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      • STUDENTS: How many days are students in school?
      • STUDENTS: How many hours are students scheduled to be in school each year?
      • TEACHERS: How many days are teachers in school?
      • TEACHERS: How many days is the teacher required to be on-site without students? (including half or partial days)
      • How long is the school day for elementary students?
      • How long is the school day for secondary students?
      • How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time scheduled on-site, including lunch)
      • How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?
      • How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?
    • What are the class size restrictions?
    • What happens when the class size limit is exceeded?
      • What type of primary pension system is mandatory for new teachers?
      • By what date must a teacher give notification that he/she intends to resign or retire?
      • Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?
      • How many years must a new teacher work before becoming vested?
      • Are teachers able to purchase service time to apply towards their pension for prior teaching experience?
      • Are teachers able to purchase service time to apply toward their pensions for leaves of absence?
      • What is the current employee contribution rate for teachers' pensions?
      • What is the current employer contribution rate for teachers' pensions?
      • Who pays the employer contribution?
      • Is tuition reimbursement offered to teachers?
      • Can a teacher receive financial support to cover National Board certification fees?
      • What is the average percent increase in pay earned for each additional year of experience?
      • What is the average difference between the master's and bachelor's salary?
      • How many lanes (or columns) based on advanced degrees or credit attainment are on the teacher's salary schedule?
      • What is the minimum number of years of experience for a teacher with a bachelor's and/or master's degree to reach the maximum salary?
      • What is the maximum annual salary available to teachers? What are the education requirements for this salary? How many years of experience are required to achieve this salary?
      • What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher with a bachelor's degree?
      • What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?
      • What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree on the highest step of the salary schedule?
      • What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher with a master's degree?
      • What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree and 5 years of experience?
      • What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree on the highest step of the salary schedule?
      • Can a teacher earn additional pay by working in a school classified as "high-needs"?
      • Can a teacher earn additional pay by teaching subjects deemed 'hard to staff'?
      • Can a teacher who has National Board certification earn additional pay?
      • Is there a statewide salary schedule or minimum salary?
      • Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for subject-related work experience? How many years of experience are awarded for subject-related experience?
      • Are teachers eligible for a longevity bonus and if so, after how many year(s)?
    • Does policy make a connection between unsatisfactory performance evaluation and possible teacher dismissal?
    • Can a tenured teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the school district?
    • Are there any circumstances where probationary teachers have due process rights?
    • Are multiple appeals permitted for tenured teacher dismissal?
    • Does policy define teacher ineffectiveness?
    • What is the process for dismissal of an ineffective teacher?
    • Does a district have to cite the causes for not renewing a nontenured contract?
    • By what date must a nontenured teacher be notified of non-renewal of his/her contract?
    • Can the district decide to extend the nontenured period if the principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure?
    • When must a tenured teacher be notified of his/her dismissal?
      • What is the teacher required to be evaluated on?
      • Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?
      • Must evaluations include peer review?
      • Must evaluations include student input?
      • What kind of feedback does a teacher receive following a formal observation(s)?
      • What kind of feedback must the teacher receive following an evaluation?
      • How many categories of ratings are there?
      • Are evaluators required to give notice of an observation?
      • Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass the evaluation?
      • Must objective measurements of student achievement, such as standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?
      • How frequently do non-tenured teachers receive an evaluation rating?
      • What is the minimum number of times a non-tenured teacher must be observed?
      • What is the deadline for the first formal observation of the non-tenured teacher?
      • What is the deadline for the final evaluation of the non-tenured teacher?
      • What is the required minimum length of the formal observation for a non-tenured teacher?
      • How frequently do tenured teachers receive an evaluation rating?
      • What is the minimum number of times a tenured teacher must be observed?
      • What is the deadline for the first formal observation of the tenured teacher?
      • What is the deadline for the final evaluation of the tenured teacher?
      • What is the minimum length of a tenured teacher's formal observation?
      • Does policy make a connection between unsatisfactory performance evaluation and possible teacher dismissal?
      • What elements are specified/required in the remediation policy?
      • Does policy define teacher ineffectiveness?
      • Can the district decide to extend the nontenured period if the principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure?
      • Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an evaluation rating if there are no acknowledged procedural violations?
      • Can a teacher request a second evaluation from a different evaluator?
      • Whom does the teacher meet with in each step of the grievance process?
      • Which party pays for costs related to the grievance process?
      • Is an arbitration or board of education decision concerning a filed grievance final and binding?
      • Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an evaluation rating if there are no acknowledged procedural violations?
    • What criteria are used to determine the order of layoffs?
    • In the case of a layoff, is seniority determined at the school level or district level?
    • What is the notification deadline for teacher layoffs?
    • What is the policy for rehiring laid off teachers?
    • How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?
      • What is the total number of paid sick and personal days a teacher gets each year?
      • Can unused sick days carry over from one year to the next?
      • Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next?
      • What is the maximum number of sick days a teacher can accumulate?
      • After how many days of absence does a teacher have to provide medical documentation for sick leave?
      • Is there additional leave for any professional development not already scheduled and required by the district? How much?
      • Apart from general leave (sick, personal, and other leave for personal reasons), professional development, and maternity leave, what other types of paid leave does the district offer?
      • When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?
      • Can a teacher earn additional pay or leave days for demonstrating good job attendance? How much?
      • Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at the end of each school year? How much?
      • Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at retirement? How much?
    • Is there additional leave for any professional development not already scheduled and required by the district? How much?
    • How long is the mentorship program for a new teacher?
    • What is the minimum education required to be a substitute teacher?
    • Do substitute teachers have to earn a license?
    • If a substitute has to earn a license as a condition of employment, how long is the license valid?
    • If a substitute's license must be renewed, what are the requirements for renewal?
    • Are substitute teachers subject to a criminal background check as a condition of employment?
    • How many days in a school year can a substitute teach?
    • What is the minimum number of years of experience that a teacher must have in a district before tenure is granted?
    • Can the district decide to extend the nontenured period if the principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure?
    • What happens to teacher tenure status when transferring between districts in the same state?
    • Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant positions?
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