The principal will assign staff members’ time in a manner that will:
- Fully support implementation of our School Improvement Plan and our Student Assignment Policy.
- Take into account staff members’ requests to vary their work particularly if a teacher has made past requests for a change or has been in a particular assignment for multiple years.
- Take into account different teachers’ strengths and in-depth knowledge of specific topics.
- Take into account specific student needs based on student performance data.
- Respect state certification requirements and the parameters of district job classifications.
ASSIGNMENTS BASED ON CRITERIA
To complete assignments, the principal will:
- In March, invite all returning staff members to indicate their preference for continuing or changing assignments the next year, including classroom assignments, extra-duty assignments, and other responsibilities.
- In April, meet with any individual staff members whose requests may be difficult to grant to discuss reasons for the staff member’s interest, factors making it difficult to grant the requests, and possible solutions.
- In May, assign staff members based on the criteria in the first section of this policy.
- In August, notify the council of how all staff members have been assigned.
After making assignments, the principal may alter them:
- When necessary to respond to unanticipated enrollment or staffing changes.
- When the principal and the affected teachers agree that a change is needed.
- When the council changes other policies or the School Improvement Plan and recognizes in the minutes that those changes may require staff time assignment changes that cannot be put off until the next school year.
We will evaluate the effectiveness of this policy through our School Improvement Planning Process.
Date Adopted: _3-8-11__