Article XXVIII: Term of Agreement

Section 1 - Duration

Except as otherwise provided herein and in Article XXVIII, Section 2, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect from April 16, 2015, through June 30, 2017. The District and the Association shall reopen negotiations in accordance with Article XXVIII, Section 2, no later than April 1, 2016 for 2016-2017.

Section 2 - Renegotiation

No sooner than March 1, and no later than April 1, preceding expiration of this Agreement, the Association shall present its initial proposals. No later than April 15, the Parties shall commence meeting and negotiating for a successor agreement. Any agreement reached between the Parties shall, upon request, be reduced to writing, and, if ratified by the Association and adopted by the Board of Trustees, signed by both Parties.

Section 3 - Amendment

This Agreement shall not be opened during the term of this Agreement except by specific reference in this Agreement or by specific written mutual consent of the Parties.

Section 4 - New Legislation

Within thirty (30) days of the enactment of new federal or state laws that change any specific provision of this Agreement, the Parties shall meet, upon request, to renegotiate the specific provision or provisions changed by such legislation.