The agreement will cover conditions specified for three years effective July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2002. Other items not specified will continue according to past practice.
ARTICLE I - LONGEVITY
1. A longevity formula will be applied in accordance with the following formula:
Completed 5 through 9 - 450
10 14 - 500
15 19 - 600
20 24 - 700
25 or more - 800
This sum is to paid on the anniversary date of employment.
Betty VanTassel 7/15/82
Christie Danko 8/01/82
Sonia Downing 2/29/88
Denise Jameson 3/18/85
Carolyn Wright 8/27/86
Carol Boyle 9/01/85
Lynn Hayn 10/21/96
ARTICLE II - LEAVES OF ABSENCES
A. ABSENCE FOR PERSONAL ILLNESS
1. Absence for personal illness shall be allowed and shall include full pay not to exceed
twelve days in one year for 12 month secretaries, and ten days for 10 month secretaries.
For 12 month secretaries, if fewer than twelve school days of allowed sick leave are
taken in any school year, then the number of days not utilized shall be accumulated without limit. For 10 month secretaries, it is 10 days.
2. In case of illness incurred during the school day which results in the secretary
leaving school before 11:00 A.M., a full day will be charged, if after 11:00 A.M., a
half-day will be charged. (Adjustments will be made depending on starting time of
B. PERSONAL AND EMERGENCY DAYS
1. Personal days will be designated as Personal/Emergency days with emergency days
not requiring prior notice. Four (4) Personal Days and two (2) Emergency Days will be
granted per year. In the event that Personal and Emergency days are not used in any
given year, the number of days not used will be accumulated as sick leave.
C. ABSENCE FOR DEATH IN THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY
1. Absence due to death in the secretaries immediate family or household shall be
allowed with pay for the required period not to exceed five school days. The term
“immediate family” shall include wife, husband, children, mother, father, mother-in-
law, father-in-law, sister, brother, sister-in-law, brother-in-law.
2. Two days with full pay shall be allowed in the event of the death of a grandparent
and one day with pay shall be allowed in the event of the death or other non-immediate
members of the family.
D. ABSENCE FOR JURY DUTY
1. Secretaries will be granted time off to serve on Jury Duty without being penalized.
They will receive full pay and time spent on Jury Duty will not be charged against
personal leave and will count as time on the job. An employee called for jury duty shall
report same to the Superintendent and while on jury duty, will report their schedule for
the following days.
E. EXTENDED ABSENCES
1. All extended absences and other absences not otherwise specifically covered herein
shall be considered only after application therefor to the Board of Education.
1. Upon retirement, unused sick leave will be reimbursed at a rate of $35.00 per day for
each unused sick leave day accumulated to the day of retirement. Retirement shall mean
a secretary having filed the necessary papers to affect same with the Public Employees
ARTICLE III - INSURANCE
A. A Board paid family plan for the following will be provided:
1. Hospitalization/Major Medical Health Plan
2. Dental Plan
3. Prescription Plan
4. Optical Plan
ARTICLE IV - VACATIONS
A. 12 month secretaries will take their vacation during the months of July and August. No
vacation will be permitted during the full week prior to the opening of school. Vacation
schedules will be approved by the Superintendent. In the event that all 5 secretaries choose
the same day(s), week(s), seniority rules, leaving 2 secretaries in the building on that
particular day(s), week(s).
Vacation shall be earned as follows:
After 1 full year’s service - 10 working days
After 5 full year’s service - 15 working days
B. No more than 3 consecutive days with the Superintendent’s approval during the school year.
All other vacations will be limited to July and August.
ARTICLE V - HOLIDAYS
A. Secretaries receive seven fixed holidays with pay and they are as follows:
1. New Year’s Day 4. Labor Day
2. Memorial Day 5. Thanksgiving Day
3. Fourth of July 6. Day after Thanksgiving
7. Christmas Day
B. In addition, 12 month secretaries shall receive four days from the following list. These days
shall be approved by the Superintendent. In the event that all 5 secretaries choose the same
day, seniority rules, leaving 2 secretaries in the building on that particular day.
1. Good Friday 4. President’s Day
2. Christmas Eve 5. Day after President’s Day
3. New Year’s Eve 6. Day after Christmas
7. Floating Day
ARTICLE VI - INCLEMENT WEATHER
A. When school is operating on a 2 hour delayed opening, secretaries are to report to work
2 hours later than their reporting time. When school is closed due to inclement weather,
secretaries are not required to report to work.
President, Wallkill Valley
Board of Education
CLERICAL 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002
Christie Danko 36,120 37,490 38,920
Denise Jameson 35,000 36,330 37,710
Sonia Downing 33,720 35,000 36,330
Betty VanTassel 34,190 35,490 36,840
Carolyn Wright 32,110 33,330 34,590
Carol Boyle (10 mth) 27,130 28,170 29,230
Lynn Hayn (10 mth) 20,190 20,960 21,750
WALLKILL VALLEY REGIONAL
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Covering the period
July 1, 1999
June 30, 2002