For purposes of determining order of layoff notice, the District will consider the most recent evaluation rating achieved by the teacher which includes attendance and apply the same value to an effective rating and a highly effective rating. Discipline will be considered when issued at a level above a verbal warning and/or issued within the school year. A teacher rated minimally effective or ineffective will be notified of layoff before a teacher rated effective or highly effective. However, in no event will a teacher who has been rated as ineffective within the most recent performance evaluation be retained over a teacher who was rated as minimally effective, effective or highly effective within the most recent performance evaluation.
In the event that two or more teachers possess the identical Overall Effectiveness Rating, the tie will be broken upon an Administrator’s holistic review of each teacher’s overall individual performance, significant, relevant accomplishments and contributions, relevant special training, and considering the best interests of the students, staff, and the District, as well as the nature of the particular vacancy at issue. Length of service, seniority and/or tenure status may, but need not necessarily, be considered.
The District’s superintendent, or designee, after the ranking process is completed, will submit his or her recommendations for layoff or recall to the Board of Education.
The reverse order will apply to recall and include a holistic review of the teachers overall individual performance, significant, relevant accomplishments and contributions, relevant special training, and may also include experience with the grade level, or content area or both to the particular vacancy at issue.
Length of Eligibility of Recall
A teacher’s eligibility for recall shall terminate if the teacher:
- a. Resigned or employment by the Board otherwise terminates.
- Fails to respond to the recall notice within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of such notice or fails to report, effective the first working day, to the teaching assignment to which recalled.
- Lacks tenure status when layoff becomes effective and is not recalled by June 30 of the ensuing school year.
- Has tenure status when layoff becomes effective, and is not recalled by June 30 of the ensuing two school years.
- Does not have a valid Michigan teaching certificate for the assignment at the date of recall.
- Received rating of “ineffective” on the most recent annual year-end performance evaluation.
Revised 5/2/13, 6/15/17