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Upon the request of the Association and upon such conditions as may be reasonable, the Employer shall permit Negotiating Team Members, Union Officers and Contract Administrators release time consistent with the provisions of PELRA.
If the Association wishes to exercise their right to release time for Negotiating Team Members, Union Officers and Contract Administrators, they shall submit a request no later than 60 days prior to the date on which the exercise of those rights are to commence, except under unusual circumstances. Unless the appropriate Principal Administrator identifies in writing compelling reasons relating to the needs of the Employer the request shall be granted if it is for a purpose set forth above.
In the event the Employer grants the Association's request for release time for Negotiating Team Members, Union Officers and Contract Administrators, the Association shall pay the Employer three (3) percent of each Member's base salary for each credit of teaching assignment from which the Members are released up to an annual cumulative limit of no more than eight (8) credits per year. This provision may be utilized only during a Member's regular academic appointment.