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Burlingame SD |  AR  4112.2  Personnel


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Each person employed by the district for a position requiring certification qualifications shall, within 60 days after beginning employment, register with the county office of education a valid credential issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) authorizing the person to work in that position. Certificated employees also shall register renewed credentials within 60 days after the renewal. (Education Code 44330, 44857)

Basic Skills Proficiency Test

The district shall not initially hire on a permanent, temporary, or substitute basis a certificated person seeking employment in the capacity designated in his/her credential unless that person has passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) in reading, writing, and mathematics or is specifically exempted from the requirement by law. (Education Code 44252, 44252.6, 44830)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of Limited English Proficiency)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

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

(cf. 4121 - Temporary/Substitute Personnel)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.2 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

The district may hire a certificated teacher who has not taken the CBEST if he/she has not yet been afforded the opportunity to take the test. The employee shall take the test at the earliest opportunity and may remain employed by the district pending the receipt of his/her test results. (Education Code 44830)

An out-of-state prepared teacher shall complete the CBEST requirement within one year of being issued a California preliminary credential by the CTC unless he/she has completed a basic skills proficiency test in another state or is otherwise exempted by law. An out-of-state prepared teacher applying to the CTC for a one-year nonrenewable credential pending completion of the CBEST requirement shall pass the district's basic skills proficiency test which is at least equivalent to the district test required for high school graduation. (Education Code 44252, 44274.2)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.2 - Certificate of Proficiency)

(cf. 6162.5 - High School Exit Examination)

A person holding or applying for a designated subjects special subjects credential which does not require possession of a bachelor's degree shall pass the district proficiency test in lieu of the CBEST. (Education Code 44252, 44830)

The district shall charge a fee to cover the costs of developing, administering, and grading the district proficiency test.


approved: September 21, 2010 Burlingame, California