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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  4143, 4243  Personnel


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The Governing Board is legally responsible for negotiating in good faith with exclusive employee representatives on wages, hours of employment, and other terms and conditions of employment identified in law as being within the scope of representation. (Government Code 3543.2)

(cf. 4141.6/4241.6 - Concerted Action/Work Stoppage)

(cf. 4143.1/4243.1- Public Notice - Personnel Negotiations)

In reaching agreements on employee contracts, the Board shall balance the needs of staff and the priorities of the district in order to provide students with a high-quality instructional program based on a sound, realistic budget.

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

The Board endorses and uses an interest-based, nonadversarial approach to collective bargaining. The goal of negotiations shall be to reach an agreement which meets the interests of all concerned.

The Board believes that effective negotiations require the input of all levels of the administration. The Board shall establish a bargaining team to assist in analyzing contract provisions and conducting contract negotiations.

The Board with its bargaining team shall establish standards of conduct pertaining to the negotiations process for individual Board members and members of the bargaining team. Meetings related to negotiations are not subject to state open meeting laws and shall be held in closed session. Matters discussed in these meetings shall be kept in strict confidence.

(cf. 4119.23/4219.23/4319.23 - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged Information)

(cf. 9010 - Public Statements)

(cf. 9011 - Disclosure of Confidential/Privileged Information)

(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

The Board shall provide its negotiator(s) with expected outcomes and clear parameters for acceptable contract provisions and may initiate proposals which promote the realization of district goals. The Board shall closely monitor the progress of negotiations and carefully consider how proposed contract provisions would affect the district's short- and long-term goals.


The exclusive representative of certificated staff may consult with the Board on the definition of educational objectives, the determination of the content of courses and curriculum, and the selection of textbooks.

(cf. 6010 - Goals and Objectives)

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

(cf. 9311 - Board Policies)

Legal Reference:


3540-3549.3 Educational Employment Relations Act


adopted: February 20, 1996 Escondido, California