Posted by Me on 5/15/2020, 11:46 am, in reply to "Re: Fall "
How many districts are getting to that point? And if it's a statewide problem, how long before the legislature gets involved? |
They cannot pull a Michael Scott to declare bankruptcy or a financial emergency. There are several steps involved - including public hearings and board meetings. And who are these districts going to cut first - teachers who are delivering TEKS-based lessons to students, or support staff who work in buildings that aren't being used?
If this happens, on a wide scale, there will be bigger issues than a few band directors out of work - we're talking Great Depression 2.0.
So again, RELAX. And your entire argument has nothing to do with my point of "if they try to unilaterally include language in your contract making you an at-will employee, you should contact your teacher's association."
Keep thinking that when your district declares a financial emergency....you'll find out just how much that contract is worth then. In fact, and I can't remember the legal term, being able to terminate a contract due to a declared financial emergency is written in the contract language.
NOTE: I am not into the doom & gloom like most people here...but I am a realist, and even in the best of times districts can and have resorted to austerity measures to balance the books.