• TTOC Experience Transfer Credit Deadline Nov. 15

    Your pay increment (step level) is based on your teaching experience. Contract teachers move up one step on the pay scale after 10 months of full-time experience. Incremental increases take place automatically on September 1 and January 1 each year. TTOCs are also eligible to move up the pay scale based on their experience: 17

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  • Variances

    Article D.22.1 of the collective agreement limits the length of a school’s instructional day. Some courses involve multi-grade classes that do not fit neatly within a timetable designed to comply with the Collective Agreement. For years the Association has approved a limited number of “variances” to the instructional day to accommodate such courses. The process

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  • Elementary Teacher-Librarians and Prep Time

    Elementary Teacher-Librarians and Prep Time

    It has come to our attention that some elementary Teacher-Librarians have been assigned to teach more than K – 4/5 prep, as part of the school’s Library Entitlement. This should not be happening. Elementary Teacher-Librarian entitlement is based on the school’s projected enrolment from the previous spring, at a 1:500 ratio. Out of that library

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  • Remedy FAQ Update

    Remedy FAQ Update

    I am feeling pressure from my admin to take remedy time even though I don’t want to. Do I have to take it? No. Teachers cannot be compelled to take remedy if it will not be helpful to them. Do I have to take remedy time before the end of the school year? Teachers are

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  • Retiring or Leaving the District?

    Retiring or Leaving the District?

    Things to consider 1. Notice The STA has previously advised that if you are resigning from the District (e.g. to work in another district) you are only required to give 30 days’ notice ahead of the start of the next school year. You can, of course, give more notice of resignation or retirement. 2. Benefits

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  • Reporting Grievances Resolutions

    Reporting Grievances Resolutions

    As many of you know, the STA filed two grievances on reporting in the fall of 2016. This was in response to what many teachers saw as an unreasonable change in expectations from the district around the reporting tools. The two grievances were filed on the Professional Autonomy and Technological Change clauses of the collective

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