Contract Between
Cherry Hill Tp B/E-Camden
- and -
Cherry Hill EA
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07/01/2007 thru 06/30/2009


CategorySchool District
UnitClerical, Custodians, Teaching/Professional Staff

Contract Text Below
June 10, 2008







AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION

AND

THE CHERRY HILL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

2007-2009

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE
TITLE
PAGE
PREAMBLE
1
DISTINCTION OF GROUPS OF EMPLOYEES
1
1
RECOGNITION AS TO TEACHERS ONLY
2
1
RECOGNITION AS TO PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY
2
1
RECOGNITION AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY
2
1
RECOGNITION AS TO SUPPORT ONLY
2
2
NEGOTIATION PROCEDURE
3
3
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE AS TO TEACHERS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY
4
3
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY
8
4
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS
12
5
ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
13
6
ASSOCIATION-ADMINISTRATION LIAISON
14
7
INTRA-SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS
15
8
TEACHING HOURS AND LOAD AS TO TEACHERS ONLY
15
8
VACATIONS AS TO PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY
20
8
WORK SCHEDULE AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY
21
8
WORK SCHEDULE AS TO SUPPORT ONLY
23
8
SUMMER WORK SCHEDULE – ALL 12 MONTH EMPLOYEES
26
9
SALARIES AS TO TEACHERS AND PSYCHOLGISTS ONLY
26
9
SALARIES AND CLASSIFICATIONS AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY
29
9
SALARIES AND CLASSIFICATIONS AS TO SUPPORT ONLY
30
10
TEACHER EVALUATION
32
10
EMPLOYEE EVALUATION AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL ONLY
35
11
TEACHER EMPLOYMENT
35
12
LEAVES OF ABSENCE AS TO TEACHERS ONLY
36
12
LEAVES OF ABSENCE AS TO PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY
39
12
TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY
41
12
EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE - SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT
43
12
EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE - ALL EMPLOYEES
44
12
MISCELLANEOUS - ALL EMPLOYEES
45
13
PROMOTION AS TO TEACHERS ONLY
45
14
BOARD’S FUNCTION AS TO TEACHERS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY
46
15
SCHOOL CALENDAR AS TO TEACHERS AND PSYCHOLGISTS ONLY
46
TABLE OF CONTENTS, continued
16
TRANSFER OF PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL AS TO TEACHERS ONLY
47
16
INVOLUNTARY TRANSFER AND REASSIGNMENTS AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY
50
17
INVOLUNTARY REDUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL AS TO TEACHER ONLY
50
17
NON-RENEWAL OF EMPLOYMENT AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY
51
18
CLASS SIZE
51
19
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
52
20
MEDICAL PLAN
52
21
FACILITATORS
54
22
COMPLAINT PROCEDURE AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY
55
23
PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY
55
24
EMPLOYEE EQUIPMENT AND EXPENSES AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY
56
25
EMPLOYEE EQUIPMENT, UNIFORMS AND EXPENSES AS TO SUPPORT ONLY
56
26
TUITION REIMBURSEMENT - TEACHERS
57
26
TUITION REIMBURSEMENT – SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT STAFF
58
27
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AS TO TEACHERS ONLY
58
27
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AS TO PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY
59
27
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY
60
27
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY
60
28
AGENCY FEE
60
29
DURATION OF AGREEMENT
63
APPENDIX 1
SIDEBAR AGREEMENTS AS TO TEACHERS ONLY
64
APPENDIX 2
ADDENDUM TO SCHEDULE A AS TO TEACHERS ONLY
64
APPENDIX 3
INCENTIVE PLAN CONCEPTS
64
SCHEDULE A-1
TEACHERS’ SALARY GUIDE – 2007-2008
67
SCHEDULE A-2
TEACHERS’ SALARY GUIDE – 2008-2009
68
SCHEDULE A-3
ADDITIONAL TEACHING PERIOD SALARY GUIDE – 2007-2008
69
SCHEDULE A-4
ADDITIONAL TEACHING PERIOD SALARY GUIDE – 2008-2009
70

TABLE OF CONTENTS, continued
SCHEDULE A-5
EXTENDED YEAR TEACHERS’ SALARY GUIDE – 2007-2008
71
SCHEDULE A-6
EXTENDED YEAR TEACHERS’ SALARY GUIDE – 2008-2009
72
SCHEDULE B-1
2007-2008 ATHLETIC SALARIES
73
SCHEDULE B-2
2008-2009 ATHLETIC SALARIES
74
SCHEDULE C-1
2007-2008 CO-CURRICULAR SALARIES
75
SCHEDULE C-2
2008-2009 CO-CURRICULAR SALARIES
78
SCHEDULE D-1
SECRETARIAL SALARY GUIDE – 2007-2008
81
SCHEDULE D-2
SECRETARIAL SALARY GUIDE – 2008-2009
82
SCHEDULE E
TEACHER STIPENDS AND MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS
83



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PREAMBLE

This Agreement entered into this 1st day of July, 2007, between the Board of Education of Cherry Hill Township, Camden County, New Jersey, hereinafter called the “Board” and the Cherry Hill Education association, hereinafter called the “Association”.

WHEREAS, the Board and the Association recognize and declare that providing a quality education for the children of Cherry Hill Township School District is their mutual aim, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has an obligation pursuant to Chapter 123, P.L. 1974, to negotiate with the Cherry Hill Education Association as the representative of certain employees of said Board as herein after defined, and

WHEREAS, the parties having reached certain understandings desire to confirm this Agreement as follows:
DISTINCTION OF GROUPS OF EMPLOYEES

Throughout this agreement that portion of the ARTICLES contained herein headed or labeled “Teachers or Psychologists or Secretaries or Support” shall apply only to those employees as defined in this Recognition clause as “Teachers or Psychologists or Secretaries or Support” employees. At no time shall a portion of an ARTICLE headed or labeled as one type of employee apply to any other type of employee unless so headed or labeled.

Article 1
RECOGNITION AS TO TEACHERS ONLY

The Board hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiation concerning the terms and conditions of employment for all certified personnel whether under contract, on leave, on a per diem basis, employed or to be employed by the Board, including only:
      teachers
      librarians
      nurses
      physical therapists
      occupational therapist
      guidance counselors
      department facilitators
      summer school teachers
      summer curriculum developers
      bedside teachers
      Federal program personnel
      learning disability specialists and all other teachers of special education
      social workers
      speech and language therapists
      athletic trainers
      AFJR ROTC instructors

Unless otherwise indicated, the term “teachers,” when used hereinafter in this Agreement, shall refer to all professional employees represented by the Association in the negotiating unit as above defined, and references to male teachers shall include female teachers.
RECOGNITION AS TO PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY

The Board hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive and sole representative for the collective negotiation concerning the terms and conditions of employment for all certified psychologists whether under contract or on leave.

RECOGNITION AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY

The Board hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiations concerning grievances and terms and conditions of employment for all personnel under contract listed in the classifications herein or on leave, employed by the Board (hereinafter referred to as “employee or employees”), including only:

Secretary to: School Principal
District Director
District Child Study Team
Transportation
And General Secretaries

Accounting: Senior Accounts Payable Clerk
Junior Accounts Payable Clerk
Bookkeeper (High School)

Technical/Clerical: Bid Coordinator/Expediter
Senior EDP Order Entry Clerk
Community Service/WP/Order Entry Clerk
Switchboard Operator/Receptionist
Timekeeper/Messenger
Electronic Printing/Imaging Specialist
Copy Machine Operator/Clerk-IMC

and all other secretarial personnel with the exception of the following:

Secretary to the Superintendent
Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent
Administrative Assistant for Curriculum
Administrative Assistant for Instruction
Administrative Assistant for Elementary Education and Human Resources
Secretaries to the Deputy and Assistant Superintendents
Secretaries to the Board Secretary
Office Supervisor/Special Education/Student Services
Human Resources Secretaries
      Effective with the date of mutual ratification of the 2004-2007 Agreement, these titles shall be exclude from the unit: General Payroll Clerk; Payroll Clerk, Benefits; and, Payroll Clerk, Unemployment, Workers’ Compensation, Student Insurance and Benefits
RECOGNITION AS TO SUPPORT ONLY

The Board hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive and sole representative for collective negotiations concerning grievances and terms and conditions of employment for all personnel under contract listed in the classifications herein or on leave, employed by the Board (hereinafter referred to as “employee or employees”), including:

District Engineer
Print Shop Operator
School Media Technician (10 months)
District Copy Machine Operator – Night Shift *
Pupil Accounting Technicians
Assistant Pupil Accounting Technician
School Copy Machine Operators (40 weeks) **
Cable TV Specialist
Student Scheduling Registrar

*Night Shift, Central Administration

**40 week work schedule: 36 week school calendar: 2 weeks (10 days) before school opens in September; 2 weeks (10 days) after school closes in June

CIVIL UNIONS

The parties agree that all benefits under the Agreement which apply to spouses also apply to partners in a civil union recognized by the State of New Jersey.

Article 2
NEGOTIATION PROCEDURE

A. The parties agree to enter into collective negotiations over a successor Agreement in accordance with C. 123, P.L. 1974 and by rules and regulations promulgated in accordance therewith in a good faith effort to reach Agreement on all matters concerning the terms and conditions of employment.

B. During negotiations, the Board and the Association shall present relevant data, exchange points of view and make proposals and counter proposals.

C. Neither party in any negotiations shall have any control over the selection of the negotiating representatives of the other party. The parties mutually pledge that their representatives shall be clothed with all necessary power and authority to make proposals, consider proposals, and make counter proposals in the course of negotiations.

D. Except as this Agreement shall hereinafter otherwise provide, all terms and conditions of employment applicable on the effective date of this Agreement to employees covered by this Agreement shall continue to be so applicable during the term of this Agreement. As to Teachers only: unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, nothing contained herein shall be interpreted and/or applied so as to eliminate, reduce or otherwise detract from any teacher benefit existing prior to its effective date. As to Secretarial and Support personnel only: proposed new rules or modifications of existing rules governing working conditions of secretarial and support staff shall be negotiated with the Association before they are established.

E. This Agreement incorporates the entire understanding of the parties on all matters which were or could have been the subject of negotiation. During the term of this Agreement, neither party shall be required to negotiate with respect to any such matter whether or not covered by this Agreement and whether or not within the knowledge or contemplation of either or both of the parties at the times they negotiated or executed this Agreement.

F. 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 AS TO TEACHERS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY

A. Definition
      The term “grievance” means a complaint that there has been an improper application, interpretation or violation of an administrative decision, Board policy or of any term or provision of this contract.

B. Procedure
      1. A grievance may be filed by an individual teacher, a group of teachers or by the Association, either in its own name or as the representative of a group or class whose individual signatures shall not be necessary. Any grievance must be lodged at the proper initiating level within 60 school days of the happening of the event.
      2. Failure at any step of this procedure to communicate the decision on a grievance within the specified time limits shall permit the grievant to proceed to the next step. 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 acceptance of the decision rendered at that step. Time limits may be extended by the mutual consent of the parties.
      3. It is understood that teachers shall, during and notwithstanding the pendency of any grievance, continue to observe all assignments and applicable rules and regulations of the Board until such grievance and any effect thereof shall have been fully determined.
          a. The purpose of this procedure is to attempt to secure at the lowest possible level, equitable solutions to the grievances, which may from time to time arise, affecting teachers. Both parties agree that filed grievance documents will be kept as confidential as may be appropriate.

      4. A grievance, which involves a question of salary, shall be filed in duplicate. One copy shall be presented to the principal involved and the other shall be filed with the Director of Human Resources.

5. Level One - Informal Presentation

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

6. Level Two - Principal

          If, as a result of the discussion, the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the grievant within five (5) school days, he/she shall set forth the grievance in writing to the principal, specifying:
          a. the nature of the grievance;
          b. the nature and extent of the injury, loss or inconvenience;
          c. the results of previous discussions;
              d. his/her dissatisfaction with decisions previously rendered. The principal shall communicate his/her decision to the grievant in writing within three (3) school days of receipt of the written grievance.

7. Level Three - Superintendent
          The grievant, no later than five (5) school days after receipt of the principal’s decision, may appeal the principal’s decision to the Superintendent of Schools. The appeal to the Superintendent must be made in writing reciting the matter submitted to the principal as specified above and his/her dissatisfaction with decisions previously rendered. The Superintendent shall attempt to resolve the matter as quickly as possible, but within a period not to exceed five (5) school days. The Superintendent shall communicate his decision in writing to the grievant and the principal.

8. Level Four - Board of Education
      If the grievance is not resolved to the grievant’s satisfaction, he/she, no later than five (5) school days after receipt of the Superintendent’s decision, may request a review by the Board of Education. The request shall be submitted in writing through the Superintendent of Schools, who shall attach all related papers and forward the request to the Board of Education. The Board, or a committee thereof, shall review the grievance and shall, at the option of the Board, hold a hearing with the grievant and render a decision in writing within twenty (20) school days of receipt of the grievance by the Board.

9. Arbitration
          a. Notice of intention to proceed to arbitration shall be given to the Board through the Superintendent within ten (10) days after the receipt of the decision that is being appealed. Only the parties signatory to this Agreement shall have the right to proceed to arbitration and said right shall not accrue to an individual teacher or a group of teachers. As to an improper application, interpretation or violation of administrative decisions or board policies said arbitration shall be advisory only. As to an improper application, interpretation or violation of any term or provision of this contract, said arbitration shall be final and binding. All arbitration shall be conducted under the rules of the American Arbitration Association.
      10. The arbitrator shall limit himself/herself to the issues submitted to him/her and shall consider nothing else. He/she can add nothing to, nor subtract anything from, the Agreement between the parties or any policy of the Board of Education. Only the Board, the Association, and the aggrieved shall be given copies of the arbitrator’s opinion and award. This shall be accomplished within thirty (30) days of the completion of the arbitrator’s hearings.
11. Rights of Teachers to Representation
          a. Any grievant may be represented at all stages of the grievance procedure by himself/herself, or, at his/her option, by a representative selected or approved by the Association.

          b. When a grievant is not represented by the Association in the processing of a grievance, the Association shall, at the time of submission of the grievance to the Superintendent or any later level, be notified that the grievance is in process, have the right to be present and present its position in writing at all hearing sessions held concerning the grievance and shall receive a copy of all decisions rendered.
          c. The Board and the Association shall assure individual freedom from restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination or reprisal in presenting his/her appeal with respect to his/her personal grievances.
      12. No meeting or hearing conducted under this procedure shall be public. The only parties in attendance shall be the parties in interest and the designated or selected representatives contemplated in this article.
      13. 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.

C. Costs

1. Each party will bear the total cost incurred by themselves.
      2. The fees and expenses of the arbitrator are the only costs which will be shared by the two parties and such costs will be shared equally.

D. The following matters shall not be arbitrable:
      1. For all teachers hired on or before June 30, 1975, the failure or refusal of the Board to renew a contract of a first or second year non-tenured teacher (a year shall be considered a full school year, otherwise a calendar year from the date of employment) and for all teachers hired after June 30, 1975, the failure or refusal of the Board to renew a contract of any non-tenured teacher.
      2. In matters where a method of review is prescribed by law, or by any rule or regulation of the State Commissioner of Education or the State Board of Education.
3. In matters where the Board is without authority to act.
      4. In matters where the discretion of the Board may not be unlimited but where, after the exercise of such discretion, a further review of the Board’s action is available to teachers under provisions of State Law.
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY

A. Definitions

1. Grievance

A “grievance” is a claim by an employee or the Association based upon an alleged improper interpretation, application or violation of the Agreement, policies or administrative decisions affecting an employee or a group of employees. Any grievance must be lodged at the proper initiating level, in writing, within twenty (20) school days of the happening of the event.

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 Unit or the Board, who might be required to take action or against whom action might be taken in order to resolve the claim.
B. PURPOSE
        The purpose of this procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible level, equitable solutions to the problems, which may from time to time 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. It is understood that employees shall, during and notwithstanding the pendency of any grievance, continue to observe all assignments and applicable rules and regulations of the Board until such grievance and any effect thereof shall be fully determined.

    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. Level One – Informal Presentation
            An employee with a grievance shall first discuss it with the employee’s principal or immediate supervisor, either directly or through the Association’s designated representative, within five (5) school days of the happening of the event with the intent of informally resolving the matter. Failure to informally discuss the grievance within five (5) school days of the happening of the event shall not preclude the Association from commencing formal written grievance proceedings in a timely manner, however, no written grievance shall be accepted for processing unless it is first informally discussed with the immediate supervisor.

    3. Level Two – Principal or Immediate Supervisor
            If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level One, or if no decision has been rendered within five (5) school days after the presentation of the grievance, the employee may file the grievance, in writing, with the principal or immediate supervisor and the Association within five (5) school days after the decision at Level One or ten (10) school days after the grievance was presented, whichever is sooner.

