Contract

You can access our current contract by following this link: 2021-2022 NTA Full Contract

Below are a list of contract topics and FAQs.

  1. Contract Topic: Leaves (Article VII)

How many days of sick leave do I get per year? – All full time employees are entitled to 10 days of sick leave during the school year. Such leave is to accumulate from year to year without limit. If an employee has exhausted all accrued sick leave and is absent from work, the sum paid to the substitute will be deducted from the employee’s salary.

Do I still receive full pay if I take Maternity Leave? – The employee’s sick leave (10 days /year) may be used for such leave, and a teacher will be granted time off with full pay for 2 additional days in the case of childbirth leave. In the case of child adoption, an employee will receive full pay for 1 additional day. Teachers are also entitled to take a Pregnancy Disability Leave; however, this does not guarantee the employee will receive full pay.

2. Contract Topic: Class Size (Article X)

What are the class size limits for each grade level?

Here are the class size limits for TK-8 schools:

  • No more than 25 students for grades TK-K.
  • No more than 28 students for grades 1-3.
  • No more than 30 students for grades 4-6.
  • No more than 32 students for grades 7-8 (40 for P.E.)
  • No more than 25 students for combination classes for grades TK-6

Grades 6-8 Middle Schools: Maximum class size of 35 students (40 for P.E. and Music)

Grades 9-12 High Schools: Maximum class size of 36 students (41 for P.E. and Music)

What happens when I have a class that exceeds these numbers? When the class size exceeds the district maximum, it is considered an “overage”. The district can adjust class size during the first 7 days of the school year without compensation. However, if there are still overages once the 7 day period has passed, teachers will be compensated based on the number of students on their roster that exceed the limit. For example, TK-8 teachers (self-contained) receive $10 per student per day and secondary teachers (7-12, not self-contained) receive $3 per day per student over the individual class size goal.