4119.4 Policy

 Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of

Policy 4119.4


Staff Reduction

It is the directive of the Diocesan Board of Education that all Catholic elementary schools and high schools in the Diocese have a written policy concerning the retaining of faculty members when there is a shift in enrollment.

It is suggested that the following criteria be adhered to in this order:

  1. Illinois state teacher license in the grade level/subject is needed.  When Illinois state teacher license is not available the appropriate educational degree in the applicable field is needed.
  2. Teaching abilities -- as determined by the principal through an evaluation process as outlined by diocesan procedures, as stated in the Principal's Handbook.
  3. Subject area/s and grade level in which teacher/s are needed and teacher/s experience in subject and grade area.
  4. Evidence of on-going participation in Catechist Certification.
  5. Evidence of continued professional growth -- advanced degrees and on-going educational workshops, seminars and conferences.
  6. Number of years taught at the school.
  7. Teaching experience.

Adopted:                     May 8, 1993

Revised:                      May 15, 2012 

The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville