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Welcome to the Personnel & Labor area!

The Directors of Personnel and Human Resources of the Middle Cities school districts comprise this task force. Of constant concern and always at the forefront of the task force's agendas are issues related to contract negotiations with all of a school district's bargaining units. Through roundtable discussions members help each other by sharing experiences and expertise not only with the many bargaining concerns, but with other requirements, roles and responsibilities. Major topics of discussion include professional development, teacher induction programs, minority teacher recruitment, teacher certification and testing, tenure, new laws pertaining to FOIA and personnel records, worker compensation and hiring policies and practices.

A project of major importance the task force initiated through the leadership of the Grand Rapids School District is the development of Teacher Specifications guidelines. It is a comprehensive document which outlines the characteristics and competencies today's teachers must possess to ensure quality teaching and successful results. The concepts embodied in this document were endorsed by the Middle Cities Superintendents as a means to improve teacher preparation programs, enhance pre-service field experiences, facilitate the teacher selection and hiring process, focus teacher induction programs, direct professional development, enhance teacher evaluation, and further efforts to improve educational opportunities for the urban learner.

Welcome to the Personnel & Labor area!

The Directors of Personnel and Human Resources of the Middle Cities school districts comprise this task force. Of constant concern and always at the forefront of the task force's agendas are issues related to contract negotiations with all of a school district's bargaining units. Through roundtable discussions members help each other by sharing experiences and expertise not only with the many bargaining concerns, but with other requirements, roles and responsibilities. Major topics of discussion include professional development, teacher induction programs, minority teacher recruitment, teacher certification and testing, tenure, new laws pertaining to FOIA and personnel records, worker compensation and hiring policies and practices.

A project of major importance the task force initiated through the leadership of the Grand Rapids School District is the development of Teacher Specifications guidelines. It is a comprehensive document which outlines the characteristics and competencies today's teachers must possess to ensure quality teaching and successful results. The concepts embodied in this document were endorsed by the Middle Cities Superintendents as a means to improve teacher preparation programs, enhance pre-service field experiences, facilitate the teacher selection and hiring process, focus teacher induction programs, direct professional development, enhance teacher evaluation, and further efforts to improve educational opportunities for the urban learner.