

ARTICLE XI - VACANCIES AND TRANSFERS ........................ 38

ARTICLE XII - VACATIONS AND HOLIDAYS ........................ 39

ARTICLE XIII - SABBATICAL LEAVE ............................. 42

ARTICLE XIV - MATERNITY AND CHILDREARING LEAVE .............. 45

ARTICLE XV - SEVERABILITY ................................... 47

ARTICLE XVI - BOARD'S RIGHTS ................................ 48

ARTICLE XVII - REPRESENTATION FEE ........................... 49

ARTICLE XVIII - DURATION OF AGREEMENT ....................... 52

SALARY GUIDES/PAYMENTSCHEDULES............................... 53




ARTICLE I

PREAMBLE

A. Recognition

1. The Evesham Township Board of Education has recognized the Evesham Township Education Association as the representative for negotiations concerning terms and conditions of employment for all Evesham Township School District personnel specifically named in Section A.2. below within the scope of N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 et seq. known as the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act, and as modified and interpreted by the Public Employers Relations Commission through its Rules and Regulations.

2. That recognition agreement between the Evesham Township Board of Education and the Evesham Township Education Association will include teachers, speech/language specialists, media specialists, guidance counselors, school psychologists, learning disabilities teacher-consultants, social workers, nurses, classroom aides, health aides, library clerks, teacher assistants, secretaries, bus drivers, bus mechanics, maintenance personnel, custodial personnel, food service personnel, and grounds personnel, but will exclude all administrators and supervisors.

B. Definitions

1. As used hereinafter, the term "employee" shall apply to all members of the bargaining unit.

2. As used hereinafter, the term "teacher" shall apply to teachers, speech/language specialists, media specialists, guidance counselors, school psychologists, learning disability teacher-consultants, social workers and nurses.
      As used hereinafter, the term "paraprofessional employee" shall apply to classroom aides, health aides, library clerks and teacher assistants.
4. As used hereinafter, the term "support staff employee" shall apply to bus drivers, bus mechanics, maintenance personnel, custodial personnel, food service personnel, and grounds personnel.

5. As used hereinafter, the term "custodian" shall apply to non-supervisory custodians and grounds personnel.

6. As used hereinafter, the term "food service personnel" shall apply to all cafeteria workers and helpers, but shall not include dishwashers and/or cook-managers.

7. As used hereafter, the term “interpreter” shall apply to interpreters.

8. As used hereinafter, the term "secretaries" shall include: school secretaries, central office secretaries, switchboard/receptionist, secretary to the Child Study Team, and bookkeepers, in the Evesham Township Public Schools, but exclude:

a. Superintendent's secretary

b. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum secretaries

c. Secretaries to the Assistant Superintendent for Business/Board Secretary

d. Secretaries to Director of Personnel

9. As used hereinafter, the term "non-teacher" shall apply to all paraprofessional employees and all support staff employees.

10. As used hereinafter, the term "probationary employee" shall apply to (1) any support staff who is employed less than or equal to sixty (60) calendar days from the date the employee actually commences working or (2) any paraprofessional employee who is employed less than or equal to sixty (60) calendar days from the date he/she actually commences working. During this probationary period, said employees may be disciplined or discharged at the sole discretion of the Board, and such decision shall not be subject to the provisions of the grievance procedure. Moreover, during the first (1st) sixty (60) calendar days of their actual employment, probationary support staff employees shall neither receive nor accrue "insurance protection" benefits as provided in Article V.
ARTICLE II

PROCEDURE

The Evesham Township Education Association (hereinafter referred to as the Association) and the Evesham Township Board of Education (hereinafter referred to as the Board) hereby agree that the procedures listed below will be adhered to during all negotiations between the Association and the Board.

A. Negotiations shall begin in accordance with the law. Any agreement that is negotiated shall apply to all personnel as covered in the Preamble, be reduced to writing, and be presented to the Association and the Board for adoption.

B. Neither party in any negotiation shall have any control over the selection of the negotiation representatives of the other party.

1. The maximum number of representatives on Association and Board negotiating teams shall be equal. This number shall be mutually agreed upon at the first negotiating session.

2. Either party may bring in legal and/or professional advisors, having given forty-eight (48) hours notice.

3. The parties mutually pledge that their representatives shall be clothed with all necessary power and authority to make proposals, consider proposals, and make counterproposals in the course of negotiations.

C. Negotiations

1. All public financial records shall be available to the Association for inspection no later than December 15 of each year.

2. The parties shall meet at least once every two weeks until the negotiation agreement is reached, unless other arrangements have been mutually agreed upon.

3. Negotiation sessions are not to last more than three (3) hours unless mutually agreed upon.

D. The Association and the Board agree that any attempt to coerce, to dominate, to censor or to penalize any participant in the negotiations shall be recognized as a breach of good faith.
ARTICLE III

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

A. Definitions

1. A grievance is a claim by any employee and/or group of employees desiring to appeal the application or violation of policies, administrative decisions, and the negotiated agreement affecting them.

2. The term "grievance" and the procedure related thereto shall not be deemed applicable in the following instances:

a. The failure or refusal of the Board to renew a contract of a non-tenure employee.

b. All things that are by law beyond the scope of the Board's authority or are limited to this Board alone.

3. All days herein shall be construed to mean school/work days.

4. The term grievant shall mean the employee and/or group of employees filing a grievance.

B. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as limiting the right of any employee having a grievance to discuss the matter informally with an appropriate member of the administration, and having the grievance adjusted without intervention of the Association, provided the adjustment is not inconsistent with terms of this Agreement.

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

D. Except for group grievances which shall be initiated by the Association at the Superintendent's level, any employee who has a grievance shall discuss it first with his principal (or immediate supervisor, if applicable) in an attempt to resolve the matter informally at that level.

E. Procedures
      Report to the immediate principal or supervisor:

          a. A grievance, to be considered under the procedure, must be initiated by the employee within twenty-five (25) school/work days of its occurrence.

b. The request for a meeting does not have to be made in writing.

c. The employee(s) may be represented at this meeting with a person of his/her own choosing.

d. The employee(s) shall set forth the grievance in writing to the principal or supervisor, specifying;

(1) the nature of the grievance and the date of its occurrence;

(2) the nature and extent of the injury, loss or inconvenience;

(3) the contractual or other basis of the grievance;

(4) the remedy sought.

e. The principal or supervisor shall communicate his decision to the grievant in writing within five (5) school/work days of receipt of the written grievance.

f. If the grievance is not successfully resolved at the meeting, the employee(s) must wait at least two days before proceeding with the complaint to the superintendent of schools.

2. To meet with the superintendent:

a. If the grievant is dissatisfied with the resolution of the grievance by the principal or immediate supervisor, he may, not later than twenty-five (25) school/work days after receipt of the decision of the principal or immediate supervisor, forward the written grievance statement to the superintendent and request a meeting.

b. If the employee(s) wishes to have representation present at this meeting, the name of the individual and/or the organization must be presented in writing to the superintendent.
          1. Within twenty (20) school/work days of his receipt of the grievance, the superintendent shall meet with the grievant and communicate his decision in writing to the grievant and the immediate principal or supervisor.
3. If the grievance is not resolved to the grievant's satisfaction, not later than five (5) school/work days after receipt of the superintendent's decision, the grievant may request a review by the Board of Education. The request shall be submitted in writing through the Superintendent of Schools, with a copy to the Secretary of the Board of Education. The Board shall review the grievance and shall hold a hearing with the grievant and render a decision in writing within twenty-five (25) school/work days of receipt of the grievance by the Board Secretary. During the hearing, the grievant shall have a right to be represented by counsel of his/her choosing and shall have the right to examine and cross-examine witnesses and to produce witnesses. The board shall be notified at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the hearing of the grievant's representative.

4. The decision of the Board shall be final and binding for all non-tenure grievances. The decision of the Board shall be final and binding for all teacher and secretarial personnel grievances except as otherwise provided hereinbelow:

a. Those from which there is an established appeals procedure through an appropriate governmental agency or court.

b. Those which concern themselves with the application or violation of the terms and conditions of employment as specified in writing in the negotiated agreement and for which there is no appeals procedure as set forth above.

5. If the teacher or secretary is dissatisfied with the decision of the Board and if the grievance pertains to a violation of the terms and conditions of employment as specified in writing in this agreement between the Board and the Association, the Association may request the appointment of an arbitrator, such request to be made known to the superintendent no later than ten (10) school/work days after the decision, in writing, of the Board.
          1. Said arbitration shall be final and binding and shall be conducted under the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

b. The arbitrator shall limit himself to the issues submitted to him and shall consider nothing else. He can add nothing to, nor subtract anything from, the Agreement between the parties or any policy of the Board of Education. Only the Board, the Association, and the aggrieved shall be given copies of the arbitrator’s opinion and award.
This shall be accomplished within thirty (30) school/work days of the completion of the arbitrator’s hearing.

c. The Board and the Association shall assure the individual freedom from restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination or reprisal in presenting his appeal with respect to his personal grievance.

d. No meeting or hearing conducted under this procedure shall be public. The only parties in attendance shall be the parties in interest and the designated or selected representatives contemplated in this article.

e. The costs for the services of the arbitrator, including the per diem expenses, if any, and actual and necessary travel, subsistence expenses and the cost of the hearing room shall be borne equally by the Board and Association. Any other expenses incurred shall be paid by the party incurring same.

F. In the event a grievance, if filed at such time that it cannot be processed through all the steps of this grievance procedure by the end of the school year and if left unresolved until the beginning of the following school year, could result in irreparable harm to a party in interest, 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.

G. The number of days indicated at each level shall be considered as a maximum; however, the time limits specified may be extended by mutual agreement. Failure of the grievant to meet the next step within the specified time limit shall be deemed a withdrawal of the grievance. Failure of the Board to meet the next step within the specified time limit shall automatically advance the grievance to the next grievance level; however, if the grievance is non-arbitrable, and there is no next level, then failure of the Board to meet
      the next step within the specified time limit shall permit the dispute to be submitted to the Public Employment Relations Commission.




ARTICLE IV

SALARIES

A. Teachers

1. The salaries of the teachers covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

2. Payment for extracurricular activities shall be made in accordance with Schedule J-1 which is attached hereto and made a part hereof. The timeline for payment for extracurricular activities shall be in accordance with Schedule J-2.

3. Middle School Guidance Counselors shall receive a salary differential of $800.00.

4. Team Leaders shall receive a salary differential of $1,331.00.

5. Plus 30 horizontal movement on the salary guides shall be defined as graduate credits earned after the degree is awarded.

6. Notwithstanding the experience levels set forth in Schedules A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2 and B-3 nothing contained in this Agreement shall restrict or prevent the Board from exercising its statutory right to determine initial placement on the salary guide in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:29-9.
  1. Child Study Team Members
      1. Each of the above personnel’s work year shall include the school calendar for ten month certificated personnel plus twenty work days during the summer recess. Salary to be computed according to 1.10 ratio of the proper place on the appropriate teacher guide for the work year defined herein. Such base salary shall be paid in 26 pay periods.
      1. For the work performed outside the work year as defined above, the affected employee shall be compensated at 1/200th of his/her salary on Schedule A, for each day he/she appears for work as determined by the Superintendent or his designee. Such additional day shall be extended service and be voluntary.
      1. Summer schedules shall be developed by the Supervisor after consultation with the Child Study Team member.
          Unit members’ schedules will provide for four (4) weeks off during July and/or August.
      1. If the Board changes the structure of the eleven (11) month teams to a ten (10)month team, the members of the staff who previously worked a 10-month contract would be given the option to change, based on seniority.

C. Paraprofessional Employees

1. The salaries of the paraprofessional employees covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules C-1, C-2 and C-3 attached hereto and made a part thereof.

2. Paraprofessional employees shall receive average paychecks based upon the total number of hours they are scheduled to work during the school year, divided by the number of paychecks in that school year. Adjustments will be made in each pay period if necessary. This procedure is not, however, to be interpreted as meaning that said paraprofessional employees are salaried. These adjustments will reflect any addition or deletion to normal hours in the prior weeks.

D. Support Staff

1. The salaries of support staff employees covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules D-1, D-2 and D-3 for maintenance personnel, bus mechanics, custodians and grounds; Schedules E-1, E-2 and E-3 for secretarial personnel; Schedules F-1, F-2 and F-3 for interpreters; Schedules G-1, G-2 and G-3 for food service personnel; Schedule H-1 for bus drivers attached hereto and made a part hereof.

2. Bus Drivers
          1. During the school year, bus drivers shall receive average paychecks based upon the total number of hours they are scheduled to work during the school year, divided by the number of paychecks in that school year. Adjustments will be made in each pay period if necessary. This procedure is not, however, to be interpreted as meaning that said bus drivers are salaried. These adjustments will reflect any addition or deletion to normal hours in the prior weeks.
              In the summer hours, bus drivers will be paid based on the summer hourly rates and their previous time slip.

b. Bus drivers shall be paid their contracted, hourly rate for all regularly scheduled runs up to and including forty (40) hours per work week. Drivers shall be paid one and one-half (1) times their hourly rate for any runs in excess of forty (40) hours per work week.

c. Bus drivers shall be paid the applicable regular rate for each hour of work pertaining to the following assignments: Late runs, inspections, extra half-day runs, in-service meetings and meetings called by coordinator (required attendance), required training sessions, "test runs" of new routes, field trips, kindergarten substitutes, shuttles, bus repairs, St. Joan substitutes. Kindergarten runs and shuttle runs shall be a guaranteed one (1) hour minimum.

3. Bus Mechanics and Maintenance Personnel

a. Bus mechanics and maintenance personnel shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half (1) times their regular hourly rate for all times worked in excess of forty (40) hours per work week. For purposes of calculating overtime, paid sick days and paid holidays shall count as regular work days.

b. When a bus mechanic and/or maintenance personnel employee is requested to return to work, he/she shall be compensated two (2) hours at regular time if the call back is not contiguous to his/her regular workday. All "actual" time worked during a "call back" shall be calculated at the end of each work week and credited toward overtime.
          c. Maintenance/custodial personnel shall be required to obtain a Black Seal license within one year of employment or they shall be discharged. Provided however, a maintenance/custodial employee that has failed to obtain a Black Seal license within one year of employment shall be given a second year to obtain a Black Seal license if: (1) the employee has taken and failed the Black Seal test within the first year of employment; and (2) the employee, after receiving notice that he/she failed the Black Seal test, has enrolled and attended in good faith an educational program that will assist him/her in passing the Black Seal test. If, after two years of employment, the employee still has not received a Black Seal license, employment shall be terminated. This provision shall not be subject to the grievance procedure set forth in this Agreement.

4. Custodians/Groundspersons

a. Custodians/groundspersons shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half (1) times their regular hourly rate for all authorized time worked in excess of forty (40) hours per work week. For the purpose of calculating overtime, paid sick days and paid holidays shall count as regular work days.

b. Overtime work will be allocated based on a listing
              of custodians/groundspersons by school and by alphabet. The overtime work will be offered using this list and if a custodian/groundsperson is called and is not available, his name will be moved to the bottom of the list. If no custodian/groundsperson volunteers to work, the supervisor shall assign a custodian/groundsperson based upon his ability to do the job.

5. Food Service Employees

a. Food Service Employees shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half (1) times their regular hourly rate for all authorized time worked in excess of forty (40) hours per work week. For the purpose of calculating overtime, paid sick days and paid holidays shall count as regular work days. Food Service Employees shall be paid a per diem of $8.00 for temporary assignment to the manager's duties. This per diem shall be paid in addition to the employee's regular rate of pay.

b. A uniform allowance of one hundred sixty-five dollars ($165) per contract year shall be granted to all Food Service Employees in accordance with the provisions set forth below: Permanent employees shall receive payment during the month of September; probationary employees shall receive payment upon satisfactory completion of the requisite probationary period provided said probationary period is completed prior to the last day of school for students.

For purposes of this provision, it is understood that the Board reserves the right, upon prior notice, to request receipts or other written verification of uniform expenditures.

c. Food Service Helpers shall receive average paychecks based upon the total number of hours they are scheduled to work during the school year, divided by the number of paychecks in that school year. Adjustments will be made in each pay period if necessary. This procedure is not, however, to be interpreted as meaning the said food service helpers are salaried. These adjustments will reflect any addition or deletion to normal hours in the prior week.

E. The salaries of secretarial personnel covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules E-1, E-2 and E-3 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

1. All twelve (12) month bookkeepers will be paid $2,000 over the twelve (12) month secretaries scale and $2,500 after five (5) years with the district.

2. All ten (10) month secretaries shall be paid 10/12 (.833) of the appropriate twelve (12) month scale.
      Upon approval of the building principal, middle school secretaries may be employed for up to twenty (20) days per summer in their regularly assigned buildings and positions. Pay will be at 1/200th of the secretary’s annual 10-month salary. Any other summer work will be at the appropriate substitute rate.
          Upon approval of the building principal, middle school clerk typists may be employed for up to twenty (20) days per summer in their regularly assigned buildings and positions. Pay will be at the hourly rate of the clerk typist’s annual 10-month rate. Any other summer work will be at the appropriate substitute rate.

F. Employees

1. Employees who are authorized in writing to use their own automobiles in the performance of their duties and employees who are assigned to more than one school per day shall be reimbursed for all such travel at the I.R.S. rate effective on July 1 immediately following the I.R.S. publication of rate for all authorized driving done after arrival at the first location at the beginning of the work day.

2. Paychecks will be issued on alternate Fridays.

ARTICLE V

INSURANCE PROTECTION

A. Except as set forth in paragraph B on page 18 all employees shall receive insurance protection as follows:

1. Teachers and Secretaries

a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars.

b. The Board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the teacher and secretary, prescription, optical and dental insurance plans for teachers and secretaries, their spouses, and dependent children. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of each premium and the teacher and/or secretary shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%).

2. Paraprofessional Employees

a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars to classroom aides, health aides, library clerks and teacher assistants who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week.

b. Library clerks hired before 7/1/03 and regularly scheduled to work at least twenty-five (25) hours per week but less than thirty (30) hours per week shall receive 75% paid health plan.

c. The Board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the paraprofessional employee, their spouses, and dependent children prescription, optical and dental insurance plans for classroom aides, health aides, library clerks and teacher assistants who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of each premium and the eligible paraprofessional employee shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%).

3. Bus Mechanics, Custodians, and Maintenance Personnel

a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars to bus mechanics, custodians and maintenance personnel who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week.

b. In the event of a serious illness or accident, a bus mechanic, custodian and/or maintenance personnel employee who completely utilizes his/her entire sick leave entitlement (including all accumulated sick days) as a result of said incident shall be permitted to utilize his current vacation entitlement to extend his/her sick leave. If the nature of the illness or accident is such that the individual, in all probability, will eventually return to work, he/she also shall be permitted, if necessary, to use his/her vacation entitlement for the next school year in order to extend his/her sick leave. During this "extended sick leave" the individual shall continue to receive his/her insurance benefits at Board expense.

Thereafter, if an individual is still unable to return to work as a result of his/her accident or illness, the Board shall continue to provide hospitalization and major medical coverage as described in subsection 3a. hereinabove for one (1) additional month following the expiration of the individual's last day of vacation.

It is understood, however, that this benefit shall not apply unless/until the individual has completed at least one (1) full year plus one (1) day of continuous employment in the district and his/her personnel record shows an average sick leave usage of less than five (5) days per year for three-fourths (3/4) of his/her years in the district as of the day said accident or illness occurred. If the individual has been continuously employed by the district for more than one (1) year plus one (1) day but less than four (4) full years, individual circumstances shall be considered.

c. The board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the bus mechanic, custodian, and/or maintenance personnel employee, prescription, optical and dental insurance plans for bus mechanics, custodians, and maintenance personnel who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week, their spouses, and dependent children. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of each premium and the eligible bus mechanic, custodian, and/or maintenance personnel employee shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%).

4. Bus Drivers

a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars for all contracted full-time bus drivers.

b. The Board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the bus driver, a prescription insurance plan for full-time bus drivers, their spouses, and dependent children. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of the premium and the eligible bus driver shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%). Optical and dental insurance plans shall be available at full cost to a bus driver.

5. Food Service Personnel

a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars to food service personnel who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week.

b. The Board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the food service personnel, prescription, optical and dental insurance plans for food service personnel who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week, their spouses, and dependent children. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of each premium and the eligible food service personnel employee shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%).


