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State Negotiators December 2020 Meeting

  • 12/04/2020
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Online, Virtual Meeting


  • Existing Business Members may attend the presentation portion of the meeting. Reports and updates on settlements are closed to just school negotiators.
  • Drop-in attendance to the meeting. Fee pays for lunch, facility, and administration costs.
  • Attendance for full State Negotiators members.

Registration is closed

State Negotiators' are held virtually via Zoom Meetings.    Attendance is limited to members of the State Negotiators.  There is a $35 fee for school administrators that do not have a full State Negotiators' membership.


Tim Caskey, Executive Director of Human Resources, ISD 728, Elk River-Rogers-Otsego-Zimmerman


  1. Introduction, review of norms, and meeting agenda

  2. Elections edition: MSBA will provide their perspectives a month after the 2020 elections as well as an update on their 2021 Legislative agenda.
    Denise Dittrich, Director of Government Relations, MSBA
    Kim Lewis, Associate Director of Government Relations, MSBA

  3. Bridging the Break: Arming yourself with Mental Health and Self-Care resources to manage transition into the New Year and beyond.

    Rachel Hilyar, MEd, Assistant Director of Prevention & Safety, ISD 728
    Counting down the days to the New Year may feel like running the gauntlet in 2020. The stress anticipated and felt by employees, students, and families has significant negative effects on our mental health directly impacting our physical health as well. Negotiators wear the toughest armor into the battle, but also need to take the time to strengthen the softer human layer underneath. In this engaging presentation, Rachel Hilyar will talk about some of the practical interventions that ISD 728 has put in place to support staff and students. She will also share a number of resources available that can inform the conversations you're having about handling stress, at work and at home.

  4. Reports and Updates on Settlements
    Moderated group discussion: members share a brief update as to where they are in the process of negotiating teachers’ and other contracts. Includes please share the main issues they have brought to the table as well as any other issues or proposals you feel would be of interest to the group.

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