Our 2018 contract broke new ground in workplace improvements, member empowerment and voice. At the top of our priorities was creating a faster, streamlined process to resolve class-size violations early in the school year.
Since its inception, the UFT has made reducing class size a priority so our members can give each child more individual attention. Early on, when classes often exceeded 40, we won class-size limits in the contract: usually 32 in elementary grades, 33 in intermediate schools (30 in Title 1 intermediate schools), and 34 in high schools. Class-size is 25 in kindergarten and 18 in pre-K. Alert your chapter leader if your class or classes exceed these limits.