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2013/15 NUSD/NFT Contract

The collective bargaining agreement between the governing board of the Novato Unified School District and the Novato Federation of Teachers Local 1986 is available here.

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Contribute to Catastrophic Leave Account

Thank you to the many members who have contributed in the past to the Catastrophic Leave Account. NFT members in need have benefitted from your generosity. The balance of the account has dipped below the 250 hours required. NUSD is unable to distribute sick leave hours to employees until the minimum balance is reached.

Contributions of sick leave days may be made throughout the year to the Catastrophic Leave Account. Please complete the 'Contribute to Catastrophic Leave' form. Completed forms may be sent directly to Human Resources.

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NFT Executive Board 2013/14

President:               Aaron Fix 
Treasurer:              Tim Blok
Secretary:               Christina Lunde and Adam Williams (Shared)
VP High School:     Jon Dick
VP Middle School:   Linda LaVere
VP Elementary:       Fran Rozoff

About the AFT

Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.

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History of the AFT

Learn the history of the AFT, including the union's founding in Chicago in 1916, its affiliation with the AFL-CIO, its battles for workers and human rights and its continued work to uphold the proud traditions on which the union was created.

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AFT Mission Statement

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.


About AFT Teachers

Throughout this century, the AFT has been a major force for preserving and strengthening America's democratic commitment to public education and public service. Desegregating public schools, passing the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, and addressing the needs of disadvantaged children are just a few of the causes the AFT has championed.

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NFT Blog

Be sure to check out http://www.novatonft.blogspot.com/. Olive Teacher and NFT Vice President Fran Rozoff writes and links pertinent articles relating to education to this blog spot. Thank you Fran!

A Brief History of NUSD Salary Increases

The NFT is often asked questions like, "When was our last raise?" "How do we compare with other districts?" NFT Vice President Jon Dick has compiled the following data for our members.

It is easiest to use the step 10, BA+60 cell on the salary schedule for comparison. In 1999-2000 school year, step 10, BA+60 = $47,543 In 2010-2011 school year, step 10, BA+60 = $61,977.

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