Memorandum of Agreement

Memorandum of Agreement between Sriwittayapakam School and teachers.

The information on this page is subject to change. The only binding agreement is the one that has been printed out and signed by both parties.

I understand and agree with the following statements:

Attendance: 

  1.  I will arrive at school before 7:00 am daily and remain until after 3:30 pm.  I will clock in and out each day. If I forget to clock in or out, I will inform Richard. 
  2.  If I need to change my schedule or cancel a lesson, I will talk to Richard.  
  3. will remain in my classroom for most of the day other than times when my students are out of the room.  While in the room I will interact with the students as much as possible to maximize their English. will work with the Thai teacher to create a professional teaching team. 
  4. I will talk to Richard if I have any problems or concerns. 
  5. I am allowed 5 sick days per term.  If I am sick, I will make sure there are worksheets for the substitute teacher to teach. I will obtain a doctor’s certificate if I am absent for more than 2 days.  I will be reimbursed if I do not use my sick days over the term.  (1,000 Baht per day not used up to a maximum of 5,000 Baht) 
  6. Request for personal leave must be made in advance and consecutive days cannot be taken.
  7. I understand I cannot take extra days to extend long weekends. The school director will decide if leave is paid. If unpaid, 1,000 Baht will be deducted from my salary. 

Finances 

  1. will set up a bank account at my own expense (300 Baht for ATM and 500 Baht for minimum balance).  
  2. The school will pay my salary into my account on the 25th of every month. I can choose between being paid monthly or twice monthly. If the latter, I will be paid on the 15th and last teaching day of every month. Once I am committed to this arrangement, I cannot change until the start of the following term. 
  3.  After school work is paid separately. 
  4. If I applied through OEG, I will receive a bonus of 20,000 baht for staying at least one academic year (May to February). I will be paid a bonus when I leave. This bonus might be affected if I have received any serious written warnings. 
  5. Non-OEG teachers will get a bonus when they leave. However, the amount depends on the length of stay and performance. This bonus might be affected if I have received any serious written warnings. 
  6. I will give a minimum of 1-month notice to terminate my contract.  I understand that I may forfeit any bonuses, including the sick day bonus, if I break my contract. 
  7. I will receive non-refundable 800 Baht each month on a cash card to purchase incidentals and food from the cafeteria.  If I wish to purchase other supplies for the classroom and want to be refunded, I will obtain approval from Richard before doing so. 
  8. If I stay in school accommodation, need to maintain my room and cooperate in keeping the public living areas clean and presentable.  I will pay replacement costs for anything I damage. I am responsible for any amount over 500 baht on my electric bill; this represents fair usage of my air con.
  9. am covered by school insurance while on the school property, once I am off school property it is my responsibility to have adequate insurance coverage. Please note, you must have work permit first. 

Visas 

  1. I will receive a work permit from the school which cannot be used to work elsewhere. If I do so, it is at my own risk and I will pay any fines. It covers my period of employment; if I break my contract or am fired during my first term I will reimburse the school for my work permit out of my last pay.   
  2. My Non-B Visa is connected to my work permit and my school. When my work permit is canceled my Visa is canceled and I must leave the country within 7 days.   
  3. I am responsible for doing my own 90 day reporting with immigration. Failure to do so could result in a fine, prosecution and even deportation, which I would have to deal with at my own expense.   
  4. If I leave the country I need to purchase my own re-entry permit to keep my visa “active”, if I fail to do so I will have to pay the costs of having my work permit and visa re-issued.(at least 8,900 baht) 
  5. If I leave the country I will tell the school secretary immediately on my return so that she can report my presence to Immigration within 24 hours. Failure to tell her could result in a 2,000 Baht fine. 

Professional Conduct 

  1. I will obey Thai laws and respect cultural expectations. If I fail to do so, I could be asked to leave my job and perhaps the country. 
  2. I will maintain professional decorum in my dress, behavior, and language while at school.    
  3. I will not use my phone or computer for personal use while in the classroom, except for school-related needs or in the case of an emergency. 
  4. I will model appropriate behavior while in public as it reflects both on the school and on foreigners in general.  
  5. I will not smoke or drink alcohol on school premises or in front of school buildings. This includes the Nursery. 
  6. I will not take any illegal drugs or associate myself with people who buy or sell drugs. This includes the islands in the Thai South. I will be fired without a warning if I fail any drug test or drugs are discovered among my belongings. My visa will also be canceled. 
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