Question: Are teachers required to "Joplinize"?

Advice: No. Teachers are not required to "Joplinize". More importantly, if at any point in the school day, the class size maximums are exceeded; then the Contract is violated. This is more likely to occur when a school's practice of separating students into different classrooms, also known as "Joplinizing" is implemented [MCS-MTA Contract 2017-2020].

For example, 6 third grade teachers may have class sizes of 10, 15, 40, 25, 30, & 30 students, where 3 class size maximums are exceeded.


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