Code No. 401.5
LICENSED EMPLOYEE PROBATIONARY STATUS
The first three consecutive years of employment as an in the Decorah Community School District shall be a probationary period. Said probationary period may not be waived by the Board even if the administrator has previously served a probationary period at another school district.
The first three consecutive years of employment as a licensed employee in the Decorah Community School District shall be a probationary period, unless the employee has already successfully completed the probationary period as a licensed employee in another Iowa school district. Licensed employees (other than administrators) who have previously successfully completed a probationary period in another Iowa school district shall serve a two year probationary period in the Decorah Community School District. For purposes of this policy, a licensed employee shall be deemed to have met the requirements for successfully completing a probationary period in another Iowa school district if the licensed employee was employed in the prior district for the requisite number of years, received a satisfactory or better evaluation for the most recent formal evaluation, and the licensed employee has not engaged in conduct which would disqualify the licensed employee from receiving a continuing contract from the prior district.
Only the Board, in its discretion, may waive the probationary period. The Board may extend the probationary period for one additional year with the consent of the licensed employee. The Board will make the decision to extend or waive a licensed employee's probationary status based upon the Superintendent's recommendation. During the probationary period the Board may terminate the licensed employee’s (other than administrator) contract at the end of the year without cause or immediately discharge the employee for cause consistent with applicable law and Board policies and regulations.
Date of Review:
August 12, 2019
Date of Adoption:
September 18, 2017
Iowa Code Chapters 279 and 284
DECORAH COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS