GACC: Recruitment and Hiring


The board delegates recruiting authority to the superintendent. In carrying out this responsibility, the superintendent may involve administrators and other employees.


The board shall approve the employment of all employees. No staff member's employment is official until the contract or other document is signed by the candidate and approved by the board.

Background Checks

As a condition of initial employment, each applicant who is offered and accepts a regular or temporary paid position with Auburn-Washburn USD 437 shall be subjected to a statewide and a nationwide criminal history records check. The check shall conform to applicable federal standards.

Provisional Employment

The board may offer employment to an applicant pending receipt of the results of the criminal history records check required by law or Board Policy. This employment is subject to termination by the board, without further proceedings and without reference to any other law or contractual agreement, if the results of the criminal history records check reveal that the applicant has been convicted of any offenses specified in law.

Hiring Sequence

  • Conditional offer of employment is extended to the candidate subject to revocation or, if provisional employment has already begun, termination of employment based upon unsatisfactory results of any reference and/or background checks performed;
  • Acceptance by the candidate is received;
  • Contract or other appropriate document sent to the candidate and candidate's acceptance signified by a signed document returned to the superintendent; and

Approval of the contract or other documents by the board.

Approved: July 21, 2014