ARTICLE 50: ALLOWANCES
50.01 The allowances for principals, vice-principals, program specialists, department heads, guidance counsellors, educational psychologists, specialist teachers under Clause 50.07(a), and sole charge teachers shall be based on the formulae outlined in Schedule C.
50.02 The allowance provided for every department head shall only be paid if:
- the department in respect of which the teacher has been designated head is a department
(i) in which all the teachers therein are engaged in teaching in the educational fields of English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Religious Education, a second language, or Science; and
(ii) in which more than sixty (60) hours per week of instruction in Grades VII to XII are provided for in any of the subjects listed in the above clause i); and
- the teacher is engaged for not less than eighty per cent (80%) of his or her assigned teaching time in the educational field of the department in respect of which the teacher is the designated head and holds a bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in that field.
- the teacher designated as the department head for student support services is in a school with an enrollment that exceeds two hundred and forty-nine (249) students as of September 30, and
(i) the teacher is engaged for not less than eighty percent (80%) of his or her assigned teaching time as an instructional resource teacher; and
(ii) the teacher holds a bachelor’s degree in special education or equivalent as determined by the Board.
50.03 Allowances provided to guidance counsellors shall be based on the number of classrooms in the school to which the guidance counsellor is assigned together with one (1) classroom for every one hundred (100) pupils in the assigned school and all other schools for which the guidance counsellor has direct responsibility.
- An allowance paid to a principal, vice-principal, program specialist, educational psychologist or guidance counsellor shall be calculated on the enrolment for the current school year, except where it is to the advantage of such teacher to use the previous year’s enrolment, in which case, if any decrease in enrolment is the result of natural causes and not administrative changes such allowance may be calculated on the enrolment for the previous year as reported in part one of the Annual General Return.
- An allowance paid to a department head shall be calculated on the basis of conditions which apply for the current school year, except where it is to the advantage of the department head to utilize the conditions which applied in the previous school year.
- Subject to Clause 50.05(b), in the event that the principal is absent from the school for one (1) full teaching day, and where there is no vice-principal, a teacher on staff shall be designated as acting principal and shall for each period of less than four (4) consecutive days receive a per diem allowance at the rate of 1/390 principal’s allowance. Payment to be made at the end of the school year.
- In the event that the principal is absent from the school for four (4) or more consecutive days, the vice-principal (or in a school where there is no vice-principal, a teacher on staff) shall be designated as acting principal and shall receive a per diem allowance at the rate of 1/195 principal’s allowance.
- In the event that the vice-principal is absent from the school, or acting as principal for a period of four (4) or more consecutive days, a teacher on staff shall be designated acting vice-principal and shall receive a per diem allowance at the rate of 1/195 vice-principal’s allowance.
- A teacher who is a principal of a school with fewer than thirty-six (36) students and is responsible for one (1) or more teachers shall receive a principal’s allowance, in accordance with Schedule C.
- A program specialist who is a part-time teacher shall be paid a bonus in accordance with the proportion of time devoted to the co-ordination of the subject area.
- A guidance counsellor who is a part-time teacher shall be paid a bonus in accordance with Schedule H of this Agreement.
- An educational psychologist who is a part-time teacher shall be paid an allowance in accordance with Schedule H of this Agreement.
- Allowances may be provided to specialist teachers in the areas of Home Economics, Music, Industrial Arts, and Fine Arts or other areas approved by the Teacher’s Certification Committee, where such teachers have completed a program of study consisting of at least one (1) year in that specialist area, and where such work has not been credited for certification purposes, if the major portion of their teaching time is spent in the area of their speciality. In any event, no such allowance shall be paid once a teacher has attained a Level VII teaching certificate.
- Teachers in receipt of allowances prior to the signing of this Agreement, and who continue to meet the conditions outlined in Clause 50.07(a), will not have their allowances discontinued.
- Teachers in receipt of allowances prior to the signing of this Agreement who already had a Level VII teaching certificate will not have their allowances discontinued unless a change in teaching assignment disqualifies them under Clause 50.07(a).