Duties of the ClassroomTeacherExcerpts of one schooldistricts employee handbook.
Duties of the ClassroomTeacherTeam Work.Handling Grievances.Grading Policy.
Demonstrate consistent loyalty to his/herschool, colleague, and profession.Support policies and regulations positively.Cooperate effectively with other staffmembers.Team Work
Team WorkBe highly positive and supportive in staffrelationships.Actively pursue a long-range program ofprofessional growth.Constantly seek self-improvement.
A "grievance" is an oral or written complaintfiled with the Superintendent of Schools andwhich concerns the grievants wages, hours,or conditions of work, or which allegesunlawful discrimination in employment basedupon sex, race, age, religion, national origin,handicapping condition, or the exercise ofconstitutional rights.Grievances
GrievancesLevel One GrievanceWithin the appropriate ten (10) day filing period the employee may file agrievance, outlined above, by delivering written notification to theSuperintendent of Schools.The notice must state whether the presentation of the grievance will bemade orally or in writing. The written grievance must be received by theSuperintendent within ten (10) days after the notice is filed.Within ten (10) days after the notice is filed, the Superintendent willdesignate a person with specific knowledge of the subject matter of thegrievance to respond to the grievant.
GrievancesLevel Two GrievanceIf the grievant is not satisfied with the designees response, the grievant maypresent the grievance to the Superintendent. The grievant must file a writtennotice of appeal to the Superintendent within ten (10) days after thedesignees response is made.If the grievance was presented orally to the designee, the Superintendent willmeet with the grievant within ten (10) days after receiving the notice and willrespond within ten (10) days after the meeting.If the grievance was presented in writing to the designee, the Superintendentwill respond to the written grievance within ten (10) days after receiving thenotice of appeal.
GrievancesLevel Three GrievanceIf the complaint has not been resolved to the satisfaction of the employeeafter the presentment to the Superintendent of Schools, the employee maypresent the grievance to the Board of Trustees.The grievant must file a written notice of appeal to the Board of Trusteeswithin ten (10) days after the Superintendents response is made and at leastten (10) days prior to the next regular meeting.After considering the complaint, the Board may exercise its discretion byquestioning the grievant or the administration, or directing theSuperintendent to place the matter on a future agenda, or by taking noaction.
Grading PolicyEach teacher must record weekly evaluations on eachstudent.Samples of student work must be filed in order to showadequate evaluation procedures.Copies of all final exams are to be filed with the principalat the end of each semester.
Grading PolicyAll grades will be reported numerically on a scale of 0 to100.A minimum grade of 70 is required for credit in a course.Six weeks averages of less than "50" will be reported as"50" at the six weeks reporting period for students,however, the actual number grade will be reported forfinal exams.
Major grades may consist of,but are not limited to, thefollowing:six weeks testsbenchmark examsunit/chapter testsresearch projects/papers(final product)special projects (science fair,history fair, performances,speeches, etc.)performance-basedassessmentbook reports/critiquescompositionsportfoliosGrading Policy
A minimum of ten TEKS/benchmark based daily grades must berecorded per grading period.Daily work may consist of, but are not limited to, the following:group/individual projectshands-on activities/labs/rehearsalsclass/group work (cooperativelearning, etc.)vocabulary assignmentslearning centerschapter/unit tests (if applicable)book reports/critiqueslab reportscomputer activitiesnotebooksappropriate homeworkGrading Policy
Daily work continued…activities from adopted textseriescalculator activitiesjournalswriting processes (prewriting,drafting, revising, editing, publishing)informal compositionsportfoliosspeech/communication/presentationskillsvocabulary/spelling tests and/orassignmentsinterim work for projects/papersquizzesGrading Policy
Late Work PolicyMajor Grades10 points each instructional day will be deducted up to 3 days.After the 3rd day, the highest possible grade will be a 50.HomeworkLate work will be addressed through the individual campushomework policy.Grading Policy
Make Up Work PolicyWork assigned on the day of an excused absence must becompleted and given to the teacher based on the number ofdays absent. (i.e., if absent one day, then the student has oneday to turn in all work missed.)For extended absences, special arrangements need to be madewith the teacher for makeup work.Grading Policy
Make Up Work PolicyStudents who do not make up work during the allotted time, orwho have not made other arrangements with the teachersinvolved, may expect to get a zero for work missed.It is the responsibility of the student to arrange with theteacher the time and place for make-up work.Grading Policy
Final ExamsFinal exams will be given on the last four days of eachsemester. No more than 2 tests will be administered eachday. Final exams may be given in 2 hour blocks with 30minutes for review and 1.5 hours for testing.A grade of "zero" may be given for a final exam grade if thestudent makes no effort on the exam or is determined tohave cheated on the exam.Grading Policy
Re-Teaching and Re-Testing PolicyRe-teaching and retesting is appropriate for unit and majortests. The decision as to how to reassess skills that are re-taught is the responsibility of the classroom teacher.Reassessment methods include, but are not limited to:class discussion/review demonstration observationoral questioning re-teaching in another unit retestingGrading Policy
Re-teaching and Re-testing Cont…Individual Re-teaching/Retesting:Evidence of retesting should be documented.When averaging grades for a reporting period, a passingretest grade will becounted as a 70.If the retest grade is failing, the higher of the two grades(original/retest) will be used.Grading Policy
Re-teaching and Re-testing Cont…Whole Class Re-teaching/Retesting:a. If a majority of students fail to demonstrate mastery onan assessment, retestingwill be utilized as the assessment method. While both theoriginal and the retest grade should be documented, onlythe higher of the two grades will be averaged.Grading Policy
SourcesA Commitment to Educational Excellence. (2010).Wissahickon School Districthttp://www.wsdweb.org/page.cfm?p=1848Teacher Handbook. (2008-2009). Aldine SchoolDistrict. Retrieved fromhttp://www.aldine.k12.tx.us/pdfs/handbooks/teachers.pdf