Wolf Pledges To Veto Bill That Diminishes Teacher Seniority

May 12, 2016

The Pennsylvania school code says teacher layoff decisions can only be made according to who has the least seniority. The Republican-held general assembly passed a bill this week to change that, but it's facing a veto pledge from Governor Tom Wolf.  The bill does two main things. It changes the conditions under which layoffs can happen and it changes which teachers should be laid off.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (left) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (right) (AP Photos/Matt Rourke and Chris Knight)

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