Tippecanoe School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

3120 - EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF

A new teacher employed for a regular or temporary teaching assignment shall hold at least a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and hold or be eligible to hold an Indiana Teaching Certificate. Exceptions may be made for vocational education teachers who can be properly certified by the State.

All teachers employed shall be certified in accordance with licensing standards as prescribed by the Professional Standards Board of the Indiana Department of Education. Teachers shall be responsible for obtaining or renewing licenses.

Marital status, race, creed, religion, color, gender, national origin, or physical handicap shall not be made a condition of employment unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification.

The following information shall be furnished to the Central Office before a contract becomes official. Pay may be withheld until all items have been completed.

 A.Official transcripts of academic work

 B.License

 C.Verification of experience

 D.Material for directory

 E.W-4 form completed

 F.Completed application for an Indiana State Teacher's Retirement Fund number, if a new teacher in Indiana

 G.Completed insurance enrollment cards

 H.Wage report from previous employer is the individual has worked elsewhere in Indiana during a portion of the current calendar year.

The Corporation shall use only State approved individual teacher contract forms.

Teachers new to the Corporation may be given credit for past teaching experience in properly accredited school corporations, as evaluated by the Superintendent.

In evaluating teaching experience for new employees, only full years shall be counted. Two (2) one-half (1/2) years of contract teaching days, each containing sixty (60) or more days, shall be counted as one (1) full year.

The Board recognizes and accepts military service for teaching experience as provided in 511 IAC 1-5-4, however, maximum credit for military service shall not exceed four (4) years.

Current employees must work at least 120 contracted days, at a minimum of quarter(.25) time during a school year, to be granted a year's experience on the salary schedule.

Occupational experience for vocational teachers shall be accepted for credit on the salary schedule from State approved trade and industrial education programs and for on-the-job training as verified and approved by the Corporation Superintendent.

 A.The occupational experience must be directly related to the vocational subject for which the teacher is employed, and must be verified by either transcripts or affidavit.

 B.Experience shall be granted on the basis of one (1) year on the Bachelor's salary schedule for each two (2) years of verified and approved experience.

The salary schedule for the school year shall apply to all teaching personnel who meet the professional requirements as outlined on the salary schedule.

The following special regulations shall govern the administration of the salary schedule:

 A.Placement of individual teachers on the salary schedule shall be determined on the basis of training and experience as of the day that school opens in the fall.

 B.Official notification shall be given to the Superintendent before May 1st if additional training, which will affect the contractual amount, is to be earned prior to the opening of school in the fall. Credit for additional training shall be allowed for a given year only when an official transcript is filed in the Superintendent's office.

 C.The provisions of this schedule contemplate a full day's teaching or its equivalent in other duties approved by the Board. Faculty members may be assigned extra-curricular duty, noon duty, or playground duty in addition to the regular program.

 D.Any change or deviation from this salary schedule or these regulations must be approved by the Board.

State laws, rules, and regulations will take precedence over this policy when found to be in conflict.

I.C. 20-26-5-4, 35-44-1-3, 36-8-12-10.5
20 U.S.C. 6319 & 7801