Contract Between
Ocean Tp B/E-Ocean
- and -
Waretown TA
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07/01/2005 thru 06/30/2008


CategorySchool District
UnitCafeteria Workers, Clerical, Custodians, Teaching/Professional Staff

Contract Text Below
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                      AGREEMENT
between
THE OCEAN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION
and
THE WARETOWN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
for the period covering
July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008
TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE PAGE

Preamble 1
1 Recognition 1
2 Modification 2
3 Grievance Procedure 2
4. Employee Rights 5
5 Association Rights and Privileges 5
6 Work Year 6
7 Work Day 7
8 Employment Procedures 9
9 Seniority 10
10 Salaries, Salary Procedures and Other Compensation 10
11 Complaint Procedure 12
12 Teacher Facilities 13
13 Sick Leave 14
14 Temporary Leaves of Absence 16
15 Extended, Leaves of Absence 17
16 Protection of Employee's Property 18
17 Insurance 19
18 Tuition Reimbursement 20
19 Dues Deductions 20
20 Evaluation and Personnel Records 21
21 Miscellaneous Provisions 21
22 Duration of Agreement 22
Schedule A-1 Teacher Salary Guide 2005-2006 23
Schedule A-2 Teacher Salary Guide 2006-2007 24
Schedule A-3 Teacher Salary Guide 2007-2008 25
Schedule B-1 Secretaries' Salary Guide 2005-2006 26
Schedule B-2 Secretaries' Salary Guide 2006-2007 27
Schedule B-3 Secretaries' Salary Guide 2007-2008 28
Schedule C-1 Custodians' Salary Guide 2005-2006 29
Schedule C-2 Custodians' Salary Schedule 2006-2007 30
Schedule C-3 Custodians' Salary Schedule 2007-2008 31
Schedule D-1 Assistants' Salary Schedule 2005-2006 32
Schedule D-2 Assistants' Salary Schedule 2006-2007 33
Schedule D-3 Assistants' Salary Schedule 2007-2008 34
Schedule E Cashier and Bus/Lunch/Recess,
Aides' Hourly Rates 2005-2008 35
Schedule F-1 Cafeteria Workers' Salary Schedule 2005-2006 36
Schedule F-2 Cafeteria Workers' Salary Schedule 2006-2007 36
Schedule F-3 Cafeteria Workers' Salary Schedule 2007-2008 37

PREAMBLE

This Agreement entered into as of the first day of July, 2002 by and between the Board of Education of Ocean Township, the City of Waretown, New Jersey, hereinafter called the "Board", and Waretown Education Association, hereinafter called the "Association."
ARTICLE 1
RECOGNITION

A. Unit
      The Board hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiation concerning grievances and terms and conditions of employment for all certified teachers, assistants (instructional, media, lunch/recess), secretaries (except the Superintendent's Secretary), cafeteria staff (cafeteria worker, cafeteria cashier/worker) and custodians whether under contract, on leave, employed or upon employment by the Board , all full and part-time employees, excluding all supervisory employees within the meaning of the PERC Act

B. Definition of "Teacher"
      Unless otherwise indicated, the term "Teacher", when used hereinafter in this Agreement shall refer to all certified teachers represented by the Association in the negotiating unit as listed in A above.

C. Definition of "Secretary"
      Unless otherwise indicated, the term "Secretary", when used hereinafter in this Agreement, shall refer to all secretaries represented by the Association in the negotiating unit as listed in A, above.

D. Definition of "Support Staff"
      Unless otherwise indicated, the term "Support Staff", when used hereinafter in this Agreement, shall refer to all cafeteria staff, assistants and custodians represented by the Association in the negotiating unit as listed in A. above defined.

E. Definition of "Employee"
      Unless otherwise indicated, the term "Employee" when used hereinafter in this Agreement, shall refer to all members of the bargaining unit listed in A. above.

F. References to male employees shall include female employees.

G. Headings
      Headings to sections in this contract which use the terms in B., C., D. or E. above limit section coverage to the cited sub-group(s).

H. A newly-hired employee in any position listed in A. above shall be excluded from coverage under Article 14, A, Article 17, B. and Article 17, C. until the 90th day after his/her first work day.




ARTICLE 2
MODIFICATION

This Agreement shall not be modified in whole or in part by the parties except by an instrument in writing duly executed by both parties.
ARTICLE 3
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

A. Definitions

1. Grievance
      A "grievance" is a complaint by an employee or the Association based upon the interpretation, application, or violation of this Agreement, policies or administration decisions and practices affecting an employee or a group of employees.

2. Aggrieved Person
      An "aggrieved person" is the person or persons or the Association making the claim.

3. Party in interest
      A "party in interest" is the person or persons making the claim and any person including the Association or the Board, who might be required to take action might be taken in order to resolve the claim.

4. Immediate Supervisor
      For the purposes of this Article, the "immediate supervisor" is the District employee to whom the employee or employees report. Custodians' immediate supervisor is the Head Custodian, Cafeteria employee's immediate supervisor is the Cafeteria Manager.

B. Purpose
      The purpose of this procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible level, solutions to the problems which may from time to arise affecting employees. Both parties agree that these proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at any level of the procedure.

C. Procedure


1. Time Limits
      The number of days indicated at each level should be considered as a maximum and every effort should be made to expedite the process. The time limits specified may, however, be extended by mutual agreement.







2. Year End Grievances
      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, the time limits set forth herein may be reduced with mutual consent so that the grievance procedure may be exhausted prior to the end of the school year or as soon thereafter as is practicable.

3. Level One - Principal or Immediate Supervisor
      An employee with a grievance shall discuss the matter with his/her principal or immediate supervisor in an attempt to resolve it. If this discussion does not resolve the matter to the satisfaction of the employee, he/she may file a written grievance. In order to be timely, a written grievance must be filed with fifteen (15) days of the occurrence of the aggrieved matter. The principal or immediate supervisor shall respond in writing to a written grievance within seven (7) days of its receipt.

4. Level Two - Superintendent of Schools
      If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of his/her grievance at Level One, or if no decision has been rendered within seven (7) days, he may file the grievance in writing with the Superintendent within seven days of when the response was issued or when the response should have been issued whichever is sooner. The Superintendent shall acknowledge receipt of the grievance and schedule a conference with the affected party or parties of interest at which time the Superintendent shall hear the position of the grievance and consider the relief sought. Within ten (10) days the Superintendent shall render his written decision to the aggrieved person or persons.

5. Level Three - Board Grievance
      If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of his grievance at Level Two, or if no decision has been rendered within ten (10) days after the presentation of the grievance, he may file the grievance with Board Grievance Committee in writing within seven (7) school days of when the response was received or should have been received, whichever is sooner. The Grievance Committee shall respond to the grievance in writing within fifteen (15) school days.
      If either party believes a joint hearing would clarify the grievance, this hearing may be conducted by mutual consent of both parties. If a hearing is decided upon, the Board Grievance Committee may have an additional five (5) school days to render its decision.

