The Handbook Design Committee is now meeting every two weeks and has created a tentative timeline in order to meet goals set by this committee. As the committee has studied other school district’s work in this area, we have come to the conclusion that it would be best to bring some of the topics to the Board as separate items because certain topics are large and complex.
April/May 2012: Focus groups will be set up and will occur over these two months. Employees will sign up if they are interested in participating and information will be gathered from all employee groups.
May 2012: Boyd Consultants have been directed to bring the Handbook Design Committee information on HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) and POS (Point of Service) plans. It will take approximately two months for them to gather data and information. We will meet with them again in May.
Summer of 2012: A collaborative group would be formed with at least one representative from each employee group to work with the Design Committee.
End of Summer 2012: Working Conditions Section of the Handbook would tentatively be completed by the end of summer 2012.
Attorney Review: Ongoing Attorney review prior to presentation of each topic/section to the Board for approval.
November 2012: Insurance & Benefit Section would be presented to the Board for approval no later than November 2012 in preparation for Administrative contracts in January 2013.
2nd Board Meeting in March 2013: Final approval by the Board of all sections.