    4. Level Three – Superintendent
            If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level Two, or if no decision has been rendered within ten (10) school days after the grievance was delivered to the principal or immediate supervisor the employee may appeal the grievance to the Superintendent within ten (10) school days after the decision at Level Two or twenty (20) school days after the grievance was presented at Level Two, whichever is sooner. The appeal to the Superintendent must be in writing reciting the matter submitted to the principal or immediate supervisor as specified above and the employee’s dissatisfaction with the decision previously rendered. The Superintendent shall attempt to resolve the matter within a period not to exceed ten (10) school days and shall communicate his/her decision in writing to the aggrieved person, the principal or immediate supervisor and the Association. Whenever “Superintendent” is referred to, it means Superintendent or his/her designee.

    5. 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 ten (10) school days after the grievance was delivered to the Superintendent, the Association may proceed to arbitration by giving written notice thereof to the Superintendent within fifteen (15) school days after the decision at Level Three or twenty-five (25) school days after the grievance was presented at Level Three, whichever is sooner. Only the parties signatory to this Agreement shall have the right to proceed to arbitration and said right shall not accrue to an individual employee or group of employees.
            b. The parties shall be bound by the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association in the selection of an arbitrator and in the conduct of arbitration.
            c. The arbitrator shall be limited to the issues submitted and shall consider nothing else. The arbitrator shall not have jurisdiction to determine the arbitrability of issues before him/her but rather such issues shall be determined by the appropriate agency, quasi-judicial, or judicial body. The arbitrator can add nothing to nor subtract anything from the Agreement between the parties or any policy of the Board or any administrative decision. The arbitrator shall be without power or authority to make any decision which requires the commission of any act prohibited by law or which is violative of the terms of this Agreement.
            d. Where the grievance concerns an alleged improper interpretation, application or violation of this Agreement the decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon the parties. Where a grievance concerns an alleged improper application of policies of the Board or administrative decisions, the decision of the arbitrator shall be advisory only. The decision shall be transmitted only to the Board, the Association and the aggrieved person.
            e. The costs for the services of the arbitrator, including per diem expenses, if any, any 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 incurred shall be paid by the party incurring same.

    D. Rights of Employee to Representation

    1. Employee and Association
            Any aggrieved person may be represented at all stages of the grievance procedure by himself/herself, or, at the employee’s 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. Group Grievance
            If, in the judgment of the Association, a grievance affects a group or class of employees, the Association may submit such grievance in writing to the Superintendent or his designee directly and the processing of such grievance shall be commenced at Level Three.

    2. Written Decisions
            Decisions rendered at Levels Two and Three 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.

    3. Meetings and Hearings
            All meetings and hearings under this procedure shall not be conducted in public and only the parties in interest, their designated or selected representatives, and appropriate witnesses when called shall be permitted to be in attendance at such meetings and hearings.
    F. The following matters shall be grievable but non-arbitrable:

    1. The termination of a contract of an employee.
        2. Any allegation that the Board has violated a right conferred upon an employee or a duty upon the Board by any administrative agency, court decision or the Laws of the State of New Jersey or the United States of America, where a method of review is available under the rules and regulations of said administrative agency or under or through a quasi-judicial or judicial body by virtue of a court decision or the Laws of the State of New Jersey or the United States of America.
        3. Any alleged violation of an employee’s rights where the relief demanded by the employee is the payment of money damages for alleged wrongful discharge or the reinstatement of employment.
    Article 4
    EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

    A. Pursuant to Chapter 123, Public Laws 1974, the Board hereby agrees that every employee of the Board shall have the right freely to organize, join and support the Association and its affiliates for the purpose of engaging in collective negotiations and other concerted activities for mutual aid and protection. As a duly selected body exercising governmental power under color of law of the State of New Jersey, the Board undertakes and agrees that it shall not directly or indirectly discourage or deprive or coerce any employee in the enjoyment of any rights conferred by Chapter 123, Public Laws 1974, or other laws of New Jersey or the Constitutions of New Jersey and the United States; that is, it shall not discriminate against any employee with respect to hours, wages, or any terms or conditions of employment by reason of membership in the Association and its affiliates, participation in any activities of the Association and its affiliates, collective negotiations with the Board, or institution of any grievance, complaint or proceeding under this Agreement or otherwise with respect to any terms or conditions of employment.

    B. No employee shall be disciplined, reduced in rank or compensation or deprived of any professional advantage without just cause. Any such action asserted by the Board, or any agent or representative thereof, shall be subject to the grievance procedure and the limitations as set forth in Article 3, paragraph A.

    C. 1. Whenever any employee is required to or given the opportunity to appear before the Superintendent, Board, or any committee or member thereof, concerning any matter which could result in the termination of employment of that employee, then said employee and the Association shall be given prior written notice of the reasons for such meeting or interview.
        2. The Association shall have the right to be present to protect the interests, not only of the individual involved, but also of the organization as the bargaining representative exclusively recognized.
        3. Suspension, if any, shall be with pay until there has been a formal determination made by the Board of Education.

    D. As to teachers only:

    No student’s grade or evaluation shall be changed without written notification to the teacher.

    E. As to teachers only:
        Any criticism by a supervisor, administrator or Board member of a teacher concerning his/her instructional methodology shall be made in confidence and not in the presence of students, parents or other public gatherings unless required by law or requested by the teacher.

    F. Whenever any employee is mandated to attend a meeting, conference or discussion with building level administration, which may result in action or recommendation inimical to employment, then the employee shall have the right of Association representation. Any provisions of this Agreement concerning employee hours shall not apply to said conferences. The administrator in attendance at the conference shall have the right to have another administrator or person of his/her choice present. This section shall not apply to evaluation conferences held pursuant to Article 10, Subsection F, hereof.

    Article 5
    ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

    A. The Board agrees to furnish to the Association in response to reasonable requests from time to time all available information concerning the financial resources of the district, including but not limited to annual financial reports and audits, register of certificated personnel, tentative budgetary requirements and allocations, agendas and minutes of all Board meetings, census data, names and addresses of all employees, and such other information that shall assist the Association in developing intelligent, accurate, informed and constructive programs on behalf of the employees and the students, together with information which may be necessary for the Association to process any grievance or complaint.

    B. Whenever any representative of the Association or any employee is mutually scheduled by the parties to participate during working hours in negotiations, grievance proceedings, conferences, or meetings, the employee shall suffer no loss in pay and/or benefits.

    C. Representatives of the Association, Camden County Education Association, the New Jersey Education Association, and the National Education Association shall be permitted to transact official Association business on school property at all reasonable times provided that this shall not interfere with or interrupt normal school operations. Such representatives shall notify the principal of their presence on school property as other visitors are expected to do.

    D. The Association and its representatives shall have the right to use school buildings at all reasonable hours for meetings. Use of the buildings shall be arranged according to Board Policy.

    E. The Association shall have the right to use school facilities and equipment, including duplicating equipment, and all types of audio-visual equipment at reasonable times, when such equipment is not otherwise in use. The Association shall pay for the reasonable cost of all materials, supplies and equipment repair incident to such use.

    F. The Association shall have, in each school building, the use of a bulletin board in each faculty lounge and the employees’ dining room. The Association shall also be assigned space on the bulletin board in the central office for Association notices.

    G. The Association shall have the right to use the inter-school mail facilities and school mail boxes as it deems necessary and without the approval of the building principals or other members of the administration. The Board assumes no responsibility for delivery.

    H. 1. In addition to meeting the requirements of Article 8, the President of the Association shall be granted ninety (90) minutes per day to conduct Association business.
        2. As long as section 3 of the Sidebar Agreement remains in effect, for the term of this Agreement, the parties agree to extend their October 23, 2000, Sidebar Agreement regarding the schedule of the Association President. Specific terms for each year will be placed into individual sidebars signed by the parties for each year of the 2007-2009 Agreement.
        3. The parties agree that efforts shall be made so that the Vice Presidents of CHEA shall be assigned their conference-preparation during the last period of the day, if possible.
        4. The rights and privileges of the Association and its representatives as set forth in this Agreement shall be granted only to the Association as the exclusive representative of the employees as defined in the unit, and to no other organizations.
    Article 6
    ASSOCIATION-ADMINISTRATION LIAISON

    A. Recognizing that any agreement entered into by the Association, the Board of Education and the administrators of Cherry Hill Public Schools will be effective in providing for better educational opportunities for children only if properly implemented by way of effective and continued communication on subjects related to current school practices and problems:
        1. The school principal and/or assistant principal shall confer with a liaison committee of the individual school selected by the Association from the staff of that school to review and discuss local school matters. The liaison committee shall be composed of no more than two (2) persons in an elementary school having no assistant principal; no more than three (3) persons in an elementary and middle school having an assistant principal; and in secondary schools (grades 9 to 12), no more than the number of principals and assistant principals assigned to such schools.
        2. On each liaison committee shall be at least one CHEA faculty representative or alternate. Meetings shall be held at the request of either party within seven (7) days after request, but not more than once a month, unless by mutual consent of both parties. Meetings shall be scheduled during the school day, during non-working time, unless otherwise mutually agreed and shall be of a reasonable length to discuss areas of concern.
        3. The president of the Association and/or his/her representative(s) shall meet with the superintendent and/or his designated representative(s) at the request of either party within seven (7) days of said request, but these meetings shall not exceed one per month unless by mutual consent. These meetings shall be scheduled during the school day during non-working time unless otherwise mutually agreed, and shall be of a reasonable length to discuss the areas of concern.
    Article 7
    INTRA-SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS

    A. Recognizing that, due to diversity of individual school problems and schedules, it is impossible to establish one set of rules and regulations to govern the use of public address systems in all schools, each school principal and liaison committee of each school shall cooperatively establish procedures concerning use of these systems. Such individual school procedures shall be designed to reduce, as much as possible, interruption in the daily instructional program in order that the learning process of the children shall not be unnecessarily disrupted. Grievances under this section may not proceed beyond Level Three of the grievance procedure (Article 3, B. 4.).

    Article 8
    TEACHING HOURS AND LOAD AS TO TEACHERS ONLY

    A. 1. Teachers shall indicate each daily arrival for duty and each daily final departure there from by initialing the appropriate column on the teachers’ “sign-in” roster. During the course of the school day, if the teacher shall leave the building, said teacher shall indicate the time of departure and the expected time of return, and upon return shall initial the appropriate “sign-in” roster. Only disputes concerning leaving the building, docking/deduction of pay, accuracy of attendance/lateness record, and disciplinary disputes shall be subject to binding arbitration.
        2. Teachers (including summer school teachers) shall not be required to report for duty earlier than fifteen minutes before the time when students will be marked late and shall not be required to remain more than fifteen minutes beyond the close of the student’s school day, except that, for any given half year, nurses and librarians may be required to report for duty beginning and ending at a later time than other teachers, provided that the total work day is continuous and ends no later than 5:00 P.M., and further provided that said nurses and librarians so scheduled shall be volunteers in the first instance and if there are no volunteers, as assigned by the building principal. Teachers shall not be required to teach and/or supervise more than thirty-five (35) hours per week, including before and after school time and lunch. It is recognized that weather conditions and emergency situations may extend this period of time.
        3. Twelve hours for related professional functions
            a. Teachers may be required to be present for up to twelve (12) hours per school year for related professional functions conducted after normal school hours. Related professional functions shall consist of staff development, Back-to-School Night, Higher Education Night, P.T.A. meetings, art and music festivals and similar educational programs, Career Night, Student Achievement Night, and mandated parent conferences scheduled for the teachers (which must be completed within one hour after the conclusion of the students’ regular school day) and IEP conferences (which must be completed within one hour after the conclusion of the students’ regular school day).
            b. Parent conferences scheduled at times mutually convenient to the teacher and to the parent involved shall not be considered part of the twelve (12) hours referred to in Article 8. A. 3. a.

            c. Notice of required attendance for activities covered by this Article must be given to the teachers at least two (2) weeks prior to the event, except in the case of an emergency when less notice may be given. Failure to give said notice eliminates the mandate for attending this event.

            d. Staff development activities under a. above will conclude within one and one half hours after the conclusion of the teachers’ normal work day as set in Article 8, A. 2. The parties agree that, for the purposes of this section, the teacher work day may not be extended for staff development activities on the following days: a) parent-teacher conference days; b) full day in-service days; c) partial student days before holidays; d) orientation and staff preparation days at the beginning of the teacher work year; and, e) school closing responsibility days at the conclusion of the teacher work year.

            f. Time toward the satisfaction of the twelve (12) hour requirement will be established before each event and will include time for the length of the event.

            g. Credit toward attaining the twelve (12) hour mandate shall be in 15 minute increments rounded up to the next 15 minutes.

            h. Records of assignments under the 12 hour requirement shall be maintained by the building level principal, and will include the events and hours credited. Teachers will be able to review these records following procedures established in each building by the building principal and CHEA Liaison.

        4. Teachers may be required to be present for orientation and staff preparation days at the beginning of the school year, in-service meetings, elementary school parental conferences and school closing responsibilities at the end of the school year when students are not present. Such teacher presence shall be consistent with the in-school work year as defined in Article 15. If a full day is scheduled, it shall begin at 9:00 A.M. and extend to 4:00 P.M., except for inservice days, which shall be scheduled as follows:
        a. High Schools 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
        b. Middle Schools 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
        c. Elementary Schools 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
        d. Multi-level inservice: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
            (Examples: K-12, Art, K-8 & K-12 Social Studies, District-wide Program)
            If a partial student day is scheduled, the teacher day shall not extend more than fifteen minutes beyond the close of the students’ regular full school day. In any event, one hour for lunch shall be scheduled. This paragraph shall not apply to partial student days that may be part of the school calendar immediately preceding holidays.
        5. In order to allow for the scheduling of parental conferences, which cannot otherwise be held during the school day, each guidance counselor may be scheduled to be available for such conferences one day for each month of the school year, from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. inclusive. The date of such assignment shall be established by mutual agreement between the counselor and the principal at least four (4) weeks in advance of such date, except in September, when it shall be established at least one week in advance of such date. Following the date of completion of such evening assignments, compensatory time of two (2) hours may be taken by the counselor affected prior to the date of the next scheduled evening assignment.
        6. Each school may schedule up to two (2) evening parent-teacher conferences per year. These parent-teacher conferences may be up to two (2) hours in length. On the day of a parent-teacher evening conference, teachers in the building shall be released early per practice of early releases. The administration shall schedule evening conferences with parents. An administrator shall be present in the building for entire evening conference time.

        7. Effective after ratification of the 2007-2009 Agreement, on half days (including conference days) and delayed opening days, kindergarten teachers assigned to two buildings will stay at one school for the entire day. A procedure will be established for alternating buildings on such days.


    B. 1. Elementary teachers shall have a fifty (50) minute uninterrupted duty-free lunch period, but in accordance with item A.1 of this Article. Elementary teachers may volunteer to supervise lunch periods and be compensated at the annual stipend set forth in Schedule E.
        2. Elementary school teachers will have free use of time during which a specialist is teaching their class. Effective September 1, 2002, the first student day at the elementary level shall be a four hour day for students. That day shall be a regular length day for teachers.

        3. Elementary school teachers will not be required to perform morning bus duty.
        4. Educational Assistant times may be assigned to each elementary school effective to provide relief as necessary and such para-professional assistance to the teachers as may be determined by the principal after discussion with the liaison committee. Grievances under this section may proceed beyond Level Four of the grievance procedure (Article 3, B. 9.), however, the arbitrator’s award shall be advisory only.

        5. Secondary school teachers shall have the equivalent of at least one (1) unassigned preparation-conference period per day.
        6. Teaching preparations
            a. Secondary school teachers shall not be required to teach in more than two (2) departmental areas nor more than a total of three (3) teaching preparations per day.

            b. Exceptions to the three (3) teaching preparations limit in a. above does not apply to teachers in Related Arts (Art, Business, Technology Education), Music, Special Education and World Language. The Administration will make every reasonable effort to avoid exceeding the limits in a. above. Prior to scheduling any such exceptions, the CHEA will be consulted.
        7. Every effort will be made to avoid having secondary teachers assigned to teach more than three (3) consecutive periods of approximately forty to forty-five (40-45) minutes each unless double periods are scheduled, in which case, the limit shall be four (4) periods. Changes in teaching stations shall be limited, wherever possible, to two (2) per day.
        8. Secondary school teachers shall have a continuous duty-free lunch period with a minimum time equivalent to the length of the students’ lunch period in conformity with the State Board of Education regulations.
        9. In elementary schools, each teacher shall have a thirty-minute daily unassigned preparation conference period, which in the case of the kindergarten teacher shall precede the lunch period, but in other instances may vary in length in accordance with B. 2. herein to meet class scheduling problems. When a four hour day is scheduled for students, the classroom teachers are guaranteed a twenty-five to thirty minute preparation period during those four hours that students are present.
        10. Every effort will be made to rotate lunchroom supervision amongst available teachers on a yearly basis at the secondary level. The Board and the Association agree that the assignment of such supervision shall be based on the special needs of the school district.

