Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: June 27, 1994
Professional employees and temporary professional employees must have an
employment contract that is in conformance with the School Code. This policy
establishes considerations for these categories.
The Board has the authority under law to prescribe employment conditions
for the personnel of the school district. Willful misrepresentation of
facts material to the employment and determination of salary level shall
be considered cause for disciplinary action or dismissal of the employe.
It shall be the policy of this school district that all professional and
temporary professional employees shall execute an employment contract upon
employment which shall automatically renew itself each year unless one
of the parties shall give notice sixty (60) days prior to its expiration
that it will not be renewed, except that non-tenured persons upon reaching
the status of tenured persons shall be required to execute a new contract.
This policy shall apply equally to full-time and part-time personnel.
The contract or resolution shall include the beginning compensation. The
minimum rate of pay for a class as specified in the Pay Plan shall be paid
upon appointment to the class, except as otherwise provided for by a current
labor contract; term of employment and work period for which compensation
will be paid. Appointments are made so that new employees start work at
the beginning of a payroll period. Exceptions must be approved by the Executive
Director of Human Resources.
An appointment to a provisional teaching assignment may be made in accordance
with the following: (1) when there is no eligibility list for the position;
(2) when the individual appointed has completed all certification requirements
but has not completed the appropriate examination procedure.
Provisional appointees must successfully complete all examination procedures
required as regular teachers (National Teacher's Examinations and Philadelphia
Local Examinations) within one (1) year from date of assignment. Successful
completion of these examinations will permit change in the status of the
appointees from provisional to regular. Such employees must score high
enough on the eligibility list to be considered for appointment. Failure
to meet this requirement will result in termination of employment.
Valid certificates must be maintained during the course of employment.
A provisional appointee is eligible for all benefit accruing to a regular
teachers but earns no seniority nor does service count for tenure.
The terms of a collective bargaining agreement, if it exists, may supersede
the specifics of an individual employee contract in certain areas or condition
State School Code, SS 1121