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TEACHER SCHEDULES/DUTIES/ASSIGNMENTS

Q. How many nights per school year is the maximum that teachers (including teachers assigned to more than one school) may be required to be present?
A. Two nights total. Article XXV.I (1), p.57.

Q. How are non-teaching duties assigned to teachers?
A. Volunteers, rotated on a yearly basis unless teacher requests keeping same assignment. Article X.S, p.20.

 

SENIORITY

Q. What event establishes the starting point for seniority as defined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement?
Is there another type of seniority? If so, what is it?
A. Date of original probationary appointment. Article III. E., p.3. The other type of seniority is found in the Commissioner’s Regulations. It is used to determine layoffs and is based on the time served in the teacher’s current tenure area in which layoffs will occur. The Commissioner’s Regulations are not in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

SALARY

Q. How many full days must a teacher work in any year in order to receive an increment for that year?
A. 160 days, Article XXV. E., except a new teacher who has 100 days of full-time service gets credit for that year September 1st following completion of probation, XXV E (1) d p.53. Also, a probationary or contract teacher who is recalled from Preferred Eligible List in a school year receives service credit for the year XXV E (6) p.55.

 

DISCIPLINE/PROTECTION OF TEACHERS

Q. May a parent just come into a teacher’s room?
A. No. Article XVI.A, p.34, Article XI. L p.23.

Q. According to the contract, what are a teacher's rights in dealing with a disruptive student?
A. XVIII., p.35-36
“Under the Policy of Pupil Behavior as it relates to marked deviation from good behavior, the teacher involved shall be consulted by the principal before the principal takes action hereunder, and the principal shall inform the teacher of the action taken. If the teacher believes such action to be inappropriate, the matter may be referred for review through the first three steps of the grievance procedure.

As per B. p.35, Assault and Menace and also see below.
IF ASSAULTED BY A STUDENT:

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SICK DAYS/PERSONAL DAYS

Q. When can personal days be used as sick days?
A. When sick days are exhausted. Article XXIX. A  (1), p.80.

Q. If a probationary or tenured teacher is ill and unable to work the first week of school, must he or she report to school in order to be credited with sick leave on the payroll?
A. No. Article XXVIII. C., p.79.

Q. If a teacher is hurt at school, what should the teacher do?
A. Have the teacher contact BTF.
File an accident report (C-2 Form)
See a doctor and tell the doctor you were hurt on the job.

Q. Does the teacher lose sick time for the days he/she is absent?
A. No, when covered by Workers' Compensation. Article XXXIV. C., pp.86-87. If assaulted, file a BTF incident report.

Q. When must a teacher state a reason for taking a personal day?
How much notice must be given?
A. Only a day before or after a holiday. Notice of 48 hours, whenever possible. Article XXIX. A, p.80. You do not have to and should not share your personal business for any other personal day request.

 
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