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									Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District




Question                                                         Answer                                             Footnote


CALENDAR


School Year

What does the district consider the teacher contract year for
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                   187

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                                       This calculation is based
How many hours are students scheduled to be in school for the                                                       on 5.5 hours per day
2010-2011 school year? (10-11 elementary student year x                                                             (excluding noon
elementary student school day)                                      957                                             intermission) X 174

How many teachers days are on the 2010-2011 calendar
(excluding paid holidays)?                                       184
                                                                                                                    K-5 teachers receive
How many days in the 2010-2011 calendar is the teacher on-site                                                      one additional day for a
without students?                                              10                                                   total of 11.
                                                                                                                    K-5 students receive
                                                                                                                    one less instructional
How many student days are on the 2010-2011 calendar?           174                                                  day for a total of 173.
How many hours are teachers scheduled to be on site during the                                                      This calculation is based
10-11 school year? (10-11 elementary teacher work year x daily                                                      on a 7 hour, 40 minute
on-site requirement for elementary teachers)                   1,410                                                duty day X 184 days.
How many student half-days are listed on the 2010-2011             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
calendar?                                                          documents

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


School Day
How much time is the teacher required to be on-site beyond the
length of the student day? (This does not include time for
meetings)                                                      60 minutes
                                                                                                                              The stated school day is
                                                                   K: 2 hours, 30 minutes; 1-3: 3 hours, 30 minutes; 4-8: 5   exclusive of noon
How long is the school day for elementary students?                hours, 30 minutes                                          intermission.
                                                                                                                              The stated school day is
                                                                                                                              exclusive of noon
How long is the school day for secondary students?                 6 hours                                                    intermission.

How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                7 hours, 40 minutes


Preparation Time

Is any of the teacher planning time designated for collaborative   among many other tasks, the unassigned time in the
planning?                                                          teacher's day may be used for team planning

                                                                   50 minutes per day; teachers should receive 5 minutes of
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         preparation time for every 25 minutes of instruction

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? documents

                                                                   50 minutes per day; teachers should receive 5 minutes of
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?           preparation time for every 25 minutes of instruction
What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?          -monetary compensation


Faculty Meetings                                                                                                The administration and
                                                                                                                curriculum staff have the
                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed     ability to call meetings
How often are faculty meetings held?                          documents                                         reasonable in number
                                                                                                                The administration and
                                                                                                                curriculum staff have the
How much advance notice is required before a principal can hold issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed   ability to call meetings
a faculty meeting?                                              documents                                       reasonable in number
                                                                                                                The administration and
                                                                                                                curriculum staff have the
                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed     ability to call meetings
Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?           documents                                         reasonable in number


CLASS SIZE


Class Size Restrictions

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

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

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

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

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 2?               documents
                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 3?                      documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


COMPENSATION-FRINGE BENEFITS


Life Insurance
                                                                                                                      The district provides
                                                                                                                      $50,000 of coverage at
Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?                 no                                             no charge.
If basic life insurance is not automatically included in the benefits
package, how much is the minimum premium that the teacher
has to pay?                                                           n/a
Pensions/Retirement

                                                                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What type of primary pension system is mandatory for teachers? documents

What is the current employer contribution rates for pension?    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
employee contribution rates?                                    documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Who pays the employer contribution?                             documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Who pays the employee contribution?                             documents
                                                                                                                  The district offers a
Is a supplemental pension system available to employees? If so,                                                   matching contribution
what is the plan design of the supplemental option?             yes: defined contribution plan                    403(b) plan.

                                                           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How many years must a teacher work before becoming vested? documents

Are teachers able to purchase service time to apply towards their issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
pension?                                                          documents


Health Insurance

Is individual health insurance available at no cost to the
employee?                                                       yes                                               The Board shall
                                                                                                                  contribute a maximum
Is health insurance available to the employee's dependents at no                                                  of $932 per month of the
cost to the employee?                                            no                                               premium cost.


