Contract Between
Rutherford B/E-Bergen
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Rutherford Supv Assn
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07/01/2008 thru 06/30/2011

CategorySchool District
UnitOther, Teaching/Professional Staff

Contract Text Below


This Agreement entered into this 1st day of July, 2008 by and between the Board of Education of Rutherford, the Borough of Rutherford, New Jersey, hereinafter called the "Board," and the Rutherford Supervisors Association, hereinafter called the "Association."
Article I


A. The Board hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiations concerning the terms and conditions for all the following:

Department Supervisors, Director of Guidance, Supervisor of Interscholastic Athletics and Physical Education, and Supervisor of Computer Technology and Business Education.

Article II

A. The Board agrees to furnish to the Association in response to reasonable requests from time to time pertinent information concerning the financial resources of the school district. This is to include one copy of the annual audit and current school budget. At the beginning of each school year the Association shall be supplied with the names and addresses of all unit members.

B. Whenever any representative of the Association or any employee under this contract participates during working hours in negotiations, grievance proceedings, conferences, or meetings called by the Board and/or its representatives, he/she shall suffer no loss of pay.

C. The Association and its representatives shall have the right to use school buildings at all reasonable hours for meetings when school is not in session and facilities are available. The written requests for said use shall be approved by the Superintendent.
Article III


1. The parties agree to enter into collective negotiations pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 303, Public Laws of 1968 and Chapter 123, Public Laws of 1974, and as amended, in a good faith effort to reach agreement on all matters concerning the terms and conditions of all employees for whom the Rutherford Supervisors Association is authorized to negotiate. Such negotiations shall begin not later than the dates established by P.E.R.C. (Chapter 123, Public Laws of 1974).

2. Minutes of the negotiation sessions shall be approved by both the Association and the Board negotiating committees, and signed by the chairperson of each negotiating committee.
Article IV

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 to offset the costs of services rendered by the Association as majority representative. Representative fee will be deducted prospectively beginning September 1.

B. Amount of Fee

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 that membership year. The representation fee to be paid by nonmembers will be equal to the maximum allowed by law.

C. Deduction and Transmission of Fee

The Board agrees to deduct from the salary of any employee who is not a member of the Association for the current membership year the amount of the representation fee set forth in Section B above and promptly will transmit the amount so deducted to the Association.

The Board agrees to deduct the representation fee in equal installments, as nearly as possible, from the paychecks paid to each employee during the remainder of the membership year in question. The deductions will begin 30 days after the employee begins his/her employment in a bargaining unit position.

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 upon 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 and promptly forward same to the Association. The employee shall give thirty days written notice to both the Board and Association. Absent such timely notification, the Board will not be liable for the balance of the representation fee.

E. Mechanics

Except as otherwise provided in this article, the mechanics for the deduction of representation fees and the transmission of such fee 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. Indemnification Clause

The Association shall indemnify and hold the employer 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 employer in conformance with his provision.

G. Certification

The Association will certify to the Board prior to the start of each membership year that the amount of the representation fee to be assessed does not exceed 85% of dues, fees and assessments and does not include any amount of dues, fees and assessments that are expended (1) for partisan, political or ideological activities or causes that are only incidently related to terms and conditions of employment or (2) applied toward the cost of benefits available only to members of the majority representative.

H. Save Harmless

The Rutherford Supervisors Association agrees to save harmless the Board of Education in the event a supervisor leaves and sufficient representation fee has not been collected.

Article V

The title of Supervisor will be used for all department chairpeople in the future.
Article VI


Supervisors will have the responsibility for curriculum from K-12 in conjunction/coordination with administrators/teachers. Supervisors will observe and evaluate all teachers in grades 9-12 and may be called upon to observe teachers in grades K-8 relative to a specific content area. The responsibility of supervisors is further defined in the job description of said position(s).


The Rutherford Supervisors Association agrees and abides by the principle that the Association and the Board of Education need to work in a cooperative spirit in all emergency crises.

