F-1 Payment of Late Salary Increase

In the event that a salary increase cannot be included in the first pay warrant of a contract year, a separate warrant for the amount of raise not included will issued as soon as possible.  The remainder of the raise will be dispersed equally through out the remainder of the contract period in the ensuing monthly warrants.


F-2 Teacher School Warrants (Payment Conditions)

The 15th day of the month is the pay date unless the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, at which time, pay will be distributed on the last working day before the weekend or holiday.

All monies owed any individual will be paid in full on the last contract day, providing the individual has met all district employment obligations.
For the 2007-08 school year the district will issue the teachers May warrants on May 15.  The June warrants will be issued at the end-of-the-year check out.  The July and August warrants will be held until June 15.  If the legislature provides supplemental funding then the July warrant will be issued at the end-of-the-year check out with the June warrant.  The August warrant will be held until the June state aid payment is made.

Individuals will make appropriate advance arrangements to cover summer insurance premiums and/or any other payroll deducted payments.  This would allow coverage to continue uninterrupted.  The business office will provide the necessary documentation to deal with the required paper trail.

Beginning with the 94-95 school year, teachers will be paid 12 months of once monthly equal warrants.

The language on the individual employment will reflect items on the paycheck stub.

2007, 1999, 1993, 1989, 1976

F-3 Activity Pass

Each teacher shall receive an activity pass that will admit the teacher and his/her immediate family to all school sponsored activities.

1987, 1977

F-4 High School Department Head Compensation (Elementary Grade Level Chairperson)

High school department heads shall be paid a percentage based on the extra duty stipend schedule (item F-11, schedule is in the appendix) for coordinating a department of up to five full time teachers.  An additional $50.00 will be paid per teacher supervised for coordinating a department of six or more full time teachers.  Multi-site or multi-department teachers shall be combined to determine if equivalent to one full time teacher.

1994, 1998, 1979

This item was referred to a study committee charged with examining the following:

1. Job description of department heads

2. Department categories and numbers of persons in each department

3. Selection of process of department heads

4. Feasibility of adding junior high and upper elementary heads

5. Feasibility of adding grade level coordinators for each grade level K-4 at the three elementary sites

6. Equality of additional planning time for department heads\grade level coordinators balanced against extra duty compensation

7. Other information related to committee charges.

The committee met and made recommendations to the superintendent and to the CCTA president in October 1994.  The recommendations were approved but funding was not available to fund the recommendations. 

The Negotiations Team for 1998-99 made the recommendation that the department heads\grade level chairpersons  put in place and funded for the 1998-99 school year.


A detailed listing can be found in the appendix.

F-5 Tulsa Teachers Credit Union

The Board shall allow the teachers in our system to join the Tulsa Teachers Credit Union.


F-6 Dental And Vision Insurance

The district shall make available dental and vision insurance pursuant to guidelines established by the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board. These guidelines currently require that the employee have group health insurance (either with the district or another provider) in order to be eligible for dental and/or vision insurance.

2000, 1975

F-7 School Event Compensation

The School organization sponsoring a school fundraising activity requiring volunteer workers at athletic events, at school dances (excluding prom), and at any other money generating event shall compensate those volunteer workers at $ 30.00 per event.

Nothing contained herein precludes a volunteer working an event from choosing to refuse compensation

2000, 1992, 1988, 1978, 1975.

F-8 Above Degree Hours Incentive Pay

Incentive pay for hours above Bachelors Degree shall be $125 for each five (5) hours up to a maximum of 30 hours.

Incentive Pay for hours above Masters shall be $125 for each 5 hours up to a maximum of 60 hours.

The hours shall be approved by the committee constituted by the Local Above Degree Hours Guidelines (F-9).  Proof of satisfactory completion of course work (photocopy of transcript) must be filed with the committee on or before October 1 of each year.

1989, 1988, 1982, 1980, 1979, 1978

F-9 Above Degree Hours Incentive Pay (Guidelines)

All credit hours above a bachelors or masters degree earned by September 1 of current school year shall be considered for approval.  In order to be paid for the current school year, teachers must submit official transcripts and application for incentive pay to the CCTA building representative by October1 of the current school year.

A committee consisting of the CCTA building representative, the CCTA President and the Superintendent, or designee will consider all applications for incentive pay.

Application will be in writing and on forms designed by the committee and may be submitted to any building representative.  The Superintendent or designee will set the meeting date to consider the applications on or before November 1.

Course work filed after October 1 will not be accepted or considered for incentive pay for the current year.  It can be submitted the following school year.

It is agreed that the only requirements for approval of a course shall be that the committee agreed by a majority vote that the course work as described in the granting institution college catalog should be beneficial to the applicant in his/her role as an educator.

