Office of Legal and Labor Relations
The DPS Office of Legal and Labor Relations advises the Dayton Board of Education and its officials on legal and personnel matters as they arise. In addition, the legal department revises and updates school system policies and regulations, reviews potential contracts with outside vendors, and hears the grievances and disciplines of unionized employees. The legal department also reviews allegations of harassment and discrimination to ensure the district is in compliance with all Board policies and local, state, and federal laws.
To provide the Board and its designees with prompt and thorough guidance regarding school related legal issues.
What We Do:
- Represent the Board and its designees in federal, state, local and administrative legal proceedings;
- Provide legal guidance to ensure effective operation of the district;
- Assist the Board and the Superintendent in updating and developing administrative policies and procedures that ensure school safety and improve efficiencies;
- Act as a hearing officer for disciplinary actions to address employee misconduct;
- Act as a hearing officer for grievances filed by union employees to ensure district compliance with the current collective bargaining agreements;
- Represent the District in arbitrations;
- Ensure the District’s compliance with federal, state and local laws regarding harassment and discrimination;
- Represent the District in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements between the district and the unions
Bargaining Unit Contracts
Dayton Education Association (DEA) - Teachers (June 2012 - June 2013)
Dayton Education Association (DEA) - Reserve Teachers (July 2008 - June 2010)
OAPSE Headstart Local 155 - Headstart (no longer part of DPS)
(January 2009 - December 2012)
OAPSE Local 156 - Mechanics (April 2013 - March 2014)
OAPSE Local 156 - Mechanics (January 2010 - December 2012)
OAPSE Local 156 - Mechanics (January 2007 - December 2009)
OAPSE Local 643 - Paraprofessionals (April 2014- September 2014)
Dayton Building and Contruction Trades Council, AFL-CIO (January 2009 - June 2011)
OAPSE Clerical Chapter 158 - Clerical (January 2012 - December 2013)
OAPSE Clerical Chapter 158 - Clerical (January 2008 - December 2011)
OAPSE Local 191 - Lead child care teachers, mental health technicians, and occupational and physical therapy assistants (July 2013 - June 2014)
DPSU - Operations Local 101, Ohio Council 8, AFSCME, AFL-CIO - Operations
(January 2007 - December 2009)
DPSU - Security Resource Officers Local 1010, Ohio Council 8,
AFSCME, AFL-CIO - Security Resource Officers (May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014)
DPSU - Security Resource Officers Local 1010 (January 2008 - December 2010)
OAPSE Local 766 - Interpreters (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013)
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