Collective Bargaining Agreement |

2016-2017

   
12.1 Definition of Experience
  12.1a Upon employment, teaching experience consisting of one full semester in a school year will count as one year of experience, but limited to one year. Full prior experience shall be granted, including accredited private and parochial school experience under a valid credential.

12.2 Definition of Requirements

 
GROUP I

B.A.; Appropriate credential

GROUP II

B.A.; Appropriate credential + 15 units taken subsequent to date of B.A.

GROUP III

B.A.; Appropriate credential + 30 units taken subsequent to date of B.A.

GROUP VI

B.A.; Appropriate credential + 45 units taken 26 subsequent to date of B.A.

GROUP V

B.A.; Appropriate credential + 60 units taken subsequent to date of B.A.

  12.2a All units earned subsequent to the B.A./B.S. degree, except District in-service credits and other special or conditional situations approved in advance by the Superintendent or his/her designee, must be upper division or graduate level units from an accredited institution with a grade of at least "C" and be applicable to a credential, degree or assigned responsibilities of the employee.

  12.2b No more than nine (9) in-service credits may be applied toward the fifteen (15) units required for advancement from one group to another group on the salary schedule. All continuing education units approved by the Board of Registered Nurses may be applied by nurses toward the fifteen (15) units required for advancement from one group to another group on the salary schedule. All employees taking District approved course work for District Certification under the District master plan for LEP Student Services shall receive salary advancement at the rate of one credit per 15 hours.  For the purpose of this section, fifteen (15) clock hours equals one (1) credit hour.

Employees assigned to Primary Language Instruction Classes/ Language Acquisition Program Classes, English Plus Classes, and 7-12 ELD classes who complete within a year, two semesters of District approved language course work for District Certification under the District Master Plan for LEP Student Services will be reimbursed at the current hourly rate up to a maximum of 30 hours per year.

In addition, those employees assigned to Primary Language Instruction Classes, English Plus Classes, and 7-12 ELD classes who have been District Certified under the District Master Plan for LEP Student Services, who wish to continue additional language course work and complete a minimum of one semester of District approved course work will be reimbursed at the current hourly rate up to a maximum of 30 hours per year.

  12.2c Graduate units earned prior to receipt of a B.A. degree will be accepted for salary placement only if graduate credit was granted upon course completion and noted on the official transcript.

  12.2d Theological degrees and/or units will be counted only if applicable to the assigned responsibilities of the employee, or if required for a credential as defined by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  12.2e To receive credit for advancement on the salary schedule, all course work including District In-Service Education credits must be completed by the first workday. Official transcripts and/or records of In-Service Education credit must be submitted to the Office of Personnel Services prior to November 1. Certificated employees will not be advanced on the salary schedule as a result of courses taken during a current school year.

  12.2f It shall be the responsibility of the employee to obtain prior approval from the immediate supervisor and the Office of Personnel Services for courses, other than those offered through the District In-Service Education Program, in which they plan to enroll prior to presentation for credit toward advancement on the salary schedule. The immediate supervisor shall give guidance and direction to employees to assure that courses taken are applicable to the assigned responsibilities of the employee, unless required for a credential or degree. Final approval must be granted by the Office of Personnel Services.

  12.2g The salary schedule "steps" shall be defined as the vertical movement of employees on the schedule. Each year of experience in the Garden Grove Unified School District, including those years acceptable from another district, shall be the criterion for vertical progression on the schedule.

  12.2h To receive credit for vertical advancement on the salary schedule an employee must teach 75 percent of a school year. Days served on jury duty will not be deducted when calculating days for salary advancement.

  12.2i The salary schedule "groups" shall be defined as the horizontal movement of certificated employees on the schedule. Completion and verification of the required academic credits and/or In-Service Education units shall be the criteria for horizontal advancement on the salary schedule. An employee may advance a maximum of two groups in any school year.

  12.2j All units are semester units. Quarter units shall be defined as two­ thirds (2/3) of a semester unit.

  12.2k Step 16 in Groups IV and V, and Steps 20 and 25 in Group V are designated as anniversary increments. Anniversary steps are for continuing competent service and professional growth.

