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Indiana Education Employment Relations Board

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School employers and any exclusive representative for certificated employees must collectively bargain the teachers' contract.


The mandatory subjects of bargaining listed in IC 20-29-6-4  are salary, wages, and salary and wage related fringe benefits, including accident, sickness, health, dental, vision, life, disability, retirement benefits, and paid time off (IC 20-28-9-11) are permitted to be bargained.  A grievance procedure is permissible.


School Corporations and the corporation Exclusive Representation may informally bargain before August 1st.  Formal bargaining begins August 1st and must conclude by September 30th.  If parties are unable to settle a contract by October 2nd and ratify by October 9th, then IEERB declares impasse and assigns a mediator. The mediator has 30 days to meet 1-3 times with the parties to settle the contract.  If the parties have not settled at the end of the mediation period, then they must submit and exchange a last, best offer.  At that time IEERB will appoint a factfinder.  The factfinder will conduct an investigation and a hearing and will select one party’s last, best offer or a joint last, best offer as the parties’ collective bargaining agreement. 

Pre-Impasse Mediation

Pre-Impasse Mediation Request Form 

NPD Doc No. 2015-1: Pre-Impasse Mediation 

IEERB Collection

IEERB collects information from parties throughout the Collective Bargaining & Impasse process.  Parties are required to:

  1. Complete the Bargaining Status Form: Pre-Impasse by October 2 on Gateway
  2. Upload the ratified and signed teachers' contract by October 9 to Gateway (unless the parties are at impasse).
  3. Complete the Collective Bargaining Report by December 1 on Gateway.