Policy HE: School Committee Negotiating Powers and Duties

Nothing in any collective bargaining agreement between the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee and a recognized bargaining agent for an appropriate unit of employees shall be deemed to derogate from or impair any power, right or duty possessed by the Amherst, Pelham, or Regional School Committees, except where such right, power or duty is specifically limited by a legally valid provision of a collective bargaining agreement.

In the event of a conflict between the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement and any policy or procedure set forth in the Policy Manual, then said collective bargaining agreement will prevail to the extent permitted by relevant laws.

It is expressly understood that no School Committee member other than the Regional School Committee Chair (or his/her designee) will make any statements or issue any press releases in regard to negotiations.  The Chair and the Superintendent (or his/her designee) are authorized to make joint statements that they deem to be in the best interests of the Committee.  In the absence of the Chair, the Superintendent (or his/her designee) may operate under this authorization.

 
Region Voted to Approve: 9/27/11
Amherst Voted to Approve:
Pelham Voted to Approve:
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