In the event of a teacher strike, the Rutherford Supervisors Association will continue to work in conjunction with the Board and fulfill all necessary emergency procedures the Board may choose to implement excepting those practices which fall within the realm and jurisdiction of a law enforcement agency, e.g.: The Serving of Summonses.



A grievance shall be defined as, and limited to an interpretation, application or violation of policies or agreements affecting an employee or a group of employees' terms and conditions of employment or by the Rutherford Supervisors Association on their behalf.

In cases involving the withholding of increments pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 18A: 29-14, an individual affected by such action shall have the right to invoke the grievance procedure through the hearing before the Board. From the final determination by the Board the method of review shall be that set forth in R.S. 18A: 29-14.

    The Term "employee" shall mean any individual covered by this master contract.

The term "representative" shall include any organization, agency, or person authorized or designated by any employee, or any group of employees, or by a public employees association or by the Board to act on its or their behalf and to represent it or them.

The term "immediate" superior shall mean the person to whom the aggrieved employee is directly responsible under the Table of Organization prevailing in this School District.
    The term "party" means an aggrieved employee, the school principal, or any staff member below the Superintendent in connection with the procedure herein established.

    The term "day" shall mean a calendar day.


    1. An aggrieved employee shall institute action under the provisions hereof within fourteen (14) days of the occurrence complained of, or within fourteen (14) days after he/she would reasonably be expected to know of its occurrence. Failure to act within said fourteen (14) day period, shall be deemed to constitute an abandonment of the grievance.

    2. An employee processing a grievance, shall be assured freedom from restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination, or reprisal.

    3. In the presentation of a grievance, the employee shall have the right to present his/her own appeal or to designate a representative to appear with him/her at any step in his/her appeal.

    4. Whenever the employee appears with a representative, the Board shall have the right to designate a representative to participate at any stage of the grievance procedure.

    5. To initiate the grievance procedure, an employee shall file a request to discuss his/her grievance with his/her immediate supervisor within the time period set forth in section 1. Where the immediate superior is below the rank of principal, the principal shall be notified and shall have the right to be present at and to participate in said hearing. The hearing shall be conducted within fourteen (14) days of the filing of the request. A written decision shall be rendered within five (5) days of said hearing.

    6. If the grievance is not resolved to the employee's satisfaction, within five (5) days from the determination referred to in Paragraph 5 above, the employee shall submit his/her grievance to the Superintendent of Schools in writing, specifying:

    (a) The nature of the grievance;

    (b) The results of the previous discussion;

    (c) The basis of his/her dissatisfaction with the

    (d) The remedy being sought must be stated.

    7. A copy of the writing called for in Paragraph 6 above, shall be furnished to the school principal and to the immediate superior of the aggrieved employee.

    8. Within ten (10) days from the receipt of the written grievance (unless a different period is mutually agreed upon), the Superintendent shall hold a hearing at which all parties in interest shall have the right to be heard.

    9. Within ten (10) days of said hearing (unless a different period is mutually agreed upon), the Superintendent shall, in writing, advise the employee and his/her representative, if there be one, of his/her determination and shall forward a copy of said determination to the school principal and to the immediate superior of the aggrieved employee.

    10. In the event of the failure of the Superintendent to act in accordance with the provisions of Paragraphs 8 and 9, or, in the event a determination by him/her in accordance with the provisions thereof, is deemed unsatisfactory by either party - the dissatisfied party, within ten (10) days of the failure of the Superintendent to act or within ten (10) days of the determination by him/her, may appeal to the Board of Education.

    11. Where an appeal is taken to the Board, there shall be submitted by the appellant:

    (a) The writing set forth in Paragraphs 6 and 9, and a further statement in writing setting forth the appellant's dissatisfaction with the Superintendent's action. A copy of said statement shall be furnished to the Superintendent and to the aggrieved party.

