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									East Baton Rouge Parish School System




Question                                                       Answer                                          Footnote


BENEFITS


Tuition Reimbursement                                                                                          Tuition reimbursement
                                                                                                               is available first to
Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for                                                     teachers seeking
teachers?                                                      yes                                             certifcation/highly

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the cap on tuition reimbursement for a single year?    documents                                       Tuition reimbursement
Must a course be related to the teacher's current or future                                                    is available first to
assignment or certification to be eligible for tuition                                                         teachers seeking
reimbursement?                                                 yes                                             certifcation/highly

Must the teacher meet a grade requirement to be eligible for   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
tuition reimbursement?                                         documents

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


Life Insurance


Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         yes
If basic life insurance is not automatically included in the benefits
package, how much is the minimum premium that the teacher             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
has to pay?                                                           documents


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?                                                             no


CALENDAR


School Year

What does the district consider the teacher contract year for         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                        documents

Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                          documents
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)?                                            182
                                                                      6

How many days in the 2010-2011 calendar is the teacher on-site ------ Answer ending 06/29/2010 ------
without students?                                              4
                                                               176

                                                                      ------ Answer ending 06/29/2010 ------
How many student days are on the 2010-2011 calendar?                  178
How many hours are teachers scheduled to be on site during the
10-11 school year? (10-11 elementary teacher work year x daily issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
on-site requirement for elementary teachers)                   documents

How many student half-days are listed on the 2010-2011             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
calendar?                                                          documents

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What types of alternative schedules does the district have?        documents


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
meetings)                                                      30 minutes

                                                                   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        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                documents


Preparation Time

Is any of the teacher planning time designated for collaborative   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
planning?                                                          documents

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         documents

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? documents
                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?      documents

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?         documents


Faculty Meetings                                                                                                Faculty meetings are
                                                                                                                held whenever the
                                                                                                                principal calls a meeting,
How often are faculty meetings held?                           whenever principal calls a meeting               but must be held at least

How much advance notice is required before a principal can hold issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
a faculty meeting?                                              documents


Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?            no


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?   yes-salary schedule
                                                                        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
longevity bonus?                                                       21


Structure of the Salary Schedule

Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional year
of teaching in the district?                                     yes

What is the average raise for earning an additional year of            Bachelor's lane: 1.39%
experience? most districts earn raises for both an additional year
Teachers in                                                            Master's lane: 1.53%
of experience and for 'cost of living.' What is the average 'cost of
living' adjustment? (reported as a percentage of change from the
previousthe total change in salary accounting for both earning an
What is year)                                                          0%
additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                         1.20%

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?                   5: BA, MA, MA+30, Specialist, PhD

What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                     2,297
                                                                       31

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher with a         ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
bachelor's degree to reach the maximum salary?                         30
                                                                       31

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher with a         ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
master's degree to reach the maximum salary?                           30
Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 43,536

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       45,217
                                                                 62,318

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a                    ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
bachelor's degree?                                                        61,318

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   44,389

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                46,663
                                                                          65,416

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a                    ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
master's degree?                                                          64,416


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?                                         239.21

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              248.45
                                                                          342.41

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
a bachelor's degree?                                             336.91

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           243.90
What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   256.39
                                                                    359.43

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
a master's degree?                                               353.93


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
What is the highest step for which a teacher who is new to the
district, but not new to teaching can qualify? (see FN for
differences between types of teaching experience)                    maximum step

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching
experience in another public school district within the state?       yes

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching
experience in another public school district outside the state?      yes

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching
experience in a private school?                                      yes

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching
experience in a college or university?                               yes
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for experience in
a subject-related profession? What is the maximum amount of          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
credit awarded for subject-related experience?                       documents
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for serving in the   yes, a teacher who worked as a teacher prior to active
military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of credit        service and served in World War II, Korean War, or
awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                      Vietnam War can receive credit for military experience


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties
                                                                                                                         The amount of the
                                                                                                                         stipend is dependent on
What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head                                                                 the teacher's placement
football coach?                                                  $4,201 - $6,394 + 11 days at daily rate                 on the salary schedule.

