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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
                                                                                                                coverage in the amount
                                                                                                                of the employee's
Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         no                                               annual salary.
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 individual health insurance available at no cost to the
employee?                                                             no

Is health insurance available to the employee's dependents 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?                        198

Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                          yes
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
                                                                      192

How many teachers days are on the 2010-2011 calendar                  ------ Answer ending 06/25/2010 ------
(excluding paid holidays)?                                            191
                                                                      12

How many days in the 2010-2011 calendar is the teacher on-site ------ Answer ending 06/25/2010 ------
without students?                                              10
                                                               180

                                                                      ------ Answer ending 06/25/2010 ------
How many student days are on the 2010-2011 calendar?                  181
                                                               1,440
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 06/25/2010 ------                           on 7.5 hours per day x
on-site requirement for elementary teachers)                   1,433                                                            192 days.

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

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


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

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

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long is the school day for secondary students?                 documents                                                    An exception is made
                                                                                                                                for a 7 hour workday on
How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time                                                                     Fridays and days
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                7 hours, 30 minutes                                          preceeding holidays.


Preparation Time

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

                                                                   2 hours per week outside the student day in addition to 30
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         minutes per day during the student day


How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? 2 per day
                                                              2 hours per week outside the student day in addition to 1
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?      period daily


What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?          -option of time or money


Faculty Meetings


How often are faculty meetings held?                           whenever principal calls a meeting

How much advance notice is required before a principal can hold issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
a faculty meeting?                                              documents                                                 Meeting time may not
                                                                                                                          exceed the regularly
                                                                                                                          scheduled work day
Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?           yes                                                         without additional


CLASS SIZE


Class Size Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


COMPENSATION


General Salary Information


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

After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
longevity bonus?                                                       documents

Can there be a salary freeze if a teacher receives a negative           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluation?                                                            documents


Structure of the Salary Schedule

Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional year
of teaching in the district?                                     no, teachers earn raises on 21 of the 29 steps

What is the average raise for earning an additional year of            Bachelor's lane: 2.14%
experience? most districts earn raises for both an additional year
Teachers in                                                            Master's lane: 2.02%
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)                                                          0.3%
additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                         1.99%

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

                                                                       5: BA, Professional Certificate, MA, Specialist in
How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   Education, PhD

What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                     2,180

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to
reach the maximum salary?                                              29
Annual Salary                                                             37,013

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher       ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 37,010
                                                                          38,515

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
and 5 years of experience?                                       38,505
                                                                 59,998

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a                    ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
bachelor's degree?                                                        59,580
                                                                          39,193

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher       ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
with a master's degree?                                                   39,190
                                                                          40,695

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree            ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
and 5 years of experience?                                                40,685
                                                                          62,178

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a                    ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
master's degree?                                                          61,760


Daily Rate of Pay                                                         192.98

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year   ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
teacher with a bachelor's degree?                                         193.77
                                                                          200.60

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a                ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              201.60
                                                                          307.26

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
a bachelor's degree?                                             306.70
                                                                 204.13

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year   ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
teacher with a master's degree?                                           205.18
                                                                     211.95

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   213.01
                                                                    323.81

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with ------ Answer ending 08/04/2010 ------
a master's degree?                                               318.12


Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience
                                                                     another public school district within the state
For which of the following teaching experiences can a teacher        another public school district outside the state
get credit on the salary schedule?
What is the highest step for which a teacher who is new to the
district, but not new to teaching can qualify? (see FN for
differences between types of teaching experience)                    maximum step
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for experience in
a subject-related profession? What is the maximum amount of
credit awarded for subject-related experience?                       yes
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for serving in the
military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of credit
awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                      yes, credit is awarded for military service; 3 years


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head
football coach?                                                      $2,758

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama
sponsor?                                                             $1,292


Differentiated Pay
                                                               yes, a Pay-for-Performance Plan consistent with Florida
                                                               law provides a one-time 5% supplement applied to the
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance? base salary
Can a teacher earn additional pay by working in a school             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
classified by the district as "high-needs"?                          documents

Can a teacher earn additional pay by teaching subjects deemed issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
'hard to staff'?                                              documents

Can a teacher who has National Board certification earn              district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
additional pay?                                                      law

Does the state or district offer financial support to cover National district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
Board certification fees?                                            law


DISMISSAL


Dismissal of Tenured Teachers

What is the process at the district level to dismiss a teacher for   Upon notice of dismissal, the teacher may request a
incompetence, including appeals?                                     hearing before the board.