6. Procedures

a. The Board and the Association will mutually agree upon any changes in the company(s) and/or insurance plan(s). Application for this coverage must be made by the eligible employee. (The Board and Association agree to minimize duplication of any medical coverage by spouse.)

1. The Traditional Insurance plan option will not be offered to any employee after June 30, 2006 with the following exception: employees enrolled in the Traditional plan as of June 30, 2006 may elect to be grandfathered in the Traditional plan until they choose another insurance plan or retire (with the understanding that the Traditional plan will no longer be an option.)

b. Eligible employees shall be entitled to insurance protection as provided herein upon completing and submitting the Annual Request for Insurance Protection Form in accordance with administrative procedures. Said form shall include the marital status of the eligible employee, the specific plan or plans desired, and shall be signed by the eligible employees authorizing the Board of Education to withhold a twenty-five percent (25%) contribution for the specific plan or plans selected.

c. Employees eligible for the prescription insurance plan and who select such coverage shall pay $15.00 for brand name prescriptions, $10.00 for generic prescriptions and $5.00 for mail in prescriptions.
d. No eligible employee shall be required to participate in any plan.

e. The Board will make available to all eligible retired employees the same health care coverages as provided in paragraph A on page 15, as appropriate, providing the retirees shall pay the cost of such coverage as billed and so long as it is of no cost to the Board.

B. 1. For employees in their first and second years of insurance eligibility, the Board will pay the full premium for a family coverage, Personal Choice 320 Plan or equivalent, or the full premium for a single coverage of any other major medical plan. The Board
          will also pay 75% of the single premium for prescription, dental, and vision coverage for eligible employees. The employee may pay for enhanced coverage. Upon the first (1st) day of the third (3rd) year of insurance eligibility, the Board shall be responsible for the full coverage as paid for other unit employees as set forth in Paragraph A on page 15.
      Employees hired to substitute for the full year starting in September (10 month) or July (12 month) or any employees hired into a permanent vacancy at any time of the year who are subsequently non-renewed, shall receive credit for time worked toward the two years of single health insurance coverage if the employees are rehired within eighteen (18) months of the last date worked pursuant to the non-renewal.

3. The Board will pay fifty percent (50%) of the payment for an income protection plan designated by the Association up to a maximum of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for all full time teachers, parapro-fessionals, bus mechanics, custodians, maintenance, bus drivers, food service personnel, and secretaries per contract year. Application for this coverage must be made by the individual.

C. Insurance Coverage Opt Out Plan
      1. Each year the Board shall provide appropriate forms to all employees.

      2. Employees who elect to waive coverage pursuant to this plan, i.e., opt out of medical or dental, shall be entitled to receive payment as follows:
          Medical
              (1) Family Coverage to No Coverage $2,000
              (2) Family Coverage to Single Coverage $1,000
          Dental
              (1) Family Coverage to No Coverage $300.00
              (2) Family Coverage to Single Coverage $150.00
      Payment of monies shall be made in two equal installments, the first in the second pay in December and the second in the second pay in June of the school year.



      Employees must waive or opt out of such insurance coverage for a full year to be eligible for such payment. The opt out period shall be July 1 to June 30.
      Employees who have no other comprehensive insurance coverage shall not be permitted to participate in this plan.
      Employees who have initially opted out may not reenter the plan until open enrollment of the following year, i.e., July 1. Employees, however, may re-enroll without lapse in coverage due to the occurrence of a life event, terminating the other coverage. “Life event” shall cover change of status due to death, divorce, separation of employment, retirement, or unemployment of spouse. Should the employment status of such employee change, there shall be pro-rata payment based upon the time elapsed in the plan. In the event such separation of employment is due to death, his/her estate shall receive such pro-rata payment. Should an employee resign, he/she shall receive pro-rata payment.
      Employees eligible for Medicare pursuant to the applicable Medicare provisions shall not be eligible to opt out under this plan.
      Bus drivers are not eligible for the dental opt out.
      This money is taxable income and will be treated as such.
      This plan is subject to Section 125 of the IRS regulations.


ARTICLE VI

TUITION AID

A. Teachers

1. Teachers shall be reimbursed for tuition, registration fees, and books up to a maximum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) per teacher per school year according to the formula set forth herein below:

GRADE REPORT PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUAL MAXIMUM
(or EQUIVALENT)

"A" = one hundred percent (100%)

"B" = seventy-five percent (75%)

"C" = fifty percent (50%)
      All courses shall be subject to the prior approval of the assistant superintendent. Teachers may request the superintendent to reconsider approval of a course for which approval was denied, if such request is made in writing within six weeks of the date when approval was denied.
          Guidelines for course approval are indicated below:

a. Courses taken while matriculating in a regular graduate program in the subject area and/or area of certification in which the instructor is teaching (see d for exceptions), or

b. Courses taken at the graduate level that are in the subject area and/or area of certification which the instructor is teaching (see d for exceptions), or

c. Courses taken at the graduate level which are in a specialized area and are of a meaningful benefit to the students and/or the school district, or










d. Video or distance learning courses that meet the following program criteria:
              Be a graduate level course affiliated with an accredited college or university.
              Provide a collegial study group structure as a requirement for participation.
              Include conferencing and interaction with a college or university faculty mentor either in person or by phone.
              A list of approved institutions will be on record in the Administration Building (Marygrove is the only one approved at the inception of this contract (July 1, 2006).)

3. Only credits earned at institutions accredited by a national or regional accreditation commission such as, but not limited to, The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, shall be recognized.

B. Paraprofessional Employees

1. Paraprofessional employees shall be reimbursed for the cost of tuition for college courses up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400) per paraprofessional employee per contract year according to the formula set forth herein below:

GRADE REPORT PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUAL MAXIMUM
(or EQUIVALENT)

"A" = one hundred percent (100%)

"B" = seventy-five percent (75%)

"C" = fifty percent (50%)

2. Said courses must be either (1) in the field of education or (2) of a meaningful benefit to the students and the school district and, in either case, approved in advance by the superintendent or his designee. Moreover, no more than one (1) course shall be reimbursed during either the fall or spring semesters.

3. Only credits earned at institutions accredited by a national or regional accreditation commission such as, but not limited to, The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, shall be recognized.

4. The board shall pay one hundred percent (100%) of tuition for paraprofessional employees who are required by the Board or Superintendent to take courses or programs of study.

C. Support Staff Employees

1. Maintenance personnel shall be reimbursed fifty percent (50%) of tuition for courses which lead to certification as electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason provided that (1) all courses are approved in advance by the superintendent or his designee and (2) the support staff employee must be actively employed at the time said reimbursement occurs.

2. The Board shall pay one hundred percent (100%) of tuition for support staff employees who are required by the Board or Superintendent to take courses or programs of study.

D. Secretaries

Tuition reimbursement will be considered for courses or workshops that help develop secretarial or bookkeeping skills which may be offered from time to time, with prior approval of the Superintendent or his designee.

E. Employees

1. The Board shall reimburse up to $75,000 for tuition aid each year under this Article. If the total tuition aid exceeds the amount specified herein, the total amount available will be distributed proportionately.

2. Appropriate proof must be presented to the superintendent sixty (60) days after receipt of the transcript (i.e. official college notification of grades). This information includes a receipt and a grade report of C or higher.

3. Reimbursement will be made no later than the November 30th immediately following submission of proof, unless mutually agreed upon by the Board and Association. The employee must be employed as of September 1 of the following year in order to qualify for tuition reimbursement.

4. Lane changes on the salary guide shall occur on March 1 and November 1 of each year. Submission of paperwork is due one month prior to these dates.
ARTICLE VII

TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE

Each employee shall be entitled to the following leaves of absence with full pay each school year:

A. All teachers and paraprofessional employees shall be entitled to sick leaves as specified by state law. Sick leave is to be used for personal illness. It is not to be used for family illness. Child Study Team members shall receive one day of sick leave for each month of their contract. Steadily employed members of the support staff shall be entitled sick leave as follows: twelve (12) month support staff employees shall receive twelve (12) days per year, eleven (11) month support staff employees shall receive eleven (11) days per year and ten (10) month support staff employees shall receive ten (10) days per year. Said days shall be credited as of July 1. A new employee whose contract is effective after July 1 shall receive one (1) day of sick leave for each remaining month of the contract period and such days shall be credited upon his/her initial employment. All employees shall be given an accounting of accumulated sick leave days prior to commencement of assigned duties each academic year.

B. A maximum of four (4) days in any one year for teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, maintenance staff, custodians and food service personnel shall be allowed for personal business with full pay under the following conditions:
      1. Personal business leaves will be granted only for personal emergencies and urgent personal business which cannot be transacted outside employment hours.
      2. Requests for personal business leaves will be given to the superintendent or his/her designee at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the leave day requested. In the case of emergencies, the employee will submit the request as soon as possible.

      3. Two of the four personal business days, in a given year, may be taken as Emergency Family Personal Days with no advanced notice needed.

4. No personal business leaves shall be approved preceding or following a holiday or holiday weekend, unless in the case of an emergency, at which time the employee shall give the reason for the absence.


5. For employees who begin employment February 1 or thereafter, this leave shall be limited to one day.

6. All unused personal days shall be accumulated as sick leave.

C. Employees shall be entitled to the following temporary non-accumulative leaves of absence with full pay each school year because of deaths in the family:

1. Death in the immediate family

a. Employees may be absent from school or work site without loss of pay for a period not to exceed five (5) days.

b. Definition: Immediate family is construed to mean parents, spouse, child, sister, brother, grandparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, other persons residing in the household.

2. Death of a near relative

a. Employees may be absent from school or work site without loss of pay for the period of two (2) days, including the day of the funeral, because of the death of a near relative.

b. Definition: A near relative shall be construed to mean an uncle, aunt, niece or nephew.
ARTICLE VIII

SICK LEAVE BUYBACK


1. A teacher with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of teaching service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth herein below:

a. The teacher actually retires in accordance with the provisions of TPAF; however, a teacher who opts to "defer benefits" under TPAF shall not qualify for this benefit;

b. The teacher must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;

c. The teacher must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective.;

d. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the teacher's actual number of accumulated sick days: $30 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $60 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); $75 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);

e. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 1.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $8,000.00.

2. A secretary or switchboard/receptionist with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth herein below:

a. The secretary actually retires in accordance with the provisions of PERS; however, a secretary who opts to "defer benefits" under PERS shall not qualify for this benefit;

b. The secretary must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;

c. The secretary must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year
              preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective;

d. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the secretary's actual number of accumulated sick days: $25 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $40 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); and $50 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);

e. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 2.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $5,000.00.
      1. A paraprofessional/food service worker with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth herein below:
          1. The paraprofessional/food service worker actually retires in accordance with the provisions of PERS; however, a paraprofessional/food service worker who opts to “defer benefits” under PERS shall not qualify for this benefit:
          1. The paraprofessional/food service worker must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;
          1. The paraprofessional/food service worker must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective;
          1. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the paraprofessional/food service worker’s actual number of accumulated sick days: $15 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $30 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); and $40 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);
          1. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 3.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $2,000.00.
      1. A bus driver with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth herein below:
          1. The bus driver actually retires in accordance with the provisions of PERS; however, a bus driver who opts to “defer benefits” under PERS shall not qualify for this benefit:
          1. The bus driver must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;
          1. The bus driver must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective;
          1. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the bus driver’s actual number of accumulated sick days: $15 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $30 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); and $40 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);
          1. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 4.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $2,400.00.
      1. A custodian, bus mechanic, maintenance personnel and groundsperson with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth hereinbelow:
          a. The custodian, bus mechanic and maintenance personnel and groundsperson actually retires in accordance with the provisions of PERS; however, a custodian/mechanic who opts to “defer benefits” under PERS shall not qualify for this benefit:
          1. The custodian, bus mechanic, maintenance personnel and groundsperson must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;
          1. The custodian, bus mechanic and maintenance personnel and groundsperson must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time
              that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective;
          1. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the custodian’s, bus mechanic’s, maintenance and grounds personnel’s actual number of accumulated sick days: $20 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $30 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); and $40 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);
          1. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 5.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $3,500.00.

ARTICLE IX

EMPLOYEES RIGHTS

A. Employees

1. Individual Contract: Any individual contract between the Board and an employee heretofore or hereafter executed, shall be subject to and consistent with the terms and conditions of this agreement. If an individual contract contains any language inconsistent with the agreement, this agreement, during its duration, shall be controlling.

2. Bulletin Boards: The Association shall be provided a bulletin board in every employees' lounge for the exclusive use of the Association.

B. Teachers

1. Criticism of Teachers: Any question or criticism by a supervisor, administrator or Board member of a teacher and his or her methodology, shall be made in confidence and not in the presence of students, parents, or other public gatherings.

C. Paraprofessional Employees

1. Criticism of Paraprofessional Employees: Any question or criticism by a supervisor, administrator, Board member or teacher of a paraprofessional employee and his or her performance shall be made in confidence and not in the presence of students, parents, or other public gatherings.

2. New paraprofessional employees shall be hired on a sixty (60) day probationary period before being issued an employment contract.

3. Seniority based upon continuous years of service in the district according to job classification shall be used in cases of layoff or recall. Upon recall, paraprofessional employees shall be restored to the seniority level and salary step consistent with their level and step prior to layoff.

4. The Board may approve a request for a leave of absence without pay of up to one year for any reason deemed appropriate by the superintendent or his/her designee. A similar position shall be available for the paraprofessional employee upon termination of the leave.

D. Support Staff

1. Seniority based upon continuous years of service in the district according to job classification shall be used in cases of layoff or recall provided, however, that the employee possesses the requisite training, skills and ability to satisfactorily perform the job duties and responsibilities as determined by the superintendent. Upon recall, support staff employees shall be restored to a similar position at the seniority level and salary step consistent with their level and step prior to layoff.

2. The Board may approve a request for a leave of absence without pay of up to one year for any reason deemed appropriate by the superintendent or his/her designee. A similar position shall be available for the support staff employee upon termination of the leave.

3. Employment may be terminated by either party on two (2) weeks written notice and with a written statement of reasons. This provision shall not apply to probationary employees.

4. Bus Drivers

a. Field trips and other bus driver assignments shall be divided equally on a seniority basis in a cycle rotation until the list is exhausted. In the event no driver is willing to accept the field trip/other assignment, the driver whose name is at the top of the eligibility list may be required to make the trip.

b. When bus drivers are assigned to a driving situation deemed to be "difficult" by the Superintendent of Schools or his designee, at least two (2) buses or one (1) extra driver may be assigned.

c. Seniority shall be the basis for choosing bus runs, with kindergarten runs chosen first.

5. Custodians, Bus Mechanics, Maintenance Personnel and Groundsperson

a. Maintenance personnel and bus mechanics are required to be tidy in their personal dress. Uniforms, if provided by the Board, are required to be worn during the workday and at such other times when the employee is required to work
              overtime. In addition, custodians, bus mechanics and maintenance personnel, except probationary employees, shall receive one pair of work boots/"safety shoes" ($75) per contract year. If, however, said probationary employees satisfactorily complete the sixty (60) day probationary period, they shall also be entitled to the above benefit in the first year of their employment provided that a minimum of six months (183 days) remain from the completion of their probationary period until the end of the current contract year.

E. Secretaries

1. Whenever any secretary is required to appear for a hearing before the Superintendent, the Board or any committee thereof, concerning the continuation of that secretary in the respective office, position or employment, or the salary thereto, they shall be given prior written notice of the reasons for such meeting or interview and shall be entitled to have a representative of their choosing present to advise and represent them during such meeting or interview.

2. No secretarial employee shall be reprimanded or criticized in the presence of students, parents or other members of the public.

3. When a position which pays a higher rate and which encompasses a higher level of responsibility within a secretarial job classification becomes vacant, notice of such vacancy shall be made available to the Association to allow prospective applicants to apply. Secretarial employees may apply for such position in writing subject to the same procedures and standards as any other applicant. The Board's decision whether to hire such employee shall be at its discretion and shall not be the subject of a grievance procedure.

4. Any secretarial employee who is resigning from their position shall give a minimum of two (2) weeks notice.

5. Secretarial employees shall be notified of their contract and salary status for the ensuing year no later than May 15th.

6. Seniority Provisions
          1. In the event a secretarial employee must be laid off, said layoff will be made on the basis of district-wide seniority, insofar as the
              secretarial employee(s) making the seniority claim possesses the necessary job skills and qualifications to perform in the position being claimed. Seniority shall be defined as continuous employment in the Evesham Township School District.
b. In the event a secretarial vacancy occurs, laid off employees shall be entitled to recall in order of seniority so long as the employee making the recall claim possesses the skills and qualifications to fill the vacant position.

c. No new secretarial employee may be hired while a secretary who meets job skills and qualification requirements is still on layoff.

d. When secretaries are recalled to work, they shall be restored in the appropriate step of the salary scale receiving credit for all time served in Evesham. All accumulated sick time and all other benefits said secretarial employee has at time of layoff shall be restored in their entirety upon the return of the secretary.

e. Seniority shall not be accumulated during the period of layoff or approved leave of absence. Upon recall or return from approved leave of absence, employees shall have their accumulated seniority to the date of layoff or commencement of approved leave of absence.

f. Procedure for Recall:

(1) Tenured secretaries on layoff shall be considered as awaiting recall.

(2) Tenured secretaries on layoff shall be recalled in reverse order of layoff when vacancies occur.

(3) While tenured secretaries are on layoff there will be no new hires for unit positions unless:

(a) No tenured secretary on layoff is certified to fill the vacant position.

(b) All certificated tenure secretaries on layoff decline the offer to fill the vacancy.

(c) No tenured secretaries on layoff request the vacant position within thirty (30) days from the time of the notice of its availability.

(d) To decline job offer will result in a removal from the recall list.

(4) Secretaries on layoff shall retain recall rights for two (2) years.

(g) A list establishing the order of recall according to the above standards shall be drawn by the Board.

F. Any non-renewed employee may request a meeting, in writing, with the Board of Education. This meeting will take place in closed session within 60 days of the notice to non-renew or the next regularly scheduled board meeting.
ARTICLE X

WORKDAY, WORKLOAD AND WORK YEAR

A. Teachers
      1. The teacher workday is seven (7) hours and one (1) minute. The daily starting and ending times shall be determined by the Superintendent and set forth in the Faculty Manual for each individual school. The student day is as follows:
a. Middle School – Six (6) hours and 37 minutes
              b. Elementary School – Six (6) hours and 24 minutes
              c. Kindergarten – Five (5) hours and 12 minutes (Two sessions of two (2) hours and 36 minutes each.)
      2. In addition to classroom teachers’ assigned instructional times, their daily workday includes the following:
      a. Lunch Periods
      (1) Middle School – 49 minutes
      (2) Elementary School – 44 minutes
      (3) Kindergarten – 44 minutes

      b. Preparation Times
                  Middle School – 49 minutes per day
                  Elementary School – 220 minutes per five day week
                  Kindergarten – 260 minutes per five day week
              Other Middle School Scheduled Time – Classroom Teachers
                  Daily five (5) minutes homeroom
                  Average of three (3) team planning times within six (6) day cycle of 49 minutes each, over the course of the year (90 per year)
                  Average of three (3) independent study times within six (6) day cycle of 49 minutes each, over the course of the year (90 per year)
      Special area teachers’ workday is as follows:
          a. Lunch Period - Middle School - 49 minutes
                  Elementary School - 44 minutes
              b. Preparation Period - Middle School - 49 minutes
                Elementary School - 220 minutes per five (5) day week
              c. Middle School - Up to 30 instructional periods per five (5) day week
              Elementary School - Up to 26 instructional periods per five (5) day week
      Teachers may be assigned to any teaching or duty assignment which is consistent with the teaching certificate. For example, duty assignments may include, but are not limited to, lunch duty, hall monitoring, in-school suspensions and library supervision.
      5. Teacher Work Year
          The teacher work year shall be set at 187 days, three of which are reserved for emergency closing days. If these days are not needed for closing, they shall not be work days.
      6. Teachers will be required to conduct one (1) evening parent-teacher conference in each school year. Said conferences shall not be scheduled for more than three (3) hours per evening, but teachers will be permitted to leave once all evening conference obligations have been fulfilled. On the day of such conferences, teachers will be released following a four (4) hour student school day. Evening conferences will be scheduled on a day preceding the scheduling of full day conferences, if so scheduled.

      7. Special education teachers will be given release time during the spring in-service day to write IEP’s, if they so desire. This process will be evaluated on a yearly basis.

