The contract has been ratified and  signed by WCPS and WCTA. The following is a summary of the changes included in the contract this time.

 

In summary,

7.4 has been modified to allow unit members to work from any site, even home, for three hours at the end or near the end of each marking period.

20.6 has been modified to allow unit members to receive a per diem payout for one sick day each marking period if they maintain perfect attendance for that marking period.

The entire salary scale will be increased by 2.75%. Salary has been modified to award each unit member a 2.75% Cost of living adjustment. Unit members will not move “up” a step, which is a 2.5% increase, but all members will see a “raise” of 2.75% above their current salary. Each step will be permanently increased. Unofficial Scale

 

Potentially "NEW" language if ratified:

 

Article 7.4 Pupil Evaluation Time

A.     Teachers will be provided (3) hours at or near the end of each marking period/quarter to focus on evaluation of student work, completion of report cards, and individual self-directed planning for instruction. Teachers will be permitted to work from home or an alternate location during these three (3) hours, with the understanding that it will remain the responsibility of teachers to meet all grading deadlines.

B.      All unit members will input grades electronically on a bi-weekly basis.

 

Article 20.6 Sick Leave Cash-Out

Teachers may convert one (1) sick day at per diem for each marking period which they attain perfect attendance (no use of sick leave, personal leave, leave without pay, or administrative leave resulting from a disciplinary action).

The conversion of sick leave payment to per diem rate shall be made by separate check and/or direct deposit after the end of each marking period. To be eligible, a teacher must be an employee for the entire marking period being assessed and on the date of payout. Unless negotiated, this article will revert to fiscal year 2019 language on June 30, 2022.

 

SALARY

For Fiscal year 2020: Increase salary scale by 2.75%. Unofficial Scale

Current (2018-2019) language. If ratified, this will be "OLD" language.

If WCTA members ratify the tentative agreement, the language on page one, including the salary proposal, will be in effect starting July 1, 2019.

 

Article 7.4 Pupil Evaluation Time

A. During a regular workday at or near the end of each grading period, unit members shall be provided at least three (3) consecutive hours for purposes of evaluating students and finalizing report cards. The three (3) hours shall be provided when students are not in school. Meetings and other professional activities of unit members at the school or county level may be arranged if they are not in conflict with the purposes stated.

B. All unit members will be provided with up to four (4) hours at or near the end of each grading period for the purpose of professional learning and/or collaborative planning as determined by the principal. Parent-teacher conferences may be scheduled in consultation with the principal.

C. All unit members will input grades electronically on a bi-weekly basis

 

Article 20.6 Sick Leave Cash-Out

Unit members with perfect attendance (without use of any sick or personal leave during the school year) may cash in up to three (3) sick leave days at one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day, payable by July 31st.