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									FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT




Question                                                           Answer                                    Footnote


CALENDAR


School Year                                                                                                  The contract includes
                                                                                                             175 student days, 3
What does the district consider the teacher contract year for                                                teacher work days, 9
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                     187                                       professional

Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                         no
                                                                    1,239
How many hours are students scheduled to be in school for the                                                1,225 hours is based on
2011-2012 school year? (11-12 elementary student year x             ------ Answer ending 07/05/2011 ------   7 hours per day x 177
elementary student school day)                                      1,239                                    days.

How many teachers days are on the 2011-2012 calendar
(excluding paid holidays)?                                         187
                                                                   11

How many days in the 2011-2012 calendar is the teacher on-         ------ Answer ending 07/05/2011 ------
site without students?                                             12
                                                                   176

                                                                   ------ Answer ending 07/05/2011 ------
How many student days are on the 2011-2012 calendar?               177
How many hours are teachers scheduled to be on site during                                                   This calculation is
the 2011-2012 school year? (11-12 elementary teacher work                                                    based on 7.5 hours per
year x daily on-site requirement for elementary teachers)          1,418                                     day x 189 days.
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)                                                      30 minutes


How long is the school day for elementary students?                7 hours


How long is the school day for secondary students?                 7 hours

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 scope of NCTQ reviewed
planning?                                                          documents

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         documents

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

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?           documents
                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?        documents


Faculty Meetings

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How often are faculty meetings held?                         documents

How much advance notice is required before a principal can   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
hold a faculty meeting?                                      documents

                                                             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?          documents


CLASS SIZE


Class Size Restrictions

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What is the class size restriction for special education?    documents

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What is the class size restriction for prekindergarten?      documents


What is the class size restriction for kindergarten?         22


What is the class size restriction for grade 1?              22


What is the class size restriction for grade 2?              22
What is the class size restriction for grade 3?                22


What is the class size restriction for grade 4?                22

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What is the class size restriction for grade 5?                documents

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What is the class size restriction for grade 6?                documents

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What is the class size restriction for grade 7?                documents

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What is the class size restriction for grade 8?                documents

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What is the class size restriction for grades 9-12?            documents

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What happens when the class size limit is exceeded?            documents


COMPENSATION-FRINGE BENEFITS


Life Insurance


Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         yes
If basic life insurance is not automatically included in the
benefits package, how much is the minimum premium that the
teacher has to pay?                                            varies depending on level of coverage/employee's age
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


Who pays the employee contribution?                             employee

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

                                                           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?                                                       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?                yes-salary schedule

                                                                        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      documents                                        $500 longevity stipend
                                                                                                                        is built into salary
After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a                                                           schedule after years 20
longevity bonus?                                                       20, 27                                           & 27 of experience.

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

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


Structure of the Salary Schedule

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: 1.68%
Teachers in bachelor's or master's lane both salary schedule).
pay over the most districts earn raises forof the an additional year   Master's lane: 1.70%
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         1.9%
an additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                         3.3%


How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   3: BA, MA, PhD
What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                        1,287

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to
reach the maximum salary?                                                 30


Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 46,570

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       49,347

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        70,104

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   47,568

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                50,489

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          71,767


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?                                         249.04

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              263.89
What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             374.89

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           254.37

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   269.99

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               383.78


Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience                                                                                           Credit is awarded for all
                                                                                                                                     teaching experience
For what types of prior teaching experience can a teacher get              district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state   which meets Texas
credit on the salary schedule?                                            law                                                        Education Association
What is the highest step for which a teacher who is new to the                                                                       The maximum step for
district, but not new to teaching can qualify? (see FN for                                                                           this salary schedule is
differences between types of teaching experience)                         maximum step                                               30+.
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


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head
football coach?                                                           10,041

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama
sponsor?
Differentiated Pay

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

Can a teacher earn additional pay by working in a school         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
classified by the district as "high-needs"?                      documents

Can a teacher earn additional pay by teaching subjects deemed issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
'hard to staff'?                                              documents

Can a teacher who has National Board certification earn          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
additional pay?                                                  documents

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


Tuition Reimbursement                                                                                                    Teachers may take no
                                                                                                                         more than 6 semester
Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed          hours (9 with prior
teachers?                                                        documents                                               approval) of college

                                                                 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
                                                                     Continuing contracts (tenured)-state law. Term contracts Most teachers with 3+
What is the process at the district level to dismiss a teacher for   - if nonrenewed may request hearing before hearing       yrs. experience are on
incompetence, including appeals?                                     officer. If terminated during contract, state law.       term contracts.

