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Youngstown Plans to Lay Off Teachers by Seniority, Rehire on "Best Person for the Job" Basis

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

The Youngstown school district plans to lay off an unspecified number of teachers, the Youngstown Vindicator reports. According to the Vindicator, Youngstown teachers' union president Will Bagnola said in an email:

“A word of caution: because one was renewed and has a contract for next school year does not mean that that contract cannot be suspended!” he wrote. “In other words, there is going to be a RIF, and teachers on limited contracts are the first to be laid-off. Don’t be passive and wait for the RIF; LOOK FOR ANOTHER JOB, NOW!”


[Superintendent Connie] Hathorn said that any RIFs that may occur will be done based on seniority. But assignments and vacancies will be filled based on the best person for the job rather than seniority, he said.

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