School board changes employee transfer policy

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 12:00 am

The Papillion-La Vista school board decided earlier this month to delegate the power to assign and transfer district personnel to an assistant superintendent.

A new policy change approved July 8 will allow Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Renee Hyde to decide how to transfer, assign and reassigned certified employees, such as teachers.

Previously, only Superintendent Andy Rikli had that authority. Under board policy, the superintendent is charged with making “nominations for appointment of personnel, and assign and define the duties of such personnel.”

Under the new policy, transfers and promotions from one teaching position to another and from an administrative position to another no longer require a vote of the school board. Teachers who are promoted to an administrative position will still require board approval.

The changes came after board member Pat Conway Boyd asked during a June 10 meeting about the district's policy on in-district transfers. The goal was to make for consistency when handling assignments and transfers within the school district.

In June, the board approved several teacher and administrator appointments and transfers, including Jeffrey Johnson's appointment to replace Enid Schonewise as principal of Papillion-La Vista South High School.

Johnson was formerly the school's assistant principal and activities director. He was replaced by Jeremy Van Ackeren who was the assistant principal at Papillion Junior High.

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