4111.3/4211.3 - Plan for Minority Recruitment and Selection

Policy 4111.3/4211.3

Personnel - Certified/Non-Certified

Plan for Minority Recruitment and Selection

The Board of Education (Board) believes that a skillful and diverse staff contributes significantly to high quality, engaging learning environments, predicated on a climate of inclusion, and directs the Superintendent to enact a planning process that supports efforts to encourage, recruit, employ, and retain a qualified diverse staff. 

In compliance with all applicable State statutes pertaining to a written plan for racially and ethnically diverse staff recruitment and retention, the District will:
  1. Inform all recruiting sources of the Board’s non-discrimination policy.
  2. Develop contacts with community organizations and educational institutions, to publicize job openings within the school district and to solicit referrals of racially and ethnically diverse candidates.
  3. Maintain or expand as appropriate the help-wanted advertising to include print and/or broadcast media that is targeted to diverse applicants.
  4. Utilize the Connecticut Regional Education Service Centers (RESCs) and Connecticut Regional Educational Application Placement (CT REAP) websites to publicize available positions within the District.
  5. Participate in local job fairs, including those that are sponsored by community organizations that embrace and celebrate diversity.
  6. Annually review and report to the Board the plan and the efforts to employ and retain a qualified, racially and ethnically diverse staff.
(cf. 4111/4211 - Recruitment and Selection)
(cf. 4111.1/4211.1 - Equal Opportunity Employment: Affirmative Action)

Legal Reference:        Connecticut General Statutes
                                    4a-60 Nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions in contracts of the state and political subdivisions rather
                                    than municipalities

                                    4a-60a Contracts of the state and political subdivisions, other than municipalities, to contain provisions re
                                    nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

                                      10-153 Discrimination on account of marital status
                                      46a-60 Discriminatory employment practices prohibited
                                      46a-81a Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation
                                      Title VII, Civil Rights Act U.S.C. 2000e, et. seq.
                                      PA 16-41 An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Minority Teacher Recruitment Task Force
                                      PA 18-34 An Act Concerning Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention
                                      PA 19-74 An Act Concerning Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Policy Adopted: April 5, 2022                                                                      
Newtown Public Schools, 
Newtown, CT

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