Negotiations

Tentative Agreement reached 7/11/2018:

Article 6 Hours

HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • 6.1 Unit Member Work Year

Effective July 1, 2013, the unit member work year shall be 185 days. The work year shall include 180 student days. The beginning of each school year shall include: two teacher preparation days free from workshops, in- services, student/parent visits and other site or District meetings, and two work days devoted to professional development, site-based meetings, and collaboration team meetings. One parent conference day shall be scheduled in the fall. Any increase in the teacher work year shall be accompanied by a pro rata increase in annual compensation.

  • 6.1.1 Three (3) early release days shall be designated as professional growth days for purposes of District wide professional
  • 6.1.2 There will be eight (8) consecutive minimum days located on the calendar for fall parent-teacher
  • 6.1.3 All schools will implement an early release day which shall be the same throughout the District. Students will be dismissed one (1) hour earlier on the early release day. For the remaining days of the week students will attend the number of instructional minutes necessary to maintain the total number of instructional minutes as specified in Section 3.

 

  • 6.2 Unit Member On-Site Work Day 
  • 6.2.1 Each unit member shall be required to report to duty thirty (30) minutes before the commencement of the first assigned class at the school, or thirty {30) minutes before the beginning of the school day if not assigned to teaching duties. This thirty (30) minutes shall be for planning and preparation. Unit members shall use their professional judgment in ho11.1 their preparation time is used unless otherwise stated herein. Each school site shall develop procedures which ensure a brief break period for unit members standing recess duty. Except as provided for in Section 6.2.2, and for minimum days designated as parent conferences, each unit member shall be required to remain on duty fifteen (15) minutes after the last regular class at the school is dismissed, including days designated as Early days for students shall not affect the length of work day for unit members.
  • 6.2.2 Members of the unit may be required by their immediate supervisor to perform teacher-related duties which include: parent conferences, educational field    trips,     student     guidance   assistance,    Coordinated Compliance Review, one open house, SST team meetings, and Program Quality Review assignments. These duties may occur during the thirty 30 minute preparation time. if the unit member agrees. The total number of hours assigned to these duties shall be governed by the past practice the District.
  • 6.2.2.1 The following duties shall be limited to a maximum of fifty-four (54) hours per school year: staff meetings, curriculum development and professional growth.
  • 6.2.2.2 The Board and Association agree to the positive value of participation in PTA meetings, however, participation at PTA meetings shall not be
  • 6.2.2.3 Nothing within this Article is intended to preclude a supervisor from requesting unit member participation in District or school site sponsored
  • 6.2.2.4 Unit members may be released from other duties following the dismissal of children on early release days or will be granted reasonable release time when required to complete five (5) or more independent study contracts for reasons other than late enrollment.

 

6.2.2.5                    There shall be fifty-one (51) minimum days in each school year allocated as follows:

 Twenty six (26) minimum days for grade level Professional Learning Communities

Ten (10) Eleven {11) minimum days for staff meetings/professional development

Three (3) minimum days for District Professional Development

Eight    (8)    consecutive    minimum     days    for     parent-teacher conferences

Four (4) Three {3) minimum days after each break for teacher planning and preparation. They are as follows: 1 after fall break, 1 after winter break and 1 after spring break.

  • 6.2.2.6 Sixty-six percent 66% of Fifty percent (50%) of Collaboration Time/ PLC is team directed time. (Effective July I, 2016.)
  • 6.2.2.7 Teachers in Grades TK through 8 shall receive four- three (3) release days. Release days One release day shall occur on or about each trimester and there shall be one release day throughout the year requested by the teacher for the purpose of summative and formative assessments and grade level reporting. If a substitute is unavailable to cover a teacher’s class on one of the four three (3) release days, the teacher shall receive a stipend of $125.00 $200. A teacher has the option to forego the use of the four three (3) release days and receive a stipend of $500.00 $600.00. All stipends will be paid in June of each year. (Effective Julv 2016.)

Each unit member shall receive 60 (sixty) minutes preparation and planning period each week to be used at his or her discretion. Schedules will be developed in collaboration with site principals. On these days unit member shall adhere to the contract day and remain on campus.

