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Question                                                       Answer                                          Footnote


BENEFITS


Tuition Reimbursement                                                                                          Tuition Reimbursement
                                                                                                               is only available for
Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for                                                     teachers on sabbatical
teachers?                                                      yes                                             leave.

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

Must the teacher meet a grade requirement to be eligible for   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
tuition reimbursement?                                         documents

Must the course have been approved by the administration to be issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
eligible for reimbursement?                                    documents


Life Insurance

                                                                                                               The teacher must be a
Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         yes                                             member of the union.
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?                                                         yes

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


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
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

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 teachers days are on the 2010-2011 calendar
(excluding paid holidays)?                                        185                                                 Secondary teachers
                                                                                                                      receive one additional
How many days in the 2010-2011 calendar is the teacher on-site                                                        non-student work day
without students?                                              3                                                      for a total of students
                                                                                                                      High school 4.
                                                                                                                      recieve one less
                                                                                                                      instructional day for a
How many student days are on the 2010-2011 calendar?              182                                                 total of 181.
How many student half-days are listed on the 2010-2011
calendar?                                                      1
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 6.83 hours per day x
on-site requirement for elementary teachers)                   1,264                                                     185 days.


What types of alternative schedules does the district have?                                                              Multi-session.


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

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

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long is the school day for secondary students?                 documents                                             6 hours 57.5 minutes (M-
                                                                                                                         Th); 6 hours 20 minutes
How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time                                                              (F); Board Policy C-601
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                6 hours, 50 minutes                                   states the teacher


Preparation Time
                                                                   each week secondary teachers have 5 professional
Is any of the teacher planning time designated for collaborative   activity periods; elementary teachers may use their
planning?                                                          preparation time for collaborative planning


How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         1 period per day                                      The number of lesson
                                                                                                                         preparations should be
                                                                                                                         kept at the minimum
How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? no set limit                                               consistent with the
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?      1 period per day                                  The teacher receives
                                                                                                                compensation beginning
                                                                                                                with the 2nd missed
What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?          -monetary compensation                           period.


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                                                                                         No more than three
                                                                                                                students with sever and
                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed     intensive needs in a
What is the class size restriction for special education?     documents                                         general education class


What is the class size restriction for prekindergarten?       18


What is the class size restriction for kindergarten?          25


What is the class size restriction for grade 1?               32
What is the class size restriction for grade 2?           32


What is the class size restriction for grade 3?           32


What is the class size restriction for grade 4?           32


What is the class size restriction for grade 5?           32

                                                          32 if in elementary building; 30 if in Title I middle school
What is the class size restriction for grade 6?           building; 33 if in regular middle school building

                                                                                                                         Class limit changes to
What is the class size restriction for grade 7?           33                                                             30 for Title I schools.

                                                                                                                         Class limit changes to
What is the class size restriction for grade 8?           33                                                             30 for Title I schools.


What is the class size restriction for grades 9-12?       34                                                             teacher may file a
                                                          teacher receives additional compensation                       grievance; principal
                                                          other                                                          must put in writing the
What happens when the class size limit is exceeded?                                                                      reason for exceeding


COMPENSATION


General Salary Information


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

After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a
longevity bonus?                                                       5, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20 & 22

What adjustments to the salary schedule were made as a result
of the current economic crisis?                                        None

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


Structure of the Salary Schedule
                                                                 no, teachers receive annual raises over the first 8 years
Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional year but then raises are awarded incrementally based on
of teaching in the district?                                     longevity in the district

What is the average raise for earning an additional year of            Bachelor's lane: 4.26%
experience? most districts earn raises for both an additional year
Teachers in                                                            Master's lane: 3.78%
                                                                       0%
of experience and for 'cost of living.' What is the average 'cost of
living' adjustment? (reported as a percentage of change from the       ------ Answer ending 12/21/2010 ------
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)                                                         3.0% BA+30, BA+60, MA/BA+30w/36 credits in area of
                                                                       7: BA,
                                                                       specialization, BA+60w/MA/or 36 credits, work
                                                                       experience for trade licenses or other stipulated licenses,
How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   BA+MA+30

What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                     5,895

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

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 45,530

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       51,278

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        88,259

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   51,425

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                57,173

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          94,154


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?                                         246.11

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              277.18

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             477.08

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           277.97
What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   309.04

