Teacher Contract Database

Results

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Custom report. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=104614

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

District level

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

District level
however, seniority is the last of the criteria applied in layoffs

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

District level

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

District level

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

District level

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

District level

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

District level

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

District level

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

District level

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

District level

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

District level

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

District level

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

District level

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

District level

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.
except when teachers have comparable evaluations in which case district seniority is used to break a tie.

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

District level

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law.

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

District level

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

District level

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

District acknowledges state law.
CA Education Code 44955

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

To be determined by superintendent

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

District level

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

District level

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

District level

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

District level

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

District level

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

District level

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

District level

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

District level

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Seniority is not a factor unless an entire program is being eliminated.

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.
except when teachers have comparable evaluations in which case district seniority is used to break a tie

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

District level
however, seniority is the last of the five criteria used to determine order of layoffs

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

District acknowledges state law.

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

District level

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

District level

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

District level

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

District level
however, performance weighs more highly than district seniority in determining the order of layoffs.

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

District level

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

District level

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

District acknowledges state law.
The Teacher Tenure Act; Michigan Revised School Code and all other applicable laws, and District policies

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

District level

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

District level

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

District level
however, seniority is the last of five criteria applied in determining order of layoffs

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

District level

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

District level

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

District level

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

District level

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

District level

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

District level
however, seniority is the last of five criteria applied sequentially

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

District level

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

District level

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

District level

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

District acknowledges state law.

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

District level

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

District level

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

District level

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

District level

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

District level

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

District level

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

District level

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

District level

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

To be determined by the school board

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

District level

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

District level

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

District level

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents
However, seniority is only a factor when there is tie in performance.

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

District level

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

District level
however, seniority is the last of five criteria applied in determining order of layoffs

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

District level, however, seniority is only a factor if there is a tie in performance

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

District level

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

District level

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

District level

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

District level

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

District level

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

District level

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

District level

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

District level

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

District level

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

District acknowledges state law.

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

District level

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

District level

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

District level
however, seniority is the last of the criteria applied

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

District level

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

District level

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

District level

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

District level

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law.

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

District level
however seniority may only be one of several criteria used in determining the order of layoffs, performance must be top criterion in accordance with state law

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

District level
however seniority is the last of the criteria used to determine order of layoffs

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

District level

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

District level

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

District level
however, seniority is the last of the five criteria used to determine order of layoffs

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

District level

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

District level

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

District level

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

District level

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

District level

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

District level

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

District level

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

District level
however, seniority is only the third of four sequential criteria used in determining order of layoffs

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

District level

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

District level

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

District level

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

District level
in accordance with Education Code 44955, 44956

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.
unless it is used to break a tie in performance

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.
in accordance with FL Statute Title XLVIII 1012.33 (5)

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

District level

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.
In accordance with TN code 49-5-511

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

District level

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

District level

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

District level

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

District level

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

District level

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

District level

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

District level
however, seniority is only a factor when performance is equal

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

District level

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

District level

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

Seniority is not a factor in teacher layoffs.

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

District level

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

District level

54,984 60%
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Criteria for laying off teachers

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Methodology for Criteria for laying off teachers

NCTQ is not including here the criteria used in the event of a tie in seniority.

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Non-tenured: procedure determined by the Federation; tenured: if affirmative action goals and verifiable extracurricular and/or co-curricular needs qualifications are equal, teachers will be laid off by seniority.

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

criteria applied in order: performance, licensure/certification, Reorganization or Program change, seniority

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

Seniority is the sole criterion.

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Seniority is the sole criterion.

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Seniority is the sole criterion.

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially, by qualifications, seniority, performance, extra duties, professional background; continuing contracts laid off by seniority

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

multiple criteria including performance, professional experience, attendance and discipline records

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current or projected assignment, performance, extra duties, professional background, seniority

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Seniority is the sole criterion.

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Seniority is the sole criterion.

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Seniority is the sole criterion.

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

board must use objective criteria including seniority and/or performance

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

performance is preponderant criterion for nontenured; tenured laid off by seniority (when seniority is equal, see footnote)

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Issue not addressed for non-tenured, seniority is the sole criterion for tenured.

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Tenure non-existent, annual contract teachers laid off before professional service/continuing contract teachers; within each category performance is sole criterion.

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Seniority is the sole criterion.

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law.

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications, performance, extra duties, professional background, seniority

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

Seniority is the sole criterion.

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

District acknowledges state law.
CA Education Code 44955

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Seniority is the sole criterion.

