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Question                                                       Answer                                           Footnote


BENEFITS


Tuition Reimbursement

Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teachers?                                                      documents

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

Must the teacher meet a grade requirement to be eligible for   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                                                                                                  The district provides life
                                                                                                                insurance coverage in
                                                                                                                the amount of 1.5 X
Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         no                                               teacher's salary at no
If basic life insurance is not automatically included in the benefits
package, how much is the minimum premium that the teacher
has to pay?                                                           n/a


Health Insurance

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

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


CALENDAR


School Year                                                                                                         The contract includes
                                                                                                                    177 instructional days, 5
What does the district consider the teacher contract year for                                                       professional
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                       183                                            development days and 1

Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                         no
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
                                                                    183

How many teachers days are on the 2010-2011 calendar                 ------ Answer ending 06/30/2010 ------
(excluding paid holidays)?                                           186
                                                                     8

How many days in the 2010-2011 calendar is the teacher on-site ------ Answer ending 06/30/2010 ------
without students?                                              8
                                                               175

                                                                     ------ Answer ending 06/30/2010 ------
How many student days are on the 2010-2011 calendar?                 178
                                                               1,388
How many hours are teachers scheduled to be on site during the                                                     This calculation is based
10-11 school year? (10-11 elementary teacher work year x daily ------ Answer ending 09/09/2010 ------              on a 7 hour, 35 minute
on-site requirement for elementary teachers)                   1,388                                               day X 183 days.

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?        year round


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)                                                      1 hour, 35 minutes


How long is the school day for elementary students?                6 hours


How long is the school day for secondary students?                 6 hours

How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                7 hours, 35 minutes


Preparation Time

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


How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         3 hours, 20 minutes per week

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? documents
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?      3 hours, 45 minutes per week


What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?          -monetary compensation


Faculty Meetings


How often are faculty meetings held?                          no more than once a week

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

                                                                                                                Faculty meeting time is
Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?           yes                                               capped at one hour.


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
                                                                       documents

Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      ------ Answer ending 06/28/2010 ------

After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a
longevity bonus?                                                       20, 25, 30, 34


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: 1.75%
experience? most districts earn raises for both an additional year
Teachers in                                                            Master's lane: 1.85%
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)                                                         0%

What adjustments to the salary schedule were made as a result
of the state of the economy?                                  No step movement


How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   5: BA, MA, MA+30, MA+60, PhD

What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                     1,560

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree to reach the maximum salary?                         20

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher with a
master's degree to reach the maximum salary?                           22
Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 32,900

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       34,900

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        44,430

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   33,956

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                35,976

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          47,736


Daily Rate of Pay                                                         179.78

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year   ------ Answer ending 09/21/2010 ------
teacher with a bachelor's degree?                                         176.88
                                                                          190.71

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a                ------ Answer ending 09/21/2010 ------
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              187.63
                                                                          242.79

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with ------ Answer ending 09/21/2010 ------
a bachelor's degree?                                             238.87
                                                                 185.55

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year   ------ Answer ending 09/21/2010 ------
teacher with a master's degree?                                           182.56
                                                                     196.59

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's ------ Answer ending 09/21/2010 ------
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   193.42
                                                                    260.85

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with ------ Answer ending 09/21/2010 ------
a master's degree?                                               256.65


Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience                                                                                      Teachers will be given
                                                                                                                                credit for years of
Is a teacher who is new to the district, but not new to teaching                                                                teaching experience
eligible for a higher starting salary?                               yes                                                        equivalent to the amount
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            district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
differences between types of teaching experience)                    law

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching          district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
experience in another public school district within the state?       law

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching          district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
experience in another public school district outside the state?      law

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching          district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
experience in a private school?                                      law

Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for teaching          district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
experience in a college or university?                               law
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?                       documentsis awarded for military service in accordance
                                                                     yes, credit
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for serving in the   with the State Department of Education up to a maximum
military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of credit        of 5 years
awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties
What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head
football coach?                                                    $6,671

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama
sponsor?                                                           $2,060


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
                                                                  yes, foreign language, secondary math, secondary
Can a teacher earn a higher annual salary, or additional stipend, science and special education teachers earn a bonus of
by virtue of teaching certain subjects?                           $2,000


Differential Pay Based on Performance                                                                                           The parties agree to
                                                                                                                                create a pay for
                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed                    performance framework
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance? documents                                                        for teachers either

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
                                                                     yes; teachers can use up to 2 professional development
Does the state or district offer financial support to cover National days (with a substitute at no charge to the teacher) for
Board certification fees?                                            portfolio preparation

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

What is the process at the district level to dismiss a teacher for    The school board must approve dismissal. Teacher may
incompetence, including appeals?                                      appeal before the board.

