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Question                                                       Answer                                          Footnote


BENEFITS


Tuition Reimbursement                                                                                          Employees successfully
                                                                                                               completing the
Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for                                                     Alternative Certification
teachers?                                                      yes                                             Program in a critical
                                                                                                               Employees successfully
                                                                                                               completing the
                                                                                                               Alternative Certification
What is the cap on tuition reimbursement for a single year?    $2,500                                          Program in a critical
                                                                                                               Employees successfully
Must a course be related to the teacher's current or future                                                    completing the
assignment or certification to be eligible for tuition                                                         Alternative Certification
reimbursement?                                                 yes                                             Program in a critical

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 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
eligible for reimbursement?                                    documents


Life Insurance


Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         yes
                                                                                                                      The cost is dependent
If basic life insurance is not automatically included in the benefits                                                 on the employee's age
package, how much is the minimum premium that the teacher                                                             and ranges from $0.71-
has to pay?                                                           varies                                          $17.03 per $1,000 of


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
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                        187

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)?                                            187

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?                  177
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


What types of alternative schedules does the district have?        other                                                      extended year. null


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)                                                      not specified

                                                                   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        7 hours, 45 minutes for elementary teachers; 8 hours for
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                secondary teachers


Preparation Time                                                                                                             Teachers are required to
                                                                   language arts, math, social studies, and science teachers use this period daily to
Is any of the teacher planning time designated for collaborative   in grades 9, 10, and 11 will have a planning period in    meet with the subject
planning?                                                          addition to the conference period                         team to plan lessons,

                                                                   7 hours, 30 minutes every 2 weeks; district acknowledges
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         policy which is mandated by state law

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? documents
                                                              7 hours, 30 minutes every 2 weeks; district acknowledges
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?      policy which is mandated by state law

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


Faculty Meetings

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How often are faculty meetings held?                          documents

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

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?           documents


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
                                                                                                          class size restrictions
                                                          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed   dictated by Texas state
What is the class size restriction for grade 2?           documents                                       law

                                                          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
                                                                                                                             Uncertified teachers are
                                                                                                                             on designated lanes of
Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      yes                                                   the salary schedule.
                                                                                                                             Beginning with the third
                                                                                                                             year of employment,
After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a                                                                professional employees
longevity bonus?                                                       3                                                     earn $100 per year for


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: 1.70%
experience? most districts earn raises for both an additional year
Teachers in                                                            Master's lane: 1.60%
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)                                                         1.3%

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

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

What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                     1,057
                                                                       36

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher with a         ------ Answer ending 10/18/2010 ------
bachelor's degree to reach the maximum salary?                         35

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher with a         ------ Answer ending 10/18/2010 ------
master's degree to reach the maximum salary?                           34
Annual Salary                                                             45,114

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher       ------ Answer ending 10/18/2010 ------
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 45,014

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       46,264
                                                                 71,930

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a                    ------ Answer ending 10/18/2010 ------
bachelor's degree?                                                        71,730

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   45,614

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                46,802

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          71,930


Daily Rate of Pay                                                         241.25

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year   ------ Answer ending 10/18/2010 ------
teacher with a bachelor's degree?                                         240.72

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              247.40

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             383.58
                                                                 243.93

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year   ------ Answer ending 10/18/2010 ------
teacher with a master's degree?                                           243.39
What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   250.28

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               383.58


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)                    other                                            20. null

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
experience in another public school district within the state?       documents

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
experience in another public school district outside the state?      documents

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
experience in a private school?                                      documents

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
experience in a college or university?                               documents
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
military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of credit        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                      documents


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties
What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
football coach?                                                  documents

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
sponsor?                                                         documents


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                                                 The stipend depends on
                                                                  yes, bilingual education teachers earn bonuses of $667-   the number of classes in
Can a teacher earn a higher annual salary, or additional stipend, $4,000, math, science and special education teachers      the critical subject area
by virtue of teaching certain subjects?                           $500-$3,000, ESL teachers $333-$2,000                     taught.


Differential Pay Based on Performance                                                                                       School employees
                                                                                                                            receive monetary
                                                                                                                            rewards for excellence
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance? yes                                                          in instruction of students

If a teacher can earn additional pay on the basis of performance,
how is performance determined?                                    student performance

What is the amount or range of the award for effective
performance?                                                     up to $1,000


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          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
additional pay?                                                  documents
What is the annual amount or range of the additional pay for         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
National Board certification?                                        documents


DISMISSAL


Dismissal of Tenured Teachers                                        Continuing contracts (tenured)-state law. Term contracts -
                                                                     if nonrenewed may request hearing before board. If         Most teachers with 3+
What is the process at the district level to dismiss a teacher for   terminated during contract, may request hrng before        yrs. experience are on
incompetence, including appeals?                                     hearing examiner                                           term contracts.

Can a teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the district         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed            Yes for the term
level?                                                               documents                                                 contract, C.C- state law
How long does it take to dismiss a teacher for incompetence          Continuing Contract-state law, Board shall act on Hearing
from notice of intent to dismiss to a decision at a school board     Officer's rec at 1st possible meeting; Nonrenewal of term
hearing, for example (excluding duration of hearing)?                contract, 45 days plus duration of hearing

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
time for cause? (Or must it be at the end of the year?)              yes                                                       The teacher may be
When a tenured teacher is suspended and awaiting formal                                                                        suspended with pay for
dismissal procedures, may pay be suspended? (note when                In TX yes for term contracts issue not addressed for     a period not to exceed
benefits is also mentioned)                                          con't contracts                                           30 days.

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

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When must a tenured teacher be notified of his/her dismissal?      documents


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
that the teacher should receive tenure?                           yes

Does a district have to cite the causes for not renewing a
provisional contract?                                              no

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            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
the end of the school year?                                       yes

By what date must an untenured teacher be notified of a non-
renewal of his/her contract?                                       45th day before last day of instruction


EVALUATION


The Evaluation Instrument
                                                                                                                       Texas uses the PDAS,
                                                                                                                       Professional
                                                                                                                       Development Appraisal
Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?                yes - districts may use as a model but can modify   System which Aldine


Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?      district acknowledges state law

What kind of feedback does the teacher receive following an
evaluation?                                                        district acknowledges state law


How many categories of ratings are there?                          district acknowledges state law


Are evaluators required to give notice of an observation?          district acknowledges state law


Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation

Can student performance, however measured, be factored into
teacher evalautions?                                               district acknowledges state law

Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   district acknowledges state law

Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass
the evaluation?                                                    district acknowledges state law

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


Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers

Can an administrator extend the provisional contract for
nontenured teachers?                                               yes
How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                 once a year

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a
nontenured teacher?                                               District acknowledges state law   There must be 3
                                                                                                    documented walk-
Must the evaluation of a teacher with a provisional contract be                                     throughs for all
based on multiple observations?                                   yes                               teachers.

Does the evaluation of the nontenured teacher incorporate
multiple lines of evidence?                                       district acknowledges state law


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers                                                        The teacher who meets
                                                                                                    "proficient overall" may
                                                                                                    be evaluated once every
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?        once every 2 years                2 years.
                                                                                                    If a teacher has a
                                                                                                    previous overall rating of
Is the frequency of evaluation reduced for tenured teachers who                                     "exceeds expectations"
have a record of satisfactory performance?                      yes                                 There must evaluated
                                                                                                    s/he may bebe a
                                                                                                    minimum of 3
Is the evaluation of a teacher on a continuing contract based on                                    documented walk-
multiple observations?                                           yes                                throughs for all

What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's
observation?                                                      district acknowledges state law

Does the evaluation of the tenured teacher incorporate multiple
lines of evidence?                                                district acknowledges state law

Are teachers required to submit lesson plans regularly to a
school administrator?                                             weekly


Improvement Plans for Struggling Teachers
Does the remediation plan include a timeline for improvement?      district acknowledges state law

Must a teacher observe other teachers as part of the
remediation plan?                                                  district acknowledges state law


Is a teacher provided a mentor as part of the remediation plan?    district acknowledges state law

Must a teacher on remediation complete additional professional
development coursework?                                            district acknowledges state law

How long is a teacher on a remediation plan before s/he is
reevaluated?                                                      District acknowledges state law

What happens when a tenured teacher on a remediation plan is
reevaluated and receives a negative evaluation?                    district acknowledges state law

Can the teacher file a grievance or appeal an evaluation rating if
there are no acknowledged procedural violations?                   yes

Can a teacher request a second evaluation from a different
evaluator?                                                         district acknowledges state law                       The teacher is placed on
Following a negative evaluation, is the teacher required to                                                              an intervention plan
develop a personalized professional growth, development or                                                               following notice of
improvement plan as a component of the remediation process?       yes                                                    deficiencies in any of the


GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS


General Employment Provisions

By what date must a teacher give notification that he/she intends
to resign or retire?                                              Resignation - 45 days before last day of instruction
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?                                                    2 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


