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The determination of the need to implement reduction of personnel procedures and all decisions effecting such action shall be made by the Superintendent in accordance with Pointe Coupee Parish School Board policy.


Except as otherwise provided herein, any existing procedure for reconsidering or examining an employee discharge, non-reappointment, or grievance shall not be considered in implementing a reduction of personnel action.  Similarly, no personnel action other than a reduction of personnel may be considered under this policy.


Employees on Board approved leaves of absence shall be treated in the same manner as other regularly employed personnel insofar as application of this policy.




Reduction of teachers and administrators shall be based solely upon demand, performance, and effectiveness, as determined by the performance evaluation program adopted by the Board in accordance with La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:3881 through 3905.  Any reduction of teachers and administrators by the Superintendent shall be instituted by dismissing the least effective teacher within each targeted subject area or area of certification first, and then proceeding by effectiveness rating until the reduction of personnel has been accomplished.




Reduction of school employees, including bus operators, who are not evaluated pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:3881 through 3905, shall be based upon the following criteria:


  1. Performance and effectiveness as determined by the Board’s personnel evaluation plan.

  2. Certification or academic preparation, if applicable.




When a reduction of personnel action is instituted, written notice of termination shall be given by the Superintendent or his/her designee by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the employee to be terminated.  The notice shall include a statement of the general conditions requiring a reduction of personnel.  The employee’s address, as it appears on the School Board’s record, shall be deemed to be the correct address.  It shall be the employee’s responsibility to see that the School Board has his/her current address on file.




Within ten (10) days after receiving a notice of termination, an employee may request, in writing, a review of the action taken and shall receive notice of the results of the review in a timely manner, but no later than ten (10) days after the notice to review is received.  The employee shall have the right to pursue the review of a reduction action through the Board’s grievance procedures.




An employee who is recalled within one (1) year after being laid off shall have restored to him/her all of the sick leave and unused personal leave, if applicable, he/she had accrued on the effective date of the layoff.




If any provision of this policy or the application thereof is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions of this policy which can be implemented without the invalid provisions and, to this end, the provisions of this policy are hereby declared severable. 


Any and all provisions of this policy shall yield to existing state law, whether statutory or not, when held to be in conflict with said law or laws.


Revised:  December, 1995

Revised:  February 24, 2011

Revised:  February, 2005

Revised:  July, 2012

Revised:  November, 2006

Revised:  September 27, 2012



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:81.4, 17:3881, 17:3882, 17:3883, 17:3884, 17:3901, 17:3902, 17:3903, 17:3904

Board minutes, 11-18-04, 2-24-11, 6-28-12, 9-27-12


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board