The Educational Employment Relations Act (EERA; Government Code Section 3540 et seq.) provides for and establishes requirements for collective bargaining between public school employers and exclusive representatives of certificated and classified employees. The EERA obligates public school employers and exclusive representatives to “sunshine” their initial negotiating proposals to the public and to provide an opportunity for public expression on such proposals. This item is provided in order to meet AUSD’s sunshine obligation.
In accordance with Board Policy 4143, the Board recognizes its responsibilities to represent the public's interests in the collective bargaining process, keep the public informed about issues being negotiated, and provide members of the public an opportunity to express their views on all initial contract proposals.
This item was presented as a public hearing at the December 14, 2021 Board of Education meeting. It is coming back tonight on the Board's Consent Calendar for approval.