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Atascadero USD |  BP  4113  Personnel

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Cautionary Notice: AB 97 (Ch. 47, Statutes of 2013) repealed Education Code 42605, which provided temporary flexibility for specified "Tier 3" categorical programs, and instead redirects the funding for those categorical programs into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) (Education Code 42238.01-42251). The supplemental and concentration grant portions of the LCFF may be used for any schoolwide or districtwide educational purpose in accordance with state regulations to be adopted by January 31, 2014, with a goal of increasing Cautionary Notice:or improving services for English learners, foster youth, and students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Certain requirements related to Tier 3 categorical program(s) in the following policy or regulation are no longer applicable.

In order to serve the best interests of students and the educational program, the Board of Trustees authorizes the Superintendent or designee to assign certificated personnel to positions for which their preparation, certification, experience and aptitude qualify them.

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching English Language Learners)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4112.8/4212.8/4312.8 - Employment of Relatives)

Teachers may be assigned to any school within the district in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or Board policy.

(cf. 4141/4241- Collective Bargaining Agreement)

Assignment to Courses/Classes

The Superintendent or designee shall assign teachers to courses based on the grade level and subject matter authorized by their credentials.

When there is no credential authorization requirement for teaching an elective course, the Superintendent or designee shall select the credentialed teacher whose knowledge and skills best prepare him/her to provide instruction in that subject.

Teachers who are assigned to teach core academic subjects shall meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) pertaining to qualifications of highly qualified teachers. (20 USC 6319, 7801; 5 CCR 6100-6126)

(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)

The Superintendent or designee may assign a teacher, with his/her consent, to a position outside his/her credential authorization when specifically authorized by law or regulation, and in accordance with the local teaching assignment options described in the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Administrator's Assignment Manual. Assignments made pursuant to Education Code 44256, 44258.2, and 44263 shall be annually approved by Board resolution. In such cases, the Superintendent or designee shall reference in district records the statute or regulation under which the assignment is authorized.

(cf. 3580 - District Records)

The Superintendent or designee shall periodically report to the Board on teacher assignments and vacancies, including the number and type of assignments made outside a teacher's credential authorization through a local teaching assignment option. Whenever district misassignments and vacancies are reviewed by the County Superintendent of Schools or Commission on Teacher Credentialing, as applicable, the Superintendent or designee shall report the results to the Board and shall provide recommendations for remedying any identified issues.

(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)

Equitable Distribution of Qualified Teachers

In order to ensure that highly qualified and experienced teachers are equitably distributed among district schools, including those with higher than average levels of low-income, minority, and/or academically underperforming students, the Superintendent or designee shall:

1. Verify that all teachers of core academic subjects possess the qualifications of highly qualified teachers as required by NCLB or develop immediate and long-term solutions for ensuring that all core academic classes will be taught by highly qualified teachers

2. Not assign teachers with provisional internship permits, short-term staffing permits, or credential waivers to schools that have 40 percent or higher poverty or are ranked in deciles 1-3 on the statewide Academic Performance Index

3. Not place interns in high-poverty, low-performing schools in greater numbers than in schools with low poverty or higher academic achievement

4. Compare teacher retention rates across district schools and develop strategies to recruit and retain experienced and effective teachers in hard-to-staff schools

(cf. 4111 - Recruitment and Selection)

The Superintendent or designee shall annually report to the Board and the California Department of Education (CDE) comparisons of teacher qualifications across district schools. When required by the CDE, the Superintendent or designee shall develop an equitable distribution plan to identify strategies for recruiting, developing, and retaining highly qualified teachers in low-performing schools. As needed, the Board may direct the Superintendent to transfer teachers to high-need schools in accordance with law and the collective bargaining agreement, and/or may align district resources to improve the skills and qualifications of teachers at those schools.

(cf. 4114 - Transfers)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support/Induction)

(cf. 4138 - Mentor Teachers)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33126 School accountability report card

35035 Additional powers and duties of superintendent

35186 Complaint process

37616 Assignment of teachers to year-round schools

44225.6 Commission report to the legislature re: teachers

44250-44277 Credentials and assignments of teachers

44314 Subject matter programs, approved subjects

44824 Assignment of teachers to weekend classes

44955 Reduction in number of employees

GOVERNMENT CODE

3543.2 Scope of representation

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

6100-6126 Teacher qualifications, No Child Left Behind Act

80003-80005 Credential authorizations

80020-80020.5 Additional assignment authorizations

80335 Performance of unauthorized professional services

80339-80339.6 Unauthorized certificated employee assignment

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6311 State plan

6319 Highly qualified teachers

6601-6651 Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

7801 Definitions, highly qualified teacher

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.55-200.57 Highly qualified teachers

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Revised State Plan for the No Child Left Behind Act, rev. September 2008

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

The Administrator's Assignment Manual, rev. September 2007

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants: ESEA Title II, Part A, rev. October 5, 2006

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

Santa Clara County Office of Education, Personnel Management Assistance Team: http://www.sccoe.org/depts/pmat

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 2, 2000 Atascadero, California

revised: March 4, 2014