ARTICLE II – BOARD RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. The Association recognizes that the Board has the responsibility and authority to manage and direct, on behalf of the public, all operations and activities of the school district to the full extent authorized by law.
B. The Board shall discharge its responsibility and authority without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity of its employees and in its employment practices.
C. The Board will not directly or indirectly discourage, deprive, or coerce any teacher in the enjoyment of any right conferred by Public Act 379 or other law, State or Federal. The Board will not discriminate against any teacher with respect to any terms of this Agreement or conditions of employment by reason of his/her membership in the Association, negotiations with the Board as an Association Representative or his/her institution of any grievance or other proceeding under this Agreement.
D. One (1) copy of the handbook of current Board Policy shall be made available in each building and three (3) copies shall be assigned to the Association President.
E. Existing building policies shall be put in writing and shall be distributed annually in each building to all teachers and the Association. Changes made after distribution of written policies each year shall be distributed to teachers in the affected building.
F. Copies of the current agreement shall be duplicated at the expense of the Board and delivered to all teachers as soon as possible after ratification.