During the school year before the cooperation begins and during the school years of cooperation, the districts shall comply with section 123A.32, subdivision 4, unless compatible plans are negotiated according to section 123A.32, subdivision 3. The districts shall comply with section 123A.75.
If compatible plans are not negotiated according to section 123A.36, subdivision 5, the boards shall comply with this subdivision with respect to nonlicensed employees. Nonlicensed employees whose positions are discontinued as a result of cooperation or combination, as applicable, shall be:
(1) employed by a cooperating board or the combined board, if possible;
(2) assigned to work in a cooperating district or the combined district, if possible; or
(3) terminated in the inverse order in which they were employed in a district, according to a combined seniority list of nonlicensed employees in the cooperating or combined district, as applicable.
A cooperating or combined district that levied under Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 124.2725, subdivision 3, for taxes payable in 1995 may levy for severance pay or early retirement incentives for licensed and nonlicensed employees who retire early as a result of the cooperation or combination.
Unless otherwise explicitly provided, chapter 179A governs the rights and duties of employers and employees. Either party may promptly submit questions of procedure, interpretation, or application to the commissioner of mediation services.
1989 c 329 art 6 s 9,37; 1990 c 562 art 6 s 22-26; 1991 c 130 s 37; 1991 c 265 art 6 s 34-38; 1992 c 499 art 6 s 16,17; art 12 s 29; 1993 c 224 art 6 s 9-15; art 13 s 37,38; 1994 c 647 art 1 s 11; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 6 s 6-9; art 16 s 13; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 53; 1998 c 397 art 5 s 40,98,104; art 11 s 3