AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION ADOPT PERFORMANCE-BASED REDUCTION IN FORCE POLICIES.
Adds a new subsection (c) to GS 115C-325.4, regarding the dismissal or demotion for cause of public school teachers, to require local boards of education to adopt a policy for implementing a reduction-in-force of teachers under GS 115C-325.4(a)(15). Under current law, subdivision (a)(15) provides that a justifiable decrease in the number of positions due to district reorganization, decreased enrollment, or decreased funding are grounds for the dismissal, demotion, or reduction to part-time status of a public school teacher. Provides the criteria that a local school administrative unit (local unit) must consider in deciding which positions are subject to a reduction. Directs a local unit to consider work performance and teacher evaluations in determining which teachers in similar positions are to be dismissed, demoted, or reduced to employment on a part-time basis.
Makes identical changes to GS 115C-325(e)(2), adding a new subsubdivision (2)a, which specifies criteria for a reduction-in-force of a career employee. Requires local boards of education to adopt a policy for implementing a reduction in force according to GS 115C-325(e)(1)l, which provides that a justifiable decrease in the number of positions due to district reorganization, decreased enrollment, or decreased funding are grounds for the dismissal, demotion, or reduction to part-time status of a career employee, providing requirements in subdivision (2) of this section regarding notice to the career employee are followed. Repeals GS 115C-325(e)(2), as amended by this act, effective June 30, 2018.
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