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A6B NEG – Negotiations—Education Support Professionals

  • Effective: 9/13/2005
  • Revision: 7/1/2023
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2014

  1. Board Directive
    The Board of Education has statutory authority over all issues relating to the effective and efficient operation of the school district (Utah Code Title 53G Chapter 4).  Locally elected Board of Education members should retain the right to operate the school district without undue influence or control from outside groups, organizations, associations, political parties, or special interests.  The Board authorizes the Administration to administer the negotiated policies on behalf of the Board. The Board also recognizes the importance of an orderly process to arrive at a negotiated settlement with the recognized exclusive representatives and bargaining agents of the education support professionals employee group.  The Board, therefore, delegates to the Administration the responsibility of conducting good faith negotiations within the parameters set by the Board and reporting those negotiations to the Board.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The employee agent group is defined as the professional employee association with the largest membership based on full-time equivalent employees.  The Administration will recommend to the Board a negotiating team to represent the Board in conducting negotiations with the recognized employee group according to approved administrative policy provisions.

    1. The Board of Education recognizes the need to negotiate with employee issues relating to wages, hours, and working conditions.  Effective immediately, only the following policies will remain as negotiated polices:
      • A5B NEG Released Time for Education Support Professionals Agent Group President
      • A6B NEG Negotiations—Education Support Professionals
      • DA168 NEG Assignment of Bus Drivers and Bus Attendants
      • DP314 NEG Provisional and Probationary Education Support Professionals
      • DP315B NEG Grievance Procedure—Education Support Professionals
      • DP319B NEG Retirement—Education Support Professionals
      • DP326 NEG Sick Leave—Education Support Professionals
      • DP330B NEG Bereavement Leave—Education Support Professionals
      • DP335B NEG Annual Leave—Education Support Professionals
      • DP336B NEG Leave of Absence (1 Year)—Education Support Professionals
      • DP337B NEG Leave of Absence—(Personal-15 Days)—Education Support Professionals
      • DP343 NEG Hours of Work—Education Support Professionals
      • DP347 NEG Protection of Employees
      • DP349 NEG Reduction in Force—Contract Education Support Professionals
      • DP353 NEG Assault or Abuse of Employees
      • DP354B NEG Attendance Incentive—Education Support Professionals
    1. NOTE: Any other policies or specific aspects of certain policies where negotiation with employee groups is stipulated by state or federal law.
    2. The education support professionals will be represented through the Joint Relations Committee, which will be comprised of the Board’s negotiating team and the negotiating team for the education support professionals employee group. Team membership will be established no later than October 1 of each school year. The mission of the Joint Relations Committee is to enhance the professional employee association/District relationship by fostering open communication and a free exchange of ideas and to identify and resolve issues in a collaborative environment to allow us to provide a quality education for every child in Jordan School District.
    3. Regularly scheduled meetings (monthly) of the District Advisory Council (Policy A3B Released Time – Educational Support Professionals) will be held to review and discuss policies, including compensation discussions, to begin no earlier than May 1 of each contract year.  Dates can be changed by mutual agreement.
    4. Formal negotiations meeting dates will be determined no later than May 1 of each contract year.
    5. Beginning with the first negotiating session, procedural agreements concerning negotiations will be mutually established.
    6. Changes in compensation and negotiated policy will be considered and finalized through the negotiation process.
    7. The District shall comply with Utah Code 53G-11-206 and will require reimbursement to the school district of the cost of paid association leave activities to the extent required by the Code.
    8. After June 15, if agreement has not been reached in negotiations, the Board or the employee agent group or both parties may declare an impasse.
    9. Immediately after declaration of impasse by either party, the Board will invite the employee agent group to participate in mediation using the services of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  The role of the mediator will be to facilitate communication.  All costs associated with mediation will be shared equally by the Board and the employee agent group.
    10. If mediation is not completed or otherwise terminated within forty-five (45) days after the appointment of a mediator, further mediation may continue at the discretion of the Board.
    11. A negotiated agreement entered into by the Board will be posted on the District’s website within ten (10) days of ratification of the agreement.

2/25/2020: Board of Education approved the term “Education Support Professionals” to replace “Classified” to describe personnel not licensed as educators.