Determining the Position Landscape
Once all school budgets are finalized, City Schools can determine the number and type of positions needed in schools and the district office next year.
Meanwhile, during the month of April, employees will be asked to indicate their intention to remain with City Schools next year, resign, or retire.
With this information, City Schools can determine how many staff members will need to be laid off, who can be reassigned, and what positions need to be filled. This is referred to as the “position landscape.”
Timeline for Staffing:
Layoffs: What to Expect
Layoffs will occur only where there are more people than positions within a given job title or subject area. For classroom teachers, layoffs will occur by subject area (e.g., elementary, English, social studies). For all other positions, layoffs will occur by job classification.
Layoff Ranking Criteria:
BTU Layoff Implementation:
For BTU members, the following criteria will be used:
- Certification / subject area: Area of certification
- Qualifications: Employee performance evaluation and number of teaching certificates held
- BTU seniority: Length of time in a BTU position