2018 Licensed Bargaining Briefs

  • On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Hillsboro School District began contract negotiations with the Hillsboro Education Association. We will be meeting in biweekly bargaining sessions throughout the spring until an agreement is reached. Our goal is to establish a collaborative process that will allow us to settle on a contract that is beneficial to students and staff, and that is fiscally responsible for our community.

    Linked below are Bargaining Briefs summarizing meetings between the District's and HEA's bargaining teams.

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December 12, 2018

    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 12 - Salary
      • 2.5% salary increase each year for two years with a re-open of this article in 2020-21.
      • Members at the top of their column will receive a longevity payment equal to 1.5% of their salary.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 13 - Employee Benefits
      • The District will contribute $35 monthly to the HEA insurance pool on behalf of each employee.
      • Re-opening of the article in 2020-21.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 17 - Working Conditions
      • Beginning in 2019-20, the building discipline plan will detail how elementary students are returned to the classroom following a disciplinary situation.
      • By May 15, all members in the building will have input into the building discipline plan for the upcoming year.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 4 - Member Work Year/Work Day
      • Principal-directed Academic Seminar will be no longer than one hour in length.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 5 - Member Absences
      • Does not agree to HEA proposal to pay specialists each and every time they cover a classroom for any period of time.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 7 - Educational Program Improvement and Professional Development
      • Did not adopt HEA language on Quality Assessment Practices.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 8 - Sick Leave
      • Continues to propose that members may access up to 8 hours of their accumulated sick leave for any personal reason.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on X/Article 20 - Member Workload
      • Elementary PE and Music teachers shall teach no more than three consecutive sections without a break of at least five minutes between sections.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 4 - Member Work Year/Work Day
      • Counselors may work from home on grading days.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 5 - Member Absences
      • Specialists who are asked to cover the absences will receive extended contract for that period of time.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 7 - Educational Program Improvement and PD
      • Adds additional clarifying language around the ability of Column VI staff to use $600 per year of their tuition reimbursement for professional conferences.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 8 - Sick Leave
      • Beginning in 2019-20, members shall receive two days of personal leave per year.
      • Personal days can only accrue to three days.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article X/20 - Member Workload
      • Primary teachers who attend an unusually high number of pre-referral meetings may request assistance from their building administrator including extended contract or release time.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 17 - Student Discipline
      • Agrees to last HEA proposal with a few additional clarifications regarding the building discipline plan.

November 29, 2018

    • HEA Counter-Propsal on Article 17 - Working Conditions
      • The building discipline plan will detail how elementary students are re-entered into the classroom following a student discipline incident
      • Building discipline plans are discussed with staff during in-service week and should be implemented when students arrive
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 4 - Member Work Year/Work Day
      • Increase in elementary prep time up to 400 minutes per week
      • Principal-directed Academic Seminar will be limited to 1 hour and 15 minutes in length
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 5 - Member Absences
      • Agrees to HEA language on posting for substitute
      • Does not accept proposal that the first two days of inclement weather closures are not made up
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 7 - Educational Program Improvement and Professional Development
      • For staff membersin column VI, $600 of tuition reimbursement can be used for professional conferences or courses relevant to their area of practice as approved by the District
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 8 - Leaves
      • 8 hours of sick leave can be used for any personal reason
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 11 - Grievance Procedure
      • Proposes current contract language
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 12 - Salary
      • 2% increase in salary schedule each year for the next three years
      • One-time payment of $500 to teachers at the top of the salary schedule
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 13 - Employee Benefits
      • District contribution toward employee insurance increases $25/year for the next three years
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 20 - Member Workload
      • The District may implement a schedule at secondary schools that exceeds 288 minutes of student contact time with at least 75% affirmative vote of licensed staff members at that school
      • Dual language teachers who are required to perform reading assessments in two languages will receive four hours of support per semester
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 17 - Student Discipline and Safety
      • Additional proposed language that impacts the building discipline plans will not be implemented until 2019-20
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 4 - Member Work Year/Work Day
      • Allows counselors to work at home during grading days
      • Principal-directed Academic Seminars will be no longer than 1 hour
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 5 - Member Absences
      • Members to be paid the hourly teaching rate if they use any portion of the work day to substitute for an absent member
      • The first two days of an inclement weather closure will not be restored
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 7 - Educational Program Improvement and Professional Development
      • Agrees with HSD language (see above) regarding tution reimbursement
      • Proposes new Quality Assessment Practices language
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 8 - Leaves
      • 1 day of sick leave per year for personal reasons
      • 2 personal days per year
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 11 - Grievance Procedure - Tentative Agreement Signed
      • If the member chooses to represent themselves, the Association will be notified and have the option to attend any related meetings
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 20 - Member Workload
      • Every effort will be made to reduce class sizes at primary grades