    12. The appellant in his/her appeal to the Board shall have the right to appear unless he/she notifies the Board within seven (7) days that he/she does not so desire, in which event the Board may consider the appeal on the written record submitted to it, or the Board may on its own conduct a hearing; or it may request the submission of additional written material. Where additional written materials are requested by the Board, copies thereof, shall be served upon the aggrieved parties who shall have the right to reply thereto. Where the appellant requests in writing a hearing before the Board, a hearing shall be held.

    13. The Board shall make a determination within thirty (30) days from the receipt of the grievance and shall in writing notify the employee, his/her representative if there be one, the principal, and the Superintendent of its determination. This time period may be extended by mutual agreement of the parties.

    14. If not settled at the Board stage, the grievance may, within fifteen (15) days thereafter be submitted by the Rutherford Supervisors Association, to final and binding arbitration before an arbitrator experienced in school matters to be selected by mutual agreement of the parties. In the event such selection is not promptly agreed upon, the rules of the American Arbitration Association shall apply with regard to the selection of an arbitrator and the conduct of the arbitration proceeding.

    The arbitrator's decision shall be in writing and shall set forth his/her findings, reasoning and conclusion(s) on the issue(s) submitted.

    The arbitrator shall not have the authority to add to, modify or change any of the provisions of the written agreement.

    The arbitrator shall not make any decision or award which would be contrary to law or which limits or interferes with the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Board of Education under applicable laws or rules and regulations having the effect of law, unless such powers, duties and responsibilities are limited under this Agreement.

    The costs for the services of the arbitrator, including expenses, if any, shall be borne equally by the Association and the Board.

    Failure at any step of this procedure to appeal a grievance to the next step within the specified time limits shall be deemed to be waiver of further appeal of the decision.

    15. In the event a grievance shall be filed by an employee who is not subject to the jurisdiction of any principal or who may be answerable to more than one principal, he/she shall discuss his/her grievance initially with the Superintendent and if dissatisfied, with the determination, may appeal to the Board in accordance with the provisions herein set forth.

    16. In any case, where a grievance is based upon the direct order, ruling or determination of the Superintendent, the aggrieved employee may appeal directly to the Board within ten (10) days of the issuance of said order, ruling or directive, or within ten (10) days of the time when same have been brought to the employee's attention by filing with the Secretary of the Board, a writing setting forth,

    (a) The order, ruling or determination complained of;

    (b) The basis of the complaint;

    (c) A request for a hearing if a hearing is desired.

    A copy of the writings set forth above shall be served upon the Superintendent who shall have the right to reply in writing thereto. A copy of such reply shall be served upon the aggrieved employee.

    17. Upon receipt of a grievance filed under the provisions of Paragraph 16, the procedure shall be as set forth in Paragraphs 12 and 13.

    18. Forms for filing grievances, serving notices, taking appeals, making reports and recommendations, and other necessary documents shall be prepared jointly by the Superintendent and the Association.

    19. All meetings and hearing under this procedure shall not be conducted in public and shall include only such parties in interest and their designated or selected representatives, heretofore referred to in this ARTICLE.

    20. All employees shall be entitled to resort to the full procedure hereinabove set forth.

    21. Whenever any teaching staff member is required to appear before the Board of Education or any committee or member thereof concerning any matter which could adversely affect the continuation of that teaching staff member in his/her office, position or employment or the salary or any increments pertaining thereto, then he/she shall be given prior written notice of the reasons for such meeting or interview and shall be entitled to have a person of his/her own choosing present to advise and represent him/her during such meeting or interview. (Chapter 451, Laws of 1968)


    In the event a grievance is filed at such time that it cannot be processed through all the steps in this grievance procedure by the end of the school year, and, if left unresolved until the beginning of the following school year, could result in irreparable harm to a party in interest, then the time limits set forth herein, could be reduced, upon mutual agreement of all parties, so that the grievance procedure may be exhausted prior to the end of the school year or as soon thereafter as is practicable.
    Article IX

