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Continued education on the part of licensed employees may advance the employee on the salary schedule.  The Board will determine which licensed employees will advance on the salary schedule for continued education keeping in mind the financial condition of the District, the education and experience of the licensed employee, the educational philosophy of the District, and any other items deemed relevant by the Board.

Licensed employees who wish to obtain additional education for advancement on the salary schedule must notify the Board Secretary by February 1 of the school year preceding the actual year when advancement occurs.  The superintendent has the discretion to approve credit outside the employee’s area of endorsement or responsibility.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the Board for the advancement of a licensed employee on the salary schedule.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between licensed employees in a certified collective bargaining unit and the Board regarding continued education credit of such employees will be followed.

Legal Reference:

Iowa Code §§ 20.1, .4, .7, .9; 279.8 (2003).

Cross Reference:

405 Licensed Employees ‐ General

406 Licensed Employee Compensation and Benefits

Approved: July 11, 2005

Reviewed: April 1, 2024

Revised: February 23, 2009