All professional staff members of the district will be employed by the Board upon the recommendation of the Superintendent. Should a person nominated by the Superintendent be rejected by the Board, it will be the Superintendent’s duty to make another nomination.

The Superintendent will assure that all persons nominated for employment meet state certification requirements and the qualifications established for the particular position.

Interviewing and selection procedures will assure that the principal or other administrator to be directly responsible for the work of the staff member has an opportunity to aid in his selection; however, the final recommendation to the Board will be made by the Superintendent.

All candidates will be considered on the basis of their merits, qualifications, and the needs of the district. In each instance, the Superintendent and others playing a role in the selection will seek to hire the best-qualified person for the job.

The District may offer and, upon the signing of a contract by both parties, pay a signing bonus, moving expenses, or tuition reimbursement to a teacher hired to teach in the District. The signing bonus, moving expenses, or tuition reimbursement may be paid either in one lump sum upon completion of the teacher’s first year of employment in the District, or in installments over a period not to exceed three years from the date the teacher signed a contract of employment with the District, and upon the terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon by the School Board and the teacher. Any signing bonus, moving expenses, or tuition reimbursement authorized by the School Board is in addition to any amount payable under a negotiated teacher’s contract. The School Board may, but is not required to, negotiate any signing bonus, moving expenses, or tuition reimbursement payment with the teacher’s designated collective bargaining representative.

Upon approval by the Board, a teacher will receive a written contract to be signed by the teacher, Board president, and school district business manager.