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ERIC Number: ED538303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
District Self-Assessment Tool: For Modification of Collective Bargaining Agreements to Achieve Flexible Conditions for School Turnaround
Mass Insight Education (NJ1)
The District Self-Assessment Tool is designed to support districts, unions and Lead Partners, when analyzing their existing collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the intention of making targeted modifications to support the implementation of dramatic reform in the district's lowest-performing schools. By outlining objectives and suggested modifications for specific contract elements related to the key condition areas of People, Program, Time and Money, the tool can apply to either district-wide changes to a CBA or an Article or provision creating a carve-out zone of flexible conditions for turnaround schools within a CBA or as an MOU. Should a carve-out zone be established, each school is expected to create an Election to Work Agreement (EWA) that determines the working conditions at the school and overrides work rules in the district-wide collective bargaining agreement. Every district's contract differs and the contract elements included in this self-assessment should not be considered exhaustive of all CBA provisions that may limit successful implementation of turnaround. A district's CBA should be carefully analyzed for other provisions that must be modified to support flexibility at the school level in the areas of People, Program, Time and Money for persistently low-achieving schools. The "Sample Language from Existing CBAs" tool serves as a complement to this District Self-Assessment and offers examples of model language for each contract element to consider when modifying one's district's contract.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Mass Insight Education