The selection, transfer, promotion, demotion and dismissal of professional personnel within St. Tammany Parish School System shall be made without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin or marital status. The following nondiscriminatory objective criteria shall be used in selecting new professional personnel and in transferring, promoting, demoting and dismissing professional personnel:

  1. College transcript,
  2. State of Louisiana teaching certificate,
  3. Rank and class of teaching certificate,
  4. Number of years of teaching experience within the school system,
  5. Physical and mental health,
  6. Type of resident,
  7. Number of years of teaching experience in public elementary or secondary schools,
  8. Degree held,
  9. Grades, subjects, or positions in which professional experience has been gained;
  10. Student teaching level and grade earned in student teaching, and,
  11. Number of hours held in current voluntary participation in seminars and workshops.

     After use of the nondiscriminatory objective criteria, a subjective evaluation in each of the following categories shall be made:

  1. Past performances,
  2. Ability,
  3. Leadership, and
  4. Personality.

The subjective evaluation shall be based upon a personal interview and information obtained in individual written references. The expressed intent of all such nondiscriminatory criteria shall be to provide the youth of St. Tammany Parish with the best-qualified personnel determined through a means completely devoid of overt or inadvertent discrimination in any aspect of the parish personnel management process.

Ref: Civil Rights Act, 1964, as amended; Title IX, Education Amendment, 1972;
Specific reference, Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U. S. C. 2000e-2000e-15 as amended in 1972, 20 U. S. C. 1681; Equal Pay Act of 1963, 29 U. S. C. 621-634; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Americans With Disabilities Act 42 USC 12101 et seq; Discrimination Act 29 USC 621 et seq.