Court agreement would cap the number of seniority-based layoffs at most L.A. Unified schools, meaning some teachers with fewer years of service could keep their jobs while some with more experience lost theirs.
The Los Angeles Board of Education approved Tuesday what would be a landmark court settlement that radically limits the traditional practice of laying off teachers strictly on the basis of seniority. The agreement would cap the number of those dismissals at virtually all schools in the nation's second-largest district.
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