3.6 Area Schools High Priority Principals Allowance

3.6.1 The Area Schools High Priority Principals Allowance (ASHPPA) provisions below shall apply to Principals employed in those area schools identified by the Ministry of Education as requiring additional support for recruitment and retention. The schools identified by the Ministry are those set out in separate advice and may be changed by the Ministry as needs change, no more than annually, after consultation with the unions.

3.6.2 Full-time fully certificated teachers employed as Principal on a permanent or long-term relieving basis of two consecutive terms or more shall be entitled to receive the allowance of $3,000 per annum.

3.6.3 Full-time teachers employed as Principal on a permanent or long-term relieving basis of two consecutive terms or more who are provisionally certificated or certificated subject to confirmation shall be entitled to receive the allowance of $2,000 per annum.

3.6.4 Principals moving to a school which has been designated as ASHPPA status are entitled to either transfer and removal provisions as provided for in Schedule C, or the National Relocation Grant. On completion of a minimum of three years’ continuous service in one or more ASHPPA schools a Principal shall have access to the transfer and removal provisions of this Agreement when moving from this category of school to another Principal position in a state or integrated school.

3.6.5 In the event that a school is removed from the ASHPPA coverage, a Principal who was in receipt of the ASHPPA immediately prior to that change, shall continue to receive the allowance until the end of the school year. Principals who are so affected shall retain their entitlement to the transfer and removal provisions of this Agreement for a further three years.

3.6.6 A principal in receipt of the Principal Recruitment Allowance is not entitled to receive the Area Schools High Priority Principals Allowance at the same time.

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