6324.1 Administrative Procedures for 6324

    • By May 1 of the year subsequent to the proposed advancement, a Salary Increment Notice of Intent; specifying classes, total hours, proposed schedule tract, and applicability of each class to the current job assignment, will be reviewed by the immediate supervisor and submitted to the Superintendent or administrative designee. The Superintendent or administrative designee shall notify the candidate by May 15 of the year preceding the requested adjustment regarding approval or non-approval. Note: May 1 is a deadline for completion of a Salary Increment Notice of Intent. This form may be submitted at any time prior to this date. Candidates are encouraged to complete this form prior to enrolling in classes to assure applicability.


    • All coursework must be completed by September 1 of the year of the proposed change.


    • All class credit for advancement must have been earned after the last degree awarded.


    • By October 1, a Verification of Hours form certifying the courses taken, credits received, and the grade given must be submitted to the Director of Personnel.


    • By October 1, verification of college credit earned from an accredited college or university in the form of an official transcript (sent directly from the college or university) must be on file in the Personnel Office.


    • For new certified staff, credit for professional training beyond a Bachelor's Degree will be based upon a review of official transcripts by the Superintendent or designee and subject to approval of the Board of Education.


    • For the purposes of this policy classes in education or an educational support area from an accredited institution of higher education will be accepted. Courses of instruction that will be allowed to apply for credit beyond a Bachelor's Degree will fall into the following categories:

    1)     Any classes in an approved degree program within the employee's current area of assignment.

    2)     Classes required by state mandates for certificate renewal.

    3)     Classes recommended by supervisory staff in conjunction with staff appraisal/evaluation procedures.

    4)     Classes that can be determined to be of direct benefit to a current assignment. This would include classes or a course of study that can be assumed, because of current educational practices, societal demands or demographic variances, to be of benefit to a current teaching assignment. Such areas might include foreign language, ESL, computer literacy, and serving special needs students.


    • Courses which have been pre-approved for movement on the salary schedule will be published in the district's certified staff handbook.