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Tentative Agreements

MHFT – MHUSD Tentative Agreements

June 2014

 

ARTICLE 4. COMPENSATION

 4.2 Initial Placement on Salary Schedule

 

4.2.1 Step Placement

 

4.2.1.1 Unit members with no creditable teaching experience shall begin on Step One.

              Beginning in the 2014-2015 school  year, Step 1 of the “Basic Salary Schedule  2013 – 2015”    

              (see Addendum II)  will be amended to match Step 2 across all columns.

 

4.8 Annual Salaries

 

4.8.1                Teachers, nurses, therapists, librarians and counselors: K-12

 

Teachers, nurses, therapists, librarians and counselors shall be paid according to the basic

salary schedule. (See addendum II – Basic Salary Schedule).

                        The salary schedule for 2014-15 shall be improved as follows:

            4% increase to the “2013-15 Basic Salary Schedule” (see Addendum II)

Add the 1% enhancement from the “ 2013-14 Basic Salary Schedule with 1% Enhancement” (see Addendum II)  as an on-going increase to the 2013-15 “Basic Salary Schedule”.

 

                        Add 1% to the “2013-15 Basic Salary Schedule” (see Addendum II) to reflect two additional professional development days added to the calendar (see Article 12)

                                    Total percent added to the “2013-15 Basic Salary Schedule” is 6 %

 

4.8.2                Librarians and counselors: K-12

 

a)      Librarians and Counselors may be are required to work up to an additional ten (10) fifteen (15) days beyond the unit member's basic work year. Librarians may work up to an additional ten (10) days beyond the unit member’s basic work year. (See Article 12.1.4). 

 

b)      Librarians and counselors shall be paid at their daily rate for any additional days they are required to work beyond the basic work year.

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 6.       RETIREMENT OPTIONS

 

 

6.5       Option IV ‑ Contribution

 

6.5.1    The District will provide the retiree with nine thousand dollars ($9,000) per year for not more than ten (10) years or until the retiree turns sixty‑five (65). This will be interpreted as the end of the school year in which the retiree turns 65, and will be in effect until all other agreements with MHUSD employee units who have retirement benefits receive pro-rated benefits that end at the retiree’s 65th birth month. In the event that other MHUSD employee unit agreements have the provision that the benefit ends at the retiree’s 65th birth month,   the retiree will receive a pro-rated portion of the $9,000 to the end of the retiree’s birth month. Should a change take effect, current retirees will not be affected. the 2006-07 school year, an early retirement option will be extended to unit members selecting Article 6, Section 6.5.1 Option IV.  The District will provide the retiree with nine-thousand dollars ($9,000) per year for not more than ten (10) years or until the school year the retiree turns sixty-five (65), whichever comes first.

 

            Prior to 2005 - 2006    $3,800

            2005 - 2006                 $5,400

            2006 - 2007                 $9,000 early retirement incentive

            2007 - 2008                 $9,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 12.             HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

12.1     Work Year

 

12.1.1 The basic work year shall be one-hundred eighty-three (183) eighty-five (185) days. The work year shall include not more than one hundred eighty (180) regularly scheduled days of instruction to pupils. The teacher work calendar(s) is/are agreed to and adopted as shown. (See Addendum II III). Implementation is subject to actions of the governor and legislature.

 

Historical Note: Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, three (3) hours of additional staff development hours referred to as collaboration and three (3) hours of unagendized collaboration (previously referred to as ½ Day District, ½ Day Teacher Work Day unagendized in the 2010-2011 contractual year) equates to the 184th 186th day. Three hours of collaboration time will continue to be unagendized and the site leadership team will provide input on the planning and implementation of the remaining collaboration hours.

 

 

12.1.3 

                       

2013-2014

            180 days of instruction

            183 teacher work days

            August 13, 2013          Full Day of Professional Development

            August 14, 2013          Teacher Work Day (No students, unagendized)

            August 15, 2013          First Student Day

            November 8, 2013       K-6 Elementary Conference Day (No students, no mandatory meetings)

            December 20, 2013     7-12 Secondary End of Semester (No students, no mandatory meetings)

            June 6, 2014                Last Student Day (Minimum Day)

 

2014-2015

            180 days of instruction

            183 185 Teacher work days

            August 11, 2014          Full Day of Professional Development

August 12, 2014          Full Day of Professional Development

August 13, 2014          Teacher Work Day (No students, unagendized)

August 14, 2014          First Student Day

November 10, 2014     K-6 Elementary Conference Day (No students, no mandatory meetings)

