Educational Support Staff RIF Checklist


Educational Support Staff RIF Checklist

Jan 28, 2020

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Educational Support Staff RIF Checklist 2020

School boards employ educational support personnel (“ESPs”) to perform various jobs in support of school services and operations. Examples of ESP positions include: paraprofessionals, administrative assistants, bus drivers, payroll clerks, and custodial and maintenance employees. When assessing staffing needs, a school district may determine that it is necessary to (1) decrease the number of ESPs employed by the school board; (2) reduce the number of hours worked by an ESP; or (3) discontinue some particular type of support service provided by the district. Decisions of this nature constitute a
reduction‐in‐force (“RIF”) of ESPs and, as such, school districts must first carefully consider its legal obligations…