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					Prince William County Public Schools




Question                                                       Answer                                          Footnote


BENEFITS


Tuition Reimbursement

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

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

Must the teacher meet a grade requirement to be eligible for                                                   A grade of B or better
tuition reimbursement?                                         yes                                             must be earned.

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


Life Insurance                                                                                                 Life insurance in the
                                                                                                               amount of 2 x the
                                                                                                               employee's salary is
Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         no                                              provided at no charge.
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?                        195
How many hours are students scheduled to be in school for the                 This calculation is based
2010-2011 school year? (10-11 elementary student year x                       on a 6.5 hour day x 182
elementary student school day)                                        1,183   days.

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

How many teachers days are on the 2010-2011 calendar
(excluding paid holidays)?                                            192
                                                                              Secondary teachers
How many days in the 2010-2011 calendar is the teacher on-site                receive one less teacher
without students?                                              10             work day for a total of 9.
                                                                              Secondary students
                                                                              receive 183 instructional
How many student days are on the 2010-2011 calendar?                  182     days.
How many hours are teachers scheduled to be on site during the                                                     This calculation is based
10-11 school year? (10-11 elementary teacher work year x daily                                                     on a 7 hour day X 192
on-site requirement for elementary teachers)                   1,344                                               days.

How many student half-days are listed on the 2010-2011
calendar?                                                          3

                                                                   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


How long is the school day for elementary students?                6 hours, 30 minutes

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

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


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?         1 hour, 50 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?

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


Faculty Meetings

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

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

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


CLASS SIZE


Class Size Restrictions

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

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

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

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 1?               documents
                                                          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
                                                                                                                            Uncertified teachers will
                                                                                                                            be paid as a substitute
Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      yes                                                  The Prince days.
                                                                                                                            for up to 90 William
                                                                                                                            County School Board
After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a                                                               recognizes the value of
longevity bonus?                                                       not specified                                        long-term employees by

Can there be a salary freeze if a teacher receives a negative
evaluation?                                                            yes


Structure of the Salary Schedule

Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional year
of teaching in the district?                                     no, teachers earn raises each year except the first year

What is the average raise for earning an additional year of            Bachelor's lane; 4.36%
experience? most districts earn raises for both an additional year
Teachers in                                                            Master's lane: 3.90%
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)                                                         2.88%

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


How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   5: BA, BA+15, MA, MA+30, EdD

What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                     5,109

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to
reach the maximum salary?                                              25
Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 42,863

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       47,336

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        89,610

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   47,971

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                52,445

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          94,719


Daily Rate of Pay

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a bachelor's degree?                                         223.24

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              246.54

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             466.74

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           249.85
What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   273.18

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               493.33

                                                                     another public school district within the state
Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience                           another public school district outside the state
                                                                     private school
For which of the following teaching experiences can a teacher        college or university
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)                    11
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?                       no
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for serving in the
military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of credit        yes, credit is granted if the teacher held an instructional
awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                      role in the military; 1 year


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head
football coach?                                                      $6,405

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama
sponsor?                                                             $2,162


Differentiated Pay                                                                                                                 The Superintendent
                                                                                                                                   shall recommend to the
                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed                       Board a salary schedule
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance? documents                                                           which provides
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
additional pay?                                                      yes, $2,000

Does the state or district offer financial support to cover National
Board certification fees?                                            yes; the district will pay $1,000 of the application fee


DISMISSAL


Dismissal of Tenured Teachers                                        Superintendent recommends dismissal:Tchr. requests
                                                                     hearing before school board OR fact finding panel: If tchr.
What is the process at the district level to dismiss a teacher for   elects fact finding panel, their decision goes to sch. bd.
incompetence, including appeals?                                     which issues decision based on findings OR tchr.

Can a teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the district         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
level?                                                               documents
                                                                     If teacher elects hearing before school board, 60 days        If teacher elected
How long does it take to dismiss a teacher for incompetence          plus duration of hearing. If teacher elects to go before      hearing before fact
from notice of intent to dismiss to a decision at a school board     fact-finding panel, followed by hearing before school         finding panel, and does
hearing, for example (excluding duration of hearing)?                board, 170 days.                                              not request subsequent

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
assignments?                                                          the district places teachers in available positions
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

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               The teacher may request a hearing before the local board
dismissed during the term of the contract?                            or a fact-finding panel.

