ETA Calendar 2001-2002

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December  2001

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1

   

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office
 

Election Day for
RA Delegates

 ETA Board

12:00

Office

     

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

         

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

   

   PEL

1A 6:45

   

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

 

 No School

Christmas Break

 No School

Christmas Break

  No School

Christmas Break

  No School

Christmas Break

  No School

Christmas Break

 

30

31

         
 

  No School

Christmas Break

         
December Dates to Know

Agreement Section 12.4 Notice of Assignements
All teachers shall be given written notice of any change in their school or schools, grade level and/or subject area assignments for the forthcoming semester no later than January 1 for the second semester or June 1 for the first semester. In no event shall changes in teachers' assignments be made, unless an emergency situation occurs.

Agreement Section 12.8 Notification of Transfer or Reassignment
Teachers who have requested transfer or reassignment shall be notified in writing of the administration's action on said transfer or reassignment as soon as action is taken, but no later than by December 15 for second semester assignments and by August 1 for first semester assignments. In the event positions become available after June 1 and January 1 respectively, all requests for transfer still pending shall be given due consideration through the procedures designated in 12.6.

Agreement Section 27.2 Withholding of Salary Incriments
While the adoption of a salary schedule shall not serve to lower the basic salary of any teacher, neither does it imply an automatic increase to all tenure members of the staff. An increase may be withheld when the professional contribution of a staff member is unsatisfactory. To withhold an increase shall be interpreted as freezing the teacher at his/her previous year's salary experience step. When the salary of a teacher at the last experience step is frozen, that teacher's salary shall be frozen to an extent not greater than the amount of the normal increment in that salary lane. To withhold an increase, however, the staff member in question must have been given notice in writing prior to January 1 that any increase for said staff member may be in jeopardy. The reasons for such action should be written after consultation with the staff member involved. Teachers frozen on the salary schedule for reasons of unsatisfactory performance shall be advanced only one (1) step on the salary schedule upon showing evidence of satisfactory performance.

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January  2002

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

  No School

Christmas Break

  No School

Christmas Break

  No School

Christmas Break

  No School

Christmas Break

 

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

 

 ETA Board

3:45

Office

     

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

         

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

 

No School

ML King Birthday

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

 ETA Representative Assembly

6:45

ECC

   PEL

1A 6:45

   

27

28

29

30

31

   
 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

         

January Dates to Know

Agreement Section 27.3 Extra Pay Schedule for Extra Duties

Extra pay for extra duty positions shall be those as set forth in Appendix F, which is attached to and incorporated in this Agreement. Teachers assigned to such positions shall be paid in accordance with said Appendix and all other provisions of this Agreement. Such positions shall be assigned only to members of the bargaining unit, except where a member has been the subject of a previous disciplinary action in an extra-duty position. The disciplinary action applied herein shall be subject to progressive discipline and just cause as per Section 2.12 and such disciplinary action shall not exceed (1) year. If no bargaining unit employee applies for a position, the district may appoint on a temporary basis, a person who is outside the bargaining unit. That person may retain the position for the duration of the season.

Teachers who receive extra pay for extra duty positions as set forth in Appendix F shall be paid for such positions by separate check on the first payday following the completion of the duty. Those teachers who hold positions that extend through the entire school year shall be paid for such positions by separate check in two installments; the first installment shall be paid in January and the remaining installment shall be paid in June.

Agreement Section 16.33 Application Procedure (Sabbaticle Leave)

The applications for sabbatical leave including a plan for study and/or travel study must be submitted to Human Resources during the period from February 1 to February 28 preceding the school year for which the leave is granted. Applicants will be notified not later than March 20 as to the disposition of their applications. A teacher receiving permission to take a sabbatical leave shall inform the superintendent in writing of his intention to either accept or decline such leave. Such notification shall be given not later than fifteen (15) days after the applicant has been notified of approval of his/her request for leave.

A plan for travel study leave is to be submitted to Human Resources for review prior to the date for filing applications for sabbatical leave.

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February  2002

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1

2

 

 Institute Day

Vital Link Issue 3

 

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

 

  ETA Board

12:00

Office

     

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

 

Non Attendance Day 

No School Lincoln's Birthday  

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Offic
e 

     

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

 

 ETA Representative Assembly

6:45

ECC

   PEL

1A 6:45

   

24

25

26

27

28

   
 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

         

February Dates to Know

Agreement Section 17.1 Professional Improvement Leave
Agreement Section 17.3 Association Officership Leave
Agreement Section 17.4 Public Office Leave
Agreement Section 17.5 Maternity Leave
Agreement Section 17.6 Adoption Leave
Agreement Section 17.7 Exchange Teacher program
Agreement Section 17.8 Leave of Absence
Agreement Section 17.9 Job Sharing Leave

The teacher shall submit written confirmation of the intent to return from leave by March 1 or December 1 for leaves scheduled to end with the following semester. Some of the above leaves also reqire the application be subbmitted by March 1. Check the Agreement for specifics and exceptions.