    A. Promotional positions are defined as follows:

    1. Positions paying a salary differential and/or positions on the administrator-supervisory level of responsibility.
    2. All vacancies, including promotional positions, shall be adequately publicized by the Superintendent in accordance with the following procedure:

    a. When school is in session, a notice shall be posted in the high school as far in advance as practicable. A copy of the said notice shall be given to the Association at the time of posting. Supervisors who desire to apply for such vacancies shall submit their applications in writing to the Superintendent within the time limit specified in the notice, and the Superintendent shall acknowledge the receipt of all such applications.

    b. Supervisors who desire to apply for a promotional position which may be filled during the summer period when school is not regularly in session shall submit their names to the Superintendent, together with the position(s) for which they desire to apply, and an address where they can be reached during the summer. The Superintendent shall notify such teachers of any vacancy in a position for which they desire to apply. Such notice shall be sent as far in advance as practicable, in addition, the Superintendent shall post a list of promotional positions to be filled during the summer in each school, and a copy of said notice shall be given to the Association.

    B. In both situations set forth in Section A above, the qualifications for the position, its duties, and the rate of compensation, shall be clearly set forth.

    C. A list of appointments shall be given to the Association indicating which positions have been filled and by whom.

    D. In no event shall anyone seeking consideration to fill a promotional vacancy be considered if the vacancy in question requires a specific certificate and the applicant does not possess such a certificate.

    E. The Board is willing to consider applications from the Association for any vacancies in promotional positions, the willingness of the Board to consider applications by the Association shall not be deemed to limit the absolute right of the Board to make the final determination as to who shall be promoted and, if in the sole and unlimited discretion of the Board the position in question can best be filled by an individual outside of the system, the Board shall have the right to fill such position with such individual and the action of the Board in such a determination shall not be subject to review under Grievance Procedure.
    Article X


    A. All Supervisors shall be given written notice of their salary schedules. Tentative Schedules and assignments shall be posted in each school when available with proper notification if any change occurs.

    B. The Superintendent shall assign all newly-appointed personnel to their specific positions within their subject area for which the Board has appointed the Supervisor.

    C. The final authority to determine assignments is the Board of Education acting through the Superintendent.

    Article XI


    A. Involuntary

    1. Notice of an involuntary transfer or reassignment shall be given to supervisors as soon as practicable.

    2. An involuntary transfer or reassignment shall be made only after a meeting between the supervisor involved and the immediate superior, at which time the supervisor shall be notified of the reason therefore. In the event that a supervisor objects to the transfer or reassignment at this meeting, upon the request of the supervisor, the Superintendent shall meet with him/her. The supervisor may, at his/her option, have an Association representative at such meeting.

    3. Regardless of any meeting which may occur relative to an involuntary transfer or reassignment, the decision of the Board acting through the Superintendent shall in all cases be final and binding.

    B. Voluntary

    1. The Association shall formally submit to the Superintendent by the end of December a list of supervisors interested in transfers, including type of position desired.

    2. In the determination of request for voluntary reassignment and/or transfer, the wishes of the individual supervisor shall be considered.

    Article XII

    A. 1. All monitoring or observation of the work performance of a supervisor shall be conducted openly, with full knowledge of the supervisor, by a duly certificated person.

    2. A supervisor shall be given a copy of any evaluation report prepared by his/her evaluators at least one (1) day before any conference to discuss it. No such report shall be submitted to the central office, placed in the supervisor's file or otherwise acted upon without prior conference with the supervisor. No supervisor shall be required to sign a blank or incomplete evaluation form.

    B. A supervisor shall have the right upon request to review the contents of any evaluation. A supervisor shall be entitled to have a representative accompany him/her during such review.