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 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

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?                                    April 15


EVALUATION


The Evaluation Instrument                                                                                                 Virginia requires district
                                                                                                                          to develop teacher
                                                                                                                          evaluation instruments
Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?             no                                                        and offers them the
                                                                                                                          Upon request by
                                                                                                                          principal or the teacher,
                                                                                                                          other teachers may
Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?              yes for all teachers                                      provide input.

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?   documentsobservation
                                                                classroom
                                                                professional growth/development plan
                                                                participation in professional development opportunities
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

                                                                2: E-performs as an effective teacher and NI-needs
How many categories of ratings are there?                       improvement

                                                                 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                                                                         The district reports
                                                                                                                          "yes", however, while
Can student performance, however measured, be factored into                                                               the evaluation forms
teacher evalautions?                                            not among recommended criteria                            require that the teacher
                                                                                                                    The observation form
                                                                                                                    indicates that evaluators
Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as                                                          might assess teachers
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   Not among recommended criteria.                  on their use of

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


Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers

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


How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                  once a year

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?                                                length of 1 lesson                               There must be 2 formal
                                                                                                                    observations or 3 if the
Must the evaluation of a nontenured teacher be based on                                                             teacher is to receive an
multiple observations?                                             yes                                              overall rating of "needs


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers


What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?         once every 3 years

Is the frequency of evaluation reduced for tenured teachers who
have a record of satisfactory performance?                      no

Is a tenured teacher's evaluation based on multiple
observations?                                                      no
What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's
observation?                                                       length of 1 lesson

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


Consequences of a Negative Evaluation                                                                               Teachers with a "needs
                                                                                                                    improvement" in any
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to                                                    performance category
another school?                                                    no                                               cannot interview for a

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long is the remediation period?                                documents                                        Teacher may appeal to
                                                                                                                    Associate
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an evaluation                                                   Superintendent for
rating if there are no acknowledged procedural violations?        yes                                               Instruction a "Needs

Can a teacher request a second evaluation from a different          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluator?                                                         documents                                        The teacher is placed on
Following a negative evaluation, is the teacher required to                                                         an individualized "Action
develop a personalized professional growth, development or                                                          Plan" following a
improvement plan as a component of the remediation process?        yes                                              negative evaluation.

Can there be a salary freeze if a teacher receives a negative
evaluation?                                                        yes


GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS


General Employment Provisions

By what date must a teacher give notification that he/she intends
to resign or retire?                                              2 weeks notice
                                                                                                                      The teacher who fails to
                                                                                                                      give 2 weeks notice of
Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that                                                his/her resignation
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            yes                                            forfeits all accumulated
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


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

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

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


Teacher Conduct

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

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is there a dress code for teachers?                                  documents

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
due to job abandonment?                                             3 days


Personnel File

Must a teacher be notified if items are placed in his/her            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
personnel file?                                                     documents

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

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


Student Behavior

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

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                                        Parents must provide a
                                                                                                                     sworn statement of
Must a teacher be notified of a disruptive student's behavior        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed   students disciplinary
history?                                                            documents                                        status during school
Is corporal punishment permitted?                                 no


GRIEVANCES


Teacher Rights in the Grievance Procedure
                                                                                                                        Board policy states that
If a teacher takes leave during the grievance process, does                                                             teachers are "granted
he/she suffer a loss of leave or pay?                             no
                                                                 involuntary transfer of a teacher from one school to   release time."
                                                                 another
About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a      teacher layoffs
grievance?                                                       personnel decisions

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

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

Can a record of the grievance be kept in teacher's official
personnel file?                                                   no                                                    Teacher may appeal to
                                                                                                                        Associate
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an evaluation                                                       Superintendent for
rating if there are no acknowledged procedural violations?        yes                                                   Instruction a "Needs


Grievance Procedure

How many days does a teacher have to first address a             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
grievance?                                                       documents
Is there an informal process for resolving a grievance?                yes


