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```									WICHITA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

CALENDAR

School Year

What does the district consider the teacher contract year for
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                   190

Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                         no
How many hours are students scheduled to be in school for the
2011-2012 school year? (11-12 elementary student year x             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
elementary student school day)                                      documents
190

How many teachers days are on the 2011-2012 calendar             ------ Answer ending 06/29/2010 ------
(excluding paid holidays)?                                       188

How many days in the 2011-2012 calendar is the teacher on-
site without students?                                           17
173

How many student days are on the 2011-2012 calendar?             171
1,361                                              This calculation is
How many hours are teachers scheduled to be on site during                                                          based on a 7 hour, 10
the 2011-2012 school year? (11-12 elementary teacher work        ------ Answer ending 06/29/2010 ------             minute day X 190 days.
year x daily on-site requirement for elementary teachers)        1,347                                              The day is lengthended
How many student half-days are listed on the 2011-2012             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)                                                      20 minutes                                                     This calculation is
based on a 7 hour, 10
minute teacher work
How long is the school day for elementary students?                6 hours, 50 minutes                                        day minus the 10
This calculation is
based on a 7 hour, 10
minute teacher work
How long is the school day for secondary students?                 6 hours, 50 minutes                                        The work the 10
day minusday is
extended to 7 hours, 50
How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time                                                                   minutes once per week
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                7 hours, 10 minutes                                        for professional learning

Preparation Time                                                   the teacher work day will be increased by 40 minutes one   The number of these
day per week for Professional Learning Communities, a      days decreases for the
Is any of the teacher planning time designated for collaborative   framework that allows a school to function as a            2010-2011 school year
planning?                                                          collaborative learning organization                        from weekly to 17 per

at least 3 hours, 40 minutes distributed in blocks of no
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         less than 30 minutes

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

How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?           3 hours, 40 minutes
What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?        -monetary compensation

Faculty Meetings
faculty meetings may
How often are faculty meetings held?                         no more than once a month                                be held per school year.

How much advance notice is required before a principal can
hold a faculty meeting?                                      48 hours

Faculty meeting time is
Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?          yes                                                      capped at 60 minutes.

CLASS SIZE

Class Size Restrictions                                                                                               A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for special education?    no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for prekindergarten?      no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for kindergarten?         no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 1?              no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 2?              no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 3?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 4?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 5?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 6?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 7?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 8?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
A class size review
procedure is in place for
teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grades 9-12?            no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to bea
Teacher may initate
class size review
procedure with the
What happens when the class size limit is exceeded?                                                                     principal and school

COMPENSATION-FRINGE BENEFITS

Life Insurance
The district provides
\$30,000 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

district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
What type of primary pension system is mandatory for teachers? law

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

Is a supplemental pension system available to employees? If
so, what is the plan design of the supplemental option?         yes: defined contribution 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      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
their pension?                                                  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

COMPENSATION-SALARY
General Salary Information

Is there a statewide salary schedule or minimum salary?                no

Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      uncertified teachers cannot be the teacher of record

After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a
longevity bonus?                                                       14 and every year thereafter

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?                                      yes
What is the average raise for earning an additional year of
experience? (reported as a percentage of the total increase in         Bachelor's lane: 2.40%
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: 2.98%
of experience and for 'cost of living.' What is the average 'cost
of living' adjustment? (reported as a percentage of change from
What is the year)
the previoustotal change in salary accounting for both earning         0%
an additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                         0%
12: BA, BA+10, BA+20, BA+30, MA, MA+10, MA+20,
MA+30, MA+40/Ed. Sp., MA+50/Ed. Sp.+10, MA+60/Ed.
How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   Sp.+20, PhD
What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                        4,741

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to                Bachelor's lane: 7
reach the maximum salary?                                                 Master's lane: 11

Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 37,998

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       42,563

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        44,390

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   40,367

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                46,397

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          53,633

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?                                         199.99

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              224.02
What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             233.63

