PCSSD - Certified Personnel Policy Committee Minutes: Nov. 12, 2013

Certified Personnel Policy Committee Minutes: Nov. 12, 2013

Present:

Pam Fitzgiven, Judy Stockrahm, Loveida Ingram, Robert Austin, Joyce Bender, Janice Warren, Paul Brewer, Jackie Smith

I. Call to Order:

4:41 p.m. in Superintendent's Board Room

II. Approval of Minutes and Agenda:

  1. Motion to Approve Agenda by Austin; Second by Ingram; Motion Carried
  2. Motion to Accept October 6, 2013 minutes by Austin; Second by Ingram; Motion Carried
  3. Motion to Accept November 9, 2013 minutes by Ingram; Second by Bender; Motion Carried

III. Appointment of Parliamentarian:

Loveida Ingram appointed as Parliamentarian

IV. Proposed December 2013 Bonus:

Superintendent proposed a one-time bonus of $1,000 to be given in December for each of the 2,668 employees. Fitzgiven reminded the committee that the Superintendent and Goff quoted an amount of $4,000,000 in the emergency budget meeting to be given back to the teachers, and proposed a $1500 one-time bonus to be given to all certified teachers in a separate check on December 6, 2013. This amount was calculated by dividing the $4,000,000 by the total number of employees—2,668.

Motion to Accept the Proposed $1500 one-time bonus to be given to all certified teachers in a separate check on December 6, 2013 was made by Austin; Second by Ingram; Motion Passed

YES votes: Fitzgiven, Stockrahm, Ingram, Austin, Bender
NO votes: Brewer
Not Voting: Warren and Smith

V. Proposed Salary Increase for 2014-2015:  

A proposal to add a 2% to the base of the current salary schedule was made by Fitzgiven. A scatter-gram of the FTEs was requested in order to cost it. Goff stated that could be done by the middle of next week. Brewer suggested a salary schedule change to 18 steps unless we (District) cannot afford it.

Motion to accept a 2% increase to the base of the current salary schedule effective July 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 was made by Bender; second by Austin; Motion Passed

YES votes: Fitzgiven, Stockrahm, Ingram, Austin, Bender
No votes: Brewer, Warren
Not Voting: Smith

VI. Proposed Language Changes to Certified Personnel Policies:

A. Dress Code: Fitzgiven stated that there is an inconsistency currently with how the dress code is being implemented in the schools.

Rationale: This language creates a standard dress code that is consistent and equitable for all employees.         

Motion to replace the current dress code policies on page 13 of the Certified Personnel Policies with the proposed dress code policies by way of teacher vote was made by Bender; second by Ingram. Motion Passed.

YES votes: Fitzgiven, Stockrahm, Austin, Bender, Ingram, Smith, Warren
Not Voting: Brewer (left meeting)

B. Sick Leave: We recommend that #3 on page 59 be deleted since there is language in the policies that requires teachers to contact administration.

Rationale: There is already language on page 59 #2 that the employee must notify the building administrator if they plan an absence of three or more consecutive days.

Motion to strike #3 page 59 by way of teacher vote was made by Austin; second by Ingram; Motion Passed.
Not Voting: Brewer (left meeting)

C. Sick Leave Bank (SLB): We recommend that the language be changed completely.

Rationale: The proposed language change is more specific as to how the SLB operates, and it creates a system in which days borrowed will be paid back.

Motion to replace the current Sick Leave Bank policies pages 91-93 with the proposed Sick Leave Bank policies by way of teacher vote was made by Bender; second by Ingram; Motion Carried.

YES votes:  Fitzgiven, Stockrahm, Austin, Bender, Ingram, Smith, Warren
Not Voting: Brewer (left meeting)

D. Sick Leave Bank Forms: We recommend that p. 94 be specific only to licensed personnel and p. 95 questionnaire has language deleted that is unnecessary.

Rationale: The amended SLB Enrollment Form on page 94 will be specific to licensed employees only. The amended SLB questionnaire deletes unnecessary reasons for needing to borrow days and an employee’s work history should not play a role in whether or not an employee is entitled to borrow days.

Motion to amend the Sick Leave Bank forms page 94 and 95 with the proposed changes by way of teacher vote was made by Bender; second by Ingram; Motion Passed.

YES votes: Fitzgiven, Stockrahm, Austin, Bender, Ingram, Smith, Warren
Not Voting: Brewer (left meeting)

E. Delete Additional Sick Leave Bank Forms: We recommend pages 96-98 be deleted completely from the       policies.

Rationale: These forms are not relevant to whether or not an employee is entitled to borrow days for his/her current health conditions.

Motion to delete pages 96-98 from the Certified Personnel Policies by way of teacher vote was made by Bender; second by Ingram; Motion Passed.

YES votes: Fitzgiven, Stockrahm, Austin, Bender, Ingram, Smith, Warren
Not Voting: Brewer (left meeting)

VII. PLC Survey:

There is a need to have a survey due to the inconsistencies across the district on when and how PLC meetings are conducted. The Committee agreed to send surveys out to all teachers and to return the surveys to Pam Fitzgiven via courier at Oakbrooke Elementary.

Motion to accept survey was made by Bender; second by Ingram; Motion Passed.

YES vote: Fitzgiven, Stockrahm, Austin, Bender, Ingram, Smith, Warren
Not Voting: Brewer (left meeting)

VIII. Adjournment:

6:04 p.m.                                                                   

Submitted by
Judy Stockrahm, M.Ed.
Certified PPC Secretary