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Question                                                       Answer                                          Footnote


BENEFITS


Tuition Reimbursement

Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for
teachers?                                                      yes

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the cap on tuition reimbursement for a single year?    documents
Must a course be related to the teacher's current or future
assignment or certification to be eligible for tuition         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
reimbursement?                                                 documents

Must the teacher meet a grade requirement to be eligible for                                                   A grade of C or better is
tuition reimbursement?                                         yes                                             required.

Must the course have been approved by the administration to be
eligible for reimbursement?                                    yes


Life Insurance                                                                                                 The district provides
                                                                                                               $10,000 of life insurance
                                                                                                               and $10,000 of
Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         no                                              accidental death and
If basic life insurance is not automatically included in the benefits
package, how much is the minimum premium that the teacher
has to pay?                                                           n/a


Health Insurance

Is health insurance available to the employee's dependents at no
cost to the employee?                                            no

Is individual health insurance available at no cost to the
employee?                                                            yes


CALENDAR


School Year
                                                                                                                    The contract includes 6
What does the district consider the teacher contract year for                                                       paid holidays and 10
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                       196                                            non-student days

Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?                                                 The contract includes
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                        yes                                             includes 6 paid holidays
How many hours are students scheduled to be in school for the
2010-2011 school year? (10-11 elementary student year x             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
elementary student school day)                                      documents

How many teachers days are on the 2010-2011 calendar
(excluding paid holidays)?                                           190

How many days in the 2010-2011 calendar is the teacher on-site
without students?                                              10


How many student days are on the 2010-2011 calendar?                 180
How many hours are teachers scheduled to be on site during the                                                                    This calculation is based
10-11 school year? (10-11 elementary teacher work year x daily                                                                    on 7.33 hours per day x
on-site requirement for elementary teachers)                   1,393.33                                                           190 days.

How many student half-days are listed on the 2010-2011
calendar?                                                          16
                                                                   year round
                                                                   extended day
What types of alternative schedules does the district have?


School Day
How much time is the teacher required to be on-site beyond the
length of the student day? (This does not include time for     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
meetings)                                                      documents

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long is the school day for elementary students?                documents

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long is the school day for secondary students?                 documents

How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                7 hours, 20 minutes


Preparation Time                                                   no time is specifically set aside for collaborative planning
                                                                   though the contract does state that the time without
Is any of the teacher planning time designated for collaborative   students shall be used for individual, common and
planning?                                                          collaborative planning time, among other things

                                                                   40 minutes before the student day in addition to time
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         when students are in 'specials'

                                                              4, unless either the teacher consents or unusual
How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? circumstances exist
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?      1 period per day                                This answre applies only
                                                                                                              to secondary teachers;
                                                                                                              the issue is not
What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?          -monetary compensation                         addressed for


Faculty Meetings

                                                                                                              no more than 12 faculty
How often are faculty meetings held?                           other                                          meetins per year. null
                                                                                                              The stated notification is
How much advance notice is required before a principal can hold                                               1 day unless of an
a faculty meeting?                                              24 hours                                      emergency. can be
                                                                                                              No meeting
                                                                                                              longer than 1 hour, 30
                                                                                                              minutes; a cap of 18
Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?           yes                                             hours exists for the


CLASS SIZE


Class Size Restrictions

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for special education?     documents

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for prekindergarten?       documents

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for kindergarten?          documents

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 1?               documents
                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 2?           documents

                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 3?           documents

                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 4?           documents

                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 5?           documents

                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 6?           documents

                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 7?           documents

                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 8?           documents

                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grades 9-12?       documents

                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What happens when the class size limit is exceeded?       documents


COMPENSATION


General Salary Information


Is there a statewide salary schedule or minimum salary?   no
                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?   documents

After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a       23; the longevity step is included as the final step on the
longevity bonus?                                                    salary schedule


Structure of the Salary Schedule

Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional year
of teaching in the district?                                         yes
                                                                     Bachelor's lane: 3.27%
What is the average raise for earning an additional year of          Master's lane: 3.42%
experience? most districts earn raises for both an additional year
Teachers in
of experience and for 'cost of living.' What is the average 'cost of
living' adjustment? (reported as a percentage of change from the
What is year)
previousthe total change in salary accounting for both earning an 0%
additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                       2.56%

