The Abbotsford District Teachers` Association (ADTA) says the borough`s preferred plan exceeds the maximum number of minutes of instruction on a typical school day. According to ADTA, the schedule is about 10 minutes longer per day than their collective agreement allows. The days are longer to meet the minimum deadlines imposed by the province for the teaching time of the year. The following pay schedules reflect the increases in the six-year collective agreement (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2019) between BCTF and BCPSEA [including the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD)], which were: September 1, 2014 – 2.0%; January 1, 2015 – 1.25%; May 1, 2016 – ESD – 0.45%; July 1, 2016 – 1.00%; May 1, 2017 – ESD – 0.35%; July 1, 2017 – 0.50%; May 1, 2018 – ESD 0.40 per cent – 1.00%; July 1, 2018 – 0.50%; May 1, 2019 – ESD – 0.75% – 1.00%. For more details on the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD), see LE 14 of the 2013-19 collective agreement. Shirley Wilson, chair of the board, said she hoped the district could continue the two-week breaks it has “appreciated” over the past 15 years, but there could be a week-long break if the local teachers` union`s discontent is not resolved. Hours adjusted Ceramics – Elementary Art 2019-2020 MOU Additional Days Learning Center, Regional, Speech Lang Spring break could be halved for Abbotsford students over the next school year. July 1, 2019 – 2.0% (to be paid retroactively); July 1, 2020 – 2.0% (plus 1% extra for members who are at the top of their network); July 1, 2021 – 2.0% (plus members of the first year of work who accept a contract start in the second stage of their salary schedule). The Abbotsford Board of Education will choose between the one-week or two-week spring break schedules at a meeting on February 27. Adjusted Hours for AHS Choir – Elementary Choir Teacher Wilson said the longer break is a “positive feature” of working and studying in Abbotsford, as it provides a longer break for tired students to refresh.

She said she was saving money for the county. Adjusted Hours for Medically Fragile Class AMS 6 Period Day – Tutorial Block – Homeroom MOU 2017-2018 MOU Extending Job Share Application Timeline 2016-2017 Union says exceeds instructional time limits School Calendar Notice of Motion by BPEditor on Scribd Brooks said that the grievance would not have been necessary if the district had been uped his duty to the schedule with negotiate the ADTA, which continues to support a two-week spring break for the 2018/2019 school year. “What we didn`t allow was to add minutes that go beyond the minutes needed to create the two-week spring break; Minutes that together correspond to more than a full day a year,” she wrote. The union has agreed on longer work days and a longer break, ADTA President Jennifer Brooks said in a letter to members. ADTA Progressive Discipline Guidelines (called “District Guidelines for Certificated Employees” in the collective agreement at page 57).

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