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6213- Probation and Tenure

Policy: Probation and Tenure Policy Number: 6213
Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002 Date Revision Adopted: 06/06/2018
Reviewed by Policy Committee: 11/18/2015 Date of Next Review: 11/18/2018
Replacement of Policy Number:  


Certified staff members shall be appointed to a probationary period by a majority vote of the Board of Education upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools.

Full-time certified staff members shall be appointed to a probationary period of three (3) years. However, the probationary period shall not exceed two (2) years for teachers previously appointed to tenure in this or another school district or BOCES within the state, provided the teacher was not dismissed from the former district. Additionally, up to two (2) years of services as a regular substitute teacher may be applied towards probationary service. This is sometimes referred to as Jarema Credit.

During the probationary period, a member shall be given assistance in adjusting to the new position, but the essential qualifications for acceptable performance shall be assumed because of the possession by the member of the required certification or license.


Certified staff members successfully completing a probationary period in the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District may be recommended (by the Superintendent of Schools) to the Board of Education for tenure appointment. The Board will follow all applicable statutes regarding tenure.

Education Law Sections 3012 and 3031

Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080