2084 - Reduction In Force

#2084 - Reduction In Force


The Board of Education recognizes that it may be necessary to reduce in force under certain circumstances. Any time a reduction in force becomes necessary, the primary goal of the Board is to identify those positions, which can be eliminated, combined, or reduced to meet the needs of the District. The maintenance of educational programs is the top priority when a reduction in force becomes necessary.


The Board of Education hereby delegates to the superintendent the duty to identify which programs or positions should be eliminated, combined, or reduced whenever a reduction in force becomes necessary. In suggesting such action, the Superintendent should consider:

  1. Why the Reduction in Force is necessary.
  2. Which positions can best be eliminated, combined, or modified to meet the educational goals of the School District.

In considering which positions to be eliminated, combined, or modified in the best interests of education in the school district, the Superintendent may, in his discretion, consider the following factors:

  1. The results of an employee’s performance evaluation; and
  2. Retention consideration will be given to educators who have the licensure, training, and ability to teach in more than one area, if needed, including extracurricular activities.

Necessary Reductions

The School District may reduce the number of employees in force, combine, or modify positions or programs without following Orderly Termination Policies of the School District only when it becomes necessary to reduce the number of employees for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. Declining student enrollments in the Schools District;
  2. Discontinuance of a particular service or program;
  3. The shortage of anticipated revenue after the budget has been adopted; or
  4. School consolidation.

“Last Hired, First Fired” Procedure of Layoffs Prohibited

The District may not utilize a last-hired, first-fired procedure for layoffs when  terminating District employees. “Last-hired, first-fired” procedure for layoffs means staff reduction that mandates the termination of an employee who started to work for the District most recently before termination of a more senior employee.

Scope of Policy

This policy applies to reduction in force of both classified and certified employees.

Created: 9 September 2011

Modified: 26 April 2011

Adopted: 13 September 2011

Revised: 9 April 2024


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