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O. Part-Time Teaching

1. Part-time teaching is defined as regular paid employment carried out during time periods that are distinctly shorter than normal. It may or may not be related to the concept of job-sharing.

2. A part-time teaching assignment should:

a) be recognized as an option for teachers;

b) be established by a formal mutual agreement between the teacher and employer, such formal agreement including reference to:

  1. the period of time covered;
  2. the status of the teacher at the end of the time period, i.e. full-time status or other agreed upon status;

c) be recognized as a route to permanent certification where teaching service is required for such certification, with such teaching service to be pro-rated;

d) have a relationship of workload to non-teaching time equivalent to that which applies to full-time assignments;

e) include attendance at all other staff meetings, in-service training sessions, and all other school functions as required, where practical and feasible.

3. The collective bargaining process should:

a) apply to part-time positions, with all part-time teachers being members of the teachers’ bargaining unit;

b) determine the remuneration, workload, job description, experience credit, and benefits of part-time teachers;

c) determine the procedures for redundancy, seniority, layoff, and recall;

d) provide appropriate measure of job security for part-time teachers.

4. Employee benefits that apply to full-time teachers, such as superannuation, unemployment insurance, group life and health insurance, and education leave plans should apply to part-time teachers on a pro-rated basis.

5. A part-time teacher applying for a full-time assignment should be given priority over new applicants. [Mar/2-3/84] [1984 AGM] 

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