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           212.46

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   244.19

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               282.28

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?
What is the highest step for which a teacher who is new to the
district, but not new to teaching can qualify? (see FN for
differences between types of teaching experience)                         maximum step
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for experience
in a subject-related profession? What is the maximum amount               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
of 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                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
credit awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                    documents

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head
football coach?                                                           \$6,315

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama
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         yes, teachers at Title I schools are eligible for bonuses of
classified by the district as "high-needs"?                      \$1,500

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?                                                  \$2,250 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                                                                                                           The district offers tuition
reimbursement to
Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed                 teachers seeking
teachers?                                                        documents                                                      certification in special

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       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
be 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
Once the dismissal process has been initiated, can the teacher,
charged with incompetence, be immediately removed from the           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
classroom pending a hearing?                                         documents

Can a tenured teacher's annual contract be terminated at any         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
time for cause? (Or must it be at the end of the year?)              documents
When a tenured teacher is suspended and awaiting formal                                                               A teacher may be
dismissal procedures, may pay be suspended? (note when                                                                suspended without pay
benefits is also mentioned)                                          pay may be suspended                             for up to five days.

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       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
wins a dismissal hearing?                                            documents                                        An assistant
In addition to scheduled formal evaluations, are there any other                                                      superintendent or
mechanisms a principal can apply to initiate termination actions     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed    principal may initiate a
against an ineffective teacher?                                      documents                                        recommendation for
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          issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
term 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
provisional contract?                                             no

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-
renewal of his/her contract?                                     May 1

EVALUATION

The Evaluation Instrument

Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?               no
issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?                 documents

Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?      yes
classroom observation                                     Note: This applies only
professional growth/development plan                      to nontenured teachers.
participation in professional development opportunities    The new instrument is
What is the teacher required to be evaluated on?                   professional responsibilities                             being piloted for all

How does the teacher receive feedback following an evaluation? conference with evaluator
4: unsatisfactory, basic, proficient, distinguished           Note: This applies only
to nontenured teachers.
------ Answer ending 01/19/2011 ------                     The new instrument is
How many categories of ratings are there?                          no rating system
no                                                       being piloted for all
1 of 2 obs. is
announced. Applies
------ Answer ending 01/19/2011 ------                    only to nontenured
Are evaluators required to give notice of an observation?           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed            tchrs. The new

Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation                  yes
Teachers may present
Can student performance, however measured, be factored into        ------ Answer ending 01/19/2011 ------                    samples of student
teacher evalautions?                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed             work as evidence.

Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   yes

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

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
once a year

How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                                                                   .

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

Must the evaluation of a nontenured teacher be based on
multiple observations?                                             yes: 2 observations

Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers                                                                        Tchr. eval. in Wichita
Schools emphasizes
Is a tenured teacher's evaluation based on multiple                                                                 annual assm't of
observations?                                                      no                                               continuous growth as
Teacher evaluation in
the Wichita Schools
emphasizes annual
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?                                                          assessment of

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                                           Tchr. eval. in Wichita
Schools emphasizes
What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's                                                          annual assm't of
observation?                                                       n/a                                              continuous growth as

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

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 remediation
program under the new
evaluation instrument is
How long is the remediation period?                                6-9 weeks                                        unclear in the
Only an alleged abuse
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an                                                                          of this process shall be
evaluation rating if there are no acknowledged procedural                                                                       subject to the grievance
violations?                                                           no                                                        procedure. The

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?                                          May 15                                                    Certificated employees
who leave the district
Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that                                                          under terms that are not
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            yes                                                      mutually agreeable

What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before tenure is granted?             3 years

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               teachers are not required to transport students to/from
Does the school district reimburse for damage to a teacher's
property incurred on school grounds? If so, for what amount?         yes - reimbursements not to exceed \$1200.00

Teacher Conduct

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

Is there a dress code for teachers?                                  yes, "appropriate manner"

How does a teacher's conviction of a felony affect his or her        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
licensure status?                                                    documents
Once the dismissal process has been initiated, can the teacher,
charged with immoral conduct or a felony, be immediately              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
removed from the classroom pending a hearing?                        documents

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

Personnel File

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

May a teacher request a union representative or other witness
review their personnel file?                                         yes                                              Materials of a
derogatory nature may
Can the results of a negative evaluation ever be removed from                                                         be removed after 3
a teacher's personnel file?                                          yes                                              years.
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

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                                                          non renewal of
grievance?                                                                                                           probationary contract.

