Question: If I am a probationary teacher and I get a pink slip from this district, what are my chances of being hired back?
Answer: You will be on a preferred list for 7 years. If a job opens up in your tenure area within this time period, the district must offer you the position first over other outside prospects.
Question: Can I use the Sick Bank if I am on an unpaid leave ( i.e. child rearing)?
Question: Is my seniority affected when I change tenure areas?
Answer: When you change to a new tenure area you start accruing seniority in that new area. You can go back to your old tenure area at your previous seniority level. Do Not resign from a tenure area!!
Question: Can I use a Once in a Lifetime Leave to extend a leave of absence.
Answer: No, you can not!!
Question: When can I request a personal or educational leave of absence?
Answer: There are two dates you may apply for this type of leave. You must give your request to the HR office by November 15th if you want a spring leave, or May 1st if you are requesting a fall leave. These requests are subject to the superintendents discretion. However, if you should miss either of these dates, you might be able to request using a Once if a Lifetime Leave.
Question : How do I apply for a sabbatical?
Answer: Check the contract.
Question: How do I apply for 26 paychecks?
Answer: Contact the Business Office. ( Usually a form must be filled out and turned in to the office by mid August.)
Question: How long is my dependent child covered under my health insurance plans?
Answer: Non Student Student
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Question: How do I figure out my district seniority?
Answer: Each building chair should have a seniority list. Your seniority goes by - 1st: your seniority date (which has been adjusted for any leaves) ; 2nd: your board appointment date; 3rd: the last name you were hired under.(alphbetical order)
Question: I am covered under the district's family insurance plan. When I retire, if I should die before my spouse, will he/she still be covered under my insurance plan?
Question: What happens if I am traveling and I need medical attention and the doctor or hospital is not in the BC/BS group?
Answer: All insurance companies have a UCR (usual, customary and reasonable charge). POMCO's out of area UCR rate is 85% of the medical bill. However, then POMCO only pays 80% of that UCR and the member is responsible for the other 20%.
Question: When should a staff member have the right to have a Union Rep. with them during a parent/administration meeting?
Answer: FERPA vs. Weingarten - If a meeting is convened to discuss concerns about a student, a staff member probably does not need Union representation. However, if the tone of the meeting changes from concilliatory to more of a teacher reprimand. the staff member has the right to end their part of the meeting and may ask for a future meeting with a Union rep. present.
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