Baldwin school board looks at tenured layoffs

The Baldwin County Board of Education will consider recommendations Tuesday to drop a 1-cent sales tax request and impose personnel cuts which could mean laying off tenured employees.

Board representatives met this morning with county commissioners and state Sen. Trip Pittman to discuss financial shortfalls for Baldwin County schools. Board President Tracy Roberts said that rather than go forward with the request for a 1-cent sales tax for schools, the education system would consider a “reduction in force,” and other cuts. A reduction in force could allow more employees to be laid off, including tenured teachers and non-probationary classified workers, said Faron Hollinger, superintendent of education.

Baldwin school board looks at tenured layoffs

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Won’t laying off tenured teachers lead to expensive lawsuits from their union? Is the union only for teachers or does it include secretaries, central office staff and secretaries’ secretaries?