Can a teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the district                                                                The teacher may appeal
level?                                                                yes                                                    to the circuit court.
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                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
benefits is also mentioned)                                           documents

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   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
a dismissal hearing?                                                  documents
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  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
that the teacher should receive tenure?                           documents

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

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

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

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

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

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


EVALUATION


The Evaluation Instrument
                                                                                                                        Every board of
                                                                                                                        education shall have
                                                                                                                        established a written
Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?                no                                                   policy of evaluation

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

What kind of feedback does the teacher receive following an         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluation?                                                        documents

                                                                   4: commendable; satisfactory; needs to improve;
How many categories of ratings are there?                          unsatisfactory

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


Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation

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

Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   yes                                                  "Student Achievement
                                                                                                                        Indicators" is one of 30
Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass                                                             indicators of
the evaluation?                                                    not a preponderant criterion                         performance. It carries

Is a teacher's performance, as measured against the goals of a      issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
school improvement plan, factored into the evaluation?             documents


Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers

Can an administrator extend the provisional contract for            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
nontenured teachers?                                               documents
                                                                                                                  The teacher must be
                                                                                                                  evaluated once before
                                                                                                                  11/15 and once before
How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                 twice a year                                    2/15.

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
nontenured teacher?                                               documents
                                                                                                                  Each evaluation must
Must the evaluation of a teacher with a provisional contract be                                                   consist of at least 2
based on multiple observations?                                   yes                                             observations.
                                                                                                                  Evidence of student
                                                                  Classroom observations                          achievement measured
Does the evaluation of the nontenured teacher incorporate         Other                                           by student work, tests;
multiple lines of evidence?                                                                                       professional


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers
                                                                                                                  The teacher must be
                                                                                                                  evaluated 1x/yr before
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?        once a year                                     May 1.

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
                                                                                                                  The teacher must be
Is the evaluation of a teacher on a continuing contract based on                                                  observed at least 2
multiple observations?                                           yes                                              times.

What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
observation?                                                      documents                                       evidence of student
                                                                  Classroom observations                          achievement as
Does the evaluation of the tenured teacher incorporate multiple   Other                                           measured by student
lines of evidence?                                                                                                work, tests; professional

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 teacher and
                                                                                                                           evaluator must specify a
                                                                                                                           completion date in the
Does the remediation plan include a timeline for improvement?     yes                                                      Job Target Report by

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

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

Must a teacher on remediation complete additional professional     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
development coursework?                                           documents                                                The Job Target Report
                                                                                                                           must specify a date by
How long is a teacher on a remediation plan before s/he is        A reasonable time for improvement is established and a   which time teacher will
reevaluated?                                                      date agreed upon by evaluator and teacher                be reevaluated.

What happens when a tenured teacher on a remediation plan is
reevaluated and receives a negative evaluation?                   teacher is recommended for dismissal

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
to resign or retire?                                              30 days notice of resignation
Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            documents
What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before continuing contract status issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(tenure) is granted?                                                   documents


Working Conditions

Does the school district provide legal assistance to teachers
sued for actions taken in carrying out their work?                   yes

                                                                      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Are parents included as members of site-based teams?                 documents

What non-classroom duties may a teacher be asked or not              all non-teaching duties will be assigned on an equitable
asked to perform?                                                    basis

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-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              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
removed from the classroom pending a hearing?                        documents
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                                              Job Target Reports,
                                                                                                                     resulting from a negative
Can the results of a negative evaluation ever be removed from a                                                      evaluation, may be
teacher's personnel file?                                       yes                                                  removed from personnel


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
Is corporal punishment permitted?                                no


GRIEVANCES


Teacher Rights in the Grievance Procedure

If a teacher takes leave during the grievance process, does
he/she suffer a loss of leave or pay?                             no
                                                                 the result of a teacher's evaluation rating
About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a      personnel decisions
grievance?

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
                                                                 grievances filed at the end of a school year
                                                                 group
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?

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


Grievance Procedure


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


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

How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal
and formal) before arbitration begins?                                 3
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                                80 days
                                                                                                                        The grievance process
In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed        does not include
for the costs of arbitration?                                      documents                                            arbitration.

