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Senate Bill 0575

Senate Bill 0575

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB575 (Updated April 19, 2011 6:57 pm - DI 84)

Teacher collective bargaining. Extends the use of temporary teacher contracts to hiring for positions funded by grants outside the school funding formula. Provides that wage payment arrangements may not contain terms beyond those permitted to be bargained. Provides that the statutory procedures for refusing to continue or canceling a teacher contract may not be modified by a collective bargaining agreement (agreement). Limits the number of teachers the exclusive representative may appoint to serve on statutory or locally created district wide and school wide committees of a school corporation. Provides that an agreement may not include provisions that limit a school employer's ability to restructure schools that do not meet federal or state accountability standards, or that limit a school employer's ability to enter into programs that offer postsecondary credit or dual credits to students. Provides that an agreement may not extend beyond December 31 of the year at the end of a state budget biennium. Prohibits certain subjects from being bargained collectively, and provides that prohibited subjects and items that lead to deficit financing may not be included in an agreement. Removes certain items from the list of discussion subjects between a school employer and an exclusive representative. Provides that collective bargaining begins before August 1 in the first year of the state budget biennium. Provides that if a complaint that is filed alleging an unfair practice concerning a subject of discussion is found to be frivolous, the complaining party is liable for costs and attorney's fees. Modifies the meditation process. Establishes a process for factfinding. Expands the purposes for which money in the capital projects fund may be used. Repeals provisions concerning minimum salary and salary increments for teachers, the definition of "submission date", and a provision allowing the statutory procedures for refusing to continue or canceling a teacher contract to be modified by an agreement, certain provisions concerning mediation and factfinding, and makes conforming changes to related sections.
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