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RIGHTS OF TEACHER

  1. Size of Class and Pupil Load Each teacher has the right to classes of such size and a total pupil load of such weight that he may develop the maximum interests, capacities, and skills of individual pupils.
  2. Time for Planning and Co-ordinating Work of Professional Nature Each teacher has the right to a class and activity schedule that will allow time during the school day for a thoughtful and effective discharge of his professional duties and for planning and co-ordinating
  3. Constructive and Sympathetic Supervision.
    Each teacher has the right to adequate constructive and sympathetic supervision.
  4. Good Working Materials
    Each teacher has the right to materials and equipment which are of practical necessity to effective teaching.
  5. Adequate Physical Conditions in the Building
    Each teacher has the right to practice his profession in a school environment that provides physical conditions necessary for good health, good teaching and good morale.
  6. In-Service Education
    Each teacher has the right to facilities and a program that will encourage in-service improvement, such as a professional library, workshops, group studies, and sabbatical leave.
  7. Participation in School Policy and Program.
    Each teacher has the right to be consulted in the formulation of policies affecting the school and the school program within the framework of the school law.
  8. Adequate Contractual Retirement Income
    Each teacher has the right to a contractual retirement income based upon the total years of service and total professional earnings, and adequate for him and his dependents.
  9. Right to a Position
    Each teacher who is properly certified has the right to practice his profession with full contractual status, after an adequately supervised and acceptable probationary period.
  10. Right to Engage in Professional Activities Each teacher has the right to engage in properly recognized professional activities without incurring prejudice.
  11. Right to an Adequate Income Each teacher has the right to receive for his services a financial return, as it becomes due, that will allow him a living standard comparable to that of other professional groups and that will enable him to improve his professional service.
  12. Right to Salary When Due Each teacher has the right to receive his salary when it becomes due.
  13. Right to Have Position Defined Each teacher has the right to have the nature and scope of his professional duties defined.
  14. School Day and School Week Each teacher has the right to decline without prejudice special assignments beyond the normal school day.
  15. School Year Each teacher has the right to proportionate compensation for professional services beyond the minimum mandated school day and/or school term as prescribed by state law.
  16. Political Participation Each teacher has the right to participate in political activities as citizens, consistent with the American way of life, without endangering his professional position.
  17. Protection from Discrimination Each teacher has the right to protection from discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, political beliefs consistent with American democracy, residence, marital status, economic status, and consanguinity.

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