Can a teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the district         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
level?                                                               documents                                                This applies to the
How long does it take to dismiss a teacher for incompetence                                                                   professional service
from notice of intent to dismiss to a decision at a school board     15 days from time teacher requests hearing plus duration contract. Continuing
hearing, for example (excluding duration of hearing)?                of the hearing                                           contracts which are

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
classroom pending a hearing?                                         yes

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

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


Dismissal of Nontenured Teachers                                                                                         The principal may
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period of                                                         extend the probationary
a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain                                                        period of a teacher with
that the teacher should receive tenure?                           yes                                                    the agreement of the

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?                                    4 weeks prior to end of school year


EVALUATION


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


Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?              no

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?   documentsobservation
                                                                classroom
                                                                professional growth/development plan
                                                                student achievement
What is the teacher required to be evaluated on?                professional responsibilities

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


How many categories of ratings are there?                       3: outstanding; satisfactory; 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                                              The student growth
                                                                                                                    component is not
Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass                                                         weighted more heavily
the evaluation?                                                    no                                               than any other. A


Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers                                                                     The probationary period
                                                                                                                    may be extended if
Can an administrator extend the provisional contract for                                                            agreed to in wirting by
nontenured teachers?                                               yes                                              the teacher.


How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                  once a year

Must a nontenured teacher get prior notice of a formal              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
observation?                                                       documents

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a
nontenured teacher?                                                30 minutes

Must the evaluation of a nontenured teacher be based on
multiple observations?                                             yes


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers


What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?         once a year

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

Is a tenured teacher's evaluation based on multiple
observations?                                                      no
What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
observation?                                                       documents

Are teachers required to submit lesson plans regularly to a
school administrator?                                              lesson plans readily available for review


Consequences of a Negative Evaluation

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

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long is the remediation period?                                documents                                            The teacher may file an
                                                                                                                        appeal with the Regional
Can the teacher file a grievance or appeal an evaluation rating if                                                      Associate Sup't of
there are no acknowledged procedural violations?                   yes                                                  evaluations.

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

Can there be a salary freeze if a teacher receives a negative       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluation?                                                        documents


GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS


General Employment Provisions

By what date must a teacher give notification that he/she intends
to resign or retire?                                              June 30
                                                                                                                                  The teacher will be
                                                                                                                                  expected to fulfill the
Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that                                                            contract until a
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            yes                                                        satisfactory replacement
What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before continuing contract status
(tenure) is granted?                                                    3 years


Working Conditions

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


Are parents included as members of site-based teams?                  yes be asked to: supervise study halls, corridors,
                                                                      may
                                                                      playgrounds, cafeterias, streets, sidewalks, and buses;
What non-classroom duties may a teacher be asked or not               collect money from students; deliver books to
asked to perform?                                                     classrooms; take inventories; duplicate instructional and

Does the school district reimburse for damage to a teacher's
property incurred on school grounds? If so, for what amount?          yes


Teacher Conduct

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


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


Personnel File

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

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

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


Student Behavior

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

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

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

                                                                     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
                                                                                                                   No teacher shall be
                                                                                                                   required to inflict
Is corporal punishment permitted?                                 yes                                              corporal punishment.


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?                                                         the result of a teacher's evaluation rating

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
personnel file?                                                    no


What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?     grievances filed at the end of a school year    The teacher may file an
                                                                                                                   appeal with the Regional
Can the teacher file a grievance or appeal an evaluation rating if                                                 Associate Sup't of
there are no acknowledged procedural violations?                   yes                                             evaluations.


Grievance Procedure


Is there an informal process for resolving a grievance?           yes
How many days does a teacher have to first address a
grievance?                                                             30 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?                                                                138 days

In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays
for the costs of arbitration?                                          shared costs between district and union

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

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


LAYOFFS


Layoffs

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

Does a teacher's performance in the classroom factor into               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
decisions about which teachers are laid off?                           documents


Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?           no
                                                                                                                        Should the Board be
                                                                                                                        unable to maintain all
Are layoffs made according to reverse seniority within area of                                                          employees, it shall
certification?                                                      other                                               immediately meet with

                                                                        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                  documents                                        Should the Board be
If a layoff occurs, are laid-off teachers then given any preference                                                     unable to maintain all
if the district later needs to hire teachers? (including notification,                                                  employees, it shall
guaranteed interviews, mandatory re-hiring etc.)                       other                                            immediately meet with

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


LEAVE


Sick Leave


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


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

What is the maximum number of sick days that a teacher can
accumulate?                                                         no maximum                                          Teachers can also
                                                                                                                        donate leave to family
                                                                                                                        members who are also
Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               yes                                                 district employees.