COMPENSATION-SALARY
General Salary Information


Is there a statewide salary schedule or minimum salary?                no

                                                                        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      documents

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

What adjustments to the salary schedule were made as a result
of the current economic crisis?                               no step movement

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


Structure of the Salary Schedule

Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional year
of teaching in the district?                                           no, teachers earn raises on 9 of the 12 steps
What is the average raise for earning an additional year of
experience? (reported as a percentage of the total increase in         Bachelor's lane: 3.93%
pay over the most districts earn raises forof the an additional year
Teachers in bachelor's or master's lane both salary schedule).         Master's lane: 4.73%
of experience and for 'cost of living.' What is the average 'cost of
living' adjustment? (reported as a percentage of change from the
previousthe total change in salary accounting for both earning an
What is year)                                                          0%
additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                         0%

                                                                       10: BA, BA+15, BA+30, BA+45, BA+60, MA, MA+15,
How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   MA+30, MA+45, MA+60
What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                        8,219

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to
reach the maximum salary?                                                 12


Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 37,231

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       42,867

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        54,807

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   42,142

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                50,942

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          66,033


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?                                         202.34

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              232.97
What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             297.86

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           229.03

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   276.86

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               358.88

                                                                          another public school district within the state
Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience                                another public school district outside the state
                                                                          private school
For what types of prior teaching experience can a teacher get             college or university
credit on the salary schedule?                                                                                               Credit is awarded for up
What is the highest step for which a teacher who is new to the                                                               to 9 years of experience
district, but not new to teaching can qualify? (see FN for                                                                   during the most recent
differences between types of teaching experience)                         9                                                  10-year period.
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for experience in
a subject-related profession? What is the maximum amount of               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
credit awarded for subject-related experience?                            documents
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
football coach?                                                           $5,711                                             This stipend is the total
                                                                                                                             amount awarded for the
What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama                                                                    director of the: musical,
sponsor?                                                                  $8,896                                             3-act play, and 1-act
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
additional pay?                                                  yes, $1,500 per year for the life of the certificate

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


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
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                                        The teacher charged
Once the dismissal process has been initiated, can the teacher,                                                        with gross inefficiency
charged with incompetence, be immediately removed from the                                                             may be immediately
classroom pending a hearing?                                          yes                                              removed from the

Can a tenured teacher's annual contract be terminated at any                                                           The BP is in alignment
time for cause? (Or must it be at the end of the year?)               yes                                              with statute 125.12.
When a tenured teacher is suspended and awaiting formal
dismissal procedures, may pay be suspended? (note when                                                                 The BP is in alignment
benefits is also mentioned)                                           no                                               with statute 125.12.

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 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

Does a provisional teacher have any recourse if his/her contract issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
is not renewed?                                                  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                                                                                                Minnesota stipulates
                                                                                                                         that each district
                                                                                                                         develop a peer review
Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?                 no                                                   process for teachers.
Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?                 no


Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?      yes
                                                                   classroom observation
                                                                   professional responsibilities
                                                                   self-assessment
What is the teacher required to be evaluated on?


How does the teacher receive feedback following an evaluation? conference with evaluator


How many categories of ratings are there?                          4: distinguished; proficient; basic; unsatisfactory


Are evaluators required to give notice of an observation?          yes


Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation

Can student performance, however measured, be factored into        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teacher evalautions?                                               documents                                             The tenured teacher's
                                                                                                                         portfolio may, at his or
Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as                                                               her discretion, document
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   yes                                                   student assessment and

Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the evaluation?                                                    documents


Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period of
a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
that the teacher should receive tenure?                           documents
How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                  once a year

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
nontenured teacher?                                                documents

Must the evaluation of a nontenured teacher be based on
multiple observations?                                             yes: 3 observations


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers

Is a tenured teacher's evaluation based on multiple                yes: 3 observations unless teacher chooses to substitute
observations?                                                      a professional growth plan for 2nd and 3rd observation   Teachers are on self-
                                                                                                                            appraisal using rubrics
                                                                                                                            and a professional
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?          once every 4 years                                      growth plan during 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

What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
observation?                                                       documents

Are teachers required to submit lesson plans regularly to a        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                                                The teacher must be
                                                                                                                            reevaluated prior to May
                                                                                                                            15 of the following year
How long is the remediation period?                                1 year                                                   following an
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          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluation?                                                           documents


GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS


General Employment Provisions

By what date must a teacher give notification that he/she intends
to resign or retire?                                              March 1                                              A teacher must notify
                                                                                                                       the district of his/her
Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that                                                 retirement by March 1 to
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            yes                                             receive payment of 103

What is the minimum number of years of experience that a               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teacher must have in a district before 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   However, community
Are parents included as members of site-based teams?                  documents                                        members are listed.

