Stevensville School District
Reduction in Force
The Board has exclusive authority to determine the appropriate number of employees. A reduction in employees may occur as a result of but not be limited to changes in the education program, staff realignment, changes in the size or nature of the student population, financial considerations, or other reasons deemed relevant by the Board.
The Board will follow the procedure stated in the current collective bargaining agreement, if applicable, when considering a reduction in force. The reduction in employees will generally be accomplished through normal attrition when possible. The Board may terminate employees, if normal attrition does not meet the required reduction in force.
If no collective bargaining agreement covers the affected employee, the Board will consider needs of the students, employee performance evaluations, staff needs, and other reasons it deems relevant, in determining order of dismissal when it reduces classified staff or discontinues some type of educational service.
Cross Reference: 5250 Termination from Employment, Non-Renewal of Employment
Legal Reference § 39-2-912, MCA Exceptions
Adopted on: Feb 2002
Reviewed on: June 11, 2019
Revised on: June 2010; July 9, 2019