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Vista USD |  BP  4216  Personnel

Probationary/Permanent Status   

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Employees newly hired for regular positions in the classified service shall be considered probationary employees until they have satisfactorily completed one hundred thirty (130) days, or two hundred sixty (260) days for executive/administrative/supervisory employees, of paid service (excluding days absent for illness or injury) following appointment to a permanent position. Upon satisfactorily completing this period, they shall become permanent classified employees of the district.

Probationary employees shall receive written performance evaluations by their supervisor during the probationary period. These evaluations shall indicate whether the evaluator is satisfied or not satisfied with the employee's ability, performance, and compatibility with the job.

The Superintendent or designee may dismiss an employee during the initial probationary period.

Permanent employees promoted to a higher classification shall be considered probationary in their new position until they have satisfactorily completed the appropriate probationary period in that position.

A permanent employee who accepts a promotion and fails to complete the probationary period for that promotional position shall be employed in the classification from which he/she was promoted. (Education Code 45113)

The date of hire in the classification shall be considered the effective date when determining the seniority of employees.

Length of service shall be defined to include the date of hire of that employee as a regular probationary or permanent employee in that class, plus any service in equal or higher classes.

This policy shall be made available to classified employees and the public. (Education Code 45113)

(cf. 4215 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

Legal Reference:


45113 Rules and regulations for classified service in districts not incorporating the merit system

45240-45320 Merit system

Management Resources:


California School Employees Association:


adopted: December 9, 2010 Vista, California