Cf: F-9.4, F-9.11, F-9.13
EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL
The Central 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.
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 as 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.
No employee of the Central Community School Board may serve as a coach or sponsor of any extracurricular activity unless that individual is employed as a teacher by the Central Community School Board. Notwithstanding the immediately proceeding provision, any current employee who is employed as a coach or sponsor of an extracurricular activity and who is not a teacher, may continue in that extra position so long as his or her service is not interrupted. This policy does not prohibit the employment of a coach under the Coaches’ Educational Certification Program who has met all requirements of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association and is eligible under its guidelines so long as that coach is not otherwise employed by the Central Community School Board.
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: July 25, 2016
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§11:710, 15:587, 15:587.1, 17:15, 17:81, 17:81.9, 17:413, 17:430, 17:493.1, 23:897
Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education
Board minutes, 7-25-16
Central Community School Board