24-6. Exceptions

Any exception to Articles 24-2.1, 24-2.2, 24-4.1, and 24-4.2 shall be discussed between a three-member committee of the UNION and a three-member committee of the BOARD, which shall include a representative of the Chief Executive Officer. Such discussion shall include all programs designated as on-going. Exceptions to the above-cited Articles shall not be implemented unless there is agreement between the BOARD and the UNION. Every effort will be made to conclude the discussions by March 1 of each year.