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Professional Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans

File: GCB

Letters of Intent

As soon as selected by the superintendent or his/her designee, prospective certificated employees shall be sent a "Letter of Intent" to employ which shall indicate the tentative assignment and tentative annual salary. Issuance of the official contract shall be subject to the final approval by the Lake Washington School District Board of Directors.

New Contracts

Legal provisions have been established relative to the employment of certificated personnel.

    1. Each prospective certificated employee shall be included in the personnel report and submitted to the directors of the district at a regular or special meeting thereof.
    2. Each certificated person employed by the board must be the holder of an effective teacher's certificate or other certificate required by law or SPI for the position for which the employee is employed.
    3. No contract shall be offered by any board nor approved by or registered by the Educational Service District superintendent for the employment of any teacher who has previously signed a contract to teach for that same term in another school district of the State of Washington unless such teacher shall have been released from obligations under such previous contract by the Board of Directors of the school district to which he/she was obligated. Any contract signed in violation of this provision shall be void.

All contracts shall be issued in two parts, properly signed by the superintendent. Upon receipt, new contracted personnel shall sign and return one copy to Personnel Services within ten (10) days of issuance.

The employment of certificated employees shall be presumed to continue under the terms of the contract unless a certificated employee is discharged pursuant to RCW 28A.58.450 or the employee is notified or nonrenewal in writing by May 15, pursuant to RCW 28A.67.070.

Notification

Upon issuance of a contract, or a renewal thereof, to a certificated person, the district shall provide notification that the terms and conditions of employment are in the policies, rules, and regulations of the district which are contained in the board policy manual and in agreements presently in force between the organization representing certificated employees pursuant to RCW 41.56 and RCW 41.59 and the district. Board policy manuals shall be located in school offices, school libraries and at the district office. Board policies are also available on the school district website.


Adopted:
09/11/67

Revised:
05/31/73
05/07/90
09/01/92
01/07/02

LEGAL REFS.:
RCW 28A.400.220
RCW 28A.405.010
RCW 28A.405.210 through 27A.405.240

CONTRACT REF.:
Lake Washington Education Association Agreement, Articles XII (as amended) and XXVII

CROSS REFS.:
Professional Staff Salary Schedules (GCBA)
Professional Staff Fringe Benefits (GCBC)

An elementary school principal and three teachers work together in a classroom

Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

District and school administrators working together

Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

Student raises hand while elementary school teacher talks to classPolicies on instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.

Students (Reference Code J)

A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

Community volunteer works with elementary school studentPolicies affecting relations with the general public and with community and public agencies except other educational agencies and groups.

Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)