To provide a positive educational environment for students, the district must employ quality staff
members. It is the responsibility of the superintendent or designee to determine the support staff
personnel needs of the school district and to locate suitable support staff candidates. The
superintendent will make recommendations for employment of support staff members for the Board's
approval. The Board will employ personnel in accordance with law.
The district's hiring procedures will comply with all federal and state laws, including laws
prohibiting discrimination. The Jefferson City School District is an equal opportunity employer and
hires only citizens of the United States and persons who are legally authorized to work in the United
States. The Jefferson City School District will enroll and actively participate in a federal work
authorization program in accordance with law.
Efforts will be made to recruit the best-qualified candidate for the position. New or vacant positions
will be posted for at least five (5) business days in the district's buildings and publicized externally
by other means as determined appropriate by the superintendent or designee. However, if the
superintendent or designee determines that it would be detrimental to wait five (5) business days or
that a longer period is necessary, the position will be advertised for as many days as is appropriate.
Further, if the same or similar position was recently advertised, the superintendent or designee may
utilize applications previously received without re-advertising the position. Vacancies for the
following school year are made known by posting vacancy lists in the office of each school building.
A position is not considered vacant if the Board, superintendent or designee assigns an existing
employee to the position.
Recruitment procedures will not overlook the talents and potential of individuals already employed
by the school district. Any current, qualified employee meeting the stated requirements may apply
for positions in the district.
All requests for information concerning vacancies in the district shall be directed to the
superintendent or designee. Persons interested in positions in the district must complete a formal
application and provide all necessary information requested by the superintendent or designee. The
superintendent or designee shall conduct interviews, review references and obtain other information
as deemed necessary.
The superintendent or designee will conduct background checks on employees and applicants for
employment in accordance with law and Board policy.
A position will be filled by the Board of Education only after receiving the recommendation of the
superintendent or designee. All candidates will be considered on the basis of qualifications, training,
experience and ability to fulfill the requirements of the position. Any applicant found to have
presented false credentials or any document referencing false credentials will immediately be
removed from consideration.
A spouse of a Board member will only be hired to fill any vacant or new position if the position has
been advertised in accordance with this policy and if the superintendent has submitted a written
recommendation supporting the employment of the spouse. If the spouse of a Board member is
hired, the names of all applicants for that position as well as the name of the individual hired will
be included in the appropriate Board minutes.
The district will not accept an application of employment from a Board member, consider a Board
member for employment or decide to employ a Board member while the member remains on the
Jefferson City School District Board of Education. Board members who wish to apply for
employment in the district must first resign from the Board.
In accordance with law, the district will hire individuals receiving retirement benefits from the
Missouri Public Education Employee Retirement System to work full time only if the district has
determined that it has a shortage of noncertificated employees. The district may only hire retired
employees under this program if it has:
1. Made a good-faith effort to fill positions with candidates who have not retired.
2. Not offered early retirement incentives for either of the previous two (2) years.
3. Posted the vacancy for at least one (1) month and solicited applications through local
newspapers or other media.
4. Determined that there is an insufficient number of eligible applicants.
5. Declared a critical shortage of noncertificated employees that is active for one (1) year.
The total number of retired noncertificated employees hired under this section cannot exceed at any
one (1) time the lesser of ten (10) percent of the total noncertificated staff in the district or five (5)
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In the event of a discrepancy between an administrative procedure and a Board policy, the Board
policy will take precedence.
Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Revised: 11/13/2000; 02/13/2006; 07/20/2009; 06/14/2010
Cross Refs: AC, Prohibition Against Illegal Discrimination and Harassment
BBFA, Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure
MSIP Refs: 8.4
Legal Refs: §§ 162.261, .301, 168.133, 213.010, .055, .070, 285.530, 290.400 - .410, RSMo.
Immigration Reform and Control Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1324a
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 - 634
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, 29 U.S.C. § 794
Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. § 2615
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d - 2000d-7
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e - 2000e-17
Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 U.S.C. §§ 6101 - 6107
Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 - 12213
Jefferson City School District, Jefferson City, Missouri
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