With whom does the teacher file an initial formal grievance?           -principal and/or immediate supervisor
                                                                                                                    There are three steps
How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal                                                        before a hearing before
and formal) before arbitration begins?                                 3                                            a fact-finding panel.
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                                175 days                                     shared between the
                                                                                                                    district and the grievant.
In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays                                                  The grievance process
for the costs of arbitration?                                          other                                        does not include

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

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


LAYOFFS


Layoffs

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

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


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

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


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


LEAVE


Sick Leave
                                                                                                                           Allotted days based on a
                                                                                                                           195-day contract (BP
How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   12                                                     Reg. 261-1)


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

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               documents

After how many days of absence does a teacher have to provide
medical documentation for sick leave?                         3

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


Personal Leave


How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?          3


Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                       no

What is the total number of sick and personal leave days
combined?                                                      15


Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? personal days convert to sick days for accumulation


When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?


What other types of paid leave does the district offer?        worker's compensation, military


Leave for Professional Development

                                                                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                    documents

How many years of service are required for a teacher to be     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                               documents

                                                                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                  documents
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from years issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
of service?                                                          documents

Is there additional leave for any professional development that
takes place outside of the district?                            yes                                                      No specific amount of
How many hours or days of professional development leave can                                                             time given; leave
a teacher take over and above the professional development      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed            depends on substitute
days already scheduled by the district?                         documents                                                availability, type of


Attendance Incentives

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

What is the amount or range of pay that a teacher can earn for   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
demonstrating good job attendance?                               documents

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

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

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

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave 10-50% depending on election of "separation leave" and
at retirement?                                                  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?                                     66,566.18


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION
Mentors


Is a mentor available to a new teacher?                        yes

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

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

Is it expected that a mentor will have experience in subject
area/grade related to the teacher's teaching assignment?       yes

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


Are mentors provided with training?                            yes

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


Do mentors serve teachers at more than one school?

If a mentor is site-based, is the mentor required to have
experience at the school he or she serves?
Summer Orientation


Is there a summer orientation for new teachers?                     yes                                              Aug 20-24 listed on
                                                                                                                     calendar. August 21- 23
How long is the standard summer orientation that the district                                                        listed on Teachers
provides for new teachers?                                          5 days/3 days                                    FIRST Orientation

                                                                    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

Is tenure immediately portable when a teacher changes               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
districts?                                                          documents
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period of
a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
that the teacher should receive tenure?                             documents

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

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

By what date must an untenured teacher be notified of a non-
renewal of his/her contract?                                        April 15
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

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

How long does a teacher have to be in a single school before
s/he can apply to transfer to another school?                      1 year


Can voluntary transfers apply to as many positions as they wish? no limit stated                                               Teachers with a "needs
                                                                                                                               improvement" in any
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to                                                               performance category
another school?                                                    no                                                          cannot interview for a

Can a teacher apply to transfer to a different school during
his/her probationary period?                                       yes

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     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
part of his/her transfer application?
Does the collective bargaining contract or district school board   documents
policy contain any language that refers to the goal of equitably
distributing experienced teachers among schools when
assigning teachers?                                                no


Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing
Before excessing occurs, does the district ask for or accept
volunteers?                                                           yes

Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of
seniority?                                                           no
                                                                     school/program needs
                                                                     "best interest" of school/district
Other than seniority, what factors does the district use to identify other
teachers for excessing?                                                                                                           seniority. null

Do principals have any discretion in determining which teachers                                                                   Principals can request
will be excessed?                                               yes                                                               waivers. requiring
                                                                                                                                  positions
                                                                                                                                  special training, skills, or
Which teaching positions are protected from excessing under                                                                       experience; those who
the district's collective bargaining agreement?                       other                                                       fulfill multi-cultural


Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed?                 yes

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    yes, superintendents can transfer teachers in the "best
a transfer?                                                           interest" of district


Placing Excessed Teachers

When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does            excessed teachers are assigned by the district, according
s/he apply for a new position?                                        to their seniority

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

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
interview excessed transfer applicants?                               documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are        no, excessed teachers are reassigned according to
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                            seniority

Do principals have the right to refuse the assignment of an
excessed teacher to their schools?                                  yes

Do excessed teachers have the right to refuse a school
assignment?                                                         no, refusal of assignment is considered resignation

What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new
assignments?                                                        the district places teachers in available positions
Do excessed teachers continue to receive salary and benefits
while looking for a new position? If so, is there a limit on how    if teachers do not accept an offer of reassignment, they
long these benefits last?                                           must resign


Role of Seniority
                                                            yes, if teachers are applying to return to his/her original
Do more senior teachers who have been excessed have greater school, and two or more teachers are eligible, then the
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers? more senior candidate receives preference.

