Each week we’ll ask a question about the collective agreement and invite you to email to communications@surreyteachers.org with your response.  

This week’s question:  To whom do you submit a job share application for approval?

Send us the answer, including the clause number, for a chance to win a gift card.

Congratulations: Tania Modicamore from Bothwell Elementary provided the correct answer for last week’s question.  

Reminder: If you want to learn more about the Job Share process, register for our upcoming Job Share meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2023. 

Question from January 9-13, 2023: From our NEW Collective Agreement… How is our Professional Development funding changing and when will the changes be effective? 

Correct Answer:  Article F.X Professional Development Funding (U85 – amended as per MOA) 

A new provincial article effective July 1, 2024. Provides for employer funding for professional development of no less than 0.20% of the Category 6 maximum step in each district, multiplied by the total teacher FTE (as of September 30 of the previous year). This language will replace local language that provides equal or less funding from the employer. It establishes a provincial minimum standard for professional development funding that will be linked to increases in salary. Following each round of bargaining, the provincial language will take effect if it exceeds the funding provided for in the local language. 

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