12.3 Special Assignment, Extra Compensation for:

Online Teachers Semester stipend of $2533.68
Credit Recovery Hourly rate of 1/1000 of Group I, Step 1
Home Teacher Hourly rate of 1/1000 of Group I, Step 1
Summer School Teaching Assignment Hourly rate of 1/1000 of Group I, Step 1
Peer Assistance and Review Program Consulting Teacher/Mentor Teacher - Annual stipend of $5000
Joint Panel Annual stipend of $1500
Teacher on Special Assignment/District Office Annual rate of 8% of Group I, Step 1*
Induction Provider Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1* ($1,000 for induction support providers who work with a second induction teacher)
TK-12 Technology Coordinator Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1*
   
  12.3a
7-8 Assignments  
AVID Coordinator Annual rate of 5% of Group I, Step 1*
Intramural 3% of Group I, Step 1 per semester*
Vocal Music Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1*
Instrumental Music Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1*
Drama Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1*
Journalism (School Paper) Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1*
Publications (Yearbook) Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1*
Student Council Advisor Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1*
Two Academic Coaches Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1*
   
  12.3b
9-12 Assignments  
AVID Coordinator Annual rate of 7% of Group I, Step 1*
Director of Student Activities Annual rate of 12% of Group I, Step 1*
Asst. Director of Student Activities Annual rate of 5% of Group I, Step 1*
Drama Annual rate of 10% of Group I, Step 1*
Vocal Music Annual rate of 10% of Group I, Step 1*
Instrumental Music Annual rate of 12% of Group I, Step 1*
Speech Annual rate of 5% of Group I, Step 1*
Journalism Annual rate of 5% of Group I, Step 1*
Publications Annual rate of 5% of Group I, Step 1*
Color Guard Annual rate of 8% of Group I, Step 1*
Cheerleaders Annual rate of 8% of Group I, Step 1*
Tall Flags (One semester only) Semester rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1*
Four Academic Coaches Annual rate of 4% of Group I, Step 1
   
  12.3c
7-12 Department Chairperson  
1-5 sections in department 2.5% per year, Group I, Step 1*
6-30 sections in department 4% per year, Group I, Step 1*
31-45 sections in department 5% per year, Group I, Step 1*
46-60 sections in department 6% per year, Group I, Step 1*
61+ sections in department & Nurses & Adaptive P.E. 7% per year, Group I, Step 1*
   
  12.3d Compensation for all athletic positions requires sufficient after school practice, training, and supervision to meet League and District standards of competition.

  12.3e High School Athletics

Formula: (L) x (R) x (Y) = compensation**
  (L) = Length of season, in full or partial calendar weeks, Monday through Saturday, as defined by CIF Southern Section Blue Book Boys and Girls Sports Calendar plus 3 weeks.
  (R) = Responsibility factor
  (Y1)= Group I, Step 1
  (Y2)= Group I, Step 2

Responsibility Factors:

 
  Base Factor .005
  Head Coach .001
  Night Coach .0005
  Head Coach with 2 or more District-allocated assistant coaches

.0005
A – Coaches will be placed on Y1 or Y2. To be placed on Y2, the coach must have coached in the GGUSD during the previous school year, except that a coach who has coached a minimum of three (3) consecutive years may maintain the Y2 status if there is a break of no longer than one (1) year in service as a coach.

B – Football coaches' (L) shall be computed at not less than the longest season of any sport.

C – Minimum of 4 night performances to qualify as night coach.

D – The (L) factor for coaches of teams/individuals which advance to the CIF playoffs shall be increased by the number of full or partial weeks that the teams/individuals participate. Where the total number of individuals advancing to the CIF playoffs is four (4) or fewer, the (L) factor shall be increased by one-half (1/2) the number of full or partial weeks that the individuals participate.

E – Athletic directors use .00324 for (R), and use 36 for (L).

F – Athletic directors responsible for more than 10 District approved sports use .00333 for (R) and 36 for (L).

  12.3f 7-8 Athletics

Formula: (L) x (R) x (Y) = compensation**
  (L) = Length of season, in full or partial calendar weeks, Monday through Saturday, defined by District Intermediate/Junior High Sports Program Calendar.
  (R) = Responsibility factor .0004
  (Y1)= Group I, Step 1
  (Y2)= Group I, Step 2

Responsibility Factors:

 
A – Coaches will be placed on Y1 or Y2 effective for the 1980-1981 school year. To be placed on Y2, the coach must have coached in the GGUSD during the previous school year.