    C. When acting in the role of teachers, supervisors will be evaluated as defined in the R.E.A. Contract.

    The Superintendent shall have the power to recommend to the Board of Education the withholding of any salary increment and/or adjustment for inefficiency as determined by at least two successive evaluations indicating unsatisfactory performance or effectiveness or other good cause which may have an adverse effect on the performance or effectiveness of the Supervisor. Said successive evaluations must be at least six weeks apart so that an individual has an opportunity for correction.

    Whenever the withholding of an increment is proposed by the Board, the individual concerned shall be given a written statement of reasons setting forth the particulars constituting the basis of said withholding. No such recommendation shall be made by the Superintendent that is based on observation not conducted openly and with full knowledge of the supervisor; neither shall any such recommendation, for other just cause, be made without notification to the supervisor that a deficiency exists which may call for a recommendation for the withholding of an increment unless said deficiency is corrected forthwith. Whenever the withholding of an increment is proposed, the individual involved shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Education and, upon filing in writing of a Notice of Appeal, setting forth the reasons why it is alleged that such action should not be taken, a hearing will be afforded by the Board to the aggrieved individual.

    At such hearing the aggrieved individual shall have the right to be represented by counsel of his own choosing or by his duly designated representative.

    From any adverse determination of the Board, the aggrieved shall have the right to appeal to the Commissioner of Education. The aggrieved party shall not have the right to request arbitration from any adverse determination of an evaluation indicating unsatisfactory performance or effectiveness or from any adverse determination of this Board or of the Commissioner of Education.

    The term "increment" is intended to mean the next step on the supervisor's salary guide where the aggrieved individual would be placed. Where an increment is withheld, the individual shall remain at the same step on the salary guide even though the dollar amount may be higher than the previous year.
    It shall not be mandatory upon the Board of Education to pay any such denied increment in any future year as an adjustment increment.

    1. Any evaluation made of a non-tenure supervisor shall not be subject to the Grievance Procedure and the willingness of the Board to permit discussion with reference to any such evaluation procedure shall not be deemed to constitute a waiver of the Board of its prerogatives relative to the employment and/or continued employment of such personnel.

    2. Such supervisory reports are to be provided for non-tenure supervisor at least two times each year.

    3. Supervisors are to be evaluated with the evaluation form to be designed. The Association shall be consulted prior to the adoption of said form.

    Article XIII


    A. Personal Leave Bank/Bereavement
      1. Personal Days

    All employees shall be eligible for three (3) personal days per year without loss of pay.  12-month employees shall be eligible for four (4) personal days per year without loss of pay.

    Circumstances which may be approved are listed on the application for Personal Day and include:

    Legal business which cannot be conducted outside of school hours
    Funeral (other than immediate family)
    Graduation in the immediate family
    Critical illness of someone in the immediate family or immediate household
    Observance of a religious holiday
    Home emergency
    Personal Day (1)(no reason necessary)
    Other (explanation necessary)
    The application for personal day shall be submitted in advance to the Superintendent for approval.  If, due to an emergency, advance notice is not possible, the school shall be notified immediately by telephone, and the application shall be filed as promptly as possible.

    Personnel applying for personal days on a Monday or Friday must give a reason for such request to the Superintendent of Schools.

    Applications for personal days that are not considered an emergency shall be submitted at least five (5) days in advance.

    Personal day without reason cannot be used to extend a holiday or vacation.

    Failure to follow the above guidelines will result in an automatic disapproval of said request.
      2. Personal Leave Bank

    Unused personal leave days can be accrued in a Personal Leave Bank to be used in subsequent years according to these guidelines:

    a. Up to 10 personal days from prior years may be accrued in this bank.

    b. Banked days may be used only for: attending to the health/medical needs of immediate family that cannot be taken care of outside of regular work hours.

    c. Religious observance day if the employee’s traditional religious observance days fall on school days.  Such observance days should appear on the list of state recognized religious observance days, which can be found on the district’s website.

          d. Application for use of banked days follows the same procedures as those prescribed for annual personal days.  The superintendent reserves the right to verify reasons offered for banked day requests.