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                                                              The BP is in alignment
removed from the classroom pending a hearing?                        yes                                              with statute 125.12.

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


Personnel File

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

May a teacher request a union representative or other witness         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
classroom?                                                          yes

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

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

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

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is corporal punishment permitted?                                   documents


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?                               yes

About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
grievance?                                                          documents

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?              yes

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


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

How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal
and formal) before arbitration begins?                               3
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board                                                       No time limit is set for
policy?                                                              50 days                                          arbitration.

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

In the final step of a grievance at the district level, who makes
the final decision regarding the grievance?                          outside arbitrator
Is an arbitration or board of education decision concerning a filed
grievance final and binding?                                        yes


LAYOFFS


Layoffs

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


What is the notification deadline for teacher layoffs?                 nontenured-July 1; tenured-April 1

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                                                1st tie breaker-teacher
                                                                                                                          on highest current step
                                                                                                                          placement on salary
When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                                                                     schedule; 2nd-higher
If a layoff occurs, are laid-off teachers then given any preference
if the district later needs to hire teachers? (including notification,
guaranteed interviews, mandatory re-hiring etc.)                       yes: teachers rehired in reverse order of layoff


How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?                 5 years


LEAVE
Sick Leave


How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   12


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

What is the maximum number of sick days that a teacher can
accumulate?                                                         no maximum

                                                                                                              Teachers may receive a
Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               yes                                       maximum of 15 days.

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                                       yes for disability due to
                                                                                                              pregnancy greater than
Does the district have the right to request medical certification                                             30 days or for removal
from a district-approved doctor?                                                                              of a teacher related to
                                                                                                              Accumalated sick days
                                                                                                              may be used for pay
How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity                                                   during 30 days leve. 15
leave in the footnote)                                              30 days                                   sick days can be used


Personal Leave                                                                                                Termed 'seniority leave,'
                                                                                                              one additional day of
                                                                                                              personal leave may be
How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?               3                                         requested by teachers


Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                            yes

What is the total number of sick and personal leave days
combined?                                                           12
                                                                no
Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? first and last 5 days of school year; more than 7% of              If more than one
                                                               teachers taking personal or seniority leave; after May 1,          personal and one
                                                               more than 5% taking personal or seniority on a Monday              seniority day taken
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?          or Friday; at Principal's discretion                               adjacent to a break,


What other types of paid leave does the district offer?                work-related injury, jury duty, military, court hearings


Leave for Professional Development

                                                                                                                                  Leave must be for
Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                            yes                                                        professional study.

How many years of service are required for a teacher to be
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                                       7                                                          A teacher can opt to
                                                                                                                                  receive 75% when on
                                                                                                                                  sabbatical and 75% the
How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                          50% of salary                                              following school year.
                                                                                                                                  leave is for professional
                                                                                                                                  study and no more than
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from years                                                              .8% of staff granted
of service?                                                                                                                       leave.

Is there additional leave for any professional development that
takes place outside of the district?                            yes
How many hours or days of professional development leave can
a teacher take over and above the professional development      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                                                 Teachers must have
                                                                                                                           accumulated 30 days,
Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at the end                                                             used less than half of
of each school year?                                           yes                                                         the year's can use sick
                                                                                                                           Teachers allotted no
                                                                                                                           more than 2 of the 3
At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave $138 per day up to 5 days (6 days for teachers with less   personal days (1
at the end of a school year?                                    than 10 years)                                             seniority day allowed) to

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

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave
at retirement?                                                  teacher's current daily rate for up to 103 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?                                     $36,964.64


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION


Mentors

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is a mentor available to a new teacher?                          documents

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

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

Is it expected that a mentor will have experience in subject     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
area/grade related to the teacher's teaching assignment?         documents
What is the minimum number of years of experience a teacher     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
must have to be eligible to be a mentor?                        documents

                                                                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is a mentor paid?                                               documents

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

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

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

                                                                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Do mentors serve teachers at more than one school?              documents

If a mentor is site-based, is the mentor required to have       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
experience at the school he or she serves?                      documents


Summer Orientation


Is there a summer orientation for new teachers?                 yes

How long is the standard summer orientation that the district                                                   Aug 25-27 listed on
provides for new teachers?                                      3 days                                          calendar.

