Collective Bargaining Agreement |

2016-2017

   
4.1 Employees shall be required to be at their school site not more than thirty (30) minutes before their instructional time begins and not more than fifteen (15) minutes after their instructional time ends. Employees participating in district programs which require them to be elsewhere may leave after their instructional time ends. Preparation periods are considered part of the instructional time.

  4.1a. Minimum  days  may  be scheduled  for. any  ESEA and/or School Improvement  Plan (AB 65)  related meetings  that  cannot be held within the work time as prescribed by Article 4.1, unless those meetings are held during school purchased released time.

Nothing in this article (4.1a) shall be construed to prevent the District from continuing its utilization of minimum days.

  4.1b. Collaboration - The purpose of collaboration time is for teachers to work together toward the improvement of student achievement. The District and the Association agree that all teachers, TK-12, will collaborate on a regular and ongoing basis. The teachers and administrators will mutually determine the topics for collaboration time.

Collaboration Plans may include:

  1. Changing the daily instructional minutes as defined in Article 4.5 to bank time for shortened Wednesdays
  2. Utilizing a portion of the minutes as defined in Article 4.1 to bank time for shortened Wednesdays
  3. Utilizing a portion of the hours allocated for staff meetings as stated in Article 4.3
  4.1c The Collaboration Schedule will be mutually developed by site teachers and administrators. It will be approved by the majority of the staff at each site via anonymous ballot. The ballots will be counted by the site administrator and one teacher designated by the staff. The schedule will be submitted by April 1 to the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education or Secondary Education for approval. No schedule will be approved that results in a reduction of annual instructional minutes. The site teachers and administrators will review the schedule annually. For schools collaborating weekly, four (4) collaboration days shall be used for individual teacher preparation. The scheduling of the days shall be mutually determined by the administrator and staff at each school site.

4.2 Adjunct duties are those duties of supervising students for reasons other than instruction.

  4.2a Employees shall be involved, through on-site discussions, in the identification and selection of their adjunct duties.

  4.2b Adjunct duties shall be assigned by the immediate supervisor in a fair and equitable manner.

4.3 No more than twelve (12) hours of site staff meetings per year, beyond the times stated in Article 4.1 , shall be required of an employee.

  4.3a Should a site staff meeting become necessary during a school week, it shall normally be scheduled on a Wednesday. Except under emergency situations, employees shall attend scheduled site staff meetings. Under normal circumstances, the administrator who calls such meetings shall provide the employees with a tentative agenda for the meeting one day in advance. No more than one site staff meeting shall be held per day.

  4.3b Professional development outside of Article 4.1 and Article 4.3 is voluntary, and shall be compensated in accordance with Article 12.3g.

4.4 Professional Development

  4.4a The District and the Association agree that all employees should have equal access to quality professional development to learn new, and to improve current skills and educational strategies. To this end, the District and the Association shall work jointly to provide all employees the opportunity to participate in professional development programs, in accordance with appropriate state law and regulations.

  4.4b The District and the Association agree that local school sites are frequently faced with many decisions which are best resolved through group contribution and involvement. Individuals and groups involved in making decisions need to acquire, develop, and practice a variety of skills, including but not limited to: conflict management, problem solving, consensus decision-making, team building, communicating, and managing change.

Therefore, the District and the Association agree to work together to provide professional development and training in the aforementioned skills. Further, the District and the Association agree to consult on the best means to provide such training and to maintain continuing support and assistance to local school sites.

4.5 The instructional time required of employees shall be:
   
Grades Regular Daily
Minutes
Annual
Minutes
State Pre-School 360 64,800
TK-Kindergarten 310 54.890
1-3 310 54,890
4-6 310 54,890
5-7 310 55,660
9-12 363 64,848
K-12 Special School 363 64,848
     
  4.5a The implementation of a staggered reading program in grades K through 6 may exceed the instructional time specified in Article 4.5 with mutual agreement of the majority of the affected employees at the school and the school administration.

  4.5b The annual minutes of instruction for grades 1 through 6 as specified in Article 4.5 may be exceeded to modify the number of parent conferencing days, with the mutual agreement of the majority of the employees affected at the school and the school administration.

  4.5c All teachers with students in Kindergarten classes including special education classes on a regular schedule shall receive instructional preparation time on one day at the end of the first trimester (one­ third of the year) and one day at the end of the first semester (half­ year).