6. Level Four - Arbitration

a. If the Association is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level Three, or if no decision has been rendered within the time lines set forth in 5, above, it may submit the grievance to arbitration, within seven (7) days after the response was received from the Board Committee or should have been received, whichever is sooner.

b. Within ten (10) school days after such written notice of submission to arbitration, the Board and the Association shall attempt to agree upon a mutually acceptable arbitrator and shall obtain a commitment from said arbitrator to serve. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator or to obtain such a commitment within the specified period, a request for a list of arbitrators may be made to the Public Employment Relations Commission by either party. The parties shall then he bound by the rules and procedures of PERC.



c. The arbitrator shall limit him/herself to the issues submitted to him/her and shall consider nothing else. He can add nothing to nor subtract anything from the agreement between the parties. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon both parties. Only the Board and the aggrieved and his representative shall be given copies of the arbitrator's award.

d. In the event that arbitrability of a grievance is at issue between the parties, jurisdiction to resolve the issue shall rest solely with the arbitrator selected in accordance with the provisions of Section C.6.b. of this Article.

e. The costs for the services of the arbitrator, including 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 the Association. Any other expenses and fees incurred shall be paid by the party incurring same.

D. Rights of Employees to Representation

1. Employee and Association
      Any aggrieved person may be represented at all stages of the grievance procedure by himself, or, if at his option, by a representative selected or approved by the Association. When an employee is not represented by the Association, the Association shall have the right to be present and to state its views at all stages of the grievance procedure.

2. Reprisals
      No reprisals of any kind shall be taken by the Board or by any member of the administration against any party in interest, any representative, any member of the Association, or any other participant in the grievance procedure by reason of such participation.

E. Miscellaneous

1. Written Decisions
      Decisions rendered at Level One which are unsatisfactory to the aggrieved party and all decisions rendered at Levels Two and Three of the grievance procedure shall be in writing setting forth the decision and the reasons therefore and shall be transmitted promptly to all parties in interest and to the Association. Decisions rendered at Level Four shall be in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section C., 6 c. of this Article.

2. Separate Grievance File
      All documents, communications and records dealing with the processing of a grievance shall be filed in a separate grievance file and shall not be kept in the personnel file of any of the participants.

3. Grievance Form
      Forms for filing grievances, serving grievance notices, taking grievance appeals, making grievance reports and recommendations, and other necessary documents shall be prepared jointly by the Chief School Administrator and the Association and given appropriate distribution so as to facilitate operation of the grievance procedure. Cost for preparation of said forms will be equally shared by the Association and Board.



ARTICLE 4
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

A. Just Cause Provision
      No employee shall be discharged, disciplined, reprimanded, reduced in rank or compensation, or deprived of any professional advantage, without just cause. Any such action assented by the Board, or any agent or representative thereof, shall be subject to the grievance procedure herein set forth.

B. Required Meetings or Hearings
      Whenever any employee is required to appear before any administrator or supervisor, Board or any committee, member, representative or agent thereof concerning any matter which could adverse affect the continuation of that employee in his/her office, position of employment, or the salary or any increments pertaining thereto, then he/she shall be given prior written notice of the reasons for such meeting or interview and shall be entitled to have a representative of the Association present to advise him/her and represent him/her during such meeting or interview. All suspensions will be in accordance with state statutes.

C. Criticism of Employees
      Any criticism by a supervisor or administrator of an employee shall be made in confidence and not in the presence of students, parents and co-workers, except in emergency.

D. Association Identification
      No employee shall be prevented from wearing pins or other identification of membership in professional organizations.
ARTICLE 5
ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

A. Information
      The Board agrees to make available to the Association in response to reasonable requests from time to time all available public information.

B. Released Time for Meetings
      Whenever an employee is required to appear for a grievance procedure and/or negotiations during schedule working hours, that time shall be without the loss of pay.

C. Use of School Buildings
      The Association and its representatives may request the right to use school buildings at all reasonable hours for meetings. The principal of the building in question shall be notified one (1) working day in advance of the time and place of all such meetings. In the event of conflicting schedules, alternate facilities, mutually agreed upon, will be used by the Association.





D. Use of School Equipment
      The Association may request the right to use school facilities and equipment, at reasonable times, when such equipment is not otherwise in use. The Association shall pay for the reasonable cost of all materials and supplies incident to such use, and for any repairs necessitated as a result thereof.
      Request for use of school equipment will go through the Superintendent and will include fax, telephone and e-mail.
ARTICLE 6
WORK YEAR

A. Teachers

1. Ten (10) Month Personnel
      The in-school work year for teachers employed on a ten month basis shall not exceed 184 days.

2. Definition of In-School Work Year
      The in-school work year shall include those days when assigned pupils are scheduled for attendance and any other day(s) when teacher faculty attendance is mandatory.

3. Inclement Weather
      Teacher attendance shall not be required whenever student attendance is not required due to the inclement weather.

B. Secretaries and Support Staff

1.

a. The work year for secretaries employed on a ten month basis shall be from September 1 to June 30. The work year for secretaries and support staff employed on a twelve month basis shall be from July 1 to June 30. Between the first day teachers work and the through the last day teachers work, the secretarial calendar shall be the same as teachers.

b. During recess days, secretaries shall report to work only if called by their supervisor and he also is on the job. In the event that a secretary works on such a day, she shall be given another, mutually agreeable day off.

2. The work year for support staff employed on a ten month basis (including cafeteria staff, but excluding custodians) shall be from September 1 to June 30, when school is in session as established by the school calendar, not to exceed 184 days.

3. Inclement Weather

a. Secretaries shall report for work only if called by their supervisor and he also is on the job.

b. Support staff will not report to work when there is a school closing except custodians.

c. If a staff employee comes to work on a regularly scheduled day on the school calendar and school is called off they will be compensated for one hour.


4. Holidays

a. Twelve month custodians shall receive the following paid holidays & ten month custodians shall receive the same holidays as 12 month custodians except for Independence Day.
      Independence Day Christmas Day
      Labor Day New Year's Eve
      Columbus Day New Year's Day
      NJEA Convention - 1 day* Martin L. King Day
      Veteran's Day President's Day
      Thanksgiving Day Good Friday
      Friday after Thanksgiving Memorial Day
      Christmas Eve
      *Effective July 1, 2000, one (1) floating holiday per custodian will replace "NJEA Convention - 1 day". A custodian must receive the written approval of the Superintendent in order to schedule such a day.

5. Vacation

a. Twelve month employees shall receive:
      1. one week after first full year
      2. two weeks after two complete years of employment
      3. three weeks after ten complete years of employment
b. Unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent, secretarial vacation will be taken during the summer months and arrangements will be made through the supervisor prior to June 30.

1. Secretaries will be permitted to carry-over 5 vacation days.

c. Custodians may take vacation any time during the year with the advanced, written approval of the supervisor only and such approval shall not be arbitrary.

d. Vacation time must be utilized during the twelve (12) months after earned. Custodians may carryover five (5) vacation days into the next year only.
ARTICLE 7
WORK DAY

A. Teachers, Instructional and Media Assistants

1. Length of Day
      The arrival and departure times for all teachers and instructional assistants shall be designated by the Chief School Administrator, however, their total in-school workday, defined in 2. shall consist of not more than six hours and fifty-five minutes which shall Include a duty-free lunch period as guaranteed to teachers under Section B. of this Article.

2. Arrival and Dismissal Time
      The teachers', Instructional assistants' and media assistants' in-class workday shall include an arrival time fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the pupils' day and a dismissal time ten (10) minutes after the pupils' day ends. Special permission may be granted for an earlier teacher, instructional assistant and media assistant dismissal time by the building principal.



3. Contact Time - Teachers
      The daily teaching load for teachers shall not exceed six (6) hours of pupil contact, except during an emergency which shall be determined by the Chief School Administrator and Association on a mutual consent basis.


4. Release Time - Instructional Assistants and Media Assistants
      Full-time instructional and media assistants shall be entitled each day to one a.m and one p.m break not to exceed 15 minutes, the purpose of which shall be to complete clerical duties and for personal needs. Breaks will be mutually scheduled by the assistant and the teacher in charge and will be approved by the supervisor, in addition to their lunch period under 6. below.