Agreement Section 27.10 Early Retirement Incentive
The following retirement program shall be in effect during the term of this Agreement:

(1) A teacher will be eligible for this program if they qualify under either (a) or (b) below:

(a) A teacher must be at least 55 years old and have no less than twenty (20) years of TRS service credit on the date of retirement.

(b) Those persons to whom the early retirement program of the Teachers Retirement System apply will be included in this program to the degree required by law (30% of those eligible) on the basis of seniority.

(2) To be eligible for participation, persons must apply by March 1 (application received in Human Resources office).

(3) A one time benefit of a 20% adjustment of the individual's salary (including pension) with the following options:

(a) Applied toward the individual contribution required under the TRS early retirement program.

(b) Taken as a salary adjustment in the previous year salary and applicable to pension benefits.

(c) Taken as a one-time payment to the individual after July 1 of the current year.

(d) Taken in any combination of the above.

(4) Reduction of the current individual charge for health insurance by 50% for those retirees below the age of 65. The remainder of the individual cost and cost of family coverage would be the responsibility of the retiree. Any increase in the individual cost, and the cost of family coverage, if applicable, will be paid by the retiree. The surviving spouse of a deceased retiree may choose to continue coverage under the district health plan but will be required to pay all premiums connected with such coverage.

Pre-Retirement Incentive Program

(5) Teachers who present the district with a letter of retirement by March 1, during the school year prior to their retirement, will be eligible for this Pre-Retirement Incentive Program; provided that, such teacher meets the minimum qualifications for the Early Retirement Option program of the Teachers Retirement System.

The Pre-Retirement Incentive Program will be equal to 120% of the current year's salary (including pension). The PRIP will be paid as a bonus by June 30 of the year earned and will be applicable to pension benefits for that year. The teacher who participates in the PRIP is eligible for two (2) years of incentive payments pursuant to this section.

Retiree Insurance

(1) Retirees who enroll in a TRS managed care plan (i.e., HMO or PPO) will qualify for the District paying 100% of the single premium fixed at the time of early retirement election. The retiree will pay any increases in the single premium beyond the amount fixed at retirement. The fixed rate will continue to be paid by the District until the retiree reaches Medicare eligible age

(1) For the purpose of Sections (3) and (5) above, salary (with pension) shall be defined as TRS creditable earnings.

Agreement Section 27.52 Additional Academic Credits

Official transcripts reflecting additional academic credits for salary adjustments are due by October 15, and February 15, and shall be reflected on the last check in November and March respectively, retroactive to the beginning of the semester. Academic Credits are defined as graduate level courses from an accredited college or university. Prior approval is not needed for graduate level courses. Undergraduate courses require prior approval from Human Resources.

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March  2002

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1

2

 

 Institute Day

 
Quarterly Mentoring Meeting
Streamwood HS 8:00AM

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

 

 ETA Board

3:45

Office

     

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

   

IEA-RA 

 IEA-RA 

 IEA-RA 

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

 

 ETA Representative Assembly

6:45

ECC

    PEL

1A 6:45

   

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

 

Spring Break 

Spring Break 

Spring Break 

Spring Break 

Spring Break 

 

31

           
             

March Dates to Know

Agreement Section 4.1 Notice to Modify, Amend, or Terminate (The Agreement)
If either party desires to modify, amend, or terminate this contract, a written notice must be submitted to the other party during the period of March 1 to March 31. Negotiations meetings will be held as necessary at times and places mutually agreed to by both parties.

Agreement Section 12.62 Transfer Request Procedure
A transfer shall be defined as a change from one building to another. A request by a teacher for a transfer shall be made in writing on the form in annexed Appendix B and submitted to the Human Resources Office on or before April 1 for first semester transfers, and by November 1 for second semester transfers. This request shall set forth the grade level(s) and subject area(s) sought, and any particular preferences the teacher has regarding specific buildings. Teachers shall receive written acknowledgement from the Human Resources Office of receipt of transfer requests. Transfer requests shall remain active until the beginning of the following school year.

