Unfortunately, we’re on the front end of an economic downturn. It will impact state budgets, and educators everywhere need to prepare for a recession.
A recession means we are likely to see RIFs. I’ve experienced reduction in force — once on the receiving end and the other handing out the notices. They’re awful to write about and worse to experience, but as always it’s better to be informed than in the dark. This post will explore what a RIF is, and how to navigate reduction-in-force as an educator.