Staff Reduction. It is hereby specifically recognized that it is within the sole discretion of the Board to reduce its educational program; curriculum and/or staff and that the procedures set forth in this article shall be used in laying off personnel.
Staff Reduction. In the event the District adopts a reduced educational program by reason of financial necessity, including but not limited to, levy failure and/or decreased State or Federal support, certificated employees who will be retained to implement the District’s reduced or modified program and those certificated employees who will be non-renewed from employment or adversely affected in contract status shall be identified by the provisions contained in this Article. If the District is only reducing provisional employees, the following procedures do not need to be implemented.
Staff Reduction. A. When a reduction in the working force is necessary, Bargaining Unit Members shall be laid off in accordance with their seniority in that classification; that is, the employee with the least seniority in that classification shall be laid off first. In the selection of employees for layoff, the School District shall retain those Bargaining Unit Members with the greatest classification seniority provided they are properly qualified and physically able to perform the available work.