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Newport-Mesa USD |  BP  4311  Personnel

Recruitment And Selection   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2 Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

The Governing Board desires to employ the most highly qualified and appropriate person available for each open position in order to improve student achievement and efficiency in district operations.

(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)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

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 job descriptions that accurately describe all essential and marginal functions and duties of each position, and shall disseminate job announcements to ensure a wide range of candidates.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop selection procedures that identify the best possible candidate for each position based on screening processes, interviews, and recommendations from previous employers. The best possible candidate for each position may also be observed. He/she may establish an interview committee, as appropriate, to rank candidates and recommend finalists. All discussions and recommendations shall be confidential in accordance with law.

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

(cf. 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment)

(cf. 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment)

(cf. 4032 - Reasonable Accommodation)

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

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

(cf. 4212 - Appointment and Conditions of Employment)

(cf. 4312.1 - Contracts)

Recruitment Incentives for Teachers

Contingent upon available funding, the Superintendent or designee may provide incentives to recruit credentialed teachers to teach in any district school ranked in the bottom half of the state Academic Performance Index. Such incentives may include, but are not limited to, signing bonuses, improved work conditions, teacher compensation, or housing subsidies. (Education Code 44735)

Legal Reference:


200-262.4 Prohibition of discrimination

44066 Limitations on certification requirement

44259 Teaching credential; exception; designated subjects; minimum requirements

44735 Incentive grants for recruiting teachers for low-performing schools

44740-44741 Personnel management assistance teams

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

52051 Academic Performance Index


815.2 Liability of public entities and public employees

12900-12996 Fair Employment and Housing Act, including:

12940-12956 Discrimination prohibited; unlawful practices


1324a Unlawful employment of aliens

1324b Unfair immigration related practices


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

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

2000h-2-2000h-6 Title IX, 1972 Education Act Amendments

12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act


35.101-35.190 Americans with Disabilities Act


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

Management Resources:


California Department of Fair Employment and Housing:

Education Job Opportunities Information Network:

California Teach USA:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:


adopted: February 12, 2013 Costa Mesa, California