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Contract Negotiations, 2023-24 School Year

In Eden Prairie Schools, we provide an inspiring education for each student we serve. That is possible because of our staff, who are among the very best in the state.

For that reason, our goal in contract negotiations is to offer competitive and responsible contracts that attract and retain the best possible talent and empower them to fulfill our district mission of inspiring each student every day.

We believe:

  • Eden Prairie Schools and our bargaining units should enjoy a productive, collaborative relationship based on mutual understanding of, and respect for, each other’s role in serving our students, families, staff and community while advancing our mission.

  • The negotiations process is an opportunity to listen to our staff, identify areas of common interest and build and sustain lasting partnerships that benefit students.

  • Contracts should uphold and reflect our core values: 

    • Each person has intrinsic value.

    • Each person has individual gifts, interests and talents.

    • Community benefits when each person contributes.

    • Relationships flourish on a foundation of mutual trust and respect.

    • Continuous learning is essential for personal fulfillment, opportunity and success.

We commit to:

  • Upholding Eden Prairie School Board Executive Limitation 2.8, Compensation and Benefits, which states: With respect to employment, compensation, and benefits to employees, consultants, and contract workers, the Superintendent shall not cause or allow jeopardy to financial integrity or to public image. Furthermore, the Superintendent shall not: 

    • Promise or imply permanent or guaranteed employment.

    • Establish current compensation and benefits that deviate materially from the geographical or professional market for the skills employed. Further, compensation and benefits must not deviate from Board-established parameters.

  • Making our staff members feel appreciated for their interests, talents, intrinsic value, and individual gifts, and creating a foundation of mutual trust and respect.

  • Providing our staff members with pay and benefits that are competitive in the marketplace and responsible in order to maintain long-term financial sustainability. 

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2023-25 negotiations


Teacher Negotiations meetings

2023-24 Negotiations dates:

  • June 21, 8-11 a.m.
  • June 26, 8-11 a.m.
  • June 28, 8-11 a.m.
  • August 23, 8-11 a.m.
  • August 28, 1-2:30 p.m. 
  • September 6, 4-6 p.m. 
  • September 20, 4-6 p.m. 
  • September 27, 4-6 p.m. 
  • October 25, 4-6 p.m. 
  • November 14, 4-6 p.m. 
  • November 28, 4-6 p.m. 
  • January 3, 4-6 p.m.
  • January 10, 4-6 p.m.
  • January 17, 4-6 p.m.
  • January 24, 4-6 p.m.
  • January 31, 4-6 p.m.
  • February 1, 9-11 a.m.

Scheduled and then canceled Negotiations dates:

  • July 10, 8-11 a.m. (Bureau of Mediation Services hold)
  • July 12, 8-11 a.m. (Bureau of Mediation Services hold)
  • July 17, 8-11 a.m. (Bureau of Mediation Services hold)
  • July 19, 8-11 a.m. (Bureau of Mediation Services hold)
  • July 24, 8-11 a.m. (Bureau of Mediation Services hold)
  • July 26, 8-11 a.m. (Bureau of Mediation Services hold)
  • July 31, 8-11 a.m. (Bureau of Mediation Services hold)
  • November 8, 4-6 p.m. (Meeting canceled by EPEA)
  • November 21, 4-6 p.m. (Meeting canceled by EPEA)