Working for the Innovative School District
Innovative school principal candidates will be interviewed, selected and hired by the Innovative School Operator in coordination with the ISD Superintendent.
Educators & Support Staff:
Upon start-up of each new Innovative School, the Innovative School Operator, in coordination with the ISD Superintendent, will interview for teaching and support staff and select candidates for those positions. The ISD plans to follow a similar process for hiring that is used when teachers transfer from one public school district to another. Teaching staff will report to the Innovative School principal.
Teachers will be hired on a contract basis with terms established by the Innovative School Operator, in coordination with the ISD Superintendent. Teachers with expiring contracts will be appropriately notified. Any applicable teacher licensure requirements will follow North Carolina state law.
The Innovative School Operator, with oversight and approval by the ISD Superintendent, will determine the pay scale for teachers and administrators as part of their operations plan. It may not necessarily reflect the pay scale of other districts. For example, a higher pay scale may be offered to some candidates for difficult-to-fill or high-priority positions.
Teaching staff will be employees of the ISD. All ISD employees will be eligible for enrollment in the Teachers and State Employees Retirement System of North Carolina, the State Health Plan, and other benefits available to State employees, including annual leave, sick time and holiday pay.
Bus drivers and other transportation staff will remain employees of the local district, i.e., Local Education Agency (LEA). The LEA is responsible for providing transportation to all students assigned to an Innovative School.
The ISD will function in a similar manner as the state’s other LEAs and will, in adherence to state law and in coordination with the Innovative School Operator, develop applicable policies for their schools.
The ISD will set the calendar for its schools; however, for practical reasons related to transportation—which will remain managed and operated by the local school district—the calendar for Innovative Schools may match or closely align with the calendar of the local school district, unless other options can be agreed upon between the ISD, the Innovative School Operator, and the local district.
Working for the ISD
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