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Employment Policies

This information applies to ALL Applicants:

Basis of Appointment

The appointment of any person to any position shall depend solely upon qualifications as opposed to date of filing application, race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Time of Appointments

Appointments to positions are made at any time of the year as the need arises but occur more frequently during the spring and summer. For this reason, there is not an established date after which applications are not considered.


The information below applies to Professional Applicants:

Degrees and Certificates

According to the laws of the State of Texas, every person paid for instructional work in the public schools must have registered a valid Texas Teacher’s Certificate with the Superintendent of Schools of that district. An applicant must have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Exceptions to the degree rule may be made for teachers of vocational and trade classes who submit trade and industrial training records and other applicants accepted into programs which comply with Texas Education Agency requirements. Graduates of a Texas college or university should apply through the Certification Office of the college to secure a Texas Teacher Certificate.

Out of State Certification

Those who have out-of-state certification need to work directly with the Human Resources Department to obtain Texas Certification at the time of employment. This process is now completed through the online process of the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) website at Educators certified in another state or country may apply for a One-Year or Standard Certificate following a review of credentials by SBEC. The following must be on file in the Human Resources Office, documenting your progress through this process: official transcripts, copy of the out-of-state certificate, and a copy of the online payment for certification to SBEC. After completion of these requirements, SBEC will issue a one-year Texas Teacher’s Certificate and a deficiency plan which must be met. In most cases the deficiency will be only the TExES test. This test is administered by a third party contracted by SBEC and there will be an ADDITIONAL fee for each test.

Offer of Employment

An offer of employment is given the applicant subject to the Superintendents or his designee’s recommendation and approval by the Board of Trustees as required by state law. Professional employees are employed by contract for a term of one year. The first three years of continuous employment in the District are considered to be a probationary period. Certain professional positions in the central office as well as all paraprofessional, support and substitute positions are “at will.”

Career Ladder

If employed, employee agrees to waive career ladder standing.