One at One: School Staffing & the Economy

Posted June 9, 2020

  • One at One: School Staffing & the Economy

Today’s Issue:

Can a board of education reduce staff for economic reasons?

Answer:

Yes. Boards of education can reduce the number of teaching staff members, employed in the district for reasons of economy, reduction in the number of pupils, or due to change in the administrative or supervisory organization of the district, or for other good cause. However, tenure/seniority rights apply to certified staff who have been subject to a reduction in force.

Resources:

https://www.njsba.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/nonrenewals-and-rifs.pdf
https://njlaw.rutgers.edu/cgi-bin/njstats/showsect.cgi?section=18A%3A28-9&actn=getsect

To Learn More about FPSCTT’s Education and School Law Practice, please contact:

Lester Taylor, Partner and Co-Chair
Christine Soto, Partner and Co-Chair
Afshan Ajmiri Giner, Senior Associate

 

This post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

 

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