    Personal Leave Bank days are not eligible for payment at retirement.

      3. Bereavement

    Up to four (4) days for death in the immediate family (“immediate family” is defined as husband, wife, legal domestic partner, children, parents, grandchildren, grandparents, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of either the employee or his/her spouse/legal domestic partner, and any other person who resides in the employee’s household.)  A fifth (5th) bereavement day may be requested for any of the following circumstances:  funeral travel exceeding 200 miles round trip, delay of funeral due to extenuating circumstances, established religious customs.

    B. Mileage

    A mileage rate comparable to the current federal rate per mile shall be paid to any supervisor required to travel between schools in his/her charge. A monthly sheet shall be submitted listing dates and distances travelled.

    C. Unused Sick Days

    1. Only upon retirement, payment for unused sick days shall be paid according to the following schedule for the duration of the contract:

    1 - 200 days at the per diem rate of: $55.00
    201 and succeeding days $60.00
    maximum limit per individual: $15,500.00
        2. A sick leave trade in of days may be utilized by individual supervisors for the purchase of an annuity prior to retirement as per the following schedule:

      After twenty (20) years of service as a supervisor in Rutherford, the supervisor may elect to have his/her accumulated sick days reduced by one hundred (100) days and receive $6,000 which shall, after the applicable taxes are deducted therefrom, be used by the Board to purchase an annuity on behalf of the Supervisor. Said annuity will be purchased from one of the companies currently approved by the Board of Education.
      This annuity will be considered part of the payout for sick days and the total payout for unused sick days shall not exceed the $15,500 maximum.

      Whenever the Board of Education shall grant additional sick leave to any employee above and beyond that mandated by Statute (18A:30-2), said days granted shall be deducted from the total payment due for unused sick leave prior to payment.

      D. Health Benefits Program

      1. Medical Insurance

      A. All personnel shall be entitled to full coverage under the Horizon Blue Cross Health Plan Options with the Board assuming the cost. In addition, the Board shall pay the entire cost of the family plan if the individual so elects. All new staff members and their families will be covered by the Horizon POS plan. At the conclusion of the third year of employment, the employee can choose to change coverage to the PPO plan that is offered to other district employees. For full coverage details see Addendum 1 - Health Plan Options. Any employee who moves into the Supervisory group from another position in the district will not be considered a new employee for the purpose of this clause.

      B. Current and new staff shall have the option of declining coverage from the Board. The employee shall receive payment at the following rate:

      a. $4,000 decline Family and keep Member Only
      b. $3,000 decline Member & Spouse and keep Member Only
      c. $1,500 decline Member & Child and keep Member Only
      d. $1,000 decline Member Only

      If a staff member declines all coverage, he/she would receive both the amount designated in a., b., or c., plus d.

      Payment shall be bi-monthly and will be added to the payroll check. The employee shall, however, not be entitled to payment until the effective date of the enrollment change.

      Individuals who elect this option to decline coverage will have the right to re-enroll for another coverage, should their family circumstances change such that they lose the coverage. These family circumstances include death, divorce, loss of job, or other event that results in the loss of insurance. Re-enrollment for any other reason can only occur during the open enrollment period. Re-enrollment is subject to the carrier's requirements. The effective date of coverage is subject to the carrier's requirements. Employees shall provide proof of alternate coverage to the Board.

      E. Dental Plan
        1. The Board will pay up to $40.00 per month per employee in the PPO for one party coverage. The Board will pay the full premium for one party coverage for employees in the POS health plan.
        2. Dependent coverage (2 party or family) will remain available at a cost to the employee of the balance over and above the single coverage expense. Should the single coverage expense be less than $30, the Board will contribute the difference (up to $30) towards the dependent coverage.
        3. The Board will pay one (1) additional month's premium on the health and three (3) additional months' premiums on the dental plans for each retiree, with the medical plan exception for those TPAF or PERS employees who have 25 years or more of service. (For coverage details see Addendum 1.)
        4. For retiring employees wishing to continue applicable benefits, the Board of Education shall provide those benefits by complying with the current provisions of COBRA.

