Court Rules Against Jefferson Parish School Board on Reduction in Force Policy

Jefferson Federation of Teachers triumphs over School Board again

(June 25, 2012, Jefferson Parish, LA)  The 24th Judicial District Court of Jefferson Parish ruled today in favor of the Jefferson Federation of Teachers and against the Jefferson Parish School Board.  Judge Raymond Steib issued a permanent injunction stopping the School Board from applying its Reduction in Force (RIF) policy as implemented on July 13, 2011. 


JFT launches website for community support

Jefferson Parish has a long tradition of working together to confront challenges in the schools. This year, however, that climate of collaboration has changed. A top-down style of policy reform is blocking the very people – teachers and parents – who understand what’s wrong in the classroom and what needs to be done.

In the clamor of change, the voices of teachers – “the experts in the classroom” – must be heard. We are building minds and leading change.

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Click here to go to our Stand With Jefferson website.