The Cambridge Teacher's Association(CTA) last week filed a grievance with the State Labor Relations Commission protesting a city plan for retaining minority teachers while other, more senior faculty are laid off.
At issue is how teachers will be laid off in the face of budget reductions necessitated by Proposition 21/2. The school committee's plan, adopted last week, states that no minority faculty or staff can be laid off unless the school, department, or program has a racial composition equal of the racial composition of the general population of Cambridge.
A hearing date will be set for sometime this week. Roland E. Lachance, president of the CTA, said.
The CTA contends that their contract states that teachers must be laid off strictly according to strict seniority, LaChance said.