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

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

Can a tenured teacher's annual contract be terminated at any
time for cause? (Or must it be at the end of the year?)              yes
When a tenured teacher is suspended and awaiting formal
dismissal procedures, may pay be suspended? (note when
benefits is also mentioned)                                          In TX yes for continuing contracts no for term contracts

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                                                  Evaluation instruments
In addition to scheduled formal evaluations, are there any other                                                                and "any other
mechanisms a principal can apply to initiate termination actions                                                                information" the
against an ineffective teacher?                                      yes                                                        administrator deems
                                                                  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 nontenured 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 nontenuredl 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 nontenured period if
the principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure? yes

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

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

Can a district dismiss a nontenured teacher before the end of
the school year?                                                  yes

By what date must a nontenured teacher be notified of non-
renewal of his/her contract?                                      45 days before last day of instruction


EVALUATION


The Evaluation Instrument                                                                                              Texas uses the PDAS,
                                                                                                                       Professional
                                                                                                                       Development Appraisal
Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?                yes - districts may use as a model but can modify   System which Ft. Worth
Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?                 district acknowledges state law


Is the teacher required to perform a written self-assessment?      district acknowledges state law


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


How does the teacher receive feedback following an evaluation? district acknowledges state law


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


Are evaluators required to give notice of an observation?          yes


Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation

Can student performance, however measured, be factored into
teacher evalautions?                                               district acknowledges state law

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

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


Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers

Can an administrator decide to extend the nontenured period if
the principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure? yes
How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                  once a year

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

Must the evaluation of a nontenured teacher be based on
multiple observations?                                             district acknowledges state PDAS.


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers

Is a tenured teacher's evaluation based on multiple                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
observations?                                                      documents                                        All teachers are rated
                                                                                                                    annually on domain VII:
                                                                                                                    compliance with
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?         once every two years                             policies, procedures.

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

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

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


Consequences of a Negative Evaluation

Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to
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
evaluator?                                                            district acknowledges state law

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             45 days before 1st day of instruction and not during the
intends to resign or retire?                                          school year                                                If the teacher fails to
                                                                                                                                 give reasonable notice
Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that                                                           and resigns during the
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            yes                                                       school year, the

What is the minimum number of years of experience that a               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teacher must have in a district before tenure is granted?             documents


Working Conditions

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

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

What non-classroom duties may a teacher be asked or not               all non-teaching duties will be assigned on an equitable
asked to perform?                                                     basis

Does the school district reimburse for damage to a teacher's          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
property incurred on school grounds? If so, for what amount?          documents
Teacher Conduct

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


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
removed from the classroom pending a hearing?                        yes

How does a teacher's conviction of a misdemeanor affect his or       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
her licensure status?                                                documents
After how many school days in which a tenured teacher has not
shown up to work, can a school initiate the termination process
due to job abandonment?                                              4


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
                                                                                                                     principal may not return
Do teachers have the right to refuse a student's return to the                                                       student to class without
classroom?                                                                                                           teacher consent.

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                                                                            Any consultation with
                                                                                                                     representatives must be
If a teacher takes leave during the grievance process, does          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed   held outside work
he/she suffer a loss of leave or pay?                               documents
                                                                    teacher layoffs                                  hours. Otherwise,
                                                                    personnel decisions                              complaint against
About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a         other                                            district peace officer,
grievance?                                                                                                           instructional materials.

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

Who must pay for a substitute so that a teacher may attend an        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
arbitration hearing or hearing before the board?                    documents
Can a record of the grievance be kept in teacher's official          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
personnel file?                                                     documents

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?      documents
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an
evaluation 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?                                                          15 days


With whom does the teacher file an initial formal grievance?        -principal and/or immediate supervisor
                                                                                                                     There are four steps
How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal                                                         before a hearing before
and formal) before arbitration begins?                              4+                                               the board.
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for                                                           Grievance procedures
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board                                                      do not last more than
policy?                                                             90 days                                          90 days.
                                                                                                                     The grievance process
                                                                                                                     does not include
In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed     arbitration, but board
for the costs of arbitration?                                      documents                                         policy states that costs

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

Is an arbitration or board of education decision concerning a        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
filed grievance final and binding?                                  documents
LAYOFFS


Layoffs

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

                                                                       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the notification deadline for teacher layoffs?                 documents
                                                                                                                                 . Most Texas teachers
Does a teacher's performance in the classroom factor into               yes for probationary & term contracts; no for cont.     are on probationary or
decisions about which teachers are laid off?                           contracts (tenured)                                      term contracts.


Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?           no
                                                                                                                                 . Most Texas teachers
Are layoffs made according to reverse seniority within area of          no for probationary and term contracts; yes for cont.   are on probationary or
certification?                                                         contracts                                                term contracts.

