MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES; PUBLIC NOTICE – Scope of Obligation
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1502.07000 – Scope of Obligation
The Board must decide whether the district's initial proposal adequately informed the public. It is not essential to evaluate what any individual knew in addressing this question; p. 7. An initial proposal must be sufficiently developed to inform the public of the issues that will be the subject of negotiations; p. 8. The Board took note of the parties' use of the interest-based approach to bargaining, concluding that while this approach may hold many advantages, public school employers and exclusive representatives must continue to insure that its use does not fail to fully inform the public of the issues to be negotiated; p. 9.