4100: Recruitment, Selection, and Non-Discrimination

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The District will employ the best qualified applicant for each position. The District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, disability, age, or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws in admission or access to, or treatment of employment, in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the discrimination and harassment policies: The Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, 5606 South 147th Street, Omaha, NE 68137 (402) 715-8200. The Associate Superintendent of Human Resources may delegate this responsibility as needed. Complaints by school personnel or job applicants regarding unlawful discrimination or unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) shall follow the procedures of District Rule 4001.2. 

The District may make pre-employment inquiries into the ability of an applicant to perform job related functions. The District will make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability unless to do so would impose an undue hardship. Medical examinations will be required by the District if required by law or applicable regulation or if the inquiry comports with all applicable laws. Applicants will be notified that any job offer is contingent upon a post-offer search for criminal records of the candidate and, if found, a review of such records. 

The District will not make inquiry either orally or through the use of any pre-employment questionnaire or application for the purpose of unlawfully discriminating in the hiring or promotion of any applicant on the basis of, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, disability, age, or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. 

There will be no discrimination by school officials against any employee because of membership or activity in an employee organization. 

Where required by law or deemed essential by the District, District employees will be duly licensed and/or certified, or will hold a lawful permit. 

The District will not enter into an employment contract with a certificated employee who is already under contract with another school district within Nebraska covering a part or all of the same time of performance as the contract with such other district. 

A District Board member will not be an employee of the District. 

Date of Adoption
February 25, 1980
Date of Revision
March 16, 1992
December 21, 1998
June 21, 2004
October 16, 2006
September 20, 2010
July 9, 2018
Reaffirmed
January 8, 2018

4100.1: Recruitment and Selection: Certificated Staff

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Applications will be accepted from candidates who have graduated, or who are preparing to graduate, from accredited colleges and universities.  The Human Resources Office will be responsible for disseminating information about the District and for obtaining and processing all application inquiries.  Applicants inquiring about positions in the District will be directed to the Human Resources Website.

Whenever necessary, representatives of the administrative staff will visit accredited colleges and universities to recruit outstanding prospective candidates.  The Human Resources Office may advertise vacant positions on the Millard Public School’s web page, through local newspapers, social media sites, college and university placement offices, and/or professional organizations.

Selection

The Human Resources Office reviews and screens applications.  When applicants' files are complete, screening and position interviews will be arranged as deemed necessary. Following position interviews, applicants will be notified of the status of their application.

Election of all certificated employees shall be by the action of the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent.  No applicant shall be employed to teach unless he or she holds or will hold, at the beginning of the term of the contract, a valid Nebraska Certificate or permit issued by the Commissioner of Education legalizing him or her to teach the grade or subjects to which elected.  The contract for employment will be in writing.

Whenever practical, teachers will not be assigned to teach or coach their own children.


Such nomination and election of employees shall be subject to the provisions of the laws of the State of Nebraska.

Date of Adoption
August 21, 1979
Date of Revision
April 6, 1992
September 7, 1993
December 21, 1998
October 16, 2006
January 21, 2013
Reaffirmed
January 8, 2018
July 9, 2018

4100.2: Recruitment and Selection: Non-Certificated Staff

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Recruitment

Persons wishing employment with the District may apply on the District’s Human Resources web page.

Selection

The Human Resources Office reviews and screens applications and interviews are arranged as deemed necessary. Following position interviews, applicants will be notified of the status of their application.


Educational paraprofessionals (known in statute as teacher aides) may be employed for non-teaching duties if and when the District is satisfied that the paraprofessional has been specifically prepared for such duties, including the handling of emergency situations which might arise during the course of his or her work.

Date of Adoption
August 21, 1978
Date of Revision
April 6, 1992
December 21, 1998
October 16, 2006
January, 21 2013
Reaffirmed
January 8, 2018
July 9, 2018

4100.3: Employment Contracts

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Every contract to which the District is a party shall contain a provision stating that the District will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment, with respect to his or her hire, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, disability, or age.

Employment contracts for certificated personnel will also contain:  1) a provision whereby the employed person affirms that he or she holds or will hold, at the beginning of the contract term, a valid certificate properly registered with the Human Resources Office; 2) a provision that he or she is not under contract with another school district in this state during any portion of the time contemplated by the contract; and 3)  a provision that there shall be no penalty for release from the contract.

Date of Adoption
April 6, 1992
Date of Revision
December 21, 1998
October 16, 2006
January 21, 2013
Reaffirmed
January 8, 2018
July 9, 2018