Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Pa. Senate passes SB 612 that would allow school districts to layoff teachers for economic reasons
By a 38-12 vote, the Senate passed a bill that would add economic reasons to the list of circumstances when school districts can layoff professional staff.
The measure is intended to provide school district officials with more options in dealing with budgetary issues.
FYI - In the House of Representatives, HB 855 is awaiting action by the House Education Committee. HB 855 also provides for economic furloughs and does not contain provisions that are contained in SB 612.