5. Instructional Planning
      Each teacher will prepare and conduct a weekly educational objective plan subject to review by the principal, one week prior to conduct as part of his/her Plan Book."

6. Lunch Periods
      Full-day teachers and full-day instructional and media assistants shall have a daily duty-free lunch period equivalent in length of time to students' lunch period. Teachers may be required to have lunch duty during one student lunch period.

a. On in-service days the secretaries/custodians will receive the same amount of lunchtime as the other staff.
    7. Meetings

    a. Evening Meetings
        Teachers, media and instructional assistants may be required to attend no more than four (4) evening assignments or meetings each school year without additional compensation.

    b. Faculty and staff Meetings
        Teachers and instructional assistants may be required to attend meetings held after the regular work day without additional compensation twelve (12) days per school year. Additional meetings may be held when needed with the mutual a agreement of the Association and the Administration. There shall be a one and one-quarter hour limit on all such meetings except in an emergency situation.

    8. Field Trips
        Requests for approval of field trips will be submitted in a timely fashion.
    9. Sign-In and Sign-Out
        Each teacher shall record daily arrival and departure by placing an initial in the appropriate faculty sign-in, sign-out roster unless otherwise authorized.

    10. Teachers shall not be required to remain in the classroom when a specialist is teaching in that class, at that time. This unassigned time shall be preparation time. Preparation time is defined as the preparation and evaluation of instructional activities and/or materials.



    11. Each full-time teacher shall receive a minimum of 200 minutes of preparation time in any five (5) day, full-day work week. Practices with respect to the utilization of prep time shall continue. In the event that the District goes into split sessions, this provision will become null and void. The parties will then bargain in good faith over the topic of preparation time.

    12. Association president will not be assigned lunch duty.

    B. Secretaries

    1. Full-time secretaries shall be required to work seven (7) hours twenty (20) minutes, five (5) days per week, inclusive of forty (40) minutes for lunch daily.

    2. Summer working hours shall begin the second full working day after the official close of school for pupils and end five (5) working days prior to the opening of school for pupils. No personal or vacation leave will be allowed during the five day period. A one year trial basis, if the work is completed to the Superintendent’s satisfaction the employees will return the regular hours ten (10) days before the start of school. During the summer working hour period, the work days shall be six (6) consecutive hours per day, five (5) days per week, inclusive of one-half hour for lunch daily. Hours shall be between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

    C. Support

    1. Full-time custodians shall be required to work eight (8) consecutive hours, five (5) days per week, inclusive of one-half (1/2) hour for lunch daily. Hours shall be between 6:00 am. to 11:00 p.m.
    Part-time custodians will be required to work 19 hours per week.

    2. There shall be a summer work schedule for full-time custodians No custodian will be required to work beyond 7 p.m. Such scheduling shall begin on the Monday after the last teacher work day in June and shall end five (5) working days prior to the opening of school for pupils.

    3. Cafeteria workers shall be required to work six (6) consecutive hours, five (5) days per week, inclusive of one-half hour for lunch daily. Hours shall be between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Part-time cafeteria workers will be required to work either 15 or 17.5 hours per week.
    Full-time cafeteria workers work year shall not exceed 184 days.
    ARTICLE 8
    EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURES

    A. Previous Sick Leave Accumulation
        Unused sick leave days accumulated prior to leave shall be restored to all employees returning from fulfilling Selective Service obligations or child-rearing leave.

    B. Notification of Contract and Salary

    1. Employees shall be notified of their building and salary status on or before May 30. Teachers and instructional assistants shall also be notified of their class assignment(s) by that date. In the event that changes in such schedules, class assignments are proposed after May 30, the Association and any affected employee shall be notified promptly in writing and, upon the request of the employee and the Association, the changes shall be promptly reviewed between the Superintendent, and the employee affected at his option a representative of the Association.

    C. All openings for summer school programs and Federal programs shall be publicized by the Superintendent indicating the position, qualifications, duties and rate of compensation.

    ARTICLE 9
    SENIORITY

    A. All secretaries and support staff dismissed due to a reduction in force shall be done in reverse order of hiring. All positions that become available will he filled in reverse order of dismissal.

    B. Support Staff

    1. Seniority will be based on the first day of employment. There will be a separate list for cafeteria staff, instructional assistants; media assistants; lunch/recess assistants; and, custodial staff.

    2. The seniority lists will be maintained by the respective supervisors and will be kept current

    3. Cafeteria - Absence of a Cafeteria Worker
        In the event of a full-day absence of a cafeteria worker, the cafeteria cashier/worker shall be assigned to a full-day position for the day.

    C. Notification of Non-Re-Employment
        Any support staff who is not being re-employed for the next school year must be notified prior to June 1st.
    ARTICLE 10
    SALARIES, SALARY PROCEDURES AND OTHER COMPENSATION

    A. Salaries and Hourly Rates
        Teacher salaries are contained in Schedule A; secretaries' are contained in Schedule B; custodians' salaries are contained in Schedule C, assistants' salaries are contained in Schedule D, cashier and bus/lunch/recess aides' hourly rates are contained in Schedule E; and cafeteria workers' salaries are contained in Schedule F. Assistants holding a substitute certification will be reimbursed for the renewal fee.

    1. The board will provide a minimum of hour of time per run for transportation aides.

    B. Method of Payment

    1. Ten month employees shall receive pay in twenty equal semi-monthly installments. Employees may utilize the MON/OC summer savings program.

    2. Twelve month employees shall receive pay in twenty-four equal semi-monthly installments.
    The board will provide direct deposit paychecks.

    3. When a payday falls on or during a school holiday, vacation or weekend, employees shall receive their pay cheeks on the last previous working day. Night shift custodians shall receive their pay the night before their normal payday. Payday for night shift custodian working days during the summer shall be the same as day-shift custodians.

    4. Each employed shall receive his final pay on his last working day in June, provided he/she has completed end of the year administrative requirements.

    5. For support staff employees, voucher pay will be received by July 15th.

    6. Full time employees who work at least 20 hours and who do not use any sick or personal days and have perfect attendance will receive $500.

    7. Part-time employees who work a five day week and do not use any personal or sick days and have perfect attendance will receive $200 at the end of the school year.


    C. Increments
        Any ten-month employee employed for less than 92 work days shall not receive credit on the salary guide for a full year's employment. Any twelve-month employee employed for less than 115 work days shall not receive credit on the salary guide for a full year's employment.

    D. Overtime

    1. Secretaries and Support Staff

    a. Overtime will be paid at the rate of time and a half for all time worked over 40 hours a week prorated on the half hour in compliance with the fair labor standards practice.

    b. If a custodian is called in on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, he/she shall be guaranteed a minimum of two (2) hours work. The custodian shall be paid at time and one-half for any work performed on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday. In addition to time and one-half on a holiday, the custodian shall receive an additional day off designated by the Administration. If there are full shifts available to custodians, such overtime will be assigned on a rotational seniority basis to available custodians. If a custodian turns down an assignment, the list will continue with the next name.

    c. If a secretary works on one of the following holidays, she/he shall be paid at time and one-half and shall receive an additional day off designated by the Administration:

    July 4 Christmas Day
    Labor Day New Year's Eve
    Thanksgiving New Year's Day
    Friday after Thanksgiving Memorial Day
    Christmas Eve

    d. Overtime under a., b. and c. above shall not be pyramided.