  • 6.2.2.8 Three Collaboration/PLC times shall be dedicated to summative and formative assessments and grade level reporting. (Effective July I , 2016.)
  • 6.2.3 Faculty meetings shall be limited to one and one-half (11/2) hours except by mutual consent of the building principal and the school
  • 6.2.4 With the permission of the building principal, a unit member may be released from duty following the completion of the instructional day.
  • 6.2.5 A unit member assigned on a permanent basis to the Outdoor Education Program may select the option of working a four (4) day forty (40) hour week providing this option receives written approval from the camp school principal.
  • 6.2.6 Unit members who serve more than one school during a duty day shall be allowed transfer time of fifteen (15) minutes for travel between work

 

  • 6.3 Instructional Minutes

 The number of instructional minutes per school year shall be as follows:

Kindergarten                                 50,400 minutes

Grades 1 through 6                        54,900 minutes

Grades 7-8                                     54,900    minutes

6.4           School Calendar Committee

 

A joint Association/District school calendar committee composed of an equal number of representatives shall be formed. The purpose of this committee shall be to review the school calendar and to develop recommendations. Such recommendations shall be submitted to the Association and District prior to the beginning of contract negotiations.

Article 12 Evaluation Procedures

Evaluation Procedures

  • 12.1 It is understood and agreed by the parties that the principal objectives of evaluation are to recognize strengths, to increase teacher effectiveness through a continual growth model, to demonstrate student learning gains, to assess the implementation of effective teaching strategies and programs, and to influence decisions about continued employment.

The process is intended to assist educators new to the profession in acquiring the skills necessary to be effective and to guide veteran educators in their career-long pursuit of excellence. The parties expect educational professionals to engage in ongoing reflection and improvement throughout their careers and the District is committed to assist all certificated employees to improve their professional skills.

The California Standards for the Teaching Profession was the cornerstone document utilized in the development of the South Bay Integrated Professional Learning System for Educator Effectiveness and Evaluation (IPLS) which further define expectations for certificated employees in the evaluation of the performance of their duties. The IPLS is a growth model for continuous reflection and development over time.

The evaluation cycle with times is set forth in appendix XXXXX.

 For the   term   of this aqreement, the parties agree shall to reopen Article 12, Evaluations, annually to review and revise content as needed.

  • 12.2 For purposes of this Article, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, every member of the unit shall participate in the Integrated Professional Learning System (IPLS). Professional Practice Cycle one (1) time during a three (3) year The evaluation will be in collaboration with his/her principal, assistant principal or immediate supervisor. Year 1-The professional practice cycle of the evaluation process will include goal setting based upon the CSTPs, informal walkthrough observations, at least one scheduled observation, at least one post observation conference, a mid-year conference, and summative conference.
  • 12.3 Goal Setting ;.
  • A.Reviewing data gathered by both administrator and unit member to establish qoal setting

b. The completion by the unit member of the required Educator Self Reflection Tool outlined in the IPLS

c. Selection of three (3) focus elements, two that have been pre-selected by the district and one mutually agreed upon, and the development of one specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound (SMART) goals mutually agreed upon for

d. The completion by the unit member of the required Student Growth Planner outlined in the IPLS

e. The completion by the administrator and unit member of the Professional Learning Plan as outlined in the IPLS

f. Establishing a date for a Scheduled Observation and Conference (Pre and Post)

g. Other The three goals as mutually agreed upon by the unit member and principal administrator; in the event of disagreement 0•1er the goals, the unit member shall make the final decision regarding content, purpose, direction, and scope of the goals. 

  • 12.4 An Informal Walkthrough Observation is described as follows:
  • a. It may be announced or unannounced.
  • b. It may or may not include a pre-observation conference
  • c. Informal Walkthrough Observations will be followed by verbal or written communication from the administrator to the unit member.
  • d. There will be at least five (5) Informal Walkthrough Observations spread equally per trimester however, informal walkthrough observations shall be reasonably related to the principal objectives stated in 12.1.

