It is the goal of the Uinta County School District Number One to provide administration and teachers for the operation of the school system who are highly qualified for the positions in which they will function. Only well-qualified personnel will be considered for employment. All professional personnel must meet and preferably exceed State certification requirements.
Staff Recruitment and Hiring
Educational trends and theories come and go, but the human qualities that are the measure of excellence in education have not changed since the advent of America's school system. We believe the teacher, as a human being, embodies the qualities of excellence that make or break a classroom, a school, or a District.
The Superintendent of Schools shall be the Board's designee to determine the personnel needs of the school system and the individual schools. Because the quality of staff hired by the Board of Trustees is the major component of an effective, productive educational program, the Board and the administration of the District will make every effort possible to attract and retain the best qualified personnel available. All candidates will be considered based on their merits, qualifications, and the needs of the District. There will be no discrimination or preferential treatment with regard to race, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap/disability, creed, color or marital status. Selection procedures shall ensure the employment of the best qualified applicants, based solely on merit; criteria shall include such factors as skills, knowledge, qualifications (academic preparation and experience), and potential for growth.
The recruitment program will be continuous and will encompass a wide geographic area. Care will be taken in the recruitment of personnel to avoid any action that might tend to encourage a prospective employee to default on obligations to another school district.
While the search for good candidates should extend to a wide variety of educational institutions and geographical areas, the talents and potential of individuals already employed in the school district shall not be overlooked. Openings in the school district shall be made known to present employees, and anyone may apply for any position for which he is certified and meets other stated requirements.
The Superintendent of Schools shall select all staff members and recommend them for employment to the School Board. All new certified employees must be approved by the Board before official employment is final.
In instance of vacancies in administrative posts, the Board shall be offered an opportunity to interview the nominee before the Board acts upon the nomination.
All teachers and administrative personnel shall have as a minimum an earned B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution and shall meet all other criteria and standards as established by the Wyoming State Department of Education.
Certification and Re-certification
The Board of Trustees cannot legally compensate any teacher or administrator in the school system who does not have, or is not a qualified candidate for, the proper certification by the State. Teachers and administrators shall be required to comply with the Wyoming teacher re-certification requirements as set forth in the State Board of Education's teacher certification regulations for Wyoming public schools.
The District requires, as part of the application process, applicants provide the following:
1. An ascertainment of whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of any crime (other than a traffic offense) and the specifics thereof;
2. A copy of the applicant's social security card;
3. A copy of the applicant's driver's license; and,
4. A completed District application.
The District requires, as part of the hiring process, new employees provide the following:
1. An official fingerprinting and background check from the Division of Criminal Investigation, at applicant's expense, with results to be sent to the Uinta County School District No. One.
2. Official transcripts from college of matriculation.
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