Prior to commencement of any negotiations, the Board of Education with the assistance of the Superintendent of Schools will decide whether to appoint a labor lawyer, a BOCES negotiator or other professional negotiator, or to appoint a representative from within the school district to serve as the Board’s Chief spokesman. The balance of the district’s bargaining team will be selected by the Board with the assistance of the Superintendent. The fee or salary for a professional negotiator will be established by the Board at the time of appointment.

Negotiations will be conducted only as directed by the Board.
For pertinent information about negotiation procedures, refer to the appropriate article in the various collective bargaining agreements.

Adopted: February 26, 1996