ERIC Number: ED222992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Negotiating and Administering Contracts--July. School Management Handbook Number 6.
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Arlington, VA.
This part of the School Management Handbook provides school administrators with an overview of the factors affecting collective bargaining and contract management in the schools. The first section introduces the concept of collective bargaining in education, itemizing the legal principles underlying bargaining and reviewing the principal's roles as negotiator, contract administrator, and in some cases as member of a bargaining unit. Section 2 focuses on the negotiation process, providing information on the scope of negotiations, precautions to take before negotiations, negotiation strategies, contract provisions, and handling reductions in force. Contract management is the topic of section 3, which discusses how teacher contracts can affect relations between teachers and principals, what the principal's role in contract management is, how contract management can be planned for, how decisions regarding the implementation of contract provisions can be approached by principals, and how grievances should be handled. The fourth section describes situations in which principals themselves bargain collectively. The fifth and final section first considers trends in collective bargaining, then discusses the importance of adequate information, planning, and communications in labor relations. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Grievance Procedures, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Principals, Scope of Bargaining, Teachers, Unions
Publications, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Handbook Nos. 1-6 available only as a set: $50.00, non-members; $30.00, members; binder included).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Arlington, VA.