                                                                        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                  documents
If a layoff occurs, are laid-off teachers then given any
preference if the district later needs to hire teachers? (including     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
notification, guaranteed interviews, mandatory re-hiring etc.)         documents

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


LEAVE


Sick Leave
How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   5


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

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

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               documents

After how many days of absence does a teacher have to
provide medical documentation for sick leave?                       2

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

How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity         6 weeks of sick, personal or vacation leave; FMLA up to
leave in the footnote)                                              12 weeks unpaid


Personal Leave

                                                                                                                              Personal leave is
How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?               5                                                         issued by the state.


Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                            no

What is the total number of sick and personal leave days
combined?                                                           10
                                                                                                                              State personal leave
                                                                                                                              accumulates without
Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? yes                                                            limit.
                                                                 first or last week of school, day before or after a holiday
                                                                 or break, end of semester/year exams, state
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?            assessments


What other types of paid leave does the district offer?          assualt, bereavement, court, military, jury


Leave for Professional Development


Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                      yes

How many years of service are required for a teacher to be
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                                 7                                                             "An employee on
                                                                                                                               sabbatical leave may be
                                                                                                                               compensated at a rate
How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                                                                                  which is the difference
                                                                                                                               taught last seven of
                                                                                                                               eight years in district,
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from                                                                 including two
years of service?                                                                                                              immediately preceeding

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                                                                   This leave is
a teacher take over and above the professional development      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed                  considered on a case-
days already scheduled by the district?                         documents                                                      by-case basis.


Attendance Incentives

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

What is the amount or range of pay that a teacher can earn for   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
demonstrating good job attendance?                               documents
Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at the end
of each school year?                                              no

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick
leave at the end of a school year?                                n/a
                                                                                                                  He/she can also receive
Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at                                                            payment for state
retirement?                                                       yes                                             personal leave.

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick
leave at retirement?                                              daily rate of pay, up to 20 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?                                       $7,365.40


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION


Mentors

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

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

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

Is it expected that a mentor will have experience in subject      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
area/grade related to the teacher's teaching assignment?          documents

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

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

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

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


Do mentors serve teachers at more than one school?

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


Summer Orientation

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

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

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


TENURE


Role of Tenure on Teacher Assignment and Employment
How long is the probationary term when a tenured teacher           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
transfers districts within the state?                              documents

Can an administrator decide to extend the nontenured period if
the principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure? yes

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

Can a district dismiss a nontenured teacher before the end of
the school year?                                                   yes

By what date must a nontenured teacher be notified of non-
renewal of his/her contract?                                       45 days before last day of instruction

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         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
he/she achieves tenure?                                             documents
                                                                                                                               Principals select
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to                                                                     teachers from transfer
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                          yes                                                          list to interview.
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          yes

Do principals have access to a teacher's evaluation ratings as
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        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
volunteers?                                                         documents
                                                                                                                               However, if all factors
Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of            no, seniority is among four factors; the others include   are equal, seniority is
seniority?                                                           academic needs, program needs, and skills/training        the deciding factor.
                                                                     school/program needs
Other than seniority, what factors does the district use to identify skills and qualifications
teachers for excessing?

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


Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed?                no
What is the limit on the number of times a teacher can be            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
excessed?
Separate from excessing, does the district allow principals or      documents
other administrators to involuntarily transfer a teacher to another
school? If so, for what reasons is he/she allowed to initiate such
a transfer?                                                         yes, "best interest" of district


Placing Excessed Teachers

When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does
s/he apply for a new position?                                     the district assigns excessed teachers

Can excessed teachers apply to as many positions as they
wish?                                                              n/a, HR makes assignments

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
interview excessed transfer applicants?                           documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                            no, teachers are assigned by the district          Campus reassignments
                                                                                                                     do not have to be
Do principals have the right to refuse the assignment of an                                                          approved by the
excessed teacher to their schools?                                 no                                                receiving principal in

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
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?          no, seniority is not a factor in placement
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
job?                                                                 yes


Timeline for Transfers


When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?         March 1 (request); May 1 (placement)

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?           documents
                                                                                                                      Excessed transfers are
Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant                                                       placed before other
positions?                                                           yes                                              applicants.

                                                                      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
after the school year has started?                                   yes
                                                                                                                      No later than 10 days
Is there a date after the school year has started that involuntary                                                    after the start of the
transfers cannot occur? (Date specified in footnote)                 yes                                              semester.


