Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


Senate File Five Thirty One was signed by the Governor of Iowa into law on April 23, 1974. There was little litigation among Iowa schools related to the writing of negotiated agreements prior to April 23, 1974. There has been very little litigation since that date. There may be much more such litigation within the next five years because the Iowa Public Employees Relations Act goes into affect on July 1, 1975, for all teachers in the state. School superintendents in Nebraska have been working out such agreements since 1967.


A Field Project Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright James A. Kerns February, 1976