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Seward Public Schools Staff Handbook


This handbook is intended to provide information to staff related to the duties as a teacher in the Seward Public School District. Please familiarize yourself with the information in it and refer to this handbook to answer any questions before contacting any office or administrative personnel. However, the information in the handbook is not intended to cover every possible condition, but is a guide to many of the district procedures and expectations for staff. This includes administrators to the extent the handbook deals with professional expectations and conduct.

The guidelines in this book are in effect for the year on the cover of this document. However, these are administrative guidelines, and may therefore be changed at will by the administration if deemed appropriate and necessary for the benefit of staff, students, or the school district, with the change being in effect immediately. The administration will be responsible for interpreting the rules contained in the handbook and shall have the right to make decisions. Should a situation or circumstance arise that is not specifically covered in this handbook, the administration will make a decisions based upon available district policies, state and federal statutes and regulations, and the best interests of the district. Also, staff may be asked to insert additional information as the year progresses.

Each staff member is responsible for becoming familiar with the handbook and knowing the information contained in it. Although the information in the handbook is detailed and specific on many topics, the handbook is not intended to be all encompassing so as to cover every situation and circumstance that may arise. This handbook is intended to supplement other documents that deal with your employment, including your employment contract. Staff should also be familiar with district-wide board policies not included in this manual, as well as the negotiated agreement between the School District of Seward and the Seward Education Association. In reading this handbook, please understand that where a direct conflict exists, state or federal law, the negotiated agreement, and Board policies and regulations will control.

This Staff Handbook and forms are on the district website for access.

All of the files are in .pdf format and are password protected.  If you have forgotten the username or password, please contact Craig Williams.


2021-2022 Teacher Handbook

Appendix I - Elementary Behavior and Weather

Appendix II - 2020-21 School Calendar

Appendix III - Lines of Communication Chart

Appendix IV - Employment Rights

Appendix V - District Forms

    - Agenda Request

    - Course Approval and Advancement

    - Field Trip Request

    - Fund Raiser

    - Grant

    - Leave Request

    - Sunday Requests

    - Supply Requisition

Appendix VI - Professional Development and Curriculum Forms

    - CSD Procedures

    - Professional Development Evaluation

    - Staff Development Request

    - 7/12 Curriculum Guide Master NEW

    - K/6 Curriculum Guide Master

Appendix VII  - Activity and Fund Guide

Appendix VIII - Teacher Evaluation Handbook link

Appendix IX - TalentEd Link

Appendix X - Screencastify for Pre-Observation, Formal Observation and Post Observation

Appendix XI - Sick Leave Bank

    - Sick Leave Bank

    - Sick Leave Bank open enrollment

    - Sick Leave Bank application

Appendix XII - Negotiated Agreement

    - 2020-21 Negotiated Agreement


Seward Public Schools Staff Handbook

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