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama
sponsor?                                                         $750


Differential Pay for Hard to Staff Assignments

Can a teacher earn additional pay by working in a school         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
classified by the district as "high-needs"?                      documents

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

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance? documents

If a teacher can earn additional pay on the basis of performance, issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
how is performance determined?                                    documents

What is the amount or range of the award for effective           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
performance?                                                     documents


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

Can a teacher who has National Board certification earn
additional pay?                                                  yes
What is the annual amount or range of the additional pay for
National Board certification?                                        $3,000


DISMISSAL


Dismissal of Tenured Teachers

What is the process at the district level to dismiss a teacher for   The board votes to dismiss, notifies the teacher w/in 20
incompetence, including appeals?                                     days of charges and arranges for a hearing.

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     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
hearing, for example (excluding duration of hearing)?                documents

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
dismissal procedures, may pay be suspended? (note when
benefits is also mentioned)                                          pay may be suspended

What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
assignments?                                                        documents
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?      120 days prior to expiration of date of contract


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
provisional contract?                                              yes

Does a provisional teacher have any recourse if his/her contract
is not renewed?                                                  no

Does a provisional teacher have any recourse if s/he is
dismissed during the term of the contract?                         no

Can the decision to dismiss a provisional teacher during the term
of the contract be appealed beyond the district level?            no

Can a district dismiss a teacher on a provisional contract before
the end of the school year?                                       yes

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
Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?                no


Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?      yes

What kind of feedback does the teacher receive following an
evaluation?                                                        conference with evaluator


How many categories of ratings are there?                          3: satisfactory; needs improvment; unsatisfactory


Are evaluators required to give notice of an observation?          yes


Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation

Can student performance, however measured, be factored into        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teacher evalautions?                                               documents

Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   documents

Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass
the evaluation?                                                    no

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
How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                  once a year

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a
nontenured teacher?                                                not less than the duration of one complete lesson

Must the evaluation of a teacher with a provisional contract be    Classroom observations                                Provisional teachers are
based on multiple observations?                                    yes
                                                                   Progress towards meeting goals and objectives of a    observed at least twice.
                                                                   professional growth plan
Does the evaluation of the nontenured teacher incorporate          Other
multiple lines of evidence?                                                                                              self-evaluation. null


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers                                                                             The teacher is evaluated
                                                                                                                         on progress towards
                                                                                                                         his/her professional
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?         once every 3 years                                    growth plan goals in the

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
multiple observations?                                             no

What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's         Classroom observations
observation?                                                       not less than the duration of one complete lesson a
                                                                   Progress towards meeting goals and objectives of
                                                                   professional growth plan
Does the evaluation of the tenured teacher incorporate multiple    Other
lines of evidence?                                                                                                       self-evaluation. null

Are teachers required to submit lesson plans regularly to a        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
school administrator?                                              documents


Improvement Plans for Struggling Teachers
                                                                                                                       The timeline for
                                                                                                                       improvement may not
Does the remediation plan include a timeline for improvement?     yes                                                  exceed 2 years.

Must a teacher observe other teachers as part of the
remediation plan?                                                 yes: discretionary


Is a teacher provided a mentor as part of the remediation plan?   yes: discretionary

Must a teacher on remediation complete additional professional
development coursework?                                           yes: discretionary

How long is a teacher on a remediation plan before s/he is   The teacher is reevaluated upon completion of the
reevaluated?                                                 intensive assistance plan, a plan not to exceed 2 years. a new plan may be
                                                             continuation of remediation period
                                                             teacher is recommended for dismissal                     initiated. If the
What happens when a tenured teacher on a remediation plan is other                                                    administrator opts to
reevaluated and receives a negative evaluation?                                                                       terminate, termination