 

  • 12.5 For purposes of the Article, a Scheduled Observation and Conference is described as follows:
  • a. Components of the Scheduled Conference include a Pre-conference, scheduled observation and post-conference with the Administrator
  • b. It is scheduled or announced in a timely manner to allow for adequate preparation.
  • c. A pre-observation conference will be held between the unit member and administrator.
  • d. The observation must last at least twenty (20)
  • e. The observation will be followed by a written observation summary (required Scheduled Observation and Conference Tool as outlined in the IPLS) which will be presented at a post-observation conference which occurs within five (5) duty days of the observation
  • f. The post-observation conference includes:
    • i. The administrator and unit member discuss and review progress using the required Mid-year Conference Report as outlined in the IPLS
    • ii. Reviewing student work/assessments based on Student Growth Planner
    • iii. Modification of Professional Learning Plan

Scheduling the Observation and Conference

g.  The observation shall not be scheduled within the last five days prior to Winter Break·, Spring Break, or Summer Vacation, unless agreed upon by both unit member and administrator.

12.6 For the purpose of this article, a Summative Reflection and Conference is defined as:

a. The administrator and unit member discuss and review progress using the required Summative Conference Report as outlined in the IPLS.

b. Reviewing student work/assessments based on Student Growth Planner

c. Reviewing and reflection of progress of the unit member’s Professional Learning Plan

d. The unit member may present additional evidence on professional and/or student growth.

  • 12.7 Every probationary and temporary member of the unit shall be evaluated, by his/her principal, assistant principal or immediate supervisor. After participating in the evaluation process in two (2) full years of employment, unit members serving with an emergency basic credential shall be evaluated once a year, unless such unit member receives a less than overall Ineffective rating.
  • a. Following the Mid Year Reflection Scheduled Observation and Conference, should the data show that any area of the unit member’s evaluation will be rated “Emerging” or “Ineffective,” the site administrator shall schedule a second scheduled observation prior to finalizing the unit member’s Summative Conference Report (end of cycle formal evaluation).
  • b. The first Scheduled Observation shall be conducted no sooner than the 30th day of instruction and no later than November 1st.
  • c. The second Scheduled Observation shall be conducted no later than March 1st
  • d. Unit members hired after January 1st, shall be subject to one (1) Scheduled Observation prior to March 1st, if practical as determined by the evaluator and the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. Unit members hired after March 1st, shall be subject to one (1) scheduled observation and Summative Conference by June 1st of the school year, if practical, as determined by the evaluator and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

12.8-12.16 See side letter

 12.17 The personal activities of a unit member shall not be a subject of the evaluation procedure unless such personal activities directly affect the ability of the unit member to competently perform his/her duties.

12.18The unit member shall be provided with a copy of all forms filled out by the administrator. A unit member has a right to include a written addendum to any written report Summative Conference Report. On the written Summative Conference Report, the unit member and the evaluator shall have the opportunity to describe those factors which may affect the performance of the unit member.

12.19 With the exception of alleged violations of the express provisions of this Article, the IPLS process shall not be subject to the grievance procedure.

12.20 Prior to September 15 unit members with split assignments shall be notified of the principal, assistant principal or supervisor responsible for their IPLS process.

12.21 Electronic monitoring, without the knowledge and permission of the unit member, is prohibited.

12.22 The results of videotaping, peer review, or non-mandatory use of advisors (consulting teachers) shall be a voluntary aspect of the evaluation These activities may be utilized only as part of an identified assistance plan with the unit member’s consent.

12.23 The evaluation of unit members shall not include the use of publishers’ norms established by standardized tests.

12.24 Unit members shall receive prior written notice of all persons having a role in their evaluation. The District shall not utilize school site or district-wide surveys of parents or students for the purpose of obtaining information regarding individual unit member evaluations; however, the unit member may elect to use information contained in surveys to demonstrate growth or for reflective proposes.

12.25 Unit members with permanent status who have been employed with the district for at least ten years and whose previous

evaluation has been rated as effective or innovative may, upon agreement with immediate supervisor, elect to skip one evaluation cycle. Unit members shall be evaluated at least once every six years.

