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```									PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

CALENDAR

School Year

What does the district consider the teacher contract year for
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                     192                                      This answer is based
on contract year of 192
Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?                                         days and calendar with
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                         no                                     192 teacher work days.
How many hours are students scheduled to be in school for the                                               1,092 hours is based on
2011-2012 school year? (11-12 elementary student year x                                                     6 hours per day X 181
elementary student school day)                                      1,086
193                                     days.

How many teachers days are on the 2011-2012 calendar               ------ Answer ending 07/13/2011 ------
(excluding paid holidays)?                                         192

How many days in the 2011-2012 calendar is the teacher on-
site without students?                                             11

How many student days are on the 2011-2012 calendar?               182
1,448
How many hours are teachers scheduled to be on site during                                                  This calculation is
the 2011-2012 school year? (11-12 elementary teacher work          ------ Answer ending 07/13/2011 ------   based on 7.5 hours per
year x daily on-site requirement for elementary teachers)          1,440                                    day x 193 days.
How many student half-days are listed on the 2011-2012             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
calendar?                                                          documents

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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)                                                      not specified

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

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

How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                7 hours, 30 minutes

Preparation Time

Is any of the teacher planning time designated for collaborative   issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
planning?                                                          documents
5 hours, 50 minutes per week which includes 3 hours, 45
minutes weekly plus 25 minutes daily while students are
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         at lunch/recess

How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? 3

How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?           45 minutes per day
What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?        -monetary compensation

Faculty Meetings                                                                                                An exception is made
for the months of
August and June when
How often are faculty meetings held?                         no more than two times a month                     3 meetings may be held
48 hours notice is
How much advance notice is required before a principal can                                                      required, except in
hold a faculty meeting?                                      48 hours                                           emergency situations.

Faculty meeting time is
Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?          yes                                                capped at 1 hour.

CLASS SIZE

Class Size Restrictions

What is the class size restriction for special education?    5.9 for junior High and 8 for senior high school

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What is the class size restriction for prekindergarten?      documents

What is the class size restriction for kindergarten?         25

What is the class size restriction for grade 1?              29.8

What is the class size restriction for grade 2?              29.8
What is the class size restriction for grade 3?                29.8

What is the class size restriction for grade 4?                29.8

What is the class size restriction for grade 5?                29.8

What is the class size restriction for grade 6?                29.8

What is the class size restriction for grade 7?                27.3 (core); range: 11 - 30.7(based on subject)

What is the class size restriction for grade 8?                27.3 (core); range: 11 - 30.7 (based on subject)

What is the class size restriction for grades 9-12?            range: 11.5 - 31.9 (based on subject)              attempt at resolution by
What happens when the class size limit is exceeded?                                                               (FAC) . Applies to

COMPENSATION-FRINGE BENEFITS

Life Insurance                                                                                                    The board provides
coverage in the amount
of two times the
Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         no                                                 employee's salary.
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

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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

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Who pays the employer contribution?                             documents

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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

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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?                                                       no

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

COMPENSATION-SALARY
General Salary Information

Is there a statewide salary schedule or minimum salary?                no
A separate lane exists
on the salary schedule
Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      yes                                                  for uncertified teachers.
"Unit members must
have 28 years of
After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a                                                               credited experience, of
longevity bonus?                                                       28                                                   which 14 years of

of the current economic crisis?                               no step movement

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

Structure of the Salary Schedule

Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional
year of teaching in the district?                                      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: 3.37%
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: 3.82%
of experience and for 'cost of living.' What is the average 'cost
of living' adjustment? (reported as a percentage of change from
the previoustotal change in salary accounting for both earning
What is the year)                                                      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%

7: Provisional, BA, BA+30, BA+45/MA, MA+30, MA+60,
How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   PhD
What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                        9,261

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to                Bachelor's lane: 10
reach the maximum salary?                                                 Master's lane: 18

Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 44,799

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       51,805

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        59,909

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   49,107

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                56,790

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          82,873

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?                                         233.33

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              269.82
What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             312.03

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           255.77

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   295.78

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               431.63

Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience                                another public school district within the state
another public school district outside the state
For what types of prior teaching experience can a teacher get             private school
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                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
differences between types of teaching experience)                         documents
yes, experience in employment of trades, industry
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for experience            teachers, and teachers in other designated critical
in a subject-related profession? What is the maximum amount               subjects can receive credit but it must be approved by
of credit awarded for subject-related experience?                         the superintendent, 2 years
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for serving in
the military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of
credit awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                    yes, credit is awarded for military service; 2 years

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head                                                                           The stipend is based on
football coach?                                                           \$2,462 - \$2,975                                          experience. depends
The stipend
on the size of the
What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama                                                                          student population of
sponsor?                                                                  \$1,949 - \$3,885                                          the school.
Differentiated Pay                                                                                                            A pilot-program exists
for the 2008-2009
issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed                  school year which
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance? documents                                                      provides a stipend of
yes, a task force will be established to develop a process
Can a teacher earn additional pay by working in a school       to provide additional stipends for employee placement in
classified by the district as "high-needs"?                    schools designated by the Superintendent                       A pilot-program exists
yes, special education teachers earn a salary differential     for the 2008-2009
Can a teacher earn additional pay by teaching subjects deemed ranging from \$1,659-\$2,919 based on the current salary          school year which
'hard to staff'?                                               step placement                                                 provides a stipend of

Can a teacher who has National Board certification earn
additional pay?                                                       yes, \$5,000 for the life of the certificate

Does the state or district offer financial support to cover National yes; the district will pay for up to one retake of the
Board certification fees?                                            certification fee (\$300)

Tuition Reimbursement

Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for
teachers?                                                             yes
This amount is based
on 12 credits at \$411
What is the cap on tuition reimbursement for a single year?           \$4,932                                                  per credit.
Must a course be related to the teacher's current or future
assignment or certification to be eligible for tuition
reimbursement?                                                        yes

Must the teacher meet a grade requirement to be eligible for          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
tuition reimbursement?                                                documents                                               Reimbursement is
offered on a first-come,
Must the course have been approved by the administration to                                                                   first-served basis for
be eligible for reimbursement?                                        no                                                      any course meeting the
DISMISSAL

Dismissal of Tenured Teachers

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

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

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

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

What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new
assignments?                                                         the district places teachers in available positions
If a tenured teacher's pay is suspended at any point during the
dismissal process, is the teacher entitled to back pay if s/he       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
wins 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
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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                                            The probationary period
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period                                                             may be extended a
of a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain                                                      third year if the teacher
that the teacher should receive tenure?                                                                                   demonstrates a strong

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                                               The teacher must be
notified of an
By what date must an untenured teacher be notified of a non-     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed            unsatisfactory
renewal of his/her contract?                                     documents                                                evaluation by June 1st.

EVALUATION

The Evaluation Instrument                                         yes - districts may use as a model but can modify       Prince George's County
is one of the 7 districts
------ Answer ending 06/21/2011 ------                   in which the new
Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?               no                                                      evaluation model is
district acknowledges state law              Prince George's County
is one of the 7 districts
------ Answer ending 06/21/2011 ------       in which the new
Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?                      no                                          evaluation modelCounty
Prince George's is
is one of the 7 districts
in which the new
Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?          district acknowledges state law              evaluation model is
Prince George's
County is one of the 7
------ Answer ending 06/21/2011 ------       districts in which the
What is the teacher required to be evaluated on?                       professional responsibilities law
district acknowledges state                 new evaluation model is
Prince George's County
is one of the 7 districts
------ Answer ending 06/21/2011 ------               in which the new
state acknowledges state law
How does the teacher receive feedback following an evaluation? districtrecommends conference but does not mandate   Prince George's is
evaluation modelCounty
is one of the 7 districts
------ Answer ending 06/21/2011 ------       in which the new
How many categories of ratings are there?                              2: satisfactory and unsatisfactory           Prince George's is
evaluation modelCounty
is one of the 7 districts
in which the new
Are evaluators required to give notice of an observation?              district acknowledges state law              evaluation model is

Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation

Can student performance, however measured, be factored into
teacher evalautions?                                                   district acknowledges state law              Prince George's County
is one of the 7 districts
Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as                                                          in which the new
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?       district acknowledges state law              Prince George's is
evaluation modelCounty
is one of the 7 districts
Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass                                                         in which the new
the evaluation?                                                        district acknowledges state law              evaluation model is

Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers                                                                     The probationary period
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period                                                       may be extended a
of a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain                                                third year if the teacher
that the teacher should receive tenure?                                                                             demonstrates a strong
Prince George's County
is one of the 7 districts
in which the new
How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                  district acknowledges state law                  Prince George's is
evaluation modelCounty
is one of the 7 districts
What is the required minimum length of an observation for a                                                         in which the new
nontenured teacher?                                                district acknowledges state law                  Prince George's is
evaluation modelCounty
is one of the 7 districts
Must the evaluation of a nontenured teacher be based on                                                             in which the new
multiple observations?                                             district acknowledges state law                  evaluation model is

Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers                                                                        Prince George's County
is one of the 7 districts
Is a tenured teacher's evaluation based on multiple                                                                 in which the new
observations?                                                      district acknowledges state law                  evaluation modelCounty
Prince George's is
is one of the 7 districts
in which the new
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?         district acknowledges state law                  evaluation model is

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                                           Prince George's County
is one of the 7 districts
What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's                                                          in which the new
observation?                                                       district acknowledges state law                  evaluation model is

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

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

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS

General Employment Provisions

By what date must a teacher give notification that he/she
intends to resign or retire?                                      Provisional, May 1; Tenured, July 15

Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            documents

What is the minimum number of years of experience that a           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

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

What non-classroom duties may a teacher be asked or not

Does the school district reimburse for damage to a teacher's
property incurred on school grounds? If so, for what amount?      yes
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

Is there a dress code for teachers?                                  yes-professional dress

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

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

Personnel File

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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?                               no

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?                                                 yes

Who must pay for a substitute so that a teacher may attend an                                                        party calling the teacher
arbitration hearing or hearing before the board?                                                                     as a witness.
Can a record of the grievance be kept in teacher's official
personnel file?                                                      no
grievances filed at the end of a school year
grievances involving authority higher than principal
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an
evaluation rating if there are no acknowledged procedural             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
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?                                                           8 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
policy?                                                              98 days

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

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

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

Layoffs

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

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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

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When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                  documents
If a layoff occurs, are laid-off teachers then given any
preference if the district later needs to hire teachers? (including
notification, guaranteed interviews, mandatory re-hiring etc.)         yes

How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?                 3 years

LEAVE

Sick Leave
After 10 years of
service, teachers earn
How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   10                                                       per year, up to 15 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

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

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

Does the district have the right to request medical certification    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
from a district-approved doctor?                                    documents

How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity         30 days of sick leave taken as "pregnancy" leave;
leave in the footnote)                                              maternity leave, unpaid, is available for up to 1 year

Personal Leave

How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?               4

Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                            no

What is the total number of sick and personal leave days                                                                     19 if hired before July 1,
combined?                                                           14 (years 1 - 10); 15 - 19 (years 11 - 15)               1987.

Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? personal days convert to sick days for accumulation
last 5 days of any school term, day before or after a
holiday, emergency make-up days, staff development
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?            days

attending university courses, court, death, military,
What other types of paid leave does the district offer?          worker's compensation

Leave for Professional Development                                                                                       Leave is granted for
projects approved by
Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                      yes                                                     the Superintendent.

How many years of service are required for a teacher to be
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                                 6

How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                    50% of salary                                           must hold a bachelor's
degree. Leaves are
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from                                                           granted at the
years of service?                                                                                                        discretion of the

Is there additional leave for any professional development that
takes place outside of the district?                            yes                                                      Additional days may be
How many hours or days of professional development leave can                                                             granted by the
a teacher take over and above the professional development                                                               superintendent and will
days already scheduled by the district?                         1 day                                                    not be unreasonably

Attendance Incentives

Can a teacher earn additional pay or leave days for
demonstrating good job attendance?                               yes                                                     A stipend of \$750 is
available to employee's
What is the amount or range of pay that a teacher can earn for                                                           with perfect attendance;
demonstrating good job attendance?                               \$600-750                                                those with two or fewer
Teachers are eligible
for a \$750 bonus for
Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at the end issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed              100% attendance and
of each school year?                                           documents                                                  an 80% bonus for 0.5 -

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         100% per diem rate up to 3/10 of sick days and not to
leave at retirement?                                              exceed 80 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?                                       34,530.40

NEW TEACHER INDUCTION

Mentors

Is a mentor available to a new teacher?                           yes

Mentorship is for 2
How long is the mentorship program for a new teacher?             more than one year                                      years.

