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CFA-RA Recruitment of Administrators



In response to action of the Maine Legislature (An Act to Promote Equity of Opportunity for Women in Administrative Positions in the Public School System {PL 1990, Chap 889}), the School Committee affirms its commitment to the strict prohibition of discrimination in employment on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicapping condition, and to the principle of affirmative action to obtain wide and representative candidate pools.


The Superintendent shall prepare a procedure designed to ensure nondiscriminatory practice in the recruitment, selection, and hiring for all positions requiring administrator certification.  This procedure shall be attached to this policy, and shall be reviewed periodically.

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 vacancy in the Superintendency, the Union #87 School Committee shall review the procedure, adapting as appropriate.

In accordance with 20-A MRSA sec. 4502. 4-A, the School Department's Affirmative Action Plan shall include:  1) a description of the status of the nondiscriminatory administrator hiring practice, 2) plans for in-service training programs on gender equity for teachers, administrators and the school committee, and 3) the relationship of 1) and 2) above to the state's five-year goal for the employment of women in administrative positions. 

Reference:   PL 1990, Chap. 889; Title 5 MRSA Sec. 4576;

Title 20-A MRSA Sec. 6; 254.8-10; 256.1, 7;

1001.13; 4502.4A; 13011.6; 13019-A.1D;


Adopted:    12/03/91