4143.1 BP - Public Notice Personnel Negotiations

Certificated/Classified Personnel    
Board Policy No. 4143.1/4243.1
Policy Adopted:  September 18, 2003 


Because the Governing Board has a responsibility to represent the public’s interest in negotiations with employee organizations, the Board is committed to keeping the public informed about issues being negotiated, providing members of the public an opportunity to express their views, and disclosing the positions of Board members.

Public Notice
All initial contract proposals of the Board and an employee organization which relate to matters within the scope of representation shall be presented at a public meeting and shall thereafter be public records.  (Government Code 3547)

Meeting and negotiating between district and employee organization representatives shall not take place on these initial proposals until a reasonable time has elapsed after the submission of these proposals to enable the public to become informed and to express itself regarding the proposals at a public meeting. (Government Code 3547)

After the public has had an opportunity to provide input, the Board shall adopt its initial proposal at a public meeting. (Government Code 3547)

New subjects of meeting and negotiating arising after the presentation of initial proposals shall be made public within 24 hours.  If a vote is taken on any such subject by the Board, each member’s vote also shall be made public within 24 hours.  (Government Code 3547)

Public Disclosure
Before entering into a written agreement covering matters within the scope of representation, the Board shall disclose, at a public meeting, the major provisions of the agreement, including but not limited to the costs that would be incurred by the district under the agreement for the current and subsequent fiscal years.  (Government Code 3547.5)

Legal Reference:
3547  Proposals relating to representation; informing public, adoption of proposals; new subjects; regulations
3547.5  Major provisions of agreement with exclusive representative
32075  PERB regional office defined
32900 EERA and HEERA public notice:  requirements for governing boards to adopt policy
32910  Filing of EERA or HEERA complaint

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