2ARTICLE 2RECOGNITIONSECTION A. The Board hereby recognizes the Association as the exclusive representative forthe purposes of professional negotiation as defined in Section 10-153a through 10-153j of theConnecticut General Statutes as amended, for the entire group of certificated professionalteaching employees of the Board, including Department Heads and Head Teachers below therank of Assistant Principal, other than temporary substitutes, and for professional teachingemployees holding durational shortage area permits. Time served under a durational shortagearea permit will not count towards an individual’s district wide seniority.SECTION B. Unless otherwise indicated, the term "teacher", when used hereinafter in thisAgreement, shall refer to all employees in the above unit.ARTICLE 3GENERAL PROVISIONSSECTION A. The Association shall encourage a high degree of academic and professionalproficiency.SECTION B. The Association agrees, on behalf of itself and all teachers that no teacher,individually or collectively, will, for the duration of this Agreement, engage in any strike, work stoppage, slow-down, mass resignation, curtailment or restriction of work. The parties furtheragree that any teacher participating in any of the above may be disciplined by the Board up toand including discharge. The Association further agrees it will not call, authorize, instigate,sanction or condone the aforementioned activities by the teachers against the Board during theperiod of this Agreement.SECTION C. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as prohibiting the Board fromdisciplining, including discharging, teachers for just cause. Termination proceedings, if any,shall be conducted pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. §10-151, and such matters shall not be subject tothe grievance procedure.SECTION D. The Board shall not adopt a change in policy and/or administration regulationaffecting salaries, fringe benefits, or working conditions which conflict with a specific term of this Agreement. The Board shall send the Association an agenda of the upcoming regular Boardmeetings and a copy of Board enacted policies.SECTION E. Written reprimands, involuntary transfers for disciplinary reasons, and/orsuspensions shall be imposed only for just cause.