400.3 - Personnel Qualifications, Recruitment, and Selection

Persons interested in a position, other than administrative positions which will be employed in accordance with board policies in Series 300 (Administration), will have an opportunity to apply and qualify for positions in the school district without regard to age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, genetic information, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, military status, socioeconomic status, pregnancy, familial status, or any other classification that is protected in accordance with the applicable equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies.

Job applicants for positions will be considered on the basis of the following qualifications:

  1. Training, experience, and skill;
  2. Nature of the occupation;
  3. Demonstrated competence; and
  4. Possession of, or ability to obtain, state or other license or certificate if required for the position.

All job openings shall be submitted to the Iowa Department of Education for posting on TeachIowa (teachiowa.gov), the online state job posting system. Additional announcements of the positions will be in a manner which the superintendent [or designee] believes will inform potential applicants about the positions.

Applications for employment may be obtained and completed online using the district’s employment website or applicants may contact the office of Human Resources for assistance in completing an online application.

Administrators will follow district hiring practices to fill positions in their work area and will make recommendations to the superintendent [or designee] concerning a person’s employment and possible assignment. Whenever possible, the preliminary screening of applicants will be conducted by the administrator/supervisor who will be directly supervising and overseeing the person being hired.

The school board will employ licensed and unlicensed employees after receiving a recommendation from the superintendent. The superintendent, however, will have the authority to employ:

  1. Classified personnel, upon the recommendation of the Chief Officer of Human Resources.
  2. Licensed personnel, on a temporary basis, based on the recommendation of the Chief Officer of Human Resources until action can be taken by the school board on the position.

The superintendent [or designee] will follow the requirements stated in the bargained agreement between employees in that collective bargaining unit and the school board regarding qualifications, recruitment, and selection of such employees.

Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 1/11; 2/14; 9/14; 12/16; 4/20; 4/23
Revised: 2/10; 12/11; 4/13; 4/16; 9/16
Related Policy: 302.4; 303.1; 400.1-E
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 20; 35C; 216; 279.13 
IASB Reference: 405.02
Mandatory Policy