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Welcome to CCSD!

2013-2014 New Teacher Guide Book Employee Onboarding and Development Department


Welcome to CCSD!

Table of Contents Section ONE: Get Ready • • • • •

CCSD at a Glance: Fast Facts District Policies and Regulations District Organization Board of Trustees and Officials “Ready by Exit” - Growth Model and Framework

Section TWO: Get Set • • • •

Employee Onboarding & Development Department 2013-2014 Onboarding Program Standards/Curriculum 2013-2014 School Year Calendar

Section THREE: Go • • • • • •

Licensed Appraisal & Performance Rubric InterAct Professional Development & Pathlore Requesting a Substitute Parent Link/edline/EasyGrade Pro V.I.N. - Very Important Numbers

Section FOUR: The Basics • • • • •

Salary & Payroll Benefits & Approved Vendors Licensed Employee Negotiated Agreement Nevada Licensure & Department of Education Employee Services - Badges & Address Updates

Section FIVE: Tips • Start the Year Off Right • Resources for Success 1


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Welcome & Congratulations We are thrilled you chose the Clark County School District (CCSD) to begin or continue your teaching career. We want to make this transition as smooth as possible! Teaching is a complex job, and the Employee Onboarding and Development Department is dedicated to supporting your growth so that every student has access to a highly effective teacher. Onboarding is a process that eases new employees’ transition into the workforce, lessens apprehension, decreases the learning curve, and allows the new employees to easily integrate into a new culture and social environment while building new informal and formal relationships.

We are a collaborative team; you are not alone. Please don’t hesitate to call or email for any questions and/or clarifying information. Together, we will make a difference for the students of the Clark County School District.

This New Teacher Guidebook is a resource for teachers new to Clark County School District. In it, you will find information to help you become familiar with the District and assist with the first few days, as well as resources to ensure your success as a new teacher to CCSD.

Sincerely, Meg Nigro, Director mnigro@interact.ccsd.net 702-799-1092

“All our effo rts have on e purpose. It is to ensure all students a re ready by exit.”

Our role in the Employee Onboarding and Development Department is to support you throughout your early years as a teacher.

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CCSD at a Glance

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CCSD at a Glance

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District Policies and Regulations To view a complete list of the District’s policies and regulations, please visit: http://ccsd.net/district/policies-regulations/.

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District Organization All CCSD schools are organized within one of several Performance Zones (PZs). Most schools are assigned to one of sixteen PZs. Most are by geographic region, but some are specialized: Turnaround Schools, Career and Technical Schools, etc. This structure allows for vertical alignment by grade-level “feeder” schools, facilitates collaboration among educators in similar communities, and serves as a means of communication for parents and other family members. Each PZ is led by an Academic Manager, whose primary focus is student achievement and instructional leadership, but they also serve as liaisons to central office departments and divisions as they work to ensure compliance with district, state/federal procedures, regulations and laws. See the following two pages for a complete list of schools by PZ and Academic Manager.

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Board of School Trustees & District Officials

Dr.  Linda  E.Young  Member

Lorraine  Alderman Vice-­‐President

 Erin  E.  Cranor Member

Carolyn  Edwards President

Patrice  Tew Member

Pat  Skorkwsky Superintendent 10

Deanna  Wright Clerk

Chris  Garvey Member

Mike  Barton Assistant  Superintendent   of  Instruction  


Nevada Growth Model

Nevada Growth Model

CCSD Performance

Learning Center

Support

The Nevada Growth Model measures how much a student improves in academic performance over time, rather than simply whether he or she passed a test. It answers the question, "How much progress on statewide assessments did a student or group of students make in one year, as compared to academic peers across the state?" Examining student academic growth will help districts and schools to better plan learning experiences to help more students achieve higher levels of academic performance. Results are currently based on the Criterion-Referenced Tests (CRTs) in Reading and Mathematics for students in grades 4-8. Student reports will soon be available to parents and teachers. View more detailed information on the Nevada Growth Model View annual Nevada Accountability Reports View the updates about Nevada's Standards and Assessments View the growth and achievement data for Clark County public schools at CCSD Performance Model

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Nevada School Performance Framework

