Schedule A shall be computed on a beginning bachelor’s degree salary of $38,379. All other salaries shall be determined by applying a 5.15% vertical index and a 5.15% horizontal index. Members who qualify, will move lanes effective second semester for 2019-2020 only. Pending futures negotiations, Board intent is that these qualified members will be moved to the full lane for 2020-2021.
A. Nurses will be compensated according to Schedule A.
B. Teachers are limited to the seventh (7th) step on the salary schedule in the Bachelor’s Degree category. It is necessary, therefore, to obtain fifteen (15) graduate hours within six (6) years or plateau on the seventh (7th) step. A new teacher with graduate hours beyond the Master’s Degree will not receive credit for those hours until s/he has completed two (2) years of experience either in Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools or in another district unless required for the position.
C. Teachers accumulating enough credit hours for movement to a higher step on the salary schedule shall receive an adjustment at the start of the following semester after showing proof of credits earned. Either graduate or undergraduate credits will be accepted at the BA plus 15 and BA plus 30 level. Only credits earned after the baccalaureate degree will be accepted for advance placement on the salary schedule. Credit beyond the BA+ 30 or Master’s level must be graduate level courses. Courses to be credited toward salary advancement must be directly related to the teacher’s current assignment or must aid in qualifying the teacher for another assignment that currently exists in the district that requires teacher certification or State Department of Education approval; or be part of a graduate degree program that directly relates to the teacher’s current assignment or aids in qualifying for another assignment that currently exists in the District and requires teacher certification or State Department of Education approval; or be approved by the Office of Human Resources.
D. Movement on vertical steps on the salary schedule shall occur only at the beginning of each school year. Movement beyond Step seven (7) of the BA column shall be at the rate of one (1) vertical step annually after the completion of the fifteen (15) hours.
E. Movement on steps (experience) on the salary schedule shall be limited to one step only.
F. A teacher shall receive an annual longevity payment of:
beginning with the 10th year $1,355
beginning with the 21st year $1,880
beginning with the 27th year $2,510
Full credit for years of experience in Carman-Ainsworth shall be counted, plus four (4) years of teaching experience elsewhere for members hired prior to December 31, 2012. Members hired after December 31, 2012, will only be credited for years of service in Carman-Ainsworth for the purposes of longevity payment.
G. A payment of $50 will be paid to all teachers who attend open house. Open house time will not exceed 1.5 hours.