Ratification is the official way to confirm something, usually by vote. It is the formal validation of a proposed law. We almost never use the word ratification except to talk about process by which proposed laws, treaties, and agreements are officially recognized.
Basically- our JNEA members will review and approve/disapprove our newly created negotiated teacher agreement, by a majority vote.
What if Bargaining Unit members have questions about the new agreement?
Attend the ratification meeting on May 12th, 1pm at Joplin High Auditorium. We will answer questions from ALL staff on the teacher salary schedule.
What is the purpose of an agreement?
We now have have a black and white guide for teacher working conditions, grievance procedures, and salary.