Klein TSTA/NEA speaks out against RIF

Threatened with a reduction in force (RIF), teachers and support staff turned out in force for the Klein ISD board meeting Jan. 10.

Klein TSTA/NEA President David Casillas and Vice President Darlene Sentesi addressed members’ concerns with an agenda item proposing to use evaluations rather than seniority to determine the RIF. Cy-Fair TSTA President and NEA Board of Directors member Frances Smith delivered what Casillas called a “very powerful message” to the Board of Trustees and Dr. Cain.

“Agenda item 14 did not pass last night, and I feel this happened in large part because there were so many teachers present. This is what it is going to take as we move forward,” Casillas said. “Do not think for one moment that this push for evaluations to RIF is over. We need to be very vigilant, because another motion like item 14 will be made at some time down the road.” www.kleintsta.org