1. PURPOSE & PHILOSOPHY
1.1 The Board establishes this policy to provide uniformity and equality in its employment assignment with instructional coaches, vice principals, assistant principals and literacy coaches, hereinafter designated as “assistant administrators” in the Sevier School District.
2. NOTIFICATION OF SALARY STIPEND
2.1 Assistant administrators shall receive a $5,000 stipend each contract year for their duties and extra contract days as outlined in their respective job descriptions.
3. PROPER REPORTING OF LEAVE
3.1 It is the policy of the District that all employees, including those exempt under the overtime provisions of the FLSA, report all time off (leave) taken during each payroll period.
3.2 Assistant administrators shall report all time off on a leave report sheet showing leave used. They should not rely on other employees to track and report their time off from work for them.
3.3 In accordance with state statute, public employees should never let outside employment interfere with the performance of their public job duties. In compliance with this statute, assistant administrators may not conduct outside employment during their regular District work hours unless they use and record leave hours for all the time involved.
4. PROVISIONAL STATUS
4.1 All new assistant administrators shall be placed on provisional status following the effective date of their assistant administrator assignment. “Provisional Assistant Administrator” means any assistant administrator who is newly employed or re-employed as a assistant administrator by the District.
4.1.1 Assistant administrators new to the District with previous administrative experience shall be placed on provisional status for two (2) years.
4.1.2 Assistant administrators who previously served as a principal or assistant administrator in the District before being re-employed by the District shall be placed on provisional status for two (2) years.
4.1.3 Assistant administrators with no previous administrative experience shall be placed on provisional status for three (3) years.
5. ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR CONTRACT STATUS
5.1 Assistant administrators shall be given notice no later than sixty (60) days before the end of their contract term if their contract will not be renewed. Should the contract not be renewed:
5.1.1 the notice shall include the reasons for non-renewal; and
5.1.2 the assistant administrator shall be given an opportunity to meet with the Superintendent.
5.2 An assistant administrator whose contract is not renewed may be given the opportunity to continue employment with the District in a non-administrative position for which he/she meets all qualification requirements if such a position is available at the time of the assistant administrators non-renewal notice.
5.3 Assistant administrators accepting a non-administrative position shall have their compensation adjusted to the appropriate pay level of the non-administrative position. If the assistant administrator was previously employed by the District in a non-administrative position in which the employee obtained career status, the employee will be returned to career status in his/her non-administrative position.
6. ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR VACANCIES
6.1 The Human Resources Department shall announce assistant administrator vacancies with the following exceptions:
6.1.1 vacancies filled through involuntary transfers or through similar administrative action by the Superintendent.
7. REDUCTION IN FORCE
7.1 When a reduction of administrative staff becomes necessary, procedures outlined in District policy #2220, Administrators Dismissal and Reduction in Force Procedures shall be followed.