Section 2: Board of Review & Interpretation of Contract

  • 2.1 Teachers who have questions/concerns regarding the interpretation of this contract shall consult with the PSTA President or PSTA LINC representatives before initiating a formal request for interpretation and/or implementation.
    • 2.1.1 The PSTA President and the HR Superintendent will collaborate to problem-solve issues related to Local Collective Bargaining Agreement implementation.
    • 2.1.2 If either the PSTA President or the HR Superintendent requests a formal interpretation in order to clarify implementation, the PSSD-PSTA Local Negotiations Team will be consulted prior to enacting formal provisions.
  • 2.2 Grievances which cannot be settled in the above manner should be brought to the attention of the Board of Review in writing. The written notice shall include the particulars of the grievance including the steps already taken to resolve the issue.
  • 2.3 A grievance includes any difference of opinion which may arise as to the meaning, interpretation, or application of a word, expression, or provision contained in this agreement.
  • 2.4 The Board of Review shall meet within thirty (30) days upon receipt of notification to address the grievance. The Board of Review shall have the responsibility of interpretation of the Agreement.
  • 2.5 The Board of Review shall consist of five members: two appointed by the PSTA, two appointed by the Board, and an individual acceptable to both the Board and the PSTA. The mutually agreed upon individual is to act as chair.
  • 2.6 The teacher has the opportunity to speak to the grievance. The Committee will have opportunity to ask questions for clarification. Following information gathering, the committee will deliberate in closed session. The resolution will be communicated to the teacher verbally as soon as possible, and, in writing, within seven (7) days of the resolution.
  • 2.7 If the grievance is not resolved to the satisfaction of both parties, either party may refer the matter to arbitration in accordance with the terms of Arbitration of Dispute in The Education Act, 1995, and any amendment thereto.