Whenever it becomes necessary because of lack of funds, lack of work or in the interest of
economy, to reduce the number of classified service employees, the status of employee seniority
will be considered in the following manner:
► Only those employees included in job classifications to be reduced shall be considered for
► Preference will be given to the employee with the greatest seniority assuming employee
possesses equal skills and training as determined by the employee's immediate supervisor.
If an employee is recalled to an assignment and refuses it for any reason other than a
mental/physical disability that qualifies as an ADA accommodation, the employee's name
shall go to the bottom of the recall list.
► A subsequent job opening shall be offered to the employee with the most seniority provided
that the employee can meet the qualifications for the job opening.
Reduction of support staff in a job classification districtwide shall begin with the least senior
employee in a job classification.
Employees laid off may use seniority for bumping laterally in their job classification or to any
other job classification for which the assistant superintendent of schools for human resources
determines that they are qualified.
Any employee placed on leave shall be recalled in reverse order of leave provided he or she had
the necessary skills for the vacancy. Employees shall be subject to recall for a period of three (3)
years unless extended by the Board of Education.
No new employee shall be employed by the Board of Education while there are employees of the
district who are placed on leave and subject to recall unless there are no employees placed on leave
subject to recall with the necessary skills to fill any vacancy which may arise.
The Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources shall give written notice of recall by sending
a registered or certified letter to the employee at his or her last known address. It shall be the
responsibility of each employee to notify the Board of Education of any change in address. The
employee's address, as it appears on the Board's records, shall be conclusive when used in
connection with unrequested leave, recall or other notice to the employee. If an employee fails
to report within two (2) calendar weeks from date of sending of recall, unless an extension is
granted in writing by the assistant superintendent of human resources, said employee shall be
considered as a voluntary termination and shall thereby terminate his or her individual employment
relationship with the Board of Education.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Revised: 09/09/1999; 08/11/2005
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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