Article 11 – Recognition of Extra-Curricular Activities
11.1 Extra-curricular activities are defined as those authorized student activities that take place beyond the instructional time set out in The Education Act, 1995. Recognition of extra-curricular hours is not intended to cover the hourly commitment, it is an appreciation shown by the School Division, to teachers who lead wellness activities for students.
11.2 The importance of extra-curricular activities is recognized as part of the educational offerings provided to students. The interests, abilities, and personal circumstances of staff and students, shall be taken into consideration when developing extra-curricular offerings.
11.3 Prior to undertaking an extra-curricular activity, expectations regarding the purpose and philosophy of the activity shall be clearly communicated and approved by the principal.
11.4 In recognition of the time and energy teachers contribute to their school communities, teachers who have accumulated, within the current academic school year:
11.4.1 Forty (40) hours of school division approved extra-curricular activities shall receive a maximum of one half (.5) day of paid leave in recognition.
11.4.2 Eighty (80) hours of school division approved extra-curricular activities shall receive a maximum of one (1) day of paid leave in recognition.
11.4.3 One hundred and fifty (150) hours of school division approved extra-curricular activities shall receive the maximum two (2) days of paid leave in recognition.
11.4.4 No more than two (2) days can be earned per school year.
11.4.5 In each case eighty percent (80%) of the hours must be student contact time. These hours may be earned at any Regina Catholic School.
11.5 Activities deemed as extra-curricular shall be approved by RCSD Senior Administration. All extra-curricular hours must be signed off by the administrator at the school where hours are earned. Approved hours are submitted electronically using the approved, and RCSTA agreed upon, tracking form managed by Human Resource Services.
11.6 Teachers may use the paid leave days in the year it is earned or carry the day(s) forward to the next school year only.
11.7 Extra-curricular hours must be tracked, approved, and submitted through the Human Resources tracking form prior to the leave being granted and by the last day of work of the year hours are accumulated.