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Policy 410.0/420.0 – Scope of Negotiations

The Board recognizes the importance of an orderly process to arrive at negotiated settlements with the recognized exclusive representatives and bargaining agents of employee groups (licensed and Educational Support Professional (ESP), excluding administrators).

Policy 410.1 – Scope of Negotiations-Policies (Licensed)

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 04). Locally elected Board of Education members should retain the right to operate the school district without undue influence or control from outside groups, individuals, organizations, associations, political parties, or special interests.

Policy 410.3 – Hours of Work (Licensed)

It shall be the policy of the Board to establish the length of the working day for all employees. The length of working days may vary for different categories of employees. The Board delegates to the District Administration the responsibility of determining the working hours for all employees.

Policy 410.4 – Employee Leave (Licensed)

It is the policy of the Board of Education to authorize the following leave benefits for licensed employees: alternative leave; bereavement leave; educational leave; personal leave paid; personal leave non-paid; sick leave; and employee-funded sick bank.

Policy 410.6 – Personal Security and Safery

The Board of Education is committed to the protection of employees and a safe work environment. The Board recognizes the need for a policy governing the protection of employees and a reporting procedure to address incidents of verbal or physical conduct that may be harmful or abusive to employees in the workplace.

Policy 410.7 – Salary Guidelines

The Board of Education directs the District Administration to meet with representatives of the employee­­­ agent group in salary negotiation to establish salary schedules. It is also the policy of the Board to pay wages and salaries that shall enable the District to secure and retain qualified licensed employees.

Policy 410.8 – Provisional Status Licensed Personnel

The Board of Education recognizes the need to establish a policy for provisional instructional staff (licensed) employees. It is the policy of the Board that all licensed employees have three (3) years of provisional employment. Provisional licensed employees may be given career status upon recommendation of the Superintendent when all of the provisional status requirements outlined below are met.

Policy 410.9 – School Advisory Council

Issues relating to the effective and efficient functioning of schools are best resolved at the lowest local level. The Board authorizes the establishment of School Advisory Councils for the purpose of communicating areas of concern in the individual schools.

Policy 410.12 – Assignments and Transfers

The primary consideration in employee obligatory, voluntary and involuntary transfers will be the maintenance of a sound and balanced education program that is consistent with the function and responsibilities of the District, i.e. educating students to be college and career ready.

Policy 410.13 – Reduction in Force (Licensed)

The primary consideration in any Reduction in Force (RIF) will be the maintenance of a sound and balanced educational program that is consistent with the functions and responsibilities of the District, i.e., educating students to be college and career ready. The purpose of this policy is to establish an orderly procedure used to terminate employment when the Board determines that a RIF is necessary.

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