ERIC Number: ED105574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Local Policies for Reduction in Force. ERS Information Aid.
Powell, Janet F.; Stemnock, Suzanne K.
With declining enrollments and the tightening economy outdistancing the process of normal staff attrition, more and more administrators are faced with the painful process of informing professional employees that their services are no longer required. Higher education officials are taking steps to make student-teacher programs more competitive and school finance experts are seeking ways to bolster budgets in the wake of tax rejections by voters. Nevertheless, school administrators are left with a problem needing immediate as well as long-term solutions. When circumstances mandate reductions in force, seniroty traditionally has been the major criterion used in determining the retention of employees. Seniority has come under fire, however, as nontenured teachers have gained job-security rights of their own through litigation. The seniority issue is further clouded by court-mandated minority hiring requirements. This Information Aid presents a list of items to consider regarding the possibility of a staff reduction and includes examples of district policies and negotiation agreement provisions from 16 school districts throughout the country. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Job Layoff, Labor Market, Personnel Needs, Personnel Policy, Reduction in Force, Teacher Supply and Demand, Tenure
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.