Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Negotiations Update

Tomorrow the District negotiating team will meet with representatives from the Los Altos Teachers Union to continue negotiations on the contract renewal.  This year, we are using Interest Based Bargaining, which is proving to be very effective in working through areas of mutual concern.  (For a brief overview of Interest Based Bargaining, see my blog post about our training or this Google search)

One of the improvements we've made to the process is that the bargaining teams agree to a joint statement after each session.  I think this gives the community some visibility to what's going on, while still allowing the teams to explore options in a creative way.  Updates from each session are available on the District website here.

We look forward to working with the teachers to come to a workable solution that works for all of the stakeholders- the students, the teachers, the administration, and the community at large.