What adjustments to the salary schedule were made as a result
of the state of the economy?                                        None


How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                4: BA, MA, Specialist, PhD

What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                  1,624

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree to reach the maximum salary?                      23

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher with a
master's degree to reach the maximum salary?                        23
Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 37,300

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       38,693

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        65,301

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   38,300

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                39,541

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          68,449


Daily Rate of Pay

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a bachelor's degree?                                         196.32

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              203.65

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             343.69

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           201.58
What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   210.97

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               360.26


Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience

Is a teacher who is new to the district, but not new to teaching
eligible for a higher starting salary?                               yes                                                          The maximum step for
What is the highest step for which a teacher who is new to the                                                                    this salary schedule is
district, but not new to teaching can qualify? (see FN for                                                                        23 (step 95 is reserved
differences between types of teaching experience)                    maximum step                                                 for incumbents).

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching
experience in another public school district within the state?       yes                                                          Credit is awarded for
                                                                                                                                  verified efficient full time
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching                                                                      teaching service in
experience in another public school district outside the state?      yes                                                          institutions not a part of
                                                                                                                                  Credit is awarded for
                                                                                                                                  verified efficient full time
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching                                                                      teaching service in
experience in a private school?                                      yes                                                          institutions not a part of
                                                                                                                                  Credit is awarded for
                                                                                                                                  verified efficient full time
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching                                                                      teaching service in
experience in a college or university?                               yes                                                          institutions not a part of
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for experience in    yes, the contract states that credit is awarded for "other
a subject-related profession? What is the maximum amount of          creditable experience" but does not elaborate; amount of
credit awarded for subject-related experience?                       credit not specified
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for serving in the
military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of credit
awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                      yes, credit is awarded for military service; 4 years


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties
What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head
football coach?                                                    $3,994

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama
sponsor?                                                           $1,155


Differential Pay for Hard to Staff Assignments                     yes, teachers at alternative schools for students with       Participation in the
                                                                   severe behavior issues earn bonuses of $1,000-$2,500         school counseling
Can a teacher earn additional pay by working in a school           contingent on many factors including student                 program, positive
classified by the district as "high-needs"?                        performance                                                  student ouctcomes, and

Can a teacher earn a higher annual salary, or additional stipend, issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
by virtue of teaching certain subjects?                           documents


Differential Pay Based on Performance                               addressed in CBA; policy mandated by state law              Existing policy is
                                                                                                                                replaced with the
                                                                   ------ Answer ending 03/01/2010 ------                       legislatively mandated
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance?      addressed in CBA; policy mandated by state law
                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed               MAP program for 2009-
                                                                                                                                A program separate
                                                                   documents                                                    from MAP pays teachers
If a teacher can earn additional pay on the basis of performance,                                                               $300 for successful
how is performance determined?                                    ------ Answer ending 03/01/2010 NCTQ reviewed
                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of ------                        A program of 15
                                                                                                                                completion separate
                                                                  documents                                                     from MAP pays teachers
What is the amount or range of the award for effective                                                                          $300 for successful
performance?                                                      ------ Answer ending 03/01/2010 ------                        completion of 15


Differential Pay for National Board Certification

Does the state or district offer financial support to cover National issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
Board certification fees?                                            documents
                                                                      district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
                                                                     law
Can a teacher who has National Board certification earn
additional pay?                                                      ------ Answer ending 03/01/2010 ------
What is the annual amount or range of the additional pay for
National Board certification?                                        $2,625


DISMISSAL


Dismissal of Tenured Teachers

What is the process at the district level to dismiss a teacher for
incompetence, including appeals?                                     District acknowledges state law

Can a teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the district         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
level?                                                               documents
How long does it take to dismiss a teacher for incompetence
from notice of intent to dismiss to a decision at a school board     Teacher must request hearing w/in 10 days of notice of
hearing, for example (excluding duration of hearing)?                dismissal. District acknowledges state law thereafter.

