|Superior School District|
|Bylaws & Policies|
4120 - EMPLOYMENT OF SUPPORT STAFF
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 qualified and competent support staff.
The Board shall approve the employment, and also, when not covered by the terms of the policy handbook, fix the compensation, and establish the term of employment for each support staff member employed by this District.
Individuals employed in the following categories shall be considered members of the support 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 related to said employment.
Any support 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 support staff members prior to approval by the Board is authorized when their employment is required to maintain continuity in District operations. Employment shall be recommended to the Board at the next regular meeting.
When appropriate, no candidate for employment as a support staff member shall receive recommendation for such employment without having proffered visual evidence of proper certification, when appropriate, or that application for such certification is in process. There must also be verification that a satisfactory background check and physical examination has been conducted in compliance with District procedures.
The Superintendent shall prepare procedures for the recruitment and selection of all support staff which include reporting newly hired employees to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
REQUIREMENTS FOR TITLE I PARAPROFESSIONALS
Newly hire paraprofessionals - All paraprofessionals hired after the first day of the 2002-2003 school year for a Title I supported program must have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent and one of the following:
|A.||Completed two (2) years study at an institution of higher education; or|
|B.||Obtained at least an associates degree; or|
|C.||Met a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate through formal State or local academic assessment:|
|1.||knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing and mathematics; or|
|2.||knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.|
Existing paraprofessionals – All current paraprofessionals working for a Title I supported program must:
|A.||Have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent;|
|B.||Not later than January 8, 2006, meet the requirements for newly hired paraprofessionals as described above.|
Exceptions – These requirements do not apply to a paraprofessional:
|A.||Who is proficient in English and a second language and serves as a translator primarily to enhance the participation of children in Title I programs; or|
|B.||Whose duties consist solely of conducting parental involvement activities.|
Paraprofessional duties – Paraprofessionals working for a Title I supported program may be assigned to:
|A.||provide one-on-one tutoring for eligible students during times when the teacher would not otherwise be instructing the student;|
|B.||assist with classroom management, such as organizing instructional and other materials;|
|C.||provide assistance in a computer laboratory;|
|D.||provide support in a library or media center;|
|E.||conduct parental involvement activities;|
|F.||act as a translator;|
|G.||provide instructional services to students, if working under the direct supervision of a teacher;|
|H.||perform limited duties beyond classroom instruction or that do not benefit program participants, so long as those duties are also assigned to non-Title I paraprofessionals. Title I paraprofessionals may not be assigned to more of these duties, proportional to their total work time, than the amount assigned to similar non-Title I paraprofessionals in the same school.|
20 U.S.C. 6319
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