School Business Affairs
When the economy is depressed, resources are limited, mandates are overwhelming, and the organizational climate in the district is souring, education leaders and teachers union officials often brace themselves for contentious negotiations. Poor economic conditions affect the district’s ability to offer raises, maintain current benefit levels, and provide adequate instructional programs, supplies, and equipment. Some districts are forced to cut staff positions to balance their budgets.
Amidst this turmoil in education and an already- heightened public awareness and concern about accountability and transparency, recent legislative attempts have attacked the rights of public workers to bargain collectively.
Copyright © 2012, Association of School Business Officials International
Association of School Business Officials International
Place of Publication
Dolph, David Alan, "Negotiating in School Districts When Times Are Tough" (2012). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 211.
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