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         issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
improvement plan as a component of the remediation process?       documents


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
(tenure) is granted?                                                    3 years


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

                                                                      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Are parents included as members of site-based teams?                 documents
                                                                     the principal shall have authority to make such
What non-classroom duties may a teacher be asked or not              assignments, which shall be distributed as equitably as
asked to perform?                                                    possible among teachers

Does the school district reimburse for damage to a teacher's         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
property incurred on school grounds? If so, for what amount?         documents


Teacher Conduct

Is a teacher obligated to notify the school/district if he/she has
been arrested?                                                       yes


Is there a dress code for teachers?                                  yes-professional dress

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       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
classroom?                                                          documents

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

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Are teachers notified if a student commits a crime?                 documents

Must a teacher be notified of a disruptive student's behavior        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
history?                                                            documents
                                                                  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 transfer of a teacher from one school to
                                                                 involuntary                                          "Grievances about any
                                                                 another                                              job action taken against
About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a      the result of a teacher's evaluation rating          an employee are
grievance?                                                       teacher layoffs                                      excluded."

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

                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?   documents

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?          no
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                                                        There are two steps
and formal) before arbitration begins?                                 2                                            before a hearing.
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                                85 days

In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
for the costs of arbitration?                                      documents

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

Is an arbitration or board of education decision concerning a filed issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
grievance final and binding?                                        documents


LAYOFFS


Layoffs

In the case of a layoff, is seniority determined at the school level
or district level?                                                     district level                               Yes, however,
                                                                                                                    performance is last
Does a teacher's performance in the classroom factor into                                                           among the criteria for
decisions about which teachers are laid off?                           yes                                          layoffs. In the event of a


Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?           no
                                                                                                                            The criteria for lay offs
                                                                                                                            are in order listed:
Are layoffs made according to reverse seniority within area of                                                              certification; seniority;
certification?                                                      yes                                                     academic prepartion;
                                                                                                                            In the event of a tie, the
                                                                                                                            district uses a scoring
                                                                        academic preparation/level of degree/professional   rubric factoring in
When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                  background                                           certification, degree,
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: teachers rehired in reverse order of layoff


How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?              1 year


LEAVE


Sick Leave                                                                                                                  11-month employees
                                                                                                                            granted 11 days and 12-
                                                                                                                            month employees
How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   10                                                      granted 12 days.


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
                                                                                                                            Employees can be
                                                                                                                            eligible if bank is
Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               unclear                                                 established.

After how many days of absence does a teacher have to provide
medical documentation for sick leave?                         6 or for repeated absences less than 5 days                   yes for medical
                                                                                                                            sabbatical, extended
Does the district have the right to request medical certification                                                           sick leave or assault on
from a district-approved doctor?                                    other                                                   the job. null
                                                                                                                         Leave over 20 days will
                                                                                                                         interrupt consecutive
How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity   accumulated sick leave and 12 weeks unpaid under           service for sabbatical
leave in the footnote)                                        FMLA                                                       and tenure. Adoption


Personal Leave


How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?         2


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? no

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?         documents                                                  Extended sick leave
                                                                                                                         allows for 90 days per 6
                                                              extended sick leave, assault or battery in-line-of-duty,   year period with pay at
What other types of paid leave does the district offer?       worker's compensation, military, jury duty                 65%. Paid military leave


Leave for Professional Development                                                                                       Sabbatical leaves
                                                                                                                         granted for medical or
                                                                                                                         professional/cultural
Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                   yes                                                        improvement to pursue

How many years of service are required for a teacher to be
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                              3 (for 1 semester leave) or 6 (for 2 semester leave)


How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                 other                                                      65%. null
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from years
of service?                                                          greater seniority relative to other applicants

Is there additional leave for any professional development that
takes place outside of the district?                            yes
How many hours or days of professional development leave can
a teacher take over and above the professional development      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
days already scheduled by the district?                         documents


