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HR Resources & Procedures

Below you will information that will help you navigate your way through resources made available to all employees. Employees can also find a full overview of our Personnel Policies & Procedures in our 2019-20 Employee Handbook. 

Employee Handbook Overview
This employee handbook is designed to be a resource for all employees and contains the employment policies and practices of CVCHS in effect at the time of publication. Please use it in conjunction with Board Policies & Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA). CVCHS reserves the right to amend, delete or otherwise modify this Handbook at any time. Any written changes to the Handbook and notification of such changes will be distributed to all employees electronically.


Employee Handbook 2019-20 (COMING SOON)

Employee Handbook Acknowledgement Form 2019-20

If you have any HR-related questions, they should be sent to:

Zeke Lopez, Human Resources Director


Keenan SafeSchools is an online Program that provides Clayton Valley Charter High School employees with regulatory and compliance training.  All employees are required to annually complete the following online courses as a condition of employment.

  • Mandated Reporter: Child Abuse & Neglect 
  • Sexual Harassment 
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention 

CVCHS SafeSchools Login Homepage


SafeSchools Login Instructions (COMING SOON)


Mandated Reporter
The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act requires a mandated reporter, which includes a teacher or any other types of school employees, to report whenever he or she has knowledge of or has observed a child whom the mandated reporter knows or reasonably suspects has been the victim of child abuse or neglect.

Contra Costa County Child Abuse Reporting Contact Information
Phone: 877-881-1116
Fax: 925-602-6980

Leave of Absence
Requests for leave must be submitted to your direct supervisor/director & Human Resources using the Request for Leave of Absence Form. If both parties mutually agree, an employee may return from leave prior to the previously stated return date.  If the leave is under FMLA/CFRA, CVCHS reserves the right to verify that absences comply with FMLA/CFRA guidelines.

No leave will be considered an interruption in the continuity of service. An employee on a leave, paid or unpaid, for one (1) school year or less shall be returned to the same assignment held prior to the beginning of the leave, if that assignment still exists. If the assignment does not exist, the employee shall be given a similar assignment. The parties shall maintain a list of temporary employees hired to fill the assignment of employees on leave pursuant to this section. (See link below for Day-to-Day Absence Policy)

Day-to-Day Absence Policy
Request for Leave of Absence Form

The FMLA and CFRA both require employers to provide time off for personal illness, to attend to the illness of a family member and in connection with the birth or adoption of a child. Though this sounds simple, FMLA and CFRA issues are among the most litigated of all employment law cases and can result in large liabilities. Federal and California family and medical leave laws provide eligible employees with the equivalent of up to 12 weeks per year for:

  • Bonding with a newborn, adopted child, or child placed for foster care
  • Caring for a family member with a serious health condition
  • The employee's own serious health condition
  • A qualifying exigency relating to a close family member's military service (FMLA only)


Policy Against Unlawful Harassment

Clayton Valley Charter High School (the “Charter School”) is committed to providing a work and educational atmosphere that is free of unlawful harassment. The Charter School’s policy prohibits sexual harassment and harassment based upon pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance or regulation. The Charter School will not condone or tolerate harassment of any type by any employee, independent contractor or other person with which the Charter School does business.
Harassment Complaint Form

Uniform Complaint Procedure
The Clayton Valley Charter High School (“Charter School”) policy is to comply with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. The Charter School is the local agency primarily responsible for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations governing educational programs. Pursuant to this policy, persons responsible for conducting investigations shall be knowledgeable about the laws and programs which they are assigned to investigate. For more on information please visit our full Uniform Complaint Policy.

This section of the policy is for use when a Charter School employee raises a complaint or concern about a co-worker.
Complaint Form (Personnel against Personnel)

This section of the policy is for use when a non-employee raises a complaint or concern about a Charter School employee.
Complaint Form (3rd Party against Personnel)