How long does the state grant for the first appeal (excluding        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
duration of appeal hearing)?                                         documents
Once the dismissal process has been initiated, can the teacher,
charged with incompetence, be immediately removed from the           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
classroom pending a hearing?                                         documents

Can a tenured teacher's annual contract be terminated at any         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
time for cause? (Or must it be at the end of the year?)              documents
When a tenured teacher is suspended and awaiting formal                                                                       Pay may be suspended
dismissal procedures, may pay be suspended? (note when                                                                        only when the teacher is
benefits is also mentioned)                                          pay may be suspended                                     charged with a felony.

What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new
assignments?                                                        they are subject to a reduction-in-force
If a tenured teacher's pay is suspended at any point during the
dismissal process, is the teacher entitled to back pay if s/he wins
a dismissal hearing?                                                yes
In addition to scheduled formal evaluations, are there any other
mechanisms a principal can apply to initiate termination actions   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
against an ineffective teacher?                                    documents


When must a tenured teacher be notified of his/her dismissal?      April 15


Dismissal of Nontenured Teachers
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period of
a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
that the teacher should receive tenure?                           documents

Does a district have to cite the causes for not renewing a          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
provisional contract?                                              documents

Does a provisional teacher have any recourse if his/her contract issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
is not renewed?                                                  documents

Does a provisional teacher have any recourse if s/he is            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
dismissed during the term of the contract?                         documents

Can the decision to dismiss a provisional teacher during the term issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
of the contract be appealed beyond the district level?            documents

Can a district dismiss a teacher on a provisional contract before issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the end of the school year?                                       documents

By what date must an untenured teacher be notified of a non-       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
renewal of his/her contract?                                       documents


EVALUATION


The Evaluation Instrument
                                                                                                                    Florida requires districts
                                                                                                                    to develop teacher
                                                                                                                    evaluation instruments
Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?                no                                               that are primarily

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?      documents

What kind of feedback does the teacher receive following an
evaluation?                                                        conference with evaluator                        The teacher is assigned
                                                                                                                    an overall rating of
                                                                                                                    satisfactory/unsatisfacto
How many categories of ratings are there?                          2: satisfactory and unsatisfactory               ry however, s/he is rated

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Are evaluators required to give notice of an observation?          documents


Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation

Can student performance, however measured, be factored into
teacher evalautions?                                               yes

Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   yes                                              It is conceivable,
                                                                                                                    although highly unlikely,
Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass                                                         that a teacher could fail
the evaluation?                                                    not a preponderant criterion                     the student growth and

Is a teacher's performance, as measured against the goals of a
school improvement plan, factored into the evaluation?             yes


Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers

Can an administrator extend the provisional contract for            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
nontenured teachers?                                               documents
                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                 documents

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
nontenured teacher?                                               documents

Must the evaluation of a teacher with a provisional contract be    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
based on multiple observations?                                   documents observations
                                                                  Classroom
                                                                  Measurement of student growth                    professional growth,
Does the evaluation of the nontenured teacher incorporate         Other                                            communication with
multiple lines of evidence?                                                                                        parents. null


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?        documents

Is the frequency of evaluation reduced for tenured teachers who issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
have a record of satisfactory performance?                      documents

Is the evaluation of a teacher on a continuing contract based on issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
multiple observations?                                           documents

What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
observation?                                                      documents observations
                                                                  Classroom
                                                                  Measurement of Student Growth                    professional growth,
Does the evaluation of the tenured teacher incorporate multiple   Other                                            communication with
lines of evidence?                                                                                                 parents. null planning
                                                                                                                   The teacher's
                                                                                                                   books must be available
Are teachers required to submit lesson plans regularly to a                                                        at the teaching stations
school administrator?                                             upon request                                     for review.


