ARTICLE 54 – POSITION SHARING
54.01 Position sharing denotes an arrangement whereby two (2) teachers share the duties and responsibilities of one (1) teaching position.
54.02 Any full-time tenured teacher in the employ of the School Board may apply to participate in a position sharing arrangement for a period of one (1) year.
54.03 Written application must be made to the School Board on or before April 1 of the school year prior to the school year in which the position sharing is to occur.
54.04 Teachers whose applications for position sharing are approved by the School Board shall return to their full-time position at the expiry of the school year for which the sharing arrangement has been established unless:
- the parties involved agreed that it continue, or
- the full-time teacher retires, is declared redundant, or has his/her contract terminated in accordance with Article 48.
54.05 Teachers who have been declared redundant, and who are unable to be reassigned in accordance with Article 47, shall have preference, subject to capability, to shared positions made possible by approved applications of full-time tenured teachers.
54.06 Teachers hired to share a position with a full-time tenured teacher shall be employed on a term contract.
(a) Each teacher applying for a position sharing arrangement shall agree to teach a specified portion of a full-time position. The sum of the portions of a full-time position occupied by each teacher involved in such an arrangement, shall not exceed 100% of a full-time position.
(b) The applicable annual salary of each sharing teacher shall be prorated according to the portion of the full-time position each occupies.
54.08 Benefits provided under Clause 26.02 and Clause 26.03 shall be pro-rated for teachers engaged in position sharing.
54.09 The local differential shall be pro-rated for teachers engaged in position sharing.