Colorado is one of nine states in which local school boards have latitude and discretion regarding whether to recognize unions or other organizations as exclusive representatives of employee groups. Of Colorado’s 178 school districts, currently 41 are known to have one or more collective bargaining agreements. The industrial labor model is used in these 41 districts to negotiate education employee pay, benefits, and working conditions, in addition to various union perks and privileges.
State law formerly required the Colorado Department of Education to maintain links to all active school district bargaining agreements. However, as part of House Bill 1240 adopted during the regular session of the General Assembly, eliminated the requirement. Colorado’s School Collective Bargaining Agreement Sunshine Act still requires all districts to maintain copies on their websites.
Check out this spreadsheet for a complete list and links to each agreement. Denoted with each link is the employee group the agreement covers. Where no employee group is listed, the agreement covers licensed teachers. “Classified” is a generic term for non-licensed employees that may include administrative staff, teachers aides, food service workers, bus drivers, and/or custodians.