Things to do in August – School Districts

Important Administrative
Things To Do This Month

(This “to do list” is intended to provide a synopsis of a few of the tasks normally started or performed during this month. The list is obviously not exhaustive in nature and is designed only as a “reminder” to be supplemented by each Personnel/Human Resources Department’s specific duties.)


  • Assign teachers to single subject areas pursuant to board resolutions
  • Select and employ classified personnel
  • Process re-employment and work agreements for 10 and 11 month classified personnel
  • Prepare site checklist for certificated and classified staff
  • Determine long-term substitute teacher needs for 1st semester and arrange coverage
  • Prepare substitute teacher list
  • Process employment of consultants
  • Finalize staffing lists


  • Send:

∼ “Welcome Back” letters to certificated, classified, and management personnel, with opening     activities list for their information

∼ Letters and confirmation to substitute teachers

∼Notification to certificated and classified employees/retirees about their health insurance co-     payment requirements

∼Parent letters for kindergarten teachers

  • Update and distribute handbooks for substitute and new teachers

CAUTION: DO NOT change teacher working conditions

  • Training:

∼ Staff development – new employees

∼ CPR/First Aid – food service, bus drivers, secretaries, coaches

  • Finalize or continue collective bargaining process
  • Review and update job descriptions
  • Prepare for back-to-school employee breakfast/lunch
  • Update personnel budget
  • Determine teachers’ stipends in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement
  • Prepare for district advisory committee and parent advisory committee meetings
  • Print CBAs for August distribution to employees and board
  • Plan and conduct new staff orientation
  • Review employee and program evaluation schedules (see CBA, board policy, statute and administrative regulations) with all supervisors

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