Is there language protecting a teacher from repercussions for
filing a grievance?                                                 yes
Who must pay for a substitute so that a teacher may attend an         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
arbitration hearing or hearing before the board?                     documents

Can a record of the grievance be kept in teacher's official
personnel file?                                                       no
group
other
grievances involving authority higher than principal   those in which the
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?                                                              teacher fears reprisal.
Only an alleged abuse
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an                                                                      of this process shall be
evaluation rating if there are no acknowledged procedural                                                                   subject to the grievance
violations?                                                          no                                                     procedure. The

Grievance Procedure

Is there an informal process for resolving a grievance?              yes

How many days does a teacher have to first address a
grievance?                                                           14 days                                                The union may file an
alternate Level I
grievance if there is
With whom does the teacher file an initial formal grievance?         -principal and/or immediate supervisor                 concern that the

How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal
and formal) before arbitration begins?                               3
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                              127 days

In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays                                                          each party pays its own
for the costs of arbitration?                                                                                               expenses.BP 4531 says
However,
that final decision lies
In the final step of a grievance at the district level, who makes                                                           with the board of
the final decision regarding the grievance?                          outside arbitrator                                     education.
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 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
or district level?                                                   documents

What is the notification deadline for teacher layoffs?                30 days prior to layoffs                           Nontenured teachers by
seniority first, tenured
Does a teacher's performance in the classroom factor into                                                                on plans of assistance
decisions about which teachers are laid off?                          yes                                                second

Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?          no                                                 The criteria for
dismissal: #1 - positions
Are layoffs made according to reverse seniority within area of                                                           that havefirst
certification?                                                                                                           probationary followed
If two or more teachers
remain equally eligible
for selection, the order
When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                                                                    of selection of those
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?                2 years

LEAVE
Sick Leave                                                                                                               Teachers at an
extended day/year
How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   12                                                   days.

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 join the sick
bank by donating 1 day
Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               yes                                                  of leave.

After how many days of absence does a teacher have to
provide medical documentation for sick leave?                       5 or when abuse of leave is suspected

Does the district have the right to request medical certification
from a district-approved doctor?                                    yes
Paternity leave allowed
How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity                                                              for 3 days and adoptive
leave in the footnote)                                              1 semester or 1 year                                 leave for 10 days.

Personal Leave

How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?               3 (years 1 - 19); 4 (years 20 - 24); 5 (years 25+)

Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                            yes

What is the total number of sick and personal leave days
combined?                                                           12
Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? n/a                                                         Restrictions do not
first and last 5 days of school, to extend non-working or   apply if teacher will be
conference release days, professional days, addendum        attending a child's
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?          contracts of 20 days or fewer                               graduation.
temporary active duty, court/jury duty, curriculum, joint
study, instruction, visitation, school business, natural
What other types of paid leave does the district offer?        disaster

Leave for Professional Development                                                                                         Purpose of sabbatical
must be for formal, full-
time study at a college
Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                      yes                                                       or university.

How many years of service are required for a teacher to be
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                                 7                                                         Teachers are paid 50%
of regular salary if leave
is for 1 year and 100%
How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                    50% of salary                                             if for 1 semester.
formal full time study
and commitment to
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from                                                             return to the district for
years of service?                                                                                                          1 year.

