3.17 Māori Immersion Teaching Allowance (MITA)

3.17.1

    1. All teachers, as defined in clause 1.6.14, required to teach in te Reo Māori immersion classes at levels one, two or three as defined in Schedule 1 to this Agreement shall receive an allowance of $4,000 per annum. This allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher’s total hours).
    2. From the start of the 2017 school year, all teachers, as defined in clause 1.6.14, required to teach in te Reo Māori immersion classes at level one who have more than three continuous years’ service teaching in level one Māori immersion classes shall receive an additional allowance of $2,000 per annum. This is in addition to the allowance described in clause 3.17(a). This allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher’s total hours).
    3. From the start of the 2017 school year, for all teachers, as defined in clause 1.6.14, required to teach in te Reo Māori immersion classes at level one who have more than six continuous years’ service teaching in level one Māori immersion classes the additional allowance described in clause 3.17(b) shall increase to $4,000 per annum. This is in addition to the allowance described in clause 3.17(a). This allowance shall be pro-rated for part time teachers (based on the teacher’s total hours).
    4. The employer shall attest to the eligibility of teachers for these allowances according to the levels of te Reo Māori immersion outlined in Schedule 1 of this agreement.
    5. For clarity continuous service for the payment of the allowance in (b) and (c) above shall be interrupted but not broken by any periods of unpaid leave and/or breaks in teaching service and/or teaching service in classes other than Māori immersion level one.

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