Council of Chief Negotiators

Before meeting discussion
Council Members getting acquainted
Meeting participants sharing notes.
Meeting roundtable discussion

The Council of Chief Negotiators was established as an integral part of the Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, Inc. for the purpose of providing services to member school districts in the area of collective negotiations and related personnel matters.  The Council has a responsibility to bring a professional level of administrative attention to negotiations and personnel matters, at both the local and state levels, through the sharing of information, ideas, problems and solutions.

The Council shall provide member districts with current information necessary for successful collective bargaining, personnel planning, and budgeting.  Salary and benefit data shall be provided for teachers, administrators, and non-certified bargaining groups and an analysis of current contract information shall be provided.

The Council shall be a major source of information about trends in negotiations and personnel practices, and shall conduct major professional conferences and forums as special needs are recognized.

In conclusion, it shall be the intent of the Council of Chief Negotiators to provide member districts with information of value and to work on specific problems that relate to collective negotiations and personnel.   Committees shall be used to seek solutions to such problems. 

Resource Documents

Certification Updates from the Office of Educator Excellence - Summer 2019 Powerpoint Documentby Vic Bugni, Appropriate Placement Consultant.

Certification Updates from the Office of Educator Excellence Powerpoint Documentpresentation on
August 17, 2018 by Victor Bugni, Appropriate Placement Consultant, Office of Educator Excellence, Michigan Department of Education.

Educator Certification Updates presented by Krista D. Ried of the Michigan Department of Education on August 18, 2017. You must login to view this presentation.

Proposed Administrative Rule Changes - Certification Powerpoint Document
October 28, 2016 Presentation by Leah Breen and Krista Ried of the Michigan Department of Education. 

Michigan Department of Education Documents:PDF Document
Facts About Michigan Substitute Permits; Permits:  How They Work; Permit Overview:  New Options; Permit Eligibility Record Companion; Teacher Certification Code:  Summary of Key Changes; Administrator Certification Code:  Summary of Key Changes; Certification and Licensure of School Counselors Code:  Summary of Key Changes; School Psychologist Certification Code:  Summary of Key Changes

MERC Basics Powerpoint Document

The Council of Chief Negotiators Recommended Procedure for Hiring a Teacher Under Contract With Another District. PDF Document

Average Teacher Salary in Michigan