BARGAINING UPDATE

Battle Ground Public Schools has been meeting since early June with the Battle Ground Education Association to develop a contract. The current contract with BGEA expired Aug. 31, 2020.

On Aug. 28, the Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors directed the district to begin posting updates on collective bargaining with its certificated staff, the Battle Ground Education Association (BGEA), which represents 825 certificated professionals (the vast majority are classroom teachers) in the district.

Open Meetings

Meetings are open to the public.

The groups have met 21 times between June 5 and the most recent negotiations session on Nov. 4.

The district and BGEA teams each shared one proposal during the bargaining session on Nov. 4 and reached a tentative agreement. The details will not be released until the association has had the opportunity to work through the ratification process and the Board of Directors approves the contract. Both parties are constrained by law as to what they can say about the specifics of bargaining, but are allowed to present to the public the parties’ proposals.

A summary of and proposals from the most recent meeting are below.

Recordings

Oct. 6 recording of meeting

Oct. 21 recording of meeting. Please note that some bargaining conversations were not recorded due to technical difficulty.

Oct. 30 recording of meeting

Nov. 4 recording of meeting. Please note that some bargaining conversations were not recorded due to technical difficulty.

Meeting Minutes from Nov. 4, 2020

10:00–10:06 a.m.: BGEA presented a supposal package.

10:07–10:59 a.m.: District requested a caucus.

11:00–11:27 a.m.: District presented a package proposal.

11:28 a.m.–2:34 p.m.: Caucus.

2:35 p.m.: Tentative agreement; meeting adjourned. The details will not be released until the association has had the opportunity to work through the ratification process and the Board of Directors approves the contract. 

Most recent proposals

When reading the proposal documents, please note that

  • Underlined text are proposals by the district
  • Red only text are proposals by BGEA
  • Strikethroughs are used by both groups to propose deletions

All recent proposals

BGEA document on BGEA supposal package, Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m. 

District document on District AND BGEA packaged proposals, Nov. 4, 11:00 a.m.

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