ANCHORAGE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
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NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT

Between the

Anchorage Education Association

and the

Anchorage School District

 

July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

 

 

 

Preamble

 

The Anchorage Education Association and Anchorage School District are partners in advocacy for students, parents, and

the community’s schools.

 

 

Therefore, we are committed to:

 

public schools as safe learning environments;

high standards of student achievement, conduct, and health;

the development of caring, compassionate, responsible, and respectful citizens; parental and community involvement in the educational process;

attracting and nurturing well-trained, dedicated, and collegial staff; equitable, efficient and productive use of education resources;

providing students with the skills and technology for life in the 21st century; meeting the needs of an increasingly complex and diverse student population.

 

Moreover, we acknowledge:

 

that successful schools depend on public support;

accountability for achievement is shared by all stakeholders: students, parents, teachers, support staff, School Board, administrators, and community;

public schools flourish in a climate of trust, mutual respect, and authentic collaboration;

the quality of students’ education is inseparable from the empowerment of the stakeholders entrusted with the responsibility for their learning;

an effective public school system is a vital component of a healthy democracy.

 

 

Hence, the purpose of this agreement is to promote the continued success of the public school system.

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Preamble.......................................................................................................................................................... 1

100 SERIES—

SALARIES AND BENEFITS................................................................................................ 2

105

SALARY SCHEDULE.................................................................................................................... 2

110

SALARY SCHEDULE BASIC CONDITIONS........................................................................... 3

115

SALARY SCHEDULE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.................................................... 4

117

INITIAL SALARY PLACEMENT FOR VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.................................... 6

120

SALARY ADJUSTMENTS............................................................................................................. 7

125

SALARY PAYMENT................................................................................................................... 8

135

CONTRACT EXTENSION.......................................................................................................... 8

150

ADDED DUTY ACTIVITIES...................................................................................................... 8

155

SALARY FOR ADDITIONAL DUTY POSITION................................................................... 11

160

AUTOMOBILE ALLOWANCE.................................................................................................... 14

170

DISABILITY RETIREMENT........................................................................................................ 14

200 SERIES —

INSURANCE BENEFITS................................................................................................... 14

205

HEALTH BENEFITS..................................................................................................................... 14

210

LIFE INSURANCE........................................................................................................................ 16

212

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM/COUNSELING.......................................................... 17

215

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

......................................................................................................... 17

220

LIABILITY INSURANCE............................................................................................................. 17

300

SERIES —

LEAVES.......................................................................................................................... 18

305

CIVIC LEAVE.............................................................................................................................. 18

310

EMERGENCY LEAVE................................................................................................................. 18

312

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE............................................................................................................ 19

320

LEGAL LEAVE............................................................................................................................ 19

330

PERSONAL LEAVE...................................................................................................................... 19

332

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE LEAVE......................................................................................... 20

335

PROFESSIONAL LEAVE AND DEVELOPMENT..................................................................... 20

345

SICK LEAVE.............................................................................................................................. 21

346

CATASTROPHIC LEAVE............................................................................................................ 22

350

SICK LEAVE BANK..................................................................................................................... 22

355

MILITARY LEAVE................................................................................................................... 23

360

UNPAID LEAVE........................................................................................................................... 23

365

FAMILY/MEDICAL LEAVE PROVISIONS............................................................................ 24

368

LEAVE DONATIONS................................................................................................................... 25

 

380

SHARED TEACHING – (ELEMENTARY)................................................................................... 26

400 SERIES — EMPLOYMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS.......................................................... 26

401

PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW/NON-DISCRIMINATION................................................... 26

402

ACADEMIC FREEDOM................................................................................................................. 27

403

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES................................................................... 27

404

CLASSROOM MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT.................................................................................. 30

405

OFFICE EQUIPMENT.................................................................................................................... 30

407

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES......................................................................................... 31

408

CLASSROOM DISRUPTIONS....................................................................................................... 31

409

CLASSROOM VISITATION.......................................................................................................... 31

410

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION............................................................................................. 31

411

SECTION 504 PLANS FOR STUDENTS...................................................................................... 32

412

VACANCY...................................................................................................................................... 32

413

ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER................................................................................................. 32

414

CHANGES IN STUDENT PLACEMENT...................................................................................... 36

416

GRADE DETERMINATION........................................................................................................... 36

417

IN-SERVICE PLANNING AND CALENDAR.............................................................................. 36

IN-SERVICE......................................................................................................................................... 36

CALENDAR......................................................................................................................................... 37

419

DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE FOR STUDENTS.............................................................................. 37

420

JUST CAUSE................................................................................................................................... 39

421

HAZARDOUS AND UNSAFE CONDITIONS.............................................................................. 39

422

NATURAL DISASTER OR CATASTROPHIC EVENT............................................................... 40

423

EMERGENCY CLOSURES............................................................................................................ 40

425

PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE........................................................................................................ 40

428

TIME AT DUTY STATION............................................................................................................ 41

431

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DUTIES................................................................................................. 42

432

INNOVATIVE SITE-BASED ACTIVITIES.................................................................................. 42

440

ASSAULT OF MEMBERS BY AN ADULT.................................................................................. 42

441

COMPLAINTS AGAINST MEMBERS......................................................................................... 43

442

ABUSE ALLEGATIONS................................................................................................................ 43

443

PERSONNEL FILE.......................................................................................................................... 43

444

UNIT FILE....................................................................................................................................... 44

446

PUBLICATIONS............................................................................................................................. 45

449

REDUCTION-IN-FORCE............................................................................................................... 45

452

INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING..................................................................................................... 48

 

461

INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS............................................................................ 49

463     MENTORING AND EVALUATION SUPPORT COACH PROGRAMS................................... 49

464

EVALUATION PROCEDURE....................................................................................................... 50

465

ELEMENTARY SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT.................................................................... 52

470

CLASSROOM COVERAGE.......................................................................................................... 52

490

OTHER BENEFITS........................................................................................................................ 52

500 SERIES —

NEGOTIATION AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES......................................................... 53

505

NEGOTIATIONS PROCEDURE................................................................................................... 53

506

NEGOTIATIONS........................................................................................................................ 53

510

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE.......................................................................................................... 53

600 SERIES —

AGREEMENT CONDITIONS............................................................................................... 56

601

RECOGNITION.............................................................................................................................. 56

605

CONTRACT MAINTENANCE...................................................................................................... 56

610

PUBLICATION OF AGREEMENT............................................................................................... 56

615

DURATION..................................................................................................................................... 56

620

CONFORMITY TO LAW............................................................................................................... 57

625

ASSOCIATION AND MANAGEMENT RIGHTS........................................................................ 57

700 SERIES —

ASSOCIATION RIGHTS....................................................................................................... 57

705

ASSOCIATION USE OF DISTRICT FACILITIES....................................................................... 57

710

EMPLOYER INFORMATION....................................................................................................... 58

715

NON-JEOPARDY........................................................................................................................... 58

719

AGENCY FEE................................................................................................................................. 58

720

DUES DEDUCTION....................................................................................................................... 59

725

ASSOCIATION LEAVE................................................................................................................. 60

730

MEMBER REPRESENTATION AT BOARD MEETINGS.......................................................... 60

740

ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATION........................................................................................... 60