DBA(LOCAL) - EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS: CREDENTIALS AND RECORDS

PARENT NOTIFICATION

The District shall notify parents of students in classrooms in which the regular teacher is not "highly qualified," as required by law.

Notification shall not be required, however, when:

The home campus teacher of a secondary school student assigned to a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) is considered the teacher-of-record; and

The home campus teacher:

Is highly qualified,

Assigns and evaluates the student's coursework,

Provides substantially the same coursework and uses the same grading standards as in the regular classroom,

Has final authority on the coursework grades and the final grade for the course, and

Is regularly available for face-to-face consultation with the student and the DAEP teacher; and

The DAEP teacher meets all applicable SBEC certification requirements.

UPDATING CREDENTIALS

All employees who have earned certificates, endorsements, or degrees of higher rank since the previous school year shall file with the human resources department:

An official college transcript showing the highest degree earned and date conferred.

Proof of the certificate or endorsement.

CONTRACT PERSONNEL

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that contract personnel possess or are eligible for valid credentials before issuing contracts.

social security number

The District shall not use an employee's social security number as an employee identifier, except for tax purposes [see DC]. In accordance with law, the District shall keep an employee's social security number confidential.

effective date

This policy shall be effective as of the adoption date, October 10, 2014.

Houston ISD

DBA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2014.12

DATE ISSUED: 10/31/2014