November 19, 2018

    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 8 - Sick Leave
      • Does not agree to HEA proposal to have "siblings" included in sick leave language.
      • Proposes the ability to use up to 8 hours of sick leave as "personal" leave
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 17 - Student Discipline and Safety
      • The administrator or designee will communicate with the member prior to a disruptive student returning to class
      • Administrator will be physically present, if requested, to offer support any time an incident occurs involving physical or threatening student behavior
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 5 - Member Absences
      • Proposes that specialists who sub for an absent member will be compensated
      • Proposes that the first two inclement weather days will not be restored
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 7 - Educational Program Improvement and Professional Development
      • Staff may elect to use 1/2 of their tuition reimbursement amount for professional conferences or courses
    • HEA Presents a "Bundle" Proposal
      • Salary
        • 2.5% COLA
        • 1.5% Longevity for staff at the top of their column
        • Reopen in 2020-21
      • Insurance
        • $35 increase 2018-19
        • $50 increase 2019-20
        • Reopen 2020-21
      • Personal Leave
        • Increase 1 day
        • Accrue 4 total
        • 16 hours conversion from sick leave
      • Workload
        • Academic Seminar held to one hour
        • 420 minutes of elementary prep
        • Elementary work at home during teacher work days
      • Class Size/Caseload
        • Commitment to spend all extra money on class size
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 4 - Member Work Year/Work Day
      • Does not agree to HEA's counter-proposal regarding the summer school pay rate
      • Proposes to limit Academic Seminar to 1 hour 15 minutes
      • Agrees to language regarding No Meeting Weeks
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 20 - Member Workload
      • Did not agree to HEA's class size/caseload language
      • Proposes that the District may implement a schedule that exceeds 288 student contact minutes per day at the secondary level with a majority vote from the impacted staff members of the school

October 29, 2018

    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 7 - Educational Program Improvement and PD
      • Tuition reimbursement will be available for SLPs and School Psychologists for professional conferences.
      • When the District requires a teacher to attend a summer conference, the District will pay all costs.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 17 - Student Discipline and Safety
      • For disruptive behavior, the administrator will communicate with the teacher prior to the student returning to class.
      • Building administration will offer support any time an incident occurs involving physical or threatening student behavior.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 4 - Member Work Day/Work Year
      • Licensed staff who accept summer school assignment will be paid per diem.
      • Elementary members will receive a designated grade prep day during the second semester.
      • Teachers may perform work at home during designated "work days."
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article X - Workload
      • Sets class size thresholds for kindergarten, first grade, and counselors.
      • Specialists will have dedicated transition time between classes.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Articles 12 & 13 - Salary & Employee Benefits
      • Salary increase
        • 1.5% in 2018-19
        • 1.75% in 2019-20
        • 2.0% in 2020-21
      • Insurance contribution
        • $1,150 in 2018-19
        • $1,175 in 2019-20
        • $1,225 in 2020-21

October 15, 2018

    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 9 - Vacancies and Transfers
      • District will consider transfer requests and notify members by May 1. (In addition, transfer requests will be considered prior to posting an opening after May 1.)
      • Between one and two days will be provided to members who get an involuntary change of assignment at the discretion of the administrator.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 4 - Work Day/Work Year
      • Principal-directed Academic Seminars will be no longer than 1 hour and 15 minutes.
      • Agrees to add No-Meeting Week language into the contract.
      • Proposes current contract language for 385 minutes of weekly prep time at the elementary level.
      • Proposes 300 minutes of student contact time at the secondary level.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 17 - Student Discipline
      • Defines parameters for when a disruptive student is returned to a classroom.
      • Administrative support will be provided when requested to help with a physical student or threatening student behavior.
    • HSD Financial Proposal
      • 1.5% COLA each year for the next three years.
      • Additional instructional stipends
        • 2018-19 = $0
        • 2019-20 = $263,381
        • 2020-21 = $268,649
      • Benefits
        • 2018-19 = $1,150
        • 2019-20 = $1,175
        • 2020-21 = $1,200
    • HEA Financial Counter-Proposal
      • 3.25% COLA in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
      • Reopen financials in 2020-21.
      • Longevity payment of $1,500 per year when at the top of their column.
      • Benefits
        • 2018-19 = $1,200
        • 2020-21 = $1,250
      • Increase insurance opt-out amount to $400.
    • HSD Counter-Proopsal on Article TBD
      • Removes HEA proposed language on class size caps.
      • Removes HEA proposed language on required transition times between classes for elementary specialists.
      • Language to provide supports to classroom teachers with a large number of IEP meetings in a month.
      • Language to provide supports for dual language teachers in side-by-side classrooms who are holding conferences with two classrooms of students/parents.
    • Tentative Agreements
      • Article 9 - Vacancies and Transfers
      • Article 15 - Association Security Agreement

