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407.5 Licensed Employee Reduction in Force

The board has the exclusive authority to determine the appropriate number of licensed employees.  A reduction of licensed employees may occur as a result of, but not be limited to, changes in the education program, staff realignment, changes in the size or nature of the student population, financial situation considerations, and other reasons deemed relevant by the board.


The reduction in licensed employees, other than administrators, will be done through normal attrition if possible.  If normal attrition does not meet the necessary reduction in force required, the board may terminate licensed employees.


It is the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation for termination to the board.  The process for reduction in force shall be as follows:


The district’s collective bargaining agreement outlines the process.


Due process for terminations due to a reduction in force will be followed.


Date Board Adopted: 9/15/1986

Date Board Updated/Reviewed: 2/21/2022



Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 20; 279