12.26 The District shall provide an in-service for unit members, during duty hours or-during breaks (for out of contract pay) prior to implementation of any new written evaluation system.

Article 19

Article 19 will be addressed by the subcommittee outlined in the Side Letter of Agreement Regarding Evaluation Procedures.

Article 18 Wages

  • 18.1 Salary

18.1.1 Effective July 1, 2018 the salary schedule for members of the unit shall be increased by4%.

18.1.2 Effective July 1, 2019 the salary schedule for members of the unit shall be increased by 2.0%.

18.1.3 Effective July 1, 2020 the salary schedule for members of the unit shall be increased by 2.0%.

18.1.4 The above salary schedules for members of the unit are attached to this Agreement as Appendix A and A-1.

 

Article 25 SPED

  • 25.1 Definitions:

Caseload: refers to the number of students with IEP’s for whom the special education teacher is assigned.

Education Specialist: see Article 22

Co-teaching may be defined as having two teachers in the classroom and may be considered in order to provide an appropriate setting for students with IEPs as recommended by IEP Team. This may also include the learning center model, service delivery model, or any other model in which the general education teacher and the special education teacher share students.

  • 25.2 Co-teaching
  • 25.2.1 When school sites implement a co-teaching model shall convene a team consisting of the principal, a specialist, a general education teacher, and the psychologist, to discuss the implementation of student The team shall endeavor to reach consensus regarding all site-based co-teaching decisions. If consensus is not reached, the principal shall make the final decision.
  • 25.2.2 Any unit member who will be assigned a co-teaching partner shall be provided reasonable advance _Teachers whose class roster includes students with IEPS will be notified and provided the opportunity to review the files of students and participate in a meeting prior to the first day of school. If the student enrolls after the first day of school the teacher will have the opportunity to review the student’s file prior to the student’s attendance if the IEP from transferring school is available.
  • 25.2.3 All unit members have the right to the voluntary process in Article 9, Transfers.
  • 25.2.4 When co-teaching, the general education teacher and the special education teacher shall share students and will typically collaborate on IEP goals and report cards.
  • 25.2.5 Whenever the ratio of students with IEPs (excluding students with speech only IEPS) in a general education classroom exceeds 25% of the overall class size the site administration will meet with the general education teacher, within ten (10) duty days of the request to develop a plan which may include specific supports.
  • 25.2.6 When determined necessary by the unit member, principal, or both unit members participating_in a co-teaching model will be provided reasonable training and provided with release time or compensation at the current out of contract pay.
  • 25.2.7 Co-teaching issues and concerns shall be discussed at regularly scheduled Special Education committee meetings held pursuant to Article 22.8.
  • 25.3 Resource Specialist Program (RSP) teachers and special education teachers shall be provided an annual stipend $1500. This stipend does not include psychologists and speech­ language pathologists. 

 

Preschool MOU 

It is hereby agreed by the Southwest Teachers Association (“SWTA”) and the South Bay Union District (“District”), collectively referred to as the “Parties,” that the Parties met and reached an agreement on the following:

  1. The District will increase each Pre School Teacher Hours to 67 per day (6 hours and 40 minutes).
  2. The increase in hours will be for the 2018-19 school year only. Unless negotiated otherwise by the parties, current contract language shall be applicable for the 2019- 20 school year.
  3. The attached schedule will allow for 30 minutes daily planning and 40 minute duty free lunch, the same as in 2017-18.
  4. The preschool committee will continue to meet to review funding for the future of preschool and the reciprocity model will be reviewed by the Executive Team and Preschool Collaboration Committee in January 2019 to discuss 2019-20 funding and possibilities for the Preschool to be self-funded and not encroach on the district general fund.

 

DISTRICT

 SWTA

—————-Date——-

7-11-18

Date——–

In addition to Articles already agreed upon:

ARTICLE 5

ASSOCIATION RIGHTS

5.1          General

Except as otherwise provided by law, unit members have the right to form, join, and participate in the activities of employee organizations of their own choosing for the purpose of representation on matters of employer-employee relations. Unit members also have the right to refuse to join or participate in the activities of employee organizations.

