Section 1.5 of the contract was part of the bargaining agreement the district abused time-after-time to exceed class size maximums, thus unilaterally driving up class sizes.
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.
Download 2017-18 Class Size MOU
Download 2019-2023 Phased Class Size Chart
* 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.
‡ For TK-3 magnet classes, the 2017-18 class size MOU that reductions are based on, has lowercaps than the CBA. UTLA will have the opportunity to bargain to lower caps beforethe higher caps become effective in 2022-2023.
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
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.
2.0 Class Size Averages & Maximum for:
NOTE: See Appendix G and Appendix H for separate class size agreements negotiated specifically for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years.
Referenced by Early Education Division, federal Title XXII regulations.
Refer Appendix A in the new 2019-2022 agreement of the contract.
Refer to Article XVIII – Class Size, Section 2.4of the 2014-17 Bargaining Agreementfor Physical Education.
Section 2.4 Summary
Non-elective Secondary Physical Education classes provided by the Physical Education Department (excluding elective PE classes, team sports, and activity classes such as Band, Pep Squad and Drill Team) are to have a maximum class size of 55.
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.
• Class Size Intake Form (also found in Forms Directory under “C” for class size)
For more information about new class sizes, contact your UTLA Area Representative or if you are unsure who your area representative is email firstname.lastname@example.org.