Incentive pay granted for each five (5) hours above Bachelor and Master Degrees will be itemized and paid by a separate warrant on approximately December 10.   A teacher not fulfilling his/her contract will pay back on a pro-rata share of his/her incentive pay based on 180.5 day contract.

1989, 1988, 1982, 1978

Form can be found in the appendix of the contract.

F-10 Personal Leave Pay

Each teacher who does not use part or all of district paid personal day shall receive $50.00 per remaining personal days or $25.00 per remaining ½ days.  (One-half day constitutes the period beginning or ending closest to 11:45 a.m.) Payment shall be made by a separate warrant.

Any teacher may choose to redesignate unused personal leave days as sick leave days to accumulate for the following year(s).  If this optional leave is chosen, it is understood no payment for unused personal days will be made.

Notice of intent to receive payment for unused personal leave days rather than roll them into accrued sick days must be made in writing to the business office within the first two weeks of the school year.

1993, 1989, 1986, 1984

F-11 Extra Duty Payment

The extra-duty index will be replaced by the accompanying extra-duty stipend schedule.

The Extra-curricular Duty Schedule Stipend Schedule will be negotiated yearly.

No individual shall seek change(s) in this schedule or addition(s) to this schedule without submitting a complete, detailed statement of all extra duties and time spent on these extra duties and responsibilities to the CCTA negotiations team by February 28, of a given school year.

1993, 1992, 1988, 1985, 1982

Extra Duty Schedule can be found in the appendix.

F-12 Masters/Doctorate Degree Salary

When certificated personnel complete the Master or Doctorate degree requirements by mid-term of each school year, the salary schedule for the individual teacher will automatically be advanced to the Master/Doctorate Degree schedule beginning with the February warrant, provided the teacher notifies the central office and provides documentation.

1989, 1982

F-13 Salary Forfeiture

A teacher shall forfeit 1\180.5 of contract salary per day for any absence not authorized by negotiated leaves, granted professional leave(s), or leave that Oklahoma statutes require that only the cost of the substitute shall be deducted.

1993, 1989, 1988, 1982, 1980

F-14 Retirement Compensation

The District shall award each teacher who has at least Five (5) years service to Claremore Schools, upon retirement, thirty-five dollars ($35) for each day of accrued sick leave up to a maximum of one hundred forty days (140 days) provided the teacher retires with a combination of age and service equating eighty (80) years.

2004, 2000, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1980

F-15 Retirement Benefit

The District shall pay to the Teacher’s Retirement System of Oklahoma, (TRS), the entire percentage contribution for both certified and district.

1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

F-16 Plan 125 Benefit

When the school system enters into a contract for an IRS 125 Plan with an approved plan administrator, then employees may voluntarily participate in this plan with no administrative cost to the teacher.

The cost of administration of the program will be absorbed by the district through the savings generated by reduced costs in employer FICA matching funds.


F-17 Compensation

Each certificated teacher employed by the Claremore District shall receive Compensation determined by the compensation schedule.  (This does not include incentive pay or extra duty stipends,  See the compensation schedule.) 

Step 28 will be added to the salary schedule  beginning with the 2004-05 school year.

2004, 2001, 2000.1993, 1988, 1982, 1981

F-18 Increment Funding

The Board of Education is committed to the principle of funding the increment as reflected in the Claremore teacher salary schedule.

When funding is available, teachers will move the appropriate step (s) on the Claremore salary schedule.

When funding becomes available during the school year, the increment should be added to the remaining salary warrants or payable in a one-time lump sun contract adjustment after the close of the term.

If steps have been rolled back, then the previous salary schedule will be restored.

Teachers must have served 120 days of the corresponding school year in the Claremore School System to be eligible for the increment paid during the school year.

A contract adjustment will be equally distributed to all teachers pending available costs if full funding or increments is not possible.

1988, 1983

F-19 Monetary Award

The Board of Education is committed to the principle of funding a one-time monetary award provided funds become available during the fiscal school year.  The award when available should be added to the remaining salary warrants or payable as a one-time lump sum after the close of the term.  Teachers must have served the full term in the Claremore School System and have been employed during the corresponding school year to be eligible for the one-time monetary award.

1988, 1986, 1983

F-20 Health Insurance Compensation

For the 2004-05 school year, 100% of a single premium Health Choice High Option will be available to every certified employee on the State Health Insurance Plan

Plan participation requirements shall be established in Oklahoma State and Education Health Insurance Plan regulations.  

Beginning the 2002-2003 school year, teachers not participating in the State or local insurance plan will continue the 2001-2002 level benefit applying the monthly State $67.67 and Local $41.38 amount as taxable income.

