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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 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.

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, 44258.3, 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.

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

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 - Recruitment and Selection)

(cf. 4114 - Transfers)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4131.1 - Teacher Support and Guidance)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

District Plan

Education Code 44258.3

Purpose: It is the intent of Richland School District to facilitate the assignment of teachers in accordance with Education Code 44258.3 when they consent to such assignments and when it has been verified that they are qualified for the requested assignment(s). The following procedures are intended to provide for the implementation of Board Policy 4113.

1. Site Administrator identifies a subject-matter assignment need at a local school site.

2. Site Administrator determines whether any existing staff have the appropriate credential and are interested in the assignment or whether Education Code 44258.3 should be used.

3. Site Administrator identifies consenting teacher for possible assignment pursuant to Education Code 44258.3 or a teacher may request to fill the assignment.

4. Teacher submits a petition form to teach in the position. The petition denotes criteria upon which petition is based, teacher consent, site administrator's recommendation of assignment, and that the assignment is for one year and may be extended for additional time if the teacher and school district consents.

5. A review panel, selected by the district, will consist of site administrators, teachers, and district level administrators. This Assignment Review Panel conducts, prior to the beginning of the assignment, an assessment in accordance with Education Code 44258.3. This assessment must determine evidence of the candidate's knowledge of the subject matter to be taught and at the grade level to be taught.

One or more of the following criteria may be used in the review:

a. Successful prior teaching experience of the subject

b. Successful completion of intensive professional development in the subject to be taught

c. Review of portfolio containing evidence of demonstrated knowledge

d. Results of oral interviews

e. Practical experience

f. Passage of an examination that is valid for the subject and grade level

g. Observation over time of the teacher in the subject in the grade level currently being taught

h. Observation of a demonstration lesson in the subject and at the grade level to be taught

i. Professional Growth Plan - The petitioning teacher and administrator have come to mutual agreement that a professional growth plan is necessary for the teacher to serve in the position

j. Successful completion of college or university course work in the subject to be taught

k. Successful prior work experience in the content area

6. The Assignment Review Panel makes a final disposition on whether to recommend that a teacher be assigned under Education Code 44258.3. The Assignment Review Panel informs the designee of the district of the results of the review.


* For assignments under Education Code 44258.3, the principal of the school, or other appropriate administrator, shall notify the exclusive representative of the certificated employees for that school district, as provided under Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, of each instance in which a teacher is assigned to teach classes pursuant to the section.

* Teaching assignments made pursuant to Education Code 44258.3 must be included in the annual report to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as required by Education Code 44258.9 during the year the school district is monitored by the county office of education.

* The school district is also responsible for reporting to their county office of education during assignment monitoring activities instances when this assignment option is used. This reporting would most likely occur during the assignment monitoring activities in accordance with Education Code 44258.9. A school district may forward a copy of their board-approved policies that may assist the county office of education during the monitoring process.

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


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

Management Resources:


California State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators

Every Student Succeeds Act 2016-17 School Year Transition Plan, April 2016


Administrator's Assignment Manual - Updates and Revisions, May 2014

The Administrator's Assignment Manual, rev. September 2007


Transitioning to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Frequently Asked Questions, rev. May 4, 2016

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



California Department of Education:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

U.S. Department of Education:


adopted: June 11, 2018 Shaffer, California