The Board of Directors is committed to equal opportunities. The district and its collaborators may not unlawfully discriminate against a person on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin or any other category protected by law. The Shawnee Mission School District is an equal opportunity employer. Ahead of Thursday`s meeting, teachers rallied against the proposal, arguing that such a unilateral permit ignored union concerns outside of the borough`s offer of a 1 percent pay rise such as working conditions. The council stage comes after months of contract negotiations between the district and the union for which no agreement could be reached and after a factual report from the state that listened to the arguments of both parties. Teachers insisted on a 1.5 percent increase, as public schools in the Shawnee Mission will receive additional public funds. Employees who have opted for the unilateral agreement will receive retroactive compensation for the 1% salary increase, step-by-step movement and columns on their paycheck in March. Those who have chosen to stay in the 2018-2019 contract will receive a retroactive payment no later than the May 20 paycheck. This agreement is consistent with the Board`s previous plan, which provides for the same increase for classified employees and directors to offset the increased health insurance premiums that will come into effect on January 1, 2020. Here is the SM-NEA`s response to the district`s proposal. February 24M, 2020 District Statement on Ruling Today, the Kansas Department of Labor decided that years two and three of the three-year unilateral contract were a prohibited practice. Although the district does not agree with the decision, we remain committed to cooperating with NEA-SM to resolve the issue of future remuneration, benefits and working conditions.
That is why the district has approached KNEA to discuss the decision and will work to identify next steps. The borough continues to believe that it is essential to agree on a contract that is in the best interest of teachers and fiscally responsible. Click here to read the verdict. Decision of 31 January 2020 The SMSD Board of Education adopted a resolution approving the unilateral agreement for professional staff. Click here to read the resolution. 5. March 2020 Provisional Agreement Today, the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) and the National Education Association – Shawnee Mission (NEA-SM), with the assistance of the Federal Media Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) reached a provisional agreement (until ratification) of a contract for the 2019-2020 school year. Once ratified, it will be the only treaty for all members of the bargaining unit. This agreement took into account by mutual agreement the concerns of the districts and associations.
Ratification will take place from 9 to 11 March 2020 through a Monkey survey sent to the school via email. You can find red line changes here. 6 March 2020 A Memorandum of Understanding has been concluded between the SMSD Board of Education and NEA-SM to reach mutual agreement on three topics. Click here to read the memorandum….