  4.5d All teachers with students in grades 1, 2 or 3, including K-1 combination classes and special education classes on a regular schedule, shall receive instructional preparation time on one day at the end of the first trimester (one-third of the year), one day at the end of the first semester (half-year), three release days to be scheduled by the Personnel Office, and no less than thirty (30) consecutive minutes every other week, excluding the first week of school.

  4.5e All teachers with students in grades 4, 5, or 6, including 3-4 combination classes and special education classes on a regular schedule, shall receive instructional preparation time on one day at the end of the first trimester (one-third of the year), one day at the end of the first semester (half-year), three release days to be scheduled by the Personnel Office, and no less than thirty (30) consecutive minutes per week, excluding the first week of school.

  4.5f Teachers in grades 7 and 81 including traveling music teachers and Special Day Class teachers, shall receive one release day at the end of the first trimester (one-third of the year), one day at the end of the first semester (half-year), and one day to be scheduled by the Personnel Office.
  4.5g Teachers in classes in the K-12 Special School and the Secondary Learning Center shall receive instructional preparation time of one (1) hour per week to be scheduled in no less than two (2) periods of thirty (30) consecutive minutes, excluding the first and last week of school.

  4.5h Teacher in grades 1-6, in collaboration with their principal, may establish a flexible physical education program which exceeds the class size maximum in Article 9.4. The plan for the flexible physical education program must be submitted to the District for approval prior to implementation.

 

4.5i

In recognition of time necessary to coordinate with other personnel, Resource teachers in grades K-6 that do not have an assigned preparation period shall receive a minimum of 30 minutes, preferably consecutive, of preparation time daily. (All 7-8 Resource and M/M teachers shall receive one prep period daily). (The complete 7-8 prep time shall begin with the 2015-2016 school year).

4.6 The District will allocate funding to provide 50 release days per year (K-6: 25, and 7-12: 25) for mentor teachers to assist teachers who request help with their Limited English Proficient students.

4.7 Calendars


  4.7a K-12 teachers, nurses, and librarians:
   
Total days taught 180
Total duty days 185
See Appendix H for 2016-2017 calendar

 
  4.7b Adult Education – Total days taught; total duty days, and paid holidays: as specified in individual employment contracts. See Appendix J for 2015-2016 calendar.

  4.7c State Pre-School  
    Total days taught 180
    Total duty days 185
    Paid holidays 9
    Appendix H for 2016-2017 calendar.

  4.7d Calendar Guidelines – Unless otherwise mutually agreed, the following guidelines will be used to establish the annual school calendars:

    (1) K-12
   
OPENING DATES (See Appendices)
For Teachers For Teachers Thursday and Friday before Labor Day
For Students Day after Labor Day

   
HOLIDAYS
Labor Day First Monday in September
Veterans' Day November 11 (If November 11 is on a Saturday, the holiday will be Friday. If November 11 is on a Sunday, the holiday will be Monday.)
Thanksgiving Recess Fourth Thursday in November and the following Friday
Winter Recess Begins Monday prior to December 25. (If December 25 is on a Monday, the winter recess dates are subject to negotiations. If December 25 is on a Sunday, the recess is extended one day.)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Third Monday in January

Lincoln Day If February 12 falls on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday, the holiday will be Monday. If February 12 falls on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, the holiday will be Friday.
Presidents Day Third Monday in February
Spring Recess To be negotiated
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Local Holiday To be negotiated
Program Close To be negotiated

    NON-STUDENT TEACHER DUTY DAYS

  • Thursday and Friday before Labor Day
  • Last day of first trimester
  • Last day of first semester
  • Day following last day of classes
    (2) ADULT EDUCATION

   
OPENING DAYS  
For Full-Time Equivalent  
Teachers Only Tuesday, August 30, 2015
For Students Thursday, September 1, 2015
    HOLIDAYS

Same as K-12. Holidays for which full-time adult education teachers will be paid are specified in individual employment contracts. Teachers must work the day before and the day after any holidays identified in order to be paid their daily rate for the holiday.

    NON-STUDENT TEACHER DUTY DAYS (For Full-Time Equivalent Teachers on Duty)
  • Last day of first semester
  • Day following last day of classes
    (3) PRE-SCHOOL

   
Paid Holidays - 9: (Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Recess, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Lincoln Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and local holiday). Same dates as K-12.

 

 

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Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."