10-7. CTE Academy Coordinators (CTEAC)

A. Regular Schedule.

All CTE Academy Coordinators (hereafter, CTEACs) will have a daily work schedule inclusive of lunch and their compensation for regular hours of work shall be considered regular salary and pensionable under Article 36-4.1. No CTEAC shall suffer a loss in salary or benefits due to the agreement to bring CTEACs into the bargaining unit.

1. Regular Work Day.

a) CTEAC are exempt professional employees. The regular workday for CTEACs shall not exceed 8.0 hours.

b) CTEAC shall have to punch once per day.

c) CTEACs shall work an eight-hour work day inclusive of a forty-five minute duty-free lunch period.

d) CTEACs continuously employed in a twelve-school-month, 52-week schedule (or its previous equivalent) shall maintain their 52-week schedule.

e) The workday shall normally begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.; however, start and end times may vary according to school start and end times as well as any meetings prior to or after school (e.g., if a CTEAC is assigned to a school that starts at 8:30 a.m. and has administrative meetings at 7:30 a.m. that the CTEAC is required to attend, the CTEAC’s day would start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.). The practice of one attendance swipe per day shall be maintained.

f) Upon reasonable notification to the chief or school principal in the case of late arrival or early departure to or from school for good cause, a bargaining unit employee present for more than one-fourth and less than three-fourths of the working day is considered as having worked one half day, and a bargaining unit employee present three-fourths or more of the regular working day is considered as having worked a full day.

2. Additional Work Hours/Flexible Scheduling.

It is understood that CTEACs may be required to work outside that regular workday or workweek schedule.

B. CTE Academy Coordinators Classification.

1. As part of the agreement to bring the CTEAC’s into the UNION’s bargaining unit, the current CTEACs are grandfathered into the job classification.

2. No CTEAC shall suffer any adverse action or other loss in compensation, benefits, or rights due to the agreement to bring CTEACs into the bargaining unit.

All current CTEACs are considered grandfathered into this agreement.

C. Promotion and Professional Opportunity for CTEAC.

The BOARD shall provide qualified bargaining unit members notice of all promotional and professional opportunities concerning CTEAC positions and any other positions at network offices or district offices through its posting system.

D. CTEAC Layoff.

When a determination is made that a CTEAC’s services are no longer required, the CTEAC will be so notified (hereinafter “notice of layoff”) 14 days in advance of the effective date of layoff. The provisions of Appendix I of the collective bargaining agreement will be followed.

E. Salaries.

1. Grade.

CTEAC employees shall be placed on Grade GA10.

2. New hire step placement.

New hires will placed on the step 1 or any appropriate advanced step in accordance with CPS policies.

3. Incumbent Employee Step Placement.

a) Effective July l1, 2016, the Board will place CTEAC employees on payroll as of March 13, 2017 (“incumbent CTEAC employees”) on Incumbent Step Placement Chart set forth below.

b) As soon as practicable after placing them on their step in paragraph c(ii) above, the Board will pay those incumbent CTEAC employees any retroactive step pay due to them between July 1, 2016 and the date of actual step placement.

c) Effective July 1, 2017, the Board shall move incumbent CTEAC employees one additional step but not greater then Step 10 (the maximum step).

d) Effective immediately, incumbent CTEAC employees step anniversary date will be July 1st.