In July 2012, Nevada's ESEA Flexibility request was approved oďŹƒcially marking an end to the school accountability system known as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). AYP has now been replaced by the Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF). The NSPF is an integral component of the Educator Performance System that defines the State's shift away from AYP to a five-star classification

approach, with schools earning a rating of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. How is the Nevada School Performance Framework

subgroup performance gaps, growth, graduation rates, college and career readiness, and other indicators. For all schools, the NSPF will provide actionable feedback to Reported? schools and districts to help Nevada's public schools determine if current practices will receive an index score are aligned to improve and a star rating under the NSPF. The search feature and educational outcomes for all students.Please click on the drop-down menus on the hyperlinks below for more Nevada School Performance information on the NSPF: Framework website allow 1) About NSPF for users to find the NSPF for any elementary/middle schools school in the state. For elementary and middle and high schools. 2) Overview, Performance schools, star ratings in the and Other Data and Trends NSPF are based on student growth, proficiency, subgroup Reports. 3) Video detailing the performance gaps, and Overview and Performance average daily attendance. High school ratings are based reports for elementary/middle schools and high schools. on student proficiency,

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Employee Onboarding and Development (EOD) Department As mentioned previously, the role of EOD is to support you throughout these early years of teaching. One of our goals is to get new teachers excited about teaching and learning. In addition to support provided from your site-based mentor and administrator, there are six project facilitators (PFs) in the EOD department. Support via a PF may come in the form of modeling lessons, observations, assisting with lesson plans, classroom management, providing professional resources, etc. You are welcome to initiate a request for support via InterAct at EOD@interact.ccsd.net or phone (799-1092), or a supervising administrator may recommend that you contact us. PFs are licensed teachers; therefore, they do not act in a supervisory capacity. They are available to assist in areas related to the CCSD Professional Domains, but do not give advice regarding conflicts with administrators/ colleagues, the Negotiated Agreement, or personal disciplinary matters. Each PF is assigned to specific Performance Zones, so you will get to know your designated PF quite well throughout the year.

Other responsibilities that come under EOD are: onboarding new support staff and administrative personnel; placing pre-service teachers (observations, practicum and student teaching); and facilitating professional development for the District’s Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) Program. Meet Meg Nigro, EOD Director; Devin Heintz and Dena Durish, EOD Coordinators; the six PFs, Support Staff Trainers, and our fantastic support staff employees on the next page! We are all willing to assist in any way possible, and If we are not able to answer to your questions, we will certainly find someone who is!

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EOD Team

Meg Nigro Director

Fawn Canady Project Facilitator

Olivia Grant Project Facilitator

Devin Heintz Coordinator

Julie Decker Project Facilitator

Matthew Lopes Project Facilitator 15

Dena Durish Coordinator

RenĂŠ Etheridge Project Facilitator

Kym Morris-Martin Project Facilitator


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Kyisha Holloway Personnel Clerk

Jennifer Morejon Secretary III

Brian Garcia Support Staff Trainer

Art Gingras Support Staff Trainer

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Lily Mares Support Staff Training Supervisor

Frank Valdez Support Staff Trainer


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2013-2014 Onboarding Program The research is clear - the single most important factor contributing to student success is the classroom teacher. Many and varied research studies have confirmed these findings. One of the most influential studies is the Widget Effect (The New Teacher Project) which can be found at www.tntp/widget.org. To ensure all students have access to an effective teacher, the 2013-2014 Onboarding Program for teachers new to the profession is designed to minimize the time it takes to become a highly effective teacher. Per the Negotiated Agreement (www.ccea.net), beginning teachers have two years to complete an onboarding (induction) program. Experienced, but new to CCSD, teachers are welcome to participate, but are not required to do so. Pending contract negotiations, all new teachers will move to Step 2 on the Salary Schedule, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Those who successfully complete the Onboarding Program will move through the steps uninterrupted. Those who do not complete, will remain at Step 2 for an additional two school years. For example, Jennifer and Ryan are beginning teachers for the 2013-2014 school year and both are placed on Step 1. For the 2014-2015 school year, both move to Step 2. Ryan completes the program within two years, Jennifer does not. Therefore, Ryan moves to Step 3 for the 2015-2016 school year, but Jennifer stays on Step 2 for two additional years. Jennifer will not move to Step 3 until the 2017-2018 school year. Ryan will move through the steps uninterrupted.