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Multiple criteria including performance and seniority

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

District acknowledges state law.

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.
performance is one of the other factors to be considered

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

Seniority is the sole criterion.

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

first, teachers suspended for more than five days within the two previous contract years by district seniority, then teachers who were rated Unsatisfactory in each of last two contract years by district seniority, then, by district seniority

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

District acknowledges state law.

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

criteria applied in order: qualifications for current or projected assignment, performance/effectiveness, extra duty, professional teaching background, seniority

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

District acknowledges state law.

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Multiple criteria including performance and seniority

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Criteria applied sequentially: qualifications, performance, extra duties, professional background, seniority; continuing contracts laid off primarily by performance.

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current and projected assignments, performance, additional performance criteria (see footnote), district seniority, professional background.

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

professional expertise, effectiveness/student performance growth, evaluation, attendance and discipline records

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

Multiple criteria including performance at the discretion of the district.

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

District acknowledges state law.
The Teacher Tenure Act, Michigan Revised School Code and all other applicable laws, and District policies

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Procedures for effecting the RIF are determined on a case-by-case basis.

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current and projected assignments, performance (effectiveness as measured by evaluations), extra duties, professional background, seniority

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current and projected assignments, performance, extra duties, professional background, seniority

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current and projected assignments, performance, seniority, professional background

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current or projected assignment; performance; extra duties; professional background; seniority

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Performance is the preponderant criterion.
in cases where only a portion of employees within a position category or program are reduced

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

multiple criteria in order: performance, qualifications for current and projected assignment, extra duties, professional background, district seniority

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

The needs of the school district

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Multiple criteria including performance and seniority

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

District acknowledges state law.

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

Seniority is the sole criterion.

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Seniority is the sole criterion.

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Multiple criteria including performance and seniority

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law.

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: Performance, Extra duties/supplemental, seniority, professional background

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Multiple criteria including performance and seniority

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Seniority is the sole criterion.

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Non-tenured first, in order by: certification, programmatic needs, professional preparation, seniority, followed by tenured in same order

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current and projected assignments, performance (effectiveness as measured by evaluations), extra duties, professional background, seniority

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

multiple criteria in order: performance, qualifications for current and projected assignment, extra duties, professional background, district seniority

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Seniority is the sole criterion.

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current or projected assignment, performance/effectiveness, extra duty, professional teaching background, seniority

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

Performance is the top criterion after certification/educational background.

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Seniority is the sole criterion.
in accordance with state law

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Seniority is the sole criterion.

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

order of layoffs: #1-teachers rated Unsatisfactory on most recent evaluation, by seniority; #2-teachers rated Developing/Needs Improvement on most recent evaluation, by seniority; all other teachers, by seniority

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

teachers who are not HQT or not certified are laid off first followed by teachers on a Performance Improvement Plan for 12 months preceding a layoff followed by layoff by seniority

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Tenure nonexistent-performance sole criterion for all teachers
Probationary teachers (1st year teachers) laid off first followed by annual contract teachers based on performance, then continuing contract teachers based on performance, then professional service contract teachers based on performance.

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Seniority is the sole criterion.

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Seniority is the sole criterion.

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Multiple criteria including performance and seniority

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

Seniority is the sole criterion.

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

District acknowledges state law.

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Non-tenured: performance (teacher's contribution toward academic achievement of the district's program based on observations and evaluations); tenured: seniority

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Multiple criteria including performance and seniority
Performance and seniority

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current and projected assignment, performance, extra duties, professional background, seniority

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current and projected assignments, performance, extra duties, professional background, seniority

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Seniority is the sole criterion.

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Performance based on evaluation results shall be used as a criteria; other criteria not specified

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law.

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

District acknowledges state law.

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current and projected assignment, performance, extra duties, professional background, seniority

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Seniority is the sole criterion.

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: qualifications for current and projected assignment, performance, extra duties, professional background, seniority

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Performance within each contract classification is preponderant criterion; probationary contracts laid off first, followed by annual service, professional service and continuing contracts

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Seniority is the sole criterion.
Seniority within each certification class

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Seniority is the sole criterion.

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Seniority is the sole criterion.

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

Seniority is the sole criterion.

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Seniority is the sole criterion.

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

criteria applied sequentially: certification/licensure, performance, seniority, professional background

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Seniority is sole criterion for non-tenured; district acknowledges state law for tenured.