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

What non-classroom duties may a teacher be asked or not              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
asked to perform?                                                    documents

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    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
been arrested?                                                       documents


Is there a dress code for teachers?                                  yes-detailed policy

How does a teacher's conviction of a felony affect his or her        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
licensure status?                                                    documents                                         The teacher may be
Once the dismissal process has been initiated, can the teacher,                                                        immediately removed
charged with immoral conduct or a felony, be immediately                                                               from the classroom for a
removed from the classroom pending a hearing?                        yes                                               period not to exceed 3
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            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
personnel file?                                                     documents

May a teacher request a union representative or other witness        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
review their personnel file?                                        documents

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                                              student may not be
                                                                                                                     returned to class without
Do teachers have the right to refuse a student's return to the                                                       teacher's consent
classroom?                                                          other                                            unless committee

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
Is corporal punishment permitted?                                  no


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
grievance?                                                         personnel decisions

Is there language protecting a teacher from repercussions for
filing a grievance?                                                no

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
there are no acknowledged procedural violations?                   yes


Grievance Procedure
                                                                                                                   This process is not
                                                                                                                   required, but
Is there an informal process for resolving a grievance?           yes                                              encouraged.
How many days does a teacher have to first address a                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
grievance?                                                             documents


With whom does the teacher file an initial formal grievance?           other                                           superintendent. null

How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal
and formal) before arbitration begins?                                 3
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                                70 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

Does a teacher's performance in the classroom factor into
decisions about which teachers are laid off?                           no


Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?           no
Are layoffs made according to reverse seniority within area of
certification?                                                      yes

                                                                        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: teachers rehired in reverse order of layoff


How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?              2 years


LEAVE


Sick Leave                                                                                                                 5 sick days calculated
                                                                                                                           based on 1/2 sick day
                                                                                                                           for every 18 days
How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   5                                                      worked in 187-day year.


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?                         5

Does the district have the right to request medical certification                                                          Policy is under the sick
from a district-approved doctor?                                    yes                                                    leave donation program.
                                                                                                                           Same leave available for
                                                                                                                           adoption. Maternity
How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity                                                                leave program runs
leave in the footnote)                                          accumulated sick leave and 1 year unpaid                   concurrently with family


Personal Leave

                                                                                                                           Personal leave is issued
How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?           5                                                          by the state.


Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                        no                                                         Total applies to teachers
                                                                                                                           on a 187-day year
What is the total number of sick and personal leave days                                                                   schedule. A maximum
combined?                                                       10                                                         of 12 days can be
                                                                                                                           State personal leave
                                                                                                                           accumulates without
Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? yes                                                         limit.
                                                               day before or after a holiday or 3-day weekend, days
                                                               when principal believes more than 5% of school staff will
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?          be absent


What other types of paid leave does the district offer?         jury duty, workman's compensation


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?                                5


How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                   nothing
                                                                                                                    Recommendation of
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from years                                                superintendent is also
of service?                                                          good evaluations                               required.

Is there additional leave for any professional development that    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
takes place outside of the district?                               documents
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?                                                  daily rate for 60 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?                                     28,054.80


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION
Professional Development                                                                                        The teacher is placed on
Following a negative evaluation, is the teacher required to                                                     an intervention plan
develop a personalized professional growth, development or                                                      following notice of
improvement plan as a component of the remediation process?    yes                                              deficiencies in any of the


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
that the teacher should receive tenure?                           yes

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-
renewal of his/her contract?                                        45th day before last day of instruction
What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before continuing contract status
(tenure) is granted?                                                2 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

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? documents

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

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
volunteers?                                                        yes
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
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

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    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
a transfer?                                                           documents


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     transfers are made at the discretion of the
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are            superintendent, with regard to seniority and performance;
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                                board policy does not discuss school-based hiring
                                                                                                                    Principals do not have
                                                                                                                    the right of approval in
Do principals have the right to refuse the assignment of an                                                         cases of enrollment
excessed teacher to their schools?                                  no                                              changes, program

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   yes, assignments are based on seniority and
a new school?                                                       performance
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,
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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 7           CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2009: p. 6           CBA
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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA


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Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA
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2008: p. 5           CBA
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2008: p. 3.          CBA
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2008: p. 3           CBA




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2008: p. 21          CBA
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2008: p. 5           CBA




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2008: p. 22          CBA




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2008: p. 7           CBA
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2008: p. 7           CBA
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2008: p. 3           CBA




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2008: p. 5           CBA
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2008: p. 5           CBA
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2008: p. 5           CBA
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