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401.2 Qualifications

Code No. 401.2


Selection of personnel shall be based upon the following qualifications:

  1. All professional employees shall be properly certified, authorized, or licensed as required by statute, the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, or other appropriate licensing body, and as required by the District's job descriptions.
  2. All classified employees shall be properly licensed by the State if a license is required by law or by the District's job description.
  3. Educational and other training where such training is necessary or appropriate for the position.
  4. Needs of the District.
  5. Demonstrated ability to fulfill all aspects and essential duties of the position.
  6. Demonstrated rapport with children, fellow workers, and others.
  7. Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment.
  8. Diligence and dependability.
  9. Ability to follow instructions and suggestions of supervisors.
  10. Compatibility with the District's philosophy and programs.
  11. Adherence to professional ethics.
  12. History of past successful job experiences.
  13. Other qualities as may be determined from time to time by the administrative staff.

Applicants shall be considered without regard to their race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnic identity, genetic information, age or disability.

All applicants shall undergo background checks as required by Iowa law and Board Policy 401.1.  After hire, the District shall also conduct or ensure the requisite follow-up background checks are conducted of employees at least every five (5) years or as otherwise required by Iowa law.  An employee shall not be charged for background checks, except as permitted by law.


Date of Last Review:                 August 12, 2019

Date of Revision:
August 12, 2019


Legal References:

Chapter 272, 279.8, 279.13, 279.19B, 279.21, 279.23, 280.14, 294.1, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4,   43.12-.24; 282 I.A.C. Chapters 14-22