    C. 1. The secondary faculty and departmental meetings beyond the school day shall ordinarily be scheduled no more often than once a month, such meeting to convene directly after the close of the school day and to generally conclude within an hour. The notice of and agenda for any meeting shall be given to the teachers involved at least one (1) day prior to the meetings, except in an emergency as determined by the Administration. No session nor any meeting which teachers are required to attend shall continue beyond one hour without the allowance of a five (5) minute intermission.
        2. At the elementary school level faculty and/or grade level meetings beyond the school day shall be scheduled no more than a total of fifteen (15) meetings per school year. No more than one faculty meeting and one grade level meeting shall be scheduled in any one month. If the meeting is held prior to the opening of the school day it shall commence no earlier than 8:00 A.M. If the meeting is held at the end of the school day it shall convene immediately after the close of the school day and to generally conclude within one hour. The notice of and agenda for any meeting shall be given to the teachers involved at least one (1) day prior to the meeting, except in an emergency as determined by the Administration. No session nor any meeting which teachers are required to attend shall continue beyond one hour without the allowance of a five (5) minute intermission.

    D. The “teacher day” defines only the period a teacher is expected to spend in school. Regardless of this specified period, every teacher has the responsibility of assisting students when they require or request help; of conferring with parents about pupil progress or problems; of consulting with colleagues, supervisors, or administrators on professional matters; and of seeking to improve professional competence and classroom skills.

    E. Despite the provisions of Article 8, B. 5. and B. 9., if a substitute cannot be found to meet the absence of a regular teacher, the principals shall have the right to assign a regular teacher(s) (who may be a volunteer) to cover the vacancy. Such assigned teacher shall be compensated at the rate set forth in Schedule E per each 45 minutes, prorated. In the event the absent teacher’s class is split among two or more other regular (receiving) teachers, the above rate of compensation shall be prorated among said receiving teachers. If the normal class load of the receiving teacher is not exceeded, no compensation shall be paid.

    F. Teachers who may be required to use their automobiles in the performance of their duties shall be reimbursed for all such travel at the rate established by the State of New Jersey.

    G. Those teachers regularly assigned to special education classes shall have one in-service meeting during the school day per year.
    VACATIONS AS TO PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY

    A. Vacations
        1. All available vacation days credited to a psychologist on or before July 1, 2004 shall be utilized during the July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2007 period in amounts of no more than ten (10) days per year.
        2. The scheduling of such days shall only occur with the supervisor’s approval.

        3. A psychologist who is entitled to vacation days and who dies before his/her contract period is completed shall have payment for his/her prorated vacation days given to his estate.
        4. A psychologist who is entitled to vacation days and who resigns or retires during the contract year shall receive severance pay equal to his/her prorated vacation days.
        5. The terms of A. 1. through A. 4. shall expire on June 30, 2007.
    WORK SCHEDULE AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY

    A. Regular Hours of Work
        All employees shall work a thirty-six and a quarter (36.25) hour week, seven and a quarter (7.25) hours per day, on those days when teachers are present, as scheduled by the immediate supervisor. Employees do not work during the school calendar when teachers are not present. After the school calendar year ends, all employees shall work a thirty-five (35) hour week, seven (7) hours per day, as scheduled by the immediate supervisor. Lunch time shall not be included in the above hours of work.

    B. Overtime
        All overtime must be authorized in writing by the Superintendent or his/her designated agent. Compensation shall be paid at time and one-half, calculated by dividing the contract salary by 1820, rounded to the nearest penny. Any hours worked on a holiday as specified in this Article shall be compensated at one and one-half (1) times the employee’s hourly rate as calculated above, plus holiday pay.

    C. Vacation Schedule

    All employees shall adhere to the following schedule:
            All employees hired after January 1 and prior to June 30
            shall receive one-half day per full month of employment.
        6 months up to 1 year 1 Week
        after 2 years completed 2 Weeks
        3 to 12 years completed 3 Weeks
        after 13 years completed 4 Weeks

    No extended vacation periods without pay shall be granted at any time.

    Employees transferring into this unit with prior continuous service in the district shall receive full credit for years in the district for determining eligibility for vacation time. Prior service as a ten month employee shall receive credit for ten-twelfths (10/12) of each year served.
        Effective with the mutual ratification of the 2004-2007 Agreement, employees may carry up to five (5) accrued vacation days into the next school year.

    D. Paid Holidays

    The following paid holidays will be in effect for all secretaries:

    July 4th
    Labor Day
    Columbus Day*
    Thanksgiving Day and Friday following
    Christmas Eve
    Christmas Day and day as coordinated with immediate supervisor
    New Year’s Eve
    New Year’s Day
    Martin Luther King Day
    Presidents’ Weekend (2 days)*
    Good Friday
    During Spring Recess–one day as coordinated with immediate Supervisor
    Memorial Day
    One additional day as coordinated with immediate supervisor
        *If school is in session on these days, substitute days shall be scheduled in coordination with the supervisor.

    The Board shall have the right to reassign an employee from the employee’s regular work station to another work station when such employee works on a legal holiday as specified in the school calendar.

    E. Inclement Weather Days

    Employees shall not report to work when schools are closed for inclement weather. In an emergency situation (e.g. Board packet day) when an inclement weather closing occurs, an employee(s) may be called in to work if there is a supervisor present in the work location. Said employee(s) shall receive compensatory time off for the time worked.

    F. Sick Leave
        1. All employees will receive twelve (12) days paid sick leave per year. The unused days shall accumulate from year to year.
        2. When an employee retires from the Cherry Hill School District after ten (10) years of continuous service pursuant to the provisions of the Teacher’s Pension and Annuity Fund or the Public Employee’s Retirement System, such employees shall be paid at the at the rate set in Schedule E for each day of accumulated unused sick leave days that have been accumulated as a result of employment in the Cherry Hill School District. At the time of retirement, each accumulated unused sick leave day shall be compensated at the full negotiated per day rate even if the employee is a part-time employee at the time of retirement. If termination of employment is due to death, the employee’s estate shall receive such pay. Continuous personal illness absence of five (5) days or more must be certified to by a properly licensed physician.

    G. Notice of Retirement

    Employees must notify the Board, in writing, thirty (30) days prior to retirement, except in cases of medical or disability retirement or such other unplanned or unanticipated event which results in less than thirty (30) days notice, of the employee’s intention to retire. This notification is required in order to be eligible for payment for unused accumulated sick leave as set forth in paragraph “F” above.
    WORK SCHEDULE AS TO SUPPORT ONLY

    A. Hours of Work
        1. Ten (10) month employees shall work a thirty-five (35) hour week, seven (7) hours per day as scheduled by the immediate supervisor.
        2. The District Engineer shall work a forty (40) hour week, eight (8) hours per day as scheduled by the immediate supervisor.
        3. As to 12-month employees, except the District Engineer, all employees shall work a thirty-six and a quarter (36.25) hour week, seven and a quarter (7.25) hours per day on those days when teachers are present, as scheduled by the immediate supervisor. Employees do not work during the school calendar when teachers are not present. After the school calendar year ends, all employees shall work a thirty-five (35) hour week, (7) hours per day, as scheduled by the immediate supervisor.
        4. Any lunch time shall not be included in the above hours of work.
    B. Overtime
        All overtime must be authorized in writing by the immediate supervisor. Compensation shall be paid at time and one-half, calculated by dividing the contract salary by 1820 for those employees working a thirty-five (35) hour week and by 2080 for those employees working a forty (40) hour week, rounded to the nearest penny. Any hours worked on a holiday as specified in this Article shall be compensated at two times the employee’s hourly rate as calculated above, plus one day’s straight pay. Any hours worked on Sunday shall be compensated at two times the employee’s hourly rate as calculated above. Easter Sunday shall be considered a holiday for purposes of calculating overtime pay.

    C. Call-in Pay
        1. When an employee is called into work during the employee’s non-working hours, without advance notification, this shall constitute a CALL-IN.
        2. When an employee is notified during the employee’s working hours to report to work during the employee’s non-working hours, or when an employee is scheduled in advance to work an assignment outside of the employee’s normal tour of duty, this shall be considered an overtime assignment, not a CALL-IN.

        3. An employee “called-in” to work shall be paid a minimum of two (2) hours pay in accordance with Section B. above (“Overtime.”)

    D. Special Activities
        Employees scheduled for special activities shall receive two (2) hours pay as calculated in Section B. above (“Overtime”). In the event a special activity schedule for a weekend is canceled an employee scheduled to work said activity shall receive two (2) hours pay as calculated in Section B. above (“Overtime”), if the employee had not been notified of the cancellation prior to reporting to work. If the activity was scheduled for a weekday, the employee shall receive two (2) hours pay as calculated in Section B. above (“Overtime”); if the employee was not notified of cancellation prior to the end of the employee’s regularly scheduled workday.

    E. Vacation Schedule
        Vacations may be taken in days, full days or weekly segments through the entire school year, total or partial weeks as scheduled with immediate supervisor.

    All 12 month employees will adhere to the following schedule:
        All employees hired after January 1 and prior to June 30 shall receive day per full month of employment.

    6 months up to 1 year 1 Week
    after 2 years completed 2 Weeks
    3 to 12 years completed 3 Weeks
    13 years completed 4 Weeks
        Employees new to the bargaining unit with prior continuous service in the district shall receive full credit for years in the district for determining eligibility for vacation time. Prior service as a 10 month employee shall receive credit for ten-twelfths (10/12) of each year served.

        Effective with the mutual ratification of the 2004-2007 Agreement, employees may carry up to five (5) accrued vacation days into the next school year.
    F. Paid Holidays

    The following paid holidays will be in effect for all twelve (12) month employees:

    July 4th
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day
        Friday after Thanksgiving
    Christmas Day
        One day during Winter Recess as coordinated with immediate
    supervisor
        New Year’s Day
        Martin Luther King Day
    Good Friday
    One day during Spring Recess as coordinated with immediate
    supervisor
        Memorial Day
        One additional day as coordinated with immediate supervisor

    Ten (10) month and 40 week employees will follow the school calendar.

    G. Inclement Weather Days

    Employees, with exception of district engineer(s), shall not report to work when schools are closed for inclement weather. In an emergency situation (e.g. Board packet day) when an inclement weather closing occurs, an employee(s) may be called in to work if there is a supervisor present in the work location. Said employee(s) shall receive compensatory time off for the time worked. Engineers will work per practice.

    H. Sick Leave

        All twelve month employees will receive twelve (12) days of paid sick leave per year. Ten month and 40 week employees shall receive ten (10) days of paid sick leave per year. The unused days shall accumulate from year to year. When an employee retires from the Cherry Hill School District after ten (10) years of continuous service pursuant to the provisions of the Teacher’s Pension and Annuity Fund or the Public Employee’s Retirement System, such employees shall be paid at the rate set in Schedule E for each day of accumulated unused sick leave days that have been accumulated as a result of employment in the Cherry Hill School District. At the time of retirement, each accumulated unused sick leave day shall be compensated at the full negotiated per day rate even if the employee is a part-time employee at the time of retirement. If termination of employment is due to death, the employee’s estate shall receive such pay. Continuous personal illness absence of five (5) days or more must be certified to by a properly licensed physician.

    I. Notice of Retirement
        Employees must notify the Board, in writing, thirty (30) days prior to retirement, except in cases of medical or disability retirement or such other unplanned or unanticipated event which results in less than thirty (30) days notice, of the employee’s intention to retire. This notification is required in order to be eligible for payment for unused accumulated sick leave as set forth in paragraph H. above.

    J. Ten Month and 40 Week Positions
        Ten (10) month and 40 week positions shall be scheduled according to the academic calendar. The holders of said positions shall not be entitled to any paid vacation but shall not be required to report for work on days when schools are closed for holidays or vacation periods, except see Article 1 for the work year for 40 week employees.

    K. Pay Days
        1. Effective July 1, 1998, there shall be a bi-weekly pay period approach.
        2. When a payday falls on a holiday, employees shall receive their paychecks on the last preceding working day.
    SUMMER WORK SCHEDULE – ALL 12 MONTH EMPLOYEES

        Each CHEA-represented 12 month employee shall be allowed to work an additional 45 minutes Monday through Thursday and, in return, dismissal will be 12:00 noon on Friday. The specifics, relative to “when” the additional 45 minutes are to be included as part of the Monday through Thursday work day, will be determined between the unit employee and his/her immediate supervisor.
    Article 9
    SALARIES AS TO TEACHERS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY

    A. The salaries of all ten month teachers and psychologists covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules “A-1”, “A-2” and “A-3”. The salaries of all ten month teachers covered by this Agreement who teach an additional period are set forth in Schedules “A-5”, “A-6” and “A-7”. The salaries of all twelve month teachers and psychologists covered by this Agreement are set forth in Schedules “A-8”,
        “A-9” and “A-10”.
        Any courses which are taken by a teacher who commenced employment after March 1, 1971, will not be credited to column advancement on the Salary Guide unless they are part of a graduate degree program in the educational field offered by a college or university where matriculation and graduation take place at the graduate level and unless they are not courses required to be taken for proper initial certification.

    B. 1. Effective upon mutual ratification of the 1996-1998 Agreement, the Board and the newly-hired employee shall agree on initial guide placement.
        2. Salary adjustments from column to column will be made effective as of September 1 and February 1 of each year, if transcripts for additional successfully completed courses are filed no later than 60 days after the respective dates. The employee shall notify the Director of Human Resources, in writing, normally prior to September 1 and February 1 of anticipated movement on the guide.
        3. Extended year teachers shall be paid according to Schedules A. 8., A. 9. and A. 10.

        4. All teachers of special education classes on a full time basis will be paid an additional $300.00 per year in excess of their appropriate salary level. Such teachers initially hired for the 1976-77 school year and thereafter shall receive no additional stipend for such assignment.
        5. Teachers performing bedside instruction will be paid at the per hour rate set forth in Schedule E.

        6. Summer school teachers will be paid at the per week rate set forth in Schedule E.

        7. Teachers who provide instruction in District at-risk support programs beyond the contractual hours of the school day shall be compensated at the rate of $40.75 per hour. Effective July 1, 2008, the rate shall be $42.60 per hour. This agreement does not preclude teachers from with working with children without monetary compensation beyond the contracted school day as cited in Article 8, D.

        8. The Board of Education shall provide additional compensation to teachers who participate in the district’s “Environmental Education” program, at the rate set forth in Schedule E to those teachers who stay overnight. It is expected that all sixth grade teachers shall participate in the program provided, however, in the event a sixth grade teacher cannot so participate for personal reasons, such teacher shall be excused therefrom.

        9. Co-curricular
            a. Teachers shall be paid at the per hour rate set forth in Schedule E for supervision of co-curricular activities such as student bus supervision before and/or after school, supervising sporting events, bus supervision on the way to and from extra-curricular activities, ticket-taking, supervising dances and after school detention duty.
            b. If a teacher is placed in a position where he/she is to supervise those persons listed in any of the categories mentioned in subsection “a” above, he/she shall be paid an additional stipend equal to 25% of the rate paid to the personnel he/she is supervising.
            c. Teachers shall be paid at the per hour rate set forth in Schedule E for Saturday School Detention.

    C. Teachers may independently elect to have a portion of their salary withheld and deposited to their credit in the Camden Teachers Civil Service Federal Credit Union and/or deposited for tax deferred annuities, upon executing appropriate payroll authorization forms which shall be in lieu of a summer payment plan as contemplated in 18A:29-3.

    D. When a payday falls on a holiday, teachers shall receive their paychecks on the last previous working day.

    E. Teachers shall receive their final checks on the last working day in June, but not until all work is completed.

    F. The salaries set forth in Schedules “B-1, “B-2”, and “B-3” will be used in determining the annual remuneration to be paid teachers who are performing services with respect to athletic activities. Adjustments of remuneration within the range of minimum to maximum shall be made at the discretion of the Board, but it is expected that individuals will normally move from minimum to maximum in three (3) years.

    G. The salaries set forth in Schedules “C-1”, “C-2”, and “C-3” will be used in determining the annual remuneration to be paid teachers who are performing services with respect to non-athletic extra-curricular activities. Adjustments of remuneration within the range of minimum to maximum shall be made at the discretion of the Board, but it is expected that individuals will normally move from minimum to maximum in three (3) years.

    H. Guidance Counselors who perform work in the summer after July 1st shall be compensated at the rate of 1/40th of their respective annual salary per week and those who perform work during the period between the completion of the regular school year and June 30th shall be compensated at the rate of 1/200th per day of their respective annual salary. Commencing July 1, 1976, and each July thereafter, such summer employment will be more or less equally divided amongst those Guidance Counselors employed in each building desirous of being assigned summer work.

    I. Teachers given the responsibility of acting elementary principal shall receive an annual stipend at the annual stipend set forth in Schedule E. This responsibility and stipend shall cease should the Board accept and implement a lead teacher concept.
    SALARIES AND CLASSIFICATIONS AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY

    A. Salaries
        1. The salaries of all employees covered by this Agreement are set forth on Schedule D attached hereto and made a part hereof. Initial placement on Schedule D shall be pursuant to side letter between the parties.
        2. Employees hired after January 31st of the school year shall remain on the same step of the salary guide for the next school year.
        3. All employees shall be employed for twelve (12) months.

        4. New employees shall be placed on the appropriate salary guide, in accordance with their experience at a step no higher, in the discretion of the Board, than their experience would dictate in accordance with Schedule D attached hereto and made a part hereof.

        5. Professional Development and Improvement Reimbursement

    Any employee required or requested by the Board to attend any course, workshop, seminar or conference shall be paid the full cost of tuition and other reasonable expenses incurred (including fees, materials, meals, lodging and/or transportation). Said employee shall also be compensated at the employee’s overtime rate for all time spent in actual attendance at scheduled work sessions beyond the employee’s regular working day.
        6. When a payday falls on a holiday, secretaries shall receive their paychecks on the last preceding working day.
        7. Secretaries shall be paid at the rate set forth in Schedule E per hour for supervision of co-curricular activities such as sporting events, ticket taking and supervising dances.
        8. In the preparation of future salary guides, it is recognized by the parties that those individuals on the highest step of the guide shall receive less of a percentage salary increase than other individuals on that guide.

    B. Miscellaneous
        1. The title “clerk” shall not be construed to restrict an employee from performing typing duties incident to the performance of the employee’s principal duties.
        2. Employees shall not dispense prescription drugs, and are relieved from performance of nursing duties except emergency first aid.
    3. Advancement of Personnel
            Written notice of the intent to fill a vacancy in any of the positions set forth below shall be given to the Association President at least ten (10) days in advance of the application deadline.
            a. Any classification contained in Article 1.
        b. Senior Supervisors: Operational
            c. Assistant Supervisors: Operational, Maintenance, Electrical, Mechanical and Transportation

            d. Secretary to the Superintendent; Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent; Administrative Assistant for Curriculum; Administrative Assistant for Instruction; Administrative Assistant for Elementary Education and Human Resources; Secretaries to the Deputy and Assistant Superintendents; Secretaries to the Board Secretary; Office Supervisors; and Human Resources Secretaries, provided that it is understood that those positions listed under b through d. inclusive are not unit members.
            Written notice of the intent to fill such vacancy shall also include a list of necessary qualifications. Employees making application shall be given due consideration and where in the Board’s sole discretion qualifications of applicants are equal, seniority shall prevail.
    SALARIES AND CLASSIFICATION AS TO SUPPORT ONLY

    A. Salary
        1. The salaries of all employees covered by this Agreement are as set forth on records in the Human Resources Office.
        2. No employee new to the district shall be hired at a salary higher than that of an existing employee in the same job title within the classification. All existing positions shall be twelve (12) month positions with the exception of school media technician (10 month), paraprofessionals (10 months), the district copy machine operator – night shift (40 weeks), and the school copy machine operator (40 weeks).
        3. In the event an employee is temporarily assigned by the appropriate supervisor to work in a higher pay classification, the employee shall be paid an hourly differential based on 1/1820th of the difference between the starting salary in the higher classification for a regularly scheduled 35-hour week and by 1/2080th of the difference between the starting salary in the employee’s classification for a regularly scheduled 40-hour week; provided that the employee is assigned to said higher classification and actually works in said classification for five (5) days in a two-week period, in which event said differential shall be paid from the sixth day worked in said classification.

    4. Professional Development and Improvement Reimbursement
            Any employee required or requested by the Board to attend any course, workshop, seminar or conference shall be paid the full cost of tuition and other reasonable expenses incurred (including fees, materials, meals, lodging and/or transportation). Said employee shall also be compensated at the employee’s overtime rate for all time spent in actual attendance at scheduled work sessions beyond the employee’s regular working day.
        5. The Board shall reimburse each holder of a New Jersey Bus Driver License in a sum not to exceed the cost of the biennial renewal of same.
        6. In the event the physical examination required for bus driver license renewal is taken outside of regular work hours, the Board will pay up to two (2) hours pay at straight time to the employee.

    B. Classifications

    1. The job titles in the support area shall be classified as follows:
        I District Engineer
        II Print Shop Operator
    School Media Technician (10 month position)
        Pupil Accounting Technician
        Assistant Pupil Accounting Technician
        District Copy Machine Operator-Night Shift (40 weeks)
        School Copy Machine Operators (40 weeks)
        Cable TV Specialist

        2. Except for personnel driving buses, no employees shall supervise any students except in emergencies.
        3. Advancement of Personnel
            Written notice of the intent to fill a vacancy in any of the positions set forth below shall be given to the Association President at least ten (10) days in advance of the application deadline.
        a. Any classification contained in Article 1
        b. Senior Supervisors (operational)
            c. Assistant Supervisors, operational, maintenance, electrical, mechanical and transportation
            Written notice of the intent to fill such vacancy shall also include a list of necessary qualifications. Employees making application shall be given due consideration and where in the Board’s sole discretion qualifications of applicants are equal, seniority shall prevail.
    Article 10
    TEACHER EVALUATION

    A. All evaluation of the work performance of teacher personnel shall be conducted openly and with full knowledge of the teacher involved. Electronic devices and voice taping as part of classroom projects may be used so long as the results of same are not used in the evaluation process.

    B. Lesson plans shall be maintained in a form consistent with the needs of the supervisory staff and the teacher and shall be regularly submitted as required by the supervisory staff. They shall be in sufficient detail to permit a proper continuance of the instructional program by a substitute in the event of the teacher’s absence.

    C. The Board of Education and the Administration subscribe to the principle that a teacher has the right to full knowledge regarding the judgment of his/her superiors respecting the effectiveness of his/her performance and that, further, the teacher is entitled to receive such recommendations that will assist him/her in increasing the effectiveness of his/her performance. The Board and the Association further agree that special attention and the supportive help and guidance in classroom techniques shall be provided the new teacher.

    D. Therefore, the Administration shall establish supervisory procedures that will guarantee a minimum of three (3) written evaluations per year for each non-tenure teacher, and one (1) for each tenure teacher, provided that only two (2) written evaluations need be made for each non-tenure teacher hired after January 1st of the school year.

    E. Each teacher shall sign all copies of each written evaluation attesting to the fact that the contents of the evaluation are known to him/her and the teacher’s signature shall not be interpreted as any assent to the contents of the evaluation. No written evaluation may become a part of the teacher’s personnel file without the teacher’s signature. Further, each teacher shall be given a copy of any evaluation report prepared by his/her evaluators at least one (1) day before being required to sign it.

    F. Evaluation and/or observation conferences shall be arranged at a time mutually convenient to the evaluator and evaluatee within five (5) school days after receipt of the evaluation by the teacher. At such time, the teacher is entitled to have his/her response to the evaluation heard and noted. A teacher may attach a rebuttal to the evaluation. Evaluations will be conducted within the canons of recognized educational evaluation practice and the Laws and Administrative Code of the State of New Jersey. Any disputes concerning the time of the conference shall be resolved by the Superintendent.

    G. The parties agree to fully discuss all elements of the teacher evaluation approach in the District. The Board further agrees to negotiate in good faith over any proposals the Association makes concerning the negotiable aspects of teacher evaluation.

    H. 1. Prior to May 31 of each year, a non-tenured probationary teacher shall receive written notice as to whether or not the administration intends to recommend a renewal of contract for the ensuing year.
        2. a. The Board of Education shall give written notice of non-renewal or termination of a non-tenured teacher’s contract of employment, in compliance with the timeliness parameters set forth above.
            b. The teacher affected, may request a written statement of reasons for such non-renewal, within fifteen (15) calendar days, following the receipt of the Board’s written notification that such employment will not be offered.
            c. The Board of Education shall provide written reasons for such non-renewal within thirty (30) calendar days following the receipt of the formal request.
            d. The teacher may request an appearance before the Board of Education within ten (10) calendar days following the receipt of the Board’s reasons for such non-renewal. The appearance before the Board shall be set no later than thirty (30) calendar days following the receipt of the requested statement of reasons. The decision of the Board shall be rendered at the next regularly scheduled Public Board meeting.

    I. Teachers shall be informed of the substance of all complaints acted upon prior to their use in evaluation, and shall have an opportunity to respond thereto.

    J. If results of standardized tests used for evaluating students are used in evaluating teacher performance, such use will be documented in the teacher evaluation report.

    K. Personnel Records
        1. A teacher shall have the right to review the contents of his/her personnel file at any reasonable time upon written request to the Director of Human Resources. The teacher shall be entitled to have representatives of the Association accompany him/her during such review. No information in a teacher’s personnel file will be shared with anyone outside of administrative/supervisory personnel and Board members with legitimate need to know, except name, place of employment, dates of employment, job classification and salary. Additional specified information may be given upon advance written approval of the teacher to the Director of Human Resources. The teacher is entitled to receive copies of any documents in his/her file. The Board may levy a charge for such copying which charge shall bear a reasonable relationship to actual cost. Prior to such examination, any and all communications from a third party regarding employment references shall be removed from the file.
        2. No material derogatory to a teacher’s conduct, service, character or personality shall be placed in his/her personnel file unless the teacher has had an opportunity to review same. The teacher shall acknowledge that he/she has had the opportunity to review such material by affixing his/her signature to the copy to be filed with the express understanding that such signature in no way indicates agreement with the contents thereof. The teacher shall also have the right to submit a written answer to such material and his/her answer shall be reviewed by the superintendent or his/her designee and attached to the file copy. This section shall not apply to evaluation procedures contained in this Article 10.
        3. If upon examining his/her personnel file the teacher has reason to believe that there are inaccuracies in documents contained therein, he/she may submit a written memorandum to the Director of Human Resources explaining the alleged inaccuracy. If the Director of Human Resources concurs with the teacher’s contentions, he/she shall either remove the faulty document or attach the teacher’s memorandum to the document in the file and note thereon his/her concurrence with the memorandum’s contents. Disputes over alleged inaccuracies of documents in the teacher’s file, may be processed through the grievance procedure, commencing at level two. This section shall not apply to evaluation procedures contained in this Article 10.
    EMPLOYEE EVALUATION AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL

    A. Personnel Records

    Upon reasonable notice, as scheduled with the Human Resources Office, an employee shall be permitted to examine the employee’s personnel file. Prior to the employee’s examination of the file, the Director of Human Resources shall remove any documents in the file from third parties that could be construed to be employment references.

    B. Employee performance evaluations shall be conducted in accordance with such policies as established by the Board and in conformity with procedures established after consultation with the Association.

    Article 11
    TEACHER EMPLOYMENT

    A. 1. Tenured teachers will automatically be re-employed for the following year unless otherwise notified in accordance with the Administrative Code and statute. Non-tenured teachers will receive notification of renewal of employment for the following year in accordance with NJSA 18A:27-10. Such notification to all shall include:
        a. School building or annex where duties will be carried out;
            b. General subject area. Broad base term to be used, e.g. – foreign language, mathematics, etc.;
        c. Grade level – K, 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12;
        d. Salary;
            e. Term of the contract, including sixty (60) day termination clause mutually applicable to the Board and the non-tenured employee;
        f. Probable mandated responsibilities beyond the school day;
            g. The Board will issue teacher contracts or letters of intent on or before June 10th of the school year.
        2. All time spent in addition to those spelled out in the contractual duties to provide specific student activities shall be classified as extra-curricular duties. All extra-curricular duties shall be filled by volunteers. These duties will be covered by separate contract which will provide appropriate remuneration as set forth in Article 9, Paragraphs F. and G.

    B. Appointments for summer school teaching positions shall be made on or prior to May 15th of each year. At the same time, teachers whose appointments are tentative due to uncertainty in the student population or subject matter requirements will also be notified of possible employment and the order in which they will stand should their services be required. A list of all such appointments will be furnished to all persons concerned and to the Association on or prior to May 15th. Notice of proposed summer school teaching positions, including the duration of same, shall be posted in each school building.

    Article 12
    LEAVES OF ABSENCE AS TO TEACHERS ONLY

    A. Sick Leave
        1. As of September 1, 1970, all full-time ten (10) month teachers shall be entitled to ten (10) days sick leave per year. All full-time twelve (12) month teachers shall be entitled to twelve (12) days sick leave per year. Unused days of sick leave shall be accumulated from year to year. Extended year teachers who are paid on Schedules A. 8., A. 9. and A. 10. receive 11 accumulative sick leave days per year.
            For employees who work fewer than five (5 days per week, this shall be the sick leave entitlement:
            Four days per week 8 days
            Three days per week 6 days
            Two days per week 4 days
            One day per week 2 days
            For employees in their first year who join the District on other than a September 1st (for ten month employees) or on July 1st (for 12 month employees), this shall be the sick leave entitlement: one day credited upon hire per full calendar month left in the year. “Year” is defined as July 1 through June 30 for 12 month employees; and September 1 through June 30 for ten month employees.

            A “day” is defined as the number of hours which the employee works on their regularly-scheduled day.
        2. Teachers who teach more than 20 days in the summer school program are entitled to two (2) additional non-accumulative sick leave days. Teachers who teach a 15-20 day summer school program are entitled to one (1) additional non-accumulative sick leave day. Teachers who work on a per diem basis in the summer are not entitled to leave days during the summer.

        3. Termination of employment affects cancellation of accumulated sick leave and subsequent re-employment is not cause for regaining the old accumulation, and the person re-employed must begin anew his/her personal illness benefits.

        4. The purpose of personal illness benefits is to provide relief in case of personal sickness, personal accident and quarantine. Any other use of sickness allowance is a violation of contract.

        5. Continuous personal illness absence of five (5) days or more must be certified to by a properly licensed physician.

        6. When a teacher retires from the Cherry Hill School District pursuant to the provisions of the Teacher’s Pension and Annuity Fund, such teacher shall be paid at the rate set forth in Schedule E for each day of accumulated unused sick leave days that have been accumulated as a result of employment in the Cherry Hill School District. At the time of retirement, each accumulated unused sick leave day shall be compensated at the full negotiated per day rate even if the employee is a part-time employee at the time of retirement. If termination of employment is due to death, the teacher’s estate shall receive such pay.
        7. Summer school teachers shall be entitled to two (2) days sick leave during summer school session.

        8. Teachers shall be given a written accounting of accumulated sick leave days no later than October 15th of each school year.

    B. Temporary Leaves of Absence
        As of September 1, 1970, all full-time teachers shall be entitled to the following non-cumulative leaves of absence with pay during each school year:
        1. In the event of death in the immediate family an allowance up to five (5) consecutive working days leave shall be granted provided the said working days are taken within the seven (7) consecutive weekdays starting the first day after the death. “Immediate family” shall be husband, wife, child, stepchild, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister, grandchild or any member of the employee’s immediate household.
        2. a. An allowance of one (1) day shall be granted to attend the services of other relatives of the employee.
            b. In addition to the one day specifically listed in 2. a. above, teachers shall be allowed to use up to a total two (2) additional days which are deducted from personal leave. The deduction will occur in this order: first from available personal leave from the current year; and, then, from any available unused personal leave from the year immediately preceding the current year.
        3. Absence for two days per year may be granted to an employee without reduction in pay for personal business which cannot be performed otherwise than during employment hours. Such absence shall be allowed with the approval of the administration provided that such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. Except in emergencies, it shall be the employee’s responsibility to file the appropriate form with the superintendent five days in advance of the absence. Personal leave will not be granted for either of the two days preceding or following holiday or vacation period except in emergency cases. The number of unused days in any year shall accumulate for the purposes of sick leave from year to year, as long as the employment is continuous. For personnel who begin employment February 1st or thereafter, this leave shall be limited to one (1) day. The purpose of personal business days is to allow the teachers to perform such pressing and immediate business that cannot be postponed or performed after employment hours. Any other use of personal business days is a violation of the contract.
            For employees who work fewer than five days per week, this shall be the personal leave entitlement:
            Four days per week 1.5 days
            Three days per week 1 day
            Two days per week . 5 day
            One day per week 0 days

        4. In case of required jury duty, a teacher shall notify his/her immediate supervisor, and shall be allowed time off for jury service. The teacher shall be paid the difference between his/her regular pay and jury pay.
        5. An employee shall be granted a paid leave of absence for appearances in any legal proceeding connected with the employee’s employment with the school system except in cases where the employee is a plaintiff or defendant.

        6. Attendance of staff members at professional meetings is authorized within the framework of the budget, and with the approval of the Superintendent.

        7. Up to a total of three (3) days at the end of a school year and/or at the beginning of a school year, as may be required to attend federally sponsored institutes (viz. National Science Foundation Institutes) and/or to travel to the place where such institute is to be held.
        8. a. Up to three (3) days for a maximum of three (3) representatives of the Association to attend conferences and conventions of state and national affiliated organizations. The foregoing shall not be utilized to exceed 18 man days per year.
            b. The Association shall request leave for this purpose and shall promptly pay the Board the salaries of substitutes employed by it to cover the absent teachers’ responsibilities.

