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1.        Purpose

Teaching positions and positions for other professional employees shall be established by the Board in order to provide educational programs and supporting services consistent with the needs of the schools and the resources of the community.

2.        Authority

        SC 1106, 1107

        Title 22

        Sec. 4.4

The need for creating teaching positions and other professional positions shall be determined by the Board, based on the recommendation of the Superintendent. The Board reserves for itself the final determination of the number and type of professional positions deemed necessary for effective operation of the schools.

3.        Guidelines

Recommendations for a new or additional professional position shall include:

  1. Job description clearly describing the duties for which the position was created.

  1. A title that conforms with the appropriate certificate if certification is required.

  1. Supporting data and other rationale relevant to the recommendation.

In the exercise of its authority to create new positions, the Board shall give primary consideration to:

  1. Number of students enrolled.

  1. Special needs of students.

  1. Operational needs of the District.

  1. Financial resources of the District.

4.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The Superintendent shall be responsible for recommending new or additional professional positions.

The Board may, through the Superintendent, consider the advice of administrative staff in creating a new position or increasing the number of employees in existing positions.

        42 U.S.C.

        Sec. 12101 et seq

The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible to maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date job description for all positions in the District. Job descriptions shall be prepared in accordance with relevant federal and state laws and regulations.

School Code

1106, 1107

42 U.S.C.

Sec. 12101 et seq

PA Code

Title 22

Sec. 4.4

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