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Policy 5222 - JOB SHARING

A job-sharing assignment is the shared performance of the duties of one full-time, regular position by two employees.

The superintendent or designee is responsible for recommending to the board when the best interests of students and the district would be served by creating a job-sharing assignment for a particular position.

The district reserves the authority to:

A.   Determine the number of job-sharing positions, if any, within the district;

B.   Require the employees to develop a written plan for sharing the performance of the position and to secure the written approval of their supervisor;

C.   Dissolve any job-sharing assignment, or change a job-sharing position to a full-time position held by one employee, at the sole discretion of the district, in accordance with applicable provisions of collective bargaining agreements;

D.   Consider any request to create a job-sharing position in a position currently held by one employee, or vice versa;

E.   Require job-sharing staff members to work full-time in the event of the termination or resignation of one of the job-sharing staff members at the sole discretion of the district.

Employees sharing a position will sign a job-sharing agreement annually, subject to the approval of the Superintendent or designee.  The agreement will identify contingencies which may arise during the course of employment including, but not limited to, responsibility for participation in staff meetings and committees of the position to be shared.

The conditions provided by this policy are not intended to discourage job sharing nor to impose disproportionate burdens upon job-sharing staff members.  The superintendent shall establish job-sharing procedures which describe the duties, responsibilities, salaries and benefits for individuals sharing a position.

Cross Reference:
Recruitment and Selection of Staff - Policy 5000
Employment of Staff - Policy 5005

Legal Reference:
Hiring and discharging of employees—Seniority and leave benefits, transfers between school districts - RCW 28A.400.300
Job Sharing - RCW 28A.405.070

Management Resources:
Policy & Legal News - October 2015

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: August 2000
Revised by the Board: 3.04, 1.16
Classification: Priority