House Bill 2001 has passed in the House and Senate! The next step for this critical bill is Governor Kate Brown’s desk where it will await her signature. Teachers across Oregon with cultural or linguistic expertise will soon be kept from being disproportionately affected by layoffs.
Thank you to the thousands of advocates across Oregon who stepped up to support this important work. Our work would not be possible without your advocacy. Equity-centered legislation like this will help us build the just and equitable schools Oregonians deserve.
About House Bill 2001
An Oregon state law that requires districts to follow a "last in, first out" policy in the event of layoffs is putting decades of commitment and progress at risk, as many teachers with cultural or linguistic expertise are the most recent hires. HB 2001 ensures cultural or linguistic expertise are factors in layoff determinations, within and in addition to existing seniority considerations.