24. Twelve Month School Year
The provisions of this article shall apply only to the teachers at the Winnipeg Adult Education Centre and the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre, hereinafter called the “Centre”, who are assigned to the instructional program operated by the Centre on a twelve (12) month basis.
It is agreed that for the purposes of this Article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) Standard School Year – Standard school year shall mean the teaching days designated by the Minister of Education and Advanced Learning pursuant to Manitoba Regulation 101/95 as it exists of the date hereof, in the ten (10) months commencing the Tuesday immediately following Labour Day and ending in June.
(b) Centre Year – Centre year shall mean the period beginning the Tuesday immediately following Labour Day and ending the following Labour Day.
(c) Standard Vacations – Standard vacations shall mean the Spring, Midsummer and Christmas vacations as designated by the Minister of Education and Advanced Learning pursuant to Manitoba Regulation 101/95 as it exists of the date hereof.
(d) School Holidays – School holidays shall mean the holidays set out in the Public Schools Act and Manitoba Regulation 101/95, as it exists of the date hereof, and in addition Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, July 1st and the first Monday in August.
(e) Cumulative Standard Vacation – Cumulative Standard Vacation shall mean the sum of the standard vacations.
(a) A teacher in the Centre may work during the standard vacations provided that in any Centre year, the number of teaching days the teacher works shall be not more than in the current standard school year and provided that the cumulative standard vacation shall be uninterrupted except by mutual consent of the Division and the teacher.
(b) A teacher may work during the standard vacations but not on school holidays.
(c) A teacher’s instructional day at the Centre may begin and end at times other than those applying in other schools of the Division provided that the instructional day is the same in length.
Not withstanding the provisions of Article 23.02 and with the mutual consent of the Division and a teacher in the Centre, the teacher’s terms of employment may be modified as follows:
(a) In any Centre year the number of teaching days required of a teacher who has consented may be more or less than in the current standard school year, provided that in this and the following Centre year, the total teaching days required shall be no more than those applying in other schools operating according to the standard school year; and provided that, on the completion of a cycle of two (2) consecutive Centre years in accordance with the foregoing provision, neither of these Centre years shall be taken into account in calculating another cycle of two (2) Centre years.
(b) A teacher shall have a cumulative standard vacation for each standard school year of service. The cumulative standard vacation may be advanced or deferred so that it occurs at times other than the standard vacations and may be so arranged that in any cycle of two (2) consecutive Centre years, two (2) cumulative standard vacations may be taken consecutively under this provision, they may not be taken to follow immediately after a cumulative standard vacation in the preceding Centre year or immediately preceding a cumulative standard vacation in the following Centre year.
(c) Where the teacher in any Centre year accumulates teaching days in excess of the standard school year, the total of the excess days accumulated shall be brought forward into the next ensuing Centre year and shall be credited to the teacher as if the days had been accumulated in that year.
(d) When a Counsellor in any Centre agrees to work in excess of the standard school year the Counsellor will receive one two-hundredth (1/200th) of the Counsellor’s then current salary for each day worked.
Where pursuant to the arrangements made between the Division and the teacher, it is anticipated that the teacher will be paid salary in advance of rendering service, the teacher shall, at the time of making such arrangements, give to the Division a promissory note in the form of “Schedule I” for the full amount of the salary that will be so prepaid, the said note to be surrendered by the Division when the teacher either (a) has earned the amount by teaching service or (b) has made full payment in cash, or (c) has repaid all prepaid salary by a combination of service and cash, or (d) has not received in advance any portion of the money contemplated. The said promissory note shall not be negotiated by the Division.
Not withstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the date that a salary increment becomes payable, hereinafter referred to as “anniversary date”, for a teacher employed at the Centre, shall be
(a) in the case of a teacher employed at the Centre as of the 8th day of September, A.D., 1970, the current anniversary date, and
(b) the case of a teacher joining the staff in the future, the anniversary date in effect at the time of transfer or assignment to the Centre.
Provided that the anniversary date shall be affected by absence without salary in the same manner as it affects teachers employed in other schools as set out in Article 9.04 (c)(i).
The basic salary of a teacher employed under contract at the Centre for a portion of the Centre year, shall be pro rata of the applicable annual schedule rate and shall be governed by the same provisions as the salary of any other teacher covered by this Agreement.
The parties to this Agreement will resolve, in the spirit of the foregoing provisions of Article 23, any unforeseen issues arising out of the operation of a Centre on a twelve (12) month basis.