Contractual Fringe benefits:
- Sabbatical leave up to one full school year for such activities as study, travel, writing or other professional activities. This is after working all of 6 years without having any sabbatical leave. Salary and insurance are provided during sabbatical and promotion continues upon return.
- Sick leave up to an amazing 23 days per year out of a 182 day contract.
- Three “personal days” per year. If you don’t use the personal days you get 6 days sick leave credit.
- Bereavement leave up to 5 days.
- Tuition credits of $160 per semester hour. This gives teachers something to do during the summer when, of course, they are not working. And every free semester hour boosts their pay.
- School paid disability insurance.
- 100% school paid PPO health insurance for teacher and 50% of upgrade from single to family coverage.
Note that “children” up to age 30 may be covered under the family insurance plan. Only in the public school system is a 30 year-old still a child.
- School paid $50,000 life insurance.
- School pays 80% of dental insurance.
- A “service recognition benefit” upon retirement of up to $39,600 calculated at $1,200/yr. of service. A Six figure pension is apparently not enough.
From the contract:
The school day for students will be as follows:
High School – 7:20 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.;
Middle School – 7:55 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.;
Elementary School – 9:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.;
Pre-K and Kindergarten – 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:10p.m. to 3:40 p.m.; and
Extended Day Kindergarten – 9:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
The regularly scheduled day for teachers in the Extended Kindergarten Program will end ten (10) minutes after the end of the regular afternoon kindergarten session.”
So after deducting 45 minutes for their guaranteed lunch period and adding 10 minutes before and after school (yes they have to be there 10 minutes before the students and 10 minutes after the students leave) we have about 7hrs/day for HS and MS, about 6 hrs., 45 minutes for ES and 5 hrs., 15 minutes for Kindergarten.
Contractual Work Hours – Put ‘em on ObamaCare:
The contract calls for a 182 day work year not counting Sick Leave (up to 23 days), personal Days (3 days) or Bereavement days (5 days).
So Annual Contract Hours are as follows:
- High School and Middle school: 182 * 7hrs. per day = 1,274 hours or 32 forty-hour weeks.
- Elementary School: 182 * 6.75hrs. per day = 1,228 hours or 31 forty-hours weeks.
- Kindergarten: 182 * 5.25hrs. per day = 956 or 24 forty-hour weeks per year.
If you netted out the sick-days, personal days etc. the rates would be even higher.
Note under ObamaCare teachers could be considered part-time since their contracts call for less than 30 hrs./week on average.
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|Berger, Bruce A||155,018||1,274||122||Reading|
|Lynn, Jon L||145,800||1,274||114||Drama/Theatre Arts|
|De Fano, Robert M||141,522||1,274||111||Physical Education|
|O’Toole, Timothy K||141,185||1,274||111||Basic and/or General Math|
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|Gruber, Margaret A||140,043||956||146||Elementary (K-5 Only)|
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|Martin, Katherine L||136,211||1,274||107||Art|