The Employer recognizes the Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for all full-time and part-time certificated employees (hereinafter referred to as “Employees”) employed by the Employer, excluding the following: Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Chief Financial & Legal Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Human Resources, Director of Area Career Center and Regional Vocational System, Director of Special Education, Principals, Associate Principals, Assistant Principals, Athletic Director, Non-Certificated School Nurses, (no currently employed Certificated Nurse shall be released without cause) Certificated Substitute Employees, Substitute School Nurses, Certificated Employees performing extra duty assignments, and Program Assistants. Also excluding supervisors, managerial, confidential, short?term employees, and students as defined by the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act.
When used in this Agreement, the following definitions of terms shall apply:
“School District” or “District” means the Bloomington Public Schools, District 87, Bloomington, Illinois.
“School” means building or work location.
“Superintendent of Schools” or “Superintendent” means the chief administrative officer of the Bloomington Public Schools, District 87, Bloomington, Illinois.
“Illinois Education Labor Relations Act” means Public Act 83-1014, effective January 1, 1984, Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 48, Par. 1701-1721.
The terms “full-time” and “part-time” are defined in Section 5.3(c) and 5.3(d) of this Agreement.
“Short-term employees” are those who are hired to perform assignments on an as needed or as requested basis. For example, substitute Employees are short-term employees.
Whenever the singular is used, it shall include the plural. Whenever a masculine term is used, it shall include the feminine.
1.3 Exclusive Recognition
The Employer agrees not to negotiate with any individual Employee during the term of this Agreement with respect to matters covered by this Agreement.