While it's impossible to know for sure what's going to happen, the best guess is that Bloomberg and Co. won't go for para layoffs, because so many of the para positions in the DOE are IEP-mandated.
This para's payroll secretary or UFT borough office can provide a para seniority list. Paras now have seniority citywide, no longer by district. If the seniority on the list is not correct, the borough office has an inquiry form she/he can fill out along with documentation of service
from a para
there is a district wide list. it is given out once a year, usually it is compiled as of january / february.
it is given out about now.
when i was chapter leader, the district rep would give out the list at the monthly meeting.
each para is to get one at the school level. it is seniority based -years, terms, months, days
however, some principals have been known to try an end run around the list. so it is up to the para to be vigilant.
bi-lingual and special talents paras can and do skip the seniority list legally.
I know the para seniority list city-wide is seriously innacurate; as
told to me by the UFT and my own school experience; had a para shorted
To the extent the layoff threat is real I don't see how paras would
exempt unless federal mandates for their services would protect them.
i certainly would tell the para to call the district rep and uft's para office at 52 broadway for clarification.
most likely the layoffs will be with dc 37 people
hope it helps