    2. Support Staff

    a. If support staff is required to attend a parent, supervisor or principal conference after regular hours, the support staff shall be reimbursed on the existing hourly rate or according to Fair Labor Standards Act.

    b. Any authorized paid leaves of absence or paid holidays will not be deducted from overtime computations.

    c. Any support staff called in to work during a scheduled holiday will be paid at a rate of time and a half regular pay.

    E. Traveling Expenses
        Employees who maybe required to use their own automobiles in the performance of their duties and employees who are assigned to more than one (1) school within the district per day shall be reimbursed for all such travel at the rate set by the prevailing IRS rate.

    F.

    1. The hourly rate for summer school teachers, homebound instructional teachers, writing team members, after-school detention duty, homework club, attendance at IEP meetings and after school advisors shall be increased as follows:
      2005-06 $32.00 per hour
      2006-07 $34.00 per hour
      2007-08 $36.00 per hour

    2. The hourly rate for an instructional assistant in the summer school will be $17.15 for 2005-06, $18.10 for 2006-07 and $19.10 for 2007-08.

    G. Three (3) uniforms and safety shoes and winter work gloves will be provided to each custodian prior to September 1 of each year. The maximum Board cost for shoes shall be $200 per pair per year. Custodians are required to wear uniforms and safety shoes when on duty. In addition, one (1) set of foul weather gear and one (1) coat will be provided to custodians every five (5) years.

    H. All cafeteria staff will receive three (3) uniform and one (1) pair of shoes per year. Authorization will be given to an eligible employee as soon as the Board authorizes the employee's hire.
    ARTICLE 11
    COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

    A. Procedural Requirement
        Any complaints regarding an employee made to a member of the administration by any parent, student, or other person which does or may affect an employee shall be processed according to the procedure outlined below.

    B. Meeting with Principal or immediate Superior
        The Principal or immediate superior shall meet with the employee to apprise the employee of the complaint and they shall attempt to resolve the matter informally.


    C. Right to Representation
        The employee shall have the right to be represented by the Association at any meetings or conferences regarding such complaint.

    D. Procedure

    Step 1
        In the event a complaint is unresolved to the satisfaction of all parties, the employee may request a conference with the complainant to attempt to resolve the complaint. If the complaint is unresolved as a result of such conference or if no mutually acceptable conference can be agreed on, the complaint shall move to Step 2.

    Step 2
        Any complaint unresolved under Step 1 at the request of the employee or the complainant shall be reviewed by the building principal or counterpart supervisor in an attempt to resolve the matter to the satisfaction of all parties concerned.

    Step 3
        Any complaint unresolved at Step 2 may be submitted in writing by the complainant or the employee to the Superintendent or counterpart supervisor who shall forthwith forward a copy to the School Board or its designee and the complainant.

    Step 4
        Upon receipt of the written complaint, the Board or its designee shall confer with all parties. The employee shall have the right to be present at all meetings of the Board or its designee and the complaint pertaining to the complaint
    ARTICLE 12
    TEACHER FACILITIES

    A. Listing of Facilities

    Each school shall have the following facilities:

    1. A teacher's work area, containing adequate equipment and supplies to aid in the preparation of instructional materials;

    2. An appropriately furnished room which shall be provided as a faculty lounge. Although teachers shall be expected to exercise reasonable care in maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of said lounge, it shall be regularly cleaned by the school's custodial staff;

    3. A private unlisted telephone in each faculty lounge for the exclusive use of teachers, strictly for school business, and all calls to be logged;

    4. A serviceable desk, chair and filing cabinet for each classroom;

    6. Well-lighted and clean teacher rest rooms, separate from the students.


    ARTICLE 13
    SICK LEAVE
    A. Teachers, Instructional and Media Assistants
        All teachers, media and instructional assistants employed shall be entitled to twelve (12) sick leave days each school year as of the first official day of said school year whether or not they report for duty on that day.

    B. All employees except teachers and instructional and media assistants employed shall be entitled to one sick day per month employed as of the first official day of said school year whether or not they report for duty on that day.

    1. All part-time lunch/recess aides employed after July 1, 2005 will be entitled to (5) sick days each school year. All employees employed prior to July 1, 2005 will be entitled to (10) sick days per year.
      C.

      1. A sick day or leave is defined as an employee's absence from duty and/or assignment because of personal disability due to illness or injury.

      2. Absences for sickness beyond five (5) consecutive days shall be certified by the attending physician. Otherwise an appropriate pay deduction shall be incurred.

      3. If an employee remains on the job more than one half (1/2) of his/her work day, then leaves because of illness, credit for a half day's attendance will be given and he/she must use a half sick day for the afternoon.

      D.

      1. Unused sick leave days shall be accumulated from year to year with no maximum limit.
      Unused personal days will be converted to sick days.

      2. Employees shall be given a written accounting of accumulated sick leave days no later than the first Monday of October of each school year.

      E. Retirement

      1. Upon death or retirement, or medical disability as certified by a physician, or upon voluntarily leaving the district, qualified employees will be paid on the basis of all days accumulated to a maximum of one hundred and eighty-four (184) days based on salary guide after eight (8) years of service.

      Eight through fifteen years 1/3 of sick leave paid.
      Sixteen and up 1/2 of sick leave paid.

      2. Any employee hired on or after July 1, 1988, shall be covered by the following provisions:
          Upon death or retirement, or medical disability as certified by a physician, after fifteen (15) years of service to the District qualified employees will be paid on the basis of all days accumulated to a maximum of one hundred and eighty-three (184) days. The per diem payment shall be as follows:

      Teachers $75 per day accumulated ($13,800 maximum)
      Secretaries and custodians $50 per day accumulated ($9200 maximum)
      Instructional and media assistants, and
      bus assistants

      Cafeteria workers $40 per day accumulated ($7263 maximum)

      3. To benefit under 1. or 2. above, one must have at least thirty (30) days accumulated.

      F. Sick Bank

      1. Effective with the ratification of the 1996-1999 Agreement there shall be a sick leave bank. Sick leave bank participation is voluntary. In order to participate, employees must make a decision within 30 days of the mutual ratification of this Agreement. Employees hired after that date shall be given 30 days to make such a decision. Effective July 1, 2005 the sick bank will be reopened for current employees.

      2. Eligible employees must have completed two years of employment. Employees on staff as of January 30,1996, do not have to meet this service requirement. Break in service, except for reduction in force, breaks time towards eligibility. Paid and Board-granted unpaid leaves do not constitute a "break in service."

      3. Before days can be granted from the bank, all available paid leave days must be used. This includes sick leave, personal leave and vacation (for 12 month employees).

      4. There shall be a committee to determine use of sick bank leave which shall consist of Superintendent, a Board member and two (2) Association representatives.

      5. The employee must file a written request to the committee and demonstrate, through physicians' statements that the absence is due to an extraordinary and protracted illness or that the employee is required to be absent from work due to hospital confinement.

      6. The committee will make judgments concerning the granting of sick bank leave based upon the purpose of such leave set forth in 4. above and its assessment that the applying employee has not abused his/her sick leave in the past. A majority vote will determine the outcome of the request, in the event of a tie, the requested days will be granted.

      7. The judgments of the committee are final and not subject to the grievance procedure and arbitration,

      8. An eligible applicant may receive not less than five (5) days nor more than 25 days of such leave in any one year, minus the cost of a substitute.