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               508.94


Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience

For which of the following teaching experiences can a teacher         issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
get credit on the salary schedule?                                   documents
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    yes, credit is awarded for appropriate industrial
a subject-related profession? What is the maximum amount of          experience and nursing experience, certain trade
credit awarded for subject-related experience?                       experience may also earn salary credit; 10 years
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for serving in the
military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of credit        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                      documents


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties

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

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


Differentiated Pay                                             yes, additional pay (of approximately $3,000 per teacher
                                                               with decisions about distribution being site based) is
                                                               earned as an overall school; currently only available to the
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance? neediest schools
                                                                                                                                  $3,000 is allotted for
                                                              yes, teachers at low performing schools are eligible for            each teacher, but the
Can a teacher earn additional pay by working in a school      ~$3,000 bonuses, in order to qualify for the bonus, the             decision about how to
classified by the district as "high-needs"?                   schools must also meet student performance criteria
                                                              yes, teachers of math, science or other critical shortage           distribute the award is
                                                              areas earn a $5,000 housing stipend plus $400 per
Can a teacher earn additional pay by teaching subjects deemed month; teachers of special education receive an
'hard to staff'?                                              unspecified salary stipend

Can a teacher who has National Board certification earn              yes, obtaining National Board certification after
additional pay?                                                      September 1996 qualifies a teacher for the C6 differential

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
classroom pending a hearing?                                         yes

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
                                                                                                                                    Pay, but not benefits, is
When a tenured teacher is suspended and awaiting formal                                                                             suspended only in cases
dismissal procedures, may pay be suspended? (note when                                                                              of serious misconduct
benefits is also mentioned)                                           pay may be suspended                                          such as a felony.

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

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


Dismissal of Nontenured Teachers

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

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

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

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


Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?             no


Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?              no

                                                                 issue not observation
                                                                classroomaddressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?   documents in professional development opportunities
                                                                participation
                                                                professional responsibilities
                                                                contributions outside the classroom
What is the teacher required to be evaluated on?
                                                                                                                               There are post-
What kind of feedback does the teacher receive following an                                                                    observation
evaluation?                                                     written report                                                 conferences.

                                                                3 for nontenured: satisfactory; unsatisfactory; doubtful - 2
How many categories of ratings are there?                       for tenured: satisfactory and unsatisfactory

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


Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation

Can student performance, however measured, be factored into
teacher evalautions?                                            yes
Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   documents

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

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a
nontenured teacher?                                                single full-period classroom visit or a series of short visits

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                                                                                        A satisfactory tenured
                                                                                                                                    teacher may choose
                                                                                                                                    component A or B.
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?         once a year                                                      Component A allows the

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

Is a tenured teacher's evaluation based on multiple                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
observations?                                                      documents

What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's
observation?                                                       single full-period classroom visit or a series of short visits
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

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

                                                                   3 months - if the teacher participates in PIP-Plus
How long is the remediation period?                                (voluntary)                                          If the teacher claims
                                                                                                                        failure to apply with
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an evaluation                                                       procedures, the
rating if there are no acknowledged procedural violations?        no                                                    appropriate forum for

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


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
property incurred on school grounds? If so, for what amount?         yes - reimbursement can be up to $100.00


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
removed from the classroom pending a hearing?                        yes

How does a teacher's conviction of a misdemeanor affect his or       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
her licensure status?                                                documents
After how many school days in which a tenured teacher has not
shown up to work, can a school initiate the termination process
due to job abandonment?                                              20 days
Personnel File

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

May a teacher request a union representative or other witness        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

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


Is corporal punishment permitted?                                   no


GRIEVANCES
Teacher Rights in the Grievance Procedure

If a teacher takes leave during the grievance process, does
he/she suffer a loss of leave or pay?                            no

About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a                                                       material in a teacher's
grievance?                                                                                                        file.

