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 affirms its commitment to the strict prohibition of discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry or national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, or genetic information, and to the principle of affirmative action to obtain wide and representative candidate pools.

For the purpose of this policy, “race” includes traits associated with race, including hair texture, Afro hairstyles, and protective hairstyles, including braids, twists, and locs.

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, as well as 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 administrative vacancy, the Superintendent shall review the procedure and make appropriate adaptations as may be warranted by special circumstances.  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 unit’s Affirmative Action Plan shall include a description of the status of the unit’s nondiscriminatory administrator hiring practice and 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 (Maine Human Rights Act)

20-A MRSA §§ 1001(13), 4502(4-A), 13011(6)


Cross Reference:        

AC - Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

GCFB-R - Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff Administrative Procedure

Adopted: April 28, 1994

Revised:  June 12, 2014, January 12, 2023