ERIC Number: ED032624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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What Is Negotiable? Professional Negotiations Pamphlet Number One.
Most school officials now agree that teachers may negotiate with school boards over such items as the rights of the representative organization, the personal welfare benefits of teachers, and grievance machinery. Current disagreement centers on the question of whether or not items affecting the formulation of educational policy are negotiable. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) considers the atmosphere of the bargaining table to be inappropriate for discussion of policy (professional) items and recommends, as an alternative, the establishment of formal policy councils made up of representatives chosen by teachers, principals, and supervisors. The NASSP suggests seven criteria for school administrators attempting to classify negotiation demands as either "professional problems" or "conditions of employment." Related documents are EA 002 541 and EA 002 542. (JH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Administrators, Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Negotiation Agreements, Principals, State Legislation, Teacher Associations, Teacher Welfare
The National Assn. of Secondary School Principals, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Single copy $1.00, quantity discounts).
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.