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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Policy 5020 - COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

The board encourages and promotes a good and fair working relationship among the staff. The board recognizes the right of staff to join labor organizations of their own choosing and to be represented by such organizations in the negotiations of such matters and according to such procedures as may be required by law or agreement of the parties. The board shall engage in collective bargaining with the properly designated bargaining units and shall abide by collective bargaining agreements reached with such properly designated bargaining units.

The chief negotiator representing the district shall be appointed by the superintendent. The chief negotiator shall advise and inform the superintendent and the board regarding negotiations’ progress and shall negotiate within parameters established by the board. Any agreements reached by the chief negotiator shall not be binding upon the board until formally approved by the board.

Cross Reference:
Service Animals in Schools - Policy 2030
Resolution of Staff Complaints - Policy 5270
Military Leave - Policy 5407

Legal Reference:
Law against discrimination applicable to districts’ employment practices - RCW 28A.400.310
Regulations, guidelines to eliminate discrimination — Scope — Sexual harassment policies - RCW 28A.640.020
Discrimination prohibition - RCW 28A.642
Human rights commission - RCW 49.60
Freedom from discrimination — Declaration of civil rights - RCW 49.60.030
Unfair practices of employers - RCW 49.60.180
Discrimination, preferential treatment prohibited - RCW 49.60.400
Employment and Reemployment - RCW 73.16
Equal Education Opportunity – Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited - WAC 392-190
Public school employment — Affirmative action program - WAC 392-190-0592
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - 42 USC §§2000e1 – 2000e10
Title IX Educational Amendments of 1972 - 20 USC §§1681 - 1688
Americans with Disabilities Act - 42 USC 12101 – 12213
(IRCA) Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 - 8 USC §1324
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act - 38 USC §§ 4301-4333
Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - 29 USC§ 794
Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in Programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance - 34 CFR § 104

Management Resources:
Laws Against Discrimination Address Equal Education Opportunities - Policy News, June 2011
Nondiscrimination - Policy News, February 2011
Washington’s Law Against Discrimination - Policy News, August 2007
State Updates Military Leave Rights - Policy News, June 2001

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: August 2000
Classification: Discretionary