1.        Purpose

        SC 406

Maintenance of support staff appropriate to effectively operate District programs is a Board responsibility. The purpose of this policy is to establish the manner in which the necessary reductions of that staff shall be accomplished.

2.        Authority

Consistent with law and collective bargaining agreements, the Board has the authority and responsibility to determine how suspensions and furloughs shall be made.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The Superintendent shall develop administrative procedures that provide for:

  1. Determination of seniority.

  1. Pooling of job related skills that may affect suspensions or reinstatements.

  1. System of recall if a furlough list is maintained, specifying the manner in which recalls will be made and the time period furloughed personnel will be retained on the furlough list.

4.        Guidelines

Abolishment of support positions may be brought about by many factors, such as:

  1. Decline in student enrollment.

  1. Utilization of new methods and technology.

  1. Changes in District's organizational pattern.

  1. Changes in District's economic resources and tax base.

  1. Need for operating economies.

        2 Pa. C.S.A.

        Sec. 551 et seq

Support employees may be entitled to a hearing under the Local Agency Law, at the employee's request, prior to suspension or layoff.

A collective bargaining agreement may provide suspension procedures that differ from this policy. In the event that such a condition exists, procedures must be adapted to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement for bargaining unit personnel.

School Code


PA Statute

2 Pa. C.S.A.

Sec. 551 et seq

Page  of