July 13, 2009

To: The Honorable Mark K. McQuillan, Commissioner
Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Subject: Contract Provisions - Local 61, American Federation of School Administrators, AFL-CIO, Administrators of Connecticut Technical High Schools


Local 61, American Federation of School Administrators Bargaining Unit Employees Contract Amendment and Extension July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2012.

II. MILITARY LEAVE (Article 26.2)

In time of war, or reasonable apprehension thereof, or riot or rebellion, any permanent employee, or any person who has been in the continuous employ of the State for a period of not less than one (1) year, and who is in the employ of the State at the time of his entry for a period of more than sixty (60) days into the armed forces of the United States or into the active military or naval service of the State, will be paid one hundred dollars ($100) by the State at the expiration of such period of sixty (60) days.


An Assistant Principal who is assigned in writing by the Superintendent to act as a Principal for a minimum of two weeks will be paid for work at the rate of pay of the higher class from the first day.


A. Salary Schedule for 92 Certificate
The salary schedule for administrators with 92 Certifications has been restructured. The step placement on the restructured salary schedules is effective June 19, 2009 for those bargaining unit members holding the 092 Certification. See contract for details.
B. General Wage Increases
There will be no General Wage Increases for the contract year 2009-2010. Effective June 18, 2010, there will be a 3% GWI for all bargaining unit members. Effective July 1, 2011 will be a 3% GWI for all bargaining unit members. See contract for details.
C. Annual Increments
For those bargaining unit members holding 82 Certifications will receive an annual increment effective June 19, 2009. There will be no annual increment for any bargaining unit member for the contract year 2010-2011. Effective July 1, 2011 all bargaining unit members will receive an annual increment. See contract for specific details.
D. Stipends (Article 29.3)
Effective July 1, 2009, an administrator who has a Ph.D. or an Ed.D. from an accredited institution of higher education will receive an annual stipend of $2,000 payable in a lump sum on or about October 1 of the fiscal year. Documentation of the administrator's Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree will be submitted to the superintendent not later than August 1 of the first fiscal year in which the administrator is eligible for this stipend.
E. Longevity (Article 29. 4)
Employees will continue to be eligible for longevity payments for the life of the contract. The longevity schedule remains unchanged. See contract for details.
F. Travel Reimbursements (Article 29.5)
Administrators will be eligible for mile and meal reimbursement at the same rates as are established for managerial employees by the Department of Administrative Services/Office of Policy and Management.
G. Promotion (Article 29.9)
a. Assistant Principal Appointed to Principal
Assistant Principals who are appointed as Principals will receive a salary determined by taking the base annual salary (excluding longevity) as specified in the Assistant Principal's salary schedule plan plus five percent (5%) and placing the individual on the step of the Principal's pay plan that is closest to but not less than that sum.
b. Teachers
Individuals who are promoted from the teachers' bargaining unit into this bargaining unit will receive a salary determined by taking their base annual salary (excluding longevity), plus any supplemental earnings from within the Technical High School System in the preceding year, plus the increase specified in subsection (a) above and placing the individual on the step of the applicable pay plan that is closest to but not less than the sum.
c. Superintendent's Discretion
The Superintendent may place an appointee at one of the first two steps of the applicable pay plan at his/her sole discretion.


Tuition will be reimbursed up to twelve credits per school year (July to June) at a reimbursement rate tied to the University of Connecticut rate. Approved, short-term, non-credit courses may be reimbursed up to $550 and may include fees up to $500 for Continuing Education Units, (C.E.U.'s).
Section Four of Article 31 provides for making payments pursuant to Section Two, and for the purpose of paying for attendance at educational conferences or conventions approved by the Superintendent, there will be a Professional Development Fund consisting of an additional $30,000 added to the fund in contract years 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012. There will be unlimited carryover of unused funds from one contract year to the succeeding contract years.


Administrators will have up to three (3) days of personal leave of absence with pay in each school year. Personal leave days which are not used during the year immediately prior to the first day of the pay period which includes September 1 will be reimbursed to the employee at the following rates:
1. for Assistant Principals, each full day will be reimbursed at the rate of $250.
2. for Principals, each full day will be reimbursed at the rate of $300.
This reimbursement will be paid to all employees at a school entitled to such reimbursement within thirty (30) days of September 1, except that reimbursement for personal days unused as of the date of retirement will be paid at the time of retirement. In lieu of reimbursement, an administrator may carry over one unused personal leave day to the next year for use by September 1 of the next year. Any personal leave day carried over will not be eligible for reimbursement.


Administrators will be paid in accordance with their level of certification (82 or 92) and the salary schedules of Appendix B of the contract. The restructured salary schedules include advancement for annual increments. The salary schedules for administrators with 82 certification will be increased by three percent (3%) for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 years of this agreement as reflected in the salary schedules of Appendix B. The salary schedule Appendix B will not be increased for the 2009-2010 contract year. Any administrator on the 82 certification schedule who is not at the maximum in any year of the agreement will receive an annual increment except in the 2010-2011 contract year.
For each year of the agreement, an employee on the 82 salary schedule who successfully completes coursework in a program leading to 92 certification will be entitled to up to two lump sum payments, equal to one and one quarter percent (1.25%) of his/her base annual salary, with each such payment payable within thirty (30) days following submission of evidence of satisfactory completion of a semester or summer course.
Assistant Principals who are on the 82 salary schedule and who obtain a 92 certification will be placed on the 92 salary schedule effective the first full pay period following submission of proof of certification to the Director of Human Resources. See contract for details.


There will be mandatory furlough days for all members of the American Federation of School Administrators bargaining unit.
1. For the furlough day that the SEBAC agreement requires be taken prior to June 2009, each employee will forego one day's pay in the biweekly pay period that includes May 22, 2009. In consideration for this loss of pay, any employee who is retiring on or before July 1, 2009 will receive one day off with pay in June following the close of school, and other employees will receive on day off with pay in July of 2009.
2. For the remaining six furlough days, the base biweekly salaries of all employees will be reduced by the value of six days beginning at the start of the pay period beginning July 3, 2009 and continuing for the number of biweekly pay periods in an amount needed to recoup the value of six days prior to June 1, 2011.
Please refer to the Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Connecticut and the American Federation of School Administrators bargaining unit for specific details.
Core-CT has issued furlough day processing instructions in the HR Daily Mails dated May 19, 2009 and May 21, 2009.


A. General Wage Increases
Effective Date Period Covered Check Date
June 18, 2010 06/18/10 - 07/01/10 07/16/10
July 1, 2011 07/01/11 - 07/14/11 07/29/11
B. Annual Increments
Effective Date Period Covered Check Date
June 19, 2009 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09
July 1, 2011 07/01/11 - 07/14/11 07/29/11
C. Stipends
Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
October 1, 2009 09/11/09 - 09/24/09 10/09/09
October 1, 2010 09/10/10 - 09/23/10 10/08/10
October 1, 2011 09/09/11 - 09/22/11 10/07/11


A. Implementation of General Wage Increases and Annual Increments
New pay plans will be implemented centrally with the new hourly rate and bi-weekly salary effective with the pay period, at the proper time.
B. Stipends and Military Leave

1. On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XMISP.
2. On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code MPS.


You may direct requests for assistance as follows:
Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller
Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3463;
Contract Issues: Agency Personnel Officers;
Tuition Reimbursement: Office of the State Comptroller
Fiscal Policy Division, (860) 702-3334;
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller
Fiscal Policy Division, (860) 702-3440.



cc: Karen Shaw, SDE

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