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401.20 Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection

The District will hire well-qualified people to perform the many tasks necessary to providing a quality education for the District’s students. The Superintendent/designee will establish administrative regulations for the recruitment, selection, hire, and promotion of District employees aligned to applicable law, policy, and collective bargaining agreements.

The Superintendent/designee will recommend individuals for hire to the Board; hire will become official upon a majority vote of the Board to approve the recommendation.

Equal opportunities will be extended to all employees and to applicants for employment who meet the qualifications established for the classification or position for which application is made.

Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Kenneth Morris, Equity Director, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600,; or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code §§20.7, 279.8, (1989)
281 Iowa Admin. Code 12.4(9) (new standards)

Cross Reference:
401.01 Equal Employment Opportunity

July 10, 1989

April 14, 2010
March 23, 2015
November 16, 2020
June 20, 2021

May 17, 2010
March 23, 2015
November 16, 2020
July 6, 2021

R.R. 401.20

The Superintendent/designee will adhere to the following guidelines when recruiting, selecting, and recommending employees for hire:

  • The District will not offer a contract to a certified or licensed administrative candidate who is under contract with another district until that candidate provides written confirmation that his/her current District will release him/her from the contract in time for the candidate to assume the role for which s/he is being considered.
  • Comprehensive, research-based, job-specific selection models will be used to guide the selection and hire of applicants who meet legal and policy eligibility requirements and who have demonstrated a likelihood of being successful in the roles for which they are recommended.
  • Applications and written communications, including recommendations concerning an applicant, shall be a confidential record of the District unless the person providing the communication designates otherwise in writing.
  • Vacancies will be posted on the District website and may be advertised in other appropriate venues.