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Manhattan Beach USD |  BP  4311  Personnel

Recruitment And Selection   

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The Governing Board is committed to employing suitable, qualified individuals to effectively carry out the district's vision, mission, and goals to provide high-quality education to its students and to ensure the efficiency in district operations.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0100 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 4000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 4100 - Certificated Personnel)

(cf. 4200 - Classified Personnel)

(cf. 4300 - Administrative and Supervisory Personnel)

The Superintendent or designee shall recruit candidates for open positions based on an assessment of the district's needs for specific skills, knowledge, and abilities. He/she shall develop fair, open, and transparent recruitment and selection processes and procedures which ensure that individuals are selected based on demonstrated knowledge, skills, and competence and not on any bias, personal preference, or unlawful discrimination.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment)

(cf. 4032 - Reasonable Accommodation)

(cf. 4111.2/4211.2/4311.2 - Legal Status Requirement)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop job descriptions, as appropriate, that accurately describe all essential and marginal functions and duties of each position.

(cf. 4119.3/4219.3/4319.3 - Duties of Personnel)

When a vacancy occurs, the Superintendent or designee shall review the job description for the position to ensure that it accurately describes the major functions and duties of the position. He/she also shall disseminate job announcements to ensure a wide range of candidates.

The district's selection procedures shall include screening processes, interviews, and recommendations from previous employers, and observations when appropriate, as necessary to identify the best possible candidate for a position.

The Superintendent or designee may establish an interview committee to rank candidates and recommend finalists. During job interviews, applicants may be asked to describe or demonstrate how they will be able to perform the duties of the job. All discussions and recommendations shall be confidential in accordance with law.

(cf. 2230 - Representative and Deliberative Groups)

No inquiry shall be made with regard to any information prohibited by state or federal nondiscrimination law.

The Superintendent or designee shall not inquire, orally or in writing, in regard to an applicant's salary history information, including compensation and benefits. He/she shall also not rely on salary history information as a factor in determining whether to offer employment to an applicant or the salary to offer. However, the Superintendent or designee may consider salary information that is disclosable under state or federal law or that the applicant discloses voluntarily and without prompting. Upon request, the Superintendent or designee shall provide the applicant the pay scale for the position to which he/she is applying. (Labor Code 432.3)

For each position, the Superintendent or designee shall present to the Board one candidate who meets all qualifications established by law and the Board for the position. No person shall be employed by the Board without the recommendation or endorsement of the Superintendent or designee.

(cf. 4112 - Appointment and Conditions of Employment)

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching English Language Learners)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 4112.8/4212.8/4318.8 -Employment of Relatives)

(cf. 4212 - Appointment and Conditions of Employment)

(cf. 4312.1 - Contracts)

Incentives

With Board approval and in accordance with district needs, the district may offer incentives to recruit teachers, administrators, or other employees (e.g. assistance with beginning teacher induction costs, assistance with the process of obtaining a clear credential including covering credential costs, a mentoring program, and/or subsidized housing.) (CalED grant program; Health and Safety Code 53570-53574)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

200-262.4 Prohibition of discrimination

35035 Responsibilities of superintendent

44066 Limitations on certification requirement

44259 Teaching credential; exception; designated subjects; minimum requirements

44750 Teacher recruitment resource center

44830-44831 Employment of certificated persons

44858 Age or marital status in certificated positions

44859 Prohibition against certain rules and regulations re: residency

45103-45139 Employment (classified employees)

49406 Examination for tuberculosis

GOVERNMENT CODE

815.2 Liability of public entities and public employees

6250-6276.48 Public Records Act

12900-12996 Fair Employment and Housing Act, including:

12940-12957 Discrimination prohibited; unlawful practices

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

53570-53574 Teacher Housing Act of 2016

LABOR CODE

432.3 Salary information

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 5

552 Freedom of Information Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 8

1324a Unlawful employment of aliens

1324b Unfair immigration related practices

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1681-1688 Title IX prohibition against discrimination

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

2000d-2000d-7 Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964

2000e-2000e-17 Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended

12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 28

35.101-35.190 Americans with Disabilities Act

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

106.51-106.61 Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in employment in education programs or activities

COURT DECISIONS

C.A. v William S. Hart Union High School District et al., (2012) 138 Cal.Rptr.3d 1

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS

Teacher Recruitment in California: An Analysis of Effective Strategies, Research Brief, Veritas Research and Evaluation Group, October 2017

WEB SITES

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association: http://ccsesa.org/recruit

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

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing: http://www.dfeh.ca.gov

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

Education Job Opportunities Information Network: http://www.edjoin.org

Teach USA: http://www.calteach.org

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: http://www.eeoc.gov

Policy MANHATTAN BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 5, 2007 Manhattan Beach, California

revised: March 5, 2014

revised: July 19, 2018