We are closely monitoring California AB 2160, a pending bill that addresses the employment status of part-time playground positions in merit districts.
Currently, part-time playground employees in merit districts are excluded from the classified service. If AB 2160 becomes law then part-time playground positions in merit districts would become part of the classified service. More significantly, as currently drafted, AB 2160 provides that part-time playground employees at merit districts would become permanent classified employees as of the effective date of the new law, which could be January 1, 2019.
In non-merit districts, AB 670 (effective January 1, 2018), included part-time playground employers as part of the classified service, but it did not provide for immediate permanent status as is proposed for merit district part-time playground employees in AB 2160.
Merit districts should consider (now) whether adjustments to the number of part-time playground positions/hours are warranted because if AB 2160 becomes law such employees will immediately become permanent classified employees.
If you have any questions regarding this pending bill, please contact a DWK Attorney.