11.1 Removal of Employees
If the Employer determines that a reduction in the number of Employees employed is necessary, or that a particular type of service should be discontinued, the Employer shall reduce Employees in compliance with the law present as of the time of such reduction. The Employer shall provide the Association and the Employees affected by a reduction in the number of Employees or the discontinuance of a particular type of service with a written statement of the reasons for the Employer’s action.
11.2 Re-employment of Employees
The Employer shall recall employees to work in accordance with recall as proscribed by law present as of the time of such recall. A tenured Employee who is honorably dismissed at the end of a school year will have the right to be recalled to employment as a certified employee for a period of two (2) calendar years from the beginning of the school term following the school term in which dismissal occurred. An Employee’s failure to respond affirmatively within fourteen (14) days after receipt of the Employer’s letter sent by certified mail to the Employee’s address on file with the Employer recalling such Employee shall result in termination of the Employee’s rights hereunder.
11.3 General Principles Regarding Equal Length of Service, Experience, Etc.
In applying Section 11.1 and 11.2, if the law does not proscribe or otherwise require an order of reduction or recall, and there is otherwise a tie between two or more tenured Employees certified to perform the desired service and who meet the requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education for “highly qualified” in the subject area to be assigned, length of service with the Employer is equal, prior experience shall control; and if prior experience is equal, the position of the respective Employees on Appendix A at the time of their removal with respect to education shall control.