B. Bus Drivers
      1. Bus drivers will work a minimum of four (4) hours per day and a minimum of one hundred eighty (180) days per year. The time will include cleaning time, checking tires and brakes, and fueling his/her own vehicle.

C. Bus Mechanics, Custodians, and Maintenance Personnel
      1. The workday for full-time mechanics and maintenance employees shall consist of eight and one-half (8) consecutive hours, Monday through Friday, including one (1) thirty (30) minutes lunch period, and two (2) ten (10) minute break periods.

D. Secretaries

      1. All full time secretaries shall work seven and one-half (7) hours per day which includes one-half () hour lunch period. Hours shall be set by the Board of Education.
      2. All full time secretaries shall work seven and one-half (7) hours per day, which includes one-half () hour lunch period, and four (4) hours on Friday as summer hours beginning the Monday following the closing of school and continuing until the first day teachers return in September. Hours shall be set by the Board of Education.
      3. Overtime is defined to mean any mutually agreed upon time to be spent at one's regularly assigned duties either before or after regular daily work hours or on days other than those in the regular work week or work year. Overtime shall be rounded to the next one-half () hour. Overtime shall be compensated regular time except that the portion worked over eight (8) hours per day or over forty (40) hours a week shall be paid at time and one-half (1-1/2).
          The time plus one-half rate, when applicable, shall be computed by dividing the annual salary by the number of weeks in the work year, dividing the result by the number of hours in the work week, and multiplying the latter result by one and one-half. At the option of the employee, overtime may be taken as compensatory leave, hour for hour, only at such time as shall be approved by the employee's immediate supervisor.
ARTICLE XI

VACANCIES AND TRANSFERS

A. Employee

1. Vacancies

a. All promotional vacancies affecting unit members shall be posted in faculty rooms or appropriate work locations as soon as practicable.

b. Employees who desire to apply for vacancies must file a written statement of application with the Superintendent or his/her designee within five (5) workdays of the posting of the vacancy.

2. Transfers

a. Employees who desire a transfer of assignment, location and/or shift must file a written statement of such desire with the Superintendent or his/her designee no later than April 30th.

b. Protection Against Transfer: No employee will be transferred because of participation in negotiations.
ARTICLE XII

VACATIONS AND HOLIDAYS

A. Paraprofessional Employees

1. Paraprofessional employees shall be paid for one hundred eighty (180) pupil school days, plus one (1) orientation day. Paraprofessional employees may, at the discretion of the building principal, be paid to work on in-service days. Paraprofessional employees shall be paid for seven (7) legal holidays and a maximum of two (2) snow days which actually occur.

B. Bus Drivers

1. Bus drivers will work the calendar year required for their assigned school with the base pay being one hundred eighty-two (182) days. Bus drivers will be paid for Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and one (1) in-service day, by voucher, as determined by the superintendent or his designee. Any driver working more than one hundred eighty (180) days will be paid at his/her regular hourly rate for the actual hours worked those days.

C. Bus Mechanics, Custodians/Grounds, and Maintenance Personnel

1. Bus mechanics, custodians/grounds, and maintenance personnel shall receive the following paid holidays: New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve. Bus mechanics, custodians/grounds, and maintenance personnel shall also receive the following additional paid holidays when school is closed for students - i.e., Presidents' Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Veterans Day. In the event that school is not closed on any or all of the above "additional holidays", no compensatory time shall be granted.

Bus mechanics, custodians/grounds, maintenance personnel and groundspeople shall not work on Jewish holidays and Easter Monday if schools are not in session on those days.

2. All bus mechanics, custodians/grounds, and maintenance personnel shall be entitled to vacations with pay according to the schedule set forth below. (Rates of
          accrual will be effective with completion of full fiscal years, not anniversary dates.)
          Two (2) weeks - After one year of employment. (Prorated for employees who have not completed one full year of employment by June 30th.)

Three (3) weeks - After five years of employment. After ten (10) years, one additional day for every year of employment until a maximum of four (4) weeks is reached.

D. Secretaries

1. All secretaries shall be entitled to paid holidays coinciding with the days during the school year upon which the schools of the Evesham Township School District are closed for the purpose of observing such holidays pursuant to the "school calendar" adopted by the administrating body of the said school district. It is understood and agreed that secretaries will work during the summer, the period from September 1 to the start of school and from the end of school to June 30 as part of the regular work year. Twelve (12) month secretaries working in the administration building may be required to work during winter and spring vacation and during periods the school is closed for weather conditions but they shall be entitled to compensatory leave for such service. During periods the schools are closed due to weather conditions, if a secretary is required to work, said secretary shall be entitled to transportation to and from school, at said secretary's request.

2. All twelve (12) month secretaries shall be entitled to vacations with pay according to the schedule set forth below. (Rates of accrual will be effective with completion of full fiscal years, not anniversary dates.)

Two (2) weeks - After one year of employment. (Prorated for employees who have not completed one full year of employment by June 30th.)

Three (3) weeks - After five years of employment. After ten (10) years, one additional day for every year of employment until a maximum of four (4) weeks is reached.

All ten (10) month secretaries hired before July 1, 1993, shall be entitled to vacations with pay according to the schedule set forth below:

Eight (8) days - After one year of employment. (Prorated for employees who have not completed one full year of employment by June 30th.)

Ten (10) month secretaries hired before July 1, 1993, shall mutually schedule the eight (8) vacation days with their immediate supervisor with approval not to be unreasonably withheld. Any vacation days not actually taken shall be paid on a prorated basis.

Ten (10) month secretaries hired on or after July 1, 1993, shall not be eligible for eight (8) vacation days.

3. Ten (10) month secretaries hired before July 1, 1993, who are hired in the eleven (11) month secretary category, will retain their eight (8) vacation days per year.

ARTICLE XIII

SABBATICAL LEAVE

A. The main purpose of sabbatical leave shall be for a teacher's professional advancement or educational travel.

1. Professional Advancement:

a. A teacher who submits a program of study for a sabbatical leave shall undertake a full program. For purposes of this Article, "full program" shall be defined as follows:

(1) sixteen (16) hours undergraduate study per semester, or

(2) twelve (12) hours graduate study per semester, or

(3) the equivalent thereof.

The program submitted shall be designed to increase the teacher's understanding of educational psychology, improve the facility in teaching technique, or broaden experience in special subject fields.

b. At the beginning of each semester, the teacher must submit evidence of registration in an approved college or university. (This evidence may be submitted in the form of a letter from the registrar of the school, or the registration card from the school.)

c. At the end of each six week period, the teacher granted sabbatical leave must submit to the School Board through the Office of the Superintendent a written statement affirming that the employee is still in attendance at school.

d. At the conclusion of each semester, the teacher granted sabbatical leave shall produce evidence of the work completed during the semester.

2. Educational Travel:

a. A teacher who desires to travel must submit a complete statement of the proposed itinerary. Acceptable travel is defined as travel in foreign countries or travel that will enrich the teacher's experience and understanding of other people and other cultures.

b. Each month during the leave of absence, the teacher shall submit to the School Board through the Office of the Superintendent of Schools a letter showing the progress of his or her travel up to that period of time, or any change in itinerary.

c. Visit and observe an average of one school a month during sabbatical leave. If possible, observe in a minimum of two (2) different classrooms in each school. Observe for a minimum of one (1) hour in each room.

d. Visit places of educational interest, make notes and gather material that will give a broader educational background. Submit a list of these places.

e. At the conclusion of the leave of absence, a written report shall be submitted to the Board of Education through the Office of the Superintendent of Schools giving in detail a description of the travel and experience during the leave of absence.

B. A teacher shall be granted a sabbatical leave of absence after seven years of employment in the Evesham Township School District.
  1. Sabbatical leave shall be granted at the discretion of the Board, based upon program value, to no more than one teacher within the district using the following schedule:
      2006/2007 Sabbatical granted
      2007/2008 No sabbatical
      2008/2009 Sabbatical granted

      Unless the parties otherwise agree, a sabbatical will not be granted for the 2009/2010 school years.

D. Application for Sabbatical Leave

1. Must be made no later than January 1, preceding the school year for intended leave.

2. Must have a detailed written statement attached to application giving the purpose of the leave, plan of the activity to be pursued, and anticipated value of the experience to the individual in improving his/her professional competency and ability to serve the system.
  1. The sabbatical leave time period is one contractual year, September through June.

F. Reimbursement will be as follows:

1. Reimbursement will be granted at the rate equal to fifty percent of the salary the teacher would have received if he/she remained on duty.

2. Payment or reimbursement to be made in accordance with regular payroll dates.

G. While on leave, the teacher shall not engage in gainful employment except by written agreement with the Board. Scholarships and fellowships do not constitute gainful employment.

H. Sabbatical leave time shall be recognized for the purposes of salary increment and pension eligibility.

I. General conditions governing sabbatical leave are:

1. Five contractual teaching years must have passed since the first sabbatical for a teacher to become eligible for another.

2. The teacher shall agree in writing to return to his/her position (or a comparable one) in the school system for a period of at least two years following the completion of his/her leave. In the event the teacher does not return, he/she shall reimburse the Board of Education for the amount of money received for sabbatical leave.
ARTICLE XIV

MATERNITY AND CHILDREARING LEAVE

A. Employees

1. Disability/maternity leave shall refer to a leave of absence during which an employee is unable for medical reasons to come to work. It shall be treated as sick leave and subject to all the requirements of such leave. When an employee either before or after delivery of a child, is deemed to be physically able to return to work, such leave shall end.
      Normal disability time is considered up to four weeks prior to the birth and four to six weeks after the birth of a child. The determination of whether or not an employee is physically able to return to work will be by her own doctor. The Board may, however, require that she be examined by a doctor of its choice. In the event the two doctors disagree, then they shall, if possible, choose a third doctor whose opinion shall be binding; and, in the event that no agreement can be reached as to the third doctor, then application will be made for an appointment to the Burlington County Medical Society. In any event, said third doctor's opinion shall be binding.

      2. Family leave may be taken under the N.J. Family Leave Act and/or the Federal Family Leave Act, if the employee has worked the qualifying number of hours. Family leave may not exceed a total of twelve (12) weeks and includes benefits, but does not include pay except as stated in 18A (Workers Comp).

B. Teachers

Childrearing leave shall refer to a leave of absence without pay to allow a teacher to be with a new child by birth, adoption or marriage. It shall be granted only in conformity to the provisions which follow:

1. Childrearing leave shall be granted to teachers holding tenure under the Tenure Act. Non-tenured teachers will be granted leave to the end of the then current school year.

2. Notice of intention to take a childrearing leave must be made within sixty (60) days prior to the time that leave is scheduled to begin.
      1. The leave shall commence on the date requested or such earlier date when the teacher cannot or requests not to continue working.
      1. At the time of giving the notice of intention for childrearing leave, the teacher shall elect to have the leave extended either for the remainder of the year in which it is commenced and/or for the following year as well, in either case terminating on September 1.
5. No pay, sick leave, insurance benefits or other financial contribution shall be made to a teacher during childrearing leave, except as may be required by the New Jersey Family Leave Act or the Federal Medical and Family Leave Law.

6. In the event that a teacher's pregnancy terminates prior to the expiration of the leave which has been granted, or prior to the inception of the leave which may have been requested, said teacher may apply for early reinstatement by filing a written request therefore with the superintendent accompanied by a physician's certification that she is medically able to resume or continue to perform her duties. The Board shall grant such a request if it has not contractually obligated itself to employ a replacement for the teacher in question during the period for which leave had been originally requested or granted and if such request can be fulfilled without substantially interfering with the effective administration of the educational program to which the teacher in question was assigned and seeks to be reinstated.

7. After the granting of childrearing leave to any teacher, the Board will give reasonable consideration to a request from the teacher for either the extension or reduction of the period of leave so granted. Only one extension will be granted per leave. However, an extension will not be considered if requested within 60 days of the original ending date of the childrearing leave. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed by the Board of Education on a case-by-case basis.

8. The Board of Education and the superintendent do not guarantee the assignment of teachers the same buildings or same assignment they held prior to the leave of absence.
ARTICLE XV

SEVERABILITY

A. If any provision of the agreement or any application of this agreement to any employee 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 application shall continue in full force and effect.
ARTICLE XVI

BOARD'S RIGHTS

A. The parties hereby recognize the rights of the Board, in conformance with the laws of the State of New Jersey and rulings of the State Board of Education, as well as the Board's reserved rights. Said rights must be exercised in a manner consistent with the terms of this Agreement.
ARTICLE XVII

REPRESENTATION FEE

A. Purpose of Fee

If an employee does not become a member of the Association during any membership year (i.e., from September 1 to the following August 31) which is covered in whole or in part by this Agreement, said employee will be required to pay a representation fee to the Association for that membership year. The purpose of this fee will be to offset the employee's per capita cost of services rendered by the Association as majority representative.

B. Amount of Fee

1. Notification

Prior to the beginning of each membership year, the Association will notify the Board in writing of the amount of the regular membership dues, initiation fees and assessments charged by the Association to its own members for the membership year. Said fee shall conform to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Public Employment Relations Commission.

2. The representation fee shall be set at eighty-five percent (85%), the maximum allowed by law, which offsets the costs of the majority representative relative to negotiations, grievances, contract maintenance and other activities of employee representation.

C. Deduction and Transmission of Fee

1. Notification

Once during each membership year covered in whole or in part by this agreement, the Association will submit to the Board a list of those employees who have not become members of the Association for the then current membership year. The Board will then deduct from the salaries of such employees, in accordance with paragraph 2 below, the full amount of the representation fee and promptly will transmit the amount to the Association.

2. Payroll Deduction Schedule

Upon annual written notification that the Association has adopted and implemented a "demand and return
          system" pursuant to PERC and applicable Federal and State laws/regulations, the Board will deduct the representation fee in equal installments, as nearly as possible, from the paychecks paid to each employee on the aforesaid list during the remainder of the membership year in question. The deductions will begin with the first paycheck paid:

(a) twenty (20) days after receipt of the aforesaid list by the Board; or

(b) sixty (60) days after the employee begins his or her employment in a bargaining unit position, unless the employee previously served in a bargaining unit position and continued in the employ of the Board in a non-bargaining unit position or was on layoff, in which event the deductions will begin with the first paycheck paid twenty (20) days after the resumption of the employee's employment in a bargaining unit position, whichever is later.

D. Termination of Employment

If an employee who is required to pay a representation fee terminates his or her employment with the Board before the Association has received the full amount of the representation fee to which it is entitled under this Article, the Board will deduct the unpaid portion of the fee from the last paycheck paid to said employee during the membership year in question.

E. Mechanics

Except as otherwise provided in this Article, the mechanics for the deductions of representation fees and the transmission of such fees to the Association will, as nearly as possible, be the same as those used for the deduction and transmission of regular membership dues to the Association.

F. Changes

The Association will notify the Board in writing of any changes in the list provided for in section C above and/or the amount of the representation fee, and such changes will be reflected in any deductions made more than thirty (30) days after the Board received said notice. Deductions shall be made February 1 and/or June 15 for such changes.

G. New Employees

On or about the last day of each month, beginning with the month this Agreement becomes effective, the Board will submit to the Association, a list of all employees who began their employment in a bargaining unit position during the preceding 30 day period. The list will include names, job titles, and dates of employment for all such employees. Said deductions shall be pro rata for the remainder of the membership year effective sixty (60) days after the employee's initial date of employment provided that a minimum of ninety (90) days exists between the day the employee began his/her employment and the end of the current membership year (June 30).

H. Indemnification

The Association shall defend, indemnify and hold the Board harmless against any and all claims, demands, suits and other forms of liability, including liability for reasonable counsel fees and other legal costs and expenses, that may arise out of, or by reason of any action taken or not taken by the Board in conformance with this provision.
ARTICLE XVIII

DURATION OF AGREEMENT


This Agreement shall become effective as of July 1, 2006, and shall continue in effect until June 30, 2009.

In witness thereof, the Association has caused this Agreement to be signed by its President and Secretary, and the Board has caused this Agreement to be signed by its President, attested by its Secretary and its corporate seal to be placed hereon.





EVESHAM TOWNSHIP EDUCATION ASSOCIATION


WITNESS:


__________________________ ____________________________
Secretary President




EVESHAM TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION


ATTEST:


__________________________ ____________________________
Secretary President
SCHEDULE A-1
2006-2007 TEACHERS SALARY GUIDE
September 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007

STEP
BA
BA+30
MA
MA+30
PHD
1
42,242
44,142
46,642
48,042
50,542
2
42,500
44,400
46,900
48,300
50,800
3
42,757
44,657
47,157
48,557
51,057
4
43,015
44,915
47,415
48,815
51,315
5
43,273
45,173
47,673
49,073
51,573
6
43,530
45,430
47,930
49,330
51,830
7
44,560
46,460
48,960
50,360
52,860
8
45,591
47,491
49,991
51,391
53,891
9
46,621
48,521
51,021
52,421
54,921
10
47,651
49,551
52,051
53,451
55,951
11
48,939
50,839
53,339
54,739
57,239
12
49,970
51,870
54,370
55,770
58,270
13
51,515
53,415
55,915
57,315
59,815
14
54,091
55,991
58,491
59,891
62,391
15
57,954
59,854
62,354
63,754
66,254
16
62,848
64,748
67,248
68,648
71,148
17
73,151
75,051
77,551
78,951
81,451
LONGEVITY

$555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
$805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
$1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
$3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district

Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.
SCHEDULE A-2
2007-2008 TEACHERS SALARY GUIDE
September 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008

STEP
BA
BA+30
MA
MA+30
PHD
1
43,549
45,499
48,149
49,549
52,149
2
43,749
45,699
48,349
49,749
52,349
3
44,015
45,965
48,615
50,015
52,615
4
44,280
46,230
48,880
50,280
52,880
5
44,545
46,495
49,145
50,545
53,145
6
44,810
46,760
49,410
50,810
53,410
7
45,871
47,821
50,471
51,871
54,471
8
46,931
48,881
51,531
52,931
55,531
9
47,992
49,942
52,592
53,992
56,592
10
49,052
51,002
53,652
55,052
57,652
11
50,378
52,328
54,978
56,378
58,978
12
51,439
53,389
56,039
57,439
60,039
13
53,030
54,980
57,630
59,030
61,630
14
55,681
57,631
60,281
61,681
64,281
15
59,658
61,608
64,258
65,658
68,258
16
64,696
66,646
69,296
70,696
73,296
17
75,302
77,252
79,902
81,302
83,902
LONGEVITY

$555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
$805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
$1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
$3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district

Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.
SCHEDULE A-3
2008-2009 TEACHERS SALARY GUIDE
September 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009

STEP
BA
BA+30
MA
MA+30
PHD
1
44,742
46,742
49,742
51,242
54,742
2
44,942
46,942
49,942
51,442
54,942
3
45,142
47,142
50,142
51,642
55,142
4
45,342
47,342
50,342
51,842
55,342
5
45,614
47,614
50,614
52,114
55,614
6
45,885
47,885
50,885
52,385
55,885
7
46,971
48,971
51,971
53,471
56,971
8
48,057
50,057
53,057
54,557
58,057
9
49,144
51,144
54,144
55,644
59,144
10
50,230
52,230
55,230
56,730
60,230
11
51,587
53,587
56,587
58,087
61,587
12
52,673
54,673
57,673
59,173
62,673
13
54,302
56,302
59,302
60,802
64,302
14
57,017
59,017
62,017
63,517
67,017
15
61,090
63,090
66,090
67,590
71,090
16
66,249
68,249
71,249
72,749
76,249
17
77,109
79,109
82,109
83,609
87,109
LONGEVITY

$555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
$805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
$1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
$3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district
Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.
SCHEDULE B-1
2006-2007 CHILD STUDY TEAM SALARY GUIDE

STEP
BA
BA+30
MA
MA+30
PHD
1
46,467
48,557
51,307
52,847
55,597
2
46,750
48,840
51,590
53,130
55,880
3
47,033
49,123
51,873
53,413
56,163
4
47,317
49,407
52,157
53,697
56,447
5
47,600
49,690
52,440
53,980
56,730
6
47,883
49,973
52,723
54,263
57,013
7
49,017
51,107
53,857
55,397
58,147
8
50,150
52,240
54,990
56,530
59,280
9
51,283
53,373
56,123
57,663
60,413
10
52,417
54,507
57,257
58,797
61,547
11
53,833
55,923
58,673
60,213
62,963
12
54,967
57,057
59,807
61,347
64,097
13
56,667
58,757
61,507
63,047
65,797
14
59,500
61,590
64,340
65,880
68,630
15
63,750
65,840
68,590
70,130
72,880
16
69,133
71,223
73,973
75,513
78,263
17
80,466
82,556
85,306
86,846
89,596
LONGEVITY

$555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
$805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
$1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
$3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district
Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.
SCHEDULE B-2

2007-2008 CHILD STUDY TEAM SALARY GUIDE

STEP
BA
BA+30
MA
MA+30
PHD
1
47,904
50,049
52,964
54,504
57,364
2
48,124
50,269
53,184
54,724
57,584
3
48,416
50,561
53,476
55,016
57,876
4
48,708
50,853
53,768
55,308
58,168
5
48,999
51,144
54,059
55,599
58,459
6
49,291
51,436
54,351
55,891
58,751
7
50,458
52,603
55,518
57,058
59,918
8
51,624
53,769
56,684
58,224
61,084
9
52,791
54,936
57,851
59,391
62,251
10
53,958
56,103
59,018
60,558
63,418
11
55,416
57,561
60,476
62,016
64,876
12
56,583
58,728
61,643
63,183
66,043
13
58,332
60,477
63,392
64,932
67,792
14
61,249
63,394
66,309
67,849
70,709
15
65,624
67,769
70,684
72,224
75,084
16
71,166
73,311
76,226
77,766
80,626
17
82,832
84,977
87,892
89,432
92,292

LONGEVITY

$555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
$805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
$1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
$3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district

Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.
SCHEDULE B-3

2008-2009 CHILD STUDY TEAM SALARY GUIDE

STEP
BA
BA+30
MA
MA+30
PHD
1
49,217
51,417
54,717
56,367
60,217
2
49,437
51,637
54,937
56,587
60,437
3
49,657
51,857
55,157
56,807
60,657
4
49,877
52,077
55,377
57,027
60,877
5
50,175
52,375
55,675
57,325
61,175
6
50,474
52,674
55,974
57,624
61,474
7
51,669
53,869
57,169
58,819
62,669
8
52,863
55,063
58,363
60,013
63,863
9
54,058
56,258
59,558
61,208
65,058
10
55,253
57,453
60,753
62,403
66,253
11
56,746
58,946
62,246
63,896
67,746
12
57,941
60,141
63,441
65,091
68,941
13
59,732
61,932
65,232
66,882
70,732
14
62,719
64,919
68,219
69,869
73,719
15
67,199
69,399
72,699
74,349
78,199
16
72,874
75,074
78,374
80,024
83,874
17
84,820
87,020
90,320
91,970
95,820
LONGEVITY

$555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
$805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
$1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
$3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district

Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.
SCHEDULE C-1
2006-2007 PARAPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
STEP
CLASSROOM AIDE
TEACHER
ASSISTANT
LIBRARY CLERK/
HEALTH AIDE
1
12.00
20.97
12.00
2
12.21
21.22
12.21
3
12.42
21.48
12.42
4
12.65
21.75
12.65
5
12.90
22.01
12.90
6
13.15
22.26
13.15
7
13.40
22.52
13.40
8
13.65
22.79
13.65
9
13.90
23.04
13.90
10
14.15
23.31
14.15
11
14.40
23.56
14.40
12
14.64
23.82
14.64
13
14.90
24.08
14.90
14
15.15
24.34
15.15
15
15.44
24.60
15.44
16
16.50
25.08
16.50
Teaching assistants and classroom aides who have a valid New Jersey teaching certificate shall receive an additional fifty cents ($.50) per hour worked.

LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE C-2
2007-2008 PARAPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
STEP
CLASSROOM AIDE
TEACHER
ASSISTANT
LIBRARY CLERK/
HEALTH AIDE
1
12.47
21.75
12.47
2
12.57
21.85
12.57
3
12.78
22.11
12.78
4
13.02
22.39
13.02
5
13.28
22.65
13.28
6
13.53
22.92
13.53
7
13.80
23.18
13.80
8
14.05
23.46
14.05
9
14.31
23.71
14.31
10
14.56
23.99
14.56
11
14.83
24.26
14.83
12
15.07
24.52
15.07
13
15.34
24.79
15.34
14
15.59
25.05
15.59
15
15.90
25.33
15.90
16
16.98
25.81
16.98
Teaching assistants and classroom aides who have a valid New Jersey teaching certificate shall receive an additional fifty cents ($.50) per hour worked.

LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE C-3
2008-2009 PARAPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
STEP
CLASSROOM AIDE
TEACHER
ASSISTANT
LIBRARY CLERK/
HEALTH AIDE
1
12.89
22.44
12.89
2
12.99
22.54
12.99
3
13.09
22.64
13.09
4
13.34
22.93
13.34
5
13.60
23.20
13.60
6
13.86
23.47
13.86
7
14.13
23.74
14.13
8
14.39
24.02
14.39
9
14.65
24.28
14.65
10
14.91
24.57
14.91
11
15.18
24.84
15.18
12
15.43
25.11
15.43
13
15.70
25.38
15.70
14
15.96
25.65
15.96
15
16.68
26.04
16.68
16
17.39
26.43
17.39
Teaching assistants and classroom aides who have a valid New Jersey teaching certificate shall receive an additional fifty cents ($.50) per hour worked.
LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE D-1
2006-2007 SUPPORT STAFF EMPLOYEES SALARY/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE

STEP
MAINTENANCE/
MECHANIC
CUSTODIAN/
GROUNDS
CUSTODIAN/
GROUNDS P/T
1
41,520
25,778
10.77
2
41,791
26,358
11.01
3
42,046
27,039
11.19
4
42,355
27,656
11.58
5
42,733
28,325
11.79
6
43,111
28,994
12.00
7
43,490
29,663
12.23
8
43,867
30,332
12.46
9
44,244
31,002
13.38
10
44,623
31,670
13.61
11
45,001
32,340
13.84
12
45,379
33,010
14.06
13
45,756
33,679
14
46,134
34,348
15
46,511
35,017
16
47,404
35,533
17
36,048
18
36,563
19
37,079
20
41,181
LONGEVITY
$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year
Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE D-2
2007-2008 SUPPORT STAFF EMPLOYEES SALARY/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE

STEP
MAINTENANCE/
MECHANIC
CUSTODIAN/
GROUNDS
CUSTODIAN/
GROUNDS P/T
1
42,820
26,933
11.24
2
43,020
27,133
11.34
3
43,282
27,834
11.52
4
43,600
28,469
11.92
5
43,989
29,158
12.13
6
44,378
29,846
12.36
7
44,769
30,535
12.59
8
45,157
31,224
12.82
9
45,545
31,913
13.78
10
45,935
32,602
14.01
11
46,324
33,291
14.24
12
46,713
33,980
14.48
13
47,101
34,670
14
47,490
35,358
15
47,878
36,046
16
48,798
36,578
17
37,108
18
37,638
19
38,170
20
42,392
LONGEVITY
$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th
Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE D-3
2008-2009 SUPPORT STAFF EMPLOYEES SALARY/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE

STEP
MAINTENANCE/
MECHANIC
CUSTODIAN/
GROUNDS
CUSTODIAN/
GROUNDS P/T
1
43,920
28,102
11.59
2
44,120
28,302
11.69
3
44,320
28,502
11.79
4
44,646
29,153
12.21
5
45,045
29,858
12.42
6
45,443
30,562
12.65
7
45,843
31,268
12.89
8
46,241
31,973
13.13
9
46,638
32,679
14.11
10
47,038
33,384
14.35
11
47,436
34,090
14.59
12
47,834
34,796
14.82
13
48,231
35,502
14
48,630
36,207
15
49,027
37,418
16
49,969
38,629
17
39,840
18
41,051
19
42,262
20
43,409
LONGEVITY
$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.



SCHEDULE E-1
2006-2007 SECRETARIAL PERSONNEL SALARY GUIDE


STEP
12
MONTH
11
MONTH
10
MONTH
1
26,376
24,186
21,979
2
26,633
24,423
22,193
3
26,891
24,659
22,408
4
27,148
24,895
22,623
5
27,406
25,131
22,837
6
27,664
25,367
23,052
7
27,921
25,604
23,267
8
28,694
26,312
23,911
9
29,724
27,257
24,769
10
30,754
28,202
25,628
11
31,785
29,147
26,486
12
33,330
30,564
27,774
13
34,876
31,981
29,062
14
36,421
33,398
30,350
15
38,482
35,288
32,067
16
42,196
38,694
35,162
LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE E-2
2007-2008 SECRETARIAL PERSONNEL SALARY GUIDE


STEP
12
MONTH
11
MONTH
10
MONTH
1
27,216
24,957
22,679
2
27,416
25,141
22,846
3
27,681
25,384
23,067
4
27,947
25,627
23,288
5
28,212
25,870
23,509
6
28,477
26,113
23,730
7
28,742
26,356
23,951
8
29,537
27,086
24,614
9
30,598
28,058
25,497
10
31,659
29,031
26,381
11
32,719
30,004
27,265
12
34,310
31,462
28,591
13
35,901
32,921
29,916
14
37,492
34,380
31,242
15
39,613
36,325
33,010
16
43,436
39,831
36,196

LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE E-3
2008-2009 SECRETARIAL PERSONNEL SALARY GUIDE


STEP
12
MONTH
11
MONTH
10
MONTH
1
27,946
25,626
23,287
2
28,146
25,810
23,454
3
28,346
25,993
23,621
4
28,617
26,242
23,847
5
28,889
26,491
24,073
6
29,160
26,740
24,299
7
29,432
26,989
24,526
8
30,246
27,736
25,204
9
31,332
28,732
26,109
10
32,418
29,728
27,014
11
33,504
30,724
27,919
12
35,134
32,217
29,277
13
36,763
33,711
30,634
14
39,358
36,091
32,797
15
41,953
38,471
34,959
16
44,479
40,787
37,064
LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE F-1
2006/2007 INTERPRETER SALARY GUIDE


STEP
WITH
CERTIFICATE
WITHOUT
CERTIFICATE
1
28.40
20.73
2
28.95
21.13
3
29.52
21.55
4
30.08
21.96
5
30.92
22.57
6
31.75
23.18
7
32.59
23.79
8
33.43
24.41
9
34.27
25.02
10
35.10
25.62
LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE F-2
2007/2008 INTERPRETER SALARY GUIDE
STEP
WITH
CERTIFICATE
WITHOUT
CERTIFICATE
1
29.23
21.34
2
29.80
21.76
3
30.39
22.18
4
30.97
22.61
5
31.83
23.23
6
32.69
23.86
7
33.55
24.49
8
34.42
25.12
9
35.28
25.75
10
36.13
26.38

LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE F-3
2008/2009 INTERPRETER SALARY GUIDE


STEP
WITH
CERTIFICATE
WITHOUT
CERTIFICATE
1
29.93
21.94
2
30.52
22.37
3
31.12
22.81
4
31.71
23.25
5
32.59
23.89
6
33.47
24.53
7
34.35
25.18
8
35.24
25.83
9
36.12
26.48
10
37.00
27.12
LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE G-1
2006-2007 FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
STEP
WORKERS
HELPERS
1
10,746
9.32
2
11,004
9.48
3
11,261
9.62
4
11,531
9.81
5
11,791
10.05
6
12,051
10.29
7
12,311
10.53
8
12,570
10.77
9
12,829
11.01
10
13,089
11.25
11
13,349
11.50
12
13,608
11.75
13
13,868
11.98
14
14,127
12.21
15
14,387
12.46
16
14,647
12.81
17
15,165
13.34
18
16,742
13.69
LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE G-2
2007-2008 FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
STEP
WORKERS
HELPERS
1
11,127
9.66
2
11,327
9.76
3
11,592
9.91
4
11,870
10.10
5
12,137
10.34
6
12,406
10.60
7
12,673
10.84
8
12,939
11.08
9
13,206
11.34
10
13,474
11.58
11
13,741
11.84
12
14,008
12.09
13
14,276
12.33
14
14,543
12.57
15
14,810
12.82
16
15,077
13.18
17
15,611
13.73
18
17,235
14.10
LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE G-3
2008-2009 FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
STEP
WORKERS
HELPERS
1
11,470
9.94
2
11,670
10.04
3
11,870
10.14
4
12,155
10.34
5
12,429
10.59
6
12,703
10.85
7
12,977
11.10
8
13,250
11.35
9
13,523
11.61
10
13,797
11.86
11
14,071
12.18
12
14,344
12.50
13
14,618
12.82
14
14,892
13.14
15
15,166
13.46
16
15,439
13.78
17
15,985
14.10
18
17,648
14.43
LONGEVITY

$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th year
Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE H-1
2006-2009 BUS DRIVER HOURLY WAGE GUIDE

STEP
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
A
15.75
15.75
15.75
B
16.80
16.80
16.80
C
17.85
17.85
17.85
1
18.90
18.90
18.90
2
19.71
20.26
20.87
3
19.97
20.52
21.13
4
20.37
20.92
21.53
5
20.61
21.16
21.77
6
20.84
21.39
22.00
7
21.10
21.65
22.26
8
21.36
21.91
22.52
9
21.60
22.15
22.76
10
21.85
22.40
23.01
11
22.10
22.65
23.26
12
22.35
22.90
23.51
13
22.59
23.14
23.75
14
22.82
23.37
23.98
15
23.33
23.88
24.49
16
23.57
24.12
24.73
17
24.16
24.71
25.32
18
24.52
25.07
25.68
LONGEVITY
$200 at the beginning of the 10th year
$400 at the beginning of the 15th year
$600 at the beginning of the 20th

Payment in total shall be made in December.
SCHEDULE J-1
2006-2009
The following regulations shall be used for extra class activities:
1. All after school activities must be approved by the school principal, superintendent and the Board.
2. All after school activities may be created or stopped by the Board at any time during the school year, and the Board may limit the time or dollars spent on certain activities. After the school activity has been approved and the Board decides to stop the activity, the teacher will be paid for the amount of time s/he spent on the activity before abolishment, but no less than fifteen percent (15%) of the total amount of hours to which have been agree.
3. For approved activities, individuals, as needed, will be issued contracts at the following rates:

INTRAMURAL SPORTS 1259
(62 or more hours; per sport)

INTRAMURAL SPORTS 20.66/hr.
(less than 62 hours; per sport)

BOARD APPROVED ACTIVITIES: MIDDLE SCHOOL ELEMENTARY
(per activity; per building) Director Asst.
Drama 2030 1015 1200
Student Council 2030 1015 1200
Band 2030 1015 1200
Orchestra 2030 1015 1200
Jazz Band 2030 1015
Chorus (per chorus) 2030 1015 1400
Yearbook 2030 1015 1200
Cheerleading 2030 1015
Safety Patrol - - 600 (25 hrs.)
Newspaper (per issue) 1200 600 -
3 issues max. – additional issues with supt. approval

BOARD APPROVED CLUBS 20.66/hr.

INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS (MIDDLE SCHOOL)
Basketball (boys) 3425 2305
Basketball (girls) 3425 2305
Wrestling 3425 2305
Soccer (boys) 2825 1915
Soccer (girls) 2825 1915
Cross Country 2825 1915
Softball (boys) 2825 1915
Softball (girls) 2825 1915
Track (boys) 2825 1915
Track (girls) 2825 1915
Baseball (boys) 2825 1915
Field Hockey 2825 1915
Lacrosse 2825 1915

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 27.23/hr.

Professional services shall include but not be limited to: curriculum writing, conducting workshops and in-services, compulsory attendance at more than one Back to School Night, summer employment. Professional services shall exclude other separately contracted summer work (i.e. Metamorphosis Program, CAPPS, CST casework) or any other previously contracted work that was paid at a higher rate. Cafeteria duty for middle school teachers on their lunch or prep time will be paid at the approved club rate.
SCHEDULE J-2
PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR SCHEDULE J-1

Payment for extracurricular activities shall be made in accordance with the following schedule:

December payment:
Field Hockey Full stipend
Soccer (boys) Full stipend
Soccer (girls) Full stipend
Cross Country Full stipend
Newspaper Full per issue stipend
Drama Half stipend
Student Council Half stipend
Band Half stipend
Orchestra Half stipend
Chorus Half stipend
Yearbook Half stipend
Safety Patrol Half stipend
Jazz Band Half stipend
Board approved clubs/hourly activities Hours submitted

March payment:
Basketball (boys) Full stipend
Basketball (girls) Full stipend
Wrestling Full stipend
Cheerleading Full stipend
Newspaper Full per issue stipend

June payment:
Softball (boys) Full stipend
Softball (girls) Full stipend
Track (boys) Full stipend
Track (girls) Full stipend
Baseball (boys) Full stipend
Lacrosse Full stipend
Newspaper Full per issue stipend
Drama Half stipend
Student Council Half stipend
Band Half stipend
Orchestra Half stipend
Chorus Half stipend
Yearbook Half stipend
Safety Patrol Half stipend
Jazz Band Half stipend
Board approved clubs/hourly activities Hours submitted within respective
time periods:

Professional services Payment in June, July, August, January and May
 
















COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

Between The

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

And The

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

For
JULY 1, 2006

Through

JUNE 30, 2009










TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

ARTICLE I - PREAMBLE ........................................ 1

ARTICLE II - PROCEDURE ...................................... 3

ARTICLE III - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ........................... 4

ARTICLE IV - SALARIES ....................................... 9

ARTICLE V - INSURANCE PROTECTION ............................ 15

ARTICLE VI - TUITION AID .................................... 21

ARTICLE VII - TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE ................... 24

ARTICLE VIII - SICK LEAVE BUYBACK .......................... 26

ARTICLE IX - EMPLOYEES RIGHTS ............................... 30

ARTICLE X - WORKDAY, WORKLOAD & WORK YEAR ................... 35

ARTICLE XI - VACANCIES AND TRANSFERS ........................ 38

ARTICLE XII - VACATIONS AND HOLIDAYS ........................ 39

ARTICLE XIII - SABBATICAL LEAVE ............................. 42

ARTICLE XIV - MATERNITY AND CHILDREARING LEAVE .............. 45

ARTICLE XV - SEVERABILITY ................................... 47

ARTICLE XVI - BOARD'S RIGHTS ................................ 48

ARTICLE XVII - REPRESENTATION FEE ........................... 49

ARTICLE XVIII - DURATION OF AGREEMENT ....................... 52

SALARY GUIDES/PAYMENTSCHEDULES............................... 53





ARTICLE I

PREAMBLE

A. Recognition

1. The Evesham Township Board of Education has recognized the Evesham Township Education Association as the representative for negotiations concerning terms and conditions of employment for all Evesham Township School District personnel specifically named in Section A.2. below within the scope of N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 et seq. known as the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act, and as modified and interpreted by the Public Employers Relations Commission through its Rules and Regulations.

2. That recognition agreement between the Evesham Township Board of Education and the Evesham Township Education Association will include teachers, speech/language specialists, media specialists, guidance counselors, school psychologists, learning disabilities teacher-consultants, social workers, nurses, classroom aides, health aides, library clerks, teacher assistants, secretaries, bus drivers, bus mechanics, maintenance personnel, custodial personnel, food service personnel, and grounds personnel, but will exclude all administrators and supervisors.

B. Definitions

1. As used hereinafter, the term "employee" shall apply to all members of the bargaining unit.

2. As used hereinafter, the term "teacher" shall apply to teachers, speech/language specialists, media specialists, guidance counselors, school psychologists, learning disability teacher-consultants, social workers and nurses.

3. As used hereinafter, the term "paraprofessional employee" shall apply to classroom aides, health aides, library clerks and teacher assistants.

    4. As used hereinafter, the term "support staff employee" shall apply to bus drivers, bus mechanics, maintenance personnel, custodial personnel, food service personnel, and grounds personnel.

    5. As used hereinafter, the term "custodian" shall apply to non-supervisory custodians and grounds personnel.

    6. As used hereinafter, the term "food service personnel" shall apply to all cafeteria workers and helpers, but shall not include dishwashers and/or cook-managers.

    7. As used hereafter, the term “interpreter” shall apply to interpreters.

    8. As used hereinafter, the term "secretaries" shall include: school secretaries, central office secretaries, switchboard/receptionist, secretary to the Child Study Team, and bookkeepers, in the Evesham Township Public Schools, but exclude:

    a. Superintendent's secretary

    b. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum secretaries

    c. Secretaries to the Assistant Superintendent for Business/Board Secretary

    d. Secretaries to Director of Personnel

    9. As used hereinafter, the term "non-teacher" shall apply to all paraprofessional employees and all support staff employees.