2013-2014 Onboarding Program Requirements • Onboarding Kick-Off Attendance (August 14-15 or within 30 days of hire) • Successful completion of 45 hours of professional development (PD) within two years, which must be reflected on Pathlore transcript and/or PD log. What can the 45 hours of PD include? • Of the 45 hours, Pathlore transcript and/or PD log must reflect at least one PD session in each of the five CCSD Professional Domains on the Licensed Employee Appraisal AND an additional session related to “Technology in the Classroom” • The remaining hours of PD necessary to reach the 45 hours can be at the teacher’s discretion, but must be directly related to improving effectiveness in his/her current position What doesn’t count for the 45 hours? • University/college courses • Professional development that occurs during the contracted work day (staff development days, attending PD that required a substitute, meeting with grade-level colleagues during preparation periods, etc.) Revised 08/28/2013 17 • Mentoring sessions


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2013-2014 Onboarding Program Additional Support Available: • Professional learning communities based on common needs • Mentor(s) identified by site administrators to work directly with you at your school to provide ongoing support, assistance, and encouragement on a regular basis. • Coaching/mentoring from project facilitators • 2013-2014 New Teachers group on Edmodo • Professional learning opportunities, both face-to-face and online, that are unique to beginning teachers • Additional professional learning opportunities designed as a result of surveys, evaluations, and/or special requests from administrators, teachers, and/or project facilitators

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2013-2014 Onboarding Program: Edmodo What is Edmodo? Edmodo is a secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content and access homework, grades and school notices. Edmodo’s goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner. Why use Edmodo? We are using Edmodo for a variety of reasons: it serves as an online professional learning community to build a network of support with both CCSD and world wide colleagues, to have 24-hour access to a range of teaching strategies; to participate in peer discussions online; and to be linked to a network of teaching resources. What am I expected to do on Edmodo? Our hope is that you will reach out to colleagues to offer and ask for support and to access various communities, which serve as a “DIY” source of professional development. How do I use Edmodo? If you are reading this, you must already be registered for an account! Feel free to explore features, watch some webinars, and basically have FUN! During the Onboarding Kick-Off, we will go through some of Edmodo’s features, and we also plan to offer additional professional development throughout the year - a 101 and a 201 for more advanced users.

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Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards is the “home� of the standards. Here you will find the standards, their appendices and corresponding resources to help create a foundational understanding of the CCSS. (http://www.corestandards.org) Implementation Tools and Resources developed by CCSSO and other leading organizations, provides a comprehensive list of resources related to the CCSS. (http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/Common_Core_Resources_May%202013_Final.pdf)

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Curriculum Engine Beginning with the 2013-2014, the District will no longer print copies of content area standards. Teachers can access this information via the Curriculum Engine, an online curriculum and lesson planning tool.

To be used along with the Curriculum Engine, Wiki-Teacher is a forum for teachers to share their collective intelligence through lesson plans, unit plans, demonstration videos, and unwrapped standards. The lesson plans, unit plans, centers, textbook supplements, and other resources found on Wiki-Teacher are created and shared by educators. Resources contributed to the site are reviewed by content experts and peer-rated by all of the members of Wiki-Teacher. The demonstration videos on Wiki-Teacher give educators an opportunity to see how other teachers implement best practices in their classrooms. Demonstration video topics include whole group and small group reading, math, and writing instruction along with classroom management and professional development videos. The K-5 CCSD Math and English Language Arts (ELA) Standards have been unwrapped to support standards-based teaching by breaking down each standard into its component parts. The unwrapped standards include learning targets, student-friendly learning targets, vocabulary terms, and sample mastery assessments.and peer-rated by all of the members of Wiki-Teacher. For questions/feedback, you may contact the Curriculum & Professional Development Division by clicking HERE. 21


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School Calendar CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2013-2014 SCHOOL CALENDAR * 2013 Monday, July 1 Thursday, July 4 Thursday, August 1 Monday, August 12 Wednesday, August 14 Wednesday, August 21 Wednesday, August 21 Thursday, August 22 Monday, August 26 Monday, September 2 Thursday, October 24 Thursday, October 24 Friday, October 25 Monday, November 4 Monday, November 11 Thurs-Fri, November 28, 29 Friday, December 20 Tues-Wed, December 24, 25