      9. All time granted by the bank qualifies as leave time under the Federal Family Leave Act.

      10. The bank shall be established by the contribution of two (2) sick leave days from each employee in the unit who voluntarily takes part. New unit employees hired after July 1, 1996, shall have the opportunity to participate indicating, within 30 days, his/her willingness to contribute to sick leave days the bank.

      11. Should the number of days available in the bank diminish to a point where that number is less than 30% of the number of participants in the bank, each participating employee will be asked to contribute one (1) additional sick leave day. Should a participating employee opt not to contribute, such action shall constitute a withdrawal from the bank's coverage and a loss of any sick leave days already contributed.

      ARTICLE 14
      TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE

      A. Personal Business
          Absences for personal business shall be allowed only by the Superintendent or his representative designee. Application for approval must be submitted at least two (2) days in advance, or as soon as possible during an emergency, on the appropriate form of application.

      1. A maximum of three (3) days may be approved in a given school year for personal business absence which are determined to be essential personal maters that cannot be cared for during non-working hours.

      2. Except for the provisions of a. below, personal business days shall not be granted for any day which falls on a day immediately preceding or immediately following scheduled school holidays.

      a. Up to three (3) employees, but no more than two (2) in any one unit position, may take an available personal business day on the day before or the day after a scheduled school holiday. Up to a maximum of four (4) personal business days may be taken on the day before or the day after a scheduled school holiday. No more than two (2) employees in any one unit position may take one of these available four (4) days. Four (4) personal business days constitutes the total number of available days for all unit personnel on both sides of a scheduled school holiday.

      b. Leave under a. above shall be granted on a first come, first served basis.

      c. An employee may only use one (1) day per year under a. Above.

      3. Within the discretion of Administration, personal business days shall not be granted for any day when the employee's absence may seriously hinder or interfere with the overall operation of the school, for example (but not limited to) opening day, closing day, examination days, evaluation days, or report card days.

      4. The maximum number of days for personal business, absence with full pay shall not exceed three (3) days of absence in a given school year.

      5. Absences other than approvable personal business which have not been authorized in advance will result in loss of a day's pay and/or disciplinary action recommended by the Superintendent to the Board of Education.

      6. Personal business days shall not be accumulated from one school year to another as personal business days. All unused personal business day will be converted at the end of each year to accumulated sick leave.

      B. Conference
          Two days time allowance for the purpose of visiting other schools or attending meetings or conferences of an educational nature at the discretion of the administrator, or Board.

      C. Death

      1. Up to five (5) days at any one time in the event of death of an employee's spouse, child, parent, brother, sister and any other member of the immediate household.

      2. Employees shall be granted up to three (3) days at any one time in the event of death of an employee's grandparent(s), grandchild(ren), son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

      3. Employees shall be granted up to one (1) day in the event of death of a relative outside the employee's immediate family as defined above, in the event of the death of an employee or student in the Ocean Township School District, the Superintendent school grant to an appropriate number of employees sufficient time off to attend the funeral.

      D. Good Cause

      Other leaves of absence with pay may be granted by the Board for good reason.

      E. An employee shall be entitled to all existing benefits upon return from leave.

      F. Extensions and Renewals
      All extensions or renewals of leaves shall be submitted in writing and responded to in writing by the Board.
      ARTICLE 15
      EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE

      A. International and Federal Programs
          A leave of absence without pay of up to two (2) years shall be granted to any teacher who joins the Peace Corps, VISTA. National Teacher Corps, or serves as an exchange teacher or overseas teacher, and is a full-time participant in either of such programs, or accepts a Fulbright Scholarship.

      B. Military
          Military leave without pay shall be granted to any employee who is drafted into any branch of the armed forces of the United States for the period of said service and three (3) months thereafter, or three (3) months after recovery of any wound or sickness at time of discharge. A similar leave shall be granted to the spouse of any employee who is so drafted in order to join him/her for the period of special training in preparation for duty oversees in combat zones.

      C. Child-Rearing Leave

      1. Application for child-rearing leave shall be made by the employee to the Superintendent at least ninety (90) days prior to the anticipated birth of the child.

      2. Child-rearing leave shall be granted to tenured teachers and to all other unit members who have been employed for at least three consecutive years for the balance of the school year (concluding June 30) in which the child is born and for one (1) additional full work year. "Work year" is defined as the entire period between July 1 and the following June 30 for twelve month employees and between September 1 and the following June 30 for ten month employees. The eligible employee shall state whether he or she desires a leave solely for the balance of the school year in which the child is born or for that period and the additional full year. In the event that the employee is unable to determine at the time of initial application whether the additional full year of leave is desired, she/he may apply in writing for the additional year no later than the April 1 prior to the additional year.

      3. Child-rearing leave shall be granted to non-tenured teachers for the balance of the school year (concluding June 30) in which the child is born. The provisions of 3, shall not be deemed to grant or extend a leave of absence to a non-tenured teacher beyond the end of school year in which the leave is obtained.

      4. Any eligible employee adopting an infant child shall receive leave pursuant to the terms of 2, and 3, above which shall commence upon his/her receiving de facto custody of said infant, or earlier if necessary to fulfill the requirements for adoption. An eligible employee shall apply for said leave at least ninety (90) days prior to the anticipated date of custody if possible and, if not, as soon as practicable.

      5. Nothing shall prevent the employee and the Board from agreeing that the employee may return sooner than the leave termination date granted if such earlier return is administratively convenient to the Board.

      6. Ten month employees shall inform the Superintendent in writing by April 1 of her/his intention to return to work on the following September 1. Twelve month employees shall inform the Superintendent in writing by February 1 of her/his intention to return to work on the following July 1.

      7. No teacher on child-rearing leave shall, on the basis of said leave, be denied the opportunity to substitute in the District in areas of his/her certification.

      8. Any pregnant employee will be deemed eligible for: 1) accumulated sick leave to the extent allowable; or, 2) to utilize accumulated sick leave commencing thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expected date of birth and continuing thirty (30) calendar days after the birth.

      D. Good Cause

      Other leaves of absence without pay may be granted by the Board for good reason.

      E. Return From Leave

      1. Benefits
          An employee shall be entitled to all existing benefits upon return from leave.

      F. Extensions and Renewals
          All extensions or renewals of leaves shall be submitted in writing and responded to in writing by the Board.
      ARTICLE 16
      PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES PROPERTY

      A. Action Before Board or Commissioner
          Whenever any action is brought against an employee before the Board or before the Commissioner of Education of the State of New Jersey which may affect his employment or salary status, the Board of Education shall reimburse him for the cost of his defense if the action is dismissed or results in a final decision in favor of the employee.


      B. Assault

      1. Legal Assistance
          The Board may give legal support and other assistance for any assault upon the employee while acting in the discharge of his/her duties.

      2. Leave
          When absence arises out of or from such assault or injury, the employee shall be entitled to full salary and other benefits for the period of such absence but shall not forfeit any sick leave or personal leave.

      3. Reimbursement for Personal Property Damage
          The Board may reimburse employees for the reasonable cost of any clothing or other personal property damaged or destroyed as a result of an assault suffered by an employee while the employee was acting in the discharge of his duties within the scope of his employment.

      4. Vandalism
          The Board may reimburse employees for any loss of personal property due to vandalism committed on school property while said employee is on duty or attending a school function.

      C. Reporting Assaults

      1. Employees shall immediately report cases of assault suffered by them in connection with their employment to their principal or other immediate superior.