    C. Other leaves of absence, without pay, may be granted by the Board at its discretion.

    D. Absences due to snow or inclement weather, when school is in session, are considered personal. Salary deductions will be made accordingly. Any deductions that are made are based on 1/200th of the annual salary for each day’s absence. A teacher who has an unused personal day provided for in paragraph B-3 above, may charge such absence due to snow or inclement weather to such personal day, in which case no deduction will be made.

    E. For each period of absence, a teacher will be required to complete and file an appropriate form with the office of the Superintendent, regardless of the nature of the absence and type of leave involved.

    F. In the event a teacher is granted leave without pay for a full school year pursuant to this Article, upon return therefrom, he/she shall be placed on the salary schedule at the next succeeding salary level at which he/she was compensated prior to the commencement of said leave, except a teacher for whom the Board grants a leave of absence for a particular teaching experience claimed at the time the request for leave is made.

    G. A teacher working for the Board at least ninety-two (92) days within any given school year shall receive full credit for that year on the salary guide and a teacher working less than said ninety-two (92) days in any given school year shall not receive credit for that year on the salary guide. Unused accumulated sick leave and credits toward sabbatical eligibility shall be restored to a teacher upon his return from leave of absence.

    H. All initial applications, extensions or renewals of leaves of absence shall be applied for and responded to in writing.
    LEAVES OF ABSENCE AS TO PSYCHOLOGISTS

    A. Sick Leave
        When a psychologist retires from the Cherry Hill School District pursuant to the provisions of the Teacher’s Pension and Annuity Fund, such psychologist shall be paid at the rate set forth in Schedule E for each day of accumulated unused sick leave days that have been accumulated as a result of employment in the Cherry Hill School District. At the time of retirement, each accumulated unused sick leave day shall be compensated at the full negotiated per day rate even if the employee is a part-time employee at the time of retirement. If termination of employment is due to death, the psychologist’s estate shall receive such pay.
    B. Temporary Leaves of Absence
        All full-time psychologists shall be entitled to the following leaves of absence with pay during each school year:
        1. a. In the event of a death in the immediate family, an allowance up to five (5) days leave shall be granted. “Immediate family” shall be husband, wife, child, stepchild, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandchild or any member of the psychologist’s immediate household.
            b. An allowance of one (1) day shall be granted to attend the services of other relatives of the psychologist. In addition to the one day specifically listed in 1. a. above, psychologists shall be allowed to use up to a total two (2) additional days which are deducted from personal leave. The deduction will occur in this order: first from available personal leave from the current year; and, then, from any available unused personal leave from the year immediately preceding the current year.
        2. Absence of two (2) days per year may be granted to a psychologist for personal business which cannot be performed other than during employment hours. The number of unused days in any year shall accumulate for the purpose of sick leave from year to year.
            For employees who work fewer than five days per week, this shall be the personal leave entitlement:
            Four days per week 1.5 days
            Three days per week 1 day
            Two days per week .5 day
            One day per week 0 days
        3. In case of required jury duty, a psychologist shall be allowed time off for jury service. He shall be paid the difference between his regular pay and jury pay.
        4. An employee shall be granted a paid leave of absence for appearances in any legal proceeding connected with the employee’s employment with the school system except in cases where the employee is a plaintiff or defendant.

        5. On religious holidays, when schools are closed, psychologists are entitled to take the day without being charged a personal or vacation day.
    C. Professional Development
        Psychologists may make application to their immediate superior for leave to attend professional conventions, conferences and meetings. The Board may, in its discretion, approve such application which may include reimbursable expenses.

    D. Other Leaves of Absence
        Other leaves of absence, without pay, may be granted by the Board at its discretion.

    TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY

    A. Types of Leave
        Employees shall be entitled to the following temporary leaves of absence with full pay each year.

    1. Personal
            Absence for two (2) days per year shall be granted to an employee without reduction in pay for personal business which cannot be performed otherwise than during employment hours. Such absence shall be allowed with the approval of the administration provided that such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. Except in emergencies, it shall be the employee’s responsibility to file the appropriate form with the Superintendent five (5) days in advance of the absence. Personal leave will not be granted for either of the two (2) days preceding or following holiday or vacation period except in emergency cases. The number of unused days in any year shall accumulate for the purposes of sick leave from year to year, as long as the employment is continuous. For personnel who begin employment February 1st or thereafter, this leave shall be limited to one (1) day. The purpose of personal business days is to allow the employee to perform such pressing and immediate business that it cannot be postponed or performed after employment hours. Any other use of personal business days is in violation of the contract.

            For employees who work fewer than five days per week, this shall be the personal leave entitlement:
            Four days per week 1.5 days
            Three days per week 1 day
            Two days per week .5 day
            One day per week 0 days
    2. Conference Days – Secretaries
            a. Up to twelve (12) employee days for the Association per year shall be allowed for employees to attend conferences and conventions of State or National affiliated organizations.
                Substitutes shall be compensated one-half by the Board and one-half by the Association.
            b. Two (2) days for the purpose of attending the annual N.J.E.A. Convention.

    3. Conference Days – Support
            Up to nine (9) employee days per contract year shall be allowed for employees to attend conferences and conventions of State or National affiliated organizations. Request for attendance shall be made to the School Business Administrator. Substitutes shall be compensated one-half by the Board and one-half by the Association when attendance is requested by the employee or Association.

    4. Legal

    An employee shall be granted a paid leave of absence for appearances in any legal proceeding connected with the employee’s employment with the school system except in cases where the employee is a plaintiff or defendant.

    5. Other Leaves

    Other leaves of absence with or without pay may be granted at the discretion of the Board.

    B. Leaves taken pursuant to Section A. 1 above shall be in addition to any sick leaves to which the employee is entitled.

    C. Funeral Leave
        1. In the event of a death in the immediate family, an allowance of up to five (5) days leave with pay shall be granted. “Immediate family” shall be spouse, child, stepchild, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother or sister, grandchild or any member of an employee’s immediate household.
        2. a. An allowance of one (1) day with pay shall be granted to attend the services of other relatives of the employee.
            b. In addition to the one day specifically listed in 2. a. above, secretaries and support shall be allowed to use up to a total two (2) additional days which are deducted from personal leave. The deduction will occur in this order: first from available personal leave from the current year; and, then, from any available unused personal leave from the year immediately preceding the current year.
    EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE - SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT

    A. Workers’ Compensation
        Whenever any employee, entitled to sick leave under this Agreement, is absent from his/her post of duty as a result of personal injury caused by an accident arising out of and in the course of employment, the Board shall pay to such employee the full salary or wages for the period of such absence for up to one calendar year without having such absence charged to the accumulated sick leave provided in this Agreement. Salary or wage payments provided herein shall be made for absence during the waiting period and during the period the employee received or was eligible to receive a temporary disability benefit under Chapter 15 of Title 34, Labor and Workers Compensation, of the Revised Statutes. Any amount of salary or wages paid or payable to the employee as provided herein shall be reduced by the amount of any workers compensation award made for temporary disability.

    B. Good Cause

    Other leaves of absence, with or without pay, may be granted by the Board at its discretion.

    C. Return from Leave

    1. Salary

    Upon return from leave granted pursuant to Section A or B of this Article, an employee shall be considered as if the employee were actively employed by the Board during the leave and shall be placed on the salary and vacation schedule at next succeeding level the employee was compensated at prior to commencement of said leave.

    2. Benefits

    Unused accumulated sick leave, personal days and vacation days to which an employee was entitled at the time the leave of absence commenced shall be restored to said employee upon return to work; provided however, sick leave days, personal days and vacation days shall not accrue during the leave of absence.

    D. All initial applications, extensions or renewals of leaves of absence shall be applied for and responded to in writing.
    EXTENDED LEAVES - ALL EMPLOYEES

    A. Extended Disability Leave
        1. Due to a medical disability, an employee shall be granted an extended leave of absence without pay (subject to paragraph 4 hereof) if any one of the following conditions exist:
        a. A notable and substantial decrease in work performance;
            b. The production of a certification from a medical doctor that the employee is medically unable to continue to work.
        2. The Board shall have the right to have such an employee examined by its own physician and in the event of a disagreement between the Board’s physician and the employee’s physician on such ability or inability, the question shall be referred to a physician engaged at the joint expense of the employee and the Board for final and binding resolution.
        3. In the event of pregnancy, the health of the child, either perspective or otherwise, shall be considered when making the determination of whether the employee is medically able to continue to work.
        4. During the period of the employee’s personal medical disability, accumulated sick leave benefits in accordance with Section A. 1. above shall be paid until such benefits are exhausted or the personal medical disability has terminated.
        5. When the seeking of an extended leave of absence for medical disability can be anticipated, an employee shall file a written request for such leave with the Superintendent or his/her designee at least thirty (30) days in advance of the anticipated date on which said leave is to commence.
            The request shall specify therein the date upon which, subject to medical confirmation, the employee proposes to return. Upon the termination of the medical disability, (subject to paragraph 3 above) the employee shall return to work, resign, retire or apply for other leave. In the event of disagreement, the date of said termination shall be established as set forth in paragraph 2 above.
        6. Applications for extended medical disability shall not be granted beyond June 30 of the current school year. In the event an employee wishes to continue on extended medical disability for all or part of the ensuing school year, an application for such status shall be made during the month of June accompanied by appropriate medical certification and shall be granted by the Board. In the event the continued extended medical disability is for a part of the ensuing year and there is a change in the employee’s medical status during the school year, the Board shall, upon submission of an additional application and appropriate medical certification, make appropriate changes in said leave. In the event of a question concerning the certification it shall be resolved in accordance with paragraph 2 above.
        7. This section shall not be construed to require the Board to grant tenure to any non-tenured teacher or secretary who has not been granted tenure in the absence of this contract or to offer a contract for a new school year for any employee who would not otherwise have been offered such a contract.

    B. Child-Rearing Leave
        An employee may make application to the Board for a child rearing leave of absence. Upon application, said leave shall be granted by the Board for a period not to exceed one (1) calendar year from the date of birth of the child. The date of requested return by the employee may be adjusted by the Board, in its discretion, to commence in January or September following the end of the requested leave.
    MISCELLANEOUS - ALL EMPLOYEES
        All employees are expected to report for work on every workday designated by the official school calendar unless properly excused. Unexcused absences are to be treated as acts of insubordination and may be constituted as cause for dismissal.
    Article 13
    PROMOTION AS TO TEACHERS ONLY

    A. A notice of vacancy for any position for which a teacher may qualify shall be sent to each school, and a copy shall be sent to the Association fifteen (15) days before the final date any applications must be submitted, except in the case of acting positions, notice shall be sent seven (7) days before the final date any applications must be submitted. The notice of vacancy shall clearly set forth the position, its qualifications, its duties and the rate of compensation. It is understood that the qualifications for any such position shall not be changed while applications therefore are pending.

    B. When there is a vacancy for any position for which a teacher may qualify, all qualified teachers shall be given an opportunity to make application for such position. The Board agrees to give due consideration to the professional background and qualifications of all applicants and other relevant factors. The Association will be notified of the identity of the person for the position within sixty (60) days of the last day for the filing of applications, or if the position has not been filled within that period, of the reason for the delay. This paragraph shall not apply to co-curricular activity positions.

    C. 1. When there is a vacancy in any position on Schedules “B” and “C” attached hereto, notice of said vacancy shall be advertised in the building in which said vacancy exists.
        2. Vacancies in any position in Schedule “B” shall be advertised in all schools in the district, and mailed to the Association, if not filled as a result of advertising in C. 1.
        3. During summer recess if any vacancy exists in any position in Schedule “B”, the vacancy shall be posted on the Bulletin Board at Central Administration building and a copy mailed to the Association.
    Article 14
    BOARD’S FUNCTION AS TO TEACHERS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY

    Except as limited by the provisions of this Agreement, the Board of Education reserves all rights and functions vested in it pursuant to applicable laws and regulations and all other functions as are normally and customarily exercised by boards of education in the management of the affairs of the school district.

    Article 15
    SCHOOL CALENDAR AS TO TEACHERS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY

    A. Effective July 1, 2003, the in-school work year of teachers employed on a ten (10) month basis shall not exceed 187 days, with a maximum of 182 instructional days. The in-school work year shall include days when pupils are in attendance, orientation days, and any other days on which teacher attendance is required.
        During the period from September 1 through June 30 each year, psychologists shall work the teacher work year as defined in Article 15, A. If a psychologist is assigned to work on any other day during this period, he/she shall be paid at his/her per diem salary for each day worked.

    B. In addition to A. above, LDTC’s, social workers, colleague teachers, instructional support specialists, and psychologists shall work an additional 20 work days.
        In addition to A. above, facilitators and other positions approved by the Board shall work up to an additional 20 work days. These positions shall be posted by April 1 for the succeeding July 1 through June 30 school year.
        1. These positions shall be entitled “Extended Year Teachers”.

        2. The scheduling of the additional days shall be developed by the employee and his/her immediate supervisor in order to meet the needs of the District and the employee.

        3. Compensation for these individuals shall be as per Schedules A. 8., A. 9. and A. 10.

        4. Payment shall occur as follows: individuals shall receive five percent (5%) of their salary figure as stated in Schedules A. 8., A. 9. and A. 10., on the last District pay day prior to August 1; and, an additional five percent (5%) on the last District pay day prior to September 1. Thereafter, these individuals shall receive payment of the remaining 90% of the annual salary over the remaining paychecks in the year.

    C. New Teachers
        1. Effective July 1, 2001, new personnel may be required to attend up to five (5) additional days over the work year set forth in A. above during their first work year. These additional days shall be for orientation and in-service purposes.

        2. Effective July 1, 2002, teachers who are beginning their second full year with the District and who had less than five (5) years of prior teaching experience upon initial hire in the District may be required to attend up to two (2) additional days over the work year set forth in A. above during their second work year. These additional days shall be for orientation and in-service purposes.
    Article 16
    TRANSFER OF PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL AS TO TEACHERS ONLY

    The transfer of professional personnel would normally take place at the request of a staff member. Circumstances could exist, however, where the need for administrative action was indicated.

    A. A request for transfer will be granted if:

    1. A vacancy exists.
        2. The qualifications of the staff member involved meet the requirements of the available position in terms of professional preparation, experience and certification.
        3. The qualifications of the candidate meet the requirements of the available position and are superior to those of all other candidates.

    B. In granting a request for transfer, one or more of the following criteria will be applicable:
        1. Transfers are needed to assure a well-balanced staff in terms of professional qualifications and experience. In the case of a new school, experienced personnel may be needed to permit an effective implementation of the educational program and staff stability.
        2. The assigned school cannot make effective use of the particular qualifications of the candidate.
            a. Resignations may have created an imbalance of teachers best equipped to meet the particular needs of an instructional program at a particular grade level or for a specific ability group.
            b. Additional professional preparation has qualified a candidate for a specialized area such as guidance.

    3. Transfer includes a potential for advancement.

    4. Enrollment decrease necessitates a reduction in staff.
        5. A transfer would be in the best interests of the individual and/or the school. A personality conflict may exist that does not permit a reasonable solution and has an undesirable effect on the instructional program.

    C. Procedure for Processing Transfer Requests
        1. Four copies of the Transfer Request Form and a completed updated application shall be submitted to the building principal by the staff member requesting transfer.
        2. The building principal shall add his/her recommendation and shall include the reasons for his/her decision to approve or disapprove the request.
        3. The completed request and application shall be forwarded to the offices of the Director of Human Resources for endorsement.
        4. The Director of Human Resources shall acknowledge the receipt of a transfer request and, in the case of disapproval, advise the transfer candidate of the reasons for the action. A copy of the letter shall be sent to the building principal.
        5. A copy of the request, together with the new application, shall be forwarded to the receiving principal for personnel approved for transfer consideration. A copy also shall be sent to the Human Resources Office to advise that office of the staff member’s candidacy.
        6. The receiving principal will schedule an interview with the transfer candidate as soon as possible and advise the Director of Human Resources of his/her decision in writing.
        7. The Director of Human Resources shall inform the transfer candidate of the final decision and advise the Human Resources Office and the principals concerned of the successful candidates.

    D. Step 1. Procedures prior to initial posting of vacancies
                a. The administration shall place on a RIF list all non-tenured personnel except in those positions where assignments are known due to specialized certification.

                b. Notification of involuntary transfers into known vacancies will take place prior to the district’s initial posting of vacancies.
                c. If a teacher is reassigned from one grade to another within the building, principals should make every attempt to advise the affected teacher prior to the end of the transfer period so that she/he may have the opportunity to post for other positions within the District if she/he so chooses.
                d. Teachers who are involuntarily transferred either within the current school (i.e. different grade level) or to another school shall be verbally given the educational reason for the forced transfer.
        Step 2. Posting of list of known vacancies as agreed upon by administration and the Association.

