Continued education on the part of licensed employees may entitle them to advancement on the salary schedule. Licensed employees who have completed additional hours will be considered for advancement on the salary schedule. The board shall determine which licensed employees will advance on the salary schedule for continued education keeping in mind the financial condition of the school district, the education and experience of the licensed employee, the educational philosophy of the school district, and any other items deemed relevant by the board.
Licensed employees who plan to take approved graduate courses at a recognized college or university shall submit the appropriate graduate credit approval form to the superintendent no later than one week in advance of the start of the course(s). Upon completion of the course(s), an official transcript shall be presented to the superintendent.
Licensed employees who believe they will qualify to move horizontally on the salary schedule shall notify the superintendent in writing no later than June 1, prior to the year the move will take place. Licensed employees who qualify for the move shall provide the superintendent suitable evidence of additional educational credits no later than September 15.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board for the advancement of a licensed employee on the salary schedule.
The requirements stated in the Master Contract between licensed employees in a certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding continued education credit of such employees shall be followed.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 20.1, .4, .7, .9; 279.8 (2013).
Cross Reference: 405 Licensed Employees - General
406 Licensed Employee Compensation and Benefits
Reviewed: 9-11-89, 6-28-93, 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16
Revised: 10-9-89, 4-10-00, 6-9-03