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

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


How many days is the teacher on-site without students?           10


How many days are students in school?                            177
                                                                 4

How many student half-days are listed on the 2011-2012           ------ Answer ending 06/30/2011 ------
calendar?                                                        5
                                                                   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     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
meetings)                                                      documents

                                                                   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        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                documents


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 many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? documents

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

                                                                   7 hours, 30 minutes every 2 weeks; district
How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?           acknowledges 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   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

                                                             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


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

                                                               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

                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         documents
If basic life insurance is not automatically included in the
benefits package, how much is the minimum premium that the     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teacher has to pay?                                            documents


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      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

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

What adjustments to the salary schedule were made as a result
of the current economic crisis?                                        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: 1.27%
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: 1.24%
of experience and for 'cost of living.' What is the average 'cost
of living' adjustment? (reported as a percentage of change from
the previoustotal change in salary accounting for both earning
What is the year)                                                      1.0%
an additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                         2.1%                                             Two stipends are
                                                                                                                        available to teachers
                                                                                                                        with a master's or PhD.
How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   1                                                Salary schedules prior

What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                     1,500
How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to
reach the maximum salary?                                                 31


Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 45,876

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       48,362

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        64,002

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   47,376

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                49,862

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          65,502


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?                                         245.33

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              258.62

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             342.26
What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           253.35

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   266.64

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               350.28


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                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
differences between types of teaching experience)                         documents
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?                                                           $4,959

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama
sponsor?                                                                  $4,614


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

Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teachers?                                                        documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the cap on tuition reimbursement for a single year?      documents
Must a course be related to the teacher's current or future
assignment or certification to be eligible for tuition           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
reimbursement?                                                   documents

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

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


DISMISSAL
Dismissals

Can the decision to dismiss a nontenured teacher during the       issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
term of the contract be appealed beyond the district level?      documents

Does policy make a connection between unsatisfactory              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
performance evaluation and possible teacher dismissal?           documents

Can the district decide to extend the nontenured period if the    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure?   documents

                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Does policy define ineffectiveness or incompetence?              documents                                                No, in the case of the
                                                                                                                          nonrenewed term
Can a teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the district     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed           contract; decision of
level?                                                           documents                                                board is final.
                                                                 Continuing contracts (tenured)-state law. Term contracts Most teachers with 3+
                                                                 - if nonrenewed may request hearing before board. If     yrs. experience are on
What is the process for dismissal of an ineffective teacher?     terminated during contract, issue not addressed.         term contracts.

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

By what date must a nontenured teacher be notified of non-       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
renewal of his/her contract?                                     documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When must a tenured teacher be notified of his/her dismissal?    documents


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. Arlington uses


Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?                  no
                                                                   classroom observation
                                                                   student achievement
                                                                   professional responsibilities
What is the teacher required to be evaluated on?

                                                                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How does the teacher receive feedback following an evaluation? documents

                                                                   5: unsatisfactory; below expectations; meets
How many categories of ratings are there?                          expectations; exceeding expectations; clearly outstanding


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?                                               yes                                                         Arlington requires that
                                                                                                                               teachers complete a
Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as                                                                     self-report to fulfill the
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   yes                                                         statestudent
                                                                                                                               The requirement that
                                                                                                                               achievement
Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass                                                                    component carries the
the evaluation?                                                    not a preponderant criterion                                greatest weight of the


Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers
How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                once a year

What is the minimum number of times a nontenured teacher
must be observed?                                                1

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a
nontenured teacher?                                              45 minutes


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers                                                                      The evaluator and
                                                                                                                  teacher complete a
                                                                                                                  "formal observation
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?       once every three years                           form" in the off-years.
                                                                                                                  The requirement for full
                                                                                                                  annual summative
Is the frequency of evaluation reduced for tenured teachers who                                                   evaluations is reduced
have a record of satisfactory performance?                      yes                                               to every 3rd year if the

What is the minimum number of times a tenured teacher must
be observed?                                                     1


What is the minimum length of a tenured teacher's observation? 45 minutes


Consequences of a Negative Evaluation

Does policy make a connection between unsatisfactory              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
performance evaluation and possible teacher dismissal?           documents

                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Does policy define ineffectiveness or incompetence?              documents

Can the district decide to extend the nontenured period if the    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure?   documents
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              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
violations?                                                           documents

Can a teacher request a second evaluation from a different
evaluator?                                                            yes

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             45th day of last day of instruction or at any time with the
intends to resign or retire?                                          agreement of the board                                        The failure to give
                                                                                                                                    timely notice of
Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that                                                              resignation may result
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            yes                                                          in the suspension or

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


Working Conditions

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

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 there a dress code for teachers?                              yes


Personnel File

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
                                                                                                                  a student to class
Do teachers have the right to refuse a student's return to the                                                    without a teachers
classroom?                                                                                                        consent.

