2019 Collective Bargaining Seminars scheduled this month

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2019 Collective Bargaining Seminars scheduled this month

ASBSD will host three Collective Bargaining Seminars in March to assist school board members and administrators when negotiating the 2019-2020 contract with teachers (and, support staff, if support staff has a recognized bargaining unit).


The 2019 Collective Bargaining Seminars schedule includes:


The seminars will include a short overview of the law with a focus on the concept of good faith bargaining and an update as it relates to legislation affecting teacher contracts (i.e. average teacher compensation and more) passed during the 2019 legislative session.


Board members attending will earn 30 ALL points for their board and administrators attending will earn 4 CEU hours.


In addition, these seminars will focus on “at the table” preparation, including but not limited:

  • Contract to team/spokesperson selection;
  • Exchanging packages;
  • Table strategy;
  • Procedure, ground rules and what should happen at the table during effective negotiations (i.e. how effective negotiations session go from start to finish);
  • Specific contract provisions.

For ASBSD members, the cost for the seminar is $110 for the first registrant per district and $75 for each additional if completed 3 days in advance of the seminar and $150 for the first registrant per district and $115 for each additional after


One free registration will be provided to Protective Trust Property/Liability fund members.


A $25 cancellation fee will be assessed, if not completed 3 days prior to the event.


“School boards engage in open and honest communication with school employees during collective bargaining,” ASBSD Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman said.


“These seminars are designed to equip boards with the knowledge of what to expect and how to react during negotiations, as well as what’s required by state statute of the district.”


Join the discussion on the negotiation process between school boards and district employees by contacting your district’s business manager and getting registered for one of the upcoming seminars. 


If you have questions about the seminars, please contact Gerry at gkaufman@asbsd.org or at 605-773-2513.

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