POLICY 426-P - COMMUNICATIONS - EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER RELATIONS
The following is a listing of the efforts the school district will make in order to implement the School Board policy.
- The School Board may designate an official spokesperson for the School Board regarding employee-employer relations.
- 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.
- Information about all groups of employees will be included as a matter of general practice.
- The status of negotiations for all formally organized employee organizations will be regularly reported on during open School Board meetings.
- 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.
- A system for communicating employee-employer relations may include the following:
- Inclusion of a section on employee-employer relations in a newsletter that is distributed to all district mailing addresses and all district employees.
- Use of available mass media to report on employee-employer relations.
- Presentations given to community organizations and service clubs, and
- Use of existing district publications. Communications on employee-employer relations should be done on a regular schedule on a year-round basis.
- 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:
- The Public Employee Labor Relations Act.
- The continuing contract statutes.
- The role of the Bureau of Mediation Services.
- The district's financial condition.
- The impact of proposals on educational programs and/or the district's capacity to provide educational programs.
- The economic impact of language proposals such as class size.
- The various leave of absence programs and their implications.
- The concept of local citizen control over public education.
- The extent and content of the district's fringe benefit program.
- Information on grievances and arbitration awards will be released.
- 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
100 - School District
200 - School Board
300 - Administration
400 - Employees/Personnel
500 - Students
600 - Education Programs
700 - Non-Instructional Operations and Business Services
800 - Building and Sites
900 - School/Community Relations