Eliminating Section 1.5 from the CBA
A major victory
Now that we have the win of enforceable class size caps, we can press to lower them even further in future bargaining, from TK-12 and adult school, from core subjects to elective classes.
Section 1.5 of the contract was part of the bargaining agreement the district abused time-after-time to exceed class size maximums, thus driving up class sizes at their will.
Eliminating section 1.5 from the contract was a huge win for us. As a result of this elimination, we can now start enforcing the class size from the 2017-18 Class Size Memorandum of Understanding in the 2019-20 school year. The new contract goes into effect July 1, 2019.
Further reductions will occur through the 2022-23 school year in middle and secondary classes — up to seven students in some class types.
- Section 1.5 eliminated from CBA.
- Class Size caps are now enforceable beginning in the 2019-20 school year.
- New MOU will reduce class sizes by norm day of the 2019-2020 school year.
WHERE WE WERE
Above, students and parents rally during day three of our strike on January 16, 2019, in Sycamore Park at our North Area Regional Rally.
- PHBAO = Predominantly Hispanic, Black, Asian & Other Non-Anglo.
- Desegregated/Receiver = Schools Governed by the Student Integration Program.
- Magnets = In order to be considered a magnet class in a magnet center, a class must contain more than 75% magnet students.
Class Size Caps Phased Through 2022-23
* Nearly 150 TK3 Classes that are currently in violation of the MDU due to Section 1.5 will experience an immediate reduction, due to the complete elimination of Section 1.5
** Secondary ELA and Math classes will be capped at 39 effectively 2019-20.
ADDITIONAL TARGETED CLASS SIZE REDUCTIONS
1) 75 targeted high needs elementary and 15 middle schools will be reduced by a total of 3
2) 75 targeted high needs elementary and 15 middle schools will be reduced by a total of 4
3) 75 targeted high needs elementary and 15 middle schools will be reduced by a total of 6
CLASS SIZE AVERAGES
The steady reduction of class size maximums will naturally reduce class size averages. Class size averages will be officially reduced to CBA levels (from the 1.5 MOU) in 2022-23.
WHERE WE WILL BE BY 2022-23
Class Size Standards*
2.0 Class Size Averages & Maximum for:
Class SizeS for EEC, SPED & PHYSICAL ED
early education centers
Referenced by Early Education Division, federal Title XXII regulations.
Section 2.4 Summary
Class Size Intake Form
This is the class size intake form you must submit to your chapter chair if you feel you have exceeded the contractual student ratio standards in your class.