HEA-HSD Joint Committees

HEA-HSD Joint Committees are established through the bargaining process and meet several times each year to monitor and discuss aspects of our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The members of these committees representing HEA are appointed by the HEA President; the members representing HSD are appointed by District administration. These groups frequently make recommendations to the Joint HEA-HSD Bargaining Teams and/or the HSD Board of Directors:

  • HEA-HSD Dual Language Leadership Team - Established in Section 4.23 of the CBA, this team meets 4-6 times per year to support effective implementation of the dual language programs in Highline, including materials and resources, professional development and training, and workload/staffing.
    • 2019-20 members TBD
  • HEA-HSD Kindergarten Assessment Work Group - Colloquially known as the WaKIDS Committee, this work group is established in Section 4.24 of the CBA. They meet at least once per year to continue monitoring the implementation of TS GOLD and Kindergarten Assessment in general.
    • 2019-20 members TBD
  • HEA-HSD Joint Evaluation Team (JET) - Established in Section 19.2 of the CBA, the JET meets 3-5 times per year to monitor implementation of the PG&E system and address questions/concerns as they arise. This team also reviews and approves any PG&E support documents.
    • 2019-20 members TBD
  • HEA-HSD Special Education Committee - Established through a Letter of Agreement (LOA), this committee meets 4-6 times per year to monitor special education issues and make recommendations to the joint bargaining teams about staffing, workload, and other mandatory subjects of bargaining.
    • 2019-20 members TBD
  • HEA-HSD Joint Assessment Team (HAT) - Established through a Letter of Agreement (LOA), this team meets 4-6 times per year to monitor assessment issues and make recommendations to the HSD Board of Directors and/or the joint bargaining teams about assessments and assessment support.
    • 2019-20 members TBD

In addition, the HEA-HSD CBA mandates HEA member involvement in the adoption of curiicula and other instructional materials. Therefore, HEA representation is needed on the following HSD Committees:

  • Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) - School Districts are required by state law to have an Instructional Materials Committee to review and recommend instructional materials and curriculum adoption cycles. HEA and HSD have agreed to contract language mandating that at least 1/3 of the total members of Highline's IMC will be members of HEA's bargaining unit recommended by the HEA President for participation on the committee.
    • 2019-20 members TBD
  • Curriculum Adoption Committees - These are short-term commitees, dependent upon curricula under review. HEA and HSD have negotiated that at least 1/2 of the members of an adoption committee will be members of HEA's bargaining unit recommended by the HEA President for participation.

If you are interested in being more involved in union work by being appointed to a committee, please contact Sandy Hunt, HEA President.