8. Glossary of Common Acronyms & Terms

MTRSD - Mohawk Trail Regional School District

MTRS - Mohawk Trail Regional School (Middle and High Schools)

BSE - Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School

DIP - District Improvement Plan

DLT - District Leadership Team

SIP - School Improvement Plan

TIP - Technology Improvement Plan 

Chapter 70 Aid - www.doe.mass.edu/finance/chapter70/

Chapter 71 Aid - https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXII/Chapter71

Cherry Sheet - http://www.mass.gov/dor/local-officials/municipal-databank-and-local-aid-unit/cherry-sheets/

SPED - Special Education

PD - Professional Development

Unit A - Full-time and regular part-time professional employees who are all teachers; psychologists; guidance counselors; early childhood, middle school, and Chapter 1 Coordinators; school nurses who are R.N.’s with at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field; other like professionals holding certification to teach; and apprenticeship teachers or teachers working under an approved waiver from the Massachusetts Department of Education.

Unit B - All full-time and regular part-time education, therapeutic and language assistants, and library and support personnel, including the positions of bus monitor, certified occupational therapy assistant, kindergarten paraprofessional, non-certified library manager, non-certified tutor, paraprofessional, pre-school paraprofessional, SPED paraprofessional, and speech-language therapy assistant.