Business Manager’s Role in Negotiations

About the Instructor

Vince Reep

Vince Reep was the Assistant Superintendent for Dickinson Public Schools until his recent retirement at the end of June 2017. His roles included business and finance, human resources, buildings and grounds, food services, enrollment and demographics, 21st Century Learning Grant, and Title IX.  He served in this role for eight years.

Prior to his duties as an assistant superintendent, Vince was an instructor and coach in the Dickinson District for fourteen years, an elementary principal for ten years, and held job duties including business manager and human resources at the Central Administrator Office since 1993.  He was involved in bargaining or the negotiations process in Dickinson both as a teacher and as an administrator for the past 26 years. 

Important Course Dates

Course meeting date: February 10, 12:15-2:15 pm, Sheyenne Room, Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck

Final assignment due date: March 27, 2018 (postmark deadline)

Course Syllabus and Agenda


Course Agenda 

 Course Material

Please download all of the following handouts to your computer prior to class.

NDSBA Negotiations Basics Handbook

Handout A

Handout B

Handout C

Handout D

Handout E

Handout F-1

Handout F-2

Handout G

Handout H

Handout I

 Final Assignment

The final assignment for this class will be creating an electronic calculating salary schedule and doing a cost analysis of a negotiations package. The instructor will provide you with guidance on this final assessment during class. Your completed final assignment must be returned via email to the instructor at with a postmark date of March 27. A protector verification form must be completed and mailed to the NDSBA or emailed to by March 27 to validate the final assignment.


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