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  • Sycamore Educational Association and Sycamore Community Unit School District 427 Board of Education

    PROFESSIONAL AGREEMENT

  • 2017 Sycamore Education Association Negotiating Team

    Joe McCormick, Lead Negotiator

    Angie Cambier Rob Majerus Jolene Ward Sarah Ward

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS Page

    ARTICLE 1 RECOGNITION AND SCOPE ............................................................................................................ 1

    A. Recognition .......................................................................................................................................... 1 B. Scope ..................................................................................................................................................... 1

    ARTICLE 2 NEGOTIATION PROCEDURES ........................................................................................................ 2

    A. Representatives .................................................................................................................................... 2 B. Negotiations Commencement .......................................................................................................... 2 C. Tentative Agreements ......................................................................................................................... 2 D. Ratification and Approval .................................................................................................................. 2 E. Public Posting Process/Mediation ................................................................................................... 2 F. Negotiations Information .................................................................................................................. 2 G. Preparation of Agreement ................................................................................................................. 2

    ARTICLE 3 PROFESSIONAL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ............................................................................. 3

    A. Definitions ............................................................................................................................................ 3 B. Procedure .............................................................................................................................................. 3 C. General Provisions .............................................................................................................................. 4

    ARTICLE 4 ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ................................................................... 5

    A. Use of Bulletin Boards ....................................................................................................................... 5 B. Use of Interschool Delivery .............................................................................................................. 5 C. Use of Facilities ................................................................................................................................... 5 D. Transaction of Association Business ................................................................................................ 5 E. Board Meetings .................................................................................................................................... 5 F. ISBE Waiver or Modification of State Board Rules and/or School Code Mandates .............. 6 G. Association Leave ................................................................................................................................ 6 H. Board Policy Book .............................................................................................................................. 6 I. Fair Share .............................................................................................................................................. 6 J. Superintendent - Association President Meeting ........................................................................... 7 K. Committee Membership .................................................................................................................... 7 L. Labor/Management Meetings ........................................................................................................... 7

    ARTICLE 5 TEACHER RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ............................................................................ 8

    A. Organizational Rights ......................................................................................................................... 8 B. Non-Discrimination ............................................................................................................................ 8 C. Disciplinary Meetings ......................................................................................................................... 8 D. Academic Freedom ........................................................................................................................... 8 E. Confidential Examination/Referral .................................................................................................. 8 F. Student Discipline ............................................................................................................................... 8 G. Teacher Protection .............................................................................................................................. 9 H. Insurance, Liability .......................................................................................................................... 10 I. Transportation of Students .............................................................................................................. 10

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    ARTICLE 6 LEAVES .................................................................................................................................................... 11

    A. Professional Leave ............................................................................................................................ 11 B. Sabbatical Leave ................................................................................................................................ 11 C. Leave of Absence .............................................................................................................................. 11 D. Child-Rearing Leave .......................................................................................................................... 11 E. Notification of Intent to Return From a Leave ........................................................................... 12 F. Sick Leave ........................................................................................................................................... 12 G. Personal Leave ................................................................................................................................... 14 H. Religious/Veteran Holidays ............................................................................................................. 15 I. Jury/Witness Duty ............................................................................................................................ 15 J. Association Leave .............................................................................................................................. 15 K. Family and Medical Leave Act. ....................................................................................................... 15 L. Job Sharing Leave. ............................................................................................................................. 16

    ARTICLE 7 SCHOOL DAY AND YEAR .............................................................................................................. . 18

    A. School Year ........................................................................................................................................ 18 B. Calendar .............................................................................................................................................. 18 C. School Day ......................................................................................................................................... 18 D. Emergency School Closing .............................................................................................................. 20

    ARTICLE 8 ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFERS .................................................................................................. 21

    A. Notification of Assignments ........................................................................................................... 21 B. Voluntary Transfers .......................................................................................................................... 21 C. Posting of Vacancies ......................................................................................................................... 21 D. Involuntary Transfers ....................................................................................................................... 21 E. Response to Applicant ...................................................................................................................... 21

    ARTICLE 9 TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ..................................................................... 22

    A. Professional Qualifications ...........................................................................................................