SIDE LETTER OF AGREEMENT

The purpose of this side letter is to provide compensation for elementary teachers who have been assigned additional students when a substitute is not available, and any comprehensive secondary school teacher who has been assigned to cover a class period based on Article 8.12.3.  In addition to the contract language regarding this issue, the following provisions will be included:

A.  The District shall make every effort to provide substitute teachers.
B.  The teachers assigned to cover for a missing substitute on their prep period will be determined first from a volunteer list established, by period and by site.  If no volunteers are available, then assignments will be made from other available teachers on a fair and equitable basis.
C.  Once a teacher has covered five (5) periods for a missing substitute, compensation will be made in the amount of the daily regular fully credentialed substitute teacher rate. If there are less than five (5) periods covered at the end of the school year, then each teacher will be compensated at a prorated amount based on the number of periods assigned.
D.  If a school is on a “block” schedule, then an equivalent number of periods (typically two) will be credited to a teacher who is assigned to take a class on a block schedule day. E.  For schools on a “4×4” schedule, once a teacher has covered three (3) periods for a missing substitute, compensation will be made in the amount of the daily substitute rate. If there are less than three (3) periods covered at the end of the school year, then each teacher will be compensated at a prorated amount based on the number of periods assigned.
F.  For schools on a daily multiple prep period schedule, teachers may deny a subbing assignment if they have already completed a sub coverage on that day, unless the sub rotation list has been exhausted for that period.
G.  Teachers in Rancho Cordova shall receive a prorated increase in pay equivalent to the increased Cordova substitute rate once they have substituted during their prep period for the equivalent of 50% or more of the available occurrences in the pay period.

The following provisions for elementary teachers will be included:

A.  For every two occurrences of coverage of up to 12 students in elementary grades K-6 for a missing substitute, compensation will be made in the amount of the daily regular fully credentialed substitute rate.
B.  Compensation will be made in the amount of one-half of the daily regular fully credentialed substitute rate in the case of a single occurrence.
C.  The incremental secondary provisions will be provided for elementary teachers assigned if the substitute for a music, PE, or art teacher is not available.

Signed: 05/02/07 revised 4/8/14