ERIC Number: ED405925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-2
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Rights of Administrators in the California Community Colleges.
Reviewing California state legislation and education code, this paper discusses the rights of community college administrators to continued employment and related obligations of college districts. Following an introduction reviewing common practices in the state regarding certificated and classified administrative positions, key elements of employment law are described related to provisions in the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, due process, issues of discrimination, and necessary components of employment contracts. Next, sections related to employment in the California Education Code and the California Code of Regulations are identified. Assembly Bill 1725, which became law in July 1990, and mandated changes in hiring policies and managerial procedures is also discussed. Issues related to the employment policies and procedures of local district boards are then briefly discussed and the merit system established by the Education Code is described, focusing on its operation, organization, and administration. The political structure of personnel decisions is then discussed, focusing on the autonomy of the Board of Trustees and the role of the state Chancellor's Office. Fourteen court cases involving employment disputes are then reviewed, including cases related to tenure and its determination, bias and due process, and discrimination in hiring, and a summary is provided of employment conditions for administrators at state community colleges. Finally, recommendations for improving employment practices are provided. Contains 11 references. (HAA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Compton Community Coll. District, CA.