1. Advisory Committees will be formed in each school building each September. The names of those elected will be submitted to the NBEA and
the Principals by the Faculty Representatives. The purpose of these Committees is to improve lines of communication and to promote a free exchange of ideas to facilitate the educational process in the school buildings. These committees shall address issues of common concern in the building, including but not limited to discipline, scheduling, money collection, health and safety, and professional employees doing administrative duties.
2. As part of the responsibilities of the Advisory Committee, at the beginning of each school year, each Advisory Committee will recommend the agenda and/or content of at least two (2) of the Professional Development days referred to in Article 12, B.1. to the Management Association Committee on Employee Relations. This recommendation will include input from the principal and faculty within each building.
3. Each Advisory Committee shall submit a quarterly report of all meetings and recommendations to the staff in the building and to the Chairpersons of the Management/Association Committee on Employee Relations. These reports will be from the whole Committee. The reports of the Advisory Committee shall be signed by all members, prior to release. Said Committees may file additional reports as they deem necessary. Each Advisory Committee will be comprised of three (3) to five (5) professional employees elected by the staff in each building. In addition, the Principal shall be a member of the Advisory Committee.
C. Management/Association Committee on Employee Relations
There shall be established a committee at the system wide level to be known as the Management/Association Committee on Employee Relations. Such Committee shall be composed of six (6) members: three (3) representing the School Department and three (3) representing the Association. The Superintendent shall be the chairperson for the school administration and the Association President shall be the chairperson for the Association. The Superintendent shall name the other two administrators to the Committee and the Association President shall name the other two unit members of the Committee. The Superintendent may appoint an administrator(s) from Unit B to serve on the Committee. If no member of Unit B is appointed, the members of Unit B may appoint a member to attend all meetings of said Committee.
The purpose of said Committee shall be to receive any recommendations made by the Advisory Committees and to discuss matters of mutual concern to the employees and the employer. There shall be at least one meeting per quarter during the school year with the chairperson alternating between the School Department and the Association. Provided, however, whenever the parties mutually agree that there is no need for a meeting during a quarter, there shall not be a meeting. A report will be distributed to all professional employees in all buildings.
Both parties may submit items for the agenda to the Chairperson at least two (2) weeks in advance of any scheduled Committee meetings. The agenda shall be distributed one (1) week in advance of any scheduled Committee meetings.
It is understood that said Committee shall have no power to negotiate, alter or amend the terms of this Agreement. The actions of said Committee shall not establish any binding past practice upon the School Committee or the Association.