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Co-Curricular Activities and Extra Duties
209.01 Assignment of teachers to sponsorship of school
organizations where such sponsorship extends beyond
the teachers’ regular school day and assignment of teachers
to the extra duties specified in Section 905.01 of this
Agreement will be with the consent of the teacher.
209.02 In the event volunteers cannot be secured for the
necessary supervision of school events which take place
outside the teachers’ regular work day, teachers may be
assigned to supervise at such activities by the school principal,
provided such teachers shall be notified of the
assignment two (2) weeks in advance where possible.
These assignments will be rotated equally among the
entire teaching staff of the school so that no teacher will
be required to supervise more than five (5) such activities
per school year. Such required supervisory assignments
shall not extend more than three (3) hours in length or
the length of a normal school-related evening activity.
209.03 Teachers may voluntarily use their personal automobiles
for the purpose of transporting students on field
trips, transporting athletic teams or other business of the
Columbus City Schools, but may not be required to do
209.04 When any member of the bargaining unit is absent
for a full school day and no substitute is available, the
assignment shall, in elementary schools, be divided, and
in middle and high schools, rotated among the teaching
staff at the school involved. In the event no substitute is
A. Elementary teachers who are assigned students from
the absent teacher’s class shall be compensated at the
rate of six times three-quarters of the supplemental
hourly rate [6 x (3⁄4) x supplemental hourly rate] per
day divided equally among the teachers receiving the
B. Middle school and high school teachers who are
assigned during their conference periods to cover the
assignment of the absent teacher shall be paid at the
rate of three-quarters (3/4) of the supplemental
hourly rate for each forty-five (45) minute period.
In the event a self-contained middle school assignment
is divided among teachers of other self-contained
classes, compensation shall be in accordance
with Section 209.04(A) above.
In cases of a sudden illness or an emergency which
requires a teacher to leave after the work day has started
and said teacher is charged sick leave as defined in
Article 701 of this Agreement, teachers receiving the
students shall be compensated as in (A) or (B) above,
except that the six (6) in the formula in (A) above will
be reduced to the number of hours such students
were divided during the day.
209.05 Except in an emergency, the Board shall provide a
substitute teacher for the classes of a teacher out of
school for a full school day in order to attend approved
functions such as athletic events, tournaments, club activities,
Association leave and other professional leave.
209.06 Nothing in these provisions shall prohibit members
from voluntarily assisting each other or from temporarily
rearranging assignments for purposes of team teaching or
other professional activity with the approval of the
209.07 No teacher shall be required to join any organization,
participate in the activities of any organization or
contribute to or support any charity. Nothing in this provision
is intended to relieve teachers of their required
participation in an annual open house and/or an annual
parent grade-level meeting where scheduled, provided
such required participation shall be counted towards the
number of supervisory activities that may be required in
Section 209.02 above.
209.08 Teachers shall not be required to sell or process
school pictures, tickets of any kind, candy, insurance or
other like items if school aides or volunteers are available
to perform these functions.
209.09 During the term of this Agreement, a minimum of
one half-time instructional assistant shall be provided for
each school for the purpose of reducing the amount of
duties teachers are required to perform in the supervision
of study halls, school yards, lunchrooms and school halls.
209.10 Teachers shall not be required to perform the duties
of school treasurer.
209.11 No elementary teacher shall be required to conduct
more than two (2) textbook and two (2) equipment
209.12 Members of the bargaining unit who are required by
their assignment to travel on their lunch period shall not
be asked to assume extra duties during their lunch period.