Board Policies

Last revised: September 11, 2017

400.00

Statement of Guiding Principles

Policy Title: Statement of Guiding Principles Code No. 400

It is the policy of the Board of Education of the Cedar Falls Community School District to provide an educational program of the highest standard possible and feasible, and to fulfill the mission statement of the District. Success in attaining these goals is dependent in large measure upon the competency of the employees of the District. Therefore, it shall be the policy of the Board of Education to recruit, select and retain employees who exhibit the highest standards of professionalism and competency.

Each member of the District’s staff provides an important service for the students, whether teaching or assisting in the classroom, working in the office, preparing meals, maintaining facilities, transporting students, or performing other duties. Each employee has an impact on the school environment by his/her dedication to work and his/her actions, verbal and nonverbal. Each employee shall be expected to be a positive role model for the students. All District personnel shall strive to promote a cooperative, enthusiastic, and supportive learning environment.

It is the policy of the Board of Education to delegate to the superintendent or designee and the superintendent or designee’s administrative staff decisions regarding personnel matters, except as may be specifically limited by Board of Education policy or by law.

The Board recognizes its duty to bargain collectively with duly certified collective bargaining units. To the extent a group of employees has a recognized collective bargaining unit, the provisions of the master contract regarding such topics shall prevail. All employees of the District shall be governed by the policies of the Board of Education and by administrative procedures, rules and directives. Persons employed by another organization to perform services for the District shall not be granted salary or benefits by the District, but shall be subject to other District policies and administrative procedures, rules and directives while performing services for the District.

The Board of Education reserves discretion, which may be delegated to administrative personnel, to determine the number of positions and employees, the qualifications for and the duties of each position in the District, and the required standards of performance of employees.

Date of Adoption:
September 8, 2008

Date of Revision:
April 22, 2013
August 8, 2016
September 11, 2017

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Date of Adoption

September 8, 2008

Date of Revision

April 22, 2013
August 8, 2016
September 11, 2017

Date of Review
September 11, 2017