1. The annual salary established for employees covered by this Agreement shall be payable in respect of the employee's regular work year, which shall not exceed:
a. one hundred ninety (190) days in session per school year; and
b. five (5) non-instructional days of which:
i. four (4) non-instructional days shall be used for teacher professional development activities; and
ii. one (1) non-instructional day shall be allocated for the purpose of parent-teacher meetings and/or other administrative activities.
2. The schedule of non-instructional days shall be developed by the Superintendent in consultation with the Professional Development Committee established in accordance with Article F.12 of this Agreement.
3. Any work performed by employees covered by this Agreement beyond the teacher's regular work year shall be voluntary.
4. Secondary School Counsellors
Notwithstanding the provisions of Article D.12 of this Agreement, the Board and the Association recognize that secondary school counsellors may be required to work during the two-week period prior to school opening and during the week after the June closure. Where counsellors are required by the Board to work outside the regular school year, and where they agree, they shall be granted time off in lieu of salary. This time off shall be arranged and agreed to by the counsellor(s) and the school's Administrative Officer.