Superior School District
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education recognizes that it is vital to the successful operation of the District that positions created by the Board be filled with highly-qualified and competent personnel.

The Board shall approve the employment, and also, when not covered by any applicable terms of the policy handbook, fix the compensation, and establish the term of employment for each professional staff member employed by this District.

Individuals employed in the following categories shall be considered members of the professional staff:



Such approval shall be given only to those candidates for employment recommended by the Superintendent.

When any recommended candidate has been rejected by the Board, the Superintendent shall make a substitute recommendation.

All applications for employment shall be referred to the District Administrator/Director of Human Resources.

Relatives of Board members may be employed by the Board, provided the Board member does not participate in any way in the discussion or vote on any matter relating to said employment.

Any professional staff member's intentional misstatement of fact material to his/her qualifications for employment or the determination of salary shall be considered by this Board to constitute grounds for dismissal.

The employment of professional staff members prior to approval by the Board is authorized when their employment is required to maintain continuity in the educational program. Employment shall be recommended to the Board at the next regular meeting.

No candidate for employment to the professional staff shall receive recommendation for such employment without having proffered visual evidence of proper certification or that application for such certification is in process.

There must also be verification that a satisfactory background check has been conducted by the Department of Public Instruction or appropriate State agency.

Any person who signs a contract to teach in the District must, within ten (10) days after signing the contract, file in the office of the Superintendent a statement showing the date of expiration and the grade and character of the certificate or license held.

The Superintendent shall prepare procedures for the recruitment and selection of all professional staff which include reporting newly hired employees to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.


All teachers hired after the first day of the 2002-2003 school year for a Title I supported program must be "highly qualified."

"Highly Qualified" means:

 A.Full State certification as a teacher or passed State teacher licensing exam and holds current license to teach; certification or license requirements may not be waived on emergency, temporary or provisional basis

 B.For elementary teachers new to the profession, this also requires: least a bachelorís degree

  2.passing a rigorous State test on subject knowledge and teaching skills in reading, writing, math, and other areas of elementary curriculum (State certification test may suffice)

 C.For secondary or middle school teachers new to the profession this also requires: least a bachelorís degree, and

  2.passing a rigorous State test in each of the subject areas s/he will teach (State certification test may suffice), or

  3.for each academic subject taught, having an academic major, course work equivalent to an undergraduate major, a graduate degree, or advanced certification or credentialing

 D.For elementary, middle, or secondary school teachers with prior experience, this also requires; least a bachelorís degree, and

  2.meets standards for new teachers (above), or

  3.demonstrates competence in all academic subjects s/he teaches based on a uniform State standard of evaluation (standard for academic subject matter and teaching skills set by the State)


By the 2005-2006 school year, all teachers in a District receiving Title I funds shall be "highly qualified" as described above. The District must have a plan and show annual progress towards meeting these teacher qualification requirements.

118.19, 118.21, 118.21(2), 121.02, Wis. Stats.
20 U.S.C. 6319
20 U.S.C. 7801

Revised 8/11/03
Revised 10/9/12

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