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  • Effective: 1/23/1990
  • Revision:

  1. Board Policy
    The Board recognizes that in the normal contract negotiation process it may be in the best interest of the district to provide lump sum incentive payments to all employees or to specified categories of employees.
  2. Administration Policy
    The Board delegates authority to the District Administration to negotiate lump sum payments with the various employee groups within the parameters established by the Board.
    Guidelines

    1. When an incentive lump sum payment is to be provided separate and apart from other negotiated salary agreements, the lump sum payment will be included, along with other salaries, as eligible retirement wages.

  • Effective: 9/30/1969
  • Revision: 7/22/2014
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that, under extenuating circumstances, an employee of the District may request termination of his/her contract, that the appropriate office of the District may request the termination of a contract, and that by mutual agreement between the District and the employee, an employee's contract may be terminated.
    The Board delegates to the Administration the responsibility for developing policy regarding resignations for classified employees.
  2. Administrative Policy
    Proper notice of resignation in writing shall be submitted through the school principal/department director and to the Human Resources Department.  This notice  will begin when received by the Human Resources Department.  The resignation policy shall be administered in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Employees are expected to adhere to the conditions of the contract until it has been terminated legally or by mutual consent.
    2. The employee may be released from the contract at any time for reasons such as maternity or adoption of a child, transfer of spouse, military service, illness, etc.
    3. Classified personnel shall be required to give two weeks' notice of resignation electronically through Employee Access  to the Human Resource Department except in the case of an immediate, verified medical reason or emergency.  Classified personnel shall also notify their principal or director.

  • Effective: 9/29/1969
  • Revision: 7/22/2014

  1. Board Directive
    The Board, as a service to its employees, authorizes the District Administration to provide for salary deductions from salaries paid for programs required by law and those approved by the Board.
  2. Administrative Policy
    Deductions from salary shall be made in accordance with the following provisions:

    1. All personnel who are contracted  are required to participate in the Utah State Retirement System as provided by law.
    2. Routine deductions shall be made for those deductions requiredby law according to the proper legal schedule.
      1. Social Security
      2. Income Tax (Federal and State)
    3. Deductions for dues to professional organizations, group medical insurance, United Way, special insurance premiums, annuities and other approved deductions shall be made only upon written request by the employee.

  • Effective: 8/27/1969
  • Revision: 7/25/2017
  • Reviewed: 4/26/13

  1. Board Directive
    It is the policy of the Board to meet with the Administration, officers of each departmental organization, and their appointed representatives in salary negotiations to establish salary schedules.
    It is also the policy of the Board to pay wages and salaries that shall enable the District to secure and retain qualified personnel.
    The Board delegates to the District Administration the responsibility for implementing the salary policy.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The salary policy shall be implemented according to the following administrative policy provisions:

      1. Date of Payments
        Payment of all salaries shall be made on the 25th day of each month. If the 25th falls on a weekend or on a holiday, payday will be the previous working day as approved by the Board of Education. All approved deductions, other than those legally required, shall be made only upon the written request of the employee.
      2. Salary Rates
        District personnel shall be compensated at rates agreed upon through negotiations and published in the salary schedules for each group of employees. The actual employee's salary shall be a factor of his/her percent of contract and placement on the salary schedule.
      3. Basic Salary Schedule
        A basic salary schedule shall be established for licensed personnel. The schedule shall be based upon consideration of contract teaching experience in an accredited school and upon continued training.
      4. Differential Allowance
        Differential allowance may be paid to teachers with special assignments as recommended by the Administration and approved by the Board.
      5. Placement on Salary-Step Scale
        Salary schedule placement shall be determined by the number of full or part-time years of teaching experience. In cases of interrupted or part-time service, the following guidelines shall apply:

        1. Effective July 1, 1996, an employee who is employed at least half-time and who actually works in any one school year a number of days equal to or greater than one-half the number of work days specified for similar contracts shall be given one-year experience credit.
        2. Employees working less than one-half the number of work days will receive no experience credit.
      6. Equated Teaching Experience
        Teaching (accredited PK-12) experience in other schools and/or school districts shall be evaluated by the Administrator of Human Resources. Full-time teaching experience outside the District shall equate to full-time years of service credit; half-time teaching experience outside the District shall equate to one-half year of service credit.