    10. As used hereinafter, the term "probationary employee" shall apply to (1) any support staff who is employed less than or equal to sixty (60) calendar days from the date the employee actually commences working or (2) any paraprofessional employee who is employed less than or equal to sixty (60) calendar days from the date he/she actually commences working. During this probationary period, said employees may be disciplined or discharged at the sole discretion of the Board, and such decision shall not be subject to the provisions of the grievance procedure. Moreover, during the first (1st) sixty (60) calendar days of their actual employment, probationary support staff employees shall neither receive nor accrue "insurance protection" benefits as provided in Article V.

    ARTICLE II

    PROCEDURE

    The Evesham Township Education Association (hereinafter referred to as the Association) and the Evesham Township Board of Education (hereinafter referred to as the Board) hereby agree that the procedures listed below will be adhered to during all negotiations between the Association and the Board.

    A. Negotiations shall begin in accordance with the law. Any agreement that is negotiated shall apply to all personnel as covered in the Preamble, be reduced to writing, and be presented to the Association and the Board for adoption.

    B. Neither party in any negotiation shall have any control over the selection of the negotiation representatives of the other party.

    1. The maximum number of representatives on Association and Board negotiating teams shall be equal. This number shall be mutually agreed upon at the first negotiating session.

    2. Either party may bring in legal and/or professional advisors, having given forty-eight (48) hours notice.

    3. The parties mutually pledge that their representatives shall be clothed with all necessary power and authority to make proposals, consider proposals, and make counterproposals in the course of negotiations.

    C. Negotiations

    1. All public financial records shall be available to the Association for inspection no later than December 15 of each year.

    2. The parties shall meet at least once every two weeks until the negotiation agreement is reached, unless other arrangements have been mutually agreed upon.

    3. Negotiation sessions are not to last more than three (3) hours unless mutually agreed upon.

    D. The Association and the Board agree that any attempt to coerce, to dominate, to censor or to penalize any participant in the negotiations shall be recognized as a breach of good faith.

    ARTICLE III

    GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

    A. Definitions

    1. A grievance is a claim by any employee and/or group of employees desiring to appeal the application or violation of policies, administrative decisions, and the negotiated agreement affecting them.

    2. The term "grievance" and the procedure related thereto shall not be deemed applicable in the following instances:

    a. The failure or refusal of the Board to renew a contract of a non-tenure employee.

    b. All things that are by law beyond the scope of the Board's authority or are limited to this Board alone.

    3. All days herein shall be construed to mean school/work days.

    4. The term grievant shall mean the employee and/or group of employees filing a grievance.

    B. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as limiting the right of any employee having a grievance to discuss the matter informally with an appropriate member of the administration, and having the grievance adjusted without intervention of the Association, provided the adjustment is not inconsistent with terms of this Agreement.

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

    D. Except for group grievances which shall be initiated by the Association at the Superintendent's level, any employee who has a grievance shall discuss it first with his principal (or immediate supervisor, if applicable) in an attempt to resolve the matter informally at that level.

    E. Procedures

    1. Report to the immediate principal or supervisor:


            a. A grievance, to be considered under the procedure, must be initiated by the employee within twenty-five (25) school/work days of its occurrence.

    b. The request for a meeting does not have to be made in writing.

    c. The employee(s) may be represented at this meeting with a person of his/her own choosing.

    d. The employee(s) shall set forth the grievance in writing to the principal or supervisor, specifying;

    (1) the nature of the grievance and the date of its occurrence;

    (2) the nature and extent of the injury, loss or inconvenience;

    (3) the contractual or other basis of the grievance;

    (4) the remedy sought.

    e. The principal or supervisor shall communicate his decision to the grievant in writing within five (5) school/work days of receipt of the written grievance.

    f. If the grievance is not successfully resolved at the meeting, the employee(s) must wait at least two days before proceeding with the complaint to the superintendent of schools.

    2. To meet with the superintendent:

    a. If the grievant is dissatisfied with the resolution of the grievance by the principal or immediate supervisor, he may, not later than twenty-five (25) school/work days after receipt of the decision of the principal or immediate supervisor, forward the written grievance statement to the superintendent and request a meeting.

    b. If the employee(s) wishes to have representation present at this meeting, the name of the individual and/or the organization must be presented in writing to the superintendent.


    c. Within twenty (20) school/work days of his receipt of the grievance, the superintendent shall meet with the grievant and communicate his decision in writing to the grievant and the immediate principal or supervisor.
      3. If the grievance is not resolved to the grievant's satisfaction, not later than five (5) school/work days after receipt of the superintendent's decision, the grievant may request a review by the Board of Education. The request shall be submitted in writing through the Superintendent of Schools, with a copy to the Secretary of the Board of Education. The Board shall review the grievance and shall hold a hearing with the grievant and render a decision in writing within twenty-five (25) school/work days of receipt of the grievance by the Board Secretary. During the hearing, the grievant shall have a right to be represented by counsel of his/her choosing and shall have the right to examine and cross-examine witnesses and to produce witnesses. The board shall be notified at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the hearing of the grievant's representative.

      4. The decision of the Board shall be final and binding for all non-tenure grievances. The decision of the Board shall be final and binding for all teacher and secretarial personnel grievances except as otherwise provided hereinbelow:

      a. Those from which there is an established appeals procedure through an appropriate governmental agency or court.

      b. Those which concern themselves with the application or violation of the terms and conditions of employment as specified in writing in the negotiated agreement and for which there is no appeals procedure as set forth above.

      5. If the teacher or secretary is dissatisfied with the decision of the Board and if the grievance pertains to a violation of the terms and conditions of employment as specified in writing in this agreement between the Board and the Association, the Association may request the appointment of an arbitrator, such request to be made known to the superintendent no later than ten (10) school/work days after the decision, in writing, of the Board.

      a. Said arbitration shall be final and binding and shall be conducted under the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

      b. The arbitrator shall limit himself to the issues submitted to him and shall consider nothing else. He can add nothing to, nor subtract anything from, the Agreement between the parties or any policy of the Board of Education. Only the Board, the Association, and the aggrieved shall be given copies of the arbitrator’s opinion and award.
      This shall be accomplished within thirty (30) school/work days of the completion of the arbitrator’s hearing.

      c. The Board and the Association shall assure the individual freedom from restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination or reprisal in presenting his appeal with respect to his personal grievance.

      d. No meeting or hearing conducted under this procedure shall be public. The only parties in attendance shall be the parties in interest and the designated or selected representatives contemplated in this article.

      e. The costs for the services of the arbitrator, including the per diem expenses, if any, and actual and necessary travel, subsistence expenses and the cost of the hearing room shall be borne equally by the Board and Association. Any other expenses incurred shall be paid by the party incurring same.

      F. In the event a grievance, if filed at such time that it cannot be processed through all the steps of this grievance procedure by the end of the school year and if left unresolved until the beginning of the following school year, could result in irreparable harm to a party in interest, 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.

      G. The number of days indicated at each level shall be considered as a maximum; however, the time limits specified may be extended by mutual agreement. Failure of the grievant to meet the next step within the specified time limit shall be deemed a withdrawal of the grievance. Failure of the Board to meet the next step within the specified time limit shall automatically advance the grievance to the next grievance level; however, if the grievance is non-arbitrable, and there is no next level, then failure of the Board to meet
          the next step within the specified time limit shall permit the dispute to be submitted to the Public Employment Relations Commission.





      ARTICLE IV

      SALARIES

      A. Teachers

      1. The salaries of the teachers covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

      2. Payment for extracurricular activities shall be made in accordance with Schedule J-1 which is attached hereto and made a part hereof. The timeline for payment for extracurricular activities shall be in accordance with Schedule J-2.

      3. Middle School Guidance Counselors shall receive a salary differential of $800.00.

      4. Team Leaders shall receive a salary differential of $1,331.00.

      5. Plus 30 horizontal movement on the salary guides shall be defined as graduate credits earned after the degree is awarded.

      6. Notwithstanding the experience levels set forth in Schedules A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2 and B-3 nothing contained in this Agreement shall restrict or prevent the Board from exercising its statutory right to determine initial placement on the salary guide in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:29-9.

      B. Child Study Team Members

      1. Each of the above personnel’s work year shall include the school calendar for ten month certificated personnel plus twenty work days during the summer recess. Salary to be computed according to 1.10 ratio of the proper place on the appropriate teacher guide for the work year defined herein. Such base salary shall be paid in 26 pay periods.

      2. For the work performed outside the work year as defined above, the affected employee shall be compensated at 1/200th of his/her salary on Schedule A, for each day he/she appears for work as determined by the Superintendent or his designee. Such additional day shall be extended service and be voluntary.

      3. Summer schedules shall be developed by the Supervisor after consultation with the Child Study Team member.

              Unit members’ schedules will provide for four (4) weeks off during July and/or August.

      4. If the Board changes the structure of the eleven (11) month teams to a ten (10)month team, the members of the staff who previously worked a 10-month contract would be given the option to change, based on seniority.

      C. Paraprofessional Employees

      1. The salaries of the paraprofessional employees covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules C-1, C-2 and C-3 attached hereto and made a part thereof.

      2. Paraprofessional employees shall receive average paychecks based upon the total number of hours they are scheduled to work during the school year, divided by the number of paychecks in that school year. Adjustments will be made in each pay period if necessary. This procedure is not, however, to be interpreted as meaning that said paraprofessional employees are salaried. These adjustments will reflect any addition or deletion to normal hours in the prior weeks.

      D. Support Staff

      1. The salaries of support staff employees covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules D-1, D-2 and D-3 for maintenance personnel, bus mechanics, custodians and grounds; Schedules E-1, E-2 and E-3 for secretarial personnel; Schedules F-1, F-2 and F-3 for interpreters; Schedules G-1, G-2 and G-3 for food service personnel; Schedule H-1 for bus drivers attached hereto and made a part hereof.

      2. Bus Drivers

      a. During the school year, bus drivers shall receive average paychecks based upon the total number of hours they are scheduled to work during the school year, divided by the number of paychecks in that school year. Adjustments will be made in each pay period if necessary. This procedure is not, however, to be interpreted as meaning that said bus drivers are salaried. These adjustments will reflect any addition or deletion to normal hours in the prior weeks.

                  In the summer hours, bus drivers will be paid based on the summer hourly rates and their previous time slip.

      b. Bus drivers shall be paid their contracted, hourly rate for all regularly scheduled runs up to and including forty (40) hours per work week. Drivers shall be paid one and one-half (1) times their hourly rate for any runs in excess of forty (40) hours per work week.

      c. Bus drivers shall be paid the applicable regular rate for each hour of work pertaining to the following assignments: Late runs, inspections, extra half-day runs, in-service meetings and meetings called by coordinator (required attendance), required training sessions, "test runs" of new routes, field trips, kindergarten substitutes, shuttles, bus repairs, St. Joan substitutes. Kindergarten runs and shuttle runs shall be a guaranteed one (1) hour minimum.

      3. Bus Mechanics and Maintenance Personnel

      a. Bus mechanics and maintenance personnel shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half (1) times their regular hourly rate for all times worked in excess of forty (40) hours per work week. For purposes of calculating overtime, paid sick days and paid holidays shall count as regular work days.

      b. When a bus mechanic and/or maintenance personnel employee is requested to return to work, he/she shall be compensated two (2) hours at regular time if the call back is not contiguous to his/her regular workday. All "actual" time worked during a "call back" shall be calculated at the end of each work week and credited toward overtime.
              c. Maintenance/custodial personnel shall be required to obtain a Black Seal license within one year of employment or they shall be discharged. Provided however, a maintenance/custodial employee that has failed to obtain a Black Seal license within one year of employment shall be given a second year to obtain a Black Seal license if: (1) the employee has taken and failed the Black Seal test within the first year of employment; and (2) the employee, after receiving notice that he/she failed the Black Seal test, has enrolled and attended in good faith an educational program that will assist him/her in passing the Black Seal test. If, after two years of employment, the employee still has not received a Black Seal license, employment shall be terminated. This provision shall not be subject to the grievance procedure set forth in this Agreement.


      4. Custodians/Groundspersons

      a. Custodians/groundspersons shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half (1) times their regular hourly rate for all authorized time worked in excess of forty (40) hours per work week. For the purpose of calculating overtime, paid sick days and paid holidays shall count as regular work days.

      b. Overtime work will be allocated based on a listing
                  of custodians/groundspersons by school and by alphabet. The overtime work will be offered using this list and if a custodian/groundsperson is called and is not available, his name will be moved to the bottom of the list. If no custodian/groundsperson volunteers to work, the supervisor shall assign a custodian/groundsperson based upon his ability to do the job.

      5. Food Service Employees

      a. Food Service Employees shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half (1) times their regular hourly rate for all authorized time worked in excess of forty (40) hours per work week. For the purpose of calculating overtime, paid sick days and paid holidays shall count as regular work days. Food Service Employees shall be paid a per diem of $8.00 for temporary assignment to the manager's duties. This per diem shall be paid in addition to the employee's regular rate of pay.

      b. A uniform allowance of one hundred sixty-five dollars ($165) per contract year shall be granted to all Food Service Employees in accordance with the provisions set forth below: Permanent employees shall receive payment during the month of September; probationary employees shall receive payment upon satisfactory completion of the requisite probationary period provided said probationary period is completed prior to the last day of school for students.


      For purposes of this provision, it is understood that the Board reserves the right, upon prior notice, to request receipts or other written verification of uniform expenditures.

      c. Food Service Helpers shall receive average paychecks based upon the total number of hours they are scheduled to work during the school year, divided by the number of paychecks in that school year. Adjustments will be made in each pay period if necessary. This procedure is not, however, to be interpreted as meaning the said food service helpers are salaried. These adjustments will reflect any addition or deletion to normal hours in the prior week.

      E. The salaries of secretarial personnel covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules E-1, E-2 and E-3 attached hereto and made a part hereof.

      1. All twelve (12) month bookkeepers will be paid $2,000 over the twelve (12) month secretaries scale and $2,500 after five (5) years with the district.

      2. All ten (10) month secretaries shall be paid 10/12 (.833) of the appropriate twelve (12) month scale.

      3. Upon approval of the building principal, middle school secretaries may be employed for up to twenty (20) days per summer in their regularly assigned buildings and positions. Pay will be at 1/200th of the secretary’s annual 10-month salary. Any other summer work will be at the appropriate substitute rate.
              Upon approval of the building principal, middle school clerk typists may be employed for up to twenty (20) days per summer in their regularly assigned buildings and positions. Pay will be at the hourly rate of the clerk typist’s annual 10-month rate. Any other summer work will be at the appropriate substitute rate.

      F. Employees

      1. Employees who are authorized in writing to use their own automobiles in the performance of their duties and employees who are assigned to more than one school per day shall be reimbursed for all such travel at the I.R.S. rate effective on July 1 immediately following the I.R.S. publication of rate for all authorized driving done after arrival at the first location at the beginning of the work day.

      2. Paychecks will be issued on alternate Fridays.


      ARTICLE V

      INSURANCE PROTECTION

      A. Except as set forth in paragraph B on page 18 all employees shall receive insurance protection as follows:

      1. Teachers and Secretaries

      a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars.

      b. The Board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the teacher and secretary, prescription, optical and dental insurance plans for teachers and secretaries, their spouses, and dependent children. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of each premium and the teacher and/or secretary shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%).

      2. Paraprofessional Employees

      a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars to classroom aides, health aides, library clerks and teacher assistants who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week.

      b. Library clerks hired before 7/1/03 and regularly scheduled to work at least twenty-five (25) hours per week but less than thirty (30) hours per week shall receive 75% paid health plan.

      c. The Board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the paraprofessional employee, their spouses, and dependent children prescription, optical and dental insurance plans for classroom aides, health aides, library clerks and teacher assistants who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of each premium and the eligible paraprofessional employee shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%).


      3. Bus Mechanics, Custodians, and Maintenance Personnel

      a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars to bus mechanics, custodians and maintenance personnel who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week.

      b. In the event of a serious illness or accident, a bus mechanic, custodian and/or maintenance personnel employee who completely utilizes his/her entire sick leave entitlement (including all accumulated sick days) as a result of said incident shall be permitted to utilize his current vacation entitlement to extend his/her sick leave. If the nature of the illness or accident is such that the individual, in all probability, will eventually return to work, he/she also shall be permitted, if necessary, to use his/her vacation entitlement for the next school year in order to extend his/her sick leave. During this "extended sick leave" the individual shall continue to receive his/her insurance benefits at Board expense.

      Thereafter, if an individual is still unable to return to work as a result of his/her accident or illness, the Board shall continue to provide hospitalization and major medical coverage as described in subsection 3a. hereinabove for one (1) additional month following the expiration of the individual's last day of vacation.

      It is understood, however, that this benefit shall not apply unless/until the individual has completed at least one (1) full year plus one (1) day of continuous employment in the district and his/her personnel record shows an average sick leave usage of less than five (5) days per year for three-fourths (3/4) of his/her years in the district as of the day said accident or illness occurred. If the individual has been continuously employed by the district for more than one (1) year plus one (1) day but less than four (4) full years, individual circumstances shall be considered.


      c. The board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the bus mechanic, custodian, and/or maintenance personnel employee, prescription, optical and dental insurance plans for bus mechanics, custodians, and maintenance personnel who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week, their spouses, and dependent children. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of each premium and the eligible bus mechanic, custodian, and/or maintenance personnel employee shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%).


      4. Bus Drivers

      a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars for all contracted full-time bus drivers.

      b. The Board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the bus driver, a prescription insurance plan for full-time bus drivers, their spouses, and dependent children. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of the premium and the eligible bus driver shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%). Optical and dental insurance plans shall be available at full cost to a bus driver.

      5. Food Service Personnel

      a. The Board will provide a family health plan and offer the option of selecting a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan, each with primary care physician office visit co-pays of ten (10) dollars to food service personnel who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week.

      b. The Board shall provide, on a co-pay basis with the food service personnel, prescription, optical and dental insurance plans for food service personnel who are employed a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week, their spouses, and dependent children. The Board shall pay seventy-five percent (75%) of each premium and the eligible food service personnel employee shall contribute twenty-five percent (25%).



      6. Procedures

      a. The Board and the Association will mutually agree upon any changes in the company(s) and/or insurance plan(s). Application for this coverage must be made by the eligible employee. (The Board and Association agree to minimize duplication of any medical coverage by spouse.)

      1. The Traditional Insurance plan option will not be offered to any employee after June 30, 2006 with the following exception: employees enrolled in the Traditional plan as of June 30, 2006 may elect to be grandfathered in the Traditional plan until they choose another insurance plan or retire (with the understanding that the Traditional plan will no longer be an option.)

      b. Eligible employees shall be entitled to insurance protection as provided herein upon completing and submitting the Annual Request for Insurance Protection Form in accordance with administrative procedures. Said form shall include the marital status of the eligible employee, the specific plan or plans desired, and shall be signed by the eligible employees authorizing the Board of Education to withhold a twenty-five percent (25%) contribution for the specific plan or plans selected.

      c. Employees eligible for the prescription insurance plan and who select such coverage shall pay $15.00 for brand name prescriptions, $10.00 for generic prescriptions and $5.00 for mail in prescriptions.
      d. No eligible employee shall be required to participate in any plan.

      e. The Board will make available to all eligible retired employees the same health care coverages as provided in paragraph A on page 15, as appropriate, providing the retirees shall pay the cost of such coverage as billed and so long as it is of no cost to the Board.

      B. 1. For employees in their first and second years of insurance eligibility, the Board will pay the full premium for a family coverage, Personal Choice 320 Plan or equivalent, or the full premium for a single coverage of any other major medical plan. The Board

              will also pay 75% of the single premium for prescription, dental, and vision coverage for eligible employees. The employee may pay for enhanced coverage. Upon the first (1st) day of the third (3rd) year of insurance eligibility, the Board shall be responsible for the full coverage as paid for other unit employees as set forth in Paragraph A on page 15.

      2. Employees hired to substitute for the full year starting in September (10 month) or July (12 month) or any employees hired into a permanent vacancy at any time of the year who are subsequently non-renewed, shall receive credit for time worked toward the two years of single health insurance coverage if the employees are rehired within eighteen (18) months of the last date worked pursuant to the non-renewal.

      3. The Board will pay fifty percent (50%) of the payment for an income protection plan designated by the Association up to a maximum of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for all full time teachers, parapro-fessionals, bus mechanics, custodians, maintenance, bus drivers, food service personnel, and secretaries per contract year. Application for this coverage must be made by the individual.

