5000 Policy – Recruitment and Selection of Staff

Decisions about hiring, assigning, or transferring staff are based on maximizing the effectiveness of that staff member within the district’s programs.

The board ratifies hiring and termination decisions made by the superintendent.  Staff positions are established by the superintendent to provide the district’s comprehensive program of education.  New positions are established by the superintendent as needed. The superintendent establishes the necessary skills, competencies, qualifications, education, experience, and past performance levels for each position as it relates to the district’s 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 district’s standard screening, interview and reference check process, and equity requirements.

Positions are created within budget parameters and legal requirements.

Approved By: Greg Baker
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 08/25/15
Updated: 08/25/15
Superintendent or Board Approved: Superintendent Approved
Legal References: Content

RCW 28A.400.300  Hiring and discharging employees —  Written leave policies — Seniority and leave benefits of employees transferring between school districts and other educational employers

RCW 28A.405.210   Conditions and contracts of employment — Determination of probable cause for nonrenewal of contracts — Nonrenewal due to enrollment decline or revenue loss — Notice —

Opportunity for hearing

RCW 43.43.830  Background checks — Access to children or vulnerable persons — Definitions

RCW 43.43.832  Background checks —Disclosure of  information — Sharing of criminal background information by health care facilities

RCW 49.44.200  Personal social networking accounts —– Restrictions on employer access — Definitions.

RCW 49.44.205  Violations of RCW 49.44.200 — Civil action — remedies

WAC 162-12  Preemployment Inquiry Guide

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

Title 8 USC, Ch. 12 §1324a and §1324b

WAC 392-190-0591  Public school employment and contract practices – Nondiscrimination

Management Resources: Content

Policy & Legal News, December 2014

Policy News, February 2012