27. Effect of Agreement
27.1 CONTRACTUAL AMENDMENTS
Mutually satisfactory changes to this Agreement may be made at any time. Such changes shall be reduced to writing and signed by the President or Vice President of the Association and the Superintendent or his/her designee.
27.2 SAVINGS CLAUSE
If any provision of the Agreement or any application of the Agreement to any employee or group of employees shall be found contrary to law, then such provision or application shall not be deemed valid and subsisting except to the extent permitted by law, but all other provisions or applications shall continue in full force and effect.
If a federal or state agency with the authority to legally enforce rules and regulations governing the composition of the staff takes enforceable action which is contrary to the terms and conditions in this Article, then the parties agree to jointly negotiate as soon as possible procedures to comply with the conditions specified. If compliance is not required until a date following the termination of this agreement, then such changes shall be negotiated into the subsequent agreement precluding the need for the above.
Should any article, section, or clause of this agreement be declared illegal by a court of competent jurisdiction, said portion shall be automatically deleted from this agreement to the extent that it violates the law. The remaining articles, sections, and clauses shall remain in full force and effect for the duration of the agreement if not affected by the deletion.
27.3 COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING
The terms and conditions set forth in this agreement represent the full and complete understanding and commitment between the parties hereto. Modification by alteration, addition to, or deletion may be made only through the voluntary mutual consent of the parties in a written amendment in accordance with the provisions of this agreement.
27.4 INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTS
The terms and conditions of this agreement shall be reflected in individual contracts or employment agreements and a copy tendered to each individual.
27.5 INCLUSION CLAUSE
The provisions of this Agreement shall be considered a part of each employee’s individual contract.
27.6 BOARD RIGHTS
It is expressly understood and agreed that all functions, rights, powers, or authority of the school district and the Board which are not specifically limited by the express language of this agreement are retained by the Board provided that no such right shall be exercised so as to violate any of the specific provisions of the agreement.
27.7 APPLICATION OF AGREEMENT
The terms of this Agreement shall be applied in the same manner under similar circumstances.
The provisions of this Agreement shall become effective on August 16, 2016 and shall remain in full force and effect until August 15, 2017, and shall be a continuing contract from year to year thereafter unless either party notifies the other in writing of its desire to amend, modify, or delete some or all of the provisions of this Agreement as provided in Article II, Section 2.5A.