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

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

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

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

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick
leave at retirement?                                              \$30/day
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?                                       \$10,800

NEW TEACHER INDUCTION

Mentors
A mentor and a peer
consultant are assigned
Is a mentor available to a new teacher?                           yes                                             to each resources
Human new teacher.
states that mentorship
is 1 year. CBA states
How long is the mentorship program for a new teacher?             up to one year                                  that mentorship is
supervisor in
collaboration with the
Who selects teachers to be mentors?                                                                               new teacher.

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
Peer consultant must
have 5 years of
What is the minimum number of years of experience a teacher     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed   classroom experience.
must have to be eligible to be a mentor?                        documents                                       No requirements stated

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

Are mentors provided with training?                             yes
Policy states up to 7
Does a mentor have reduced teaching responsibilities or                                                         hours of release time
release time?                                                   yes                                             may be needed.

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
provides for new teachers?                                      3 days                                          "General Session" day
is paid at per diem rate
Is a new teacher paid to attend the summer orientation?         yes                                             are paid at \$14 per hour.

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
The teacher must serve
Is tenure immediately portable when a teacher changes                                                                a 2-year probationary
districts?                                                        no                                                 period.

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-
renewal of his/her contract?                                      May 1

What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before tenure is granted?         3 years

TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT

Voluntary Transfers

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

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

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

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                                         The board policy
policy contain any language that refers to the goal of equitably                                                     discussing maximizing
distributing experienced teachers among schools when                                                                 the effects of
assigning teachers?                                                yes                                               inexperienced teachers.

Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing

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

Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
seniority?                                                         documents

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

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

Which teaching positions are protected from excessing under         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the district's collective bargaining agreement?                    documents
issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
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   yes, unique program requirements; personal or
school? If so, for what reasons is he/she allowed to initiate such    professional problems; staff racial balance;
a transfer?                                                           recommendation of building or administraive personnel

Placing Excessed Teachers

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

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

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

Do principals have the right to refuse the assignment of an            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
excessed teacher to their schools?                                    documents

Do excessed teachers have the right to refuse a school                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
assignment?                                                           documents

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

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

Timeline for Transfers

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?         documents

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?           documents

Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
positions?                                                           documents

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ-reviewed
Which type of transfer is placed first: voluntary or excessed?       documents

Can a teacher be involuntarily transferred to another school          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
after 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            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
district while on leave?                                            documents

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

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

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

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

Waivers

Is there a waiver or variance provision for portions of or the
entire collective bargaining agreement?                             yes
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

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 5, Art. III A 1
a                        CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 5, Art. III A 1
a                        CBA

CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar          CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar          CBA

2010-2011 School
Year Calendar
Wichita CBA 2009-     CBA
2011: p. 7, Art. IV A
1 & 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
2010-2011 School
Year Calendar         CBA

CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 8, Art. IV A 6 CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 7, Art. IV A
1, p. 8, Art. IV A 6    CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 7, Art. IV A
1, p. 8, Art. IV A 6    CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 7, Art. IV A 1 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 7, Art. IV A 2 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 9, Art. IV B 1 CBA

CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 9, Art. IV B 1 CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 24, Art. V I 2 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 8, Art. IV A 4 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 8, Art. IV A 4 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 8, Art. IV A 4 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA
Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 33, Art. IX
Sec. E                 CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 33, Art. IX
Sec. E                 CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 32, Art. IX B CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 25, Art. V K   CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 33, Art. IX
Sec. F                  CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 33, Art. IX
Sec. F                  CBA
CBA

Wichita Board Policy:
P4027                 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 25, Art. V J 2 CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule              CBA

CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule              CBA

2009-2010 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

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 11-12, Art.
VA4b                    CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 11-12, Art.
VA4b                    CBA

CBA

CBA

2009-2010 Salary
Schedule                CBA

2009-2010 Salary
Schedule                CBA
CBA

Wichita Board Policy:
P4028                 CBA

CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 25, Art. V L   CBA

CBA

http://www.usd259.co
m/NR/rdonlyres/B6D
DA20B-122C-4675-
816D-                CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011, p. 27, Art. VII,
sec. B, para. 3          CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita District BP
P4219                    CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita BP 4220       CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita District BP
4220                  CBA

