Re-staffing of a Bargaining Unit ESP Position in the Laid Off ESP Employee’s Classification or Job Title at the School or Unit During the 10 school months following Layoff of Bargaining Unit ESP Employees
Except as provided in Section I.F of this policy (concerning layoffs under the BOARD’s Closing of Schools Policy or Sections 34-8.3 or 34-8.4 of the Illinois School Code), if a school or unit opens a bargaining unit position in the same job title from which one or more ESP employees at that school or unit was laid off within ten (10) school months of the effective date of the affected laid off bargaining unit ESP employee(s)’ layoff(s), the CEO or designee shall offer to re-staff laid off bargaining unit ESP employees to the position in order of seniority, provided that the laid off bargaining unit ESP employee meets all of the qualifications for the position, including, where applicable, being highly qualified for the position in accordance with applicable BOARD policies and state and federal rules and regulations. The CEO or designee shall make the offer to re-staff to an eligible laid off bargaining unit ESP irrespective of whether or not a laid off bargaining unit ESP has accepted an interim assignment under the provisions of Section I.E of this Policy or a permanent appointment in another position or at another school. A laid off bargaining unit ESP employee offered re-staffing under this provision must demonstrate highly qualified status for the position to the Talent Office in accordance with existing staffing procedures. Failure to do so will result in revocation of the offer to re-staff.