B – With District approval for one coach to coach two teams simultaneously, an additional responsibility factor of .001 will be added.

  12.3g Professional Development Compensation
  1. Effective the 2012-2013 school year each employee shall have the opportunity to attend and be compensated for professional development activities beyond the school day/year at the hourly rate of 1/1000 of Group I, Step 1. Professional Development activities attended during the week prior to the commencement of the school year shall be paid at the hourly rate of the subsequent school year.
  2. Except for mentor teachers, an employee who presents District approved training outside the work day/year shall be compensated at the hourly rate of 1/1000 of Group II, Step 4.
  3. The District agrees to pay the teacher presenters an extra hour of presenter pay for 30 minutes before training to set up, and 30 minutes after to clean up. This does not include TOSA presentations currently covered by the TOSA stipend.
  4. The compensation rates in 12.3g (1) and 12.3g (2) will be applied to District approved site level professional development outside of twelve (12) hours stated in Section 4.3.
  5. Members shall be paid hourly for attending district approved conferences and professional development that is mandatory for a program but outside the school day (even if it is not district sponsored).

  12.3h Projects Compensation

Effective September 1, 1996, District approved projects shall be paid at the hourly rate of 1/1000 of Group I, Step I.

  12.3i
TK-6 Assignments Annual rate of 4% of Group 1, Step 1*
TK-6 Special Education Coordinator Annual rate of 4% of Group 1, Step 1*
TK-6 Grade Level Chair Annual rate of 4% of Group 1, Step 1*
Program Coordinator  
  One per school with student enrollment of 400 or less
  Two per school with student enrollment of 401 or more
Academic Coach Schools with less than 400 students shall receive one academic coach. Schools with greater than 401 students shall receive two academic coaches
   
* Indicates that the stipend shall be paid in two equal portions on January 2 and May 31
**Indicates that the stipend shall be paid at the completion of the season
Unless otherwise specified, stipends are paid at the end of the assignment.

  12.3j 9-12 teachers will receive 1/5 substitute pay when covering another class during their preparation period, but only when a substitute is not available, effective second semester of 2015/2016.

12.4 Adult Education

  12.4a Teachers of classes for adults shall be granted seniority rights from the first date of service in the District.

  12.4b Effective with the 2000-2001 school year, persons teaching twenty­ five (25) hours or more a week are to be considered full-time employees and will receive all full-time employee benefits.

  12.4c Full-time Adult Education Teachers will receive pay if their assignment falls on any District-approved legal holiday, except the Winter and Spring recesses, unless authorized to work during those recesses.

  12.4d Each full-time Adult Education Teacher shall receive a list of all District-approved legal holidays, for which he/she shall be paid during the term of a contract, immediately upon signing the contract.

  12.4e Effective the 2012-2013 school year, Adult Education Teachers shall be compensated on the salary schedule as reflected in Schedule B.

12.5 State Pre-school Teacher
    Effective the 2012-2013 school year, Pre-School Teachers shall be compensated on an annual preschool salary schedule as reflected in Schedule B.

12.6 Mileage

    Employees whose responsibilities require travel to more than one site shall receive, if requested, mileage reimbursement at the current IRS rate.

12.7 Part-Time Employment Plan

 

  In accordance with Education Code Sections 44922 and 22724, a certificated employee of the Garden Grove Unified School District may reduce his/her work load prior to retirement from full-time to part-time duties and receive the same credit toward retirement he/she would receive if he/she were employed on a full-time basis. Regulations governing this provision are as follows:

  12.7a The employee must have attained the age of 55 years prior to the time the work reduction begins.

  12.7b The employee must have been employed as a full-time certificated employee for at least ten (10) years, of which the last five (5) years were in full-time employment in the Garden Grove Unified School District.

  12.7c Entry into the five-year Part-Time Employment Plan must be exercised at the request of the employee and termination of the plan thereof can be only with mutual consent of both employee and employer. (Final approval of employee participation would rest with the District.) It is understood that at the termination of the five-year period, the employee will begin his/her retirement. However, in the event of proven hardship, the District may grant an exception (e.g., death, divorce, bankruptcy, etc.).

