ARTICLE 5 BOARD OF EDUCATION RIGHTS A. RESPONSIBILITIES The Board, on its own behalf and on behalf of the electors of the school district, hereby retains and reserves unto itself, without limitations, all powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities conferred upon and vested in it by the laws and the Constitution of the State of Michigan and/or the United States. B. AUTHORITY The Association recognizes that the Board is legally responsible for the operation of the entire school system within the boundaries of the Grand Rapids Public Schools and that the Board has the necessary authority to discharge all of its responsibilities subject to laws above mentioned and to the provisions of this Agreement. C. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF In meeting such responsibilities, the Board acts through its administrative staff. Such responsibilities include, without being limited to, the establishment of education policies; the construction, acquisition and maintenance of school buildings and equipment; the hiring, transfer, assignment, supervision, discipline, promotion and termination of employees, and the establishment and revision of Rules and Regulations governing and pertaining to work and conduct of its employees. The Board and administrative staff shall be free to exercise all of its managerial rights and authority to the extent permitted by law, provided, however, that no actions shall violate any of the express terms of this Agreement and no rules or regulations shall be adopted or revised which violate the express terms of this Agreement. A. SUBSEQUENT YEARS ARTICLE 6 NEGOTIATIONS PROCEDURE Renegotiation of this Agreement for the subsequent years shall be commenced not later than March 1 of the calendar year in which this Agreement expires. Any agreement shall be reduced to writing and signed by the Board and the Association. B. ASSOCIATION NEGOTIATORS The Board agrees that Association members, a maximum of seven (7) employees, engaged during the school day in official new contract negotiations on behalf of the Association with the Board during the term of this Agreement, shall be entitled to released time without loss of salary, provided the Association agrees to meet for purposes of negotiations on off-duty time at least to the same extent as on released time. C. RECORDS AND INFORMATION During negotiations or for the purpose of assisting the Association in developing accurate, informed and constructive proposals concerning the rates of pay, wages, hours of work and other conditions of employment ...
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