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Policy Categories Archives: Section G: Personnel

Section G contains policies on all school employees except for the Superintendent. The category is divided into three main divisions: GB has policies applying to all school employees or to general personnel matters; GC refers to instructional and administrative staff; GD refers to support or classified staff.

Professional Staff Orientation

ASD File: GCH
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
PROFESSIONAL STAFF ORIENTATION

The Superintendent or designee will provide for an annual orientation of all professional staff members.

The orientation of returning personnel will focus on the changes which have occurred during the previous year and the general goals for the coming year.

Orientation of personnel new to the school system may extend over a longer period of time and may provide a broadly-based effort to supply information and background details which will improve the new teacher’s understanding of the district’s frameworks, including policies of the Board, rules and regulations, and the instructional program.

The Principal or the immediate supervisor shall orient all teachers to formulate evaluation procedures.

All employees will also receive orientation in school safety procedures and crisis management. The Superintendent or designee will be responsible for providing the orientation.

Adopted: November 14, 2000

Professional Development Opportunities

ASD File: GCI
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

A program on in-service training will be established to provide an opportunity for the continuous professional and technical growth of the professional staff.

Staff members will become knowledgeable regarding new developments and changes in their specialized fields and will utilize new and improved methods in practice.

It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or designee to implement appropriate professional development training and activities.

Adopted: November 14, 2000

Teacher Performance And Evaluation System

ASD File. GCO
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
TEACHER PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION SYSTEM

The School Board will adopt and the Superintendent will implement a teacher performance and
evaluation system. The performance and evaluation system will include procedures, evaluation
criteria and other components necessary to evaluate certified teaching personnel.

The School Board will involve teachers and administrators in the development of the teacher
performance and evaluation system by providing such teachers with notice and an opportunity
to comment on their provisions. However, all final decisions relative to evaluation procedures,
criteria and components will remain with the School Board.

Legal References: RSA 189:1-a, RSA 189:14-a, NH Admin Rules, Sec. Ed. 302.02(n), NH Admin Rules, Sec. Ed. 304.01(b)

Adopted: May 8, 2012
Revised: December 9, 2014

Resignation Of Professional Staff Member

ASD File: GCQC
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
RESIGNATION OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER

All staff members who sign a contract are expected to honor the contract.

Resignations tendered between the time the employee signs the contract and July 1 of a given year may not be accepted unless and until a suitable and fully qualified replacement is hired. Resignations tendered after July 1 of the year of the contract may not be accepted nor will the employee be released from his/her contractual duties.
However, the Board recognizes that extenuating circumstances may arise which warrants it giving special consideration to a resignation request. In these instances, the Board may make exceptions to this policy on a case by case basis.

If an employee under contract breaches his/her contractual obligations to the district, or fails to abide by the terms of this policy, the Board may initiate such legal actions as it deems appropriate, including monetary damages from the employee.

In addition, if a teacher violates the terms of his/her contract, the Board shall notify the teacher certification division of the Department of Education.

Adopted: November 14, 2000

Non-School Employment By Professional Staff Members

ASD File: GCR
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
NON-SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT BY PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS

When a person is hired on a regular, full-time basis, the Board considers that it has given him/her full-time employment. It expects employees to give the responsibilities of their positions in the district precedence over any type of outside part-time work.

Outside work done by a staff member is of concern to the Board insofar as it may interfere with the position for which the Board has hired that individual to perform. As such, an employee will not perform any duties related to an outside job during his/her regular working hours or during the additional time that he/she needs to fulfill the responsibilities of the position; nor will an employee use any district facilities, equipment, or materials in performing outside work.

Adopted: November 14, 2000

Professional Employee Conflicts

ASD File: GCRC
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT CONFLICTS

Each staff member is expected to restrict his/her outside work to his/her non-district paid hours.

A supervisor who observes that an employee’s outside work activities are adversely affecting his/her job performance should advise the employee to resolve the situation. If it cannot be resolved to mutual satisfaction, then the supervisor shall make a report to the Superintendent.

