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This series of the Board policy manual is devoted to the Board’s goals and objectives for employees in the performance of their jobs.  Employees provide a variety of important services for the children of the District community.  They may be teaching or assisting in the classroom, working in the office, maintaining the facilities, driving or repairing the school buses, or working for food service.  Each employee plays a vital role in providing an equal opportunity for a quality education for students commensurate with the students’ individual needs.  While the teachers have the most direct impact on the formal instruction of students, all employees have an impact on the school environment by their dedication to their work and their actions.  As role models for the students, employees will promote a cooperative, enthusiastic, and supportive learning environment for the students.

In striving to achieve a quality education program, the Board’s goal is to obtain and retain qualified and effective employees.  The Board will have complete discretion to determine the number, the qualifications, and the duties of the positions and the District’s standards of acceptable performance.  It will be the responsibility of the superintendent to make recommendations to the Board in these areas prior to Board action.  The Board recognizes its duty to bargain collectively with duly certified collective bargaining units.

Board policies in this series relating to general employees will apply to employees regardless of their position as a licensed employee, classified employee, substitute or administrator.  Board policies relating to licensed employees will apply to positions that require a teaching license or administrator’s certificate or other professional license, certificate or endorsement, unless administrative positions are specifically excluded from the policy.  Classified employees’ policies included in this series will apply to positions that do not fall within the definition of licensed employee.

Approved: June 13, 2005

Reviewed: October 14, 2013

Revised: March 22, 2010