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									Dekalb County School System




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


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


Health Insurance

Is 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         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                        documents

Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                          documents
How many hours are students scheduled to be in school for the
2010-2011 school year? (10-11 elementary student year x               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
elementary student school day)                                        documents

How many teachers days are on the 2010-2011 calendar
(excluding paid holidays)?                                            189

How many days in the 2010-2011 calendar is the teacher on-site
without students?                                              9


How many student days are on the 2010-2011 calendar?                  180
How many student half-days are listed on the 2010-2011         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
calendar?                                                      documents
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 8 hours per day x
on-site requirement for elementary teachers)                   1,512                                                      189 days.

                                                                   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                                              6 hours not including
                                                                                                                          homeroom, lunch and
                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed          other activities,
How long is the school day for secondary students?                 documents                                              minimum length of day

How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time                                                               This calculation is based
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                8 hours                                                on a 40 hour work week.


Preparation Time

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

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?    documents
                                                              3, exceptions may include art, home economics, foreign
                                                              language, etc., where there are many single sections of a
How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? course
                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?      documents


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


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                                                                                         "Classes which are
                                                                                                                totally remedial should
                                                                                                                be limited in size. A
What is the class size restriction for special education?     20                                                maximum class size of


What is the class size restriction for prekindergarten?       district acknowledges state law


What is the class size restriction for kindergarten?          district acknowledges state law


What is the class size restriction for grade 1?               district acknowledges state law
What is the class size restriction for grade 2?           district acknowledges state law


What is the class size restriction for grade 3?           district acknowledges state law


What is the class size restriction for grade 4?           district acknowledges state law


What is the class size restriction for grade 5?           district acknowledges state law


What is the class size restriction for grade 6?           district acknowledges state law


What is the class size restriction for grade 7?           district acknowledges state law


What is the class size restriction for grade 8?           district acknowledges state law


What is the class size restriction for grades 9-12?       district acknowledges state law

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


COMPENSATION


General Salary Information


Is there a statewide salary schedule or minimum salary?   yes-salary schedule
Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      yes

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

What adjustments to the salary schedule were made as a result
of the current economic crisis?                                        Additional step(s) added to salary schedule

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


Structure of the Salary Schedule
                                                                 no, teachers on the bachelor's lane earn raises on 15 of
Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional year the 22 steps; teachers on the master's lane earn raises
of teaching in the district?                                     on 17 of the 25 steps

What is the average raise for earning an additional year of            Bachelor's lane: 1.85%
experience? most districts earn raises for both an additional year
Teachers in                                                            Master's lane: 2.25%
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)                                                          -8.5%
additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                         -6.82%


How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   4: BA, MA, Specialist, PhD
                                                                       4,863

What is the average difference between the master's and                ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
bachelor's salary?                                                     5,719                                                Three additional
                                                                                                                            stagnant steps were
How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to             Bachelor's lane: 23                                  added to the salary
reach the maximum salary?                                              Master's lane: 25                                    schedule, taking it 3
Annual Salary                                                             40,088

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher       ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 41,624
                                                                          40,388

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
and 5 years of experience?                                       44,119
                                                                 57,180

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a                    ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
bachelor's degree?                                                        59,374
                                                                          42,492

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher       ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
with a master's degree?                                                   44,119
                                                                          42,792

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree            ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
and 5 years of experience?                                                48,261
                                                                          66,390

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a                    ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
master's degree?                                                          68,935


Daily Rate of Pay                                                         212.11

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year   ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
teacher with a bachelor's degree?                                         220.23
                                                                          213.69

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a                ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              233.43
                                                                          302.54

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
a bachelor's degree?                                             314.15
                                                                 224.83

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year   ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
teacher with a master's degree?                                           233.43
                                                                     226.41

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   255.35
                                                                    351.27

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with ------ Answer ending 08/02/2010 ------
a master's degree?                                               364.74


Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience                                                                                      Experience is awarded
                                                                                                                                based on Rule 160-5-2-
For which of the following teaching experiences can a teacher         district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state   .05 adopted by the
get credit on the salary schedule?                                   law                                                        Georgia Department of
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           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
differences between types of teaching experience)                    documents
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
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             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
football coach?                                                      documents

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


Differentiated Pay

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

Does the state or district offer financial support to cover National issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
Board certification fees?                                            documents


DISMISSAL


Dismissal of Tenured Teachers

What is the process at the district level to dismiss a teacher for   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
incompetence, including appeals?                                     documents

Can a teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the district         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
level?                                                               documents
How long does it take to dismiss a teacher for incompetence
from notice of intent to dismiss to a decision at a school board     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
hearing, for example (excluding duration of hearing)?                documents

How long does the state grant for the first appeal (excluding        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
duration of appeal hearing)?                                         documents
Once the dismissal process has been initiated, can the teacher,
charged with incompetence, be immediately removed from the           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
classroom pending a hearing?                                         documents

Can a tenured teacher's annual contract be terminated at any         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
time for cause? (Or must it be at the end of the year?)              documents
When a tenured teacher is suspended and awaiting formal
dismissal procedures, may pay be suspended? (note when                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
benefits is also mentioned)                                           documents

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

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


Dismissal of Nontenured Teachers

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

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

Can the decision to dismiss a provisional teacher during the term      issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
of the contract be appealed beyond the district level?                documents
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period of
a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
that the teacher should receive tenure?                               documents

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

Can a district dismiss a teacher on a provisional contract before issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the end of the school year?                                       documents
By what date must an untenured teacher be notified of a non-    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
renewal of his/her contract?                                    documents


EVALUATION


The Evaluation Instrument                                                                                           Georgia offers the
                                                                                                                    Georgia Teacher
                                                                                                                    Evaluation Program to
Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?             yes - districts may use as a model but can modify   its local districts as a


Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?              district acknowledges state law

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


What is the teacher required to be evaluated on?                district acknowledges state law

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


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


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


Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation

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

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


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?                  twice a year

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a
nontenured teacher?                                                district acknowledges state law

Must the evaluation of a nontenured teacher be based on             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
multiple observations?                                             documents


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
have a record of satisfactory performance?                      district acknowledges State law.

Is a tenured teacher's evaluation based on multiple
observations?                                                      district acknowledges state law

What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's
observation?                                                       district acknowledges state law
Are teachers required to submit lesson plans regularly to a
school administrator?                                              on a regular basis


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


How long is the remediation period?                                district acknowledges state law

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

Can a teacher request a second evaluation from a different          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluator?                                                         documents

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 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
to resign or retire?                                              documents

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

Does the school district provide legal assistance to teachers         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
sued for actions taken in carrying out their work?                   documents

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

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      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
due to job abandonment?                                              documents
Personnel File

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

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

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


Student Behavior

Does a teacher have the right to remove a disruptive student         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
from the classroom?                                                 documents

Do teachers have the right to refuse a student's return to the       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
classroom?                                                          documents

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

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

Must a teacher be notified of a disruptive student's behavior        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
history?                                                            documents


Is corporal punishment permitted?                                   yes


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
                                                                 the result of a teacher's evaluation rating
About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a      personnel decisions
grievance?

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

Who must pay for a substitute so that a teacher may attend an     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
arbitration hearing or hearing before the board?                 documents

Can a record of the grievance be kept in teacher's official       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
personnel file?                                                  documents

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

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


Grievance Procedure


Is there an informal process for resolving a grievance?          no

How many days does a teacher have to first address a
grievance?                                                       10 days


With whom does the teacher file an initial formal grievance?     -district                                        superintendent
                                                                                                                     Parties may appeal
                                                                                                                     three times before
How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal                                                         hearing before the case
and formal) before arbitration begins?                               3                                               goes to the state board
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                              60 days

In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays                                                   There is no outside
for the costs of arbitration?                                                                                        arbitrator.

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 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
or district level?                                                   documents

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the notification deadline for teacher layoffs?               documents

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, issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
guaranteed interviews, mandatory re-hiring etc.)                       documents

                                                                    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?                   12.5


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?                                                         190


Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               yes

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

Does the district have the right to request medical certification
from a district-approved doctor?                                    yes

How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity         12 weeks unpaid under FMLA; can extend up to one year
leave in the footnote)                                              for child care
Personal Leave


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


Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                         yes

What is the total number of sick and personal leave days
combined?                                                        12.5


                                                                n/a
Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? first or last 3 days of the school year, 3 days before or
                                                               after a holiday period, reasons other than those listed in
                                                               policy, more than 2 employees or 5% of employees are
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?          absent, professional days

                                                                                                                            These leaves are taken
What other types of paid leave does the district offer?          bereavement, religious                                     from personal leave.


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       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                                                Teachers can use up to
How many hours or days of professional development leave can                                                       3 days of personal leave
a teacher take over and above the professional development                                                         for professional
days already scheduled by the district?                         3 days                                             reasons; also, each


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             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
retirement?                                                       documents

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
at retirement?                                                    documents
What is the maximum payment for unused sick leave at
retirement for a teacher with a master's degree and 30 years of   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
experience in the district?                                       documents


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   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


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

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

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


TENURE


Role of Tenure on Teacher Assignment and Employment
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period of
a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
that the teacher should receive tenure?                           documents

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

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

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


TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT
Voluntary Transfers

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

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

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

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

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

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                          documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          no, teachers are assigned by the district

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


Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing

Before excessing occurs, does the district ask for or accept       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
volunteers?                                                        documents
Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
seniority?                                                       documents

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

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

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

                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed      District acknowledges
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed?            documents                                           state law.

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 school district


Placing Excessed Teachers

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

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

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

What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
assignments?                                                        documents
Do excessed teachers continue to receive salary and benefits
while looking for a new position? If so, is there a limit on how    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
long these benefits last?                                           documents


Role of Seniority

Do more senior teachers who voluntarily transfer have greater       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         documents

Do more senior teachers who have been excessed have greater         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         documents
If excessed teachers are assigned by the district, does the
district consider a teacher's seniority when assigning him/her to   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
a new school?                                                       documents
Are teachers who have been identified for excessing allowed to
switch positions to "bump" a less senior teacher from his/her       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
job?                                                                documents


Timeline for Transfers

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When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?        documents

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

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

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

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


UNION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES


Union Role

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

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

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

Is some time at faculty meetings required to be allotted to union     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
matters?                                                             documents
Is leave available for a teacher to attend union associated
activities (not counting leave given to elected union                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
representatives)?                                                    documents
Who pays for a substitute when a teacher attends union               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
functions (if that teacher is not an elected union representative)? documents

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


Waivers

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

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Do teachers have a vote in a request for a waiver?               documents

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What requirements must be met for a waiver to be approved?       documents

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How long is a waiver in effect?                                  documents

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Can a waiver be renewed?                                         documents
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section IV D            CBA
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