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

Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at the end issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
of each school year?                                           documents

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
at the end of a school year?                                    documents

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

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave
at retirement?                                                  teacher's current daily rate up to 25 days
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?                                     8,592


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION
Professional Development
Following a negative evaluation, is the teacher required to
develop a personalized professional growth, development or      issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
improvement plan as a component of the remediation process?    documents


Mentors

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is a mentor available to a new teacher?                        documents

                                                               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

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is there a summer orientation for new teachers?                     documents

How long is the standard summer orientation that the district       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
provides for new teachers?                                          documents

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is a new teacher paid to attend the summer orientation?             documents


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
the end of the school year?                                       yes

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
(tenure) is granted?                                                3 years


TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT
Voluntary Transfers

How long does a teacher have to be in a single school before        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
s/he can apply to transfer to another school?                       documents

                                                                   no, submit request in writing to superintendent; district
Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? needs take precedence over teacher's needs


Can voluntary transfers apply to as many positions as they wish? no limit stated

Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
another school?                                                     documents

Can a teacher apply to transfer to a different school during         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
his/her probationary period?                                        documents

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                          documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          documents

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        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
volunteers?                                                         documents
Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
seniority?                                                       documents

Other than seniority, what factors does the district use to identify issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teachers for excessing?                                              documents

Do principals have any discretion in determining which teachers issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
will be excessed?                                               documents

Which teaching positions are protected from excessing under       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the district's collective bargaining agreement?                  documents

                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed?            documents

What is the limit on the number of times a teacher can be            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
excessed?
Separate from excessing, does the district allow principals or      documents
other administrators to involuntarily transfer a teacher to another
school? If so, for what reasons is he/she allowed to initiate such
a transfer?                                                         yes, "best interest" of district


Placing Excessed Teachers

When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
s/he apply for a new position?                                   documents

Can excessed teachers apply to as many positions as they         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
wish?                                                            documents

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
interview excessed transfer applicants?                           documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                            documents
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               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
assignments?                                                        documents
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       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         documents

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       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
job?                                                                documents


Timeline for Transfers

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?        documents

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?          documents
Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
positions?                                                           documents

                                                                      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ-reviewed
Which type of transfer is placed first: voluntary or excessed?       documents

Can a teacher be involuntarily transferred to another school after issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the school year has started?                                       documents

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 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(salary/benefits) while on leave?                                   documents
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

Is some time at faculty meetings required to be allotted to union     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
matters?                                                             documents
Is leave available for a teacher to attend union associated
activities (not counting leave given to elected union                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
representatives)?                                                    documents
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

Does a teacher who is a union representative have fewer school issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
related responsibilities than other teachers?                  documents


Waivers

Is there a waiver or variance provision for portions of or the    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
entire collective bargaining agreement?                          documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Do teachers have a vote in a request for a waiver?               documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What requirements must be met for a waiver to be approved?       documents

                                                                 issue not addressed on scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long is a waiver in effect?                                  documents

                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a waiver be renewed?                                         documents
                       Source: CBA (or
                       bargained
                       provision), district
                       policy, state law,
Citation               practice




http://humanresource
s.ebrschools.org/expl
ore.cfm/tuitionexempt
ion/                  District Policy



http://humanresource District Policy
s.ebrschools.org/expl
ore.cfm/tuitionexempt
ion/                  District Policy



http://humanresource District Policy
s.ebrschools.org/expl
ore.cfm/tuitionexempt
ion/                  District Policy




Benefits Guide         District Policy
Benefits Guide     District Policy




Benefits Guide     CBA


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2010-2011 School
Year Calendar      CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar      CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar      CBA
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2010-2011 School
Year Calendar        CBA


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East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBRC   CBA


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East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBRD   CBA

East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBRD   CBA

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Board Policy: GBRD   CBA




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Louisiana Revised
Statute: 17:421.3;
Louisiana State
Minimum Salary       CBA
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2008-2009 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




