5050 Contracts

Certificated Staff Contracts
The district will write contracts for certificated staff for a period not to exceed one year. Upon recommendation of the superintendent and approval by a majority of the Board of Directors, the district will offer a certificated staff contract to recommended and approved applicants. Such contract will state the salary to be paid based upon the applicable salary schedule, FTE, effective date, and term of the contract.
The district will issue a provisional contract to first-, second-, and third-year teaching and other non-supervisory certificated staff who are provisional employees, subject to non-renewal of employment as provided by law.
Contracts with retire-rehires and persons replacing certificated staff on leave are not subject to the continuing contract law and will include the following rider:
“It is understood and agreed that the staff member is employed pursuant to the provisions of RCW 28A.405.900. In accordance with the provisions of RCW 28A.405.900, this contract expires automatically at the end of the contract terms set forth herein and is not subject to the provisions of RCW 28A.405.210.”
Classified Staff Contracts
Upon the recommendation of the superintendent, contracts for selected classified staff may be in writing and/or for a specific period of time not to exceed one year. Otherwise, the employment of classified staff will be on a month-to-month basis commencing from the first day of work.
Supplemental Contracts
The district may issue supplemental contracts, which are not subject to the continuing contract statute, for services to be rendered in excess of a normal “full-time” assignment. Supplemental contracts will not exceed one year and if not renewed will not constitute an adverse change in contract status.
The district may obtain staff consultant services when unique knowledge or technical skills are needed. A description of desired services and an estimate of time and costs will be submitted to the superintendent or designee for action. The superintendent or designee will determine compensation, but normally compensation may not exceed that paid to a regular staff member with comparable duties. The superintendent or designee will determine the honorarium paid to a consultant, taking into account costs incurred and benefits derived. The district will determine the compensation classification of a consultant on a personal services contract in compliance with the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Service.
All paraeducators must be 18 years of age and must hold a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent, and:
1. Have earned 72 quarter credits or 48 semester credits at an accredited institution of higher learning; or
2. Hold at least an associate degree; or
3. Have received a passing grade on the education testing service paraeducator assessment; or
4. Have completed a registered paraeducator apprenticeship program.
Legal References:
RCW 28A.330.100 Additional powers of the board
RCW 28A.400.300 Hiring and discharging employees — Written leave policies Seniority and leave benefits of employees transferring between school districts and other educational employers
RCW 28A.400.315 Employment contracts
RCW 28A.405.210 Conditions and contracts of employment —  Determination of probable cause for non-renewal of contracts — Nonrenewal due to enrollment decline or revenue loss —Notice — Opportunity for hearing
RCW 28A.405.220 Conditions and contracts of employment — Non-renewal of provisional employees — Notice — Procedure
RCW 28A.405.240 Conditions and contracts of employment —  Supplemental contracts, when — Continuing contract provisions not applicable to
RCW 28A.405.900 Certain certificated employees exempt from chapter provisions
RCW 28A.413.040 Minimum employment requirements
20 U.S.C. 6311 State plans
Adoption Date: 10/14/92
Franklin Pierce Schools
Revised: 5/23/95; 11/18/08; 1/15/19
Classification: Essential