Meet and Confer Updates
January 22, 2020
The Meet and Confer Teams met on January 22, 2020 and worked diligently on policy. The teams will meet again on February 4, 2020 at 4:30 in the LPDC at Wetmore.
January 21, 2020
The Meet and Confer Teams met on January 21, 2020 and continued IBB steps; cognoscente of the fact that policy HD has a goal of concluding policy work by the end of January. The teams worked collaboratively and efficiently to find solutions to meet mutual interests.
January 13, 2020
The Meet and Confer Teams met on January 13, 2020 and continued to go through the steps of the IBB Process regarding policy. The issue identified came from employee input, and the teams developed mutual interests and options to address the issue. The teams will meet again on January 21, 2020, 4:30-6:30pm at the LPDC at Wetmore.
January 9, 2020
The Meet and Confer Teams met on January 9, 2020. They reviewed the IBB process, developed a Program of Work based on employee input, including feedback provided by the joint survey. The teams began work on policies addressing employee work conditions. The teams will meet again on January 13, 2020, 4:30-6:30pm at the LPDC at Wetmore.
June 24, 2019
The Meet and Confer Teams met for four hours today and reached a consensus regarding the disbursement of remaining funding from the previous recommendations (Review and Approval of the Joint Recommendation of the Meet and Confer Teams for Compensation for 2019-2020 Fiscal Year for Certificated, Classified, Classified Exempt, Professional/Non-Teaching, Administrative, and Administrative Exempt Employee Groups) approved by the Governing Board on 6/11/19.
The group was guided by their mutual interests of:
1. Fiscal responsibility
2. Value and recognize all employees for their work
3. Attracting, hiring, and retaining quality staff
4. Having classrooms filled with appropriately certified teachers to benefit students
5. Retention of veteran employees through improved compensation
Thank you for your patience and understanding as the teams worked through this complicated process. The joint recommendation will go to the Governing Board on July 9, 2019 at 6:00pm.
June 20, 2019
The Meet and Confer teams met on Thursday, June 20, 2019, and dialogued about dispersing additional funds. They will continue the conversation on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 3:00pm.
June 6, 2019
Memo from Superintendent Todd Jaeger regarding state education budget.
May 24, 2019
The Joint Meet and Confer Teams have reached consensus for a joint recommendation to the Governing Board concerning employment policies and a compensation package for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Please review the documents below.
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May 20, 2019
The Meet and Confer teams met and reached a contingency agreement based on current information anticipating a state budget. Per the agreement, Meet and Confer teams will meet again to resolve remaining issues.
May 15, 2019
The Meet and Confer teams met on 5/15/19 for four hours. We continued to develop straw designs based on our mutual interests. The process is complicated by the lack of a state budget. The teams will meet again on May 20, 2019 at 4:30pm in the LPDC at Wetmore.
May 9, 2019
The Meet and Confer teams met on 5/9/19 and evaluated straw designs to determine which met their mutual interests. Through diligent research and discussion, late into the evening, the teams continue to make progress. The teams will meet again on May 15, 2019 at 4:30pm in the LPDC at Wetmore.
April 22, 2019
The Meet and Confer teams met on 4/22/19 and decided to proceed to the extent possible even though a state budget has not been approved. The teams have agreed on mutual interests, brainstormed options, and started straw design. Prior to the next meeting, teams will be researching details associated with straw designs. The teams will meet again on May 9, 2019 at 4:30pm and then May 15, 2019 at 4:30pm in the LPDC at Wetmore.
April 17, 2019
The Meet and Confer teams met on 4/17/19 and added to story and started developing common interests. The lack of a state budget has impeded further progress. The team discussed details of what funding may be available. The teams will meet again on April 22, 2019 at 4:30pm in the LPDC at Wetmore.
April 10, 2019
The Meet and Confer teams met on 4/10/19. There was a presentation from CFO, Scott Little, describing individual funds. The team signed the joint rec. for policy and developed a joint agreement for unused sick leave payout for eligible retiring employees or people separating from the district for 2018-2019 school year. The teams will meet again on April 10, 2019 at 4:45pm in the LPDC at Wetmore.
