Happy Valley ESD (Santa Cruz) | BP 4241.6 Personnel
Concerted Action/Work Stoppage
The Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of maintaining ongoing positive relations with employees and engaging in fair, respectful negotiations with employee organizations. The Board desires to reach agreement on employment contracts in a manner that does not disrupt school operations or impact student achievement.
(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)
The Board recognizes that advance planning is necessary to ensure that students receive the education to which they are entitled in the event of a work slowdown, sickout, strike, or other concerted activity by employees. The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall develop a written plan which shall include strategies for the provision of internal and external communications, preservation of student and staff safety, maintenance of district operations, and appropriate student instruction and supervision during a work slowdown or stoppage.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 1100 - Communications with the Public)
(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)
(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)
If an employee organization gives notice that it intends to strike, the Superintendent/Principal or designee shall notify the Public Employment Relations Board, Employment Development Department, employees in the striking unit, employees in the nonstriking unit, parents/guardians, students, law enforcement, the media, and others as appropriate.
Employees should be held accountable for their behavior during any labor dispute. The district may take disciplinary action against any employee who engages in an unlawful concerted action or in unlawful behavior in an otherwise protected activity, taking into account the seriousness of the behavior and the district's efforts to rebuild relations following the withholding of services by employees.
(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
(cf. 4218 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
35204 Contract with attorney in private practice
35205 Contract for legal services
10116 Employee continuation of insurance coverage
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD DECISIONS
Fresno Unified School District, 1982, PERB Dec. No. 208, 6 PERC 13110
Konocti Unified School District, 1982, PERB Dec. No. 217, 6 PERC 13152
Collective Bargaining DVD-ROM
Maximizing School Board Governance: Collective Bargaining
Political Activities of School Districts: Legal Issues, rev. 2001
Before the Strike: Planning Ahead in Difficult Negotiations, 1996
Public Employment Relations Board: http://www.perb.ca.gov
State Mediation and Conciliation Service (SMCS): http://www.dir.ca.gov/csmcs/smcs.html
Policy HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 9, 2009 Santa Cruz, California