Negotiated Agreement

DEA Bylaws

JSSC Handbook

FAQs About the Negotiated Agreement

The DEA is the sole designated negotiator on behalf of all teachers in Davis School District.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no “contract time” in the contract. There is no obligation to be at school a certain amount of minutes before school starts, nor is there a certain amount of minutes after school teachers are expected to stay.

What is in the contract is the following: “Full time educators agree to a regular seven and one half (7½) hour school day” (7.1.2[a]).

How you choose to work that 7.5 hours is up to you as a teacher. In the name of professionalism, though, it is recommended that you plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the school day to ensure that you arrive on time, regardless of any delays; as well as to get ready for the day to begin.

The pay period is from the 1st to the 30th of each month. You are then paid for that time on the last banking day of the next month

  • For example, the work you do from November 1-November 30 is paid out at the end of December.

When you submit a Salary Level Change Form, it will appear on the next month’s paycheck.

Make sure to include all necessary documentation when you submit to guarantee proper processing.

You cannot get past salary level L without having a bachelor’s + 20

If you don’t want to go to graduate school, those 20 credits can be awarded through USBE credit. Just be aware they won’t follow you if you ever leave the state.

You will get a $1,000 stipend every year!

A couple of years ago it was negotiated that if

  • both you and your spouse work for the district
  • both you and your spouse are eligible to receive insurance through the district
  • both you and your spouse are signed up under one person

then the district will pay 100% of your health and dental insurance premiums.

This is a benefit most other districts don’t have.

The Sick Leave Policy provides full pay in cases of illness and personal bereavement (no separate leave for bereavement).

  • For the first 3 years of teaching you receive 7 “sick days” a year

  • After the 3 years, that goes up to 10 days.

  • You can check your current balance on your pay stub or on Encore.

    • One day is considered 8 hours

  • The days are assumed on July 1, but accrued throughout the year.

    • If you leave the district mid year, you will have to pay back any used sick leave that had not yet been accrued.

Unused sick days will be accumulated, with no cap of how many you can accumulate.

  • If you run out of sick leave, you may request an advance of up to 5 sick days.

    • Those days will be deducted from future sick day allotment

    • If you leave the district before repaying advanced days, you will have to pay for the days out of your final paycheck.

Upon retirement, your sick hours are paid out at 21.5% of the value of the days to a health savings account