DCB(LOCAL) - EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES: TERM CONTRACTS

Eligible Positions

The Board shall employ by term contracts, all persons who are eligible for Chapter 21 contracts and who are not issued a probationary contract under policy DCA(LOCAL). Unless expressly stated otherwise in the contract, the contract term shall be for one year, and the contract year shall be from July 1 of each calendar year through June 30 of the following calendar year. The contract work schedule defined by the Superintendent in accordance with policy DK(LOCAL) shall occur within the contract year.

Contract Duration

For purposes of this policy, standard District term contracts shall be denominated as:

"Ten month" for term contracts for work assignments with a minimum base service requirement of at least 187 days, but fewer than 199 days;

"Eleven month" for term contracts for work assignments with a minimum base service requirement of at least 200 days, but fewer than 221 days; and

"Twelve month" for term contracts for work assignments with a minimum base service requirement of at least 221 days.

Additional Contract Duty Days

Employees working under term employment contracts will be expected to work (subject to available leave) at least the minimum number of days required for their assigned position. Additionally, term contract employees will be expected to perform additional duties on non-calendared duty days during the contract term (including weekend days), which are designated for extra duty and reasonably assigned by the term contract employee's supervisor.

Professional Capacities

Chapter 21 term contracts shall be issued for the following professional capacities:

"Teacher, school counselor, librarian, education diagnostician, or specialist," which shall be issued for any position that under state law or the District's job description, requires the employee, in order to be qualified for the position, to hold an appropriate certificate issued pursuant tostate law.

"Certified administrator," which shall be issued for any position that under state law or the District's job description, requires the employee, in order to be qualified for the position, to hold an appropriate principal or superintendent certificate issued pursuant to state law.

"Licensed professional," which shall be issued for any position that under Texas Education Code 21.003(b) or the District's job description, requires the employee, in order to be qualified for the position, to hold an appropriate license issued by a state agency pursuant to the Texas Occupations Code, (even if the employee's certificate was originally issued by a different agency). Licensed professionals may only be assigned to perform duties authorized by their respective professional licenses.

Compensation on Reassignment

The Superintendent may assign and reassign employees to different positions within the District within the same professional capacities as set forth herein. When an employee is assigned to a new position within the District that is on a different salary schedule than the salary assigned to the position formerly held by the employee, the employee's salary shall be adjusted in accordance with the employee compensation plan in place for the year in which the reassignment takes place if the reassignment results in a salary increase. A salary decrease resulting from a reassignment will be implemented in the school year following the reassignment.

Edinburg CISD

DCB(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2014.05

DATE ISSUED: 10/8/2014