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8.0.P.1 Meet and Confer Goals
PROCEDURE PROCEDURE

Reference:
Section 8.0 - Policy

 

Scope  of  Meet  and  Confer

The subjects of meet and confer shall be salaries and salary-related fringe benefits.

Staff  Meet-and-Confer  Organizations

Professional staff.  If more than one (1) employee organization exists, and the organizations reach an agreement on the composition of a committee to represent the community of interest, the Superintendent may meet with such committee for that purpose.

Upon written request by at least twenty percent (20%) of the community of interest of the professional staff, the Superintendent may arrange for a referendum to determine whether or not one organization shall represent the community of interest of the professional staff in meet-and-confer sessions with the District.  Any such vote will be by secret ballot open to all members of the professional staff who are within the community of interest.  The organization receiving a favorable vote of a majority (fifty percent plus one [50% +1]) of the employees to be represented will be recognized as the organization that shall represent the group in meet and confer.  The result of any such referendum will be in force for a period of not less than two (2) years (unless the Governing Board determines it to be in the best interest of the District to terminate it earlier), after which, upon written request as noted above, another referendum may be held.

Petitions for a referendum will be received by the Superintendent only during the period of October 1-15 of any school year in which they are eligible for presentation.

Support staff.  If more than one (1) employee organization exists, and the organizations reach an agreement on the composition of a committee to represent the community of interest, the Superintendent may recognize such committee for that purpose.

Upon written request by at least twenty percent (20%) of the community of interest of the support staff, the Superintendent may arrange for a referendum to determine whether or not one organization shall represent the community of interest of the support staff in meet-and-confer sessions with the District.  Any such vote will be by secret ballot open to all members of the support staff who are within the community of interest.  The organization receiving a favorable vote of a majority (fifty percent plus one [50% +1]) of the employees to be represented will be recognized as the organization that shall represent the group in meet and confer.  The result of any such referendum will be in force for a period of not less than two (2) years (unless the Governing Board determines it to be in the best interest of the District to terminate it earlier), after which, upon written request as noted above, another referendum may be held.

Petitions for a referendum will be received by the Superintendent only during the period of October 1-15 of any school year in which they are eligible for presentation.

Privileges  of  Staff  Meet-and-Confer  Organizations

Each employee of the District shall have the right to organize, join, and support employee organizations.

Employee organizations may have the use of a portion of an existing bulletin board in each employee lounge for posting information relating to official organization business.  If no bulletin board exists in such locations, the District shall not be required to provide any.  Material endorsing or opposing a candidate for public office may not be posted.  The area of the bulletin board to be used shall be designated by the principal/supervisor.  Copies of all material posted shall be given to the school principal prior to posting.

Employee organizations may use school facilities after the school day, subject to the provisions of the District rental policy applied to all private organizations or as approved by the Superintendent.

Nothing contained herein shall deny or restrict any employee's rights under Arizona laws, federal laws, or constitutional guarantees.

Meet-and-Confer  Sessions

The first meeting of the school year will be at a time agreed upon by the Superintendent and the representatives of the employee organization