LETTER OF INTENT No. 1
BRITISH COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATION
BRITISH COLUMBIA TEACHERS’ FEDERATION
Re: Formalization of Middle School Provisions
Where a middle school program has been operating in a district without a formal agreement, the local and the employer shall modify the Collective Agreement, in a Letter of Understanding signed by the provincial and local parties, to incorporate the terms under which the middle school program has been operating.
Should the employer and the local be unable to agree, by March 01, 2007, on the terms under which the middle school program has been operating, either party may refer the outstanding issues to expedited arbitration as set out in Article D.5.5.c.
In such a case, the jurisdiction of the arbitrator shall be confined to a determination of the terms that most accurately reflect the practice in the district with respect to the operation of the middle school program in a school or schools.
Original signed by:
BCPSEA Chief Negotiator