East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBAA   CBA

East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBAA   CBA

East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBAA   CBA

East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBAA   CBA

East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBAA   CBA

East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBAA   CBA


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East Baton Rouge
Board Policy: GBAA   CBA
2008-2009 Salary
Schedule p. 7       CBA

2008-2009 Salary
Schedule p. 6       CBA




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Salary Schedule, p. 6 CBA
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East Baton Rouge BP
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East Baton Rouge BP
GBKA                CBA


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East Baton Rouge BP
GBKA                CBA
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GBA                 CBA




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East Baton Rouge BP
GBG                 CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBG, GBN            CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBG, GBN            CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBG, GBN            CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBG                 CBA


                   CBA
Louisiana Statute
17:3883, 3904
East Baton Rouge          CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan,
pp. 9, 22 Rouge
East Baton                CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
20, sec. 6.5Rouge
East Baton                CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
10 Baton Rouge
East                      CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
18                        CBA




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East Baton Rouge        CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan,
pp. 10, 44 Rouge
East Baton              CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
20, sec. 6.5            CBA




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East Baton Rouge
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
9 PersonnelRouge
East Baton Acc            CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
10 Baton Rouge
East                      CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan p.
18 Baton Rouge
East                      CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan,
pp. 9-10, sec. 6.1        CBA



East Baton Rouge
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan,
p. 23                     CBA



East Baton Rouge          CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
19 Baton Rouge
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BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
10 Baton Rouge
East                      CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan,
pp. 9-10, sec. 6.1        CBA


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East Baton Rouge
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
5
East Baton Rouge          CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
26 Baton Rouge
East                      CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
26 Baton Rouge
East                      CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
26 Baton Rouge
East                      CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
24 Baton Rouge
East                      CBA
BOE Personnel
Accountability Plan, p.
26                        CBA


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East Baton Rouge      CBA
Parish School System
Policy Manual: p. 82,
GBRE                  CBA


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East Baton Rouge
Parish School System
Policy: GBRA         CBA
East Baton Rouge
Parish School System
Policy: GABM         CBA


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East Baton Rouge BP
GBKA                CBA
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East Baton Rouge
Parish School System
Policy: GAK          CBA
East Baton Rouge
Parish School System
Policy: GAK          CBA


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East Baton Rouge
Parish School System
School Board Policy:
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East Baton Rouge
Board Policies: BP
GAE                  CBA
East Baton Rouge
Board Policies: BP
GAE                  CBA


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BP GAE               CBA
BP GAE               CBA
East Baton Rouge
Board Policies: BP
GAE                  CBA
East Baton Rouge
Board Policies: BP
GAE                  CBA


BP GAE               CBA


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BP GAE               CBA


BP GAE               CBA




East Baton Rouge BP
GBNA                CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBNA                CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBNA                CBA
East Baton Rouge BP
GBNA                CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBNA                CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBNA                CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBNA                CBA




East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIB p. 1          CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIB p. 1          CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIB p. 1          CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIB p.6           CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIB p.6           CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRHA, GBRIB p. 1 CBA
East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIC               CBA




East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIA               CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIA               CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIA               CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIA               CBA


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East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIB p. 3, 4;
GBRID; GBRIH        CBA




East Baton Rouge BP
GBRHA p. 2          CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRHA p. 2          CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRHA p. 3          CBA
East Baton Rouge BP
GBRHA p. 3          CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRH                CBA


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East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIB p.2           CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIB p.6           CBA

East Baton Rouge BP
GBRIB p.6           CBA
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District Policy
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East Baton Rouge BP
GBG                 CBA


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BP GBG             CBA
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East Baton Rouge
Board Policies: BP
GBM                  CBA
East Baton Rouge
Board Policies: BP
GBM                  CBA


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East Baton Rouge
Board Policies: BP
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