5222 Job-Sharing Staff Members

A job-sharing assignment is the shared performance of the duties of one full-time, regular position by employees.
The superintendent is responsible for recommending to the Board when the best interests of the district would be served by creating a job-sharing assignment for a particular position.
The district reserves the authority to:
A. Determine the number of job-sharing positions, if any, within the district;
B. Require job-sharing employees to attend staff training or other staff development activities at one-half of full compensation;
C. Abolish any job-sharing assignment or change a job-sharing position to a full time position held by one employee at the sole discretion of the district;
D. Consider any request to create a job-sharing position in a position currently held by one employee or vice versa;
E. Require job-sharing staff members to work full-time in the event of the termination or resignation of one of the job-sharing staff members, or until such time as a replacement can be hired, at the sole discretion of the district.
Employees sharing a position shall sign a job-sharing agreement to be developed by the superintendent or his/her designee. The purpose of such agreement is to address potential conflicts in an equitable manner in advance of actual conflicts.
The conditions provided by this policy are not intended to discourage job sharing, nor to impose disproportionate burdens upon job-sharing staff members. The superintendent shall establish job-sharing procedures which describe the duties, responsibilities, salaries, and benefits for individuals sharing a position.
Legal References:
RCW 28A.400.300 Hiring and discharging employees — Leaves for employees — Seniority and leave benefits, retention upon transfers between schools
RCW 28A.405.070 Job Sharing
Adoption Date: 11/18/08
Franklin Pierce Schools
Classification: Essential