December 19, 2014     7-12 Secondary End of Semester (No students, no mandatory meetings)

April 3, 2015               Full Day of Professional Development

June 4, 2015                Last Student Day (Minimum Day)

 

12.1.3  2015 – 2016

180 days of instruction

183 185   Teacher work days

August 10, 2015          Full Day of Professional Development

August 11, 2015          Full Day of Professional Development

August 12, 2015          Teacher work day – (No students – unagendized)

August 13, 2015          First student day

November 6, 2015       K-6 Elementary Conference day (No students – No mandatory                                                          meetings)

December 18, 2015     7-12 End of Semester work day ((No students – No mandatory meetings)

March 25, 2015           Full Day of Professional Development

June 3, 2016                Last day for students (minimum day)

 

 

 

 

12.1.4  Counselors, grades 9-12, work year will be 198 200 days and counselors, grades 7-8, work year will be 193 195 days. High school counselors will work ten (10) days prior to the first work day for other unit members and middle school counselors will work five (5) days prior to the first work day for other unit members.  All counselors, grades 7-12, will work five (5) days beyond the last day of school.  This schedule may be changed by mutual written agreement between the individual counselors and their site principalsCounselors will be paid beyond the basic work year at their per diem rate.  

 

Librarians may be required to work up to an additional ten (10) days beyond the basic work year.  They will be notified, in writing, by their site administrator on or before April 1 whether their services will be required after the last day of school or prior to the first teacher workday.

 

Special Education teachers may be required to work up to an additional ten (10) days beyond the basic work year at their per diem rate when written advance notice is given by the last working day in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 15.     CLASS SIZE

 

15.1          District-wide staffing will be based upon the following ratios of teachers to pupils:

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, the State of California enacted the Local Control Funding Formula (“LCFF”) which has a stated goal of providing additional funds to serve the students of the State of California.

 

Upon full implementation of the LCFF, as a condition of the receipt of an additional adjustment to the kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive base grant (“additional Class Size Reduction (CSR) adjustment grant”), all school districts shall maintain an average class enrollment for each school site for kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive, of not more than 24 pupils, unless a “collectively bargained alternative ratio” is agreed to by the school district.  (Education Code section 42238.02(d)(3)(D)).

 

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year and continuing until section 42238.03(b)(4) is effective upon full implementation of the LCFF, as a condition of the receipt of the additional CSR adjustment grant, school districts with class size averages of more than 24 students will need to make progress towards maintaining an average class enrollment of not more than 24 pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive per school site pursuant to the calculations outlined in 42238.02(d)(3)(B), unless a “collectively bargained alternative annual average class enrollment” for each school site in those grades is agreed to by the school district. 

 

Therefore, based on the recitals above MHFT and the District agree to the following district wide staffing ratios of teacher to pupils:

 

             

            Grades K-3                        The average class enrollment for each school site for kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive, may be up to 29 pupils.  However, no individual class will have more than 32 students.  It is the intent of the Parties that this language addresses any and all obligations of the parties to have “a collectively bargained alternative ratio” and includes the parties’ agreement on these issues as required to preserve the additional CSR adjustment grant, as currently stated in the LCFF provisions, including Education Code section 42238.02

            Grades K- 4-6                   1 teacher per 29 pupils

            Grades 7-8                         1 teacher per 29 pupils (with a 6 period day)

            Grades 9-12                       1 teacher per 29 pupils (with a 6 period day)

            Continuation High School  1 teacher per 27 pupils

                       

            Grades 7-8                        1 teacher per 23 pupils (with 7 period day)

            Grades 9-12                       1 teacher per 23 pupils (with 7 period day)

           

15.1.1  Notwithstanding any contrary provision of Article 15, class sizes in kindergarten, first, second, and third grade classes shall be in accordance with the class size reduction legislation, as amended, as long as the District's Governing Board elects to participate in the class size reduction program in the first or second grade and other grades, if any, and as long as the class size reduction legislation is funded by the State of California at current or higher levels.

           

15.1.2    Each school year during the first fifteen (15) days of instruction, the District will provide to the Federation an enrollment report which lists individual class enrollments, total fulltime equivalent (F.T.E.) staff positions, and total enrollment at each grade span.  At the K-6 level, the actual ratio of teachers to pupils at each grade span will be listed.  In classes bridging grade spans, the students in the higher student-teacher ratio grade span shall be counted for purpose of this article (15.1) in the lower student-teacher ratio span.

