EMPLOYEE AND LABOR RELATIONS
Reduction in Force
Whenever it is necessary to decrease the number of employees because of insufficient money or decrease in pupil enrollment or lack of work, the Board of Education shall, consistent with policy statements and in compliance with state statute, cause the necessary number of employees to be placed on leave of absence without pay.
No new employee shall be employed by the Board of Education while there are employees of the district who are laid-off unless there are no laid-off employees with proper certifications, licenses, and qualifications to fill any vacancy that may arise.
Each employee laid-off shall be reinstated in inverse order of his/her
lay-off. Such re-employment shall not result in a loss of status or credit
for previous years of service. At the time of placement on leave of absence,
a displaced employee shall advise the Human Resource Division in writing
of whether or not the displaced employee desires to be considered for
re-assignment. Employees must advise the superintendent of schools of
their acceptance within 30 days from the date of notification by the superintendent
of schools or his/her representative that a position is available to them.
Certificated employees must assume the duties of the position to which
they are appointed not later than the beginning of the school year following
the notice of re-employment. Noncertificated employees must assume the
duties of the position to which they can be appointed not later than the
beginning of the month following the notice of re-employment. If a displaced/bumped
employee refuses an offer of re-assignment in a position within the employee’s
former job family, such employee shall be deemed to have resigned and
shall not be eligible for further recall.
Legal: Sections 168.221-168.291, RSMo.
Regulation approved: June 26, 1990
Revised: December 8, 1998
Revised: August 6, 2003