Assembly Committee Approves Bill To Help Schools Offset Staffing Losses

TRENTON – A bill intended to help provide school districts with a tool to maintain adequate staffing cleared the Assembly Education Committee Thursday.

The bill (A-2772) would require the monetary equivalent of any wage or benefit concession agreed to by a collective bargaining unit to be used by the school district to offset any reduction in force initiated for economic reasons.

The legislation provides that when a school district implements a reduction in force for economic reasons or other good causes, if a collective bargaining unit agrees to a wage or benefit concession then the amount of money otherwise necessary to fund those concessions must be applied by the district to maintain bargaining unit staff member positions.

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