1. An employee who is required by their employer to use their private vehicle for school district related purposes shall receive reimbursement of 50 cents/kilometer.
2. The mileage reimbursement rate established in Article B.10.1 shall be increased by 5 cents/kilometer for travel that is approved and required on unpaved roads.
3. The employer shall reimburse an employee who is required to use his/her personal vehicle for school district purposes, the difference in premium costs between ICBC rate Class 002 (Pleasure to/from Work) and ICBC rate Class 007 (Business Class) where the employee is required to purchase additional insurance in order to comply with ICBC regulations respecting the use of one’s personal vehicle for business purposes.
4. Employees shall be reimbursed for travel costs as outlined below:
a. School District No. 45 (West Vancouver)
Employees on the staff of Bowen Island Community School commuting from West Vancouver to Bowen Island shall be reimbursed for their automobile and ferry expenses in accordance with travel and car-pooling arrangements agreed to by the staff and approved by the Principal and Assistant Superintendent.
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b. School District. No. 64 (Gulf Islands)
Employees who are authorized to use their personal vehicles in the course of regularly assigned duties or other employer business shall be reimbursed ferry costs where applicable.
c. School District No. 68 (Nanaimo)
A non-resident employee of Gabriola Island assigned to teach on Gabriola Island shall be reimbursed an amount equal to his/her Gabriola ferry costs.
d. School District No. 71(Comox)
i. Employee lives on Vancouver Island, teaches on Denman Island: 190 days (19 books of 10 tickets) at the economy ticket price for the ferry trip between Buckley Bay and Denman Island
ii. Employee lives on Vancouver Island, teaches on Hornby Island: 190 days (19 books of 10 tickets) at the economy ticket price for the ferry trip between Buckley Bay and Denman Island, and Denman Island and Hornby Island
iii. Employee lives on Denman Island, teaches on Hornby Island: 190 days (19 books of 10 tickets) at the economy ticket price for the ferry trip between Denman Island and Hornby Island.
iv. Employee lives on Hornby Island, teaches on Denman Island: 190 days (19 books of 10 tickets) at the economy ticket price for the ferry trip between Hornby Island and Denman Island
v. For employees assigned less than full time, the allowance will be prorated on the basis of the number of ferry trips required to meet the assignment.
e. SD No. 46 (Sunshine Coast)
Employees who are required to use ferry travel in the course of regularly assigned duties or other Board business shall be reimbursed for ferry fares at cost.
f. SD No. 69 (Qualicum)
Should teachers from Lasqueti Island be required to attend meetings called by the Superintendent of Schools, or designate, or other Board business as pre-approved by the Superintendent of Schools, or designate, they shall be reimbursed for travel costs related to ferry or necessary water taxi transportation.
g. School Districts No. 50, 72 and 85
The Board agrees to reimburse non-resident employees working in a community to which they are involuntarily transferred, or assigned as a result of the layoff/recall process. Reimbursement will be for the standard fares associated with ferry travel required due to such an involuntary transfer or assignment as described above. Reimbursement will be based upon production of receipts.
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Employees who worked in a community other than the one in which they resided prior to such assignment and/or transfer are not eligible for reimbursements.
School District No. 79
The Board agrees to reimburse non-resident employees working on Thetis Island for standard fares associated with ferry travel required by the Board. Reimbursement will be based upon production of receipts.
School Districts 70 and 84
During the term of the collective agreement, should the Board in School District No. 84 and/or School District No. 70 change their policies and/or practices with respect to ferry/water taxi travel such that additional costs would be borne by employees, the BCTF may refer the issue to Judi Korbin for consideration within the context of Article B.10.5.
Note: Any and all superior or additional provisions contained in the Previous Collective Agreement shall remain part of the Collective Agreement.