Wednesday, February 27, 2013
New language included in the contract with the Brecksville Education Association that allows for “flexible schedule provisions.”
Both the Brecksville teachers union and the school board understand that “from time to time” certain circumstances come up where teachers need to adjust their starting and ending times. On Monday night, the Brecksville-Broadview Board of Education approved a measure to include language that makes that official. The measure points out that sometimes it’s necessary to change the start and end times of teachers. It goes on to note that when those instances arise, “upon the mutual agreement between the teacher and the building administrator” the times may be adjusted. However, the amended Negotiated Agreement notes that the arrangement must still conform with an eight-hour workday. In August, the district and the teachers' union agreed to a …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Check them out and leave your questions in the comments.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District has posted the approved tentative agreements for the teachers union and the staff union on its negotiation news website. The agreements for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association and the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Organization of Support Staff can be downloaded as PDFs in the top right corner of the page. The PDFs of the last Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association contract and the earlier union and board proposals for that agreement can also be found there. Here are a few highlights from the new teachers’ union agreement: We’ll be taking a closer look at these new agreements in the upcoming days, so check them out and leave your questions in the …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The agreements have been ratified for both the teachers and staff unions days before Brecksville-Broadview Heights students return to class.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education has passed the new contracts for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association and the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Organization of Support Staff. The board voted to pass both contracts 4-1 during its meeting Monday night at the middle school. The unions both voted to ratify the agreements earlier on Monday. “We’re excited to start the school year and ready to move forward,” said Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association spokesman Joe Zenir. The agreements are not available at this time, but new district treasurer Rick Berdine told the board that the agreements could save up to $6 million though salary and insurance components over the four years of the contract. …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights school board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the middle school.
The months-long contentious contract negotiations between the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education and the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association and Organization of Support Staff could be coming to an end. The teachers and staff unions and the school board came to tentative agreements earlier this week, and all parties are set to vote on them on Monday. Details on the agreements are not being released at this point. The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the middle school and, according to the agenda, will vote on both tentative agreements. Todd Jaeck, labor relations consultant with the Ohio Education Association, said in an email that the unions also planned to …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The agreement still has to be ratified by all parties.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights school board, teachers union and staff unions all reached tentative agreements on new contracts early Wednesday morning. The new contracts still have to be ratified by the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education, Education Association and Organization of Support Staff, and no details are available at this time on when that will be. Mike Ziegler of the Board of Education and Todd Jaeck of the Ohio Education Association confirmed that the tentative agreements were reached around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a carryover from Tuesday’s planned negotiations session. The unions and the board have been embroiled in a contentious set of negotiations since the spring. Both unions passed strike authorization …
Friday, August 17, 2012
There is no update yet on whether the pledge will be signed.
On Tuesday, we asked readers whether they supported the teacher and staff unions' proposed “pledge,” the latest move in the school district's contentious contract negotiations. The vast majority of our readers voted in favor of the idea as of Thursday afternoon. The pledge, which was revealed in a press conference Monday evening, asks the Brecksville-Broadview Heights school board to give up its right to impose a contract. In exchange, the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association and Organization of Support Staff would give up their right to strike. This agreement would last until new contracts were signed. In our non-scientific poll, 74 percent of respondents voted that the pledge is a good idea and that they want both sides to…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tell us if you support or oppose the proposal in your own video or in the comments.
Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association Spokesman Joe Zenir addressed the community yesterday, asking the Board of Education to sign a pledge to revoke its right to impose a contract. In exchange, the teachers and staff unions would give up their right to strike. Check out the short video above to hear Zenir’s statement about “the pledge,” and let us know what you think of it in the comments. You can even shoot and post your own short video response. If you do, just click the “Upload Photos and Videos” button and add a caption for your video. And don't forget to take our poll. We'll report on the results later this week.
Tell us how you feel in the comments.
On Monday night, the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association and the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Organization of Support Staff offered up an idea to the Board of Education: Give up your right to impose a contract and we’ll give up our right to strike, they said. Teachers and staff members gathered at the district’s Education Center, chanting and displaying signs that read, “Sign the Pledge!” As of 6 p.m. on Monday, Board President David Tryon had not seen the proposal, but said the board would take it under advisement. What do you think about the proposal? Take our poll and then tell us why in the comments.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Board President David Tryon said the board will take the pledge under advisement.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association and the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Organization of Support Staff want the district’s Board of Education to give up its right to unilaterally implement a contract. In return, the unions have publicly said they would give up their right to strike. The unions held a press conference at the district's Education Center Monday evening and called for the board to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, a legally binding contract, agreeing to give up the right to implement a contract for the unions’ right to strike. “This pledge removes the private political agendas, which have no place in public education. This pledge puts the focus back on getting our rooms ready for kids, on putting student…
Friday, August 10, 2012
The vote allows the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Organization of Support Staff to go on strike if a contract agreement is not reached with the school board.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Organization of Support Staff passed a strike authorization vote on Friday, calling the school board’s recent messages “misleading and untruthful” in a press release. The vote, which would allow the union to strike if a new contract agreement is not reached, passed by a 91 percent margin, according to the release. The organization represents about 250 classified employees of the district. The teachers union, the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association, passed a strike authorization vote in early July. The union plans to make an announcement during a press conference Monday evening before the Board of Education’s meeting about their plans for the beginning of the school year. Board President …