Twelve-Month Administrators, Support Staff, and School Police Officers Begin Work Year Independence Day (No School) Eleven-Month Administrators, Support Staff, and School Police Officers Begin Work Year Ten-Month Administrators and Support Staff Begin Work Year New Licensed Employees Begin Work Year All Other Licensed Employees Begin Work Year Licensed Employees on Leave of Absence Begin Work Year Nine-Month Support Staff Employees Begin Work Year Classes Begin Labor Day (No School) End of First Grading Period (43 days) Staff Development Day (No School for Students) Nevada Day Observed (No School) Staff Development Day (No School for Students) Veterans Day (No School) Thanksgiving Day and Family Day (No School) Winter Break Begins – End of Day No School December 23 – January 3 Winter Break for Non-Assigned Support Staff Winter Break – Two-Day Holiday for Administrators, Support Staff, and School Police Officers

2014 Wednesday, January 1 Monday, January 6 Friday, January 17 Monday, January 20 Tuesday, January 21 Friday, February 14 Monday, February 17 Friday, March 21 Friday, April 11 Friday, April 18 Monday, April 21 Monday, May 19 Monday, May 26 Wednesday, June 4

Thursday, June 5 Thurs, Fri, Mon June 5, 6, 9 Wednesday, June 11 Monday, June 30

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New Year’s Day – Holiday for Administrators, Support Staff, and School Police Officers Classes Resume Non-Assigned Support Staff Return from Winter Break End of Second Grading Period (47 days) End of First Semester (90 days) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed (No School) Second Semester Begins Staff Development Day (No School for Students) Presidents’ Day Observed (No School) End of Third Grading Period (43 days) Spring Break Begins – End of Day No School April 14 – April 18 Spring Break for Non-Assigned Support Staff Spring Break Holiday for Administrators, Support Staff, and School Police Officers Classes Resume Non-Assigned Support Staff Return from Spring Break Staff Development Day (No School for Students) Memorial Day (No School) End of Fourth Grading Period (47 days) End of Second Semester (90 days) End of School Year (180 days) Nine-Month Support Staff Employees End Work Year Licensed Employees End Work Year Contingency Days (if needed) Ten-Month Administrators and Support Staff End Work Year Eleven and Twelve-Month Administrators, Support Staff, and School Police Officers End Work Year

Returning Licensed Employees New Licensed Employees 9-Month Support Staff

184 days 189 days 182 days

10-Month Administrators & Support Staff 11-Month Administrators & Support Staff 12-Month Administrators & Support Staff

206 days 226 days 248 days

* Subject to change. April 26, 2012

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Licensed Employee Appraisal & Performance Rubric CCSD uses five Professional Domains (Planning & Preparation, Learning, Assessment of Student Achievement, Learning Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities) and 25 specific Standards to identify and measure teacher effectiveness. All teachers new to CCSD are considered “probationary” for three years, and all probationary teachers are formally evaluated three times a year on December 1, February 1, and April 1 using the Performance Appraisal Report.

The Levels of Performance Rubric includes descriptive criteria for teacher performance related to each professional domain standards. Descriptive criteria for each performance level indicate the degree to which the teacher’s performance has met the established expectancies. It is recognized that every teaching situation is unique and each day, in each classroom, a particular combination of factors defines the events that occur. And yet beneath the unique features of each situation are commonalities that can be identified as “best professional practice.” The performance rubric provides teachers and administrators a context for describing and discussing excellence. Having a common understanding of what represents effective teaching assists both the novice and experienced teacher to grow professionally and fosters professional dialogue among colleagues and supervisors. 24


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Professional Development Several CCSD Departments/Divisions, such as the ones below offer a wide variety of professional development (PD) opportunities related to best practices. Pathlore is the District’s online platform used to advertise, search, and register for District-sponsored professional development. To access Pathlore, follow the directions on the next page. You will need your InterAct login and password. Once registered for PD, Pathlore will send email reminders. Curriculum and Professional Development Department (CPD) • Mathematics • English/language arts • Science • Foreign language • Social studies • Fine arts • Career & Technical Education Student Support Services Division (SSSD) • IEPs • Co-teaching • Behavioral supports • Physical environment Equity and Diversity Education (EDE) Department • cultural proficiency • celebrating culturally diverse classrooms • developing respect among and between students (bullying prevention) English Language Leaners (ELL) Department • language acquisition • assessment • curriculum and strategies