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Who selects teachers to be mentors?                               documents

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

What is the minimum number of years of experience a teacher       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
must have to be eligible to be a mentor?                          documents
Is a mentor paid?                                               yes                                              per teacher mentored.

Training is both online
Are mentors provided with training?                             yes                                              and in person.

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

Does a mentor observe the teacher teaching?                     yes

Do mentors serve teachers at more than one school?

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

Summer Orientation

Is there a summer orientation for new teachers?                 yes

How long is the standard summer orientation that the district                                                    Aug 7-9 listed on
provides for new teachers?                                      3 days                                           calendar.
New teachers shall
have three (3) days
assigned as pre-service
Is a new teacher paid to attend the summer orientation?         no                                               in addition to the 192

TENURE

Role of Tenure on Teacher Assignment and Employment
The probationary period
Can an administrator decide to extend the probationary period                                                           may be extended a
of a teacher on a provisional contract if the principal is uncertain                                                    third year if the teacher
that the teacher should receive tenure?                                                                                 demonstrates a strong

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                                             The teacher must be
notified of an
By what date must an untenured teacher be notified of a non-           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed    unsatisfactory
renewal of his/her contract?                                           documents                                        evaluation by June 1st.

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

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
s/he can apply to transfer to another school?                          2 years

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

Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to
another school?                                                        no
Can a teacher apply to transfer to a different school before
interviews; all transfers
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to                                                                         must be acceptable to
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                            yes                                                            principal.
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select   no, after the principal designates "acceptable"
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are         candidates, the district fills vacancies from a list of most
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                            senior applicants

part of his/her transfer application?
Does the collective bargaining contract or district school board    yes
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                                                                    Principals can request
will be excessed?                                               yes                                                                administrative transfers.

Which teaching positions are protected from excessing under          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the district's collective bargaining agreement?                     documents                                                      A teacher's evaluation
and performance are
criteria for deciding
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed?               yes                                                            which teachers are to
What is the limit on the number of times a teacher can be
excessed?
Separate from excessing, does the district allow principals or       no more than once every three years
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, reasons not specified

Placing Excessed Teachers

When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does         teachers are referred to a maximum of 2 schools for
s/he apply for a new position?                                     interviews

Can excessed teachers apply to as many positions as they
wish?                                                              no, limited to 2 schools

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to
interview excessed transfer applicants?                           yes
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are        no, they are referred to two schools with vacancies; if not
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                            accepted, then the teachers are reassigned

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             yes, but they must choose between 2 schools; otherwise,
assignment?                                                        they are assigned

What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new
assignments?                                                       the district places teachers in available positions
Do excessed teachers continue to receive salary and benefits
while looking for a new position? If so, is there a limit on how
long these benefits last?                                          n/a, excessed teachers are placed in available positions

Role of Seniority
Do more senior teachers who have been excessed have greater yes, teachers are referred to two schools in order of
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers? seniority

Do more senior teachers who voluntarily transfer have greater
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?          yes
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                                                                                               Requests made after
March 15 are
considered only in
When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?         March 15; 1 week after July 15                  unusual circumstances.
Interviews must be held
by July 31, and decision
When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?           June 1; 1 week after July 31                    of interview.

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

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

Can a teacher be involuntarily transferred to another school
after the school year has started?                                   yes

Is there a date after the school year has started that involuntary                                                   Sept. 30 for elementary;
transfers cannot occur? (Date specified in footnote)                 yes                                             Oct. 15 for secondary.

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 yes-PGCEA will reimburse the board for the salary and
(salary/benefits) while on leave?                                   fringe benefits the president would normally receive
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
matters?                                                            yes
Is leave available for a teacher to attend union associated         yes - a maximum of 150 days granted for teachers
activities (not counting leave given to elected union               collectively and a maximum of 5 days for individual
representatives)?                                                   teachers.