        1. Salary schedule placement for new hires with no teaching experience shall be determined by education level as outlined below:
          Degree Salary Level
          Bachelor’s Degree Level 1
          Bachelor’s Degree + 20 Semester Credits Level 3
          Bachelor’s Degree + 40 Semester Credits Level 5
          Master’s Degree Level 6
          Master’s Degree + 30 Semester Credits Level 8
          Doctorate Degree Level 10
        2. New hires with teaching experience shall receive full credit for years of service and educational levels. Salary levels for new hires with teaching experience will be assigned as follows:
          Degree Maximum Salary Level
          Bachelor’s Degree Level 13
          Bachelor’s Degree + 20 Semester Credits Level 16
          Bachelor’s Degree + 40 Semester Credits Level 23
          Master’s Degree Level 28
          Master’s Degree + 30 Semester Credits Level 31
          Doctorate Degree Level 32
        3. New hires with teaching experience who are hired in areas of critical need may be placed above these maximum salary levels based on years of experience and educational level.
      7. After initial placement, teachers receiving licensure through an alternative pathway shall not be placed above or advance on the salary schedule until they have received their Level 2 Educators license as follows:
        1. Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) – Four (4) salary levels
        2. Letter of Authorization (LOA) – Three (3) salary levels
        3. Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT) – Three (3) salary levels
        4. Alternative Teaching Preparation (ATP) – Four (4) salary levels
      8. Military Experience
        No salary step credit shall be granted to any employee for military experience except for previous employees who have left the District to enter the military service. These employees shall be granted benefits required under the reemployment rights provision of Chapter 43 of Title 38, U.S. Code.
      9. Submission of Evidence
        1. It shall be the responsibility of the employees to submit to the Human Resources Department documented evidence which they wish to have considered in determining their initial placement on the salary schedule.
        2. For new employees to the District, only graduate hours beyond the original certificate and B.S. degree will count toward salary lane placement except under the following circumstances. For new hires, undergraduate hours taken after the original certificate and B.S. degree may be considered for salary lane placement if they are recommended to the Local Professional Improvement Committee by one or more District administrators as meeting an identified District need. The recommendation, along with supporting evidence, must be submitted in writing to the LPIC (no later than the first week of August for teachers on year-round schedules or the first week of September for teachers on traditional schedules) so the LPIC will have sufficient time to approve or deny the request prior to the issuance of the first payroll.
        3. Credit for salary lane changes for current employees will be granted  from an accredited institution, USOE approved credit on Ontrack Professional Learning Center, District approved credit and LPIC approved in-service credit in accordance with Policy AA421 Local Professional Improvement Committee.
        4. Credit for salary lane changes for an ARL (Alternate Route to Licensure) an ATP (Alternate Teacher Preparation employee will be granted only following completion of their ARL/ATP program. ARL/ATP program classes will not count toward lane change credit.  Salary lane changes will be awarded as noted in I.3. and in Policy AA421 Local Professional Improvement Committee.
        5. Salary lane changes shall be awarded when the Human Resources Department receives proof of eligibility in the form of an official transcript, including electronic transcripts submitted to the Human Resources Department directly from an accredited institution.  If proof of eligibility is submitted prior to the 15th of the month, the salary lane change shall be reflected on the paycheck issued in the following month.
      10. Compensation for Substitute Teachers
        A salary schedule for substitute teachers shall be established.

  • Effective: 8/27/1969
  • Revision: 2/14/2012
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2015

