Collective bargaining agreement 2016 2017 school year between

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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT 2016-2017 school year Between

The Broward Teachers Union And

The School Board of Broward County, Florida

August 16, 2016 -- August 15, 2019



Article One Article Two Article Three Article Four Article Five Article Six Article Seven Article Eight Article Nine

Article Ten

Article Eleven Article Twelve Article Thirteen Article Fourteen Article Fifteen Article Sixteen Article Seventeen Article Eighteen Article Nineteen Article Twenty Article Twenty-one

Preamble Recognition Definitions Professional Qualifications and Assignments Conditions of Employment General Employment Practices Health and Safety Curriculum and Instruction Department Chairpersons, Curriculum Councils and Professional Development Council Employee Preparations, Conference and Planning Student Discipline Reduction in Paperwork Academic Freedom Political Activity Accountability Student Teaching Assignments Faculty Councils Due Process/Personnel Files/Evaluation Professional Compensation Promotional and Supplemental Pay Openings Achievement Incentive Pay



Article Twenty-two Article Twenty-three Article Twenty-four Article Twenty-five Article Twenty-six Article Twenty-seven Article Twenty-eight Article Twenty-nine Article Thirty Article Thirty-one

Article Thirty-two Article Thirty-three Article Thirty-four Article Thirty-five Article Thirty-six Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E Appendix F Appendix G

Insurance Leaves Employee Assistance Program Reassignment and Transfer Reduction In Personnel School Calendar Emergency School Closing Union Rights Miscellaneous Management Rights and Responsibilities of the School District No Strike ESOL Grievance Procedure Inclusion Term of Agreement Infield, Out of Field Degrees Grievance Form Transfer Form Student Discipline Referral Form Salary Schedule Supplemental Pay Schedule IPAS Evaluation Forms



Appendix H Appendix I Appendix J Appendix K Appendix L

Appendix M

Steward Designation Formula

Broward Teacher Corp Program

No Child Left Behind Act

Reconstitution Process

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Seclusion and Restraint of Children with Disabilities



A. This Agreement is entered into by and between the School Board of Broward County (hereinafter referred to as the Board) and the Broward Teachers Union (hereinafter referred to as the BTU) as the exclusive bargaining agent for members in the teacher's bargaining unit.

B. This Agreement seeks to establish the processes whereby the goals of all bargaining unit members and the goals of the Board can be coordinated and whereby conflicts can be resolved fairly and expeditiously.

C. The Board and the BTU through this agreement seek to promote a professional working environment for all employees. Every attempt will be made to ensure that our teachers are the finest in the nation.

ARTICLE 1 Preamble (05/2017)

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The School Board of Broward County, Florida hereinafter called the "Board" recognizes the Broward Teachers Union, hereinafter called the "BTU" as the exclusive bargaining agent for the bargaining unit of employees as certified by the Public Employees Relations Commission in Case Number 612, to wit:


The following certificated or instructional employees of the School Board of Broward County, Florida: CLASSROOM TEACHERS, (including Full-Time Adult General and Adult Career and Technical Education Teachers), Media Specialists, Studio Teachers, Occupational Specialists, School Counselors, School Social Workers, Family Counselors, Speech Language Pathologists, Resource Teachers, Teachers of Exceptional Children, Guidance Directors, Pre-K Teachers, School Psychologists and any other certificated employees as referenced in Florida Department of Education Certificate Subjects.


All Upper Level Central Administrative Personnel, including: Superintendent; Middle Level Area and Central Administrative Personnel including: Directors, Consultants, Coordinators, Supervisors, Managers, Assistants, Department Heads, Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Specialists, Administrative Assistants, Substitute Teachers, and all other employees who are either hourly-paid, noncertified, or noninstructional who are not included above."


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