Must a teacher be notified of a disruptive student's behavior
history?                                                         yes


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
                                                                  personnel decisions                              complaints against a
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

                                                                                                                   whistleblower
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?                                                     complaints.
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 three steps
How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal                                                       before a hearing before
and formal) before arbitration begins?                            3                                                the board.
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                           65 days
In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays                                                      each party pays for own
for the costs of arbitration?                                                                                           costs incurred.

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


What is the notification deadline for teacher layoffs?                 district acknowledges state law

In the case of a layoff, is seniority determined at the school level
or district level?                                                     district level                                   If seniority of the
                                                                                                                        probationary is equal,
Does a teacher's performance in the classroom factor into                                                               performance shall be
decisions about which teachers are laid off?                           no                                               weighed.


Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?           no

Are layoffs made according to reverse seniority within area of
certification?                                                         yes
                                                                                                                        If seniority is equal, the
                                                                                                                        teacher's performance
When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                  performance ratings                              shallRIFed employee
                                                                                                                        The be considered.
If a layoff occurs, are laid-off teachers then given any                                                                shall be notified, by
preference if the district later needs to hire teachers? (including                                                     mail, of any openings
notification, guaranteed interviews, mandatory re-hiring etc.)         yes                                              and may apply and
How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?              3 years


LEAVE


Sick Leave


How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   0


Can unused sick days carry over from one year to the next?          n/a

What is the maximum number of sick days that a teacher can
accumulate?                                                         n/a
                                                                                                                     Teachers donate 3 sick
                                                                                                                     days in order to
Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               yes                                              participate.

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    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
from a district-approved doctor?                                    documents

How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
leave in the footnote)                                              documents


Personal Leave                                                                                                       5 days of personal
                                                                                                                     leave is issued by the
                                                                                                                     state. Teachers hired
How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?               10                                               before '88/'89 receive
Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                         no                                                      Teachers hired before
                                                                                                                         1988-89 school year
What is the total number of sick and personal leave days                                                                 receive a total of 15
combined?                                                        10                                                      days. personal leave
                                                                                                                         State
                                                                                                                         accumulates without
                                                                                                                         limit. Local leave
Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? yes                                                       accumulates to is days.
                                                                                                                         Personal leave 50
                                                               last day of the grading period, state assessment days,    permitted on days
                                                               professional staff development days, semester grade       surrounding holidays
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?          verification day, any other days specified by the board   with prior approval.


What other types of paid leave does the district offer?          assault leave, military leave, subpoena compliance


Leave for Professional Development

                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                      documents

How many years of service are required for a teacher to be       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                                 documents

                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                    documents

What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
years of service?                                                documents

Is there additional leave for any professional development that
takes place outside of the district?                            yes
How many hours or days of professional development leave can
a teacher take over and above the professional development                                                               Professional leave is for
days already scheduled by the district?                         1 year unpaid                                            study.
Attendance Incentives

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

What is the amount or range of pay that a teacher can earn for    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
demonstrating good job attendance?                                documents

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

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

Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
retirement?                                                       documents

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
leave at retirement?                                              documents
What is the maximum payment for unused sick leave at
retirement for a teacher with a master's degree and 30 years of   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
experience in the district?                                       documents


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


Is there a summer orientation for new teachers?                 yes

How long is the standard summer orientation that the district                                                    Aug 16-17 Listed as
provides for new teachers?                                      1 day                                            "new teachers report".
TENURE


Role of Tenure on Teacher Assignment and Employment

Can the district decide to extend the nontenured period if the        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure?       documents

How long is the probationary term when a tenured teacher             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
transfers districts within the state?                                documents

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

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


TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT


Voluntary Transfers

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


Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? no, file application form with district

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       yes, but final authority for teacher selection is retained by
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          the district

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?                               documents


Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed? or
Separate from excessing, does the district allow principals         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
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                            documents

Do principals have the right to refuse the assignment of an                                                         Principals must approve
excessed teacher to their schools?                                  yes                                             teacher assignments.

