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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, professional experience, and aptitude qualify them.

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching English 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.

When specifically authorized by law or regulation, the Superintendent or designee may assign a teacher, with his/her consent, to a position outside his/her credential authorization in accordance with the local teaching assignment options described in the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's (CTC) 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 CTC, 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

The Superintendent or designee shall 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. He/she shall annually report to the Board comparisons of teacher qualifications across district schools, including the number of teachers serving under a provisional internship permit, short-term staff permit, intern credential, emergency permit, or credential waiver.

Strategies for ensuring equitable access to experienced teachers may include, but are not limited to, incentives for voluntary transfers, provision of professional development, and/or programs to recruit and retain effective teachers.

(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)

(cf. 4111/4211/4311 - Recruitment and Selection)

(cf. 4114 - Transfers)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4131.1 - Teacher Support and Guidance)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

Legal Reference:


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


3543.2 Scope of representation


80003-80005 Credential authorizations

80020-80020.5 Additional assignment authorizations

80335 Performance of unauthorized professional services

80339-80339.6 Unauthorized certificated employee assignment


6311 State plan

6312 Local educational agency plans

6601-6651 Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund


adopted: November 5, 2018 Santa Barbara, California