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E a s t e r n   U p d a t e -Thursday, January 26, 2006

Here are a few important dates to keep in mind in the coming months.

P.A. DAY- February 3
Article 36.01, Elementary Working Conditions- Seventy-five percent (75%) of the third Professional Activity day this year shall be teacher-directed.

a) Article 21.12 e), Request for a Deferred Salary Leave Plan- A teacher must make a written application to the Administrator of Human Resources by January 31 requesting to participate in the plan.

b) Article 13.02, Part-time Teachers Returning to Full Time- Upon request from the teacher to return to full-time, the Board will grant the request if received by March 1st of the school year preceding the return. The teacher will be treated as a full-time teacher for the purposes of staffing for the following school year, and the Board will re-assign the teacher to a position comparable to the one he or she left, subject to the redundancy procedures and surplus to school procedures.

c) Article 21.11 f), Return from Leave of Absence Without Pay- It shall be the teacher’s responsibility to notify the Board by registered mail, by April 1st of the following school year, of the teacher’s intention concerning their employment with this Board.

Article 33.03 a), Teacher Requested Transfers
- Teachers desiring a transfer will submit a written request to the Director of Education by April 1st.

Letter of Understanding, In-School Consultation
While the principal maintains the right and duty to effectively staff the school, the parties agree to the following:
1. Teachers may submit to the Principal in writing by April 1st, teaching assignment requests and duty preferences for the following school year.
2. Preliminary teaching assignments and supervision schedules shall be generated after giving consideration to teacher requests.
3. Teachers shall be given the opportunity to discuss their proposed classroom teaching assignment and supervision schedule, if such meeting is requested.

Article 6, Change in QECO Category
- A teacher who, between September 1 and December 31 has successfully completed the qualification(s) required for a change of category is entitled to an adjustment in salary as of January 1 of that school year, provided that the teacher submits to the Board proof of the date of completion of the course and proof of receipt from QECO of the teacher’s application for a revised statement. This proof must be submitted no later than April 30.

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