ERIC Number: ED176385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Personnel Handbook. Planning for Lutheran Elementary Schools. E04.
Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, St. Louis, MO.
Part of a 13-volume series designed to help Lutheran communities assess the feasibility of starting a Lutheran elementary school and to assist ongoing schools in current operation, this handbook focuses on personnel policies for Lutheran elementary schools. Its purpose is to help members of the board of education clarify their expectations of school staff. The publication outlines the role of the Lutheran teacher and principal, including qualifications and assignments. It differentiates between teachers who are eligible for a call (to be considered part of the ministry of the church) and those given only a yearly contract and outlines the practices of several synods. Compensation for staff is discussed and examples of salary schedules are offered. The handbook deals with both church and state certification and lists several synods' requirements for certification. A regular program of teacher evaluation is emphasized and sample evaluation forms are presented. Release of personnel and the role of supporting staff are touched on. A section on teacher professional growth reviews inservice programs, professional days, continuing education programs, seminars, and professional reading. The role of volunteers in the schools is discussed and their tasks, qualifications, and recognition reviewed. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Elementary Education, Guides, Inservice Teacher Education, Parochial Schools, Personnel Policy, School Planning, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Selection, Volunteers
Board of Parish Education, The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, 3558 South Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63118 ($1.25; $12.50 per set of 13)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, St. Louis, MO.