ARTICLE 26 – TRAVEL
26.01 For the purpose of this Article, the following shall apply:
(a) “immediate family” means spouse, and, as of June 30 of that school year, dependent children between the ages of two (2) and eighteen (18), or twenty-four (24) years of age if the child is in full time attendance at a post secondary institution;
- “vehicular traffic” applies to vehicles where the ownership is registered in the name of the teacher or a member of his/her family or;
- the ownership is registered in someone else’s name but that joint ownership is confirmed by a letter of joint ownership.
(c) “main family vehicle” shall be any vehicle that can be transported on a standard railway car carrier.
26.02 The Board shall pay the cost of transportation to Sept-Iles and return, of vehicular traffic once in each year. The amount paid by the Board shall in no event exceed the actual cost of the main family vehicle and the cost of one additional vehicle at the family car rate issued by the rail company actually transporting the vehicle.
26.03 Subject to Clause 26.04, the Board shall pay the equivalent of return air fare at current rates, Wabush to St. John’s, once in each school year for a teacher and that teacher’s immediate family.
(a) The payment of the equivalent of return air fare for a teacher and his/her immediate family will be the responsibility of the Board.
(b) Air fare shall be calculated at standard family plan current rates at time of payment.
(c) A teacher shall be eligible for full travel allowance on the completion of more than 97.5 teaching days in a school year. The travel allowance shall be paid on the following basis:
- A regular teacher who returns to the employ of one of the Boards party to this Agreement for the following school year shall receive the full travel benefit.
- A regular teacher who does not return to the employ of the Board for the following school year shall receive one-way travel benefit.
- A teacher who leaves the employ of the Board during the school year shall receive one-way travel benefit provided that teacher has complied with the provisions of the termination of contracts Article.
- Replacement and substitute teachers who teach in excess of 97.5 teaching days shall receive one-way travel benefit provided that the teacher has fulfilled the terms of his/her contract with the Board.
- Replacement and substitute teachers who have fulfilled the requirements of (c)(iv) and are subsequently hired for the following school year shall receive the balance of the return travel for the previous year.
(d) Subject to Clause 26.04 (c)(iv), substitute and replacement teachers are not eligible for the travel allowance.
(e) Travel allowance shall apply only in the event that a teacher and that teacher’s immediate family do not have available to them an equivalent allowance from another source. In that event, the Board is relieved of any obligations under Clause 26.03. Should a teacher and his/her immediate family be the recipient of travel allowance less than that provided herein, the amount the Board shall pay shall be reduced accordingly. Teachers may be required to complete a Declaration of Entitlement before receipt of a travel allowance.
(f) Where it is determined that a false Declaration of Entitlement has been made, the teacher shall be responsible for any monies improperly paid to him/her on the basis of the said declaration. Should the teacher fail to meet this responsibility, the Board may deduct the amount of overpayment from any monies accrued or accruing to the credit of the teacher.
(g) The total travel allowance will be included in the teacher’s last pay period or in the last pay period in the month of June, whichever occurs first.
(h) Teachers on unpaid leave shall receive a one-way fare when leaving and a second one-way fare upon their return to teach with the School Board.