Adopted: November 14, 2000

Staff Health

ASD File: GBGA
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
STAFF HEALTH

I. Medical Examination of School Personnel
All school personnel shall be required to have a pre-employment medical examination by a licensed physician. Any person who objects to all or part of any medical examination because of religious beliefs shall be exempt from said examination, except that no such exemption shall be granted if state or local authorities determine that such exemption would constitute a hazard to the health of persons exposed to the unexamined individual.

II. Additional Examinations
The Superintendent may request a medical examination for any employee if at any time he/she has reason to believe that the employee’s physical or mental health may be inimical to the welfare of pupils or other employees. The cost of such examination will be borne by the district.

III. Responsibility
The Superintendent and/or his/her designee is instructed to take such action as is required to implement this policy and to supervise the necessary recordkeeping to substantiate test results.

Statutory References: RSA 200:20; RSA 200:36; RSA 200:37;

Adopted: December 14, 1971
Revised: November 9, 1976
Revised: September 14, 1989
Revised: August 23, 2000
Proposed Revision: January 12, 1994
Adopted: June 13, 2000

 

Use And Location Of Automated External Defibrillator(s)/Forms

ASD File: GBGBA
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
USE AND LOCATION OF AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR(S),br>
The Auburn School District has purchased an Automatic External Defibrillator(s) (AED) for use in
emergency situations warranting its use. The use/administration/maintenance of the AED is
subject to the following conditions:
1. Location of the AED(s)
The Superintendent, working with the Principal and school nurse, shall select and approve the
location(s) for the AED(s).
2. Authorized Employees/Training of Users
AEDs will only be administered by those employees designated by the Principal, in consultation
with the school nurse. Employees will only be authorized after they have successfully received
completed appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use.
3. Maintenance
AEDs will be maintained by the School Nurse or his/her designee. Maintenance shall be done
according to the AED manufacturer’s specifications. The school nurse will maintain a record of all
maintenance which has been performed on the AED(s).
4. Registration of AED(s)
In accordance with RSA 153-A:33, the school nurse or his/her designee shall register the AED(s)
with the New Hampshire Department of Safety. See sample registration forms in Appendix
GBGBA-R.
5. Liability Limited
The Auburn School District, and persons administering the AED(s), shall have the limitations of
liability as specified in RSA 153:A-31, as well as other sources of law.
All employees of the District are expected to comply with the administration of this policy. Any
violation of this policy shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including
termination of employment.
Appendix GBGBA-R
Adopted: June 13, 2006
Revised: November 10, 2008

Legal Reference: RSA 153-A:28-33, Further information: State of NH, Bureau of Emergency
Medical Services, 271-4568
APPENDIX ASD File: GBGBA-R
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR(S)
Refer to PDF
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Personnel Policies Goals

ASD File: GA
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
PERSONNEL POLICIES GOALS

The Board recognizes that a dynamic and efficient staff dedicated to education is necessary to maintain a constantly improving educational program. The Board is interested in its personnel as individuals, and it recognizes its responsibility for promoting the general welfare of the staff.

Consistent with the Board’s goals, the Superintendent and/or designee will:
1. Recruit, select, and employ the best qualified personnel to staff the school system.
2. Provide staff compensation and benefits programs sufficient to attract and retain qualified employees.
3. Encourage an in-service training program for all employees to improve their performance, and to improve the overall rate of retention and promotion of staff, including a work-site wellness program that encourages health promotion and disease prevention for employees through attention to their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
4. Conduct an employee appraisal program that will contribute to the continuous improvement of staff performance.
5. Assign personnel so as to ensure they are utilized as effectively as possible.
6. Effectively administer negotiated collective bargaining agreements.
7. Develop the quality of human relationships necessary to obtain maximum staff performance and satisfaction.

Proposed: January 12, 1994
Adopted: June 13, 2000

Personnel Records

ASD File: GBJ
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
PERSONNEL RECORDS

The Superintendent is authorized and directed to develop and implement a comprehensive, confidential and efficient system of personnel records. The system shall comply with the federal requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Legal Reference: RSA 91:A:5, Access to Public Records

Adopted: June 13, 2000
Adopted: May 24, 2005