Do more senior teachers who voluntarily transfer have greater
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         no
If excessed teachers are assigned by the district, does the
district consider a teacher's seniority when assigning him/her to   n/a, teachers apply for vacancies; the contract does not
a new school?                                                       dicsuss assigning teachers or the role of seniority
Are teachers who have been identified for excessing allowed to
switch positions to "bump" a less senior teacher from his/her
job?                                                                no, transfer teachers may apply only for open positions


Timeline for Transfers


When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?        January 5 (request)
                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?           documents                                        However, only
                                                                                                                      involuntary transfers are
Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant                                                       given priority over new
positions?                                                           yes                                              hires; voluntary transfers


Which type of transfer is placed first: voluntary or excessed?       excessed teachers

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

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


UNION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES


Union Role

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

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

Do union presidents receive any compensation from the district issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(salary/benefits) while on leave?                                   documents
After a union official has served in a leadership role in the union
and taken leave from his/her district, can s/he return to his/her    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
previous position in the district?                                  documents

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

Who pays for a substitute when a teacher attends union               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
functions (if that teacher is not an elected union representative)? documents

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


Waivers

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

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

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

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

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




Prince William School
Board Policy: 533     CBA


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Prince William School
Board Policy: 533     CBA
Prince William School
Board Regulation:
581.02-1              CBA
Prince William School
Board Regulation:
581.02-1              CBA




Benefits Guide      CBA
Benefits Guide      CBA




Benefits Guide      CBA


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2007-2008 Salary
Prince William School CBA
Schedule
Board Regulation:
602-1 & 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
2007-2008 Salary
Schedule, 2007-2008
Calendar              CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar       CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar       CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar       CBA
Prince William School
Board Regulation:
561.02-1 & 2010-
2011 School Year      CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar       CBA


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Prince William School
Board Regulation:
602-1                 CBA


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Prince William School
Board Regulation:
561.02-1              CBA




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Prince William School
Board Regulation:
562.01-1              CBA


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Prince William School
Board Regulation:
562.01-1              CBA


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Prince William School
Board Policy: 513     CBA

Prince William School
Board Policy: 524.01 CBA
Prince William
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual                CBA




2010-2011 Salary
Schedule            CBA

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


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2010-2011 Salary
Schedule            CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule            CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule            CBA

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

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA




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

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule             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




Prince William
Regulation: 524.02-1 CBA

rince William
Regulation: 524.02-1 CBA

rince William
Regulation: 524.02-1 CBA

rince William
Regulation: 524.02-1 CBA




Prince William FY 08
Budget Manual: p.
541                  CBA
Prince William FY 08
Budget Manual: p.
541                  CBA




Prince William School
Board Policy: 524     CBA
                     CBA



National Board for     CBA
Professional
Teaching Standards
website; verified with CBA
National Board for
Professional
Teaching Standards
website; verified with CBA




Prince William
County Board Reg.
508.01               CBA


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County Board Reg
508.01-1             CBA


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Prince William       CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIC (Regulation)  CBA


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Prince William Co.
Board Reg. 555.01-1 CBA
Prince William
County Board Reg.
555.01-1            CBA
Prince William
County Board Reg.
508.01-1            CBA


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Prince William
County Board Reg.
555.01-1            CBA
Prince William
County Board Reg.
555.01-1             CBA




Virginia DOE,
Guidelines for
Uniform Performance
Standards,
Prince William      CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual, p. 3        CBA



Prince William        CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual, p. 3; Teacher CBA
Prince William
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual, p. 6          CBA


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Teacher evaluation
manual, TEV-1        CBA
Prince William
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual, Teacher
Prince William       CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual, Teacher      CBA




Prince William       CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual               CBA



Prince William       CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
ManualWilliam
Prince               CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual               CBA



