Last week teachers on 26 paychecks received their 26th and final check of the 2009-2010 school year. The first check for the 2010-2011 school year begins on September 17, 2010. Teachers and paras on 22 checks received their last check in June. Paras who get 26 paychecks still have one check left for the 2009-2010 school year, as they have received only 25 checks so far this year. Paras’ 26th paycheck for 2009-2010 is on September 3, 2010. Why the different cycles? Paras got their first paycheck for 2009-2010 two weeks later than did teachers.
Salary Steps/Lane Changes & Career Awards for Teachers and Paras
Our contract expires on 8/31/10, but contractual provisions continue. For example, all salary step, academic lane changes, and career award changes continue in effect. So, if you are a permanent or provisional teacher on Step 4 with a Masters 15, and are newly-eligible for a Masters 30 pay lane, you will be on Masters 30 step 5 in September. No paperwork is needed for the step advancement, but you MUST submit paperwork for the change, in this instance, to Masters 30.