Re: Saturdays: Stipend vs Extra Days on Contract
Posted by Thunder on 6/16/2022, 10:27 am, in reply to "Saturdays: Stipend vs Extra Days on Contract"
First, each district will treat it differently. |
Second, I had this argument with my business office a few years ago, which was in direct contradiction to what I was told by my superintendent.
My Business office told me what Desert Jazz said - anything that happens from Day 1 of 187 to day 187 that is outside 7:30-3:45 (our duty day) is covered by stipend.
Our "extra days" are a set number of days worked M-F, outside those duty days.
However, my superintendent and my principal both told me that full days during that time period can count as extra days. So while the assistant directors get a 217 contract and I'm on 226, those extra days that are not M-F 7:30-3:45, and are full work days (6 hours) may count towards our total.
The business office gave me grief about it because it was not "approved by an administrator." When I informed them that I am an administrator they said "that doesn't count."
Since then I send a "calendar" each year to the campus principal of each campus and let them know what days we work to our totals. They have yet to not approve it.
As a side note, getting extra days versus a stipend is a plus. Your daily rate goes up the longer you teach (duh) and when you get extra days those extra days increase in value each year. Where as a stipend remains flat, they generally don't increase stipends. For example, my co-worker was on a 187 day contract in a previous district and given a $10k stipend for everything else. Here he's on a 217 contract and given a $4k stipend. At his current pay rate (7 years taught) the extra days and stipend come to $10,760. At year 22 he'd get about $12,900 in my district, so he's coming out a little ahead.