Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/25/2023 - 5:30 PM
Category: Discussion Topics
Type: Info
Subject: Collective Bargaining
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: GA - Personnel Policies Goals
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
230525_Memo_Collective Bargaining Discussion_v1.pdf
230525_Presentation_Collective Bargaining.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: The Alexandria City School Board will come together in a work session to discuss the process of collective bargaining for ACPS employees. The discussion will touch on the following topics: • What is Collective Bargaining • Virginia Law • Collective Bargaining In Virginia • ACPS Proposed Next Steps
Background: In 2020, the General Assembly amended Virginia Code § 40.1-57.2 to repeal the prohibition against collective bargaining for School Board employees, effective May 1, 2021. The legislation granted school boards the authority to recognize any organized employee association or labor union to exclusively represent school employees, to certify/decertify freely chosen Exclusive Representative(s), and to collectively bargain and enter into collective bargaining agreements with the Exclusive Representative(s). Effective May 1, 2021, the Alexandria City Council amended Title 2, Chapter 5 of the City Code, establishing the right of City employees to bargain collectively. On December 2, 2021, the Alexandria City School Board signed a resolution to begin the process of researching and collecting the necessary information, including budgetary and staffing implications, with the desire and intention to, in the future, adopt a collective bargaining resolution and successfully enter into a collective bargaining agreement.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the information on collective bargaining.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Final-Clerk of the Board - Proxy