Reduction in Force Guide


1st Edition – Updated in 2017.

This guide will no longer be updated or part of the Complete School Law Reference set.

 Author(s): Jennifer Childress, Texas School Administrators' Legal Digest
Product Type: Laminated Guide
ISBN: 978-1-947753-50-1
# of Pages: 6


For many districts, a reduction in force (RIF) is not the most desirable method of cost reduction, but oftentimes proves to be the most effective. This guide explains significant legal developments affecting the way school districts must implement RIFs. In 2011, the 82nd Texas Legislature addressed the nonrenewal and termination of teachers and other cost-reduction options in Senate Bill 8. The Commissioner of Education released a new emergency rule concerning RIFs based on a financial exigency and has issued a number of decisions in cases brought by employees who have been terminated and nonrenewed as part of a RIF and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has responded. This guide explains the RIF process, incorporates important new legal developments, and offers practical strategies for complying with the new rules while you make these tough personnel decisions.  Printed for the first time as a tri-fold laminated, it replaces the previous paper chart version.

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Dimensions 8.5 × 11 in

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