PA School Code Bill Will Reform Teacher Layoff Rules

Pennsylvania teachers will no longer be subject to seniority rules when it comes to layoffs. Instead, teachers will be rated according to performance when it comes to reducing staff.  Kathleen J. Davis has the story in WESA.

A sweeping school code bill will become a state law without Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature.

In addition to providing funding for public schools, the GOP-penned legislation suspends the traditional seniority rules that dictate furloughing teachers, opting instead to eliminate teachers based on who scores the worst on the state’s teacher effectiveness rating.