ARTICLE XI
WAGES

Section 1 -- Wage
  Unit members placed on the regular certificated salary schedule shall be paid a per diem rate of pay as set forth in Appendix "A".

Section 2 -- Extra Duty Pay
  The District will pay unit members, if assigned to extra-duty activities, as set forth in Appendix "C." Such compensation will be paid only upon completion of all assigned activities as verified by the immediate supervisor.

Section 3 -- Mileage Reimbursement
  Unit members authorized by the District to use their personal cars in fulfilling a work assignment shall be reimbursed at the rate established by District policy. Unit members covered by this Agreement shall not receive a mileage reimbursement that is less than that paid by the District to any other group of District employees. It is understood and agreed that employee travel between home and work sites is exempt from this provision. It is further understood and agreed that this reimbursement shall be payment in full for all car operating, maintenance, repair, and insurance costs resulting from such use.

Section 4 -- Adult School Rate
  Adult School teachers shall be paid an hourly rate of pay as set forth in Appendix "D."

Section 5 -- Psychologists
  Psychologists shall be paid a per diem rate of pay as set forth in Appendix "E."

Section 6 -- Permit Teachers
  Permit teachers shall be paid a per diem rate of pay as set forth in Appendix "F." In addition, the permit teacher at Children's Centers with multiple classrooms designated by the District as head teacher shall be paid an additional thirty dollars ($30.00) per month.

Section 7 -- Regularly Scheduled Part-Time, Summer School, and Intersession Rates
  Unit members paid on the regular certificated salary schedule, as provided for in Section 1 of this Article, shall be paid an hourly rate for work in special programs that increase their work day or work year. No payment shall be authorized under this agreement unless the unit member has received prior written approval from the District’s chief personnel officer to work the added hours required by the special program.
  A. $32.00 per hour when teaching classes in the summer school program.
  B. $28.33 per hour when teaching classes where attendance is taken and the unit member issues credit and grades for student work.
  C. 26.06 per hour when supervising students or professional assignments, including curriculum writing and mandated in-service training.
  D. $19.26 per hour when attending in-service training, except when the unit member accepts a stipend to attend in-service training program.

Section 8 -- Cluster Leader Counselors Stipend
  Unit members appointed as cluster leader counselors by the District from among elementary and middle school counselors shall be paid an annual stipend of $4,000.

Section 9 -- Temporary Teachers
  Unit members on a temporary contract shall be placed on the appropriate salary schedule based upon training and experience in accordance with policy.

Section 10 -- Initial Salary Placement
  Policy covering maximum initial step placement based upon years of service shall be determined by the District, based upon recruitment needs of the District.

Section 11 -- High School Department Chairman
  High School departmental chairpersons are appointed by the principal after consideration of the recommendation of the staff within the department. The high school departmental chairperson shall be paid the following for the extra duties and responsibilities of the position, including attendance at one (l) department chair meeting within one (1) week prior to the beginning of the work year:
    Independent Study 1½% of Column XX, Step 1
    Alternative & Continuation 1½% of Column XX, Step 1
    19 or less sections 3% of Column XX, Step 1
    29 sections 4% of Column XX, Step 1
    39 sections 5% of Column XX, Step 1
    40 or more sections 6% of Column XX, Step 1
    Head Counselor 6% of Column XX, Step 1
  The additional compensation shall be added to base pay as set forth in Section 1 of this Article XI so as to be included in the regular pay warrant and computed for retirement purposes.

Section 12 -- Special School Extended Year
  Special day class teachers assigned to special schools shall be paid their per diem rate of pay as set forth in Section 1 of this Article XI when teaching an extended-year program.

Section 13 -- Special Compensation
  A. The District shall reimburse unit members for the cost of not more than one (1) complete examination for the Bilingual Certificate of Competence or the Bilingual Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development Certificate in Target Language Spanish. The reimbursement shall also include the Bilingual Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development Certificate application fee. All reimbursements will be made after successful registration of the Bilingual Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development Certificate with the District.
  B. Unit members who teach in a District-designated Alternative Bilingual Education (ABE) classroom shall be paid a base salary that is equal to five (5) per diems above the base pay set forth in Section 1 of this Article.  This extra compensation is paid for the completion of extra duties and responsibilities required of Alternative Bilingual Education (ABE) teachers.  Attendance at one (1) day of in-service meetings prior to the beginning of the work year shall be paid at the per diem rate.  In order to receive this extra compensation, the unit member must have the Bilingual Specialist Credential, the Bilingual Certificate of Competence, the Bilingual Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development Certificate, the Multiple Subject Credential With Bilingual Emphasis, or the Bilingual Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development Credential..
  C. Speech and Hearing Specialists shall be paid a factor of five percent (5%) of their per diem rate of pay as determined by their placement on Appendix A of this agreement.

