Employee Handbook 2021-2022
A reduction in staff shall be made only for the reasons asserted by the District and shall not be used to discipline an employee for his or her performance or conduct. Whenever a reduction in staff is required within the sole judgment of the District, such educational assistants shall be laid off in inverse order of seniority as defined above provided the remaining educational assistants are capable of carrying out the required duties. If the nurse’s assistants staff is to be reduced, those laid off shall be identified exclusively from those currently employed as nurse’s assistants.
Educational assistants who are laid off will be recalled by order of seniority to fill openings as they arise, provided the educational assistant is qualified for the position. Only those formerly laid off as nurse’s assistants will be recalled to nurse’s assistant positions.
When there is to be a reduction of educational assistants with identical seniority dates, educational assistants shall be selected for layoff by lot.
If parent liaison staff is to be reduced, those laid off shall be identified exclusively from those currently employed at the site where the reduction is to occur. Parent liaisons shall be laid off in inverse order of seniority provided the remaining parent liaisons at the site are capable of carrying out the required duties. Parent liaisons who are laid off will be recalled by order of seniority to fill openings within this unit as they arise, provided the parent liaison is qualified for the position.