5021 Policy – Conflicts Between Policy and Bargaining Agreements

Where there is a conflict between the terms of a collective bargaining agreement and the district’s policy, the law provides that the terms of the collective bargaining agreement will prevail in regard to the staff covered by that agreement.

When a matter is not specifically provided for in the appropriate negotiated contract, the district’s policies will govern.

Approved By: Greg Baker
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 08/25/15
Updated: 08/25/15
Superintendent or Board Approved: Superintendent Approved
Legal References: Content

RCW 41.59.910 Construction of (public employment) chapter – Effect on existing agreements – Collective bargaining agreement prevails where conflict.