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. The following items are no longer bargained: Supplemental Payments pursuant to IC 20-28-9-1.5, Teacher performance grants pursuant to IC 20-43-10-3.5, and Increases based on teacher performance grants pursuant to IC 20-43-10-3.5.
|Pre-September 15||Informal negotiations may be held|
|Prior to 1st formal bargaining session||Parties must host a public hearing and take testimony about bargaining|
|September 16||Fall ADM|
|October 1||School Employee Organization Affidavit due (Gateway)|
|At least 72 hours after TA is reached||School Board must host a Tentative Agreement (TA) Meeting to discuss the TA prior to the Ratification Meeting|
|At least 72 hours after TA Meeting||School Board must host a Ratification Meeting and allow public comment|
IEERB will provide mediation services during collective bargaining when requested by the parties. The cost will be split by the parties. See IEERB’s Pre-Impasse Mediation Policy for more details.
Pre-Impasse Financial Consultation
If requested by both parties, IEERB will provide financial consultation during the pre-impasse formal collective bargaining period. The cost will be billed equally to each party. See IEERB's Pre-Impasse FInancial Consultation request form below for more details.
IEERB Data Collection
IEERB collects information from parties throughout the Collective Bargaining & Impasse process. Parties are required to:
- Complete the School Employee Organization Affidavit by October 1 in Gateway.
- Complete the Bargaining Status Form I by November 15 in Gateway.
- Upload the ratified and signed teachers' contract by November 15 to Gateway (unless the parties are at impasse).
- Complete the Collective Bargaining Report by July 30 in Gateway.