Teacher Work Day
When does the teacher work day begin and end?
Elementary: Begins 20 minutes prior to the tardy bell and ends 10 minutes after the dismissal bell
Secondary: Begins 10 minutes prior to the tardy bell and ends 10 minutes after the dismissal bell
When can I return from maternity leave?
You can return from a maternity leave when your 6 weeks, or 8 weeks for Caesarian Section, are up. If you are on an unpaid leave following your maternity leave you may return following a natural break, such as a weekend. Please notify Human Resources of your return date in writing..
Is COI day a regular work day?
Yes, it is a professional inservice day and all regular rules apply. You will need to report to work this day or take it as sick day or personal day.
Attend 1 full day of Summer Academy Inservice and you do not have to attend COI day.
What if I take a personal day the day before or after a holiday?
When taking a personal day immediately before or after a holiday, you will be assessed two personal days for each day taken.
Will I also use two personal days if I take a personal day before a conference comp. day?
No, you will only use one personal day if you take a personal day before a conference comp. day.
Assessment Days – Article 27 A.9
Assessment leave days are available to any member who is required to:
-engage in one-on-one diagnostic testing with pupils
-administer District-approved common assessments
-administer other “short cycle” assessments in order to meet District assessment needs
Assessment leave can be used for activities including, but not limited to:
-data team assessment creation
-data team analysis
Members may use up to four(4) days of release for assessment purposes listed above.
Members required to complete IEPs for special education students shall be provided up to three(3) days of leave for writing of these plans.
No assessment leave days or IEP days will be granted during the last 2 weeks of school.
See details in Article 27 A.9 for conditions under which such leave will be granted.
Parent Teacher Conference – Article 24
Every member shall provide an opportunity to each parent of his/her students for a conference during the time frame set by the District and Building. There are two(2) such designated times during the school year. The first must be between Oct. 1 and Thanksgiving, the second must be prior to Presidents Day weekend.
The building principal, in collaboration with the Building Advisory Committee, will determine the week and the weekday evening that conferences will be held. This information will be shared with the school community.
All members are required to be in their respective buildings for four and one-half (4.5) hours on the evening designated during conference week. If a member is in multiple buildings they need to work with the principals to establish the time spent in each building. For example, if a member splits their time between two buildings, that member should spend 2.25 hours at each of the buildings for conferences.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Friday before Presidents day weekend are given as compensation time.
There have been a number of questions concerning the status of HEA members salary as it relates to freezes, etc. Below is a timeline that we hope will answer some questions.
July 2011 Insurance increased to 15% of the premium for full time members’ family and single coverage
Sept. 2011 No Step increase
Jan. 2012 Base continues to be frozen
Sept. 2012 No Step increase
Jan. 2013 Base continues to be frozen
Feb. 2013 Steps unfrozen and next step will be received