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On the GSCS Radar Screen: Recently proposed (early June '10) legislation S2043 brings back Last Best Offer (LBO) for school boards in negotiations
On the GSCS Radar Screen:
The following bill was recently proposed (first week in June 2010)for introduction:
  • S2043 Kyrillos (R-13)
"Concerns collective negotiations for school employees; repeals law prohibiting school boards from imposing terms and conditions of employment."



To help restore a level playing field in school-teacher contract negotiations, GSCS has advocated for the return of the Last Best Offer (LBO) option to local school boards for a number of years. The need for the LBO was noted up front in GSCS submissions to the Lt. Governor's Mandate Relief 'Red Tape' group, as well as to the Governor's Education Transition Team. As is our norm, the legislation will require in-depth analysis before further commentary by GSCS.



Garden State Coalition of Schools
160 W. State Street, Trenton New Jersey 08608
609-394-2828