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 …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Take a look at some of the biggest stories in Brecksville this year.
From a contentious round of contract negotiations to an attempt to blow up a well-known bridge, it was a year filled with news. Here are five of Brecksville’s most-read, most-talked about and most-shared stories of 2012: For the most-read stories on Ohio’s Patch sites this year, including the most-read local story on Brecksville Patch, check out our regional year in review.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The district’s latest five-year financial forecast will be discussed at Monday’s school board meeting.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The district’s newest five-year financial forecast will come out on Monday.
There are a lot of factors that make up the Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools’ five-year financial forecast, but one factor that will definitely impact the most recent forecast will be the new teachers and staff union contracts. The members of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education will see the new five-year financial forecast—an estimate of revenues and expenses for the district for the next five years—during their meeting on Monday. But district Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Rick Berdine gave the board an overview of how the new contracts will affect the district’s finances at the meeting in September and spoke with Patch about the changes after the meeting. In all, Berdine expects these contracts to save the …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Catch up on the news this week.
Catch up on the news in Brecksville this week by checking out the summaries below:
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. …
The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the middle school.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Catch up on this week’s news.
If you missed a story or two this week, don’t worry—catch up quickly by reading the summaries below.
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 …