February 27, 2019
The Meet and Confer teams met on 2/27/19 and finished sharing information regarding concerns of employee groups and began discussing interests. For more information on the Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) process the teams follow, please see attached link below. The teams will meet next on April 10, 2019 at 4:45pm in the LPDC. Meet and Confer
February 13, 2019
The Meet and Confer Teams met on 2/13/19 to develop a more complete understanding regarding compensation and benefits concerns of employee groups. The teams also agree that it will be the responsibility of both teams and all members to effectively communicate the eventual recommendations of the joint Meet and Confer team. The teams will meet again on February 27, 2019 at 4:45pm in the LPDC at Wetmore.
January 16, 2019
The Meet and Confer Teams met on 1/16/19 and started story on compensation. Our next meeting will be on January 30, 2019 at 4:45pm.
January 8, 2019
The Meet and Confer Teams met on 1/8/19 and finished policy. We will begin compensation and benefits on January 16, 2019 at 4:45pm.
November 29, 2018
The Meet and Confer Teams met on November 29, 2018 and continued their work on policy. The teams will meet again on 12/10/18 at 4:45pm.
November 1, 2018
The Meet and Confer Teams met on November 1, 2018 at 4:45pm and completed training on the Interest Based Problem Solving (IBB) process, and started the program of work regarding policy. Our next meeting is November 14, 2018 at 5:00pm in the Wetmore Professional Development building.
May 15, 2018
The Meet and Confer Teams met on 5/15/18 and had serious and lengthy discussions about all possible options. The teams believe they have reached the best possible option. This is a first step toward a brighter financial future.
April 4, 2018
The Meet and Confer teams met and went into deep discussion regarding salary and compensation. We will meet on April 18, 2018 at 4:30pm
March 13, 2018
The Meet and Confer teams met and created options and straw designs. Research is being conducted.
March 12, 2018
The Meet and Confer teams met and discussed mutual interests relating to salary. They will meet again tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
February 28, 2018
The Meet and Confer teams met to begin discussion on salary and benefits. We will meet on March 12, 2018, 4:30pm-6:30
February 19, 2018
The Meet and Confer teams met and completed policy discussions. They have set dates for compensation and benefits.
On December 12, 2017, the Meet and Confer teams met and finalized revisions to policies discussed earlier and set the next meeting date of December 19, 2017 at 4:30pm.
December 4, 2017
The Meet and Confer teams met and successfully balanced time and efforts to create a draft of the second item in our book of business. The teams will meet again on December 12th.
November 28, 2017
The Meet and Confer teams met and established dates for the policy "season". They developed a body of work and will meet again on December 4, 2017.
June 14, 2017
The Meet and Confer teams met on 6/14/17 to discuss and propose for Governing Board June 20, 2017 modifications to sick leave policies due to Fair Wages Families Act. Teams also discussed the one time 1.06% increase for teachers, and when it will be paid out in 2017-2018.
April 3, 2017
The teams met on April 3, 2017 and concluded their work. The agreement will go out to their respective groups for review, followed by potential Governing Board approval on April 18, 2017.
March 29, 2017
The Meet and Confer teams met on 3/29/17 and reached a tentative agreement on a salary and compensation package. They will meet again to finalize on April 3, 2017.
February 6, 2017
The Meet and Confer teams met on 2/6/17 and selected future meeting dates while waiting for legislative action to occur. They plan to meet again in March.
January 30, 2017
The Meet and Confer teams met on 1/30/17 and began the process for salary and benefits. They plan to meet again on February 6, 2017.
November 14, 2016
The Meet and Confer teams met on 11/14/16 and finished their work on policy and regulations pending final review and ratification.
November 9, 2016
The Meet and Confer teams met on 11/9/16 and finished work on our 2nd policy. The team will continue work on 11/14/16 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
April 1, 2016
The Meet and Confer teams met on April 1, 2016 and continued discussion and consideration of various proposals. Partial agreement was reached. They will meet again on 4/13 and 4/14/16 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.
March 29, 2016
The teams met and looked at 4 different funding scenarios. They then created various options for each scenario. The teams will meet again on Friday, April 1st from 2:30pm-4:30pm.
March 22, 2016
The Meet and Confer teams met regarding salary and compensation, examined various funding scenarios, and began developing potential recommendations. The teams will meet again on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
January 28, 2016
The joint meet and confer committees completed their work on policy and are submitting several policy recommendations to the Governing Board. Due to several unknown factors in the State budget this year, the committees will begin work on compensation in March when more details may be known.