Article 35: Terms of Agreement
35.1 This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect for a period of one years from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.
35.2 During the term of this Agreement, either the District or Association may reopen negotiations for the 2016 – 2019 and 2017- 2018 school years on Articles 7 (Wages), 8 (Health and Welfare Benefits), work calendars, and two (2) articles selected by each party. Written notice to reopen must be provided to the other party prior to April 1 of each year. Upon receipt of this written notice, the District will proceed with the public notice requirements under Government Code Section 3547. Negotiations shall commence no later than May 1 of that calendar year. Pending the conclusion of negotiations, all articles will remain in effect.
35.3 The District and the Association may reopen this Agreement or any portion thereof during the term of the Agreement by mutual agreement in writing by both parties to this Agreement.
35.4 Prior to April 1, 2017, either the District or the Association may give by written submission of an initial proposal to the other party, by certified mail or hand delivery, notification of its desire to negotiate a successor Agreement. Upon receipt of this written notice, the District will proceed with the public notice requirements under Government Code Section 3547. Negotiations shall commence no later than May 1, 2017. In the event that neither party gives appropriate written notice to the other of its desire to renegotiate any portion of this Agreement, the Agreement shall be extended for one year.