Overage Payments for First Semester
Article 8 in the 2019-2020 PAT Agreement has language that defines workload “thresholds” for class-size, teaching load, caseload, and the number of unique course preparations. PPS is required by this contract language to pay educators whose workload exceeds those thresholds that were reviewed and calculated by PPS between October 19, 2020 and November 2, 2020.
Staff receiving stipends should have received a separate check on the November payday. The type of stipend will be reflected on the check as “Class Overload Stipend” and “Over 3 Prep Stipend.”
Overage pay for the second semester will be calculated on Monday, February 15, 2021.
If you did not receive the pay you anticipated, please submit those questions and any documentation to PPS immediately and a PPS HR representative will review your information and respond about whether or not they will make any corrections.
Overage for Educators working under a “4x4” Schedule in High Schools
With respect to overage payment for educators that work in high schools doing a temporary 4x4 schedule under Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), we have major disagreements with the District’s implementation of our contract language.
PPS believes that the CBA is clear, and that the language directly states that the payments are based on numbers per-semester. Since it is 160 for semester 1, and 160 for semester 2, PPS believes that they don’t have to pay any overage.
PAT believes that the overages numbers in the contract are directly linked to year-long courses. Since that is the case, and since the District converted year-long cases to semester-long courses, we believe the 160 number for HS overage must be reduced to 80.
It is our belief that high school educators working under a 4x4 schedule were not paid the proper overage payments based on a prorated 80-student threshold. PAT already has an “overage” grievance filed last year regarding prorating student overage numbers by the number of courses an educator teaches. That grievance is currently in settlement talks with state mediators scheduled to join the discussion in January. Depending on the outcome of those talks, PAT will apply the new understanding to this year’s 4x4 schedule, or PAT will file a new grievance to correct this violation.