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


Role of Seniority

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

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
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


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

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

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

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


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




Arlington Employee
Handbook: IV-4
Arlington Employee   CBA
Handbook: IV-4 &
2007-2008 School
Calendar             CBA


                     CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar        CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar        CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar        CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar        CBA
                        CBA




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                        CBA


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                        CBA




                        CBA


                        CBA
Arlington School
Board Policy p. II-7,
Art. II D b 1           CBA
Arlington School
Board Policy p. II-7,
Art. II D b 1           CBA


                        CBA
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                   CBA


                   CBA




                   CBA


                   CBA


Arlington BP EEB   CBA

Arlington BP EEB
Legal              CBA

Arlington BP EEB
Legal              CBA

Arlington BP EEB
Legal              CBA
Arlington BP EEB
Legal              CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA




                   CBA


                   CBA
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                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA




Benefits Guide 2011-
2012: p. 9           CBA

Benefits Guide 2011-
2012: p. 9           CBA
Texas Statute:
21.402(c)             CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule              CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                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




                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA




2008-2009 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2008-2009 Salary
Schedule           CBA
CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA




CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA
                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA

Arlington BP DFBA,
DFBB, DFCA (local)   CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
Texas Education
Code 21.351           CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA


                      CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA


                      CBA




Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System ISD Texas
Arlington             CBA
Teacher Appraisal
System, attachment
D                     CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA




Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA




                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA
                      CBA


                      CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA
Arlington ISD Texas
Teacher Appraisal
System                CBA




Arlington Employee
Handbook, 2006: VI-
12, 8.              CBA
Arlington Employee
Handbook, 2006: VI-
12, 10.             CBA

Employee
Handbook, p. 2        CBA




                      CBA


                      CBA
Arlington
Independent School
District Employee
Handbook: p. 99, Art. CBA




                         CBA



Arlington
Independent School
District School Board
Policy: FOA (Legal)
Arlington                CBA
Independent School
District School Board
Policy: FOA (Legal)
Arlington                CBA
Independent School
District Board Policy:
FO (Legal)
Arlington                CBA
Independent School
District Board Policy:
FO (Local)               CBA




                         CBA
Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DGBA     CBA

Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DGBA     CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA

Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DGBA     CBA


                      CBA




Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DGBA     CBA


BP DGBA (Local)       CBA

Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DGBA     CBA

Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DGBA     CBA

Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DGBA     CBA
Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DGBA       CBA

Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DGBA       CBA


                        CBA




Arlington Employee
Handbook, 2006: VI-
8, 1.               CBA

Arlington ISD BP
DFF (local)             CBA

Arlington BP DFF
(local), DFCA (legal)   CBA

Arlington BP DFF
(local)                 CBA

Arlington BP DFF
(local), DFCA (legal) CBA
Arlington Employee
Handbook, 2006: VI-
8, 6.                 CBA
Arlington Employee
Handbook, 2006: VI-
9, 9                  CBA
Arlington Employee
Handbook, 2006: VI-
9, 9.               CBA




Arlington BP DEC
(Local)            CBA


                   CBA


                     CBA
Arlington ISD Board
Policy: DEC
(EXHIBIT), section C CBA
Arlington ISD Board
Policy: DEC
(LOCAL), section B.9 CBA


                   CBA


                   CBA




Arlington ISD Board
Policy: DEC (LOCAL) CBA
Arlington ISD Board
Policy: DEC (LOCAL) CBA

Arlington ISD Board
Policy: DEC (LOCAL) CBA

Arlington ISD Board
Policy: DEC (LOCAL) CBA

Arlington ISD Board
Policy: DEC (LOCAL) CBA
Arlington ISD Board
Policy: DEC
(LOCAL), section B  CBA




                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA



Arlington ISD Board   CBA
Policy: DEC
(LOCAL), section
B.23
Arlington ISD Board   CBA
Policy: DEC
(LOCAL), section
B.23                  CBA
CBA


CBA


CBA


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CBA


CBA


CBA




CBA


CBA
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                     CBA



Arlington
Independent School
District Calendar
2007-2008
Arlington            District Policy
Independent School
District Calendar
2007-2008            District Policy
                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA

Employee
Handbook, p. 2        CBA




                      CBA
Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DC
(Local)               CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA
                      CBA
Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DC
(Local)               CBA


                      CBA




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                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA
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                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA
Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DK
(Local)               CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA




Arlington ISD Board
Policies: BP DAB
(Local)               CBA


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CBA


CBA


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CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA


CBA
CBA


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