The Washington Parish School Board and its administrative staff believes that it has an obligation to provide the children attending its schools with the very best personnel available regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or any similar personal characteristic or affiliation with any teacher union or association.  Age shall be considered only with respect to minimums set by law.


The Superintendent or his/her designee shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate procedures for reviewing and evaluating any and all applicants for selection, including administrative and supervisory personnel, and assuring adherence to applicable state and federal legal requirements.  Selection of personnel to fill all positions shall be based upon performance, effectiveness, and qualifications applicable to each specific position.  Decisions shall be made on a non-discriminatory basis with selection procedures and evaluative criteria known to all applicants.  Applicants should not resort to the use of political, social, or other pressures to gain employment or promotion.


Teachers and all other personnel shall be selected for employment by the Superintendent. It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent to ensure that all persons recommended have proper certification where applicable, and are qualified for the position.  Seniority and tenure shall not be used as the primary criteria when making any employment decision.


The Superintendent shall delegate to the school principal all decisions regarding the employment of any teacher or other personnel at the school in which the principal is employed, subject to the approval of the Superintendent.


The Superintendent and/or his/her designee shall consult with teachers regarding any possible selections made by the Superintendent for the hiring or placement of a principal at the school in which such teachers are employed, subject to the provisions of any applicable court order.




The School Board recognizes that personnel may be hired as a result of securing a federal, state, or special grant.  Personnel hired on the basis of such a grant shall be hired for the school year only, or such shorter time period as the Superintendent or grant administrator may provide.  There shall be no expectation of continued employment by any person hired under a grant from one school year to the next.


Revised:  December, 1992 Revised:  August, 2005
Revised:  March, 1994 Revised:  October 12, 2006
Revised:  June, 1998 Revised:  September, 2008
Revised:  October, 2001 Revised:  September 17, 2009
Revised:  August, 2002 Revised:  March 17, 2011
Revised:  April, 2005 Revised:  August 9, 2012



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:81.9, 17:413, 17:493.1, 23:897

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 2-10-94, 4-22-04, 6-15-06, 10-12-06, 10-9-08, 9-17-09, 3-17-11, 8-9-12


Washington Parish School Board