      2. Such notification shall be immediately forwarded to the Board who shall comply with any reasonable request from the employee for information in the possession of the Board relating to the incident or the persons involved, and shall act in appropriate ways as liaison between the employee, the police, and the courts.
      ARTICLE 17
      INSURANCE

      A. The Board shall provide health care insurance protection through the State Health Benefits Programs

      B. If the Board withdraws from State Health Benefits in the future the medical coverage will revert back to: Employees hired before July 1, 1996 shall receive such coverage at Board expense. An employee who desires to select any other insurance plan which is provided by the District may do so by paying the premium for the selected plan which is in excess of the POS premium at the same enrollment level. Employees who waive medical insurance under a private health care insurance company will receive 50% of the premium cost in two (2) installments. (January and June) The will establish a section 125 plan.

      C. A dental plan shall be provided for all eligible employees on the salary guide. During the term of the 2005-2008 contract, the Board shall absorb the full cost for this insurance.


      D. Beginning July 1, 1997, there shall be no separate prescription insurance offered. The Board shall, beginning July 1, 1997, reimburse eligible employees for the full difference between the prescription cost and the amount covered by their medical insurance. Prescriptions must come from participating pharmacies in the POS plan to be eligible. Reimbursement will be on a semi-annual basis and receipts will be required. Employees who choose not to participate in the POS plan and submit prescription costs to the major medical insurance will be reimbursed for 10% of the prescription cost after applicable deductibles have been met. The parties agree to extend the agreement previously reached on payment/reimbursement of prescriptions.

      E. Employees hired after June 30, 1996, shall receive single coverage "POS" medical, dental, and prescription insurance at Board expense. Upon completion of three continuous years of employment they shall become eligible for the prevailing full-family coverage at Board expense. During his/her first three years of employment an employee may opt for full-family coverage by paying the difference in premium between single and full-family.

      F. Employees who retire on a service retirement may remain in insurance group plans at their own expense where such participation is allowed by the carrier. This retiree must immediately enroll in the desired coverage(s). A break in participation ends the retiree's participation in that coverage. The Business Office shall provide to each eligible retiree a list of the procedures with respect to participation.

      G. Description of Coverage
          The Board shall provide to each employee a description of the health care insurance coverage provided under this Article, including a clear description of conditions and limits of coverage as listed above.

      H. In order to be eligible for coverage under A., B. and C. above, the employee must be regularly scheduled at least 20 hours per week.
      ARTICLE 18
                  TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

      A. A teacher must receive a "B" in a Board-approved graduate course in order to be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement.

      B. The course must be directly related to the field of education in order to be approved.

      C. Tuition shall be reimbursed up to $600 per course for each approved course up to a maximum annual limit of two (2) courses per year for any teacher.

      D. The annual (July 1 through June 30) ceiling on the Board contribution to tuition reimbursement shall be: $9000.

      E. Tuition reimbursement for instructional assistants will be at the county college rate, course must
          be pre-approved by the Superintendent and related to education. They must receive a grade of “B” or better. A maximum annual limit of two (2) courses per employee and a maximum of four (4) courses per unit a year.
                      ARTICLE 19
                  DUES DEDUCTIONS

      A. Association Payroll Dues Deduction

      1. The Board agrees to deduct from the salaries of its employees dues for the Ocean County Education Association, the New Jersey Education Association or the National Educational Association and any other organization as said employees individually and voluntarily authorize the Board to deduct. Said monies together with current records of any corrections shall be transmitted to such person as may from time to time be designated by the Association by the 15th of each month following the monthly pay period in which deductions were made. The person designated shall disburse such monies to the appropriate association or associations.

      2. Each of the associations named above shall certify to the Board, in writing, the current rate of its membership dues. Any association which shall change the rate of its membership dues shall give the Board written notice prior to the effective date of such change.

      B. Local, State and National Services
          The Board agrees to deduct from employees' salaries money for local, state and/or national association services and programs as said employees individually and voluntarily authorize the Board to deduct and to transmit the monies promptly to such association or associations. Any employee may have such deductions discontinued at any time upon sixty (60) days written notice to the Board and the appropriate association.
      ARTICLE 20
      EVALUATION AND PERSONNEL RECORDS

      A. Evaluation

      1. Teachers

      a. All observations and/or evaluations of teacher performance shall be conducted openly by only those personnel certificated by the New Jersey State Board or Examiners, to supervise instruction.

      b. Non-tenure teachers shall be evaluated in accordance with law.

      2. Secretaries and Support Staff
          All observations and/or evaluations of secretary and support staff performance shall be conducted openly by only assigned district supervisors.

      3. All Employees
          An employee shall be given a copy of any observation or evaluation at least one day prior to the related conference. He/she shall have the right to provide an addendum to the evaluation prior to signing.

      B. Personnel Records
          An employee may review his/her personnel record and request additions or deletions.
      ARTICLE 21
      MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

      A. Savings Clause
          Except as this Agreement shall otherwise provide, all terms and conditions of employment applicable on the effective date of this Agreement to employees covered by this Agreement as established by the administration procedures and practices in force on said date, shall continue to be so applicable during the terms of this agreement. Unless otherwise provided in the Agreement, nothing contained herein shall be interpreted and/or applied so as to eliminate, reduce nor otherwise detract from any benefit existing prior to its effective date.


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


      C. Printing Agreement
          Copies of this Agreement shall be printed at the mutual expense of the Board and Association after agreement on format within thirty (30) days after the Agreement is signed. The Agreement shall be presented to all teachers now employed, hereafter employed, or considered for employment by the Board.

      D. Notice
          Whenever any notice is required to be either of the parties to this Agreement to the other, pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, either party shall do so by telegram or registered letter at the following addresses:

      1. If by Association, to Board at Wells Mill Road, Waretown, New Jersey, 08758

      3. If by Board, to Association at Wells Mill Road, Waretown, New Jersey, 08758
        ARTICLE 22

        REPRESENTATION FEE
        A: All School Employees
      1. Purpose of Fee – If an employee does not become a member of the Association during any membership year (i.e.. September 1 to 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.
      2. Amount of Fee/Notification – At the onset 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/fee-payers will be determined by an impartial arbitrator in accordance with the law.
      ARTICLE 22
      DURATION OF AGREEMENT

      A. Duration Period
          This Agreement shall be effective as of July 1, 2005 and shall remain in effect through June 30, 2008.

      B. Status of incorporation
          In witness whereof the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be signed by their respective presidents, attested by their respective secretaries, and their corporate seals to be placed hereon, all on the day and year first written above.

      WARETOWN EDUCATION OCEAN TOWNSHIP
      ASSOCIATION BOARD OF EDUCATION

      By--------------------------------------- By---------------------------------------
      President President

      By-------------------------------------- By---------------------------------------
      Secretary Secretary

      Dated: August 18, 2005











      SCHEDULE A-1
      TEACHERS' SALARY GUIDE
      2005-2006
      STEP
      STEP
      BA
      MA
      MA+30
      04-05
      05-06
      ***
      1
      39400
      41000
      42500
      1
      2
      39500
      41100
      42600
      2
      3
      39800
      41300
      42800
      3
      4
      40300
      41800
      43300
      4
      5
      40700
      42200
      43600
      5
      6
      41600
      43100
      44500
      6
      7
      42800
      44200
      45600
      7
      8
      43700
      45100
      46600
      8
      9
      44700
      46300
      47500
      9
      10
      45600
      47100
      48400
      10
      11
      46800
      48130
      49400
      11
      12
      48300
      49854
      51200
      Offguide 1
      12
      48300
      49854
      51200


      OFF-GUIDE:

      Teachers who were off-guide in 2004-2005 will be off-guide in 2005-2006 with the exception of Offguide 1. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      01-02
      02-03
      BA
      MA
      MA+30
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 1
      48800
      50404
      51684
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 2
      49600
      51108
      52386
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 3
      53200
      52705
      53949
      Offguide 5
      Offguide 4
      55000
      56327
      57654
      Offguide 6
      Offguide 5
      56700
      58027
      59354
      Offguide 7
      Offguide 6
      58500
      59827
      61154
      Offguide 8
      Offguide 7
      59900
      61227
      62554
      Offguide 9
      Offguide 8
      69400
      70727
      66011
















      SCHEDULE A-2
      TEACHERS' SALARY GUIDE
      2006-2007
      STEP
      STEP
      BA
      MA
      MA+30
      05-06
      06-07
      ***
      1
      41300
      42900
      44400
      1
      2
      41400
      43000
      44500
      2
      3
      41500
      43100
      44600
      3
      4
      41800
      43400
      44900
      4
      5
      42500
      44000
      45500
      5
      6
      43000
      44600
      46000
      6
      7
      44000
      45500
      46900
      7
      8
      45400
      46800
      48200
      8
      9
      46300
      47700
      49200
      9
      10
      47500
      49100
      50300
      10
      11
      48500
      50000
      51300
      11
      12
      50300
      51854
      53200
      12
      12
      50300
      51854
      53200
      OFF-GUIDE:

      Teachers who were off-guide in 2005-2006 will be off-guide in 2006-2007. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      2005-2006
      06-07
      BA
      MA
      MA+30
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 1
      50800
      52404
      53684
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 2
      51600
      53108
      54386
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 3
      55200
      54705
      55949
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 4
      57000
      58327
      59654
      Offguide 5
      Offguide 5
      58700
      60027
      61354
      Offguide 5
      Offguide 6
      60500
      61827
      63154
      Offguide 7
      Offguide 7
      61900
      63227
      64554
      Offguide 8
      Offguide 8
      71400
      72727
      68011
















      SCHEDULE A-3
      TEACHERS’ SALARY GUIDE
      2007-2008
      STEP
      STEP
      BA
      MA
      MA+30
      06-07
      07-08
      ***
      1
      43400
      45000
      45500
      1
      2
      43500
      45100
      46600
      2
      3
      43600
      45200
      46700
      3
      4
      43700
      45300
      46800
      4
      5
      44100
      45700
      47200
      5
      6
      44800
      46300
      47800
      6
      7
      45500
      47100
      48500
      7
      8
      46600
      48100
      49500
      8
      9
      48100
      49500
      50900
      9
      10
      49000
      50400
      51900
      10
      11
      50400
      52000
      53200
      11
      12
      52400
      53954
      55300
      12
      12
      52400
      53954
      55300
      12
      12
      52400
      53954
      55300
      12
      12
      52400
      53954

      OFF-GUIDE:


      Teachers who were off-guide in 2006-2007 will be off-guide in 2007-2008. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      06-07
      07-08
      BA
      MA
      MA+30
      Offquide 1
      Offguide 1
      52900
      54504
      55784
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 2
      53700
      55208
      56486
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 3
      57300
      56805
      58049
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 4
      59100
      60427
      61754
      Offguide 5
      Offguide 5
      60800
      62127
      63454
      Offguide 6
      Offguide 6
      62600
      63927
      65254
      Offguide 7
      Offguide 7
      64000
      65327
      66654
      Offguide 8
      Offguide 8
      73500
      74827
      70111
      SCHEDULE B-1
      SECRETARIES' SALARY GUIDE

      2005-2006
      STEP
      STEP
      04-05
      05-06PRIN12 MO10 MOSUPER
      ***
      126597169771394725394
      1
      226697170771404725494
      2
      327119173521430125906
      3
      427541176311456426338
      4
      5279631800615250 26802
      5
      628334183961585727594




      OFF-GUIDE:

      Secretaries who were off-guide in 2004-2005 or who were on Step 6 in that year are off-guide in 2005-2006. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      2004-2005
      2005-2006
      PRIN
      12 MO
      10 MO
      SUPER
      Step 6
      Offguide 1
      29054
      18995
      16490
      28438
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      44663
      19486
      29041
      Offiguide 2
      Offguide 3
      22582
      Any secretary hired new to the district will be given, at the Board's discretion, a salary according to their school experience not to exceed the salary of a secretary already hired with same experience.






















                      SCHEDULE B-2
      SECRETARIES' SALARY GUIDE


      2006-2007
      STEP
      STEP
      05-06
      06-07PRIN12 MO10 MOSUPER
      ***
      127965178171462026696
      1
      228065179171472026796
      2
      328165180171482026896
      3
      428610183061508727330
      4
      529056186011536527787
      5
      629501189961608928276

      OFF-GUIDE:

      Secretaries who were off-guide in 2005-2006 or who were on Step 6 in that year are off-guide in 2006-2007. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      2005-2006
      06-07
      PRIN
      12 MO
      10 MO
      SUPER
      6
      Offguide 1
      29893
      19408
      16729
      29111
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      30652
      20040
      17397
      30002
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      47120
      20558
      30638
      Offquide 3
      Offguide 4
      23824
      Any secretary hired new to the district will be given, at the Board's discretion, a salary according to their school experience not to exceed the salary of a secretary already hired with same experience.
























      SCHEDULE B-3
      SECRETARIES' SALARY GUIDE
      2007-2008
      STEP
      STEP
      2006-2007
      2007-2008PRIN12 MO10 MOSUPER
      ***
      129414187071533528076
      1
      229514188071543528176
      2
      329614189071553528276
      3
      429714190071563529376
      4
      530184193131591728833
      5
      630654196241621029315









      OFF-GUIDE:

      Secretaries who were off-guide in 2006-2007 or who were on Step 6 in that year are off-guide in 2007-2008. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      06-07
      07-08
      PRIN
      12 MO
      10 MO
      SUPER
      6
      Offgude 1
      31123
      20041
      16974
      29832
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      31537
      20475
      17649
      30712
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      32337
      21142
      18353
      31652
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 4
      49712
      21688
      32323
        Offquide 4
      Offguide 5
      25135
      Any secretary hired new to the district will be given, at the Board’s discretion, a salary according to their school experience not to exceed the salary of a secretary already hired with same experience.















      SCHEDULE C-1
      CUSTODIANS' SALARY GUIDE
      2005-2006
      STEP
      STEP
      04-05
      05-0612 MONTH10 MONTH
      ***
      12294419103
      1
      22304419203
      2
      32344219538
      3
      42384619879
      4
      52425820224
      5
      625112

      OFF-GUIDE:

      Custodians who were off-guide in 2004-2005or who were on Step 6 in that year are off-guide in 2005-2006. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      04-05
      05-06
      12 MO
      6
      Offguide 1
      26002
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      26868
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      27814
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 4
      28675
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 5
      29683
      Anyone coming into the District will not be paid more than an employee in the District with the same years of New Jersey public school custodial experience.

      Black Seal: $1254 Night Shift: $1254 Shoes: $200
























      SCHEDULE C-2
      CUSTODIANS' SALARY GUIDE
      2006-2007
      STEP
      STEP
      2005-2006
      06-0712 MONTH10 MONTH
      ***
      12411220059
      1
      22421220159
      2
      32431220259
      3
      42473120612
      4
      52515820973
      5
      62559221337

      OFF-GUIDE:

      Custodians who were off-guide in 2005-06 or who were on Step 6 in that year are off-guide in 2006-07. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      05-06
      06-07
      12 MO
      Step 6
      Offguide 1
      26493
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      27432
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      28345
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 4
      29344
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 5
      30252
      Offguide 5
      Offguide 6
      31316
      Anyone coming into the District will not be paid more than an employee in the District with the same years of New Jersey public school custodial experience.