      F. Longevity

      1. Longevity will be paid to all Supervisors based upon their total years of service as a certificated employee in Rutherford follows:

      After 18 years - $1,250 per year
      After 20 years - $1,500 per year
      After 25 years - $2,000 per year
      After 30 years - $2,500 per year
      After 35 years - $3,000 per year *

      Longevity is not cumulative and shall be pro-rated to the individual's anniversary date.

      * The payment of longevity for 35 years of service applies only to employees who have achieved 35 years of service prior to January 1, 2008.

      G. Tuition Reimbursement

      The Board will pay a maximum of $500.00 per person per school year for tuition for courses approved by the superintendent. Tuition will not include cost of books, meals, etc. This applies to tenured people only. Payment will be made upon completion of the course and presentation of a report card, transcript, or letter stating such. The college bill will be submitted to the business office for reimbursement. The school year is July 1 through June 30.

      H. Payroll and Retirement Plans

      1. Section 125 Plan

      The board will provide a 125 Plan for all unit members at no cost to the employee.

      2. Direct Deposit

      The employee has the option of having his/her payroll deposited directly into the individual employee’s bank of choice, up to two accounts.

      3. Voluntary Investment Plans

      The district will offer employees participation in the following investment plans:

      a. Roth 403b
      b. TSA
      Article XIV


      In determining the school calendar the Board through the Superintendent will hold discussions and seek suggestions from the Association. Final approval of the school calendar rests with the Board.

      The work year shall be the same as the work year in the REA contract.

      In addition, if agreed upon by the superintendent, 10-month Supervisors are obligated to work a maximum of ten days during July and August. The Supervisor will be compensated per diem (1/200th per day of his/her total salary) for each day worked. These days must be approved in advance by the Superintendent. Approved time may be granted for curriculum work and other supervisory responsibilities deemed appropriate by the Superintendent. Any remuneration paid during the summer months shall be incorporated into the Supervisor’s pensionable salary. Note: 12-Month positions, as defined in Article XVI, are not covered by this paragraph.

      The Board agrees to grant half-day sessions on the days before Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, should Christmas fall on a Monday, the Friday preceding would be a full day.

      In the event that there are one or more unused emergency school closing days available, the school will close the Friday before Memorial Day weekend for all employees.

      Article XV


      In case of required jury duty an employee shall be allowed time off for jury service. He/she shall be paid the difference between his/her regular pay and jury pay.
      Article XVI

      A. General

      Members of the Association perform a dual capacity as teachers and supervisors.

      Association members will teach no more than one (1) period per day. They will also provide tutorial help to students as needed. However, if the need arises, a second period may be assigned. The Director of Guidance, Supervisor of Interscholastic Athletics, and the Supervisor of Computer Technology and Business Education, will have no teaching periods assigned.

      Members are expected to perform as professionals and therefore do not follow the teacher work day. Accordingly, the rest of the time other than teaching periods will be spent in supervisory duties.

      Supervisors may leave the building by notifying the office during their scheduled duty-free lunch and department periods for school related business.

      B. Twelve-Month Positions

      The following positions will be designated as 12-month positions: Director of Guidance, Supervisor of Interscholastic Athletics and Physical Education, and Supervisor of Computer Technology and Business Education.

      Each 12-month supervisor will be given 20 vacation days that begin in the first year of employment. These days will be taken at the discretion of the superintendent. Up to five (5) unused vacation days may be carried over to the next school year not to exceed 25 vacation days. In addition, “in-lieu of” days/holidays, sick days, and personal days will be granted as outlined in policy and in this contract.