After how many days of absence does a teacher have to provide issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
medical documentation for sick leave?                         documents

Does the district have the right to request medical certification    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
from a district-approved doctor?                                    documents
How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity
leave in the footnote)                                        up to 2 years


Personal Leave


How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?         4


Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                      yes

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


Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? n/a


When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?         day before or after a holiday or break, inservice day

                                                              military, court, association, ilness/injury in line of duty,
What other types of paid leave does the district offer?       temporary duty elsewhere


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?                              10 (paid leave); 3 (unpaid extended professional leave)

                                                                                                                             Unpaid professional
How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                  50% of salary                                                 leave also available.
                                                                                                                     must commit to two
                                                                                                                     years of consecutive
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from years                                                 service to school
of service?                                                          other                                           district.. 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                                                         Leave is for attendance
a teacher take over and above the professional development                                                           at summer sessions for
days already scheduled by the district?                         10 days                                              higher education.


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
                                                                    depends on years of experience                   The rates range from
                                                                                                                     40% (after 6 years of
At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave ------ Answer ending 01/02/2010 ------               service) to 100% (after
at retirement?                                                  depends on years of experience                       30 years of service).
What is the maximum payment for unused sick leave at
retirement for a teacher with a master's degree and 30 years of
experience in the district?                                     $95,436


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION
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                                                                  The principal may
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period of                                                     extend the probationary
a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain                                                    period of a teacher with
that the teacher should receive tenure?                           yes                                                the agreement of the

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

Is tenure immediately portable when a teacher changes               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
districts?                                                          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?                                        4 weeks prior to end of school year
What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before continuing contract status
(tenure) is granted?                                                3 years


TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT


Voluntary Transfers
How long does a teacher have to be in a single school before       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
s/he can apply to transfer to another school?                      documents
                                                                   no, file written request with superintendent on district
                                                                   form, which lists schools in order of preference; teacher
Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? then notifes principal of request


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

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

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

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to                                                                     Transfer decisions are
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                           no                                                          made by the district.
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select no, transfer decisions are made by the district. Teachers
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are       list preferences, and the district chooses the most senior
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          qualified candidate

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


Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing

Before excessing occurs, does the district ask for or accept       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
volunteers?                                                        documents

Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
seniority?                                                         documents
                                                                     "best interest" of school/district
                                                                     skills and qualifications
Other than seniority, what factors does the district use to identify other
teachers for excessing?                                                                                                race. null

Do principals have any discretion in determining which teachers issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
will be excessed?                                               documents
                                                                                                                       supplemental and
Which teaching positions are protected from excessing under                                                            critical curricular
the district's collective bargaining agreement?                       other                                            responsibilities. null

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

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


Placing Excessed Teachers                                             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
                                                                      documents
When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does
s/he apply for a new position?                                        ------ Answer ending 12/23/2009 NCTQ reviewed
                                                                      issue not addressed in scope of ------
                                                                      documents
Can excessed teachers apply to as many positions as they
wish?                                                                 ------ Answer ending 12/23/2009 ------

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to
interview excessed transfer applicants?                           no
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                            no, transfer decisions are made by the district

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?                                                         documentsplaces teachers in available positions;
                                                                    the district
                                                                    however, if the number of unassigned teachers is more
What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new               than available positions, teachers are subject to a
assignments?                                                        reduction in force
Do excessed teachers continue to receive salary and benefits
while looking for a new position? If so, is there a limit on how    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
long these benefits last?                                           documents


Role of Seniority                                                   no, the contract states that the best qualified teacher is
                                                                    selected; however, if that teacher is not the most senior,
Do more senior teachers who voluntarily transfer have greater       sufficient cause must be given
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?

Do more senior teachers who have been excessed have greater         yes, the contract discusses procedures that "recognize
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         the seniority of teachers"
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                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
                                                                    documents

When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?        ------ Answer ending 12/23/2009 ------

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?          documents                                                    No position is to be filled
                                                                                                                                 by new hires until all
Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant                                                                  qualified internal
positions?                                                          yes                                                          applicants (including
                                                                      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ-reviewed
                                                                     documents

Which type of transfer is placed first: voluntary or excessed?       ------ Answer ending 12/23/2009 ------           Exceptions can be made
                                                                                                                      if transfers do not
Can a teacher be involuntarily transferred to another school after                                                    disrupt the educational
the school year has started?                                       no                                                 process.

