Article 54: Teachers' Contracts
Statute 72-5417: Same; determination by secretary
of human resources upon petition.
(a) A petition may be filed with the secretary, asking the secretary to
investigate and decide the question of whether
(1) professional employees in an appropriate negotiating unit have designated
a professional employees' organization for recognition as an exclusive
for purposes of K.S.A. 72-5415
; (2) a professional employees' organization
which is the recognized
exclusive representative should be replaced by another professional employees'
organization; (3) recognition of a professional employees' organization
as the exclusive representative should be withdrawn.
(b) A petition under subsection (a) may be filed by:
(1) A board of education alleging that it has received a request for
exclusive recognition from a professional employees' organization and
has a good faith doubt as to the accuracy or validity of the claims made
in the request; or
(2) a professional employees' organization; or
(3) one or more professional employees seeking withdrawal of recognition
of a professional employees' organization as the exclusive representative.
History: L. 1970, ch. 284, § 5; L. 1977, ch. 248, § 3; L. 1980,
ch. 220, § 4; July 1.