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Unanimous Approval for Amendment to Teacher and Paraeducator Negotiated Agreements

The Iowa City Community School District is proud to announce the unanimous approval of an amendment to the teacher and paraeducator negotiated agreements by the School Board during their September 11, 2018 meeting.  In the wake of changes at the state level regarding collective bargaining, this amendment helps ensure the continuation of a collaborative and supportive relationship between the Iowa City Education Association (ICEA) and the district for the benefit of staff.

“We are proud of our partnership with district administration and very appreciative of the Board’s support.  The approval of the contract amendments allow educators to focus on what we all love to do—teach our students, collaborate with our colleagues, and connect with families in our community,” said ICEA President Brady Shutt.  “The contract amendments are a strong affirmation that the work teachers and paraprofessionals do is valued.”

Employee organizations are a critical component of district success. Chief Human Resources Officer Chace Ramey added, “We strive to provide a positive and collaborative work environment for all employees and to ensure all employees feel valued. The ICEA is a tremendous partner to the district as we cultivate and maintain our premier workforce.” 

The approval of the amendment punctuates the importance the School Board and district administration place on the relationship with teachers and other employee groups.  The amendment extends the current collective bargaining agreement between the ICEA and the district through June of 2021.

Specific language from the approved amendment can be found here: https://www.boarddocs.com/ia/iccsd/Board.nsf/files/B4C5KT836BDB/$file/Contract%20Amendment%20Certified%20Staff.pdf.