All staff members shall be appointed by the Board only upon recommendation of the Superintendent. Should a person nominated by the Superintendent be rejected by the Board, it shall be the Superintendent's duty to make another nomination. The Superintendent shall assure that all persons nominated for employment meet certification requirements and the qualifications established for the particular position. Interviewing and selection procedures shall assure that the principal or other administrator to be directly responsible for the work of the staff member has, to the extent possible, an opportunity to aid in his/her selection; however the final selection shall be made or approved by the Superintendent.
All candidates shall be considered on the basis of their merits and qualifications and the needs of the school system. In each instance the Superintendent and others playing a role in the selection shall seek to hire the best-qualified person for the job. No person shall on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability that will not impair performance be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in employment for recruitment, consideration, or selection, therefore, whether full-time or part time, certificated or non-certificated, under any educational program or activity operated by the District.
To teach in the public schools of' Missouri, the teacher must possess an appropriate and valid teaching certificate. The laws state specifically that the teacher must not assume that a portion of the school year can be taught before obtaining a certificate, because the certificate must be in force for the full time for which the contract is effective, beginning the first day of school. If the teacher does not already have a teacher's certificate or has not made arrangement to secure it, he/she should contact the office of the Superintendent/designee at once to make such arrangements. This certificate, along with official copies of transcripts showing all college hours and degrees must be kept on file with this office. If the certificate or letter of intent from the State Department is not on file, no salary payments will be made.
Letters of employment for support staff are issued as soon as feasible after salary schedule and terms have been approved by the Board. Since full-time employees begin their year on July 1, target date for issuance of letters of employment is as close to the beginning of the fiscal year as possible. The work year for support staff personnel will be set by the Board based on classification and responsibilities. Support staff employees will be paid on the Board-approved salary schedule.
The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all employers to hire only American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States in order to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them. The District will implement the following procedures to assure compliance with the law:
1. Any employee hired after November 6, 1986, will complete an Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9), and will produce documents that will establish his/her identity and eligibility to work. (Form I-9 contains a list of documents that will fulfill this requirement.)
For further information concerning the procedures surrounding the Form I-9 or the District's obligations under the Act, consult the District office responsible for personnel matters.