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
grievance final and binding?                                        yes


LAYOFFS


Layoffs

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

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

                                                                        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?           documents
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

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?              documents


LEAVE


Sick Leave                                                                                                              Additional 20 days with
                                                                                                                        pay less the substitute
                                                                                                                        rate available for
How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   10                                                  teachers who have


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
                                                                                                                        Days are donated
                                                                                                                        directly from one
Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               yes                                                 teacher to another.
                                                                                                                        Documtation required
                                                                                                                        when sick days are
After how many days of absence does a teacher have to provide                                                           claimed on days of
medical documentation for sick leave?                         when abuse of leave is suspected                          unusual or inclement

Does the district have the right to request medical certification    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
from a district-approved doctor?                                    documents
                                                                                                                      Unpaid infant child care
                                                              accumulated sick leave, 20 days of salary minus         leave allowed up to 2
How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity   substitute pay; total of 12 weeks leave under Family    years. Access to sick
leave in the footnote)                                        Medical Leave                                           leave bank allowed for


Personal Leave                                                                                                        Five personal and five
                                                                                                                      emergency days:
                                                                                                                      Teachers are charged
How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?         10                                                      $50 for each of the first


Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                      no

What is the total number of sick and personal leave days
combined?                                                     20
                                                                                                                      One sick day is granted
                                                                                                                      if no personal days are
Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? no                                                     used.
                                                                                                                      Documentation required
                                                                                                                      when sick days are
                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed           claimed on days of
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?         documents                                               unusual or inclement
                                                              bereavement, legal proceedings, emergency, religious,
                                                              school business, temporary military duty, jury duty,
What other types of paid leave does the district offer?       worker'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?                              7


How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                 nothing
                                                                                                                        leave is in the best
                                                                                                                        interest of the district
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from years                                                    and for travel, study, or
of service?                                                          other                                              employment. null

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
days already scheduled by the district?                         2 days                                                  Leave is upon approval.


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
                                                                                                                        A teacher must work 10
Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at                                                                  or more years to be
retirement?                                                     yes per day for 50-100% of sick days: 100% (20+ years), eligible.
                                                                $30
                                                                90% (19 years), 80% (18 years), 70% (17 years), 60%     Policy no longer requires
At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave (16 years), 50% (10 to 15 years)                        years of service to be
at retirement?                                                                                                          consecutive.
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?                                     $9,000


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

                                                                                                                    District acknowledges
Is a mentor available to a new teacher?                        yes                                                  state law.Teacher
                                                                                                                    Resident
                                                                                                                    Committee decides if
                                                                                                                    new teacher should earn
How long is the mentorship program for a new teacher?          up to one year                                       certification at the end of

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Who selects teachers to be mentors?                            documents                                            One member of the
                                                                                                                    Resident Teacher
Is it expected that a mentor will have experience in subject   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed        Committee will have
area/grade related to the teacher's teaching assignment?       documents                                            expertise in teacher's

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


Is a mentor paid?                                              yes                                                  $500

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

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

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


Is there a summer orientation for new teachers?                     yes

How long is the standard summer orientation that the district
provides for new teachers?                                          2 days

                                                                    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 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the end of the school year?                                       documents

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


TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT
Voluntary Transfers

How long does a teacher have to be in a single school before       3 years; however, teachers can apply for transfer one
s/he can apply to transfer to another school?                      year after an administrative transfer


Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? no, submit transfer form to HR


Can voluntary transfers apply to as many positions as they wish? no limit stated                                           Teachers must have two
                                                                                                                           continuous semesters
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to                                                           free of plans of
another school?                                                    no                                                      improvement or

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
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                          yes
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          yes

Do principals have access to a teacher's evaluation ratings as
part of his/her transfer application?
Does the collective bargaining contract or district school board   yes
policy contain any language that refers to the goal of equitably
distributing experienced teachers among schools when
assigning teachers?                                                yes


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
                                                                     "best interest" of school/district
Other than seniority, what factors does the district use to identify other
teachers for excessing?                                                                                              welfare of teacher. null

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


Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed?             no

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, administrative transfers


Placing Excessed Teachers                                                                                            However, the contract
                                                                                                                     also says that teachers
When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does       teachers submit a reassignment preference form to   are reassigned based
s/he apply for a new position?                                   district                                            on seniority.