Prince William
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
ManualWilliam
Prince               CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual, p. 3
Prince William       CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual               CBA
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Prince William Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1                    CBA



Prince William       CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual               CBA



Prince William       CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual, p. 3
Prince William       CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual               CBA




Prince William
County Board Reg.
555.02-1             CBA
Prince William
County Board Reg.
555.02-1            CBA


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Prince William
County Public
Schools School
Board Policy: p. 206, CBA
Prince William
County Public
Schools School
Board Policy: p. 64,  CBA


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Prince William
County Board Reg.
572.03-1            CBA




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Prince William
County Public
Schools School
Board Policy: p. 248, CBA


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Prince William      CBA
County Public
Schools School
Board Regulation:   CBA
Prince William
County Public
Schools School
Board Policy: p. 266, CBA




Prince William Board
Policies: BP 508.01-
1                    CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 508.01-
1                    CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 508.01-
1                    CBA


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Prince William Board
Policies: BP 505.01-
1
Prince William       CBA
County Schools
Teacher Evaluation
Manual               CBA




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Prince William
County Board
Policies: BP 508.01-
1                      CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 508.01-
1                      CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 508.01-
1                      CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 508.01-
1                      CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 508.01-
1                      CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 131.01,
BP 508.01-1            CBA


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Prince William
County Board Reg.
554-1                  CBA
Prince William
County Board Reg.
554-1                  CBA
Prince William
County Board Reg.
554-1                  CBA
Prince William
County Board Reg.
554-1                   CBA


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Prince William
County Board Reg.
555.01-1, p. 5          CBA
Prince William
County Board Reg.
555.01-1, p. 5          CBA




Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.02-
1                       CBA
Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.02-
1.I.F                   CBA
Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.02-
1.I.F                   CBA
rince William
BP(Regulation):
542.02-01.I.G           CBA
Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.02-
1, II.C                 CBA


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Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.02-
1, II.B               CBA




Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.05-
1, I                    CBA
Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.05-
1, II                   CBA
Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.02-
1, I                    CBA
Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.05-
1, II                   CBA


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Prince William BP
(Regulation): 532-1,
542.07-1                CBA




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Prince William BP
(Regulation): 542.06-
1                     CBA

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Regulation: 542-06.1 CBA




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Prince William BP
(Regulation): 545-1
pp. 1-4               CBA
Prince William BP
(Regulation): 545-1
pp. 1-4               CBA
Prince William BP
(Regulation): 545-1
pp. 1-4               CBA
http://www.pwcs.edu/
orgstaffdev/mentor_p
rogram.html          CBA


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http://www.pwcs.edu/
orgstaffdev/mentor_p
rogram.html          CBA


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http://www.pwcs.edu/
orgstaffdev/mentor_p
rogram.html          CBA


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2007-2008 School
Year Calendar and
http://pwcs.edu/curric
ulum/orgstaffdev/first. CBA
2007-2008 School
Year Calendar and
http://pwcs.edu/curric
ulum/orgstaffdev/first. CBA


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Prince William
County Board Reg.
555.01-1              CBA
Prince William
County Board Reg.
555.01-1              CBA


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Prince William
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, ID (Regulation)      CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1
Prince William          CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IG (Regulation)      CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1                       CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 511-.03-
1
Prince William          CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IG (Regulation)
Prince William          CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IG (Regulation)      CBA


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Prince William Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1
Prince William         CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIIA (Regulation)
Prince William         CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIA (Regulation)
Prince William         CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IG (Regulation)     CBA
Prince William Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1
Prince William         CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IG (Regulation)     CBA



Prince William       CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIA (Regulation)  CBA



Prince William
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IG (Regulation)
Prince William       CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IG (Regulation)   CBA


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Prince William
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IG (Regulation)
Prince William         CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIIG (Regulation)
Prince William         CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIIG (Regulation)
Prince William         CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIC (Regulation)
Prince William         CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIC (Regulation)    CBA



Prince William
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIIC (Regulation)
Prince William       CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IE (Regulation)   CBA


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Prince William Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1                    CBA




Prince William Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1                    CBA
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Prince William Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1
Prince William       CBA
County Board
Policies: BP 511.03-
1, IIC (Regulation)  CBA


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