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Professional Development

ARTICLE C.21
4. Professional Development

To the extent that space is available, teachers teaching on call shall be permitted to participate in professional development activities offered by the Board.

ARTICLE B.2.7
Local Provisions
7. Teachers teaching on call
a. Pay in lieu of Benefits:
i.  On the fifth (5th) and every subsequent consecutive working day on any one (1) assignment, employees who are employed as teachers teaching on call shall be compensated in lieu of benefits by adding a premium of ten per cent (10%) of 1/189th of that employee’s salary scale placement.
b. The above rates shall be increased on each and every occasion that the Category 6 Master’s Maximum is increased and by the same percentage.
c. Teachers teaching on call on call will receive payment September 30 for all days worked up to and including the ninth (9th) working day of that school year. In the remaining months of the school year teachers teaching on call will receive payment on the fifteenth (15th) day of each month for all days worked between the fifteenth (15th) and last school day of the previous month and on the last school day of each month for all days worked since the preceding payment, up to and including the fifteenth (15th) calendar day of that month. Payment for days worked after June 15 shall be made by July 15.
d. The minimum assignment for a teacher teaching on call shall be one-half (1/2) day.
e. A teacher teaching on call called in to an assignment for the entire school day in a school on a modified schedule shall be paid for a full day.
f. Teachers teaching on call for part-time employees shall be paid on a pro-rated basis on the above rates for the percentage of hours during a working day.
g. A working day for the purpose of this section shall mean a day, or part of a day for those substituting for part-time employees, of attendance for instruction in the classroom.
h. Non-instructional days shall be counted and paid for only from the fifth (5th) and subsequent consecutive working days on any one (1) assignment; notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, a teacher teaching on call may request or be requested to attend a non-instructional day prior to the fifth (5th) working day in which case the day shall be paid for and counted as a working day when such permission has been granted. Service shall not be considered broken by a non-instructional day.
i. A teacher teaching on call shall be paid a full day’s wage if called by the substitutes’ office for a full day.
j. In the event that a teacher teaching on call’s assignment is interrupted by the return of an employee who subsequently is absent for the same reason within two (2) working days, the teacher teaching on call shall be reassigned and the assignment shall proceed as if it had not been broken for purposes of salary or bonuses which depend on the length of assignment.
k. i. For a teacher teaching on call, each one hundred and eighty (180) aggregate days of employment with the Board over a period of three (3) years, or each one hundred and sixty (160) days of continuous employment in the same Board assignment, shall credit the employee with one (1) year of experience for purposes of placement on the salary scale.

Note: Effective September 17, 2014, Article B.2.7.k.i is replaced by Article C.4 Teacher Teaching on Call Employment. See also Letter of Understanding No. 16.

ii. Further, effective 1990 September 01 and not retroactive, employees who attain one hundred and eighty (180) aggregate days during the three (3) year period will not have their movement to the next step prepaid in accordance with Article B.28.1. When such employees move to a contracted position, they may at that time receive a prepaid step in accordance with Article B.28.1. if, during the contract, they would attain a higher step in accordance with Article B.27.l.i.

Note: Effective September 17, 2014, Article B.2.7.k.ii is replaced by Article C.4 Teacher Teaching on Call Employment. See also Letter of Understanding No. 16.

BCTF Workshops for TTOCS – contact the VSTA Office to ask about free workshops available for TOCs www.bctf.ca/teachersoncall.aspx

VSTA offers up to $100/year to TTOCs for Pro-D.  This is handed out on a first come, first served basis, and the fund is at  $1000 per year.  Receipts must be submitted to the VSTA for reimbursement.  Click here for reimbursement form.