Morning Breakout Sessions
Is Alternative Licensure Right For Your District? View Presentation
Joanne Tubbs, Consultant, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners; LuAnn Haase, Associate Professor, Morningside College
Having a hard time recruiting teachers in hard to fill areas? Are traditional methods not working anymore? This session will provide an overview of alternative licensure in Iowa. Hear from experts about the options available to districts, the licensure implications, what districts can expect from new teachers who have completed the teaching intern program and how alternative licensure can be used for recruitment.
Ethical Considerations Related to HR View Presentation
Mary Jane Vens, Board Development Director, IASB; Josie Lewis, Director of Human Resources, West Des Moines Schools
Boards want the best possible staffing to serve the needs of students. But what can they know and say about what is actually happening in schools? How can the board be conscientious about their role as governance leaders and still stimulate and promote high quality interactions between staff and students? This session will provide guiding principles to help board members make informed decisions as they interact with employees and the public, around issues involving staff.
Planning for Initial Negotiations and Proposals, After House File 291 View Presentation
Joe Kramer, Superintendent, Pocahontas Area Schools; Tony Voss, Superintendent, Hudson Schools
The changes in Iowa's collective bargaining laws have altered the scope of negotiations, including the mandatory, permissive, and illegal topics of bargaining. How are districts preparing for negotiations and initial proposals given these changes? Hear how two districts are approaching this process and what they are taking into consideration as they plan and prepare.
Introducing IASB's New Teacher Compensation and Benefits Toolkit View Presentation
Shawn Snyder, Finance Support Director and Eric Howard, HR Services Director, IASB
An overview of the new IASB Teacher Compensation and Benefits Toolkit (formerly the Collective Bargaining Toolkit), including new data detailing last year’s settlements and other features in the new tool. Learn how to use this new toolkit to make informed decisions that will benefit your district.