Word from Super to the P: Dreaded RIF is coming

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  1. Pi-R-Squared

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    Word is there will be around 25+ cuts across the district. Hopefully, they will retain those who really need to be retained such as the special-ed one-on-one aides who really handle our exceptional students well. In my state, tenure doesn’t protect against RIF but the state uses objective criteria, whatever that means…. So I hope my being a tenured math teacher helps.
     
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    Good luck! Being RIF'd bites; it's happened to me twice already. My home district RIF'd nearly every year. They were last in, first out for the most part, but anyone who was up for tenure that year would be RIF'd first, then the first- and second-years. As a math person, you should be safer than others.
     
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    That's why I've hesitated when wanted to change schools. There's no chance of RIF in my school because we are always short teachers. The district where I live would be nice to work in but who knows if I'd be gone after a year due to budget cuts.
     
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    We have a few non-tenured faculty here in the building along with some who are under emergency certificates. We are also 2 units over-hired so there probably will be some local losses which is sad to know.
     
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    Back when I first started my career, it was a given that anyone who was non-tenured would be let go at the end of the school year. Fortunately, I was always rehired before school started, but it was a pain being unsure of my job all summer and having to take all of my stuff home every summer.
     
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    It's probably different procedures for different states? And even school systems within the same state? The only times I received "the letter" was twice even though I had been a non-tenured teacher for 7 years (3 year at the 1st, 1 year at the 2nd, and 3 years at the 3rd)
     

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