The following is a listing of the efforts the school district will make in order to implement the School Board policy.

    1. The School Board may designate an official spokesperson for the School Board regarding employee-employer relations.
    2. It is important that matters relative to negotiations be reported, however, other important information relating to the total employee-employer relations program e.g., continuing contract statutes, grievance procedures, etc. will also be emphasized.
    3. Information about all groups of employees will be included as a matter of general practice.
    4. The status of negotiations for all formally organized employee organizations will be regularly reported on during open School Board meetings.
    5. The School Board will not agree to any request that all releases to the public regarding negotiations will be mutually presented by both parties, unless the request is a part of the interest based collective bargaining (IBCB) process.
    6. A system for communicating employee-employer relations may include the following:
      1. Inclusion of a section on employee-employer relations in a newsletter that is distributed to all district mailing addresses and all district employees.
      2. Use of available mass media to report on employee-employer relations.
      3. Presentations given to community organizations and service clubs, and
    7. Use of existing district publications. Communications on employee-employer relations should be done on a regular schedule on a year-round basis.
    8. There are many important issues relating to employee-employer relations that should be understood by the general public and district employees. The communication system should provide information on such issues as:
      1. The Public Employee Labor Relations Act.
      2. The continuing contract statutes.
      3. The role of the Bureau of Mediation Services.
      4. The district's financial condition.
      5. The impact of proposals on educational programs and/or the district's capacity to provide educational programs.
      6. The economic impact of language proposals such as class size.
      7. The various leave of absence programs and their implications.
      8. The concept of local citizen control over public education.
      9. The extent and content of the district's fringe benefit program.
    9. Information on grievances and arbitration awards will be released.
    10. Information regarding charges of discrimination filed by employees will be released.

    Source: Cambridge-Isanti Schools

    Reviewed: 07-18-02, 05-18-17

    Approved: 10-20-80, 08-22-02

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