Williams Requirements - Teacher Assignments and Vacancies


Every pupil is entitled to a permanent, highly qualified teacher. A permanent, highly qualified teacher means there should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments and the teacher meets certain educational requirements, passes a test, and holds an official teaching credential.

“Teacher Vacancy” is defined as a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned prior to 20 working days after the first day of pupil attendance.

“Teacher Misassignment” is defined as the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or service position for which the employee does not have a legally recognized certificate or credential or is not otherwise authorized to hold the position. Proper authorization and training is required to teach English Learners (ELs) assigned to a teacher classroom.

A form will be provided during the Williams visit to report any teacher vacancies.