Terminating Tenured Teachers Would Be Costly

The future is uncertain for Baldwin County Public Schools. Monday, students at Daphne and Fairhope High Schools learned that their choir teachers were let go, and more teachers and staff could follow.
Fairhope also lost a dance teacher. The school system is facing a $56 million dollar budget shortfall.

Tuesday night, the Baldwin County Board of Education will hold a special meeting to talk about a reduction-in-force policy. The policy means some tenured teachers will be cut.

Even the non-tenured teachers would be entitled to a due process hearing if they went that route.” Hudson said that means hearings would cost a lot of time and “it would cost a lot of money and, during each arbitration hearing, the teacher is placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of arbitration hearings.”

Tuesday night’s board meeting starts at 5 pm at the Central Satellite Office in Loxley.

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