      C. Insurance Coverage Opt Out Plan
          1. Each year the Board shall provide appropriate forms to all employees.

          2. Employees who elect to waive coverage pursuant to this plan, i.e., opt out of medical or dental, shall be entitled to receive payment as follows:
      a. Medical
                  (1) Family Coverage to No Coverage $2,000
                  (2) Family Coverage to Single Coverage $1,000

      b. Dental
                  (1) Family Coverage to No Coverage $300.00
                  (2) Family Coverage to Single Coverage $150.00

      3. Payment of monies shall be made in two equal installments, the first in the second pay in December and the second in the second pay in June of the school year.



      4. Employees must waive or opt out of such insurance coverage for a full year to be eligible for such payment. The opt out period shall be July 1 to June 30.

      5. Employees who have no other comprehensive insurance coverage shall not be permitted to participate in this plan.

      6. Employees who have initially opted out may not reenter the plan until open enrollment of the following year, i.e., July 1. Employees, however, may re-enroll without lapse in coverage due to the occurrence of a life event, terminating the other coverage. “Life event” shall cover change of status due to death, divorce, separation of employment, retirement, or unemployment of spouse. Should the employment status of such employee change, there shall be pro-rata payment based upon the time elapsed in the plan. In the event such separation of employment is due to death, his/her estate shall receive such pro-rata payment. Should an employee resign, he/she shall receive pro-rata payment.

      7. Employees eligible for Medicare pursuant to the applicable Medicare provisions shall not be eligible to opt out under this plan.

      8. Bus drivers are not eligible for the dental opt out.

      9. This money is taxable income and will be treated as such.

      10. This plan is subject to Section 125 of the IRS regulations.



      ARTICLE VI

      TUITION AID

      A. Teachers

      1. Teachers shall be reimbursed for tuition, registration fees, and books up to a maximum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) per teacher per school year according to the formula set forth herein below:

      GRADE REPORT PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUAL MAXIMUM
      (or EQUIVALENT)

      "A" = one hundred percent (100%)

      "B" = seventy-five percent (75%)

      "C" = fifty percent (50%)

      2. All courses shall be subject to the prior approval of the assistant superintendent. Teachers may request the superintendent to reconsider approval of a course for which approval was denied, if such request is made in writing within six weeks of the date when approval was denied.
              Guidelines for course approval are indicated below:

      a. Courses taken while matriculating in a regular graduate program in the subject area and/or area of certification in which the instructor is teaching (see d for exceptions), or

      b. Courses taken at the graduate level that are in the subject area and/or area of certification which the instructor is teaching (see d for exceptions), or

      c. Courses taken at the graduate level which are in a specialized area and are of a meaningful benefit to the students and/or the school district, or










      d. Video or distance learning courses that meet the following program criteria:

      i. Be a graduate level course affiliated with an accredited college or university.

      ii. Provide a collegial study group structure as a requirement for participation.

      iii. Include conferencing and interaction with a college or university faculty mentor either in person or by phone.

      iv. A list of approved institutions will be on record in the Administration Building (Marygrove is the only one approved at the inception of this contract (July 1, 2006).)

      3. Only credits earned at institutions accredited by a national or regional accreditation commission such as, but not limited to, The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, shall be recognized.

      B. Paraprofessional Employees

      1. Paraprofessional employees shall be reimbursed for the cost of tuition for college courses up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400) per paraprofessional employee per contract year according to the formula set forth herein below:

      GRADE REPORT PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUAL MAXIMUM
      (or EQUIVALENT)

      "A" = one hundred percent (100%)

      "B" = seventy-five percent (75%)

      "C" = fifty percent (50%)

      2. Said courses must be either (1) in the field of education or (2) of a meaningful benefit to the students and the school district and, in either case, approved in advance by the superintendent or his designee. Moreover, no more than one (1) course shall be reimbursed during either the fall or spring semesters.

      3. Only credits earned at institutions accredited by a national or regional accreditation commission such as, but not limited to, The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, shall be recognized.

      4. The board shall pay one hundred percent (100%) of tuition for paraprofessional employees who are required by the Board or Superintendent to take courses or programs of study.

      C. Support Staff Employees

      1. Maintenance personnel shall be reimbursed fifty percent (50%) of tuition for courses which lead to certification as electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason provided that (1) all courses are approved in advance by the superintendent or his designee and (2) the support staff employee must be actively employed at the time said reimbursement occurs.

      2. The Board shall pay one hundred percent (100%) of tuition for support staff employees who are required by the Board or Superintendent to take courses or programs of study.

      D. Secretaries

      Tuition reimbursement will be considered for courses or workshops that help develop secretarial or bookkeeping skills which may be offered from time to time, with prior approval of the Superintendent or his designee.

      E. Employees

      1. The Board shall reimburse up to $75,000 for tuition aid each year under this Article. If the total tuition aid exceeds the amount specified herein, the total amount available will be distributed proportionately.

      2. Appropriate proof must be presented to the superintendent sixty (60) days after receipt of the transcript (i.e. official college notification of grades). This information includes a receipt and a grade report of C or higher.

      3. Reimbursement will be made no later than the November 30th immediately following submission of proof, unless mutually agreed upon by the Board and Association. The employee must be employed as of September 1 of the following year in order to qualify for tuition reimbursement.

      4. Lane changes on the salary guide shall occur on March 1 and November 1 of each year. Submission of paperwork is due one month prior to these dates.

      ARTICLE VII

      TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE

      Each employee shall be entitled to the following leaves of absence with full pay each school year:

      A. All teachers and paraprofessional employees shall be entitled to sick leaves as specified by state law. Sick leave is to be used for personal illness. It is not to be used for family illness. Child Study Team members shall receive one day of sick leave for each month of their contract. Steadily employed members of the support staff shall be entitled sick leave as follows: twelve (12) month support staff employees shall receive twelve (12) days per year, eleven (11) month support staff employees shall receive eleven (11) days per year and ten (10) month support staff employees shall receive ten (10) days per year. Said days shall be credited as of July 1. A new employee whose contract is effective after July 1 shall receive one (1) day of sick leave for each remaining month of the contract period and such days shall be credited upon his/her initial employment. All employees shall be given an accounting of accumulated sick leave days prior to commencement of assigned duties each academic year.

      B. A maximum of four (4) days in any one year for teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, maintenance staff, custodians and food service personnel shall be allowed for personal business with full pay under the following conditions:

      1. Personal business leaves will be granted only for personal emergencies and urgent personal business which cannot be transacted outside employment hours.
          2. Requests for personal business leaves will be given to the superintendent or his/her designee at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the leave day requested. In the case of emergencies, the employee will submit the request as soon as possible.

          3. Two of the four personal business days, in a given year, may be taken as Emergency Family Personal Days with no advanced notice needed.

      4. No personal business leaves shall be approved preceding or following a holiday or holiday weekend, unless in the case of an emergency, at which time the employee shall give the reason for the absence.



      5. For employees who begin employment February 1 or thereafter, this leave shall be limited to one day.

      6. All unused personal days shall be accumulated as sick leave.

      C. Employees shall be entitled to the following temporary non-accumulative leaves of absence with full pay each school year because of deaths in the family:

      1. Death in the immediate family

      a. Employees may be absent from school or work site without loss of pay for a period not to exceed five (5) days.

      b. Definition: Immediate family is construed to mean parents, spouse, child, sister, brother, grandparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, other persons residing in the household.

      2. Death of a near relative

      a. Employees may be absent from school or work site without loss of pay for the period of two (2) days, including the day of the funeral, because of the death of a near relative.

      b. Definition: A near relative shall be construed to mean an uncle, aunt, niece or nephew.

      ARTICLE VIII

      SICK LEAVE BUYBACK


      1. A teacher with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of teaching service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth herein below:

      a. The teacher actually retires in accordance with the provisions of TPAF; however, a teacher who opts to "defer benefits" under TPAF shall not qualify for this benefit;

      b. The teacher must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;

      c. The teacher must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective.;

      d. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the teacher's actual number of accumulated sick days: $30 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $60 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); $75 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);

      e. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 1.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $8,000.00.

      2. A secretary or switchboard/receptionist with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth herein below:

      a. The secretary actually retires in accordance with the provisions of PERS; however, a secretary who opts to "defer benefits" under PERS shall not qualify for this benefit;

      b. The secretary must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;

      c. The secretary must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year

                  preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective;

      d. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the secretary's actual number of accumulated sick days: $25 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $40 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); and $50 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);

      e. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 2.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $5,000.00.

      3. A paraprofessional/food service worker with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth herein below:

      a. The paraprofessional/food service worker actually retires in accordance with the provisions of PERS; however, a paraprofessional/food service worker who opts to “defer benefits” under PERS shall not qualify for this benefit:

      b. The paraprofessional/food service worker must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;

      c. The paraprofessional/food service worker must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective;

      d. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the paraprofessional/food service worker’s actual number of accumulated sick days: $15 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $30 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); and $40 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);

      e. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 3.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $2,000.00.

      4. A bus driver with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth herein below:

      a. The bus driver actually retires in accordance with the provisions of PERS; however, a bus driver who opts to “defer benefits” under PERS shall not qualify for this benefit:

      b. The bus driver must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;

      c. The bus driver must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective;
        d. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the bus driver’s actual number of accumulated sick days: $15 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $30 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); and $40 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);

        e. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 4.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $2,400.00.
          5. A custodian, bus mechanic, maintenance personnel and groundsperson with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service in the district shall be paid for his/her accumulated sick leave in accordance with the conditions set forth hereinbelow:
                  a. The custodian, bus mechanic and maintenance personnel and groundsperson actually retires in accordance with the provisions of PERS; however, a custodian/mechanic who opts to “defer benefits” under PERS shall not qualify for this benefit:

          b. The custodian, bus mechanic, maintenance personnel and groundsperson must have a minimum of fifty (50) accumulated sick days;

          c. The custodian, bus mechanic and maintenance personnel and groundsperson must notify in writing the Board of Education by December 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of retirement. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a delay of payment until such time

                      that (1) the Board allocates the money in its next annual budget and (2) said budget becomes effective;

          d. The rate of reimbursement shall depend upon the custodian’s, bus mechanic’s, maintenance and grounds personnel’s actual number of accumulated sick days: $20 per day for all days up to seventy-five (75); $30 per day for all days seventy-six (76) through one hundred fifty (150); and $40 for all days beyond one hundred fifty (150);

          e. Pursuant to the formula set forth in 5.d., the individual maximum payment shall be $3,500.00.


          ARTICLE IX

          EMPLOYEES RIGHTS

          A. Employees

          1. Individual Contract: Any individual contract between the Board and an employee heretofore or hereafter executed, shall be subject to and consistent with the terms and conditions of this agreement. If an individual contract contains any language inconsistent with the agreement, this agreement, during its duration, shall be controlling.

          2. Bulletin Boards: The Association shall be provided a bulletin board in every employees' lounge for the exclusive use of the Association.

          B. Teachers

          1. Criticism of Teachers: Any question or criticism by a supervisor, administrator or Board member of a teacher and his or her methodology, shall be made in confidence and not in the presence of students, parents, or other public gatherings.

          C. Paraprofessional Employees

          1. Criticism of Paraprofessional Employees: Any question or criticism by a supervisor, administrator, Board member or teacher of a paraprofessional employee and his or her performance shall be made in confidence and not in the presence of students, parents, or other public gatherings.

          2. New paraprofessional employees shall be hired on a sixty (60) day probationary period before being issued an employment contract.

          3. Seniority based upon continuous years of service in the district according to job classification shall be used in cases of layoff or recall. Upon recall, paraprofessional employees shall be restored to the seniority level and salary step consistent with their level and step prior to layoff.

          4. The Board may approve a request for a leave of absence without pay of up to one year for any reason deemed appropriate by the superintendent or his/her designee. A similar position shall be available for the paraprofessional employee upon termination of the leave.

          D. Support Staff

          1. Seniority based upon continuous years of service in the district according to job classification shall be used in cases of layoff or recall provided, however, that the employee possesses the requisite training, skills and ability to satisfactorily perform the job duties and responsibilities as determined by the superintendent. Upon recall, support staff employees shall be restored to a similar position at the seniority level and salary step consistent with their level and step prior to layoff.

          2. The Board may approve a request for a leave of absence without pay of up to one year for any reason deemed appropriate by the superintendent or his/her designee. A similar position shall be available for the support staff employee upon termination of the leave.

          3. Employment may be terminated by either party on two (2) weeks written notice and with a written statement of reasons. This provision shall not apply to probationary employees.

          4. Bus Drivers

          a. Field trips and other bus driver assignments shall be divided equally on a seniority basis in a cycle rotation until the list is exhausted. In the event no driver is willing to accept the field trip/other assignment, the driver whose name is at the top of the eligibility list may be required to make the trip.

          b. When bus drivers are assigned to a driving situation deemed to be "difficult" by the Superintendent of Schools or his designee, at least two (2) buses or one (1) extra driver may be assigned.

          c. Seniority shall be the basis for choosing bus runs, with kindergarten runs chosen first.

          5. Custodians, Bus Mechanics, Maintenance Personnel and Groundsperson

          a. Maintenance personnel and bus mechanics are required to be tidy in their personal dress. Uniforms, if provided by the Board, are required to be worn during the workday and at such other times when the employee is required to work

                      overtime. In addition, custodians, bus mechanics and maintenance personnel, except probationary employees, shall receive one pair of work boots/"safety shoes" ($75) per contract year. If, however, said probationary employees satisfactorily complete the sixty (60) day probationary period, they shall also be entitled to the above benefit in the first year of their employment provided that a minimum of six months (183 days) remain from the completion of their probationary period until the end of the current contract year.

          E. Secretaries

          1. Whenever any secretary is required to appear for a hearing before the Superintendent, the Board or any committee thereof, concerning the continuation of that secretary in the respective office, position or employment, or the salary thereto, they shall be given prior written notice of the reasons for such meeting or interview and shall be entitled to have a representative of their choosing present to advise and represent them during such meeting or interview.

          2. No secretarial employee shall be reprimanded or criticized in the presence of students, parents or other members of the public.

          3. When a position which pays a higher rate and which encompasses a higher level of responsibility within a secretarial job classification becomes vacant, notice of such vacancy shall be made available to the Association to allow prospective applicants to apply. Secretarial employees may apply for such position in writing subject to the same procedures and standards as any other applicant. The Board's decision whether to hire such employee shall be at its discretion and shall not be the subject of a grievance procedure.

          4. Any secretarial employee who is resigning from their position shall give a minimum of two (2) weeks notice.

          5. Secretarial employees shall be notified of their contract and salary status for the ensuing year no later than May 15th.

          6. Seniority Provisions

          a. In the event a secretarial employee must be laid off, said layoff will be made on the basis of district-wide seniority, insofar as the

                      secretarial employee(s) making the seniority claim possesses the necessary job skills and qualifications to perform in the position being claimed. Seniority shall be defined as continuous employment in the Evesham Township School District.
          b. In the event a secretarial vacancy occurs, laid off employees shall be entitled to recall in order of seniority so long as the employee making the recall claim possesses the skills and qualifications to fill the vacant position.

          c. No new secretarial employee may be hired while a secretary who meets job skills and qualification requirements is still on layoff.

          d. When secretaries are recalled to work, they shall be restored in the appropriate step of the salary scale receiving credit for all time served in Evesham. All accumulated sick time and all other benefits said secretarial employee has at time of layoff shall be restored in their entirety upon the return of the secretary.

          e. Seniority shall not be accumulated during the period of layoff or approved leave of absence. Upon recall or return from approved leave of absence, employees shall have their accumulated seniority to the date of layoff or commencement of approved leave of absence.

          f. Procedure for Recall:

          (1) Tenured secretaries on layoff shall be considered as awaiting recall.

          (2) Tenured secretaries on layoff shall be recalled in reverse order of layoff when vacancies occur.

          (3) While tenured secretaries are on layoff there will be no new hires for unit positions unless:

          (a) No tenured secretary on layoff is certified to fill the vacant position.

          (b) All certificated tenure secretaries on layoff decline the offer to fill the vacancy.


          (c) No tenured secretaries on layoff request the vacant position within thirty (30) days from the time of the notice of its availability.

          (d) To decline job offer will result in a removal from the recall list.

          (4) Secretaries on layoff shall retain recall rights for two (2) years.

          (g) A list establishing the order of recall according to the above standards shall be drawn by the Board.

          F. Any non-renewed employee may request a meeting, in writing, with the Board of Education. This meeting will take place in closed session within 60 days of the notice to non-renew or the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

          ARTICLE X

          WORKDAY, WORKLOAD AND WORK YEAR

          A. Teachers
              1. The teacher workday is seven (7) hours and one (1) minute. The daily starting and ending times shall be determined by the Superintendent and set forth in the Faculty Manual for each individual school. The student day is as follows:
          a. Middle School – Six (6) hours and 37 minutes
                      b. Elementary School – Six (6) hours and 24 minutes
                      c. Kindergarten – Five (5) hours and 12 minutes (Two sessions of two (2) hours and 36 minutes each.)
              2. In addition to classroom teachers’ assigned instructional times, their daily workday includes the following:
              a. Lunch Periods
              (1) Middle School – 49 minutes
              (2) Elementary School – 44 minutes
              (3) Kindergarten – 44 minutes

              b. Preparation Times
          (1) Middle School – 49 minutes per day
          (2) Elementary School – 220 minutes per five day week
          (3) Kindergarten – 260 minutes per five day week
          c. Other Middle School Scheduled Time – Classroom Teachers
          (1) Daily five (5) minutes homeroom
          (2) Average of three (3) team planning times within six (6) day cycle of 49 minutes each, over the course of the year (90 per year)
          (3) Average of three (3) independent study times within six (6) day cycle of 49 minutes each, over the course of the year (90 per year)

          3. Special area teachers’ workday is as follows:
                  a. Lunch Period - Middle School - 49 minutes
                          Elementary School - 44 minutes
                      b. Preparation Period - Middle School - 49 minutes

                        Elementary School - 220 minutes per five (5) day week
                      c. Middle School - Up to 30 instructional periods per five (5) day week
                      Elementary School - Up to 26 instructional periods per five (5) day week

          4. Teachers may be assigned to any teaching or duty assignment which is consistent with the teaching certificate. For example, duty assignments may include, but are not limited to, lunch duty, hall monitoring, in-school suspensions and library supervision.
              5. Teacher Work Year
                  The teacher work year shall be set at 187 days, three of which are reserved for emergency closing days. If these days are not needed for closing, they shall not be work days.
              6. Teachers will be required to conduct one (1) evening parent-teacher conference in each school year. Said conferences shall not be scheduled for more than three (3) hours per evening, but teachers will be permitted to leave once all evening conference obligations have been fulfilled. On the day of such conferences, teachers will be released following a four (4) hour student school day. Evening conferences will be scheduled on a day preceding the scheduling of full day conferences, if so scheduled.

              7. Special education teachers will be given release time during the spring in-service day to write IEP’s, if they so desire. This process will be evaluated on a yearly basis.

          B. Bus Drivers
              1. Bus drivers will work a minimum of four (4) hours per day and a minimum of one hundred eighty (180) days per year. The time will include cleaning time, checking tires and brakes, and fueling his/her own vehicle.

          C. Bus Mechanics, Custodians, and Maintenance Personnel
              1. The workday for full-time mechanics and maintenance employees shall consist of eight and one-half (8) consecutive hours, Monday through Friday, including one (1) thirty (30) minutes lunch period, and two (2) ten (10) minute break periods.


          D. Secretaries

              1. All full time secretaries shall work seven and one-half (7) hours per day which includes one-half () hour lunch period. Hours shall be set by the Board of Education.
              2. All full time secretaries shall work seven and one-half (7) hours per day, which includes one-half () hour lunch period, and four (4) hours on Friday as summer hours beginning the Monday following the closing of school and continuing until the first day teachers return in September. Hours shall be set by the Board of Education.
              3. Overtime is defined to mean any mutually agreed upon time to be spent at one's regularly assigned duties either before or after regular daily work hours or on days other than those in the regular work week or work year. Overtime shall be rounded to the next one-half () hour. Overtime shall be compensated regular time except that the portion worked over eight (8) hours per day or over forty (40) hours a week shall be paid at time and one-half (1-1/2).
                  The time plus one-half rate, when applicable, shall be computed by dividing the annual salary by the number of weeks in the work year, dividing the result by the number of hours in the work week, and multiplying the latter result by one and one-half. At the option of the employee, overtime may be taken as compensatory leave, hour for hour, only at such time as shall be approved by the employee's immediate supervisor.

