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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum A: SECTION 1 PROFESSIONAL COMPENSATION

1.5 Additional Compensation

Additive Wage: The District can create additive wage positions. These positions are filled at the discretion of the District. However, department members will have the opportunity to express their choice for department chairperson by secret nonbinding ballots which shall be delivered to the school principal.

The current list of additive wage positions is:

Instructional Coach, Learning Coordinator, Department Chairperson, Program Support Teacher, Teacher Leader, Dean of Students, Positive Behavior Intervention System Coach, Student Engagement Coordinator, Academic and Career Planning Coordinator, Experiential Learning Liaison, Principal Designee/Teacher in Charge – limited to one per building.

An individual serving in an additive wage positions shall be compensated at the rate of $2549.29 per year in addition to his/her regular compensation.

When a department exceeds eight (8) full-time equivalent “teachers,” the department chairperson will be provided one (1) period of release time daily.

Overload: Any teacher who shall be (1) assigned to teach an additional class beyond the full teaching load of twenty-five (25) hours of classroom instruction or any other combination of assigned regular teaching duties or (2) assigned to teach an additional Carnegie unit class beyond five (5) Carnegie unit classes, shall receive an additional fifteen percent (15%) of his/her regular contract salary for the school year. For classes in addition to the above noted standard but less than five (5) days per week, the extra compensation shall be prorated.

School Based Leadership Team: Members of the teacher bargaining unit who are requested to serve on the School Based Leadership Team, and who agree to meet after their contract day/year, will be additionally compensated at $20 per hour for such service beyond their contract day/year as such is defined herein.

Extended Employment: Librarians and teachers working on Curriculum, Staff Development, Federal Projects, and professional non-pupil contact positions after school is recessed for the summer and before school commences in the fall according to the official calendar of the District, shall be compensated at the rate of $15.30 per hour.

The District may adjust this rate but it shall not be lower than the rate reflected above.

Career Internship Stipend: Career Internship instructors will receive a stipend for time spent performing their roles and responsibilities outside of the school day and/or school year. The stipend will be based on the number of students successfully placed in an internship position(s) prior to March 1. Successful placement, for the purposes of stipend allocation, is defined as at least a 45- hour experience. The 45 hours may be accumulated from one or more than one internship placement in a business/organization and/or community location.

Numbers of Students Placed Stipend
5-10 $750
11-15 $1,000
16-20 $1,250
21-35 $1,500
26-30+ $1,750

Stipends: The District has the discretion to pay stipends to teachers for additional work which is not otherwise compensated under the terms of the Handbook.

Teaching a Professional Development Course: Teachers who do not teach professional development courses as part of their regular duties, but who teach a professional development course that has been approved by the Professional Advancement Credit Committee, will be paid Extended Contract for each hour of instruction, plus one (1) hour of preparation for each hour of instruction, if the course is taught after the teacher’s normal work day or during the summer. In lieu of compensation, a teacher may elect to receive one (1) professional advancement credit for each ten (10) hours of in-class instructional time.

Class Covering:

  1. When it is desirable to have a teacher cover a class assignment to permit another scheduled teacher to be absent for one (1) or two (2) hours, arrangements may be made as follows:

    1. If the teacher requests such temporary absence from assignment and the principal or supervisor agrees that it is desirable, it is the teacher’s responsibility to arrange such staff coverage as may be necessitated as a result of the temporary absence with other teachers subject to the principal’s or supervisor’s agreement.

    2. If the administration requests such temporary absence from assignment, the administration may arrange for such staff coverage as may be necessitated as a result of the temporary absence with no time loss to the teacher excused.

  2. When it is desirable to have a teacher cover a class assignment in the event another teacher is absent, and the District is unable to obtain a substitute teacher, arrangements shall be made as follows:

    1. Whenever practical, the principal shall first solicit volunteers from those teachers available to cover the class in question.

    2. If no teacher volunteers, the principal may assign a teacher to cover the class period.

  3. When it is desirable to have a special education teacher cover special education student responsibilities during the special education teacher’s regularly scheduled planning time due to the fact that the special education assistant (SEA) is absent, if no teacher volunteers, and the District is unable to obtain a substitute SEA, the principal may assign a special education teacher to cover the special education student responsibilities normally performed by the absent SEA. Special education teachers covering for an absent SEA in these circumstances shall be paid $22 for each hour of lost planning time, in addition to the teacher’s regular salary.

  4. Teachers substituting pursuant to paragraph (1) or (2) or (3) shall be paid $22 for each hour of such service. No additional compensation, except for the teacher’s regular salary, shall be claimed by or on behalf of any teacher receiving compensation pursuant to this provision.

  5. Class coverage pay is due for each hour of class coverage in the following situations:

    1. When a teacher covers another teacher’s entire class and loses planning time.

    2. When a teacher covers another teacher’s entire class regardless of whether the teacher loses planning time.

    3. If the District splits up a teacher’s class and assigns those students to two teachers, each teacher will be paid one-half of the class coverage rate.

    4. If the District splits up a teacher’s class and assigns those students to three teachers, each teacher will be paid one-third of the class coverage rate.

    5. If the District splits up a teacher’s class and assigns those students to four or more teachers, none of the teachers will receive additional compensation.

    6. No additional compensation is due when students remain in their regular class with other students rather than leaving class to attend instruction elsewhere (e.g. reading recovery, strings, TAG, speech and language, OT/PT).

    7. No additional compensation is due when a teacher teaches his/her regular class and the team teacher is absent, except if the teacher loses planning time.

    8. All teachers are eligible for class coverage pay when covering the class of another teacher as set forth herein except individuals in positions that receive additive pay.

Night School Program: Teachers performing professional services as authorized by the appropriate administrator shall receive $22.25 per hour with a minimum of three (3) hours per night. The Night School Coordinator performing professional services as authorized by the appropriate administrator shall receive $45.00 per hour with minimum of three (3) hours per night.

Central Office Provided Professional Development: Teachers who attend Professional Development offered by Central Office that is aligned to District priorities (e.g. report cards, tech plan, CMI, new core materials) and/or is determined to be critical part of sound fundamental teaching practices (e.g. Interventions, Developmental Designs) will be additionally compensated at $25 per hour for such attendance beyond their contract day/year as such is defined herein. The District will clearly designate hose course offerings to which this additional compensation applies.

Central Office Developed Curriculum: Teachers working under the direction of Central Office staff on curriculum (including writing, development, materials selection) that is designed to benefit the district and/or be used District-wide will be additionally compensated at $25 per hour for such service beyond their contract day/year as such is defined herein.