Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

This policy expresses the School Committee’s intent to establish a thorough, efficient and nondiscriminatory practice for the recruiting and hiring of the most qualified candidates for administrative positions in the Yarmouth School Department.

The School Committee is committed to the strict prohibition of discrimination in employment on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation, and to the principle of affirmative action to obtain wide and representative candidate pools.

In accordance with 20-A MRSA §1001(13), the Superintendent shall prepare a procedure designed to ensure nondiscriminatory practice in recruitment and hiring for all positions requiring administrator certification, and to result in selection of the most qualified candidates. This procedure shall be attached hereto as GCFB-R, and shall be reviewed periodically.

Moreover, upon each occasion of a sudden and unexpected administrative vacancy, the Superintendent shall, in consultation with the School Committee, review the procedure and make appropriate temporary adaptations as may be warranted. In the case of a vacancy in the Superintendency, the School Committee shall review the procedure, adapting as appropriate.

In accordance with 20-A MRSA §4502(4-A), the school’s Affirmative Action Plan shall include: a description of the status of the school’s nondiscriminatory administrator hiring practice; plans for in-service training programs on gender equity for teachers, administrators and the School Committee; and the relationship of the above to the State’s five-year goal for the employment of women in administrative positions.

Legal Reference:
5 MRSA§4576
20-A MRSA §§6, 254 (8-10), 1001 (13, 14); 4502 (4A), 13011 (6), 13019-B, 13019-C

Cross Reference:
AC - Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
GBJC - Retention of Application Materials
GCFB-R - Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff Administrative Procedure

Adopted: April 28, 1994
Revised: June 12, 2014