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5222 - Job-Sharing Staff Members



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

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

The district reserves the authority to:

  1. Determine the number of job-sharing positions, if any, within the district;
  2. Require job-sharing employees to attend staff training or other staff development activities at one-half of full compensation;
  3. Abolish 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;
  4. Consider any request to create a job-sharing position in a position currently held by one employee, or vice versa;
  5. 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, or until such time as a replacement can be hired, at the sole discretion of the district.

Employees sharing a position shall sign a job-sharing contract to be developed by the personnel department. The contract shall identify contingencies which may arise during the course of employment including, but not limited to, absence or resignation of one of the job-sharing employees, computation of employee benefits, and are expected to attend staff meetings and serve on committees whenever possible. The purpose of such contract is to address potential conflicts in an equitable manner in advance of actual conflicts.

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/designee shall establish job-sharing procedures which describe the duties, responsibilities, salaries and benefits for individuals sharing a position. 

Cross References:

Board Policy


Recruitment and Selection of Staff


Employment: Disclosures, Certification, Requirements, Assurances & Approval

Legal References:



Hiring and discharging employees--Leaves for employees--Seniority and leave benefits, retention upon transfers between schools


Job Sharing


First Reading: May 21, 2002

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

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