• NEW COLLABORATIVE 
    CONFERENCING and MOU

     

    On June 1, 2011, Governor Haslam signed into law the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act (PECCA). The PECCA replaces the Education Professional Negotiations Act (EPNA), effectively substituting collaborative conferencing for Tennessee’s traditional collective bargaining process.  While there are some similarities between the two laws, the PECCA is substantially different from the EPNA, creating new avenues of communication between teachers and school boards and stressing inclusiveness of all professional employees’ organizations.