Is there language protecting a teacher from repercussions for
filing a grievance?                                              yes

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

Can a record of the grievance be kept in teacher's official       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
personnel file?                                                  documents                                        school safety, school
                                                                                                                  reorganization, class
                                                                                                                  size limits, salary and
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?                                                    leave.teacher claims
                                                                                                                  If the
                                                                                                                  failure to apply with
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an evaluation                                                 procedures, the
rating if there are no acknowledged procedural violations?        no                                              appropriate forum for


Grievance Procedure


Is there an informal process for resolving a grievance?          yes

How many days does a teacher have to first address a
grievance?                                                       30 days


With whom does the teacher file an initial formal grievance?     -principal and/or immediate supervisor
How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal
and formal) before arbitration begins?                               2
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                              117 days

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

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

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


LAYOFFS


Layoffs

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

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

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

                                                                      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?         documents                                        District acknowledges
                                                                                                                      state law: "Applicable
Are layoffs made according to reverse seniority within area of                                                        provisions of law will be
certification?                                                       yes                                              followed during layoffs."
                                                                        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                  documents
If a layoff occurs, are laid-off teachers then given any preference
if the district later needs to hire teachers? (including notification,
guaranteed interviews, mandatory re-hiring etc.)                       yes

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


LEAVE


Sick Leave


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


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

What is the maximum number of sick days that a teacher can
accumulate?                                                         200

                                                                    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 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
medical documentation for sick leave?                         documents

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

How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
leave in the footnote)                                              documents
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?                                                            10


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

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?                documents


What other types of paid leave does the district offer?              summer vacation; military; jury duty


Leave for Professional Development


Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                          yes                                              Also available are
                                                                                                                      special sabbaticals for
How many years of service are required for a teacher to be                                                            restoration to health
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                                     14                                               (year eight) and study
                                                                                                                      70% for academic
                                                                                                                      sabbaticals; 60% for
How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                                                                         health sabbaticals.

What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from years
of service?                                                          greater seniority relative to other applicants
Is there additional leave for any professional development that  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
takes place outside of the district?                            documents
How many hours or days of professional development leave can
a teacher take over and above the professional development      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
days already scheduled by the district?                         documents


Attendance Incentives

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

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

Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at the end
of each school year?                                             no

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave
at the end of a school year?                                    n/a

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

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave                                                   This benefit is capped at
at retirement?                                                  100% of current salary                            200 days.
What is the maximum payment for unused sick leave at
retirement for a teacher with a master's degree and 30 years of
experience in the district?                                     100,700.00


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION


Mentors
Is a mentor available to a new teacher?                        yes

                                                                                                                New teachers
How long is the mentorship program for a new teacher?          up to one year                                   participate for one year.
                                                                                                                Mentor Advisory
                                                                                                                Selection Committee
                                                                                                                choses mentors..
Who selects teachers to be mentors?                                                                             Mentor Advisory

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
must have to be eligible to be a mentor?                       5 years
                                                                                                                Training is paid and
                                                                                                                some mentors appear to
Is a mentor paid?                                              yes                                              be full time mentors.


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


Does a mentor observe the teacher teaching?                    yes


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                                              Teachers participate in
                                                                                                                     professional
How long is the standard summer orientation that the district                                                        development training
provides for new teachers?                                          3-5 days                                         based on certification

                                                                                                                     $38.29/day (2007),
Is a new teacher paid to attend the summer orientation?             yes                                              $40.20/day (2008)


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


Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? yes, either at job fairs or directly to school

How long does a teacher have to be in a single school before
s/he can apply to transfer to another school?                        3 years for hardship transfer


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

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

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

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to
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?                                                  yes


Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing

Before excessing occurs, does the district ask for or accept
volunteers?                                                          yes
Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of
seniority?                                                             yes

Other than seniority, what factors does the district use to identify
teachers for excessing?                                                skills and qualifications

Do principals have any discretion in determining which teachers issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
will be excessed?                                               documents
                                                                special ed
                                                                bilingual/English as a Second Language                                 resource teachers,
Which teaching positions are protected from excessing under     other                                                                  teachers with 20+ years
the district's collective bargaining agreement?                                                                                        of service.

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

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


Placing Excessed Teachers

When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does             teachers apply for vacancies, either at job fairs or directly
s/he apply for a new position?                                         to school

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

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to
interview excessed transfer applicants?                           yes
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                            yes
Do principals have the right to refuse the assignment of an                                                                        Principals can deny a
excessed teacher to their schools?                                  yes                                                            placement.
                                                                                                                                   Teachers have the
                                                                                                                                   opportunity to accept a
Do excessed teachers have the right to refuse a school                                                                             voluntary severance
assignment?                                                         yes                                                            package if they have not

What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new               the district places teachers in available positions, unless
assignments?                                                        the principal denies the placement
Do excessed teachers continue to receive salary and benefits
while looking for a new position? If so, is there a limit on how    yes, the district offers a voluntary severance package
long these benefits last?                                           after one year; otherwise no limit


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         no, in cases where the distict assigns teachers, they try to
district consider a teacher's seniority when assigning him/her to   honor teachers' requests and to keep them in the same
a new school?                                                       community district
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                                                                                                             Transfers completed
                                                                                                                                   after August 7 are
                                                                    Voluntary transfers can be made any time between April         subject to principal's
When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?        15 and Aug 7.                                                  approval.