                                                                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             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teacher must have in a district before tenure is granted?           documents


TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT


Voluntary Transfers

                                                                   yes, teachers apply directly to the principal with a
Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? vacancy; send copy to district

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


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 before        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
he/she achieves tenure?                                            documents
                                                                                                                     Teachers with eight or
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to                                                           more years' seniority are
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                          yes                                                eligible for interviews.
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          yes

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


Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing

Before excessing occurs, does the district ask for or accept
volunteers?                                                        yes

Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of
seniority?                                                         yes

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
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Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed?              documents

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


Placing Excessed Teachers

When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does         teachers complete a district form, prioritizing three
s/he apply for a new position?                                     choices from existing vacancies

Can excessed teachers apply to as many positions as they
wish?                                                              no, limited to 3 schools                                Interviews are not
                                                                                                                           required, but teachers
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to                                                                 may contact principals
interview excessed transfer applicants?                           yes                                                      for information.
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                                                                Administrative transfers
excessed teacher to their schools?                                 yes                                                     are by mutual consent.

Do excessed teachers have the right to refuse a school
assignment?                                                        yes, administrative transfers are by mutual consent

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 have been excessed have greater
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers? no

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


Timeline for Transfers


When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?         July 1 (placement)


When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?           July 1 (placement)

Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant
positions?                                                           yes


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

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

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


Union Role

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

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

Do union presidents receive any compensation from the district
(salary/benefits) while on leave?                                   yes-association shall reimburse district for all costs
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               yes - AHEM shall be allowed 100 days per year for AHEM
representatives)?                                                   business.

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

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


Waivers

Is there a waiver or variance provision for portions of or the       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
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2009-2011: p. 6, Art.
VI Sec. 1 1           CBA



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VII Sec. 1 1 & 2011-
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2009-2011: p. 7, Art.
VII Sec. 1 1            CBA
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School Board Policy:
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School Board Policy:
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VII Sec. 1 1          CBA
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2009-2011: p. 16, Art.
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VII Sec. 2            CBA
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2009-2011: p. 8, Art.
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2009-2011: p. 36, Art.
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2009-2011: p. 18, Art.
XI Sec. 2 1 & Benefits
Guide Guide;
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2009-2011: p. 18, Art.
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2009-2011: p. 47,
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2009-2011: p. 48,
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2009-2011: p. 17, Art.
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Performance
Appraisal System, p.
2
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Appraisal System, p.
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Appraisal System, p.
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Appraisal System, p.
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2009-2011: p. 29, Art.
XVI, Section 1; p. 38,
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2009-2011: p. 38,
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2009-2011: p. 5, Art.
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2009-2011: p. 4, Art.
IV, Sec. 12           CBA


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2009-2011: p. 40,
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2009-2011: p. 39,
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2009-2011: p. 39,
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2009-2011: p. 39,
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2009-2011: pp. 39-
40, Art. XIX, Sec. 2   CBA
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2009-2011: pp. 39-
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2009-2011: p. 40,
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2009-2011: p. 40,
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2009-2011: p. 40,
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32, Art. XVII, sec. 1   CBA
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32, Art. XVII, sec. 9   CBA
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
23, Art. XIV.1         CBA
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
23, Art. XIV.1.5       CBA
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
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22, Art. XII.3.4; p. 23,
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CBA, 2009-2011: pp.
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24, Art. XIV.2         CBA
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
24, Art. XIV.2           CBA
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
24, Art. XIV.2.2
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25, Art. XIV.4; p. 28,
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25, Art. XV.1.2          CBA
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
26, Art. XV.1.6
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35, Art. XVIII.1          CBA
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CBA, 2009-2011: p.
35, Art. XVIII.1
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2011: p. 6, Art. VI.1.1 CBA
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2009-2011: p. 31,
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2009-2011: p. 31,
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2009-2011: p. 31,
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2009-2011: p. 31,
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2009-2011: p. 30, Art.
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2009-2011: p. 30,
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2009-2011: p. 31,
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2009-2011: p. 31,
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2009-2011: p. 31, Art.
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2009-2011: p. 32,
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2009-2011: p. 32,
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2009-2011: p. 32,
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2009-2011: p. 31,
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2009-2011: p. 31,
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2009-2011: p. 33,
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2009-2011: pp. 30-
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2009-2011: p. 28,
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2009-2011: p. 4, Art.
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