5.2          Visitations

5.2.1                       The Association shall provide the Board, or its designated representative, the names of Association representatives authorized to discuss organizational matters with unit members.  Accompanying such notification shall be a statement that all authorized representatives are aware of, and they shall agree to comply with the provisions of this Article.

5.2.2                       Authorized Association representatives shall, upon arriving at a school site, report initially to the principal or, in his/her absence, appropriate office personnel providing appropriate information regarding length, place, and general purpose of visit.  Such visits shall be scheduled so as not to cause interruption of unit members during duty hours.

5.2.3                       Advance arrangements will not be required for individual conferences between officers and officials of an organization.

5.2.4                       Association business may not be conducted during times where unit members are required to render service to the District.

5.3          Faculty or Staff Meetings

5.3.1                       The agenda of official faculty or staff meetings called for the purpose of carrying out school district business shall be limited to official District or school activities.

5.3.2                       In the event that the Association wishes to call a meeting, the Association meeting shall not be convened until after the adjournment of the faculty or staff meeting. The parties may mutually agree to hold the Association meeting before or during the staff meeting.

5.4          District Facilities and Services

5.4.1                       The Association may use school district materials or services for the promotion of their business or meetings only as specifically provided herein:

5.4.1.1                   Bulletin Boards

The Association shall be entitled to use a school bulletin board of reasonable size for official communications directed to members.

5.4.1.2                   School Newsletter

Space may be provided in the staff information portion of official school bulletins or newsletters for brief announcements of meetings of the Association.

5.4.1.3                   School Mail

5.4.1.3.1            The Association may use school mail for distributing official organization material to unit members.
5.4.1.3.2            Use of the school mail by the Association shall conform with the requirements of federal law relating to such use.
5.4.1.3.3            Official school district mail has first priority in the use of district mail service.
5.4.1.3.4            Neither the Association nor the District shall distribute labor relations materials to students.
5.4.1.3.5            Association materials being distributed through school mail shall be addressed to individual staff members by name and location.  If this procedure is not followed, a member of the Association must be responsible for distributing the materials within each school or department either by placing the materials in individual mail boxes or by personal delivery.
5.4.1.3.6            No member of the District staff shall be expected to assist in such distribution as a part of required duties.
5.4.1.3.7            E-Mail

The Association may use District e-mail for purposes of distribution of non-commercial official organizational material to unit members.

5.4.1.4                   Copying Service

Consistent with past practice regarding usage, the Association may use the District’s copying machines with prior approval of the Superintendent or his/her designee. Paper for such usage shall be provided by the Association.

5.4.2                       Use of School Facilities

5.4.2.1                   The Association, subjectto approval of the building principal, may use school facilities either before or following the unit members’ duty day.

5.4.2.2                   When possible, two (2) days advance request for use of District facilities must be made, in accordance with established District procedure, whenever the Association wishes to schedule a District facility to conduct organizational meetings and related activities.  No charge will be made for use of District facilities immediately before or after school duty hours.  After 5:00 p.m., any additional cost to the District of janitorial services shall be charged to the Association.

5.5          Consultation Rights

5.5.1                       The Association shall have the right to consult on the definition of educational objectives, the determination of the content of courses and curriculum, and the selection of textbooks to the extent such matters are within the discretion of the Board under the law.

5.5.2                       In addition to the foregoing, the Association shall have the right to consult regarding pre-school orientation meetings, professional growth days and District sponsored in-service meetings.

5.5.3                       The Association shall exercise its consultation rights at a meeting of the Association consultancy committee with the Superintendent or his/her designee.  Meetings shall be monthly or as scheduled through mutual agreement of the parties.  The following procedures shall be used in conducting meetings of the consultation committee:

5.5.3.1                   The parties shall jointly plan and facilitate the committee.

5.5.3.2                   The committee shall be composed of ten (10) members:  five (5) unit members and five (5) district members.

