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EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL

 

 

The Zachary Community School Board and its administrative staff believes that it has an obligation to provide the children attending its schools with the very best personnel available regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or any similar personal characteristic.  Age shall be considered only with respect to minimums set by law.

 

The Superintendent or his/her designee shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate procedures for reviewing and evaluating any and all applicants for selection, including administrative and supervisory personnel, and assuring adherence to applicable state and federal legal requirements.  Selection of personnel to fill all positions shall be based upon performance, effectiveness, and qualifications applicable to each specific position.  Decisions shall be made on a non-discriminatory basis with selection procedures and evaluative criteria known to all applicants.  Applicants should not resort to the use of political, social, or other pressures to gain employment or promotion.

 

All prospective employees shall be tested for alcohol and substance abuse in accordance with School Board policy.

 

Teachers and all other personnel shall be selected for employment by the Superintendent.  It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent to ensure that all persons recommended have proper certification where applicable, and are qualified for the position.  Seniority and tenure shall not be used as the primary criteria when making any employment decision.

 

The Superintendent shall delegate to the school principal all decisions regarding the employment of any teacher or other personnel at the school in which the principal is employed, subject to the approval of the Superintendent.

 

The Superintendent and/or his/her designee shall consult with teachers regarding any possible selections made by the Superintendent for the hiring or placement of a principal at the school in which such teachers are employed, subject to the provisions of any applicable court order.

 

FEDERAL OR STATE GRANT FUNDED POSITIONS

 

Whenever the School Board is the recipient of grants from federal, state or private funding agencies for supplementing and/or funding of innovative educational strategies, long range planning, and special supportive services, such grants may fund staff positions related to the grants.  Grant-funded positions may be full-time or part-time positions established for specific periods of time, not to exceed the scheduled termination date of the applicable grant funded.  The letter of appointment sent to an employee for grant-funded positions shall state that continuation of the employee’s service in that position shall be contingent upon the continuing availability of funds from the applicable grant funding source.

 

Revised:  August, 2002

Revised:  September, 2009

Revised:  March, 2003

Revised:  Sept. 23, 2010

Revised:  August, 2005

Revised:  Dec.16, 2010

Revised:  September, 2006

Revised:  June 28, 2012

Revised:  September, 2008

Revised:  July 19, 2016

Revised:  July, 2009

 

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:81.9, 17:413, 17:493.1, 23:897

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 12-8-05, 1-11-07, 9-25-08, 7-23-09, 9-24-09, 9-23-10, 12-16-10, 6-28-12, 7-19-16

 

Zachary Community School Board