ARTICLE 11: TEACHER CERTIFICATION
11.01 Whenever it is decided by a School Board to recommend to the Teacher Certification Review Panel that the licence or certificate of a teacher should be suspended or cancelled, a notice in writing shall be sent to the teacher involved at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the recommendation being made to the Teacher Certification Review Panel. Such notice shall contain the reasons for the recommendation and no other reasons may subsequently be advanced against that teacher by the Board. The teacher may invoke the appropriate provisions of the grievance procedure (including arbitration).
11.02 Whenever it is decided by the School Board to recommend that the interim certificate of a teacher should not be made permanent, a notice in writing shall be sent to the teacher involved at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the recommendation being made to the Registrar of Teachers. Such notice shall contain the reasons why the interim certificate should not be made permanent and no other reasons may be subsequently advanced against the teacher by the School Board. The teacher may invoke the appropriate provisions of the grievance procedure (including arbitration).
- The classification of permit or certificate shall be effective on the first day of the month in which the teacher qualified for the classification by completing the necessary courses.
- Notwithstanding Clause 11.03(a), upon obtaining such higher qualifications, teachers are responsible for making application and providing all required documentation to the Registrar of Teacher Certification within ninety (90) calendar days of having obtained the higher qualifications. If the teacher fails to do so within this time limit the retroactive application of certificate change shall be to the first day of the month in which the teacher made application and provided all required documentation. This clause does not apply in cases of demonstrated clerical error or in extenuating circumstances as determined at the discretion of the Registrar.
- Subject to retroactivity being conditional upon the teacher’s responsibility as set out in Clause 11.03(b), upon approval by the Registrar of Teacher Certification of a program or course of studies for certification upgrading, the Registrar shall notify the teacher in writing of the requirements of Clause 11.03(b).
11.04 All decisions communicated by the Registrar of Teachers shall make reference in writing, when applicable, to any available review or appeal processes under the Teacher Training Act or applicable regulations, including reference to any relevant timelines or deadlines.