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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum A: SECTION 13 BILINGUAL RESOURCE SPECIALISTS

13.8 Reassignment/Lay Off/Recall Reassignment

Bilingual Resource Specialists shall be assigned from the Doyle Administration Building on a district-wide basis (with the exception of the Lead BRS, twelve (12)-month BRS and Migrant Recruiter, which will constitute separate assignments for the purpose of reassignment and layoff. When reassigning BRSs within the District, seniority, employee preference, and location will be considered.

When the District determines it is necessary to reassign BRS staff, every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the number of hours per week currently worked by the employee to be reassigned. Full-time employees will not be reassigned to positions that are less than full-time except through use of the layoff procedure.

Layoff

When, in the sole judgment of the District, the District determines to reduce the number of BRSs employed by the District, such employees shall be laid off according to the following procedure:

  1. Bilingual Resource Specialists shall be laid off within the language area to which they are assigned in inverse order of seniority, provided the remaining BRSs in the language area are qualified to perform the work of the least senior BRS. The least senior Bilingual Resource Specialist may choose to:

    1. Assume a BRS position held by the least senior BRS within another language, provided he/she is qualified for the position.

    2. Be laid off.

  2. Should the District determine that it is necessary to lay off any employee, the District will provide written notice to the employee so affected not less than two (2) weeks prior to the effective date of the layoff.

  3. Such employees, while on layoff, may continue insurance benefits, not to exceed thirty-six (36) months, if premiums for such coverage are paid monthly in advance to the District by the employee.

Recall

The Employer shall maintain a list of employees who have been laid off for a period not to exceed twenty-four (24) months from the date such employees were laid off.

Employees on layoff status shall be hired in the order of their seniority, before any new applicants are hired into positions for which laid off employees are qualified. Employees called back within a twenty-four (24) month period from date of layoff, shall return to the same step in the salary range they had attained prior to being laid off and shall receive full credit for all prior service. Employees laid off for a period of more than twenty-four (24) months, who are rehired, shall be treated as any new employee.