  12.7d Option to participate in the Part-Time Employment Plan shall be through written request of the employee to the Assistant Superintendent, Personnel Services. Deadline for submitting a request to participate in the Part-Time Employment Plan shall be March 15 of any given school year. Such request as noted above isto be submitted on the District Form No. 9701.94, "Request to Participate in Part-Time Employment Plan."

  12.7e The employee shall be paid a salary which is the pro rata share of the salary he/she would be earning had he/she not elected to exercise the option of a part-time employment, but shall retain all other rights and benefits for which he/she makes the payments that would be required if he/she remained in full-time employment. The employee shall receive all fringe benefits as provided in Section 53201 of the Government Code in the same manner as a full-time employee.

  12.7f Minimum and maximum part-time employment shall be as follows;

Teachers at TK-6 level will be required to teach 100 percent of one semester and 0 percent of the other semester.

Teachers at 7-12 level may teach either 100 percent of one semester and 0 percent of another, or one-half day basis for the entire year. One-half day is defined as three teaching periods as mutually agreed, exclusive of lunch.

Non-classroom employees who are members of the Association will be required to be on duty either (a)100 percent of one semester and 0 percent of the other semester; or (b) one-half day basis for the entire year, hours as mutually agreed upon.

  12.7g A certificated employee may not participate in this plan for more than five (5) years.

  12.7h Deductions for State Teachers' Retirement System contributions by the District and by the part-time employee shall be equal to the amount required of a full-time employee. Deductions are to be made on a monthly basis depending on the pay program selected by the employee.

  12.7i Each certificated employee participating in this plan will earn sick leave in proportion to the percent of employment per year. Example: 50 percent (half-time) employment would yield sick leave of 50 percent of ten days or five days of sick leave. Such sick leave would be accumulative.

  12.7j The Optional Part-Time Employment shall be limited to 45 members of the Association per school year.

  12.7k The District agrees to announce annually the availability of the Part­ Time Employment Plan to all employees.

  12.7l All provisions of this program will be available to each employee through building principals and administrative department heads.

  12.7m Participating employees will be scheduled for individual meetings by the Office of Personnel Services to develop a mutually agreeable program for the employee on or before May 15.

  12.7n Where two or more employees apply for the same part-time position such position shall be filled by the  employee with the greatest District-wide seniority.

  12.7o Employees who participate in the Part-Time Employment Plan will perform extra duties proportionate to full-time employees. (Half-time employees will perform half as many duties as full-time employees.)

  12.7p After July 1, the District shall provide the Association with a list of teachers who have been approved for part-time employment for the following year.

  12.7q The agreement between the Board and the participating teacher shall be consummated on or before May 30. (The teacher may be accompanied by a representative of the Association in any meeting he/she attends with the District, pursuant to this Article.)

  12.7r Application for participation in the program shall be completely voluntary and at the discretion of the employee.

12.8 Salary

 

  The District agrees to increase the 2015-2016 salary schedules 0.5% for the 2016-2017 school year, including Pre-School and Adult Education teachers teaching twenty-five (25) hours or more. (Retroactive to July 1, 2016)

12.9 Job Sharing
  12.9a The District shall offer permanent employees the opportunity to voluntarily share the responsibilities, wages, and benefits of a teaching assignment.

The two (2) employees sharing a contract may choose to work half of every day, all day on five (5) out of every ten (10) workdays, or one (1) of two (2) semesters in the school year.

The deadline for submitting a request to participate in Job Sharing shall be March 15 of any given year.

  12.9b Participating employees and the District shall mutually agree on and sign a written copy of the terms and conditions of their job sharing. Job sharing plans shall conform to all other provisions of this Agreement.

  12.9c Job shares shall not be dissolved if the dissolution would result in any currently employed teacher losing a teaching position.

12.10 Employee Personal Property

    The District shall replace or reimburse employees for the cost of replacing or repairing personal property damaged or lost in the performance of their duties subject to all of the following conditions:
  1. The property is the type that is necessarily worn by the employee.
  2. The property was lost or damaged through no fault of the employee.
  3. The value of the property, which shall be determined as of the time of the loss or damage, is greater than $50 and less than $750.
  4. The employee will use all other available methods to recover compensation before making a claim against the District.
 

 

 

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