MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s public school administrators
are being advised to approve preliminary layoff notices for staff
by the end of the month – even before they find out how much the
state is expected to contribute to their budgets.
     The Wisconsin Association of School Boards is urging local
school officials to decide on staff cuts by Monday, or risk having
those layoffs challenged later in court. State law requires school
districts to provide staff layoff notices by March 15 for the
following school year. Teachers must also receive a preliminary
notice 15 days before that. The state’s collective bargaining law
has allowed school boards to delay that deadline with the union’s
permission. Association attorney Barry Forbes tells the Journal
Sentinel those deadlines could be wiped out with the passage of
Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill.
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     The Journal Sentinel report can be found at:
http://bit.ly/hSJjN3
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     Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
http://www.jsonline.com