Board Policies

Last revised: September 11, 2017

401.1

Definitions

Policy Title: Definitions Code No. 401.1

The following terms shall have the following meanings as used in these Series 400 policies:

Administrators

The term “administrators” shall include professional licensed employees employed under contracts issued pursuant to Iowa Code Section 279.23 and shall include the superintendent of schools, the director of secondary education, the director of elementary education, principals, and associate principals. The term shall also include the director of business affairs and the director of human resources, positions not covered by the stipulations of Iowa Code Section 279.23.

Supervisors and Coordinators

Unless the context otherwise requires, such as by reference to an employee’s “immediate supervisor,” the term “supervisors” shall include supervisory employees who are not licensed employees, including the supervisor of financial services, the supervisor and the manager of food services, the supervisor of buildings and grounds, the manager of custodial services, the supervisor of transportation, and the supervisor of information technology services. Coordinators provide leadership for a function or area, typically under the direction and guidance of a supervisor or administrator. Such positions include, but not limited to the Coordinator of Student Services, Coordinator of Instructional Services, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Coordinator of TAP, Coordinator of ECHOES, and Coordinator of Preschool.

Licensed Employees

The term “licensed employees” shall include all professional employees who hold certificates, licenses or statements of professional recognition from the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners or a license from the Board of Nursing, whether full-time or part-time, when such certificates, licenses or statements are required for the position the employee is holding, including administrators, teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians, and coaches.

It is solely the responsibility of the employee to file and maintain a valid license with the Human Resource Department. No licensed employee will be employed or permitted to serve without a current and valid license.

Classified Employees

Classified employees are employees who are not administrators, supervisors, or licensed employees. Classified employees are employed to fulfill their duties on a monthly or hourly basis. The term “classified employees” shall include the following employees, whether full-time or part-time:

a) transportation employees
b) clerical employees
c) custodial and maintenance employees
d)paraeducators
e) food service employees
f) child care employees
g) information technology employees
H) School Administration Manager (SAM)

Full-Time Employees

The term “full-time employees” shall include all employees who are contracted to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, except in cases where the term is otherwise defined by law.

Part-Time Employees

The term “part-time employees” shall include all employees who are contracted to work fewer than 40 hours per week, except in cases where the term is otherwise defined by law.

Temporary Employees

The term “temporary employees” shall include all employees who have been employed for a period of time of four consecutive months or less. In addition, all substitute teachers, counselors, teacher librarians, and nurses not on continuing contracts shall be deemed temporary employees.

12-Month Employees

The term “12-month employees” shall include all employees who are employed for 252 or more days per year, i.e. July 1 through June 30.

Date of Adoption:
September 8, 2008

Date of Revision:
June 10, 2013
August 8, 2016
September 11, 2017

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Date of Adoption

September 8, 2008

Date of Revision

June 10, 2013
August 8, 2016
September 11, 2017

Date of Review
September 11, 2017