          ARTICLE XI

          VACANCIES AND TRANSFERS

          A. Employee

          1. Vacancies

          a. All promotional vacancies affecting unit members shall be posted in faculty rooms or appropriate work locations as soon as practicable.

          b. Employees who desire to apply for vacancies must file a written statement of application with the Superintendent or his/her designee within five (5) workdays of the posting of the vacancy.

          2. Transfers

          a. Employees who desire a transfer of assignment, location and/or shift must file a written statement of such desire with the Superintendent or his/her designee no later than April 30th.

          b. Protection Against Transfer: No employee will be transferred because of participation in negotiations.

          ARTICLE XII

          VACATIONS AND HOLIDAYS

          A. Paraprofessional Employees

          1. Paraprofessional employees shall be paid for one hundred eighty (180) pupil school days, plus one (1) orientation day. Paraprofessional employees may, at the discretion of the building principal, be paid to work on in-service days. Paraprofessional employees shall be paid for seven (7) legal holidays and a maximum of two (2) snow days which actually occur.

          B. Bus Drivers

          1. Bus drivers will work the calendar year required for their assigned school with the base pay being one hundred eighty-two (182) days. Bus drivers will be paid for Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and one (1) in-service day, by voucher, as determined by the superintendent or his designee. Any driver working more than one hundred eighty (180) days will be paid at his/her regular hourly rate for the actual hours worked those days.

          C. Bus Mechanics, Custodians/Grounds, and Maintenance Personnel

          1. Bus mechanics, custodians/grounds, and maintenance personnel shall receive the following paid holidays: New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve. Bus mechanics, custodians/grounds, and maintenance personnel shall also receive the following additional paid holidays when school is closed for students - i.e., Presidents' Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Veterans Day. In the event that school is not closed on any or all of the above "additional holidays", no compensatory time shall be granted.

          Bus mechanics, custodians/grounds, maintenance personnel and groundspeople shall not work on Jewish holidays and Easter Monday if schools are not in session on those days.

          2. All bus mechanics, custodians/grounds, and maintenance personnel shall be entitled to vacations with pay according to the schedule set forth below. (Rates of

                  accrual will be effective with completion of full fiscal years, not anniversary dates.)
                  Two (2) weeks - After one year of employment. (Prorated for employees who have not completed one full year of employment by June 30th.)

          Three (3) weeks - After five years of employment. After ten (10) years, one additional day for every year of employment until a maximum of four (4) weeks is reached.

          D. Secretaries

          1. All secretaries shall be entitled to paid holidays coinciding with the days during the school year upon which the schools of the Evesham Township School District are closed for the purpose of observing such holidays pursuant to the "school calendar" adopted by the administrating body of the said school district. It is understood and agreed that secretaries will work during the summer, the period from September 1 to the start of school and from the end of school to June 30 as part of the regular work year. Twelve (12) month secretaries working in the administration building may be required to work during winter and spring vacation and during periods the school is closed for weather conditions but they shall be entitled to compensatory leave for such service. During periods the schools are closed due to weather conditions, if a secretary is required to work, said secretary shall be entitled to transportation to and from school, at said secretary's request.

          2. All twelve (12) month secretaries shall be entitled to vacations with pay according to the schedule set forth below. (Rates of accrual will be effective with completion of full fiscal years, not anniversary dates.)

          Two (2) weeks - After one year of employment. (Prorated for employees who have not completed one full year of employment by June 30th.)

          Three (3) weeks - After five years of employment. After ten (10) years, one additional day for every year of employment until a maximum of four (4) weeks is reached.


          All ten (10) month secretaries hired before July 1, 1993, shall be entitled to vacations with pay according to the schedule set forth below:

          Eight (8) days - After one year of employment. (Prorated for employees who have not completed one full year of employment by June 30th.)

          Ten (10) month secretaries hired before July 1, 1993, shall mutually schedule the eight (8) vacation days with their immediate supervisor with approval not to be unreasonably withheld. Any vacation days not actually taken shall be paid on a prorated basis.

          Ten (10) month secretaries hired on or after July 1, 1993, shall not be eligible for eight (8) vacation days.

          3. Ten (10) month secretaries hired before July 1, 1993, who are hired in the eleven (11) month secretary category, will retain their eight (8) vacation days per year.


          ARTICLE XIII

          SABBATICAL LEAVE

          A. The main purpose of sabbatical leave shall be for a teacher's professional advancement or educational travel.

          1. Professional Advancement:

          a. A teacher who submits a program of study for a sabbatical leave shall undertake a full program. For purposes of this Article, "full program" shall be defined as follows:

          (1) sixteen (16) hours undergraduate study per semester, or

          (2) twelve (12) hours graduate study per semester, or

          (3) the equivalent thereof.

          The program submitted shall be designed to increase the teacher's understanding of educational psychology, improve the facility in teaching technique, or broaden experience in special subject fields.

          b. At the beginning of each semester, the teacher must submit evidence of registration in an approved college or university. (This evidence may be submitted in the form of a letter from the registrar of the school, or the registration card from the school.)

          c. At the end of each six week period, the teacher granted sabbatical leave must submit to the School Board through the Office of the Superintendent a written statement affirming that the employee is still in attendance at school.

          d. At the conclusion of each semester, the teacher granted sabbatical leave shall produce evidence of the work completed during the semester.


          2. Educational Travel:

          a. A teacher who desires to travel must submit a complete statement of the proposed itinerary. Acceptable travel is defined as travel in foreign countries or travel that will enrich the teacher's experience and understanding of other people and other cultures.

          b. Each month during the leave of absence, the teacher shall submit to the School Board through the Office of the Superintendent of Schools a letter showing the progress of his or her travel up to that period of time, or any change in itinerary.

          c. Visit and observe an average of one school a month during sabbatical leave. If possible, observe in a minimum of two (2) different classrooms in each school. Observe for a minimum of one (1) hour in each room.

          d. Visit places of educational interest, make notes and gather material that will give a broader educational background. Submit a list of these places.

          e. At the conclusion of the leave of absence, a written report shall be submitted to the Board of Education through the Office of the Superintendent of Schools giving in detail a description of the travel and experience during the leave of absence.

          B. A teacher shall be granted a sabbatical leave of absence after seven years of employment in the Evesham Township School District.

          C. Sabbatical leave shall be granted at the discretion of the Board, based upon program value, to no more than one teacher within the district using the following schedule:
              2006/2007 Sabbatical granted
              2007/2008 No sabbatical
              2008/2009 Sabbatical granted

              Unless the parties otherwise agree, a sabbatical will not be granted for the 2009/2010 school years.

          D. Application for Sabbatical Leave

          1. Must be made no later than January 1, preceding the school year for intended leave.

          2. Must have a detailed written statement attached to application giving the purpose of the leave, plan of the activity to be pursued, and anticipated value of the experience to the individual in improving his/her professional competency and ability to serve the system.

          E. The sabbatical leave time period is one contractual year, September through June.

          F. Reimbursement will be as follows:

          1. Reimbursement will be granted at the rate equal to fifty percent of the salary the teacher would have received if he/she remained on duty.

          2. Payment or reimbursement to be made in accordance with regular payroll dates.

          G. While on leave, the teacher shall not engage in gainful employment except by written agreement with the Board. Scholarships and fellowships do not constitute gainful employment.

          H. Sabbatical leave time shall be recognized for the purposes of salary increment and pension eligibility.

          I. General conditions governing sabbatical leave are:

          1. Five contractual teaching years must have passed since the first sabbatical for a teacher to become eligible for another.

          2. The teacher shall agree in writing to return to his/her position (or a comparable one) in the school system for a period of at least two years following the completion of his/her leave. In the event the teacher does not return, he/she shall reimburse the Board of Education for the amount of money received for sabbatical leave.

          ARTICLE XIV

          MATERNITY AND CHILDREARING LEAVE

          A. Employees

          1. Disability/maternity leave shall refer to a leave of absence during which an employee is unable for medical reasons to come to work. It shall be treated as sick leave and subject to all the requirements of such leave. When an employee either before or after delivery of a child, is deemed to be physically able to return to work, such leave shall end.
              Normal disability time is considered up to four weeks prior to the birth and four to six weeks after the birth of a child. The determination of whether or not an employee is physically able to return to work will be by her own doctor. The Board may, however, require that she be examined by a doctor of its choice. In the event the two doctors disagree, then they shall, if possible, choose a third doctor whose opinion shall be binding; and, in the event that no agreement can be reached as to the third doctor, then application will be made for an appointment to the Burlington County Medical Society. In any event, said third doctor's opinion shall be binding.

              2. Family leave may be taken under the N.J. Family Leave Act and/or the Federal Family Leave Act, if the employee has worked the qualifying number of hours. Family leave may not exceed a total of twelve (12) weeks and includes benefits, but does not include pay except as stated in 18A (Workers Comp).

          B. Teachers

          Childrearing leave shall refer to a leave of absence without pay to allow a teacher to be with a new child by birth, adoption or marriage. It shall be granted only in conformity to the provisions which follow:

          1. Childrearing leave shall be granted to teachers holding tenure under the Tenure Act. Non-tenured teachers will be granted leave to the end of the then current school year.

          2. Notice of intention to take a childrearing leave must be made within sixty (60) days prior to the time that leave is scheduled to begin.

          3. The leave shall commence on the date requested or such earlier date when the teacher cannot or requests not to continue working.
            4. At the time of giving the notice of intention for childrearing leave, the teacher shall elect to have the leave extended either for the remainder of the year in which it is commenced and/or for the following year as well, in either case terminating on September 1.
              5. No pay, sick leave, insurance benefits or other financial contribution shall be made to a teacher during childrearing leave, except as may be required by the New Jersey Family Leave Act or the Federal Medical and Family Leave Law.

              6. In the event that a teacher's pregnancy terminates prior to the expiration of the leave which has been granted, or prior to the inception of the leave which may have been requested, said teacher may apply for early reinstatement by filing a written request therefore with the superintendent accompanied by a physician's certification that she is medically able to resume or continue to perform her duties. The Board shall grant such a request if it has not contractually obligated itself to employ a replacement for the teacher in question during the period for which leave had been originally requested or granted and if such request can be fulfilled without substantially interfering with the effective administration of the educational program to which the teacher in question was assigned and seeks to be reinstated.

              7. After the granting of childrearing leave to any teacher, the Board will give reasonable consideration to a request from the teacher for either the extension or reduction of the period of leave so granted. Only one extension will be granted per leave. However, an extension will not be considered if requested within 60 days of the original ending date of the childrearing leave. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed by the Board of Education on a case-by-case basis.

              8. The Board of Education and the superintendent do not guarantee the assignment of teachers the same buildings or same assignment they held prior to the leave of absence.

              ARTICLE XV

              SEVERABILITY

              A. If any provision of the agreement or any application of this agreement to any employee 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 application shall continue in full force and effect.

              ARTICLE XVI

              BOARD'S RIGHTS

              A. The parties hereby recognize the rights of the Board, in conformance with the laws of the State of New Jersey and rulings of the State Board of Education, as well as the Board's reserved rights. Said rights must be exercised in a manner consistent with the terms of this Agreement.

              ARTICLE XVII

              REPRESENTATION FEE

              A. Purpose of Fee

              If an employee does not become a member of the Association during any membership year (i.e., from September 1 to the following August 31) which is covered in whole or in part by this Agreement, said employee will be required to pay a representation fee to the Association for that membership year. The purpose of this fee will be to offset the employee's per capita cost of services rendered by the Association as majority representative.

              B. Amount of Fee

              1. Notification

              Prior to the beginning of each membership year, the Association will notify the Board in writing of the amount of the regular membership dues, initiation fees and assessments charged by the Association to its own members for the membership year. Said fee shall conform to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Public Employment Relations Commission.

              2. The representation fee shall be set at eighty-five percent (85%), the maximum allowed by law, which offsets the costs of the majority representative relative to negotiations, grievances, contract maintenance and other activities of employee representation.

              C. Deduction and Transmission of Fee

              1. Notification

              Once during each membership year covered in whole or in part by this agreement, the Association will submit to the Board a list of those employees who have not become members of the Association for the then current membership year. The Board will then deduct from the salaries of such employees, in accordance with paragraph 2 below, the full amount of the representation fee and promptly will transmit the amount to the Association.

              2. Payroll Deduction Schedule

              Upon annual written notification that the Association has adopted and implemented a "demand and return

                      system" pursuant to PERC and applicable Federal and State laws/regulations, the Board will deduct the representation fee in equal installments, as nearly as possible, from the paychecks paid to each employee on the aforesaid list during the remainder of the membership year in question. The deductions will begin with the first paycheck paid:

              (a) twenty (20) days after receipt of the aforesaid list by the Board; or

              (b) sixty (60) days after the employee begins his or her employment in a bargaining unit position, unless the employee previously served in a bargaining unit position and continued in the employ of the Board in a non-bargaining unit position or was on layoff, in which event the deductions will begin with the first paycheck paid twenty (20) days after the resumption of the employee's employment in a bargaining unit position, whichever is later.

              D. Termination of Employment

              If an employee who is required to pay a representation fee terminates his or her employment with the Board before the Association has received the full amount of the representation fee to which it is entitled under this Article, the Board will deduct the unpaid portion of the fee from the last paycheck paid to said employee during the membership year in question.

              E. Mechanics

              Except as otherwise provided in this Article, the mechanics for the deductions of representation fees and the transmission of such fees to the Association will, as nearly as possible, be the same as those used for the deduction and transmission of regular membership dues to the Association.

              F. Changes

              The Association will notify the Board in writing of any changes in the list provided for in section C above and/or the amount of the representation fee, and such changes will be reflected in any deductions made more than thirty (30) days after the Board received said notice. Deductions shall be made February 1 and/or June 15 for such changes.


              G. New Employees

              On or about the last day of each month, beginning with the month this Agreement becomes effective, the Board will submit to the Association, a list of all employees who began their employment in a bargaining unit position during the preceding 30 day period. The list will include names, job titles, and dates of employment for all such employees. Said deductions shall be pro rata for the remainder of the membership year effective sixty (60) days after the employee's initial date of employment provided that a minimum of ninety (90) days exists between the day the employee began his/her employment and the end of the current membership year (June 30).

              H. Indemnification

              The Association shall defend, indemnify and hold the Board harmless against any and all claims, demands, suits and other forms of liability, including liability for reasonable counsel fees and other legal costs and expenses, that may arise out of, or by reason of any action taken or not taken by the Board in conformance with this provision.

              ARTICLE XVIII

              DURATION OF AGREEMENT


              This Agreement shall become effective as of July 1, 2006, and shall continue in effect until June 30, 2009.

              In witness thereof, the Association has caused this Agreement to be signed by its President and Secretary, and the Board has caused this Agreement to be signed by its President, attested by its Secretary and its corporate seal to be placed hereon.





              EVESHAM TOWNSHIP EDUCATION ASSOCIATION


              WITNESS:


              __________________________ ____________________________
              Secretary President




              EVESHAM TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION


              ATTEST:


              __________________________ ____________________________
              Secretary President

              SCHEDULE A-1
              2006-2007 TEACHERS SALARY GUIDE
              September 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007

              STEP
              BA
              BA+30
              MA
              MA+30
              PHD
              1
              42,242
              44,142
              46,642
              48,042
              50,542
              2
              42,500
              44,400
              46,900
              48,300
              50,800
              3
              42,757
              44,657
              47,157
              48,557
              51,057
              4
              43,015
              44,915
              47,415
              48,815
              51,315
              5
              43,273
              45,173
              47,673
              49,073
              51,573
              6
              43,530
              45,430
              47,930
              49,330
              51,830
              7
              44,560
              46,460
              48,960
              50,360
              52,860
              8
              45,591
              47,491
              49,991
              51,391
              53,891
              9
              46,621
              48,521
              51,021
              52,421
              54,921
              10
              47,651
              49,551
              52,051
              53,451
              55,951
              11
              48,939
              50,839
              53,339
              54,739
              57,239
              12
              49,970
              51,870
              54,370
              55,770
              58,270
              13
              51,515
              53,415
              55,915
              57,315
              59,815
              14
              54,091
              55,991
              58,491
              59,891
              62,391
              15
              57,954
              59,854
              62,354
              63,754
              66,254
              16
              62,848
              64,748
              67,248
              68,648
              71,148
              17
              73,151
              75,051
              77,551
              78,951
              81,451
              LONGEVITY

              $555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
              $805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
              $1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
              $3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district

              Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.

              SCHEDULE A-2
              2007-2008 TEACHERS SALARY GUIDE
              September 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008

              STEP
              BA
              BA+30
              MA
              MA+30
              PHD
              1
              43,549
              45,499
              48,149
              49,549
              52,149
              2
              43,749
              45,699
              48,349
              49,749
              52,349
              3
              44,015
              45,965
              48,615
              50,015
              52,615
              4
              44,280
              46,230
              48,880
              50,280
              52,880
              5
              44,545
              46,495
              49,145
              50,545
              53,145
              6
              44,810
              46,760
              49,410
              50,810
              53,410
              7
              45,871
              47,821
              50,471
              51,871
              54,471
              8
              46,931
              48,881
              51,531
              52,931
              55,531
              9
              47,992
              49,942
              52,592
              53,992
              56,592
              10
              49,052
              51,002
              53,652
              55,052
              57,652
              11
              50,378
              52,328
              54,978
              56,378
              58,978
              12
              51,439
              53,389
              56,039
              57,439
              60,039
              13
              53,030
              54,980
              57,630
              59,030
              61,630
              14
              55,681
              57,631
              60,281
              61,681
              64,281
              15
              59,658
              61,608
              64,258
              65,658
              68,258
              16
              64,696
              66,646
              69,296
              70,696
              73,296
              17
              75,302
              77,252
              79,902
              81,302
              83,902
              LONGEVITY

              $555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
              $805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
              $1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
              $3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district

              Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.

              SCHEDULE A-3
              2008-2009 TEACHERS SALARY GUIDE
              September 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009

              STEP
              BA
              BA+30
              MA
              MA+30
              PHD
              1
              44,742
              46,742
              49,742
              51,242
              54,742
              2
              44,942
              46,942
              49,942
              51,442
              54,942
              3
              45,142
              47,142
              50,142
              51,642
              55,142
              4
              45,342
              47,342
              50,342
              51,842
              55,342
              5
              45,614
              47,614
              50,614
              52,114
              55,614
              6
              45,885
              47,885
              50,885
              52,385
              55,885
              7
              46,971
              48,971
              51,971
              53,471
              56,971
              8
              48,057
              50,057
              53,057
              54,557
              58,057
              9
              49,144
              51,144
              54,144
              55,644
              59,144
              10
              50,230
              52,230
              55,230
              56,730
              60,230
              11
              51,587
              53,587
              56,587
              58,087
              61,587
              12
              52,673
              54,673
              57,673
              59,173
              62,673
              13
              54,302
              56,302
              59,302
              60,802
              64,302
              14
              57,017
              59,017
              62,017
              63,517
              67,017
              15
              61,090
              63,090
              66,090
              67,590
              71,090
              16
              66,249
              68,249
              71,249
              72,749
              76,249
              17
              77,109
              79,109
              82,109
              83,609
              87,109
              LONGEVITY

              $555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
              $805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
              $1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
              $3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district
              Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.

              SCHEDULE B-1
              2006-2007 CHILD STUDY TEAM SALARY GUIDE

              STEP
              BA
              BA+30
              MA
              MA+30
              PHD
              1
              46,467
              48,557
              51,307
              52,847
              55,597
              2
              46,750
              48,840
              51,590
              53,130
              55,880
              3
              47,033
              49,123
              51,873
              53,413
              56,163
              4
              47,317
              49,407
              52,157
              53,697
              56,447
              5
              47,600
              49,690
              52,440
              53,980
              56,730
              6
              47,883
              49,973
              52,723
              54,263
              57,013
              7
              49,017
              51,107
              53,857
              55,397
              58,147
              8
              50,150
              52,240
              54,990
              56,530
              59,280
              9
              51,283
              53,373
              56,123
              57,663
              60,413
              10
              52,417
              54,507
              57,257
              58,797
              61,547
              11
              53,833
              55,923
              58,673
              60,213
              62,963
              12
              54,967
              57,057
              59,807
              61,347
              64,097
              13
              56,667
              58,757
              61,507
              63,047
              65,797
              14
              59,500
              61,590
              64,340
              65,880
              68,630
              15
              63,750
              65,840
              68,590
              70,130
              72,880
              16
              69,133
              71,223
              73,973
              75,513
              78,263
              17
              80,466
              82,556
              85,306
              86,846
              89,596
              LONGEVITY

              $555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
              $805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
              $1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
              $3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district
              Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.

