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Teacher Licensure (GACD-R)

TEACHER LICENSURE GACD‐R

Educators must meet licensure/certification requirements for the area in which they practice. Educator candidates must also hold or show proof of eligibility for Kansas’s licensure/certification in the area or level at which they propose to practice. When the license/certificate necessary for the educator’s position is issued by a state agency other than the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE), the District will reimburse educators the renewal cost of that license/certificate after one year of initial employment. Those educators must take application to Human Resources, providing proof of payment for reimbursement.

The responsibility of maintaining a current and valid license/certificate on file with the Basehor‐Linwood School District resides with each licensed/certified staff member.

Staff members, whose licenses/certificates have expired and who have all license/certificate renewal and application materials on file with the Kansas Sate Department of Education or other appropriate state licensing agency prior to the expiration date of their current license/certificate, will be considered licensed/certified until the application has been acted upon by the Kansas State Department of Education or other appropriate state licensing agency.

If a copy of a renewed license/certificate has not been filed in the Human Resources Division by the license/certificate expiration date, Human Resources staff will contact the Kansas State Department of Education or other appropriate state licensing agency. The purpose of this contact will be to determine if all license/certificate renewal and application materials are on file with the Kansas State Department of Education or other appropriate state licensing agency.

For a staff member who does not have all renewal and application materials on file with the Kansas State Department of Education, a district administrator will establish a conference with the staff member. Following the conference a recommendation may be made to the superintendent that the staff member be temporarily suspended. The duration of this recommended suspension will be until all license/certificate application renewal materials are on file with KSDE. This suspension will be without compensation at the daily rate of pay. No approved leave of absence policies will apply to the temporary absence from duty.