Some of your rights:
Complaints shall be called to your attention as soon as possible. If the identity of the person expressing a concern related to your performance is not made available to the employee together with a description of the concern, the concern from that person shall not be admissible as data associated with the implementation of intervention assistance.
In an attempt to resolve problems at the lowest level, principals shall encourage anyone making a complaint to discuss the issue with the person(s) involved.
You have the right to have a representative of the Association present during any disciplinary action, upon request.
If you are threatened with injury or need to come to the aid of another person about to be injured, teachers are authorized to use reasonable force toward a student or other person.
You have the right to exclude disruptive students from your classroom for EACH disruptive event. The student CANNOT be returned to the classroom before the designated time is up without the teacher's permission or until the teacher and administrator confer and decide otherwise.
You are guaranteed 3 days of personal leave per year. Check with your contract for specifics.
You are entitled to 5 days of paid bereavement leave in the case of a death of any member of your household and/or the following members of your immediate family: spouse, mother, father, daughter, son, brother, sister, step-father, step-mother, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandmother, grandfather, grandchild, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law.
On the first day of each school year, each teacher is credited with 12 days of Illness/Injury Leave to be used for the illness and injury to care for a spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent or a child of the employee. The unused portion of such leave shall accumulate from year to year. Employees will be compensated for unused sick leave days in accordance with legal requirements.