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
      • HEA: Sandra Aguila (HEA Chair), Elizabeth Beck (WEA UNiServ Rep.), Claudia Conroy, Carolyn Hylander, Marylou Gomez, Hilda Huizar, Jasmine Martinez, Nalene Nguyen, Jordan Reni
      • HSD: Kristin Percy-Calaff (HSD Chair)
  • 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
      • HEA: Richard Dunn (HEA Chair), Sandra Aguila, Yazmin Gil, Shannon O'Keefe
      • HSD: Kathy Emerick (HSD Chair)
  • 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
      • HEA: Richard Dunn (HEA Chair), Elizabeth Beck (WEA UniServ Rep.), Gabriela Olivarez, Ari Rodriguez, Ryan Smith, Carolyn Sonntag
      • HSD: Chris Larsen (HSD Chair)
  • 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
      • HEA: Sue McCabe (HEA Chair), Ann Kelly, Erik Kory, Karen Sticklin, Jessica Wada
      • HSD: Gaye Bungart & Darren Spencer (HSD Co-chairs)
  • 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
      • HEA: Sandy Hunt (HEA Chair), Marci Anderson-Youngstrom, Emily Chapman, Tracey Drum, Jon Thumim
      • HSD: Rebekah Kim (HSD Chair), Charity Jensen

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 HEA members: Celeste Borowiak, Jessica Canul Diaz, Stephanie Foreman, Chelsea Hinderlie, Sandy Hunt, Christina Smith
  • 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.