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Are there any penalties for not completing the Teacher Choice process?

Since November 19 and 20 are paid workdays, teachers not completing the 12 hours of professional development and/or not appropriately entering the hours into Eduphoria Workshop by April 30, 2019 will be docked state personal leave or, if no personal leave is available, salary. Pay will be docked according to the following dock rates:

• >0 – 3 hours remaining – 0.5 days or 4 hours docked

• 4 – 6 hours remaining – 1 day or 8 hours docked

• 7 – 9 hours remaining – 1.5 days or 12 hours docked

• 10 – 12 hours remaining – 2 days or 16 hours docked

Teacher Choice may not be accumulated in increments of less than 1 hour; therefore, credit for the Teacher Choice Program is not awarded for half hours. Employees who have not completed the Teacher Choice process will be docked in their June 2019 paycheck.