The Master Agreement between the Aurora Education Association and the Aurora Public Schools is our most important document. It is the result of months of negotiations between the two the district and AEA.
The AEA-APS Master Agreement is the result of yearly negotiations sessions over the years, which have focused on creating and maintaining the optimum teaching and learning conditions for students and teachers.
Our most recent negotiations resulted in the maintenance of steps and lanes. Through the efforts of the AEA negotiations team APS is one of the few districts to fully fund steps and lanes for the ’10-’11 school year. Licensed staff members will be compensated based on their appropriate placement on steps and lanes on the salary schedule. PERA and health insurance will be covered as addressed in the Master Agreement.
The Master Agreement spells out ALL the conditions under which APS licensed teachers, regular, vocational, special education, counselors, nurses and media specialists work. In addition, it spells out compensation, including benefits, licensed personnel are to receive year to year. The agreement also recognizes the Aurora Education Association as the sole bargaining agent for the teachers listed above.
Full contract negotiations will occur during second semester of the ’10-’11 school year. In a full negotiations year, every article can be negotiated, although every Article does not have to be opened. AEA will conduct member engagement and collect data through surveys prior to negotiations to ascertain the areas members believe should be addressed during this round of negotiations.
Members of the AEA negotiations team include: Carla Burneson (Paris), Amy Nichols (Hinkley), Vicki Reinhard (Kenton), Patrick Sandt (Rangeview), Milton Stillwell (West), Frank O’Hara (AEA UniServ Director), Amy Nichols(AEA President).