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A. The Association shall have the right of access at reasonable times to areas in which employees work, the right to use school bulletin boards, mail boxes and other means of communication subject to reasonable regulation, and the right to use school facilities at reasonable times for th purpose of meetings. Such use of facilities after regular school hours by the Association shall be a no cost to the District.
B. Authorized representatives of the Association shall be permitted to transact official Association business on school property at reasonable times. Prior to conducting such business, the representatives shall give notice of their presence to site administrators
C. Authorized representatives of the Association shall be released from duties for the processing of grievances as specified in Article 6, Grievance Procedure of this Agreement. Such release time shall be limited to that which is reasonable and sufficient. The designated representative will inform his/her immediate supervisor twenty-four (24) hours prior to release from duties for grievance processing in order for a substitute to be obtained if such is necessary.
The Association will provide the Superintendent with a list of authorized representatives by October1 annually.
D. Association meetings may be scheduled following class dismissal once per month
E. The District will not discriminate against employees participating in the grievance procedure outline in this Article.
F. The Association shall be entitled to ten (10) days of paid leave per school year to carry out official association activities, excluding negotiations. Such leave shall be requested three (3) working day in advance and at that time a description of the type of activity shall be provided, unless a exception is granted by the Superintendent. Cost associated with substitutes will be paid by the District. The Association shall be entitled to an additional five (5) days of leave per school year to carry out official association activities, however, with regard to this additional five (5) day entitlement, the Association is required to reimburse the District for the cost of substitutes. Additional days may be authorized upon approval of the Superintendent. Such leave may not be used for concerted activities and nothing contained herein shall require the District to incur any costs contrary to codes regulating the expenditure of school district funds.