      Black Seal: $1323 Night Shift: $1323 Shoes: $200























      SCHEDULE C-3
      CUSTODIANS' SALARY GUIDE
      2007-2008
      STEP
      STEP
      06-07
      07-0812 MONTH10 MONTH
      ***
      12534921074
      1
      22544921174
      2
      32554921274
      3
      42564921374
      4
      52609221746
      5
      62654122126



      OFF-GUIDE:

      Custodians who were off-guide in 2006-2007 or who were on Step 6 in that year are off-guide in 2007-2008. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      06-07
      07-08
      12 MO
      10 MO
      6
      Offguide 1
      26999
      22510
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      27850
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      28940
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 4
      29904
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 5
      30958
      Offguide 5
      Offguide 6
      31916
      Offguide 6
      Offguide 7
      33038
      Anyone coming into the District will not be paid more than an employee in the District with the same years of New Jersey public school custodial experience.

      Black Seal: $1396 Night Shift $1396 Shoes: $200


















      SCHEDULE D-1
      ASSISTANT'S SALARY GUIDE
      2005-2006
      STEP
      STEP
      04-05
      05-06SALARY
      ***
      114364
      1
      214464
      2
      314675
      3
      414807
      4
      515028
      5
      615302
      6
      715607
      7
      815909
      8
      916221


      OFF-GUIDE:

      Assistants who were who were off-guide in 2004-2005 or who were on Step 9 In that year are off-guide in 2005-2006. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      04-05
      05-06
      Step 9
      Offguide 1
      16548
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      16748
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      17265
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 4
      17555
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 5
      18151
      Offguide 5
      Offguide 6
      19512
      Offguide 6
      Offguide 7
      20098
      Offguide 7
      Offguide 8
      20820
      Offguide 8
      Offguide 9
      23824

      Media Assistant differential: $1100
      Assistants holding substitute teacher certification shall receive a stipend of $1100














      SCHEDULE D-2
      ASSISTANTS' SALARY GUIDE
      2006-2007



      STEP
      STEP
      05-06
      06-07SALARY
      ***
      115060
      1
      215160
      2
      315260
      3
      415482
      4
      515621
      5
      615855
      6
      716143
      7
      816465
      8
      916784

      OFF-GUIDE:



      Assistants who were who were off-guide in 2005-2006 or who were on Step 9 in that year are off-guide in 2006-2007. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      2005-2006
      06-07
      Step 9
      Offguide 1
      17113
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      17458
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      17669
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 4
      18215
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 5
      18521
      Offguide 5
      Offguide 6
      19150
      Offguide 6
      Offguide 7
      20585
      Offguide 7
      Offguide 8
      21203
      Offguide 8
      Offguide 9
      21966
      Offguide 9
      Offguide 10
      25134

      Media Assistant differential: $1100
      Assistants holding substitute teacher certification shall receive a stipend of $1100.

















      SCHEDULE D-3
      ASSISTANTS' SALARY GUIDE
      2007-2008
      STEP
      STEP
      06-07
      07-08SALARY
      ***
      115799
      1
      215899
      2
      315999
      3
      416099
      4
      516334
      5
      616480
      6
      716727
      7
      817031
      8
      917371

      OFF-GUIDE:

      Assistants who were who were off-guide in 2003-2004 or who were on Step 9 in that year are off-guide in 2004-2005. The following does not represent stops or increments.

      06-07
      07-08
      Step 9
      Offguide 1
      17708
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      18054
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      18418
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 4
      18641
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 5
      19216
      Offguide 5
      Offguide 6
      19539
      Offguide 6
      Offguide 7
      20203
      Offguide 7
      Offguide 8
      21718
      Offguide 8
      Offguide 9
      22869
      Offguide 9
      Offguide 10
      23174
      Offguide 10
      Offguide 11
      26517

      Media Assistant differential: $1100

      Assistants holding substitute teacher certification shall receive a stipend of $1100



      SCHEDULE E
      CASHIER AND BUS/LUNCH/RECESS AIDES` HOURLY RATES
      2005-2006
      STEP
      STEP
      04-05
      05-06HOURLY RATE
      ***
      110.40
      1
      210.49
      2
      310.87
      3
      411.25
      4
      511.65
      5
      612.02
      6 7 12.45

      2006-07
      STEP
      STEP
      05-06
      06-07HOURLY RATE
      ***
      110.90
      1
      211.00
      2
      311.06
      3
      411.46
      4
      511.86
      5
      6
      7
      6
      7
      8
      12.29
      12.68
      13.13

      2007-2008
      STEP
      STEP
      06-07
      07-08HOURLY RATE
      ***
      111.37
      1
      211.47
      2
      311.57
      3
      411.67
      4
      512.09
      5
      6
      7
      8
      6
      7
      8
      912.52
      12.96
      13.37
      13.86

      CASHIERS: All cafeteria staff coming into the District will not be paid more than an a employee in the District with the same years of New Jersey public school cafeteria experience.

      Cafeteria Assistant Manager Stipend: 2002-2003 - $917
      2003-2004 - $967
      2004-2005 - $1021
      SCHEDULE F-1
      CAFETERIA WORKERS' SALARY GUIDE
      2005-2006
      STEP
      STEP
      2004-2005
      05-06SALARY
      ***
      112091
      1
      212191
      2
      312718
      3
      413246
      4
      513752
      5
      6
      6
      Offguide 114360
      14966



      OFF-GUIDE:

      Cafeteria workers who ware who were off-guide in 2004-2005 or who were on Step 9 in that year am off-guide in 2002-2003. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      2004-2005
      2005-2006
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      18570
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      20484

      All cafeteria staff coming into the District will not be paid more than an employee in the District with the same years of New Jersey public school cafeteria experience.


      SCHEDULE F-2
      CAFETERIA WORKERS' SALARY GUIDE
      2006-2007
      STEP
      STEP
      05-06
      06-07SALARY
      ***
      112661
      1
      212761
      2
      312861
      3
      413418
      4
      513974
      5
      614508

      OFF-GUIDE:

      Cafeteria workers who were who were off-guide in 2002-2003 or who were on Step 9 in that year are off-guide in 2006-2007. The following does not represent steps or Increments.

      05-06
      06-07
      6
      Offguide 1
      15149
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      15789
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      19591
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 4
      21610

      All cafeteria staff coming into the District will not be paid more than an employee in the District with the same years of New Jersey public school cafeteria experience.




      SCHEDULE F-3
      CAFETERIA WORKERS' SALARY GUIDES
      2007-2008
      STEP
      STEP
      06-07
      07-08SALARY
      ***
      113268
      1
      213368
      2
      313468
      3
      413568
      4
      514155
      5
      614743



      OFF-GUIDE:

      Cafeteria workers who were who were off-guide in 2003-2004 or who were on Step 9 in that year are off-guide in 2004-2005. The following does not represent steps or increments.

      06-07
      07-08
      6
      Offguide 1
      15306
      Offguide 1
      Offguide 2
      15983
      Offguide 2
      Offguide 3
      16658
      Offguide 3
      Offguide 4
      20669
      Offguide 4
      Offguide 5
      22799

      All cafeteria staff coming into the District will not be paid more than an employee in the District with the same years of New Jersey public school cafeteria experience.


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