33-1272. Definitions. As used in this act:
(1) "Professional employee" means any certificated employee of a school district, including charter districts; provided however, that administrative personnel including superintendents, supervisors or principals are excluded from the professional employee group for the purposes of negotiations.
(2) "Local education organization" means any local district organization duly chosen and selected by fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the professional employees, excluding administrative personnel as addressed in this section, as their representative organization for negotiations under this act.
(3) "Negotiations" means publicly meeting and conferring in good faith by a local board of trustees and the authorized local education organization, or the respective designated representatives of both parties for the purpose of reaching an agreement, upon matters and conditions subject to negotiations as specified in a negotiation agreement between said parties.
For the purposes of this section, "good faith" means honesty, fairness and lawfulness of purpose with the absence of any intent to defraud, act maliciously or take unfair advantage or the observance of reasonable standards of fair dealing.
[33-1272, added 1971, ch. 103, sec. 2, p. 223; am. 1989, ch. 294, sec. 2, p. 722; am. 2013, ch. 155, sec. 1, p. 368; am. 2013, ch. 330, sec. 2, p. 862.]