The Personnel Commission of Madera Unified School District put the issue of who is in charge of formulating job descriptions and requirements for classified employees back in the laps of a school board whose majority apparently thought it held the trump cards in the matter.
On Tuesday evening the commission reaffirmed its position that it had the ultimate authority to decide classified job descriptions and requirements and directed Commission Executive Director Henry Perea to so inform the district’s administration.
The issue was first raised at the May 22 meeting of MUSD trustees when they were asked to approve an updated listing of classified job descriptions and requirements by Sandra Edwards, human resources technician for the commission.
Edwards presented the board with the report that had been prepared by the commission, which included the requirement that classified supervisors and directors have college degrees. Several board members expressed opposition to this requirement, which would deny in-house promotions to supervisor or director for any MUSD employee without a degree...