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Posts Made By: jcar03
Board: The Job Search 08-04-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jcar03
There are some states where a place of employment...

There are some states where a place of employment can only give dates work and duties assigned. They cannot ask your employment reference details about your performance. They can get around this by...
Board: The Job Search 07-29-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jcar03
I had to pay out of pocket for the pre-employment...

I had to pay out of pocket for the pre-employment physical as well in the past. I didn't have to do a drug screen or anything just general physical and TB test. I have had a positive reaction to...
Board: The Job Search 07-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jcar03
They probably are closed and someone hasn't...

They probably are closed and someone hasn't removed them. You should be able to find board agenda/minutes on the district website and it should list if those positions have someone hired.
Board: The Job Search 07-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jcar03
I am still waiting for paperwork. There was a...

I am still waiting for paperwork. There was a board meeting last night and my name was not on the agenda for approval. I was hoping it would all be official this week and I could give me notice to...
Board: The Job Search 06-25-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jcar03
Every position I have ever applied for asks for...

Every position I have ever applied for asks for at least 3 letters of recommendation in the job posting.
Board: The Job Search 06-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jcar03
That is exactly what I was thinking. They have...

That is exactly what I was thinking. They have no obligation to me until I sign the contract.
Board: The Job Search 06-25-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jcar03
Finally got a Job..

So last Tuesday I interviewed at a school I worked for 2 years ago. I had been a part time teacher and my position ended up being eliminated at the end of last school year. The interview went great...
Board: The Job Search 06-25-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jcar03
What is you teaching certificate/license in? Is...

What is you teaching certificate/license in? Is it Special Ed with endorsements or approvals for other areas? A lot of principals want some well versed in whatever area they are hiring in. I have...
Board: The Job Search 06-25-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By jcar03
I have always wore my suit skirt, a nice top and...

I have always wore my suit skirt, a nice top and normally my suit jacket. The most recent interview I had I did not wear the jacket because it is not fitting properly and I ended up getting the job....
Board: Paraprofessionals 04-08-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jcar03
I'm only addressing your issue with coverage of...

I'm only addressing your issue with coverage of meetings. In my state, the person covering the class has to be certified which discounts most paras. I am certified but I need someone to help cover...
Board: Paraprofessionals 04-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcar03
Typically school is cancelled and the days are...

Typically school is cancelled and the days are made up at the end of the year (like snow days). Normally a strike is the breaking point and the community puts pressure for a resolution. I know it...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-19-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By jcar03
I would normally get there 30 minutes before...

I would normally get there 30 minutes before school starts to read sub plans. At the end of the day though I wouldn't stay the teacher contracted time (typically 30 minutes) when there were no...
Board: The Job Search 09-19-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jcar03
Many times tutors or paras are considered at-will...

Many times tutors or paras are considered at-will positions.
Board: The Job Search 09-19-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jcar03
50% would mean you are part time. So if there...

50% would mean you are part time. So if there are 6 periods you would teach 3 classes. You would only get half the salary of a teacher with your experience level and degree. You may qualify for a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-03-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jcar03
I highly doubt they will make you pay for the...

I highly doubt they will make you pay for the board.
Board: The Job Search 09-07-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcar03
E-mailing is a great way to keep your name in...

E-mailing is a great way to keep your name in someone's mind though be careful of attachments some schools don't allow those through because of virus concerns. If the school has an online app system...
Board: The Job Search 09-03-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jcar03
You would have a consistent schedule so you may...

You would have a consistent schedule so you may end up making more in the long run. The reason there are many paraprofessional's for special ed (as they call TA's in my area) is because many times...
Board: The Job Search 08-30-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jcar03
Most schools have to post openings as internal...

Most schools have to post openings as internal only for a specific amount of time. Once that is over they can open it up to anyone.


Did you sub just about everyday? I just applied for a para...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-29-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jcar03
I would send them to the office. It sends a...

I would send them to the office. It sends a clear message to everyone else in the room that you are not playing games. It is sad if a school "blackballs" you for that. In the middle schools in my...
Board: Career Decisions 08-28-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jcar03
I took the test in 2008 but I think the content...

I took the test in 2008 but I think the content is the same they just put a limit on how many attempts you can have on the test which is 5. You still need a 240 as a minimum. I focused my studying...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jcar03
I would hope that a professional wouldn't have a...

I would hope that a professional wouldn't have a confrontation at school but if she does it would be best not to engage her at all.
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-28-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jcar03
The beginning of the year is very busy but I...

The beginning of the year is very busy but I would still call and just leave a message if he is unavailable. It doesn't sound like this is a firm "The job is yours" offer so I wouldn't wait until...
Board: Special Education 08-24-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jcar03
I live in Illinois to and I have a special ed...

I live in Illinois to and I have a special ed degree graduating last December. I went on countless interviews this summer and I have not landed a job and school has started in every school in my...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By jcar03
Normally budgets are approved by the school board...

Normally budgets are approved by the school board and additional expenses need to be approved. My guess is the admin have those conferences written into their contract. I have seen conferences...
Board: The Job Search 08-24-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jcar03
Are there any rural districts near you? They...

Are there any rural districts near you? They typically don't have a cut off for subs because they take who they can get. I live in a rural area so I just had to be fingerprinted and cleared and I...


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