September 27, 2018

    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 3 - Member Rights
      • Changes to the Just Cause and Due Process to reflect current practices.
      • Move current language in complaint procedures to the disciplinary process.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 5 - Member Absences
      • Reworks language regarding posting for sub positions - All absences shall be posted for substitute...except those determined to be specialized in nature.
      • Does not agree to adding language that states the first inclement weather day will not be made up.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 1 - Recognition
      • Current contract language - Tentative Agreement.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 8 - Leaves
      • Adds "siblings" to Family Leave language.
      • 16 hours of sick leave can be used for "personal" reasons.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 9 - Vacancies and Transfers
      • Change of transfer/notification dates to March 15/May 1
      • Informal interviews for requested transfer into a building that now has an opening.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 3 - Member Rights
      • Language changes to Just Cause and Due Process.
      • Adds language regarding procedures on handling concerns raised by parents.
      • Tentative agreement.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 9 - Vacancies and Transfers
      • Removes request that internal candidates are required to receive formal or informal interviews.

May 21, 2018

    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 4—Member Work Year/Work Day
      • Agrees to and clarifies language around No Meeting Weeks.
      • Agrees to add language that states that Split Classroom Teachers will receive additional supports as approved by the building principal.
      • Proposes to changes the student contact time at secondary schools from 288 to 300 minutes.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 6—Member Evaluation
      • Agrees on changing the summative evaluation date to June 15.
      • Agrees that the member and administrator shall mutually agree upon the time for formal observations.
      • Agrees to language the observation notes be shared with a member within a reasonable period of time-generally five workdays.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 9–Transfers and Vacancies
      • Proposes current contract language.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 17—Working Conditions
      • Proposes language on how long a disruptive student should remain out of class.
      • Revises the date as to when the building discipline is to be in place.
      • Twenty-four hour turnaround time for teacher to receive written feedback regarding a behavioral referral.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 8—Leaves
      • Increase personal leave from one to three days.
      • Adds uncles and aunts to bereavement leave.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 4---Member Work Year/Work Day
      • Proposes that principal-directed academic seminars will be 1 hour.
      • Agrees to HSD proposal regarding No Meeting Week language.
      • Proposes 460 minutes of prep time at the elementary level.
      • Limits a teacher’s monthly IEP meetings to three. Any additional requires compensation.
    • Tentative Agreements
      • Article 18 - Miscellaneous Provisions 
      • Article 6 - Member Evaluation

April 30, 2018

    • HEA Proposal on Article 4—Member Work Year/Work Day
      • Allow teachers to work from home during grading/work days.
      • All Academic Seminars will be no longer than 1 hour.
      • Proposes to add the current practice of “No Meeting Weeks” to the contract.
      • Preparation time of 520 minutes/week (30 minutes during the student day) at the elementary level.
      • Proposes compensation for teachers who have to attend more than three IEP meetings in a 1-month period.
    • HEA Proposal on Article 6—Member Evaluation
      • Adjusts evaluation and goal dates-particularly for probationary teachers.
      • Proposes that evaluators share formal and informal observation notes with the teacher within 5 working days.
    • HEA Proposal on Article 9–Transfers and Vacancies
      • Proposes that three internal candidates interviewed for vacant positons.
      • Affords involuntarily transferred licensed staff the opportunity to put in a voluntary request prior.
    • HSD Proposal on Article 8—Leaves
      • Updates sick/family leave language to meet Oregon Sick Time Law.
      • Removal of Sabbatical Leave language
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 14—Association Rights
      • Agrees to HEAs proposals on association time during New Licensed Staff In-Service, Academic Seminar and the All-Staff Kickoff Meeting.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 17—Working Conditions
      • Expands on the language that discipline situations follow the HSDs Policy and Student Handbook.
      • Agrees to HEAs language that building discipline plans’ discussions happen with staff during August in-service week.

April 16, 2018

    • HSD Proposal on Article 3--Members Rights and Responsibilities
      • Proposes to change the due process language to provide clarity and to match current practice.
      • Proposes to clarify and simplify language in the complaint procedure.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 5--Member Absences
      • Specialized positions may be filled when the individual makes the administrator aware that a qualified sub is available.
      • Counter to eliminate HEA’s proposed language about permanent building subs.
      • Emergency Closure--Continues to propose that it is the school board’s prerogative to determine whether make-up days will be added to the calendar.
    • HSD Counter-Proposal on Article 11--Grievance Procedure
      • Continues to propose that Equity Grievances cannot be appealed to the board.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 7--Professional Development
      • Continues to propose that professional goals originate with the member.
      • Members may be reimbursed for courses relevant to their area of practice.
    • HEA Counter-Proposal on Article 14—Association Rights
      • Proposes that the association be allotted 10 minutes to address the licensed staff during the fall all-staff kick-off meeting.
      • Proposes a system for soliciting input on professional development.