        Step 3. Receive transfer requests from tenured personnel. All requests must be submitted within the agreed transfer period. If vacancies occur after the transfer period, any certified staff may apply and shall be considered for such position.
        Step 4. Tenured teachers requesting transfers, tenured teachers transferred due to RIF (volunteers and non-volunteers) and tenured teachers who are returning from leaves of absence will be considered for placement in positions that are available as of the initial posting.
                a. All tenured teachers who have put in a transfer request and possess proper credentials must be interviewed for the position for which they applied.
                b. All teachers have the opportunity to be considered for any openings for which they are qualified within their current school before any interviews with tenured staff from other schools are conducted, if at all possible.

        Step 5. Non-tenured personnel who were on the RIF list (#1 above) will be considered for open positions.
        Step 6. Tenured teachers who have requested transfer will continue to be considered for vacancies that occur up through August 15th.
        Step 7. The Association will be sent a list of known vacancies as of the initial posting and July 30th.

    E. When a teacher is to be transferred due to a reduction in the number of teachers in a school or to fill a vacancy which occurs during the school year, every effort will be made to secure a volunteer who can meet the criteria provided for above.
    INVOLUNTARY TRANSFER AND REASSIGNMENTS
    AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY

    Notice and reasons for an involuntary transfer or reassignment shall be given to employees by the immediate supervisor, as soon as possible prior to Board action on the same.

    Article 17
    INVOLUNTARY REDUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL
    AS TO TEACHERS ONLY

    A. The Association’s President shall receive written notice of the layoff before notification is given to any of the individual teachers affected.

    B. The Association shall be supplied at all times with an accurate list of all personnel who are currently on layoff.

    C. If a reduction becomes necessary, a layoff list shall be established on or before May 1st of each school year and an individual’s name shall be retained on the list until September 15th of the next succeeding calendar year.
    NON-RENEWAL OF EMPLOYMENT AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPORT ONLY

    A. An employee who has received a notice of non-renewal of employment may, within five (5) calendar days thereafter, request in writing a statement of reasons for such non-renewal from the School Business Administrator which shall be given to the employee within ten (10) days after receipt of such request.

    B. Said employee may request in writing an informal appearance before the Board provided a written request for same has been received in the office of the Secretary of the Board within five (5) days after receipt by the employee of the statement of reasons.

    C. The appearance before the Board shall not be an adversary proceeding but shall be for the purpose of convincing the Board to offer re-employment.

    D. The Board shall exercise its discretion in determining a reasonable length of time for the proceeding.

    E. The Board shall provide adequate written notice to the employee of the date, time and place of the informal appearance.

    F. The employee may be represented by counsel or one representative of the employee’s choosing.

    G. Within three (3) days following the informal appearance, the Board shall notify the affected employee in writing of its final determination.

    Article 18
    CLASS SIZE

    A. The Board and the Association recognize that overcrowded classrooms are detrimental to the educational process, and that reduction of class size is an important step toward solution of this problem.

    B. The Board will make every effort to establish and maintain appropriate class size.

    C. Problems relating to class size shall be the subject for discussion by the Association-Administration Liaison Committee.

    Article 19
    CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

    A. Should the Board finance the development or revision of a course of study, the decision shall be made by the Superintendent and/or administration relative to the skills, abilities and talents of the teachers involved.

    B. Adequate notice of all such development or revision shall be given to the Association prior to such undertaking so that teachers can make application to become involved.

    C. Teachers involved shall function on released time, or if hours are spent in work beyond the thirty-five (35) hours work week herein otherwise provided for, teachers shall be paid at the rate set forth in Schedule E.

    D. Alleged violations of the above shall be subject to Article 3 hereof.

    Article 20
    MEDICAL PLAN

    A. Health and Hospitalization Insurance
        1. Effective July 1, 1999, all otherwise-eligible employees shall be enrolled in the Blue Cross-Blue Shield PPO program at Board cost. The Blue Card PPO shall not contain the Green Springs option. Said employees may elect to enroll in any other available plan. If the premium cost of any other plan chosen by the employee exceeds that of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Blue Card PPO plan, the employee shall pay that difference by pay deductions spread over the year under procedures established by the Administration.
        2. In addition to available HMO’s, eligible employees may enroll in the PACE program. There shall be no duplicating of coverage for psychologists (viz. if psychologists spouse has a medical plan, either for himself/herself and/or dependents, the Board will not be required to duplicate such coverage).

        3. Effective as soon after mutual ratification of the 2004-2007 Agreement as possible, the doctor’s visit co-pay shall be $15.

    4. New Employees:
            a. All new employees hired on or after the date of ratification of the 1996-1998 Agreement who otherwise qualify for insurance based upon D. below shall receive single coverage for the first three (3) years of employment in the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Blue Card PPO plan.
            b. Effective July 1, 2002, the Board shall contribute 100% of the single premium for all new employees otherwise eligible for insurance under D. below and who are in their first three years of employment with the District. The Board shall also contribute 25% of the difference between the additional cost over single enrollment for any other enrollment the employee is eligible for in his/her first year of employment; 50% of the difference between the additional cost over single enrollment for any other enrollment the employee is eligible for in his/her second year of employment; and, 75% of the difference between the additional cost over single enrollment for any other enrollment the employee is eligible for in his/her third year of employment. A “year of employment” is defined to mean twelve months commencing on the first day of work for a first day teacher, or the first anniversary date of initial employment or the second anniversary date of initial employment, as relevant.

            c. On the first of the month following the third anniversary of initial employment, he/she shall be eligible for any level of Blue Cross-Blue Shield Blue Card PPO enrollment for which he/she is eligible, at full Board cost.

    B. Prescription Insurance
        Effective as soon after mutual ratification of the 2004-2007 Agreement as possible, the employee co-payment shall be $20 for brand-name drugs; $10 for generic drugs; and one co-payment ($20 for brand-name drugs; $10 for generic) for a 90 day supply by mail-order.

    C. Dental Insurance
        1. The Board shall provide to an eligible employee and his/her dependents a dental plan as agreed to by the parties.

    2. All eligible employees shall be enrolled in the “01” plan.
        3. a. The dental plan shall have a $25 individual annual deductible to a maximum of $75 annually per family. This deductible is waived for preventive services.
            b. The Board shall offer the Delta Advantage dental plan with a $1,800 maximum annual benefit.
            c. Effective January 1, 2002, the maximum benefit level per year per patient shall be $3,000.
    D. “Eligible employee” in A., B. and C. above, as applied to employees employed prior to July 1, 1995, is defined by practice.
        New employees hired on or after July 1, 1995, must work half time or more in order to be eligible for Board-approved health insurance under his Article.

    E. Since all medical plans are limited in duration, the parties hereto shall participate jointly in selecting health benefits carriers.

    F. Effective on the first of the month which is at least 30 days after mutual ratification of the 1998-2001 Agreement, the Board shall provide a Section 125 HSA account approach which allows voluntary participation by employees.

    G. There shall be a voluntary waiver incentive plan for insurances under A., B. and C. above. An incentive payment will be made to the employee in the amount of 30% of the relevant premium the Board would have been required to pay under A., B. and C. The waiver period shall be January 1 through December 31. The payment will be made upon the close of the insurance year. Details of the plan appear in Appendix 3.
      H. Effective on July 1, 2002, there shall be an Employee Assistance Plan for all employees. The maximum Board contribution to such a plan shall be $35.00 per eligible employee.

      I. Effective with the mutual ratification of the 2004-2007 Agreement, the parties agree to discontinue the practice of providing District paid dental and prescription insurance to employees who are on unpaid leaves of absence.

      Article 21
      FACILITATORS

      A. The annual stipends for Facilitators are set forth in Schedule E.

      B. Area facilitators shall receive 1/200th of their annual salary for each day of summer work which is performed.

      C. The Board shall annually consider on a case-by-case basis additional release time for department facilitators in those circumstances where conditions such as department size or special curriculum needs warrant.

      Article 22
      COMPLAINT PROCEDURE AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY

      A. The principal or immediate supervisor shall meet with the employee to apprise the employee of the full nature of any complaint made to any member of the administration by any parent, student or other person, and they shall attempt an informal resolution of the same. At the request of the employee, the employee shall have the right to be represented by the Association at this or any meetings or conferences regarding said complaint. If a request for representation is not made at the informal meeting and it proceeds, any grievance arising out of the resolution of the complaint at the informal level shall not be subject to arbitration.

      B. Other than material addressed to the employees, no material derogatory to an employee’s conduct, service, character or personality shall be placed in the employee’s personnel file unless the employee had the opportunity to review such material. The employee shall acknowledge such material by affixing the employee’s signature to the copy to be filed with the expressed understanding that such signature in no way indicates agreement with the contents thereof. In the event an employee refuses to sign the material then an Association representative shall acknowledge in writing that the employee has seen the material and has refused to sign the same. This acknowledgment shall be inserted in the employee’s personnel file. The employee shall also have the right to submit a written answer to such material and the employee’s answer shall be reviewed by the Superintendent and attached to the file copy.

      Article 23
      PROTECTION OF EMPLOYEES AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY

      A. An employee may use reasonable force as is necessary to protect himself/herself from attack. In the absence of a certificated person or special officer, an employee may use reasonable force to protect another person or property, to quell a disturbance threatening physical injury to others, or to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects upon the person or within control of a pupil. Special officers shall defer to certificated persons when requested.

      B. 1. Employees shall immediately report cases of assault suffered by them in connection with their employment to their principal or other immediate supervisor.
          2. Such notification shall be immediately forwarded to the Superintendent who shall comply with any reasonable request from the employee for information in the possession of the Superintendent 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 24
      EMPLOYEE EQUIPMENT AND EXPENSES AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY

      All employees shall be provided with the appropriate equipment necessary to do a high quality of work.

      A. Electric typewriters shall be replaced, when necessary, as determined by the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.

      B. 1. Expenses incurred by the employees that are subject to reimbursement by the Board shall be paid upon prior approval by the immediate supervisor and School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.
          2. When Association employees are called upon to use their privately owned vehicles, they will be reimbursed for their mileage at the rate established in the then current Board policy upon submitting a proper voucher.
      Article 25
      EMPLOYEE EQUIPMENT, UNIFORMS AND EXPENSES AS TO SUPPORT ONLY

      A. Employees where applicable shall be provided with the following uniforms and equipment after 90 days of employment in the job classification:

      PRINT SHOP OPERATOR –- three shirts, three pairs of trousers and one smock.
      SCHOOL MEDIA TECHNICIAN –- two smocks.

      COPY MACHINE OPERATOR –- two smocks.

      B. 1. Employees shall sign for the above uniforms and equipment and will be responsible for the cleaning of the uniforms and replacement cost of uniforms or equipment if lost or stolen.
          2. Replacement uniforms and equipment shall be made available to employees upon requisition by the employee and return of clean, used uniforms or equipment recognized by the supervisor as unfit for further use. Employees shall return clean uniforms and equipment upon leaving the Board’s employment for any reason.

          3. The wearing of the uniform shall be limited to the Board’s premises during the course of employee’s workday or in travel to and from the employee’s home to work.

      C. 1. Expenses incurred by the employees that are subject to reimbursement by the Board shall be paid upon prior approval by the immediate supervisor and School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.
          2. When unit employees are called upon to use their privately owned vehicles, they will be reimbursed for their mileage at the rate established in the then current Board policy upon submitting a proper voucher.
      Article 26
      TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

      A. TEACHERS
          Teachers who take certain graduate level courses shall be eligible to receive reimbursement for the tuition costs associated with the course(s) according to the following provisions:

      1. a. Maximum District annual cost: $110,000.

      b. Maximum annual reimbursement per teacher: $1,000
          2. In order to be eligible for reimbursement: 1) the graduate level course must be directly related to the assignment of the teacher at the time the course is taken, (except see 3. below); 2) it must be in a traditional, in-classroom course (except, see 4. below); 3) the course must be approved by the Superintendent or his/her designee in writing before registration; 4) the teacher must obtain a grade of B or better in the course; and, 5) the District must obtain a copy of the official transcript and proof of the tuition cost of the course(s) prior to June 30th.

          3. The Superintendent or his/her designee may approve a course or courses that are not directly related to the assignment of the teacher at the time the course is taken if, in his/her discretion, it is deemed that the course will be of value to the District. The Superintendent or his/her designee may also approve undergraduate courses necessary to meet ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) requirements. The Superintendent’s denial is grievable but not arbitrable.

          4. In addition to traditional, in-classroom courses, tuition reimbursement under this Article may be available to teachers for college-sponsored graduate-level non-classroom courses such as video courses, Internet courses and other non-traditional courses. Such a course may be approved by the Superintendent or his/her designee when, in his/her discretion, it is deemed that the course will be of value to the District.

          5. The Superintendent’s determinations as to the direct relationship of the course to the assignment of the teacher at the time the course is taken under 2. above, and to the value of courses under 3. and 4. above are not grievable.

          6. If the terms of 2. are met, the Board shall make tuition reimbursement payments before the end of the August following when the course was successfully completed.

          7. If all tuition reimbursement claims under this provision exceed the cap set forth in 1. a. above, all claims shall be pro-rated. For example, if the cap set forth in 1. a. above can cover 95% of all claims under 2. above, all individual claims will be reimbursed at 95% of the claimed amount, up to the maximum set forth in 1. b. above.

          8. Reimbursement may not exceed the cost of the course.

      B. SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT STAFF
          Effective July 1, 2005, there shall be a tuition reimbursement program for secretaries and support staff. Courses to be reimbursed shall include graduate courses, undergraduate courses (both requiring a grade of B or better) and continuing education. The parties shall work out prior approval procedures. The per employee annual reimbursement limit is $750. Effective July 1, 2006, the annual maximum payment for all secretaries and support staff shall be $15,000.
      Article 27
      MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AS TO TEACHERS ONLY

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

      B. Whenever any notice is required to be given by either of the parties to this Agreement to the other, pursuant to the provision(s) of this Agreement, either party shall do so by fax or e-mail or certified letter at the following addresses:

      1. If by Association, to Board at:

      45 Ranoldo Terrace
      P.O. Box 5015
          Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

      2. If by Board, to Association at:
          President
      Cherry Hill Education Association
      1998 Springdale Road, Suite 104
      Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003

      C. In case of an accident to an employee while on duty, no matter how slight, it is necessary to notify the immediate supervisor without delay, and then give in writing the details of the accident or injury. The paid absence of an employee due to injury which is compensable under the New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Act shall be subject to deduction of such payments as may be made by the insurance company for loss of wages.

      D. The Board of Education will pay reasonable expenses, fees, meals, lodging and transportation incurred by teachers who attend sessions which are required and/or requested by the Cherry Hill School District. This paragraph shall not apply to the New Jersey Education Association Convention.

      E. The Board and the Association agree that there shall be no discrimination, and that all practices, procedures and policies of the school system shall clearly exemplify that there is no discrimination in the hiring, training, and assignment, promotion, transfer, or discipline of teachers or in the application or administration of this Agreement on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, domicile, or marital status, age or sex.

      F. Any individual contract between the Board and an individual teacher, hereafter executed, shall be subject to and consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If an individual contract contains any language inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement, during its duration, shall be controlling.

      G. Beginning of school year orientation of teachers shall be scheduled to provide a uniform normal lunch break for all new professional staff members.

      H. The Board of Education will maintain an up-to-date, district-wide seniority list of all tenured members of the bargaining unit, which will be available in the Human Resources Office for examination by the Association. Such list shall be consistent with law and/or N.J.A.C. 6:3-1.10.
      MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AS TO PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY

      A. Psychologists required to use their own automobiles in performance of their duties shall be reimbursed at a rate consistent with other employees of the district and approved by their appropriate supervisor.

      B. Psychologists shall have input in the establishment of work assignments for the next school year or changes in work assignments during the school year. This input shall be through meetings with the appropriate supervisor. This input shall not be interpreted as limiting in any way the administration’s prerogative to make final decisions regarding work assignments

      C. 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.
      MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AS TO SECRETARIES AND SUPPORT ONLY

      A. If any provision, or any application thereof, of this Agreement is held to be contrary to law, then such provision or application shall not be deemed valid, but all other provisions or applications shall continue in full force and effect.

      B. This Agreement constitutes Board and Association policy for the term of said Agreement, and the Board and Association shall carry out the commitments contained herein and give them full force and effect as Board and Association policy.

      C. Dues shall be deducted in accordance with N.J.S. 52:14-15.9 (e) as it may be amended or supplemented.
      MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AS TO SECRETARIES ONLY

      Withholding an Increment
          The provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:29-14 and all interpretations of it by the Commissioner of Education, the State Board of Education and the Courts of the State of New Jersey shall be a term and condition of employment between the parties hereto. The Board shall have the right to withhold an increment from an employee and the employee shall have the right to appeal such action.
      Article 28
      AGENCY FEE

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

      B. Amount of Fee/Notification

      Prior to the beginning of each membership year, the Association will notify the Board in writing of the amount of the regular membership dues, initiation fees and assessments charged by the Association to its own members for that membership. The representation fee to be paid by nonmembers will be determined by the Association in accordance with the law.