Kansas Statute 72-
9004                  CBA
CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook              CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook              CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook              CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook              CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook              CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook              CBA

CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook              CBA

CBA
Wichita evaluation
handbook               CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook               CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook               CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: Art. XV          CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: Art. XV, sec.
B, para. 1             CBA

CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: Art. XV          CBA

CBA

CBA
Wichita CBA 2008-
2009: Art. XV , sec.
E, para. 1             CBA
Wichita BP P4522
1.d.                   CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita District BP
P4221                  CBA

Wichita District BP
P4221                  CBA

Wichita BP P4220       CBA

CBA

Wichita BP 2210
Public         CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 8, Art. IV.
A.10                   CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p.29, Art. VII.G
and Wichita BP 4510 CBA

Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 29, Art. VII,
E
Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 48, Art. XII,
B                        CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 51, Art. XIV    CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 51, Art. XIV    CBA
Wichita CBA 2008-
2009: Art. XIV, para.
7                        CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 30, Art.
VIII.A.4 and Wichita CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 30, Art. VIII,
A4 and Wichita BP       CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
Wichita Public
Schools Board
Policy: 1463          CBA

Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 73, Art. XIX CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 27, Art. VII,
B                      CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 73, Art. XIX CBA
CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p.Public XIX
Wichita 73, Art.         CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 68-73, Art.
XIX                      CBA

Wichita BP P4522
1.d.                     CBA

Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art. XIX,
C
Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art. XIX,
C
Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art.
XIX, D Public
Wichita                  CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 68-73, Art.
XIX, C, D
Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 68-73, Art.
XIX
Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art. XIX,
F
Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 71, Art.
XIX, F                   CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 71, Art. XIX,
F                      CBA

CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
C. 1                     CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
A, para. 3               CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
A, para. 3               CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
B, para. 1               CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
B, para. 2               CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
D.                       CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: Art. XVIII, sec.
D. para. 1               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 37, Art.
X.A.1.(a)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 38, Art.
X.A.1.(b)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 38, Art.
X.A.1.(b)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 38, Art.
IX.M.1-3                CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 40, Art.
X.A.1.(e)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 43, Art.
X.B.2(j) CBA, 2009-
Wichita                 CBA
2011: p. 39, Art.
X.A.1(c).5, 6; p. 41,
Art. X.B.1              CBA

Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 39, Art.
X.A.1.(c).3             CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 39, Art.
X.A.1.(c)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: pp. 37-39, Art.
X.A.1.(a), (c)          CBA
CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 39, Art.
X.A.1(c).3              CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: pp. 40 - 41,
Art. X.A.2              CBA

Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: pp. 43-44, Art.
X.C.1                   CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 44, Art.
X.C.2.(a)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 44, Art.
X.C.5                   CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 44, Art.
X.C.1, 2                CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 41, Art.
X.A.2.(d)               CBA

CBA

CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 35, Art.
IX.G.2                 CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 35, Art.
IX.G.2                 CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 35, Art.
IX.G.2                 CBA

Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 57, Art. XV
Section Public
Wichita D.2 and        CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 57, Art. XV
Section Public
Wichita D, E and       CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 58, Art. XV
Section D.2(e)         CBA

CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 60, Art. XV
Section G.4               CBA

Wichita Public            CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 57, Art. XV
Section Public and
Wichita D.2(a)            CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 57, Art. XV
Section D.2(a)            CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 5-6, Art. III
Wichita A.2 and
Section Public            CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 5-6, Art. III
Section Public
Wichita A.2 and           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 5-6, Art. III
Section A.2               CBA
CBA

CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook, p. 4        CBA

CBA

Wichita District BP
4220                  CBA

Wichita BP P4220      CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4030       CBA

CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4030       CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4030   CBA

CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4211   CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
CBA

CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4030   CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4030   CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 65, Art.
XVII.B.6                 CBA

CBA

CBA

Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 4, Art. II, F   CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

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