Hastings Law Journal


Declining school enrollments and funding problems continue to require teacher layoffs by California school districts. Such layoffs, however, long have been plagued by uncertain statutory requirements and conflicting judicial interpretations. The author reviews developments of the last three years, concluding that recent cases have answered a number of questions. Nevertheless, important unresolved procedural and interpretative issues still threaten to invalidate otherwise legal and necessary layoffs. The author proposes rationales for their legislative or judicial solutions.

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