Human Resources & Employment
All employers, including charter schools, should have policies and practices that will guide them throughout the employer/employee relationship. It is important to note that all charter school employees must sign an oath of allegiance. This requirement is listed under the California Constitution, Article 20, Miscellaneous Subjects, Section 3.
Charter schools are exempt from many of the Education Code requirements. For example, the Education Code does not require charter schools to comply with the same statutes and regulations governing teacher tenure and merit that apply to traditional public school employers. Through the terms of its charter, a charter school may choose to adopt or opt out of the statutes and regulations governing discipline and dismissal in public school employment. However, this flexibility does not extend to matters included in the California Constitution.
Find resources here to assist your charter school with the hiring process, workplace environment issues, personnel handbooks, and more.
Featured Human Resources Resources and Samples
- Conviction Records Information Request Form
Sample conviction information request form for completion by all potential charter school employees
- Educator Evaluation Process
Sample description of a charter school educator evaluation process
- Employee Handbook - San Carlos Charter Learning Center
A guide for employees to a charter school's policies and procedures
- Employment Agreement, At-will
- Sample at-will charter school employment agreement**
Checklist of documents that charter school applicants are required to submit before hiring, with computer and Internet use policy attached
- Interviewing/Hiring Guide - San Francisco Unified
A tool to help identify interview questions and interviewing techniques that accurately and consistently predict successful job performance
- Preventing Sexual Abuse Policy
Sample policy for preventing sexual abuse, including training requirements and disciplinary procedures for school employees .
- Director of Business Services
Sample job description for a charter school's Director of Business Services.
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