Section 5 - Personnel

  • Professional Personnel

    Policy 5:200

    Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal

    The School Board delegates authority and responsibility to the Superintendent to manage the terms and conditions for the employment of professional personnel. The Superintendent shall act reasonably and comply with State and federal law as well as any applicable collective bargaining agreement in effect. The Superintendent is responsible for making dismissal recommendations to the Board consistent with the Board’s goal of having a highly qualified, high performing staff.

    Duty-Free Lunch
    Teachers employed for at least 4 hours per day shall receive a duty-free lunch equivalent to the student lunch period, or 30 minutes, whichever is longer.

    Teachers shall be paid for, but shall not be required to work on, legal school holidays.

    School Year and Day
    Teachers shall work according to the school calendar adopted by the Board, which shall have a minimum of 176 student attendance days and a minimum of 180 teacher work days, including teacher institute days. 

    Teachers are required to work the school day adopted by the Board. The District accommodates employees who are nursing mothers according to provisions in the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act.

    Teachers shall be paid according to the salary schedule adopted by the Board, but in no case less than the minimum salary provided by The School Code. Teachers shall be paid at least monthly on a 10- or 12-month basis.

    Assignments and Transfers
    The Superintendent is authorized to make teaching, study hall, extra class duty, and extracurricular assignments. In order of priority, assignments shall be made based on the District’s needs and best interests, employee qualifications, and employee desires.

    The District will follow State law when dismissing a teacher.

    The District’s teacher evaluation system will be conducted under the plan filed with the Illinois State Board of Education.

    On an annual basis, the Superintendent will provide the Board with a written report which outlines the results of the District’s teacher evaluation system.


    105 ILCS 5/10-19, 5/18-8, 5/24-2, 5/24-8, 5/24-9, 5/24-21, 5/24A-4, and 5/24A-5.
    820 ILCS 260/1 et seq.
    Cleveland Board of Education v. Loudermill, 105 S.Ct. 1487(1985).



    5:290 (Employment Termination and Suspensions)



    DECEMBER 14, 2010