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
representatives)?                                                    yes

Who pays for a substitute when a teacher attends union
functions (if that teacher is not an elected union representative)? union
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
entire collective bargaining agreement?                          yes


Do teachers have a vote in a request for a waiver?               yes-approval of 75% of faculty


What requirements must be met for a waiver to be approved?       approval of school faculty and administration

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

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




                     CBA


                     CBA


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                     CBA




Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 37, Art.
XLVIII H             CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 37, Art.
XLVIII H             CBA




Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 37, Art.
XLVIII A             CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 37, Art.
XLVIII A             CBA




Pinellas CBA 2008-
Pinellas 34, Art. XLV CBA
2011: p. CBA 2008-
2011: p. 34, Art. XLV
& 2009-2010 School
Calendar              CBA


                     CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar        CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar        CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar        CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 27, Art.
XXXIX A & 2010-
2011 School Year     CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar        CBA


                     CBA




                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 27, Art.
XXXIX A              CBA




                     CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 20, Art.
XXVII B              CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 31, Art.
XXXIX F              CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 20, Art.
XXVII B              CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 23, Art.
XXVIII B & C         CBA




Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 30, Art.
XXXIX B              CBA


                     CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 30, Art.
XXXIX B              CBA




                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA




Florida Statutes:
1012.22, 1012.27(2)   CBA
                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA




2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

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

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

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

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA




2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
2009-2010 Salary
Schedule, 2009-2010
School Calendar      CBA

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




Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 35, Art.
XLVII                CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 35, Art.
XLVII A              CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 35, Art.
XLVII H, I           CBA
Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011: p. 35, Art.
XLVII C              CBA




2007-2008
Supplemental Salary
Schedule            CBA
2007-2008
Supplemental Salary
Schedule            CBA



http://www.pinellas.k1
2.fl.us/hr/compensati
on/CompManual/PG1
3.pdf                  CBA
                     CBA



http://www.pinellas.k1 CBA
2.fl.us/hr/compensati
on/CompManual/PG1
3.pdf
http://www.pinellas.k1 CBA
2.fl.us/hr/compensati
on/CompManual/PG1
3.pdf                  CBA




 Pinellas County CBA,
2005-2008: p. 43, Art.
XXXVII                 CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 43, Art.
XXXVII                 CBA


                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 43, Art.
XXXVII, A.             CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 43, Art.
XXXVII, A.             CBA
                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 29, Art.
XXII, A                CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 43, Art.
XXXVII, A.             CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA




Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 42, Art.
XXXVI, B.              CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 45, Art.
XXXVIII C.             CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 45, Art.
XXXVIII C.             CBA


                     CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 29, Art.
XXXVII A.              CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 30, Art.
XXXVIII, C.            CBA




Florida Statute, Title
XLVIII, ch. 1012, sec.
34.3                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011:p. 26, Art.
XXXIII, sec. A. 6      CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County
Teacher Peformance
Appraisal Manual       CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 26, Art.
XXXIII, sec. A., 3.
Pinellas County        CBA
Teacher Peformance
Appraisal Manual, pp.
4, 7                   CBA


                     CBA




Pinellas County
Teacher Performance
Appraisal Manual, p.9 CBA
Pinellas County
Teacher Peformance
Appraisal Manual, p.
13
Pinellas County      CBA
Teacher Peformance
Appraisal Manual, p.
8                    CBA




Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 28, Art.
Pinellas B.
XXXVII, County         CBA
Teacher Performance
Appraisal Manual, p.
21                     CBA



Pinellas County      CBA
Teacher Performance
Appraisal Manual, p.
4
Pinellas County      CBA
Teacher Performance
Appraisal Manual, p.
4                    CBA




Pinellas BP 8.31 (2)   CBA



Pinellas County      CBA
Teacher Performance
Appraisal Manual, p.
4                    CBA
                       CBA

Pinellas County BP
5.04                   CBA




                       CBA


                       CBA

 Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011, Art. XXXIII, 7   CBA


                       CBA


                       CBA


                       CBA




Pinellas County BP
8.41                   CBA
Pinellas County BP
8.41                     CBA

