K-12 school districts that laid off personnel based on seniority cause disproportionate harm to their programs and students than if lay offs were determined on the seniority-neutral basis.
School districts face severe budget challenges with condition funding in danger of this risky economy. Within this four-page analysis of K-12 district layoff issues, Marguerite Roza, a senior scholar in the center on Reinventing Public Education, computes when an area is needed to make use of lay offs to chop its budget by 10 % and cuts probably the most junior employees, it'll need to axe 14.3 % of their labor force (including instructors) to satisfy the ten percent budget reduction.
However, in the event that district adopted a seniority-neutral layoff policy—say with a standard of worker effectiveness—only 10 % from the labor force would lose their jobs. Countrywide, if all districts adopted a seniority-neutral layoff policy in order to save 10 %, 612, 256 jobs could be lost in comparison with 874, 623 lost within seniority-based policy.