ARTICLE IRECOGNITION1.1 Bargaining Unit.
The Board of Education of District No. 170 (“Board”) recognizes theDixon Education Association (“Association”), an Affiliate of the I.E.A./N.E.A., as the sole andexclusive bargaining agent for all full time/part time regularly employed, certificated classroomteaching personnel hereinafter referred to as “teachers” with regard to wages, hours and termsand conditions of employment, but not with regard to matters of inherent managerial policies,except for the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent(s), Special Education Director,Principal(s), Assistant Principal(s), substitute teachers, all certificated/non-certificated non-teaching personnel, teacher aides with or without teaching certificates, as well as any other employee who is supervisory, managerial and/or confidential as defined by Public Act 83-1014,its amendments, or its rules, as well as those teachers and other personnel who are employed byany cooperative agency whose duty is to serve the Board. Part-time regularly employed,certificated classroom teaching personnel shall receive prorated benefits according to current practice.
The term “teacher” when used in this Agreement shall refer to employeesrepresented by the Association in the negotiating unit as determined in section 1.1.
ARTICLE IIMANAGEMENT RIGHTS
The Board, on its own behalf and on behalf of the electors of the District, hereby retain andreserve unto itself, without limitation, all powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilitiesconferred upon and vested in it by the laws and the Constitution of the State and of the UnitedStates, including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the right:1.to the executive management organization and administrative control of theDistrict and its properties and facilities, and the activities of its employees;2.to direct the work of its employees, determine the time and hours of operation anddetermine the kinds and levels of services to be provided and the methods andmeans of providing those services.3.to hire all employees, and, subject to the provisions of law, to determine their qualifications and the conditions for their continued employment, discipline,dismissal or demotion; and to promote, assign, and transfer all such employees;4.to establish educational policies, goals and objectives; to insure rights andeducational opportunities of students; to determine staffing patterns; to determinethe number and kinds of personnel required in order to maintain the efficiency of District operations;