A. The length of the work year shall be one hundred eighty-four (184) days. All Full time employees shall be at school one-half (1/2) hour prior to the start of school and shall remain a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes after classes adjourn at the K-5 level. Exceptions to this may be granted by the immediate supervisor.
In addition to this minimum time listed in the preceding paragraph, the duties and responsibilities of each bargaining unit employee in his/her respective assignment as part of the work day within the District are those set forth below:
1. Instructional Services
Instruction; lesson planning, campus and student supervision; parent conferences and meetings; staff, faculty and department meetings; guidance assistance to students; professional growth and inservice meetings; student diagnostic and assessment activities, including scoring of student work; school and student record maintenance; curriculum development; instructional materials development; District committee assignments.
2. School and District Activities
Parent/faculty meetings and activities; open house/back-to-school night; public school observance; supervision of students at school-sponsored or approved activities such as study trips, athletic events, student body activities; extended professional meetings.
B. The length of the work day for preschool and kindergarten teachers shall be the same as that for
primary grades at the school in which the preschool or kindergarten teacher teaches.
C. All employees shall be entitled to a duty-free lunch period of thirty (30) minutes on all workdays.
D. PARENT CONFERENCES
1. a. K- 5 Parent conferences will be scheduled on five (5) minimum days during the month of November. Parent conferences for Primary language teachers will be scheduled on regular instructional days within the first thirty (30) calendar days of the school year.
b. Each site principal will schedule and conduct a staff meeting in a timely manner for the purpose of determining the focus of the fall conferences.
c. Five (5) minimum days shall be used for spring conferences or staff development.
2. a. Each fourth and fifth grade teacher will receive one half (1/2) day release time in the fall and one half (1/2) day of release time in the spring to assist such teachers with parent conferencing (e.g. meeting with parents, planning/preparation time.)
b. Teachers will share full day substitutes in order to generate the one half day of release time to which they are entitled. The fourth and fifth grade teachers at each site, in cooperation with the site administrator, will develop a schedule of dates for the use of such release time. Such dates will be scheduled in close proximity to the fall conference week and the spring conference week.
c. Fourth/fifth grade teachers are to provide the spring conference option to all parents and are required to schedule conferences with parents of students who are determined to be below grade level.
3. Middle schools shall be granted up to ten (10) minimum days per year for purposes of conferencing and/or staff development activities planned with input from teachers.
E. Full time middle school teachers shall have a non-teaching conference/preparation period equal to one (1) class period a day. No students will be regularly assigned to a teacher during this period without the teacher's prior authorization. When required to cover a class for which no substitute could be obtained during a prep period, teachers performing this service will be paid $30 per prep period given up for this purpose.
F. Special Education teachers shall not be required to substitute for other unit members during the regular workday.
G. The District shall annually provide professional development for the unit members whose duties are impacted by special education mandates. The Association and the District shall jointly design the above referenced professional development program.
H. A representative of the Governing Board will meet annually with a representative from the Teachers' Association Bargaining Team to discuss the development of the annual school calendar.
The last teaching day of the school year shall be declared a minimum day. An additional student- free minimum day shall immediately follow the conclusion of the student instructional program for the year.
Staff development in the area of special education will be provided for all teachers as required by law.
I. Teachers required by District and/or supervisor to attend sixth grade camp will receive a total of two (2) extra days pay for performing 24-hour duty during the five (5) days of camp. Teachers spending less than five days on 24-hour duty will receive a prorated amount based on the number of days spent at camp.
J. Certificated employees required by written notice from the District administration to attend Safety Patrol or other school-sponsored events/activities during weekends, holidays, and vacations will be paid at their regular salary rate for the day(s) involved.
K. When required by an administrator to work for more than four (4) online casinos accepting usa beyond the regular work week on a District school's Program Quality Review, a teacher will receive the daily substitute teacher stipend for each day worked.
L. Within the constraints of credentialing, considerations of teacher preferences and student needs, every attempt will be made to require a teacher in a fully departmentalized program to teach no more than three (3) different subject areas, excluding electives.
M. Each department and school staff will establish and follow staff meeting protocol and procedures which include agenda formation, group norms, expectations, methods of resolving conflict, and time management. The effectiveness of faculty meetings will be evaluated twice a year by school staffs.
N. Certificated staff members in the special education department will be provided the opportunity to meet by specialty areas.
O. Unit members who have an RSP cluster, or a fully included student, or an SDC mainstreamed student shall be provided release time to collaborate with support staff as appropriate to the needs of the student.
P. A minimum of one (1) full meeting-free day will be granted to teachers during the three (3) teacher workdays preceding the start of the school year.
Q. Teachers wishing access to assigned classrooms prior to the start of their regular work year will be given keys when principals are available to distribute them.
R. The Lemon Grove Teachers Association will provide suggested guidelines for site use for the equitable distribution of committees and professional responsibilities; i.e., faculty representative on the PTA, student council advisor, etc.
S. The District may establish a flexible calendar year for the following positions: Resource Teacher and Language Arts Resource Teacher. Additional positions may be added upon mutual agreement between the District and LGTA.