If your bargaining unit has not completed negotiations with your school jurisdiction, employers cannot arbitrarily change pay or working conditions. Expiring collective agreements will continue to be fulfilled until a new agreement is ratified. 1) decisions must be student-centred.2) Decisions must take into account our geography and rural nature.3) Schools and municipalities must work together to provide students with the best educational opportunities.4) The best way to make decisions is to make decisions based on the child`s location.5) Decisions made must be affordable and sustainable in the future.6) Equitable access to programming opportunities for students. 7) Program implementation should be flexible and accountable for the needs of students.8) Accountability should be built into each decision.9) Decisions should reflect the direction of the board. The expiry of a collective agreement does not necessarily mean the end of the contract.