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               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
representatives)?                                                   documents

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

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


Waivers

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

                                                                    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




p. 56, 2005-2006
Salary Schedule    CBA


                   CBA
2011-2012 School
Year Calendar &
district website   CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar      CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar      CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar        CBA
Bulletin Number
One& 2011-2012
School Year Calendar CBA
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Bulletin Number One CBA


Bulletin Number One CBA


Bulletin Number One CBA


Bulletin Number One CBA




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Fort Worth BP EEB
Legal               CBA

Fort Worth BP EEB
Legal               CBA

Fort Worth BP EEB
Legal               CBA
Fort Worth BP EEB
Legal                CBA

Fort Worth BP EEB
Legal                CBA


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Fort Worth Board
Policy 2006: p. 13   CBA


Benefits Guide       CBA
Fortt Worth
Employee Handbook
2010-2011: p. 48
(Board Policy: DEG) CBA


                   CBA


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Fortt Worth
Employee Handbook
2010-2011: p. 13  CBA


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Benefits GUide     CBA


Benefits Guide     CBA
Texas Statute:
21.402(c)          CBA


                   CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

Ft. Worth ISD, p. 14,
Employee Handbook 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




p. 14                  CBA

Compensation
Handbook               CBA


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2007-2008
Supplemental Salary
Schedule            CBA


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Ft. Worth BP DFBB,
DFBA (loca)        CBA


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Fort Worth ISD BP,
p. 46, Employee
Handbook             CBA
Fort Worth ISD BP,
p. 46, Employee
Handbook             CBA

Fort Worth ISD BP
DFBA , DFCA(local)   CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA

Fort Worth ISD BP
DNB (local)          CBA
                     CBA




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Fort Worth ISD BP,
p. 8, Employee
Handbook             CBA


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Fort Worth ISD BP,
p. 47, Employee
Handbook             CBA

Fort Worth ISD BP
DFBB (local)         CBA




Texas Education
Code 21,351          CBA
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Ft. Worth ISD BP
DNA (local)          CBA




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Fort Worth ISD BP,
p. 8, Employee
Handbook             CBA
Fort Worth ISD BP
DNA (local)          CBA


                     CBA


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                     CBA

Ft. Worth PDAS, p.
13                   CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA




Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA


                     CBA
                    CBA

Ft. Worth ISD, p. 14,
Employee Handbook CBA




Fort Worth ISD BP
DFE (local)         CBA

Fort Worth ISD BP
DFE (local)         CBA


                    CBA




                    CBA


                    CBA


Bulletin #1         CBA


                    CBA
Fort Worth
Independent School
District School Board
Policy: DH (Legal
Fort Worth            CBA
Independent School
District School Board
Policy: DH (Local)    CBA


                     CBA
Fort Worth ISD BP,
p. 46, Employee
Handbook             CBA


                     CBA
Fort Worth ISD, p.
46, Employee
Handbook             CBA




                     CBA


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Fort Worth
Independent School
District School Board
Policy: FOA (Legal)
Fort Worth            CBA
Independent School
District School Board
Policy: FOA (Legal)   CBA


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Fort Worth            CBA
Independent School
District School Board
Policy: FO (Local)    CBA




BP DGBA (Local)      CBA
Fort Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DGBA (Local)         CBA
Fort Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DGBA (Local)         CBA


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Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 16     CBA
Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 16; BP
DGBA                CBA

Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 16     CBA


BP DGBA (Local)    CBA

Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 21     CBA


BP DGBA (Local)    CBA

Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 16     CBA

Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 16     CBA
Fort Worth ISD BP
DFF (local)          CBA


                     CBA
Fort Worth ISD BP
DFF (local), DFCA
(local))             CBA
Fort Worth ISD BP
DFF (local), DFCA
(local)              CBA

Fort Worth ISD BP
DFF (local), State law CBA


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Fort Worth BP DEC
(Local)             CBA


BP DEC (Local)      CBA


BP DEC (Local)      CBA


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BP DEC (Local)      CBA

Fort Worth BP DBB
(Local)             CBA


BP DEC (Local)      CBA




BP DEC (Local)      CBA


BP DEC (Local)      CBA


BP DEC (Local)      CBA


BP DEC (Local)      CBA
Forth Worth
Employee
Handbook, p. 41    CBA


BP DEC (Local)     CBA




Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 40     CBA

Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 40     CBA

Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 40     CBA

Fort Worth Employee
Handbook, p. 40     CBA


BP DMD             CBA


BP DMD             CBA




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BP DEC (Local)   CBA


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Fort Worth ISD BP,
p. 8, Employee
Handbook             CBA


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Fort Worth ISD BP,
p. 47, Employee
Handbook             CBA

Fort Worth ISD BP
DFBB (local)         CBA


                     CBA




Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA
Fort Worth Board
Policies: BP DK
(Local)              CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA
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Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA


                     CBA




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Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA
                     CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA




Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA


                     CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)           CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Employee
Handbook, p. 11      CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
                       CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DAB (Local)            CBA


                       CBA
Forth Worth ISD
Board Policies: BP
DK (Local)             CBA




Fort Worth Board
Policies: DK (Local)   CBA


                       CBA

Fort Worth Board
Policies: BP DK        CBA


                       CBA
Fort Worth Board
Policies: BP DK
(Local)                CBA
Fort Worth Board
Policies: BP DK
(Local)                CBA
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