4143.1 – Personnel – Certificated Personnel – Public Notice-Personnel Negotiations

Policy – x
Regulation –
Exhibit –

Adopted – 7/16/1998
Revised – 2/21/2002

Because the Governing Board has a responsibility to represent the public’s interest in negotiations with employee organizations, the Board is committed to keeping the public informed and encouraging public comment throughout the negotiations process.  The Board shall inform the public about contract proposals and shall disclose the major provisions of the proposed agreement as required by law.

Public Notice

All initial contract proposals of the Board and an employee organization, which relate to matters within the scope of representation shall be presented at a public meeting and shall thereafter be public records. (Government Code 3547).

Meeting and negotiating between district and employee organization representatives shall not take place on these initial proposals until a reasonable time has elapsed after the submission of these proposals to enable the public to become informed and to express itself regarding the proposals at a public meeting. (Government Code 3547).

After the public has had the opportunity to provide input, the Board shall adopt its initial proposal at a public meeting (Government Code 3547).

New subjects of meeting and negotiation arising after the presentation of initial proposals shall be made public within 24 hours. If a vote is taken on any such subject by the Board, each member’s vote also shall be made public within 24 hours (Government Code 3547).

Legal Reference:


3547  Proposals relating to representation; informing public, adoption of proposals; new subjects; regulations

3547.5  Major provisions of agreement with exclusive representative


32075  PERB regional office defined

32900 EERA and HEERA public notice:  requirements for governing boards to adopt policy

32910  Filing of EERA or HEERA complaint


Management Resources:


0515.92 Public Disclosure of Collective Bargaining Agreements, 92-01


Public Notice and Disclosure, Resource Guide for Employment Relations, December 1996



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