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GCFB - Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

GCFB - Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff

The Board affirms its commitment to the strict prohibition of discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, religion, ancestry or national origin, disability, age, familial status, pregnancy, or genetic information, and to the principle of affirmative action to obtain wide and representative candidate pools.

For the purpose of this policy, “race” includes traits associated with race, including hair texture, Afro hairstyles, and protective hairstyles, including braids, twists, and locs.

In accordance with 20-A MRSA, § 1001(13), the Superintendent shall prepare a procedure designed to ensure nondiscriminatory practice in recruitment and hiring for all positions requiring administrator certification, as well as to result in selection of the most qualified candidates. This procedure shall be attached hereto as GCFB-R, and shall be reviewed periodically.

Moreover, upon each occasion of administrative vacancy, the Superintendent shall review the procedure and make appropriate adaptations as may be warranted by special circumstances. In the case of a vacancy in the Superintendency, the School Board shall review that procedure, adapting as appropriate.

In accordance with 20-A MRSA, § 4502 (4-A), the school unit’s Affirmative Action Plan shall include a description of the status of the unit’s nondiscriminatory administrator hiring practice and plans for in-service training programs on gender equity for teachers, administrators and the School Committee.

5 MRSA§ 4576 (Maine Human Rights Act)

20-A MRSA §§ 1001(13), 4502(4-A), 13011(6)

Cross Reference:

AC - Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action GBJC - Retention of Application Materials

GCFB-R - Recruiting and Hiring of Administrative Staff Administrative Procedure 

Policy Adopted: May 5, 2010

Policy Revised: July 18, 2018; April 26, 2023