MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE FOLSOM CORDOVA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE FOLSOM CORDOVA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION REGARDING MYP PROGRAM AT MITCHELL MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District and the Folsom Cordova Education Association are parties to a collectively bargained agreement which expired on June 30, 2013.  The parties are currently bargaining a successor contract.

The District has determined to implement a seven (7) period Middle Years Program (MYP) at Mitchell Middle School effective for the 2015/2016 school year.  As a result, the parties agree as follows:

  1. General

Effective July 1, 2015, the following shall replace any language that refers to Mitchell Middle School in the Memorandum of Understanding between the parties dated May 21, 2014 regarding “MYP/DP Program at Cordova High School”:

  1. Daily Student Contact Maximums

    a.  Teachers at Mitchell Middle School shall not exceed 175 contacts, with the exception of music and physical education teachers who shall not exceed 200 contacts.
    b.  Individual teachers may agree to exceed these contacts in order to meet their individual program needs.  Less than full time teachers, or teachers with assignments which vary in contacts, will be assigned contacts on a proportional basis.

  2. Maximum Class Sizes

    a.  Individual class sizes shall not exceed safety guidelines established by the fire department and the District’s insurance providers.
    b.  Class sizes at Mitchell Middle School shall not exceed 37 students per class, with the exception of music and physical education classes which shall not exceed 45 students per class.
    c.  During the first two (2) weeks of instruction of each trimester/semester, student contacts and/or class sizes may exceed these maximums in order to balance and finalize the master schedule.  After the first two (2) weeks, an exception to the maximums may continue if the requirements of CBA sections 10.1.2.1 through and including 10.1.2.3.are met.

  3. Early Out Days

Four (4) early out days, in addition to those specified in the CBA, shall be scheduled during each school year. This time shall be utilized by teachers to write and adjust instructional units in the first year.  Thereafter, this time shall be used by teachers to complete student assessments.