13.1 Physical Facilities
It is the objective of the Employer that Employees be provided with a separate desk with an operational lock, a file cabinet, and closet space to store coats, overshoes, and other personal articles.
13.2 Employees Lounge
It is the objective of the Employer that each school be provided with restroom and lounge facilities for Employees that are private, clean, comfortable, and available during regular working hours.
13.3 Duplicating Facilities
Duplicating machines and typewriters shall be made available to each school for the use of Employees in preparing instructional materials. Upon approval of the building principal, clerical personnel shall assist Employees in duplicating materials.
13.4 Telephone Facilities
Telephone service shall be available to Employees. Both parties agree that Employees will pay for any toll personal telephone calls
13.5 Professional Library
The Employer agrees to maintain a central professional library which shall include selected professional reference materials and copies of all textbooks currently in regular use in the District. The Employer shall continue, whenever possible, to make selected professional materials available in each school building.
A recent edition of a dictionary shall be provided in each classroom.
13.7 Materials and Supplies
Employees covered by this Agreement shall have an opportunity to submit budget requests for instructional materials and supplies. Employees shall be advised prior to August 1 whether their budget requests were approved or not approved by the Employer.
13.8 Assignment of School Nurses
The Employer shall not assign a nurse employed by the Employer to a position as a substitute Employee; provided, however, this shall not preclude the Employer’s utilizing such a nurse as a resource person to assist an Employee in presenting topics with respect to which the nurse has special knowledge.
13.9 Office Space
The Employer shall provide, whenever possible, office space for Employees.
13.10 Pupil-Certificated Staff Ratio
It is an objective of the Employer to maintain a ratio of pupils to total certificated staff covered by this Agreement that shall not exceed twenty-six (26) to one (1).
13.11 Successor Clause
This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties, their successors, and assigns.
Should the District be annexed, combined, or reorganized, this Agreement will apply to the newly formed district, provided that:
(a) Should the employees of the other district(s) be represented by a different labor organization, the parties recognize that the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB) may be required to determine the majority representative; or
(b) Should the employees of the other district(s) be unrepresented and greater in number than the Employees in District 87, the parties will promptly arrange an election to determine the Union’s majority status. Should the Association be determined the majority representative, the terms of this Agreement shall apply to the newly formed unit.
All bargaining unit members on tenure at the time of annexation, combination, or other reorganization shall be granted tenure by the successor board of education.
It is the intent of the parties that, the annexation, combination, or reorganization shall not adversely impact upon the contractual rights of the employees covered by this Agreement.
When time is mentioned in this Agreement, time is of the essence.
13.13 Certification of Employees
The Employer and the Association agree that any Employee covered by this Agreement shall meet Illinois certification requirements and hold a valid certificate from the State of Illinois.
13.14 Notification When Outside Organizations/Groups Need to Use District Facilities
The District will give an Employee at least one (1) week’s notice when the District allows outside organizations or groups to use an Employee’s workspace or classroom. When necessary and only when the building principal agrees, the Employee will be compensated at the hourly rate when the classroom must be secured.
The purpose of surveillance equipment is to secure the buildings. The purpose of surveillance equipment is not to evaluate the performance of employees or to monitor their behavior or conduct.
Surveillance shall only occur in common areas including, among others, hallways, parking lots, grounds, cafeterias, and gymnasiums. Surveillance equipment will not be utilized to observe employee performance or otherwise be accessed as documentation in the employee evaluation process.
Data from the surveillance equipment may be reviewed by the District’s personnel in connection with investigations of suspected criminal conduct or security violations or incidents. Access to data involving District personnel will be limited to appropriate administrative personnel and police liaison officers. Such review will take place in the office of one of the parties listed above. If the review of data inadvertently reveals alleged incidents of employee misconduct, the following process will be followed:
(a) The Employee and the Association will be notified if the District intends to investigate the alleged employee misconduct incident. Such notification shall be in writing.
(b) The Association representative or the Employee’s representative may review the data depicting the alleged employee misconduct.
(c) The employee has the right to be represented in all investigatory meetings regarding alleged misconduct unless the employee declines representation. For further information see Section 2.9 of this Agreement.
(d) Any discipline that may be imposed against the employee as a result of the misconduct investigation shall be in accordance with the applicable provisions in this Agreement.
Data from surveillance equipment may be stored for up to thirty (30) calendar days unless there is cause to believe that such data would document a criminal or security incident.
At the time surveillance equipment is activated in each school building, all employees at that school shall be informed in writing, of the use of the surveillance equipment. All new employees will be notified in writing, of the use of the surveillance equipment as part of new employee orientation.