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Pathlore Registration

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Pathlore - Registration

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InterAct InterAct is the CCSD email system that all employees have access to free of charge. Once you receive your InterAct login information, you will notice several icons on your desktop. When a new message appears next to any icon, there will be a red flag next to it. One you will use regularly is your school icon. Most principals expect InterAct to be checked daily. Below are some helpful features, strategies, and tips.

Respond in a timely manner - Answer within 24-48 business hours, within the same working day, if possible. If the response requires follow up on your end or will take awhile to draft, it’s a good idea to send a brief email notifying the person that you are working on it.

Work-related - As your employer, CCSD owns and has rights to view all emails sent from work computers.

Prevent future questions by answering in advance If you do not respond to all questions, you will probably get more. Use the “Reply with Quote” feature to be sure you answer every question. Do not forward chain mail or spam.

Subject line - Provide clear detail in the subject line to help your audience find, sort, and respond to emails with a clear and concise subject line- don’t leave it blank.

Spelling and Grammar- Make a good impression, be sure to use spell check, which can be set as a default before sending.

Create a professional signature - Signatures should include only the most useful contact and professional information and caution should be used when including quotes and/or pictures. Note that some schools have site-specific formats to be used for signatures.

Take care with abbreviations and emoticons Avoid emoticons, abbreviations (LOL or BTW), etc.

Greeting and closings - Sign your first name if you greeted them by first name (and vice versa).

NO SHOUTING! - Using all caps is construed as shouting.

Efficiency- Emails that short and to the point are generally much more effective than lengthy-worded emails.

Assume goodwill - Assessing the tone of an email is difficult. Don’t assume the sender is angry or being rude. When in doubt, maybe a phone call follow up is a better choice so clarifications can be made as needed.

Bandwidth and memory - It’s a good idea to check with your recipient prior to sending large files or attachments without permission. To increase your own memory, it’s a good idea to print and/or export important emails to your computer.

Remember the “person” - Without the use of tone, body language, or inflection, written words can be misinterpreted. So, keep in mind if you would say what you are writing to the person’s face?

Mistakes can be fixed, most of the time - Emails sent to other InterAct users can be unsent, corrected, and re-sent, hopefully before being read by recipients. However, this only works for in-District recipients.

Use think time when needed - Sometimes it’s a good idea to wait to send your emails until you’ve had time to think and reflect on the content. Remember that once you hit send, it can be printed and forwarded to anyone.

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InterAct: Download Instructions

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InterAct: Tutorial

InterAct™ Tutorial 01: Reading and Replying to Email Being able to send email is one of the greatest benefits of connectivity. Email is fast, virtually free, and, unlike conventional mail, it can often even be "unsent." Since email will play such an important role in this class, we're going to devote our first lesson to helping you master the basics of opening and sending email. With just a bit of practice, you'll be sending email to friends and coworkers and be ready to take part fully in the InterAct™ online learning community. Opening Email 1. On your desktop, double-click the mailbox icon.!

2. The large white field is your mailbox. Any entry with a red flag in front of it is a message to you that is unread. In order to open this message, you need to position your cursor anywhere on the entry and double-click.

3. To close your mailbox using the menu bar, click on File and select Close. On a computer running Windows, you can click the X in the upper right corner. On a Mac, click inside the close box. See the graphics below. This works for other program windows as well.

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Requesting a Substitute SmartFind Express is the system used for the assignment and deployment of substitute personnel within the Clark County School District. If your position requires a substitute when you are absent, an ACCESS ID has been mailed to you.  You will need to register for a PIN by calling the SmartFind automated line at 799-7827 (799-SUBS) and follow the prompts to record your name and select a PIN. Once registered, employees may access SmartFind Express by phone or web browser. Your ACCESS ID and PIN are required for access.  If you forget or misplace your ACCESS ID and/or PIN, you may obtain this information from your school office manager or you may call the Substitute Help Desk at 799-5420.  Help Desk hours are 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. The web address is https://sems.hrd.ccsd.net. For further instructions and additional information regarding SmartFind please visit InterAct - District Link.