5.5.3.3                   Each party shall select their own committee members.

5.5.3.4                   The consultation committee shall prepare written minutes.

5.5.4                       Participation by the Association on consultation committees shall be limited to five (5) unit members.  The Association and the District may mutually agree to expand the number of unit members based upon the topic(s) under discussion.

5.5.5                       Upon request, the Association shall be provided with written materials regarding items under consultation and future plans subject to consultation.

5.6          Association Meeting Days

Except in situations involving special circumstances, as determined by the site administrator, no after school District or site meetings shall be held on the first and third Thursdays each month.  Such days shall be reserved so that the Association may conduct its business meetings.

5.7          Working Together

Working Together is a valued committee by both parties.  The committee shall meet at least three (3) times per year.  The purpose of the committee is to strengthen the relationship between the District and the Association; it is not inteneded to supplant the consultation or bargaining process.  The co-chairs shall develop meeting agendas. Members will be selected by each party and strive to represent the Executive Teams of both parties.

Over the term of this agreement,The parties agree to explore options whereby the working together model or other shared decision making models may canbe implemented at the school site level, and may make recommendations for consideration into the next agreement.

5.8          Meeting Between the Principal and Site Representative

The principal and the site representative will meet at leastsix times annually to discuss local school site topics and to enhance relationships between members and site leadership.

Article 7

HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS

7.2.1.2                    Effective January 2019 the maximum annual District contribution for medical insurance premiums shall be $13,200 per eligible unit member.

Effective January 2020 the maximum annual District contribution for medical insurance premiums shall be $13,450 per eligible unit member.

 Effective January 2021 the maximum annual District contribution for medical insurance premiums shall be $13,700 per eligible unit member.

ARTICLE 10

 SAFETY CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 I0.1 The District and the Association agree the safety of all unit members and students is a priority. A copy of District rules and regulations governing student discipline and the rights and responsibilities of unit members relating thereto shall be posted at each school site.

10.1.1Each siteAnnually site principals, in concert with the staff, shall review, and update as necessary, the school wide positivestudent support behaviorplan, and protocols for responsiveness develop a student discipline plan, which at a minimum shall may include expectations and possible corrective action to ensure respectful, responsible, and safeforstudent behavior, andstaff responsibilities for implementation.,and aA plan for communication with parents/guardians regarding their partnership with the site/District in the support of their students may be discussed. parental responsibility and support.In the event the site plan includes a specific behavior strategymodel(PBIS, restorative practices, MTSS, etc.) appropriate training shall be provided. for all school staff, including classified, during the regular duty day. This plan shall be reviewed annually and may be updated as necessary.

10.1.2When students are referred to the office, after the unit member has followed the protocolsguidelines of the school wide positive student support behavior plan, the staff member referring, the principal and the appropriate staff will meet to discuss appropriate consequences and develop a plan for a successful student reentry into the classroom. the principal shall provide a response, in a timely manner, describing actions taken.either the principal or the unit member may request to meet to discuss appropriate consequences and develop a plan to address student behavior concerns.  If consequences issued solely by the principal there will be communication with the unit member either verbally or in writing is a timely manner.A unit member may refer a student to the principal, or his or her designee, for behavior issues including classroom disruption. The principal, or his or her designee, shall provide a response describing actions taken within ten (10) duty days.

10.1.2 In addition, when a unit member is concerned that a student may require additional behavior interventions, the unit member shall request an SST meeting. Every effort shall be made to schedule requested SST meetings in a timely manner.notify the principal or administrative designee in writing. Within 10 days the principal or designee will schedule a meeting of the appropriate staff to identify resources and/or support.

I0.2    A unit  member  may suspend, for good  cause, any pupil from his or her class for the day of the suspension and the day following. The unit member shall immediately report the suspension to the principal of the school and send the pupil to the principal for appropriate action. As soon as possible, the unit member shall ask the parent or guardian of the pupil to attend a parent-teacher conference regarding the suspension. A school administrator shall attend the conference if the unit member or the parent or guardian so requests. The pupil shall not be returned to the classroom from which he/she was suspended, during the period of the suspension, without the concurrence of the unit member and theprincipal. A pupil suspended from a class shall not be placed in another classroom during the period of suspension.

