We are working on getting the 20170=-2020 Contract ready to publish and will be ready no later than June 30,
2017. Both COACE and the Diocese of Columbus are working on revisions now.
Please click on the following links to view our current agreement.
2016-2017 Salary Schedule (coming soon)
2016-2017 Supplemental Salary (coming soon)
Pursuant to Article 28 of the AGREEMENT between the Diocese of Columbus (DOC) and the Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators (COACE), COACE and the DOC agree to amend Article 17, section 3 (17.3) as follows:
The date of April 15 given in the current AGREEMENT in section 17.3 is agreed to be a typographical error and will be changed to May 1.
Thus, section 17.3 will now read:
“The following provisions apply when the teacher(s) affected by the elimination of a position is (are) given notification after May 1 of the year preceding the year in which the elimination of the position(s) is to occur…”
COACE Addendum Articles 20.7
March 29, 2016
“Effective immediately, no new multi-year contracts will be offered” All current multi-year contracts will be honored until their termination date, as stated on the contract.”
COACE Addendum Article 20.5B
A teacher who will not be offered a limited contract must be notified of such decision, in writing, by May 1st of the 2014-15 school year, and by May 15 for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
COACE Addendum Articles 10.4C and 104.D
The Principal may require the teacher’s presence at events outside of the school day, in accordance with Article 10.5(B), where such function is directly related to classroom responsibilities or is a major event related to the school’s general program and functioning, or where attendance is by mutual agreement of the faculty and administration. Where the teacher’s presence is required at such an event or function which is held outside a fifty (50) mile radius from the teacher’s assigned school, the school shall reimburse the teacher for reasonable and necessary lodging, meals, and travel expenses. The Principal cannot require attendance at athletic, social, and fundraising events
A principal may choose the teacher’s presence, at no more than five (5) events outside the school day. Only one of those events may be a school dance. The principal may provide teachers options for that one dance (i.e., Homecoming, Prom, Sadie Hawkins, etc.), however, the principal has the discretion to remove one of those options should there not be enough supervision. The principal cannot require attendance at athletic (sporting events after school hours), social (a gathering of your peers, after school hours), and fundraising (activities to raise money, like an action, after school hours) events.
COACE Agreement Addendum Article 19.1C
If a principal determines at any time that a teacher is under-performing, a Performance Improvement Plan detailing expectations and a timeline will be put in place. The Principal, Superintendent, and the President of COACE will develop an individualized plan for this purpose. Failure of the teacher to meet the prescribed expectations within the timeline may result in termination
If a principal determines at any time that a teacher is under-performing. a Performance Improvement Plan with SMART goals, detailing expectations and a timeline will be put into place. The President of COACE and the Superintendent of Schools will review and sign off on the SMART improvement Goals. Failure of the teacher to meet the prescribed expectations within the timeline may result in termination.
Non Member information
If a non-member has a question regarding a contract issue, the following fee scale will be implemented: (A person may join COACE and become a member at any time)
- Initial contact with building rep – no charge
- Initial contact with COACE president – no charge
- Additional contact with any Executive Board member will require a $250 retainer and fees for Executive Board will be set at $70 an hour.
- Legal fees – $175/hour