When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?          June 15 (notification)
                                                                                                                      Voluntary transfers and
                                                                                                                      excessed teachers to
Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant                                                       apply and be considered
positions?                                                           yes                                              for vacant positions first.
                                                                     excessed teachers
                                                                     voluntary transfers
Which type of transfer is placed first: voluntary or excessed?

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
representatives on a regular basis?                                  yes

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

Do union presidents receive any compensation from the district issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(salary/benefits) while on leave?                                   documents
After a union official has served in a leadership role in the union
and taken leave from his/her district, can s/he return to his/her    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                                          "Leaders shall be
                                                                    reduced teaching periods/extra conference period   allowed 1 day per week
Does a teacher who is a union representative have fewer school other                                                   for investigation of
related responsibilities than other teachers?                                                                          greviences." and "They


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




NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 97, Art. 16 C 7 CBA


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http://www.uft.org/me
mber/benefits/InServi
ce/                   CBA
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Benefits Guide     CBA


Benefits Guide     CBA




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                   CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar      CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar      CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar      CBA
2010-2011 School
Year Calendar         CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar         CBA


                      CBA




                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA

NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 14, Art. 6 A 1, 2 CBA




NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 22, Art. 7 B 4 a, p.
27, Art. 7 C 4 b        CBA

NCY CBA 2007-2009:
p. 27, Art. 7 C 4 b CBA

NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 16, Art. 7 A 2 c CBA
NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 22, Art. 7 B 4 a CBA

NCY CBA 2007-2009:
p. 41, Art. 7 N 6  CBA




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NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 40,
Art. 7-M.4            CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M              CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M              CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M              CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M                CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M                CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M                CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M                CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M                CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M                CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M                CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 39,
Art. 7-M                CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: pp.
15, 40, Art. 6-B, 7-M   CBA




                        CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA


                     CBA
NYC Public Schools,
Rating Pedagogical
Staff Members, p. 10 CBA




2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

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

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

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

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule               CBA




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




                    CBA


                    CBA

NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 5, Art. III 3   CBA


                    CBA




NYC CBA 2007-2009:
pp. 87-90, Art. 15 B CBA

NYC CBA 2007-2009:
pp. 87-90, Art. 15 B CBA




NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 52, Art. 8 N 1 & 8 CBA
NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 52, Art. 8 M 1 & 2 CBA
NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 52, Art. 8 M 7 p.
155, App. H           CBA

NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 146, App. A I F 1 c CBA


                     CBA




                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 115, Art.
21E.                 CBA


                     CBA
NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 115, Art. 21,
G. 5                   CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 100, Art. 17    CBA
NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 116, Art. 21,
G. 5.                  CBA


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New York DOE,
Commissioner's
Regulations, Part
100.2, o              CBA
NYC public schools
Rating Pedagogical
Staff Members, p. 7   CBA


                      CBA
NYC Public Schools,
Rating Pedagogical
Staff Members, p. 5 CBA
NYC public schools
Rating Pedagogical
Staff Members, pp. 5,
7                     CBA
NYC public schools
Rating Pedagogical
Staff Members, p. 8 CBA


                      CBA




NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 51, Art. 8. J. CBA
 NYC Public Schools, CBA
Rating Pedagogical
Staff Members, App.
J                    CBA




                      CBA

NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 51, Art. 8. J. CBA
NYC Public Schools,
Rating Pedagogical
Staff Members, p. 7 CBA


                      CBA




NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 51, Art. 8. J.
2.                      CBA


                      CBA


                    CBA
NYC Public Schools,
Rating Pedagogical
Staff Members, p. 7 CBA
                      CBA




                      CBA

NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 118, Art. 21.I CBA
NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 52, Art. 8,
J.3.                    CBA


                     CBA
NYC Public Schools,
Rating Pedagogical
Staff Members, p. 10 CBA




                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA
                     CBA
New York City Public
Schools School
Board Policy: A-655 CBA



New York City Public CBA
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 9, Art. Three.
I(2)                    CBA




