Article App. H §5.A |

Teacher Eligibility List |

  1. The BOARD with input from the UNION shall create a system by which candidates for hire as teachers are prequalified through hiring screening methods. Prequalified teachers shall include: (a) tenured teachers laid off for any reason on or after June 15, 2010 whose most recent performance rating was in the top two rating categories (i.e., excellent or superior and excellent or proficient); and (b) new applicants and other teachers who pass uniform pre-screening hiring criteria, including the consideration of employment history.

     
    Tenured Teachers laid off between June 15, 2010 and June 30, 2012 will not be be placed on the teacher eligibility list if they are currently employed by the BOARD in a full-time teacher position or have previously resigned or retired.

  2. Eligible tenured teachers will be invited to be on the teacher eligibility list and to confirm their desire to be on the list (such as completing an on-line application). The UNION will be copied on all communications.
  3. Prequalified teachers will be admitted to the eligibility list as they are laid off and shall remain on the teacher eligibility list for two years or until they receive a permanent appointment, whichever first occurs. However, teachers placed on the eligibility list during 2012 will remain on the list until June 30, 2015
  4. Inter-unit transfers are exempt from the process described in this Section.
  5. Principals shall hire only prequalified applicants to permanent teaching positions and shall have the discretion to hire any prequalified teacher. However, principals who receive three or more applications from prequalified displaced tenured teachers for a posted vacancy must interview at least three prequalified displaced tenured teachers for the position. If the principal does not select a prequalified displaced tenured teacher, the principal shall provide the reason(s) for the non-selection to the Talent Office, which shall communicate the reason(s) to the prequalified displaced tenured teacher. Such reasons may not be arbitrary.
  6. Every July 1, the BOARD shall provide the UNION with a list of permanent vacancies filled by teachers on the eligibility list between the immediately preceding July 1 to June 30 period. If fifty percent of those vacancies have not been filled by prequalified displaced tenured teachers, the BOARD will assign a number of prequalified displaced tenured teachers who were on the eligibility list on the immediately preceding June 30 to the reassigned teacher pool for a period of five school months, but excluding:
    1. (a) displaced teachers then currently in the reassigned teacher pool under another provision of this Agreement; and
    2. (b) tenured teachers displaced between June 15, 2010 and June 30, 2012 who were placed into the Reassigned Teacher Pool upon layoff.
    Assignments to the reassigned teacher pool shall be based on seniority. The number of prequalified displaced tenured teachers assigned shall equal the difference between the numerical value of fifty percent of the permanent vacancies filled during the immediately preceding July 1 to June 30 period and the actual number of vacancies filled by prequalified displaced tenured teachers. Prequalified displaced tenured teachers who are placed in the reassigned teacher pool and who do not find a permanent appointment by the end of their five-month assignment shall be assigned to the Cadre for five school months. If the prequalified displaced tenured teacher is not appointed to a position by the end of his or her assignment in the Cadre, he or she shall be laid off and separated from BOARD employment, but will remain on the teacher eligibility list for the remainder of his or her two years of eligibility.

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