Spearfish School District 40-2
TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION
It is the responsibility of the Superintendent of Schools and of persons delegated by him to determine the personnel needs of the district and to recommend the most qualified candidates to the Board of Education.
Applicants will be screened and interviewed according to the hiring procedures of the district. A personal interview will be required of all candidates for employment by the district.
All candidates recommended for employment will be asked to submit to a criminal background check, to be completed by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Completion of this background check will require candidates to submit a set of fingerprints to the school district in a format satisfactory to the DCI.
Any person granted employment subject to this policy is employed on a temporary basis conditioned upon no disqualifying report being received from the criminal background investigation. Any disqualifying record will result in immediate termination of employment without further notice or hearing. . A “disqualifying record” means any conviction of a crime of violence as defined in SCDL 2201-2 (19), a sex offense as defined in SDCL 22-22-30, or trafficking in narcotics. Any criminal conviction may be considered in making a hiring decision.
All candidates must have or be able to receive a South Dakota teaching certificate.
Behavior or background not suitable for the position will remove the candidate from employment consideration.
In no instance may an applicant be selected for employment who is of the same family or living in the same household as the immediate supervisor.
During the pendancy of a candidate’s consideration for employment, no school district
employee shall offer public comment regarding the candidate’s status. Public comment
confirming that an individual has, or has not, been hired by the district shall be made only
following formal Board action.
It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Schools to see that persons nominated for employment shall meet all qualifications established by law and the Board for the position for which nomination is made.
The Spearfish School District is an equal opportunity employer. Spearfish School District 40-2 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability in recruitment or selection of personnel.
Adopted June 16, 1975
Revised May 11, 1987
Revised December 14, 1998
Revised November 22, 1999
Revised December 11, 2000
Revised December 11, 2006