Agreement Section 14.3 Evaluation Proceedure - Non-Tenure (End)
Beginning during the month of
October and continuing through March 15, not less than three (3) classroom observations shall be held at least three (3) weeks apart, with each observation being not less than thirty (30) consecutive minutes in length. Following each observation, the evaluator shall meet with the teacher within three (3) school days to discuss the observation. The written report of the observation shall be provided to the teacher within five (5) school days of the meeting held to discuss the observation. The teacher shall have five (5) school days from the date of his/her receipt of the written report to include any comments on the written report. A decision by the Board to not renew the contract of any non-tenured teacher shall be preceded by at least five (5) observations except in the event of an honorable dismissal.

Agreement Section 14.32 Evaluation/Appraisal Forms - Non Tenure

Forms for reporting non-tenure evaluations and the appraisal summary shall be as set forth in Appendix C, which is attached to and incorporated into this Agreement. The appraisal summary to be submitted by March 15 shall include the evaluators' recommendation regarding the continued employment of the teacher and the reasons for such recommendation.

Agreement Section 16.33 Application Procedure (Sabaticle Leave)
The applications for sabbatical leave including a plan for study and/or travel study must be submitted to Human Resources during the period from February 1 to February 28 preceding the school year for which the leave is granted. Applicants will be notified not later than March 20 as to the disposition of their applications. A teacher receiving permission to take a sabbatical leave shall inform the superintendent in writing of his intention to either accept or decline such leave. Such notification shall be given not later than fifteen (15) days after the applicant has been notified of approval of his/her request for leave.

A plan for travel study leave is to be submitted to Human Resources for review prior to the date for filing applications for sabbatical leave.

Agreement Section 27.52 Additional Academic Credits (Increase on last check)
Official transcripts reflecting additional academic credits for salary adjustments are due by October 15, and February 15, and shall be reflected on the last check in November and March respectively, retroactive to the beginning of the semester. Academic Credits are defined as graduate level courses from an accredited college or university. Prior approval is not needed for graduate level courses. Undergraduate courses require prior approval from Human Resources.

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April  2002

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

   Non Attendance Day

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

 ETA Board

3:45

Office

     

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

         

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

 

 ETA Representative Assembly

6:45

ECC

   PEL

1A 6:45

 Vital Link

Issue 4

 

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

         

28

29

30

       
 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

         

April Dates to Know

Agreement Section 12.65 Transfer Selection Procedure
By April 15 for first semester transfers and November 15 for second semester transfers, the Human Resources Office shall compile and post a list of all available positions in the district by grade level and/or subject area and building. All teachers requesting follow-up interviews through the Human Resources Office will be granted such.

Agreement Section 14.4 Evaluation Proceedure - Tenure (End)
Tenure teachers shall be evaluated at least once every two (2) years. Not less than one (1) nor more than three (3) classroom observations shall be held at least three (3) weeks apart, with each observation being not less than thirty (30) consecutive minutes in length. Such observations shall be conducted between October 1 and April 15. Following each observation, the evaluator shall meet with the teacher within three (3) school days to discuss the observation. The written report of the observation shall be provided to the teacher within five (5) school days of the meeting held to discuss the observation. The teacher shall have five (5) school days from the date of his/her receipt of the written report to include any comments on the written report.

Agreement Section 17.1 Professional Improvement Leave
Agreement Section 17.3 Association Officership Leave
Agreement Section 17.4 Public Office Leave
Agreement Section 17.5 Maternity Leave
Agreement Section 17.6 Adoption Leave
Agreement Section 17.7 Exchange Teacher program
Agreement Section 17.8 Leave of Absence
Agreement Section 17.9 Job Sharing Leave

Some of the above leaves reqire the application be subbmitted by May 1. Check the Agreement for specifics and exceptions.

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May  2002

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1

2

3

4

 

 ETA Board
3:45 Office

 

 SIP Day

 
Quarterly Mentoring Meeting
Elgin HS 4:00

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

         

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

 

 ETA Representative Assembly

6:45

ECC

 PEL

1A 6:45

   

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

 

Those Who Excel

         

26

27

28

29

30

31

 
 

No School

Memorial Day

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office
 

       

May Dates to Know

Agreement Section 5.4 Time Limits (Grievance)
The time limits provided in this Article shall be strictly observed, but may be extended by written agreement of the parties. In the event a grievance is filed after May 15th of any year and strict adherence to the time limits may result in hardship to any party, the Board shall use its best efforts to process such grievance prior to the end of the school term or as soon thereafter as possible. Whenever illness or other incapacity of the grievant and/or involved administrator prevents his presence at a grievance meeting, the time limits shall be extended to such time that said party can be present. When such grievance meetings and conferences are held during school hours, all employees whose presence is required shall be excused, with pay, for that purpose.

