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Minnesota House advances changes to teacher layoff rules


March 20, 2017

ST. PAUL — Plans from Minnesota House Republicans to give local school leaders more control over which teachers are laid off faces difficult odds of becoming law.

The Minnesota House voted 71-59 Thursday to require school leaders and teachers unions to develop local plans and criteria to consider if they need to cut staff. The bill also eliminates the fallback system now in state law that uses seniority also called 'Last In, First Out,' or LIFO.


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