April 2, 2018

    • HEA Proposal on Article 17 - Working Conditions
      • Proposes increased language around disruptive students who need to be sent out of or removed from the classroom.
      • Proposes new language around building discipline plans, administratirve support for discipline and rearrangement of the language in the article for clarity.
      • Proposes new language involving lockdowns and lockouts.
      • Proposes new language on teacher workload.
      • Proposes new language on class size, caseload goals, and overage pay when the threshold is exceeded.

March 19, 2018

  • HEA presented the following:

    • Article 5 - Member Absences - Counter-proposal
      • Proposed that all licensed staff positions require a sub posted except for specialized positions.
      • Proposed specific subs hired by the District to cover/fill absences or help with workload.
    • Article 17 - Working Conditions - Proposal
      • Postponed until next session.

    HSD presented the following:

    • Article 7 - Professional Development - Counter-proposal
      • Clarifies student learning growth goal (SLGG) language to ensure it is a collaborative process with teacher and supervisor.
      • Proposed tuition reimbursement for speech language pathologists and school psychologists for non-credit courses.
    • Article 14 - Association Rights - Counter-proposal
      • Agreed to 60 minutes allotted to the association during new teacher orientation week.
      • Agreed to bi-monthly labor/management meetings.
      • Countered HEA's proposal on creating a District Instruction Program Committee.

February 26, 2018

  • HSD presented the following proposals:

    • Article 7 - Professional Development. Proposed to allow tuition reimbursement to Speech Language Pathologists and School Psychologists for conferences/non-credit coursework related to their professional practice.
    • Article 11 - Grievance Procedure. Ensure that allegations of Board violations would follow the current Board complaint policy.

    HSD also provided the following counter-proposals:

    • Article 1 - Recognition. Proposed maintaining the current language that states long-term substitutes roll into temporary assignments after 60 days.
    • Article 2 - Management Rights. Clarification of subcontracting language.
    • Article 5 - Member Absences. Proposed to update and clarify inclement weather language to include emergency closures. Also, creates a definition of long-term leave as two weeks or more.

    HEA presented the following proposals:

    • Article 7 - Professional Development. Proposed expanded use of tuition reimbursement to include approved conferences and workshops.
    • Article 11 - Grievance Procedure. Expands the grievance procedure to include a School Board hearing step.
    • Article 14 - Association Rights. Proposed language to establish a District Instructional Program Committee.

February 12, 2018

  • To start this session, Michelle Morrison shared a financial presentation that summarized the current fiscal outlook and the potential impacts on the 2018-19 budget. In addition, the teams discussed:

    • Article 1 - Recognition. Consecutive days required for substitutes to become temporary employees.
    • Article 2 - Management Rights. The parameters under which the District can subcontract work.
    • Article 5 - Member Absences. Clarification of when a "specialist" needs a substitute and reworking the inclement weather language.

    During our next session, we will work on coming to an agreement on these articles and will begin discussing:

    • Article 7 - Tuition Reimbursements; and
    • Article 11 - Grievance Process

2018 Licensed Bargaining Teams

  • Hillsboro School District

    • Kona Lew-Williams, Chief Human Resources Officer
    • Brian Hungerford, HSD Attorney
    • Martin Granum, HSD Board Member
    • Jaci Spross, HSD Board Member
    • Brian Haats, Director of Human Resources
    • Michelle Morrison, Chief Financial Officer
    • Elaine Fox, Executive Director of Student Services
    • Audrea Neville, Executive Director of Schools
    • Roger Will, Principal of R.A. Brown Middle School
    • Amanda Ryan-Fear, Assistant Principal of Liberty High School
    • Rian Petrick (On-Call), Director of Extracurricular Programs and Community Outreach
    • Kelsey Culligan, Human Resources Specialist

    Hillsboro Education Association

    • Jill Golay, HEA President
    • Sarah Moskoff, OEA Uniserv
    • Lisa Tanedo, HEA Bargaining Chair, Social Studies Teacher at Evergreen Middle School
    • Joe Vermiere, HEA Vice President, Alternative Education Teacher at Miller Education Center
    • Christine Estep, 2nd Grade Teacher at Ladd Acres Elementary School
    • Mike Dunn, Science Teacher at Century High School
    • Matt Leslie, Language Arts Teacher at Brown Middle School
    • Jessica Ramirez Vasquez, Dual Language 3rd Grade Teacher at Reedville Elementary School
    • Elizabeth Nahl, Child Development Specialist at McKinney Elementary School
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