2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999,  ………….1989

F-21 Death Benefit Of Deceased Employee

If a teacher dies while employed by Claremore Schools, the District shall award payment of unused sick leave to the designated beneficiary, as listed in the Teacher Retirement System.  Payment will be thirty dollars ($30) for each day of sick leave up to a maximum of one hundred twenty days (120 days) accrued with Claremore Schools.  No payment shall be considered for accrued sick leave days transferred from another district.

1988, 1987

F-22 Bought Planning Period

For all bought planning periods that include student supervision, pay will be based on the fraction of the student day taught.  This fraction of the individual’s salary will reflect the individual’s degree level and years of experience.

For non-instructional duties where student supervision in not part of the required duties, the payment will be $1,000.00.

Assumption of planning period instruction assignment or non-instructional duties will be voluntary.  The planning period assignment shall be with the approval of the site administration.

The compensation for a partial year assignment will be pro-rated.

1992, 1988, 1987

F-23 One-Half Year Salary Schedule

Beginning with the 1988-89 school year, teachers with one-half (1/2) year teaching experience beyond the total full years’ experience shall be advanced to the next step on the salary schedule.  Example:  A teacher with 5 1|2 years experience shall receive compensation at the 6 year salary scale.  A total of 90 days shall be equivalent to 1\2 year teaching experience.  Any combination of half days and \or full days to total 90 days shall be considered one-half (1\2) year.  The 90 days need not be consecutive, but must be served in two (2) consecutive years.  The 90 days shall be contract days;  substitute teaching days shall not be considered for credit for half year salary step.


F-24 Mileage For Shared Teachers

The Claremore School District will pay one way mileage (between buildings) for teachers who work at two or more buildings.

The amount for reimbursement will be the current school district rate for mileage.  Payment will be paid one time a year based on the student days taught by the teacher.

The number of student days taught will be accessed through records kept in the Superintendent’s office.

1992, 1991

F-25 Summer School Teachers

Summer school teacher will be paid at the rate of $ 25.00 per hour.

1998, 1990

F-26 Career Stipend
Claremore Public Schools and the Claremore Classroom Teachers Association agree that each employee shall receive stipend for the 2006-07 school year, payable no later than August 1, 2007 .   The availability of the revenue to utilize in form of a stipend is based on the considerable work of employees to reduce the district’s expenditures for the prior year.  This combined with the district’s receipt of some new revenues means that the district has achieved an ending fund balance above $1,000,000. 
Stipends amounts to be paid are:
            Step 25 - $ 400
            Step 26 - $ 800
            Step 27 - $1000
            Step 28 and above $ 1300

1. the employee was employed by the district for the complete current school year
2. had been renewed for the next school year or has announced
3. has an assignment for the new school year (05-06) or has retired.

The stipend shall be paid only for 2007-08 and shall not be a recurring payment.  Furthermore, the stipend shall not be considered to be salary or benefits for any reason under Oklahoma Statue Title 70, section18-114.9 (A).  This stipend has been negotiated with the employee organization (CCTA) and the stipend and the limitations as set forth above were knowingly and voluntarily entered into in order to obtain the stipend.  The school district and employee organization agree that the stipend would not have been offered to employees in the absence of the limiting language set forth in this agreement.

2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

F-27 (NEW) 2003-2004 Beginning-of-year Stipend Amount

To begin the 2003-2004 school year, the district has offered a one-time stipend of $ 300.00 to all teachers returning from the previous year (02-03).  It was offered due to the district reaching the prior year financial goals (having at least 6% fund balance) on the funds from 2002-2003.   CCTA (employee association) acknowledges that this is a one-time stipend not to be considered part of recurring expense and would not have been offered otherwise.


F-28 (NEW) Level 3 Technology Stipend

Beginning with the 2004-05 school year, every teacher that has completed Level 3 Technology Training will be given an annual stipend of $ 300.00.  Certification will need to be completed by February I of the current school year in order to receive the stipend.  The stipend will be added to the April paycheck.

When another level of technology training is developed, Level 3 trained certified teachers will be required to take the additional training in order to continue receiving the stipend
The Tech Stipend issuance for the 2007-08 school year will be contingent on the district being funded for the FY08.  If the district is fully funded with no redirection in state aid the Tech Stipend will be issued once the June state aid payment is received from the State Department of Education.


F-29 (NEW) Stipend

The district agrees to pay a  $ 750.00 stipend for the 2004-05 school year to all certified staff.  The stipend in non-recurring for any subsequent years.   $ 375.00 will be added to both the October and March paychecks.


Teachers with additional credit hours need to have the form completed and turned into before October 1. Compensation for personal days is due.

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