I0.3    In cases involving the possible exclusion or expulsion of a pupil by the  Board, the  affected school staff may submit written recommendations to the Board. Such recommendations shall be confidential in nature and shall be presented to the site principal for submission to the District Superintendent. Following a decision by the Board, the affected staff shall receive written notification of the Board’s decision.Such notification shall be confidential in nature and shall include a statement of reasons for the Board’s decision.

10.4       A unit member may use such reasonable force as is necessary to protect himself/herself from attack, to protect another person, to prevent damage to property, to quell a disturbance threatening physical injury to others, or to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects upon the person or within the control of a pupil. Any time a unit member finds it necessary to use such force, he/she shall immediately report this incident to his/her immediate supervisor whether or not he/she considers this use of force as necessary to protect himself/herself or apupil.

  • Any abuse of school personnel, assault or battery upon school personnel or any threat of force or violence directed toward personnel at any time or place which is related to school activity or school attendance, shall be reported by employees to their immediate supervisor. Employees shall notify the District of any violations as described herein and shall complete required reports as soon as practical.
  • If a unit member becomes aware of a possible hazard to workplace safety/health, he/sheshall immediately notify the site administrator who shall take appropriate action. If necessary, the unit member may remove the pupils from the workplace.

In response to unit member concerns regarding safety based on student behavior the district agrees:

 When a unit member is concerned he or she does not have the necessary and appropriate support and/or equipment to provide a safe environment for the unit member and/or students because of the behavior of a particular student theunitmembershallnotifytheprincipal,orhisorheradministrativedesignee,of the behavior incident in writing. The unit member shall document the specific details describing the behavior incident. Within ten (10) duty days, the principal or his or her administrative designee shall respond with specific written recommendations and/or provide appropriate support.

Article 11

Class Size

11.9 Whenever possible, the District will make every effort to ensure classes are balanced to +/-4 students. A process will be in place at each school siteto determine equitable student placement.

Memorandum of Understanding

It is hereby agreed by the Southwest Teachers Association (“SWTA”) and the South Bay Union District (“District”), collectively referred to as the “Parties,” that the Parties met and reached an agreement on the following:

  1. A District E-3 Lead (teacher) will be paid an annual stipend of $3000 to oversee the implementation of the Integrated Professional Learning System being available to Site Lead Teachers to guidesupportthem as they guide teachers through the process of implementing the evaluation system.
  2. The District E-3 Lead (teacher) must have participated in the E-3 pilot program or served on the E-3 Committee. Interested teachers shall submit their names for consideration on or before seven (7) days after the position is posted to those who qualify.The E-3 committee shall make a recommendation for the District E-3 Lead Teacher position. Two teachers, selected by the SWTA President, will collaborate with the Asisstant Superintendent of Human Resources and one administrative member of the E-3 Committee to recommend hiring of the District Lead Teacher.
  3. This will be for the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-2021 school years.
  4. The District Lead will hold three meetings with E-3 Site Leads per year and be available to answer questions as needed.
  5. The District Lead will develop and disseminate three surveys per year to all participants in the evaluation cycle.
  6. There will be an E-3 Site Lead Teacher for each school site including VIP.
  7. Each Site Lead Teacher will be paid an annual stipend of $1200 to support teachers in the implementation of the Integrated Professional Learning (Evaluation) System during the 2018-19, 19-20 and 20-21 school years.
  8. The E-3 Site Lead Teachers must have participated in the pilot program during the 2017-18 school year. Interested teachers shall submit their names for considerationon or before ______.7 days after the position is posted.
  9. The duties will include three district meetings per year, site meetings as necessitated by need with pilot teachers to review the pilot process and communicate with site leadership regarding the process of the evaluation implementation at each site.This position will not evaluate peers, but be available to clarify questions throughout the school year for those going through the process for the first time.
  10. This Memorandum of Understanding is effective the start of the school year 2018 and ends the close of the school year 2021.It is a three year program.
  11. Should the E-3 Lead decide not to complete their duties the stipend will be prorated and another candidate will be considered.

 

 

 

 



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