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Parent Link/edline/EasyGrade Pro CCSD uses Parent Link/edline to facilitate ongoing and up-to-date communication between teachers and family members. Family members use Parent Link to access grades, attendance, school lunch account balances, important school announcements, etc. Teachers use edline to access EasyGradePro, a web-based gradebook platform, to update student academic information on a daily/weekly basis and ClassXP for daily attendance. Ask your site-based mentor or the school oďŹƒce manager about obtaining log-in credentials (activation code, password, etc.) for each, as well as site-specific usage guidelines and standards.

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V.I.N. - Very Important Numbers CCSD  Administra.ve  Offices

Employee  Onboarding  and  Development     Administra.ve  Center         Benefits  (Employee)           Curriculum  &  Professional  Development     English  Language  Learner  Programs     GiOed  and  Talented  Educa.on       Homework  Hotline           Human  Resources           Internet/InterAct  Help  Desk       Payroll  Informa.on           Regional  Professional  Development  Program   Subs.tute  Services           Student  Data  Services        

                         

Other  Useful  Numbers Child  Protec.ve  Services           Clark  County  Educa.on  Associa.on       Teachers  Health  Trust           Nevada  Department  of  Educa.on  (Las  Vegas)     Silver  State  Schools  Credit  Union         U.lity  Companies:   LV  Water  Authority             Nevada  Power             Southwest             Telecommunica.ons  Device  for  the  Deaf  (TDD)     Emergency  Numbers Ambulance  Medical  Response         Civil  Defense               EMERGENCY-­‐METRO-­‐FIRE-­‐PARAMEDICS       Henderson  Police  Department           North  Las  Vegas  Police  Department         Poison  Informa.on  Center           POLICE,  CCSD-­‐EMERGENCY           Police,  Metro               Student  Threat  Evalua.on  and  Crisis  Management      

 

 

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799-­‐1092 799-­‐5000 799-­‐5418 799-­‐5119 799-­‐2137 799-­‐8601 799-­‐5111 799-­‐0008 799-­‐1071 799-­‐5351 799-­‐3832 799-­‐5420 799-­‐2487 399-­‐0081 733-­‐3063 794-­‐0272 486-­‐6458 733-­‐8820 258-­‐3930 367-­‐5000 365-­‐1555 799-­‐5202 384-­‐3400   361-­‐1212   911 267-­‐5000   649-­‐9111  x  9   732-­‐4989   799-­‐5411/736-­‐1672   795-­‐3111   799-­‐7449  


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Section FOUR: The Basics

• Salary & Payroll rs • Benefits & Approved Vendo ed Agreement • Licensed Employee Negotiat ent of Education • Nevada Licensure & Departm & Address Updates • Employee Services - Badges

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Salary: How to Calculate

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Teacher Salary Schedule

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Salary Schedule: Including Benefits

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Salary Schedule: Additional Information

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Employee Self-Service Employee Self-Service District employees do not get a hard copy of paychecks. Electronic copies are posted securely on the District’s website. For paycheck information, leave balances, and/or copies of your W2, please follow directions below.

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Benefits Available via Payroll Deduction

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Approved Vendors

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Negotiated Agreement The District and Clark County Education Association have a Negotiated Agreement (teacher contract) in place that details procedures and processes including, but not limited to the following: teacher qualifications, medical leave, work year, Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), transferring to another school, etc. Per the Negotiated Agreement, Article 20: •

Teachers earn 1.5 sick days per month for 10 months. Sick leave may be accrued year to year without limit.

Teachers will earn one day for universal leave per year. This universal day will be deducted from accrued sick leave.

Employees who in the prior school year completed their contracts and who commenced their contracts by October 1 of the prior school year and who used five days or less sick leave exclusive of universal and bereavement leave (in the prior school year) through July 31 of the current contract year shall be entitled to two days earned personal leave with pay.

Employees who in the prior school year completed their contracts, who commenced their contracts by October 1 of the prior school year, and who use NO sick leave exclusive of universal, personal, and bereavement leave through July 31 in the prior school year shall be entitled to a total of four days earned personal leave with pay.

