PAT Staffing & Layoff Information for 2024-2025 School Year

  • 2024-25 PAT Staffing Update + Layoff Process

    May 13, 2024


    We are writing today to provide an update on the staffing process and share an overview of the layoff process. 

    The internal round has concluded. Educators eligible for the internal round (prob 3, contract, unassigned) who expressed interest in known positions were considered for transfer. Those who were selected to transfer to another position, either during the job fair or through the interest form, have been notified of their transfer. If you did not receive a call, you were not selected for a transfer this year.

    Unassigned educators have been notified of their assignment for the 2024-25 school year in the content areas listed below. If you are an unassigned educator in this content area and you have not been contacted about your assignment for next year, please reach out to the HR Staffing Associate assigned to your school:

    • Academic Interventionist (school and central), School-Based Instructional Coach

    • Advanced Math, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

    • Central Positions: Early Literacy, Mentor Teacher, Rapid Response, TOSA

    • ELD/ESL

    • Elementary Classroom

    • Immersion - all languages

    • PE/Health

    • QMHP, Social Worker

    • Music

    • Special Education

    If you are an unassigned educator in world language Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish - we thank you for your ongoing patience as we continue to work with schools, their schedules and number of sections taught in each content area to identify assignments for next year. We hope to notify you by the end of this week or early next week of assignments or next steps.

    Unfortunately, the district will be moving into the layoff process in several content areas. Following Article 20 of the PPS-PAT Collective Bargaining Agreement, the process begins by offering the option for educators who are assigned to teach in a layoff area to request a leave of absence. Should enough educators request a leave of absence in a specific content area, layoffs may be avoided. If there are not enough leave of absences requested/approved in a layoff content area, Human Resources will begin the bumping process. 

    Beginning tomorrow, May 14 educators assigned to teach in the following content areas will receive information regarding the leave of absence option:

    • Art, Dance, Drama

    • BCBA

    • Counselor

    • CTE Bio Tech, Business Marketing

    • Teacher-Librarian

    • World Language French

    We will continue to do our best to provide you with accurate information as it is available through this process. Visit below for layoff related FAQs. Please take care of yourselves and support your colleagues during this difficult time.

    Human Resources



    As of May 13, the first step of the layoff process has begun for the content areas listed below. 

    Please see these Frequently Asked Questions for information regarding the layoff and bumping process as well as the unpaid leave option and recall. 

    Content areas beginning the layoff process:

    • Art
    • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
    • Counselor
    • CTE Bio Tech
    • CTE Business Marketing
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Teacher-Librarian
    • World Language French


    We recognize the challenges that come with being unassigned, and we are dedicated to providing clear answers to educators' questions regarding the unassignment process, leave of absence options, and assignments. Unassignments are one of the first steps in the transfer and staffing process. Here are some useful links about Unassignments:

  • PAT Job Fair
    For more information about the Internal Round Job Fair, visit this information sheet.

    Click here to register to attend the Job Fair on March 16.

    Click here to view the list of known vacancies for the Job Fair (available March 13)

    Who Attends:

    • All Administrators with one or more vacancies
    • Human Resources
    • Educators: Unassigned, Probationary 3, Contract or Temporary (if their temp position is open for the following school year)

    Date & Time:
    Saturday, March 16, 2024; 9am-4pm (closed from 12-1pm for lunch)

    Location: Benson High School at Marshall Campus  - 3905 SE 91st Avenue Portland, OR 97266

    Educator Responsibilities:

    • Review the vacancy list which provided at least 3 days in advance of the fair and will include the principal or supervisor’s contact information
    • Pre-register - required if you (Registration form here):

      • plan to attend the fair to give admins and HR an idea of how many are planning to attend for logistical purposes

      • are unable to attend the job fair, you can indicate that on the pre-registration form and then you can email your resume to the administrator which must be completed before the job fair

    • Check in at Registration Booth on the day of the fair to receive name tags, map, and info 

    • Identify which positions/schools they are interested in and visit the school’s table/room for the opportunity to speak with the School Administrator(s)

    • Inform administrators if you are no longer interested in their vacancy by the end of the job fair to be removed from consideration

    Day of Registration Booth:
    Educators will receive: a name tag with endorsement area(s), current school, and space to indicate pronouns and a map with location of schools/departments

  • Vacancies as of March 13, 2024

    Here is a list of the positions in content areas that are not available at the job fair. There is limited FTE and these positions will be used to provide unassigned educators placements for next school year.

    If you are an unassigned educator, we encourage you to complete the optional Unassigned Educator Preference Form to share your preferences regarding your assignment for next year. Please understand that due to the number of unassigned educators and limited number of available FTE, the District is unable to guarantee that you will be placed based on your identified preferences. The district may use the information provided in this form when determining assignments for the 2024-2025 school year. The form is optional for unassigned educators and is due by 5pm on Wednesday, March 20.