Agreement Section 10.45 Notification to Summer School Teachers
Tentative notification of employment shall be given to summer school teachers by May 15.

Agreement Section 12.4 Notice of Assignment
All teachers shall be given written notice of any change in their school or schools, grade level and/or subject area assignments for the forthcoming semester no later than January 1 for the second semester or June 1 for the first semester. In no event shall changes in teachers' assignments be made, unless an emergency situation occurs.


Agreement Section 12.66 Transfers
Involuntary transfers will be made only to prevent undue disruptions of the instructional program. It is therefore agreed as follows:

Voluntary

(a) The district shall prepare and post a list of all available positions known to the district. Teachers may apply, on a voluntary basis, for reassignment to positions on the above posting within their building/department.

(b) Volunteers from all buildings shall be considered first. Volunteers shall apply for positions from a list of all available positions known to the district after (a) above. At the completion of the voluntary step, teachers may apply for voluntary reassignment within the building/department.

Involuntary

(c) After all volunteers have been considered, the least senior teacher(s) in the building(s)/department(s) still requiring reductions shall be involuntarily transferred. This may create reassignment within the building/department.

(d) When involuntary transfers are necessary, lists of positions in other schools shall be made available to all teachers being transferred. In filling such positions, all persons who are to be involuntarily transferred shall be offered the available positions in order of district seniority - most senior to least senior. All persons being involuntarily transferred shall be placed prior to newly hired teachers and no later than June 1.


Agreement Section 12.8 Notification of Transfer or Reassignment
Teachers who have requested transfer or reassignment shall be notified in writing of the administration's action on said transfer or reassignment as soon as action is taken, but no later than by December 15 for second semester assignments and by August 1 for first semester assignments. In the event positions become available after June 1 and January 1 respectively, all requests for transfer still pending shall be given due consideration through the procedures designated in 12.6.

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June  2002

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1

   

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

 ETA Leadership
4: 00 Office

         

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

             

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

       

  PEL

1A 6:45

   

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24

25

26

27

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29

             

30

           
             

June Dates to Know

Agreement Section 27.10 Early Retirement Incentive
The following retirement program shall be in effect during the term of this Agreement:

(1) A teacher will be eligible for this program if they qualify under either (a) or (b) below:

(a) A teacher must be at least 55 years old and have no less than twenty (20) years of TRS service credit on the date of retirement.

(b) Those persons to whom the early retirement program of the Teachers Retirement System apply will be included in this program to the degree required by law (30% of those eligible) on the basis of seniority.

(2) To be eligible for participation, persons must apply by March 1 (application received in Human Resources office).

(3) A one time benefit of a 20% adjustment of the individual's salary (including pension) with the following options:

(a) Applied toward the individual contribution required under the TRS early retirement program.

(b) Taken as a salary adjustment in the previous year salary and applicable to pension benefits.

(c) Taken as a one-time payment to the individual after July 1 of the current year.

(d) Taken in any combination of the above.

(4) Reduction of the current individual charge for health insurance by 50% for those retirees below the age of 65. The remainder of the individual cost and cost of family coverage would be the responsibility of the retiree. Any increase in the individual cost, and the cost of family coverage, if applicable, will be paid by the retiree. The surviving spouse of a deceased retiree may choose to continue coverage under the district health plan but will be required to pay all premiums connected with such coverage.

Pre-Retirement Incentive Program

(5) Teachers who present the district with a letter of retirement by March 1, during the school year prior to their retirement, will be eligible for this Pre-Retirement Incentive Program; provided that, such teacher meets the minimum qualifications for the Early Retirement Option program of the Teachers Retirement System.

The Pre-Retirement Incentive Program will be equal to 120% of the current year's salary (including pension). The PRIP will be paid as a bonus by June 30 of the year earned and will be applicable to pension benefits for that year. The teacher who participates in the PRIP is eligible for two (2) years of incentive payments pursuant to this section.

Retiree Insurance

(1) Retirees who enroll in a TRS managed care plan (i.e., HMO or PPO) will qualify for the District paying 100% of the single premium fixed at the time of early retirement election. The retiree will pay any increases in the single premium beyond the amount fixed at retirement. The fixed rate will continue to be paid by the District until the retiree reaches Medicare eligible age

(1) For the purpose of Sections (3) and (5) above, salary (with pension) shall be defined as TRS creditable earnings.

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