• Policy #5000

    Recruitment and Selection of Staff

    Recruitment and Selection of Staff

    Responsible Governance

    Staff are recruited and selected to assure that students grow and meet their full potential in the districts programs. Staff are highly effective, and have the necessary skills and experience to meet the learning needs of all students. The districts work with teacher preparation programs, communicating the teaching skills, competencies, and experiences it considers of primary importance in its staff, and providing field experiences designed to train teachers to be able to improve student learning. Decisions about hiring, assigning, or transferring staff are based on maximizing the effectiveness of that staff member within the districts’ programs.

    Creating Conditions for Student and Staff Success

    Staff positions are established by the boards to provide the districts’ comprehensive program of education. New positions are established by the boards as needed. The superintendent establishes the necessary skills, competencies, qualifications, education, experience, and past performance levels for each position, as it relates to the districts’ comprehensive program of education, and the goal of continued improvement in student learning. Selection of staff is based on which candidate is the most qualified for the position, and is made pursuant to the districts’ standard screening, interview, and reference check process, and equity requirements.

    High Expectations for Student Learning

    Positions are created within budget parameters, and legal requirements. Part of strategic and short-term planning processes analyzes current and projected staffing requirements. The filling of individual positions is done with consideration to salary issues, budget parameters, and legal requirements. The superintendent regularly evaluates the effectiveness of the districts’ staff recruitment and selection processes, and reports the findings and recommendations from the evaluation to the boards.

    Community Engagement

    The boards and districts regularly communicate to staff, professional associations, employee bargaining units, teacher and professional preparation programs in higher education, students, parents, and the larger community the districts’ commitment to hiring those people best prepared and able to improve student achievement.

    Cross References:       Board Policy 5005                        Employment: Disclosures, Certification Requirements, Assurances and Approval

                                        Board Policy 5610                        Substitute Employment

    Legal References:       RCW  28A.400.300                       Hiring and discharging employees — Writen leave policies — Seniority and leave

                                                                                               benefits of employees transfering between school districts and other educational


    28A.405.210                                 Conditions and contracts of employment — Determination of probable cause for non-

                                                                                               renewal of contracts — nonrewal due to enrollment decline or revenue loss —

                                                                                               Notice — Opportunity for hearing

    43.43.830                           Background checks — Access to children or vulnerable persons — Definitons

    43.43.832                           Background checks —Disclosure of information--Sharing of criminal background

                                                                                              information by health care facilities

    Chapter 162-12 WAC                   Preemployment Inquiry Guide (Human Rights Commission)

                                      P.L. 99-603                                   (IRCA)Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

    Title 8 USC, Ch. 12 §1324a and §1324b

    Management Resource:

    Policy News, February 2012         Model Policies Aligned with         Washington School Board Standards

    Adoption Date: 07.29.13

    Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools