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535R-A - Probation and Dismissal (Classified Employees)

To ensure fairness and reasonable due process, any classified employee being considered for dismissal will have an opportunity for a pre-termination hearing. The process shall meet the following guidelines:

1. The administrator or supervisor recommending dismissal will present the recommendation and supporting evidence to the assistant superintendent for administration.

2. The assistant superintendent for administration will hold an informal pre-termination hearing. During this hearing, he will ensure that the employee receives either oral or written notice of the charges against him, an explanation of the employer's evidence, and an opportunity to present his side of the issue.

3. If a decision is made to dismiss the employee, the assistant superintendent for administration will advise the employee of his right to appeal this decision to the division superintendent. The appeal must be made in writing within five days of the date of notification of dismissal.

4. Whether or not the employee appeals the decision, the assistant superintendent for administration will submit to the division superintendent a summary of the case for review. The division superintendent shall review the case and make the final decision to approve or deny the employee termination appeal.

5. In instances in which an administrator or supervisor perceives a significant hazard in keeping a classified employee on the job, the administrator or supervisor may suspend the employee with pay and immediately notify the assistant superintendent for administration or the superintendent.






Approved: September 2, 1986
Amended: June 29, 2005
Amended: June 22, 2007