Improvement Plans for Struggling Teachers
Does the remediation plan include a timeline for improvement?     yes

Must a teacher observe other teachers as part of the               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
remediation plan?                                                 documents

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is a teacher provided a mentor as part of the remediation plan?   documents

Must a teacher on remediation complete additional professional     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
development coursework?                                           documents

How long is a teacher on a remediation plan before s/he is   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
reevaluated?                                                 documents                                             If tchr receives his/her
                                                             teacher is recommended for dismissal                  first unsatisfactory rating
What happens when a tenured teacher on a remediation plan is other                                                 following remediation,
reevaluated and receives a negative evaluation?                                                                    s/he continues in next

Can the teacher file a grievance or appeal an evaluation rating if issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
there are no acknowledged procedural violations?                   documents

Can a teacher request a second evaluation from a different         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluator?                                                        documents
Following a negative evaluation, is the teacher required to
develop a personalized professional growth, development or
improvement plan as a component of the remediation process?       yes


GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS


General Employment Provisions

By what date must a teacher give notification that he/she intends issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
to resign or retire?                                              documents
Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            documents
What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before continuing contract status issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(tenure) is granted?                                                   documents


Working Conditions

Does the school district provide legal assistance to teachers         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
sued for actions taken in carrying out their work?                   documents


Are parents included as members of site-based teams?                 yes

What non-classroom duties may a teacher be asked or not
asked to perform?                                                    teachers may not be asked to transport students

Does the school district reimburse for damage to a teacher's         yes - personal property and vehicle damage covered, not
property incurred on school grounds? If so, for what amount?         to exceed $200.00


Teacher Conduct

Is a teacher obligated to notify the school/district if he/she has    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
been arrested?                                                       documents


Is there a dress code for teachers?                                  yes

How does a teacher's conviction of a felony affect his or her        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
licensure status?                                                    documents
Once the dismissal process has been initiated, can the teacher,
charged with immoral conduct or a felony, be immediately
removed from the classroom pending a hearing?                        yes
How does a teacher's conviction of a misdemeanor affect his or      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
her licensure status?                                               documents
After how many school days in which a tenured teacher has not
shown up to work, can a school initiate the termination process     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
due to job abandonment?                                             documents


Personnel File

Must a teacher be notified if items are placed in his/her
personnel file?                                                     yes

May a teacher request a union representative or other witness
review their personnel file?                                        yes

Can the results of a negative evaluation ever be removed from a issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teacher's personnel file?                                       documents


Student Behavior

Does a teacher have the right to remove a disruptive student
from the classroom?                                                 yes

Do teachers have the right to refuse a student's return to the
classroom?                                                          yes

If a teacher suspects a student of a crime, is he/she required to    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
report it?                                                          documents


Are teachers notified if a student commits a crime?                 yes

Must a teacher be notified of a disruptive student's behavior
history?                                                            yes
                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is corporal punishment permitted?                                documents


GRIEVANCES


Teacher Rights in the Grievance Procedure

If a teacher takes leave during the grievance process, does       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
he/she suffer a loss of leave or pay?                            documents

About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
grievance?                                                       documents

Is there language protecting a teacher from repercussions for
filing a grievance?                                              yes

Who must pay for a substitute so that a teacher may attend an     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
arbitration hearing or hearing before the board?                 documents

Can a record of the grievance be kept in teacher's official       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
personnel file?                                                  documents

                                                                                                                   organizational rights.
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?   other                                             null

Can the teacher file a grievance or appeal an evaluation rating if issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
there are no acknowledged procedural violations?                   documents


Grievance Procedure


Is there an informal process for resolving a grievance?          yes
How many days does a teacher have to first address a
grievance?                                                             10 days


With whom does the teacher file an initial formal grievance?           -principal and/or immediate supervisor

How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal
and formal) before arbitration begins?                                 4+
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                                124 days                                         However, the losing
                                                                                                                        party pays only when
In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays                                                      there is a clear award;
for the costs of arbitration?                                          losing party                                     otherwise, costs paid by

In the final step of a grievance at the district level, who makes
the final decision regarding the grievance?                            outside arbitrator

Is an arbitration or board of education decision concerning a filed
grievance final and binding?                                        yes


LAYOFFS


Layoffs

In the case of a layoff, is seniority determined at the school level
or district level?                                                     district level

Does a teacher's performance in the classroom factor into
decisions about which teachers are laid off?                           yes

                                                                        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?           documents
                                                                                                                        Annual contract
                                                                                                                        teachers are dismissed
Are layoffs made according to reverse seniority within area of                                                          first. The dismissal
certification?                                                      no                                                  criteria in priority are:

