Collective Bargaining Agreement |

2016-2017

   
10.1 A vacancy as related to this section is defined as a unit of teacher entitlement to which no employee has been assigned.

10.2 A transfer is defined as a change of school assignment from one site to another.

10.3 Transfer requests may be granted at any time, subject to the availability of positions and the qualifications of the applicants.

10.4 While school is in session, notices of vacant positions shall be posted in all work locations, the Association Office, the Office of Personnel Services, and the GGUSD Website when an opening occurs and shall remain posted five (5) workdays.

Key posting dates for each semester and the following year are:

  • The first duty day in January
  • The first Monday in March,
  • The first Monday in April,
  • The first Monday in May,
  • The second Monday in June.
(Such notification shall be sent electronically to all employees, dated and posted at each work site, Office of Personnel Services, the GGUSD website and the Association Office.)

10.5 During the summer months a list of teaching vacancies, if any, shall be posted in all work locations, the Association Office, the Office of Personnel Services, and the GGUSD Website on the following dates:

  • The second Monday in July,
  • The first Monday in August,
  • The third Monday in August.
Between the third Monday in August and the first duty day in September, vacancies shall be posted as they occur. Such notices shall remain posted for five (5) calendar days excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Such notification shall be dated and posted at each work site, the Association Office, the GGUSD Website, and the Office of Personnel Services.)

10.6 Notices shall include the position, description and location, level, or subject matter assignment, and credential requirements.

10.7 In the event of an emergency, the opening may be filled on a temporary basis pending the selection of a permanent replacement.

10.8 Employees wishing to apply for the vacancy must file an application with the Office of Personnel Services within five (5) workdays of the date of posting. By the end of the five (5) additional workdays, the employee shall be notified of a time and place of interview for each vacancy for which he/she has been considered. Those not interviewed shall be notified in writing with the reason stated. Within ten (10) days after the position has been filled, every employee who applied will be notified in writing of the decision.

10.9 Transfer requests may be withdrawn upon written notification to the Office of Personnel Services. Upon notification of selection, an employee shall be assigned to that position unless the employee submits a written rejection to the Office of Personnel Services within two (2) workdays.

10.10 Should a reduction in the number of employees in a school become necessary, the reduction may be accomplished by an employee requesting to be classified as an involuntary transfer from the school.

10.11 Should involuntary transfer(s) become necessary, (including specialized programs, such as, Special Education and GATE), length of service in the District, experience, credential, and major and minor fields of study shall be determining factors as to which teacher(s) shall be transferred. The employee to be transferred can choose to apply for a vacant position, or choose to be placed in a vacant position for which he/she is qualified. Under normal circumstances, the employee with the least service in the District shall be transferred first.

10.12 A written notice of involuntary transfers will be made as soon as possible, and no later than June 1, to the employees being considered for transfer.

10.13 Teachers transferred after school begins shall be provided with two days of released time to be utilized for the conclusion of the present assignment and in preparation for the new assignment. The need for additional days beyond two shall be determined by the District. The District shall be responsible for the move of all District property.

10.14 Should a determination be made by the Superintendent or his/her designee, that a transfer is necessary for reasonable cause at any time, such transfer may be made following a conference with the employee.

10.15 An employee who is involuntarily transferred because of declining enrollment has the opportunity to return to his/her position if it becomes vacant prior to November 1 of the same year.

10.16 In the event that a Consulting Teacher is placed on assignment for up to one year, said Consulting Teacher shall have the right to return to his/her previous work site upon the conclusion of his/her assignment.

10.17 Following a resolution by the District that a school shall be closed and the students are to be assigned to other schools, the employees of the closing school shall be assigned, after consulting with the immediate supervisor, to one of the schools receiving students. The Office of Personnel Services shall notify employees so assigned prior to May 15. All regular transfer procedures shall be available to employees affected by school closings.

10.18 Special Education teachers shall receive five (5) days prior notice when their assignment is changed.

10.19 When the District reassigns an employee to the bargaining unit, the site assignment of that employee shall be determined with equal consideration as other employees.

10.20 Following a resolution by the District that a school shall open/re-open and students shall be transferred from other schools to the newly opened/re­ opened school, employees from any school(s) affected by the decision shall be granted first opportunity to be interviewed for vacancies at the newly opened/re-opened school, based on length of service in the District, experience, credential, and major and minor fields of study. After these interviews, if vacancies still exist, the vacancies shall be subject to the provisions of Article 10.

10.21 In order to allow teachers to make informed decisions regarding the use of this Article, principals shall provide each teacher with his or her tentative teaching assignment prior to the first Monday in June, other than in exceptional circumstances.

 

 

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"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."