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Policy 400.33 – Provisional Status ESP Personnel

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Board Policy

  1. The Board of Education recognizes the need to establish a policy for provisional educational support professional (ESP) employees. It is the policy of the Board that all ESP employees have three (3) years of provisional employment.  Provisional (ESP) employees may be given career status upon recommendation of the Superintendent when all of the provisional status requirements outlined below are met.   
  2. The Board authorizes the Superintendent and District Administration to develop administrative regulations consistent with this policy.



Provisional Status ESP Personnel - 400.33-1

  1. Provisional Status
    1. ESP employees entering or returning to the system shall be placed on first year provisional status for a provisional period of three (3) years.
    2. Provisional employees may be recommended for career status after they have:
      1. completed the required year(s) of provisional service, and
      2. successfully passed two evaluations for each contract year of provisional status.
    3. Provisional Status Exception: Provisional ESP employees who have successfully worked in a like position a minimum of three consecutive years in an accredited school/district, may be recommended for career status after they have:
      1. Completed a minimum of one (1) year of provisional service;
      2. Successfully met the criteria outlined in Policy—400.30—Evaluation of ESP Personnel;
      3. Been recommended by the employee’s supervisor for provisional status exception; and
      4. Received approval by the Director of Human Resources.
    4. An employee’s provisional status may be extended an additional two (2) consecutive years at the recommendation of the employee’s supervisor and approval from the Director of Human Resources. Circumstances under which an employee’s provisional status may be extended include:
      1. less-than-perfect score on a performance evaluation; or
      2. receipt of complaint(s) or expression(s) of concern from a parent, District employee, student, or member of the community that creates uncertainty about the employee’s professionalism, performance, or character;
      3. declining student enrollment in the district or in a particular program;
      4. the discontinuance or substantial reduction of a particular service or program; or
      5. budgetary concerns.
    5. Provisional employees are not entitled to employment beyond the end of the term of the present contract.
    6. A District employee who accepts another position that is substantially different from the position in which career status was achieved (e.g., an assistant custodian who accepts a position as a head custodian) is returned to provisional status in the new position.
  2. Provisional Service
    1. Full or half-time provisional employees who work fifty (50) percent or more of the required contract days in a year shall receive one (1) year of provisional service credit.
    2. The required years of provisional employment must be served consecutively, with the following exception:
      1. Employees taking approved leave, prior to obtaining career educator status, will receive credit for the provisional time served provided the employee returns to work at the conclusion of the leave.







Document History

Revised – 6.13.2017.  Policy – 400.33 – Provisional Status ESP Personnel was revised to to allow for a provisional status exception for ESP employees when recommended by an employee’s supervisor and approved by the Director of Human Resources.  

Adopted – 5.29.2012.

This online presentation is an electronic representation of the Canyons School District’s currently adopted policy manual. It does not reflect updating activities in progress. The official, authoritative manual is available for inspection in the office of the Superintendent located at 9361 South 300 East Sandy, UT 84070.