                                                                        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                  documents
If a layoff occurs, are laid-off teachers then given any preference
if the district later needs to hire teachers? (including notification,
guaranteed interviews, mandatory re-hiring etc.)                       yes


How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?              3 years


LEAVE


Sick Leave


How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   10


Can unused sick days carry over from one year to the next?          yes

What is the maximum number of sick days that a teacher can
accumulate?                                                         no maximum


Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               yes

After how many days of absence does a teacher have to provide
medical documentation for sick leave?                         6

Does the district have the right to request medical certification
from a district-approved doctor?                                    yes
How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity
leave in the footnote)                                        accumulated sick leave during medical disability


Personal Leave


How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?         6


Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                      yes

What is the total number of sick and personal leave days
combined?                                                     10


Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? n/a                                                            Personal leave on the
                                                                                                                              day before or after a
                                                                                                                              holiday or break must be
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?         early release or inservice day                                  requested in advance

                                                              ilness/injury on the job, court/jury duty, professional leave
What other types of paid leave does the district offer?       during planning days, military


Leave for Professional Development


Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                   yes

How many years of service are required for a teacher to be
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                              6


How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                  other                                                          60% of salary. null
                                                                                                                            full-time employment;
                                                                                                                            must commit to serve
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from years                                                        for district for 2 years,
of service?                                                          other                                                  coursework must also
                                                                                                                            The CBA calls upon the
Is there additional leave for any professional development that                                                             district to establish a
takes place outside of the district?                            yes                                                         professional leave pool.
                                                                                                                            However, the
How many hours or days of professional development leave can                                                                professional leave pool
a teacher take over and above the professional development      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed               allows for 40 days to be
days already scheduled by the district?                         documents                                                   used collectively by unit


Attendance Incentives

Can a teacher earn additional pay or leave days for                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
demonstrating good job attendance?                                  documents

What is the amount or range of pay that a teacher can earn for      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
demonstrating good job attendance?                                  documents                                               Benefit is available after
                                                                                                                            the third year of service,
Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at the end                                                              and a teacher must
of each school year?                                           yes                                                          have a minimum of 10

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave
at the end of a school year?                                    50%

Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at
retirement?                                                         yes

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave 94% after 13 years of service; 35% - 50% for 3 - 12 years
at retirement?                                                  of service
What is the maximum payment for unused sick leave at
retirement for a teacher with a master's degree and 30 years of
experience in the district?                                     $101,593.32


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION
Professional Development
Following a negative evaluation, is the teacher required to
develop a personalized professional growth, development or
improvement plan as a component of the remediation process?    yes


Mentors


Is a mentor available to a new teacher?                        yes

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long is the mentorship program for a new teacher?          documents

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Who selects teachers to be mentors?                            documents

Is it expected that a mentor will have experience in subject   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
area/grade related to the teacher's teaching assignment?       documents

What is the minimum number of years of experience a teacher    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
must have to be eligible to be a mentor?                       documents

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is a mentor paid?                                              documents

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Are mentors provided with training?                            documents

Does a mentor have reduced teaching responsibilities or release issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
time?                                                           documents

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Does a mentor observe the teacher teaching?                    documents
Summer Orientation


Is there a summer orientation for new teachers?                     yes
                                                                                                                     CBA states that
How long is the standard summer orientation that the district                                                        orientation should be no
provides for new teachers?                                          2 days                                           more than 2 days.

                                                                                                                     Orientation is included in
Is a new teacher paid to attend the summer orientation?             no                                               base pay.


