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6.103 Appointment or Employment Requirements

6.103 Appointment or Employment Requirements

Chapter 6.00: Personnel

6.103*

APPOINTMENT OR EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

POLICY

I. QUALIFICATIONS

A. Must be of good moral character.

B. Must have attained the age of 20 years with the exception of students employed by the Board.

C. Must not be ineligible for employment under 1012.315, F.S., if applying for an instructional, administrative or any other position requiring direct contact with students.

II. CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Each applicant for an instructional or a certificated administrative position shall hold a certificate, have a receipt from the Florida Department of Education acknowledging that an application has been filed and that issuance of the certificate is pending, or have the proper license to perform services.

A. To be considered for a position, an applicant shall be duly qualified for that position in accordance with State law, regulations of the Florida Department of Education, and the approved job description. If it appears that the applicant is eligible for proper certification, appointment may be made subject to the conditions set forth in the annual contract of employment as approved by the School Board.

B. Any person not holding a valid Florida certificate at the time of employment shall be required, upon initial employment, to make application to the Florida Department of Education for such a certificate, through the Human Resources office of the District. When such certificate is received, it must be filed with the Superintendent’s office. If the Department of Education declines to issue a certificate, the person’s employment shall be terminated immediately. Failure to file such certificate, except for good cause as determined by the Superintendent, shall result in the termination of employment.

III. DRIVING RECORD

A. The driving record of each applicant for the position of school bus operator or for any position that would require the person to drive a School Board vehicle shall be reviewed to determine if the record contains any infractions of the driving code that would make the applicant unqualified for the position in accordance with the District Safe Driver plan.

B. The driving record of each current school bus operator shall be reviewed prior to the first day of the fall semester and periodically during the school year to determine if the record contains any infractions of the driving code that would make the operator unqualified for the position in accordance with the District Safe Driver plan. The driving record of any employee who is required to drive a School Board vehicle shall also be reviewed periodically during the year to determine whether the employee may continue in the position.

IV. FINGERPRINTING

Each instructional, non-instructional, and administrative staff member shall be fingerprinted prior to payment of any salary warrant.

V. Non-instructional school district employees or contractual personnel who are permitted access on school grounds when students are present, who have direct contact with students, or who have access to or control of school funds must meet Level 2 screening requirements as described in 1012.32 F.S. Contractual personnel shall include any vendor, individual, or entity under contract with the School Board.

VI. The District shall ensure that all aspects of the recruitment and selection process are job- related and are consistent with business necessity so as to ensure equal employment opportunity. Neither the District nor its agents shall engage in any discrimination with respect to employment in violation of any state or federal laws. Applicants shall be informed of the complaint procedure that may be used should they allege discrimination.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 381.0056, 1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.27, 1012.32, 1012.39, 1012.465,

1012.56, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES: 6A-3.0141

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s): 01/09/2001, 03/11/2003, 10/11/2005,

10/09/2007, 03/09/2010

Formerly: C-4, D-2, E-2, E-34

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