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Standard Elementary SD  |  BP  4111  Personnel

Recruitment And Selection   

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The Governing Board is committed to employing suitable, qualified individuals to carry out the district's mission to provide high-quality education to its students and to ensure the efficient running of 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 shall develop fair, open, and transparent recruitment and selection processes and procedures which ensure that employees 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. 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment)

(cf. 4032 - Reasonable Accommodation)

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

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, observations, and recommendations from previous employers as necessary to identify the best possible candidate for a position. The Superintendent or designee may establish an interview committee, as appropriate, to rank candidates and recommend finalists. All discussions and recommendations shall be confidential in accordance with law.

During job interviews, applicants may be asked to describe or demonstrate how they will be able to perform the duties of the job. No inquiry shall be made with regard to any category of discrimination prohibited by state or federal law.

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:

Teach USA:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:


adopted: November 13, 2012 Bakersfield, California