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
Source: CBA (or
bargained
provision), district
policy, state law,
Citation            practice

Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 7, Art.
4.04 A George's CBA CBA
Prince
2007-2009: p. 7, Art.
4.04 A & 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
Board Policy 6112 &
2010-2011 School
Year Calendar         CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar       CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar       CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar CBA CBA
Prince George's
2007-2009: p. 7, Art.
4.05 B & 2011-2012
School Year Calendar CBA
2011-2012 School
Year Calendar       CBA

CBA

Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 7, Art.
4.05 B                CBA

Board Policy 6112   CBA

Board Policy 6112     CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 7, Art.
4.05 B                CBA

CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: pp. 7-8,
Art. 4.05 E 2         CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 8, Art.
4.06 A                CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 7, Art.
4.05 E 1              CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 8, Art.
4.05 E 4              CBA

Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: pp. 9-10,
Art. 4.07 E          CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: pp. 9-10,
Art. 4.07 E          CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: pp. 9-10,
Art. 4.07 E          CBA

CBA

Prince George CBA     CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Prince George Size
Average Class CBA     CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Average Class CBA
Prince George Size    CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Average Class Size    CBA
Prince George CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Average Class CBA
Prince George Size    CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Prince George Size
Average Class CBA     CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Prince George Size
Average Class CBA     CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Prince George Size
Average Class CBA     CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Prince George Size
Average Class CBA     CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Prince George Size
Average Class CBA     CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03; p. 43,
Average Class Size    CBA
Prince George CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 22,
Art. 5.03             CBA

Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 23,
Art. 6.02           CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 23,
Art. 6.02           CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 23,
Art. 6.09 A         CBA

CBA

CBA

Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 23,
Art. 6.03 B         CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 23,
Art. 6.03 B         CBA
CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule            CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 27,
Art. 7.10           CBA

Prince report
District George's     CBA
County website,
"Teacher Evaluation
Systems"              CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule              CBA

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

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

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

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

Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 26,
Art. 7.02              CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 26,
Art. 7.02              CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 26,
Art. 7.02              CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 26,
Art. 7.02              CBA

p. 32, Compensatory
Emoluments          CBA

p. 32, Compensatory
Emoluments          CBA
http://www.cecr.ed.go
v/initiatives/profiles/20
07grantees/princeGe
orge07.cfm                  CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 27,
Art. 7.08
Prince George's CBA         CBA
2007-2009: p. 36,
Differential Salary
Schedule;                   CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 25,
Art. 6.16                   CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 25,
Art. 6.16                   CBA

Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 23,
Art. 6.01           CBA
Prince George's CBA
2005-2007: p. 23,
Art. 6.01 A         CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 23,
Art. 6.01 A         CBA

CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 23,
Art. 6.01           CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 11, Art.
4.11                 CBA

CBA

CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA
"Information on the
2008-2009
Evaluation Process"    CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
"Information on the
2008-2009
Evaluation Process"    CBA

Maryland Council for
Educator
Effectiveness          CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

"Information on the
2008-2009
Evaluation Process"   CBA
CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 8, Art. 4.10
A. 1.                   CBA

CBA
Prince George's           CBA
County website,
"Teacher Evaluation
Systems"                  CBA

Prince George's
County CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 12, Art. 4.12 CBA

CBA

CBA

Prince George's           CBA
County Public
Schools School
Board Policy: 0105
Prince George's           CBA
County Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 9, Art. 4.07.B
Prince George's           CBA
County Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 9, Art.          CBA
Prince George's        CBA
County Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 21, Art. 4.23 CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
Prince George's
County Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 15, Art.    CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA

Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 6, Art. 4.02,
D                      CBA

Prince George's        CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p.6, Art. 4.02,
D
Prince George's        CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 6, Art. 4.02,
D                      CBA
Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 6, Art. 4.02,
D
Prince George's        CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: pp. 5-6, Art.
4.02, B, D             CBA

CBA

Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 5, Art. 4.02,
C
Prince George's          CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 5, Art. 4.02,
C
Prince George's          CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 5, Art. 4.02,
C
Prince George's          CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: pp. 5-6, Art.
4.02, CGeorge's
Prince                   CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: pp. 5-6, Art.
4.02, CGeorge's
Prince                   CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 6, Art. 4.02,
D
Prince George's          CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 6, Art. 4.02,
C
Prince George's          CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 6, Art. 4.02,
C                        CBA
Prince George's
County CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 12, Art. 4.12 CBA

CBA
Prince George's
County CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 12, Art. 4.12 CBA
Prince George's
County CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 12, Art. 4.12 CBA
Prince George's
County CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 12, Art. 4.12 CBA