Pinellas County BP
8.31 (4) (h)             CBA



Pinellas County
School District CBA
2008-2011: p. 20, Art.
XII.E                    CBA
Pinellas County
School District School
Board Policy: 2.17
Pinellas County          CBA
School District CBA
2008-2011: p. 36, Art.
XXXI; BP 3130
Pinellas County          CBA
School District CBA
2008-2011: p. 11, Art.
XII.C.                   CBA




Pinellas County: BP
3210                     CBA


Pinellas BP 3216         CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 43, Art.
XXXVII, A.             CBA
                     CBA


                     CBA



Pinellas County
School District CBA
2008-2011: p. 39, Art.
XXXIII.BCounty
Pinellas               CBA
School District CBA
2008-2011: p. 39, Art.
XXXIII.B               CBA


                     CBA



Pinellas County
School District CBA
2008-2011: p. 21, Art.
XIII.B County
Pinellas               CBA
School District CBA
2008-2011: p. 21, Art.
XIII.C and Pinellas    CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
Pinellas County
School District CBA
2008-2011: p. 21, Art.
XIII.F                 CBA




                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: : p. 38,
Art. XXXIII           CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 8, Art.
VII-F2                CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 8, Art.
VII-F4                CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 8, Art.
VII-C                 CBA

 Pinellas CBA 2008-
2011, Art. XXXIII, 7   CBA




Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 7, Art.
VII-D                 CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 7, Art.
VII                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 7, Art.
VII-D                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 7, Art.
VII-D                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 7, Art.
VII-D                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 7, Art.
VII-D                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 7, Art.
VII-D                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 7, Art.
VII-D                   CBA




Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 26, Art.
XIX                    CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 29, Art.
XXII                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 29, Art.
XXII                   CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 29, Art.
XXII                   CBA


                         CBA




Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 11, Art.
VIII-A                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 11, Art.
VIII-A                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 11, Art.
VIII-A County CBA
Pinellas                 CBA
2008 - 11: p. 12, Art.
VIII-A1(g), p.14, Art.
VIII-A7                  CBA


                         CBA


                         CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 15, Art.
VIII-B2                CBA




Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 12, Art.
VIII-A                 CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 12, Art.
VIII-A                 CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: pp. 11, 12,
Art. VIII-A            CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 13, Art.
VIII-A 2 b             CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: pp. 13 -
16, Art. VIII-A, B     CBA




Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 14, Art.
VIII-B4 County CBA CBA
Pinellas
2008 - 11: p. 14, Art.
VIII-B1; p. 15, Art. VIII-
B4
Pinellas County CBA CBA
2008 - 11: p. 14, Art.
VIII-B1; p. 15, Art. VIII-
B4                         CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 15, Art.
VIII-B4                CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 14,
Art. VIII-A6           CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 14,
Art. VIII-A6           CBA




                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 27, Art.
XX-A                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008 - 11: p. 27, Art.
XX-A County CBA CBA
Pinellas
2008 - 11: p. 27, Art.
XX-A; 2009-2010
Salary Schedule        CBA
CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA




CBA
                     CBA


                     CBA




Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 42, Art.
XXXVI, B.              CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 29, Art.
XXXVII A.              CBA
Pinellas County CBA,
2008-2011: p. 30, Art.
XXXVIII, C.            CBA

Pinellas County BP
8.31 (4) (h)         CBA
                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 25, Art.
XVII, B                CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 25, Art.
XVII, B                CBA


                     CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 25, Art.
XVII                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 25, Art.
XVII                   CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA




                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 26, Art.
XVIII                  CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 15,
Art. XVIII          CBA


                    CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 26,
Art. XVIII, B5      CBA


                     CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 26, Art.
XVIII, B1              CBA




                     CBA


                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 26, Art.
XVIII                  CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 26, Art.
XVIII                  CBA


                     CBA
                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 29, Art.
XXII, A                CBA


                     CBA




Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 25 Art.
XVII, B                CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 26, Art.
XVIII, B3              CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 26,
Art. XVIII, B3         CBA


                     CBA




                     CBA


                       CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 25, Art.
XVII, B8               CBA
                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 26, Art.
XVIII                  CBA


                     CBA




                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 13, Art.
VIII                   CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 13, Art.
VIII                   CBA
                     CBA




Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 24, Art.
XV                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 24, Art.
XV                     CBA
Pinellas County CBA
2008-2011: p. 24, Art.
XV                     CBA


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