January 9, 2020 has been set as the date with the fact finder for contract negotiations.
Following mediation, the next step in the process is to go to “Fact Finding.” The two parties work together to choose a fact finder, who will set a time and place for a fact-finding hearing.
During that hearing, the fact finder will take testimony from the district and the union, examine documents and ask questions of witnesses. Once the hearing is complete, the fact finder will issue a report and recommendations to the two parties. The district and the union are currently in the fact finding stage.
The Shawnee Mission School District presented the following document to the Fact Finder on November 26, 2019 in preparation for the January 9, 2020 Fact Finding hearing.
Pre-Hearing Brief of Board of Education of Shawnee Mission School District U.S.D. NO. 512, Johnson County, Kansas
The following response was presented to the Fact Finder on December 10, 2019 as a response to NEA-SM’s Fact Finding document.
Pre-Hearing Reply Brief of the Board of Education of Shawnee Mission School District U.S.D. NO. 512, Johnson County, Kansas