The board recognizes the "salary schedule" and related provisions for compensation currently in effect resulting from negotiations between the board and the education association. This policy is intended to supplement the terms and conditions contained in the collective bargaining agreement. If there is any conflict between the terms of this policy and the collective bargaining agreement, the terms of the negotiated agreement shall control.
Horizontal Advancement. Teachers who wish to advance horizontally on the salary schedule must notify the administrator in writing prior to June 1 of the preceding school year. The teacher must furnish the administrator with college transcripts by September 1 for the teacher to qualify to move horizontally on the salary schedule. If an institution will not issue an official transcript by September 1, the teacher must provide the administrator with written confirmation by September 1 from a college official attesting that the teacher has satisfactorily completed the courses.
Movement Past the BA Column. Teachers who wish to advance beyond the BA column must be accepted in a Masters Program that relates to their teaching field, as determined by the administrator. Teachers must inform the superintendent of their enrollment prior to the beginning of their class to discuss its work-related objectives.
Movement Past the MA Column. Teachers who wish to advance beyond the MA column must be enrolled in course work that relates to their teaching field, as determined by the administrator. Teachers must inform the administrator of their enrollment prior to the beginning of their class to discuss its work-related objectives.
Superintendent’s Review. The administrator shall review all requests for advancement on the salary schedule resulting from a teacher’s acquiring additional teaching experience or for completion of college courses, and shall report all changes to the board of education annually.
Vertical Advancement. A teacher may advance only one step vertically on the schedule in any year.
Adopted on: Sept. 10, 2018 Revised on: Sept. 18, 2019 Reviewed on: Jan. 10, 2022