Timelines to Watch

Our contract has specific deadlines that must be adherred to in order to
take advantage of certain negotiated aspects of the contract

Degree Classification (page 30-31)

  • A teacher must notify the Superintendent in writing no later than November 1 of any school year of his/her intention to apply for a change in degree classification during the next school year

Superannuation (Longevity) Nurses check page 7 of Nurses Contract

  • Members with 10 completed years of service in the Stoughton School Department may elect superannuated payments in the amount of $4000 per year for 3 consecutive years
  • Application for participation in this program shall be made on the Superannuation Form (Appendix A in the old Nurses Contract)
  • Application must be submitted to the Superintendent on or before November 1 of the work year preceding the work year in which the superannuated payments under this option are to be paid

Sick Bank (page 38)

  • Any Professional Status teacher who is not a member of the Sick Bank must join by donating one sick day by October 15 of the current school year

Sick Leave Buy Back (pages 39-40 and Nurses Contract page 13)

  • Personnel who intend to participate in this program must notify the Superintendent of Schools in writing by November 1 of the calendar year prior to retirement
  • Personnel who intend to participate in this program may not retire during a school year
  • Planned Retirement Date: June 2015 = Notification Date: November 1, 2014
  • Planned Retirement Date: June 2016 = Notification Date: November 1, 2015

Sabbatical Leave (page 43-44) (Nurses see Nurses Contract pages 26-28)

  • Requests for sabbatical leave of absence shall be made before December 1 of the school year previous to the school year for which leave of absence is requested

Career Exploration Leave (page 44)

  • A teacher who desires a career exploration leave shall apply in writing to the School Committee no later than January 31 of the school year preceding the school year in which the teacher desires to take the leave of absence

Early Retirement Incentive (page 54-55)

  • A teacher who desires the early retirement incentive under this program shall apply to the Superintendent no later than November 1 for his/her termination to be effective one year from the following August 31
    • Planned Retirement Date: June 2016 = Notification Date: November 1, 2014
    • Planned Retirement Date: June 2017 = Notification Date: November 1, 2015