TENURE


Role of Tenure on Teacher Assignment and Employment
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period of
a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
that the teacher should receive tenure?                           documents

Is a teacher required to demonstrate student growth prior to         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
being awarded tenure?                                               documents

Can a district dismiss a teacher on a provisional contract before issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the end of the school year?                                       documents

By what date must an untenured teacher be notified of a non-        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
renewal of his/her contract?                                        documents
What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before continuing contract status    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(tenure) is granted?                                                documents


TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT
Voluntary Transfers
                                                                   2 years, 11 months; exceptions can be made for those
How long does a teacher have to be in a single school before       teaching outside of their area of certification and for those
s/he can apply to transfer to another school?                      involuntarily transferred in the last two years

                                                                   no, submit transfer form to HR, listing up to 4 schools in
Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? order of preference


Can voluntary transfers apply to as many positions as they wish? no, voluntary transfers can apply to up to 4 schools
                                                                                                                                   Teachers under
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to                                                                   improvement plans
another school?                                                     no                                                             cannot transfer.
                                                                                                                                   Teachers may request a
                                                                                                                                   transfer after 2 years
Can a teacher apply to transfer to a different school during                                                                       and 11 months of
his/her probationary period?                                        no                                                             service.
                                                                                                                                   The seven most senior
                                                                                                                                   applicants are
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to                                                                         guaranteed interviews at
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                          yes                                                              at least one school on
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are       no, transfers are selected by the district, although
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          principals approve the selections

Do principals have access to a teacher's evaluation ratings as     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
part of his/her transfer application?
Does the collective bargaining contract or district school board   documents
policy contain any language that refers to the goal of equitably
distributing experienced teachers among schools when
assigning teachers?                                                no


Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing

Before excessing occurs, does the district ask for or accept
volunteers?                                                        yes
Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of
seniority?                                                        yes

Other than seniority, what factors does the district use to identify
teachers for excessing?                                              teacher performance

Do principals have any discretion in determining which teachers issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
will be excessed?                                               documents                                          those with special
                                                                                                                   training, extracurricular
Which teaching positions are protected from excessing under                                                        teachers, coaches,
the district's collective bargaining agreement?                    other                                           union representatives.


Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed?              no

What is the limit on the number of times a teacher can be
excessed?
Separate from excessing, does the district allow principals or      no more than once a year
other administrators to involuntarily transfer a teacher to another
school? If so, for what reasons is he/she allowed to initiate such issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
a transfer?                                                         documents


Placing Excessed Teachers

When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does
s/he apply for a new position?                                    the district assigns excessed teachers

Can excessed teachers apply to as many positions as they
wish?                                                             n/a, HR makes assignments

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to
interview excessed transfer applicants?                           no
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                            no, HR makes assignments
Do principals have the right to refuse the assignment of an          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
excessed teacher to their schools?                                  documents

Do excessed teachers have the right to refuse a school              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
assignment?                                                         documents

What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new
assignments?                                                        they are subject to a reduction-in-force
Do excessed teachers continue to receive salary and benefits
while looking for a new position? If so, is there a limit on how    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
long these benefits last?                                           documents


Role of Seniority

Do more senior teachers who voluntarily transfer have greater       yes, the most senior teachers are guaranteed at least one
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         interview

Do more senior teachers who have been excessed have greater         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         documents
If excessed teachers are assigned by the district, does the
district consider a teacher's seniority when assigning him/her to   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
a new school?                                                       documents
Are teachers who have been identified for excessing allowed to
switch positions to "bump" a less senior teacher from his/her
job?                                                                yes


Timeline for Transfers

                                                                    March 1 (request); vacancies open to transfers only until
When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?        May 1

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?          documents
                                                                                                                             Voluntary transfers
                                                                                                                             given priority for
Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant                                                              vacancy positions until
positions?                                                           yes                                                     May 1st. Also
                                                                                                                             Specifically, teachers
                                                                                                                             with 10 or more years of
                                                                                                                             service who are
Which type of transfer is placed first: voluntary or excessed?       excessed teachers                                       displaced by school

Can a teacher be involuntarily transferred to another school after
the school year has started?                                       yes

Is there a date after the school year has started that involuntary    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
transfers cannot occur? (Date specified in footnote)                 documents


UNION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES


Union Role

Must a principal or school administrator meet with union              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
representatives on a regular basis?                                  documents

Do union presidents continue to accrue seniority from the district issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
while on leave?                                                    documents

