2008-2011
A G R E E M E N T
of Terms And Conditions Of Employment
between
The Board of Education of the Vocational Schools in the County of Bergen
and
The Bergen County Vocational Technical Schools Education Association, Inc.

I. Salary Guide Regulations:

The salary guide shall provide for five salary classifications with five separate columns defined as followed: In determining eligibility for each of the following salary classifications, approved in -service credits may not exceed 1/3 of the column heading requirements. One (1) in-service credit is equal to 15 contact hours. For purposes of movement on the salary guide an approved in-service credit must be credit accumulated outside of district sponsored professional development activity.

NOTE:
a) Shop teachers who earn a degree are limited to five in-service credits per column.
b) In-service credits will only be granted for approved in-service course work taken while employed by this Board of Education.

Column I:

Academic teachers having a Bachelor's Degree or a Shop teacher having sub-standard or regular certification. If a teacher becomes eligible for regular certification on or before September 1, the teacher will be reclassified to reflect their degree status. (Four year training level.)

Column II:

Academic teacher having a Bachelor' degree plus 15 approved graduate or in-service credits or a Shop teacher with regular certification plus 36 approved college or in-service* credits above regular certification.

Column III:

Academic teacher with a Bachelor's Degree plus 30 approved graduate or in-service credits* or a Shop teacher having a Bachelor's Degree or 128 approved college or in-service* credits with a regular certification.

Column IV:

Academic teacher with a Master's Degree plus 15 approved graduate or in-service credits or a Shop teacher with a Bachelor's Degree plus 15 approved college or in-service* credits.

Column V:

Academic teacher having a Masterâs Degree plus 30 approved college or in-service credits or a Shop teacher with a Bachelor's Degree plus 30 approved college or in-service* credits.

NOTE: * In-service credit limitations set forth in this provision.
The requirement for a Shop teacher to hold a Bachelor's Degree for advancement to columns IV and V take effect September 1, 1995