UTAH COUNTY ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Policies and Procedures on
EMPLOYEE HIRING PRACTICES
The Board of Trustees has the legal responsibility of approving the employment of all employees. The Board assigns to the Principal the process of recruiting and hiring staff members. In carrying out this responsibility, the Principal will involve other staff members as needed. All personnel selected for employment must be recommended by the Principal and approved by the Board.
1. There will be no discrimination in the hiring process due to sex, creed, race, color, national origin, age, or disability.
2. Candidates for teaching positions must provide evidence of meeting the state requirements for regular certification status and must be able to meet the definition of “highly qualified”. Utah Valley University instructors teaching at UCAS or teaching UVU classes to UCAS students on campus will be determined qualified by Utah Valley University and not UCAS.
3. Should the Board not approve the employment of a candidate being recommended by the Principal, it shall be the duty of the Principal to make other recommendations.
4. Teachers who have previous teaching experience will be given credit for all previous years to a maximum of seven (7) years providing there is a written letter of positive recommendation from their most recent educational employer. Teachers who have retired from the Utah State Retirement System will be given a maximum of seven (7) years experience on the salary schedule unless, at the discretion of the UCAS Board of Trustees, an exception is granted for special circumstances, including, but not limited to, critical needs, expertise, and licensure.
The Board of Trustees retains the right to make any waiver of this procedure which it finds necessary or desirable for the effective operation of the School.