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					ALDINE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT




Question                                                              Answer                                          Footnote


CALENDAR


School Year

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

Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                          documents
How many hours are students scheduled to be in school for the
2011-2012 school year? (11-12 elementary student year x               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
elementary student school day)                                        documents

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

How many days in the 2011-2012 calendar is the teacher on-site
without students?                                              10


How many student days are on the 2011-2012 calendar?           177
How many hours are teachers scheduled to be on site during the
2011-2012 school year? (11-12 elementary teacher work year x issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
daily on-site requirement for elementary teachers)             documents
How many student half-days are listed on the 2011-2012             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
calendar?                                                          documents


What types of alternative schedules does the district have?                                                                   extended year.


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

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

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

How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time        7 hours, 45 minutes for elementary teachers; 8 hours for
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                secondary teachers


Preparation Time                                                                                                             Teachers are required to
                                                                   language arts, math, social studies, and science teachers use this period daily to
Is any of the teacher planning time designated for collaborative   in grades 9, 10, and 11 will have a planning period in    meet with the subject
planning?                                                          addition to the conference period                         team to plan lessons,

                                                                   7 hours, 30 minutes every 2 weeks; district acknowledges
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         policy which is mandated by state law

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

                                                                   7 hours, 30 minutes every 2 weeks; district acknowledges
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?           policy which is mandated by state law
                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?         documents


Faculty Meetings

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How often are faculty meetings held?                          documents

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

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


CLASS SIZE


Class Size Restrictions

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

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

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

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 1?               documents
                                                                                                                class size restrictions
                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed     dictated by Texas state
What is the class size restriction for grade 2?               documents                                         law
                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the class size restriction for grade 3?                      documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


COMPENSATION-FRINGE BENEFITS


Life Insurance


Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?                yes                                             The cost is dependent
If basic life insurance is not automatically included in the benefits                                                 on the employee's age
package, how much is the minimum premium that the teacher                                                             and ranges from $0.71-
has to pay?                                                           varies                                          $17.03 per $1,000 of
Pensions/Retirement

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

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

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

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

Is a supplemental pension system available to employees? If so, issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
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 their issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
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
                                                                                                                             Uncertified teachers are
                                                                                                                             on designated lanes of
Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      yes                                                   the salary schedule.
                                                                                                                             Beginning with the third
                                                                                                                             year of employment,
After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a                                                                professional employees
longevity bonus?                                                       3 and every year thereafter                           earn $100 per year for

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           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluation?                                                            documents


Structure of the Salary Schedule

Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional year
of teaching in the district?                                           yes
What is the average raise for earning an additional year of
experience? (reported as a percentage of the total increase in         Bachelor's lane: 1.70%
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: 1.60%
of experience and for 'cost of living.' What is the average 'cost of
living' adjustment? (reported as a percentage of change from the
previousthe total change in salary accounting for both earning an
What is year)                                                          0%
additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                         1.3%

                                                                       6: BA, MA, PhD, BA uncertified, MA uncertified, PhD
How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   uncertified
What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                        1,057

How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to                Bachelor's lane: 36
reach the maximum salary?                                                 Master's lane: 35


Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 45,114

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       46,264

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        71,930

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   45,614

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                46,802

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          71,930


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?                                         241.25

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              247.40
What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             383.58

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           243.93

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   250.28

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               383.58


Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience

For what types of prior teaching experience can a teacher get              issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
credit on the salary schedule?                                            documents
What is the highest step for which a teacher who is new to the
district, but not new to teaching can qualify? (see FN for
differences between types of teaching experience)                                                                              20.
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for experience in
a subject-related profession? What is the maximum amount of               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
credit awarded for subject-related experience?                            documents
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for serving in the
military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of credit             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                           documents


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties

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

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

                                                               yes, school employees receive awards for excellence in
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance? instruction of students on their campus

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                                                  The stipend depends on
                                                              yes, bilingual education teachers earn bonuses of $667-    the number of classes in
Can a teacher earn additional pay by teaching subjects deemed $4,000, math, science and special education teachers       the critical subject area
'hard to staff'?                                              $500-$3,000, ESL teachers $333-$2,000                      taught.

