Upon the ratification of this Framework Agreement, within each school jurisdiction a joint
committee will be established and maintained for at least the duration ofthis Framework
Agreement to design, direct and conduct internal reviews to determine what jurisdiction-
initiated tasks or policies can be eliminated or modified to reduce teacher workload and improve
teacher efficacy. The committee shall be comprised of representatives of the School Jurisdiction
named by the School Jurisdiction, teachers named by the Association Bargaining Unit and a
facilitator provided by Alberta Education. The school jurisdiction and Association Bargaining
Unit shall jointly determine the size and composition of the committee such that it reflects the
diversity of teaching circumstances across the jurisdiction.
The Committee shall complete an initial report by October 31, 2013 including recommendations
for further study and an initial action plan. The report shall be provided to the three parties to
this Framework Agreement. In implementing the initial and subsequent action plans, the School
Jurisdiction shall consult with the Association Bargaining Unit, but shall make final decisions
concerning the changes to School Jurisdiction determined policies and practices, reporting the
same to the Committee. This Committee shall meet at least semi-annually.
Subsequent to Oct 31, 2013, a teacher or a group of teachers from one school may appeal to the
principal and, if necessary to the superintendent, if they believe the issues in the report have not
been addressed or in the event no report is released. If they are not satisfied by the decision of
the superintendent, the Association may refer the matter to the Exceptions Committee as
outlined in Part C 10. This Exceptions Committee will provide recommendations to all parties.
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