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Two elected school board members take oath of office

Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent, swore in two elected school board members on Dec. 4. Mark Stuart is starting his second term. Cassandra Sage is beginning her first term, replacing retired board member Nancy Bernard.

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Professional Staff Recruiting/Posting of Vacancies

File: GCC/GCCA

It is the responsibility of the superintendent with the assistance of the administrative staff, to determine the personnel needs of the school system and the individual schools, and to locate suitable candidates to recommend for employment.

The search for good teachers and other professional employees shall extend to a wide variety of educational institutions and geographical areas. It shall take into consideration the characteristics of the community and the need for a heterogeneous staff from various cultural backgrounds.

Recruitment procedures shall not overlook the talents and potential of individuals already employed by the school system. Any current employee may apply for any position for which he/she has certification and meets other stated requirements.

Openings in the schools shall be posted in sufficient time before the position is filled to permit current employees to submit applications.

Current practice codified 1988


Adopted:
05/07/90

CONTRACT REFS.:
Lake Washington Education Association Agreement, Article XXV

CROSS REFS.:
Professional Staff Hiring (GCD)

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)