                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA
NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 115, Art. 21,
G. 5.                  CBA


                      CBA

NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 13, Art. 5, F. CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 110, Art.
Twenty0One.A         CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA




New York City Public
Schools School
Board Policy: A-443 CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA
New York City Public
Schools School
Board Policy: A-420 CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
129, Art. 22, B-9      CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
110, Art. 21, A        CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
131, Art. 22, D        CBA


                       CBA


                       CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: pp.
125-6, Art. 22-B       CBA
NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 52, Art. 8,
J.3.                   CBA




NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: pp.
122-3, Art. 22-B1a     CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: pp.
122-3, Art. 22-B1a     CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: pp.
122-3, Art. 22-B1a     CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: pp.
129, Art. 22-C        CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: pp.
122-9, Art. 22-B, C   CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
131, Art. 22-C        CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
131, Art. 22-C        CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
131, Art. 22-C        CBA




                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA

NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: Art. 17. D.     CBA
                     CBA
NYC CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 104, Art. 17.
D.                     CBA


                     CBA




NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 93,
Art. 16A            CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 93,
Art. 16A            CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 94,
Art. 16A, sec. A.17 CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 95,
Art. 16A, sec. B 2  CBA


                     CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 93,
Art. 16A              CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 93,
Art. 16A              CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 93,
Art. 16A              CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 93,
Art. 16A              CBA



NYC Public Schools CBA
CBA 2007-09: pp. 6,
98, Art. 3-F1, Art. 16-
F, G                    CBA




NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 94,
Art. 16B              CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: pp.
94, 96, Art. 16B, C   CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 95,
Art. 16B, C           CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 95,
Art. 16B, C           CBA
                   CBA


                   CBA




                   CBA


                    CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 93,
Art. 16A            CBA


                   CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 94,
Art. 16A            CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 94,
Art. 16A            CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p. 94,
Art. 16A            CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 49, Art.
Eight.G (2)              CBA
New York City CBA
2007-2009: p. 49, Art.
Eight. G (2) (f)         CBA
New York City CBA
2007-2009: p. 49,
New York City (2)
Article Eight. GCBA      CBA
2007-2009: p. 72,
Article Eleven. IV.B
(4) (a)                  CBA
New York City CBA
2007-2009: p. 49,
New York City (2)
Article Eight. GCBA(g)   CBA
2007-2009: p. 72,
Article Eleven. IV.G
(5) York City CBA
New                      CBA
2007-2009: p. 72,
Article Eleven. IV.B
(5) (b)                  CBA



New York City CBA        CBA
2007-2009: p. 72,
Article Eleven. IV.B
(4) (a)                  CBA


                         CBA


                         CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 48, Article
Eight. G (1) (a)Public CBA
New York City
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 49, Article
Eight. G (1) (a)Public CBA
New York City
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 49, Article
Eight. G (1) (h)       CBA




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                     CBA


                     CBA


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                     CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 105, Art. 18 A CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
105, Art. 18B         CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 105, Art. 18 A CBA


                     CBA


                      CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 105, Art. 18 A CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 105, Art. 18 A CBA


                     CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
103, Art. 18         CBA




NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
100, Art. 17-B       CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 100, Art. 17 B CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 101, Art. 17 B CBA


                        CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: pp.
101-105, Art. 17-B      CBA


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                        CBA


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New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 105, Art. 18 A   CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 105, Art. 18 A   CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 105, Art. 18 A   CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 105, Art. 18 A   CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 104, Art. 17 B
Rule York City Public
New 11                  CBA
Schools CBA 2007-
09: pp. 104-105, Art.
18 A, F                 CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 100, Art. 17     CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 104, Art. 17 F   CBA




                        CBA


                        CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 102, Art. 17 B CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
104, Art. 17B, Rule
11                    CBA




NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 105, Art. 18A   CBA

NYC CBA 2007-2009:
p. 104, Art. 17, B CBA
NYC Public Schools
CBA 2007-09: p.
103, Art. 7B          CBA
New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
09: p. 105, Art. 18 A CBA


                    CBA


                    CBA




New York City Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 108, Art.
Nineteen.H.3 Public CBA
New York City
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 107, Art.
Nineteen.C           CBA


                    CBA


                    CBA


                    CBA


                    CBA
New York City Public CBA
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 107, Art.
Nineteen.B.(1) (e)   CBA




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