Non-certified staff employees are employees-at-will pursuant to SDCL 6-4-4 (i.e., an employment having no specified term may be terminated at the will of either party on notice to the other, unless otherwise provided by statute).

Non-certified staff employment contracts will identify the employee’s hourly rate of pay. Any reference to pay on a monthly basis or over a nine or twelve month period is given in order that the employee may be aware of the monthly and annual compensation should neither party terminate the contract. The Employment Agreement will additionally identify applicable employment benefits. Non-certified staff employees shall not work in excess of forty (40) hours per work week without prior written approval from employee’s supervisor.

The Board will establish the rate of pay for the full-time, part-time and substitute support staff, including secretarial staff, aides, custodians, maintenance, bus drivers and cafeteria workers.

In establishing salaries for support staff personnel, the Board will take into account the responsibilities of the position, the qualifications needed, past experience of the individual, and years of service in the district.