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Open negotiations move to Douglas County High School

CASTLE ROCK – Open negotiations between the Douglas County School District and the Douglas County Federation of Teachers continued on Thursday May 24 in a new location—Douglas County High School’s South Commons.
The following is the audio archive of the May 24 meeting.

Documents from the May 24 session:

Story of DCFT- FTE
Story of DCFT - AFT Dues

Below is the agenda.

May 24 Open Negotiations Agenda

4 p.m. Welcome
4:15 p.m. 1. Budget Questions
2. Current status of DCSD/DCFT Negotiations Language Changes
a. Updated 2011-12 Contract with proposal language inserted
3. BOE Policy Additions (Proposals 7 and 9 from DCFT)
a. BOE Policy final copies
4. MOU – Open Negotiations Process and Timeline (DCSD, DCFT)
a. Draft contract language (Dan/Brenda)
5. MOU – Salary Range (DCSD)
a. Finalize (Carlye/Brian)
6. MOU – Career Ladders (DCFT)
a. Finalize (Brenda/Brian)
6 p.m. Break
6:45 p.m. Proposals to review
- Old DCFT Topics
  • MOU Pay for Performance
  • MOU Working Conditions
  • MOU Budget Committee

- Old DCSD Topics

  • District Committees
  • Employee Information
  • Dues
  • Choice for Employees
  • Legal and Liability Coverage
  • Contracts
  • FTE
  • Distribution of Information
  • Disruption of Educational Environment

- Additional DCFT Topics
- Additional DCSD Topics

  • Phase out Knowledge Level Advancement
  • Phase out Longevity
  • Phase out Extended Service Severance
  • Re-engage P4P (See MOU Above)
  • Short term Disability Insurance
  • Re-invent elementary planning grant
  • 1% pay increase for all employees and add 1 non-contact contract day to all employees who have less than 260 days.
  • Add 1% retention bonus for all employees who return contracts on time
  • No furlough days for employees
9:15 p.m. Break
9:30 p.m. Re-Convene/Discussion
11:30 p.m. Discussion
Midnight Adjourn

The meeting is open to the public and to the media. Attendees are encouraged to observe the process, but may not participate.

A total of 105 hours of negotiation meetings has been scheduled:

Complete CLOSED Negotiations (39.5 scheduled hours)
XX Oct 5, 2011 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Nov 9, 2011 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Nov 21, 2011 (scheduled for 4:30-8:00)
XX Dec 14, 2011 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Jan 11, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Feb 8, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Mar 14, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)

Complete OPEN Negotiations (65.5 scheduled hours)
XX April 11, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX April 25, 2012 (scheduled for 9-3)
XX Wednesday May 9, 2012 (8:00am – 3:30pm, Cantril Building)
Current Thursday May 24, 2012 (4:00pm - midnight, DCHS South Commons)
Monday June 4th, 2012 (3:00pm - midnight, Wilcox BOE Room)
Tuesday June 5th, 2012 (8:00am – 2:00pm, Wilcox BOE Room)
Wednesday June 6th, 2012 (3:00pm – midnight, Cantril Building)
Thursday June 7th, 2012 tentative (evening meeting/location TBD)
Friday June 8th, 2012 (8:00am - 10:00 pm, Wilcox BOE Room)

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