  1. Board Directive
    Jordan District is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to staffing schools and departments with the best fit and most qualified candidates available.  The Board, therefore, delegates to the District Administration responsibility for ensuring that staff selection, promotion and salary placement practices comply with state and federal laws, and that the selection, placement and supervision of employees are free from discrimination, favoritism, or other unethical practices.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration delegates to the Human Resource Department the responsibility for screening and selecting all classified personnel and shall protect the safety and interest of students by hiring only those individuals who are qualified according to state requirements and pass a background check.  All personnel who do not require state teacher or administrative/supervisory certification are designated as classified personnel.  Staff selection and placement, promotion and salary placement for part-time and full-time classified personnel shall be accomplished through the use of the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Background Checks:  Individuals who are offered employment with the District shall be required to prove they are worthy to hold the trust required in a sensitive employment position through the following process:
      1. Each prospective employee shall agree to be fingerprinted and sign a waiver facilitating a criminal background check through the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification.
      2. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall review each evaluation report received from the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification to determine final eligibility for employment.
      3. No one shall be hired whose record shows a felony or misdemeanor conviction in an area which causes concern for the safety and well-being of students.
      4. Information disclosed by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation shall not be released to any other agency or individual.
    2. Nepotism
      1. No one with supervisory responsibility shall hire or recommend for hire any “relative” as defined in Utah Code 52-3-1  “father, mother, husband, wife, son, daughter, sister, brother, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandson, granddaughter, first cousins, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law or daughter-in-law.   Furthermore and in addition to Utah Code, any corresponding step or adoptive relative, or anyone residing on a permanent basis in an employee’s home will also be considered a “relative.”
      2. No employee shall be directly supervised or evaluated by a relative.  Family members as described in B.1 may not be employed under the same immediate supervisor, defined as the authorized evaluator for the employee.
      3. Employees hired prior to adoption of this policy are exempt from this guideline except when the proximity of relatives is found to be creating problems.
      4. The hiring of relatives is also prohibited if it results in a conflict of interest with vendors of the District.
      5. In the event of a lack of candidates, a need for specialized skills or unique circumstances, the restriction against hiring relatives may be waived in the best interest of the District upon recommendation of a review committee comprised of the Superintendent and appropriate administrator or director, and upon approval of the Board.
      6. When other qualified candidates have not applied, task assignments of short duration (generally less than sixty (60) working days) may be exempt from this policy.
    3. Selection and Placement of Entry Level Personnel
      1. All job applicants shall be required to complete an online employment application in its entirety.  Failure to complete any portion of the application may disqualify the applicant from employment consideration.
      2. Recruitment, screening and initial interviewing for job openings or positions shall be the responsibility of the Human Resources Department except for designated part-time positions such as sweepers, hourly classified, etc.  Consideration of qualifications shall be determined by job description.
      3. Qualified candidates selected to interview for each opening or position shall be referred to the appropriate building or department administrator followed by a hiring recommendation to the Human Resources Department for final approval.
      4. Continued employment shall be contingent upon satisfactory service.
      5. New employees will be placed on the beginning step of the appropriate lane of the salary schedule unless it is determined that a higher initial step placement is necessary to attract and retain qualified employees in areas of critical District need.  Part-time employees will be placed on the appropriate level step when employed full time.  Employees who work full-time for two or more consecutive summers (a minimum of six months) will be granted one additional step on the salary schedule if hired full time thereafter.
      6. Former full-time District employees who are rehired may be granted full credit on the salary schedule for previous contract experience with the District.  Former part-time District employees who are rehired within six months may be granted full credit on the salary schedule for previous experience.
      7. Employees who have retired and are then rehired will be placed up to Step 4 of the appropriate lane.
      8. Salary lane movement will be based upon the above guidelines and the date the employee was hired in the District.  Any person hired between July 1 and Dec. 31 will receive one full year’s experience the following July 1.  Anyone hired between Jan. 1 and June 30 will not receive experience credit for the first months of service up to July 1.
      9. The Administration may choose to promote existing classified employees to any step and/or lane on the existing salary schedule to retain qualified employees.  The District Administration may make recommendations to the Superintendent for such promotions.
      10. Within its discretion, the Board of Education may augment any existing salary schedule for an existing employee by a specific percentage in order to retain qualified employees of the District.
    4. Job Reviews
      1. The Board of Education established an independent job review procedure through the Human Resource Department to assure the classified job descriptions match the major duties and responsibilities actually assigned to each position by Job Family.
      2. The Board will review the job study results and is responsible to make fiscally responsible salary adjustments.
      3. If the job study reveals an employee is being overpaid in their position, the employee’s salary will be frozen until their current pay falls within their current pay lane.
      4. The Human Resource Department is responsible for revising job descriptions following each job study.
    5. Selection and Promotion of Non-Provisional Personnel
      1. Employees shall be notified of all full-time vacancies at least five (5) days prior to the application closing date.  Notification shall be made on the Human Resource Department website.
      2. Promotion or promote shall mean reassignment to a job which is located on a higher lane of the salary schedule than the lane from which the employee is currently paid or, at the discretion of the Board of Education, to a higher lane of the salary schedule for an employee who retains the same or similar job title and duties in order to retain qualified employees of the District.
      3. All employees may apply for promotion to a position which is posted as a vacancy.  Qualifications being equal, District employees will receive first consideration.  Provisional employees as described in DP314 – Provisional and Probationary Classified Personnel, II.I. may not be considered for available openings.
      4. An employee who is promoted to a higher position shall be given a trial period of 30 days.  During this 30-day period, the promotion shall be nullified upon request by the District or the employee.  In such a case, the employee shall be returned to his/her former position or a comparable position when available.
      5. The Board of Education may choose to promote existing classified employees to any step and/or lane on the existing salary schedule to retain qualified employees.  The District Administration may make recommendations to the Board for such promotions.
      6. Within its discretion, the Board of Education may augment any existing salary schedule for an existing employee by a specific percentage in order to retain qualified employees of the District.
      7. Probation reports and negative evaluations older than five (5) years with no repeat violation, as defined by DP 316B—Orderly Termination Procedures for Classified Employees, shall not be considered in employee eligibility for promotion or transfer.
    6. Temporary Assignments/Promotion
      On a short-term, temporary basis, it may be necessary for one classified employee to substitute for another classified employee who is assigned to a higher lane on the Classified Master Salary Schedule.  Under such circumstances, many responsibilities normally required in the higher position are not required nor accomplished by those in temporary assignments.  While it is neither necessary nor realistic to give equal compensation for such short-term appointments, salary adjustments will be provided when a temporary assignment/promotion is necessitated by the extended illness, injury, or short term leave of an employee.   Beginning on the sixth consecutive working day of the temporary assignment, the promoted employee shall be paid on step two (2) of the higher lane or at $5 per day, whichever is higher.
    7. The District may not refuse to hire, promote, discharge, demote, or terminate an individual, or may not retaliate against, harass, or discriminate in matters of compensation or in terms, privileges, and conditions of employment against an individual otherwise qualified because the individual breastfeeds or expresses milk in the workplace.  Utah Code 34-49-204.
    8. Voluntary Transfers
      Any contract classified employee wishing to transfer laterally or move to a lower lane for which he/she is qualified within Jordan School District shall use the following procedure:

      1. The employee shall submit an online application for any position posted on the District website.
      2. Known vacancies will be posted on the District website for five (5) working days.
      3. The application will be made available to the hiring administrator for first consideration.  Immediate supervisors may not consider new candidates until those requesting a lateral transfer have been considered first.
      4. No employee who is on probation or other disciplinary sanction is eligible for a transfer.

Revision History: 7/22/2014