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                                                                                                    Employees successfully
                                                                                                                         completing the
Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for                                                               Alternative Certification
teachers?                                                        yes                                                     Program in a critical
                                                                                                                         Employees successfully
                                                                                                                         completing the
                                                                                                                         Alternative Certification
What is the cap on tuition reimbursement for a single year?      $2,500                                                  Program in a critical
                                                                                                                         Employees successfully
Must a course be related to the teacher's current or future                                                              completing the
assignment or certification to be eligible for tuition                                                                   Alternative Certification
reimbursement?                                                   yes                                                     Program in a critical

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

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


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

Can a teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the district          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed            Yes for the term
level?                                                                documents                                                 contract, C.C- state law
How long does it take to dismiss a teacher for incompetence           Continuing Contract-state law, Board shall act on Hearing
from notice of intent to dismiss to a decision at a school board      Officer's rec at 1st possible meeting; Nonrenewal of term
hearing, for example (excluding duration of hearing)?                 contract, 45 days plus duration of hearing

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
time for cause? (Or must it be at the end of the year?)               yes                                                       The teacher may be
When a tenured teacher is suspended and awaiting formal                                                                         suspended with pay for
dismissal procedures, may pay be suspended? (note when                 In TX yes for term contracts issue not addressed for     a period not to exceed
benefits is also mentioned)                                           con't contracts                                           30 days.

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


Dismissal of Nontenured Teachers

Does a 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
nontenured contract?                                               no

Does a nontenured teacher have any recourse if his/her contract
is not renewed?                                                 No

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?                                      45th day 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 Aldine
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?          district acknowledges state law


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?                                             yes: 3 documented walk-throughs


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers

Is a tenured teacher's evaluation based on multiple
observations?                                                      yes: 3 documented walk-throughs                  The teacher who meets
                                                                                                                    "proficient overall" may
                                                                                                                    be evaluated once every
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?         once every two years                             2 years.
                                                                                                                    If a teacher has a
                                                                                                                    previous overall rating of
Is the frequency of evaluation reduced for tenured teachers who                                                     "exceeds expectations"
have a record of satisfactory performance?                      yes                                                 s/he may be evaluated

What is the required minimum length of a tenured teacher's
observation?                                                       district acknowledges state law

Are teachers required to submit lesson plans regularly to a
school administrator?                                              weekly


Consequences of a Negative Evaluation

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

Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an evaluation
rating if there are no acknowledged procedural violations?        yes
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      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluation?                                                       documents


GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS


General Employment Provisions

By what date must a teacher give notification that he/she intends
to resign or retire?                                              Resignation - 45 days before last day of instruction

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

What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before tenure is granted?          2 years


Working Conditions

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


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

What non-classroom duties may a teacher be asked or not           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
asked to perform?                                                 documents

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

Is a teacher obligated to notify the school/district if he/she has    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
been arrested?                                                       documents


Is there a dress code for teachers?                                  yes-detailed policy

How does a teacher's conviction of a felony affect his or her        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
licensure status?                                                    documents                                        The teacher may be
Once the dismissal process has been initiated, can the teacher,                                                       immediately removed
charged with immoral conduct or a felony, be immediately                                                              from the classroom for a
removed from the classroom pending a hearing?                        yes                                              period not to exceed 3

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 a issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teacher's personnel file?                                       documents


Student Behavior
Does a teacher have the right to remove a disruptive student
from the classroom?                                                 yes                                              student may not be
                                                                                                                     returned to class without
Do teachers have the right to refuse a student's return to the                                                       teacher's consent
classroom?                                                                                                           unless committee

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

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

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


Is corporal punishment permitted?                                   no


GRIEVANCES


Teacher Rights in the Grievance Procedure

If a teacher takes leave during the grievance process, does          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
he/she suffer a loss of leave or pay?                               documents

About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a
grievance?                                                          personnel decisions

Is there language protecting a teacher from repercussions for
filing a grievance?                                                 no

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

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?      documents

Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an evaluation
rating if there are no acknowledged procedural violations?        yes


Grievance Procedure
                                                                                                                     This process is not
                                                                                                                     required, but
Is there an informal process for resolving a grievance?             yes                                              encouraged.

How many days does a teacher have to first address a                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
grievance?                                                          documents


With whom does the teacher file an initial formal grievance?                                                         superintendent.

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?                                                             70 days

In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
for the costs of arbitration?                                      documents

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 filed issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
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


What is the notification deadline for teacher layoffs?                 nontenured-45 days before last day of instruction

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

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


How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?                 2 years


LEAVE


Sick Leave
                                                                                                               5 sick days calculated
                                                                                                               based on 1/2 sick day
                                                                                                               for every 18 days
How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   5                                          worked in 187-day year.


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?                         5

Does the district have the right to request medical certification                                              Policy is under the sick
from a district-approved doctor?                                    yes                                        leave donation program.
                                                                                                               Same leave available for
                                                                                                               adoption. Maternity
How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity                                                    leave program runs
leave in the footnote)                                              accumulated sick leave and 1 year unpaid   concurrently with family


Personal Leave

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


Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                            no                                         Total applies to teachers
                                                                                                               on a 187-day year
What is the total number of sick and personal leave days                                                       schedule. A maximum
combined?                                                           10                                         of 12 days can be
                                                                                                               State personal leave
                                                                                                               accumulates without
Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? yes                                             limit.
                                                                   day before or after a holiday or 3-day weekend, days
                                                                   when principal believes more than 5% of school staff will
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?              be absent


What other types of paid leave does the district offer?            jury duty, workman's compensation


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?                                   5


How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                      nothing
                                                                                                                               Recommendation of
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from years                                                           superintendent is also
of service?                                                          good evaluations                                          required.

