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ERIC Number: EJ771735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
Principal-Centered Negotiations
Bennett, Ron; Gray, John
Leadership, v36 n5 p22-24 May-Jun 2007
Collective bargaining agreements, by their nature, impact upon the delivery of educational services to California's students. Collective bargaining agreements deal with hours of employment, evaluation of personnel, transfer of employees, leaves of absence and class size. These contract provisions directly impact a district's ability to provide quality educational services, but are often lost when fiscal considerations become the primary focus of negotiations. In this article, the authors provide some examples of contract provisions that should be addressed as part of the collective bargaining parameters each year. They also discuss how districts should prepare for the financial and compensation aspects of negotiations. They advocate having principals and other site-level administrators on the district bargaining team. Site-level administrators as a group can best define the barriers to flexibility at the school site level, prioritize the needs of the sites and map out a plan of action to address those needs.
Association of California School Administrators. 1029 J Street Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 800-890-0325; Tel: 916-444-3216; Fax: 916-444-3739; Web site: http://www.acsa.org/publications/index.cfm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California