Employment & Recruiting


Policy # 4200





The Board recognizes that the quality and success of educational programs depends on the quality and success of its employees. In our pursuit to provide an exemplary education for all students, we seek employees who exhibit compassion, creativity, patience and leadership in their work.  It is our mission to cultivate an environment where employees strive towards a common goal of excellence, support one another, and take pride in educating our youth.


The School District’s hiring procedures will comply with all federal and state laws, including laws prohibiting discrimination. The School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the School District that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. The School District does not discriminate against an applicant or an employee due to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, membership in or association with any labor organization in respect to employment, or any other factor prohibited by law. The School District hires only citizens of the United States and persons who are legally authorized to work in the United States as verified through E-Verify operated by the U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security.




The School District believes that attracting high quality employees will greatly enhance the ability of the School District to provide the highest quality education services in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Therefore, the Human Resources Department has been directed by the superintendent to work with departments and schools to determine staffing needs of the School District and individual schools and to locate qualified candidates to recommend to the Board for employment with the School District. All employment contracts other than those for the re-employment of tenured teachers must be approved by the Board.


The School District recognizes that recruiting is an essential part of reaching the overall goal to provide an exemplary education to all students. The School District is committed to expanding its recruitment process in order to identify and attract the most qualified individuals to become employees of the School District. Specifically, the School District will focus its search for qualified teachers and other professional employees in a large geographical area concentrating on educational institutions in Missouri and the surrounding states.


Responsibility for initiating and maintaining the employment policy is delegated to the superintendent of schools.  The Human Resources Officer shall be responsible for coordinating the administration, implementation and evaluation of the employment policy and its associated regulations.


Policy adopted: June 26, 1990

Revised: October 10, 1995

Revised: December 8, 1998

Revised:  November 19, 2009


Legal Refs:     Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d et seq.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681

Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1973, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1701 et seq.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, 29 U.S.C. § 794

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 – 1487

Missouri Special Education Services, §§ 162.670 - 162.999,  RSMo.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq.

Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 - 12213

Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 U.S.C. §§ 6101 et seq.

Missouri Human Rights Act, §§ 213.010 et seq., RSMo.

St. Louis, Missouri City Ordinance No.:  67119