                       

15.2     The District shall attempt to limit enrollment in the following manner:

 

15.2.1  In K-6 classes so that a maximum of thirty-two (32) is not exceeded.

 

15.2.2  In 7-12 classes so that a maximum of thirty-six (36) is not exceeded.

 

15.2.3  In 7-12 classes so that a teacher shall not be assigned more than 180 pupils (excluding          student assistants).  In a 6 period schedule, teachers assigned fewer than five (5) sections      shall have a prorated maximum load (one-fifth (1/5) of the load multiplied by the number             of qualified sections taught) except for sections exempted from maximums.

 

15.2.4  In 7-12 Physical Education classes so that a maximum of 55 50 is not exceeded.

In the 2014 – 2015 school year, the class size maximum in 7 – 12 Physical Education will be at 50 students wherever possible.  In the event that a class exceeds the 50 students per class, there will be no remuneration for the overage(s) unless they exceed the 2013 – 2014 maximum of 55.

 

 

ADDENDUM VII

 

Teacher Support Network Side Letter

 

MHFT and MHUSD have convened a joint committee to monitor a Teacher Support Network, hereafter in this document referred to as TSN committee.  This committee includes members from MHFT and MHUSD administration who have created, composed and will continue to edit required documents for the above mentioned model.  Both parties agree to continue to pilot the Teacher Support Network (TSN) model utilizing the process described in this side letter. 

 

 

ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE

 

Only permanent unit members in their evaluation cycle year who have previously received a does not meet standards on the overall summary rating are required to participate in the full program of support.  Any teacher receiving a partially meets standards on their overall evaluation rating may apply to participate by the last instructional day of the school year.   Teachers who received support from TSN and received a “Meets Standards” on their overall evaluation rating may continue in TSN if the TSN panel so recommends.

 

OVERVIEW

 

The TSN committee will establish the process and protocol for the participating teachers to be provided support.  The success of this intervention will be monitored by an established TSN panel.  This panel will consist of three administrators and three MHFT representatives and possible alternates.  This panel will make a recommendation to the superintendent or designee for next steps in the evaluation process by February 13, 2015 and may include information from the final administrative evaluation documents. 

 

TRAINING

 

Training for site administrators and MHFT building representatives and officers will be presented by the District and Federation. 

 

Teachers accepted into the TSN program will be provided training on the process and protocols by September 15th 2014.

 

TSN support providers and panel members will receive training as needed.

 

All required teacher support documents will be available electronically to participating teachers and administrators and hard copies will be available from site administrators and Human Resources upon request.

 

TIMELINE

 

The following timeline has been agreed upon for TSN Model.  If any of the following dates are not met by the administrators and/or teachers, these failures and their causes are to be documented on the TSN pilot assessment. 

 

General Timelines

 

By the last instructional day of the prior year: unit members that are mandated to receive support will be notified of their participation in the TSN.

 

By July 15, 2014:  TSN panel members will be selected.

By August 1, 2014:         TSN support providers will be selected and Unit members applying or mandated for support shall be notified of their participation status in the TSN.

By September 15, 2014:  Eligible teachers shall be trained on the specifics of the TSN Model and will be assigned their support providers. Participating unit members will be required to meet the date and deadlines prescribed in the MHFT/MHUSD agreed-upon TSN model documents. 

By February 13, 2015:  Final administrative evaluation documents will be provided to the superintendent or his designee

By March 2, 2015: The TSN panel will provide a copy of the recommendation for next steps to the participating teacher and the superintendent/designee.

The superintendent or designee will consider the findings and recommendations of the panel in the next steps of the evaluation process. 

By March 13, 2015: The superintendent’s final written recommendation will be given to the unit member in writing.

 

A unit member’s signature indicates receipt, not agreement of the final recommendations. Unit members have the right to submit a written response to the Human Resources Department within ten (10) days of receiving the evaluation and any response submitted within the ten (10) day period shall be attached to the summative evaluation and placed into the unit member’s personnel file.

 

 

INCLUSION IN THE CONTRACT

 

Both parties agree to participate in this process during the duration of the 2013-2014 school year, and with mutual agreement extend the pilot through the life of this contract.  The final form of the TSN Model is subject to collective bargaining and will be included in the MHUSD/MHFT CBA 2015-16.

 

Furthermore both parties agree that if there are any discrepancies between this side letter and the approved TSN Model documents, the TSN Model documents shall take precedence.

 

Modifications to TSN documents and/or the TSN side letter are made by agreement between the Superintendent and the MHFT President.  Both parties agree to extend the sideletter through the 2014-15 school year with the intent to incorporate the language of the sideletter into the MHUSD/MHFT CBA 2015-16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             TA 6-2-2014