Is there additional leave for any professional development that  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
takes place outside of the district?                            documents
How many hours or days of professional development leave can
a teacher take over and above the professional development      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
days already scheduled by the district?                         documents


Attendance Incentives

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

What is the amount or range of pay that a teacher can earn for     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
demonstrating good job attendance?                                 documents
Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at the end issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
of each school year?                                           documents

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

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

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick leave
at retirement?                                                  daily rate for 60 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?                                     28,054.80


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION


Mentors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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?                                       45th day before last day of instruction

What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before tenure is granted?          2 years


TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT


Voluntary Transfers

                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? documents

How long does a teacher have to be in a single school before       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
s/he can apply to transfer to another school?                      documents

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

Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
another school?                                                    documents
Can a teacher apply to transfer to a different school before        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
he/she achieves tenure?                                            documents

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                          documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          documents

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


Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing

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

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

Other than seniority, what factors does the district use to identify
teachers for excessing?                                              teacher performance

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

Which teaching positions are protected from excessing under         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the district's collective bargaining agreement?                    documents

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


Placing Excessed Teachers

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

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

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
interview excessed transfer applicants?                               documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select     transfers are made at the discretion of the
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are            superintendent, with regard to seniority and performance;
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                                board policy does not discuss school-based hiring         Principals do not have
                                                                                                                                the right of approval in
Do principals have the right to refuse the assignment of an                                                                     cases of enrollment
excessed teacher to their schools?                                     no                                                       changes, program

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

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


Role of Seniority
Do more senior teachers who have been excessed have greater issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers? documents

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


Timeline for Transfers

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

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When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?           documents

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

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

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

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


UNION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
Union Role

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

Do union presidents continue to accrue seniority from the district issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
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




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Year Calendar      CBA

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Year Calendar      CBA


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Aldine Employee
Handbook: p. 51,
Sec. II II R        CBA




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Handbook: p. 41,
Sec. II II G        CBA


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Handbook: p. 41,
Sec. II II G        CBA




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Handbook: p. 103,
Sec. II V C         CBA
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Handbook: p. 103,
Sec. II V C         CBA


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Handbook: p. 103,
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Texas Statute:
21.402(c)          CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

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Schedule           CBA

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Schedule           CBA


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2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

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

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2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
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Schedule, 2010-2011
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Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar   CBA
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Schedule, 2010-2011
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Schedule, 2010-2011
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http://www.aldine.k12.
tx.us/sections/prospe
ctive_employees/25re
asons.cfm              CBA


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Aldine Employee
Handbook: p. 19,
Sec. I V             CBA


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http://www.aldine.k12.
tx.us/hr/25reasons.cf
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tx.us/hr/25reasons.cf
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http://www.aldine.k12.
tx.us/hr/25reasons.cf
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Aldine BP 3020-1,
3020-4               CBA


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Alcine Policy 3020   CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 7           CBA


Aldine BP 3020-4     CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2009: p. 6           CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA


Aldine BP 3020     CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA
Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA




Texas Education
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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA
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Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 3           CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 3           CBA




Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 3           CBA
Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 3           CBA
Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 3.          CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 28          CBA




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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 22          CBA
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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 21          CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA




Aldine Independent   CBA
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Teacher Handbook
2007-2008: p. 26,    CBA


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Teacher Handbook
2007-2008: p. 144,   CBA


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2009: p. 4           CBA


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School District
Teacher Handbook
2007-2008: p. 178,
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Teacher Handbook
2007-2008: p. 178,   CBA


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Aldine Independent
School District Board
Policy: 5110          CBA




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Handbook: p. 21      CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 22          CBA




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Handbook: p. 21      CBA


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Aldine ISD Teacher
Handbook: p. 22      CBA

Aldine ISD Teacher
Handbook: p. 22      CBA

Aldine ISD Teacher
Handbook: p. 22      CBA


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Aldine ISD Teacher
Handbook: p. 22      CBA


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Aldine BP 3020-4       CBA
Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5             CBA
Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 7             CBA
Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 7             CBA


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Aldine Board Teacher
Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA


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Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA
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Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA
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Handbook, 2007-
2008: p. 5           CBA




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Handbook: p. 7       CBA


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Policies: BP 3230    CBA

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Handbook: p. 4       CBA


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