CBA
Prince George's
County CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 12, Art. 4.12 CBA
Prince George's
County CBA, 2007-
2009: p. 12, Art. 4.12 CBA
Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 17, Art.
4.19 J.1
Prince George's         CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 18, Art.
4.19 J.2
Prince George's         CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 18, Art.
4.19 J.2
Prince George's         CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 18, Art.
4.19 J.8
Prince George's         CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 18, Art.
4.19 J.3                CBA

Prince George's         CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 18, Art.
4.19 J6; p. 20, Art.    CBA

Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 16, Art.
4.19 F George's
Prince                  CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 16, Art.
4.19 F George's
Prince                  CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: pp. 16-17, Art.
Prince J
4.19 F, George's        CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 17, Art.
4.19 F                  CBA
Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 16, Art.
4.19 F George's
Prince                CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: pp. 15-16, Art.
4.19 A-E              CBA

Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 17, Art.
4.19 H George's
Prince              CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 17, Art.
4.19 H George's
Prince              CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 17, Art.
4.19 H George's
Prince              CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 17, Art.
4.19 H George's
Prince              CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 17, Art.
4.19 G George's
Prince              CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 17, Art.
4.19 G              CBA

Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 27,
Art. 7.07           CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-2009: p. 27,
Art. 7.07           CBA
Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 27, Art. 7.07 CBA

CBA
Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 24, Art. 6.10 CBA
Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 24, Art. 6.10 CBA
Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 24, Art. 6.10 CBA

http://www1.pgcps.or
g/professionaldevelop
ment/index.aspx?id=9
464&ekmensel=c580f CBA
http://www1.pgcps.or
g/professionaldevelop
ment/index.aspx?id=9
464&ekmensel=c580f CBA

http://www1.pgcps.or CBA
g/professionaldevelop
ment/index.aspx?id=9
464&ekmensel=c580f CBA

CBA
Prince George's
County CBA 2007 -
2009: p. 30, Art. 8.05 CBA
http://www1.pgcps.or
g/professionaldevelop
ment/index.aspx?id=9
464&ekmensel=c580f CBA

http://www1.pgcps.or CBA
g/professionaldevelop
ment/index.aspx?id=9
464&ekmensel=c580f CBA

CBA

CBA

PG County CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 7,
2007-2008 school
PG County CBA           CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 7,
2007-2008 school        CBA
PG County CBA
2007 - 2009: p. 7,
Art. 4.04.A.5           CBA
"Information on the
2008-2009
Evaluation Process"     CBA

CBA

CBA

CBA
"Information on the
2008-2009
Evaluation Process"     CBA

CBA

Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 11, Art.
4.10, AGeorge's
Prince                  CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 10, Art. IV,
4.10 A                  CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 11, Art.
4.10 George's
Prince                  CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 8, Art. 4.10
A. 1.                   CBA
Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 10, Art.
4.10 A. 1. b.           CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 11, Art.
4.10, A                 CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 11, Art.
4.10, B                 CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 10, Art.
4.10, A                 CBA

CBA

Prince George's
County CBA 2007-
2009: pp. 8, 11, Art.
IV, 4.06 C, 4.11 A    CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11, A               CBA

Prince George's         CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 11, Art. IV,
4.11 B                  CBA

Prince George's         CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 11, Art. IV,
4.11 A                  CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11, A              CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11, B              CBA

Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11, A                CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11, A                CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11, A                CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11                   CBA

CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11, A              CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 11, Art.
4.11                 CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11, A              CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 12, Art.
4.11, A              CBA
Prince George's CBA
2007-09: p. 11, Art.
4.10, B              CBA

CBA

CBA

Prince Georges
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 10, Art. IV,
4.10 B;Georges IV,
Prince p. 10, Art.       CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 11, Art. IV,
Prince p.11, Art.
4.11 A;George's IV,      CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 11, Art. IV,
4.11 A George's CBA
Prince                   CBA
2007-09: pp. 10-12,
Art. 4.09, B and 4.11,
A
Prince George's          CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 11, Art. IV,
4.11 A George's
Prince                   CBA
County CBA 2007-
2009: p. 11, Art. IV,
4.11 A                   CBA
Prince George's           CBA
County Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 4, Art. 3.04
Prince George's           CBA
County Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 4, Art. 3.04     CBA

Prince George's           CBA
County Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 3, Art. 3.01 J
Prince George's           CBA
County Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p. 4, Art. 3.03
Prince George's           CBA
County Public
Schools CBA 2007-
2009: p.4, Art. 3.03      CBA

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