Williamsville Central School District

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Adoption Date: 7/7/2009
6000 - Personnel


Through its employment policies, the Board of Education will attempt to attract, secure, and retain the best qualified personnel available. The selection program will be based upon finding candidates who will devote themselves to the education and welfare of the children attending the District's public schools.

Recruiting procedures shall enable the District to seek qualified candidates from a variety of sources, including present staff. Any current employee of the District may apply for any position for which he/she meets certification and other stated requirements. All vacant or newly created positions will be posted internally and, if appropriate, outside the District. The cutoff dates for the receipt of internal applications shall be established for each position.

It is the responsibility of the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee to determine personnel needs and how to locate suitable candidates for employment. The candidate recommended to the Board shall be the applicant who in the final judgment of the Superintendent best meets the requirements of the position. The recommended individual must meet all certification requirements.

The Superintendent shall determine the interview procedures to be used for the selection of candidates. Interviews will be conducted by immediate supervisors, central office personnel and where appropriate, peers.

Candidates will not be recommended for employment without a review of references as to character and abilities. The Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee shall secure verification of applicant's qualifications.

At the time a candidate is recommended for appointment by the Board, it shall be noted whether those persons recommended for appointment are relatives of current members of the school staff.

While the Board may accept or reject a nomination, an appointment will be valid only if made with the recommendation of the Superintendent. In the case of a rejection, it is the duty of the Superintendent to make another nomination. No person shall be considered employed until a resolution to that effect has been approved by the Board and a contract executed by the employee.

The appointment of any employee who is related by blood or marriage to any other member of the Board of Education shall be subject to the approval of two thirds of the members of the Board of Education at a regular meeting of the Board.

At the time of recommendation of appointment the information noting the relationship between a potential candidate and a member of the Board of Education shall be noted in information provided to members of the Board of Education.

All persons involved in the selection and recruitment process should be appropriately inserviced in areas such as reading credentials, interviewing techniques and other areas as may be needed.

Education Law Sections 913, 1604, 2509, 3012
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 100.3

Policy References:

  • Refer to Policy #6120 -- Equal Employment Opportunity
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