      All 12-month supervisors will be placed on the appropriate step on the RSA guide and an additional 20% will be added to the base salary of the employee and shall be considered part of the base salary and, therefore, will be pensionable.

      Article XVII


      Supervisors who supervise more than one department will be paid an additional 1% of their salary on the Supervisors Salary Guide. This total shall be considered the base salary for pension purposes.

      The following are current defined departments:

      Physical Education/Health/Driver’s Education
      Interscholastic Athletics
      World Languages
      Social Studies
      Language Arts Literacy (Includes Media Specialist)
      Music & Theater Arts
      Technology Education
      Family Consumer Science
      Business Education
      Computer Technology

      Article XVIII


      The Rutherford Board of Education will pay dues for a Supervisor to belong to one (1) national or one (1) state professional association with the approval of the Superintendent.

      Article XIX


      The Board of Education will be undertaking an evaluation of the various disciplines during the life of the current contract with the Rutherford Supervisors Association. As a part of this study, the R.S.A. will be solicited for its thoughts, ideas, opinions, etc.

      It is conceivable that some disciplines (departments) will be consolidated under one supervisor and/or eliminated. With this thought in mind, the Board of Education reserves the right to effectuate changes during the life of this current contract.

      However, the Board realizes that any changes and/or new positions that are made during the life of the contract require the reopening of negotiations for the purposes of determining salaries for these positions.


      2008 - 2009

      Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

      Step MA MA+15 MA+30 EDD/PHD

      1 77,649 81,004 83,383 86,027

      2 79,718 82,987 85,367 88,011

      3 81,451 84,970 87,350 89,994

      4 83,607 86,954 89,332 91,978

      5 85,482 88,936 91,315 93,960

      6 87,441 90,919 93,299 95,943

      7 89,070 92,903 95,282 97,926

      8 91,493 94,885 97,265 99,911

      9 93,454 96,869 99,247 101,892

      10 96,256 99,786 102,229 104,920

      11 99,145 102,778 105,297 108,091

      12 102,118 105,863 108,466 111,174

      Salary increments are granted upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools.


      2009 - 2010

      Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

      Step MA MA+15 MA+30 EDD/PHD

      1 79,528 82,965 85,401 88,109

      2 81,648 84,996 87,433 90,141

      3 83,423 87,027 89,464 92,172

      4 85,631 89,059 91,494 94,204

      5 87,551 91,089 93,525 86,234

      6 89,558 93,120 95,557 98,265

      7 91,226 95,152 97,588 100,296

      8 93,003 97,182 99,620 102,329

      9 95,716 99,214 101,649 104,358

      10 98,586 102,201 104,703 107,459

      11 101,545 105,266 107,329 110,707

      12 104,590 108,425 111,092 113,865

      Salary increments are granted upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools.


      2010 - 2011

      Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

      Step MA MA+15 MA+30 EDD/PHD

      1 82,000 85,543 88,055 90,847

      2 84,185 87,637 90,150 92,942

      3 86,015 89,731 92,245 95,036

      4 88,292 91,826 94,338 97,131

      5 90,271 93,919 96,432 99,224

      6 92,341 96,013 98,527 101,318

      7 94,061 98,109 100,621 103,413

      8 96,012 100,202 102,715 105,509

      9 98,082 102,297 104,808 107,601

      10 101,649 105,377 107,956 110,799

      11 104,700 108,537 110,798 114,147

      12 107,840 111,794 114,544 117,403

      Salary increments are granted upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools.

      This Agreement shall become effective as of July 1, 2008 and shall continue in effect until June 30, 2011.


      _________________________________ _______________________________
      President, Rutherford President, Rutherford
      Supervisors Assoc. Board of Education

      _________________________________ _______________________________
      Secretary, Rutherford Secretary, Rutherford
      Supervisors Assoc. Board of Education

      _________________________________ _______________________________
      Date of Approval Date of Approval

      Rutherford BE and Rutherford Supv Assn 2008.pdf