Article 3-9.2(b) |

Submission to Mediation |

Within five school days of the selection of a mediator, the parties will contact the mediator directly and notify the mediator of his or her appointment, request available mediation dates and mutually agree to a mediation date. At least seven calendar days before the mediation session, the mediator shall mail notice of the date, time and place of the session to the BOARD and the UNION. The mediator for good cause shown may postpone the mediation session or extend any period of time upon request of a party or upon his or her own initiative and shall postpone the session or extend any period of time upon mutual agreement of the parties. Prior to the mediation session, the BOARD and the UNION will submit to the mediator all relevant grievance documents for the grievance or grievances to be addressed at that session. Mediation sessions will be conducted upon request of the BOARD or the UNION on an as needed basis.

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