Do union presidents receive any compensation from the district
(salary/benefits) while on leave?                                   no, they receive one year leave without pay
After a union official has served in a leadership role in the union
and taken leave from his/her district, can s/he return to his/her    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
previous position in the district?                                  documents
                                                                                                                             Announcements can be
Is some time at faculty meetings required to be allotted to union                                                            made after adjournment
matters?                                                             yes                                                     of meetings.
Is leave available for a teacher to attend union associated
activities (not counting leave given to elected union                yes - 40 days leave provided with no more than 25 per
representatives)?                                                    bargaining unit.
Who pays for a substitute when a teacher attends union               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
functions (if that teacher is not an elected union representative)? documents                                              Teachers may leave
                                                                                                                           early on meeting days
Does a teacher who is a union representative have fewer school                                                             only and once students
related responsibilities than other teachers?                    early dismissal                                           have left their care.


Waivers

Is there a waiver or variance provision for portions of or the
entire collective bargaining agreement?                          yes

                                                                 waiver must have faculty consensus through their shared
Do teachers have a vote in a request for a waiver?               decision making process


What requirements must be met for a waiver to be approved?       approval of superintendent and DTU executive board


How long is a waiver in effect?                                  no longer than remainder of school year


Can a waiver be renewed?                                         yes
                          Source: CBA (or
                          bargained
                          provision), district
                          policy, state law,
Citation                  practice




Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 70, Art. XII K
3                         CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 70, Art. XII K
3                         CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 70, Art. XII K
3                         CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 70, Art. XII K
3                         CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 70, Art. XII K
3                         CBA




Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 74, Art XIII B CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 74, Art XIII B CBA




Benefits Guide, p. 6   CBA


Benefits Guide, p. 6   CBA




Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 28, Art. VI C CBA

Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 28, Art. VI C CBA


                       CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar          CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar          CBA
2010-2011 School
Year Calendar &
Board Policy IC        CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 29, Art. VI E
& 2010-2011 School
Year Calendar          CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar          CBA


p. 61                  CBA




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                       CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 30, Art. VI E
1                      CBA




Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 37, Art. VI
AA                     CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 38, Art. VI
AA                     CBA

Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 31, Ar7. VI I CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 38, Art. VI
AA                     CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art.
XII.H.1a               CBA




Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 30, Art. VI E
3                      CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 30, Art. VI E
3                      CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 30, Art. VI E
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Florida Statutes:
1012.22, 1012.27(2)   CBA
                   CBA

2009-2010 Salary
Schedule           CBA




2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule            CBA
2009-2010 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
Salary Schedule     CBA
2009-2010 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
Salary Schedule     CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA




2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar   CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar   CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar   CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar   CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA




Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 64, Art. XII A
2                         CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 64, Art. XII A
2d                        CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 64, Art. XII A
2e                        CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 64, Art. XII A
2e                        CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 64, Art. XII A
2e                        CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 64, Art. XII A
2e                        CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 64, Art. XII A
2                         CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 64, Art. XII A
2e                        CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 93, App. B   CBA

Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 92, App. B   CBA




Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 98, App. C-2 CBA


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Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 97, App. C   CBA

Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 97, App. C   CBA

Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 97, App. C   CBA




                        CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art. XII F
2                       CBA
Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 93, App. B   CBA




Duval BP 6.73         CBA


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Duval BP 6.73         CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA
Duval County CBA,
2009-2011: p. 23, Art.
V. D.7; App. E. C.     CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 46, Art.
VIII, D                CBA
Duval County CBA,
2009-2011: p. 96,
App. E. C.             CBA
                  CBA
 Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; p. 16   CBA




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Florida Statute, Title
XLVIII, ch. 1012, sec.
34.3                   CBA


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Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; p.14    CBA
Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; p.19    CBA


                     CBA




Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; pp. 3-5   CBA
Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; pp. 3-5   CBA
Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; p. 28     CBA
Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; p.4       CBA




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Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; pp. 3-13 CBA




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Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; pp. 3-13 CBA

Duval County CBA,
2009-2011: Art. V.N. CBA
Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; p. 15   CBA


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Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; p. 16   CBA


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Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; p. 17   CBA




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Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 16, Art. IV.4 CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 33, Art. VI.P CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 76, F.1       CBA




                     CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 31, Art. VI.L CBA


                       CBA
Duval County CBA,
2009-2011: p. 20, Art.
V. C.                  CBA
                      CBA


