ERIC Number: ED212032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-12
Reference Count: 0
Selecting and Evaluating Staff in Small School Districts.
LaMarche, Alfred J.
Staff selection and hiring in the Jamestown (Rhode Island) Public Schools includes two unusual elements: Teachers, administrators, and the community are involved in the hiring procedure and the superintendent negotiates with teachers hired to determine their first year salaries. During the district's recent selection of an elementary school principal, teachers participated on the committee screening candidates. Community members also recently helped constitute the committee examining superintendent candidates. In both cases the school board made the final choice. In teacher selection as well, teachers play a large role, along with the principal, in screening and interviewing candidates and selecting finalists. The superintendent interviews the teacher finalists and recommends the top choice to the board. If the board approves, the superintendent negotiates the beginning salary level with the teacher. The teachers' union contract allows the board to negotiate initial placement on the salary schedule for teachers in their first year of employment with the district. This unusual provision allows the district to hire more experienced teachers. In return for this concession, the contract grants teachers who have been laid off the right to be rehired, in order of seniority, as positions for which they are qualified become available. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Jamestown Public Schools RI; Rehiring; Small School Districts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (113th, Atlanta, GA, February 13-16, 1981). Appendix A may not reproduce due to poor quality of original document.