Friday, February 8, 2013

NO Nepotism Policy Examples - Lindbergh and Mehlville

The Lindbergh School District's Professional Staff Recruiting and Hiring Policy is more strict than Fox's on nepotism. According to their policy, Lindbergh will not employ or continue to employ any person who is related within the fourth degree to a Board member unless the person is a tenured teacher in the district and cannot otherwise be removed. It appears that Lindbergh's restrictions do not apply to district officials such as superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors and principals like the even more restrictive policy at Mehlville.

Both Mehlville and Lindbergh use the Missouri School Board Association's school board policies. However, Mehlville's policy takes their nepotism restrictions a bit further. Mehlville's policy will not allow the Board of Education to contract with or employ to any position any Board member, any immediate relative of a Board member, or immediate relative of an administrative official of the district.  Administrative officials of the district includes superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors, principals, assistant principals and assistants to the superintendent.


Lindbergh School District Policy
Professional Staff Recruiting and Hiring
http://policy.msbanet.org/lindbergh/showpolicy.php?file=GCD-C.LDB

Nepotism

The district will not employ or continue to employ any person who is related within the fourth degree to a Board member by consanguinity or affinity, unless the person is a tenured teacher in the district and cannot otherwise be removed. If a Board member is elected or appointed who is related to an at-will employee, the employee will be given notice and terminated at the end of the school year. If a Board member is elected or appointed who is related to a contracted employee, the employee will continue to be employed until the contract expires. However, the district will not renew or extend the employment contract.

"Fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity" means parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents, spouse, children, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces or nephews, grand-nieces or grand-nephews, aunts or uncles, great-aunts or great-uncles, and first cousins by virtue of a blood relationship or marriage.


Mehlville R-IX School District Policy
Professional Staff Recruiting and Hiring
http://policy.msbanet.org/mehlville/showpolicy.php?file=GCD-C.MEH

Restrictions on Hiring and Promoting

Hiring and promotion decisions within the Mehlville School District are made based upon the qualifications of each applicant and are not influenced through nepotism.

1.      The Board of Education shall not contract with or employ to any position any Board member, any immediate relative of a Board member, or immediate relative of an administrative official of the district. This does not preclude promotion of a current employee whose spouse is also employed by the district. In such cases, both may continue employment with the district, in accordance with item #6 below.

2.        Any Board of Education member or immediate relative shall not be eligible for a position within the district for a period of one (1) year after said member has completed his or her term of office.

3.     For the purposes of this policy, the term "immediate relative" includes the following:

            ►          husband or wife;
            ►          father or father-in-law;
            ►          mother or mother-in-law;
            ►          brother or brother-in-law;
            ►          sister or sister-in-law;
            ►          son or son-in-law;
            ►          daughter or daughter-in-law;
            ►          uncle or aunt;
            ►          niece or nephew;
            ►          grandchild;
            ►          great grandchild;
            ►          grandparent;
            ►          great grandparent;
            ►          anyone listed above of a step- or half-relationship.

4.        The term "relative" also includes a person who enters into or engages in a spousal relationship with another person in which the two are not legally married but live together in a relationship that is generally similar to a marriage relationship.

5.        For the purposes of this policy, "administrative official" includes persons serving in any of the following positions:

            ►          superintendent;
            ►          associate superintendent;
            ►          assistant superintendent;
            ►          assistant to the superintendent;
            ►          administrative assistant to the superintendent;
            ►          principal, assistant principal;
            ►          district directors.

6.      Notwithstanding number 8 below, no employee shall have under his/her direct supervision any immediate relative after March 8, 1993.

7.        Nothing contained in this policy shall be construed to limit or impair the rights of any employee of the school district contained in the Missouri Teacher Tenure Act, § 168.102 et seq, RSMo., or other provisions of Missouri law.

8.    Persons employed full- or part-time prior to March 8, 1993, and serving continuously since that time, are exempt from this policy. Immediate relatives employed as summer employees may continue now and in the future in their current positions only.