                      CBA




Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 24, Art. V.F.3 CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 25, Art.
V, G6                   CBA


                      CBA



Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 23, Art. V.H
and p. 103, App. G    CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 103, App. G CBA


                      CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 103, App. G CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 101, App. G CBA
                    CBA




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                    CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 20,
Art. V              CBA


                    CBA


                    CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 11,
Art. III-A          CBA


                    CBA




Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 57,
Art. X-A            CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 57,
Art. X-A               CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 57,
Art. X-A               CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: pp. 57-
58, Art. X-A           CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: pp. 57-
58, Art. X-A           CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 58,
Art. X-A               CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 58,
Art. X-A               CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 58,
Art. X-A               CBA




Duval County CBA,
2009-2011: p.45 Art.
VIII, C.               CBA
Duval County CBA,
2009-2011: p.46 Art.
VIII, D.               CBA


                       CBA
Duval County CBA,
2009-2011: p.46, Art.
VIII, D.              CBA


                      CBA
Duval County CBA,
2009-2011: p.46, Art.
VIII, D.              CBA
Duval County CBA,
2009-2011: p.46, Art.
VIII, D. 3.           CBA




Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 50, Art.
IX-B                       CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 50, Art.
IX-B                       CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 50, Art.
IX-B                       CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 49, Art.
IX-B; p. 75, Art. XIII-D   CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 51, Art.
IX-B.4                     CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 35, Art.
VI - Q                     CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 54,
Art. IX-J            CBA




Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 52,
Art. IX-D            CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 52,
Art. IX-D            CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: pp. 50,
52, Art. IX-B, D     CBA


                     CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 52,
Art. IX-D            CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: pp. 52-
53, Art. IX          CBA




Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 55, Art.
IX-L                   CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 55,
Art. IX-L              CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 55,
Art. IX-L              CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: pp. 55-
56, Art. IX              CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 13,
Art. III-F               CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 13,
Art. III-F               CBA




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                         CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 76, Art.
XIII-E                   CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 76,
Art. XIII-E              CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 78, Art.
XIII-G                   CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 78, Art.
XIII-G County CBA
Duval                    CBA
2009-2011: p. 78,
Art. XIII-G; 2009-
2010 Salary Schedule     CBA
Duval Teacher
Assessment System,
2009-2010; p. 17   CBA




Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 67, Art. XII.F CBA


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Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 42, Art. VII.C CBA

Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 42, Art. VII.C CBA

Duval CBA 2009-
2011: p. 43, Art. VII.C CBA




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Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 44,
Art. VIII, A1(e)        CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.44, Art.
VIII, A                 CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.44, Art.
VIII                    CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: pp. 45-
46, Art. VIII, E2(a)    CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 42, A.
1.                      CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.43, Art.
VIII                    CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.43, Art.
VIII                    CBA


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Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 46,
Art. VIII, E6           CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.46, Art.
VIII, E7              CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.44, Art.
VIII, D               CBA


                         CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: pp. 45-
46, Art. VIII, E2(a), E5 CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 45-46,
Art. VIII, E2(a)         CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.45, Art.
VIII, E                  CBA


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Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.46, Art.
VIII                    CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.46, Art.
VIII                    CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.43, Art.
VIII                    CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.46, Art.
VIII                    CBA
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Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 46, Art.
VIII, D                CBA


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Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.44, Art.
VIII, A               CBA


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                     CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 44,
Art. VIII, E3        CBA




Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.42, Art.
VIII, A1              CBA


                     CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: pp. 42,
43, Art. VIII, A1, A3(c) CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p.44, Art.
VIII, A2                 CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 47,
Art. VIII, E13           CBA


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                       CBA
Duval County CBA
2009-2011: p. 13, Art.
III, E                 CBA



Duval County School CBA
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 12, Art.
III.B.4                 CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 13, Art. III.F CBA
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Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 14, Art. III.K CBA



Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 17, Art.
Duval and p. School
IV.6.a County98, App.    CBA
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 17, Art.
IV.A.6.b                 CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 18, Art. IV.B   CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 18, Art. IV.B   CBA
Duval County School
District CBA 2009-
2011: p. 18, Art. IV.B   CBA

								
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