Employees who in the prior school year used more than five days sick leave exclusive of universal, personal and bereavement leave, are not entitled to earned personal leave.

Earned personal leave shall be in addition to the day of universal leave.

Employees who receive a paycheck for the September 25 pay distribution shall be credited with and may use up to six (6) days of sick leave at the beginning of the school year which are earned at 1.5 days per month for a maximum of ten (10) months not to exceed fifteen (15) days.

However, an employee must report to the teaching assignment as required by the contract in order to have sick leave credited.

In the event an employee does not complete the number of days required by contract, the number of sick days used in excess of the number of prorated days earned will be deducted when the final pay of the terminating employee is computed.

Employees who begin service later in the school year shall be credited with the number of days sick leave that may be earned at the rate of 1.5 days for each month of service that may be completed by the end of the school year.

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Nevada Licensure All teachers must hold a license endorsed in the subject area for which they teach. The District collaborates with the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) regarding teacher licensure issues and will provide some guidance to teachers. However, since the NDE is the license-granting authority, it is each employee’s responsibility to ensure that they maintain a current, active license at all times. Licensure status is public information, so teachers may look up their expiration date, provisions, etc. by clicking on the Find a Teacher link on the NDE website. Be sure to also visit the NDE site for information about licensure renewal, endorsement requirements, state-approved college/university programs, National Board Certification, and many other resources and FAQ’s.

Nevada Department of Education 9890 S. Maryland Parkway Suite 231, Room 234 Las Vegas, Nevada 89183702-486-6458 http://teachers.nv.gov

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Employee Services Identification Badges With an increased emphasis on safety and security, all Clark County School District (CCSD) employees are required to display prominently a photo identification badge during work hours. District employees must obtain a Photo Authorization Card (yellow) from their school office manager and all sections of the card must be complete. All new employees MUST obtain a photo ID badge at the CCSD Edward A. Greer Education Center, 2832 E. Flamingo Road. Badges are issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All employees must provide a picture identification and their Photo Authorization Card (yellow). Current District employees may also obtain a replacement identification badge from Area Service Centers throughout the District. For more information on Area Service Center Office schedules, please contact the Education Center Photo Station at 799-2846, option 2.

Change of Address Complete a CCF-153, Personal Information Card, or a signed request, and fax or mail to:   Clark County School District Human Resources Division 2832 E. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89121 Fax: (702) 799-2816

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Section FIVE: Tips & Resources

Start the Year Off Year Right

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Start the Year Off Right 1. Build relationships. Introduce yourself to the entire team in your building including the school secretaries, custodians and bus drivers. 2. Establish rules. If you want discipline to work during the year, establish class rules at the beginning. Let the students have a role in establishing them and they will have a tendency to follow them. Rules should be posted. 3. Check the District’s and/or school’s policy. Know what the rules of the road are as it applies to your responsibilities as a teacher. Also be sure to review District policy on the use of the internet, including social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace or Twitter. Keep personal views on religion and politics to yourself. 4. Keep records. It helps you be more organized – you never know when you may have to produce a document related to your job. During the year, you may have expenditures that could be deductions on your income tax. Set aside a place to keep track of them. 5. Develop resources. Develop sources of information. Know where to get help when you need it. How can you deal with the lack of instructional materials? Keep your eyes open for free or inexpensive materials. 6. Communicate with parents. If you teach primary, send a note home early informing parents that you need to get to know pupils before you can comment on them. List the process and times for parents to get in touch with you. Introduce yourself and include your policy on homework. Consider writing a fun newsletter once a month and sending it home with students. (Always have someone else proofread it before you send it out). 7. Set a positive tone. You have the opportunity to help your students realize that school can make a difference for each of them. Extend the positive tone by communicating with home, also. 8. Keep these three qualities of good teaching in mind: be flexible, be patient, and have a sense of humor. 9. Document everything and let administrators in the school know about problems before they get out of hand. 10. Take care of yourself. Block off time in your calendar to take care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Renew your energy. Cut yourself some slack. Treat yourself the way you treat your students: with patience, compassion and respect. 11. Love learning, love your students and love teaching! These tips offered by both first-year and veteran teachers are taken from an article in What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. For more details, see the public publication at http://www.ed.gov/pubs/FirstYear/index.html/.

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