Fiscal Aspects of Negotiations Workshop

About the Workshop

Local educational agency negotiations are increasingly complex. Full implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) results in a number of statutory and practical considerations at the bargaining table. For 2018-19, revenues will be higher than previously forecast, however, subsequent year-to-year growth will be slightly lower. The concept of “LCFF Target” amounts vs. “LCFF Funded” amounts becomes moot. For the future, we have a single number, the funded amount. The Local Control and Accountability Plan still leads the process, the budget follows, and both continue to affect negotiations.

As a prelude to our Advanced Collective Bargaining Workshop, this workshop focuses on steps for preparation as you weave your way through the labyrinth of fiscal and program pitfalls that plague collective bargaining agreements. Having the ability to work your way through the fiscal issues at the negotiating table is the cornerstone of any positive settlement, and this workshop focuses on management’s tools for successful fiscal conclusions.

The workshop contains new ideas for the experienced negotiator, as well as training for the newest participant on the management side of the table.

Workshop Topics:

  • Understanding the key aspects of the Educational Employment Relations Act
  • Understanding the components of the LCFF
  • Preparing for negotiations, mediation, factfinding, and the conflicts of impasse
  • Pricing proposals and translating the costs into table language
  • The role of the chief business official in negotiations—what's a fair expectation
  • Negotiation pitfalls and management mistakes

Presented by

Matt Phillips, CPA, Director, Management Consulting Services
Suzanne Speck, Vice President
Kathleen Spencer, Director, Management Consulting Services

SSC Clients:

$215 per attendee
$315 per attendee

Program Begins:
Program Ends:
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 PM

Dates and Locations
March 14, 2018   Fresno County Office of Education  
March 15, 2018   San Joaquin County Office of Education  
March 16, 2018   Ventura County Office of Education/Conference & Educational Services Center  
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