Class Coverage

UNDER WTU-DCPS CONTRACT, EXTRA PAY IS DUE FOR EXTRA LARGE CLASSES

Article 23.17.5, found on pages 81-82 of the WTU-DCPS contract, requires that extra compensation be paid to teachers for extra coverage or for teaching classes that are larger than the maximize sizes outlined in our contract.

Article 23.17.5.1.1 (page 82) states: Secondary teachers who are assigned to provide instructional coverage for an absent Teacher’s students, which result in the loss of a planning period for the Teacher, shall receive compensation for the additional workload using Administrative Premium.

Article 23.17.5.2.1 (page 82) states: When an elementary Teacher is required to accept additional students in his/her class due to a Teacher’s absence, and the additional number results in a class exceeding the contractual limit, the Teacher shall be paid at the Administrative Premium per day of coverage. This per diem rate shall also apply to a special subject Teacher if the additional number of students results in three (3) or more of his/her classes exceeding the contractual limit.

Article 23.17.5.2.2 (page 82) states: When an elementary Teacher loses his/her planning period due to coverage based on the absence or unavailability of a special subject Teacher, itinerant Teacher or other person(s) designated in the master schedule to provide the Teacher with a planning period, the Teacher shall receive compensation using Administrative Premium.

Administrative Rate

Article 36.8.2 (page 96) states that the Administrative premium is $40 per hour.

To receive the administrative rate, teachers have to submit a premium pay authorization form, which can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

Maximum class sizes

Section 23.13.1, found on page 78 of our contract states that:

Except as provided in Section 23.13.3, maximum class size shall not exceed the following:

Pre-Kindergarten Without an Aide 15
Pre-Kindergarten With an Aide 20
Kindergarten Through Grade 2 20
Grades 3 Through 12 25
Remedial Classes 12
Career and Technology Education 18

Section 23.13.2, found on pages 78 and 79, lists the maximum class sizes for learning centers and students with disabilities.

Section 23.13.2.4, on page 79, states that Individual Education Plan (IEP) caseloads shall not exceed fifteen per Teacher.

SECTION 23.13.3 LISTS SIX “ACCEPTABLE REASONS” FOR ALTERING CLASS SIZE.

 

 


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