ERIC Number: ED172331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Principal and Collective Negotiations.
George, Thomas W.
The principal's right to independent bargaining may become increasingly important as more teachers' groups negotiate school district policy directly with boards of education. This chapter discusses the principal's role in collective negotiations and attempts to answer the question of whether a principal is part of management or of the labor-teacher faction. Following a brief discussion of the development of collective negotiations and the variety of items negotiable, the paper considers arguments against the participation of principals in teacher negotiating units. A review of the various state statutes that define the status of a school principal completes the chapter. Suggestions at the end are for an administrative team approach to solving problems and for the use of comprehensive agreements to bring principals into the management process. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, State Legislation, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teachers
Not available separately; See EA 011 685
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 4 of "The School Principal and the Law" (EA 011 685); For related documents, see EA 011 685-697