The District shall offer a one-time recruitment bonus of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500) to newly hired full-time Speech and Hearing Specialists.  The fifteen hundred dollar ($1500) signing bonus will be paid upon completion of the first month of initial full-time employment.
  D. When assigned by the principal or designee to serve as an emergency substitute during their conference period, unit members shall be paid, after the third (3rd) such assignment, twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per period of thirty (30) minutes to eighty-seven (87) minutes and forty-five dollars ($45.00) per block scheduled period of eighty-eight (88) minutes or more.
  E. Unit members who are featured presenters on their days off at District-approved student release day(s) in-service training programs shall be paid their per diem rate set forth in Section l of this Article.
  F. To staff class periods that cannot be combined to constitute a full-time teaching assignment, the District may offer high school and middle school teachers the hourly rate set forth in Article XI, Section 7 (A) to regularly teach a class on the school's master schedule during the teacher's scheduled conference period. The teacher may leave work fifteen (15) minutes after the last period, unless required to attend to professional obligations including, but not limited to, meetings, parent and/or student conference, etc.
  G. The District may offer an initial one-time recruitment bonus to newly hired fully credentialed teachers in hard to fill subject areas, as determined by the District, when funds are available for that purpose. The District and Association will meet and negotiate the specifics of these bonuses prior to implementation.

Section 14 -- Substitute Rate
  Unit members paid on the regular certificated salary schedule as provided for in Section 1 of this Article shall be paid the long-term substitute rate when they work as a substitute during their off-track intersession or other scheduled time off.

Section 15 -- Special Intersession Class
  During their off-track intersession, unit members working the four-track, year-round schedule may be employed by the District to provide regular instruction in a special intersession class which the District credits towards the state minimum of 180 school days. If the unit member agrees to the extra assignment he/she shall be paid his/her daily rate of pay as set forth in Section l of this Article.

Section 16 -- Middle School Departmental Chairpersons and Team Leaders
  Middle School departmental chairpersons and team leaders shall be paid one and one-half percent (1½ %) of column XX, Step 1 for the extra duties and responsibilities of the position.

Section 17 -- Adult School Departmental Chairpersons
  Adult School departmental chairpersons are appointed by the principal after consideration of the recommendations of the staff within the department. The Adult School department chairperson shall be paid the following for the extra duties and responsibilities of the position, including attendance at one (1) department chair meeting within one (1) week prior to the beginning of the work year:
    Hours of Instruction
Per Week
Additional Hours of Pay Per Year Based
on Adult Step 4 With B.A. Degree
    200 or less hours 40 hours
    300 or less hours 50 hours
    400 or less hours 60 hours
    401 or more hours 70 hours

Section 18 -- Resource Specialist Development Program
  Tenured unit members may make application for tuition reimbursement to attend accredited college or university courses for the purpose of obtaining a Resource Specialist Credential to authorize them to fill a resource specialist position within the District.

Request for reimbursement of tuition costs must be approved in advance by the District.  In addition, applicants shall submit a description of the course(s) content and its/their applicability to an approved program of studies leading to a Resource Specialist Credential. Tuition for classes shall be limited to the amount charged by the California State University System.  The tuition reimbursement is paid after satisfactory completion
of the course(s) with a grade of "B" or better and verification of grade(s) and costs.

After obtaining a California Certification for Resource Specialist service, unit members participating in this "Resource Specialist Development Program" may be required to serve in a District resource specialist position for not less than five (5) years. If required, failure to serve in a District resource specialist position shall result in a payroll deduction of all tuition reimbursement under this program. Other methods for repayment of tuition reimbursement may be mutually agreed upon by the District and the unit member

Section 19 -- Elementary Combination Classes
  An annual stipend of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750) shall be paid to elementary classroom teachers who commence teaching non-reduced-size combination classes prior to December.

Section 20 -- Instructional Time and Staff Development Programs
  Classroom teachers that attend voluntary in-service training as part of the Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program (hereinafter referred to as “Program”) will be paid their per-diem rate of pay, as set forth in Section1 of this Article XI, for each day of actual attendance, subject to the following:
  A. Each staff development day must be equal in length to a full workday, as set forth in Article XIV, Section 2, of this Collective Bargaining Agreement, or equivalent.
  B. Each unit member be in attendance for the full staff development day and must sign in upon arrival and sign out upon departure.
  C. Paid leave, as set forth in Article XX of this Collective Bargaining Agreement, shall not be used for any of the three (3) days of staff development under the terms of the Program.
  D. This Section 20 shall be administered in conformity with Senate Bill 1193 and shall implement regulations adopted by the State Board of Education and/or the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  E. The Association, upon request, may consult at the District level on the scheduling and content of District wide staff development days included as part of the Program set forth in item one above.