MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state school board has approved a
reduction in force policy for the two-year college system, but
officials hope they won't have to use it.
This is the first policy for the system.
The policy is setting criteria that will be used in the event of layoffs.
School board members unanimously passed the policy at their
monthly meeting Thursday but not without some objections.
The Alabama Education Association says the policy is out of sync
with the state's Fair Dismissal Act because it defines full-time
AEA spokeswoman Mary Bruce Ogles said that could cause some
problems if the policy is ever used.