SMUHSD Teachers Association
This is not a summary of the complete contract article, but it will focus on the most relevant parts for full time teachers. I have also attached the entire text of Article 9 to this email.
9.1.3 In this section the District discussed taking a 6/5ths teaching position. You may not be asked to do this unless the district has made every reasonable effort to hire a teacher. There may not be more than two teachers at any school site teaching 6/5ths. This assignment is considered temporary on a semester basis. Teachers must have two years teaching experience to apply for a 6/5th position and the position should be made available to all qualified teachers. Teachers who get a paid release period in their workday are excluded from this opportunity.
If you are assigned to an activity that starts more than two hours after the end of school and is fee generating, you are to apply for and will get a $25 stipend for this event. This included dances among other events.
This will address the issue of Leaves in Article 12 of our current contract. I have also attached the entire Article 12. There are 19 subsections of this article and I will address all of them, but in short summary. For the subsection on absences, scroll down to 12.8. It is in bold face.
You should seek pre-approval if possible. The Contract talks about "Compelling Reasons" for your PN days. There are reasons under which PN days cannot be denied, and they are the followingYou do not need to reveal personal details for the PN day request, but only general terms. In the event of a child’s illness, for example, you may still take a PN day, but pre-approval was impossible to foresee.
The remainder of this article in the contract talks about Maternity, Paternity, Child Adoption Leave (12.9),Catastrophic Leave (12.10),Military Reserve Training Leave (12.11),Sabbatical Leave 12.12 and 12.13),Personal Leave without pay for Parental and Adoption Issues (12.14 and 12.15),Status Upon Return from Leave without pay (12.16),Military Leave without pay (12.17),Job Share (12.18) and lastly,Catastrophic Leave Bank (12.19).
From Ann Papas (SMHS Building President)