Can excessed teachers apply to as many positions as they
wish?                                                            no limit stated

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to
interview excessed transfer applicants?                           yes
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
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         yes, seniority is one of several factors considered in hiring

Do more senior teachers who have been excessed have greater
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         yes
If excessed teachers are assigned by the district, does the
district consider a teacher's seniority when assigning him/her to
a new school?                                                       yes
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


When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?        December 1 (for 2nd semester); April 1 (for fall)

                                                                    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
positions?                                                           no

                                                                      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
the school year has started?                                       yes

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


UNION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES


Union Role

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

Do union presidents continue to accrue seniority from the district
while on leave?                                                    yes

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
previous position in the district?                                  yes

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
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2010: p. 64, Schedule
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2010: p. 64, Schedule
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2010: pp. 46-47,
Schedule I           CBA
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2010: pp. 46-47,
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2010: School Board
Tulsa p. 34,         CBA
Policy: 3301-R &
2010-2011 School
Calendar             CBA


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Year Calendar        CBA

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Year Calendar        CBA

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Year Calendar        CBA
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2010: pp. 34, 36 &
2010-2011 School
Year Calendar        CBA


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Policy: 3301-R       CBA



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Policy: 3302         CBA

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Policy: 3302         CBA

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2010: p. 36          CBA




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2010: p. 36       CBA

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2010: pp. 36-37   CBA




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2010: p. 47, Schedule
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2010-2011 Salary
Schedule            CBA

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


District Report     CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule            CBA

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Schedule            CBA

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Schedule            CBA

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Schedule            CBA
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Schedule               CBA

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Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar   CBA
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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



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2010: p. 14; Tulsa
School Board Policy:
4602 CBA 2009-
Tulsa                  CBA
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School Board Policy:
4602 CBA 2009-
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School Board Policy:
4602 CBA 2009-
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School Board Policy:
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School Board Policy:
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2010: p. 14; Tulsa
School Board Policy:
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2010: pp. 14, 47;
Tulsa School Board
Policy: 4602           CBA
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2010: p. 50, Schedule
II                    CBA
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2010: p. 48, Schedule
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2010: pp. 14-15      CBA




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2010: p. 14          CBA


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Handbook              CBA
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Board Policy Criteria
for Evaluation of
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Tulsa confidential
evaluation form         CBA


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Tulsa Confidential
Evaluation Form         CBA

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Evaluation Form         CBA

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Evaluation Form         CBA


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p. 39, Certified
Personnel Handbook
2008-2009          CBA


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p. 42, Certified
Personnel Handbook
2008-2009          CBA

Confidential
Evaluation Form    CBA



p. 39, Certified
Personnel Handbook,
2008-2009; 2009-
2010 CBA, p. 16     CBA


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p. 42, Certified
Personnel Handbook CBA


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Confidential
Evaluation Form    CBA


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Personnel Handbook,
2008-2009           CBA


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Personnel Handbook
2008-2009          CBA
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Personnel Handbook
2008-2009          CBA


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2008-2009: p. 54     CBA


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Personnel Handbook
2008-2009: p. 51     CBA


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Schools Personnel
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2008-2009: p. 49 and
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2008-2009: p. 51     CBA


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School Board Policy:
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23; Tulsa Public
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CBA 2009-2010: p.
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22; Tulsa Public
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22; Tulsa Public
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CBA 2009-2010: p.
22; Tulsa Public
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CBA 2009-2010: p.
23; Tulsa Public
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22; Tulsa Public
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2011: p. 12        CBA

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2011: p. 2         CBA


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Handbook, 2008-
2009: p. 17, section
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2011: pp. 6-7          CBA

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2011: pp. 6 - 7        CBA

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2011:: pp. 1, 6-7      CBA

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2011: p. 9             CBA

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2011: p. 9             CBA

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2011: p. 9             CBA
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2011: p. 9         CBA

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2011: p. 6         CBA

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2011: p. 11        CBA

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2011: p. 11        CBA

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2011: p. 11        CBA
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Personnel Handbook
2008-2009: p. 8      CBA
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Personnel Handbook
2008-2009: p. 8      CBA


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Certificated
Personnel Handbook,
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2007-08: pp. Schools    CBA
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38; Tulsa Public
Schools Personnel       CBA
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Personnel Handbook
2008-09: p. 33          CBA
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20                      CBA



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39; Tulsa Public
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Board Policies: BP
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39                    CBA



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20; Tulsa Public
Schools Board
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Board Policies: BP
4104; Tulsa Public
Schools Personnel     CBA
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Personnel Handbook
2008-09: p. 33        CBA


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CBA 2009-2010: p.
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20                    CBA
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CBA 2009-2010: p.
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39; Tulsa Public
Schools Certificated CBA


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Certificated
Personnel Handbook,
2007-08: p. 35       CBA



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Personnel Handbook,
2007-08: p. 36       CBA


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Personnel Handbook
2008-2009: p. 29     CBA


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