MI school district may violate state law in removing teachers on seniority

By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential

After failing to get its teachers’ evaluations done in time, one school district’s solution to simply lay off the least-experienced educators may be against the law.

MLive reported that Concord Community Schools Superintendent Terri Mileski and School Board President Brian Philson supported a proposal to lay off the “least senior staff members.” The move was being considered because teacher performance evaluations wouldn’t be completed until May.

“We need to be able to tell the staff what is going on as soon as possible,” Mileski said in the MLive article. “This would allow those who need to find new employment, to do so.”

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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