              SCHEDULE B-2

              2007-2008 CHILD STUDY TEAM SALARY GUIDE

              STEP
              BA
              BA+30
              MA
              MA+30
              PHD
              1
              47,904
              50,049
              52,964
              54,504
              57,364
              2
              48,124
              50,269
              53,184
              54,724
              57,584
              3
              48,416
              50,561
              53,476
              55,016
              57,876
              4
              48,708
              50,853
              53,768
              55,308
              58,168
              5
              48,999
              51,144
              54,059
              55,599
              58,459
              6
              49,291
              51,436
              54,351
              55,891
              58,751
              7
              50,458
              52,603
              55,518
              57,058
              59,918
              8
              51,624
              53,769
              56,684
              58,224
              61,084
              9
              52,791
              54,936
              57,851
              59,391
              62,251
              10
              53,958
              56,103
              59,018
              60,558
              63,418
              11
              55,416
              57,561
              60,476
              62,016
              64,876
              12
              56,583
              58,728
              61,643
              63,183
              66,043
              13
              58,332
              60,477
              63,392
              64,932
              67,792
              14
              61,249
              63,394
              66,309
              67,849
              70,709
              15
              65,624
              67,769
              70,684
              72,224
              75,084
              16
              71,166
              73,311
              76,226
              77,766
              80,626
              17
              82,832
              84,977
              87,892
              89,432
              92,292

              LONGEVITY

              $555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
              $805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
              $1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
              $3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district

              Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.

              SCHEDULE B-3

              2008-2009 CHILD STUDY TEAM SALARY GUIDE

              STEP
              BA
              BA+30
              MA
              MA+30
              PHD
              1
              49,217
              51,417
              54,717
              56,367
              60,217
              2
              49,437
              51,637
              54,937
              56,587
              60,437
              3
              49,657
              51,857
              55,157
              56,807
              60,657
              4
              49,877
              52,077
              55,377
              57,027
              60,877
              5
              50,175
              52,375
              55,675
              57,325
              61,175
              6
              50,474
              52,674
              55,974
              57,624
              61,474
              7
              51,669
              53,869
              57,169
              58,819
              62,669
              8
              52,863
              55,063
              58,363
              60,013
              63,863
              9
              54,058
              56,258
              59,558
              61,208
              65,058
              10
              55,253
              57,453
              60,753
              62,403
              66,253
              11
              56,746
              58,946
              62,246
              63,896
              67,746
              12
              57,941
              60,141
              63,441
              65,091
              68,941
              13
              59,732
              61,932
              65,232
              66,882
              70,732
              14
              62,719
              64,919
              68,219
              69,869
              73,719
              15
              67,199
              69,399
              72,699
              74,349
              78,199
              16
              72,874
              75,074
              78,374
              80,024
              83,874
              17
              84,820
              87,020
              90,320
              91,970
              95,820
              LONGEVITY

              $555 - Years 16 through 20 of service to the district
              $805 - Years 21 through 25 of service to the district
              $1605 - Years 26 through 30 of service to the district
              $3000 - Years 31 or more of service to the district

              Longevity credit will be given on the first of September following a full school year of uninterrupted employment.

              SCHEDULE C-1
              2006-2007 PARAPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
              STEP
              CLASSROOM AIDE
              TEACHER
              ASSISTANT
              LIBRARY CLERK/
              HEALTH AIDE
              1
              12.00
              20.97
              12.00
              2
              12.21
              21.22
              12.21
              3
              12.42
              21.48
              12.42
              4
              12.65
              21.75
              12.65
              5
              12.90
              22.01
              12.90
              6
              13.15
              22.26
              13.15
              7
              13.40
              22.52
              13.40
              8
              13.65
              22.79
              13.65
              9
              13.90
              23.04
              13.90
              10
              14.15
              23.31
              14.15
              11
              14.40
              23.56
              14.40
              12
              14.64
              23.82
              14.64
              13
              14.90
              24.08
              14.90
              14
              15.15
              24.34
              15.15
              15
              15.44
              24.60
              15.44
              16
              16.50
              25.08
              16.50
              Teaching assistants and classroom aides who have a valid New Jersey teaching certificate shall receive an additional fifty cents ($.50) per hour worked.

              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE C-2
              2007-2008 PARAPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
              STEP
              CLASSROOM AIDE
              TEACHER
              ASSISTANT
              LIBRARY CLERK/
              HEALTH AIDE
              1
              12.47
              21.75
              12.47
              2
              12.57
              21.85
              12.57
              3
              12.78
              22.11
              12.78
              4
              13.02
              22.39
              13.02
              5
              13.28
              22.65
              13.28
              6
              13.53
              22.92
              13.53
              7
              13.80
              23.18
              13.80
              8
              14.05
              23.46
              14.05
              9
              14.31
              23.71
              14.31
              10
              14.56
              23.99
              14.56
              11
              14.83
              24.26
              14.83
              12
              15.07
              24.52
              15.07
              13
              15.34
              24.79
              15.34
              14
              15.59
              25.05
              15.59
              15
              15.90
              25.33
              15.90
              16
              16.98
              25.81
              16.98
              Teaching assistants and classroom aides who have a valid New Jersey teaching certificate shall receive an additional fifty cents ($.50) per hour worked.

              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE C-3
              2008-2009 PARAPROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
              STEP
              CLASSROOM AIDE
              TEACHER
              ASSISTANT
              LIBRARY CLERK/
              HEALTH AIDE
              1
              12.89
              22.44
              12.89
              2
              12.99
              22.54
              12.99
              3
              13.09
              22.64
              13.09
              4
              13.34
              22.93
              13.34
              5
              13.60
              23.20
              13.60
              6
              13.86
              23.47
              13.86
              7
              14.13
              23.74
              14.13
              8
              14.39
              24.02
              14.39
              9
              14.65
              24.28
              14.65
              10
              14.91
              24.57
              14.91
              11
              15.18
              24.84
              15.18
              12
              15.43
              25.11
              15.43
              13
              15.70
              25.38
              15.70
              14
              15.96
              25.65
              15.96
              15
              16.68
              26.04
              16.68
              16
              17.39
              26.43
              17.39
              Teaching assistants and classroom aides who have a valid New Jersey teaching certificate shall receive an additional fifty cents ($.50) per hour worked.
              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE D-1
              2006-2007 SUPPORT STAFF EMPLOYEES SALARY/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE

              STEP
              MAINTENANCE/
              MECHANIC
              CUSTODIAN/
              GROUNDS
              CUSTODIAN/
              GROUNDS P/T
              1
              41,520
              25,778
              10.77
              2
              41,791
              26,358
              11.01
              3
              42,046
              27,039
              11.19
              4
              42,355
              27,656
              11.58
              5
              42,733
              28,325
              11.79
              6
              43,111
              28,994
              12.00
              7
              43,490
              29,663
              12.23
              8
              43,867
              30,332
              12.46
              9
              44,244
              31,002
              13.38
              10
              44,623
              31,670
              13.61
              11
              45,001
              32,340
              13.84
              12
              45,379
              33,010
              14.06
              13
              45,756
              33,679
              14
              46,134
              34,348
              15
              46,511
              35,017
              16
              47,404
              35,533
              17
              36,048
              18
              36,563
              19
              37,079
              20
              41,181
              LONGEVITY
              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year
              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE D-2
              2007-2008 SUPPORT STAFF EMPLOYEES SALARY/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE

              STEP
              MAINTENANCE/
              MECHANIC
              CUSTODIAN/
              GROUNDS
              CUSTODIAN/
              GROUNDS P/T
              1
              42,820
              26,933
              11.24
              2
              43,020
              27,133
              11.34
              3
              43,282
              27,834
              11.52
              4
              43,600
              28,469
              11.92
              5
              43,989
              29,158
              12.13
              6
              44,378
              29,846
              12.36
              7
              44,769
              30,535
              12.59
              8
              45,157
              31,224
              12.82
              9
              45,545
              31,913
              13.78
              10
              45,935
              32,602
              14.01
              11
              46,324
              33,291
              14.24
              12
              46,713
              33,980
              14.48
              13
              47,101
              34,670
              14
              47,490
              35,358
              15
              47,878
              36,046
              16
              48,798
              36,578
              17
              37,108
              18
              37,638
              19
              38,170
              20
              42,392
              LONGEVITY
              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th
              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE D-3
              2008-2009 SUPPORT STAFF EMPLOYEES SALARY/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE

              STEP
              MAINTENANCE/
              MECHANIC
              CUSTODIAN/
              GROUNDS
              CUSTODIAN/
              GROUNDS P/T
              1
              43,920
              28,102
              11.59
              2
              44,120
              28,302
              11.69
              3
              44,320
              28,502
              11.79
              4
              44,646
              29,153
              12.21
              5
              45,045
              29,858
              12.42
              6
              45,443
              30,562
              12.65
              7
              45,843
              31,268
              12.89
              8
              46,241
              31,973
              13.13
              9
              46,638
              32,679
              14.11
              10
              47,038
              33,384
              14.35
              11
              47,436
              34,090
              14.59
              12
              47,834
              34,796
              14.82
              13
              48,231
              35,502
              14
              48,630
              36,207
              15
              49,027
              37,418
              16
              49,969
              38,629
              17
              39,840
              18
              41,051
              19
              42,262
              20
              43,409
              LONGEVITY
              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.



              SCHEDULE E-1
              2006-2007 SECRETARIAL PERSONNEL SALARY GUIDE


              STEP
              12
              MONTH
              11
              MONTH
              10
              MONTH
              1
              26,376
              24,186
              21,979
              2
              26,633
              24,423
              22,193
              3
              26,891
              24,659
              22,408
              4
              27,148
              24,895
              22,623
              5
              27,406
              25,131
              22,837
              6
              27,664
              25,367
              23,052
              7
              27,921
              25,604
              23,267
              8
              28,694
              26,312
              23,911
              9
              29,724
              27,257
              24,769
              10
              30,754
              28,202
              25,628
              11
              31,785
              29,147
              26,486
              12
              33,330
              30,564
              27,774
              13
              34,876
              31,981
              29,062
              14
              36,421
              33,398
              30,350
              15
              38,482
              35,288
              32,067
              16
              42,196
              38,694
              35,162
              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE E-2
              2007-2008 SECRETARIAL PERSONNEL SALARY GUIDE


              STEP
              12
              MONTH
              11
              MONTH
              10
              MONTH
              1
              27,216
              24,957
              22,679
              2
              27,416
              25,141
              22,846
              3
              27,681
              25,384
              23,067
              4
              27,947
              25,627
              23,288
              5
              28,212
              25,870
              23,509
              6
              28,477
              26,113
              23,730
              7
              28,742
              26,356
              23,951
              8
              29,537
              27,086
              24,614
              9
              30,598
              28,058
              25,497
              10
              31,659
              29,031
              26,381
              11
              32,719
              30,004
              27,265
              12
              34,310
              31,462
              28,591
              13
              35,901
              32,921
              29,916
              14
              37,492
              34,380
              31,242
              15
              39,613
              36,325
              33,010
              16
              43,436
              39,831
              36,196

              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE E-3
              2008-2009 SECRETARIAL PERSONNEL SALARY GUIDE


              STEP
              12
              MONTH
              11
              MONTH
              10
              MONTH
              1
              27,946
              25,626
              23,287
              2
              28,146
              25,810
              23,454
              3
              28,346
              25,993
              23,621
              4
              28,617
              26,242
              23,847
              5
              28,889
              26,491
              24,073
              6
              29,160
              26,740
              24,299
              7
              29,432
              26,989
              24,526
              8
              30,246
              27,736
              25,204
              9
              31,332
              28,732
              26,109
              10
              32,418
              29,728
              27,014
              11
              33,504
              30,724
              27,919
              12
              35,134
              32,217
              29,277
              13
              36,763
              33,711
              30,634
              14
              39,358
              36,091
              32,797
              15
              41,953
              38,471
              34,959
              16
              44,479
              40,787
              37,064
              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE F-1
              2006/2007 INTERPRETER SALARY GUIDE


              STEP
              WITH
              CERTIFICATE
              WITHOUT
              CERTIFICATE
              1
              28.40
              20.73
              2
              28.95
              21.13
              3
              29.52
              21.55
              4
              30.08
              21.96
              5
              30.92
              22.57
              6
              31.75
              23.18
              7
              32.59
              23.79
              8
              33.43
              24.41
              9
              34.27
              25.02
              10
              35.10
              25.62
              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE F-2
              2007/2008 INTERPRETER SALARY GUIDE
              STEP
              WITH
              CERTIFICATE
              WITHOUT
              CERTIFICATE
              1
              29.23
              21.34
              2
              29.80
              21.76
              3
              30.39
              22.18
              4
              30.97
              22.61
              5
              31.83
              23.23
              6
              32.69
              23.86
              7
              33.55
              24.49
              8
              34.42
              25.12
              9
              35.28
              25.75
              10
              36.13
              26.38

              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE F-3
              2008/2009 INTERPRETER SALARY GUIDE


              STEP
              WITH
              CERTIFICATE
              WITHOUT
              CERTIFICATE
              1
              29.93
              21.94
              2
              30.52
              22.37
              3
              31.12
              22.81
              4
              31.71
              23.25
              5
              32.59
              23.89
              6
              33.47
              24.53
              7
              34.35
              25.18
              8
              35.24
              25.83
              9
              36.12
              26.48
              10
              37.00
              27.12
              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE G-1
              2006-2007 FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
              STEP
              WORKERS
              HELPERS
              1
              10,746
              9.32
              2
              11,004
              9.48
              3
              11,261
              9.62
              4
              11,531
              9.81
              5
              11,791
              10.05
              6
              12,051
              10.29
              7
              12,311
              10.53
              8
              12,570
              10.77
              9
              12,829
              11.01
              10
              13,089
              11.25
              11
              13,349
              11.50
              12
              13,608
              11.75
              13
              13,868
              11.98
              14
              14,127
              12.21
              15
              14,387
              12.46
              16
              14,647
              12.81
              17
              15,165
              13.34
              18
              16,742
              13.69
              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE G-2
              2007-2008 FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
              STEP
              WORKERS
              HELPERS
              1
              11,127
              9.66
              2
              11,327
              9.76
              3
              11,592
              9.91
              4
              11,870
              10.10
              5
              12,137
              10.34
              6
              12,406
              10.60
              7
              12,673
              10.84
              8
              12,939
              11.08
              9
              13,206
              11.34
              10
              13,474
              11.58
              11
              13,741
              11.84
              12
              14,008
              12.09
              13
              14,276
              12.33
              14
              14,543
              12.57
              15
              14,810
              12.82
              16
              15,077
              13.18
              17
              15,611
              13.73
              18
              17,235
              14.10
              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE G-3
              2008-2009 FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL/HOURLY WAGE GUIDE
              STEP
              WORKERS
              HELPERS
              1
              11,470
              9.94
              2
              11,670
              10.04
              3
              11,870
              10.14
              4
              12,155
              10.34
              5
              12,429
              10.59
              6
              12,703
              10.85
              7
              12,977
              11.10
              8
              13,250
              11.35
              9
              13,523
              11.61
              10
              13,797
              11.86
              11
              14,071
              12.18
              12
              14,344
              12.50
              13
              14,618
              12.82
              14
              14,892
              13.14
              15
              15,166
              13.46
              16
              15,439
              13.78
              17
              15,985
              14.10
              18
              17,648
              14.43
              LONGEVITY

              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th year
              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE H-1
              2006-2009 BUS DRIVER HOURLY WAGE GUIDE

              STEP
              2006-2007
              2007-2008
              2008-2009
              A
              15.75
              15.75
              15.75
              B
              16.80
              16.80
              16.80
              C
              17.85
              17.85
              17.85
              1
              18.90
              18.90
              18.90
              2
              19.71
              20.26
              20.87
              3
              19.97
              20.52
              21.13
              4
              20.37
              20.92
              21.53
              5
              20.61
              21.16
              21.77
              6
              20.84
              21.39
              22.00
              7
              21.10
              21.65
              22.26
              8
              21.36
              21.91
              22.52
              9
              21.60
              22.15
              22.76
              10
              21.85
              22.40
              23.01
              11
              22.10
              22.65
              23.26
              12
              22.35
              22.90
              23.51
              13
              22.59
              23.14
              23.75
              14
              22.82
              23.37
              23.98
              15
              23.33
              23.88
              24.49
              16
              23.57
              24.12
              24.73
              17
              24.16
              24.71
              25.32
              18
              24.52
              25.07
              25.68
              LONGEVITY
              $200 at the beginning of the 10th year
              $400 at the beginning of the 15th year
              $600 at the beginning of the 20th

              Payment in total shall be made in December.

              SCHEDULE J-1
              2006-2009
              The following regulations shall be used for extra class activities:
              1. All after school activities must be approved by the school principal, superintendent and the Board.
              2. All after school activities may be created or stopped by the Board at any time during the school year, and the Board may limit the time or dollars spent on certain activities. After the school activity has been approved and the Board decides to stop the activity, the teacher will be paid for the amount of time s/he spent on the activity before abolishment, but no less than fifteen percent (15%) of the total amount of hours to which have been agree.
              3. For approved activities, individuals, as needed, will be issued contracts at the following rates:

              INTRAMURAL SPORTS 1259
              (62 or more hours; per sport)

              INTRAMURAL SPORTS 20.66/hr.
              (less than 62 hours; per sport)

              BOARD APPROVED ACTIVITIES: MIDDLE SCHOOL ELEMENTARY
              (per activity; per building) Director Asst.
              Drama 2030 1015 1200
              Student Council 2030 1015 1200
              Band 2030 1015 1200
              Orchestra 2030 1015 1200
              Jazz Band 2030 1015
              Chorus (per chorus) 2030 1015 1400
              Yearbook 2030 1015 1200
              Cheerleading 2030 1015
              Safety Patrol - - 600 (25 hrs.)
              Newspaper (per issue) 1200 600 -
              3 issues max. – additional issues with supt. approval

              BOARD APPROVED CLUBS 20.66/hr.

              INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS (MIDDLE SCHOOL)
              Basketball (boys) 3425 2305
              Basketball (girls) 3425 2305
              Wrestling 3425 2305
              Soccer (boys) 2825 1915
              Soccer (girls) 2825 1915
              Cross Country 2825 1915
              Softball (boys) 2825 1915
              Softball (girls) 2825 1915
              Track (boys) 2825 1915
              Track (girls) 2825 1915
              Baseball (boys) 2825 1915
              Field Hockey 2825 1915
              Lacrosse 2825 1915

              PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 27.23/hr.

              Professional services shall include but not be limited to: curriculum writing, conducting workshops and in-services, compulsory attendance at more than one Back to School Night, summer employment. Professional services shall exclude other separately contracted summer work (i.e. Metamorphosis Program, CAPPS, CST casework) or any other previously contracted work that was paid at a higher rate. Cafeteria duty for middle school teachers on their lunch or prep time will be paid at the approved club rate.

              SCHEDULE J-2
              PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR SCHEDULE J-1

              Payment for extracurricular activities shall be made in accordance with the following schedule:

              December payment:
              Field Hockey Full stipend
              Soccer (boys) Full stipend
              Soccer (girls) Full stipend
              Cross Country Full stipend
              Newspaper Full per issue stipend
              Drama Half stipend
              Student Council Half stipend
              Band Half stipend
              Orchestra Half stipend
              Chorus Half stipend
              Yearbook Half stipend
              Safety Patrol Half stipend
              Jazz Band Half stipend
              Board approved clubs/hourly activities Hours submitted

              March payment:
              Basketball (boys) Full stipend
              Basketball (girls) Full stipend
              Wrestling Full stipend
              Cheerleading Full stipend
              Newspaper Full per issue stipend

              June payment:
              Softball (boys) Full stipend
              Softball (girls) Full stipend
              Track (boys) Full stipend
              Track (girls) Full stipend
              Baseball (boys) Full stipend
              Lacrosse Full stipend
              Newspaper Full per issue stipend
              Drama Half stipend
              Student Council Half stipend
              Band Half stipend
              Orchestra Half stipend
              Chorus Half stipend
              Yearbook Half stipend
              Safety Patrol Half stipend
              Jazz Band Half stipend
              Board approved clubs/hourly activities Hours submitted within respective
              time periods:

              Professional services Payment in June, July, August, January and May
               


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