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Chicago Public Schools: Side-by-Side Comparison

Chicago Public Schools: Side-by-Side Comparison

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CHICAGOPUBLICSCHOOLS–TEACHERCONTRACTCOMPARISONS
2003contract
2007contract
2012contract
LengthofDay
Studentsgain7minutesperday.
Nochangefrom5¾hoursperday.
Elementarystudentsgain1¼hourstocreatea7hourschoolday.Highschoolstudentsgain½hourtocreatea7½hourschoolday.
LengthofYear
Studentslose7days,fallingfrom177to170instructionaldays.
Nochangefrom170days.
Studentsgain10fullinstructionaldays.
AcademicCalendar
Multiplecalendarswithdifferentstartandenddatesforstudents.
Maintainsmultiplecalendarsystem.
Aunifiedcalendariscreatedsoallpublicschoolchildrenattendschoolonthesamedays.AjointBoard-UnionCommitteecreatedtoworkonspecifics.
TeacherEvaluation
Maintainsthe1967evaluationsystem.
Maintainsthe1967evaluationsystem.
Studentgrowthispartofevaluationforfirsttime,accountingfor25%ofevaluationinyears1and2;30%inyear3;35%year4;andpotentially40%inyear5ifJointCommitteeapproves.AstudentsurveywillbepilotedinYear2,withimplementationinYear3at10%oftotal,subjecttoJointCommittee.
TenuredteacherswillcontinuetobeevaluatedonbiennialcycleifreceivingaProficientorExcellentrating.
UnsatisfactoryandDevelopingteacherswillfacelayoffinYear1.Remediationanddismissalmayoccurimmediatelypost-rating(whichtenuredteachersreceiveinYear2ofimplementation).
ContractDuration
4years
5years
3yearswiththeoptionof4thyearbasedontrigger.
RecallandLayoff
Principalsmaintainauthoritytohirewhicheverteachertheydeembest.
Layoffsdonebyseniorityonly,withoutconsiderationPrincipalsmaintainauthoritytohirewhicheverteachertheydeembest.
Layoffsdonebyseniorityonly,withoutconsiderationofperformance.
Principalsmaintainfullauthoritytohirewhicheverteachertheydeembest.
Whenschoolsareconsolidated,closedorphased-out,highly-ratedteacherswillhavetheopportunitytofollowtheirstudentstotheconsolidatedschool.Orderoflayoffisbyperformance:Unsatisfactoryteachersfirst,thenbyclass(probationary/tenured),thenbyDeveloping(formerly
 
CHICAGOPUBLICSCHOOLS–TEACHERCONTRACTCOMPARISONS
ofperformance.
NeedsImprovement–intwogroups,thoseratedlowerinthiscategorythenthoseratedhigher),andthenProficient/Excellent.
QualityTeacherInitiative
Nosystem.
Nosystem.
Forthefirsttime,CPSwillhavehiringstandardsforteachersthathaveearnedcredentialsbeyondacertificationtoteach.Initiativewillcreatehiringstandardstoensureallcandidatesmeetminimumhiringrequirementstoraisethebaronthequalityofourteachersandtoensurethatallteachersacrossthecitymeettheseminimumexpectations.TheInitiativealsocreatesguaranteedinterviewsfortenuredhighly-ratedteacherswhoarelaidoffbecauseofclosings,consolidations,phase-outs,enrollmentdropsandacademicreasons.CPSwillaimtofill50%ofvacancieswithProficientandExcellentdisplacedtenuredteachers.Principalswillnotberestrainedbythisgoalandwillcontinuetohavetheabilitytohirethehighestqualitycandidatesoftheirchoosing.
CostofLivingIncrease
4%peryear
4%peryear
Firstyear3%,followedby2%inYear2and2%inYear3.Ifacceptinga4thyear,willreceive3%.
Steps
Unchangedfrompastcontract.
Addssteps14–16.
Reformedtoincentretentionofmoreseniorteachersandtoresultinshorttermandlong-termsavingsovercurrentsystem.
Lanes
Unchangedfrompastcontract.
Unchangedfrompastcontract.
Unchangedfrompastcontract.
CareerLadders,LanesandDifferentiatedCompensation
None.
None.
JointBoard-Unionpaycommitteetobeformedtostudylanemovement,differentiatedcompensationandcareerladders.Teachercredentialsorrolestobeconsideredmayinclude:TeacherLeader,ProfessionalDevelopmentTeacher,MentorTeacher,PeerObserver,DepartmentChair,andmore.Credentialswillfurtherhighlightexceptionalteachers,helpteachersdevelopprofessionally,andwillassistprincipalsinidentifyingtoptalentfortheirschools.
 
CHICAGOPUBLICSCHOOLS–TEACHERCONTRACTCOMPARISONS
Health
Contributionsremainthesame.
Contributionsremainthesame,andLMCCcreated.
Contributionratesremainfrozen,withLMCCauthorityrevisedtopermitchangestodefrayincreasesinhealthcarecosts.Introducesacomprehensivewellnessprogramatnocosttoemployeebutwithopt-outpremiumdifferential.
SickLeave
Sickdayscontinuedtobepaidout.
Unusedsickleavebanksincreased.Employeescanaccumulateupto325daysforpayoutandpensionservicecreditafter20yearsofservice.
Eliminatesickleavepayoutgoingforwardwithoutpenalizingexistingbanks.Permitbankingofupto40daysforuseassickdays,FMLAleaves,andpensionservicecredit,butnotforpayoutpurposes.Addsshort-termdisabilitypolicythatprovidesforpaidmaternityleave,otherillnessleaves,andmayaddpaternityleavepolicyof2to3weeks.
PersonalDays
Unusedpersonaldaysarepaidouttoemployees.
Unusedpersonaldaysarepaidouttoemployees.
Unusedpersonaldaysarenolongercompensated.
ClassSize
Remainsthesame.
Remainsthesame.
Maintainscurrentclasssizepolicy.
SchoolChoice
CPSmaintainscompletefreedomtoofferqualityschooloptions,includingSTEMschools
 ,InternationalBaccalaureate
(
IB
)programs,charterschoolsandselectiveenrollment.
EnhancedPensionProgram
$124Minincreasedpensionliability.
$114Minincreasedpensionliability.
Programeliminated.
ContractCost
$534millionoverfouryears,or$133millionperyear.
$645millionoverfiveyears,or$129millionperyear.
$295millionoverfouryears,or$74millionperyear.IncludesreducedcostfromCOLAreduction,stepandlanecompensation,andsavingsinlayoffbenefits,sickdaycompensation,andanewwellnessprogram.
Impact
Studentslose7days.
Studentsgain7minutesperday.
Instructionaltimeremainsthesame.
Noreformstoteacherevaluation.
Elementarystudentsgain1¼hoursandhighschoolstudentsgaina½hour.Allstudentsgaintwoadditionalweeks.
Principalsretainauthoritytohireteachersoftheirchoice.
Forthefirsttime,layoffdecisionswillbebasedonperformance.
Groundbreakingevaluationsystemthataccountsfor

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