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405.00 Classified Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, & Selection

Classified employees are employees who are not administrators or employees in positions which require an Iowa Department of Education teaching license and who are employed to fulfill the duties listed on their job description on a monthly or hourly basis. Classified employees will include, but not be limited to, these categories: associates, custodial, maintenance, clerical, food nutritional program, and before and after school program. The position may be full-time or part-time.

It is the responsibility of the Superintendent/designee to establish job specifications and job descriptions for classified employee positions. Job descriptions may be approved by the Board.

Persons interested in a classified employee position will have an opportunity to apply and qualify in accordance with applicable laws and school district policies regarding equal employment. Job applicants for classified employee positions will be considered on the basis of the following:

  • Training, experience, and skill;
  • Nature of the occupation;
  • Demonstrated competence; and
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, state or other license or certificate, if required, for the position.

All job openings shall be submitted to the Iowa Department of Education for posting on TeachIowa, the online state job posting system. Additional announcements of the position may occur through means the superintendent believes will inform potential applicants about the position. Whenever possible, the preliminary screening of applicants will be conducted by the administrator who directly supervises and oversees the position.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between specified classified employees and the Board of such employees will be followed.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code §§ 20; 279.8 (2009).

Cross Reference:
400.51 Certified and Classified Staff Relations

July 10, 1989

March 31, 2003
January 17, 2011
April 18, 2016
June 20, 2021

July 13, 1998
January 17, 2011
April 18, 2016
July 6, 2021