Categorical Employee Agreements Should Be in Writing and Signed By The Employee to Document Mutual Agreement (K-12)

Education Code sections 1294.5 and 44909 provide that a county superintendent of schools and school district, respectively, may employ certificated employees in “[1] programs and projects to perform services conducted under contract with public or private agencies, or [2] categorically funded projects which are not required by federal or state statutes” and specifically require that the terms and conditions of categorical employment be “mutually agreed upon” and “reduced to writing.”