      C. Deduction and Transmission of Fee

      1. Notification
              On or about the 15th of September of each year the Board will submit to the Association a list of all employees in the bargaining unit. On or about January 1 of each year the Association shall notify the Board of Education as to the names of those employees who are required to pay the representation fee.

      2. Payroll Deduction Schedule

      The Board will deduct from the salaries of the employees referred to in Section C.1. the full amount of the yearly representation fee in equal installments beginning with the first paycheck in February

      3. Termination of Employment

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

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

      5. Changes

      The Association will notify the Board in writing of any changes in the list provided for in C.1. above and/or the amount of the representation fee, and such changes will be reflected in any deductions made more than 10 days after the Board received said notice.

      6. New Employees

      On or about the last day of each month, beginning with the month this Agreement becomes effective, the Board will submit to the Association, a list of all employees who began their employment in a bargaining unit position during the preceding 30 day period. The list will include names, social security number, job titles, dates of employment and places of assignment for all such employees. The Board will also notify the Association of any change in the status of an employee regarding transfer, leave of absence, return from leave, retirement, resignation, separation from employment, or death

      D. Indemnification
          1. The CHEA shall indemnify and save harmless the Board against any and all claims, demands, suits, judgments, settlements, or any other forms of liability including reasonable counsel fees and other costs of defense, that shall arise out of or by reason of action taken or not taken by the Board for the purpose of complying with any of the provisions of this Article, including but not limited to, any actions in connection with defending the legality of this indemnification provision.
              a. Neither the Board nor the CHEA will challenge the legality of indemnification provisions of this Article. In the event this indemnification of the Board by the CHEA is challenged in any forum by any person or entity, the Board and the CHEA agree to defend the legality of the indemnification provision. In the event that this indemnification provision is deemed to be illegal or against public policy by any court or administrative agency or competent jurisdiction, then effective the date on which the CHEA no longer remits payments to the Board as provided herein above, the CHEA agrees it will eliminate the representation fee in effect at this time.
              b. The Board shall retain its right to determine its course of conduct, including but not limited to, the right to select counsel and determine strategy, in any action arising out of or by reason of the provisions of this Article.
              c. The indemnification provisions of this Article shall continue during any extension of this Agreement or during any period in which the CHEA is collecting representation fees in accordance with this Article.
      Article 28
      DURATION OF AGREEMENT

      A. Unless otherwise provided herein, this Agreement shall be effective as of July 1, 2007, and shall continue in effect through June 30, 2009, subject to the Association’s right to negotiate a successor Agreement as provided in Article 2. This Agreement shall not be extended orally and it is understood that it shall expire on the date indicated.

      B. The parties agree that, if a successor Agreement is not ratified by July 1, 2009, increments contained on the guides in the 2007-2009 Agreement shall not be paid until the parties have mutually ratified the successor Agreement.


      CHERRY HILL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION


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      By, President Date:________________________



      BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
      TOWNSHIP OF CHERRY HILL

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      By , President Date:_________________________
















      APPENDIX 1
      SIDEBAR AGREEMENTS AS TO TEACHERS ONLY

      1. On a non-contractual basis, the Board will continue its policy of giving consideration to the promotion of teachers in its employ to administrative positions. This is not to be construed as a waiver by the Board of its management functions nor as a commitment that it will not hire administrative personnel from the outside should it determine that the best interests of the district require such action.

      2. The Board shall allocate annually to each elementary school the sum of $100, to each middle school the sum of $300, and to each high school the sum of $500, to be used for a professional library.

      3. Following a medical leave of absence or a child rearing leave, it is anticipated that the teacher will return to employment in his/her original position if feasible, or be assigned to a position within the scope of the teacher’s certification. Nothing in the foregoing shall deprive the Board or the employee of rights granted under law.

      APPENDIX 2
      ADDENDUM TO SCHEDULE A AS TO TEACHERS ONLY

      If the holding in In re Neptune, 144 N.J. 16 is reversed by the Court or legislative action, and in the event the Board and the Association do not reach agreement for a successor contract for the 2003-2004 school year prior to July 1, 2004 and the salary schedule attached hereto as Schedule A must, by operation of law, be implemented temporarily for the 2004-2005 school year, each teacher shall receive a salary increase equal to his/her percentage increment on Schedule A; provided however, no teacher shall receive a salary increase greater than 4.76%. The limitation of advancement of a teacher on the salary schedule as a result of this restraint shall not result in the addition of another guide step.

      APPENDIX 3
      INCENTIVE PLAN CONCEPTS

      1. Which employees are eligible for this incentive?

      Employees who are eligible to receive any enrollment level above single for any of the insurances under Article 20, A., B. and/or C.

      2. Is the Incentive Plan voluntary?

      Yes. No employee must participate if she or he chooses not to do so.

      3. What is the purpose of the Plan?

      The purpose of the plan is to encourage eligible employees to waive unnecessary duplicate family coverage.

      4. What is the "Incentive" portion of the Plan?

      Employees who are eligible for any enrollment and who waive all coverage for any of the three types of insurance for a full calendar year shall receive the percentage set forth in Article 20, G.

      5. May an employee waive only one type of insurance and not others?

      Yes.

      6. May an employee who has no other health/hospitalization coverage waive the health/hospitalization coverage?

      No. Such a waiver will not be allowed. An employee waiving coverage under A. (health/hospitalization) must provide proof of alternative coverage or the waiver will not be allowed.

      7. May an employee who has no other dental or prescription coverage waive any or all of those coverages?

      Yes.

      8. If an employee waives coverage, may he/she re-enroll?

      Yes, but only at the open enrollment periods, subject to carrier rules. The only exception is that if a spouse’s health/hospitalization coverage (Article 20, A.) is terminated during an insurance year, the employee may re-enroll immediately in the District’s plan. If such re-enrollment occurs during the insurance year, no incentive payment will be made to the employee for that year.

      9. What happens to the waiver payment if the employee re-enrolls on other than a January 1st?

      No incentive payment will be made for that insurance for that year.

      10. If an employee waives coverage for an entire year, may he/she re-enter the plans on the next open enrollment date?

      Yes.

      11. When do employees receive their incentive payment?

      The payment shall be made upon the close of the calendar year in which the waiver occurs.

      12. How does an employee sign up for this Plan?

      Each potentially eligible employee will receive a form from the administration. It will contain a final return date and waiver of coverage, and will specify the incentive payment which will be received.

      13. Are there any other matters which the parties must attend to with respect to this issue?

      Yes. In order, to protect all employees from Federal and State taxation of existing benefits if this plan is in effect, the District is setting up a Section 125 account. Note that employees who receive such a waiver incentive are subject to normal Federal and State withholding on such payment.



      Schedule A-1
      TEACHERS’ SALARY GUIDE
      2007-2008


      Step
      On
      Guide
      (B)
      BA
      (C)
      B + 15
      (D)
      BA + 30
      (E)
      MA
      (F)
      M + 15
      (G)
      M + 30
      (H)
      DOC
      1
      45223
      46342
      47461
      49251
      51041
      53055
      55627
      2
      45423
      46542
      47661
      49451
      51241
      53255
      55827
      3
      45628
      46747
      47866
      49656
      51446
      53460
      56032
      4
      45833
      46952
      48071
      49861
      51651
      53665
      56237
      5
      46393
      47512
      48631
      50421
      52211
      54225
      56797
      6
      47064
      48183
      49302
      51092
      52882
      54896
      57468
      7
      47735
      48854
      49973
      51763
      53553
      55567
      58139
      8
      48630
      49749
      50868
      52658
      54448
      56462
      59034
      9
      49636
      50755
      51874
      53664
      55454
      57468
      60040
      10
      50755
      51874
      52993
      54783
      56573
      58587
      61159
      11
      51986
      53105
      54224
      56014
      57804
      59818
      62390
      12
      55454
      56573
      57692
      59482
      61272
      63286
      65858
      13
      60376
      61495
      62614
      64404
      66194
      68208
      70780
      14
      65746
      66865
      67984
      69774
      71564
      73578
      76150
      15
      71787
      72906
      74025
      75815
      77605
      79619
      82191
      16
      78276
      79395
      80514
      82304
      84094
      86108
      88680
      17
      84994
      86113
      87232
      89022
      90812
      92826
      95398
      Schedule A-2
      TEACHERS’ SALARY GUIDE
      2008-2009

      Step
      On
      Guide
      (B)
      BA
      (C)
      B + 15
      (D)
      BA + 30
      (E)
      MA
      (F)
      M + 15
      (G)
      M + 30
      (H)
      DOC
      1
      46277
      47422
      48566
      50398
      52229
      54289
      56920
      2
      46477
      47622
      48766
      50598
      52429
      54489
      57120
      3
      46677
      47822
      48966
      50798
      52629
      54689
      57320
      4
      46887
      48032
      49176
      51008
      52839
      54899
      57530
      5
      47460
      48605
      49749
      51581
      53412
      55472
      58103
      6
      48147
      49292
      50436
      52268
      54099
      56159
      58790
      7
      48832
      49977
      51121
      52953
      54784
      56844
      59475
      8
      49749
      50894
      52038
      53870
      55701
      57761
      60392
      9
      50778
      51923
      53067
      54899
      56730
      58790
      61421
      10
      51923
      53068
      54212
      56044
      57875
      59935
      62566
      11
      53181
      54326
      55470
      57302
      59133
      61193
      63824
      12
      56729
      57874
      59018
      60850
      62681
      64741
      67372
      13
      61765
      62910
      64054
      65886
      67717
      69777
      72408
      14
      67258
      68403
      69547
      71379
      73210
      75270
      77901
      15
      73438
      74583
      75727
      77559
      79390
      81450
      84081
      16
      80076
      81221
      82365
      84197
      86028
      88088
      90719
      17
      86948
      88093
      89237
      91069
      92900
      94960
      97591





      Schedule A-3
      ADDITIONAL TEACHING PERIOD SALARY GUIDE
      2007-2008

      Step
      On
      Guide
      (B)
      BA
      (C)
      B + 15
      (D)
      BA + 30
      (E)
      MA
      (F)
      M + 15
      (G)
      M + 30
      (H)
      DOC
      1
      52762
      54068
      55373
      57461
      59550
      61900
      64900
      2
      52995
      54301
      55606
      57695
      59783
      62133
      65134
      3
      53234
      54540
      55845
      57934
      60022
      62372
      65373
      4
      53473
      54779
      56084
      58172
      60261
      62611
      65611
      5
      54126
      55432
      56737
      58826
      60914
      63264
      66265
      6
      54910
      56215
      57521
      59609
      61698
      64047
      67048
      7
      55692
      56997
      58303
      60391
      62480
      64830
      67830
      8
      56737
      58042
      59348
      61436
      63525
      65874
      68875
      9
      57911
      59216
      60522
      62610
      64699
      67048
      70049
      10
      59216
      60522
      61827
      63916
      66004
      68354
      71354
      11
      60652
      61957
      63263
      65351
      67439
      69789
      72790
      12
      64698
      66003
      67309
      69397
      71485
      73835
      76836
      13
      70441
      71746
      73052
      75140
      77229
      79578
      82579
      14
      76706
      78011
      79317
      81405
      83494
      85843
      88844
      15
      83754
      85060
      86365
      88453
      90542
      92892
      95892
      16
      91324
      92630
      93935
      96024
      98112
      100462
      103463
      17
      99162
      100468
      101773
      103862
      105950
      108300
      111300









      Schedule A-4
      ADDITIONAL TEACHING PERIOD SALARY GUIDE
      2008-2009

      Step
      On
      Guide
      (B)
      BA
      (C)
      B + 15
      (D)
      BA + 30
      (E)
      MA
      (F)
      M + 15
      (G)
      M + 30
      (H)
      DOC
      1
      53992
      55328
      56662
      58800
      60936
      63339
      66409
      2
      54225
      55561
      56896
      59033
      61169
      63573
      66642
      3
      54459
      55794
      57129
      59267
      61403
      63806
      66876
      4
      54703
      56039
      57373
      59511
      61647
      64051
      67120
      5
      55371
      56707
      58042
      60179
      62315
      64719
      67788
      6
      56173
      57508
      58843
      60981
      63117
      65520
      68590
      7
      56973
      58309
      59643
      61781
      63917
      66320
      69390
      8
      58042
      59378
      60712
      62850
      64986
      67389
      70459
      9
      59243
      60579
      61913
      64051
      66187
      68590
      71660
      10
      60578
      61914
      63249
      65386
      67522
      69926
      72995
      11
      62047
      63382
      64717
      66855
      68991
      71394
      74464
      12
      66186
      67522
      68856
      70994
      73130
      75533
      78603
      13
      72061
      73397
      74731
      76869
      79005
      81408
      84478
      14
      78470
      79806
      81140
      83278
      85414
      87817
      90887
      15
      85680
      87016
      88351
      90488
      92625
      95028
      98098
      16
      93425
      94761
      96095
      98233
      100369
      102772
      105842
      17
      101443
      102779
      104113
      106251
      108387
      110790
      113860
      Schedule A-6
      EXTENDED YEAR TEACHERS’ SALARY GUIDE
      2007-2008

      Step
      On
      Guide
      (B)
      BA
      (C)
      B + 15
      (D)
      BA + 30
      (E)
      MA
      (F)
      M + 15
      (G)
      M + 30
      (H)
      DOC
      1
      49746
      50977
      52207
      54176
      56145
      58361
      61190
      2
      49966
      51197
      52427
      54396
      56365
      58581
      61410
      3
      50191
      51422
      52653
      54622
      56591
      58806
      61635
      4
      50416
      51647
      52878
      54847
      56816
      59031
      61860
      5
      51032
      52263
      53494
      55463
      57432
      59647
      62476
      6
      51771
      53001
      54232
      56201
      58170
      60386
      63215
      7
      52508
      53739
      54970
      56939
      58908
      61123
      63952
      8
      53493
      54724
      55955
      57924
      59893
      62108
      64938
      9
      54600
      55831
      57062
      59031
      61000
      63215
      66044
      10
      55831
      57062
      58293
      60262
      62231
      64446
      67275
      11
      57184
      58415
      59646
      61615
      63584
      65799
      68629
      12
      60999
      62230
      63461
      65430
      67399
      69614
      72443
      13
      66414
      67645
      68875
      70844
      72813
      75029
      77858
      14
      72320
      73551
      74782
      76751
      78720
      80936
      83765
      15
      78966
      80197
      81428
      83397
      85366
      87581
      90410
      16
      86103
      87334
      88565
      90534
      92503
      94718
      97548
      17
      93493
      94724
      95955
      97924
      99893
      102108
      104937













      Schedule A-7
      EXTENDED YEAR TEACHERS’ SALARY GUIDE
      2008-2009

      Step
      On
      Guide
      (B)
      BA
      (C)
      B + 15
      (D)
      BA + 30
      (E)
      MA
      (F)
      M + 15
      (G)
      M + 30
      (H)
      DOC
      1
      50905
      52165
      53423
      55438
      57452
      59718
      62612
      2
      51125
      52385
      53643
      55658
      57672
      59938
      62832
      3
      51345
      52605
      53863
      55878
      57892
      60158
      63052
      4
      51576
      52835
      54093
      56109
      58123
      60389
      63283
      5
      52206
      53465
      54724
      56739
      58753
      61019
      63913
      6
      52961
      54221
      55479
      57494
      59508
      61774
      64669
      7
      53716
      54975
      56234
      58249
      60263
      62529
      65423
      8
      54724
      55983
      57241
      59257
      61271
      63537
      66431
      9
      55856
      57115
      58374
      60389
      62403
      64669
      67563
      10
      57115
      58374
      59633
      61648
      63662
      65928
      68822
      11
      58499
      59759
      61017
      63032
      65047
      67313
      70207
      12
      62402
      63661
      64920
      66935
      68949
      71215
      74109
      13
      67941
      69201
      70459
      72474
      74488
      76754
      79648
      14
      73984
      75243
      76502
      78517
      80531
      82797
      85691
      15
      80782
      82042
      83300
      85315
      87329
      89595
      92489
      16
      88084
      89343
      90602
      92617
      94631
      96897
      99791
      17
      95643
      96903
      98161
      100176
      102191
      104457
      107351

