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Teachers union explains its proposal, some progress made

CASTLE ROCK – Open negotiations between the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the Douglas County Federation of Teachers (DCFT) may have moved locations, but both sides picked up where they left off a couple weeks ago.
 
Wednesday’s negotiation session was held in the boardroom of the District’s Wilcox building in Castle Rock. The meeting started at 9 a.m. with the DCFT finishing its presentation on its collective bargaining agreement proposal. Both proposals are available on the open negotiations page.
 
Following the presentation, DCSD and DCFT representatives began working towards building the collective bargaining agreement for the 2012-2013 school year. They were able to find agreement on a number of issues. DCSD said it would create a District-wide program to provide leave for employees with military family members who are being deployed.
 
The District also plans to implement a policy that would ensure that adoptive parents have the same benefits as birth parents, including the ability to use their sick leave bank to care for a child.
 
Finally, both sides also agreed to set aside a discussion about Schedule A, the stipends paid to staff members who lead co-curricular activities, like sports, drama and band. The group said the work being done outside of negotiations should resolve the issue.
October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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