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Seniority is the preponderant criterion.
in accordance with Education Code 44955, 44956

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Tenure non-existent, annual contract teachers laid off before professional service/continuing contract teachers; within each category performance is sole criterion.

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Performance is the sole criterion.
in accordance with FL Statute Title XLVIII 1012.33 (5)

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Seniority is the sole criterion.

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Performance is the sole criterion.

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Performance is the preponderant criterion.
In accordance with T.A.C. 49-5-511

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Seniority is the sole criterion.

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Seniority is the sole criterion.

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Seniority is the sole criterion.

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

Seniority is the preponderant criterion for district-based reductions in force; performance is the preponderant criterion for site-based reductions in force in accordance with BP GCQA.

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Performance is the sole criterion.

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Performance is the preponderant criterion.

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Performance is the preponderant criterion.
teachers categorized into groups based on evaluation ratings, laid off by seniority within each group

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

Multiple criteria including performance; seniority may not be a factor.

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Teachers on a Plan of Assistance, laid off before all other teachers; seniority is the preponderant criterion for any remaining teachers

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Teachers who were suspended for disciplinary reasons w/in last 3 years, who do not hold Highly Qualified status and/or who were placed on an improvement plan, laid off first followed by: combination of performance and seniority and other factors

54,984 60%
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Methodology for Recall rights or preferences for laid off teachers

Recall rights guarantees a laid-off teacher the right to be rehired to the same or similar position as it becomes available usually in the inverse order of layoffs. Preference means a teacher receives priority consideration for an opening but is not guaranteed the position.

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

No
teacher is eligible for rehire and shall be considered for openings but nothing indicates that s/he gets preference; continuing contracts have recall rights

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

No

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

District acknowledges state law.
CA Education Code 44955

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

District acknowledges state law.
SC Code 59-25-415

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

No

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

District acknowledges state law.

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Yes-tenured teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position
tenured teachers rated unsatisfactory on most recent evaluation are ineligible.

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

yes, mandatory placement on recall list, order of recall is unclear

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

District acknowledges state law.

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

District acknowledges state law.

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

No
tenured teachers' names placed on list of available employees but district is not required to give preference.

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position in accordance with state law

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

No
laid of teachers given right to apply for re-employment. Their applications are referred to schools for consideration.

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

No

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Yes, in accordance with state law, the Teacher Tenure Act, Michigan Revised School Code and all other applicable laws, and District policies

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Yes-teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

Yes-tenured teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Yes-teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

issue not addressed for term or probationary/non-tenured teachers; Continuing Contract teachers maintain recall rights indefinitely

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs
in accordance with state law (Education code 44956, 44959. 44957, 44958)

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of seniority except that any teacher with a conditional reappointment/developing or needs improvement rating, has no recall rights.

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

teachers receive notification of any openings for a period of six months after layoffs

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

No
if teachers were laid off by performance which occurs when only a portion of positions within a category are eliminated; Yes, if layoff affected all positions

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

Yes-teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Yes-teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

No

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

No

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

No

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

Yes-teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Teachers rehired, in order, by: certification, programmatic needs, seniority and professional preparation

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

Yes-tenured teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs
in accordance with state law

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs
Except 1st year teachers (probationary) who do not have recall rights.

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs
in accordance with MN Statute 122A.41.

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Yes-teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Yes-teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position
in accordance with state law

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

District acknowledges state law.

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Mandatory recall of all teachers except those rated unsatisfactory in inverse order of layoffs

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Yes-teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position
must apply and agree to interview

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Mandatory hiring of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs in 1st year after RIF; during second year teachers given priority over new applicants.

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

No

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Mandatory recall of tenured teachers (those hired before July 2011) by seniority; recall of annual contract teachers is guaranteed but order of recall is unclear

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Yes-mandatory recall of tenured teachers in inverse order of layoffs

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

teachers given notice by mail of available positions for one year, must apply and interview

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

District acknowledges state law.
California Education Code 44956-44959.5

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs
in accordance with Education Code 44956, 44957

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Continuing Contract and Professional Service Contract teachers have recall rights in inverse order of layoffs. Annual Contract teachers recalled next; the order of recall is unclear.

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

mandatory rehiring of all teachers, order not defined

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Yes-teachers given preference but are not guaranteed a position

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

annual contract teachers have recall rights only through end of the school year in which they were laid off; yes for tenured teachers (those hired before July 1, 2011)

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

No

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Yes-mandatory recall of all teachers in inverse order of layoffs

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Yes, names are placed on a priority hiring list; order of re-hire is not clear

54,984 60%