      Schedule B-1
      ATHLETIC SALARIES
      2007-2008
      HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS:
      Position
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      FootballHead Coach
      6829
      8174
      9518
      10863
      Assistant
      3880
      4638
      5396
      6154
      Basketball; WrestlingHead Coach
      5478
      6832
      8186
      9540
      Assistant
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5478
      Baseball/Softball; Gymnastics; Soccer; Lacrosse; Field Hockey; Swimming; TrackHead Coach
      5478
      6153
      6828
      7503
      Assistant
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5478
      Indoor Winter TrackHead Coach
      2744
      3409
      4075
      4740
      Assistant
      1729
      2402
      3076
      3751
      Cross CountryHead Coach
      2744
      3409
      4075
      4740
      GolfHead Coach
      2069
      2734
      3400
      4066
      Bowling; Tennis; VolleyballHead Coach
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5478
      Assistant
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3386
      Cheerleading (Fall)Director
      2072
      2447
      2881
      3285
      Assistant
      1440
      1637
      1835
      2033
      Cheerleading (Winter)Director
      2586
      3093
      3600
      4106
      Assistant
      1798
      2044
      2290
      2537
      Athletic Trainer
      4099
      5094
      6090
      7086
      MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS:
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      Head Coach
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5478
      Assistant Coach
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3386
      Bowling Coach
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3386
      Cross Country
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3386
      Cheerleading Director
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3386
      Schedule B-2
      ATHLETIC SALARIES
      2008-2009
      HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS:
      Position
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      FootballHead Coach
      6829
      8174
      9518
      11352
      Assistant
      3880
      4638
      5396
      6431
      Basketball; WrestlingHead Coach
      5478
      6832
      8186
      9969
      Assistant
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5725
      Baseball/Softball; Gymnastics; Soccer; Lacrosse; Field Hockey; Swimming; TrackHead Coach
      5478
      6153
      6828
      7841
      Assistant
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5725
      Indoor Winter TrackHead Coach
      2744
      3409
      4075
      4953
      Assistant
      1729
      2402
      3076
      3920
      Cross CountryHead Coach
      2744
      3409
      4075
      4953
      GolfHead Coach
      2069
      2734
      3400
      4249
      Bowling; Tennis; VolleyballHead Coach
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5725
      Assistant
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3538
      Cheerleading (Fall)Director
      2072
      2447
      2881
      3433
      Assistant
      1440
      1637
      1835
      2124
      Cheerleading (Winter)Director
      2586
      3093
      3600
      4291
      Assistant
      1798
      2044
      2290
      2651
      Athletic Trainer
      4099
      5094
      6090
      7405
      MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS:
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      Head Coach
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5725
      Assistant Coach
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3538
      Bowling Coach
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3538
      Cross Country
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3538
      Cheerleading Director
      2398
      2727
      3056
      3538


      Schedule C-1
      CO-CURRICULAR SALARIES
      2007-2008
      HIGH SCHOOLS:
      Position
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      Senior ClassAdvisor
      3729
      Junior ClassAdvisor
      3729
      Sophomore ClassAdvisor
      2667
      Freshman ClassAdvisor
      2507
      Behavioral Science
      Animal Lab
      Advisor
      2464
      2620
      2776
      2933
      Chess TeamAdvisor
      2216
      2378
      2540
      2704
      Children's ShowDirector
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2041
      Co-Curricular ConcertsDirector
      1963
      2242
      2521
      2800
      Assistant
      1098
      1378
      1659
      1940
      Co-Curricular MusicA
      2744
      3409
      4075
      4740
      B
      1376
      1709
      2043
      2376
      Drama/MusicalsDirector/
      Show
      2744
      3409
      4075
      4740
      (Fall/Spring)Assts./
      Show
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2041
      East/West H.S. BandDirector
      1070
      ForensicsAdvisor
      2216
      2378
      2540
      2704
      Literary MagazineAdvisor
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2026
      Literary Magazine ArtAdvisor
      673
      851
      1029
      1208
      Living Spec. Maint.Advisor
      2464
      2620
      2776
      2933
      Marching BandDirector
      6154
      6810
      7466
      8123
      Assistant
      4127
      4803
      5478
      6154
      Mock Trial TeamAdvisor
      2216
      2378
      2540
      2704
      Natl. Honor SocietyAdvisor
      868
      1030
      1193
      1356
      NewspaperAdvisor
      3080
      3409
      3738
      4066
      Newspaper BusinessAdvisor
      1077
      1138
      1198
      1260
      PavasAdvisor
      1356
      1532
      1708
      1885
      PhotographyAdvisor
      2216
      2378
      2540
      2704
      PublicityDirector
      1729
      2053
      2378
      2704
      School News/OnlineAdvisor
      1208
      1371
      1534
      1697
      School StoreAdvisor
      1356
      1532
      1708
      1885
      Schedule C-1, continued
      CO-CURRICULAR SALARIES
      2007-2008
      HIGH SCHOOLS:
      Position
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      Student ActivitiesAdvisor
      12064
      Student CouncilDirector
      3080
      3409
      3738
      4066
      Theater WorkshopDirector
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2041
      Theater Workshop
      Technical
      Assistant
      859
      1028
      1197
      1365
      Work Study Coord.
      820
      1093
      1366
      1639
      World Language
      Literary Magazine
      Advisor
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2026
      YearbookAdvisor
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5478
      Yearbook ArtAdvisor
      1208
      1371
      1534
      1697
      Yearbook BusinessAdvisor
      1208
      1371
      1534
      1697
      Yearbook LiteraryAdvisor
      1208
      1371
      1534
      1697
      Yearly Light/Sound
      Manager
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2041
      Yearly Stage Manager
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2041
















      Schedule C-1, continued
      CO-CURRICULAR SALARIES
      2007-2008

      MIDDLE SCHOOLS:
      Position
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      All Cherry Hill Middle School BandDirector
      1070
      All Cherry Hill Middle School OrchestraDirector
      1070
      Band/OrchestraDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2708
      CHAPSDirector
      1537
      1700
      1863
      2026
      DramaDirector
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2026
      Assistant
      869
      1089
      1308
      1529
      Glee ClubDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2708
      Jazz BandDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2708
      Men's Governing Body
      1484
      NewspaperDirector
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2026
      Peer LeadershipAdvisor
      2421
      Assistant
      2152
      PublicityDirector
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2026
      Student ActivitiesAdvisor
      12064
      Student CouncilDirector
      1885
      2055
      2226
      2398
      Wind Ensemble
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2708
      YearbookDirector
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2026
      ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:
      Position
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      All Cherry Hill Elementary BandDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2708
      Assistant
      1885
      2055
      2226
      2398
      All Cherry Hill Elementary OrchestraDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2708
      Asst. Director/
      Accomp.
      1885
      2055
      2226
      2398
      All Cherry Hill Elementary ChorusDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2708
      Asst. Director/
      Accomp.
      1885
      2055
      2226
      2398
      Safety PatrolDirector
      1356
      1532
      1708
      1885
      Site-Based Staff Development Spec.
      2460
      Schedule C-2
      CO-CURRICULAR SALARIES
      2008-2009
      HIGH SCHOOLS:
      POSITION
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      Senior ClassAdvisor
      3897
      Junior ClassAdvisor
      3897
      Sophomore ClassAdvisor
      2787
      Freshman ClassAdvisor
      2620
      Behavioral Science Animal LabAdvisor
      2464
      2620
      2776
      3065
      Chess TeamAdvisor
      2216
      2378
      2540
      2826
      Children's ShowDirector
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2133
      Co-Curricular ConcertsDirector
      1963
      2242
      2521
      2926
      Assistant
      1098
      1378
      1659
      2027
      Co-Curricular MusicA
      2744
      3409
      4075
      4953
      B
      1376
      1709
      2043
      2483
      Drama/MusicalsDirector/Show
      2744
      3409
      4075
      4953
      (Fall/Spring)Assts./Show
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2133
      East/West H.S. BandDirector
      1118
      ForensicsAdvisor
      2216
      2378
      2540
      2826
      Literary MagazineAdvisor
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2133
      Literary Magazine ArtAdvisor
      673
      851
      1029
      1262
      Living Spec. Maint.Advisor
      2464
      2620
      2776
      3065
      Marching BandDirector
      6154
      6810
      7466
      8489
      Assistant
      4127
      4803
      5478
      6431
      Mock Trial TeamAdvisor
      2216
      2378
      2540
      2826
      Natl. Honor SocietyAdvisor
      868
      1030
      1193
      1417
      NewspaperAdvisor
      3080
      3409
      3738
      4249
      Newspaper BusinessAdvisor
      1077
      1138
      1198
      1317
      PavasAdvisor
      1356
      1532
      1708
      1970
      PhotographyAdvisor
      2216
      2378
      2540
      2826
      PublicityDirector
      1729
      2053
      2378
      2826
      School News/OnlineAdvisor
      1208
      1371
      1534
      1773
      School StoreAdvisor
      1356
      1532
      1708
      1970
      Schedule C-2, continued
      CO-CURRICULAR SALARIES
      2008-2009
      HIGH SCHOOLS:POSITION
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      Student ActivitiesAdvisor
      12607
      Student CouncilDirector
      3080
      3409
      3738
      4249
      Theater WorkshopDirector
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2133
      Theater Workshop
      Technical
      Assistant
      859
      1028
      1197
      1426
      Work Study Coord.
      820
      1093
      1366
      1713
      World Language Literary MagazineAdvisor
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2117
      YearbookAdvisor
      3452
      4128
      4804
      5725
      Yearbook ArtAdvisor
      1208
      1371
      1534
      1773
      Yearbook BusinessAdvisor
      1208
      1371
      1534
      1773
      Yearbook LiteraryAdvisor
      1208
      1371
      1534
      1773
      Yearly Light/Sound Manager
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2133
      Yearly Stage Manager
      1538
      1705
      1873
      2133
      Schedule C-2, continued
      CO-CURRICULAR SALARIES
      2008-2009
      MIDDLE SCHOOLS:Position
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      All Cherry Hill Middle School BandDirector
      1118
      All Cherry Hill Middle School OrchestraDirector
      1118
      Band/OrchestraDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2830
      CHAPSDirector
      1537
      1700
      1863
      2117
      DramaDirector
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2117
      Assistant
      869
      1089
      1308
      1598
      Glee ClubDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2830
      Jazz BandDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2830
      Men's Governing Body
      1551
      NewspaperDirector
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2117
      Peer LeadershipAdvisor
      2530
      Assistant
      2249
      PublicityDirector
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2117
      Student ActivitiesAdvisor
      12607
      Student CouncilDirector
      1885
      2055
      2226
      2506
      Wind Ensemble
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2830
      YearbookDirector
      1538
      1700
      1862
      2117
      ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:
      Position
      MIN
      2ND
      3RD
      MAX
      All Cherry Hill Elementary BandDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2830
      Assistant
      1885
      2055
      2226
      2506
      All Cherry Hill Elementary OrchestraDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2830
      Asst. Director/
      Accomp.
      1885
      2055
      2226
      2506
      All Cherry Hill Elementary ChorusDirector
      2216
      2380
      2545
      2830
      Asst. Director/
      Accomp.
      1885
      2055
      2226
      2506
      Safety PatrolDirector
      1356
      1532
      1708
      1970
      Site-Based Staff Development Spec.
      2571
      Schedule D-1
      SECRETARIAL SALARY GUIDE
      2007-2008

      STEPS
      LEVEL
      SALARY
      1-4
      1
      26030
      5-9
      2
      29674
      10-13
      3
      34360
      14
      4
      40607
      Movement to any steps on the guide above shall occur on the July 1st following the requisite number of years of service.

      Covered employees shall advance one step each year and shall advance to the next Level when the requisite step is reached.

      Clerk-Typists and Receptionists shall be paid at 80% of the above guide. Clerk-Typists and Receptionists on staff as of September 14, 2004, are grandmothered and will appear on the above guide for the duration of their employment in the District.

      Effective July 1 of the year following completion of the tenth year of secretarial service in Cherry Hill, a $600 career increment will be paid each year through the twentieth year.

      Effective July 1 of the year following completion of the twentieth year of secretarial service in Cherry Hill, a $1,100 career increment will be paid.

      Schedule D-2
      SECRETARIAL SALARY GUIDE
      2008-2009
      STEPS
      LEVEL
      SALARY
      1-4
      1
      27022
      5-9
      2
      30805
      10-13
      3
      35669
      14
      4
      42154

      Movement to any steps on the guide above shall occur on the July 1st following the requisite number of years of service.

      Covered employees shall advance one step each year and shall advance to the next Level when the requisite step is reached.

      Clerk-Typists and Receptionists shall be paid at 80% of the above guide. Clerk-Typists and Receptionists on staff as of September 14, 2004, are grandmothered and will appear on the above guide for the duration of their employment in the District.

      Effective July 1 of the year following completion of the tenth year of secretarial service in Cherry Hill, a $600 career increment will be paid each year through the twentieth year.

      Effective July 1 of the year following completion of the twentieth year of secretarial service in Cherry Hill, a $1,700 career increment will be paid. This is the total career increment to be paid.

      SCHEDULE E
      TEACHER STIPENDS AND MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS
      COORDINATORS:
      2007-2008
      2008-2009
      Lunchroom/Playground Coordinator
      $6,785 *
      $7,090 *
      Coordinator Primary Years Programme of Internatl. Bacc.
      $5,871
      N/A **
      Coordinator International Bacc. Program
      $4,366
      $4,562
      Professional Development School Coordinator
      $5,871
      $6,135
      District ITV Coordinator
      $6,237
      $6,518
      District Data Network Coordinator
      $6,237
      $6,518
      District Web-Site Coordinator
      $6,237
      $6,518
      *2007-2008: Prorated to $37.28 hourly. 2008-2009: Prorated to $38.96 hourly.
      ** Effective July 1, 2008, this stipend has been eliminated. The stipend for the
      ESL Coordinator has also been eliminated as of that date.

      CURRICULUM HOURLY RATES:
      2007-2008
      2008-2009
      Curriculum Development
      $34.17
      $35.71
      Presenters: DAYTIME {1 times curriculum rate}
      $51.25
      $53.56
      Presenters: NIGHT {2 times curriculum rate}
      $68.34
      $71.42
      Saturday Meetings {2 times curriculum rate}
      $85.43
      $89.27
      DEPARTMENT FACILITATORS:
      2007-2008
      2008-2009
      Fewer than 7.1 teachers:
      $3,277
      $3,424
      7.1 to 13 teachers:
      $4,095
      $4,279
      13.1 to 20 teachers:
      $4,914
      $5,135
      20.1 or more teachers:
      $5,871
      $6,135
      MISCELLANEOUS:
      2007-2008
      2008-2009
      Area of Interaction Leader
      $5,871$6,135
      Community Service Advisor (@ CHHS-West)
      $3,743$3,911
      Speech/Language Therapist for Fast ForWord Program
      $2,120$2,215
      Teacher In Charge (Elementary teacher subbing for Principal)
      $2,122
      $2,217
      Environmental Education (per diem for overnight)
      $182.76
      $190.98
      Web Page Editor (East High School)
      $2,501
      $2,614
      Bedside Instruction - hourly
      $39.26
      $41.03
      Classroom Coverage –Teachers – per 45 minutes
      $23.78
      $24.85
      Saturday School Detention - hourly
      $36.82
      $38.48
      Attendance at workshops held on non-school days during the school year
      $100
      $104.50
      SICK LEAVE: Unused at Retirement
      2007-2008
      2008-2009
      Teachers and School Psychologists
      $62.83
      $65.66
      Secretarial and Support
      $24.17
      $25.26
      SCHEDULE E, continued
      TEACHER STIPENDS AND MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS
      SUPERVISION HOURLY RATES:
      2007-2008
      2008-2009
      A. Supervision, Co-Curricular Activities
      $21.49
      $22.46
      B. Supervision of Persons Identified in A
      $26.87
      $28.08
      C. Supervision, Co-Curricular Activities, by secretaries
      $20.19
      $21.10
      SUMMER WORK:
      2007-2008
      2008-2009
      Scheduling
      Hourly:
      $13.26$13.86
      Summer School
      Weekly:
      $865$904
      Summer School
      Hourly:
      $43.25$45.20
      Summer Band Director {3 times Summer School Rate}
      $2,595
      $2,712
      Summer Band Asst. Dir. {2 times Summer School Rate}
      $1,730
      $1,808
      Indoor Marching Band {.5 of Director}
      $1,298
      $1,356
      Show Design
      $531
      $555
      SUMMER WORKSHOPS:
      2007-2008
      2008-2009
      Teaching/contact with children({includes orientation programs)
      Per Diem Rate
      Per Diem Rate
      District Workshop Participation (if requested by supervisor)
      $100.00 per day
      $104.50 per day
      Presenter of Workshop/Program
      Contracted curriculum rate
      Contracted
      curriculum rate
      Out of District Workshop Participation (Voluntary)
      [e.g. Lincoln Center]
      Registration, travel expenses and meals
      Registration, travel expenses and meals
      Out of District Workshop Participation (Required)
      Registration, travel expenses, meals
      and $100 remuneration for time.
      Registration, travel expenses, meals
      and $104.50 remuneration for
      time.
      Mileage
      Per Board Policy
      Per Board Policy





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