1 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING agreement Between The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida And The Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association Palm BeachCountyClassroomTeachersAssociation July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020. (Successor). The School Board of Palm Beach County Barbara McQuinn District 1. Chuck Shaw, Chairman District 2. Karen M. Brill District 3. Erica Whitfield District 4. Frank A. Barbieri, Jr., Esq. District 5. Marcia Andrews District 6. Debra L. Robinson, , Vice Chairwoman District 7. Robert M. Avossa, Superintendent ii DISTRICT BARGAINING TEAM. Michael J. Burke Chief Financial Officer Gonzalo S. La Cava, Chief of Human Resources Vicki Evans-Par . Director, Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Susan Atherley, , Principal Alexander W.
2 Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts Laura Green, Principal Citrus Cove Elementary School Robert Hatcher, Principal Western Pines Middle School Mark Mitchell, Director Compensation & Employee Information Services Mary Powers, Manager Labor Relations iii CTA BARGAINING TEAM. Justin Katz, President Theo Harris, Executive Director Palm Beach CountyClassroom Teachers Association Jason Carver, Riviera Beach Preparatory Academy Patricia Hatch, Palmetto Elementary School Gordan Longhofer, Pahokee Middle School Denise Megiel-Rollo, CTA Labor Relations Consultant Randal Oddi, Suncoast High School Retha Prescod, Atlantic Community High School William Rizzo, Polo Park Middle School Edith Pride-Williams, Boca Raton Elementary School Barbara Taub-Albert, Johnson Elementary School iv PREAMBLE.
3 This comprehensive agreement has been negotiated by and between The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida and the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association (CTA). The agreement was approved by the School Board on December 13, 2017 and ratified by CTA on January 26, 2018. Unless otherwise provided herein, this agreement shall be effective when ratified and approved by both Parties and shall continue in full force and effect through June 30, 2020. The Parties agree that this agreement incorporates all written understandings between the Parties entered into prior to the effective date of this new comprehensive agreement unless expired or agreed to in writing otherwise.
4 During this agreement , either party may reopen the contract as follows: In April of the first year (2018) of this agreement either Party may reopen Article VIII, Section A Salary and Appendix A Performance-Based Salary Schedule plus (2) additional Appendices and select four additional Sections each to negotiate. In April of the second year (2019) of this agreement , either Party may reopen Article VIII, Section A Salary and Appendix A- Performance-Based Salary Schedule plus two (2) additional Appendices and select four additional items (Sections) each to negotiate. The Parties agree that nothing herein prohibits the opening of negotiations in April of 2020, or earlier, for a successor agreement prior to the expiration of this agreement .
5 In addition, the Association agrees to participate in reopened coalition negotiations with the District in 2019 for changes in calendar year 2020 as provided in Article VIII, Section H of this agreement . Should future coalition agreements call for the reopening of Article VIII, Section H, the Parties agree to comply with those reopener provisions. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the aforementioned Parties have executed and ratified this agreement on the _____. day of February 2018. FOR THE PALM BEACH COUNTY FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD OF. CLASSROOM TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA. _____ _____. Justin Katz, President Chuck Shaw, School Board Chairman _____ _____. William Rizzo, Vice President Robert M.
6 Avossa, , Superintendent _____ _____. Theo Harris, Executive Director Gonzalo S. La Cava, , Chief of Human Resources _____ _____. Patricia Hatch, Negotiations Chairperson Vicki Evans-Par . Director, Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator v Table of Contents v ARTICLE I - GENERAL .. 11. Section A - Definitions .. 11. Section B - Recognition .. 13. Section C - Discrimination and Harassment .. 14. Section D - Management Rights .. 15. Section E - Savings .. 15. Section F - Negotiations Procedure .. 15. Section G - Non-Reappointment/Resignation/Reappointm ent of Employment Contracts .. 16. ARTICLE II- RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES .. 20. Section A - Responsibilities .. 20. Section B - Personnel Files.
7 21. Section C - Employee Facilities .. 22. Section D - Vending Machines in Employees' Lounges .. 23. Section E - Payroll 23. Section F - Employee Authority and Protection .. 24. Section G - Employee Evaluation .. 30. Section H - Safety .. 39. Section I - Tuberculin 39. Section J - Pupil Detention, Search and Seizure .. 40. Section K - Personal and Academic Freedom and Responsibilities .. 40. Section L - 41. Section M - Discipline of Employees (Progressive Discipline).. 41. Section N - Authorized Travel Expense Reimbursement .. 43. Section O - Children of Employees .. 44. Section P - Home Work Office .. 45. Section Q - ESE Employees, Physical Restraint Procedures .. 45. Section R - Physical Education Environment.
8 47. Section S - Guidelines for Classroom Visitation and 48. Section T - Teacher of the Year Selection .. 48. Section U - Lesson Plans .. 48. vi Section V - Job Sharing .. 49. Section W - Curriculum and Other Program Changes .. 53. ARTICLE III - WORKING CONDITIONS .. 54. Section A - Contract Year .. 54. Section B - Employee's Hours and Conditions .. 55. Section C - Professional Qualifications and Assignments .. 60. Section D - Employees Who Volunteer, or Who Are Assigned during Their Planning, and/or Covering another Employee's Assignment .. 62. Section E - Responsibility of Absent Employees .. 63. Section F - School Centers .. 64. Section G - Employee Building Council (EBC).
9 64. Section H - Releasing Students from School .. 66. Section I - Prohibition of Leaving Money at School after Hours .. 66. Section J - Itinerant Employees .. 67. Section K - Staff Development In-Service Training .. 67. Section L - Paychecks .. 67. Section M - Duty-Free Lunch .. 69. Section N - Extra Duty Assignment .. 69. Section O - Substitute and Interim Employees .. 69. Section P Secondary (Middle, High, Vocational, Alternative, Special) School Scheduling .. 72. Section Q - Smoke-Free Environment .. 75. Section R - Association Representation .. 75. Section S - Discretionary Funds for Supplies/Equipment .. 75. Section T - Out-Of-Building Radio Communications .. 76. ARTICLE IV - VACANCIES, TRANSFERS UATs, LAY-OFFS/CALL-BACKS AND EMPLOYMENT.
10 CONTRACTS .. 77. Section A - Placement Priority Classifications .. 77. Section B - Posting and Filling Vacancies (Voluntary Transfers) .. 77. Section C - Voluntary Transfer Period .. 78. Section D - Notification of Transfer Requests and Exceptions .. 79. Section E - Unit Adjustment Transfer (UAT) Procedures .. 79. Section F - New Schools and "Magnet Schools" .. 84. Section G - Involuntary Transfers .. 86. Section H - Layoff/Call-Back Procedures .. 86. vii Section I - Summer School (Special Session) Employees .. 88. Section J - Vocational Education, Adult Education and Community School Part-Time Employment .. 89. ARTICLE V - LEAVES .. 90. Section A - Paid Leaves: General Provisions.